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As always, we’re celebrating the holidays with a handful of specials on WFPL News!

Saturday 12/24

1pm All Songs Considered for the Holidays
Third time’s a charm, or maybe not. It’s the third 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.

2pm – 4pm Tinsel Tales
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.

8-11pm A Christmas Carol
We continue this special tradition – a complete reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by the late Doug Brown, one of radio’s greatest readers.

Sunday 12/25
6pm A Season’s Griot
A one-hour Kwanzaa celebration in story and song, this year exploring the theme of peace through storytelling, music and voices from the streets, hosted by Madafo Lloyd Wilson.

Monday 12/26 – Thursday 12/29
1pm Radiolab Season 10