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Holiday Specials on WETA Television

Marking the holiday season, WETA TV 26 and WETA HD present a slate of specials in December, featuring a new concert from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with Santino Fontana and the Muppets, performances by college vocal ensembles, and WETA’s presentation National Christmas Tree Lighting 2015 in downtown Washington, D.C.

 

 

Holiday Specials on weta tV26 & weta hd

Christmas in Harvard Square

Christmas in Harvard Square

Wednesday, December 2 at 12am

A special features classic songs for the holidays performed by the renowned vocal ensemble of the Saint Paul’s Choir  School at Saint Paul Church, Cambridge, in the heart of Harvard Square in Boston, Massachusetts. The boy choir is led by music director John Robinson.

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National Christmas Tree Lighting 2015

National Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 9 at 9:30pm

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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Rick Steves' European Christmas

Rick Steves European Christmas

Wednesday , December 9 at 10:30pm

Travel expert Rick Steves explores how diverse European cultures celebrate Christmas — in locations from England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria, and Rome to the Swiss Alps.

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Libera: Angels Sing Christmas in Ireland

Libera singers

Thursday, December 10 at 8pm

One of the world's most accomplished and acclaimed boy choirs sings traditional Christmas carols interpreted in their unique style, and influenced by Irish music and melodies.

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Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2014

Friday, December 18 at 9:30pm
Join the Nonnatus community to celebrate the holidays and bid farewell to the 1950s.

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A Chef’s Life Holiday Special

Chef's Life Holiday Special

Friday, December 18 at 11pm

American chef and television personality Vivian Howard explores tastes of the holidays as she serves up the best of her Southern heritage: simple corned ham, upscale oyster dressing, humble Hoppin’ John, elegant red velvet cake and more.

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A Bucknell Candlelight Christmas

Bucknell University ensemble

Sunday, December 20 at 11pm

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

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Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Santino Fontana/Sesame Street Muppets

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Santino Fontana/Sesame Street Muppets

Monday, December 21 at 9pm

Stage and singing star Santino Fontana, the Muppets from Sesame Street and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform a concert that includes songs from Sesame Street and inspiring arrangements of sacred Christmas music. Repeats Tue 12/22, 4pm; Thur 12/24, 8pm; Fri 12/25, 1pm

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Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe/Tom Brokaw

Alfie Bowe and Tom Brokaw

Monday, December 21 at 10pm

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. Repeats Tue 12/22, 5pm; Fri 12/25, 3pm

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Purdue 81st 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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Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Deborah Voigt/John Rhys-Davies

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Deborah Voigt

Thursday, December 24 at 9pm

Soprano Deborah Voigt and acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a Christmas concert of holiday favorites. Repeats Fri 12/25, 2pm

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Christmas at Belmont 2015

Christmas at Belmont 2015

Thursday, December 24 at 10pm

Grammy-winning host Kathy Mattea and nearly 700 student musicians, the Belmont School of Music faculty and the Nashville Children’s Choir perform traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites. Repeats Fri 12/25, noon

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A Grand Mercer Christmas

Grand Mercer Christmas

Friday, December 25 at 9am

Students and faculty from Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music and its renowned Robert McDuffie Center for Strings perform classical Christmas selections and exclusive new arrangements by noted Boston Pops arranger Randol Bass and Grammy Award-winner Matt Catingub.

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Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Jane Seymour/Nathan Gunn

Jane Seymour

Friday, December 25 at 4pm

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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Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays

Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays

Friday, December 25 at 8:00pm

Join chef, author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich to celebrate the holiday traditions of her native Italy and those of six guests: Christopher Walken, Rita Moreno, Carlo Ponti, Jr., Ann Curry, Marcus Samuelsson and Padma Lakshmi.

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Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2015

Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2015

Friday, December 25 at 9:00pm

The Poplar neighborhood readies itself for Christmas 1960. An unexpected surprise for a grieving mother brings the holiday magic home, while Nonnatus is rocked when one of its own disappears. A film crew promises to make the Christmas holiday memorable.

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WETA Kids Holiday Specials

Elmo’s Christmas Countdown
WETA Kids Holiday Programming

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

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