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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky completed six numbered symphonies, and while three of them are mainstays of the classical repertoire, the other three are far less well known.

This Sunday  we’ll hear the seldom performed Symphony No. 1 as we begin a six-week series of the Tchaikovsky symphonies. Let’s see, if we can, what  this dichotomy is all about.

In the mood for a classic holiday tale of comfort and joy? Well, writer David Sedaris' "Santaland Diaries" is not exactly that — but it is an NPR holiday tradition.

Sedaris once worked as a department store elf, and like a stale candy cane, the job left an odd taste in his mouth. But lucky for us, Sedaris turned his experience as Crumpet the Elf into "Santaland Diaries," which he first read from on Morning Edition in 1992.

The founder of Surfing Santas, George Trosset will join Sound Waves this Friday 12:10pm. We will hear how a small family gathering on the beach at Christmas time has become one of the largest collections of Surfing Santas in the world. And we’ll hear some live beachy Christmas songs by Sam Sims who is one of the musical performers at the Surfing Santa event on Christmas Eve morning in Cocoa Beach.

No Rudolph, no Frosty, no bells' jingle jingle

In Mozart’s Attic we hope some thing’ll

Make your Sunday eve bright.

There’s no silence this night.

We have classics as we wait for Kris Kringle.

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