Spend your holiday season with timeless holiday traditions on PBS and WMHT. Enjoy favorites including A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghosts of Christmas Eve, Christmas at Belmont, Rick Steves European Christmas, and Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir. You can watch on WMHT-TV, with the WMHT livestream, and with the PBS App.
A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING
Nov 22 at 7:30pm (WMHT-TV and PBS KIDS 24/7)
Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Dec 13 - 7:30pm (WMHT-TV and PBS KIDS 24/7)
Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie Brown becomes the director of the gang's holiday play.
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE
Dec 1 - 8pm | Dec 5 - 2:30pm | Dec 6 - 2pm
The songs are presented in such a way as to form a storyline about a runaway who takes refuge in an abandoned theatre on Christmas Eve, and experiences the musical performances as ghostly visions from the theatre's past.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Topic
The Ghosts of Christmas Eve
HANUKKAH: A FESTIVAL OF DELIGHTS
Dec 8 - 8pm
Explore the evolution of Hanukkah from a small holiday within Judaism to prominence in American culture. William Shatner, Lainie Kazan, authors, rabbis and others share historical background and personal memories.
Detroit Public TV
Hanukkah: A Festival of DeLights Promo
RICK STEVES EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS
Dec 10 - 9pm
Join Rick Steves for a colorful, musical celebration of Christmas across Europe. From England to Wales, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy, you'll see the bright Christmas markets, hear local choirs, share holiday traditions with families…and even play in the snow.
Rick Steves' Europe
Rick Steves' European Christmas
CHRISTMAS WITH THE TABERNACLE CHOIR
Dec 14 - 9pm |Dec 24 - 10pm
Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir, is an annual holiday musical spectacular, that airs in December on PBS. The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is a world-renowned, 360-member choir that has traveled around the world becoming an international music sensation. Each year renowned and talented guest stars make the show an unforgettable experience.
Christmas With The Tabernacle Choir
Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir, 2020 Preview
CRANE CANDLELIGHT CONCERT| HOMEWARD BOUND FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Dec 14 - 10pm |Dec 24 - 9pm
The Crane Chorus and the Crane Symphony Orchestra come together to present a very special Holiday concert. Featuring over 300 carolers and musicians from the renowned Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, the concert includes traditional Christmas and seasonal hymns along with popular favorites.
ELLA WISHES YOU A SWINGING CHRISTMAS
Dec 15 - 8pm | Dec 18 - 9pm | Dec 25 - 10:30pm
In collaboration with the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation, the American Pops Orchestra presents an evening celebrating the entire iconic album of holiday classics. This 60-minute performance stars host and vocalist Vanessa Williams with appearances by Dee Dee Bridgewater, Norm Lewis, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Nova Payton, Dave Detwiler and Morgan James.
CHRISTMAS AT BELMONT
Dec 15 - 9pm | Dec 24 - 11pm
Christmas at Belmont features Belmont University students along with Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans and the Nashville Children’s Choir. Taped in Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the show includes classic holiday songs and festive tunes.
Christmas at Belmont
Christmas at Belmont 2019 | Preview
LUCY WORSLEY'S 12 DAYS OF TUDOR CHRISTMAS
Dec 18- 10pm | Dec 22 - 8pm
Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas — from carols to gift-giving, feasting and drinking — was just as popular 500 years ago, with some surprising Tudor twists.
Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas
Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas
THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS IN ALSACE
Dec 22 - 9pm
Christmas in the Alsace region of France is best experienced in the small towns and villages where each community has its own unique holiday traditions, celebrations, food, and of course wine. The Alsatian landscape is covered with medieval towns, castle ruins and vineyards that overflow with charm and history. And at Christmas, the townspeople go all out in decorating each of their towns to outdo the next in celebration of the season, and their Christmas markets are a truly magical take on this uniquely French celebration of Christmas. With Christmas being a magical time for children, the music accompaniment to this show are French carols sung by a The Maine Girls Chorus, which will delight the child in all of us.
ALL IS CALM | THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914
Dec 22 - 9:30pm
The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.
All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Trailer | All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN | HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Dec 18 - 9pm | Dec 19 - 10am & 8pm | Dec 20 - Noon, 8pm & 9pm (WMHT Create)
Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison and the entire cast of America's Test Kitchen share their tips and tricks for planning a stress-free gathering, while also recounting warm holiday memories.
America's Test Kitchen: Home for the Holidays | preview
CHRISTMAS ON THE DANUBE
Dec 19 - 11am | Dec 20 - 1pm | Dec 21 - 9pm ( WMHT Create)
Against the music of the great composers, Christmas on the Danube travels the majestic Danube River as it passes through European landscape, history and culture. The cities along the Danube have a special sparkle at Christmas. This heartwarming holiday special visits Vienna, where Christmas Markets come alive within the city’s grand buildings; Budapest, with its grand Parliament and spectacular river setting, and its folk Christmas Market; Salzburg, where music fills the air at the Christmas Markets in Mozart’s birthplace; and Oberdorf, where we learn of the origin and the most famous of all Christmas carols, “Silent Night. Other highlights include a visit to the Melk Abbey, the old town on Passau, and the charming Christmas Market in Bratislava.
GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW | CHRISTMAS MASTERCLASS
Dec 5 - 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm & 2pm | Dec 6 - Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm | Dec 7 - 9pm | Dec 8 - 9pm | Dec 9 - 9pm (WMHT Create)
After the drama and deliciousness of Baking Show much-missed Mary and Paul are back to bring a generous dollop of baking cheer to Christmas this year. Step by step they take us through stunning recipes that all the family can make during the festive season.
CHRISTMASTIME IN NEW ORLEANS
Dec 19 - 1pm | Dec 20 - 3pm | Dec 23 - 9pm (WMHT Create)
This festive holiday special showcases the music, sights and internationally acclaimed cuisine of New Orleans. Taped in part at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown New Orleans, the special spotlights a concert celebrating the city's vast and unique musical influences. Vibraphonist/percussionist Jason Marsalis and The NOLA Players perform a variety of holiday classics, putting a new twist on "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” “Joy to the World"and "Go Tell it on the Mountain." A few of the Big Easy's finest chefs, including John Folse and Leah Chase, discuss how and why the city's gastronomy embodies a cross section of global cultures, and demonstrate recipes typical of New Orleans at Christmastime.
EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Dec 19 - 2pm | Dec 20 - 4:30pm | Dec 24 - 9:30pm (WMHT Create)
Discover European Christmas Markets, where the town center, market square, or just the sides of narrow, cobblestone streets come alive in the dark of winter with festively decorated wooden stalls offering hot wine, regional food, Christmas decorations, sweet confections, toys, regional crafts and local entertainment. Visit eight enchanting medieval and castle towns in Europe, learn of their history, see their Christmas markets, and celebrate the magic of the season. It is a time of community, conviviality and color. The show is made all the more delightful by the folk arrangements of Christmas carols recorded especially for the show by The Kingston Trio. The show will fill your senses with the warmth of the holiday season.