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Holidays By Request IV

2020 has been a challenging year, but NHPR is wrapping it up on a high note with Holidays By Request IV.  Join Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley and Producer Emily Quirk  for two hours of under-appreciated holiday tunes, requested by you!

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Send Rick your song requests and holiday dedications!  Leave a VM by calling 603-223-2452

And this year we're including  home recordings of unique holiday songs, and concert performances from around the state.

Thank to all who took the time to send in song requests and recordings.  

Hour One:

1) Backdoor Santa, Clarence Carter

2) This Christmas, Donny Hathaway- requested by Beth in Laconia

3) 8 Days of Hanukka, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

4) Asi Andando, performed by Amare Cantare, Durham, NH (

5) Christmas Time is Here, This is the Kit - requested by Yoland of Dover, NH

6) Silent Night, performed by Molly & Joeseph of Jackson, NH

7) Christmas in Prision, John Prine - performed by Party of the Sun, Nelson, NH

8) Someday at Christmas, Stevie Wonder

9) T'was the Night Before Christmas, Art Carney - requested by Laura in Portsmouth, NH

10) In the Bleak Mid Winter, Shawn Colvin - requested by Katharine in Atkinson, NH

11) Calypso For A Snowy Day, performed by The Mango Groove Steel Band, Conway, NH

12) Let it Snow, performed by the Manchester Community Music School (

13) Christmas Must Be Tonight, The Band - requested by Alyson in Ossippi, NH

14) Pretty Papers, Dolly Parton & Willie Nelson

15) What Are You Doing for New Year's Eve, Ella Fitzgerald - requested by Rick Ganley 

Hour Two:

1) Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight), The Ramones - requested by Celeste in Rochester

2) Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday, William Bell requested by Emily Quirk

3) There is a Star, The Staples Singers performed by The Funky Divas of the Seacoast (

4) Cherry Tree Carol, Peter, Paul & Mary - requested by Joan in Louden

5) Hanukka Dance, Woody Guthrie

6) Pause of Mr. Claus, Arlo Guthrie - requested by Pete of Peterborough, NH

7) I Want a Hippotomaus for Christmas, performed by The Moulton's Band, Sanborton, NH (

8) Glowin' Blowin' Christmas Tree, performed by Dan Blakeslee (

9) Little Drummer Boy, Bing Crosby & David Bowie - requested by Shannon in Hollis

10) Las Posadas- Jose Feliciano

11) Silent Night, performed by The Monadnock Chorus (

12) White Christmas, performed by Jeff Goodrich in Andover, NH

13) Christmasville USA, Jimmy Clark - requested by Craig in Concord, NH

14) Hurry Home for Christmas, Steve Lawrence & Edie Gorme - requested by Erin in Keene, NH

15) My Favorite Things, performed by Madeline Moneypenny of South Tamworth, NH

16) Auld Lang Syne, performed by Jazz Ensemble of Hanover High School (

Thank you to all, and to all a good night!

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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.
Before becoming Program Director, Quirk served as NHPR's production manager. During that time she's voiced and crafted the 'sound of the station,' coordinated countless on-air fundraisers, produced segments for Give Back NH, Something Wild, New Hampshire Calling, and developed NHPR's own NHPR Music vertical with features such as Live from Studio D, and long-loved favorites like Holidays By Request.
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