It's back! CBC Music's classical holidays stream is the perfect soundtrack for the Christmas season, whether you're shopping, baking, wrapping presents, knocking back a few egg nogs or relaxing in front of the fireplace (real or imagined). It's 24/7 musical tinsel and mistletoe.

Starting today, and running until Dec. 27, the classical holidays stream features a mix of carols, concertos and hits from the choral, vocal and instrumental repertoire.

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Listen to CBC Music's Classical Holidays stream

There's a wide range of gifts under this musical tree, from well known carols sung by the Cambridge Singers, Elmer Iseler Singers, Elora Festival Singers and Monteverdi Choir, to uplifting solos from vocalists like Jessye Norman, Leontyne Price and Monica Whicher. The Canadian Brass, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Boston Pops play everything from Handel's Messiah and Bach's Christmas Oratorio to Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride.

We've got it wrapped up for you this holiday season. So join in the spirit, celebrate the joy and discover new musical treasures all day and night on CBC Music's classical holidays stream.

posted by Robert Rowat on Nov 01, 2013