KRWG-FM Special Holiday Programming

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2-3 p.m. 

Advent Voices: Host Lynne Warfel presents an hour of gorgeous, contemplative music related to the Advent season, the Christmas story and its symbolism. 

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2-4 p.m.

Candles Burning Brightly: Mindy Ratner hosts a new edition of this holiday favorite, in celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. "Candles Burning Brightly" explores Chanukah foods and traditional activities – and plenty of music.

Leroy Anderson Christmas: This classic program features classic Christmas arrangements and original music by Leroy Anderson and is hosted by conductor Leonard Slatkin and the composer’s son, Kurt Anderson. 

Monday, Dec. 18, 2-4 p.m.

Paul Winter's 36th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration: Celebrate the return of the sun and the warming of the heart with Paul Winter's encore Winter Solstice Celebration. 

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2-4 p.m. 

A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago A Cappella: Join Jonathan Miller, artistic director of Chicago a cappella and a longtime champion of Jewish choral music, for an inspiring and informative show featuring choral music set to Chanukah texts.

Hanukkah Lights 2017: A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features all new Hanukkah stories. Written by R.L. Maizes, Lia Pripstein, Elisa Albert, and Ellen Orleans. Read by hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz. 

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2-4 p.m.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival: This service in song and word has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, as well as orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians in five choirs, and the St. Olaf Orchestra. Host Alison Young shares the sights and sounds of this choral favorite.

Saturday, Dec. 23, 5 p.m.

Tinsel Tales 3: Even More NPR Christmas Favorites: Listeners tune to NPR for extraordinary Christmas stories that transport you to unexpected places. Baxter Black ponders the meaning of Christmas for Cows, Bailey White sneaks into her neighbor’s yard in search of an elusive hemlock tree; Julie Zickefoose serenades her neighbors on the coldest night of the year.  

New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

Toast of the Nation 2017-18: An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is the perfect audio complement for the occasion. It’s festive jazz you can party to, anytime.