Christmas

Virginia Alvino / Texas Public Radio News

Santa Claus is known for bringing gifts and cheer to the good little boys and girls of the world. His signature suit and sleigh make him instantly recognizable – but usually, so does his skin color. 

Siggi Ragnar

The Playhouse production of Dickens' A Christmas Carol has an interesting twist:  it was re-written and adapted by San Antonians Tony Ciaravino and  Tim Hedgepeth. I interviewed him about the production and his role in breathing new life into it.

"The challenge was for both of us to go back to the original and try to honor Dickens as closely as we could. It's a much darker novel than I think a lot of people remember," Hedgepath said.

The Sounds Of The Season On TPR

Dec 15, 2015
Courtesy St. Olaf College

Texas Public Radio celebrates the season this month with programming to get you into the spirit.

On KPAC 88.3 FM, holiday music will be broadcast throughout the day on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Beginning at 3 p.m. on KPAC 88.3 FM, we'll broadcast "A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols." The annual Christmas Eve service held in King's College Chapel was introduced in 1918 to bring a more imaginative approach to worship. It was first broadcast in 1928 and is now broadcast to millions of people around the world.

It's not too hard to make the case that Christmas stories can be scary. Toys springing to life. That large man sneaking into your home at midnight after watching you all year. No wonder there's an entire genre of Christmas-themed horror movies. And one of them happened to be one of last weekend's top-grossing films.

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