From Saturday, November 30, 2019 through Sunday, December 15, 2019, CPTV will preempt its regularly scheduled programming to provide special programs that entertain and inform. We hope these programs will inspire our audiences to take joy in artistic expression, learn from history and live their best lives.

Several special programs will also air on CPTV Spirit. Here’s how to find CPTV Spirit on your cable provider.

See below for a list of these special programs currently scheduled to air on CPTV and CPTV Spirit.

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Arts and Culture Programs

Aging Backwards 3 with Miranda Esmonde-White (New) Did you know that you actually have a choice in how you age, and whether you remain mobile, healthy and pain-free throughout your life? Former ballerina Miranda Esmonde-White uses groundbreaking science to develop a practical six-point plan anyone can use to keep their minds sharp and their bodies active using gentle daily movement. – Airs Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 a.m., 6 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on CPTV and Sunday, December 15 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on CPTV

Brit Floyd – The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show – Live! – Airs Thursday, December 12 at 8 p.m. on CPTV, Saturday, December 14 at 9 p.m. on CPTV and Sunday, December 15 at 10:30 p.m. on CPTV

Country Music: Live at the Ryman – Airs Tuesday, December 10 at 12 a.m. on CPTV and Wednesday, December 11 at 2 a.m. on CPTV

Classic Christmas (My Music) (New) Old-fashioned favorites such as “Silent Night,” “White Christmas” and “Jingle Bells” are featured. Join hosts Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat) and Marion Ross (Happy Days); performers include Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, The Carpenters and many more. – Airs Wednesday, December 11 at 11 p.m. on CPTV and Saturday, December 14 at 12 a.m. on CPTV

Earth’s Sacred Wonders (New) Journey to the world’s landmark spiritual sites, captured in full glory with awe-inspiring visuals. Using the latest camera and drone technology, the program reveals the amazing scale, ingenuity and faith embodied in these remarkable places of worship. – Airs Wednesday, December 11 at 8 p.m. on CPTV Spirit, Thursday, December 12 at 4:30 p.m. on CPTV Spirit and Friday, December 13 at 4:30 a.m. on CPTV Spirit

Great Performances – An Intimate Evening with David Foster – Airs Tuesday, December 10 at 8 p.m. on CPTV, Wednesday, December 11 at 12 a.m. on CPTV, Sunday, December 15 at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on CPTV

Il Volo: Ten Years (New) Il Volo performs “Grande Amore,” “Il Mondo” and more hits in the ancient city of Matera, Italy. – Airs Wednesday, December 11 at 4 a.m. on CPTV, Thursday, December 12 at 9:30 p.m. on CPTV, Friday, December 13 at 2:30 a.m. on CPTV, Saturday, December 14 at 2:30 p.m. on CPTV and Sunday, December 15 at 9 p.m. on CPTV

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (My Music) – Airs Tuesday, December 10 at 4 a.m. on CPTV, Friday, December 13 at 12:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. on CPTV and Saturday, December 14 at 10:30 a.m. on CPTV

Pavlo: Live in Guadalajara with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (New) Pavlo celebrates his life’s work with a 93-piece orchestra behind him. This spectacular performance took place at the legendary Degollado Opera House in Guadalajara, Mexico. – Airs Wednesday, December 11 at 8 p.m. on CPTV, Thursday, December 12 at 3 a.m. and 11 p.m. on CPTV, Saturday, December 14 at 4:30 p.m. on CPTV and Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on CPTV

Rick Steves’ Europe: Remote, Sacred, Wild (New) Rick Steves celebrates the wonder of the great outdoors and religious sites in Europe and beyond. – Airs Tuesday, December 10 at 3:30 p.m. on CPTV Spirit, Wednesday, December 11 at 9:30 p.m. on CPTV Spirit, Thursday, December 12 at 4 p.m. on CPTV Spirit and Friday, December 13 at 4 a.m. on CPTV Spirit

Rick Steves’ European Christmas (New) Rick celebrates Christmas in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. – Airs Monday, December 9 at 8 p.m. on CPTV Spirit, Wednesday, December 11 at 12 a.m., 7 a.m., and 2 p.m. on CPTV Spirit, Friday, December 13 at 1 p.m. on CPTV Spirit and Monday, December 16 at 11 p.m. on CPTV

Rick Steves’ Fascism in Europe – Airs Sunday, December 15 at 5 p.m. on CPTV

Rick Steves’ Tasty Europe – Airs Tuesday, December 10 at 3:30 a.m. on CPTV, Wednesday, December 11 at 5:30 a.m. on CPTV and Saturday, December 14 at 4 p.m. on CPTV

Mind and Body Programs

3 Steps to Pain-Free Living – Airs Thursday, December 12 at 1 a.m. on CPTV, Friday, December 13 at 4 a.m. on CPTV and Saturday, December 14 at 2 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on CPTV

5 Day Rapid Reset with Dr. Kellyann (New) Dr. Kellyann presents a plan to losing weight, gaining energy and reclaiming your joie de vivre. – Airs Tuesday, December 10 at 2 a.m. on CPTV

Feel Better Fast and Make It Last with Daniel Amen, M.D. – Airs Tuesday, December 10 at 10 p.m. on CPTV

Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, M.D. – Airs Friday, December 13 at 8 p.m. on CPTV and Saturday, December 14 at 4 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on CPTV

The Brain Body Mind Connection with Dr. Rudy Tanzi & Dr. Deepak Chopra – Airs Wednesday, December 11 at 9:30 p.m. on CPTV

The Keto Diet with Dr. Josh Axe – Airs Thursday, December 12 at 4:30 a.m. on CPTV and Sunday, December 15 at 6 a.m. on CPTV

The Longevity Paradox with Steven Gundry, M.D. (New) Have you ever wondered why some people live such long, active lives, while so many of us struggle as we get older? Many people have this question; Dr. Steven Gundry has the shocking answer! In The Longevity Paradox, Dr. Gundry shares life-changing information and shows us a step-by-step, easy approach to help us all feel better and more youthful today, no matter your age. – Airs Sunday, December 15 at 12 p.m. on CPTV