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Celebrate the holidays with these great programs. Check back in as more programs get added to the schedule.

In the Spotlight

Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole gang as they learn the true meaning of Christmas! Can’t you already hear the theme music?

Don’t miss it:
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Sunday, Dec. 19 • 7:30/6:30 pm on KET and KETKIDS

Snoopy and Charlie Brown standing in the snow putting one red ornament on a spindly little green tree.


Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas in formal attire stand on stage with two other men.

20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir
Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas join The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells at Temple Square for a night of celebration.

Cast member from Call the Midwife in a posed shot on a stage set with a nativity scene.

Call the Midwife: Holiday Special 2021
Christmas 1966 promises to be a memorable one as Nonnatus House is filled with expectant moms and Lucille and Cyril prepare for their wedding.

Josh Turner in a plaid shirt leaning on a porch post on a cabin porch.

Christmas at Belmont
Join country and gospel singer Josh Turner who teams up with Belmont University students and the Nashville Children’s Choir for this annual holiday concert.

An illustration of Ella Fitzgerald at an old-fashioned microphone.

Ella Wishes You a Swinging 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.

Two white candles burning near evergreen branches and pine cones.

The Holidays at Murray State
The Murray State University Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, and featured soloists highlight this annual sojourn in sight and sound through MSU and the Purchase area of western Kentucky.

Five men in dark suits and red shirts singing at microphones on stage.

Kentucky Life: A Kentucky Christmas
Enjoy the a capella singing of the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers; learn about songwriter Haven Gillespie, a Covington native, who co-wrote one of the best-selling Christmas songs of all time and more.

Lucy Worsley dressed in Tudor-style clothes sitting at a table set with holiday fare.

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas
Royal historian Lucy Worsley discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas has surprising Tudor origins, rooted in devotion and charity.

John Mauceri and Alan Cumming on stage with clasped hands held in the air with orchestra members behind them.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
This film is a re-imagination of the classic Nutcracker story, narrated by Alan Cumming and featuring the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Musicians on stage with a backdrop of styled red cubes.

A St. Thomas Christmas: Bloom Eternal
This special celebrates the Christmas season, drawing from both familiar traditional carols and innovative contemporary selections.

Kwanzaa and more

An artist in studio making a piece of pottery.

Craft in America: Celebration
Discover the role craft plays in our winter holiday traditions. Featuring lion dancers and float builders for a Chinese New Year Parade, holiday ceramics, Kwanzaa celebrations, and Christmas-card making.

Candles, gourds, figurines, and a goblet on a tabletop.

Craft in America: Malik Seneferu Dresses Kwanzaa Table
Artist Malik Seneferu dresses a table for Kwanzaa, teaching us the meaning and intention behind the placement of objects.

A close-up of dollmaker Annette Brown wearing a colorful hat, red sweater, purple shawl, and a large pendant.

Craft in America: Annette Brown on Dolls Made for Kwanzaa
Dollmaker and soft sculptor Annette F. Brown talks about doll making, a tradition in her family for 30 years, and celebrating Kwanzaa through handmade gifts and family history.

A woman wearing a purple and gold ensemble with Kwanzaa candles.

Winter: Season of Darkness and Light
Through music and stories, artists from across the country explain the traditions associated with Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, and the European/Appalachian mummer’s play.

New Year’s

The Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic.

Great Performances: From Vienna – New Year’s Celebration 2022
Ring in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic playing everyone’s favorite Strauss Family waltzes. Hosted by Hugh Bonneville of Masterpiece’s “Downton Abbey.”