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Happy Holidays From Western Reserve PBS to You!

Western Reserve Public Media presents its 2017 holiday programming schedule on Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.1) and Fusion (WNEO 45.2/WEAO 49.2).

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!

6 a.m.    Western Reserve PBS

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!
The Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas.

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

Noon    Western Reserve PBS

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
Elmo’s dad tells him a story about a time when there was no holiday spirit on Sesame Street.

Carpenters

9:30 p.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Carpenters: Close to You & Christmas Memories
This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters’ career and features the duo’s top hits including Christmas favorites.

   
Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
Wild Kratts Creature Christmas

7:30 a.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas
The Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are disappearing around the globe!

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

8:30 a.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat have a great time preparing for Christmas.

Peg + Cat + Holidays

1 p.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Peg + Cat + Holidays
“The Christmas Problem,” “The Hanukkah Problem” and “The Penguin Problem” feature math for kids.

Wild Kratts Creature Christmas

3:30 p.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas
The Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are disappearing around the globe!

A Chef’s Life Holiday Special

8 p.m.   Fusion

A Chef’s Life Holiday Special
Vivian Howard hosts her own vision of the season’s celebrations with peanut brittle and much more.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon

9 p.m.   Fusion

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon*
Renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and tenor Rolando Villazon perform seasonal favorites.

   
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
Jordan Smith ‘tis The Season

5 p.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Jordan Smith ‘tis The Season
Jordan Smith, season nine winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” highlights his Christmas album in concert.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon

9 p.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon*
Renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and tenor Rolando Villazon perform seasonal favorites.

   
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon

1 a.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon*
Renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and tenor Rolando Villazon perform seasonal favorites.

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

7 a.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
Elmo’s dad tells him a story about a time when there was no holiday spirit on Sesame Street.

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

8 a.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat have a great time preparing for Christmas.

European Christmas Markets

9:30 a.m.    Western Reserve PBS

European Christmas Markets
Visit charming markets in festively decorated cities and towns in Germany, France and Switzerland.

A Chef’s Life Holiday Special

Noon   Western Reserve PBS

A Chef’s Life Holiday Special
Vivian Howard hosts her own vision of the season’s celebrations with peanut brittle and much more.

Making a New American Nutcracker

2 p.m.   Fusion

Making a New American Nutcracker*
Join narrator Neve Campbell for interviews with the creative team that brought to life an original Joffrey Ballet production.

The Great British Baking Show: Christmas Masterclass

4 p.m.    Western Reserve PBS

The Great British Baking Show: Christmas Masterclass*
Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood detail how to make perfect mince pies, Christmas cake and more.

Festival of Carols with Sylvia McNair

5 p.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Festival of Carols with Sylvia McNair*
Grammy-winning soprano Sylvia McNair and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir perform holiday classics.

Making a New American Nutcracker

7 p.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Making a New American Nutcracker*
Join narrator Neve Campbell for interviews with the creative team that brought to life an original Joffrey Ballet production.

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special

8 p.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special*
Caroline’s new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas. (Part 1 of 2)

Crane Candlelight Concert

11 p.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Crane Candlelight Concert, Laude!
The Crane Chorus and the Crane Symphony Orchestra present a very special holiday concert.

   
Monday, Dec. 18, 2017
Making a New American Nutcracker

Midnight   Western Reserve PBS

Making a New American Nutcracker*
Join narrator Neve Campbell for interviews with the creative team that brought to life an original Joffrey Ballet production.

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special

1 a.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special*
Caroline’s new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas. (Part 1 of 2)

Crane Candlelight Concert

4 a.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Crane Candlelight Concert, Laude!
The Crane Chorus and the Crane Symphony Orchestra present a very special holiday concert.

   
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops

9 p.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops
Celebrate the New England holiday season with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

   
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops

3 a.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops
Celebrate the New England holiday season with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Making a New American Nutcracker

8 p.m.   Fusion

Making a New American Nutcracker*
Join narrator Neve Campbell for interviews with the creative team that brought to life an original Joffrey Ballet production.

   
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon

10 p.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon*
Renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and tenor Rolando Villazon perform seasonal favorites.

   
Friday, Dec. 22, 2017
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon

4 a.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon*
Renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and tenor Rolando Villazon perform seasonal favorites.

Christmas at Belmont

10 p.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Christmas at Belmont*
Sheryl Crow hosts as 700 student musicians and others perform masterworks and seasonal favorites.

   
Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017
Wheaton College Christmas Festival: Love Divine

Midnight   Western Reserve PBS

Wheaton College Christmas Festival: Love Divine*
Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in Wheaton, Illinois presents sacred Christmas music.

Christmas at Belmont

4 a.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Christmas at Belmont*
Sheryl Crow hosts as 700 student musicians and others perform masterworks and seasonal favorites.

Christmas on the Danube

5:30 p.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Christmas on the Danube
Visit cities along the Danube river and explore stunning European landscape, history and culture.

The Lawrence Welk Holiday Special: Great Moments and Memories

7 p.m.    Western Reserve PBS

The Lawrence Welk Show
“Christmas (1966)”

Getting to the Nutcracker

9 p.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Getting to the Nutcracker*
Enjoy a behind the scenes look at what it takes each year to produce the Nutcracker Ballet.

European Christmas Markets

11:30 p.m.    Western Reserve PBS

European Christmas Markets
Visit charming markets in festively decorated cities and towns in Germany, France and Switzerland.

   
Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017
Getting to the Nutcracker

Midnight   Western Reserve PBS

Getting to the Nutcracker*
Enjoy a behind the scenes look at what it takes each year to produce the Nutcracker Ballet.

European Christmas Markets

2:30 a.m.    Western Reserve PBS

European Christmas Markets
Visit charming markets in festively decorated cities and towns in Germany, France and Switzerland.

A Chef’s Life Holiday Special

3 a.m.   Western Reserve PBS

A Chef’s Life Holiday Special
Vivian Howard hosts her own vision of the season’s celebrations with peanut brittle and much more.

Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops

4 a.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops
Celebrate the New England holiday season with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri

8 a.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri, 2017*
Cadmium, the 48th element, is featured along with many other colorful and exciting experiments.

Purdue 83rd Anniversary Christmas Show

Noon   Fusion

Purdue 83rd Anniversary Christmas Show*
The Purdue University Choir and more organizations perform holiday favorites and sacred music.

St. Thomas Christmas: So Bright the Star

1 p.m.   Fusion

St. Thomas Christmas: So Bright the Star*
Familiar traditional carols and innovative contemporary selections are showcased in Minneapolis.

Christmas at Susquehanna

2 p.m.   Fusion

Christmas at Susquehanna: The 50th Anniversary Candlelight Service*
This wondrous spectacle features candle lighting, carols and songs in celebration of the season.

Crane Candlelight Concert

3 p.m.   Fusion

Crane Candlelight Concert, Laude!
The Crane Chorus and the Crane Symphony Orchestra present a very special holiday concert.

Purdue 83rd Anniversary Christmas Show

4 p.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Purdue 83rd Anniversary Christmas Show*
The Purdue University Choir and more organizations perform holiday favorites and sacred music.

Christmas at Belmont

4 p.m.   Fusion

Christmas at Belmont*
Sheryl Crow hosts as 700 student musicians and others perform masterworks and seasonal favorites.

Christmas at Susquehanna

5 p.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Christmas at Susquehanna: The 50th Anniversary Candlelight Service*
This wondrous spectacle features candle lighting, carols and songs in celebration of the season.

Festival of Carols with Sylvia McNair

5 p.m.   Fusion

Festival of Carols with Sylvia McNair*
Grammy-winning soprano Sylvia McNair and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir perform holiday classics.

Christmas at Concordia: Gather Us In, O Child of Peace

6 p.m.   Fusion

Christmas at Concordia: Gather Us In, O Child of Peace*
Concordia College re-imagines the Christmas message with music embracing peace and reconciliation.

Holidays

7 p.m.   Fusion

Holidays at Murray State 2017*
The Murray State University Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra perform.

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special

8 p.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special*
On the night of Celia’s play, a twist of fate means Alan is forced to confront his fears. (Part 2 of 2)

Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir

8 p.m.   Fusion

Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir
The rich choral music traditions of both America and Norway are showcased in Nidaros Dom cathedral.

Jordan Smith ‘tis The Season

9 p.m.   Fusion

Jordan Smith ‘tis The Season
Jordan Smith, season nine winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” highlights his Christmas album in concert.

Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops

10 p.m.   Fusion

Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops
Celebrate the New England holiday season with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

St. Thomas Christmas: So Bright the Star

11 p.m.   Western Reserve PBS

St. Thomas Christmas: So Bright the Star*
Familiar traditional carols and innovative contemporary selections are showcased in Minneapolis.

   
Monday, Dec. 25, 2017
Festival of Carols with Sylvia McNair

Midnight   Western Reserve PBS

Festival of Carols with Sylvia McNair*
Grammy-winning soprano Sylvia McNair and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir perform holiday classics.

Christmas in Christ Chapel at Gustavus

1 a.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Christmas in Christ Chapel at Gustavus*
Celebrate the holidays with Gustavus Adolphus College community in St. Peter, Minn.

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special

2 a.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special*
On the night of Celia’s play, a twist of fate means Alan is forced to confront his fears. (Part 2 of 2)

Wild Kratts Creature Christmas

7:30 a.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas
The Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are disappearing around the globe!

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

11:30 a.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
Elmo’s dad tells him a story about a time when there was no holiday spirit on Sesame Street.

Wild Kratts Creature Christmas

3:30 p.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas
The Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are disappearing around the globe!

Call the Midwife Holiday Special

9 p.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Call the Midwife Holiday Special*
Valerie helps a young couple with a traumatic birth and Sister Julienne tries to reunite a family.

   
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017
Call the Midwife Holiday Special

2:30 a.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Call the Midwife Holiday Special*
Valerie helps a young couple with a traumatic birth and Sister Julienne tries to reunite a family.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!

6 a.m.    Western Reserve PBS

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!
The Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas.

Peg + Cat + Holidays

1 p.m.   Western Reserve PBS

Peg + Cat + Holidays
“The Christmas Problem,” “The Hanukkah Problem” and “The Penguin Problem” feature math for kids.

   
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017
Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

11:30 a.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
Elmo’s dad tells him a story about a time when there was no holiday spirit on Sesame Street.

The Lawrence Welk Holiday Special: Great Moments and Memories

7 p.m.   Fusion

The Lawrence Welk Show
“Christmas (1966)”

   
Friday, Dec. 29, 2017
Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

11:30 a.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
Elmo’s dad tells him a story about a time when there was no holiday spirit on Sesame Street.

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special

10 p.m.   Fusion

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special*
Caroline’s new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas. (Part 1 of 2)

   
Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017
The Lawrence Welk Holiday Special: Great Moments and Memories

7 p.m.    Western Reserve PBS

The Lawrence Welk Show
“New Year’s (1970)”

   
Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017
Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

7 a.m.    Western Reserve PBS

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
Elmo’s dad tells him a story about a time when there was no holiday spirit on Sesame Street.

Call the Midwife Holiday Special

4 p.m.   Fusion

Call the Midwife Holiday Special*
Valerie helps a young couple with a traumatic birth and Sister Julienne tries to reunite a family.

Live from Lincoln Center, NY Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Bernstein on Broadway

9 p.m.   Fusion

Live from Lincoln Center, NY Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Bernstein on Broadway*
Ring in 2018 with a celebration of Leonard Bernstein's works for Broadway, including West Side Story.

   
Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
Hugh Bonneville

9 p.m.   Fusion

Great Performances*
“From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2018” Ring in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic and the dancing of the Vienna City Ballet.

   
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
The Lawrence Welk Holiday Special: Great Moments and Memories

7 p.m.   Fusion

The Lawrence Welk Show
“New Year’s (1970)”

   
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special

10 p.m.   Fusion

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special*
On the night of Celia’s play, a twist of fate means Alan is forced to confront his fears. (Part 2 of 2)

 
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
Hugh Bonneville

9 p.m.   Fusion

Great Performances*
“From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2018” Ring in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic and the dancing of the Vienna City Ballet.

 



 

 

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