Like the primal struggle of getting the darned thing open and trying to take off that annoying, sticky label. That kind of made the experience of listening to a new CD a little sweeter, like we’d earned it somehow.

But we’ll probably miss CDs the most when the year rolls around to Christmas. They make great stocking stuffers. How are you going to stuff mp3s in a stocking?

Folks on TV this week with new or new-ish music to look for in your stocking this year include Britney Spears, Brian McKnight, Fall Out Boy, Jamie Foxx, The Fray, Enya, Plain White T’s and Melissa Etheridge.

Tuesday, December 16
Melissa Etheridge – “The View”
Adam Sandler – “Live with Regis and Kelly”
Britney Spears – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Billy Gardell, Brad Wollack – “Chelsea Lately”
Brian McKnight – “The Hour with George Stroumboloupoulos”
Dave Koz – “The Bonnie Hunt Show”
Fall Out Boy – “Late Night with David Letterman”
Relient K – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Fleet Foxes – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
Daryl Hall & John Oates – “The Daily Show with John Stewart” – rerun
Don Rickles – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
The Dan Band – “Last Call with Carson Daly”

 Wednesday, December 17
Jamie Foxx – “Live with Regis and Kelly”
Randy Sklar, Jason Sklar – “Chelsea Lately” – rerun
Trace Adkins – “The Bonnie Hunt Show”
Broken Social Scene – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Staind – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Charlie Viracola –“Late Night with Conan O’brien”
Don Rickles – “The Daily Show with John Stewart” – rerun
The Fray – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Death Cab for Cutie – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Panic at the Disco – “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Thursday, December 18
Renee Fleming – “The View”
Enya – “Live with Regis and Kelly”
Plain White T’s – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” – “The Tavis Smiley Show”
Arden Myrin, Chris Franjola – “Chelsea Lately”
Jesse McCartney – “The Bonnie Hunt Show”
Will Smith, Of Montreal – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Zooey Deschanel, Los Lonely Boys – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Little Big Town – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
Russell Brand, All-American Rejects – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, The Cure – “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Friday, December 19
Al Jarreau – “The Tavis Smiley Show”
Geoff Keith, Michael Yo, Whitney Cummings – “Chelsea Lately” – rerun
Melissa Etheridge – “The Bonnie Hunt Show”
Jerry Seinfeld, Leona Lewis – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Melissa Etheridge – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Adam Sandler, Fall Out Boy – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Saturday, December 20
Bloc Party, Ghostland Observatory – “Austin City Limits” – rerun
Adele – “Saturday Night Live” – rerun