Holiday Music Specials NPR presents a selection of musical specials for the season. From classicial to jazz, performers include the St. Olaf Choir, Judy Collins, Kenny Baron, the Boston Pops and others performing traditional favorites and new holiday harmonies.
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Brandee Younger Quartet

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Fiona Ritchie and Cerys Matthews at the BBC Music studios. Finley Hodgson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: 'A Child's Christmas In Wales'

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Pianist Patrice Rushen performs at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.. Jati Lindsay/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas: 2021

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The Catherine Russell Trio

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Pianist Kenny Barron performs as the audience looks out at the Opera House at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.. Felix Contreras hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas: 2020

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Joan Baez performs "Rexroth's Daughter" during this hour-long Mountain Stage holiday special. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Joan Baez, Bruce Cockburn, Odetta And More On Mountain Stage's Holiday Special

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The Paul Winter Consort's Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

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The SFJAZZ Collective, performing live from the Robert N. Miner Auditorium in San Francisco. Don Dixon/SFJAZZ hide caption

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The SFJAZZ Collective

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Wynton Marsalis' Big Band Holidays concert onstage at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Lawrence Sumulong/Courtesy of the Artists hide caption

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Jazz Night In America: A Holiday Celebration

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(L-R) George Cables, Joshua White, Mark G. Meadows and Rebeca Mauleón. Jati Lindsay/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2019

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings perform a holiday Tiny Desk Concert in 2015. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption

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The Big Tiny Desk Holiday Special

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Paul Winter's Winter Solstice celebration takes place at New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Dec. 14-16. Courtesy of Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration hide caption

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A Paul Winter Solstice Concert 2017

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Listen To Bob And Robin's Holiday In Space

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Tinsel Tales 4: NPR Christmas Stories Told Through Song

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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band performs at Blue Note Hawaii on Oct. 11, 2016. Hawaii In Real Life/Hawaii In Real Life hide caption

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Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau

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(L-R) Jane Bunnett, Danae Olano, James Francies, Booker T. Jones and Jason Moran at the Kennedy Center. Jati Lindsay/Kennedy Center hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2018

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