Bob and Robin take a Dickensian journey in this year's holiday music special, with visits from some old friends, including Carrie Brownstein, Dan Auerbach, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, Ben Folds and more. Mito Habe-Evans hide caption

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The All Songs Considered Holiday Spectacular, 2015

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02Layaway Plan

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Nico Muhly's new holiday song is based on Longfellow's poem Snow-flakes. Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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06Whispered and Revealed

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    Holiday Harmonies: Songs of Christmas
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    Essential Voices USA
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    Sono Luminus
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    2015

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Crate-digger and director Mitchell Kezin shows off one of his Christmas finds in a still from his documentary, Jingle Bell Rocks! Elaine Littman/Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories hide caption

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Have An Oddly Jolly Christmas: A Quirky Holiday Playlist

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Listen To Bob And Robin's Holiday In Space

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Idina Menzel, known for singing "Let It Go," has a new holiday album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From Idina Menzel To The Duke Boys, Surveying 2014's Would-Be Holiday Hitmakers

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Trio Mediaeval is (from left) Berit Opheim, Anna Maria Friman and Linn Andrea Fulgseth. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For The Season, Trio Mediaeval Spans Centuries

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Hear Part One Of The Winter Solstice Celebration

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Have Yourself A Sullen Little Christmas

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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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Whatever Happened To The Classical Christmas Album?

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Ensemble Galilei Shares Essential Songs Of The Season

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Of "Christmas Time is Here," Kem says, "It's one of those songs that I hear and it's like, 'I wish I wrote that.' " Anthony Mandler/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'What Christmas Means' To Soul Singer KEM

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