Here's the holiday programming line up for this week. Happy holidays, everyone!
Tuesday, December 20th
10:00 pm Christmas with Madrigalia 2011 - This concert of inspiring holiday music is conducted by Lee Wright and recorded live in concert includes music by Cary Ratcliff, Abbie Betinis, Stephen Paulus, Dale Warland and Vince Guaraldi. Brought to you by Creighton Chiropractic.
Wednesday, December 21st (Happy Solstice!)
11:00 pm A Jazz Piano Christmas - This year's show features jazz greats Monty Alexander, Helio Alves, Freddy Cole, Renee Rosnes, and Jessica Williams. Felix Contreras hosts. Brought to you by Ardinger's Fine Furnishings.
Thursday, December 22nd
3:00 pm A Carolina Christmas - A festive celebration of the Appalachian folk traditions and other styles native to the Carolinas. Center stage will be Kathy Mattea and the Carolinas' premiere choral ensemble, VOX, as well as Baroque/Celtic trio Beggar Boys. Brought to you by Kodiak Marine Supply.
9:00 pm Tinsel Tales 1 - Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary. Brought to you by Wells Fargo.
10:00 pm A Paul Winter Solstice - A dynamic musical celebration in the extraordinary acoustics of the world's largest Gothic cathedral - New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine. John Schaefer hosts. Brought to you by Total Interiors.
Midnight Echoes of Christmas - Moving selections of choral classic celebrating Christmas featuring the Dale Warland Singers.
Friday, December 23rd
3:00 pm Afropop Caribbean Christmas - Celebrate the holidays, Caribbean style! Puerto Rico's beloved Yomo Toro plays special holiday music and Trinidadian friends revel in stories of parang music on the island.
Saturday, December 24th
10:00 am Enchanted Island - featuring St. Innocent's Academy
11:00 am Only a Game
12:30 pm Jock of the Rock Christmas Show - Who knows? It may be their best show EVER!
1:00 pm Global Village Holiday Special - features seasonal sounds from around the world and holiday favorites done world music style.
2:00 pm A Prairie Home Companion
4:00 pm Weekend All Things Considered
5:00 pm A Special Holiday Variety Show - featuring local host Terry Haines.
6:00 pm Chanticleer Christmas - A celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir. Brought to you by the Alutiiq Museum.
7:00 pm Alt 50's - Underneath the marshmallow-perfect world of the 1950's is another take on holiday cheer...one involving rock 'n roll, space travel, my-baby-left-me blues and good old Cold War paranoia.
8:00 pm Right Between the Ears Christmas - an hour of sketch comedy including a spoof of "It's a Wonderful Life," updated for our economically-challenged times, plus commercials for Jiffy Pants ("the popcorn you make in your pants") and Gregorian monk-ified Christmas carols.
9:00 pm Rock 'n Roll Show - featuring local host Zac.
11:00 pm Professor Mikey's CHILL Christmas - this annual show features a CHILL theme this year, with music from all genres providing a soundtrack for peace and fun.
Sunday, December 25th (Christmas Day)
5:00 am Swinging Down the Lane - Spike Jones special.
6:00 am Music of the Baroque Christmas Special - Join host Peter Van De Graaff as he guides you through brass and choral holiday music of the 16th and 17th centuries. Brought to you by Kodiak Psychology Services.
8:00 am Weekend Edition
10:00 am Christmas with the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs - A joyous celebration of the schools' tradition of singing excellence, with their trademark mixture of spirituals and carols. Korva Coleman hosts. Brought to you by Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center.
11:00 am Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me
12:30 pm 'Dis 'n 'Dat - the Lawrence and Martha Holiday Show.
1:00 pm Car Talk
2:00 pm A 40's Radio Christmas - A reminiscence of Christmas on the radio in the 1940's, hosted by Wes Sims. Brought to you by Vizhunz Salon.
3:00 pm Juke in the Back R&B Christmas - Loaded with the greatest R&B Christmas records from the late 1940s and 1950s, it's the yuletide soul that came before rock n' roll. So grab some 'nog and get groovin'.
4:00 pm Weekend All Things Considered
6:00 pm Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio Special - Kim Burrell's Jazz Gospel Holiday featuring soulful renditions of holdiay classics including Silent Night, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and more. Brought to you by Henry's Great Alaskan Restaurant.
7:00 pm Joy to the World - A holiday jazz program hosted by pianist Bob Thompson.
8:00 pm Tinsel Tales 2 - Continuing with tradition, this is a collection of the best and most requested holiday stories from NPR. Hosted by Lynn Neary. Brought to you by Kodiak Vision Clinic and Sally's Eyeland.
9:00 pm Nightlight - hosted by Elf Kathrynn.
11:00 pm Hearts of Space