The Mix: Jingle Jams From WXPN, listen to a continuous mix of holiday favorites and originals by U2, Dave Matthews Band, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Elton John, Adele and more.
NPR logo The Mix: Jingle Jams

The Mix: Jingle Jams

Someone took this Santa's violin. Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

Someone took this Santa's violin.

Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

This audio is no longer available.

For the last 14 years, WXPN host and producer Robert Drake has programmed and hosted a 24-hour holiday-music marathon called The Night Before, aired from midnight to midnight on Dec. 24. We decided this year to put more jingle in the jangle and create Jingle Jams on XPN2, a 24/7 stream of holiday music.

Virtually every genre of holiday music is represented in this eclectic mix. It's got classics and obscure nuggets; you'll hear the Beatles Christmas messages, Burl Ives, Phil Spector holiday classics, Johnny Mathis, the Rat Pack's take on the holidays and one of XPN's favorites, Lou Monte's "Dominic the Donkey." Enjoy Jingle Jams — and happy holidays from WXPN and World Cafe.

Artists In The Mix

Aaron Neville • Adele • Aimee Mann • Aretha Franklin • The Avett Brothers • B.B. King • Barbra Streisand • The Beach Boys • The Beatles • Bela Fleck • Bing Crosby • Bob Dylan • Booker T & The MGs • Bright Eyes • Chris Isaak • Clarence Carter • Cocteau Twins • Coldplay • Dave Matthews Band • Death Cab For Cutie • Dinah Washington • Donovan • Edwin McCain • Ella Fitzgerald • Elton John • Emmylou Harris • Elvis Presley • Etta James • Everything But The Girl • The Flaming Lips • Fiona Apple • Frank Sinatra • fun. • Hall & Oates • Jackson 5 • James Brown • Jethro Tull • John Legend • Joey Ramone • John Zorn • Kate Bush • The Killers • Lou Rawls • Louis Armstrong • Lyle Lovett • The Magnetic Fields • My Morning Jacket • Nat King Cole • Nina Simone • Norah Jones • Otis Redding • Patti Smith • Paul McCartney • Paul Simon • R.E.M. • The Raveonettes • Ray Charles • Regina Spektor • Roberta Flack • Roy Orbison • Run-D.M.C. • Saint Etienne • She & Him • The Shins • Smashing Pumpkins • Stevie Wonder • Sufjan Stevens • They Might Be Giants • Tori Amos • Tracey Thorn • U2 • Weezer • Willie Nelson • XTC