CDs, Playaways, & Videogames

Music

Songs of Joy & Peace

Yo-Yo Ma & Friends

Genre: Holiday Music
CD

Contents:

Compact disc. Dona nobis pacem = Give us peace (Yo-Yo Ma, violoncello) (2:00) — You couldn’t be cuter (Diana Krall, piano, vocals ; John Clayton, bass) (3:28) — Joy to the world (Dave Brubek, piano ; Matt Brubek, violoncello ; Paquito d’Rivera, clarinet) (3:42) — Here comes the sun (James Taylor, guitar, vocals) (2:50) — Improvisation on Dona nobis pacem (2:57) ; The wassail song / All through the night (2:37) (Edgar Meyer, bass ; Chris Thile, mandolin) — A Christmas jig / Mouth of the tobique reel (Natalie MacMaster, fiddle) (3:46) — The Wexford carol (Alison Krauss, vocals) (4:20) — Panxolin̄a: a Galician carol (Cristina Pato, bagpipes) (3:05) — Improvisation on Dona nobis pacem (Give us peace) (0:58) ; Vassourinhas (3:25) (Sérgio Assad, Odair Assad, guitars) — Improvisation on Dona nobis pacem (give us peace) (2:32) ; Invitación al danzón (4:53) (Paquito d’Rivera, clarinet ; Alon Yavnai, piano) — My one and only love (Joshua Redman, saxophone) (4:07) — Familia (The Assad Family) (3:57) — Concordia (Dave Brubeck, piano ; Matt Brubeck, violoncello) (4:30) — My favorite things (Chris Botti, trumpet) (6:29) — Touch the hand of love (Renée Fleming, soprano ; Edgar Meyer, bass ; Chris Thile, mandolin) (4:35) — Kuai le (Wu Tong, sheng, vocals ; The Silk Road Ensemble) (3:26) — This little light of mine (Amelia Zirin-Brown, vocals) (5:02) — Happy Xmas (war is over) (Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele) (4:45) — Dona nobis pacem = Give us peace / Auld lang syne (Chris Botti, trumpet) (1:57).
DVD. The making of Song of joy & peace — Here comes the sun — The Wexford carol — You couldn’t be cuter — Touch the hand of love — My favorite things — Photo gallery.

Christmas
Celtic Thunder
Genres: Celtic
CD

Contents: 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — Winter wonderland — Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow — Last Christmas — Silent night — Going home for Christmas — When you wish upon a star — Our first Christmas together — Christmas 1915 — Baby, its cold outside — Ave Maria — All I want for Christmas is you — I wish it could be Christmas every day — The most wonderful time of the year/We wish you a merry Christmas.

Winter Loversland

Tamar Braxton

Genre: R&B
CD

Contents:

Sleigh ride — Santa baby — Santa Claus is coming to town — No gift — Away in the manger / Little drummer boy — Merry Christmas darling — The chipmunk song (Christmas don’t be late) — She can have you — Silent night — Have yourself a merry little Christmas.

December

George Winston
Genre: New Age
CD

Contents:

Thanksgiving (4:04) — Jesus, Jesus, rest your head (2:40) — Joy / J.S. Bach (3:13) — Prelude (1:16) — Carol of the bells (3:56) — Night (5:50). Part one, snow (1:51) ; Part two, midnight (1:56) ; Part three, minstrels (2:00) — Variations on the Kanon by Pachelbel (5:21) — The holly and the ivy (4:52) — Some children see him / Alfred S. Burt (3:43) — Peace (4:02) — A Christmas song / John Barry (2:19) — Sleep baby mine / Alfred S. Burt (4:03).

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Video Games

It Takes Two

Rating: Teen
System:  X Box

Abstract:

“Embark on the craziest journey of your life in It Takes Two, a genre-bending platform adventure created purely for co-op. Play as the clashing couple Cody and May, two humans turned into dolls by a magic spell. Trapped in a fantastical world, they’re reluctantly challenged with saving their fractured relationship by the suave love guru Dr. Hakim. A huge variety of gleefully disruptive gameplay challenges stand between them and their return to normal” –EA website.

Destroy All Humans
Rating: Teen
System: PS4

Abstract:

“The cult-classic returns! Terrorize the people of the 1950’s Earth in the role of the evil alien Crypto-137. Harvest their DNA and bring down the US government in the faitful remake of the legendary alien invasion action adventure. Annihilate puny humans using an assortment of alien weaponry and psychic abilities. Reduce their cities to rubble with your flying saucer! One giant step on mankind!”–Container.

Avengers
Rating:Teen
System:  XBox

Abstract:

“In a future with Super Heroes outlawed, you must reassemble, rebuild and customize the disbanded Avengers to stop AIM. Then, defend the Eart from escalating threats on an ongoing basis,”–page [4] of cover.

Dragon Ball Z
Rating: Teen
System: PS4

Abstract: Live, train and fight alongside other Z warriors, from the arrival of Raditz to the final fight against Buu.

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Audiobooks

19th Christmas

James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

CD

Abstract:

“As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner’s office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. Then a fearsome criminal known only as ‘Loman’ seizes control of the headlines. He is planning a deadly surprise for Christmas morning. And he has commissioned dozens of criminal colleagues to take actions that will mask his plans. All that Lindsay and the SFPD can figure out is that Loman’s greed — for riches, for bloodshed, for attention — is limitless. Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women’s Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek”– Provided by publisher.

A Amish Christmas

Cynthia Keller

CD

When Meg Hobart discovers that her husband has been living a lie and brought their family to financial ruin, they end up taking refuge with an Amish family.

Skipping Christmas

John Grisham
CD

Abstract:

“Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they won’t be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren’t even going to have a tree. They won’t need one, because come December 25 they’re setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences–and isn’t half as easy as they’d imagined” — book description.

The Christmas Mystery

Richard Dilallo

CD

Abstract: In the heart of the holiday season, priceless paintings have vanished from a Park Avenue murder scene. Now, dashing French detective Luc Moncrief must become a quick study in the art of the steal-before a coldblooded killer paints the town red.

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Playaways

A Christmas Prayer

Kimberla Lawson Roby

Playaway

Abstract:

Alexis Fletcher hasn’t had a merry Christmas since losing her mother. Every December she remembers the joy her mother brought to everyone during the holiday season, and wishes her family could be whole again. And even as Alexis prepares to start a new family with her fiancé, Chase Dupont, outside forces threaten to destroy her potential happiness. But fate has one more surprise in store for Alexis, and it might be exactly what she needs to finally embrace the one holiday that has brought her nothing but heartache.
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The Christmas Quilt

Jennifer Chiaverini

Playaway

Abstract:
It has been more than 50 years since master quilter Silvia Compson decked the halls of Elm Creek Manor, and with all her family gone, she intends to observe a quiet Christmas. But her young quilting partner Sarah McClure has other ideas.