NET Celebrates the Holidays with Radio, Television Programs

News Release Date: 
November 19, 2019

NET Celebrates the Holidays with Radio, Television Programs

NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR stations, is offering a festive lineup of television and radio programming to light up the holidays. Beginning Nov. 28, enjoy musical performances, dramas and PBS KIDS programs sure to brighten the season. All times Central.

Radio Holiday Programming 

Jazz Currents with Tom Ineck: A 21st Century Jazz Holiday, 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7

Nebraska Concerts: Dulces Voces’ A Light in the Darkness with guests Lincoln Early Music Consort, and Nebraska Brass’ A Nebraska Brass Christmas: Ho, Ho, Ho, 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8

The Verge: Christmas Special, 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8

Jazz Currents with Tom Ineck: Voices of Christmas, 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14

Nebraska Concerts: Abendmusik’s The Weary World Rejoices, An Abendmusik Christmas, 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15 

Paul Winter’s Annual Winter Solstice Celebration, music to celebrate the return of the sun and warming of the heart, recorded in the world’s largest Gothic cathedral, 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15

Friday Live: Christmas and Solstice, 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 20 and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24

Hygge Holiday: Cozy Classics, a mix of wintry and nostalgic classical pieces to accompany cozy and wintertime activities, 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 20 and 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 

The Big Tiny Desk Holiday Special, celebrate the season with performances by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Steve Martin, Hanson, The Polyphonic Spree and more, 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20

Jazz Currents with Tom Ineck: Jazz Christmas Classics, 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21

The Verge: Hanukkah Special, 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22

Nebraska Concerts: Lincoln Symphony Orchestra’s Deck the Halls, 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22 and 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25 

Hanukkah Lights 2019, an NPR favorite returns with all new Hanukkah stories hosted by NPR’s Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz exploring Hanukkah foods, traditions and music, 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 23 and 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26

Candles Burning Brightly, 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 23 and 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26

All Is Bright, contemplative choral music that tells the traditional Christmas story, 12 p.m., Monday, Dec. 23; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24

Welcome Christmas, VocalEssence choral ensemble sings traditional carols and new discoveries, 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 23 and 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25

Hollywood Holiday, 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 23 and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 9 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24

A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24

A Chanticleer Christmas, Glorious Voices with music that spans the globe and the centuries including new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols, 12 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra, 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25

Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 1: 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24; part 2: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25; part 3: 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27; part 4: 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30; part 5: 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31 and part 6, Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Christmas mass, Messe de Minuit, 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24

St. Olaf Christmas Festival, the festival includes hymns, carols, choral works and orchestral selections featuring more than 500 student musicians, 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25

Jazz Currents with Tom Ineck: Swingin’ In the New Year, 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 28

Nebraska Concerts: Omaha Symphonic Chorus Christmas at the Cathedral, 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 29

The Verge: Dance in the New Year, 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 29

New Year’s Day from Vienna 2019, the Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual live concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 1

The Verge: Cold, Winter, Snow Show, 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 5

PBS KIDS Holiday Programming on NET 

Let’s Go Luna!: Luna’s Christmas Around the World, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2; 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17; 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Dec. 26

Peg + Cat + Holidays, 1 p.m., Monday, Dec.2; 6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11; 12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec.25

Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas, 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2; 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12; 7 a.m. and 3:30 pm Monday, Dec. 23; 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.24; 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas, 7 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3; 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5; 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25

Nature Cat: A Nature Carol, 6 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 1; 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2; 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4; 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16; 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25; 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27

Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! 12 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2; 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10; 7 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19; 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25

Clifford the Big Red Dog Special, 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13; 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20; 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27

Television Holiday Programming on NET 

Classic Christmas, 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 28 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4

Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir, 8 p.m., Monday, Dec.16 and 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20

Casting Call to Curtain Call, 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22

Making a New American Nutcracker, 10 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18

Magic of Christmas in Alsace, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19

Getting to the Nutcracker, 10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19

Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri, 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 22

Wheaton College Christmas Festival: Messiah, Prince of Peace, 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22

Classic Christmas with the Bach Festival Society, 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22

Christmas at Belmont, 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 23

Chef’s Life Holiday Special, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24

Christmas on the Danube, 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25

Crane Candlelight Concert: Go Tell It On The Mountain, 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24

Christmas at Concordia: Gather Us In, O’ Child of Peace, 10 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24

St. Thomas Christmas: Comfort and Joy, 11 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25

Call the Midwife Holiday Special, 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25 and 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30

Live from Lincoln Center New York Philharmonic News Year’s Eve 2019: Sondheim Celebration, 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31

For a complete listing of all NET programming, visit netNebraska.org/schedules.

 

Happy Holidays!