Avoid the groans of holiday gift-giving. EW tunes you in to what--and what not--to buy your music lovers this season.

By EW Staff
Updated November 16, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

Can there possibly be a more joyous way to celebrate the holiday season than with a roaring fire, a room full of loved ones, and a badly recorded, 38-minute live rendition of the Velvet Underground’s noise opus ”Sister Ray” from their recently released three-CD live boxed set? We think not. But in case that’s not your cup of mulled cider, we’ve also rounded up a host of brand-new holiday gift suggestions, including overstuffed boxed sets, overdue greatest-hits compilations, and helpful suggestions from Ray ”Give the People What They Want” Davies.

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