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Friday, December 2


10:30 p.m.     
Carpenters: Close to You & Christmas Memories (My Music Presents)


This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters' career and features the duo's top hits.

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Saturday, December 3

8:00 p.m.   
Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas

Vocalists Lisa Lambe, Susan McFadden and Meav Ni Mhaolchatha perform timeless holiday favorites.

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Sunday, December 4


8:00 p.m.   
The Three Tenors Christmas

Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo sing traditional and classical holiday songs.

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9:30 p.m.   
Rick Steves Special “European Christmas”


Customs and practices of the holiday season are explored in England, France, Switzerland and more.

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Monday, December 5

7:00 a.m.
Wild Kratts Creature Christmas

The Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are disappearing around the globe!

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7:30 p.m.
Great Getaways “Christmas in the Great Lakes Bay Region”

Re-visit activities going on in the Great Lakes Bay Region including Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties.

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Wednesday, December 7

10:30 p.m.
Family Travel with Colleen Kelly
“Chicago - My Kind of Town for the Holidays”

Chicago is a magical city any time of year, but during the holidays it really comes to life! Colleen Kelly joins families on a fun-filled tour of Chicago, celebrating winter traditions around the city.

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Saturday, December 10

4:30 p.m.
Christmas on the Danube

Visit cities along the Danube river and explore stunning European landscape, history and culture. 

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Sunday, December 11

3:00 p.m.
Christmas Carol: The Concert

Charles Dickens' classic tale is adapted for a live orchestral concert with a choir and soloists.

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5:30 p.m.
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home “Getting Ready for Christmas”


Allen uses fresh greenery inside the home, including fireplace mantles and a children's room.

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Tuesday, December 13

11:30 a.m.
Peg + Cat + Holidays

"The Christmas Problem," "The Hanukkah Problem" and "The Penguin Problem"

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Friday, December 16

8:30 a.m.
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

George and The Man In The Yellow Hat are having a merry time counting down to Christmas. But neither can decide what to give each other. Will they find the answers before Christmas morning?

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3:00 p.m.
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

George and The Man In The Yellow Hat are having a merry time counting down to Christmas. But neither can decide what to give each other. Will they find the answers before Christmas morning?

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10:00 p.m.
Lidia Celebrates America “Holiday for Heroes”

Join host Lidia Bastianich for an unforgettable holiday special celebrating our veterans.

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Saturday, December 17

7:00 a.m.
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!

The Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas.

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4:30 p.m.
European Christmas Markets

Visit charming markets in festively decorated cities and towns in Germany, France and Switzerland.

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6:30 p.m.
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated
“A Roast for the Holidays”

The ultimate fennel-coriander top sirloin roast and duck fat-roasted potatoes are prepared.

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8:00 p.m.
Rick Steves Special “European Christmas”

Customs and practices of the holiday season are explored in England, France, Switzerland and more.

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Sunday, December 18

8:30 a.m.
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

George and The Man In The Yellow Hat are having a merry time counting down to Christmas. But neither can decide what to give each other. Will they find the answers before Christmas morning?

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3:30 p.m.
Getting to the Nutcracker

Enjoy a behind the scenes look at what it takes each year to produce the Nutcracker Ballet.

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Monday, December 19

9:00 p.m.
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Laura Osnes...Martin

Hear Broadway star Laura Osnes, acclaimed British screen actor Martin Jarvis and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in the annual Christmas concert. Joining Osnes and Jarvis are four distinguished Metropolitan Opera soloists.

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Thursday, December 22

7:30 p.m.
Great Getaways “Christmas in the Great Lakes Bay Region”  

Re-visit activities going on in the Great Lakes Bay Region including Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties.

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9:30 p.m.
Under The Radar Michigan “Holiday Extravaganza”  

Holiday happenings around Michigan, including a Christmas parade in Ida, are highlighted.

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10:00 p.m.
Hope College Vespers 2015  

Hope College Christmas Vespers is a holiday tradition for many families from West Michigan and around the country.  This program is a celebration of the true spirit of Christmas and features some of the most beautiful choral and instrumental music of the season.

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Friday, December 23

7:00 a.m.
Wild Kratts Creature Christmas

The Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are disappearing around the globe!

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Saturday, December 24

8:00 a.m.
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

George and The Man In The Yellow Hat are having a merry time counting down to Christmas. But neither can decide what to give each other. Will they find the answers before Christmas morning?

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1:00 p.m.
Under The Radar Michigan “Holiday Extravaganza”  

Holiday happenings around Michigan, including a Christmas parade in Ida, are highlighted.

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4:30 p.m.
Christmastime In New Orleans

A festive holiday special showcases the music, sights and acclaimed cuisine of New Orleans.

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6:30 p.m.
New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton “New Year's Traditions”

Cabbage casserole, black eyed peas and andouille and corned beef are prepared.

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7:00 p.m.
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Laura Osnes...Martin  

Hear Broadway star Laura Osnes, acclaimed British screen actor Martin Jarvis and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in the annual Christmas concert. Joining Osnes and Jarvis are four distinguished Metropolitan Opera soloists.

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8:00 p.m.
Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops

This holiday program showcases the best of the New England holiday season with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, performing beloved classics, including "Christmas Canticles" and "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah. The program was filmed at historic Symphony Hall in Boston.

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Sunday, December 25

7:00 a.m.
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!

The Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas.

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8:00 a.m.
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

George and The Man In The Yellow Hat are having a merry time counting down to Christmas. But neither can decide what to give each other. Will they find the answers before Christmas morning?

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9:00 a.m.
Wild Kratts Creature Christmas

The Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are disappearing around the globe!

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10:00 a.m.
Peg + Cat + Holidays

"The Christmas Problem," "The Hanukkah Problem" and "The Penguin Problem"

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3:00 p.m.
Christmas In Norway with the St. Olaf Choir

The rich choral music traditions of both America and Norway are showcased in Nidaros Dom cathedral.

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4:00 p.m.
Lidia Celebrates America “Holiday for Heroes”

Join host Lidia Bastianich for an unforgettable holiday special celebrating our veterans.

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5:00 p.m.
Great Getaways “Christmas in the Great Lakes Bay Region”

Re-visit activities going on in the Great Lakes Bay Region including Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties.

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7:00 p.m.
The Lawrence Welk Show

“Christmas”

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Monday, December 26

10:30 p.m.
Call The Midwife Holiday Special

Follow the Nonnatus family to South Africa after they receive an SOS call from a tiny mission hospital that’s understaffed, underfunded and threatened with closure. Facing tough challenges, they dig deep to save Hope Clinic and make a difference

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Saturday, December 31

9:30 p.m.
Live from Lincoln Center “New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve”

Ring in the new year with a night of American classics, including beloved works by Rodgers & Hammerstein, featuring Joyce DiDonato with the New York Philharmonic.

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11:00 p.m.
Austin City Limits “Hall of Fame New Year's Eve”

Celebrate New Year's Eve as Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Kris Kristofferson are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Performers include Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and more. Hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.

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