Well the holiday season is officially upon us—a season for giving, a season for good cheer, a season for music. So to help you wade through the bevy of live music options out there over the coming weeks, Boston Public Radio's Edgar B. Herwick III gathered a few area music experts and taste makers and convened a special holiday version of the BPR concert roundtable for musical omnivores. Here are some of the panel's "don't miss" picks: 

Sarah Rodman: popular music reporter for The Boston Globe

Rob Hayes: Berklee College of Music

Brian McCreath: host and producer for WGBH's Classical New England