My name is Steve and I work on the Music team. If you’re pressed for some last-minute stocking stuffers (and who isn’t?), don’t panic. Roll into a participating U.S. or Canada Starbucks this weekend – December 18-19 – and pick up a CD or two or three. With each CD purchased you’ll receive a free $5 Starbucks Card. While supplies last.
Our current music selection encompasses a range of tastes, so you may well be able to check a bunch of names off your list.
Sleigh Ride Side by Side, our annual assortment of golden-age holiday music, is a spirited holiday staple, while Annie Lennox’s A Christmas Cornucopia offers stately traditional Yuletide fare as delivered by a contemporary icon.
For that aunt or uncle who likes to shake it a bit, check out Jolly Old Soul, an old-school mix of Yuletide R&B and doo-wop. Finally, for kids (and plenty of nostalgic adults), there’s this year’s A Charlie Brown Christmas deluxe package, which includes both Vince Guarldi’s score on CD and a complimentary bonus DVD of the animated 1965 special.
And if something more current is called for, ask about blockbuster releases from Josh Groban, Taylor Swift, Norah Jones and Kings of Leon.
It’s a cliché because it’s true: music makes the perfect stocking stuffer. Avoid the department store crowd by going the CD and Starbucks Card route. Then maybe go home, put on Streisand singing “The Christmas Song,” treat yourself to an eggnog or two and leave the rest to Santa.