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Celebrate the Holiday Season with these Favorite Specials


Sunday December 22

6 pm: Mozart's Attic
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.

9 pm Hanukkah Lights
Celebrate the Hanukkah season with a perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features all new Hanukkah stories written by Lynne Bronstein, R.L. Maizes, Susan J. Gordon, Jennifer Lang, and Kate Schmier. Read by hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

10 pm A Paul Winter Solstice Celebration
Celebrate the return of the sun with an encore performance recorded in the world’s largest Gothic cathedral. Musicians include gospel singer Theresa Thomason, multi-instrumentalist and singer Arto Tunçboyacıyan and double reed wizard Paul McCandless. Hear the American Performance Premiere of the Grammy-winning suite MIHO with The Paul Winter Consort: Eugene Friesen, Paul Sullivan, Eliot Wadopian, Jamey Haddad, Tim Brumfield and the thundering Cathedral Pipe Organ. WNYC's John Schaefer hosts.

Christmas Eve, December 24th

7 pm "Blues with A Twist" with a Christmas Twist with Sister Mary.

10 pm, Dec 24th - 5 am, Dec 25th, enjoy WFIT's Holiday Music Selections to keep you in a festive mood.

Christmas Day December 25

9 am NPR’s Tinsel Tales 4: Stories Of The Season Told Through Music
For many of us, Christmas is about family and traditions. For others it's a stressful or even a sad time. No matter how good or bad your holiday is, it’s quite likely to include music. This year, Tinsel Tales includes stories of the season told thru music with interviews from the NPR Archives. Kenny Rogers, Katie Melua, Sting, Amy Grant and Jon Batiste talk about the power of music at Christmas. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

10 am FM Odyssey Live Christmas Day Special.
Join Fred Migliore for a special "Unconventional" holiday edition on Christmas morning. The show will cater to both families and those who are alone during the holidays. Fred will use thought provoking songs to paint landscapes of the holiday season that will make you feel it more, then all the Christmas songs you've ever heard. The true spirit of Christmas done right.

1 pm Festivo Alt. Latino With Gaby Moreno & Friends

NPR Music presents songwriter/performer Gaby Moreno and her band performing tracks from her popular holiday album Posada - recorded live at the KUT studios in Austin, Texas. She was joined by special guests Gina Chavez and Chicano Zen bandleader and record producer Michael Ramos.

New Year’s Eve December 31

8 pm Toast Of The Nation

An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is the perfect audio complement for the occasion. Its festive jazz you can party to, all night long. This year we are featuring some of the best jazz collectives playing today. We'll hear the Baltimore Collective recorded live at The Keystone Korner, The Michael Leonhart Orchestra at The Jazz Standard, The SFJAZZ Collective in San Francisco and The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra in New York City.