Folk Alley presents the December Holiday Stream featuring over 50 hours of our favorite Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice and winter music featuring artists like Kacey Musgraves, David Myles, Keb Mo', Winterbloom, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Over the Rhine, Sufjan Stevens, Mindy Smith, Lyle Lovett, John Fahey, Leon Redbone, Bela Fleck, The Roches... and lots more!

(For people who would rather avoid holiday sounds, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, our main stream and Fresh Cuts will remain filled with Folk Alley's usual mix of great music.)

Listener donations make the special Holiday music stream possible. Please DONATE a Year-End gift TODAY to show your support for this special programming.

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Recently Played:

:19 I'll Be Home For Christmas
Riders in the Sky
Christmas the Cowboy Way
Rounder 0445

:16 Must Be Santa
Bob Dylan
Christmas in the Heart
Columbia 8869757323

:14 Christmas Time Is Here
Lyle Lovett (Kat Edmonson)
Songs for the Season (EP)

:10 A Willie Nice Christmas
Kacey Musgraves (feat. Willie Nelso
A Very Kacey Christmas
Mercury Re

:06 Silver Bells
Stephen Bennett (Compilation)
Holiday Harp Guitar Classics
HGM 003

just wondering why the "now playing" doesn't change automatically when the artist changes? I have to click on a different page and then back again to the Holiday page to see what is actually playing.

Posted by Tim Gracey on December 20, 2017.
Yay, Don--I was just getting ready to respond to your post. Glad you found it. It's a great song.

Posted by Mike Smith on December 14, 2017.
The song was Let's Do Christmas Right - I found it! Thanks

Posted by Don MacNeil on December 14, 2017.
Last Saturday afternoon, the 25th, I heard a song about 'keeping/making Christmas simple" that I enjoyed but haven't heard it since. Would really like to know the name of this song. Can you help?

Posted by Don MacNeil on November 29, 2017.
I'm having the same problem as Lynne. I'm unable to identify the v. of Media Player based on your instructions to Lynne, but I can say it plays the regular feed of Folk Alley. Thanks.

Posted by Stan Wasser on December 04, 2016.
I have tried to listen to the stream on Windows and on Firefox and have not been successful. I get nothing.

Posted by Lynne Howard on November 29, 2016.
Shannon, Lynne, Can you let us know what version of Windows Media player you are using (find that in Help -> About in the Windows Media Player menu.) What web browser are you using and what version of Windows? Thank you!

Posted by Folk Alley on December 08, 2015.
Help! Windows Media does not recognize the stream. What can I do?

Posted by Shannon D. Osorio on December 04, 2015.
I'm not getting anything on Windows Media. Sometimes the stream will work and sometimes it won't. It's very frustrating.

Posted by Lynne Howard on December 03, 2015.
thanks soooo much for the GREAT Christmas music

Posted by Wayne Kersey on December 27, 2014.
Beautiful, great for while we are making Christmas cookies!

Posted by Geoff Schmidt on December 23, 2014.
P,P & M Light One Candle would be great addition to this. Love listening at work as am so tired of the same dozen over and over on local radio

Posted by Dennis McQUeen on December 18, 2014.
Can we slip in some Hanukkah music as well? Mark Cohn's "Rock of Ages" from the Festival of Light album would be nice.

Posted by Brett Krasnov on December 14, 2014.

Posted by Eugene Morizzo on December 14, 2014.
Thank you for bringing it back!

Posted by Renee Holleran on December 07, 2014.
YAY! the holiday side stream is back! Thank you!

Posted by Andrea Holroyd on December 01, 2014.
morning Folks, can't seem to find the holiday stream on my iPhone app. Am I blind?

Posted by Tim Friesen on December 01, 2014.
My Happy Christmas Soundtrack! Thanks for the sidestream!

Posted by Jeff on December 25, 2013.
Alas, the stream isn't working in my Droid app for some reason. I click on it, and it bounces me out of the app and doesn't play anything. :( It's on the PC, though, and I'm loving it.

Posted by Mike on December 24, 2013.
The Holiday Stream is available on Folk Alley's iPhone and Droid Player apps, plus on Tune In. Unfortunately on TuneIn, you have to click the IRISH Music stream to find the Holiday Stream. (Thanks a lot Tune In!!)

Posted by Linda Fahey on December 24, 2013.
Can I get the holiday stream to an app on my iPod, such as Tunein radio or even the folk alley player?

Posted by Steve on December 21, 2013.
Is the stream not working this morning? I am trying to get thru the work day.

Posted by Frank Bradin on December 20, 2013.
Thanks Linda. Great news!

Posted by Frank Gallenstein on December 18, 2013.
Here's a secret for anyone trying to listen to the Holiday Stream on TuneIn. If you search for Folk Alley and you find our Irish Music stream... that will actually play the Holiday Stream... we've contacted TuneIn and asked that they change it, but apparently operators there are not standing by....

Posted by Linda Fahey on December 17, 2013.
I am able to listen to Folk Alley via Tunein Radio on my Blackberry, but can't get the Holiday Season stream. Anyone have any ideas? I even tried typing the URL in the search box of Tunein Radio, but to no avail.

Posted by Frank Gallenstein on December 17, 2013.
Have been enjoying the holiday stream for the last several days. Thank you.

Posted by Karen Zundel on December 12, 2013.
I can't listen to the holiday stream on my iphone. I get the little "donate" blurb without a problem but then it just seems to be continuously buffering. I don't have this problem with the main stream.

Posted by Leslie on December 12, 2013.
I am trying to find that song about Christmas in Tikrit(?) that used to be on the stream. A) is it still on the stream B) What is the actual name of that song C) THANK YOU!! This stream is amazing. Cindy

Posted by Cindy on December 10, 2013.
Why does the stream stop every 10 to 15 minutes and have to be restarted?

Posted by David Weigel on December 25, 2012.
Is it possible to obtain a full list of the Holiday Stream?

Posted by Robert Nelson on December 21, 2012.
Thankyou for all this wonderful Christmas/Holiday music. Have I missed the Poacher's Christmas by The Kipper Family. Sure do miss Matt Watroba's Christmas show here in Detroit.

Posted by Tom Mansell on December 18, 2012.
It's not the holidays for me until I hear "Christmas Eve, Lakeside Topless Revue"...

Posted by Mike on December 01, 2012.
Hugh -- I've sent you an e-mail with instruction on how to set up your Grace Internet Radio. If anyone else needs details, please e-mail me at Thanks, and happy holidays from Folk Alley!

Posted by Chuck on December 22, 2011.
I have a Grace tuner connected to my sound system , but am unable to get the Christmas stream. The display does show the Folk Alley On Demand option but does not display the Christmas Stream when I select the option. Any suggestions? I am able to get the Christmas Stream on my pc.

Posted by Hugh on December 22, 2011.
I also do not get a pop-up playlist for the holiday stream on winamp. I do get a momentary pop-up for the normal members-only stream. I do enjoy the holiday stream, even if it will not tell me who's playing. The only way I can get a playlist is if I leave a browser open to the web page. I don't like leaving a browser open, but I don't see another choice, if I want to know who is playing.

Posted by Michael on December 21, 2011.
Terri...I use the winamp player, and the list pops up for me. Happy listening.

Posted by Mike on December 16, 2011.
I realize there is a list of artists if I leave the website open but the holiday stream does not have a "pop-up" playlist format. I usually exit the website while I am listening. If I have the pop-up playlist up I can see who the artists are without being on the website.

Posted by Terri on December 15, 2011.
I welcome this stream every year, it is so refreshing to hear holiday music in new arrangements, never the worn out stuff on mainstream radio. I think it is meaningful that my musician friends love station, too! Be of good cheer, everyone. And to all, may the new year be healthy and kind!!

Posted by Chakra5 on December 14, 2011.
Scroll up, Terri.

Posted by FXB on December 14, 2011.
I love the holiday stream and the variety is fabulous. I usually close all but the pop-up playlist when I am listening to regular streaming but the holiday stream has no pop-up playlist - so I do not know the artists that are playing in the holiday stream - any possibility of getting that?

Posted by Terri Capshaw on December 13, 2011.
'Twas the week before finals and all through the school The students are whining like regular fools. The grading is stacked high up over my head, and I wonder if ever I'll curl up in my bed. When what to my wondering ears should appear, But Folk Alley's Holiday stream full of cheer. Other faculty are weeping and gnashing their teeth But the holiday music settles round me like a soft, gentle wreath So, thanks again Folk Alley for this cup of good cheer, Joyeaux Noel to all and a folk-filled New Year.

Posted by Mike on December 08, 2011.
...we look forward to the holiday stream, wonderful ...but why do we always miss the "shotgun shell Christmas" song? Is it on the stream? paz pan salud/peace bread health GN and RW from Brownsville, On the Border, By the Sea, in Deep South Texas

Posted by Gene Novo/Ruth Wagner on December 08, 2011.

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