Morning Edition for December 23, 2016 Hear the Morning Edition program for December 23, 2016

Morning EditionMorning Edition

azndc/Getty Images

NPR's Holiday Favorites

A Holiday Tradition: David Sedaris Reads 'Santaland Diaries'

Writer David Sedaris is back as Crumpet the department store elf who finds little joy in the holidays. He first read from his "Santaland Diaries" on Morning Edition in 1992.

Amotion Inner Science
Trapped in the Attic Carlo
Costume Kids DJ Signify
Moments Jorge Mendez
Friday (Instrumental) The Future Hit Makers
Peaceful Warrior Aaron Parks
All I Have (Karaoke Version) A Nice Vibe

Diane Rehm poses for a portrait at her home in January. After more than three decades and thousands of programs, she's stepping away from the broadcast microphone. Matt McClain/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Matt McClain/The Washington Post/Getty Images

Radio's Diane Rehm, A Mainstay Of Civil Discourse, Signs Off

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/506653136/506687043" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Story of my Life Kondor
Bridge over the stars Kondor
O Tannenbaum Cyrus Chestnut, Gary Bartz et. al.
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
O Tannenbaum
Album
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Artist
Cyrus Chestnut, Gary Bartz et. al.

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Natural Green Blazo
Smoke Kunai Kyo Itachi
Piano Afrodite Kyo Itachi
Shooting Stars DJ Sorama

Judy Charest and Harold Hogue recounted the story of their fateful meeting for StoryCorps in Nashville, Tenn. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Mia Warren/StoryCorps

Decades After Daring Rescue, 2 Tennesseans Relive Christmas Miracle

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/506588901/506687062" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Le Matin Yann Tiersen
The Show Goes ON (A Tribute to Lupe Fiasco) The Mixologists

The Maccabeats, a New York a cappella group with over 13 million views on YouTube, recently rewrote songs from the hit musical Hamilton to tell the story of Hanukkah. YouTube hide caption

toggle caption
YouTube

They'll Tell The Story Of Eight Nights: The Maccabeats Mash Up Hamilton And Hanukkah

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/506637631/506687070" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Hasmonean The Maccabeats
The Sweetest White Float 11
Utakata Anan Tyoko
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English) Stanyan Brass
Happy Holiday / The Holiday Season (Instrumental Version) The O'Neil Brothers Group
Mirror - Instrumental Tan 'esintrik' Odom

A woman is vaccinated at a health center in Conakry, Guinea, during the clinical trials of a vaccine against the Ebola virus. Cellou Binani /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Cellou Binani /AFP/Getty Images

First Ebola Vaccine Likely To Stop The Next Outbreak

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/506600875/506731725" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Morning EditionMorning Edition