A Magical Manilow Christmas

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Barry Manilow invites Radio 2 listeners into his home in Palm Springs, to brighten Christmas Day with a sprinkling of Californian sunshine, festive tunes and holiday cheer.

A self-confessed Christmas aficionado, Barry provides the perfect soundtrack to your afternoon with artists including Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, The Ronettes, Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand, Bonnie Raitt, and John Lennon, as well as some of his own recordings.

He talks about growing up in a small tenement appartment in Brooklyn; watching the Andy Williams Christmas show with his family; and shares the stories behind some of his favourite Christmas classics.

This programme first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2009.

Barry Manilow plays the perfect soundtrack to your Christmas Day afternoon.