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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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Last-minute gift guide

Perfect picks to impress everyone from your glam pals to your cute nephew. By Christopher Muther

// Ten made-in-New England gifts

Thank goodness for the local artisans who create gifts we’re proud to bestow on friends and family.

// Music gift guide: Holiday music

A sampling of holiday-themed albums to enjoy this season.

MUSIC GIFT GUIDE | Our reissue pick

// The Velvet Underground, ‘White Light/White Heat’

This deluxe reissue was in the works before Lou Reed died in October, but his passing has made his legacy with the Velvet Underground ripe for reappraisal.

MUSIC GIFT GUIDE | Our book pick

// ‘Beatles vs. Stones’ by John McMillian

This season admirers of both of the seminal British groups can dig into this lengthy examination of the eternal debate of the title.

MUSIC GIFT GUIDE | Our dvd pick

// ‘Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts Volume 2’

The concerts aired on CBS from 1958 to 1972, bringing the art form into living rooms around the country.

// Music gift guide: DVDs

The best music DVDs of the holiday season for gifts, including Carrie Underwood’s “The Blown Away Tour: Live.”

Dropkick Murphys have released a 13-LP vinyl set with their complete studio output, plus a double LP of the band’s singles.

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MUSIC GIFT GUIDE | Our box set pick

Dropkick Murphys, Vinyl Box Set

If you have a diehard Dropkick Murphys fan on your shopping list then this mammoth set should do more than stuff their stocking.

Music gift guide: Box sets

The Beatles, “Live at the BBC: The Collection”

// Music gift guide: Reissues

The Globe picks for the best reissued albums for gifts.

// Music gift guide: Books

The Globe picks the most giftable music-related books of the holiday season, including “Music: The Definitive Visual History.”

Special section

// 2013 Holiday Arts Preview

A ‘Country Christmas” to ‘Black Nativity’ this year’s preview has got the season covered.



// Your guide to the 2013-14 ski and board season

Tips, news, advice, and more on snow sports in New England and points west.

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// Spring travel

Find your paradise two hours from Boston, plus lessons from a Disney vacation.


//[1].jpg Week ahead: Music, theater, art, and more

Critics’ picks for noteworthy events in Boston and the surrounding area this week.

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