Holiday programs, 2016

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Holiday programs on WSKG TV

12/1 Thursday
8pm Expressions
Holiday Harmonies

9pm Masterpiece Classic
Downton Abbey, Series II – Part Seven
In the finale, the family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas.

12/3 Saturday
9:30pm Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas
Vocalists Lisa Lambe, Susan McFadden and Meav Ni Mhaolchatha perform timeless holiday favorites.

12/8 Thursday
8:00 pm Expressions Holiday Harmonies

12/13 Tuesday
10pm Frontline
From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians – Pax Romana/A Light To The Nations
Explores the life of Jesus and depicts on the origins of Christianity using historical evidence.

12/15 Thursday
8pm Expressions
Holiday Harmonies

12/16 Friday
10pm Lidia Celebrates America
Holiday for Heroes
Join host Lidia Bastianich for an unforgettable holiday special celebrating our veterans.

12/17 Saturday
6:30pm Let’s Polka
John Steven’s Doubleshot plays a holiday program (part 1 of 3) from WSKG

12/19 Monday
9pm Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Broadway star Laura Osnes and actor Martin Jarvis join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra.

 12/20 Tuesday
10pm Frontline
From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians – (Pt.2)
Explores the life of Jesus and depicts on the origins of Christianity using historical evidence.

12/22 Thursday
8pm Expressions
Holiday Harmony
Confirmed acts for this program include: Miles Ahead, Ultra Vibe, Little Big Band and Ron Emerick & Rhonda Plunkett

12/23 Friday
7am Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas
The Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are disappearing around the globe!

12pm Super Why!
’twas The Night Before Christmas
The team catches up with Santa and his reindeer and unravels the mystery of Santa’s childhood.

5pm Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas
The Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are disappearing around the globe!

12/24 Saturday
6:30pm Let’s Polka
John Steven’s Doubleshot plays a holiday program (part 2 of 3) from WSKG

12/25 Sunday
7am The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!
The Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas.

8am Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat have a great time preparing for Christmas.

9am Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas
The Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are disappearing around the globe!

10am Peg + Cat + Holidays
“The Christmas Problem,” “The Hanukkah Problem” and “The Penguin Problem” feature math for kids.

12pm Mansfield University Holiday Concert: Grant Us Peace

1pm Great British Baking Show
Christmas Masterclass
A pavlova wreath, a Chelsea bun Christmas tree, a towering pandoro and more are prepared.

2pm Chef’s Life Holiday Special
Vivian Howard hosts her own vision of the season’s celebrations with peanut brittle and much more.

3pm Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops
Celebrate the New England holiday season with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

4pm Expressions
Holiday Harmony

7:30pm Call The Midwife Holiday Special

12/26 Monday
10:30pm Vicious
Holiday Special
Freddie and Stuart host a holiday soiree. A wicked game of Truth or Dare brings up hidden truths.

12/31 Saturday

6:30pm Let’s Polka
John Steven’s Doubleshot plays a holiday program (part 3 of 3) from WSKG

8pm Live from Lincoln Center
New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve
Ring in the new year with a night of American classics, including works by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

9:30pm Hamilton’s America
The creation of pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton and the history behind it are explored.

11pm ACL Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve
Celebrate New Year’s Eve as Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Kris Kristofferson join the Hall of Fame.

1/1 Sunday

7:30pm From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2017
Julie Andrews hosts the traditional ringing in of the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel, featuring Strauss Family waltzes and more, and a picturesque range of Vienna landmarks.

Holiday programs on WSKG Radio

Thanksgiving, Nov 24 @ 11am: Giving Thanks (two hour version); (APM)

Monday, Dec. 12 @ 9pm: Advent Voices; (APM)

Monday, Dec. 12 @ 10pm: Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (APM)

Thursday, Dec. 15 @ 9pm — 11pm: The Christmas Revels: 2016 (PRI)

Monday, Dec. 19 @ 9pm — 11pm: St. Olaf Christmas Festival (APM)

Tuesday, Dec. 20 @ 9pm: Welcome Christmas (APM)

Tuesday, Dec. 20 @ 10pm: A Chanticleer Christmas (APM)

Wednesday, Dec. 21 @ 9pm — 11pm: Paul Winter’s 36th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration (NPR)

Thursday, Dec. 22 @ 9pm: Leroy Anderson Christmas (WFMT)

Thursday, Dec. 22 @ 10pm: The Rose Ensemble Live in Concert: Christmas in Baroque Malta (WFMT)

Friday, Dec. 23 @ 12pm — 1pm: Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs (NPR)

Friday, Dec. 23 @9pm: Expressions Holiday Harmonies: local bands recorded by WSKG

Friday, Dec. 23 @11pm: All Songs Considered Christmas Special

Saturday: Dec. 24 @ 10am — 12pm (repeats @ 10pm — 12am): A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols (APM)

Monday, Dec. 26 @ 1pm: A Season’s Griot 2016 (PRI)

Monday, Dec. 26 @ 9pm: Candles Burning Brightly (APM)

Monday, Dec. 26 @ 10pm: A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago A Cappella (WFMT)

Saturday, Dec. 31, 8pm — 2am: Toast of the Nation (NPR)

Sunday, January 1 @ 11am — 1pm: New Year’s Day from Vienna (NPR)

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