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Television Holiday Specials

WGTE TV's holiday programming brings your favorite holiday classics and traditions, combined with new holiday offerings sure to delight. Our local and national specials run through January 1 and are sure to make your holiday season bright!

Friday, December 8

  • 9 p.m.: The Great British Baking Show: Christmas Masterclass - Mary and Paul bring a generous dollop of baking cheer to Christmas this year.

Friday, December 15

  • 9 p.m.: Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform their annual Christmas concerts.

Saturday, December 16

  • 8 p.m.: Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas - Celebrate the holidays with timeless favorites performed with a Celtic twist.

Sunday, December 17

  • 8 p.m.: Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special (Part One) - Packed with shocks and surprises, the heartwarming drama continues the compelling story of childhood sweethearts, reunited after nearly 60 years apart.

Thursday, December 21

  • 10 p.m.: WGTE Presents: Masterworks Chorale: Radiant Midnight - Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit during the Masterworks Chorale's annual Christmas Concert, filmed live at the Epworth United Methodist Church. Repeats December 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 22

  • 9 p.m.: Christmas at Belmont 2017 - Enjoy a spectacular holiday performance by nearly 700 student musicians and faculty from the Belmont University School of Music.

Saturday, December 23

  • 8 p.m.: Christmas with the Duttons - Three generations of the Dutton family celebrate the season with song, dance and comedy.

Sunday, December 24

  • 6:30 p.m.: WGTE Presents: Toledo Jazz Orchestra Holiday Concert - The Jazz orchestra plays holiday pieces from many of the great jazz big bands and arrangers. Repeats December 28 at 10 p.m.
  • 8:00 p.m.: Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special (Part Two) - Packed with shocks and surprises, the heartwarming drama continues the compelling story of childhood sweethearts, reunited after nearly 60 years apart.

Monday, December 25

  • 7:30 p.m.: WGTE Presents: Masterworks Chorale: Radiant Midnight - Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit during the Masterworks Chorale's annual Christmas Concert, filmed live at the Epworth United Methodist.
  • 9 p.m.: Call the Midwife Holiday Special - The nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House face the challenge of the coldest winter for 300 years.
  • 10:30 p.m.: Christmas at Belmont - Repeat presentation from Friday, December 22.

Thursday, December 28

  • 8 p.m.: Toledo Stories: Cornerstones: Holiday SpecialExplore the holiday traditions shared by the many ethnic groups of northwest Ohio.
  • 10 p.m.: WGTE Presents: Toledo Jazz Orchestra Holiday Concert - The Jazz orchestra plays holiday pieces from many of the great jazz big bands and arrangers.

 
Sunday, December 31

  • 9 p.m.: Live from Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: Bernstein on Broadway - Celebrate the centennial of fabled Musical Director Leonard Bernstein.
  • 10:30 p.m.: ACL Hall of Fame New Year's Eve - Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash and the Neville Brothers are inducted into the ACL Hall of Fame.

Monday, January 1

  • 9 p.m.: Great Performances: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2018 - Continue the cherished tradition of ringing in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverien with new host Hugh Bonneville.