Home for the Holidays 2015 | Photo by Helen Leicht

Last night on WXPN, Helen Leicht hosted her seventh annual Home for the Holidays special bringing an array of local talent to the WPXN studios to celebrate the season in song.

The show mixed present day pop classics with more traditional moments from the Christmas music canon. Highlights were Ben Kessler’s rendition of “Happy XMas / War is Over” by John Lennon, Hemming’s aching take on “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey, as well as a soaring “O Holy Night” by RoseMary Fiki and a fierce “Blue Christmas” by Andrew Lipke.

Below, listen to a streaming archive of the Home For the Holidays special, and click through Helen Leicht’s gallery of photos from the event.