Night Before With Robert Drake

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XPN's own Kris Kringle, (Robert Drake) is presenting a unique mix of seasonal songs celebrating both the holiday and winter seasons.

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Merry Fringemas To You!

After a quarter century Robert Drake has collected a box of holiday music and snippets that - for whatever reason - never made it to his annual December 24 special.

So he asked his colleague Eric Schuman to join him and together they will host a late night celebration designed to twinkle your eyes and merry your dimples! It's Merry Fringemas - from the cutting room floor of The Night Before!

To whet your wacky whistle, Eric and Robert have produced a series of Merry Fringemas Nuggets: bite-size podcasts (each about 10 minutes long) showcasing the story behind the songs. Each Nugget will spotlight just ONE of the hundreds of forgotten holiday gems we've unearthed, and give it a fresh airing out!


Merry Fringemas
Christmas Day, 1am-4am ET

Merry Fringemas Nuggets