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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

O Magnum Mysterium

Sunday, December 23, 2012

On this edition of The Choral Mix, we celebrate Christmas with a comprehensive look at the ways composers have portrayed the nativity, from Palestrina to Lauridsen.

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Operavore

An Operavore Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Launch WQXR's Operavore stream this holiday season and you can enjoy an hour of Christmas and holiday pieces sung by opera stars like Marilyn Horne, Bryn Terfel, Joan Sutherland and more.

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WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoon: 'Christmas Time is Here'

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The graceful strains of Vince Guaraldi's jazz soundtrack to the TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas" continue to be a emblematic part of the holiday season.

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Movies on the Radio

Christmas at the Movies

Saturday, December 22, 2012

There have been many Christmas scenes in movies, and host David Garland unwraps their accompanying music. Highlights include It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle On 34th Street and The Bishop's Wife.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

T'was Three Nights Before Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Whether or not you set out cookies and milk for Santa Claus, Christmas is the most frantic yet joyous holiday of the year. Tonight, host Terrance McKnight serves up loads of holiday cheer.

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Soundcheck

Mr. Magoo Comes Home For Christmas

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Before How the Grinch Stole ChristmasA Charlie Brown Christmas, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, there was Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol. But why didn't it have the same staying power as these other holiday TV classics?

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The Takeaway

Remixing the Holidays with Run-D.M.C.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Back in 1987, Run D.M.C. did something unusual for hip hop artists — they released a Christmas single titled, "Christmas in Hollis," sampling holiday classics like "Joy to the World," "Frosty the Snowman," and "Back Door Santa." It went on to become a classic itself. Darryl "D.M.C" McDaniels is a founding member of the group.

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The Takeaway

Ira Glass on Christmas

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ira Glass, host of This American Life, has a story or three of four each week on his radio program. Ira and our host John Hockenberry used to work together at National Public Radio a long time ago, including time spent working together through the holidays. But while John was just low on the totem pole, Ira had entirely different reasons for working over the holidays.

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Soundcheck

'Fro Ho Ho!' Holidelic's Funky Christmas

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

This year marks the show's tenth anniversary, and today, composer and E Street Band member Everett Bradley brings the ensemble behind Holidelic to our studio to perform live.

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WQXR Blog

When Shopping for Tires Meant Buying a Christmas Album

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

During the 1960s and '70s, Goodyear and Firestone peddled Christmas albums in their stores, usually for a dollar each, while customers waited to get their tires changed or wheels aligned.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Christmas Story, the Musical

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dan Lauria, who stars in “A Christmas Story, the Musical,” and Irwin Zwilling, Jean Shepherd’s best friend who holds the rights to his work, talk about turning story from a movie classic to a Broadway musical spectacular. Set in 1940s Indiana, Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas—a Red Ryder® BB Gun. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. It’s playing through December 30 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: This Should Be A Hit In Texas: Puddle Of Oil Turns Into A Christmas Tree

Monday, December 17, 2012

NPR

We start with a pool of oil. We turn on a magnet. The oil travels up a superstructure and blossoms into a tree. Turn off the magnet, the branches, the needles, the tree melt away. It's a puddle again.

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Soundcheck

Soundcheck Smackdown: Holiday Movie Music Edition

Monday, December 17, 2012

The co-hosts of The Takeaway's Movie Date podcast debate big versus small screen holiday movie music.

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Listen to Lucy

It’s time to stop stressing about stress

Sunday, December 16, 2012

It’s time to stop stressing about stress

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WQXR Features

A Christmas Carol Live From The Greene Space

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A star-studded cast from WQXR and WNYC present a dramatic reading of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.

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Freakonomics Radio

Have a Very Homo Economicus Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Who better than an economist to help with your shopping list?

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WQXR Blog

Poll: What's Your Favorite Non-English Christmas Carol?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Half of New Yorkers speak a language other than English at home, according to recent data. This has an effect on the Christmas music played in churches, stores, cars on MP3 players.

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The Takeaway

Remixing the Holidays with George Takei

Monday, December 10, 2012

George Takai is kicking off our annual series "Remixing the Holidays." We learned that in the Buddhist household of his youth, Christmas songs were a perfect holiday accompaniment to sunny Southern california.

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Soundcheck

Twas The Night Before Hanukkah: Jewish Songwriters And The Christmas Songbook

Thursday, December 06, 2012

A new compilation from the archivists at the Idelsohn society, called Twas The Night Before Hanukkah: The Musical Battle Between Christmas And The Festival Of Lights, explores both the musical history of Hanukkah in the U.S., as well as the influence of Jewish songwriters and singers on America's Christmas songbook.

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Soundcheck

Rod Stewart: Once Naughty, Now Nice

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The 67-year-old British singer-songwriter recently released his tell-all memoir, Rod: An Autobiography, as well as his very first holiday record, Merry Christmas, Baby.

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