MPB Television Holiday Specials 2017
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Friday – December 15

8 PM | Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Rolando Villazón

Experience Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Rolando Villazón, a one-hour holiday spectacular featuring the world-renowned operatic tenor Villazón as guest artist and narrator. 

9 PM | Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes

In Homegrown Heroes, Chef Lidia Bastianich looks at veterans who return home and find farming to be a path back to civilian life. Seven poignant veterans’ stories take Lidia from the heart of Appalachia in Loom, W.Va. to Richmond, KY and Anaheim, CA, and prove that farming, beekeeping, and raising livestock can help individuals reconnect in a meaningful way to the community.

Saturday – December 16

7 PM | Mississippi College Festival of Lights 2017

The Mississippi College Singers perform several holiday songs during the annual Festival of Lights concert at the historic Provine Chapel.

 

Sunday – December 17

7 PM | Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special

Caroline's new headship involves the family moving to a ramshackle farmhouse in Huddersfield in time for Christmas. Alan has a difficult conversation with Gillian about where he'd like to be buried. Meanwhile, Gillian is consumed by thoughts of the afterlife convinced she's being haunted by Eddie.

Monday – December 18

9 PM | The Great British Baking Show – Christmas Masterclass

Showcasing everyone’s festive favorites, Paul and Mary divulge in real detail how to make the perfect mince pies, Christmas pudding, and Christmas cake – as well as introducing some new tasty treats for the holiday season.

Friday – December 22

8 PM | Christmas at Belmont

Join Grammy-winning host Sheryl Crow and nearly 700 student musicians, Belmont School of Music faculty and Nashville Children’s Choir for a production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites.

9 PM | Mississippi College Festival of Lights 2017

The Mississippi College Singers perform several holiday songs during the annual Festival of Lights concert at the historic Provine Chapel.

Sunday – December 24

7 PM | Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special

Caroline's new headship involves the family moving to a ramshackle farmhouse in Huddersfield in time for Christmas. Alan has a difficult conversation with Gillian about where he'd like to be buried. Meanwhile, Gillian is consumed by thoughts of the afterlife convinced she's being haunted by Eddie.

10 PM | Jordan Smith 'tis The Season

Jordan Smith, season nine winner of NBC's The Voice (and biggest selling The Voice artist to date), stars in his very first one-hour concert program, JORDAN SMITH 'TIS THE SEASON. Taped on the Evergreen Stage at Diadan Studios, the special spotlights music from Jordan's new Christmas album "'Tis the Season," and features special guest David Foster, the legendary composer, songwriter and producer (Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion).Jordan performs with his core band, led by musical director Cheche Alara (Latin Grammys and American Idol), along with a string and horns/ woodwind section to round out the sound.

11 PM | Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Rolando Villazón

Experience Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Rolando Villazón, a one-hour holiday spectacular featuring the world-renowned operatic tenor Villazón as guest artist and narrator. 

Monday – December 25

8 PM | Call The Midwife Holiday Special

Join the midwives as they battle snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes to provide patient care during the coldest winter in 300 years. Valerie helps a young couple who experience a traumatic birth and Sister Julienne tries to reunite a family.

9:30 PM | European Christmas Markets

Join us on our discovery of Europe's Christmas Markets, where the town center, market square or just the narrow, cobblestone streets of the cities and towns of Europe come alive in winter with festively decorated wooden stalls offering all sorts of treats and delights.