Monthly Archives: December 2015

TRR: Episode 16, “Christmastime is Here”



As the old song says, “Christmastime is here.” In this, the second half of our Christmas celebration, we offer you a small array of stocking-stuffers and candy canes for your holiday enjoyment.

“The Overture” by H.S. Armstrong (1869)
“A Ballad of Santa Claus” by Henry Van Dyke (1907)
“Bells of Christmas” (1913) by The Edison Concert Band & Chorus
“Old Thoughts for Christmas” by Christopher Morley
“Under the Mistletoe” by George Francis Shults
“Our Joyful Feast” by George Wither
“Christmas” from “The Long Ago” by Jacob William Wright
“Silver Bells” by Hamish Hendry

Merry Christmas!

The Reader

TRR: Episode 16, “Christmastime is Here”
TRT: 39:59

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.
“Jingle Bells Piano Solo” by Kaveh. You can find more of Kaveh’s work on Soundclick.com.


TRR: Episode 15, “Yes, Virginia…”



Kris Kringle goes by many names, but is he… real? Here we proffer a few selections of Christmas cheer on the subject of the veracity of one Saint Nick, AKA Santa Claus.

“A Doubtful Character” by A.A. Milne

An excerpt from “Santa Claus Hides in the Phonograph” by Ernest Hare (1922)

“Is There a Santa Claus?” (1904) by Jacob A. Riis

“Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” by Francis Pharcellus Church (New York Sun, 1897)

The Reader

TRR: Episode 15, “Yes, Virginia…”
TRT: 32:42

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.


TRR: Episode 14, “By the Fireside”



As Winter approaches, we must ensure our supply of wood for the fire has been prepared. After the chores are completed, we may sit by the fireside and enjoy the quietude of a warm and crackling fire.

“By Way of Introduction” from “Over the Fireside with Silent Friends” by Richard King (1921)
“Dedication for a Fireplace” by Christopher Morely
“A Hallowe’en Memory” by Christopher Morely
An excerpt from “By the Fireplace” by Christopher Morely
“The Log Fire” by Elizabeth Rebecca Ward
“The Fires of Autumn” by A.A. Milne
“Getting in the Wood” by Jacob William Wright

The Reader

TRR: Episode 14, “By the Fireside”
TRT: 30:56

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.