Winter Programming


Dec 10-18

Also known as the Festival of Lights,Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday that celebrates the victory of the Maccabees many years ago. It also celebrates a miracle that happened during this time, when a one-day supply of oil lasted for 8 nights. This Hanukkah, we’ll feature stories and music from Jewish composers and storytellers.

The Thing About Yetis

by Vin Vogel
December 11th, 5pm

Everyone knows yetis love winter. But yetis still miss summer! Sometimes, they have to bring a little bit of summer to the coldest of winter days. Those yetis, they’re just full of surprises. Join us December 11 at 5pm to hear this delightful book.

Cinnamon Bear

Every day at noon and 6pm

Introducing Paddy O’Cinnamon, Santa Claus’s right-hand man! Meet him with Santa in Toyland at Lipman’s… and don’t miss his exciting adventures with Judy and Jimmy (two of the nicest playmates you could ever want). Tune in to Cinnamon Bear radio show every day on ICAN at noon, and at 6pm.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas 

December 19th, 5pm

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch! Or will his Grinch’s heart grow three sizes?? Get in on the Grinch-mas cheer and join all the Whos down in Who-ville with this holiday classic.

Winter Solstice

December 21st, the shortest day of the year 5pm

Winter solstice is the day of the year with the shortest amount of daylight, which means it is also the longest night of the year! We’ll celebrate with fun facts and a book called “The Longest Night”


Winter and Holiday themed episodes air December 21-25 at 3pm

Marty Coldwater is baring the cold to share your favorite winter classics! From Home Alone to Puppy Dog Pals, Charlie Brown and Superman enjoy the fun the whole week leading up to Christmas Day. 

The Night Before Christmas

Christmas Eve, 5pm

Grab your kerchief and cap and cozy up to the radio for a reading of this classic Christmas poem! 

The Nutcracker Story

Christmas Day, 5pm

A December favorite, The Nutcracker has sprung to life in many forms each holiday season. This year tune in to ICAN to hear the story of Clara and her favorite toy. 


Dec 26 – Jan 1 at 5pm

Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration that honors African heritage in African American culture. All Classical Portland’s Artist in Residence, Adam Eccleston, celebrates Kwanzaa and shares the festivities with you through music and stories, including “Together for Kwanzaa.”

Snowy Day

New Year’s Eve, 5pm

t doesn’t often snow in Portland…does it get snowy where you are? Either way, you can join Peter in exploring his neighborhood after the first snowfall by listening to this winter story by Ezra Jack Keats and read by ICAN host, Sarah Zwinklis.