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If you need entertainment while grabbing those last-minute gifts or wrapping presents for your loved ones, check out the HCPL offerings on streaming services Freegal, opens a new window and Kanopy, opens a new window.
Tired of listening to the same old songs over and over again on the radio? Don’t forget to check out the holiday music on Freegal! To save you from searching through the 15 million available songs, we’ve created a playlist of our Holiday Favorites, opens a new window. Of course we’ve included songs from the greats like Bing Crosby, Brenda Lee, Frank Sinatra, and more. But we haven’t forgotten our favorite Pop holiday songs like "Last Christmas" by Wham!, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey, and even some from boy bands of Christmas past, New Kids on the Block and *NSYNC. To round out this 50 song playlist, we added in more recent favorites from John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, BTS, and Michael Bublé. Enjoy listening to this commercial free playlist and remember you get unlimited streaming and three downloads per week. Listen online or download the app, available for Apple and Android users
Already had your fill of Hallmark movies this year? Kanopy has a variety of holiday offerings, some of which are not your typical seasonal fare. We’ve created a Holiday Films, opens a new window watchlist to pick from. Revisit the holiday classic film The Bishop’s Wife. Watch The Man Who Invented Christmas to see the magical and entertaining story of Charles Dickens creating Ebenezer Scrooge. Just think, without Charles Dickens, we wouldn’t have A Muppet’s Christmas Carol. Too jolly for you? Cozy up and watch horror film Black Christmas and the dark comedy Bitter Melon. Check out the entire watchlist below. Watch online or download the app, available for Apple and Android users.