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Hear Part One Of The Winter Solstice Celebration

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Let It Snow: The Piano Jazz Holiday Show

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Have Yourself A Sullen Little Christmas

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All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton set out on a road trip to find the true spirit of the holiday season. Along the way they stop at the Silent Night Motel, where they meet Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent (Annie Clark), Josh Ritter, and more. Michael Huey/Mastery Of Maps hide caption

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Bob And Robin's Excellent Holiday Adventure

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Duke Ellington signs his biography in London in 1958, with Billy Strayhorn in the background. Ellington and Strayhorn collaborated to create 1960's The Nutcracker Suite. Reg Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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From Duke's 'Nutcracker' To A Cynical Carol, Jazz For Christmas

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Another Year, Another 'Christmas With The Chipmunks'

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A sampling of one listener's cherished classical Christmas albums from a few years back. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Whatever Happened To The Classical Christmas Album?

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From left: Kathryn Montoya, Jackie Moran, Hanneke Cassel, Ryan McKasson, Sue Richards and Carolyn Surrick. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ensemble Galilei Shares Essential Songs Of The Season

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Medellín, Colombia is famous for its Christmas lights. Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Festivo Alt.Latino: A Latin Alternative Holiday Party

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Of "Christmas Time is Here," Kem says, "It's one of those songs that I hear and it's like, 'I wish I wrote that.' " Anthony Mandler/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'What Christmas Means' To Soul Singer KEM

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Geri Allen watches as Taylor Eigsti, Jason Moran and Ellis Marsalis, from left, perform in a round robin at A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012. Brendan Hoffman for NPR hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012

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Tracey Thorn's album Tinsel and Lights was released Oct. 30. Edward Bishop/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs Considered Holiday Music Special 2011

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