Right Between the Ears Holiday Show
7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6
An all new holiday special, recorded at a live performance at Liberty Hall. Topical take-offs and seasonal spoofs from KPR’s award-winning comedy troupe.
Candles Burning Brightly
7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7
A one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights with an exploration of Chanukah foods and traditional activities and plenty of music.
7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14
The perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world's premiere choral groups, led by Philip Brunelle. Join host John Birge for an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries.
Retro Cocktail Hour Christmas Show
7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19
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.
Right Between the Ears Best of Christmas Past
7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20
An hour of favorite Yuletide bits and satirical songs, drawn from live performances of Right Between the Ears.
7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 21
The annual Yuletide concert from the University of Kansas, with the KU Symphony Orchestra and Choirs.
Caroling with The Singers
7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22
KPR invites you to a Christmas Carol sing-along with the Minneapolis-based ensemble The Singers. You can sing along wherever you may be – at home, at work (if you can get away with it), in the car or at a Christmas caroling party.
Big Band Christmas
9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 23
KPR's annual concert for the holiday season, featuring the KC Jazz Orchestra, with singers Ron Gutierrez and Kathleen Holeman.
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 24
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.
St. Olaf Christmas Festival
Noon, Thursday, Dec. 24
A service in song and word that has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. The St. Olaf College festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, as well as orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians in five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra. 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols rebroadcast
6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24
Join the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir, accompanied by the Orchestra at Temple Square, for their annual Christmas concert.
Big Band Christmas rebroadcast
2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 26
1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25
Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of holiday movie music that ranges from the sentimental to the completely cranky. From White Christmas and cozy homes for the holidays, to Grinches and Scrooges, Hollywood Holiday takes in your favorite holiday movies from a musical point of view.
Christmas Day rebroadcasts
9 a.m., Holiday Vespers
10 a.m., St. Olaf Christmas Festival
Noon, Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
2 p.m., Caroling with the Singers
9 p.m., Retro Cocktail Hour Christmas Show