Your Classical Christmas Favorites

Join us this holiday season as we count down the top christmas songs as voted by you in a two-hour special.


Tom Crann: Tom is the host of All Things Considered for MPR News. He's been in the host chair since 2005. His work on MPR News has been recognized with an Eric Severeid award, a regional Edward R. Murrow award, and a National Headliner award. He has also hosted the international cultural broadcasts "Sounds Irish" and "The Last Night of the Proms," a co-production with the BBC. In addition to his work in news, Crann has spent over 20 years hosting and producing classical music and cultural programs at public radio stations around the U.S, and for RTE/Lyric FM in Ireland, where he is still a contributor.

Valerie Kahler: Valerie Kahler grew up in a musical family and started playing cello and piano in 3rd grade. She began her radio career in 1989 as a volunteer at KNAU (now Arizona Public Radio) in Flagstaff, Arizona. She worked there as a classical host and music director for more than a decade before moving to Minnesota to work for MPR. In addition to classical music, other passions include sewing, singing and cooking. She shares her life with her partner, John, an artist.


Two hours

Show Clock

Program will be three segments. Below is an estimate of how the segments will break down. Exact clock will be confirmed later in the fall.

  • Segment A - 59:00
  • Break - 1:00
  • Segment B - 59:00
  • Total Runtime: 1:59:00

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Promo spot available: November 13, 2023
Program rundown available: November 30, 2023
Playlist available: November 30, 2023
Date content will be uploaded: November 30, 2023


Broadcast Window

December 15, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before January 1, 2024. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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