Celebrate the holidays with these new and classic PBS shows, music specials and documentaries being shown throughout the holiday season. Check out the full Community Idea Stations TV schedule HERE.
The Great British Baking Show: Christmas Masterclass
Mary and Paul detail how to make perfect mince pies, Christmas pudding, and Christmas cake.
December 8 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ & December 10 at 4:00 p.m. on WCVW
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square 2015
Santino Fontana and the Muppets featuring songs from Sesame Street and sacred Christmas music.
December 8 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVW
Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday for Heroes
Join host Lidia Bastianich for an unforgettable holiday special celebrating veterans.
December 8 at 10:00 p.m. on WCVW
The Lawrence Welk Show: Winter (1967)
Holiday songs and dances by JoAnn Castle, the Lennon Sisters, Bob Lido, and Dick Dale.
December 9 at 7:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ
Rick Steves Special: Rome, Eternally Engaging, the Holy Land, Israelis and Palestinians Today
Rick Steves explores Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, a home in Bethlehem, a university in Ramallah, and more.
December 12 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVW
Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops
A concert showcasing the best of the New England holiday season with a visit from Santa Claus.
December 14 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ
Christmas at Concordia: Gather Us In, O Child of Peace
Concordia College’s Annual Christmas Concert under the direction of conductor Rene Claussen.
December 14 at 10:00 p.m. on WCVW
Wheaton College Christmas Festival: “Love Divine”
The story of a child, a king of glory, born into humble circumstances and changed human history.
December 14 at 10:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ
Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special (2 Episodes)
December 17 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ & December 20 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVW
December 24 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ & December 27 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVW
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon
Join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a concert featuring the world’s leading tenor, Rolando Villazon.
December 15 at 9:00 p.m. & December 25 at 10:30 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ & December 18 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVW
Purdue 83rd Anniversary Christmas Show
Features musical highlights from the full two-hour show from Purdue Musical Organizations.
December 15 at 10:00 p.m. on WCVW
Waiting for God Christmas Special 1992
Diana refuses to join the Christmas spirit, so Tom issues invitations for the holiday.
December 16 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ
Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas
Directed by Russell Thomas and filmed at Dublin’s Helix Theatre, is both a visual and aural feast.
December 17 at 6:00 p.m. on WCVW & December 17 at 10:00 p.m. on WCVW
Community Idea Stations Present: Christmas with the American Youth Harp Ensemble
December 17 at 7:30 p.m. on WCVW, December 24 at 3:00 p.m. & December 25 at 11:30 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ
A Chef’s Life Holiday Special
Vivian Howard serves up the best of her Southern cooking and the Chanukah traditions.
December 18 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVW
Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope: Christmas in Switzerland
Visit a Christmas ornament artist, Swiss holiday culinary specialties, and journey to St. Nick’s village.
December 19 at 7:30 p.m. on WCVW
Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope: A San Antonio Christmas
San Antonio’s famous river walk is surrounded by songs, decorations, and plenty of holiday cheer.
December 21 at 7:30 p.m. on WCVW
Festival of Carols with Sylvia McNair
The concert includes carol classics “Joy to the World,” “The First Noel,” and “O Holy Night.”
December 21 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ & December 22 at 9:00 p.m. & December 25 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVW
Christmas at Susquehanna: The 50th Anniversary Candlelight Service
A music spectacle of candle lighting, carols, traditional readings, and songs of the season.
December 21 at 1:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ
Christmas at Belmont
Sheryl Crow hosts a night of traditional carols, classical masterworks, and seasonal favorites.
December 22 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ & December 25 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVW
St. Thomas Christmas: “So Bright the Star”
The festive concert showcases the University of St. Thomas’ vocal and instrumental ensembles.
December 22 at 10:00 p.m. on WCVW & December 24 at 4:00 p.m. WCVE/WHTJ
The Lawrence Welk Show: Christmas (1966)
Barbara and Bobby as Raggedy Ann and Andy, Lennon Sisters, and JoAnn Castle perform holiday classics.
December 23 at 7:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ
Waiting for God Christmas Special 1993
Diana is asked to direct the nativity play for the elderly of the parish.
December 23 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ
Christmas with Daniel O’Donnell
A winter wonderland of yuletide carols and seasonal favorites in this concert filmed in Dublin.
December 24 at 6:00 p.m. on WCVW
The Candy Bomber
American pilot Gail “Hal” Halvorsen delivered candy to children living in 1948 post-war Germany.
December 24 at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. on WCVW
Handel’s Messiah and the Foundling Hospital
A memorable special adds new meaning to one of the most recognizable choral works in the world.
December 24 at 11:00 p.m. on WCVW
Antiques Roadshow: Naughty or Nice
The Antiques Roadshow makes a list and checks it twice with favorite appraisals from past seasons.
December 25 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ & December 29 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVW
Call the Midwife Holiday Special
Valerie helps a family during a traumatic birth and Sister Julienne tries to reunite a family.
December 25 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ
The Lawrence Welk Show: New Year’s (1970)
Includes a salute to the Rose Bowl and the Rose Parade with songs like “Moonlight and Roses.”
December 30 at 7:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ
Live from Lincoln Center NY Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Bernstein on Broadway
Ring in 2018 with a celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s best-loved works for Broadway.
December 31 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve
Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash, and the Neville Brothers are inducted into the Hall of Fame.
December 31 at 10:30 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ