On-Air Schedule For Holiday Specials Dec. 25th, 2012

Dec 20, 2012

Here's the holiday programming line up for Christmas Day, December 25th, 2012! Be sure to tune in!

9AM - Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol: A public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. In this performance of A Christmas Carol, master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy.

10AM -  Tinsel Tales 2: Continuing with the tradition of 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.

11AM -  Share The Holidays with Alexander McCall Smith: In Share the Holidays with Alexander McCall Smith, the gifted storyteller and best-selling author, shares music from Africa, Scotland, and points in between in a new one-hour holiday special.

12PM - Jazz Piano Christmas XXIII: NPR Music brings you another great concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. NEA Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis, Jason Moran, Geri Allen, and Taylor Eigsti, and other artists perform their favorite holiday songs.

1PM - Festivo Alt. Latino: Latin American holiday traditions often reflect both indigenous and European roots with distinct characteristics that are often only similar in the language used. 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.

2PM - All Songs Considered for the Holidays: A wacky holiday tradition has begun. The not so plump but jolly Santa Bob and his cantankerous elves are in their workshop, trading holiday cheer and barbs.  They’re checking the list for the best fresh holiday songs from emerging and breakout bands. Don’t miss all time favorite holiday classics like, “Santa Lost a Ho”, “Santa Fixed My Toys For Christmas”, and “How Do You Spell Hanukkah?”

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