Happy Holidays

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Join us Thursday, December 21 at 8p.m. for the premiere of Bob Thompson's "Joy to the World" featuring special guest vocalist Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. The program can be seen on television and heard on the radio networks of West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

You'll hear jazz renditions of some holiday favorites and have your spirits lifted by the big band sound when the horn section takes the stage.

Reporting from America’s cultural divide, this is the Us & Them podcast from West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

Over the past few years, we’ve noticed that some Americans take offense when people say “Happy Holidays” as opposed to “Merry Christmas.” A here’s a clip from an episode we call “War On Christmas… Really?”

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting, this is “Us and Them,” the podcast where we tell stories from America’s cultural divides.

WVPB's unofficial mascot, Uri the sheepdog, loves mugging for the camera.
Joni Deutsch

T'is the season for great friends, sugary treats and indie-tastic holiday music from "A Change of Tune."

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Missed seeing this year’s live performance of Joy to the World with Bob Thompson and guest vocalist Lena Seikaly? No humbugs here!  You can watch it this Sunday, December 20 on WVPB television (7pm on WVPB HD and 11pm on WVPB-2).

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This season's premiere broadcast of Joy to the World featuring vocalist Mollie O’Brien can be heard on West Virginia Public Broadcasting Thursday, December 24 at 8 p.m.

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After 24 years of playing sold-out shows, touring the world with the likes of Ben Folds and George Clinton, and releasing an album of cat meow covers, Guster's story is without a doubt a gusty one. We sat down with the alternative pop band's frontman to talk about Guster's newest record, their holiday music plans and their January 2016 return to the Mountain State. 

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The man behind the lyrics of Frosty the Snowman, Peter Cottontail, and Smokey the Bear is none other than West Virginian, Jack Rollins. His song about a magical snowman coming to life and bringing holiday cheer can be heard almost everywhere this time of year. In 2011, Rollins was inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.