The Christmas Companion: Stories, Songs, and Sketches

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: August 2009

Duration: 2 hours 2 minutes

Summary:

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.

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 McDonough-Away in a Manger, Rene Fleming and Emanuel Ax with Fred Hersch-The 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 Krall-Santa, CEO-The 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 Choir-Green-December Waltz, Pat Donohue National Steel -In the Bleak Midwinter, Musica Sacra-Ave Maria - Renée Fleming with Fred Hersch-Four Christmases, Garrison Keillor-Let It Snow, April Verch, fiddle -Silent Night

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