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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Listen A Jazz Piano Christmas 2008

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Listen Piano Jazz: 2007 Christmas Special

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

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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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