WXXI Holiday Programming

Featured Programming

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 6:30pm
Clifford’s Puppy Days celebrates Hanukah with this holiday special.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:10pm
Festive musical fun with horn players from the Eastman School of Music, led by Peter Kurau.
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 6:00am
As the old adage states, 'tis better to give, than to receive.
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 9:00pm
Stay financially savvy during the craziness of the holiday season. 
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 6:00am
Everyone's favorite aardvark gives kids a new spin on seasonal traditions in a one-hour special that shows children many ways to celebrate the holidays.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:00pm
Chicago a cappella presents both familiar tunes as well as original compositions by American and British composers who add a depth of expression to the holiday.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 1:00pm
Whether you like your Hanukkah tales humorous or historical, magical or true-to-life, there's something for you in this brand-new collection of holiday stories.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 1:00pm
Adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat embark on three holiday adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 2:00pm
Enjoy the true spirit of the holiday season with Curious George and The Man with Yellow Hat!
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 8:00pm
Put the cheer into your holiday by tuning in to one of Rochester's most beloved holiday traditions presented by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 9:00pm
Pittsford native Richard Brookins plays the lead role in this documentary that tells the amazing true story of war, honor, luck and love. 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
Itzhak Perlman invites you to his Chanukah Radio Party
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
The Cat, Nick, and Sally journey to Freezeyourknees Snowland to help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 12:10pm
A holiday classic – celebrate the season with a warm and welcoming mix of songs both old and new, sung by the choir Madrigalia.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 9:30pm
Celebrate the magic of the season with the acclaimed soprano
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:00pm
Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock as they celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights. 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 12:00pm
Madrigalia returns for another musical Christmas celebration. 
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 8:00pm
The RPO, the Rochester Oratorio Society, and a quartet of acclaimed soloists present the splendid sounds of an iconic masterpiece, Handel’s Messiah.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 12:00pm
The Rose Ensemble presents a unique seasonal program that explores ancient Christmas legends. 
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:00pm
The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square share their annual Christmas concert featuring Laura Osnes.
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 1:00pm
Julie Figuera welcomes the Rochester Oratorio Society, under the direction of the direction of Eric Townell, into Studio A for a live holiday concert in celebration of their 70th anniversary.
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 6:00am
Tis the season to be jolly, as family and friends gather to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa.
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 11:00pm
This Christmas Special is Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith's final story and features the introduction of Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi.
Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 11:30pm
Tune in for the special broadast of this dark and intense adaptation of Charles Dickens classic novel.
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 12:00pm
A celebration of a culmination of winter holiday, featuring traditional carols, hymn, motets, wassails and folk tunes sure to brighten your holiday season.
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 8:00pm
A holiday music celebration you won't want to miss.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 12:00pm
Join us for a one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
Join host Lynne Warfel for the perfect holiday music fix.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 10:00am
Michael Barone hosts the annual live broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 12:00pm
More than 500 student musicians perform in this year's annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 5:00pm
The Grammy Award-winning British male sextet The King’s Singers arrives on the cusp of winter to perform an enchanting Christmas concert.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
Classical Minnesota Public Radio invites listeners to join in, wherever they may be, to a sing-along with some of their favorite carols.
Friday, December 25, 2015 - 11:00am
Travel to Norway for a concert in Trondheim’s Nidaros Cathedral by the a cappella St. Olaf Choir. 
Friday, December 25, 2015 - 4:00pm
Joshua Bell puts his own stamp on classic holiday compositions.
Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 6:00am
Five!  Four!  Three!  Two!  One!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!  
Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 5:00pm
An hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and oratorio.
Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 2:00pm
From the Medieval Sculpture Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine performs a program that spans hundreds of years and describes the story of the nativity.
Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 7:00pm
Delight in this family comedy with a nose-clenching twist.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:00pm
The weekly show features a two hour Christmas special full of traditional Spanish holiday melodies.
Friday, January 1, 2016 - 11:00am
The Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual salute to the waltz on New Year's Day 2016. 
Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 10:00pm
Join David Garland as he unwraps the music from some of the most cherished holiday movies.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 6:00am
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Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 8:00pm
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