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Christmas Eve
with A Prairie Home Companion

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.


PERFORMANCE RUNDOWN:
KEY: (RA) Real Audio 2.0 (14.4); (S) Script

2:00 Opening credits over TISHOMINGO:
"Christmas time, we're having a party here tonight"

2:27 CHRISTMAS TIME'S A COMIN': Hopeful Gospel Quartet

2:59 JORDAN: The Hopeful Gospel Quartet

5:38 YOU'VE GOT TO SHOP FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS:
GK, Hopeful Gospel Quartet, Broadway Local Theater

1:20 GK intro Jay Ungar and Molly Mason; Molly introduces band

3:20 SETTIN' BY THE FIRE: Jay, Molly, and band

12:49 NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS: GK and actors
Scenes of family holiday disasters
interwoven with Christmas music
GK intro/talk with Jean Redpath

4:35 CHRIST CHILD'S LULLABY: Jean Redpath, a cappella (S)

8:04 THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL: GK and Toby Twining Music (S)

3:12 NOWEL - OWT OF YOUR SLEEP: Anonymous 4 (RA)

15:01 BACH'S CHRISTMAS ORATORIO (S)

segue to intermission
3:54 INTERMISSION: JIG MEDLEY

3:05 OH, HOW LOVELY IS THE EVENING:
GK, Oriana Choir, and audience sing. Begins with GK
intro, "We haven't given the audience a chance to sing,
and it's not Christmas until the audience sings ..."

2:48 DET KIMMER NU

5:18 A POLISH CHRISTMAS WITH WALTER BOBBIE (RA)

3:42 CAROL OF THE CHILDREN: Essex Children's Choir with harp

20:44 MONOLOGUE (RA) Mr. Bergy--fish that got away--hole in the ice not big enough. Car stuck in ditch. Christmas decorations falling apart, were repaired but came back looking gaudy. Bergy hasn't spoken to brother in 25 years. Pastor delivering Christmas baskets, hears nothing but complaints; thank God Norwegian bachelor farmers don't propagate. Pastor thinks of Florida, but it would ultimately be disappointing, like Christmas. Pastor finds Bergy in a ditch. Bergy's brother plays "Silent Night" by the mailbox. Mr. Bergy listens from inside his house. We come as close as we can, that's all we can do.

3:17 CHRISTMAS MEDLEY: Molly Mason, Jay Ungar & band
"Christmas Day in the Mornin'" by Fredamann Stickle
"Da Slockit Light" by Tom Anderson, Lerick, Shetland;
© 1969/83 Anderson

10:30 CHRISTMAS PAGEANT (RA) (S)

1:30 CREDITS--over Santa Lucia OR piano "Child is born ..."


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