Dec 16, 2012 — From WXPN, listen to a continuous mix of holiday favorites and originals by U2, Dave Matthews Band, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Elton John, Adele and more.
Dec 24, 2012 — Like egg nog and advent calendars, Christmas songs pop up everywhere for a month and then disappear, only to be repackaged and resold 11 months later. Some of the biggest-selling and most frequently reissued holiday music of all time comes from three animated rodents.
Dec 14, 2012 — NPR Music has an annual tradition in December: Invite some of the world's best jazz keyboard players to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, then set them loose on their favorite holiday tunes. Jason Moran, Taylor Eigsti, Geri Allen and Ellis Marsalis perform live.
Dec 20, 2012 — Some of our favorite Latin alternative artists stop by to share holiday music and memories. La Santa Cecilia recalls the comfort food of a Chicano Christmas; Mexico's Cafe Tacvba recalls their beginnings in the church choir; a Brazilian producer ponders his Jewish roots and much more.
Dec 24, 2012 — The flow of good classical Christmas albums seems to have slowed to a trickle. And that's got one holiday listener longing for holiday albums from years past, from Jessye Norman's Christmastide, Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite and carols led by Robert Shaw.
Dec 21, 2012 — Marian McPartland and her guests from seasons past, present and future share favorite memories and unique musical performances of Christmas classics and original holiday tunes.
Dec 20, 2012 — The Celtic folk band features six musicians who perform music from the Renaissance, Ireland, Scotland and Sweden. The group joins NPR's Neal Conan to share holiday favorites.
Dec 5, 2012 — Hear the acclaimed British choral group in concert at the acoustically rich St. Paul's Church in Cambridge, Mass. The program features Christmas music from 16th century England composers Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, as well as an encore from the finest composer of the Spanish Renaissance.
Nov 25, 2012 — Stevens views the holidays as a labor of love — worthy of creativity and care, hard work and an ocean of ideas. In Silver & Gold's nearly three hours of music, impeccable grace never strays far from playful ridiculousness.
Nov 25, 2012 — Not since Aimee Mann's One More Drifter in the Snow has a collection of seasonal music been so finely engineered to locate the holidays' melancholy side. But Tinsel and Lights is as warmly rendered as it is achingly bittersweet.