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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03Christmas at the Airport

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    Christmas at the Airport
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    Quality Holiday Revue Live
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    Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets
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    Yep Roc
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    2015

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06We Three Kings [Live]

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    We Three Kings [Live]
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    Big Band Holidays
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    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra/Wynton Marsalis
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    Relativity Entertainment
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    2015

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02Layaway Plan

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Hear Part One Of The Winter Solstice Celebration

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02Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis

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    Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis
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    Loneliest Man I Ever Met
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    Kinky Friedman
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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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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2015

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Pink Martini's Joy To The World: A Holiday Spectacular

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Gaby Moreno Live At KUT-Austin

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An Alt.Latino Christmas, With Cantigas In Concert

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Listen To Bob And Robin's Holiday In Space

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Couldn't Miss This One: Behind 'Christmas Wrapping'

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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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Nick Lowe Brings His 'Quality Holiday Revue' To America

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George Shearing In The Studio

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Festivo Alt.Latino: Cantigas In Concert

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