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We have everything you need to get into the holiday spirit.  Watch special programming, get delicious recipe ideas and plan fun activities to do with your kids and entertain your guests.

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Call the Midwife l Holiday Special
Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife l Holiday Special

Rehearsals for the Christmas concert are underway, creating inconvenience for the nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House.

Michael Feinstein New Year's Eve - Preview
Holiday Specials

Michael Feinstein New Year's Eve - Preview

Ring in the New Year with Michael Feinstein in the Rainbow Room.

Vicious l Holiday Special
Vicious

Vicious l Holiday Special

Join Freddie and Stuart for a holiday soiree with neighbor Ash and feisty friend Violet.

New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: Gershwin
Live From Lincoln Center

New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: Gershwin

Join Dianne Reeves and Norm Lewis for a swank evening of Gershwin standards and classics.

Candy Bomber
PBS

Candy Bomber

Hear the true story of the American pilot who brought joy to German children in post-war Berlin.

Reneé Fleming - Christmas in New York
PBS Specials

Reneé Fleming - Christmas in New York

Celebrate the magic of the season with the acclaimed soprano and special guests.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2014
Holiday Specials

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2014

Celebrate Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

A Christmas Carol: The Concert
PBS Arts

A Christmas Carol: The Concert

Charles Dickens’ classic tale set to music and staged for television.

Christmas in Yellowstone
Nature

Christmas in Yellowstone

A holiday season of a different sort settles in just beyond Jackson Hole.

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Holiday Tables and Traditions
Lidia Celebrates America

Holiday Tables and Traditions

Join chef Lidia Bastianich as she travels America in a celebration of culture and food.

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians
FRONTLINE

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians

The story of the life of Jesus and the epic rise of Christianity.

Hanukkah Lamps
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Hanukkah Lamps

For centuries the Jewish festival of lights has dispelled the winter darkness.

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PEG + CAT | Peg + Cat + Holidays!
PBS KIDS Previews

PEG + CAT | Peg + Cat + Holidays!

PBS KIDS is going totally holiday with Peg + Cat, starting Wednesday, December 17!

Daniel's Winter Adventure
PBS KIDS

Daniel's Winter Adventure

Go on a winter adventure featuring The Nutcracker Ballet.

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas!
PBS KIDS

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas!

Catch CURIOUS GEORGE: A VERY MONKEY CHRISTMAS on PBS KIDS!

Odd Squad - Reindeer Games
PBS KIDS

Odd Squad - Reindeer Games

Help Otto and Olive solve a reindeer case.

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Downton Abbey 5: Holiday Gift Guide
Masterpiece

Downton Abbey 5: Holiday Gift Guide

See what's going in the stockings at Downton this holiday!

Downton Abbey 5: Holiday Preview
Masterpiece

Downton Abbey 5: Holiday Preview

Catch a glimpse of Season 5 in this holiday preview.

Keep the Peace this Holiday Season
Next Avenue

Keep the Peace this Holiday Season

These tips can help avoid resentment and friction at family gatherings.

Great Holiday Gift Ideas: The Toys You Loved
Next Avenue

Great Holiday Gift Ideas: The Toys You Loved

Here are classic playthings (or proxies) that today's kids will enjoy, too.

Celebrate the Holidays with PBS
PBS

Celebrate the Holidays with PBS

Get in the holiday spirit with four festive music playlists.

Your Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies
PBS Food

Your Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

The foodie in your life will love a kitchen-themed gift. Find the right gift for everyone.

Explore the Stories behind America's Classic Toys
WSKG

Explore the Stories behind America's Classic Toys

Join us on this nostalgia filled journey as we go in search of Timeless Toys.

Holiday Crafts for Kids
PBS Parents

Holiday Crafts for Kids

Keep kids busy with these fun holiday-themed craft ideas.

Get Classroom Resources for the Holidays
PBS LearningMedia

Get Classroom Resources for the Holidays

Get to know the history and significance behind U.S. holidays.

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The Holidays on SDPB1 Television

 WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 3

  9:30 (8:30 MT) Celtic Thunder Christmas

 

THURSDAY – DECEMBER 4

  7:00 (6:00 MT) Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw

  8:30 (7:30 MT) Celtic Woman Home for Christmas

  10:00 (9:00 MT) Renee Fleming – Christmas in New York

 

SUNDAY – DECEMBER 14

  3:00 (3:00 MT) Holiday Handbells The Raleigh Ringers

  10:00 (9:00 MT) 30th Annual Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant

 

TUESDAY– DECEMBER 16

  9:00 (8:00 MT) Chef’s Life Holiday Special A celebration of Hanukkah with a variety of holiday foods.

 

FRIDAY – DECEMBER 19

  9:00 (8:00 MT) Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies

  10:00 (9:00 MT) European Christmas Market

 

SUNDAY – DECEMBER 21

  2:00 (3:00 MT) Purdue Christmas Show

  3:00 (3:00 MT) Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir

  10:30 (9:30 MT) Christmas on the Danube

 

TUESDAY – DECEMBER 23

  9:00 (8:00 MT) Frontline From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians Part 1 of 2

 

WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 24

  2:00 (1:00 MT) Once upon a Christmas Cheery, in the the Lab of Shakhashiri

  10:00 (9:00 MT) Handel’s Messiah A United States Naval Academy Tradition

  11:00 (10:00 MT) Around the World The Crane Candlelight Concert

  Midnight (11:00 MT) Tonic Sol-Fa Greatest Time of the Year

 

THURSDAY – DECEMBER 25

  1:00am (Midnight MT) Purdue Christmas Show

  2:00am (1:00 MT) Anderson University’s Candles & Carols

  3:00am (2:00 MT) Night Before Christmas Carol

  4:00am (3:00 MT) Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts

  Noon (11 MT) The Roosevelts Parts 1-3. See parts 4-7 beginning at 10am (9 MT) New Year’s Day.

  6:00 (5:00 MT) PBS NewsHour

  7:00 (6:00 MT) Call the Midwife Holiday Special

  8:30 (7:30 MT) Vicious Holiday Special

 

TUESDAY – DECEMBER 30

 9:00 (8:00 MT) Frontline From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians Part 2 of 2

 

WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 31

  7:00 (6:00 MT) Live from Lincoln Center Gershwin Celebration

  9:00 (8:00 MT) Michael Feinstein New Year’s at the Rainbow Room

  10:00 (9:00 MT) Happy Birthday South Dakota  Combined South Dakota Symphony Orchestra/ SDPB concert.

  11:00 (10:00 MT) Pioneers of Television Funny Ladies/ Primetime Soaps

 

The Holidays on SDPB Radio

    Tis the season on SDPB Radio.

   Uncle Jimmo will be ramping up the holiday cheer on Jazz Nightly (weeknights from 8-11pm (7-10 MT) throughout the month, with a lot of holiday tunes the week of Christmas. Owen DeJong will bring holiday sounds to Morning Classics, too (weekdays from 9-Noon (8-11 MT).   Tune into Radio every day for seasonal music and stories and celebrate with holiday specials.

 

SUNDAY – DECEMBER 21

  8:00pm (7:00 MT) A Paul Winter Solstice Concert

 

WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 24

  9:00am (8:00 MT) Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

  11:00am (10:00 MT) South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert

  Noon (11 MT) Tinsel Tales 3 From NPR

  8:00 (7:00 MT) Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol

  9:00 (8:00 MT) Jazz Piano Christmas XXX 

  10:00 (9:00 MT) All Songs Considered for the Holidays

 

THURSDAY – DECEMBER 25

  Noon (11 MT) Tinsel Tales NPR Christmas Favorites

  8:00  (7:00 MT) Holiday Standard Time with Michael Feinstein

  9:00 (8:00 MT) On Record Christmas Special

 

FRIDAY – DECEMBER 26

  Noon (11 MT) Tinsel Tales 2 From NPR

 

WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 31

  8:00 (7:00 MT) Toast of the Nation

  11:30 (10:30 MT) Uncle Jimmo’s All-Night Jazz Party 5½ hours.