2021 Holiday Programming Highlights

2021 Holiday Programming Highlights

Celebrate the holidays with us by checking out these show highlights! From a Christmas concert with Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra to holiday-themed Sesame Street Special, there is something for viewers of all ages:

Santa School
Wednesday, November 24, at 9pm on ThinkTV14
Sunday, December 12, at 4pm on ThinkTV14

Have you ever wondered how one of the most famous faces in history has managed to remain anonymous all these years? Easy. Decoy Santa’s, hundreds of them. Santa School delves into the world of professional Christmas entertainers and explores what it takes to be just like the big man himself.

Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank
Saturday, November 27, at 8:30 pm on ThinkTV16
Sunday, November 28, at 8:30pm on CET
Sunday, November 28, at 10:30 pm on ThinkTV16
Tuesday, November 30, at 8:30 pm on CET

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.

Sesame Street: Holiday at Hoopers
Monday, December 6, at 11am on CET
Monday, December 6, at 1pm on ThinkTV16
Thursday, December 9, at 11am on CET
Tuesday, December 14, at 11am on CET
Friday, December 17, at 11am on ThinkTV16

Elmo and Baby Bear stay with Alan and Nina at Hooper’s store, but they’re disappointed they can’t celebrate Christmas Eve and Hanukkah as planned; Elmo, Baby Bear, Nina, and Alan sing carols, eat latkes and make lots of decorations.

Mary Berry Country House at Christmas
Friday, December 10, at 9pm on CET
Saturday, December 11, at 7pm on CET
Thursday, December 16, at 8pm on CET
When it comes to Christmas food and entertaining, Britain’s country houses have always put on a show. In this program, Mary Berry visits Harewood House in Yorkshire to meet its army of skilled staff and dedicated volunteers as they prepare the house for Christmas. Mary discovers how houses like Harewood celebrate Christmas on a grand scale and shows us how to make delicious modern recipes inspired by forgotten festive dishes of the past.

20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir
Monday, December 13, at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Tuesday, December 14, at 8pm on CET Arts
Thursday, December 16, at 10pm on CET Arts

Saturday, December 25, at 9pm on ThinkTV14

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.

Alma’s Way: Nochebuena/Three Kings Day Do Over
Monday, December 13, at 8:30am and 4pm on ThinkTV16
Tuesday, December 21, at 8:30am and 4pm on ThinkTV16 and CET
Friday, December 24, at 8:30am on ThinkTV16 and CET
Thursday, December 30, at 8:30am and 4pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

The brand-new special will help viewers everywhere celebrate two very important holidays for many Latino families – Nochebuena and Three Kings Day. In Alma’s Nochebuena, when Alma’s family’s Nochebuena traditions don’t go as originally planned, she must learn to celebrate in a whole new way. Then, in Three Kings Day Do-Over, after Alma notices Junior hasn’t played with her Christmas present, she skips playtime to make a do-over Three Kings Day gift.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Tuesday, December 14, at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Thursday, December 16, at 8pm on CET Arts

Join Alan Cumming for the real story of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King with the beloved music of Tchaikovsky. Featuring the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri, this new version is a rare holiday treat.

America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell: Us Capitol Christmas Tree
Saturday, December 18, at 10:30 pm on ThinkTV16
Sunday, December 19, at 7pm on CET
Sunday, December 19, at 10:30 pm on ThinkTV14
Saturday, December 25, at 7:30 pm on CET
In search of the perfect Christmas tree for the U.S. Capitol, Chuck Leavell travels to the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests to follow the journey – from selection and cutting to ornament making and community celebrations – of what will become the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it makes its way from Colorado to Washington DC.

For additional airdates and programs, visit either https://www.cetconnect.org/holiday-programming/ or https://www.cetconnect.org/schedule/.