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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.

Four members of the Call the Midwife cast posing outside

Call the Midwife Holiday Special

In these Christmas specials, the midwives of London’s Nonnatus House deliver more babies and drama during the festive period.

Two people stand on either side of a board displaying two photographs. The man has his hand on his chest and is bent back at the waist.

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.

Two people standing next to a large Chinese dragon head

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 and other singers performing in Christmas pajamas

Debbie Gibson Holiday: A Soundcheck Special
Singer-songwriter Debbie Gibson performs songs from her first holiday album, Winterlicious.

In the foreground is a conductor in a black coat ad white shirt; in the background are several musicians with their instruments and music stands.

Great Performances: From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2024
Celebrate the new year from the opulent Musikverein hosted by PBS favorite Hugh Bonneville.

A man in a short-sleeved shirt stands next to host Sira Williams as she gestures toward green, black and red candles

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 smiling and wearing an orange tissue-paper crown. She is posing in front of a Christmas tree and holding a very large Christmas pudding.

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 smiling in a dressy floral blouse with holiday lights, a wreath and kitchen utensils in the background

Mary Berry’s Highland Christmas
Mary Berry spends Christmas in her mother’s homeland of Scotland and cooks up some indulgent dishes.

Mary Berry and guests stand in front of a Christmas tree with drinks in their hands.

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.

Cynthia Erivo standing on stage at a  mic. She is wearing a detailed white gown and has her arms held up and out to her sides and her head is thrown back in song.

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.

Alan Cumming and John Mauceri in front of an orchestra.

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.

A Christmas street scene with an angel and a bell made of lights in the foreground and cars and street lamps in the background.

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.

Lea Salonga and Sir David Suchet standing on stage in formal attire with part of the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra behind them

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.

For Kids

Characters from the animated series Rosie's Rules gathered in a town center holding the Mexican flag with buildings and a Christmas tree behind them

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.

Elmo in bed at night with Tango on the bed at his feet. A nutcracker doll leans next to Tango's dog bed on the floor.

Sesame Street: The Nutcracker: Starring Elmo & Tango
Elmo and his puppy Tango embark on an adventure to get back a nutcracker toy.

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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.

Singers and musicians on stage

Christmas at Belmont
Belmont University students perform classic songs and holiday favorites in the new Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Nashville.

Vanessa Williams smiling in a sparkly dress with performers and a Christmas tree in the background.

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.

Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby singing at a piano with Christmas décor on a table in the foreground and a decorated Christmas tree in the background.

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.

The character Bert Large from Doc Martin wearing holiday-themed attire and standing next to a goofy toy Santa doll.

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.