KLCC Holiday Specials 2018

Dec 13, 2018

Enjoy our special programming for the 2018 season!  

Thurs Dec 20, 9 pm
Merry Beatles, A Cool Yule with the Fab Four.  Three hours of Beatles tunes covered by mostly jazz musicians, with host David Gizara.

Fri Dec 21, 8:30 pm
Paul Winter's Solstice Celebration.
Celebrate the return of the sun with an encore performance recorded in the world’s largest Gothic cathedral. Musicians include gospel singer Theresa Thomason, multi-instrumentalist and singer Arto Tunçboyacıyan and double reed wizard Paul McCandless. 

Sat Dec 22, 7 pm
Dead Air Solstice Special featuring holiday music from the Grateful Dead and their friends, with host Downtown Deb.

Sat Dec 22, 9 pm
Back Porch will feature Mark O'Conner's Appalachian Christmas, Cajun Christmas tunes, and more.

Sun Dec 23, 6 pm
Christmas JazzSunday with host Jeffrey Ogburn.

Mon Dec 24, 6:30 pm
Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites.   A radio tradition continues - stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk--these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.

Mon Dec 24, 7:30 pm
Friends & Neighbors holiday special, with host Kobi Lucas.

Tues Dec 25, 7:30 pm
On Heartwood Hotel, host Cina Kraft will welcome holiday travelers to a special holiday program.

Pink Martini
Credit Dave Christensen/OPB

Tues Dec 25, 10 pm
Pink Martini's Joy to The World: A Holiday in Pink.  
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 multi-denominational, multi-cultural jubilee, overflowing with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family. Hosted by All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro.

Mon Dec 31, 6:30 pm
Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday.  Help roast 2018 to a crisp with this annual year-in-review comedy show!

Mon Dec 31, 7:30 pm 
Toast of the Nation.  NPR's annual New Year's Eve special celebrates with live jazz and blues performances from around the country.  Festive, spirited, improvised, and swinging!

Happy Holidays from KLCC and NPR!