Holiday Programs on WBFO

WBFO presents a wide variety of memorable holiday programming. With specials from NPR and American Public Media, WBFO has festive entertainment offerings for everyone.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
The Splendid Table Turkey Confidential
Thursday, November 22 at 12pm
The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential | Live Call In Special
“Turkey Confidential” is The Splendid Table’s annual live Thanksgiving call-in show. Francis Lam takes calls and comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and inner guests during the biggest cooking day of the year. Phone lines - (800) 242-2828 will be open nationwide from 12pm - 2pm
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24
Tinsel Tales 4
Monday, December 24 at 8pm
Tinsel Tales 4: So Much More NPR Christmas
Hear stories of the season told through music interviews from the NPR archives, including talks with Sting, Amy Grant Jon Batiste and more.
All Songs Considered for the Holidays
Monday, December 24 at 9pm
All Songs Considered for the Holidays | Bob and Robin's Holiday in Space
Bob Boilin and Robin Hilton, your two intrepid All Songs Considered hosts — celebrate the season. In this program, through a series of unexpected events, find themselves hurtling through outer space, on an urgent musical mission. Join us as we take a rocket ride to the stars, grow homesick for the holidays, and find comfort from a few special guests and friends, including Angela Olsen, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, our favorite spaceman (Dan Deacon, of course), and more.
A Christmas Carol
Monday, December 24 at 10pm

Jonathan Winters’ ‘A Christmas Carol’
So begins A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Some say this short story, first published in 1843, transformed Christmas into a major holiday. Before A Christmas Carol, there was surprisingly little celebration during the Christmas season. After its publication, the holiday became a high point of the year. The tale has inspired movies, operas, readings and countless stage performances around the globe.

Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of this holiday classic, using a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. He re-creates Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley's spirit and the three Christmas ghosts: Past, Present and Future. Mimi Kennedy also performs.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25
A Christmas Carol
Tuesday, December 25 at 10am

Jonathan Winters’ ‘A Christmas Carol’
So begins A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Some say this short story, first published in 1843, transformed Christmas into a major holiday. Before A Christmas Carol, there was surprisingly little celebration during the Christmas season. After its publication, the holiday became a high point of the year. The tale has inspired movies, operas, readings and countless stage performances around the globe.

Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of this holiday classic, using a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. He re-creates Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley's spirit and the three Christmas ghosts: Past, Present and Future. Mimi Kennedy also performs.

Tinsel Tales
Tuesday, December 25 at 11am
Tinsel Tales 4: NPR Christmas Favorites
Christmas is a time of traditions, and over the years, NPR has created a few traditions of its own. In this hour-long special: Wistfulness, joy, doubt, hope, all the emotions we feel at this time of year, all summoned up in memorable stories from the NPR broadcast archives.

David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk — these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. It may be you'll remember these tales fondly, or it may be you'll fall in love with them for the first time.
Tinsel Tales 2
Tuesday, December 25 at 12pm
Tinsel Tales 2: More NPR Christmas Favorites 2
In this hour-long special, wistfulness, joy, doubt, hope – all the emotions we feel at this time of year – are summoned up from the NPR broadcast archive.
Tinsel Tales 3
Tuesday, December 25 at 1pm
Tinsel Tales 3: Even More NPR Christmas Favorites
Lynn Neary hosts a hour-long collection of extraordinary Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places. Audie Cornish, Ken Harbaugh, Nina Totenberg and other voices from NPR's past and present tell stories of the season in this hour-long special. Some tales are funny; some are touching; some are insightful or irreverent or nostalgic or surprising. You might recognize them from our broadcast archives — or you might fall in love with them for the first time.
All Songs Considered for the Holidays
Tuesday, December 25 at 3pm
All Songs Considered for the Holidays | Bob and Robin's Holiday in Space
Bob Boilin and Robin Hilton, your two intrepid All Songs Considered hosts — celebrate the season. In this program, through a series of unexpected events, find themselves hurtling through outer space, on an urgent musical mission. Join us as we take a rocket ride to the stars, grow homesick for the holidays, and find comfort from a few special guests and friends, including Angela Olsen, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, our favorite spaceman (Dan Deacon, of course), and more.