YourClassical Storytime

'Christmas Every Day'

Noelle is excited for the first day of Christmas. Nancy Carlson for MPR

YourClassical Storytime - 'Christmas Every Day'


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December 01, 2021

Can you have too many presents, too much holiday food, too much cheer? When little Noelle wishes for Christmas every day, she gets more than she bargained for in the delightful new YourClassical Storytime episode Christmas Every Day, featuring traditional music of the holiday season and art by Nancy Carlson.

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Our telling of Christmas Every Day includes excerpts from the following recordings:

Jingle Bells (James Lord Pierpont, arr. Adam Saunders/Mark Cousins)

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Pyotr Tchaikovsky, arr. Richard Allen Harvey)

Jingle Bells Overture (Frederic Rene Bernard Sans/James Lord Pierpont)

Deck the Halls (arr. Adam Saunders/Mark Cousins)

The Nutcracker: Trepak (Tchaikovsky)

Music Box (Anatol Lyadov, arr. Gerry Hart)

We Wish You a Merry Christmas (arr. Adam Saunders/Mark Cousins)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (arr. Stephen Barry Metcalfe)

Sugar Plums (Daniel Jacob Teper)

Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet (Tchaikovsky)

The Choice Wife (arr. John Charles Fiddy/Angus John Lyon)

I Saw Three Ships on Christmas Day (arr. Gerry Hart)

Dance of the Hours (Amilcare Ponchielli)

Carol of the Bells (Mykola Leontovych, arr. Stuart Nicolas Barter/Toby Peter Knowles)

In the Bleak Midwinter (arr; Thomas Alexander Farnon)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Mvt. 3 (JS Bach)


Narrator: Valerie Kahler

Story: William Dean Howells, adapted by Valerie Kahler

Illustrator: Nancy Carlson

Producer: Valerie Kahler

Digital producer: Jeffrey Yelverton

Social media producer: Ines Guanchez

Senior digital producer: Randy Salas

Program director: Julie Amacher