Tuesday, December 15

Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
In celebration of the release of his 2013 album, Musical Gifts, world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell welcomed cameras into his elegant Manhattan residence for a rare and intimate concert. JOSHUA BELL PRESENTS MUSICAL GIFTS recreates Bell's personal tradition of hosting friends and family at his home during the holidays. The salon-style performance captures the warmth, beauty and magic of the season. The 10-song set list features holiday standards, including "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" with opera star Renee Fleming, "I'll Be Home for Christmas" with pianist and vocalist Frankie Moreno, Jimmy Van Heusen/Sammy Cahn's "The Secret of Christmas" with Michael Feinstein, "Let it Snow" with guitarist/violinist Rob Moose, and a heartwarming rendition of "Silent Night" by the Young People's Chorus of New York.

Thursday, December 18

Your Family Pet
This month, WKNO’s new local production presents holiday tips for pets, visits Hollywood Feed for Santa Photos Day, and more.

Friday, December 19

‘KNO Movie Nite: The Little Princess (1939)
Shirley Temple stars in this classic film about a little girl who is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to Africa with the army.

Professor Ghoul Presents: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
In this special presentation featuring the 1964 movie Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Professor Ghoul and special guests try to assure Shotzi that real Christmas wishes can come true.

Saturday, December 20

A Chef’s Life Holiday Special
Join Chef Vivian Howard for a taste of the holidays as she serves up the best of her Southern cooking heritage and the Chanukah traditions her husband Ben grew up with. From a simple corned ham to an upscale oyster dressing, from humble Hoppin’ John to an elegant red velvet cake, sample one of the most charming and delicious holiday celebrations of the season.

Christmas in Alsace with Chef Hubert Keller
It’s a Christmas celebration with star chef Hubert Keller who is taking viewers on a special culinary journey to his homeland of Alsace. Visit the area’s famed Christmas markets and its top culinary hotspots. Highlights include: A tour through the beautiful village where Chef Keller grew up and its medieval Christmas market; Stops at Chef Keller’s favorite cheese store and restaurant, plus an Alsatian winery; A finale at a spectacular Christmas dinner attended by Chef Keller’s family and friends.

European Christmas Markets
Join us on our discovery of Europe's Christmas Markets, where the town center, market square or just the 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. As we travel along the rivers that connect Germany, France and Switzerland (the Mosel, Rhine and Main rivers), we visit cities and towns and learn of their history, see their major sights, and visit their charming markets.

Heirloom Meals Christmas
Celebrates the holiday season by delving into America's rich and diverse culinary history and honoring tried-and-true recipes and dining traditions.

Classic Gospel “Christmas in the Country”
The Homecoming Friends recall Christmases long, long ago, while showcasing familiar Christmas carols and new Gaither-penned songs like “Come and See What’s Happen’.

Sunday, December 21

Alsatian Christmas Table with Chef Hubert Keller
Chef Hubert Keller recreates some of the beloved Christmas dishes from his native Alsace, on the Eastern side of France. Filmed on his kitchen set, he gives viewers step-by-step directions so they can make these dishes right at home.

Farm Holiday Special with Ian Knauler
Learn new takes on classic family dishes like dried cranberry dressing with homemade crusty bread and smoked-braised duck and follow along as Ian builds a smoker from parts he finds on the farm. Family and friends gather to enjoy the garden-to-table feast.

Burt Wolf Taste of Freedom “Christmas”
In the northern hemisphere, we celebrate Christmas at the coldest and darkest time of the year when the fields are barren. Accordingly, the central message of Christmas is “no matter how dark and how cold it looks now, light, warmth and growth will return”. Join Burt Wolf and learn how the Christmas tree got indoors, what the First Lady is doing for the holidays, how department stores create their magical windows and what Santa has to say about all of this.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies
Soprano Deborah Voigt and acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a Christmas concert of holiday favorites.

Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir
Travel to Norway for a concert in Trondheim’s Nidaros Cathedral by the a cappella St. Olaf Choir.

Tuesday, December 23

National Christmas Tree Lighting 2014
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson host the 92nd annual national Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Performers include Wilson, Fifth Harmony, Patti LaBelle, Steve Miller, Ne-Yo, Nico & Vinz, the Tenors and Chely Wright. From President's Park in Washington, D.C.

Christmas on the Danube
Traveling the majestic Danube river as it passes through stunning European landscape, history and culture, Christmas on the Danube visits cities along the Danube that are particularly spectacular at Christmas.

Wednesday, December 24

National Christmas Tree Lighting 2014

30th Annual F.t Lauderdale Christmas Pageant
This elaborate, highly produced musical production, staged by the First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, features a 1,000-member cast of actors, dancers, musicians, singers and even a young acrobatic troupe. They all perform against the backdrop of a winter wonderland, complete with a horse-drawn sleigh, ice-skating and falling "snow."

The First Silent Night
Follow renowned actor Simon Callow as he uncovers the moving origins of one of the most-loved Christmas carols. Simon journeys to the Austrian village of Oberndorf as well the city of Salzburg, where the story had its origins

50th Annual Holiday Wassail Concert
Join Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music as they celebrate the season with a special performance blending holiday classics with festive songs from around the world. Chapman University’s 50th Annual Holiday Wassail Concert.

Handel’s Messiah: A US Naval Academy Tradition
United States Naval Academy Glee Club with members of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and world-renowned guest soloists create a unique performance of one of the greatest choral works in Western music. Recorded at the Beautiful Chapel on the grounds of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland

Silent Night
Experience an operatic retelling of the World War I Christmas Eve truce.

Thursday, December 25

Night Before Christmas Carol
Filmed in the spirit of a classic BBC-style presentation, actor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens -- and seventeen other familiar characters from the ghostly classic, "A Christmas Carol.”

A Christmas Carol: Theater of the Mind
Journey back to the beloved Charles Dickens’ tale of Scrooge and the lessons learned by a lonely, forlorn old curmudgeon — all presented with live sound effects like a classic radio-style drama the all-new “A Christmas Carol.”

Christmas on the Trail
Features a balance of traditional Christmas classics, both popular and sacred, and the unique poems, lyrics and harmonies, which capture the romance and iconic imagery of the American Cowboy.

Handel’s Messiah: A US Naval Academy Tradition

30th Annual Ft. Lauderdale Christmas Pageant

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!

Elmo’s Christmas Countdown
There’s a miracle on Sesame Street in this special holiday tale. Elmo, Abby Cadabby and their new friend Stiller the Elf (voice of Ben Stiller) are going to count down to Christmas with the Christmas Counter-Downer. But all the counting boxes have gone missing and Christmas may never come again! Can Elmo, Abby and Stiller the Elf save Christmas? With the help of very special guests Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Ty Pennington, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico and Kevin James (as Santa Claus), Elmo and friends learn to believe in Christmas miracles.

Southern Celtic Christmas Concert
Produced on stage at Emory University, the one-hour special features performances by three Grammy winners: "First Lady of Celtic Song" Moya Brennan, Celtic and bluegrass banjo virtuoso Alison Brown, and Riverdancecomposer Bill Whelan.

Around the World: The Crane Candlelight Concert
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.

Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers
Runs the gamut of song selections from old yuletide favorites to Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmasscore and other sounds of the season

Purdue 80th Christmas Show

St. Thomas: All Is well Christmas
Features seven of the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paull, Minn's internationally renowned vocal and instrumental ensembles performing a festive collection of seasonal favorites.

Great Performances “Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby”
Welcome the holiday season with songs from Rod Stewart with Michael Bublé, Cee-Lo Green and Mary J. Blige.

A Christmas Carol: The Concert
Hear Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol adapted for orchestra with choir and soloists.

Call the Midwife Holiday Special
Join the Nonnatus community to celebrate the holidays and bid farewell to the 1950s.

Vicious: Holiday Special
Join Freddie and Stuart for a holiday soiree with neighbor Ash and feisty friend Violet.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies

Friday, December 26

‘KNO Movie Nite: A Christmas Wish (aka The Great Rupert) (1950)
Jimmy Durante and Terry Moore star in this classic film about a little squirrel with lots of charm who accidently helps two poor, down-but-NOT-out families overcome their obstacles.

‘KNO Movie Nite: Scrooge (1935)
Starring Seymour Hicks.

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