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Festive favorites for every holiday.

Classical Holiday Programming Schedule

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Enjoy seasonal favorites and a variety of Hanukkah and Christmas programs. Here is a day-by-day guide to all of our special holiday programming for the 2018 season.

Listen: Holiday Stream Playlist

Seasonal specials are presented on Classical Minnesota Public Radio's stations and stream.

On demand

Christmas With the National Lutheran Choir


Listen to these programs on Classical MPR stations and online at the following times. Linked titles go to more information and on-demand audio (when available).

Nov. 21, 6 p.m. & Nov. 22, 10 a.m. — Giving Thanks

Nov. 22, noon — Every Good Thing

Dec. 2, 3 p.m. — St. Olaf Christmas Festival (live)

Dec. 2, 8 p.m. — All is Bright: Contemplative Music for Christmas

Dec. 3, 7 p.m. — Welcome Christmas

Dec. 4, 7 p.m. — Candles Burning Brightly

Dec. 6, 6 p.m. — Taste of the Holidays

Dec. 7, 8 p.m. — Chanticleer Christmas

Dec. 9, noon — Minnesota Orchestra, performing Bach's Christmas Oratorio — Part 1 (recorded 2017) at noon, followed by Part 2 (live) at 2 p.m.

Dec. 11, 7 p.m. — Hollywood Holiday

Dec. 13, 11 a.m. — Christmas with Cantus (live)

Dec. 15, 6 p.m. — Carols and Cheer

Dec. 17, 7 p.m. — Christmas at Concordia

Dec. 18, 7 p.m. — Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Dec. 20, 7 p.m. — Christmas at Luther

Dec. 21, 7 p.m. — St. Olaf Christmas Festival

Dec. 23, 2 p.m. — Handel's Messiah with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (live)

Dec. 24, 9 a.m. & 7 p.m. — A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College, Cambridge, England (live)

Dec. 25, 10 a.m. — The Nutcracker

Jan. 1, 10 a.m. — New Years Day: Live from Vienna

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