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WCBE Christmas Programming 2020

Check out these Christmas day specials sure to make your celebration merrier!

9am:    A Christmas Carol 

WCBE’s Christmas morning tradition continues!  Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic. 

10am:   MAT Holiday Special: Christmas in Columbus

'Tis the season for holiday concerts, plays and performances!  Midnight Audio Theatre takes a break from audio dramas to focus on Christmas shows all from Columbus' own performing arts community.  Join us as we take a listen to new holiday works from Columbus Children's Theatre, Columbus Gay Men's Chorus, Madlab and Short North Stage - all together in one hour-long variety program.  

11am:  Jazz Piano Christmas 

Join us for a twist on your favorite holiday classics! The Kennedy Center and NPR present A Jazz Piano Christmas, the holiday tradition and annual sell-out, where pianists perform their favorite seasonal music. This year features Kennedy Center favorite George Cables, Latin all-star Rebeca Mauleón, Mark G. Meadows and Hancock Institute International Piano Competition Finalist Joshua White

12pm:  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. Hear the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, plus special guest vocalists Catherine Russell and Kenny Washington. Christian McBride hosts. 

1pm:  All Songs Considered for the Holidays 

When the first holiday extravaganza was held in 2012 at a snow-covered cabin in the woods, nearly all the invited guests canceled.  The party was a lovable flop, but it launched a tradition that’s continued every year since, including trips to Bermuda, the North Pole and even outer space.  

For this year’s party, it’s a return to the cozy cabin where it all began. Special guests include Taylor Swift, Jenny Lewis, Tarriona "Tank" Ball, Lucy Dacus and more. What could possibly go wrong? 

2pm: The Big Tiny Desk Concert 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.

Happy holidays from the staff of your public radio station, 90.5 WCBE!