A look at WXPN’s special holiday programming schedule

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Polyphonic Spree Christmas show 2012 | Photo by Matthew Davis
Polyphonic Spree Christmas show 2012 | Photo by Matthew Davis

Happy Holidays! XPN has lots of special programming through New Year’s Day. It all starts tonight at modnight with the 20th Annual The Night Before, hosted by DJ Robert Drake. Robert has 24 hours of eclectic holiday music with special features including a Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas concert, a rebroadcast of Helen Leicht’s Home For the Holidays local music special, performances from The GrooveBarbers, an acapella supergroup, and a broadcast of the classic radio version of Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Join Robert on the Jingle Cam when he goes live tonight at midnight.

Wednesday December 25th
Midnight to 2AM An Echoes Christmas
6AM-Noon Sleepy Hollow Christmas Morning hosted by Chuck Elliot
Noon-2PM – The Christmas Free Rock and Roll Music Zone hosted by Bruce Warren
2PM-4PM World Cafe (Nick Lowe, The Fab Four, Latin Roots Puerto Rican Christmas)
4P-6PM – World Cafe (Latin Roots Cuban Christmas, Portland Cello Project and Polyphonic Spree)
6PM-7PM – Ben Vaughn’s Christmas Party
7PM-8PM – Rebroadcast of Helen Leicht’s Home for the Holidays
8PM-10PM Rebroadcast of World Cafe (Nick Lowe, The Fab Four, Latin Roots Puerto Rican Christmas)
10PM-11PM – Folkadelphia Christmas Special hosted by Fred Knittel

Thursday December 26th
2PM-4PM Best of World Cafe 2013: interviews with Graham Nash and Tom Jones

Friday December 27th
2PM-4PM Best of World Cafe 2013: Interviews with Neko Case and Wayne Kramer
7PM-Midnight – Land of The Lost with Robert Drake

Tuesday December 31
9AM – The XPN Year In Review Top 200 songs of 2013 starts at 9AM (songs 200-101) with Michaela Majoun
6PM-1AM The 17th or 18th annual Rockin’ New Years Eve with Bruce Warren
1AM-3AM Echoes New Year’s Eve Ambient Chillout

Wed January 1, 2014
10AM – The XPN Year In Review Top 200 songs of 2013 (songs 100-1) will start at 10AM with Helen Leicht