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Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir
Monday, December 23 at 9 p.m.
From Trondheim’s historic Nidaros Cathedral, viewers are treated to a spectacular holiday concert featuring the 75-voice St. Olaf Choir from St. Olaf College and the Norwegian girl choir, Nidaros Jentekor. Watch a preview »
Christmas at Belmont 2013
Tuesday, December 24 at 8 p.m.
Nashville shows why it’s called Music City as acclaimed American mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves hosts this annual production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites taped at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Watch a preview »
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw
Tuesday, December 24 at 9 p.m.
This program features renowned TV personality Tom Brokaw and Tony Award-winning Les Misérables tenor Alfie Boe in a concert of holiday favorites. Together with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, these special guests bring attendees to their feet more than once during the night. Watch a preview »
Nature: Christmas in Yellowstone
Wednesday, December 25 at 8 p.m.
Nature presents Christmas in Yellowstone, a breathtaking look at wintertime deep within America’s first national park.
Come They Told Me
Monday, December 23 at noon; Tuesday, December 24 at 9 P.M.; Wednesday, December 25 at 6 P.M..
“Come, They Told Me” is this year’s holiday radio play by Chris Satullo, starring WHYY’s Not Ready for Deadline Players. It’s the tale of how a young widower copes with a difficult holiday season, and finds some reason to hope for the future.
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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Tuesday, December 24 at 10 a.m.
Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word 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 service of Biblical readings and music.
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Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
Tuesday, December 24 at 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol
Tuesday, December 24 at 11 p.m.
An updated version of 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 for his own presentations.
Toast of the Nation
Tuesday, December 31 at 9 p.m.
An NPR tradition every New Year’s Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is perfect for the occasion. It’s jazz that you can party to, all night from coast to coast, with countdowns to midnight in all four continental time zones.
5 “Family” Recipes of the Season from PBS
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Want to make Thanksgiving leftovers more appealing? Try layering sage-flecked butternut squash and creamy ricotta with your turkey.
Things can go horribly wrong with potato pancakes. Test out these tips for the perfect crispy latkes in time for the Festival of Lights.
No one can resist these baked shells in a rich rosemary and pumpkin cheese sauce. It’s a crowd-pleaser, whether it’s a side dish or the main attraction.
The ingredients to this soul-warming drink read like a poem: bay leaves, brown sugar, anise, cloves and nutmeg. Seasoned apple cider topped with sweet honey cream – it’s the perfect way to cap off a holiday party with friends and family.
Cutout cookies are a must for the holiday season. The wonderful thing about this dough is that it can be cut into any shape or size that a particular holiday requires.