Tune In: Holiday Programs on PBS Wisconsin

December 3, 2020 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

‘Tis the season of carols, choirs and craft markets. Enjoy it all and more this month on PBS Wisconsin with these festive programs.

European Christmas Markets

3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6

Discover European Christmas Markets, where the town center, market square and cobblestone streets come alive in the dark of winter with festively decorated wooden stalls.

Rick Steves’ European Christmas

1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12

Rick celebrates Christmas in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri

8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 and 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19

Join Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and friends for science experiments, live music and more!

Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir

8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 and 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24

Celebrate the holidays with Kelli O’Hara, Richard Thomas and the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas With Vanessa Williams

7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15 and 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16

Ella Fitzgerald’s iconic album of holiday classics is presented by the American Pops Orchestra.

Christmas at Belmont

8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15 and 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17

Join Belmont University students along with Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans and the Nashville Children’s Choir for Christmas at Belmont 2019. Taped in Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the show includes classic holiday songs and festive tunes.

The St. Olaf Christmas Festival: A New Song of Grace and Truth

10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22

Hear Christmas compositions, carols and hymns from around the world.

Christmas at Concordia

11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18

Concordia College re-imagines the Christmas message with music embracing peace and reconciliation.

Keeping Up Appearances: Christmas 1991

4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19

Hyacinth manages to get Richard into a Father Christmas outfit.

Keeping Up Appearances: Christmas 1995

4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19

Hyacinth decides to organize and direct a local pageant titled “Our Town in the Civil War.”

The Lawrence Welk Show: Christmas

5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19

Lawrence joins the gang for “Jingle Bells.”

Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas With Vanessa Williams

3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20

Ella Fitzgerald’s iconic album of holiday classics is presented by the American Pops Orchestra.

A Madison Symphony Christmas

4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20

The Madison Symphony Orchestra and special guests perform a festive celebration.

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas

7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22

Lucy Worsley discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas has Tudor origins.

European Christmas Markets

8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 25

Discover European Christmas Markets, where the town center, market square and cobblestone streets come alive in the dark of winter with festively decorated wooden stalls.

Christmas Carols With Lucy Worsley

9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23

Lucy Worsley uncovers the history and hidden stories of Christmas carols.

Midsomer Murders: The Christmas Haunting

8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24

New detective Charlie Nelson moves into Midsomer and is thrown straight into an intriguing mystery.

Christmas on the Danube

9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24

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

Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2020

8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 25

It’s December 1965, and everyone at Nonnatus House looks forward to a traditional Christmas, but things don’t go to plan.

The Magic of Christmas in Alsace

9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 25

Enjoy a magical Christmas in the small towns and villages of the Alsace region of France.

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