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Celebrate the Holiday Season with GPB

Lucy Worsley in Henry VIII costume with boar's head. Courtesy of Burning Bright Productions

GPB is celebrating the season with hours upon hours of festive holiday programming to help brighten those cold winter nights, including a new GPB Original holiday documentary about an Atlanta institution, and a brand-new Call the Midwife holiday special. Take a look below at some of what we’ve got coming up and don’t forget you can stream GPB TV live wherever you are by visiting us at GPB.org/live

 

Dickensian – Sundays, beginning December 15 at 8 PM

Enter the world of Charles Dickens as we present Dickensian, a 10-part series from the BBC that brings the author’s most well-known characters together in one London neighborhood. Watch back-to-back episodes each Sunday night this month beginning at 8 p.m.

 

Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir – Monday, December 16 at 9 PM

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are joined by Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and singer Kristen Chenoweth for a night traditional Christmas music, dancing and storytelling.

 

Outback Rabbis – Tuesday, December 17 at 9 PM

A road trip like no other, Outback Rabbis follows two Orthodox Hasidic Rabbis as they traverse the Australian outback in a documentary that’s as insightful as it is hilarious and packed with discoveries about community and understanding, laced with wit, music and culture.

 

The Ornament of the World – Tuesday, December 17 at 10 PM

Filmed in Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Toledo, this is the story of a remarkable 800-year period when Muslims, Christians, and Jews in medieval Spain forged a common cultural identity that often transcended their religious differences.

 

Mark Twain’s Journey to Jerusalem: Dreamland – Wednesday, December 18 at 7 PM

This documentary, narrated by Martin Sheen, retraces Mark Twain's footsteps as a cub reporter on a bold adventure sailing around the Mediterranean and throughout Europe in 1867, with Jerusalem and the Holy Land as his ultimate destination.

 

Pilgrimage – Wednesday, December 18 at 8 PM

Watch as seven celebrities are stripped of their everyday comforts to live as modern day pilgrims and trek a famous medieval pilgrimage. Will their experiences change the way they think about themselves and their faith?

 

Clive Swift and Patricia Routledge as Richard and Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) in “Keeping Up Appearances.”
Keeping Up Appearances Christmas Specials – Saturday, December 21 at 9 PM

Experience 3 Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) Christmases during the Saturday night Britcom Block on December 21 with back-to-back Keeping Up Appearances Christmas specials, beginning at 9 p.m. with the hour-long 1993 episode “Sea Fever.” The Buckets embark on what should be a luxurious cruise on the QE2. Things do not go well.

 

A Seat at the Table: It’s the Holidays! CHRISTMAHANAKWANZIKA – Sunday, December 22 at 8:30 AM and 6:30 PM

Tis the season to be jolly, but is it really the most wonderful time of the year? The decorations, holiday music, gift giving and the cooking. In this episode, the ladies discuss Kwanzaa, the different ways black families celebrate the holidays and holiday stress. You can stream this episode now on GPB.org.

 

The 93rd Annual Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert – Sunday, December 22 at 7 PM

The combined holiday voices of the Spelman College Glee Club and the Morehouse College Glee Club perform traditional carols along with contemporary interpretations of holiday music and a variety of other songs.

 

America’s Test Kitchen: Home for the Holidays – Monday, December 23 at 7 PM

Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison and the entire cast of America's Test Kitchen share their tips and tricks for planning a stress-free gathering, while also recounting warm holiday memories.

 

Christmas at Belmont – Monday, December 23 at 9 PM

Join Belmont University students along with Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans and the Nashville Children’s Choir for Christmas at Belmont 2019. Taped in Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the show includes classic holiday songs and festive tunes.

 

A Southern Celtic Christmas Concert – Tuesday, December 24 at 7 PM

Celebrate the high spirits and mystical beauty of Celtic and Appalachian Christmas traditions through music, dance, poetry and song. Produced on stage at Emory University.

 

Christmas Carols with Lucy Worsley – Tuesday, December 24 at 8 PM

How and where did Christmas carols begin? British historian Lucy Worsley serves up a fascinating slice of Christmas history.

 

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas – Tuesday, December 24 at 10 PM

This irreverent documentary tells the story of the unlikely Jewish immigrants who, enamored with Broadway and Hollywood, wrote some of the most popular songs in America: Christmas music. Features rarely seen archival footage, musical performances and interviews.

 

Rich’s Remembered – Wednesday, December 25 at 7 PM

For years, pioneering Atlanta journalist and A Seat at the Table co-host Monica Pearson hosted the lighting of Rich’s great tree on WSB-TV. This Christmas, she will host an hour-long exploration of the history of that Atlanta landmark from the opening of its first store in 1867, to 2005 when the last store closed, and over 100 years of history in-between.

 

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas – Wednesday, December 25 at 8 PM

Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas — from carols to gift-giving, feasting and drinking — was just as popular 500 years ago, with some surprising Tudor twists.

 

Call the Midwife Holiday Special – Wednesday, December 25 at 9 PM

Mother Mildred and the Nonnatus House team go to the Outer Hebrides in response to a nursing shortage. Navigating the terrain, they strive to keep up with the needs of the locals.