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Sunday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 pm Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Peppermint Patty invites everyone to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, even though he's going to see his grandmother. Snoopy decides to cook his own version of a Thanksgiving meal with help from his friends.
Saturday, Nov. 27 at 12:30 pm Classic Christmas Join hosts Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat) and Marion Ross (Happy Days) for this festive, all-star special of favorite carols and popular standards. Performers include Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, The Carpenters and many more.
Saturday, Nov. 27 at 2:30 pm Dean Martin and Frank Sintra Family Christmas Show Join Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and their families for this joyful holiday special filmed in 1967. Songs include "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Silent Night" and many more. With special guest Sammy Davis, Jr.
Sunday, Nov. 28 at 4:00 am Rick Steves European Christmas From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands celebrate the Christmas season throughout the European continent. Rick visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to reveal their customs and practices of the holiday season.
Sunday, Nov. 28 at 7:00 pm Dean Martin and Frank Sintra Family Christmas Show Join Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and their families for this joyful holiday special filmed in 1967. Songs include "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Silent Night" and many more. With special guest Sammy Davis, Jr.
Sunday, Nov. 29 at 3:00 am Rick Steves European Christmas From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands celebrate the Christmas season throughout the European continent. Rick visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to reveal their customs and practices of the holiday season.
Friday, Dec. 3 at 9:00 am Curious George A Very Monkey Christmas Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat are having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas. There's only one dilemma &8212; neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present! In the end, both gift-giving predicaments are simply and beautifully resolved, revealing the true spirit of the holiday season.
Friday, Dec. 3 at 10:00 am Nature Cat: A Nature Carol In the tradition of the Dickens holiday classic, Nature Cat is visited by the spirits of Nature Past (Daisy), Present (Squeeks) and Future (Hal) on Christmas Eve.
Saturday, Dec. 4 at 4:30 am Dean Martin and Frank Sintra Family Christmas Show Join Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and their families for this joyful holiday special filmed in 1967. Songs include "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Silent Night" and many more. With special guest Sammy Davis, Jr.
Sunday, Dec. 5 at noon Happy Holiday with Bing and Frank Celebrate the holidays with a timeless special, featuring the magical combination of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. In this early color broadcast from 1957, the two legends swap Christmas songs and stories and duet on some favorite holiday classics.
Monday, Dec. 6 at noon Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas This adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thingamajigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals &8212; from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs &8212; and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home.
Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 am Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas It's Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate. But when the Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe, their holiday party quickly turns into a rescue mission. Our heroes must race against time to thwart their greedy archrivals' most miserly scheme yet!
Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 11:30 am Carpenter’s Christmas Memories A special holiday program starring beloved brother-sister recording duo Richard and Karen Carpenter, the most successful American recording act of the 1970s. Focused entirely on the Carpenters' perennially popular Christmas music offerings such as The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland, White Christmas and more.
Thursday, Dec. 9 at 8:30 am Arthur's Perfect Christmas Plans are underway in Elwood City for the best holidays ever as Arthur, D.W., their family and friends make preparations for perfect gifts, perfect parties and perfect family traditions for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and even "Baxter Day" (Buster and his mom's special celebration). The only problem is, just like in real life, perfection is hard to attain, and things start to fall apart.
Thursday, Dec. 9 at 8:00 pm Happy Holiday with Bing and Frank Celebrate the holidays with a timeless special, featuring the magical combination of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. In this early color broadcast from 1957, the two legends swap Christmas songs and stories and duet on some favorite holiday classics.
Thursday, Dec. 9 at 8:30 pm Carpenter’s Christmas Memories A special holiday program starring beloved brother-sister recording duo Richard and Karen Carpenter, the most successful American recording act of the 1970s. Focused entirely on the Carpenters' perennially popular Christmas music offerings such as The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland, White Christmas and more.
Friday, Dec. 10 at 10:00 am Nature Cat: A Nature Carol In the tradition of the Dickens holiday classic, Nature Cat is visited by the spirits of Nature Past (Daisy), Present (Squeeks) and Future (Hal) on Christmas Eve.
Monday, Dec. 13 at 8:00 pm 20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the Choir and Orchestra for this 20th anniversary retrospective with performances from Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Gladys Knight, Angela Lansbury, Hugh Bonneville, Renee Fleming and more.
Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 1:00 am 20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the Choir and Orchestra for this 20th anniversary retrospective with performances from Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Gladys Knight, Angela Lansbury, Hugh Bonneville, Renee Fleming and more.
Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 3:00 am A Chef's Life Holiday Special Join Vivian Howard as she serves up the best of her Southern cooking heritage and the Chanukah traditions of her husband Ben. From humble Hoppin' John to elegant red velvet cake, sample a charming and delicious holiday celebration.
Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 11:30 am Peg+Cat+Holidays This is a special holiday episode of Peg + Cat featuring "The Christmas Problem," "The Hanukkah Problem," and "The Penguin Problem. " This series is designed to engage preschool children and teach them how to solve math-based problems with Peg, a chatty and tenacious five year-old, her feline pal, Cat, and her smart, handsome, cool friend Ramone.
Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 9:00 pm The Nutcracker and the Mouse King A re-imagination of the classic Nutcracker story, featuring the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and narrated by Alan Cumming. Conceived by John Mauceri (Grammy, Tony, and three-time Emmy winner), this new work is a re-imagination of Tchaikovsky's holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's 1816 book, Alan Cumming recounts the origin story of how a prince got put into a nutcracker. Unlike the ballet, we also learn what happens when the young girl grows up, having saved the prince, and what they are doing today! Music from Tchaikovsky's lesser-known works, as well as from The Nutcracker ballet, underscore this epic and heroic tale-one that has never been told before on television!
Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 1:00 am The Nutcracker and the Mouse King A re-imagination of the classic Nutcracker story, featuring the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and narrated by Alan Cumming. Conceived by John Mauceri (Grammy, Tony, and three-time Emmy winner), this new work is a re-imagination of Tchaikovsky's holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's 1816 book, Alan Cumming recounts the origin story of how a prince got put into a nutcracker. Unlike the ballet, we also learn what happens when the young girl grows up, having saved the prince, and what they are doing today! Music from Tchaikovsky's lesser-known works, as well as from The Nutcracker ballet, underscore this epic and heroic tale-one that has never been told before on television!
Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 9:00 am Curious George A Very Monkey Christmas Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat are having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas. There's only one dilemma &8212; neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present! In the end, both gift-giving predicaments are simply and beautifully resolved, revealing the true spirit of the holiday season.
Thursday, Dec. 16 at 3:00 am A Chef's Life Holiday Special Join Vivian Howard as she serves up the best of her Southern cooking heritage and the Chanukah traditions of her husband Ben. From humble Hoppin' John to elegant red velvet cake, sample a charming and delicious holiday celebration.
Thursday, Dec. 16 at 4:00 am The Nutcracker and the Mouse King A re-imagination of the classic Nutcracker story, featuring the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and narrated by Alan Cumming. Conceived by John Mauceri (Grammy, Tony, and three-time Emmy winner), this new work is a re-imagination of Tchaikovsky's holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's 1816 book, Alan Cumming recounts the origin story of how a prince got put into a nutcracker. Unlike the ballet, we also learn what happens when the young girl grows up, having saved the prince, and what they are doing today! Music from Tchaikovsky's lesser-known works, as well as from The Nutcracker ballet, underscore this epic and heroic tale-one that has never been told before on television!
Thursday, Dec. 16 at 10:30 am Let's Go Luna!: Luna's Christmas Around the World When the Circo gets stuck at the South Pole on Christmas eve, Leo, Andy, and Carmen are convinced that Santa will never find them. With the help of their friend Luna, the kids endeavor to save Christmas, learning about holiday traditions from around the world along the way.
Friday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 am Nature Cat: A Nature Carol In the tradition of the Dickens holiday classic, Nature Cat is visited by the spirits of Nature Past (Daisy), Present (Squeeks) and Future (Hal) on Christmas Eve.
Friday, Dec. 17 at 8:00 pm 20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the Choir and Orchestra for this 20th anniversary retrospective with performances from Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Gladys Knight, Angela Lansbury, Hugh Bonneville, Renee Fleming and more.
Saturday, Dec. 18 at 3:00 am 20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the Choir and Orchestra for this 20th anniversary retrospective with performances from Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Gladys Knight, Angela Lansbury, Hugh Bonneville, Renee Fleming and more.
Saturday, Dec. 18 at 11:00 am A Chef's Life Holiday Special Join Vivian Howard as she serves up the best of her Southern cooking heritage and the Chanukah traditions of her husband Ben. From humble Hoppin' John to elegant red velvet cake, sample a charming and delicious holiday celebration.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 10:00 am America’s Forest with Chuck Leavell: US Capitol Christmas Tree In search of the perfect Christmas tree for the U.S. Capitol, Chuck Leavell travels to the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests to follow the journey &8212; from selection and cutting to ornament making and community celebrations &8212; of what will become the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it makes its way from Colorado to Washington DC.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 10:30 am Christmas Greetings From Aroostook County With its near guarantee of snow and an abundance of Christmas traditions &8212; some ethnic, some eccentric and some just for fun, Aroostook County is a special place to visit at Christmastime. This show features the unique sights and sounds of The County at yuletide from the Heavenly Harpers of Houlton to sleigh rides in Mapleton, from a Santa Lucia procession in New Sweden to making Tourtiere in The Valley. Narrated by Layne Longfellow.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 11:00 am America's Test Kitchen Home for the Holidays The entire cast is home for the holidays, and they're sharing their tips and tricks for planning a stress-free gathering, while also recounting personal holiday memories and revealing their all-time favorite holiday recipes from the Test Kitchen archives.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at noon Great British Baking Show: Christmas Masterclass In the countdown to Christmas, Paul bakes St. Lucia buns and mincemeat and marzipan couronne. Mary tackles French galette, Genoa cake, and white chocolate and ginger cheesecake. Paul's showstopper kranskake is a spectacular tower of delicate rings.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 6:00 pm Charlie Brown Christmas Feeling down about the commercialism of Christmas, Charlie Brown becomes the director of the gang's holiday play. Can he overcome his friends' preference for dancing over acting, find the "perfect" tree, and discover the true meaning of Christmas?
Monday, Dec. 20 at midnight Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas &8212; from carols to turkey, gift-giving to mistletoe and mulled wine &8212; has surprising Tudor origins, rooted in devotion and charity.
Monday, Dec. 20 at 7:00 am Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas It's Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate. But when the Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe, their holiday party quickly turns into a rescue mission. Our heroes must race against time to thwart their greedy archrivals' most miserly scheme yet!
Monday, Dec. 20 at 2:30 pm Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas This irreverent documentary tells the story of the unlikely Jewish immigrants who, enamored with Broadway and Hollywood, wrote some of the most popular songs in America: Christmas music. The documentary features rarely-seen archival footage, musical performances and interviews.
Monday, Dec. 20 at 9:00 pm Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas This irreverent documentary tells the story of the unlikely Jewish immigrants who, enamored with Broadway and Hollywood, wrote some of the most popular songs in America: Christmas music. The documentary features rarely-seen archival footage, musical performances and interviews.
Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 1:00 am Christmas at Belmont Christmas at Belmont 2021 features alumnus country/gospel singer Josh Turner and Belmont University students. Taped in Belmont's Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, the show includes holiday favorites and songs from Turner's new Christmas album.
Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 3:00 am Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas &8212; from carols to turkey, gift-giving to mistletoe and mulled wine &8212; has surprising Tudor origins, rooted in devotion and charity.
Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 3:00 am Christmas at Belmont Christmas at Belmont 2021 features alumnus country/gospel singer Josh Turner and Belmont University students. Taped in Belmont's Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, the show includes holiday favorites and songs from Turner's new Christmas album.
Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 8:00 am Arthur's Perfect Christmas Plans are underway in Elwood City for the best holidays ever as Arthur, D.W., their family and friends make preparations for perfect gifts, perfect parties and perfect family traditions for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and even "Baxter Day" (Buster and his mom's special celebration). The only problem is, just like in real life, perfection is hard to attain, and things start to fall apart.
Thursday, Dec. 23 at 8:00 pm America’s Forest with Chuck Leavell: US Capitol Christmas Tree In search of the perfect Christmas tree for the U.S. Capitol, Chuck Leavell travels to the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests to follow the journey &8212; from selection and cutting to ornament making and community celebrations &8212; of what will become the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it makes its way from Colorado to Washington DC.
Thursday, Dec. 23 at 8:30 pm Christmas Greetings From Aroostook County With its near guarantee of snow and an abundance of Christmas traditions &8212; some ethnic, some eccentric and some just for fun, Aroostook County is a special place to visit at Christmastime. This show features the unique sights and sounds of The County at yuletide from the Heavenly Harpers of Houlton to sleigh rides in Mapleton, from a Santa Lucia procession in New Sweden to making Tourtiere in The Valley. Narrated by Layne Longfellow.
Thursday, Dec. 23 at 10:00 am Let's Go Luna!: Luna's Christmas Around the World When the Circo gets stuck at the South Pole on Christmas eve, Leo, Andy, and Carmen are convinced that Santa will never find them. With the help of their friend Luna, the kids endeavor to save Christmas, learning about holiday traditions from around the world along the way.
Thursday, Dec. 23 at noon Dinosaur Train: Don's Winter Wish and Festival of Lights When the Pteranodon family travels back to the North Pole, Don declares that it's his "winter wish" to see snow fall again. When a big blizzard comes, and even the Dinosaur Train gets snowed in, Don worries that his wish brought the blizzard. He's especially worried for his new friend, Soren Sauronitholestes, who is sitting on a nest of her eggs, out in the blizzard. But everything turns out all right: Dad explains that wishing for something doesn't make it happen, and the well-adapted, warm-blooded, feather-covered Soren successfully hatches her babies. While visiting the North Pole, the Conductor suggests that the family stop off at Aurora Borealis Station on an enormous frozen lake to see the Aurora Borealis, where the Northern Troodons celebrate a "Festival of Lights." While the kids wait for night to fall and view the Aurora Borealis, they work up an ice-skating show to entertain Mom and Dad. Everyone joins in to sing Solstice Time is Here and skate under the lights!
Thursday, Dec. 23 at 9:00 pm From the Vault Christmas Special In celebration of Maine Public Television’s 60th anniversary, we reach into the archives and feature programs from our past.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 7:30 am Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas It's Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate. But when the Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe, their holiday party quickly turns into a rescue mission. Our heroes must race against time to thwart their greedy archrivals' most miserly scheme yet!
Friday, Dec. 24 at 9:00 am Curious George A Very Monkey Christmas Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat are having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas. There's only one dilemma &8212; neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present! In the end, both gift-giving predicaments are simply and beautifully resolved, revealing the true spirit of the holiday season.
Friday, Dec. 24 at noon Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas This adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thingamajigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals &8212; from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs &8212; and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 2:30 pm Rick Steves European Christmas From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands celebrate the Christmas season throughout the European continent. Rick visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to reveal their customs and practices of the holiday season.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 9:00 pm 20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the Choir and Orchestra for this 20th anniversary retrospective with performances from Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Gladys Knight, Angela Lansbury, Hugh Bonneville, Renee Fleming and more.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at midnight Maine Yule Log Enjoy a film loop of a yule log burning in a fireplace, with a traditional soundtrack of classic Christmas music playing in the background.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 3:00 am Christmas at Belmont Christmas at Belmont 2021 features alumnus country/gospel singer Josh Turner and Belmont University students. Taped in Belmont's Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, the show includes holiday favorites and songs from Turner's new Christmas album.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at Noon The Nutcracker and the Mouse King A re-imagination of the classic Nutcracker story, featuring the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and narrated by Alan Cumming. Conceived by John Mauceri (Grammy, Tony, and three-time Emmy winner), this new work is a re-imagination of Tchaikovsky's holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's 1816 book, Alan Cumming recounts the origin story of how a prince got put into a nutcracker. Unlike the ballet, we also learn what happens when the young girl grows up, having saved the prince, and what they are doing today! Music from Tchaikovsky's lesser-known works, as well as from The Nutcracker ballet, underscore this epic and heroic tale-one that has never been told before on television!
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 1:30 pm All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 The Western Front. Christmas. 1914. Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man's Land Singing "Stille Nacht." Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music and peace. This award-winning docu-musical theatre production recreates an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate the holiday together by trading carols, sharing food and drink, playing soccer and burying the dead. This remarkable story is told through the words of the great WWI poets, official war documents, diary entries and letters written by more than thirty WWI soldiers. The historic documents are woven together with iconic WWI songs and European Christmas carols to create a profound retelling of this extraordinary moment in history.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 3:00 pm 20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the Choir and Orchestra for this 20th anniversary retrospective with performances from Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Gladys Knight, Angela Lansbury, Hugh Bonneville, Renee Fleming and more.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 5:00 pm Lawrence Welk: Christmas Reunion This is the special that reunited Lawrence and his Musical Family for the first time following their phenomenal 27 year run on National TV. At the time, no one realized it would also be the last time the Musical Family would perform together with their beloved boss. The most emotional moment in this heartwarming program is the singing of the traditional Christmas carols, conducted by Lawrence himself.
Sunday, Dec. 25 at 7:00 pm From the Vault Christmas Special In celebration of Maine Public Television’s 60th anniversary, we reach into the archives and feature programs from our past.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 8:00 pm Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas &8212; from carols to turkey, gift-giving to mistletoe and mulled wine &8212; has surprising Tudor origins, rooted in devotion and charity.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 9:00 pm Call the Midwife Holiday Special Christmas 1966 promises to be a memorable one. The Nonnatus House team are faced with their busiest Christmas Day ever as the Maternity Home is filled with expectant moms and challenging cases. Luckily Mother Mildred is on hand to support the team.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 10:30 pm Christmas Greetings From Aroostook County With its near guarantee of snow and an abundance of Christmas traditions &8212; some ethnic, some eccentric and some just for fun, Aroostook County is a special place to visit at Christmastime. This show features the unique sights and sounds of The County at yuletide from the Heavenly Harpers of Houlton to sleigh rides in Mapleton, from a Santa Lucia procession in New Sweden to making Tourtiere in The Valley. Narrated by Layne Longfellow.
Sunday, Dec. 26 at 3:00 am Call the Midwife Holiday Special Christmas 1966 promises to be a memorable one. The Nonnatus House team are faced with their busiest Christmas Day ever as the Maternity Home is filled with expectant moms and challenging cases. Luckily Mother Mildred is on hand to support the team.
Sunday, Dec. 26 at 7:00 am Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas It's Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate. But when the Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe, their holiday party quickly turns into a rescue mission. Our heroes must race against time to thwart their greedy archrivals' most miserly scheme yet!
Sunday, Dec. 26 at 2:00 pm Call the Midwife Holiday Special Christmas 1966 promises to be a memorable one. The Nonnatus House team are faced with their busiest Christmas Day ever as the Maternity Home is filled with expectant moms and challenging cases. Luckily Mother Mildred is on hand to support the team.
Monday, Dec. 27 at midnight Call the Midwife Holiday Special Christmas 1966 promises to be a memorable one. The Nonnatus House team are faced with their busiest Christmas Day ever as the Maternity Home is filled with expectant moms and challenging cases. Luckily Mother Mildred is on hand to support the team.
Monday, Dec. 27 at 2:30 am Call the Midwife Holiday Special Christmas 1966 promises to be a memorable one. The Nonnatus House team are faced with their busiest Christmas Day ever as the Maternity Home is filled with expectant moms and challenging cases. Luckily Mother Mildred is on hand to support the team.
Monday, Dec. 27 at 3:30 am 20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the Choir and Orchestra for this 20th anniversary retrospective with performances from Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Gladys Knight, Angela Lansbury, Hugh Bonneville, Renee Fleming and more.
Friday, Dec. 31 at 9:00 pm United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream Ring in the New Year with PBS and an all-star concert performed on location at Philadelphia's historic Independence Hall. Hosted by Chita Rivera with performances by David Archuleta, Paulo Szot, Midori, Lea Salonga, Pepe Romero, Deborah Cox, Judy Collins, Cassadee Pope, Brandee Younger, members of The Washington Ballet, and more &8212; joined by Luke Frazier and the American Pops Orchestra.
Friday, Dec. 31 at 10:30 pm Great Performances at the Met Celebrate the new year with Met stars Angel Blue, Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani performing arias, duets and ensembles and more from the Parktheater in Augsburg, Germany.
Saturday, Jan. 1 at TBD Great Performances From Vienna: A New Year's Celebration 2022 TBD
MAINE PUBLIC RADIO

HOLIDAY PROGRAMS ON MAINE PUBLIC RADIO

AIR DATE TITLE DESCRIPTION
Thursday, Nov. 25 at 10:00 am Turkey Confidential It's The Splendid Table's annual Thanksgiving show. Francis Lam takes calls and comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and dinner guests during the biggest cooking day of the year.
Sunday, Nov. 28 at 7:00 pm Chanukkah in Story and Song Sung by the The Western Wind Narrated by Leonard Nimoy The acclaimed vocal sextet and the renowned actor present 25 eclectic selections, from the Ladino songs of the Spanish Jews and Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe to modern Israeli tunes and their original version of “I Have a Little Dreydle.” The singers sing a cappella and are also joined by instruments including violin, accordion, bass and guitar. The narration written by Rabbi Gerald Skolnik sheds light on the holiday customs and rituals.
Sunday, Nov. 28 at 8:00 pm Chanukah Memories with Lisa Mayer, the Maine Rebbetzin Hear three short stories from Lisa's self-described meshugene life and sing a few Chanuka songs &8212; some you might know, and one you might not!
Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2:00 pm Hanukkah Lights Hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg, and Murray Horwitz, each year Hanukkah Lights marks the age-old Jewish celebration with contemporary fiction.
Thursday, Dec. 2 at 2:00 pm Candles Burning Brightly Celebrate Hanukkah through music, story and song with host Mindy Ratner who offers plenty of charming music to highlight the history and traditions associated with the Jewish Festival of Lights.
Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8:00 pm A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago a cappella Join Jonathan Miller, artistic director of Chicago a cappella and a longtime champion of Jewish choral music, for an inspiring and informative show featuring choral music set to Chanukah texts.
Saturday, Dec. 4 at 9:00 pm Joy to the World: A Holiday In Pink The internationally acclaimed "little orchestra" Pink Martini decks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from around the globe. From timeless classics to rarely heard gems, here is a multi-denominational, multicultural jubilee that overflows with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family.
Saturday, Dec. 4 at 10:00 pm Festivo Alt.Latino featuring Gaby Moreno Performing before a live audience at KUT in Austin, Texas, Moreno led a holiday celebration that pushed boundaries. Her voice dripping with Southern R&B grit, Moreno and her band never lost sight of the emotion in songs like "Little Drummer Boy" and "The First Noel." Yet they completely made them over by singing them in Spanish and infusing them with the blues, making this a holiday show unlike any other.
Thursday, Dec. 11 at 8:00 pm Apollo’s Fire Presents Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain: An Irish-Appalachian Celebration Fiddlers, singers, hammered dulcimer, bagpipes, and a whistle-playing dancer join with children's voices to evoke the Celtic roots of an Appalachian Christmas.
Thursday, Dec. 11 at 9:00 pm The Big Tiny Desk Holiday Special For more 10 years, NPR Music has recorded concerts from behind Bob Boilen's desk. During the holidays, the desk gets a little more festive, thanks to a snow machine, paper snowflakes and Stephen Thompson's hand-drawn Christmas tree. (It's labeled "tree.") Whether they perform original songs or new takes on holiday staples, these artists bring big sounds to the Tiny Desk.
Thursday, Dec. 11 at 10:00 pm A Cool Christmas Mix with Paul Ingles Music History Producer Paul Ingles gently hosts an hour of pop, rock and soul holiday music. Paul Simon, Otis Redding, Charles Brown, Pretenders, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Kinks, Shawn Colvin, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Beatles, and more. Perfect for giving your regulars time off for the holidays and treat your listeners to some of the cooler holiday tunes.
Saturday, Dec. 18 at 8:00 pm A World Café Holiday In this special edition of World Cafe, you'll hear performances all recorded in the World Cafe studios &8212; from Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings and The Brian Setzer Orchestra to Pink Martini's version of We Three Kings, and holiday classics by Jack Johnson and The Polyphonic Spree. Other featured performances include Tracey Thorn singing a gorgeous version of Joni Mitchell's River, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band adding some New Orleans flavor into the mix with its swinging soulful rendition of Please Come Home For Christmas and Betty Wright's cover of This Christmas.
Saturday, Dec. 18 at 9:00 pm All Songs Considered for the Holiday Extravaganza Special guests this year include Taylor Swift, Jenny Lewis, Tarriona "Tank" Ball, Lucy Dacus and more.
Saturday, Dec. 18 at 10:00 pm Echoes Winter Solstice John Diliberto creates a two-hour soundscape of snow shrouded trees, silent saguaro cacti and white-out conditions. It's a winter fantasy with no Christmas carols, but a sleigh-full of music taking you into the celestial and chilled side of the season.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 7:00 pm Selected Shorts: Holiday Hurdles with David Sedaris Guest host David Sedaris presents stories that reimagine holiday rituals. In Tobias Wolff’s Powder, a pre-Christmas snowstorm provides an adventure for a father and son.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 8:00 pm Tinsel Tales David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk &8212; these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. It may be you'll remember these tales fondly, or it may be you'll fall in love with them for the first time.
Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 7:00 pm A Paul Winter Solstice Every year since 1980, saxophone player Paul Winter and special guests have gathered in New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine to mark the winter solstice.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 10:00 am A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols A live, world-wide Christmas Eve broadcast of a service of Biblical readings, carols, and related seasonal Classical music. This special will be presented by one of the world’s foremost choirs of men and boys and performed in an acoustically and architecturally renowned venue, the 500-year-old Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, England.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 2:00 pm Hygge Holiday Join host Elena See as she plays a mix of wintry and nostalgic classical pieces designed to accompany listeners as they enjoy cozy wintertime activities.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 3:00 pm Tinsel Tales 2 Christmas is a time of traditions, and over the years, NPR has created a few traditions of its own. In this hourlong special, wistfulness, joy, doubt, hope &8212; all the emotions we feel at this time of year &8212; are summoned up in memorable stories from the NPR broadcast archives.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 7:00 pm Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol The late comedian Jonathan Winters presented a distinctive reading of this holiday classic, using a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. He re-creates Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley's spirit and the three Christmas ghosts: Past, Present and Future. Mimi Kennedy also performs.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 8:00 pm Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square Music by the Choir and Orchestra and an interview with Mack Wilberg.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 9:00 pm A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols A re-broadcast of Biblical readings, carols, and related seasonal Classical music. This special will be presented by one of the world’s foremost choirs of men and boys and performed in an acoustically and architecturally renowned venue, the 500-year-old Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, England.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 11:00 pm A Soulful Christmas An uplifting, relevant display of Black music in the classical, gospel, spiritual, and jazz-inspired style. This special celebrates the non-idiomatic Black classical music, while exploring non-idiomatic choral traditions.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 5:00 am Welcome Christmas The VocalEssence holiday concert conducted by Philip Brunelle. It's an hour of joyful, classic holiday music from VocalEssence, one of the world’s premiere choral groups, singing traditional carols and new discoveries.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 6:00 am St. Olaf Christmas Festival Hear one of the nation’s most treasured holiday celebrations. Programming includes sacred choral and instrumental music from many traditions: beloved hymns, classical masterworks, folk songs from around the world, and African-American spirituals.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 10:00 am All Is Bright Hosted by Lynne Warfel, this is one hour of gorgeous, contemplative music related to the Christmas season and its symbolism. This program uses sacred choral music grouped in a way to tell the traditional Christmas story by way of songs about angels, the star, and the manger scene. Featured artists include Cambridge Singers, Cantus, and Chanticleer.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 11:00 am Tinsel Tales 3 In keeping with a well-loved NPR holiday tradition, Lynn Neary hosts a collection of extraordinary Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places. Audie Cornish, Ken Harbaugh, Nina Totenberg and other voices from NPR's past and present tell stories of the season in this hour-long special. Some tales are funny; some are touching; some are insightful or irreverent or nostalgic or surprising. You might recognize them from our broadcast archives — or you might fall in love with them for the first time.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at noon A Chanticleer Christmas A program of holiday favorites, new and old, presented live, in-concert by Chanticleer, the superb 12-man ensemble known as "an orchestra of voices." Chanticleer is one of the premiere vocal ensembles in the nation. The ensemble has won two Grammys and is a member of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 1:00 pm Tinsel Tales 4: NPR Christmas Stories Told Through Song The Tinsel Tales series is a holiday tradition. NPR collects some of its favorite Christmas stories from the archives into an hour-long special hosted by Lynn Neary. This edition revisits interviews with musicians about their Christmas albums. Some, like Katie Melua and Sting, celebrate tradition and winter mystery in their Christmas songs. Others, like Kenny Rogers and Amy Grant, find spirituality and stability in holiday music. Jon Batiste and Anthony Hamilton bring new energy to old favorites on their Christmas albums.
Sunday, Dec. 25 at 2:00 pm A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico Stile Antico is a 13-member a cappella choir based in London. These young, fresh-faced singers have already racked up some impressive awards for their recordings &8212; mainly of intricately woven music from the Renaissance.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 3:00 pm Hollywood Holiday Lynne Warfel, host of Saturday Cinema, takes listeners on a one-hour musical retrospective of some of Hollywood's most cherished Christmas themed movies. Selections feature scores from Scrooge, the Musical, A Muppet Christmas Carol, The Polar Express, It’s A Wonderful Life, and more.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 6:00 pm Christmas with the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs In a Christmas celebration of the schools' tradition of singing excellence, the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs perform spirituals, carols and sacred texts from the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 7:00 pm An Afro Blue Christmas A tambourine jingled merrily and spirits were high when Afro Blue visited NPR's Studio 1 to share a brilliant assortment of holiday music. The group delighted the audience with fresh, thoughtful arrangements of Christmas favorites, from a rollicking Angels We Have Heard On High to a sublime, weighty Silent Night.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 8:00 pm Joy to the World: A Holiday In Pink The internationally acclaimed "little orchestra" Pink Martini decks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from around the globe. From timeless classics to rarely heard gems, here is a multi-denominational, multicultural jubilee that overflows with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 9:00 pm Apollo’s Fire Presents Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain: An Irish-Appalachian Celebration Fiddlers, singers, hammered dulcimer, bagpipes, and a whistle-playing dancer join with children's voices to evoke the Celtic roots of an Appalachian Christmas.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 10:00 pm An Echoes Christmas The presents are unwrapped, stomachs are stuffed, and everyone is drowsy. It's time to chill with a Christmas Soundscape. It's the sounds of the season sculpted in snow shrouded serenity.
Sunday, Dec. 26 at 7:00 pm A Season’s Griot Public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for the last 23 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples.
Friday, Dec. 31 at 9:00 pm Toast of the Nation Say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2022 with live music from some of the best jazz groups performing today!
Saturday, Jan. 1 at 11:00 am New Year’s Day From Vienna The Vienna Philharmonic will perform their famous New Year's Day concert from the renowned Musikverein in Vienna on January 1, 2022.
Saturday, Jan. 1 at 10:00 pm An Echoes New Year Stomp on 2021 and blow it out of your mind when we dance in 2022 with Downtempo New Year’s Eve Soundscape. All systems are plugged in, the chill is turned up to 11 as we swing in on electronic sounds old, new and beyond time and space. We’ll be spinning on electronic, downtempo, techno-tribal and other electro-propulsive music to make 2021 the same bad memory as 2020. It’s the 21st century already.
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HOLIDAY PROGRAMS ON MAINE PUBLIC CLASSICAL

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Thursday, Nov. 25 at 8:00 am Every Good Thing On Thanksgiving, host Andrea Blain and classical music fans from all around the country take some time to give thanks and celebrate one of life's most meaningful gifts: music.
Thursday, Nov. 25 at 9:00 am Giving Thanks Music and stories that reflect the meaning of gratitude with special guests Stanley Tucci & Naomi Shihab Nye share what they are thankful for Music from Eric Whitacre, Bach, Copland and more complete the scene.
Thursday, Nov. 25 at 11:00 am Thanksgiving With Maine Public Classical Classical music tailored to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Thursday, Nov. 25 at 9:00 pm Pipedreams Giving Thanks Music in celebratory appreciation of our beneficences.
Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2:00 pm Candles Burning Brightly Celebrate Hanukkah through music, story and song with host Mindy Ratner who offers plenty of charming music to highlight the history and traditions associated with the Jewish Festival of Lights.
Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 7:00 pm Chanukkah in Story and Song Sung by the The Western Wind Narrated by Leonard Nimoy The acclaimed vocal sextet and the renowned actor present 25 eclectic selections, from the Ladino songs of the Spanish Jews and Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe to modern Israeli tunes and their original version of “I Have a Little Dreydle.” The singers sing a cappella and are also joined by instruments including violin, accordion, bass and guitar. The narration written by Rabbi Gerald Skolnik sheds light on the holiday customs and rituals.
Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 2:00 pm Hanukkah Lights Hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg, and Murray Horwitz, each year Hanukkah Lights marks the age-old Jewish celebration with contemporary fiction.
Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 3:00 pm Chanukah Memories with Lisa Mayer, the Maine Rebbetzin Hear three short stories from Lisa's self-described meshugene life and sing a few Chanuka songs &8212; some you might know, and one you might not!
Thursday, Dec. 2 at 2:00 pm A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago a cappella Join Jonathan Miller, artistic director of Chicago a cappella and a longtime champion of Jewish choral music, for an inspiring and informative show featuring choral music set to Chanukah texts.
Saturday, Dec. 4 at 9:00 pm Joy to the World: A Holiday In Pink The internationally acclaimed "little orchestra" Pink Martini decks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from around the globe. From timeless classics to rarely heard gems, here is a multi-denominational, multicultural jubilee that overflows with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family.
Thursday, Dec. 16 at 8:00 pm NY Philharmonic Presents Handel's Messiah Dazzling vocal solos, instrumental fireworks, and splendid choral writing make Handel’s Messiah the Philharmonic’s most beloved holiday tradition. This year Baroque master Harry Bicket leads all forces in the Messiah of Messiahs, the quintessential musical crown of the season.
Friday, Dec. 17 8:00 am Maine Public Classical Holiday Special Classical music tailored to the holidays.
Friday, Dec. 17 5:00 pm A Swingin' Afterglow Christmas Hear some Christmastime favorites sung by contemporary jazz singers like Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves, and more.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 7:00 am Gaudete! Early Music for the Christmas Season Sara Schneider, producer and host of Early Music Now, presents Gaudete! Early Music for the Christmas Season, with joyful and contemplative sounds of the season. In this 1-hour holiday special, we’ll hear Byzantine chant by Kassiani, and selections from Missa Puer natus est nobis by Thomas Tallis, plus hymns and motets from Spain, Germany, and France. Our performers include The Cardinall’s Musick, Theatre of Voices, Cappella Romana, and Oltremontano.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 11:00 am A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico Stile Antico is a 13-member a cappella choir based in London. These young, fresh-faced singers have already racked up some impressive awards for their recordings &8212; mainly of intricately woven music from the Renaissance.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 2:00 pm The Christmas Revels: In Celebration Of The Winter Solstice 2021 A musical celebration of the Winter holidays — Christmas, the Solstice, Chanukah, New Year's, Jonkonnu and Twelfth Night/Epiphany — featuring traditional carols, chants, wassails, hymns, children’s game-songs, and folk dance-tunes excerpted from live Christmas Revels stage productions presented around the country
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 3:00 pm Hygge Holiday Join host Elena See as she plays a mix of wintry and nostalgic classical pieces designed to accompany listeners as they enjoy cozy wintertime activities.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 4:00 pm A Soulful Christmas An uplifting, relevant display of Black music in the classical, gospel, spiritual, and jazz-inspired style. This special celebrates the non-idiomatic Black classical music, while exploring non-idiomatic choral traditions.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 5:00 pm Christmas with the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs In a Christmas celebration of the schools' tradition of singing excellence, the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs perform spirituals, carols and sacred texts from the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 6:00 am Maine Public Classical Holiday Special Classical music tailored to the holidays.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 11:00 pm A Paul Winter Solstice Every year since 1980, saxophone player Paul Winter and special guests have gathered in New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine to mark the winter solstice.
Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 7:00 pm Maine Stage Bangor Symphony Orchestra Winter Holiday Pops Celebrate the excitement of the season as vocalist Hannah Madeline Goodman and special guests perform holiday favorites, all backed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra led by Lucas Richman.
Thursday, Dec. 23 at 8:00 am Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square Music by the Choir and Orchestra and an interview with Mack Wilberg.
Thursday, Dec. 23 at 9:00 am Hygge Holiday Join host Elena See as she plays a mix of wintry and nostalgic classical pieces designed to accompany listeners as they enjoy cozy wintertime activities.
Thursday, Dec. 23 at 10:00 am Music of the Baroque: Brass and Choral Holiday Concert A brass and choral holiday concert hosted by Candice Agree, tune in to the great works of composers like Samuel Scheidt, Giovanni Gabrieli, William Billings, Claudio Monteverdi, and many more.
Thursday, Dec. 23 at 8:00 pm Boston Baroque Presents Handel's Messiah Ring in the holidays with Boston Baroque's celebrated annual holiday tradition, Handel’s Messiah.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 8:00 am St. Olaf Christmas Festival Hear one of the nation’s most treasured holiday celebrations. Programming includes sacred choral and instrumental music from many traditions: beloved hymns, classical masterworks, folk songs from around the world, and African-American spirituals.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 10:00 am A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols A live, world-wide Christmas Eve broadcast of a service of Biblical readings, carols, and related seasonal Classical music. This special will be presented by one of the world’s foremost choirs of men and boys and performed in an acoustically and architecturally renowned venue, the 500-year-old Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, England.
Friday, Dec. 24 at noon Christmas with the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs In a Christmas celebration of the schools' tradition of singing excellence, the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs perform spirituals, carols and sacred texts from the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 1:00 pm A Soulful Christmas An uplifting, relevant display of Black music in the classical, gospel, spiritual, and jazz-inspired style. This special celebrates the non-idiomatic Black classical music, while exploring non-idiomatic choral traditions.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 5:00 pm All Is Calm: A Quiet Afterglow Christmas Holiday favorites sung by some beloved songbook singers, including Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 8:00 pm The Jazz Flower Holiday Special Saylove's holiday playlist.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 6:00 pm Friday Night Jazz Holiday Special Rich Tozier's holiday playlist.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 10:00 pm Jazz Night in America: A Holiday Celebration To ring in the season, Jazz Night in America brings you Big Band Holidays, a concert featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Together, they perform holiday classics from band's past five seasons, featuring fresh arrangements and entertaining storytelling, recorded live from Rose Theater in New York.
Friday, Dec. 24 at 11:00 pm Jazz Piano Christmas 37 Holiday classics as you’ve never heard them! The Kennedy Center and NPR feature today’s best jazz pianists performing the most loved seasonal music.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at midnight Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol The late comedian Jonathan Winters presented a distinctive reading of this holiday classic, using a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. He re-creates Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley's spirit and the three Christmas ghosts: Past, Present and Future. Mimi Kennedy also performs.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 1:00 am All Is Bright Hosted by Lynne Warfel, this is one hour of gorgeous, contemplative music related to the Christmas season and its symbolism. This program uses sacred choral music grouped in a way to tell the traditional Christmas story by way of songs about angels, the star, and the manger scene. Featured artists include Cambridge Singers, Cantus, and Chanticleer.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 6:00 am Welcome Christmas The VocalEssence holiday concert conducted by Philip Brunelle. It's an hour of joyful, classic holiday music from VocalEssence, one of the world’s premiere choral groups, singing traditional carols and new discoveries.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 7:00 am A Chanticleer Christmas A program of holiday favorites, new and old, presented live, in-concert by Chanticleer, the superb 12-man ensemble known as "an orchestra of voices." Chanticleer is one of the premiere vocal ensembles in the nation. The ensemble has won two Grammys and is a member of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 8:00 am Maine Public Classical Holiday Special Classical music tailored to the holidays.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 11:00 am Maine Stage Bangor Symphony Orchestra Winter Holiday Pops Celebrate the excitement of the season as vocalist Hannah Madeline Goodman and special guests perform holiday favorites, all backed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra led by Lucas Richman.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 5:00 pm St. Olaf Christmas Festival Hear one of the nation’s most treasured holiday celebrations. Programming includes sacred choral and instrumental music from many traditions: beloved hymns, classical masterworks, folk songs from around the world, and African-American spirituals.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 7:00 pm A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico Stile Antico is a 13-member a cappella choir based in London. These young, fresh-faced singers have already racked up some impressive awards for their recordings &8212; mainly of intricately woven music from the Renaissance.
Saturday, Dec. 25 at 8:00 pm Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square Music by the Choir and Orchestra and an interview with Mack Wilberg.
Saturday, Jan. 1 at 11:00 am New Year’s Day From Vienna The Vienna Philharmonic will perform their famous New Year's Day concert from the renowned Musikverein in Vienna on January 1, 2022.