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Pentatonix members Avi Kaplan, Kirstie Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola perform onstage during the Rockefeller Center tree lighting in New York City on Dec. 2. Theo Wargo/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Off A Grammy Nod, Pentatonix Gets Back In The Christmas Spirit

The a capella group tells NPR they wanted a challenge from their holiday album. Then, they show how they did it, with a few songs in-studio — including one Web exclusive that didn't make it to air.

Liturgy My Epic
FourFiveSeconds Blues United

Macy Gray's "All I Want For Christmas" is a holiday song with a list of policy changes she hopes Santa will bring to the U.S. this year. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Macy Gray's Christmas Wish List Has A Few Surprises

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"Figgy pudding" is a traditional Christmas dessert that normally contains no figs — and isn't what Americans usually mean by "pudding." Edward Shaw/iStockphoto hide caption

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'Oh, Bring Us Some ... ' Wait. What Is Figgy Pudding?

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas Atlantic Five Jazz Band
UGH! The 1975
Mami Gato Martin, Madeski

Pentatonix members Avi Kaplan, Kirstie Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola perform onstage during the Rockefeller Center tree lighting in New York City on Dec. 2. Theo Wargo/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Off A Grammy Nod, Pentatonix Gets Back In The Christmas Spirit

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Just Like Blood Sharon Van Etten
La Jungle de Belleville Benoit Charest

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