December is filled with holiday programs on KET
Get in the holiday spirit with our heart-warming, festive tributes to the season, which include all-star performances of your favorite holiday songs, the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, holiday specials of Call the Midwife and Vicious, and so much more. There’s something for everyone!
Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
KET2: Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 10/9 pm
World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell performs an intimate holiday concert in his Manhattan residence.
The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2014
KET: Monday, Dec. 22 at 8/7 pm
The evening’s festivities include performances by some of the most recognizable followed by the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.
The First Silent Night
KET: Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 10/9 pm
Actor Simon Callow journeys to Austria to uncover the moving origins of the Christmas carol “Silent Night.”
Call the Midwife Holiday Special
KET: Thursday, Dec. 25 at 8/7 pm
KET2: Sunday, Dec. 28 at 6/5 pm
Rehearsals for the Sunday School Christmas concert create inconveniences for the nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House. And the question on everyone’s mind is: What will 1960 bring?
Vicious Holiday Special
KET2: Thursday, Dec. 25 at 9:30/8:30 pm
KET: Thursday, Dec. 25 at 10:30/9:30 pm
Freddie and Stuart host a holiday soiree. A wicked game of Truth or Dare brings up hidden truths.
Holiday Best Bets:
Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers
KET2: Sunday, Dec. 14 at 8/7 pm
The acclaimed community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina, performs holiday favorites.
A Chef’s Life Holiday Special
KET: Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 10/9 pm
Host Vivian Howard presents tips on celebrating the season with homemade peanut brittle, old-fashioned caramels and much more.
Around the World: The Crane Candlelight Concert
KET2: Sunday, Dec. 21 at 9/8 am
The Crane Chorus and the Crane Symphony Orchestra present a holiday concert featuring more than 300 carolers and musicians from the renowned Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam.
An Appalachian Christmas
KET2: Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 6/5 pm
Al White, Alice White and Ruth McLain Smith, who toured for years as part of the McLain Family Band, perform music from their new Christmas CD.
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies
KET2: Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 8/7 pm
Soprano Deborah Voigt and acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra for a concert of holiday favorites.
Purdue 80th Anniversary Christmas Show
KET2: Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 10/9 pm
The ensembles of Purdue University’s music programs perform holiday favorites.
The Holidays at Murray State
KET: Wednesday, Dec. 24 at midnight/11 pm
The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers of Murray State University perform seasonal tunes.
Live from Lincoln Center “Gershwin Celebration at The New York Philharmonic with Dianne Reeves”
KET: Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 8/7 pm
The gala rings in 2015 with George Gershwin favorites, featuring legendary jazz singer Dianne Reeves and Tony-nominated Broadway star Norm Lewis.
Michael Feinstein New Year’s Eve at the Rainbow Room
KET: Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 10/9 pm
Entertainer Michael Feinstein performs with Darren Criss, Aaron Tveit, Leslie Odom, Kelli O’Hara, Christine Ebersole and more.