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THURSDAY – DECEMBER 24

7PM | MISSISSIPPI ROADS HOLIDAY SPECIAL

In this holiday special, the Roads crew travels to take part in some of our state's holiday festivities. We visit an ice skating rink in Madison featuring concerts and great fun for the family. We also explore a miniature Christmas village. Beauvoir on the Coast celebrates the holidays, and we look at a few of the displays and Christmas traditions around the state. 

7:30PM | MISSISSIPPI ROADS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Mississippi Roads comes to you from Canton, the city of lights. The Raymond Castle is aglow in full festive glory. Trees are decorated at Merrehope in Meridian. The Deer Creek festival shares good will in the Delta, and politics are put aside as the governor's mansion celebrates the holiday season.

Image - Cmas with Choir Fontana and Muppets ex Count.jpg8PM | CHRISTMAS WITH THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR FEATURING SANTINO FONTANA

Renowned star of stage and song Santino Fontana and the Muppets® from Sesame Street® join the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a magical holiday extravaganza. SESAME STREET has been educating and entertaining the world for more than 45 years, but this concert special marks the Muppets' first performance with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. The concert includes a rendition of the classic carol from SESAME STREET , “Keep Christmas With You,” “Sing a Christmas Carol” from Scrooge, “The Candy Man,” a charming medley of songs from SESAME STREET programs and inspiring arrangements of sacred Christmas music.

9PM | KEITH & KRISTYN GETTY JOY AN IRISH CHRISTMAS

Join modern hymns writers Keith and Kristyn Gettty for a irish celebration of Christmas through a collection of carols, modern hymns and spirited reels and jigs. Featuring the award-winning Irish film orchestra, renowned choral ensemble Anúna, and virtuoso traditional players. 

10PM | CHRISTMAS AT BELMONT

Join Grammy-winning host Kathy Mattea 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.

11PM | PURDUE 81ST ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS SHOW

The ensembles of Purdue Musical Organizations perform holiday favorites in a great Christmas Show.

FRIDAY – DECEMBER 25

7:30PM | CHRISTMAS IN HARVARD SQUARE

The boys of St. Paul's Choir School perform classic songs and carols for the holiday season.

Image - ER_CTMS5_Christmas_Special_02.jpg8PM | CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Join the revels as Poplar readies itself for Christmas 1960. An unexpected surprise for a grieving mother brings the holiday magic home, while Nonnatus is rocked when one of its own disappears. A film crew promises to make this a memorable Christmas.

9:30PM | VICIOUS HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi) host a holiday soiree in their small central London flat. Ash (Iwan Rheon), their young upstairs neighbor, has volunteered to cook the meal, their feisty best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour) is up to her old tricks, and a wicked game of Truth or Dare brings up hidden truths — and surprises as well.

SUNDAY – DECEMBER 27

10:30AM | MISSISSIPPI ROADS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Mississippi Roads comes to you from Canton, the city of lights. The Raymond Castle is aglow in full festive glory. Trees are decorated at Merrehope in Meridian. The Deer Creek festival shares good will in the Delta, and politics are put aside as the governor's mansion celebrates the holiday season.