Carla's Christmas Carols, by Carla Bley, is sometimes sweetly and majestically unironic. The odd bits give it a sense of mystery that suits the holy day, but is rare in Christmas music. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Holiday Cheer With A Jazz Twist

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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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Hear 'Choirs and Carols: An NPR Christmas'

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Trio Mediaeval's Norwegian Christmas

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Post Office's 'Operation Santa' Kicks into Overdrive

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Santa's Covert Operations Uncovered

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Sweater Party Calls for Your Holiday Worst

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Removing Religion from Holidays a Tall Order

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Listen: Handel's 'Messiah'

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From Hollywood, It's a Jam-Packed Holiday List

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