Now that December is here, holiday programming is in full force and PBS is featuring a full slate of premieres to get you in the festive mood. Here’s a look at what’s coming to your local PBS Station this month.
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CHRISTMAS WITH THE TABERNACLE CHOIR FEATURING KRISTIN CHENOWETH
Premiere: Monday, December 16, 9:00-10:00 p.m.
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are joined by Kristin Chenoweth, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer, for this beloved Christmas tradition featuring favorite holiday music, dancing and storytelling.
THE ORNAMENT OF THE WORLD
Premiere: Tuesday, December 17, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET
Filmed in Cordoba, Granada, Seville and Toledo, this is the story of a remarkable 800-year period when Muslims, Christians and Jews in medieval Spain forged a common cultural identity that often transcended their religious differences.
CHRISTMAS AT BELMONT
Premiere: Monday, December 23, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET
Encore: Tuesday, December 24, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
Christmas at Belmont 2019 features Belmont University students along with Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans and the Nashville Children’s Choir. Taped in Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the show includes classic holiday songs and festive tunes.
LUCY WORSLEY’S 12 DAYS OF TUDOR CHRISTMAS
Premiere: Wednesday, December 25, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
Encore: Thursday, December 26, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET
Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas – from carols to turkey, gift-giving to mistletoe and mulled wine – has surprising Tudor origins, rooted in devotion and charity.
CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Premiere: Wednesday, December 25, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET
Mother Mildred and the Nonnatus House team go to the Outer Hebrides in response to a nursing shortage. Navigating the terrain, they strive to keep up with the needs of the locals.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS 6TH ANNUAL HALL OF FAME HONORS
Premiere: December 28, 2019, 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. ET.
Celebrate the 2019 Hall of Fame with host Robert Earl Keen as Shawn Colvin, Buddy Guy and Lyle Lovett are honored. Guest performers include Jackson Browne, Bruce Hornsby, Shemekia Copeland, Jimmie Vaughan, Sarah Jarosz and more.
LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve 2019: Sondheim Celebration”
Premiere: Tuesday, December 31, 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET
Ring in the New Year with the New York Philharmonic and guest vocalist Katrina Lenk (“The Band’s Visit”) celebrating the orchestral music of Stephen Sondheim by performing suites from “Sunday in the Park,” “Into the Woods,” “Sweeney Todd” and more.
GREAT PERFORMANCES “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2020”
Premiere: Wednesday, January 1, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET
Celebrate 2020 with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Musikverein. Under the baton of guest conductor Andris Nelsons and featuring the Vienna City Ballet, the orchestra will play the waltzes of Strauss. PBS favorite Hugh Bonneville returns as host.
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