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Moses Myers House

323 E. Freemason St.
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Reading Room
Currently closed

About the Myers House

The oldest Jewish home in America open to the public as a museum offers a glimpse of the life of an early 19th century merchant family.
More about the house

About the Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Art Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

Located in Norfolk

One Memorial Place,
Norfolk, VA
Get Directions

While You're Here

Visit our Museum Shop
and the Wisteria Cafe.

Perry Glass Studio

A state-of-art facility on the Museum’s campus. See a free glassmaking demo Tuesdays–Sunday at noon. Like what you see? Take a class with us! More about the Studio

Moses Myers House

The home of the first permanent Jewish residents of Norfolk, this historic house offers a glimpse of the life of a wealthy early 19th-century merchant family.
More about the house

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the Library

Wedding & Event Rentals

The perfect place for your big day or special event. Get the details

In-person Tours

Group tours are available for groups of 20 or fewer. More about tours

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Visit one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

About the Chrysler

Our story spans well over 100 years. See where we began, how we grew, and where we're going. Explore our history

News and Announcements

See what's happening at the Museum, read Chrysler Magazine, and find our Media Center. Read now

Location

745 Duke Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-333-6299

Always Free Parking

Get Directions

Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Visiting Artist Series

Bringing the world’s top glass art talent to Hampton Roads
Find out more

Give the Chrysler Experience

Share everything you love about the Chrysler Museum with a gift membership. Perfect for everyone on your list.

The Masterpiece Society

Learn about this innovative group of museum supporters.
Meet the Masterpiece Society

Planned Giving

Help ensure the long-term success of the Museum.
Learn about planned giving

Moses Myers House

323 E. Freemason St.
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Reading Room
Currently closed

About the Myers House

The oldest Jewish home in America open to the public as a museum offers a glimpse of the life of an early 19th century merchant family.
More about the house

About the Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Art Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

Located in Norfolk

One Memorial Place,
Norfolk, VA
Get Directions

While You're Here

Visit our Museum Shop
and the Wisteria Cafe.

Perry Glass Studio

A state-of-art facility on the Museum’s campus. See a free glassmaking demo Tuesdays–Sunday at noon. Like what you see? Take a class with us! More about the Studio

Moses Myers House

The home of the first permanent Jewish residents of Norfolk, this historic house offers a glimpse of the life of a wealthy early 19th-century merchant family.
More about the house

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the Library

Wedding & Event Rentals

The perfect place for your big day or special event. Get the details

In-person Tours

Group tours are available for groups of 20 or fewer. More about tours

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Visit one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

About the Chrysler

Our story spans well over 100 years. See where we began, how we grew, and where we're going. Explore our history

News and Announcements

See what's happening at the Museum, read Chrysler Magazine, and find our Media Center. Read now

Location

745 Duke Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-333-6299

Always Free Parking

Get Directions

Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Visiting Artist Series

Bringing the world’s top glass art talent to Hampton Roads
Find out more

Give the Chrysler Experience

Share everything you love about the Chrysler Museum with a gift membership. Perfect for everyone on your list.

The Masterpiece Society

Learn about this innovative group of museum supporters.
Meet the Masterpiece Society

Planned Giving

Help ensure the long-term success of the Museum.
Learn about planned giving

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December 3, 2020

Chrysler Holiday Playlist

Last week we asked Chrysler staff members to send us their favorite holiday tunes. We turned the replies into a Spotify playlist to share with you. From hokey classics like I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas to updated standards like John Legend and Kelly Clarkson’s Baby It’s Cold Outside, we’ve got a little bit of everything for hanging lights, opening gifts, cooking your favorite comfort meal, or doing really anything holiday-related. Did someone say Chrysler Bake Off? What other songs are on your holiday playlists?


Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses – It’s a great anthem for socially distant holidays (“I’m spending this one alone” he said / “Need a break, this year’s been crazy”) –Melanie


I’m a big fan of the Sufjan Stevens Christmas albums (so many songs!) but would have to choose Star of Wonder as a favorite. Not technically a holiday song, but I also put White Winter Hymnal by the Fleet Foxes on my holiday playlist. –Emily


Fairy Tale of New York by the Pogues. It is the perfect song for a not so perfect relationship on a not so perfect Christmas. –Robert (Seconded by Lloyd)


Bing Crosby’s Mele Kalikimaka has always put a big smile on my face! So peppy! –Carrie



One of my favorites is Donny Hathaway’s This Christmas. The lyrics remind me of gathering with family and friends and I just love the horns. We can’t help but dance when we hear it. Another classic is Silent Night by The Temptations. It’s always signaled the start of the holiday season for us. I always heard this version at church and when I’m with family and friends, we always take a stab at the harmonies even though some of us don’t have nearly enough bass in our voices. Ha! –DeAnne


I actually love the Peanuts kids singing off-key in Christmas Time is Here by the Vince Guaraldi Trio. It also seems fitting because we have a Snoopy beagle of our own. (My first choice was Father Christmas by the Kinks, tho) –Elise


White Christmas by The Drifters (and a second, or maybe third?) for Eartha Kitt’s Santa Baby. –Jennifer


I say we just add the entire Muppets Christmas Carol soundtrack to the list. Also the original You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch and Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt are always great. –Macy
(We didn’t add the entire soundtrack.)


Andy Williams’s It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year is a classic that’s upbeat and fun to listen to while out Christmas shopping or decorating. I’m also a big fan of Josh Groban’s version of Noel with his powerful vocals (and, y’know, he’s my favorite singer.) –Liz


I’ve always liked Andy Williams’s Happy Holidays because of these ridiculous lyrics:
With the whoop-de-do and hickory dock
And don’t forget to hang up your sock

–Cassie


Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Sam Smith is pretty special and makes me want to cry and call me cliche but I love Bublé… and I really hope someone picks Mariah because no playlist is complete without her. –Meredith


Let is Snow, She & Him –Erik


Believe by Josh Groban from The Polar Express seems to be one of those songs everyone likes but no one knows the name of it. I can’t believe no one has said Mariah Carey All I Want for Christmas. It seems like you can’t go wrong when you play this song. If you play it in a crowd and no one tries to belt the notes, I think you may be in the wrong crowd.

A childhood classic: I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas My mom and I would always get super excited on those rare occasions it came on the radio.
–Brittany


Jimmy Buffett’s version of Christmas Island. It always makes me smile and lets me imagine that I live a life that involves a lot more coconut trees. –Colleen


Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé, Baby It’s Cold Outside or John Legend’s Baby, It’s Cold Outside ft. Kelly Clarkson both voices are amazing, but I love the new lyrics on Legend and Clarkson’s version. I hope someone makes a 2020 version with “I really can’t stay… Baby, it’s Corona outside.” –Bea


We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!

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