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 sampling of one listener's cherished classical Christmas albums from a few years back. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR 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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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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Some Christmas Tunes From Rebecca Kilgore And Pals

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The late Hugh Martin wrote the Christmas standard, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." The Musical Theater Project hide caption

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Hugh Martin's 'Hidden Treasures' Explored

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All Songs Considered Holiday Music Special 2011

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Two Takes On Christmas Music: Sweet And Sour

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Hear Part One Of The Winter Solstice Celebration

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