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Listen John Rutter: The Art Of The Christmas Carol

December 20, 2008 – So you want to write a Christmas carol? English conductor-composer John Rutter has some pointers.


Listen Trio Mediaeval's Norwegian Christmas

December 18, 2008 – The trio of singers brings holiday traditions from Norway, and a Christmas song, into NPR's studio.


Listen A Paul Winter Solstice Concert 2008

December 18, 2008 – The saxophonist and world-music ambassador presents his annual theater, dance and music special.

Listen John Flynn In Concert WXPN

December 18, 2008 – Hear the folksinger perform live in concert from WXPN in Philadelphia. WXPN


Listen A Holiday Gift From Marian McPartland

December 19, 2008 – Renee Fleming, Mimi Fox and more join McPartland to celebrate the season with new recordings.


Listen The Seasonal Sounds Of The Singing Saw

December 15, 2008 – An album called The Singing Saw at Christmastime emits a ghostly whine for the holidays.


Listen Holiday Music From All Songs Considered

December 14, 2008 – Pour yourself some eggnog and cozy up to the computer for our annual mix of holiday music.


Listen A Jazz Piano Christmas 2008

December 12, 2008 – NPR presents an annual holiday tradition — with a Latin jazz twist this year.


Album cover of Putumayo's New Orleans Christmas.

Read Cajun Carols: New Orleans Christmas Jazz WESA

December 10, 2008 – Hear five Cajun carols prime for Papa Noel's pirogue pulled by alligators. WESA

Listen Homework: Join Our National Caroling Party

December 7, 2008 – Send in your version of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," and we may use it for our caroling party.


Listen Bach's 'Christmas Oratorio,' from Carnegie Hall WNYC

December 21, 2007 – The acclaimed Collegiate Chorale performs selections from one of Bach's most joyful works. WNYC


Read Jazz for the Holiday Season, from WBGO WBGO

December 19, 2007 – WBGO's Gary Walker has a few suggested jazz pairings for eggnog and yule logs. WBGO

Listen Handel's 'Messiah' from Philadelphia

December 18, 2007 – Hear Handel's holiday masterpiece, as performed by one of the world's greatest orchestras.


Listen Piano Jazz: 2007 Christmas Special

December 14, 2007 – Marian McPartland and many guests share their favorite memories and unique musical performances.


Listen A Holiday Mix from All Songs Considered

December 13, 2007 – All Songs Considered features its annual mix of quirky holiday music.


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