Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with this month’s special slate of musical performances and seasonal programs. From fan favorites such as the Call the Midwife: Holiday Special and Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir to new titles such as Karamu: Feast for the 7th Day, KET’s holiday programs are sure to make the season bright. Check back here throughout the season as new programs are added.
In these Christmas specials, the midwives of London’s Nonnatus House deliver more babies and drama during the festive period.
Antiques Roadshow: Naughty or Nice
Enlivening the year-end holiday season, this line-up of favorite appraisals from past seasons will satisfy many a wish list.
Craft in America: Celebration
Learn about lion dancers and float builders for a Chinese New Year Parade, artists making ceramics for the holidays, Kwanzaa celebrations, and Christmas card making with Yoshiko Yamamoto.
Debbie Gibson Holiday: A Soundcheck Special
Singer-songwriter Debbie Gibson performs songs from her first holiday album, Winterlicious.
Great Performances: From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2024
Celebrate the new year from the opulent Musikverein hosted by PBS favorite Hugh Bonneville.
Karamu: Feast for the 7th Day
Join lifestyle expert Sira Williams for this exploration of the tradition of Kwanzaa and the culinary traditions of West Africa.
Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas
Join Lucy Worsley as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas has surprising Tudor origins.
Mary Berry’s Highland Christmas
Mary Berry spends Christmas in her mother’s homeland of Scotland and cooks up some indulgent dishes.
Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas
Join the beloved British cook and friends as they prepare her ultimate Christmas feast with all the trimmings from the traditional turkey to her classic Christmas pudding.
Next at the Kennedy Center: Cynthia Erivo & Friends: A New Year’s Eve Celebration
Ring in the New Year with a star-studded musical celebration on stage at the Kennedy Center.
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Join Alan Cumming for the real story of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, featuring the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, in this holiday treat.
The Real Bedford Falls: It’s a Wonderful Life
This special program explores the connections between Seneca Falls, New York, and Bedford Falls, the fictional setting of the beloved movie, It’s A Wonderful Life.
Season of Light: Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir
Award-winning artists Lea Salonga and Sir David Suchet join the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for this festive and uplifting Christmas special.
Rosie’s Rules: Rosie’s Christmas in Mexico
Rosie is thrilled to spend Christmas with Abuela in Mexico City, but in her excitement, she forgets Abuela’s present.
Sesame Street: The Nutcracker: Starring Elmo & Tango
Elmo and his puppy Tango embark on an adventure to get back a nutcracker toy.
Featured Passport Programs
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Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker
A modern spin on the 19th-century fairy tale, featuring classical ballet, urban tap, hip-hop, swing, flamenco, step and other dance forms.
Christmas at Belmont
Belmont University students perform classic songs and holiday favorites in the new Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Nashville.
Ella Wishes You a Swingin’ Christmas with Vanessa Williams
Enjoy an evening celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s iconic album of holiday classics presented by the American Pops Orchestra with host and vocalist Vanessa Williams.
Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank
This timeless favorite features the magical combination of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby in a 1957 special in which they swap Christmas carols.
Doc Martin: Last Christmas in Portwenn
Portwenn is full of festive cheer—until Martin tells Leonard that he needs to stop playing Santa, Leonard decides to show “Doc the Grinch” the magic of Christmas and Louisa works to arrange a Christmas parade.