Invite Vegas PBS Over for the Holidays

Last Updated by Tammy McMahan on

(Las Vegas) - Vegas PBS will air a variety of seasonal entertainment for children and adults starting Nov. 25 through Dec. 31. The holiday season on Vegas PBS is a cornucopia of educational shows, dramatic and comedic specials from popular series, performances featuring festive and inspirational music, and culinary programs inspiring viewers as they prepare their holiday meals.  

Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell said, “Holiday-themed entertainment can be an engaging, thought-provoking part of your seasonal festivities. The children’s shows focus on helping others and resiliency and resourcefulness when things don’t go as planned. The whole family has a wide range of entertainment including an examination of myths about Thanksgiving, seasonal concerts, and explorations of how other cultures celebrate the holidays.”

VEGAS PBS CHANNEL 10 HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE NOVEMBER–DECEMBER 2015
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING
Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas

The Wild Kratts travel around the globe to return baby animal friends to their homes for the holidays.
Broadcast Date: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Repeats on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 7, and Friday, Dec. 18, Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25. at 7 a.m.

Arthur’s Perfect Christmas
Arthur and his family and friends are making plans for perfect holiday celebrations, but they learn that sometimes things happen and everything can’t be perfect.
Broadcast Date: Monday, Dec. 7 at 6 a.m.
Repeats on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 at 3 p.m.  

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: Monday, Dec. 7 at 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Repeats Sunday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 20 at 8 a.m.; Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 at 8 a.m. and 4 p.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: Monday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Repeats on Thursday, Dec. 24 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.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.
Broadcast Date: Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20 at 7 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 at 1:30 p.m.   

FAMILY PROGRAMMING
The Pilgrims: American Experience

The program reveals the harrowing, brutal reality the pilgrims faced when they came to America and dispels the myths of Thanksgiving.
Broadcast Date: Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m.

Alice’s Restaurant: 50th Anniversary Concert
Arlo Guthrie took out the trash after a Thanksgiving dinner and started a chain of events which would be captured in a hilarious song which hundreds of U.S. radio stations play as a Thanksgiving Day tradition.
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m.

Inside Education
Students representing the Clark County School District and Las Vegas Day School perform seasonal songs in three holiday shows.
Broadcast Dates: Tuesday, Dec. 8, Tuesday, December 15 and Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Craft in America: Celebration
Craft artists, objects and traditions of the holidays of Christmas, Kwanzaa and Chinese New Year are featured.
Broadcast Date: Friday, Dec. 11 at 10 p.m.

Christmas in Alsace with Chef Hubert Keller (a two-part series)

Chef Keller attends the 600-year old Christmas festival in his hometown of Ribeauville in Alsace.
Part 1 Broadcast Date: Saturday, Dec. 12 at 2:30 p.m.
Part 2 Broadcast Date: Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2:30 p.m.

American St. Nick
A chronicle of the day that American Army troops organized a Saint Nicholas celebration for the people of Wiltz, Luxembourg during World War II.
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Dec. 17 at 10 p.m.

Martha Bakes: Holiday Breads

Martha’s culinary creations include Italian panettone and German stollen which are often baked as part of Christmas meals.
Broadcast Date: Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m.

Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays
Chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich celebrates the holiday traditions of her native Italy and those of guests Christopher Walken, Rita Moreno, Carlo Ponti, Jr., Anny Curry, Marcus Samuelsson and Padma Lakshmi.
Broadcast Date: Saturday, Dec. 19 at 3:30 p.m.

Rick Steves’ European Christmas
The holiday customs and practices of Austria, England, France, Germany, Norway and Switzerland are presented.
Broadcast Date: Sunday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m.

A St. Thomas Christmas: Jubilant Light 2015
The festive concert showcases the internationally renowned vocal and instrumental ensembles of the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul.
Broadcast Date: Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m.

Celtic Thunder: Christmas
The Irish singers of Celtic Thunder perform some of the season’s most popular songs including “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," "Let It Snow," and "Silent Night.”
Broadcast Date: Sunday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m.

Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas

The adored ensemble offers evocative, uplifting takes on holiday music with a Celtic twist.
Broadcast Date: Sunday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m.

The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2015

The festive program includes the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree and appearances and performances by noted entertainers.
Broadcast Date: Sunday, Dec. 20 at 5 p.m.
Repeats Thursday, Dec. 24 at 10 p.m.

Happy Holidays: The Best of Andy Williams Christmas Shows
The special features classic clips from holiday specials including Williams' solos on "Silent Night" and "Ave Maria," as well as ensembles with his brothers on "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and with the Osmonds on "Silver Bells."
Broadcast Date: Sunday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.
Repeats on Thursday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Santino Fontana and the Sesame Street Muppets
The world famous choir is joined by singing star Santino Fontana and the Sesame Street Muppets for a concert that includes inspiring arrangements of sacred Christmas music and songs from the beloved public television children’s series.  
Broadcast Date: Monday, Dec. 21 at 9 p.m.
Repeats on Thursday, Dec. 24 at 9 p.m.

NOVA: Building the Great Cathedrals

A team of experts perform hands-on experiments to investigate and reveal the architectural secrets that the cathedral builders used to erect soaring, glass-filled temples.
Broadcast Date: Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 9 p.m.
Repeats on Sunday, Dec. 27 at 10 a.m.

Time Scanners: Jerusalem
The special explores Jerusalem's building legacy, using 21st-century technology to analyze constructions from the time of Christ and solve centuries-old mysteries behind their creation.
Broadcast Date: Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 10 p.m.

Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2015
In this acclaimed BBC period drama, London’s East End midwives prepare for Christmas 1960 and a grieving mother receives an unexpected surprise.
Broadcast Date: Friday, Dec. 25 at 9 p.m.

Vicious: Holiday Special
Freddie and Stuart host a Christmas dinner for friends with interesting results. 
Broadcast Date: Friday, Dec. 25 at 10:30 p.m.

Lawrence Welk: New Years
The Lawrence Welk Band plays the "Champagne Waltz," the Lennon Sisters reminisce with "May You Always," and JoAnn Castle sings "Happy Days Are Here Again" to celebrate a new year.
Broadcast Date: Saturday, Dec. 26 at 6 p.m.

Live from Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: La Vie Parisienne

The acclaimed New York Philharmonic along with Conductor Alan Gilbert and Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano, usher in the new year with the sounds of Paris.
Broadcast Date: Thursday, Dec. 31 at 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: Thursday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m.

About Vegas PBS
Dedicated to enriching the lives of those who call Southern Nevada home, Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most watched PBS stations on a per capita basis. Five additional channels are available over the air or on cable and satellite including Create, Vme, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot!

Vegas PBS expands its television broadcast impact through supplemental materials on Vegas PBS.org, PBS.org, PBSKids.org,PBSParents.org, PBSTeachers.org and NextAvenue.org. Vegas PBS also offers extensive online distance education for workforce training and economic development through Global Online Advanced Learning (GOAL).

Vegas PBS provides K-12 educational resources to teachers and students in public, private, charter and home schools including professional development courses; One Place, a curriculum-correlated online media service; the Described and Captioned Media Center (DCMC) containing materials for deaf, hard of hearing, blind and vision impaired individuals and those who assist them; and Ready To Learn literacy and health community workshops based on curriculum materials in daytime children’s programs.

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