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Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, ‘Downton Abbey’

This CD cover image released by Warner Bros. Records shows "Holiday Wishes," by Idina Menzel. Menzel brings the soaring voice that made her famous this year in the Disney hit movie to her Christmas album "Holiday Wishes." The Tony Award-winner puts her own spin on holiday classics like "Silent Night" and "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Records)

Whether you’re prepping a hearty, warm Thanksgiving meal or getting ready to shop until you drop on Black Friday, here’s a list of holidays albums reviews set to get you in the right mood.

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Review: ‘A Delicate Balance’ still a bracing brew

This image released by Lincoln Center Theater shows Glenn Close, right, and John Lithgow during a performance of "A Delicate Balance," in New York. (AP Photo/Lincoln Center Theater, Brigitte Lacombe)

NEW YORK (AP) — Whoever has to restock and refill the onstage bar at the new Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s “A Delicate Balance” has their work cut out for them.

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Mourning Mike Nichols, the enemy of mystery

In this Nov. 13, 1980, file photo, Gilda Radner, center,  and Sam Waterston, left, stars of the new Broadway comedy "Lunch Hour," share a laugh with Mike Nichols after opening night. Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," `'Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was 83.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time he was on Broadway, director Mike Nichols was asked what his secret was to getting the best from his actors.

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Mourning Mike Nichols, the enemy of mystery

In this Nov. 13, 1980, file photo, Gilda Radner, center,  and Sam Waterston, left, stars of the new Broadway comedy "Lunch Hour," share a laugh with Mike Nichols after opening night. Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," `'Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was 83.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time he was on Broadway, director Mike Nichols was asked what his secret was to getting the best from his actors.

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Some iconic Roxie Harts tell their stories

This undated image released by The Publicity Office shows Bebe Neuwirth starring as Roxie Hart in the musical "Chicago."  The musical will celebrate its 7,486 performance Sunday night, surpassing "Cats" as the second-longest running show in Broadway history.  (AP Photo/The Publicity Office, Paul Kolnik)

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s only one Roxie Hart but, in reality, there have been plenty.

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