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Your guide to CBC Music's holiday schedule
By
Editorial Staff

Published

December 1, 2017

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Spruce up your holiday happenings with a delicious mix of seasonal pop and jazz standards. Make sure these songs are nearby on nights when the weather outside is frightful, yet the fire is so delightful. Hear: Bing Crosby, Michael Bublé, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole

'Tis the season for CBC Music to take over your holiday airwaves. Wondering what festive delights CBC Radio One and 2 have scheduled over Christmas Eve and Day? Get the full schedule below.


Related: CBC Music brings you the 5 streams of Christmas


Radio 2: Dec. 24

Blue Christmas with Shakura S’Aida
5-6 p.m. (one hour later Atlantic Time; 1.5 hours later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

From B.B. King to Etta James, you'll hear the very best holiday blues to celebrate the season.

Home for the Holidays with Odario Williams
6-9 p.m. (one hour later Atlantic Time; 1.5 hours later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

A hearth-warming mix of classic holiday music and contemporary favourites.

Home for the Holidays with Rich Terfry
9-11 p.m. (one hour later Atlantic Time; 1.5 hours later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

A continued hearth-warming mix of classic holiday music and contemporary favourites.

The Marvin’s Room Christmas Party with Amanda Parris
11 p.m.-midnight (one hour later Atlantic Time; 1.5 hours later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

The mission of The Marvin’s Room Christmas Party: finding the coolness in Christmas. It's a celebration of the holidays through funk and soul, the blues and hip-hop. From Christmas classics to remixed carols, we’re covering it all.

Christmas Night
Midnight to 6 a.m. (one hour later Atlantic Time; 1.5 hours later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

A continuous stream of classical Christmas music for the overnight hours.


Radio One: Dec. 24

The Marvin’s Room Christmas Party with Amanda Parris
6:30-8 p.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

The mission of The Marvin’s Room Christmas Party: finding the coolness in Christmas. It's a celebration of the holidays through funk and soul, the blues and hip-hop. From Christmas classics to remixed carols, we’re covering it all.

Blue Christmas with Shakura S’Aida
8-9 p.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

From B.B. King to Etta James, you'll hear the very best holiday blues to celebrate the season.

Home for the Holidays with Rich Terfry
9 p.m. to midnight (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

A continued hearth-warming mix of classic holiday music and contemporary favourites.

Christmas Night
Midnight to 6 a.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

A continuous stream of classical Christmas music for the overnight hours.


Radio 2: Dec. 25

Home for the Holidays with Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe
6-9 a.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

Wake up to an exciting mix of classic holiday music from Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole to the more traditional sounds of Handel's Messiah and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.

Handel’s Messiah with Julie Nesrallah
9-11:50 a.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

Georg Fredric Handel's Oratorio the Messiah is a Christmas favourite for classical music lovers. This year features the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir under Andrew Davis.

Queen’s Message
11:50 a.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

Queen Elizabeth delivers her Christmas message from Buckingham Palace, an annual tradition on radio since 1952.

Home for the Holidays with Julie Nesrallah
Noon to 1 p.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

A perfect Classical music companion for your Christmas Day.

CBC Christmas Sing-In with Katherine Duncan
1-2 p.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

A popular broadcast tradition from the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal, the CBC Christmas Sing-In includes your favourite seasonal music, from “The Huron Carol” to “O Holy Night”. Join host Katherine Duncan and sing along wherever you may be on Christmas Day.

Home for the Holidays with Tom Allen
2-6 p.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

Gather around for this unique mix of seasonal songs and stories with Tom Allen.

A Choral Christmas with Julie Nesrallah
7-8 p.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

An hour of the most beautifully blended harmonies by leading Canadian choirs.

Home for the Holidays with Raina Douris
8 p.m. to midnight (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

Raina Douris brings you the perfect soundtrack for your Christmas night.


Radio One: Dec. 25

Home for the Holidays with Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe
6-9 a.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

Wake up to an exciting mix of classic holiday music from Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole to the more traditional sounds of Handel's Messiah and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.

Home for the Holidays with Raina Douris
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

Raina Douris brings you the perfect soundtrack for your Christmas night.

Handel’s Messiah with Julie Nesrallah
1-3:50 p.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

Georg Fredric Handel's Oratorio the Messiah is a Christmas favourite for classical music lovers. This year features the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir under Andrew Davis.

Queen’s Message
3:50 p.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

Queen Elizabeth delivers her Christmas message from Buckingham Palace, an annual tradition on radio since 1952.

CBC Christmas Sing-In with Katherine Duncan
4-5 p.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

A popular broadcast tradition from the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal, the CBC Christmas Sing-In includes your favourite seasonal music, from “The Huron Carol” to “O Holy Night”. Join host Katherine Duncan and sing along wherever you may be on Christmas Day.

Home for the Holidays with Julie Nesrallah
5-6 p.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

A perfect Classical music companion for your Christmas Day.

Home for the Holidays with Katherine Duncan
6-10 p.m. (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

A continuation of perfect Classical music companion for your Christmas Day.

Home for the Holidays with Rich Terfry
10 p.m. to midnight (half an hour later in Newfoundland and Labrador)

Gather around for this unique mix of seasonal songs and stories with Rich Terfry.

More to explore:

CBC Music's holiday page

First Noëls: the origin stories of The Nutcracker and the Christmas Oratorio

The first-ever oral history of Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album

A Very Strombo Christmas