Wyoming Public Media 2016 Holiday Programs

All programs subject to change.

Saturday, December 17

8:00pm: Retro Cocktail Hour Christmas Party - It's a cool Yule when The Retro Cocktail Hour shakes up another holiday clambake, filled with seasonally-flavored space age pop, bachelor pad swing, crooner classics and tiki tunes.

Sunday, December 18

11:00am: Splendid Table’s Homemade Holidays with America’s Test Kitchen -  The Splendid Table joins forces with America's Test Kitchen to simplify entertaining and the holiday kitchen. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Bridget Lancaster, Jack Bishop and other America's Test Kitchen personalities take it all on, whether you are cooking for two or twenty. Join us for foolproof ideas and recipes, gift guides for the eaters and cooks on your list and the perfect snack for Santa.

Monday, December 19

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8:00pm: A Chanticleer Christmas - Holiday favorites, new and old, presented live in concert by the superb 12-man ensemble known as "an orchestra of voices."

Tuesday, December 20

8:00pm: Carols and Cheer - Scott Blankenship and Matt Culloton team up to review their favorite carols for the holiday season. Utterly “sing-a-long-able”, their top picks will include the best of the Christmas season as performed by the leading artists and ensembles of today.

Wedneday, December 21

8:00pm: Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Magic (recorded Dec. 10) - Ring in the season with Cheyenne’s favorite holiday tradition! This year’s event features Soprano soloist Elizabeth Montgomery, All City Children’s Chorus, and dancers from the En Avant Dance Studio.

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10:00pm-12:00am: Echoes Winter Solstice - Inspired by the first Windham Hill Winter Solstice albums and Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration, we play music inspired by the season in all its quiet majesty and interior warmth. With mostly original music, we'll hear sounds that evoke the longest night of the year from artists like George Winston, Agnes Obel, Kate Bush and many more.

Thursday, December 22

8:00pm: Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Join the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir, accompanied by the Orchestra at Temple Square, for their annual Christmas concert.

Friday, December 23

9:00am: A Cool Christmas Mix with Music History Producer Paul Ingles featuring pop, rock and soul holiday music.  Paul Simon, Otis Redding, Charles Brown, Pretenders, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Kinks, Shawn Colvin, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Beatles, and more. 

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10:00am-12:00pm: Wyoming Sounds Holiday Harmony & Rhythm - New and old traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites for a cool yule.

3:00pm: The Moth Holiday Special: Unexpected Gifts of December - Holiday customs, brand new traditions, flying cows, fruit, luminaries and a magical forest. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness.

8:00pm: Candles Burning Brightly - A celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights with an exploration of Chanukah foods and traditional activities ... and plenty of music. Hosts-Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock.

Saturday, December 24

11:00am-1:00pm: Ranch Breakfast Christmas ShowJoin Tom Wilhelm for the best  in folk and bluegrass for season.

8:00pm: A Chanticleer ChristmasHoliday favorites, new and old, presented live in concert by the superb 12-man ensemble known as "an orchestra of voices."

9:00pm: A Swinging Holiday Jazz Party with Wynton Marsalis - Holiday jazz favorites by Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong,  Gregory Porter, René Marie, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. (PRX)

Sunday, December 25

6:00am: St. Olaf Christmas Festival - A service in song and word that has become one of the nation’s most cherished holiday celebrations.  The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.

10:00am: Welcome Christmas - The perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world’s premiere choral groups. An hour of traditional carols and new discoveries.  

12:00pm: Hollywood Holiday - Lynne Warfel, host of Saturday Cinema, takes you on a one hour musical retrospective of some of Hollywood's most cherished Christmas themed movies.


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Saturday, December 24 

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8:00am-10:00am: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (live) - Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live service of spoken-word and music (choral and organ) 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.

Sunday, December 25

6:00am: St. Olaf Christmas Festival A service in song and word that has become one of the nation’s most cherished holiday celebrations.  The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.