Marketplace Tech’s “The Holidays of the Future”: 6:00-7:00pm

Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood explores the future of holiday purchases and celebrations. How will the holiday experience change in the next decade? How will we buy things? What machines and bots will join us around the dinner table? What companies will be household names? How will people with less money be utilizing technology? Join us for this entertaining examination of current tech trends and predictions on tech's lasting effects on our most special occasions.

Tinsel Tales 4: So Much More NPR Christmas Favorites - 3:00-4:00pm

In keeping with a well-loved NPR holiday tradition, hear the fourth collection of extraordinary Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places. NPR's past and present tell stories of the season!  Some tales are funny; some are touching; some are insightful or irreverent or nostalgic or surprising. You might recognize them from the NPR broadcast archives — or you might fall in love with them for the first time. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

Metropolitan Opera Live! – The Merry Widow: 1:00-4:00pm

Susan Graham sings the title role of the fabulous woman of the world who sets out to conquer glamorous old Paris and get the one thing that has eluded her—a commitment from her playboy first love. Lehár’s delightful score of lush waltzes and beautiful ballads will sparkle with a supporting cast of Andriana Chuchman, Paul Groves, and the inimitable Sir Thomas Allen. Ward Stare conducts.

Joy To The World: A Holiday in Pink - 9:00-10:00pm

The internationally acclaimed “little orchestra" Pink Martini bedecks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from across the globe. From timeless classics to rarely heard gems, you’ll hear a multi-denominational, multi-cultural jubilee, overflowing with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family. Hosted by All Things Considered’s Ari Shapiro. [Photo: flickr/http://bit.ly/2AgCRmQ]

Paul Winter’s 36th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration: 9:00–11:00pm

Celebrate the Return of the Sun - and the Warming of the heart with Paul Winter’s Annual Winter Solstice Celebration. On the darkest night of the year, we head back to New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine to hear The Paul Winter Consort and the glorious Cathedral Pipe Organ. The performance brings traditional holiday favorites and new sounds from around the world with special guests Fabiana Cozza, Gary Booker, Theresa Thomason, Paul McCandless, Eugene Freisen, the percussion troupe - Forces of Nature.