Winter 2017 Holiday Specials
Seasonal NMPBS highlights on 5.1 and 9.1
Airing Dec. 12 – Dec. 31
THREE FAITHS, ONE GOD: JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM
Tuesday December 12 at 10pm on 5.1 (part 1)
Tuesday December 19 at 10pm on 5.1 (part 2)
Thoughtfully examines the religious beliefs and practices shared by Jews, Christians and Muslims. How are a broad range of voices and ideas of ordinary people & respected scholars in interfaith communities dealing with historical conflicts and facilitating understanding and respect? Learn more here
COLORES! Featuring: “Los Poblanos”
Friday December 15 at 8pm on 9.1
A New Mexico PBS Production - Set among 25 acres of lavender fields, lush gardens, and historic architecture, Los Poblanos’ field to fork restaurant, Campo, celebrates local food culture. “Rio Grande Valley Cuisine tastes like New Mexico. It’s the sky, it’s the air, it’s everything that encompasses this state and that river.” -- Chef Jonathan Perno. Learn more here.
CHRISTMAS WITH THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR
Featuring Rolando Villazon - New!
Friday December 15 at 9pm on 5.1
Monday December 18 at 10pm on 5.1
Sunday December 24 at 6pm and 11pm on 5.1
Monday December 25 at 2pm on 5.1
A cross-cultural spectacular featuring the world's leading tenor, Rolando Villazon & seasonal favorites. Watch the preview here
LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA “Homegrown Heroes” – New!
Friday December 15 at 10pm on 5.1
Join Lidia Bastianich to celebrate our homegrown heroes-veterans who now cultivate the land they fought to defend. For many vets, farming is therapy for the wounds of war. Lidia farms and cooks with them, then gathers with them for a holiday dinner.Watch the preview here
CHRISTMAS AT BELMONT (2017) – New!
Friday December 22 at 9pm on 5.1
Monday December 25 at 1pm on 5.1
Join Grammy-winning host Sheryl Crow and nearly 700 student musicians, faculty and The Nashville Children's Choir. Watch the preview here
MAKING A NEW AMERICAN NUTCRACKER– New!
Sunday December 24 at 2pm on 5.1
Join narrator actor Neve Campbell to discover how the Joffrey Ballet brought this original piece to life. Watch the preview here
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX HOLIDAY SPECIAL– New!
Sunday December 24 at 7pm (part 1) and 8pm (part 2) on 5.1
Caroline's new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas. Alan has a difficult conversation with Gillian, who's consumed by thoughts of the afterlife, convinced she's being haunted by Eddie. Watch the preview here
CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL– New!
Sunday December 25 8pm on 5.1
Join the midwives as they battle snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes to provide patient care during the coldest winter in 300 years. Watch the preview here
CELTIC WOMAN - HOMECOMING: IRELAND
Tuesday December 26 at 9pm on 9.1
Saturday December 30 at 2pm on on 5.1
Celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland's centuries-old heritage in this new live concert filmed in Dublin. Celtic Woman combines the country's finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience. Watch the preview here
MEMORY RESCUE WITH DANIEL AMEN, M.D.
Wednesday December 27 at 9pm on 9.1
Sunday December 31 at 9am on 5.1
New! - "One of the most exciting lessons I've learned from looking at all our scans is that your brain does not have to deteriorate. With the right plan, you can slow or even reverse the aging process." - Dr. Daniel Amen --- In this new program, award-winning psychiatrist, neuroscientist and 10-time NY Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen shows how to supercharge your memory and remember what matters most to you. This very simple idea, to strengthen your memory, is based on treating the 11 major risk factors that destroy your brain. Most of these risk factors are either preventable or treatable. Knowing your risk factors and how to overcome them is critical to rescuing your memory. Watch the preview here
PAINTING SANTA FE
Thursday December 28 at 7pm on 5.1
A New Mexico PBS Production - Focusing on the founding of the Santa Fe Arts Colony, PAINTING SANTA FE tells the fascinating history of Santa Fe’s transformation from an adobe village to a world-renowned center for the arts. The hour-long film celebrates the history, artists, and patrons of this unique chapter in American art. Learn more here
Thursday December 28 at 8:30pm on 5.1
Photographed in stunning high definition, this hour-long program explores the history that allowed six painters to turn a small mountain village into an art destination. Learn more here
AMERICAN MASTERS “This Is Bob Hope”
Friday December 29 at 9pm on 5.1
Explore the entertainer's life with unprecedented access to his personal archives including writings voiced by Billy Crystal, clips from his body of work, and interviews with Woody Allen, Margaret Cho, Conan O'Brien, Tom Selleck and Brooke Shields. Watch the preview here
Saturday December 30 at 6pm on 5.1
Chart the early life of the remarkable Hyacinth Bucket (“Bouquet!!”) in this prequel to the famous Britcom “Keeping Up Appearances.” Hyacinth's desperate attempts to transform her sisters and darling Daddy into an altogether better class of family are not at all appreciated. Watch the preview here
BEYOND A YEAR IN SPACE
Sunday December 31 at 10:30am on 5.1
Picking up where the first film left off, Scott Kelly's last day in space and return to Earth-the final installment also introduces viewers to the next generation of astronauts training to leave Earth's orbit and travel into deep space. Watch the preview here
A SALUTE TO VIENNA
Sunday December 31 at 6:30pm on on 9.1
This program is a lavish music and dance gala concert taped live at the historic Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria in April 2013. Hosted by world-famous mezzo soprano Frederica von Stade, (Metropolitan Opera) and Academy Award-winning actor and Viennese-native Maximilian Schell, (“Judgment at Nuremberg”), this special celebrates the musical heritage of Vienna and presents the most-popular excerpts from well-known operettas like "The Merry Widow", "Land of Smiles", "Die Fledermaus," and more, performed by an international cast of superstars. Watch the preview here
THE 80s (My Music)
Sunday December 31 at 10:30pm on 5.1
Join host Martha Quinn (former original MTV-VeeJay) for a joyful jump into the 1980s, when music videos ruled the airwaves, with hits from Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Journey, Billy Joel, Pat Benatar, Kenny Loggins and Madonna. Watch the preview here
FOLK LEGENDS: ISN'T THIS A TIME!
Sunday December 31 at 3:30pm on 5.1
Treasure this last and historic gathering of the artists who defined folk music, including Peter, Paul and Mary, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger and The Weavers. The 2003 Carnegie Hall concert features performances the artists considered among their best. Learn more here