2015 Holiday Popular, Folk & Eclectic programs

Dec 16, 2015

Light & Gold: The Music of Eric Whitacre

Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 3pm

A meditative special co-hosted by Brian Newhouse and composer Eric Whitacre, featuring his own choral masterpieces.

Folktale of Bells

Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 3pm

Ringing in the New Year is an ancient custom, and this special travels the world and lets it peal! Featured musicans include Robin Huw Bowen, Phil Ochs, Abigail Washburn, Leo Kottke, Toot Sweet, Ragazzi & Madame Dodo, Sri Chinmoy, Conjunto Polombo de Nampula and more.

Folktale of Seasons Greetings

Sunday, Dec. 20 at 10pm

This special celebrates the longest, coldest night of the year with a world of festive music for the occasion. Travel the musical world and celebrate the season.

RetroRanch Christmas

Sunday, Dec. 13 at 10pm

Host Mike Flanagan, author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Old West” takes to a tinsel trail full of rowdy rarities, seasonal sensations, and St. Nicholas nuggets. Happy Holiday Trails!

A Broadway Christmas

Friday, Dec. 25 at 2pm

Features songs from Broadway over the decades, that help us celebrate the holiday season.

Christmas Crooners

Friday, Dec. 25 at 3pm

It’s impossible to think of Christmas without timeless voices like Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole. Host Jim Raposa digs into his vault of interviews with music legends of the past to capture the soundtrack of the holiday season.

All Songs Considered for the Holidays

Friday, Dec. 25 at 4pm

It’s the lucky seventh edition of a weird holiday tradition from NPR Music. Host Bob Boilen and friends bring you renditions of great holiday music you’ll never hear at the mall or your mother’s house.

All program air times are Eastern Standard Time and are 1 hour long unless otherwise noted.