A sampling of one listener's cherished classical Christmas albums from a few years back. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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To mark the group's 25th anniversary, Anonymous 4 commissioned the new piece love fail from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. Chris Carroll/Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle live at the Ecstatic Music Festival, held at Merkin Concert Hall, New York City, on March 24, 2012. David Andrako/courtesy of Merkin Concert Hall hide caption

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The vocal group Trio Mediaeval sings old and new Christmas carols from its native Norway in NPR's Studio 4A. Asa M. Mikkelsen hide caption

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