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Christmas Day 2019 Special Lineup

Season's Greetings!
Join 90.5 FM WCBE for a selection of special programming this Christmas Day, December 25th, 2019!

9am - Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol
A public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy.

10am - Jazz Piano Christmas 35
Join the Kennedy Center and NPR Music for this annual holiday tradition highlighting jazz pianists and their favorite seasonal music. The line-up will be announced soon. Felix Contreras hosts

11am - Jazz Night in America: A Holiday Celebration
Jazz Night in America brings you holiday classics from their past five seasons – featuring fresh arrangements and entertaining storytelling recorded live from Rose Theater in New York City. You'll hear the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, plus special guest vocalists Catherine Russell and Kenny Washington. Christian McBride hosts.

12pmAll Songs Considered for the Holidays: Bob and Robin's Holiday Cruise to Bermuda
This year, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton decide to get away from it all with a holiday cruise to Bermuda. Along the way they meet a few special guests aboard the ship, including John Legend, Aloe Blacc, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, William Shatner, Lucius, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Rodney Crowell, who all try to share their own good cheer for the holidays. But nature inevitably runs its course and the gang finds itself stuck in the swirling vortex of the mystical Bermuda Triangle, desperate for some sort of passage back home. It all unfolds like a bad high school play in this regular, seasonal spoof from NPR Music

1pmBig Tiny Desk Holiday Special
Celebrate the season with amazing holiday performances from The Tiny Desk Concert series including Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Steve Martin, Hanson, The Polyphonic Spree and more! Hosted by NPR Music frenemies Bob Boilen and Stephen Thompson.

2pm - Midnight Audio Theatre Holiday Special
Join Midnight Audio Theatre for an hour of holiday storytelling!  We're spending Christmas with our friends from Atlanta Radio Theatre Company, Just Press Playhouse, Uncanny County and Decoder Ring Theatre - and they're each bringing a tale to tell.  We start with a radio holiday message, then a trip to Puerto Rico before setting out on a holiday hunt for the Christmas Jackalope.  And to cap it all off, we'll meet Red Panda, Flying Squirrel and Santa as he tries to track down a missing elf.  Enjoy this holiday story potluck!