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Home for the Holidays

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with this month’s special slate of musical performances and seasonal programs. From fan favorites such as the Call the Midwife: Holiday Special and Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir to new titles such as Christmas with Mary Berry and Friends, KET’s holiday programs are sure to make the season bright. Check back here throughout the season as new programs are added.

Kids dancing in a studio wearing coveralls with a splattered-paint design.

Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker
A modern spin on the 19th-century fairy tale, featuring classical ballet, urban tap, hip-hop, swing, flamenco, step and other dance forms.

Three of the Call the Midwife characters dressed for cold weather throwing snowballs with buildings in the background.

Call the Midwife Holiday Special
With Christmas approaching, the midwives move to their maternity clinic and are delighted when their first patient is a familiar face.

Richard and Karen Carpenter in red and green surrounded by Christmas ornaments.

Carpenters: Close to You & Christmas Memories
This music-filled documentary traces the career of the Carpenters. Richard and Karen Carpenter perform Christmas classics, including “The Christmas Song,” “Winter Wonderland” and “White Christmas.”

Three members of Celtic Woman wearing long pastel dresses standing on rocks with their hair blowing in the wind. In the background is water and grass. Superimposed is the WinterPledge logo.

Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland (Holiday Edition)
As the world looks forward to getting together again, Celtic Woman shares a message of love and hope with fans around the world in the form of musical postcards, written with the songs from their latest album.

Christmas at Belmont
Belmont University students perform classic songs and holiday favorites in the new Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Nashville.

George Vanderbilt's library during Christmas at Biltmore. In the foreground is a long wooden dining table with about 20 chairs upholstered in red at the table plus more than a dozen more chairs along a wall. In the back of the room is a giant Christmas tree ablaze with lights and ornaments. There is evergreen garland draped at the trim along the walls.

Craft in America: Holiday
Clay artist Susan Garson creates Chanukah menorahs, daring chefs make lavish gingerbread houses, and more.

Vanessa Williams smiling in a sparkly dress with performers and a Christmas tree in the background.

Ella Wishes You a Swingin’ 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.

Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby singing at a piano with Christmas décor on a table in the foreground and a decorated Christmas tree in the background.

Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank
This timeless favorite features the magical combination of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby in a 1957 special in which they swap Christmas carols.

Lucy Worsley posing in front of a Christmas tree

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas
Join Lucy Worsley as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas has surprising Tudor origins.

A close-up of Mary Berry smiling in black top with a jeweled color holding up a glass of champagne with a Christmas tree in the background.

Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas
Join Mary Berry and her celebrity pals as they prepare a three-course feast and offer tips on making “a fool-proof Christmas dinner.”

Alan Cumming and a conductor smiling on stage with an orchestra behind them.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Conceived by John Mauceri this re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s, “The Nutcracker” is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 book. Alan Cumming recounts the story of a prince who got put into a nutcracker. Unlike the ballet, we learn what happens when the young girl grows up.

Neal McDonough in a tux and Megan Hilty in a long, red, sparkly dress on stage with greenery in front of them and performers and an organ in the background.

O Holy Night: Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir
Featuring a 360-member choir and 150-member orchestra, Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir has been a PBS and national tradition for years.

A Christmas street scene with an angel and a bell made of lights in the foreground and cars and street lamps in the background.

The Real Bedford Falls: It’s a Wonderful Life
This special program explores the connections between Seneca Falls, New York, and Bedford Falls, the fictional setting of the beloved movie, It’s A Wonderful Life.

Rick Steves’ European Christmas
From manger scenes to mistletoe, Rick celebrates the season across Europe. He visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to learn about their holiday customs.

Natalie Grant in a long white dress at a microphone at the front of a stage with an orchestra behind her.

United in Song 2022: Ringing in the New Year Together
Ring in the New Year with these star-studded concert performances that celebrate what brings us together as Americans.