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Happy Holidays from WTIU!


Enjoy a tasteful selection of concerts, choirs, cooking, and more to get you in the holiday spirit. From familiar faces like Mary Berry and Rick Steves to annual extravaganzas to new specials, we’ve got what you need to make the season bright.

Friday, December 1
8:30 PM – Great Performances – Andrea Bocelli: Believe
Enjoy the songs of the internationally beloved tenor’s 2020 album recorded on location in Malta.

10:00 PM – All Creatures Great and Small: Christmas in the Dales
Experience the kindness, empathy and love in the magical village of Darrowby and the stunning Yorkshire Dales during the holiday season.

Saturday, December 2
9:00 PM – Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghosts of Christmas Eve
Celebrate Christmas with Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s allegorical rock opera.

Monday, December 4
10:00 PM – Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas
Discover the surprising Tudor origins of some favorite Christmas traditions.

Friday, December 8
9:00 PM – Crane Candlelight Concert: Let it Shine!
Students from Crane School of Music perform a concert that has become a holiday tradition.
Repeats 12/24 at 2:00 PM.

10:00 PM – Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas
Join the beloved British home cook and three special friends as they prepare her ultimate Christmas feast with all the trimmings.

Tuesday, December 12
8:00 PM – Season of Light: Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square join with award winning artists Lea Salonga and Sir David Suchet for a festive and uplifting Christmas special. 
Repeats 12/24 at 3:00 PM.

9:30 PM – CLOWN by Quentin Blake
After being thrown away, a toy clown goes on an exciting journey to find a new home for himself.

Monday, December 18
9:00 PM – Mary Berry’s Highland Christmas
Spend Christmas in Scotland with Mary Berry and enjoy some traditional delights.

Wednesday, December 20
8:00 PM – Nature: Santa’s Wild Home
Get an intimate look at the wildlife of Lapland, a region in northern Finland, the fabled home of Santa Claus and actual home of reindeer, great gray owls, wolverines, and more.

Saurday, December 23
5:00 PM – Rick Steves’ European Christmas
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 Christmas festivities and family traditions.

6:30 PM – Joy of Music – Christmas from National Presbyterian Church, DC
National presents a full calendar of musical events featuring some of the finest ensembles and soloists from the DC area, across the nation and around the world.

Sunday, December 24
1:00 PM – Purdue’s 90th Anniversary Christmas Celebration
This December, gather the whole family and celebrate 90 years of the Purdue Christmas Show! For nearly a century, this beloved holiday tradition has captivated audiences with its dazzling performances and heartwarming messages of love, hope, and unity. 

4:30 PM – The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Enjoy a re-imagination of the classic Nutcracker story, featuring the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Repeats 12/24 at 9:30 PM.

10:00 PM – All Creatures Great and Small – Merry Bloody Christmas
It’s Christmas at Skeldale and Siegfried must decide whether to protect Tristan at the cost of River’s welfare.

Monday, December 25
8:00 PM – Call the Midwife Holiday Special
After Trixie and Matthew's dramatic wedding in the final episode of season 12, things are looking busy at the Nonnatus House.
Repeats at 9:30 PM.

Tuesday, December 26
8:00 PM – Cultural Expressions: Kwanzaa
Dive into the celebration and way of life that is Kwanzaa.

9:00 PM – Karamu: Feast for the 7th Day
Explore the tradition of Kwanzaa with a focus on the final feast at the end of the festival.