Celebrate the Holidays with Nebraska Public Media

Nebraska Public Media offers a festive holiday lineup of television and radio programs to brighten the season. Enjoy musical performances, drama and PBS KIDS programs sure to warm the heart and light up the day.

All times Central. This list is available at NebraskaPublicMedia.org/holiday.

Television Holiday Programming on Nebraska Public Media

“20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir,” 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 13; 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 24.

20 Years Tabernacle Choir
20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir,

“Santa School,” 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13; 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18.

“The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14.

“Christmas on the Danube,” 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 16; 9:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19.

“A Chef’s Life Holiday Special,” 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18.

“Kingston Trio Holiday Cheers,” 10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18.

“The Magic of Christmas in Alsace,” 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 19.

“Great Performances at the Met: Bryn Terfel in Concert”,” 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19.

“Craft in America: Holiday,” 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19.

“Casting Call to Curtain Call,” 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19.

“Crane Candlelight Concert Homeward Bound for the Holidays,” 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19.

“Great British Baking Show Christmas Masterclass,” 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 20; 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 25.

“Christmas at Belmont,” 9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 20; Noon, Saturday, Dec. 25.

“Bucknell Candlelight Christmas,” 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 23.

Bucknell Candlelight Christmas
Bucknell Candlelight Christmas

“European Christmas Markets,” 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24.

“St. Olaf Christmas Festival: A New Song of Grace and Truth,” 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 24; 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 25.

“Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas, With Vanessa Williams,” 11 p.m., Friday, Dec. 24.

“Wheaton College Christmas Festival: Through His Own Redeeming Love,” 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 25.

“Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir Featuring Sutton Foster,” 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 25.

“Lawrence Welk Christmas Reunion,” 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 25.

“Call the Midwife Holiday Special,” 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 25.

PBS KIDS Holiday Programming on Nebraska Public Media

“Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas,” 7 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3; 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7; 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 16; 7 a.m., Monday, Dec. 20; 7:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 24; 6:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 26.

“Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas,” 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3; 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8; 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15; 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21; 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 24, 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 26.

“Nature Cat: A Nature Carol,” 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3; 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 10; 7:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 17; 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 23; 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 24; 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 26.

A Nature Carol Holiday Special
Nature Cat: A Nature Carol,

“Let’s Go Luna!: Luna’s Christmas Around the World,” 12:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3; 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9; 2:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 13; 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 16; 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 23; 6:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 24; 7:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 26.

“Peg + Cat + Holidays,” 2:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3; 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14; 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 24.

“Peg + Cat Christmas Problem,” 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19.

Peg + Cat The Christmas Problem
Peg + Cat The Christmas Problem

“Arthur’s Perfect Christmas,” 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3; 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 9; 6:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 13; 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17; 8 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22; 2:30 p.m., Dec. 24; 5 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 25; 9:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 26.

“Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!” Noon, Monday, Dec. 6; Noon, Friday, Dec. 24.

“Sesame Street Holiday at Hoopers,” 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6; Thursday, Dec. 9; Thursday, Dec. 14; Monday, Dec. 20; Thursday, Dec. 23; Tuesday, Dec. 28 and 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 17.

Radio Holiday Programming on News/Classical Station

“Hanukkah Lights 2021,” 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 29; 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1.

“Candles Burning Brightly,” 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30; 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 6.

“The Verge Hanukkah” special, 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5.

“Nebraska Concerts,” “A Nebraska Brass Christmas,” 2019 encore, 10 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6.

“Jazz Currents with Tom Ineck,” “A 21st Century Jazz Holiday,” 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11.

“Nebraska Concerts,” Abendmusik at First Plymouth “Guide Us to that Perfect Light,” 2019 encore, 10 p.m., Monday, Dec. 13

“Magnificats in the Morning,” 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15; 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 16; 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 20; 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21; 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22; 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 23.

“Friday LIVE Christmas and Solstice” special, 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 17; 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 20.

“Hygge Holiday: Cozy Classics,” 11 a.m., Dec. 17; 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21.

“The Big Tiny Desk Holiday Special,” 7 p.m., Dec. 17.

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The Big Tiny Desk Holiday Special

“Jazz Currents with Tom Ineck,” “Voices of the Season,” 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18.

“Jazz Piano Christmas 37,” 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18.

“A Paul Winter Solstice Celebration,” 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19.

“Solstice Music on the Verge,” 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19.

“Nebraska Concerts,” Dulces Voces and Lincoln Early Music Concert “Nowell,” 2019 encore, 10 p.m., Monday, Dec. 20.

“A Soulful Christmas,” 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21.

“All Is Bright,” 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21.

“Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra,” 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22; 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 24.

“St. Olaf Christmas Festival,” 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22; 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 24.

“An Afro Blue Christmas,” 3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22.

An Afro Blue Christmas
An Afro Blue Christmas

“Chanticleer Christmas,” 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 23; Noon, Saturday, Dec. 25.

“Hollywood Holiday,” 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 23; 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 24.

“Gaudete! Early Music for the Christmas Season,” 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 23.

“A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 24.

“Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 1” 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 24.

“Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Christmas Mass, Messe de Minuit (Midnight Mass for Christmas),” 11:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 24.

“Welcome Christmas,” Noon, Friday, Dec. 24; 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 25.

“A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico,” 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 24.

“All Is Bright,” 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 24.

“Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs,” 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 25.

“William Henry Fry’s Santa Claus Symphony,” 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 25.

“Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite,” 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 25.

“World Cafe Holiday,” 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 25.

“Jazz Currents with Tom Ineck: Ye Olde Jazz Christmas,” 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 25.

“Jazz Night in America: A Holiday Celebration,” 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 25.

“The Verge Christmas,” 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 26.

“Bach Christmas Oratorio,” parts 2-6, 11 a.m., Monday-Friday, Dec. 27-31.

“Nebraska Concerts: Deck the Halls” with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, 10 p.m., Monday, Dec. 27.

“Jazz Currents with Tom Ineck: Swingin’ in the New Year,” 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 1.

“The Verge: Dance in the New Year,” 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 2.

“New Year’s Day from Vienna 2022,” 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 3; 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 4.

“The Verge: Cold Winter Snow Show,” 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 9.

For a complete listing of all Nebraska Public Media programming, visit NebraskaPublicMedia.org/schedules. Also, listen or watch online at NebraskaPublicMedia.org/live or the Nebraska Public Media App. Holiday programming is also available all month long on PBS KIDS 24/7.