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December 2017 Holiday Specials on WNMU-TV 13.1

Special holiday programming is made possible by Peninsula Medical Center and Snyders Drug Stores.

The Great British Baking Show
“Christmas Masterclass 2017”

Join judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood for a masterclass that showcases festive favorites. In this new Season 5 Christmas special, Mary and Paul detail how to make perfect mince pies, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake, and introduce some tasty treats for the holiday season.
Friday, December 8 at 9 pm ET

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat are having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas. There's only one dilemma -- neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present!
Monday, December 11 at 8:30 am ET
Friday, December 15 at 8:30 am ET
Sunday, December 17 at 9 am ET
Monday, December 25 at 8:30 am ET
Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

It's Christmas Eve on Sesame Street! After putting out cookies for Santa, Elmo's dad tells him a bedtime story about his great-great-grandmonster Elmo and how Sesame Street was once an unfriendly street.
Sunday, December 17 at 7 am ET
Friday, December 29 at 11:30 am ET
Sunday, December 31 at 7 am ET
The Night Before Christmas Carol
Renowned Dickens scholar and author Dr. Eliot Engel, crafts this entertaining special that features actor David zum Brunnen portraying Charles Dickens -- and 17 other familiar characters from the ghostly classic, "A Christmas Carol."
Monday, December 18 at 10 pm ET
Wednesday, December 20 at 1 pm ET
Christmas on the Danube
Travel the majestic Danube river as it passes through stunning European landscape and culture, through historic cities which are particularly spectacular at Christmas.
Sunday, December 24 at 11 pm ET
Friday, December 29 at 12:30 pm ET
European Christmas Markets
The town centers, market squares and narrow, cobblestone streets of the cities and towns of Europe come alive in winter with festively decorated wooden stalls offering all sorts of treats and delights.
Tuesday, December 26 at 2:30 pm ET
Live from Lincoln Center
“NY Philharmonic New Year's Eve: Bernstein on Broadway”

Ring in 2018 with a celebration of Leonard Bernstein's best-loved works for Broadway, including West Side Story, featuring the New York Philharmonic and special guests.
Sunday, December 31 at 9 pm ET

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon
Celebrate the holidays with the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This season's cross-cultural spectacular features the world's leading tenor, Rolando Villazon, and seasonal favorites.
Friday, December 15 at 9 pm ET
Christmas in Christ Chapel at Gustavus
Students from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota present an African-themed music, dance, spoken word and visual event to celebrated the holidays.
Sunday, December 17 at 4 pm ET
Hope College Christmas Vespers 2017
This program, from WGVU Productions, features traditional Christmas music performed at Dimnent Memorial Chapel in Holland, Michigan by the Hope College Chapel Choir, Symphonette, College Chorus, and Brass Ensemble. Wednesday, December 20 at 2 pm ET
Holiday Pops Featuring The Flint Symphony Orchestra
Annual live broadcast featuring the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint Festival Chorus and other local soloists and ensembles performing a variety of popular holiday music. Friday, December 22 at 9 pm ET
Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2017
Join the midwives as they battle snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes to provide patient care during the coldest winter in 300 years. Valerie helps a young couple who experience a traumatic birth and Sister Julienne tries to reunite a family.
Monday, December 25 at 9 pm ET
Tuesday, December 26 at 1 pm ET
ACL Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve
Enjoy the 2017 Austin City Limits special as Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash and the Neville Brothers are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Performers include Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, Trombone Shorty, Raul Malo, Ry Cooder and more. Chris Isaak hosts.
Sunday, December 31 at 11 pm ET
Lidia Celebrates America “Homegrown Heroes”
Join Lidia Bastianich to celebrate our homegrown heroes–veterans who now cultivate the land they fought to defend. For many vets, farming is therapy for the wounds of war. Lidia farms and cooks with them, then gathers with them for a holiday dinner.
Friday, December 15 at 10 pm ET

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special
Packed with shocks and surprises, this heartwarming 2-part special continues the compelling story of childhood sweethearts, Alan and Celia, reunited after nearly 60 years apart, as they and their families negotiate the highs and lows of life and relationships.
Sundays, December 17 & 24 at 8 pm ET
Repeats Thursdays at 10 pm ET

The 32nd Annual Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant
With nearly 1,000 volunteer cast members involved in the production, the pageant features a festive opening scene with familiar carols, a turn-of-the-century setting, a repertoire of inspirational contemporary songs, and a dramatic musical interpretation of the nativity and life of Christ.
Sunday, December 24 at 4 pm ET
Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops
Showcases the best of the New England holiday season with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, performing beloved classics.
Monday, December 25 at 10:30 pm ET
Great Performances
“From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2018”

Ring in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic, at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of conductor Riccardo Muti and featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna City Ballet. Hugh Bonneville hosts.
Monday, January 1 at 2:30 pm ET and 9 pm ET