Holiday Music NPR presents a mix of live concerts and other music to help get you in the spirit of the season.
The Beatles on a toboggan in Austria in 1965.
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Holiday Music

NPR presents a mix of live concerts and other music to help get you in the spirit of the season.
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A Carolina Christmas, With Kathy Mattea

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This year's Christmas in the Heart has fans of both Christmas music and Bob Dylan scratching their heads. hide caption

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Annoying Music For Christmas

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Piano Jazz Christmas Special 2009

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Billy Taylor (left) duets with Eldar at A Jazz Piano Christmas 2009. Margot Schulman hide caption

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Listen Now: A Jazz Piano Christmas 2009

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Winterbloom is Meg Hutchinson, Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton and Natalia Zukerman. Asia Kepka hide caption

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Carla's Christmas Carols, by Carla Bley, is sometimes sweetly and majestically unironic. The odd bits give it a sense of mystery that suits the holy day, but is rare in Christmas music. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The vocal group Trio Mediaeval sings old and new Christmas carols from its native Norway in NPR's Studio 4A. Asa M. Mikkelsen hide caption

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Asa M. Mikkelsen

Hear 'Choirs and Carols: An NPR Christmas'

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Listen Now: Dervish Feature On Morning Edition

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Simplicity, it turns out, is the secret to the success of Handel's ever-popular "Hallelujah Chorus." istockphoto hide caption

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Hear What Makes The 'Hallelujah Chorus' So Great

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John Rutter: The Art Of The Christmas Carol

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Trio Mediaeval's Norwegian Christmas

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