Celebrate Christmas Traditions on December 24 and 25

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DECEMBER 24

8 pm Call the Midwife Holiday Special - It's Christmas 1959. Rehearsals for the Sunday School Christmas concert are underway, creating inconvenience for the nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House. As residents of Nonnatus welcome the new year, the question on everyone's mind is, what will 1960 bring?

9 pm Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops  - This one-hour music special showcases the best of the New England holiday season with the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, performing beloved classics.

10 pm Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2015 - "Hallelujah!"-in just one word it sums up superbly all the enthusiasm, joy, and hope of Christmas. Join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square with Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis in this inspiring concert.

11 pm Crane Candlelight Concert: Brightest and BestThe annual Crane School of Music holiday concert, featuring some 300 carolers and orchestral musicians performing Christmas hymns and carols. Included: "Fantasia on Christmas Carols"; "Noel"; "Carmen," Suite No. 2; "Thou Gracious God"; and "Brightest and Best."

DECEMBER 25

Midnight A Christmas Invitation from Pacific Lutheran University - PLU’s 125th Anniversary Gala Christmas Concert features the exclusive world premiere of prolific Hollywood film composer J.A.C. Redford’s A Christmas Invitation, a three-movement work composed specifically for the Choir of the West, University Chorale and University Symphony Orchestra. The concert also features New York-based Metropolitan Opera soprano and PLU alumna Angela Meade ’01, winner of the 2012 Beverly Sills Artist Award from the Metropolitan Opera and the 2011 Richard Tucker Award. 

1 am - Christmas at Belmont - Hosted by Grammy Award-winning country recording artist Kathy Mattea, nearly 700 student musicians join the Belmont School of Music faculty and the Nashville Children's Choir to present this production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites. The program features the University Symphony Orchestra, Belmont Chorale, Percussion Ensemble, Musical Theatre, Jazz Ensemble, Bluegrass Ensemble and a mass choir.

2 am - The Raleigh Ringers: One Winter Evening at Meymandi - Lauded by critics as "a rare combination of technical perfection, musical maturity and expression from the heart" 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.

3 am Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops
4 am Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
5 am Eamonn McCrystal: The Music of Christmas
6 am A St. Thomas Christmas: Jubilant Light - This Christmas season, the University of St. Thomas (UST) in St. Paul, Minnesota, shares its musical artistry with audiences nationwide. Viewers will enjoy the festive concert showcasing UST's internationally-renowned vocal and instrumental ensembles in performance.
7 am Crane Candlelight Concert: Brightest and Best 
8 am A Christmas Invitation from Pacific Lutheran University
9 am Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops
10 am Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir 
11 am Christmas at Belmont
Noon The Raleigh Ringers: One Winter Evening at Meymandi
1 pm Anne of Green Gables - Click here for the story
2:30 pm Pollyanna - Click here for the story