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A Cabin Christmas: Our 2022 holiday programming

AJ delivers a showstopping performance in the 2020 Cabin Radio Christmas video
AJ delivers a showstopping performance in the 2020 Cabin Radio Christmas video. Ollie Williams/Cabin Radio

Cabin Radio is your perfect Christmas accompaniment in 2022. Tune in from Christmas Eve until the end of Boxing Day for festive music and stories.

You can listen live via the Cabin Radio website or get the Cabin Radio app to listen anywhere in the world.

On Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24 – go Wayback With K-Mac for a Christmas special from 8am until noon. Kevin and Michelle MacDonald will be live in Studio One with a festive trip through decades of your favourite music.

From noon until late on Christmas Eve, join your narrator, Maria, for Christmas poems and stories. Maria will read a mix of classics and stories you may not have heard before, alongside a selection of holiday classic tunes for easy, warm-hearted listening.



Start Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25 – with Lydia Haines from Yellowknife’s École Allain St-Cyr, part of Cabin Radio’s student group, who has curated an introduction to the big day from 4am till 8am for all those early risers eager to get at whatever’s beneath the tree.

At 8am, Sarah Vaughan has a two-hour Cabin Classics special celebrating the festive season with the finest classical mix you’ll find, followed by Jeremy Walsh with Cabin Jazz and Soul from 10am till 12pm.

From noon till late on Christmas Day, Maria returns with more festive stories and songs, leaving time for Clams n’ Moose to make an appearance from 9pm till 11pm.

On Boxing Day – Monday, December 26 – you have another chance to hear Lydia’s festive broadcast from 6am till 10am, followed by a day of magical Folk on the Rocks memories. Between 10am and 6pm on Boxing Day, we’re rebroadcasting eight hours of live performances from 2022’s festival in full. Watch this space for our full schedule of artists nearer the time. At 6pm on Boxing Day there’s another chance to hear the Cabin Classics festive special, followed by an 8pm rebroadcast of Out of the Bear Cave (our new music show).



Enjoy the Best of Mornings at the Cabin from 7am till noon each day between Tuesday, December 27 and Friday, December 30.

Mornings at the Cabin, 90s at 9, Afternoons at the Cabin and Home to the Cabin return on January 3, 2023, as does the full range of our locally produced shows.

Happy holidays to you and your family!

Full schedule

Saturday, December 24

  • Midnight-8am: Cabin Radio’s festive playlist
  • 8am-12pm: Wayback with K-Mac Christmas Special
  • 12pm-Midnight: A Cabin Christmas – Stories and Songs

Sunday, December 25

  • Midnight-4am: Cabin Radio’s festive playlist
  • 4am-8am: Lydia Haines’ Christmas Special
  • 8am-10am: Cabin Classics at Christmas
  • 10am-12pm: Cabin Jazz and Soul
  • 12pm-9pm: A Cabin Christmas – Stories and Songs
  • 9pm-11pm: Clams n’ Moose
  • 11pm-Midnight: Cabin Radio’s festive playlist

Monday, December 26

  • Midnight-6am: Cabin Radio’s festive playlist
  • 6am-10am: Lydia Haines’ Christmas Special
  • 10am-6pm: Best of Folk on the Rocks 2022
  • 6pm-8pm: Cabin Classics at Christmas
  • 8pm-10pm: Out of the Bear Cave
  • 10pm-Midnight: Cabin Radio’s festive playlist