The Chipmunks, left to right: Simon, Theodore, Alvin. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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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Medellín, Colombia is famous for its Christmas lights. Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Geri Allen watches as Taylor Eigsti, Jason Moran and Ellis Marsalis, from left, perform in a round robin at A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012. Brendan Hoffman for NPR hide caption

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The London-based a cappella choir Stile Antico brings a program of Christmas music to Cambridge, Mass. Marco Borggreve hide caption

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Tracey Thorn's album Tinsel and Lights was released Oct. 30. Edward Bishop/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bob Dorough circa 1960. Jon Sievert/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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