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An exploration of the six cantatas, premiered at Leipzig’s St. Thomas and St. Nicholas Churches in 1734, that mark the period from Christmas to Epi...

Bought by WVRU, KPIP-LP, WMNR, WTIP, KBYU/BYU Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 04:54:53
  • Purchases: 7
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It's that most wonderful time of the year...the end! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look back at The Best Albums of 2015. What were some of the m...

Bought by WJFF, KSRQ, KMUD, WBEZ, KHNS and more


  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 25
Caption: Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis hosts an hour of holiday jazz favorites by Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Gregory Porter...

Bought by KRZA, KAWC, Prairie Public, WGZS, Oregon Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Nov 25, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:44
  • Purchases: 27
Caption: Mollie and Bob
Pianist Bob Thompson of Mountain Stage welcomes special guest vocalist Mollie O’Brien for this year's holiday jazz show "Joy to the World." Hear so...

Bought by KVNF, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KCMJ Community Radio, WICR, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Celebrate the season with this hour-long special featuring Christmas choral music from America’s oldest continuously performing ensemble, Boston’s ...

Bought by KWMR, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KAZU, WDPR, KING FM and more


  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26
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Hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon, this program features arrangements of music by Vince Guaraldi and Luther Henderson as well as traditional favorites...

Bought by Blue Lake Public Radio, WGZS, KCMJ Community Radio, WMNR, KISU and more


  • Added: Dec 17, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 50
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An hour-long celebration of the American holiday songbook, with rarely heard recordings from Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Louis Prima, and Donny Ha...

Bought by KAWC, WGZS, WVRU, WCNY, KTXK and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2011
  • Length: 58:27
  • Purchases: 53
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Singing legend Judy Collins headlines the third in a series of hour-long holiday specials featuring musicians from around the country performing or...

Bought by KAWC, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WSGE, KSUT, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2007
  • Length: 58:40
  • Purchases: 30

  • Added: Dec 18, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 44
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The Christmas holiday is charged with nostalgia and hope, so a Christmas setting can effectively heighten the emotional power of any film. There ha...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KCMJ Community Radio, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WTIP, WSMR and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2013
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 43
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It's Christmas in Parts Unknown, USA! Hear Ben as he digs through the boxes in the Relay Shack and plays a great collection of holiday tunes. Jam...

Bought by KHNS, KISU, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WVAS, WXXI and more


  • Added: Dec 09, 2013
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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An hour long choral music show telling the Christmas story through familiar and lesser known carols.

Bought by WVRU, KTXK, WUAL, KHNS, KRPS and more


  • Added: Nov 19, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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The Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine performs at the Medieval Sculpture Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a program that spa...

Bought by WDPR, WRTI, WOSU, WMNR, KWGS and more


  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 49
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WQXR's Naomi Lewin presents an hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and oratorio sung by some of the greatest singers past a...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WRTI, WOSU, WDPR, KCME and more


  • Added: Nov 05, 2013
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 33
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Back in 1946, in the middle of a heat wave in Washington DC, the chief of the Scandinavian Desk of Military Intelligence dreamed up a piece of musi...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WYAP, WLPR, WVRU, KMXT and more


  • Added: Dec 03, 2013
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Black Madonna, Credit: Kabuya Pamela Bowens
From Peabody Award Winning Producer Jim Luce, A spiritual celebration of Christmas with jazz pianist Geri Allen and her new recording, A Child is B...

Bought by WNMU-FM, WVRU, WCNY, WJAB, WVAS and more


  • Added: Nov 01, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Singing legend Judy Collins headlines the third in a series of hour-long holiday specials featuring musicians from around the country performing or...

Bought by KAWC, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WSGE, KSUT, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2007
  • Length: 58:40
  • Purchases: 30
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Judy Collins hosts the second in a series of hour-long specials for the holidays. The program features musical takes on the holiday season from fo...

Bought by Prairie Public, WNMU-FM, Marfa Public Radio, WKSU, WUMB and more


  • Added: Oct 20, 2005
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 23
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Folk singing legend Judy Collins hosts an hour-long tour around the nation with a stop or two overseas to hear musical takes on the holiday season ...

Bought by WNMU-FM, KMUN, Marfa Public Radio, WUMB, KNAU and more


  • Added: Oct 19, 2005
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 27
Caption: You Better Watch Out!, Credit: http://flickr.com/photos/mindgutter/
An hour of rare, exclusive and fun seasonal music from deep in the heart of you-know-where...! (Now tailored for any station, anywhere!)

Bought by KVNF, KAWC, KRPS, WNMU-FM, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Dec 01, 2008
  • Length: 55:15
  • Purchases: 30
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A reminiscence of Christmas on the radio in the 1940's

Bought by WEZU, KCMJ Community Radio, WHRV, WVRU, WDET Detroit Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 04, 2008
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 63
Caption: The Rose Ensemble, Credit: Michael Haug
The Rose Ensemble brings the time of the Tudors to life. Splendor, tension and intrigue, all reflected in the dark and light of tender carols, and...

Bought by WDPR, KING FM, WCQS, WQED, KTXK and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2010
  • Length: 58:14
  • Purchases: 38
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12 of the 25 ASCAPs most popular Christmas songs were written by Jews.

Bought by WRFA-LP, WCQS, Spokane Public Radio, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2012
  • Length: 58:47
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Ken Malucelli and Tim Lewis, Credit: Chloe Veltman
Ken Malucelli, a carol composer and the director of The Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers, a nationally-franchised caroling group, and jazz musician /...

Bought by KISU


  • Added: Dec 11, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Rose Ensemble, 2011, Credit: (Michael Haug photography)
A rhythmic and regal retelling of the Christmas story. The Rose Ensemble reawakens the ancient with sacred songs and lively dances for the season f...

Bought by KREV-LP, KING FM, KVNO, KVNO, WUAL and more


  • Added: Oct 07, 2011
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Baby, it's cool on this side!
Dear Santa, I am so cool. This year I need the hippest music on the planet. Here's hoping the mainstream doesn't flow all the way to the North Po...

Bought by KMXT, WXXI, KKWE Niijii Radio, WRNC-LP, WNKU and more


  • Added: Oct 23, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: The Rose Ensemble, Credit: Michael Haug Photography
The acclaimed Rose Ensemble returns with a free one-hour special featuring festive and evocative music from early Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, and beyond...

Bought by WNMU-FM, KING FM, WDPR, Red River Radio Network, WCQS and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2013
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: The Rose Ensemble
This holiday program features over two centuries of festive Christmas dances and songs from the great cathedrals of Puebla and Mexico City.

Bought by KREV-LP, WDPR, WMNR, KING FM, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2009
  • Length: 58:39
  • Purchases: 32
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An hour-long program of holiday music from Bing Crosby, Billy Eckstine, Peggy Lee, Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, and other carolers of American Popular ...

Bought by WVRU, KMXT, WVAS, WJAB, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 16
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From Leontyne Price to Kate and Anna McGarrigle, the Ronettes to Middle Eastern music…

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KRPS, KPVL, WEZU and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 7
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This week on Riverwalk Jazz, it's Hot Jazz for a Cool Yule as Jim Cullum and the Band welcome an all-star cast of legendary jazz players, outstandi...

Bought by WNMU-FM, WJAB, WVRU, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KRPS and more


  • Added: Nov 28, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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An hour-long program of classic jazz. Come along for a jzz sleigh ride with music from Shirley Horn, Paul Bley, Duke Ellington, and more...

Bought by WJAB, WVAS, WCQS, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KRPS and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2010
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 17
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In this FREE one-hour program, Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by avid music collector Andy Cirzan for the annual Holida...

Bought by Prairie Public, WGZS, KCMJ Community Radio, WDET Detroit Public Radio, Harford Community Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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This is hour long radio show features live recordings of holiday music from accomplished and aspiring performing songwriters - all performed at Edd...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WRNC-LP, WMNF, Georgia Public Broadcasting, WSLR and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 11
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An hour-long, laidback, seasonal program of jazz and popular song, featuring music that evokes love, reflection, and peace and the warm moods of wi...

Bought by KUCB, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WVAS, WRFA-LP, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Nov 30, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Professor Mikey's Chill Christmas
Professor Mikey's annual holiday mixtape is a CHILL theme this year, with music from all genres providing a soundtrack for peace and fun.

Bought by KHEN-LP, Prairie Public, Marfa Public Radio, KMXT, KUT and more


  • Added: Oct 25, 2010
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Soul Christmas (1968), Credit: Atco Records
SOUL CHRISTMAS! Here are some of the greatest Soul and R&B holiday winter classics ever recorded. Today on this show you will hear Christmas tunes...

Bought by KMUN, WYSO, WETD, WVAS, KMXT and more


  • Added: Nov 19, 2011
  • Length: 55:39
  • Purchases: 25
Caption: Various Artists: Jingle Bell Jazz (1962), Credit: Columbia Records
Ho Ho Ho! Start out your holiday with fun Christmas Jazz Classics. They are all here in one solid hour. This musical holiday program includes: "Win...

Bought by KREV-LP, KAWC, KBBI, WUIS, KPVL and more


  • Added: Nov 04, 2011
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Let the rituals begin! Inspirations for Hanukkah music vary from celebratory & sacred to traditional. This is Part 1 of 2 ft. music for the Hanukk...

Bought by KRPS, KPVL, WRGY, KHEN-LP, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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An hour-long program of "cool-Yule" classic jazz, featuring holiday jazz from Louis Armstrong, Bill Evans, Horace Silver and more, including poet S...

Bought by WVRU, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KTSU, KAWC, KRPS and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 21
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The original rock and roll Christmas album returns.

Bought by WGZS, KCMJ Community Radio, KNAU, WYAP, KMUW and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 51
Caption: The Canadian Brass
The Canadian Brass play holiday favorites in new and classic arrangements. "365 Holidays" includes their exhilarating "Hanukah Medley", as well as...

Bought by KTXK, KRPS, KTXK, KRPS, WCQS and more


  • Added: Dec 02, 2008
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 33
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A Damon Runyon Christmas story set to music.

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KRPS, WNMU-FM, WDCV and more


  • Added: Oct 01, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Tomáseen Foley
An hour-long holiday special featuring Irish storyteller Tomáseen Foley and his charming tale "Parcel from America." The program also features mus...

Bought by WNMU-FM, WMPG, WRGY, WNMU-FM, KRPS and more


  • Added: Oct 02, 2009
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 24
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Mystical tales & teachings & Jewish sacred music from around the world.

Bought by KZYX, KWMR, Red River Radio Network, KRPS, KWIT and more


  • Added: Nov 28, 2004
  • Length: 55:54
  • Purchases: 32
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Steve Jencks hosts this trip down Memory Lane featuring Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters, Eartha Kitt, Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Tommy Dorsey, ...

Bought by WEZU, WVRU, KMXT, KUCB, KACU and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2010
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 24
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Emmy Award winner Julie Giroux worked in Hollywood for years and her credits are formidable. When she thought of giving Christmas gifts to the high...

Bought by WVRU, KRPS, WNMU-FM, and KUHF


  • Added: Nov 27, 2012
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
From: WFUV
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One hour holiday special.

Bought by KMXT, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KUNC, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Dec 08, 2006
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 24
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The Annie Moses Band’s phenomenal US, PBS debut is now available as a 1 hour Concert Special, 30 minute or as individual songs for your Radio netwo...

Bought by KRPS, Panhandle Community Radio, KSRQ, WUIS, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Oct 18, 2010
  • Length: 59:24
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Ian Anderson
Seasonal music by the legendary British band Jethro Tull, with humorous commentary by its founder, Ian Anderson.

Bought by WBHM, WRGY, Louisville Public Media, KMXT, WTIP and more


  • Added: Oct 26, 2006
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 50
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A musical and poetic celebration of the Christmas holiday from the open ranges of America's outback.

Bought by KUER, Prairie Public, KKWE Niijii Radio, Moab Public Radio, KRPS and more


  • Added: Oct 13, 2005
  • Length: 54:24
  • Purchases: 70
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The Western Wind's Christmas Special, narrated by Roma Downey

Bought by WVRU, WFCR, WVRU, WUAL, KBYU/BYU Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 28, 2007
  • Length: 58:23
  • Purchases: 26
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There's lots of music for Christmas, but what music goes with Hanukkah? Host Fred Flaxman has some answers.

Bought by WTIP, WUAL, KRPS, WUIS, KENW and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 2006
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 25
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The story of "Amazing Grace"- a piece of music that has an extraordinary impact on American history.

Bought by Radio New Zealand, 90.5 WSNC, North Country Public Radio, WRVO Public Media, and WCPN


  • Added: Dec 04, 2008
  • Length: 50:34
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Los Reyes Magos, en el retablo mayor de la Seo de Zaragoza
Traditional Spanish and Catalan carols, plus a Mallorcan Christmas Eve tradition, and a Christmas Tableau by Joaquín Rodrigo.

Bought by WNCU, KPIP-LP, KVNO, KPVL, WUAL and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 2015
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 9
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Traditional sacred music from 15th century Valencia and17th century Mexico, plus selections from Pablo Casals' El Pesebre (The Nativity).

Bought by KPIP-LP, WUAL, WNMU-FM, and KUHF


  • Added: Nov 22, 2015
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 4
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Christmas music from throughout the Latino musical universe

Bought by KMXT, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KDUR, KMXT, WVAS and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2007
  • Length: 58:47
  • Purchases: 10
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If you’re a last minute Christmas shopper, or one who has already bought everything for the upcoming holiday you have already seen the beginning of...

Bought by KRPS, KTXK, WCQS, and WUAL


  • Added: Nov 26, 2013
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: A Jazz-O-Rama Christmas Special with Joe Bev, Credit: Lorie Kellogg
An hour of Christmas themed remastered 78 RPM records and LP cuts, hosted by Joe Bev.

Bought by WCBE, WVAS, and KAWC


  • Added: Dec 17, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Two self-contained hours of special programming based on the acclaimed ten-part ATC series, with a Web site filled with photos, features, backgroun...

Bought by WBHM, KMXT, KGOU, WNPR, KHNS and more


  • Added: Dec 03, 2004
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 34
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Two self-contained hours of special programming based on the acclaimed ten-part ATC series, with a Web site filled with photos, features, backgroun...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KHNS, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KUT, KUOW and more


  • Added: Dec 03, 2004
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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An hourlong program of early music exploring the word "Noel" through music from the middle ages to the early baroque. Celebrate the season with thi...

Bought by WMNR, WUAL, Red River Radio Network, Northstate Public Radio, KRPS and more


  • Added: Oct 14, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The entire "Juke In The Back" is loaded with the greatest R&B Christmas records from the late 1940s and 1950s. It's the yuletide soul that came be...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, WVAS, WYAP, WEZU and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2010
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 21
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One-hour special of warm and sunny holiday music from many latin-american locales. A festive program for the holiday season!!!

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WNMU-FM, KRPS, KRZA, WVAS and more


  • Added: Oct 26, 2009
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 13
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Christmas music from jazz, to blues, to classical to world music, all introduced by artists, musicians, and writers.

Bought by WETD, Red River Radio Network, Troy Public Radio, KRZA, KUMD and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2015
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Santa Claus Jr.
A Holiday Classic! Join Howdy, Mickey, John, Paul, George & Ringo on this "wild and crazy joyride" to Santa's workshop in the northern most reaches...

Bought by KMXT, KFAI, KRZA, KBRP Community Radio, KMXT and more


  • Added: Dec 16, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 12
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It's time to rock around the Christmas tree.

Bought by Panhandle Community Radio and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 07, 2010
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kapono Beamer, Credit: Dayna Marie Beamer
Enjoy the magic of a Hawaiian Christmas with slack key master Kapono Beamer, sharing tales of his family's holiday traditions and rich musical lega...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, KREV-LP, RadioFreePalmer, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WYSO and more


  • Added: Dec 08, 2006
  • Length: 29:51
  • Purchases: 19
Caption: Holiday Harp
A short-form trackless piece exploring the special importance of harp music during the holiday season, filled with relaxing holiday music! Includes...

Bought by WTIP and WAMC


  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 2