Holiday Gift Guide : Calendar’s little helpers offer suggestions in pop, jazz, holiday, family and classical music, plus videos, computer games and books. (Good news: They’re easy to wrap.) : POP MUSIC

* 1/2 VARIOUS ARTISTS, “Dangerous Minds” soundtrack, Epic Soundtrax. Some samples of Stevie Wonder and the Jackson 5 and Big Mike’s novel “Havin’ Thangs” are the only standouts in an album riddled with mediocre filler.

Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (f a ir), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).

For the record:

12:00 a.m. Dec. 3, 1995 FOR THE RECORD
Los Angeles Times Sunday December 3, 1995 Home Edition Calendar Page 95 Calendar Desk 1 inches; 19 words Type of Material: Correction
Wrong label--The “Dangerous Minds” soundtrack album is on MCA Records. An incorrect label was given in last Sunday’s Holiday Gift Guide.