KRCC Holiday Programming Specials

Happy Holidays! 

Join KRCC this Christmas and New Years for your holiday cheer.  We'll be broadcasting familiar voices, and some new ones as well....

Thursday, December 24th

9a.m. - Splendid Table Global Holiday

No matter where you live or what you celebrate, December is a remarkable time of year filled with family and friends - and food, of course! The Splendid Table invites you on a globetrotting excursion to experience the Holidays with international flavor.

10a.m. – Pink Martini’s Joy to the World

The internationally acclaimed "little orchestra" Pink Martini bedecks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from across the globe. From timeless classics to rarely heard gems, hear a multidenominational, multicultural jubilee, overflowing with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family. Hosted by All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro.

11a.m. - Dinner Party Download Second Helping

Hosts Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano hand-pick an episode from the DPD archives that features culture figures at the top of their game this winter

1p.m. - Awesome Holiday Etiquette

Awesome Holiday Etiquette is an entertaining way to learn how you can take some of the stress out of being social during the Holidays. Hosts Lizzie Post and Dan Post Senning - the great-great-grandchildren of etiquette icon Emily Post - will talk with friends and special guests about etiquette throughout the season - from food to decorating to social situations.

2p.m. - Dinner Party Download Holiday Special

A special episode of The Dinner Party Download stuffed with holiday goodness. Hip-hop legend Darryl McDaniels, the "DMC" of Run DMC, riffs on his mega-hit "Christmas in Hollis" - and on the tenderness of Charlie Brown ... TV's "Naked Chef" Jamie Oliver injects some health into our holiday menu (but don't mess with his decadent cheese toasty) ... Humorist Fran Lebowitz keeps the season from getting too sappy with very tart etiquette tips ... And chart-toppers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis craft a Yuletide playlist, featuring crazy relatives and, even crazier, David Bowie's "Labyrinth."

8p.m. - Christmas Jazz Excursion with Dick Fairly –

KRCC jazz guru Dick Fairly will provide an evening of holiday favorites.

Friday, December 25th

9a.m. - Tinsel Tales   Episode 1

Stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas with David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk - these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.

10a.m. - Tinsel Tales   Episode 2

More of the best and most requested holiday stories - joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.

11a.m. - Tinsel Tales   Episode 3

Baxter Black ponders the meaning of Christmas for Cows, Bailey White sneaks into her neighbor's yard in search of an elusive hemlock tree; Julie Zickefoose serenades her neighbors on the coldest night of the year.

Thursday, December 31st

1p.m. - A Big Something Special – Musical Year in Review with Jeff and Vicky

KRCC music hosts Jeff and Vicky run down their favorite songs of 2015.

2p.m. - Dinner Party Download Best of 2015

Every (new) year, we play dinner party DJ and mash up our favorite moments from the past twelve months. Our Best of 2014 show brought together Mel Brooks, Anjelica Huston, Marlon James, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessie Ware, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and a host of others. We hope that listening to the episode is like attending the best New Year's Eve party imaginable…

7p.m. – New Year's Eve Jazz Excursion with Dick Fairly

Dick Fairly wraps up the year in jazz, and continues the Jazz Excursion into 2016.

Friday, January 1st

7p.m. – The Big Something – Musical Year in Review with Jeff and Vicky