All December WQXR presents special programming to make this holiday season merry and bright. All programming can be heard on 105.9 FM and WQXR.org, unless otherwise noted.

• WQXR's 2016 Holiday Programming

WQXR Holiday Channel (Dec. 1-Jan. 6)
WQXR is getting into the holiday spirit with an online all-classical holiday stream of continuous seasonal favorites.

WQXR Classical Countdown (Dec. 27-28 & Dec. 30-31)
Every year WQXR asks listeners, "What is your favorite piece of classical music?" Based on your responses, we'll close out 2016 by counting down the 100 most-requested pieces.

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Recently in WQXR's 2016 Holiday Specials

New Year’s Day 2017 From Vienna

Sunday, January 01, 2017

At 11 am on Jan. 1, waltz — and polka — into the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel during a live broadcast from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein.

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A New York Philharmonic Winter Holiday Jukebox

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Tune in at 9 pm this week when the New York Philharmonic digs into its archives for a winter holiday program featuring performances from over the decades.

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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Live From Cambridge

Saturday, December 24, 2016

At 10 am on Dec. 24, WQXR hosts a live broadcast from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge for the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service.

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Humperdinck's 'Hansel and Gretel' is your Christmas Eve Broadcast

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera continues a holiday tradition with its broadcast of "Hansel and Gretel."

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Watch: Melodica Men Strike Again With 'Nutcracker Mini Suite'

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Just a few months after their immensely popular “Rite of Spring” arrangement, The Melodica Men are back with a “mini-suite” of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker!
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Boston Pops Bring Holiday Joy With a Mannequin Challenge

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Laugh with the Boston Pops as they present their holiday-themed Mannequin Challenge.
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Chanukah Broadcast Featuring the Keshet Eilon Ensemble

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

In this week's episode is our annual Chanukah broadcast from the gala concert of the Keshet Eilon String Mastercourse in Israel.

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Quiz: A Classical Music Year-In-Review 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

There were strikes, retirements, new albums and even a symphonic Super Bowl appearance. Take our classical music year-in-review quiz and share how much you remember from 2016.

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Watch: A Chanukah Party For Families

Sunday, December 18, 2016

At 3 pm on Sunday, Dec. 18, join WQXR for a family Chanukah celebration in The Greene Space.

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Best of 2016: Classical Christmas Albums

Monday, December 12, 2016

Here are a few of our favorite Christmas releases from 2016, ranging from intimate to magnificent.
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Watch This Piano Duo's Must-See 'Sleigh Ride' Video That Is Just Right

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Anderson and Roe cinematic music videos are well-known on YouTube. But you might have missed last year’s inventive and whimsical “Sleigh Ride" — it's a must-see.
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12 Significant Classical Music Events in 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

By no means were there only 12 significant events in the world of classical music this year. But here are some worthy of acknowledgement.
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Saxophone Ensemble Puts Fresh Spin on a Holiday Favorite

Friday, December 09, 2016

The Eastman Saxophone Project plays selections from The Nutcracker Suite, giving us a fresh interpretation of a reliable holiday classic.
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WQXR's 2016 Holiday Programming

Friday, December 09, 2016

WQXR has you covered with special programming throughout the 2016 holiday season. Here is a calendar of the Chanukah and Christmas specials planned for December.

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Keep Cozy With Groupmuse's Intimate Holiday Concerts

Friday, December 09, 2016

Groupmuse, a company focused on bringing talented performers from the concert hall to apartment living rooms, is proving to be a great way to embrace the holiday spirit.
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Watch the Brooklyn Youth Chorus's Holiday Celebration

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Celebrate the spirit of the holidays with the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus with the archived webcast.

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Christmas Classic 'It's a Wonderful Life' Becomes An Opera

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Frank Capra's Christmas classic gets a modern update, as composer Jake Heggie takes "It's a Wonderful Life" to the Houston Grand Opera.
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The WQXR Holiday Channel Plays Your Classical Christmas Favorites

Thursday, December 01, 2016

WQXR brings you music to celebrate the spirit of the season with the return of our all-classical holiday channel. From Dec. 1-Jan. 6, we'll stream continuous seasonal music, 24/7.

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21 Classical Music Gift Ideas That Will Make Your Year

Thursday, December 01, 2016

A gift guide from the WQXR staff for those who have a classical music-lover on their list this holiday season.

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WQXR's 2016 Classical Countdown Results

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Every year WQXR asks listeners: "What is your favorite piece of classical music?” Review and discuss the results the 2016 poll of your 100 most-requested pieces.

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