Singer Lea Salonga sings into a microphone while a choir dressed in red sings in the background.

Your guide to PBS Wisconsin’s 2023 holiday programming

November 28, 2023 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

Savor the sights and sounds of the holiday season with these new and encore presentations airing in December on PBS Wisconsin and streaming on the free PBS App!

New in December

All Creatures Great and Small: Christmas in the Dales

Premieres 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12

Celebrate the heartwarming Masterpiece series with clips and behind-the-scenes memories of its Christmas finales. Experience the kindness, empathy and love in the magical village of Darrowby and the stunning Yorkshire Dales.

Season of Light: Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir

Premieres 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12; 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15; 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24

Prepare to be enchanted this holiday season when award-winning artists Lea Salonga and Sir David Suchet join forces with The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra. Salonga and Suchet add a touch of magic to this year’s special, making it a truly uplifting and unforgettable holiday celebration.

Mary Berry’s Highland Christmas

Mary Berry stands inside a festively decorated kitchen smiling at the camera.

7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18; 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22

Mary Berry spends Christmas in her mother’s homeland of Scotland to enjoy a winter break soaking up her Scottish heritage and enjoying traditional festive delights with familiar faces, as well as cooking up some of her own indulgent dishes.

Holiday Concert from UW-Eau Claire

Three violinists wearing felt reindeer ears and wearing black outfits play their violins.

Image from the 2022 Holiday Concert at UW-Eau Claire. Photo credit: Bill Hoepner, UW-Eau Claire Photographer.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20; 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24

PBS Wisconsin continues its tradition of celebrating the holidays with spectacular seasonal music across the state. Enjoy the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s 49th annual Holiday Concert. Hundreds of students from various ensembles will perform warm, holiday classics and new seasonal music, led by executive director Dr. John R. Stewart.

Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2023

7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 25

Christmas, 1968. All eyes are heavenwards as astronauts embark on their latest space exploration. But events on Earth continue to unfold at Nonnatus House. With Apollo 8 poised to orbit the moon, Sister Monica Joan believes this will be her last Christmas and decides she will not live to see a man walk on the moon.

Karamu: Feast for the 7th Day

9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26

Explore the history, principles and symbols of Kwanzaa and celebrate the culinary traditions of West Africa, featuring dishes from Mali, Ghana and Nigeria. Host and lifestyle expert Sira Williams shares her personal story as a child born in Mali, West Africa to her American mother and Malian father.

Encore Presentations

Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas

8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3; 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19

Rick Steves’ European Christmas

11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3; 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9

The Lawrence Welk Holiday Special: Great Moments and Memories

4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9

CLOWN by Quentin Blake

8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12; 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24

Christmas at Belmont 2021

10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas

5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17; 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19

The Savoy at Christmas

8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18; 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22

Nature: Santa’s Wild Home

7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20; 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21

A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong

10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21

The Lawrence Welk Show: Christmas

5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23

Antiques Roadshow: Naughty or Nice

6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23

O Holy Night: Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir

11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 25

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26

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