Expert Tips for Celebrating with Holiday Background Music

Max Wilker, Creative Manager of BHG Products, shares these tips for choosing the right soundtrack to set a sparkling mood for your holiday celebration.

Let the Music Flow Freely

  1. Rekindle tradition. Background music will set a cozy mood for entertaining and will rekindle old memories of past Christmases. Complement your celebration with the smooth, instrumental arrangements of holiday favorites found in the Christmas Dinner collection, including these classics: "O Christmas Tree," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," "Joy to the World," "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch," and more.
  2. Get closer. Light jazz offers uplifting melodies, adding a welcoming touch to your at-home get-togethers with family and close friends. Favorites from the Family Gathering collection will add a warm, lighthearted mood to any room with such songs as "Just Like Old Times," "Raise a Glass," "Love's Warm Embrace," "Welcome Home," and many more. Be sure to keep the music's volume at a level where table conversation can still be enjoyed.
  3. Relax and unwind. Holiday shopping driving you mad? Take some time for yourself and unwind during the holiday season with music. Let peaceful melodies from the My Time collection (including "Serenity," "Day Dreaming," and "Afternoon Indulgence") soothe you and turn your space into a quiet refuge.
  4. Don't forget the hostess! A simple bottle of wine is the classic host/hostess gift. Now take it up a notch. Add a music CD to the wine basket or just tie a CD to the bottle with a festive ribbon. The Chardonnay CD features breezy jazz renditions of familiar standards that everyone will enjoy, creating the perfect background music for any casual dinner party. Among the hits are: "Fly Me to the Moon," "Satin Doll," and "Almost Like Being in Love."

Note: These and other Better Homes and Gardens music CD collections can be found at your local Wal-Mart stores.

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