Local Current Blog

Soundtrack your holidays with Minnesota music

l-r: Local Show host Andrea Swensson, digital producer Jay Gabler, and The Current's music director David Safar. Photo by Leah Garaas/MPR.

Happy holidays! ‘Tis the season for festive tunes, from silly to serious. Once again this year, we’ll be celebrating Minnesota-made holiday music with special programming on our Local Current stream.

Tune in our Local Current stream of Minnesota music on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Andrea and I will co-host a jumbo-sized six-hour selection of holiday music by local artists; that program will run on Local Current from noon to 6 p.m. on Dec. 24, and will then repeat at the same time on Dec. 25.

(For a wide range of fun, family-friendly seasonal music, you can also tune in to our Wonderground stream, which is currently chockablock with holiday tuns. Fans of classical music can also turn to the Holiday stream on our sister site YourClassical.)

During this festive season, we give thanks for our awesome audience, and especially for the generous members who make it possible for us to celebrate Minnesota music 24/7/365. We hope you’ll join us this Christmas for some festive local music — the gift that keeps giving.