Airs Friday, December 25, at 11 a.m. A celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir.


And suddenly it is Christmas. It is rainy and will be in the 70s. Three years ago it snowed on Christmas Day, the first white Christmas here in many decades. This year, we will be wearing T-shirts and shorts. You never know what an East Texas winter will bring.

This can be a melancholy season. Many of us equate the Christmas season with tragedy and loss. We push through it and prevail. Everything usually turns out OK as families gather, a few empty seats at the table. But there is a tear in the fabric of our lives that cannot be mended.

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Airs Tuesday, December 22, at 2 p.m. A perennial broadcast favorite featuring the Minneapolis-based ensemble, VocalEssence. Recognized internationally as one of America's premier choral arts organizations, VocalEssence is led by the visionary Philip Brunelle. This year, a tribute to the late Dave Brubeck with his classical Christmas cantata "La Fiesta de la Posada." Playlist Still, Still, Still — Trad arr. Norman Luboff It Came Upon the Midnight Clear — Edmund Sears, arr. P. Brunelle When Christmas Morn is Dawning — Trad arr. Leland Sateren Deck the Halls — Trad arr.

Airs Tuesday, December 8, at 2 p.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a holiday celebration with Carols Then & Now and Rejoice and Be Glad featuring Come, O Come; Dance and Sing; Hark! The Harold Angels Sing;  The Story of a Cherished Carol and Beloved Song; O Little Town of Bethlehem; I'll Be Home for Christmas; Angels, From the Realms of Glory; Sussex Carol; One December, Bright and Clear; O Holy Night; The Twelve Days of Christmas; and Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful.

Airs Wednesday, December 24 at 9 a.m.Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.