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Holiday Specials on WETA Television

Starting in late November, WETA Television will broadcast holiday music and drama specials featuring some of the world's most talented performers. From Alfie Boe to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Andy Williams and more, we've got a little something to get everyone in the holiday spirit.



Holiday Specials on weta tV26 & weta hd

A Bucknell Candlelight Christmas

Bucknell University ensemble

Tuesday, December 16 at 5pm

Bucknell University's internationally reknowned undergraduate music ensembles present songs of the season and ring-in Christmas with bells.

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A Chef’s Life Holiday Special

Chef's Life Holiday Special

Thursday, December 18 at 1:30pm

Join Vivian as she prepares foods that draw on her Southern heritage and Ben’s Chanukah traditions.

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A Christmas Carol: The Concert


Monday, December 15 at 4:30pm

Enjoy the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge through glorious, memorable and irresistible new songs in this instant holiday classic.

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A St. Thomas Christmas: All Is Well 2013

St. Thomas Christmas

Thursday, December 25 at 2pm

A St. Thomas Christmas: All Is Well features seven of the university's internationally renowned vocal and instrumental ensembles performing a festive collection of seasonal favorites.

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B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert

B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 23 at 1pm
This one-hour concert features Taylor's modern arrangements of perennial Christmas favorites. Backed by two singers, a drummer, a keyboardist/saxophonist and several guitar players, Taylor infuses traditional songs with a contemporary feel, incorporating rock and even Calypso rhythms.

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Christmas at Belmont 2013

Christmas at Belmont

Tuesday, December 16 at 1pm

Nearly 700 student musicians join the Belmont School of Music faculty and the Nashville Children’s Choir to present this annual production of carols, masterworks and light-hearted seasonal favorites.

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Christmas at Luther: Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Luther singers

Thursday, December 18 at 2:30 pm

Holiday music, 500 choristers, a symphony orchestra, thousands in the audience and glowing candlelight capture the wonder and joy of the season as Luther College’s internationally acclaimed musicians perform their annual Christmas concert.

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Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Jane Seymour

Tuesday, December 23 at 8pm

Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Seymour and Grammy Award-winning baritone Nathan Gunn join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

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Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

David Archuleta

Tuesday, December 16 at 9pm

Award-winning pop sensation David Archuleta and Grammy Award nominee Michael York join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choice in an energetic concert of magnificent proportion.

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Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Alfie Bowe and Tom Brokaw

Thursday, November 27 at 9:30pm

Renowned TV personality Tom Brokaw and Tony Award-winning Les Misérables tenor Alfie Boe give a concert of holiday favorites with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir before over 80,000 people in Salt Lake City.

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Frontline: From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians

Frontline: From Jesus to Christ

Thursday, December 16 at 10pm

Frontline presents the story of the rise of Christianity, exploring the life of Jesus and the movement he started.

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Happy Holidays: The Best of Andy Williams' Christmas Shows

Andy Williams

Thursday, November 27 at 1pm

A digitally re-mastered collection of performances from beloved old television specials, complete with magnificent sets and costumes and a cast of singers, dancers and skaters.

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Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers

The Raleigh Ringers

Tuesday, December 16 at 4pm

The Raleigh Ringers present the sequel to their critically acclaimed holiday special, One Winter Evening at Meymandi. Holiday Handbells runs the gamut of song selections from old yuletide favorites to Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmasscore and other sounds of the season.

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National Christmas Tree Lighting 2014

National Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday December 12 at 8:30pm

The ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree signals the start of the holiday season across the country. A lineup of great musical guests adds to the celebration.

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Purdue 80th Anniversary Christmas Show

Purdue 80th Anniversary Christmas Show

Tuesday, December 23 at 5pm

The ensembles of Purdue Musical Organizations perform holiday favorites in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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Rick Steves' European Christmas

Rick Steves European Christmas

Friday, November 28 at 10pm

From England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria, and Rome to the top of the Swiss Alps, explore a rich and fascinating mix of Christmas traditions.

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WETA Kids Holiday Specials

Elmo’s Christmas Countdown
WETA Kids Holiday Programming

WETA Kids celebrates the holiday season with holiday episodes of your favorite WETA Kids shows!

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