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Holidays By Request II


For the second year, Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley and Producer Emily Quirk team up for two hours packed with under-appreciated holiday tunes, requested by you!  

Thanks to everyone who sent in their requests over the last few weeks.

Join us:

  • Saturday, Dec. 22, 8-10 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 24, 7-9 p.m.


Holidays By Request, Setlist 2018


  1. Purple Snowflakes, Marvin Gaye-  requested by Kimberly of Weare
  2. Christmas Party,  Dr. Dog, off OH MY Christmas Tree, 2013
  3. Christmas Joy, by the Soul Stirrers, The A side of  a 45 by Checker records, 1965
  4. Christmas For Cowboys, John Denver, off Rocky Mountain Christmas, 1975, requested by  Kristen in Portsmouth
  5. Bohemian Chanukah, by acapella group Six13, out of New York City
  6. Star of Wonder, by the Roches off the album We Three Kings, requested by Rachel of Warner.
  7. Big Bulbs, Sharon Jones of the Dap Kings,  Off it’s a Holiday Party, 2015
  8. Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis, Tom Waits, off Blue Valentine, requested by Hannah down in Marshfield, MA
  9. Christmas in Heaven, Monty Python from the movie, The Meaning of Life, 1983
  10. Christmas, Baby Please Come Home, Darlene Love, requested by Laura in Dover
  11. Holly, Carol, Candy and Joy, JD McPherson, off their new holiday album  called “Sock”
  12. I’ve Got my Love to keep me warm, by Dinah Washington, off The Complete Dihan Washington Vol.7 1961—requested by Amy in Dover
  13. Christmas 1984- Brandi Carlisle
  14. (I Do All My) Christmas Shopping at the Dump-  Fortune’s Favorite, requested by Susan in Washington

HOUR 2          

  1. Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth –David Bowie and Bing Crosby, requested by Shannon in Hollis
  2. Walking in the Air from the Snowman, 1982—requested by Richard in Concord
  3. Blue Christmas, Johnny Cash, off The Christmas Spirit Album, 1963
  4. White Christmas, Otis Redding, ATCO Records, 1968
  5. Ms Hooligan Christmas Cake off the album The Melody Man, requested by Georgine in Holderness
  6. Christmas Wrapping- The Waitresses
  7. The Christmas Song, Dave Matthews Band off Remember Two Things, requested by Dan in Harvard, MA
  8. Greensleeves,  Frank Wallace off the album Joy: Carols,  requested by Elsa in Antrim
  9. Have Yourself a merry Little Christmas, Karen Carpenter, Christmas Collection 1984—two request for The Carpenters… Conrad from Hudson and Peter in Henniker
  10. Who Took the Merry out of Christmas, The Staples Singers, STAX records 1972  
  11. Christmas Times A’Comin, Roy Clark  
  12. Winter Wonderland, Aretha Franklin
  13.  What Are you doing for New Years Eve, Nancy Wilsonoff Yesterday's Love Songs/Today's Blues, 1964
  14. Ding Dong, Ding Dong—George Harrison

Credit National Library of Scotland
Proving fruitcake has been the butt-end of a joke for a long, long time.

For many radio listeners throughout New Hampshire, Rick Ganley is the first voice they hear each weekday morning, bringing them up to speed on news developments overnight and starting their day off with the latest information.
Emily has worked for NPR member stations since 2007. Before joining the NHPR staff in 2012, she served as local host for All Things Considered as well as Director of Business and Foundation Support for KUSP, Santa Cruz, CA. While living in Santa Cruz, she also produced 2 weekly music programs Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Free Radio Santa Cruz) and Taste of Honey (KUSP).

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