Ring in the Holiday Season with PBS Festive Programming

WPSU has a merry and bright lineup of holiday programming, with new specials and returning fan favorites from series like CALL THE MIDWIFE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, GREAT PERFORMANCES and LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER, including treats for children and adults alike.

Christmas with the Morman Tabernacle Choir

Christmas with the Morman Tabernacle Choir

Join Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster and “Downton Abbey” star Hugh Bonneville, guest musical artist and narrator for this year’s Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Monday, December 17, at 9:00 p.m.


America's Test Kitchen

America’s Test Kitchen Special: Home for the Holidays

The entire cast is home for the holidays, and they’re sharing their tips and tricks for planning a stress-free gathering, while also recounting personal holiday memories and revealing their all-time favorite holiday recipes from the Test Kitchen archives.

Tuesday, December 18, at 10:00 p.m.

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European Christmas Markets

European Christmas Markets

Discover Europe’s Christmas Markets, where the town center, market square, or just the side of the narrow, cobblestone streets come alive in the dark of winter with festively decorated wooden stalls offering hot wine, regional food, sweet confections, toys, regional crafts, and local entertainment.

Thursday, December 20, at 9:30 p.m.


The cast of "Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn - The Broadway Musical."

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Enjoy the hit Broadway adaptation of the classic 1942 movie musical, showcasing an Irving Berlin score including the Oscar-winning “White Christmas” with big dance numbers, comedy and a hit parade of the great songwriter’s famous tunes.

Friday, December 21, at 9:00 p.m.

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Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops

Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops

This one-hour music special showcases the best of the New England holiday season with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, under the direction of Keith Lockhart.

Monday, December 24, at 9:00 p.m.

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Leonie Elliott as Lucille, Jennifer Kirby as Valerie, Helen George as Trixie, Charlotte Ritchie as Barbara

Call the Midwife Holiday Special

Miriam Margoyles stars as Sister Mildred, who arrives unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, her hands full with four Chinese orphans. With Christmas preparations in full flow and the midwives busy caring for the expectant mothers of Poplar, these unexpected visitors cause joy and chaos in equal measure.

Tuesday, December 25, at 9:00 p.m.


PBS KIDS Specials

Arthur's Perfect Christmas

Arthur’s Perfect Christmas

Join Arthur the Aardvark and his friends as they prepare for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, bringing together many different traditions in hopes of creating the perfect holiday.

Tuesday, December 25, at 6:00 a.m.


Wild Kratts Creature Christmas

Wild Kratts Creature Christmas

The Wild Kratts receive an alert that creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe. Will they be able to travel to the ends of the earth and return their baby animal friends to their homes in time for the holidays?

Tuesday, December 25, at 7:00 a.m.


Luna's Christmas Around the World

Let’s Go Luna: Luna’s Christmas Around the World

Luna’s busy travelling around the world with her friends Andy, Carmen, and Leo in this global Christmas adventure.

Tuesday, December 25, at 8:00 a.m.