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L.A. Holiday Celebration This program is a music and dance special highlighting the top performances from the 50th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration on December 24, 2009, at the Music Center of Los Angeles. The program reflects the cultural mosaic of Los Angeles and the broader "melting pot" of the United States as performers of African, Asian, European and Latino backgrounds join to express the joy of the season. L.A. Holiday Celebration airs at 11 a.m.
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Natalie Cole Natalie Cole and David McCullough join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for the annual Christmas concert from Salt Lake City. Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Natalie Cole airs at 12 p.m.
Christmas at Concordia: Journey to Bethlehem This Christmas concert from the campus of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, features holiday favorites and the world-renowned choirs and compositions of artistic director and composer, Rene Clausen. Christmas at Concordia: Journey to Bethlehem airs at 1 p.m.
Christmas at Belmont Three-time Grammy Award winner and Belmont University alumna Trisha Yearwood hosts a holiday program of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites. More than 400 student voices join Yearwood, the Belmont School of Music faculty and the Nashville Children's Choir to present this annual production, taped at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Among others, the program will feature Phoenix, Belmont University's 10-voice pop, R&B, rock and alternative ensemble; Session, a female a cappella ensemble; Jazzmin, a 12-voice blues, swing, bebop and contemporary jazz group; and the Women's Choir. Christmas atBelmont airs at 2 p.m.
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Ed Herrmann Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in a magnificent Christmas celebration featuring some of the season's most beloved songs. Dubbed "The Last Leading Man" by The New York Times, Mitchell has enjoyed a rich and varied career on Broadway and television and in film, along with appearances in the great American concert halls. His musical versatility has kept him in demand by some of the country's finest conductors and orchestras. He headlined the Carnegie Hall concert presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific with Reba McEntire, which aired on PBS in spring 2006. This program also features a reading of "The Christmas Story" by actor Ed Hermann. Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Ed Herrmann airs at 3 p.m.
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas George and The Man with The Yellow Hat are having a very merry time counting down the days until Christmas. There's only one puzzle: neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present. The Man is having trouble reading George's wish list and George doesn't have a clue about what to get for The Man who has everything. Will they be able to find the answers before Christmas morning? Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas airs at 4 p.m.
Raleigh Ringers: One Winter Evening at Meymandi - A Holiday Special Lauded by critics as "a rare combination of technical perfection" and "exceptional by any standard," the Raleigh Ringers bring a delightful reverence to the holiday season. Under the direction of David M. Harris, The Raleigh Ringers have earned widespread recognition as a community handbell ensemble performing both sacred and secular music. Lit by more than a thousand candles in Raleigh, North Carolina's beautiful Meymandi Concert Hall, RALEIGH RINGERS: ONE WINTER EVENING AT MEYMANDI opens with "Sarajevo/Christmas Eve 12/24," the energetic Savantage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra neo-classic. Selections from "The Nutcracker Suite," along with more contemporary holiday favorites, including "Blue Christmas" and "Sleigh Ride," round out the hour and the program concludes with a glorious rendition of "Stille Nacht" (Silent Night). Raleigh Ringers: One Winter Evening at Meymandi - A Holiday Special airs at 5 p.m.
Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows features classic clips from beloved singer and television personality Andy Williams' Christmas specials. The digitally re-mastered production numbers are complete with magnificent sets and costumes and a cast of singers, dancers and skaters. Quintessential moments include Williams' solos on "Silent Night" and "Ave Maria," as well as ensemles with his brothers on "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and with the Osmonds on "Silver Bells." Interviews with Williams, his son Bobby and Donny Osmond are interwoven with the clips. Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows airs at 6 p.m.
The Lawrence Welk Show: Tribute to Bing Crosby Lawrence pays tribute to "one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever known" - Bing Crosby! Tom Netherton sings one of Crosby's most romantic ballads, "Moonlight Becomes You", Sandi, Gail, and Mary Lou have fun with "Swingin' On A Star", Joe Feeney croons "Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra", the lovely Irish lullaby from Crosby's Academy Award-winning movie, "Going My Way", and Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts blend their voices in "True Love." The Lawrence Welk Show: Tribute to Bing Crosby airs at 7 p.m.