All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton set out on a road trip to find the true spirit of the holiday season. Along the way they stop at the Silent Night Motel, where they meet Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent (Annie Clark), Josh Ritter, and more. Michael Huey/Mastery Of Maps hide caption

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Bob And Robin's Excellent Holiday Adventure

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New Mix: Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket, More

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Vampire Weekend, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Frontman Alec Ounsworth, The XX And More

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NPR Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2008

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Death Cab for Cutie, Sam Cooke, John Vanderslice

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Love Songs You Love To Love

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New Mix: Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, Laura Marling, More

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Transatlanticism Demos

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New Mix: Death Cab For Cutie, Rhye's Milosh, La Luz, More

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Death Cab For Cutie: Up From The Indie World

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