Tune in to CPTV throughout the month of December for a variety of holiday programs and special presentations for the whole family!
If you’re looking for new cookie recipes that are sure to please children of all ages this holiday season, don’t miss CPTV’s Cookie Swap Saturday marathon. Airing Saturday, December 15 at 1 p.m., this marathon features back-to-back episodes of Martha Bakes. For more information, click here>>.
Then, on Monday, December 17 at 10 p.m., the beloved holiday special Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir returns for its 15th year! Get a front-row seat as Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster and Emmy-nominated actor Hugh Bonneville (of Downton Abbey on MASTERPIECE) join the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The annual favorite features powerful arrangements and beautiful vignettes told through music, dance, storytelling, and pageantry, all against the backdrop of the iconic Tabernacle organ.
On Sunday, December 23 at 6 p.m., see Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops. This music special showcases the best of the New England holiday season with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, performing beloved classics including “Christmas Canticles”and “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah. Then, stay tuned at 7 p.m. for The First Silent Night. Follow actor Simon Callow on a journey to uncover the origins of the beloved Christmas carol “Silent Night.”
On Christmas Eve, December 24 at 9 p.m., CPTV will air an encore of the 2017 Call the Midwife Holiday Special. Watch as Valerie helps a young couple with a traumatic birth and Sister Julienne tries to reunite a family. Then, stay tuned at 10:30 p.m. for an encore of The First Silent Night.
And if you’re staying up late on Christmas Eve with last-minute holiday preparations, stay tuned to CPTV throughout the night for a marathon of special programming. At 12:30 a.m., see the holiday-themed Father Brown episode, “The Star of Jacob.” At 1:30 a.m., see Christmas on the Danube, followed by Christmastime in New Orleans at 2 a.m. and Antiques Roadshow: Greatest Gifts at 2:30 p.m. This special programming continues at 5 a.m. on Christmas Day, December 25, with Christmas with the Duttons, followed by The First Silent Night at 6 a.m.; Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (2015) at 7 a.m.; Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (2016) at 8 a.m.; and an encore of Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops at 9 a.m.
Then, starting at 10 a.m. on December 25, CPTV will air a marathon of Season 2 of The Great British Baking Show. See back-to-back episodes of this beloved cooking-and-baking competition show — and maybe discover some new recipe ideas for your own holiday festivities.
Finally, at 9 p.m. on December 25, the beloved midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House are back! Tune in for the premiere of the 2018 Call the Midwife Holiday Special. A new nun named Sister Mildred (Miriam Margoyles) and four Chinese orphans arrive unexpectedly at Nonnatus House. 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.
Don’t miss all the fun this December on CPTV!
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