For Garrison groupies and just plain fans of the folks on A Prairie Home Companion, The Christmas Companion is the perfect stocking stuffer. You'll find Christmas music from Wise Men Blues to Silent Night performed by RenŽe Fleming, Ricky Skaggs, Diana Krall, Sarah Jessica Parker and Musica Sacra. You'll go to a Christmas party with the ever-cool, never-say-no sleuth Guy Noir and attend an interview with Santa, who has become more of a trim, tough, craven capitalist than a jolly, chimney-shimmying purveyor of presents. You'll hear new versions of The Twelve Days of Christmas and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, be charmed anew by two Keillor-crafted monologues and reminded of the healing power of Bebopareebop Rhubarb Pie. All the segments come from live broadcasts on National Public Radio and all are worthy of repeat visits.

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