CBC Radio One schedule / CBC Radio 2 schedule / CBC Music holiday posts

This Dec. 24 and 25, CBC Music takes over the airwaves on both CBC Radio One and Radio 2. We'll supply the soundtrack for your holidays, whether you're hitting the highway to visit loved ones, chilling at home or letting loose with a gang of rowdy friends.

Here is a detailed broadcast schedule for our special holiday programming on CBC Radio One. (For the Radio 2 schedule, click on the link above.)

Christmas Eve
Tuesday, Dec. 24


8 p.m.
Home for the Holidays
Host: Tim Tamashiro
The host of CBC Radio's jazz program, Tonic, brings you a hearth-warming mix of classic holiday music from great artists like Michael Bublé, Vince Guaraldi, Ella Fitzgerald and Holly Cole. 

10 p.m.
Home for the Holidays
Host: Laurie Brown
CBC Radio host Laurie Brown brings you a mix of classic holiday music from great artists like Ron Sexsmith and Sufjan Stevens, as well as Perry Como reading Twas the Night Before Christmas.

 

Christmas Day
Wednesday, Dec. 25


12 a.m.
Christmas Night

A continuous stream of classical music for the overnight hours.

9 a.m.
Handel’s Messiah
Host: Julie Nesrallah

This Christmas you'll hear Handel's beloved masterpiece in a live concert recording from Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal. It has a chamber music feel: intimate and warm, the music uplifting. Kent Nagano directs the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Chorus featuring soloists Dominique Labelle, Daniel Taylor, Michael Schade and Tyler Duncan.

11:50 a.m.
Queen’s message

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

12 p.m.
34th annual CBC Christmas Sing-In
Host: Katherine Duncan

The 34th annual CBC Christmas Sing-In from Montreal celebrates the season with your favourite Christmas tunes, featuring thrilling performances by the choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, the Sing-In Brass, organist Jonathan Oldengarm, conductor Jordan de Souza and 1,500 carollers singing along.

1 p.m.
Home for the Holidays
Host: Tom Allen

A mix of classic holiday music including Ceremony of the Carols by Benjamin Britten, and Spanish Christmas carols by Los Romeros.

6 p.m.
Home for the Holidays
Host: Katherine Duncan

A mix of classic holiday music from Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra to the more traditional sounds of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.

11 p.m.
Home for the Holidays
Host: Julie Nesrallah

A mix of classic holiday music including pieces from Luciano Pavarotti, Tchaikovsky and the Spiritus Chamber Choir.

Boxing Day
Thursday, Dec. 26

Back to regular programming.

posted by Mark Wigmore on Dec 24, 2013