December 17, 2021

Subscribe to The New Criterion’s podcast series via Apple or Google.

In this episode, Jay does his annual Christmas show—this year featuring E. Power Biggs, Heidi Grant Murphy, Oscar Peterson, Marilyn Horne, and other worthy performers. A glad season, with glad music.

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Handel, “And He Shall Purify,” from Messiah

Angels We Have Heard on High

Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella

Long Ago in Bethlehem

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

In dulci jubilo

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Last Month of the Year

O Holy Night

Handel, “Worthy is the Lamb” and “Amen,” from Messiah

A Message from the Editors

Since 1982, The New Criterion has nurtured and safeguarded our delicate cultural inheritance. Join our family of supporters and secure the future of civilization.