DOWNLOAD: RMPBS Holiday Programs - December 2019
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Download a full schedule of holiday programs, including concerts, food, travel and more.
Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas
- Wed, Dec. 25, 7pm on RMPBS
- Wed, Dec. 25, 9:30pm on RMPBS
- Fri, Dec. 27, 10pm on RMPBS - Create/World
Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas - from carols to turkey, gift-giving to mistletoe and mulled wine - has surprising Tudor origins, rooted in devotion and charity.
Call The Midwife Holiday Special
- Wed, Dec. 25, 8pm on RMPBS
Mother Mildred and the Nonnatus House team go to the Outer Hebrides in response to a nursing shortage. Navigating the terrain, they strive to keep up with the needs of the locals.
Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir Featuring Kristin Chenoweth
- Mon, Dec. 16, 8pm on RMPBS
- Mon, Dec. 23, 10pm on RMPBS
- Tues, Dec. 24, 8pm on RMPBS
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are joined by Kristin Chenoweth, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer, for this beloved Christmas tradition featuring favorite holiday music, dancing and storytelling.
Christmas at Belmont
- Tues, Dec. 24, 7pm on RMPBS
Christmas at Belmont 2019 features Belmont University students along with Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans and the Nashville Children’s Choir. The show includes classic holiday songs and festive tunes.
Crane Candlelight Concert: Go Tell It on the Mountain
- Tues, Dec. 24, 9pm on RMPBS
In a concert tradition that began in the 1930’s, the Crane Chorus and the Crane Symphony Orchestra come together each year to present a very special holiday concert.
Classic Christmas with the Bach Festival Society
- Tues, Dec. 24, 10pm on RMPBS
Every year, the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Florida puts on a performance which fills the beautiful Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College with the sounds of the holiday season. Features the 175-voice Bach Festival choir, youth choir and orchestra under the direction of conductor and creative director Dr. John V. Sinclair.
Wheaton College Christmas Festival: Messiah, Prince of Peace
- Tues, Dec. 24, 10pm on RMPBS
Students from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in Wheaton, Illinois perform sacred Christmas music and carols from around the world.
Jordan Smith ‘tis The Season
- Tues, Dec. 24, 11pm on RMPBS
Jordan Smith, season nine winner of NBC’s The Voice (and biggest selling The Voice artist to date), stars in his very first one-hour concert program. The special spotlights music from Jordan’s new Christmas album “’Tis the Season,” and features special guest David Foster.
The Great British Baking Show: Christmas Masterclass
- Sat, Dec. 7, 4pm on RMPBS - Create/World
- Sun, Dec. 8, 10am on RMPBS - Create/World
Join judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as they detail how to make perfect mince pies, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake, and introduce some tasty treats for the holiday season.
Lidia’s Kitchen: An Easy Holiday
- Wed, Dec. 18, 6pm on RMPBS - Create/World
- Sun, Dec. 29, 3pm on RMPBS - Create/World
Today is all about stress-free cooking for a holiday celebration or special occasion. Lidia makes marinated mushrooms that can be part of an antipasto spread or as a nibble with drinks. Vin Brule, the Italian version of mulled wine, is a warm and welcoming drink to make for any holiday celebration. Last on the menu is turkey breast with apricots, an easy and quick way to serve turkey without having to cook a whole turkey.
Chef’s Life Holiday Special
- Fri, Dec. 20, 10pm on RMPBS – HD
- Sat, Dec. 21, 6pm on RMPBS - Create/World
Join Vivian Howard as she serves up the best of her Southern cooking heritage and the Chanukah traditions of her husband Ben. From humble Hoppin’ John to elegant red velvet cake, sample a charming and delicious holiday celebration.
Nigella’s Christmas Table
- Sun, Dec. 22, 3pm on RMPBS - Create/World
- Wed, Dec. 25, 3pm on RMPBS - Create/World
Nigella decamps to the countryside for her coziest Christmas yet. Against a backdrop of crackling log fires and sparkling lights, Nigella shares her tips for relaxed entertaining, bringing some new and festive flavors to familiar and traditional fare.
America’s Test Kitchen Special: Home for the Holidays
- Sat, Dec. 21, 4pm on RMPBS - Create/World
- Sun, Dec. 22, 6:30pm on RMPBS - Create/World
- Tues, Dec. 24, 6:30pm on RMPBS - Create/World
The entire cast is home for the holidays, and they’re sharing their tips and tricks for planning a stress-free gathering, while also recounting personal holiday memories and revealing their all-time favorite holiday recipes from the Test Kitchen archives.
The Jazzy Vegetarian: Vegan Holiday Celebration
- Sat, Dec. 21, 7pm on RMPBS - Create/World
Host Laura Theodore prepares a plant-based Christmas menu featuring Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, Holiday Rosemary Smashed Potatoes, and for dessert, Mini Raspberry Cheeze-Cakes showcase fresh raspberries nestled in a tofu “cheese” filling.
Rick Steves European Christmas
- Sat, Dec. 7, 3:30pm on RMPBS
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From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands, celebrate the Christmas season throughout the European continent. Rick visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to reveal their customs and practices of the holiday season. He begins his travels in England, where the Christmas pudding is the real centerpiece of a traditional English holiday meal. In Paris, the Eiffel Tower heralds the season with its red, twinkling lights. And in the countryside of Tuscany, villagers stack neat pyramids of wood for great bonfires.
Christmas on the Danube
- Sat, Dec. 21, 7:30pm on RMPBS - Create/World
- Sun, Dec. 22, 1:30pm on RMPBS - Create/World
- Wed, Dec. 25, 1:30pm on RMPBS - Create/World
Christmas on the Danube is is true holiday treat that will fill your senses with warmth, touch your heart, and provide your mind with geography and history, as well. Traveling the majestic Danube river as it passes through stunning European landscape, history and culture, Christmas on the Danube visits theses cities along the Danube, which are particularly spectacular at Christmas.
Curious Traveler: Curious Austrian Christmas Markets
- Sat, Dec. 21, 5:30pm on RMPBS - Create/World
- Sun, Dec. 22, 11:30am on RMPBS - Create/World
- Wed, Dec. 25, 11:30am on RMPBS - Create/World
Why is a European Christmas Market also called Weihnachtsmarkt or a Christkindlmarkt? And what do these markets have to do with the Holy Roman Empire?
Christmastime In New Orleans
- Sun, Dec. 22, 2:30pm on RMPBS - Create/World
- Wed, Dec. 25, 2:30pm on RMPBS - Create/World
Enjoy a festive holiday special showcasing 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.
The Magic of Christmas In Alsace
- Wed, Dec. 25, 11:30 pm on RMPBS
- See schedule for additional showings on Create/WORLD
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.