Christmas at the Movies

Airs at 8 pm on Friday, Dec. 25, 2015.

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Friday, December 25, 2015

A screenshot of Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and Karolyn Grimes in the film 'It's a Wonderful Life.' A screenshot of Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and Karolyn Grimes in the film 'It's a Wonderful Life.' (Wikimedia Commons)

The Christmas holiday is charged with nostalgia and hope, so a Christmas setting can effectively heighten the emotional power of any story.

There have been many Christmas scenes in movies and host David Garland unwraps some of the accompanying music for them. Holiday favorites such as "It's a Wonderful Life," "Miracle On 34th Street" and "The Bishop's Wife" are included.

(This special originally aired in December 2010.)

Comments [4]

Emra

David and Naomi Lewin are no longer part of the radio station. This happened back in September. I also loved Movies on the Radio and this broadcast this evening is a real treat. Unfortunately those two fine hosts are no longer on the radio.

Dec. 25 2015 08:27 PM
Susan Soler from Manhattan

I love music on the radio. What happened to David Garland?

Dec. 25 2015 08:13 PM
Iam from Bronx, NY

Movies on the Radio is an enjoyable program. Are podcasts avaialble of this program?

Dec. 20 2014 09:30 PM
Jonathan Baker from New York City

Movies on the Radio is one of the best ideas WQXR ever had - and I consistently listen to the program. I also like David Garland's take on the music presented.

Dec. 24 2013 11:56 PM

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