IPR 2016 Staff Holiday Music Special

Dec 22, 2016

Our tradition of holiday music chosen for you by IPR Staff continues! We've got everything from Monteverdi to Motown! Happy Holidays from all of us at IPR.

One of our favorite traditions at Interlochen Public Radio is the yearly roundup of the staff's most beloved holiday music. We've got a crew with musical tastes all over the place, and we have great fun putting this together for you.

Tune in to Classical IPR at 6pm on December 22, at noon on December 24, or listen any time at the link below. Click through for the playlist of songs and performers.

Happy Everything from all of us at IPR! 


  • Once in Royal David's City
    Choir of King's College, Cambridge
    Jeff Kimpton, President, Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • O Holy Night
    Adolph Adam
    Trans Siberian Orchestra
    Morgan Springer, Reporter
  • Ave Maria
    Franz Biebl
    Chanticleer
    Emily Culler, Director, Development Director
  • Christe Redemptor Omnium
    Claudio Monteverdi
    Michael Culler, Audio Engineer
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel
    15th Century
    Sufjan Stevens
    Peter Payette, Executive Director
  • I Saw Three Ships
    17th Century
    Sting
    Sam Corden, Environmental Intern
  • Mary's Boy Child
    Jester Hairston
    Harry Belafonte
    John Roddy, Corporate Sponsorship Manager
  • Holly Jolly Christmas
    Johnny Marks
    Burl Ives
    Nancy Deneen, Music at Midday Classical Host
  • Mary, Did You Know?
    Mark Lowry and Buddy Green
    Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd
    Debbie Poltorak, Operations Manager
  • Gloria
    Josh Garrels
    Dan Wanschura, Arts and Culture Reporter
  • Ding Dong Merrily On High
    Jehan Tabourot and George Ratcliffe Woodward
    Mormon Tabernacle Choir
    Amanda Sewell, Matinee Classics Classical Host
  • Christmas in Hollis
    Darryl McDaniels, Jam Master Jay and Joseph Simmons
    Run-DMC
    Aaron Selbig, Reporter, All Things Considered Host
  • Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
    John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie (arr. Phil Spector)
    The Crystals
    David Cassleman, Reporter, Morning Edition Host
  • I'll Be Home for Christmas
    Walter Kent, Jim Gannon and Buck Ram
    Michael Buble
    Gary Langley, Chief Engineer
  • Here Comes Santa in a Red Canoe
    Johnny Kamana
    The Surfers
    Kate Botello, Morning Classical Host