Need Holiday music? Want it free? Well, try Freegal, the free website paid for by your Beauregard Parish Library. Use your 5 free weekly downloads or your 3 free hours of daily commercial-free streaming music.
Hanukkah is starting soon and Freegal has a lot of music to help you celebrate like "In the Window", "I Have a Little Dreidel" and "Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah".
Freegal also has plenty of Christmas Music.
In 1953 Oklahoma native Gayla Peevey had a hit with “I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas” when she was only 10 years old. According to the Chicago Tribune, the song got enough attention that someone gave Gayla her own 700 lb Hippo for a present which she donated to the zoo. Freegal has this song as well as “Got A Cold in the Node for Christmas” and “77 Santas”.
Interested in something a little different? Try Tiny Tim on “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” from Christmas Oldies Rock! You may remember him from Laugh-In in which he sings “Tip-Toe Through the Tullips”, if not checkout the library’s dvd Laugh-In Season 1.
Gladys Knight & the Pips- “Do You Hear What I Hear”, “That Special Time of Year”, “The Lord’s Prayer”, “When a Child is Born” and the funky disco version of “Jingle Bells” from The Classic Christmas Album.
Vanilla Fudge- “Silent Night”
The Three Suns- Instrumentals from 1959, “Russian Sleigh Song”, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, and “Jingle Bells” from A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas.
The Brothers Four-Enjoy the male harmony and minimal instrumentation of “Christmas is a-Coming”, “O Holy Night”, “Christmas Bells”, “The Borning Day”, and “Medley: Hark the Herald Angels Sing, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Angels We Have Heard on High” from Merry Christmas (Expanded Edition).