T'was Three Nights Before Christmas

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Whether or not you set out cookies and milk for Santa Claus, Christmas is the most frantic yet joyous holiday of the year.

In Caracas Venezuela, leading up to Christmas, the streets are closed off to cars as roller skaters take over. In Japan, instead of turkey and ham, people buy buckets of fried chicken. Here in New York, Christmas just ain't Christmas without the stunning display of lights and the huge tree at Rockefeller Center. 

This season is also a frantic and joyous time for musicians. And not all of it has anything to do with the real meaning of Christmas. In this program we hear music written for the season and music that has a seasonal feel. We begin with Leontyne Price singing “Sweet li’l Jesus Boy" and end the program with Aaron Copland’s Our Town. In between: loads of holiday cheer.

Comments [7]

RJ from LI

"... Three Nights Before Christmas," December 22nd.'s programme, is STILL unavailable for streaming? Please - what's wrong? I love listening to WQXR, especially on Saturday nights, and want to stream the programmes later to listen to them, it's been a desert lately!
Is it ever going to be available?

Jan. 05 2013 06:08 PM
Ellen from Manhattan

More Terrance!!!!

There is nothing like Terrance's show anywhere and it's something that set NYC public radio apart. There was always something new or a new way of listening to what he selected.

I have recently come back to the city after being away for a couple of years and am really sad that Terrance no longer has a show nightly like he did on WNYC.

Please, at least make his past shows accessible to download.

Dec. 31 2012 04:21 PM
Judy Siegman from Brooklyn, NY

Oh, Terrance McKnight, "they're giving you and I another chance"? They're giving I?
You may be expressing noble sentiments but, broadcasting on Public Radio, don't you have a responsibility not to murder our language?

Dec. 29 2012 10:28 PM

Thank you all for listening and for your concern. We're working on getting all episodes online for streaming.

Dec. 28 2012 11:09 AM
Rjones from LI

I second Frank Jackson's questions/thoughts. I keep finding certain programmes are not available for listening, even days after the broadcast. For instance, I am trying to stream Saturday, December 22nd.'s programme and so far, no availability. What is the deal here? Frustrating!

Dec. 27 2012 08:36 AM
Marquita Eckert from New Jersey


Somehow we lost track of your show, but we went searching for you during the holidays and were relieved to be able to hear your holiday broadcasts. Nobody presents the same thoughtful eclectic mix that you do. Listening to the Moorehouse-Spellman glee clubs on NPR. we miss your insights.
So thanks for being there and we are looking forward to hearing you this year!

Marquita Eckert

Dec. 25 2012 11:49 AM
frank jackson

8/25/12 a comment was posted to wnyc about the archive for All Ears...

at least seven broadcast dont exisit in this programs archive.yet other

programs have complete archives.what gives.

Dec. 23 2012 05:51 PM

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