Holiday Cheer: 13 Festive Programs You Don't Want To Miss
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Community
- Published: 16 November 2021
Enjoy concerts, travels, nostalgic programs and more throughout this holiday season. Watch on WHRO TV 15 or stream online.
Sunday, November 21
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Peppermint Patty invites everyone to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, even though he's going to see his grandmother. Snoopy decides to cook his own version of a Thanksgiving meal with help from his friends.
Saturday, November 27
Rick Steves European Christmas
Rick celebrates Christmas in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. Want more Rick Steves? Stream episodes of Rick Steves' Europe.
The Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Family Christmas Show
Join Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and their families for this joyful holiday special filmed in 1967. Songs include "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Silent Night" and many more. With special guest Sammy Davis, Jr.
More Holiday Programs from WHRO Public Media:Radio
'Tis the Season for Holiday Music
Sunday, November 28
All Creatures Great and Small, Season 1 Marathon
James Herriot's adventures as a veterinarian in 1930's Yorkshire get a glorious new adaptation in a seven-part series based on his beloved books. Can't join the marathon? Stream the first season on WHRO Passport.
Call the Midwife: Special Delivery
Celebrate 10 years of the show by going behind the scenes for interviews with the cast and crew. Catch up on past seasons.
Thursday, December 2
Unforgettable with Love: Natalie Cole Sings the Songs of Nat 'King' Cole
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Natalie Cole's landmark concert. Recorded in 1992, this performance from Pasadena, CA is a loving tribute to the music of her father
Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank
Celebrate the holidays with a timeless special, featuring the magical combination of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. In this early color broadcast from 1957, the two legends swap Christmas songs and stories and duet on some favorite holiday classics.
Friday, December 3
Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony
Join the world's best-selling soprano for her first-ever Christmas special. Breathing new life into holiday classics and festive fan favorites of the season, Sarah is joined by guests Andrew Lloyd Webber, Aled Jones and choir Gregorian.
Saturday, December 4
Downton Abbey Season 4 Marathon, Parts 1-4
Downton Abbey, the award-winning series from Julian Fellowes, spans 12 years of gripping drama centered on a great English estate on the cusp of a vanishing way of life. The series follows the Granthams and their family of servants through sweeping change, scandals, love, ambition, heartbreak, and hope. Watch all six seasons on WHRO Passport.
Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland
Join the Grammy-nominated ensemble on a musical journey through stunning land and seascapes around Ireland. Shot in 14 locations on the island, the new special is filled with songs from their latest album, including "The Dawning of the Day."
Sunday, December 5
Downton Abbey Season 4 Marathon, Parts 5-8
Grab a blanket, make yourself comfortable, and tune in to see how season 4 ends. Watch all six seasons on WHRO Passport.
Monday, December 13
20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir
Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the Choir and Orchestra for this two-hour 20th anniversary retrospective with performances from Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Gladys Knight, Angela Lansbury, Hugh Bonneville, Renee Fleming and more.
Sunday, December 19
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Feeling down about the commercialism of Christmas, Charlie Brown becomes the director of the gang's holiday play. Can he overcome his friends’ preference for dancing over acting, find the “perfect” tree, and discover the true meaning of Christmas?
More Holiday Programs:
'Tis the Season for Holiday Music.
See holiday programs scheduled on WHRV and WHRO FM.