December 21, 2002
Live from the Town Hall on West 43rd Street in New York City, with Philip Brunelle conducting Musica Sacra, plus a string quintet and flutist.

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00:00Logo
00:12Tishomingo Blues
02:28GK talks about Christmas in New York
04:33Hush Little Baby - GK and Rich
09:40GK talks about Musica Sacra
10:40O Thou That Tellest - Choir
12:23Angels We Have Heard on High/ Little Town of Bethlehem
16:03GK talks about Christmas in Lake Wobegon
17:06A Child is Born in Bethlehem - GK and choir
21:55Holiday Help Desk script
29:40Henay Mah Tov
32:59Powdermilk Biscuit Break
34:35GK talks about The Nutcracker
35:07Dance of the Sugar Plums
37:15Trepak
39:30Family Christmas script
01:04:07Intermission - Waltz of the Flowers
01:08:42Greetings
01:11:30Santa Claus is Coming To Town
01:14:50Teens at Christmas script
01:23:38In The Bleak Midwinter
01:27:42Monologue, So Near and Dear to Me, The Happy Christmas Comes Once More, I Am So Glad On Christmas Eve
01:53:50Credits, Silent Night

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Philip Brunelle Musica Sacra
Tim Russell, Sue Scott and GK Musica Sacra
Dressing Room Fred Newman

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  • Teens at Christmas
  • Hush Little Baby [lyrics]
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town [lyrics]
  • Dance of the Sugar Plums [lyrics]
  • O Thou Tellest [lyrics]

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