Jean Shepherd Christmas Marathon
Tune in all day today, Christmas Day, for the Jean Shepherd Christmas Marathon. Hear him read from his original story that inspired the now-classic holiday movie “A Christmas Story” as well as Grant Reynard’s “Rattling Home For Christmas” – a great train story.
Jean Shepherd was an American humorist and these are but a few of his broadcasts from the 1960’s and 70’s when he had a late-night radio show on WOR in New York. Today’s marathon features some of his Christmas Eve and Christmas Night broadcasts.
I’ve always loved Christmas music. Not just the traditional tunes, but also (especially?) the offbeat and non-mainstream variety. One of my favorite online radio sites, SomaFM, has a couple of fantastic holiday music channels this year.
SomaFM Christmas Lounge: Chilled holiday grooves and classic winter lounge tracks. Work, Kid and Parent safe!
SomaFM Xmas in Frisko: Irreverent, wacky and eclectic holiday mix. Not for the easily offended and often NSFW.
If you have any favorite streaming holiday music sites, please share them below in the comments.