New Holiday Programs (Part 1)

In chronological order & on Ch. 5.1:

catinhatCAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT CHRISTMAS!
Wednesday 11/27 at 8:30 am & 2:30 pm
Wednesday 12/25 at 3:00 pm

The Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas.


passovergroverSHALOM SESAME – CHANUKAH: THE MISSING MENORAH
Wednesday 11/27 at 9:30 am

Celebrate Chanukah in Israel. Grover is bringing latkes, and all is well until Anneliese loses her special menorah — right before sunset! Can her friends find the missing menorah in time?


sesameELMO’S CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN
Wednesday 11/27 at 10:00 am 
Wednesday 12/25 at 10:00 am

There’s a miracle on Sesame Street in this holiday tale. Elmo, Abby Cadabby and their new friend Stiller the Elf (Ben Stiller) count down to Christmas with the Christmas Counter-Downer. Special guests: Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley and more.


ilvoloIL VOLO BUON NATALE
Monday 12/2 at 7:00 pm
Sunday 12/15 at 1:30 pm

Usher in the holiday season with favorite Christmas classics sung by the Italian trio Il Volo. This new special features “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “O Holy Night,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and many more.


chrismannHOME FOR CHRISTMAS: THE CHRIS MANN CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Monday 12/2 at 10:00 pm

Unwrap this special holiday treat from vocalist Chris Mann, joined by country icon Martina McBride and saxophone star Mindy Abair, with “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and more.


celticCELTIC WOMAN: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – New!
Tuesday 12/3 at 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm
Sunday 12/8 at 7:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays with timeless favorites done with a Celtic twist by ensemble Celtic Woman, filmed at Dublin’s Helix Theatre.


boysLIBERA: ANGELS SING CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND
Sunday 12/8 at 1:00 pm

Warm your heart and soul with the angelic voices of one of the world’s most acclaimed boy choirs as they perform traditional Christmas carols infused with the musical sounds of Ireland. Recorded in the spectacular St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Ireland, the concert also features Irish flute player Brian Dunning and violinist Zoe Conway.


swxmasCOLORES! “A Southwest Christmas” & “Las Maravillas De Navidad”
Monday 12/9 at 8:30 pm & 9:30 pm

KNME/New Mexico PBS Productions – Focusing on the unique multi-cultural holiday traditions, customs, and foods of New Mexico & the American Southwest.


matthewmorrisonMATTHEW MORRISON: A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS LIVE FROM THE BUSHNELL
Saturday 12/14 at 10:30 pm

Enjoy classic Christmas songs and standards, many first made famous in Broadway musicals, from Emmy® and Tony® nominee Matthew Morrison (GLEE).


The 88th Annual National Tree Lighting, sponsored by UL, stays safe and bright with over 750 lights and 500 ornaments on this year's tree.  Photo courtesy of Charlie Samuels/UL.NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING 2013
Thursday 12/19 at 7:00 pm

This special promises to include appearances and performances by some of the most recognizable names in entertainment, capped off with the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree, traditionally handled by the President & First Family.


manCHRISTMAS WITH THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR FEATURING ALFIE BOE AND TOM BROKAW
Thursday 12/19 at 8:00 pm
Tuesday 12/24 at 8:00 pm
Wednesday 12/25 at 8:00 am & 12 Noon

Featuring renowned TV personality Tom Brokaw & Tony Award-winning Les Misérables tenor Alfie Boe in a concert of holiday favorites. The choir also welcomes a surprise guest, Gail “Hal” Halvorsen, the famous candy bomber of the Berlin airlift.

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