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The Christmas Companion: Stories, Songs, and Sketches

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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.

1. Wise Men Blues—Pat Donohue
2. Rhubarb—Tim Russell and others
3. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies—Sonos Handbell Ensemble
4. A Child Is Born (In Bethlehem)—Garrison Keillor and Musica Sacra
5. Count Your Blessings—John McDonough
6. Away in a Manger—Renée Fleming and Emanuel Ax with Fred Hersch
7. The Twelve Days of Christmas—Garrison Keillor and Tom Keith
8. Christmas Eve Blues—Pat Donohue with the Guys All-Star Shoe Band (Richard Dworsky, Andy Stein, Gary Raynor, Arnie Kinsella)
9. Guy Noir—Garrison Keillor and cast
10. Christmastime (Just In Time)—Inga Swearingen
11. The Christmas Fire—Garrison Keillor
12. Silent Night—Butch Thompson
13. 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.)
14. T’was the Night Before Christmas—Garrison Keillor and Richard Dworsky
15. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas—Diana Krall
16. Santa, CEO
17. The Christmas Song—Sarah Jessica Parker
18. 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)]
19. The Carolers at My Door—The Oriana Choir
20. Green
21. December Waltz—Pat Donohue National Steel
22. In the Bleak Midwinter—Musica Sacra
23. Ave Maria - Renée Fleming with Fred Hersch
24. Four Christmases—Garrison Keillor
25. Let It Snow—April Verch, fiddle
26. Silent Night

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