Nebraska Public Media offers a festive lineup of television and radio programs to brighten up the season. Enjoy musical performances, plays and PBS KIDS shows that will warm the heart and brighten the day.

All hours Central. This list is also available at NebraskaPublicMedia.org/holiday.

Holiday television programming on Nebraska Public Media

“Rick Steves’ European Christmas,” 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3; 11 p.m., Tuesday, December 6; 11:30 p.m., Saturday, December 10

“Classic Christmas,” 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 6

“Santa’s School”, 9 p.m. on Monday, December 12; 4 p.m. Saturday, December 17

“O Holy Night: Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir,” 7 p.m. CT, Tuesday, Dec. 13; 1 p.m., Sunday, December 25

O Holy Night: Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir

“America’s Test Kitchen Special: Home for the Holidays,” 7 p.m., Thursday, December 15

“A Chef’s Life Holiday Special,” 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16

“Casting Call to Curtain Call,” 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16; 8 p.m., Tuesday, December 20

“The Real Bedford Falls: It’s a Wonderful Life,” 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17; 6:30 p.m., Sunday, December 18; 7 p.m., Thursday, December 22

“Crane Candlelight Concert: Peace & Love,” 10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17

“Murray State Vacation 2022,” 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18; 2 p.m., Sunday, December 25

“All is Quiet: The Christmas Truce of 1914,” 5 p.m., Sunday, December 18; 7 p.m., Saturday, December 24

“America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell: US Capitol Christmas Tree”, 11:30 p.m., Sunday, December 18

“Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas,” 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19

“Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas”, 9 p.m., Monday, December 19; 4 p.m., Saturday, December 24

“Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas,” 9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20

“The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”, 8 p.m., Friday, December 23

“CLOWN by Quentin Blake”, 9:30 p.m., Friday, December 23

“Ask That Old House: Happy Holidays,” 5:30 p.m., Saturday, December 24

“All is Bright: A Concordia Christmas,” 8:30 p.m., Saturday, December 24; 3 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Sunday, December 25

“Home for Christmas with Jim McDonough,” 9 p.m., Saturday, December 24

“Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas with Vanessa Williams,” 10 p.m., Saturday, December 24

“Kingston Trio Holiday,” 11 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 24; 10 p.m., Sunday, December 25

“Christmas at Belmont”, 10:30 a.m., Sunday, December 25

“Call the Holiday Special Midwife (2019)”, 3:30 p.m., Sunday, December 25

“Call the Holiday Special Midwife (2020),” 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 25

“Call the Holiday Special Midwife (2021)”, 6:30 p.m., Sunday, December 25

“Call the Holiday Special Midwife (2022),” 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 25

Call the 2022 holiday special midwife
Call the 2022 holiday special midwife

PBS KIDS Holiday Programming on Nebraska Public Media

“Arthur’s Perfect Christmas,” 6:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2; 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 6; 10 a.m., Thursday, December 15; Noon, Monday December 19; 5 p.m., Friday, December 23; 5 a.m., Saturday, December 24

“Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas,” 8 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2; 1 p.m., Thursday, December 8; 9 a.m., Tuesday, December 13; 4 p.m., Monday, December 19; 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 23; 8:30 a.m., Sunday, December 25

“Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas,” 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2; 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 6; 3:30 p.m., Thursday, December 15; 7 a.m., Wednesday, December 21 3 p.m., Friday, December 23; 9:30 a.m., Sunday, December 25

“Nature Cat: A Nature Carol,” 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2; 6:30 a.m., Friday, December 9; 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 14; 2:30 p.m., Thursday, December 22; 7:30 a.m., Friday, December 23; 7:30 a.m., Sunday, December 25

A Nature Carol Vacation Special
A Nature Carol Vacation Special

“Let’s go Luna! : Luna’s Christmas around the world”, 2:30 p.m., Friday, December 2; 4 p.m., Friday, December 9; 6:30 p.m., Friday, December 16; 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 20; 2 p.m., Friday, December 23; 6:30 a.m., Sunday, December 25

“Peg + Cat + Holidays,” 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2; 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 7; 2:30 p.m., Monday, December 12; 9:30 a.m., Friday, December 23

Peg + Cat + Vacation
Peg + Cat + Vacation

“The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!”, 6 a.m., Monday, December 5; Noon, Friday, December 23; 5:30 a.m., Sunday, December 25

Holiday Radio Programming on the News/Classic Channel

“The Verge Solstice Special,” 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11

“Morning Magnificats”, 10 a.m., Monday December 12-Thursday December 15; 10 a.m., Monday, December 19 to Thursday, December 22

“Everything is brilliant”, 11 a.m., Thursday, December 15; 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 21; Noon, Sunday December 25

“Candles Burning Brightly,” 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 16

“The Verge Hanukkah” Special, 6 p.m., Sunday, December 18

“Gaudete! Early music for the Christmas season”, 11 a.m., Monday, December 19

“Hanukkah Lights 2021,” 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19; 11 a.m., Friday, December 23

“Nebraska Concerts: Deck the Halls” with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, 10 p.m., Monday, December 19

“The Canadian Brass: Christmas Time Is Here,” 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 20

“A Blue Afro Christmas”, 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 20

An Afro Blue Christmas
An Afro Blue Christmas

“Candles Burning Brightly,” 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 20

“A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico,” 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 21

“A Chanticleer Christmas,” 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 21; 11 a.m., Sunday, December 25

“A Mexican Christmas: The Newberry Consort & EnsAble Ad-Hoc,” 11 a.m., Thursday, December 22

“A Soulful Christmas,” 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22; 10 a.m., Sunday, December 25

“Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs,” 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22

“Christmas and Solstice LIVE Fridays,” 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 23; 5 p.m., Sunday, December 25

“St. Olaf Christmas Festival,” 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 23; 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 24

“The Big Tiny Desk Holiday Special,” 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 23

“A Festival of Nine Lessons and Songs,” 9 a.m., Saturday, December 24

“World Café”, 5 p.m., Saturday, December 24

“Jazz Currents with Bruce Wallace: Santa and the Seventh Candle,” 7 p.m. CT, Saturday, December 24

“Jazz Night in America: A Holiday Celebration, 9 p.m., Saturday, December 24

“Holiday Jazz with Dee Alexander,” 10 p.m., Saturday, December 24

“Welcome Christmas”, 9 a.m., Sunday, December 25

“The Film Score: Music for the Winter Holidays,” 1 p.m., Sunday, December 25

“Santa Claus Symphony” by William Henry Fry, 2 p.m., Sunday, December 25

“Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite”, 2:30 p.m., Saturday, December 25

“The Verge Christmas,” 6 p.m., Sunday, December 25

“Classical 24 Holiday Music”, 8 p.m. to midnight, Sunday December 25

“Bach Christmas Oratorio,” Parts 1-5, 1 p.m., Monday-Friday, December 26-30

“Messe de Noël de Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Messe de Minuit (Midnight Mass for Christmas)”, 1:30 p.m., Monday, December 26

“The Sounds of Kwanzaa” 2 p.m., Monday, December 26

“Nebraska Concerts: Christmas at the Cathedral, Omaha Symphonic Chorus” 10 p.m., Monday, Dec. 26

“Jazz Currents with Bruce Wallace: Swingin’ in the New Year,” 7 p.m., Saturday, December 31

“The Verge: Dance in the New Year,” 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 1

“New Year’s Day from Vienna 2023”, 10 a.m., Monday, January 2; 1 p.m., Tuesday, January 3

“Bach Christmas Oratorio”, part 6, 1 p.m., Monday, January 2

“The Verge: Cold Winter Snow Show,” 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8

For a complete listing of all Nebraska public media programming, visit NebraskaPublicMedia.org/schedules.

Listen or watch online at NebraskaPublicMedia.org/live or with the Nebraska Public Media app, or watch with the PBS Video app. Children’s holiday programming is also available all month on PBS KIDS 24/7.