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Following 37 years of tradition, High Plains Public Radio again offers listeners across the High Plains an entire schedule of wonderful Christmas programing of music, word and memories from across centuries of Christmas traditions. Each of the programs is profiled below and are listed in order of nearest to broadcast time. In many cases these profiles include links to further information, playlists, printed programs and options to listen anytime on-line. We at HPPR wish you a Merry Christmas, a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year. And we hope these program offerings add to your enjoyment, reflections and memories.

A Holiday for Swinging: Tuesday, Dec 22 at 9 pm CT


A Holiday for Swinging celebrates Christmas with classic and current holiday jazz recordings along with a touch of blues, and a few other surprises.
Dan Polletta, longtime jazz programmer for 90.3 WCPN-Cleveland/ideastream is your host for this fun and moving trip through a musical winter wonderland which includes selections from Duke Ellington, Ken Peplowski, Marian McPartland, Eric Reed, Bill Cunliffe, Ella Ftizgerald and more. Dan curated WCPN/ ideastream's "Swingin' Sounds of the Season" a 24 hour a day holiday music stream for the web from 2012-1019.