Celebrate the Holidays with A Prairie Home Companion
An archive of past holiday shows to warm you this season.

December 7, 1996
With the Hopeful Gospel Quartet, classical pianist Garrick Ohlsson, and Broadway singer Victoria Clark.

Highlights
A Gift for Kitty
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Christmas
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December 21, 1996
With the Boys of the Lough, the Ypsilanti High School Chamber Singers, and the 14-member Sonos Handbell Ensemble

Highlights
Celebrity Christmas
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Drummer Boy Virus
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Tweleve Days of Christmas
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December 24, 1996
Garrison Keillor and guests bring you this special holiday edition of A Prairie Home Companion. Drawn from some of the best seasonal shows of Christmases past, the music and skits may not have been broadcast in your area. Join us in rekindling these holiday memories. Highlights
Nine Lessons and Carols
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December 13, 1997
With Scottish group The Battlefield Band, pianist-singer Diana Krall & her trio, and more.

Highlights
Christmas Tishomingo
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A Christmas Carol for
the Seasonally Challenged
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December 20, 1997 With classical pianist Garrick Ohlsson, actors John McDonough and Walter Bobbie, and more.

Highlights
Christmas Fairy Tale
The Christmas Pie
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December 12, 1998 With comedian and bestselling author Al Franken, jazz singer Ann Hampton Callaway who, says critic Rex Reed, "is the definitive singer of her generation to inherit the mantle the legendary Ella Fitzgerald left behind." Also, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson joined us.

Highlights
White Christmas
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Al Franken's
Chanukah Story (12/12/98)
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December 19, 1998 With Broadway star Sarah Jessica Parker, Piper, whistle player, and fiddler Christy O'Leary with Claire Mann on flute and Frank Kilkelly on guitar. O'Leary is from County Kerry in Ireland, married a Swede and moved to Sweden. His music is a mix of Irish and Swedish. Also, pianist Andre Watts

Highlights
Christmas Rhubarb
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A Christmas Carol:
The Carol Continues
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Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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