Vegas PBS Releases Its 2017 Holiday Programming Lineup

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November 2, 2017

Vegas PBS Releases Its 2017 Holiday Programming Lineup
Holiday-themed Specials in Drama, Music, Travel and Food to Air in November and December

LAS VEGAS – Vegas PBS has released its official holiday programming lineup for the 2017 holiday season. The lineup includes holiday-themed specials for families and children. The specials will air on Vegas PBS Channel 10 from Nov. 22 through Dec. 31.

With this year’s holiday lineup, Vegas PBS offers its viewers the opportunity to explore various holiday traditions; revel in the culinary secrets behind sweet and savory holiday treats; celebrate with festive music and performances; and ring in the new year with the New York Philharmonic. Holiday-themed episodes of children’s programs include favorites like Curious George and Sesame Street.

“We are proud to offer this year’s lineup of holiday-themed programming,” said Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell. “Each year, Vegas PBS brings holiday magic into the homes of Southern Nevadans. We can’t wait for our viewers to enjoy this holiday season watching great specials that only Vegas PBS can provide.”

VEGAS PBS HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE: NOV. 22 – DEC. 31, 2017

DRAMA:

Grantchester Season 3 on Masterpiece: Christmas Special
Sunday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

See why an impossible situation distracts Reverend Sidney Chambers from his Christmas duties.

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special
Part 1 on Sunday, Dec. 17; Part 2 on Sunday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m.
Watch as Caroline’s new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas.

Call the Midwife Holiday Special
Monday, Dec. 25 at 9 p.m.

Join the midwives as they battle snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes to provide patient care during the coldest winter in 300 years.

MUSIC:

Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters (Holiday Version)
Saturday, Dec.2 at 4 p.m.
Experience the Carpenters’ hits and signature songs from their top-selling Christmas album. Vocalist Michelle Whited and pianist Don Stamey pay tribute to The Carpenters, backed by a full band.

Christmas with Daniel O’Donnell
Sunday, Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Daniel O’Donnell and special guests perform yuletide carols and seasonal favorites in Dublin.

Christmas at Belmont
Friday, Dec. 22 at 9 p.m.
Sheryl Crow hosts as 700 student musicians and others perform masterworks and seasonal favorites.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon
Friday, Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m.

Celebrate with the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and tenor Roland Villazon who perform seasonal favorites.

The Lawrence Welk Show: Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 23 at 5 p.m.
Go back to 1966 to celebrate Christmas with Lawrence, his Musical Family and their families.

Celtic Thunder Christmas
Monday, Dec. 25 at 10:30 p.m.
Celtic Thunder brings together their affinity for a great popular song with outstanding performances that pay homage to cherished holiday favorites.

Live from Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Bernstein on Broadway
Sunday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m.

Join the New York Philharmonic to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Leonard Bernstein, its fabled Musical Director and composer of “West Side Story” and “On the Town.”

TRAVEL:

Rick Steves European Christmas
Saturday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.
Travel with Rick Steves across Europe in this colorful, musical celebration of Christmas.
Repeats Sunday, Nov. 26 at 12:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8 a.m.

FOOD:

The Great British Baking Show: Christmas Masterclass
Friday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m.
Delve into fantastic recipes with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as they judge mince pies, Christmas puddings and Christmas cakes.

A Chef’s Life Holiday Special
Friday, Dec. 8 at 10 p.m.

Vivian Howard hosts her own vision of the season’s celebrations with peanut brittle and much more.

A DAY FILLED WITH HOLIDAY MUSIC SPECIALS:
Sunday, Dec. 24:
Go behind the scenes as the Joffrey Ballet creates a new “The Nutcracker” and watch premiere holiday-themed music specials.

  • Making a New American Nutcracker at 11 a.m.
  • Festival of Carols with Sylvia McNair at noon
  • A St. Thomas Christmas: So Bright the Star at 1 p.m.
  • Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon at 2 p.m.
  • Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops at 3 p.m.
  • The Three Tenors Christmas at 4 p.m.
  • Jordan Smith Tis the Season at 5 p.m.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 11:30 a.m.
Kick off your holiday viewing with an all-new hour-long special. It’s Christmas Eve on Sesame Street!
Repeats Nov. 23 and 24 and Dec. 11, 13, 15, 20, 22 and 25 at 11:30 a.m.; Dec. 12 and 14 at noon

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!
Thursday, Nov. 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Follow the Cat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home.
Repeats Dec. 11 at 4:30 p.m., Dec 12 at 6:30 a.m., Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m., Dec. 20 at 12:30 p.m., Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Dec. 25 at 6:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
Friday, Nov. 24 at 8:30 a.m.
George and The Man with the Yellow Hat try to find perfect Christmas gifts for each other.
Repeats Dec. 11 at 8:30 a.m., Dec. 12 at 7:30 a.m., Dec. 15 at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., Dec. 20 at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 22 at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Dec. 25 at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas
Friday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 a.m.

It’s Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate.
Repeats Nov. 24 at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 15, 22 and 25 at 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

About Vegas PBS

Dedicated to enriching lives in Southern Nevada, Vegas PBS uses television and other technologies to educate and empower individuals and to amplify the effectiveness of community organizations.

Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most-watched PBS stations and offers five unique secondary channels: Create, VEGAS PBS KIDS, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot! Vegas PBS also collaborates with strategic partners to create content that examines current and historic regional issues.

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