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David Sedaris' Santaland Diaries
Friday, Dec. 25 during Morning Edition
Writer and humorist David Sedaris returns for an encore performance reading from his experience as Crumpet the Elf. The essay about two seasons working at Macy's as a department store elf was first read on Morning Edition in 1992 and has become a hysterical holiday tradition.

In Italia: Harmonia’s Renaissance Christmas
Friday, Dec. 25 at 9 a.m.
Sixteenth-century Christmas music from the Venetian world of Giovanni Bassano and Gioseffo Zarlino, moving westward to the Milan of Franchinus Gaffurius, and southerly to the Naples of Diego Ortiz.

The Christmas Revels
Friday, Dec. 25 at 10 a.m.
The culmination of winter holiday celebrations, featuring traditional carols, hymn, motets, wassails and folk tunes. This year’s story travels from Dylan Thomas’ Wales to the far-distant Celtic legends.

NPR’s Tinsel Tales 3
Friday, Dec. 25 at 12 p.m.
Audie Cornish, Ken Harbaugh, Nina Totenberg and other voices from NPR’s past and present tell extraordinary stories of the season.

NPR's Fresh Air: Nick Lowe's "Quality Holiday Revue"
Friday, Dec. 25 at 1 p.m.
In a rebroadcast from 2014, English singer-songwriter Nick Lowe shares songs from and stories about the making of his holiday album Quality Street.

Gaby Moreno

Festivo Alt.Latino With Gaby Moreno & Friends
Friday, Dec. 25 at 2 p.m.
Songwriter/vocalist Gaby Moreno brings a Muscle Shoals style to holiday classics from the U.S. and Latin America.

All Songs Considered for the Holidays
Friday, Dec. 25 at 3 p.m.
Host Bob Boilen and friends trade holiday cheer and snarky barbs while bringing you the best holiday songs from new and emerging breakout bands.

NPR’s Tinsel Tales 2
Friday, Dec. 25 at 4 p.m.
NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season including Daniel Pinkwater’s “Wolf Xmas” and a Latin-style “Night Before Christmas” from Claudio Sanchez.

Santa For President
Friday, Dec. 25 at 5:30p during All Things Considered
Political strategists convince Kris Kringle to leave the North Pole and campaign for the White House. From the creators of The Truth podcast and All Things Considered, this is an original radio play bringing together the election season and the holiday season. The cast includes Rachel Dratch and Mo Rocca.

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play Broadcast
Friday, Dec. 25 at 6 p.m.
A special Christmas Night broadcast of the Spokane Civic Theatre’s live production at the Bing Crosby Theater. SPR is proud to be a Media Sponsor.

Jazz Piano Christmas XXVI
Friday, Dec. 25 at 7 p.m.
Kenny Barron, Fred Hersch, and Carmen Staaf perform their favorite holiday songs at the Kennedy Center.

Echoes Winter Solstice
Friday, Dec. 25 at 10 p.m.
Music for the season in all its quiet majesty and interior warmth.

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