Hang on to Your Holly: WFPL’s Holiday Lineup is Here

We know you’re restless this week, dreaming of all the owl-themed gifts that are sure to fill your stocking. So here’s a little something from us at WFPL. It’s our holiday schedule. Think of it as an early holiday present.

Saturday, 12/22 12 p.m. | Tinsel Tales II

NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales program, this is another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

Sunday, 12/23 10 p.m. | Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol

An updated version of 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. From NPR and KCRW.

Monday, 12/24 7 p.m. | All Songs Considered for the Holidays

It’s the fourth edition of the not so new, wonky holiday tradition from NPR Music. Host Bob Boilen and friends trade holiday cheer and snarky barbs while bringing you the best holiday songs from new and emerging breakout bands. This show is filled with fun and fresh renditions of great holiday music.

Monday, 12/24 8 p.m. | Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol

An updated version of 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. From NPR and KCRW.

12/25 1-3 p.m. | Tinsel Tales I and II

This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk — these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

12/25 8 p.m. | A Season’s Griot

A one-hour Kwanzaa celebration in story and song, hosted by Madafo Lloyd Wilson. This year’s program features youth as the special guest griots, reading their own original and traditional stories. Familiar and favorite elements of Griot will also be in place with plenty of music, and an original composition by the show’s poet laureate, Beverly Fields Burnette.

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