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What’s on: Christmas Eve Eve specials and plenty of comedy

December 23, 2013

Christmas time is here…well, almost! While you’re wrapping presents and getting prepped for Jolly Old St. Nick’s visit, turn on a little holiday programming. Get in the spirit — and hey, pour yourself some spirits — it’s the holidays after all! Here’s a little special programming from us, to you:

Holiday Programming
On various channels until January 7
Check out our holiday page for more info and highlights.

Our Christmas present to you? Exclusive holiday programming on multiple channels! Pick your Christmas soundtrack¬†to fit your musical tastes — we’ve got six channels to choose from! You might here classics like oh, you know, Baby, It Cold Outside. Here’s a special rendition by Lady Gaga and Jose Gordon Levitt, just because.

The Bob Edwards Show
6 am ET on SiriusXM Public Radio
Bookworms, rejoice. It’s all about the literary on this edition of The Bob Edwards Show. Listen in as Salon.com’s senior book critic, Laura Miller, shares her favorite 2013 books. Edwards will also interview best-selling writer George Saunders about his writing process and his latest book, Tenth of December. Then Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry stops by to talk about his novel Insane City. This show kicks off the best Edward’s interviews of 2013.

The Nate Berkus Show
10 am ET on Oprah Radio
Okay so you’re a procrastinator, we get it. Thankfully Nate Berkus has got some sweet last-minute ideas from gifts under 20 bucks, to how to feed a holiday party, to decorating all under a budget.

Jordin Sparks – Holly Special Guest DJ
12 pm ET on Holly
Tune is as multi-talented Jordin Sparks (she’s a singer, songwriter and actress!) guest DJs Holly. She’ll be playing some of her fave seasonal songs to light up your Christmas week. Who knows, maybe she’ll play a little something like this…

Oprah’s Next Chapter: Spike Lee
12 pm ET on Oprah Radio
Oprah sits down with the legendary Spike Lee for an exclusive chat all about his groundbreaking film, Do The Right Thing. Listen in as Lee gives an inside view to his 1989 film — a film that got selected for preservation by the National Film Registry. He’ll also reveal what he wants his legacy to be.

Top 10 Foreign Born Comedians
5 pm ET on Raw Dog Comedy
Here’s a dose of comedy, with an foreign flavor: Raw Dog Comedy gets international, presenting its Top 10 Foreign Born Comedians. Get ready for a little ja ja ja, oui?

Owen Benjamin on Comedy Central
5:30 pm ET on Comedy Central Radio
Because you’re in need of some more laughs as you cook, and bake, and decorate (and do a million other things this Christmas Eve Eve), tune in for a little comedy from Owen Benjamin. He’ll joke around about everything from relationship problems, the creepiness of urinals and even play a little bit of his keyboard to pack an extra comedic punch.

Anthony Jeselnik on Comedy Central
6 pm ET on Comedy Central Radio
We’re not done with the laughs just yet. Funny guy Anthony Jeselnik is on joking all about his childhood, his family, dating habits, religion and unfortunate accidents.

The Message Christmas with Michael W. Smith and Friends
6 pm ET on The Message
Michael W. Smith visits for the fifth straight year to share some of his favorite Christmas music and stories. Special guests like Jeremy Camp and Amy Grant will also stop by.

The Village Folk Show with Mary Sue Twohy
6 pm ET on The Village
It’s a special holiday edition of The Village Folk Show with Noel Paul Stookey (Paul of Peter Paul & Mary) hosting! Listen to an exclusive holiday performance featuring Ellis Paul. It’s a very folk Christmas.

Christmas Festival of Music
8 pm ET on the Escape
Play some non-stop Christmas carols and holiday favorites. Because a little cheerful holiday music didn’t hurt anybody.