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Minnesota Public Radio with 43 stations and 42 translators statewide and beyond has posted their schedules for 2013.

Both a radio online listen link and a streaming only channel are featured!

From the webpage:

HOLIDAY CLASSICS STREAM RETURNS DEC. 2

From Dec. 2, 2013 until New Year's Day, enjoy Holiday Classics, our seasonal all-holiday music stream. As the month of December progresses, you'll hear more holiday music on the Classical MPR Stream, too.

2013 Radio Schedule:

DECEMBER 1
5:00 p.m. Advent Wreath
Advent Voices
Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent.

DECEMBER 4
8:00 p.m. Advent Wreath
Advent Voices

DECEMBER 5
8:00 p.m.
Wonder Tidings
Holiday music of Stephen Paulus with Dale Warland.

DECEMBER 6
8:00 p.m.
Christmas with The Rose Ensemble

DECEMBER 8
3:00 p.m. 2012 St. Olaf Christmas: Viking Chorus
St. Olaf Christmas Festival (Live)

DECEMBER 10
8:00 p.m. Philip Brunelle
Welcome Christmas
with Vocalessence

DECEMBER 11
12:00 p.m.
Hollywood Holiday
with Lynne Warfel
8:00 p.m.
The Nutcracker
with Alison Young

DECEMBER 12
11:00 a.m.
Christmas with Cantus (Live)
8:00 p.m.
Concordia Christmas

DECEMBER 13
8:00 p.m.
Christmas at Luther

DECEMBER 16
7:00 p.m. Willamette Valley
1964-A Child's Christmas on the Wilamette

DECEMBER 17
6:00 p.m.
Taste of the Holidays
Outstanding holiday performances performed by regional ensembles.
8:00 p.m.
Christmas at Luther

DECEMBER 18
12:00 p.m. Philip Brunelle
Welcome Christmas!
with Vocalessence
8:00 p.m. 2012 St. Olaf Christmas: Viking Chorus
St. Olaf Christmas Festival

DECEMBER 19
8:00 p.m. Chanticleer
A Chanticleer Christmas

DECEMBER 20
7:00 p.m. Willamette Valley
1964: A Child's Christmas on the Willamette
8:00 p.m.
Handel's Messiah

DECEMBER 23
8:00 p.m.
Wonder Tidings
Holiday music of Stephen Paulus with Dale Warland.

DECEMBER 24
9:00 a.m. Kings College
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (Live)
Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
11:00 a.m.
The Nutcracker Ballet
with Alison Young
5:00 p.m. Kings College
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
6:30 p.m.
All Christmas Music

DECEMBER 25
12:00 a.m.
All Christmas Music
Let Classical MPR provide the soundtrack to your holiday with Christmas music all day long.

JANUARY 1
10:00 a.m.
New Year's Day in Vienna
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WKMS 91.3 FM - Murray, Kentucky USA

Here is a good example of nationally & locally produced shows together. The locally produced public radio shows are always the slinky coolest to me.

The local ones are the most difficult to find in terms of Christmas programming too! Looks like WKMS has a few worthy of attention!

If I haven't already issued my annual appeal, I'll do so here. Look for the more diverse programming from public radio stations (special attention to the truly independent ones) and post their schedules here. The often bland and mostly stale commercial stations are always well accounted for unfortunately.

WKMS 91.3 FM - Murray, Kentucky

From the WKMS 2013 schedule page:



Preserving Our Voices
Friday, November 29, Noon – 1 pm
Sunday, December 1, 9 – 10 am
Thursday, December 26, 11 am – Noon
WKMS marks the National Day of Listening with our region’s voices and stories from Hopkinsville, Paducah, Madisonville, Murray, and Paris, TN, recorded in October 2013.

A Journey Through the Nutcracker
Tuesday, December 3, 7 – 9 pm
WGBH host James David Jacobs goes behind the scenes with the Boston Ballet’s conductor, castmembers and audience of its performance of The Nutcracker, revealing Tchaikovsky’s magic.

Holidays at MSU 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 7 – 8 pm
Tuesday, December 24, Noon – 1 pm
The Murray State Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and Jazz Orchestra highlight this 10th annual seasonal special produced for KET.

Hanukkah Lights 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 8 – 9 pm
NPR’s Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz read original stories and memoirs written expressly for this program.

The Retro Cocktail Hour Christmas Party (2012)
Thursday, December 5, 7 – 9 pm
Enjoy crooner classics and seasonal tiki tunes by Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, and more.

Tallis Scholars: Love is Better than Wine
Monday, December 9, Noon – 1 pm
Peter Phillips directs the revered a cappella ensemble The Tallis Scholars in a sublime holiday program by these “rock stars of Renaissance Music.”

Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol
Tuesday, December 10, Noon – 1 pm
Susan Stamberg hosts with the late master comedian Jonathan Winters in a signature reading of Dickens’ holiday classic.

Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs
Wednesday, December 11, Noon – 1 pm
NPR’s Korva Coleman hosts the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges in a celebration of spirituals and carols.

A Centennial Ceremony of Carols: A Benjamin Britten Holiday Celebration
Thursday, December 12, Noon – 1 pm
This centennial celebration of Britten (1913-1976), features the New England Conservatory Chamber Chorus, the NEC Brass Ensemble and the Back Bay Ringers.

Christmas Sounds Good with Dr. Bob
Friday, December 13 11, am – 1 pm
Holiday favorites from the Eisenhower Hour® library.

Classical Encore Christmas
Sunday, December 15, 5 – 7 am & 9 – 11 pm
Kala Dunn spreads classical holiday cheer.

Welcome Christmas!
Monday, December 16, Noon – 1 pm
John Birge hosts an hour of joyful holiday music with the Minneapolis-based chorus, VocalEssence.

All Songs Considered for the Holidays
Tuesday, December 17, Noon – 1 pm
Hear host Bob Boilen and friends bring you their top picks of holiday songs from new and emerging breakout bands.

Jazz Piano Christmas XXIX
Wednesday, December 18, Noon – 1 pm
Enjoy a Kennedy Center gala concert featuring jazz keyboardists Andy Bey, Stanley Cowell, Sullivan Fortner and Michele Rosewoman performing holiday favorites.

A Chanticleer Christmas
Thursday, December 19, Noon – 1 pm
American’s finest 12-voice male choir performs beloved Christmas songs from Gregorian chant to Gospel.

The Jive House Funky Christmas
Thursday, December 19, 9 – 10 pm
Brad and John bring the Christmas funk.

A Funky Jazz Christmas with George Eldred
Thursday, December 19, 10 – 11 pm
The funky Christmas music continues.

A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico
Friday, December 20, Noon – 1pm
A young British group devoted to music of the Renaissance performs in St. Paul’s Church on Harvard Square.

Paul Winter Consort’s Winter Solstice Celebration
Friday, December 20, 7 – 9 pm
We celebrate the longest night of the year with an ethereal concert in the world’s largest gothic cathedral, New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

House Blend Festive Holiday Show
Friday, December 20, 9 – 11 pm
David Weatherly cooks up jazz, funk and more.

The Retro Cocktail Hour Christmas Party (2013)
Friday, December 20, 11 pm – 1 am
Retro host Darrell Brogdon brings you holiday music that’s shaken, not stirred.

Music from the Front Porch Christmas
Saturday, December 21, 10 am – 1 pm
Mark Welch plays Americana Christmas favorites.

Rick’s Kitchen Sink Christmas Special
Saturday, December 21, 1 – 3 pm
Join Rick Nance for an ultra-festive show!

Beyond The Edge Holiday Special
Saturday, December 21, 8 – 11 pm
Tracy plays alternative favorites for the season.

Weekend Energy Dubstep Christmas
Saturday, December 21, 11 pm – 1 am
Matt McG’s fourth-annual Dubstep Christmas!

Classical Encore Christmas
Sunday, December 22, 5 – 7 am
Dr. John Dressler brings holiday cheer to classical.

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s A Christmas Celebration
Sunday, December 22, 11 am – 1 pm & 9 – 11 pm
The Paducah Symphony Orchestra, its choruses and the Murray State University Concert Choir performance of December 14, 2013.

Jazzman Christmas
Sunday, December 22, 1 – 2 pm
Join the Jazzman for an hour of Christmas jazz.

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn 2013
Sunday, December 22, 7 – 9 pm
WGBH’s host Brian O’Donovan tells Celtic stories and presents great traditional singers and instrumentalists in the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston.

Messiah from Washington National Cathedral
Monday, December 23, Noon – 1 pm
WETA’s Robert Aubry Davis hosts a performance of Handel’s Messiah at Washington’s National Cathedral.

A Café Jazz Christmas with George Eldred
Monday, December 23, 9 – 11 pm
George Eldred presents a very special Café Jazz.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Tuesday, December 24, 9 – 11 am
The 30-voice King’s College Choir performs the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of readings and music live from Cambridge, England.

A Kentucky Christmas
Tuesday, December 24, 11 am – Noon
WKMS presents selections from A Kentucky Christmas, edited by George Ella Lyon and published by The University Press of Kentucky, voiced by wonderful volunteers.

A Café Jazz Christmas Eve with Todd Hill
Tuesday, December 24, 9 – 11 pm
It’s Christmas Eve! Celebrate with holiday classics.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival
Wednesday, December 25, 11 am – 1 pm
Enjoy a service in song and word from St. Olaf College with hymns, carols, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity.

A Café Jazz Christmas Night with Brian Clardy
Wednesday, December 25, 9 – 11 pm
Festive and soulful music thoughtfully produced.

A Season’s Griot 2013
Thursday, December 26, Noon – 1 pm
Renowned storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson hosts the hour-long Kwanzaa celebration with a focus on family and the familiar and favorite elements of Griot along with plenty of music

Toast of the Nation
Tuesday, December 31, 8 pm – 3 am
An NPR tradition every New Year’s Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation takes you along for jazz parties across the country.

New Year’s Day from Vienna 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 10 am – Noon
Maestro Daniel Barenboim conducts The Vienna Philharmonic for your morning-after party. Happy New Year!

**This schedule is subject to change. Thanks to all who make this schedule possible!
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WWOZ 90.7 - New Orleans, Louisiana USA

The vast majority of the programming on WWOZ 90.7 in New Orleans, Louisiana is locally produced. This is definitely a rich musical heritage station for Southwest Louisiana!

Though I can't remember WWOZ ever posting a special Christmas/Holiday schedule, the vast majority of their local shows will feature unique to the area Christmas music in season.

Test drive a program, two or three...today and get ready for a WWOZ Christmas!

WWOZ has an online listen link.
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WFUV Bronx, New York

Not a program schedule but a WFUV sponsored Christmas event.

If I was going to be in the area, this would certainly be on my list to attend! I sure hope this is broadcast on the radio at some point!




Now, my big question is; does anyone know about seasonal programming on WFUV? Some of the show descriptions look interesting.

In the past I only remember listening to "Bottomless Pit" presented by one of my favorite musical artists, Marshall Crenshaw. I was disappointed last year when Crenshaw's shows in December didn't include Christmas tunes. He has contributed to several Christmas compilation albums and is featured on one of my all time favorite public radio recording captures from 1995.
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New York (106.7 Lite FM) switches to 24/7 Christmas music at 9am tomorrow!
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KOST-FM 103.5 - Los Angeles, California

From DoubleA:

"Out in California KOST FM switched over to Christmas music. 103.5, hoped you could add it to the section listings"


"Feel Good for the Holidays!"

KOST online listen link & playlist.



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Update: KPBS 89.5 FM San Diego & 97.7 FM Calexico, California USA

Radio Schedule is up!


From the webpage:

On KPBS Radio


Hanukkah Lights 2013
Airs Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3 p.m. on KPBS FM

Susan Stamberg
A perennial NPR favorite, "Hanukkah Lights" features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors for the show, as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz. Photo: Susan Stamberg/ Credit: 2006 NPR by Antony Nagelmann


Turkey Confidential 2013
Airs Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 10 a.m. on KPBS FM

"Turkey Confidential" is our annual live call-in show, designed to bail you out of any last-minute kitchen emergencies and provide a backdrop as you and your family prepare for the big day. Our guests this year will be Mario Batali, Pati Jinich, Ted Allen, Alexandra Guarnaschelli and Michael Pollan. To contact us during the show, ask questions on Facebook and Twitter, send us an email, or call (800) 537-5252.


Giving Thanks
Airs Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 12 p.m. on KPBS FM

Fall Leaves Image
Classical music is the heart and soul of the original "Giving Thanks." This year features a tribute to Bach, including Simone Dinnerstein; Eric Whitacre's gorgeous setting of e.e. cumming's "i thank You God for most this amazing day"; and Dawn Upshaw sings Maria Schneider's breathtaking new setting of "Winter Morning Walks" by Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, who introduces the poem. Image courtesy of Fedorov Oleksiy


Car Talk Holiday
Airs Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. & Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. on KPBS FM

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America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this laugh fest.


Winter Solstice Celebration
Airs Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 8 p.m. on KPBS FM

Winter Solstice Celebration
National Public Radio broadcasts a recording of Paul Winter's "Winter Solstice Celebration" during the holidays. More than 200 local NPR stations subscribe to this special performance, making it one of NPR's most popular seasonal shows. Photo © Jeff Day


All Songs Considered For The Holidays
Airs Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 6 p.m. on KPBS FM

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It's the fifth edition of the not so new, wonky holiday tradition from NPR Music. Host Bob Boilen and friends trade holiday cheer and snarky barbs while bringing you the best holiday songs from new and emerging breakout bands. Hear renditions of great holiday music you'll never hear at the mall.


Festivo Alt.Latino
Airs Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 7 p.m. on KPBS FM

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Latin American holiday traditions often reflect both indigenous and European roots with distinct characteristics that are often only similar in the language used. NPR Music's Alt.Latino hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd take us on a Latin American holiday travelogue through the eyes and ears of four very different Latin Alternative musicians who put aside their contemporary sounds and go back to their musical and cultural roots. Latin Alternative music is at its core a cultural hybrid of tradition mixed with genres like hip hop, rock, punk and electronic dance music. Contreras and Garsd have assembled a sampling of some of the genre's most creative minds to share holiday music from four very rich Latin American cultures.


Handels Messiah
Airs Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 3 a.m. on KPBS FM

Join the Handel & Haydn Society Period Instrument Orchestra, Chorus, and soloists, all in performance at Boston's Symphony Hall. Handel's complete "Messiah."


Jonathan Winters: A Christmas Carol
Airs Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. on KPBS FM

Jonathan Winters
Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of this holiday classic, using a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. He re-creates Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley's spirit and the three Christmas ghosts: Past, Present and Future. Mimi Kennedy also performs. Produced by National Public Radio and KCRW.


Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Stories
Airs Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 12 p.m. on KPBS FM

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This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk -- these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.


Tinsel Tales 2
Airs Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 1 p.m. on KPBS FM

Lynn Neary
NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of the first "Tinsel Tales" program, this is another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary. Photo: Lynn Neary/ Photo Credit: © 2010 NPR, by Doby Photography


A Season's Giot
Airs Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7 p.m. on KPBS FM

Madafo Lloyd Wilson
Join us for a Kwanzaa celebration in story and song. Madafo Lloyd Wilson welcomes guest griots, reading their own original and traditional stories, and we'll hear an original work by the show's poet laureate, Beverly Fields Burnette. Photo: Madafo Lloyd Wilson, "A Season's Griot"/ Credit: WHQR


Midday Edition & Year End Roundtable
Airs Friday, December 27, 2013 at 12 p.m. & 10 p.m. on KPBS FM

Maureen Cavanaugh
Maureen Cavanaugh hosts KPBS MIDDAY EDITION, a daily talk show keeping San Diego in the know on everything from politics to the arts. "Editors Roundtable" is also a part of KPBS MIDDAY EDITION, airing every Friday at noon as "The Roundtable."



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KPBS 89.5 FM San Diego & 97.7 FM Calexico from San Diego State University operates a public TV (Cox 1011 HD, Time Warner 711 HD, Channel 15) & radio station.

The 2013 TV Christmas schedule is already listed. For now, the 2012 Radio Christmas schedule is still listed with a note stating "The 2013 programs are coming - Stay Tuned!"

http://www.kpbs.org/news/holiday-programming/


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(The picking is ripe for those public radio station schedules! Get digging!)



WQXR 105.9 - New York, New York


- Notice that some of these programs are via online stream only. -

Also check out this article from a WQXR blog entry about stations switching to all Christmas.


From the webpage:

WQXR is pleased to present special programming throughout the 2013 holiday season. Here is a calendar of the Chanukah and Christmas specials planned for December.


WQXR Holiday Guide 2013



Dec. 1 : WQXR Holiday Channel

Online at WQXR.org

WQXR is getting into the holiday spirit with an all-classical Christmas channel. Now through January 6, the WQXR Holiday Channel will stream continuous seasonal favorites. From heartwarming carols to festive winter favorites, our stream includes classic recordings from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Philadelphia Brass, and Robert Shaw, as well as various new releases.



Nov. 26: Conducting Business: Behind the Christmas Recording Industry

Online at WQXR.org

WQXR's Conducting Business looks at the holiday recording industry, examining how artists and labels approach this lucrative season. And we consider the good, the bad and the ugly in holiday releases. Naomi Lewin hosts.



Nov. 27: A Chanukah Musical Celebration

5:30 pm on 105.9 FM

The spirit of Chanukah, a holiday joyous at freedom's triumph and spiritual rededication, is richly reflected in the folk melodies and songs from countries across the globe where Jews have lived and worshipped for centuries. Host Naomi Lewin presents this music for all to enjoy in A Chanukah Musical Celebration. This program is hosted by Naomi Lewin and was produced while she was at WGUC.



Nov. 27–Dec. 4: The Eight Nights of Chanukah

7:00 pm on 105.9 FM

The Jewish holiday of Chanukah – the Festival of Lights – is celebrated over the course of eight nights. In a series of radio vignettes called The Eight Nights of Chanukah, WQXR’s Naomi Lewin tells the stories, and talks about the customs of the holiday, including the Chanukah miracle, lighting the menorah, traditional foods, and why Chanukah is so hard to spell. Each of The Eight Nights of Chanukah also contains music for the holiday.



Nov. 27 at 8 pm and Dec. 4 at 10 pm: Candles Burning Brightly

Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock host an hour of music and storytelling for Chanukah.



Nov. 28-Dec. 4: The Eight Nights of Chanukah

7:00 pm daily on 105.9 FM

The Jewish holiday of Chanukah – the Festival of Lights – is celebrated over the course of eight nights. In a series of radio vignettes called The Eight Nights of Chanukah, WQXR’s Naomi Lewin tells the stories, and talks about the customs of the holiday, including the Chanukah miracle, lighting the menorah, traditional foods, and why Chanukah is so hard to spell. Each of The Eight Nights of Chanukah also contains music for the holiday.

Dec. 8: Tallis Scholars: Love is Better Than Wine

11:00 pm on 105.9 FM

For their 25th anniversary tour of the US, the globally-revered vocal ensemble, directed by Peter Phillips, presents a truly sublime holiday program in concert at St. Paul’s Church in Harvard Square. Presented by the Boston Early Music Festival and hosted by Cathy Fuller.



Dec. 11: Christmastime in New York: Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

10:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Kent Tritle leads the choir from St. John the Divine at the Met Museum.



Dec. 15: A Benjamin Britten Centennial Celebration

11:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Hear Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and more of his Christmas music as we mark the holiday and the Britten centennial year.



Dec. 16: Leroy Anderson Christmas

10:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Leonard Slatkin and Kurt Anderson (Leroy’s son) co-host an hour of holiday favorites.



Dec. 17: Canadian Brass: Christmastime is Here

9:00 pm on 105.9 FM

The Canadian Brass will play holiday favorites live in The Greene Space, featuring selections from their new Christmas Album, including the Vince Guaraldi classic.



Dec. 18: Musical Gifts: Joshua Bell

10:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Violinist Joshua Bell performs seasonal music from his new CD, “Musical Gifts,” with special guests pianist Frankie Moreno and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.



Dec. 19: The New York Philharmonic’s Messiah

9:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Every night this week, WQXR presents a holiday music concert recorded live in New York City. Tonight: The New York Philharmonic performs Handel’s masterpiece.



Dec. 20 at 9 pm & Dec. 22 at 11 pm: An Anonymous Four Christmas

Recorded live at Corpus Christi Church in NYC, the veteran vocal ensemble Anonymous Four sing medieval music from England, France and Spain that praises the Virgin Mary.



Dec. 21: The Operavore Show

12:30 pm on 105.9 FM

Our weekly opera program, Operavore, takes you home for the holidays with opera stars singing Christmas music.



Dec. 21: A Christmas Carol in the Greene Space

8:00 pm on 105.9 FM

The Charles Dickens masterpiece is brought to life by David Hyde Pierce as Scrooge and an all-star cast of New York Public Radio hosts. Produced and directed by WQXR’s Elliott Forrest, this will be webcast on WQXR.org.



Dec. 21: Movies on the Radio: Christmas at the Movies

9:00 pm on 105.9 FM

David Garland celebrates the holiday with soundtracks from Christmas favorites like "It’s a Wonderful Life," "The Bishop’s Wife" and "Miracle on 34th Street."



Dec. 22: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

10:00 am on 105.9 FM

Enjoy a sublime start to your Sunday: the complete Christmas Oratorio by J.S. Bach.



Dec. 23: Trinity Church Choir – Handel's Messiah

7:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Music director Julian Wachner conducts Handel’s classic oratorio, which received its New World premiere at Trinity Church in 1770. Our annual broadcast is hosted by David Garland with guest commentator Kent Tritle.



Dec. 23: An Anonymous Four Christmas

11:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Recorded live at Corpus Christi Church in NYC, the legendary Anonymous Four sing medieval music from England, France and Spain that praises the Virgin Mary.



December 24:

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (LIVE)

10-11:30 am on 105.9 FM

Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live broadcast from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England where the 30-voice King’s College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.



Calmus Christmas

11:30 am on 105.9 FM

Jeff Spurgeon hosts the Calmus Ensemble of Leipzig for Christmas carols and seasonal favorites.



An Operavore Christmas

12:00 noon on 105.9 FM

Enjoy an hour of Christmas and holiday pieces sung by opera stars like Marilyn Horne, Bryn Terfel, Joan Sutherland and more.



Canadian Brass: Christmastime is Here

1:00 pm on 105.9 FM

The Canadian Brass will play holiday favorites live in The Greene Space, featuring selections from their new Christmas Album, including the Vince Guaraldi classic, recorded in The Greene Space earlier this month.



Christmastime in New York: Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

2:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Every night this week, WQXR presents a holiday music concert recorded live in New York City. Tonight: the Vienna Boys Choir present an evening of carols and hymns.



Musical Gifts: Joshua Bell

3:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Violinist Joshua Bell performs seasonal music from his new CD, “Musical Gifts,” with special guests pianist Frankie Moreno and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, recorded in The Greene Space earlier this month.



St. Olaf Christmas Festival

4:00 pm on 105.9 FM

A service in song and word that has become one of the nation’s most cherished holiday traditions. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student singers and the St. Olaf Orchestra.



Trinity Church Choir – Handel's Messiah

5:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Music director Julian Wachner conducts Handel’s classic oratorio, which received its New World premiere at Trinity Church in 1770. Our annual broadcast is hosted by David Garland with guest commentator Kent Tritle.



The New Yorker’s Christmas with Nimet Habachy

8:00 pm on 105.9 FM

One of the great WQXR traditions: Nimet Habachy’s reflections on Christmas in New York.



A Christmas Carol

9:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Produced and directed by WQXR’s Elliott Forrest, the Charles Dickens masterpiece is brought to life by Brian Cox as Scrooge and an all-star cast of NYPR hosts, recorded in The Greene Space earlier this month.



Movies on the Radio

10:00 pm on 105.9 FM

David Garland celebrates the holiday with soundtracks from Christmas favorites like "It’s a Wonderful Life," "The Bishop’s Wife" and "Miracle on 34th Street."

December 25

Calmus Christmas

5:30 am on 105.9 FM

Jeff Spurgeon hosts the Calmus Ensemble of Leipzig for Christmas carols and seasonal favorites.



The New Yorker’s Christmas with Nimet Habachy

6:00 am on 105.9 FM

One of the great WQXR traditions: Nimet Habachy’s reflections on Christmas in New York.



A Chanticleer Christmas

7:00 am on 105.9 FM

A Chanticleer Christmas is American Public Media's one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries — from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic contemporary carols. And no Chanticleer program would be complete without Joseph Jenning's patented Christmas spirituals arrangements.



Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

8:00 am on 105.9 FM

Pirouette into Christmas morning with the Tchaikovsky classic.



Canadian Brass: Christmastime is Here

10:00 am on 105.9 FM

The Canadian Brass will play holiday favorites live in the Greene Space, featuring selections from their new Christmas Album, including the Vince Guaraldi classic, recorded live in The Greene Space earlier this month.



Leroy Anderson Christmas

11:00 am on 105.9 FM

Leonard Slatkin and Kurt Anderson (Leroy’s son) co-host an hour of holiday favorites.



Musical Gifts: Joshua Bell

12:00 noon on 105.9 FM

Violinist Joshua Bell performs seasonal music from his new CD, “Musical Gifts,” with special guests pianist Frankie Moreno and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, recorded live in The Greene Space earlier this month.



Trinity Church Choir – Handel's Messiah

1:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Music director Julian Wachner conducts Handel’s classic oratorio, which received its New World premiere at Trinity Church in 1770. Our annual broadcast is hosted by David Garland with guest commentator Kent Tritle.



An Operavore Christmas

4:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Enjoy an hour of Christmas and holiday pieces sung by opera stars like Marilyn Horne, Bryn Terfel, Joan Sutherland and more.



A Benjamin Britten Centennial Celebration

5:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Hear Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” and more of his Christmas music as we mark the holiday and the Britten centennial year.



A Christmas Carol

6:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Produced and directed by WQXR’s Elliott Forrest, the Charles Dickens masterpiece is brought to life by Brian Cox as Scrooge and an all-star cast of NYPR hosts.



An Anonymous Four Christmas

7:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Recorded live at Corpus Christi Church in NYC, the veteran vocal ensemble Anonymous Four sing medieval music from England, France and Spain that praises the Virgin Mary.



Movies on the Radio

8:00 pm on 105.9 FM

David Garland celebrates the holiday with soundtracks from Christmas favorites like It’s a Wonderful Life, The Bishop’s Wife and Miracle on 34th Street.



Young Artists Showcase: A Christmas with WindSync

9:00 pm on 105.9 FM

Bob Sherman hosts a Christmas show with the young wind ensemble “WindSync.”



The New Yorker’s Christmas with Nimet Habachy

10:00 pm on 105.9 FM

One of the great WQXR traditions: Nimet Habachy’s reflections on Christmas in New York.





Dec. 28-31: WQXR's Classical Countdown

Every year WQXR asks its listeners, “What is your favorite piece of classical music?” Based on your responses at WQXR.org, we close out 2013 by counting down the 105 most-requested pieces. Four days of competitive classical countdown action!



Jan. 1, 2014: New Year’s Day Live from Vienna

11:00 am on 105.9 FM

Waltz (and polka) into the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic and a live broadcast from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein.

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Holiday Specials 2013

Dec.1 at 6pm – Hanukkah Lights 2013
A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show, as read by NPR’s Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

Dec. 1 at 7pm – Candles Burning Brightly
A one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, with an exploration of Chanukah foods, traditional activities and plenty of music, and featuring a special reading by cultural treasure Theodore Bikel of The Lost Menorah.

Dec. 8 at 7pm – Advent Voices
A one hour special of contemplative music for the season, hosted by Lynne Warfel.

Dec. 15 at 7pm – Welcome Christmas!
This year’s program puts the focus on old French carols, alongside two world premieres in the annual VocalEssence/American Composers Forum Christmas carol contest.

Dec. 18 8pm – Leroy Anderson Christmas
Celebrate the holidays with the music of Leroy Anderson, including classic Christmas arrangements and original music including his famous holiday composition, Sleigh Ride.

Dec. 19 at 8pm – A Chanticleer Christmas
The 12-man San Francisco vocal ensemble brings their special seasonal glee to traditional carols and newer works.

Dec. 20 at 8pm – Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs
The choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges present a joyous celebration of the schools’ tradition of singing excellence, with their trademark mixture of spirituals and carols.

Dec. 21 at 9pm – Winter Solstice Celebration with Paul Winter Consort
A holiday celebration on a spectacular scale — music, dance and renewal of spirit at the great turning point of the year.

Dec. 22 at 11am – Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk — these and other NPR voices, past and present.

Dec. 22 at 7pm – A Chanticleer Christmas
The 12-man San Francisco vocal ensemble brings their special seasonal glee to traditional carols and newer works.

Dec. 22 at 9pm – Jonathan Winters’ ‘A Christmas Carol’
A public radio tradition hosted by NPR’s Susan Stamberg. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens’ holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens.

Dec. 23 at 8pm – Welcome Christmas!
This year’s program puts the focus on old French carols, alongside two world premieres in the annual VocalEssence/American Composers Forum Christmas carol contest.

Dec. 24 at 10am – A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
The annual Christmas Eve favorite, broadcast live from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England.

Dec. 24 at 8pm - St. Olaf Christmas Festival
One of the nation’s most cherished holiday celebrations originates at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. More than 500 talented students perform hymns, carols and choral works.

Dec. 24 at 10pm – Christmas Music All Through the Night
Beethoven Satellite Network’s Peter Van de Graaff hosts this special presentation of music for Christmas Eve.

Dec.25 at 7 am – Christmas Music from the IPR Library
Morning Musicale’s host Steven Turpin presents this offering of musical selections for Christmas Day.

Dec.29 at 7pm – Echoes of Christmas with the Dale Warland Singers
Celebrate the holiday with the finest moments in the rich Dale Warland Singers’ Christmas tradition — vocal gems that bring joy to the holidays.

Jan. 1 at 11am – New Year’s Day from Vienna 2013
The Vienna Philharmonic presents its ever popular annual New Year’s Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You’ll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more — a festive way to start off the New Year.
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