Holiday

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Airs Sunday, December 24, 2017, at 7 p.m. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. 

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Airs Sunday, December 24, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Two instances when peace broke out – right on the field of battle: The impromptu but widespread unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914 in the early months of fighting during World War 1 and the story of the National Jubilee of Peace. First, the impromptu but widespread unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914 in the early months of fighting in Europe in World War 1. 

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Airs Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. Grand candlelit halls, lavish feasts, and stately dances. Escape to the regal elegance of the Elizabethan era. The time and culture of Elizabeth I also contained tension and intrigue; dark and light. And it's all evident in the music of their Christmas celebrations. The Rose Ensemble captures all of that in their popular holiday concert, as they reawaken the ancient with An Elizabethan Christmas.

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Airs Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11 a.m.  One hour of gorgeous, contemplative music related to the Advent season and the Christmas story and it's symbolism.  Hosted by Lynne Warfel.

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Airs Monday, December 26, at 11 a.m. A perennial NPR favorite with all new Hanukkah stories. Authors include R.L. Maizes, Lia Pripstein, Elisa Albert, and Ellen Orleans. Hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

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