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Paul Winter performing with the Forces of Nature ensemble.

Listen A Paul Winter Solstice Concert 2013

December 20, 2013 – The saxophonist and world-music ambassador presents his annual theater, dance and music special.


Let it snow.

Listen Let It Snow: The Piano Jazz Holiday Show

December 20, 2013 – Marian McPartland and guests share unique musical performances of Christmas classics and originals.


Holly-jolly holiday music abounds, and if you're not feeling holly or jolly, it can be hard to take.

Read Have Yourself A Sullen Little Christmas

December 20, 2013 – Holly-jolly holiday music abounds, and if you're not feeling holly or jolly, it can be hard to take.


All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton set out on a road trip to find the true spirit of the holiday season. Along the way they stop at the Silent Night Motel, where they meet Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent (Annie Clark), Josh Ritter, and more.

Listen Home For The Holidays, With All Songs Considered

December 19, 2013 – Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton set out on a snowy road trip in search of the true spirit of the season.


Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn collaborated to release The Nutcracker Suite in 1960.

Read From Duke's 'Nutcracker' To A Cynical Carol, Jazz For Christmas

December 19, 2013 – American Routes host Nick Spitzer chats with NPR's David Greene about a few jazz Christmas classics.


The Chipmunks, left to right: Simon, Theodore, Alvin.

Watch Another Year, Another 'Christmas With The Chipmunks'

December 24, 2012 – Some of the most frequently reissued holiday music of all time comes from three animated rodents.


A sampling of one listener's cherished classical Christmas albums from a few years back.

Read Whatever Happened To The Classical Christmas Album?

December 25, 2012 – The flow of classical Christmas albums has slowed, triggering a longing for past recordings.


From left: Kathryn Montoya, Jackie Moran, Hanneke Cassel, Ryan McKasson, Sue Richards and Carolyn Surrick.

Read Ensemble Galilei Shares Essential Songs Of The Season

December 20, 2012 – The Celtic folk band shares holiday favorites from the Renaissance, Ireland, Scotland and Sweden.


Medellín, Colombia is famous for its Christmas lights.

Listen Festivo Alt.Latino: A Latin Alternative Holiday Party

December 20, 2012 – Some of our favorite Latin alternative artists stop by to share their holiday memories and music.


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.' "

Read 'What Christmas Means' To Soul Singer KEM

December 18, 2012 – The Motown artist celebrates Christmas as a "romantic holiday" with warm and cozy jams.


Someone took this Santa's violin.

Read The Mix: Jingle Jams WXPN

December 16, 2012 – From WXPN, hear a mix of holiday favorites and originals featuring The Beatles, U2, Adele and more. WXPN

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

Listen A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012

December 14, 2012 – Jason Moran, Taylor Eigsti, Geri Allen and Ellis Marsalis perform in NPR Music's annual tradition.


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

Listen A Choral Christmas With Stile Antico WGBH

December 5, 2012 – Hear the acclaimed British choral group's concert of sacred music from 16th century England. WGBH


Sufjan Stevens released Silver & Gold Nov. 13.

Read First Listen: Sufjan Stevens, 'Silver & Gold'

November 25, 2012 – In nearly three hours of music, impeccable grace never strays far from playful ridiculousness.

Tracey Thorn's album Tinsel and Lights was released Oct. 30.

Read First Listen: Tracey Thorn, 'Tinsel And Lights'

November 25, 2012 – The Everything but the Girl singer's holiday album is as warmly rendered as it is bittersweet.

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