Holidays are Dramatic, Musical, Delicious—and Vicious—All on Vegas PBS!

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(Las Vegas) - Vegas PBS will air a variety of seasonal entertainment for children and adults starting Nov. 26 through Dec. 31. The holiday season on Vegas PBS is a cornucopia of drama, comedy, music and food. Specials from popular series, music that is inspirational, festive, classic and jazzy, and culinary programs that will inspire viewers as they prepare their holiday meals all add sparkle to the schedule. Also, the public service media organization is participating in Opportunity Village’s “Magical Forest,” which will be open to the public Nov. 21 through Jan. 4, 2015, with the inclusion of a Vegas PBS tree. The holiday tree’s theme is based upon Sesame Street and features decorations and elements reflective of the long-running, beloved public television series.

“Holiday-themed entertainment can be a nice, stress-free addition to your activities. Families can relax and enjoy kids programming with valuable lessons about giving and trying new things, take in some incredible entertainment and watch an utterly fascinating show about a naturalist who witnesses the amazing complexity of turkeys,” says Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell.

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
George and The Man with the Yellow Hat try to find perfect Christmas gifts for each other.
Broadcast Date: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 8 a.m.
Repeats same day at 1:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 27, Friday, Nov. 28, Wednesday, Dec. 17, and Thursday, Dec. 25, 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Nature: My Life as a Turkey
A writer/naturalist raises wild turkeys from chicks, witnesses their survival and social skills, and discovers that letting them go is quite difficult.
Broadcast Date: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 8 p.m.

Tinsel & Trains
Thomas is sent to bring a sleigh in which Sir Topham Hatt will ride when he portrays Santa at a fair.
Broadcast Date: Monday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m.

Winter Delights
Dash, Bash and Ferdinand cause chaos on Misty Island when they try to throw a holiday party.
Broadcast Date: Monday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.
Repeats Wednesday, Dec. 24, 11 a.m.

Special Times
It is winter holiday time on Sodor Island and Thomas is excited because that means parties.
Broadcast Date: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m.

Coming Home for Christmas
The engines have to work together to clear snow-covered tracks and get their passengers home in time
for Christmas.
Broadcast Date: Friday, Dec. 19, 11 a.m.
Repeats Friday, Dec. 26, 11 a.m.

ODD SQUAD: Reindeer Games
Agents Olive and Otto help Santa track down his missing reindeer. Agent Oscar helps Ms. O, the boss, get off Santa’s naughty list.
Broadcast Date: Monday, Dec. 1, Thursday, Dec. 11, and Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 4:30 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 25, 4:30 p.m.

Renee Fleming: Christmas in New York
Featuring holiday scenes from around the city, Renee Fleming and special guests perform and talk about holiday traditions in this seasonal special.
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Dec. 4, 9 p.m.

The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2014
This festive program includes the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree and appearances and performances by noted entertainers.
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Dec. 11, 10 p.m.
Repeats Saturday, Dec. 13, 5 p.m.

Christmas in Alsace with Chef Hubert Keller
Chef Keller visits the 600-year old Christmas festival in his hometown of Ribeauville in Alsace.
Broadcast Date: Saturday, Dec. 13, 2:30 p.m.
Repeats on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m.

Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Feiler and contemporary sojourners journey to sacred sites cherished by people around the globe and visited annually by hundreds of millions of pilgrims.
Broadcast Dates: Tuesdays, Dec. 16, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD (One episode with two stories)
Daniel’s Winter Adventure
Daniel, his dad, Prince Tuesday and Prince Wednesday go sledding.

Neighborhood Nutcracker
Daniel has to fill in for Prince Wednesday in “The Nutcracker” ballet.
Broadcast Date: Wednesday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.
Repeats Monday, Dec. 22, Thursday, Dec. 25, 10 a.m. and Sunday, Dec. 28 at 7 a.m.

PEG + CAT + HOLIDAYS (One-hour special with three stories)
The Hanukkah Problem
Albert Einstein invites Peg and Cat over to celebrate Hanukkah and they help him to overcome an obstacle to have a peaceful holiday.

The Christmas Problem
When Santa Claus is in trouble, Peg and Cat have to help him make, wrap and deliver presents for all the
children of the world.

The Penguin Problem
Peg and Cat coach a team of skiing penguins who could have shot at Olympic gold.
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Repeats Monday, Dec. 22 and Thursday, Dec. 25, 10:30 a.m.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Deborah Voigt & John Rhys-Davies
Opera's leading dramatic soprano Deborah Voigt and acclaimed actor John Rhys-Davies join the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in a holiday concert performance.
Broadcast Date: Friday, Dec. 19, 9 p.m.
Repeats Sunday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m.

Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir
The rich choral music traditions of both America and Norway are showcased in Nidaros Cathedral.
Broadcast Date: Friday, Dec. 19, 10 p.m.

Alsatian Christmas with Chef Hubert Keller
Chef Hubert Keller recreates some of the beloved Christmas dishes from his native Alsace.
Broadcast Date: Saturday, Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m.

Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas
Vocalists Lisa Lambe, Susan McFadden and Meav Ni Mhaolchatha perform timeless holiday favorites.
Broadcast Date: Sunday, Dec. 21, 1:30 p.m.

Libera: Angels Sing Christmas in Ireland
One of the world's most accomplished and acclaimed boy choirs, Libera, performs Christmas songs.
Broadcast Date: Sunday, Dec 21, 3 p.m.

Elmo’s Christmas Countdown
Elmo and friends experience a holiday miracle on Sesame Street.
Broadcast Date: Monday, Dec. 22, 9 a.m.
Repeats Tuesday, Dec. 23, Wednesday, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 25, 9 a.m.

FRONTLINE—From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians, Parts 1 and 2
The program explores the life of Jesus and the origins of Christianity using historical evidence.
Broadcast Date: Tuesday, Dec. 23, 10 p.m.
Repeats Sunday, Dec. 30, 10 p.m.

Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2014
In this acclaimed BBC period drama, London’s East End midwives of the 1950s experience trials and triumphs during the holidays.
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Dec. 25, 8 p.m.
Repeats Sunday, Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Vicious: Holiday Special
Freddie and Stuart host a Christmas dinner for friends with interesting results.
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Dec. 25, 9:30 p.m.

Live from Lincoln Center: Gershwin Celebration at the New York Philharmonic with Dianne Reeves and
Norm Lewis
The New York Philharmonic rings in the New Year with style.
Broadcast Date: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.

Michael Feinstein New Year’s Eve at the Rainbow Room
Entertainer Feinstein performs with Darren Criss, Aaron Tveit, Christine Ebersole and others at the famed New York venue.
Broadcast Date: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 10 p.m.

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