Synopses & Reviews
The first new Prairie Home
Christmas collection in ten years is a warm and wonderful celebration of storytelling, music, and the holiday spirit.
It's Christmas in Lake Wobegon, Christmas at the old radio show, Christmas at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Christmas wherever friends and families gather to rejoice, reminisce, and share the holiday spirit.
This collection includes songs, sketches, sound effects, laughter, sweet nostalgia, and a monologue or two, all with a Christmas theme and all heard originally on live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion. Garrison Keillor, the show's cast, and special guests are joined by hundreds of friends and acquaintances in a holiday gala thats sure to become a family favorite and an annual tradition.
About the Author
GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast.
Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Table of Contents
Wise Men Blues--Pat Donohue Rhubarb--Tim Russell and others Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies--Sonos Handbell Ensemble A Child Is Born (In Bethlehem)--Garrison Keillor and Musica Sacra Count Your Blessings--John McDonoughAway in a Manger--Renée Fleming and Emanuel Ax with Fred HerschThe Twelve Days of Christmas--Garrison Keillor and Tom Keith Christmas Eve Blues--Pat Donohue with the Guys All-Star Shoe Band (Richard Dworsky, Andy Stein, Gary Raynor, Arnie Kinsella) Guy Noir--Garrison Keillor and cast Christmastime (Just In Time)--Inga Swearingen The Christmas Fire--Garrison Keillor Silent Night--Butch Thompson Christmas Time's A-Coming--Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder (Mark Fain, bass; Jim Mills, banjo; Paul Brewster, guitar; Darrin Vincent, guitar; Clay Hess, guitar; and Bobby Hicks, fiddle.) T'was the Night Before Christmas--Garrison Keillor and Richard Dworsky Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas--Diana KrallSanta, CEOThe Christmas Song--Sarah Jessica Parker The Christ Child's Lullaby--The Boys of the Lough [Aly Bain (fiddle), Dave Richardson (mandolin, cittern, English concertina, and button accordion), Christy O'Leary (tin whistle, pipes, vocals), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), and Chris Newman (guitar)] The Carolers at My Door--The Oriana ChoirGreenDecember Waltz--Pat Donohue National Steel In the Bleak Midwinter--Musica SacraAve Maria - Renée Fleming with Fred HerschFour Christmases--Garrison Keillor Let It Snow--April Verch, fiddle Silent Night