Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com

GRAVENHURST — Forget that canned Christmas music piped into stores to get you to “shop till you drop.”

And the endless stream of radio play season hits that put earworms in your head that loop around all day.

For the true sounds of the season, played as they were intended and written, join the Gravenhurst Bifocals Band Sunday afternoon, Dec. 8, at the Trinity United Church, in Gravenhurst, at 2 p.m.

Hear and see “Home for Christmas,” a holiday celebration of best-loved carols and religious pieced dedicated to the “reason for the season.”

And a chance to sing and laugh.

Conductor Kim Barlow has a great line-up.

Hear Handel and Alvin in the same concert.

You’ll hear “An Irving Berlin Christmas,” which included “White Christmas.”

“A Holst Christmas;” “Do You Hear What I Hear;” “Christmas Pop-Sing-a-Long;” “A Wexford Reverie,” “Carols for Singing,” “Ding Dong Merrily on High;” “Huron Carol;” “Deck the Halls;” “Sounds of the Season,” “Silent Night,” “Chipmunk Song;” “O Tannenbaum;” “Sleigh Ride;” “All I Want for Christmas is You;” and, of course “Home for Christmas” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

And a few more, with some entertaining surprises.

It’ll be a delightful afternoon you remember from the past and enjoy in the present.

The concert is a presentation of the band and the church and there will be a free-will collection.

Seasonal sounds as you remember them, Sunday afternoon in Gravenhurst.

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