oseph Rosendo's Travelscope: Christmas In Switzerland

Travelscope heads to Lausanne, Montreux and Basel, Switzerland to bask in the glow of a Swiss-style Christmas at some of the country's best Christmas Markets. Joseph's adventures include a visit to a Christmas ornament artist, samplings of Swiss culinary specialties, a journey to old St. Nick's village and a close encounter with Father Christmas himself and his trusty companion the Schmutzli, who's been checking his list to find out who's been naughty or nice.

Christmas on the Danube

Christmas on the Danube is a companion to European Christmas Market. It is true holiday treat that will fill your senses with warmth, touch your heart, and provide your mind with geography and history, as well. Traveling the majestic Danube river as it passes through stunning European landscape, history and culture, Christmas on the Danube visits theses cities along the Danube, which are particularly spectacular at Christmas.

An Operavore Christmas 12pm – 1pm

Naomi Lewin presents an hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and oratorio sung by some of the greatest singers past and present including Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price, Bryn Terfel, Thomas Hampson, Joan Sutherland and more.

The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! Reindeer Games/Along Came A Spider

Nick and Sally can't find their sled that's buried under the snow. Cat's friend Magnus the reindeer is great at finding things in the snow. Nick and Sally are playing soccer when their ball goes through a hole in their net. Luckily the Cat's friend Mabel is a spider who knows all about weaving - maybe she can help them! Mabel, with the help of Cat and a song, teaches Nick and Sally how to weave a web.

Peg + Cat: the Christmas Problem

The Christmas Problem - The North Pole. When Santa Claus is in trouble, Peg and Cat have to solve their biggest problem ever: how to make and wrap presents for all the children of the world, and then deliver them using 100 sleighs. Primary Content: Solving a multi-step problem; Secondary Content: Counting to 100.

Getting to the Nutcracker

A behind the scenes look at what it takes each year to produce the Nutcracker Ballet from auditions to final performance, following the Los Angeles based, Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre, led by the former Kirov star. Boys and girls, ages 3-18 are profiled; passionate people who, with their families, make incredible sacrifices of time and money, just so that they may dance. [Photo: https://www.flickr.com/people/55296256@N00]

Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

THREE FAITHS, ONE GODthoughtfully examines the religious beliefs and practices shared by Jews, Christians and Muslims to illustrate how many in the Abrahamic faith communities are dealing with historical conflicts and charts their dedication to facilitating understanding and respect.


Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers

An internationally acclaimed community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina, present the sequel to their critically acclaimed holiday special, One Winter Evening at Meymandi. HOLIDAY HANDBELLS runs the gamut of song selections from old yuletide favorites to Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmasscore and other sounds of the season.

Libera: Angels Sing Christmas In Ireland

Warm your heart and soul with the angelic voices of one of the world’s most acclaimed boy choirs as they perform traditional Christmas carols infused with the musical sounds of Ireland. Recorded in the spectacular St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh, Ireland.

Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts

World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell welcomed cameras into his elegant Manhattan residence for a rare and intimate concert. MUSICAL GIFTS recreates Bell's personal tradition of hosting friends and family at his home during the holidays. The salon-style performance captures the warmth, beauty and magic of the season.