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Holiday Specials | December 2021
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From symphonies and angelic choirs to your old pal Charlie Brown and a Call the Midwife holiday special, WTVP is set to put you in the spirit of the season. So sit back, grab a mug of hot chocolate and celebrate the best of the holidays with family and friends.

 20 Years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/13/1921 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/14/1921 @ 12AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/18/1921 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/25/1921 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/27/1921 @ 2:30 AM

 A Charlie Brown Christmas

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/19/2021 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 - Sun, 12/19/2021 @ 6:30 PM

 A St. Thomas Christmas: Bloom Eternal

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/21/2021 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/22/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/23/2021 @ 1 AM
     

 Al Walser Christmas Special

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 10:30 PM

 All Is Bright! A Concordia Christmas

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 12/20/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/24/2021 @ 1:30 AM
     

 All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Trailer | All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/24/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/28/2021 @ 1:30 AM
     

 America's Forests with Chuck Leavell: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/14/2021 @ 9:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 12:30 PM
     

 Call The Midwife Holiday Special

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/26/2021 @ 2 AM
     

 Celtic Thunder Christmas

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/07/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/09/2021 @ 2 AM
     

 Christmas at Belmont 2021

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 12/20/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/21/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/22/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 2 AM
     

 Christmas on the Danube

Airdates:

  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Tue, 12/07/2021 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Tue, 12/07/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Sat, 12/11/2021 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Sat, 12/11/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Tue, 12/21/2021 @ 9 AM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Tue, 12/21/2021 @ 4 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Tue, 12/21/2021 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/26/2021 @ 12:30 AM
     

 Christmastime in New Orleans

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/04/2021 @ 4 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/08/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Fri, 12/17/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Sat, 12/18/2021 @ 10 AM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Sun, 12/19/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Mon, 12/20/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Tue, 12/21/2021 @ 1 AM
     

 Classic Christmas (My Music)

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/04/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 12/06/2021 @ 1 AM
     

 Clown by Quentin Blake

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/19/2021 @ 6 PM

 Craft in America - Holiday Special

Airdates:

  • WTVP-CR 47.2 - Sat, 12/04/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.2 - Sun, 12/05/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/14/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.2 - Fri, 12/17/2021 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.2 - Sat, 12/18/2021 @ 11 AM
  • WTVP-CR 47.2 - Sun, 12/19/2021 @ 1 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.2 - Tue, 12/21/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.2 - Wed, 12/22/2021 @ 1 AM
     

 Crane Candlelight Concert

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/22/2021 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/24/2021 @ 2 AM
     

 East Peoria Festival of Lights Parade of Lights

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/18/2021 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 12/20/2021 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 12/20/2021 @ 3:30 AM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Tue, 12/21/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Tue, 12/21/2021 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 6:30 PM
     

The Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Family Christmas Show

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/01/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/03/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/03/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/04/2021 @ 5:30 PM
     

 Fires of Faith

Fires of Faith is a two-hour documentary narrated by London stage actor, Geoffrey Palmer, that explores the events leading up to the publication of the King James Bible. Over 50 translators worked for seven years to complete the 1611 version of the King James Bible. This great effort, instituted by King James I, brought about a bible that became the standard for the world. Fires of Faith will further explore the effect that the bible has had on the English language and on the course of America; its society, its culture and its religions. Fires of Faith was filmed on location in Belgium, Germany, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Israel and the United States.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 2 PM
     

 Hanukkah: A Festival of DeLights

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/05/2021 @ 5:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/08/2021 @ 12 PM
     

 Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 11/27/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/01/2021 @ 4:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/01/2021 @ 12:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/04/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/04/2021 @ 3:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/09/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/10/2021 @ 4:30 AM
     

 Holiday Handbells

Airdates:

WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/15/2021 @ 9 PM
WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/17/2021 @ 2 AM
WTVP-REM 47.5 - Fri, 12/24/2021 @ 6 PM
WTVP-REM 47.5 - Fri, 12/24/2021 @ 10:30 PM
 

 Hope College Christmas Vespers

Airdates:

  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Fri, 12/03/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Fri, 12/03/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 9 AM

 I'm Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/17/2021 @ 9:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/19/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Wed, 12/22/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Wed, 12/22/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Sun, 12/26/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Sun, 12/26/2021 @ 6 PM
     

 Jazz from Studio 47: Christmas Jazz

Lights...Camera...Jazz! Taped in the WTVP Studio, this series is hosted and produced by jazz musician and Bradley University Professor Ed Kaizer - and spotlights acts and performers from around the globe.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/12/2021 @ 12:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 12/27/2021 @ 12 AM
     

 Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/09/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/11/2021 @ 2 AM
     

 Pasquale Esposito: In the Spirit of Christmas

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/08/2021 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/10/2021 @ 3 AM
     

 Purdue 87th Anniversary Christmas Show

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 11 AM

 Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville Christmas Show

Ray Stevens on Stage

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 9:31 PM
     

 Rick Steves' European Christmas

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/04/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Sat, 12/11/2021 @ 4 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Sat, 12/11/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Sun, 12/12/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Sat, 12/18/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Sat, 12/18/2021 @ 1 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Sun, 12/19/2021 @ 3 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Sun, 12/19/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Mon, 12/20/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Thu, 12/23/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-CR 47.4 - Fri, 12/24/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 4 PM

 Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/03/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/05/2021 @ 2 AM

 Spirit of the Season: USAF Band of Mid America Holiday Special

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 6:30 PM

 St. Olaf Christmas Festival: A New Song of Grace and Truth

"Our Father" from The St Olaf Christmas Festival

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Airdates:

  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Fri, 12/17/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Fri, 12/17/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 10 AM
     

 The Lawrence Welk Show: Christmas Reunion 1985

This is the special that reunited Lawrence and his Musical Family for the first time following their phenomenal 27 year run on National TV. At the time, no one realized it would also be the last time the Musical Family would perform together with their beloved boss. The most emotional moment in this heartwarming program is the singing of the traditional Christmas carols, conducted by Lawrence himself.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/29/2021 @ 1 PM

 The Night Before Christmas Carol

Airdates:

  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Tue, 12/14/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Tue, 12/14/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Sat, 12/18/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REM 47.5 - Sat, 12/18/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/24/2021 @ 9:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 3 AM
     

 The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/14/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/15/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/16/2021 @ 3 AM
     

 United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/31/2021 @ 8 PM

 Wheaton College Christmas Festival: Through His Own Redeeming Love

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 12/20/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/21/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 12/25/2021 @ 11:30 PM