From WCBE to You - A Day of Holiday Specials!

Dec 24, 2013

Here's what's coming up on WCBE from 9am to 3pm on Christmas Day! Have a safe and happy holiday!

9AM - Jonathan Winter's 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 for his own presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy.

10AM - Ask Me Another: Start a puzzle-filled holiday tradition with three Very Important Puzzlers: writer A.J. Jacobs, The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, and comedian John Hodgman. This week, sing a comical rendition of "Deck the Halls," and learn about quirky holiday traditions from around the world.

11AM - Jazz Piano Christmas: NPR Music brings you another great concert from Kennedy Center. Andy Bey, Michelle Rosewoman, Stanley Cowell, and Sullivan Fortner perform their favorite holiday songs in a program hosted by Felix Contreras.

12PM - Sound Opinions, Rock 'n' Pop Xmas: This is a Christmas special like none other. Holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan scours record stores, dustbins and basements to find the best and most unique tunes for the season. And each year he treats Sound Opinions listeners to a much-anticipated hour of music and a free mix to download. This year is Rock 'n' Pop Xmas--surprising holiday selections from some of the best bands in music history--XTC, The Band, The Kinks, The Beatles and more.

1PM - All Songs Considered: Bob and Robin travel to Kansas for the holidays. They find themselves in a snowstorm but still find music to get in the spirit of the season. Along the way, they encounter special guests Wayne Coyne, Josh Ritter, and St. Vincent.

2PM - Festival Alt Latino: This time of year there's holiday music everywhere and while we love traditional songs, we thought it would be fun to hear something different, so we bring to you a concert with the legendary Latin alternative bands Bajofondo, Molotov, and Cafe Tacvba. It's our holiday gift to you, a special one of a kind holiday party, perfect for this festive time of year.