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TCHAIKOVSKY
The Nutcracker; Russian Dance (LA Phil)

If it’s the holidays, it’s Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Enjoy this performance of the Russian Dance movement. You might also know it as the soundtrack for last-minute Holiday shopping.


STRAUSS
Alpine Symphony; Ausklang (LSO Recording) 

SERENITY NOW. Enjoy a few moments of stillness with the Ausklang movement from Strausss' Alpine Symphony. Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra..


VIVALDI
Four Seasons; Winter (Joshua Bell, Academy of St Martins in the Field)       

Few pieces really capture the essense of subzero winters like the Winter movement from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.  Grab a cozy blanket, some hot cocoa, & get ready for an arctic chill brought to you by Joshua Bell & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.


LEROY ANDERSON
Sleigh Ride (BBC Concert orchestra)

Because, of course. BBC Concert Orchestra


DEBUSSY
The Snow is Dancing (Vikingur Olafsson)       

What would snowfall sound like if it were played on a piano?  Pianist Vikingur Olafsson giving us all the wintry feels with Debussy’s The Snow is Dancing.


JOHN WILLIAMS
Holiday Flight (Home Alone)   

John Williams provides 58 seconds of winter jet fuel in his legendary piece, Holiday Flight composed for the 1990 comedy, Home Alone.


TCHAIKOVSKY
The Nutcracker; March           

Feeling fancy? Get down with your boujee self and work that holiday energy with Tchaikovsky's March movement from the Nutcracker. Performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra"


Silent Night (LSO)  

Repeat after me: All is calm. All is bright.

Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra 


Joy to the World (Christmas by the Bay)        

Here’s your moment of Joy, provided by the one and only Christmas by the Bay.


ERIC WHITACRE
Sleep   

After the holiday season we either need a good sleep, cry, or both. This choral piece by Eric Whitacre, (titled Sleep) is here for you.