Anthology of the Sacred Carol
Presents the fascinating stories behind some of the best-loved Christmas carols. Features guitarist James Sundquist.
Traditional Christmas story of a shepherd boy’s gift of a tiny brass bell to the infant Savior, and how that bell becomes a symbol of hope for the modern world.
Christmas in Music
Four symphonic interpretations of the Christmas story.
The Christmas Masterpiece
Inspiring background of the story of Handel’s composition of the Messiah.
Dr. Perlander’s Christmas Concert
Story of the desolate band director Dr. Perlander and the Christmas concert for the folks at Yucca Flats.
The Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told
Story of four strangers who meet and travel together on a train during the Christmas holidays. Interspersed with Christmas music.
Home for the Holidays
Stories and traditions of the Christmas season are woven among holiday songs.
In the Spirit of Christmas
Features music of the Christmas carol composer Alfred S. Burt.
Johnny Marks and His Celebrated Reindeer
Johnny Marks, composer of “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” talks about the varied sources of inspiration for his songs.
The Magnificent Inspiration of Bartholomew Buttons
Christmas holiday story concerning a group of heavenly composers who choose Barty Buttons to write some birthday music and then advise him how to proceed, each in his own style.
Merry Christmas–Parang Style
A village in Trinidad celebrates Christmas the old-fashioned “Parang” way, with Spanish music played on antique instruments and door-to-door singing.
Music from the Holidays
The moods of American Christmas music represented in the works of Harry Shelly, George Chadwick, Clarence Jordan, and Amadeo Roldan.
Background of the customs and ceremony whose observance is so important to the Jewish faith. Traditional Hebrew melodies are heard.
Thanksgiving thoughts and gratitudes. Music includes Charles Ives’s Thanksgiving and Forefathers Day.
Be My Love
Valentine’s Day customs and music in the romantic vein are featured. “Be My Love,” “I Love You Truly,” and “My Secret Love” are some of the songs you’ll hear.
Be My Valentine
Anecdotes, stories, and music for those in love.