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Whatever your holiday tradition—and there are many in this nation of immigrants—chances are you’ll be spending time gathered ’round a table sharing a special meal with family and friends. that is the simple and deliciously interesting premise of a new special co-produced by WGBH (see page 14) featuring PBs culinary expert Lidia Bastianich, who explores the American immigrant experience through the revelry of the holidays. “At the heart of this special is my own immigrant experience,” says Lidia, who came to the Us at the age of 12 after spending two years in a political refugee camp. As she crisscrosses the country to experience different holiday traditions firsthand—from a mexican-style Christmas celebration in san Antonio to a Chinese new Year’s dinner in san Francisco to a Passover seder in new York City—Lidia listens as multiple generations of Americans explain the importance of food in preserving culture. We’re also exploring cultural traditions through another lens: music. throughout the month (see pages 26–27), our Classical new england service brings you powerful performances in celebration of the holidays. Highlights include the Boston Camerata’s A Medieval Christmas; Chanukah in Story and Song; Feliz Navidad from Concierto; Christmas Around New England; Boston Baroque’s Gala First Day Concert; and new Year’s day from vienna 2012, to name a few. “We’re doing all we can to make sure you have access to the best of seasonal classical music that Boston, new england and the world have to offer,” says Classical new england managing director Ben Roe. And it’s as close as your radio, your computer, or your smartphone. visit ClassicalNewEngland.org to hear our 24/7 Holiday music Channel, where you’ll find hours of uninterrupted listening to your favorite classical music. this issue of Explore! is filled with programs to keep you and your family inspired and entertained throughout this festive time of year—made possible by your generous annual support. With gratitude and best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season,

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Torn in Two: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War exhibit from the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center showcases 50 historic maps interwoven with photographs, paintings, prints, diaries, political cartoons, music and press of the period, all from the Boston Public Library’s special collections. Exhibitions at Central (Copley) and Brighton branches, through 12/30. Free and open to the public. Info: bpl.org

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Join New Repertory Theatre and arsenalARTS for A Christmas Story and witness Ralphie and the Parker family as they navigate through the calamities and joys of the holiday season; based on the beloved 1983 movie. 12/11–12/24 at the Charles Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown. Members save $5 on tickets. Info: 617-923-8487; newrep.org

First Night Boston 2012

The Society of Arts and Crafts presents Craftboston Holiday 2011, featuring 90 artists showcasing one-of-a-kind and limitededition pieces.12/9–12/11 at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts. WGBH members receive $4 off  general admission. Info: 617-266-1810; craftboston.org

American conductor Steven Fox makes his Handel and Haydn Society debut in a holiday exploration of works from around the world in A Bach Christmas. Bach’s prolific output included many works written for the season. Thu, 12/15 at 8pm and Sun, 12/18 at 3pm at Jordan Hall. Save 10% on tickets, limit 4 per MemberCard. Use code WGBH10. Info: 617-266-3605; handelandhaydn.org

A New England holiday favorite is back for its ninth year, 12/9–12/18. Join 89.7 WGBH’s Brian O’Donovan for shows in Boston, Worcester, New Bedford, Northampton and Portsmouth, NH. Info: 617-300-3300; wgbh.org/celtic

Join Chef Lidia Bastianich at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on 12/4 at 7pm for a live cooking demonstration followed by a discussion of her new cookbook and WGBH series, Lidia’s Italy in America. Members save 15% on tickets, limit 8 per MemberCard. Use code WGBHLIDIA Info: 978-454-2299; lowellauditorium. com/LidiasItaly.htm

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Taste of WGBH, Then and Now: 100 Years of Holiday Food and Wine

Take a break from the trendiest gift lists and latest-andgreatest gadgets this holiday season! On Thu, 12/1 from 6–8pm at WGBH, we’ll be tasting our way through 100 years of food and wine traditions. Explore the history of your favorite holiday specialties, from dipped fruits to eggnog, pulled sugar treats to holiday beers, and Twelfth Night cake to mulled wine. We’ll focus, in particular, on traditional foods and drink from 1911, and their transformation into the shapes and tastes as we know them today. Join us as we bring to life the best of what keeps us coming home for the holidays—the food, the drink, the traditions and the company. Info: wgbh.org/boxoffice

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A Toaster? A Blender?

George and the man with the Yellow Hat are having a very merry time counting down the days until Christmas. there’s only one problem: neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present. in the end, both gift-giving predicaments are simply and beautifully resolved, revealing the true spirit of the holidays, and everybody has a very monkey Christmas! Curious George/A Very Monkey Christmas Thu, 12/22 at 3pm and Fri, 12/23 at 8am on WGBH 2

Mystery of the Missing Menorah

Chanukah is just about to begin when Grover’s friend Anneliese gets caught in a game of tag with a chicken and loses her special menorah! Can her muppet friends find the missing candelabrum in time to celebrate the Jewish festival? Shalom Sesame/Chanukah: The Missing Menorah Tue, 12/20 at 6am & 6:30am on WGBH 44

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Tune in throughout December for a wide range of programs, including some very special member favorites! Below are just a few of the highlights. For your favorites that have not been scheduled as of press time, check wgbh.org/schedule for broadcast times.

How to Shop for Free with Coupon Master Kathy Spencer You’ve heard of amazing deals, online discounts and outlet shopping, but has anyone ever showed you how to shop for free? Meet Kathy Spencer, mother of four and coupon master, who saves thousands of dollars per year on everyday products. The Boxford, Massachusetts, mom shares her proven shopping strategies in a concise guide that will change your perception of what it means to “clip,” steer you away from fake deals and get you far ahead of the shopping game. Sat, 12/3 at 5pm on WGBH 2

Celtic Woman: Believe Internationally renowned for heartwarming, inspiring songs, Celtic Woman presents a new chapter of musical enchantment for the entire family. In this first-ever American concert performed at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt and vocalists Lisa Lambe, Lisa Kelly and Chloë Agnew perform classic Irish songs (“The Water Is Wide,” “Green Grow the Rushes”), timeless pop anthems (“Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Tears in Heaven”) and inspirational songs (“You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “Smile” and “Ave Maria”). Sat, 12/3 at 6pm on WGBH 2

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Hosted by pop icons Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits and Davy Jones of The Monkees, this all-new concert features hits and favorites of the AM radio era from Paul Revere & The Raiders, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, The Kingsmen, The Ventures, Question Mark & The Mysterians and Jefferson Starship. Every song is a classic from the decade of peace, love and profound social change—sung by performers who represent a period of time that resonates through the generations. Sat, 12/3 at 8pm on WGBH 2

Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 In 2010, Les Misérables celebrated its 25th birthday. To mark the occasion, producer Cameron Mackintosh staged an extraordinary concert at the O2 Arena in London. This concert features more than 500 actors and musicians—Alfie Boe, Jenny Galloway, Ramin Karimloo and Nick Jonas among them—and includes the October 2010 cast of the long-running original production at London’s Queen’s Theatre along with members of the original 1985 London cast, including Colm Wilkinson. 8 Full schedules: wgbh.org; Get magazine online: wgbh.org/gopaperless

Rick Steves’ Exploring the Ottoman Empire You’ve followed him on visually and historically rich and entertaining adventures all across Europe, from major cities to cozy “back door” villages away from tourist-trampled routes. Now, travel with Rick Steves to the Ottoman Empire in this four-part marathon. In Istanbul, lose your way in the Grand Bazaar, follow the fall of the ancient capital of Byzantium and wander among the treasures of the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Time-trip through the ruins of Olympia in Greece, taking center stage at the remarkably preserved theater at Epidauros, and explore the ancient capital of Mycenae. From the medieval fortress city of Dubrovnik, venture into less-visited corners of the former Yugoslavia, including Bosnia and Montenegro. And in Slovenia—where the Germanic, Mediterranean and Slavic worlds come together—enjoy the playful architecture and lively café culture of its capital city, row to a church-capped island, explore the Julian Alps and sunbathe with Slavs on the tiny-butinviting Slovenian coast. Sun, 12/4 at 11am WGBH 2

Paul Simon: Live at Webster Hall, New York

In June 2011, Paul Simon and his eight-piece band filled the stage at New York City’s historic Webster Hall for the culmination of a sold-out, two-month US tour. This resulting concert special features a career retrospective showcasing a set list that includes such classics as “Kodachrome,” “Mother and Child Reunion,” “Gone at Last” and “The Obvious Child” as well as songs from Simon’s recently released new album So Beautiful or So What, including “Dazzling Blue,” “The Afterlife” and the album’s propulsive title track.

An American Masters Special/Lucille Ball: Finding Lucy When I Love Lucy debuted October 15, 1951, the show became an instant sensation and turned its unlikely star, Lucille Ball, into a legend. Known to all simply as Lucy, Ball portrayed a scatterbrained housewife with the ability to turn simple chores into unparalleled fiascoes, winning the hearts of average Americans across social and cultural lines. Learn about her extraordinary life in this American Masters special featuring extensive archival footage and interviews with Carol Burnett, Fran Drescher and Dick Martin. Wed, 12/14 at 8pm on WGBH 2


Alone in the Wilderness: Part II dick Proenneke’s simple, yet profound account of his 30-year adventure in the remote Alaska wilderness continues in this sequel to the film that chronicled him building the cabin where he would live for more than 30 years. shot by Proenneke with his 16mm wind-up Bolex camera, this follow-up documentary captures his craftsmanship, stunning Alaskan wildlife and scenery and even a visit from his brother.

Victor Borge: Comedy in Music!

Hailed as a child prodigy, Victor Borge began his performing career with a piano debut in 1926 at the age of 17. For eight decades, he never was out of the spotlight. this new Borge special features both recently rediscovered material and his most memorable skits, including rare archival footage from The Andy Williams Show and The Perry Como Show not seen in more than 40 years, a classic performance from the Ford theater of “Phonetic Punctuation” (with President and mrs. reagan) in the audience and touching, heartfelt reminiscences from his five children of their favorite Borge routines.

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more Americans have died from Aids than in all the Us wars since 1900. And more than 22 million lives worldwide have been claimed by the pandemic. But few know about the existence of the national Aids memorial, a seven-acre grove in san Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that has been transformed from a neglected eyesore into a sacred tribute. this documentary chronicles the garden’s evolution, showing how a community in crisis found healing and remembrance and exploring how Americans mark a time of unimaginable loss. The Grove Thu, 12/1 at 10pm on WGBH 44 10 Full schedules: wgbh.org; Get magazine online: wgbh.org/gopaperless

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Andrea Bocelli and More the PBs Fall Arts Festival draws to a close this month with performances from new York and san Francisco. travel to Central Park’s Great Lawn, where beloved tenor Andrea Bocelli—joined by Céline dion, tony Bennett, Chris Botti and david Foster—sings classical favorites, along with many of his most popular signature songs in concert with the new York Philharmonic. then pull up a seat at the san Francisco Ballet where John neumeier—the American-born chief choreographer for Hamburg Ballet—blends dance, dramatic storytelling and spectacle into his interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fable, The Little Mermaid. PBS Arts from New York/Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli in Central Park Fri, 12/2 at 9pm & Sun 12/4 at 6:30pm on WGBH 2 PBS Arts from San Francisco/The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet Fri, 12/16 at 9pm on WGBH 2

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Join celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich, author of the new Lidia’s Italy in America cookbook, as she travels across America in a celebration of culture through food in this new WGBH co-produced special that explores the American immigrant experience through holiday traditions. The adventure begins in New York City, where Lidia prepares a traditional Italian Christmas Eve La Vigilia— feast of the seven fishes—with actor Stanley Tucci. Next stop is San Antonio, to honor the holiday Mexican-style with four generations of the Cortez family, where Christmas is about making traditional Mexican American tamales and decadent desserts. In San Francisco, Lidia makes Chinese dumplings with the Fong-Torres family to observe Chinese New Year. Back in the Big Apple, she commemorates a Passover Seder with the owners of Russ & Daughters and food author Ruth Reichl. On the menu: smoked salmon, charoset, beef brisket and horseradish, and of course, chicken soup with matzo balls. Lidia Celebrates America/Holiday Tables & Traditions Tue, 12/20 at 8pm on WGBH 2 iym_gbhad_2011_nov 9/9/11 12:56 PM Page 1

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tune in two Live from Lincoln Center holiday specials: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker from the new York City Ballet and the new York Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve Gala celebrating the music of American 20th-century composers Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. set to tchaikovsky’s glorious score, The Nutcracker features new York City Ballet’s entire roster of more than 150 dancers and musicians, as well as two alternating casts of 50 children from the school of American Ballet, the new York City Ballet’s official school. Bernstein and Gershwin celebrates the start of the new Year with a glamorous evening featuring Bernstein’s Overture to Candide and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue conducted by music director Alan Gilbert and featuring star pianist Jean-Yves thibaudet. Live From Lincoln Center/George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker Fri, 12/23 at 9pm on WGBH 2 Live From Lincoln Center/Bernstein and Gershwin Sat, 12/31 at 8:30pm on WGBH 2

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2 Live from Lincoln Center George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (See 12/23 at 9pm) 44 The French Chef Hollandaise Family (*) 6:30 44 The French Chef Gateau in a Cage (*) 7pm 44 Annie Get Your Gun 8pm 2 Nature Christmas in Yellowstone 9pm 2 Masterpiece Classic Downton Abbey (Pt. 3) see Original Downton Abbey Returns!, page 12 44 The Music Man 10:30 2 Antiques Roadshow Forever Young 11:30 2 Ask This Old House 6pm

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44 Ashes to Ashes 2 Antiques Roadshow San Jose, CA (Pt. 1) 44 Hustle 10pm 2 Forgotten Ellis Island As America wrestles once again with the issue of immigration, this documentary provides a unique lens on this contentious debate. (d) 44 MI-5 11pm 2 Charlie Rose 44 PBS NewsHour 9pm

Tuesday 27 PBS NewsHour History Detectives 7pm Greater Boston Nightly Business Report 7:30 Rick Steves’ Europe Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region: Best of the Alps 44 Keeping Up Appearances 8pm 2 American Family: Anniversary Edition in 1973, television viewers watched dramatic life events unfold in the home of an American family in santa Barbara, California. this anniversary edition features a compilation of the original 12-hour public television series that made tv history. 6pm

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44 Antiques Roadshow Phoenix, AZ (Pt. 1) 9pm 44 Masterpiece Classic Downton Abbey (Pt. 3) (See 12/25 at 9pm) 10pm 2 Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami explore the critical role that miami played in the evolution of one of the significant cultural figures of our time: Muhammad Ali (née Cassius Clay). 10:30 44 Keeping Up Appearances 11pm 2 Charlie Rose 44 PBS NewsHour

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2 Nova Extreme Ice (d) 44 Doc Martin 10pm 2 Nova Secrets Beneath the Ice (d) 44 Waking the Dead 11pm 2 Charlie Rose 44 PBS NewsHour 9pm

Thursday 29 PBS NewsHour History Detectives 7pm Greater Boston Nightly Business Report 7:30 Rick Steves’ Europe Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca 44 Keeping Up Appearances 8pm 2 Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 Follow the creation of a steinway concert grand, #L1037— from the Alaska forest to the concert hall, a journey that spans 12 months, 12,000 parts, 450 craftsmen and countless hours of fine-tuned labor. 44 Nova Extreme Ice (See 12/28 at 9pm) (d) 6pm

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2 American Masters Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter the story of the husband-andwife team whose work helped, literally, shape the second half of the 20th century. 44 American Family: Anniversary Edition (See 12/27 at 8pm) 10:30 2 Ask This Old House 11pm 2 Charlie Rose 44 PBS NewsHour 9pm

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2 PBS NewsHour 44 History Detectives 2 Greater Boston 44 Nightly Business Report 2 Rick Steves’ Europe Classics Israel 44 Keeping Up Appearances 2 Washington Week 44 Antiques Roadshow San Jose, CA (Pt. 1) 2 McLaughlin Group (*) 2 American Masters Troubadours: Carole King/

James Taylor & the Rise of the SingerSongwriter this documentary chronicles the group of musicians who played before, after and alongside King and taylor at the old club the troubadour in Los Angeles. 44 This Old House 10pm 44 Nature Arctic Bears (See 12/28 at pm) 10:30 2 Need to Know 11pm 2 Need to Know 44 PBS NewsHour 11:30 2 Charlie Rose 2 44 11:30 2 44 12pm

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Grammy Award-winning pianist danilo Pérez is considered one of the most dynamic and influential jazz musicians of our time. Pérez talks about what he learned from dizzy Gillespie, his creative process and the future of jazz. 6:30 2 PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains Give Me the Banjo 7:25 44 The Nun’s Story 8:30 2 Live from Lincoln Center Bernstein and Gershwin see Holiday Celebrations, page 16 10pm 44 Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 (See 12/29 at 8pm) 10:30 2 Will Ferrell: The Mark Twain Prize 11pm 44 Coldplay New Year’s Eve: An Austin City Limits Special modern rock giants Coldplay ring in the new year.

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Programs, repeats and Overnights on 2 and 44 Arts & Drama Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan in Session Fri (12/2) 1am on 2 American Masters Lucille Ball: Finding Lucy, An American Masters Special Wed (12/14) 8pm on 2 Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter tue (12/20) 1am on 44, 4:30am on 2, Wed (12/21) 3am on 2, 3am on 44, thu (12/29) 9pm on 2, Fri (12/30) 1:30pm on 44 Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter Fri (12/30) 9pm on 2, sat (12/31) 2am on 44 American Stamps mon (12/26) 2:30am on 44, tue (12/27) 4:30am on 44, sat (12/31) 3:30am on 44 Annie Get Your Gun sat (12/24) 1:30pm on 44, sun (12/25) 7pm on 44 Austin City Limits every sun 12am on 44 Celtic Woman: Believe sat (12/3) 6pm on 2 Christmas at Belmont thu (12/22) 8pm on 2, Fri (12/23) 1am on 2, sun (12/25) 1am, 3pm on 2, mon (12/26) 3am on 44 Christmas at St. Olaf thu (12/22) 5am, 10pm on 2, 5am on 44, Fri (12/23) 3am on 2, sat (12/24) 3am on 44, sun (12/25) 3am, 5pm on 2, mon (12/26) 4am on 2, 4am on 44 Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring David Archuleta and Michael York Wed (12/14) 2am on 44, thu (12/15) 5am on 2, 5am on 44, sun (12/18) 1am on 44, 4am on 2, thu (12/22) 9pm on 2, Fri (12/23) 2am on 2, sat (12/24) 2am on 44, sun (12/25) 2am, 4pm on 2, mon (12/26) 5am on 2, 5am on 44 Coldplay New Year’s Eve: An Austin City Limits Special sat (12/31) 10:30pm on 44 Ebert Presents at the Movies sat (12/24) 11pm on 44 Great Performances Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles thu (12/15) 1am, 3am on 2 He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley sun (12/4) 12am on 2 Human Nature Sings Motown with Special Guest Smokey Robinson Wed (12/7) 8pm on 2 L.A. Holiday Celebration 2010 Wed (12/14) 3am on 44, sun (12/18) 2am on 44, mon (12/19) 2:30am on 2 Live from Lincoln Center Bernstein and Gershwin sat (12/31) 8:30pm on 2 George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker thu (12/15) 1am on 44, Fri (12/16) 3:30am on 44, Fri (12/23) 9pm on 2, sun (12/25) 6pm on 2 My Music: ’60s Pop, Rock & Soul sat (12/3) 2am, 8pm 10pm on 2 The Music Man sat (12/24) 6pm on 44, sun (12/25) 9pm on 44, sat (12/31) 3pm on 44 Music Voyager sat (12/24) 11:30pm on 44 Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 Wed (12/7) 2am on 44, thu (12/8) 5am on 2, 5am on 44, sat (12/10) 4am on 2, 4am on 44, thu (12/29) 8pm on 2 The Nun’s Story sat (12/24) 3:30pm on 44, sat (12/31) 12:30pm, 7:50pm on 44 PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains:

Give Me the Banjo sat (12/31) 6:30pm on 2 PBS Arts from Minnesota: Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore sun (12/4) 6:30pm on 2 PBS Arts from New York: Great Performances/Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park Fri (12/2) 9pm on 2, sat (12/3) 2am on 44, sat (12/10) 1:30am on 2 PBS Arts from San Francisco: The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet Fri (12/16) 9pm on 2, sat (12/17) 2am on 44, mon (12/19) 12am on 2, 3am on 44 PBS Arts from Seattle: American Masters/ Pearl Jam Twenty Fri (12/9) 9pm on 2, sat (12/10) 2am on 44, mon (12/12) 3am on 44 Prima Princessa Presents The Nutcracker sun (12/11) 9am on 2 Santana: Live at Montreux 2011 sun (12/18) 12am on 2 Smitten Fri (12/2) 5:30am on 2, 5:30am on 44, sat (12/3) 4:30am on 2, 4:30am on 44 The Train sat (12/24) 8:40pm on 44, sat (12/31) 5:30pm on 44 Will Ferrell: The Mark Twain Prize sat (12/31) 10:30pm on 2

Best of Britain Ashes to Ashes every mon 8pm on 44, tue 1am on 2 Doc Martin Wed (12/7, 12/14, 12/28) 9pm on 44, thu (12/8, 12/15, 12/29) 2am on 2, Wed (12/21) 9:16pm on 44, thu (12/22) 2:15am on 2, Fri (12/30) 2am on 2 Hustle every mon 9pm on 44, tue 2am on 2 Keeping Up Appearances mon (12/19) 7:30pm on 44, tue (12/20) 1am on 2, 7:30pm, 10:30pm on 44, Wed (12/21) 2:30am on 2, 7:30pm on 44, thu (12/22) 7:30pm on 44, Fri (12/23) 7:30pm on 44, sat (12/24) 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm on 2, mon (12/26) 7:30pm on 44, tue (12/27) 1am on 2, 7:30pm, 10:30pm on 44, Wed (12/28) 7:30pm on 44, thu (12/29) 2:30am on 2, 7:30pm on 44, Fri (12/30) 7:30pm on 44 Lark Rise to Candleford every Wed 8pm on 44, thu 1am on 2 Also on Fri (12/30) 1am on 2 Masterpiece Classic Return to Cranford (Pt. 1) sun (12/4) 9pm on 2, mon (12/5) 1am on 44, tue (12/6) 3am on 44 Return to Cranford (Pt. 2) sun (12/4) 10:30pm on 2, mon (12/12) 1am on 44, tue (12/13) 3am on 44 Downton Abbey (Pt. 1) sun (12/11) 9pm on 2, tue (12/13) 9pm on 44, mon (12/19) 12am on 44, tue (12/20) 2:30am on 44 Downton Abbey (Pt. 2) sun (12/18) 9pm on 2, mon (12/19) 1:30am on 44, 3:30am on 2, tue (12/20) 4am, 9pm on 44, Wed (12/21) 1am on 2 Downton Abbey (Pt. 3) sun (12/25) 9pm on 2, mon (12/26) 1am on 44, tue (12/27) 3am,9pm on 44, 4am on 2, thu (12/29) 1am on 2 MI-5 The Criminal mon (12/5) 10pm on 44, tue (12/6) 3am on 2 Aftermath mon (12/12) 10pm on 44, tue (12/13) 3am on 2 The Virus (Pt. 1) mon (12/19) 10pm on 44, tue (12/20) 3am on 2 The Virus (Pt. 2) mon (12/26) 10pm on 44, tue (12/27) 3am on 2 Outnumbered sat (12/24) 9pm on 2

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Waking the Dead Double Bind (Pt. 1) Wed (12/7) 10pm on 44, thu (12/8) 3am on 2, Fri (12/30) 3am on 2 Double Bind (Pt. 2) Wed (12/14) 10pm on 44, thu (12/15) 3am on 2 Yahrzeit (Pt. 1) Wed (12/21) 10pm on 44, thu (12/22) 3am on 2 Yahrzeit (Pt. 2) Wed (12/28) 10pm on 44, thu (12/29) 3am on 2 The Worst Week of My Life Christmas 2006: Pt. 1 sat (12/24) 9:40pm on 2 Christmas 2006: Pt. 2 sat (12/24) 10:09pm on 2 Christmas 2006: Pt. 3 sat (12/24) 10:38pm on 2

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Food & Wine America’s Test Kitchen sat (12/31) 12pm, 12:30pm,1pm,1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm on 2 The French Chef sat (12/24) 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm on 2, sun (12/25) 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm on 44 Lidia Celebrates America Holiday Tables & Traditions tue (12/20) 8pm on 2, Wed (12/21) 2am on 44, thu (12/22) 4am, 8pm on 2, 4am on 44, Fri (12/23) 5am on 2, 5am, 2:30pm on 44, sat (12/24) 4am, 4pm on 2, 4am on 44, sun (12/25) 12am on 2, mon (12/26) 2:30pm on 44 Sara’s Weeknight Meals sat (12/31) 11:30am on 2 Victory Garden sat (12/31) 11am on 2

History American Family: Anniversary Edition tue (12/27) 8pm on 2, thu (12/29) 4am on 2, 1:30pm, 9pm on 44 Antiques Roadshow every sun 6am on 44, Wed 5am on 44, 5am on 2 Also on mon (12/5) 8pm on 2, tue (12/6) 2am on 44, Wed (12/7) 4am on 44, 4am on 2, mon (12/12) 5am on 2, 5am on 44, tue (12/13) 2am on 44, mon (12/19) 8pm, 9pm on 2, tue (12/20) 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 8pm on 44, Fri (12/23) 8pm on 44, sat (12/24) 1:30am, 2:30am on 2, 11:30am, 12:30pm on 44, sun (12/25) 10:30pm on 2, mon (12/26) 8pm, 9pm on 2, tue (12/27) 2am, 1:30pm, 8pm on 44, thu (12/29) 3am on 2, Fri (12/30) 8pm on 44 Elbert Hubbard: An American Original tue (12/6) 1am on 44, 4am on 2, Wed (12/7) 3am on 44, thu (12/8) 4am on 2, 4am on 44, sun (12/11) 4am on 2, 4am on 44, mon (12/19) 10pm on 2 Forgotten Ellis Island tue (12/13) 1am on 44, Wed (12/14) 4am on 2, 4am on 44, mon (12/26) 10pm on 2, tue (12/27) 2:30pm on 44, Wed (12/28) 3am on 2 Fort Niagara: The Struggle for a Continent sun (12/4) 4:30am on 44, mon (12/19) 5:30am on 2, 5:30am on 44, tue (12/20) 5:30am on 44, Fri (12/23) 4:30am on 44 Herbert Hoover: Landslide mon (12/5) 4am on 2, 4am on 44 History Detectives mon (12/19, 12/26) 6pm on 44, tue (12/20, 12/27) 6pm on 44, Wed (12/21, 12/28) 6pm on 44, thu (12/22, 12/29) 6pm on 44, Fri (12/23, 12/30) 6pm on 44 Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami tue (12/27) 1am on 44, 10pm on 2, Wed (12/28) 4am on 2, 4am on 44

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Home, Living & Travel 3 Steps to Incredible Health! with Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Fri (12/2) 2:30am on 2, thu (12/8) 1am, 4am on 2, sun (12/11) 12am on 2, Wed (12/14) 1am on 2 A to Z Guide to Healing Yourself! with Dr. Mark Stengler Wed (12/7) 1am on 2, mon (12/12) 12am on 2 Amen Solution: Thinner, Smarter, Happier with Dr. Daniel Amen Fri (12/9) 1am on 2, sat (12/17) 2am on 2 Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge mon (12/19, 12/26) 4pm on 44, tue (12/20, 12/27) 4pm on 44, Wed (12/21, 12/28) 4pm on 44, thu (12/22, 12/29) 4pm on 44, Fri (12/23, 12/30) 4pm on 44 Ask This Old House every tue–sat 12:30am on 44 Also on Fri (12/2) 4am on 2, tue (12/13) 4am on 2, Wed (12/14) 12:30am on 44, sat (12/17) 11am on 44, mon (12/19) 5am on 2, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm on 44, tue (12/20) 4:30pm on 44, Wed (12/21) 12:30am, 4:30pm on 44, thu (12/22) 4:30pm on 44, Fri (12/23) 12:30am on 44, sat (12/24) 3:30am on 2, 11am on 44, sun (12/25) 11:30pm on 2, mon (12/26) 4:30pm on 44, tue (12/27) 4:30pm on 44, Wed (12/28) 12:30am, 4:30pm on 44, thu (12/29) 4:30pm on 44, 10:30pm on 2, Fri (12/30) 3pm, 4:30pm on 44, sat (12/31) 12:30am, 11am, 12pm on 44 Back Care Basics: Yoga for the Rest of Us mon (12/5) 3am on 2, Wed (12/14) 3am on 2 Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone! tue (12/6) 1am on 2, Fri (12/16) 1am on 2 Easy Yoga for Easing Pain thu (12/15) 8pm on 2 Financial Fitness After 50! with Paul Merriman mon (12/5) 12am on 2, Wed (12/7) 2:30am on 2, mon (12/12) 1:30am on 2 How to Shop for Free with Coupon Master Kathy Spencer thu (12/8) 2:30am on 2, sun (12/11) 1:30am on 2, mon (12/12) 3am on 2, sun (12/18) 3am on 2 Joel Harper’s Firming After 50 Fri (12/9) 3am on 2, thu (12/15) 3am on 2 Mayo Clinic Diet mon (12/5) 1:30am on 2, tue (12/13) 2:30am, 4am on 2 National Christmas Tree Lighting 2011 sat (12/24) 5pm on 2 Place of Our Own every mon–Fri 1pm on 44 Rick Steves’ Europe every mon–thu 7:30pm on 2 Rick Steves’ Europe Classics Fri (12/2) 7:30pm on 2, Fri (12/23) 7:30pm on 2, sat (12/24) 11:08pm,11:35pm on 2, Fri (12/30) 7:30pm on 2 Rick Steves’ Europe with Abandon! tue (12/1) 5:30am on 2, thu (12/8) 5:30am on 2, Wed (12/14) 2:30am on 2 Rick Steves’ Exploring the Ottoman Empire Pt. 1 sun (12/4) 1:30am, 11am on 2 Pt. 2 sun (12/4) 2am, 11:30am on 2 Pt. 3 sun (12/4) 2:30am, 12pm on 2 Pt. 4 sun (12/4) 3am, 12:30pm on 2 Rudy Maxa’s World mon (12/19, 12/26) 3:30pm on 44, tue (12/20, 12/27) 3:30pm on 44, Wed (12/21, 12/28) 3:30pm on 44, thu (12/22,

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News & Public Affairs Basic Black Fri (12/9, 12/16) 7:30pm on 2 BBC World News America every mon–Fri 5:30pm on 44 Charlie Rose every mon–Fri 12pm on 44, mon– thu 11pm on 2, Fri 11:30pm on 2 Consuelo Mack WealthTrack every sun 8:30am on 44 Frontline From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians (Pt.2) Wed (12/21) 9pm on 2, thu (12/22) 1:30pm on 44, sun (12/25) 1pm on 2, mon (12/26) 2am on 2 From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians (Pt. 1) tue (12/20) 9pm on 2, Wed (12/21) 1:30pm on 44, sun (12/25) 11am on 2, mon (12/26) 12am on 2 Greater Boston every mon–Fri 7pm on 2, Fri 12am on 2, sat 12:30am on 2, sun 9:30am on 44, tue 12am on 2, Wed 12am on 2, thu 12am on 2

The Grove thu (12/1) 10pm on 44, sun (12/4) 5am on 2 In the Life sun (12/25) 11:30pm on 44 Independent Lens Art & Copy Fri (12/2) 2am on 44, sun (12/4) 3am on 44 Troop 1500 Fri (12/9) 2am on 44, sun (12/11) 3am on 44, thu (12/22) 9pm on 44 Lioness Fri (12/16) 2am on 44, 4am on 2, sun (12/18) 3am on 44 The Woodmans thu (12/22) 10pm on 44, Fri (12/23) 2am on 44, sun (12/25) 3am on 44 These Amazing Shadows Fri (12/30) 2am on 44 Inside Washington every sun 10am on 44 Journal every mon–Fri 5pm on 44 Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One sat (12/10, 12/24, 12/31) 6pm on 2, sun (12/11) 6:30pm on 44, sat (12/17) 11:30am on 44, sat (12/31) 11:30am on 44 McLaughlin Group every Fri 8:30pm on 2, sun 10:30am on 44 Also on sat (12/3) 1:30am on 2, sat (12/17) 1:30am on 2, Fri (12/30) 8:30pm on 2 Moneytrack every sun 8am on 44 Need to Know every sat 1:30am on 44, sun 5:30am on 44 Also on Fri (12/9, 12/23) 11pm on 2, sun (12/11, 12/18) 5:30am, 11am, 11:30am on 44, sun (12/25) 11am, 11:30am on 44, Fri (12/30) 10:30pm, 11pm on 2, sat (12/31) 1:30am on 44 Nightly Business Report every mon–Fri 7pm on 44 PBS NewsHour every mon–Fri 6pm on 2, 11pm on 44 Also on thu (12/22) 11:30pm on 44

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Religion & Ethics Newsweekly every sun 7am on 44 Tavis Smiley every mon–Fri 12am on 44, tue–Fri 12:30am on 2, sat 1am on 2 Also on tue (12/27) 3:30am on 2, thu (12/29) 12am on 44, Fri (12/30) 12am on 44, sat (12/31) 12am on 44 To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe every sun 7:30am on 44 Washington Week every Fri 8pm on 2, sat 1am on 44, sun 5am on 44, sun 9am on 44 Also on sat (12/3, 12/17) 4am on 2, sun (12/11, 12/18) 5am on 2, sat (12/31) 1am on 44

Science & Nature Alone in the Wilderness sun (12/11) 2:30am on 2, tue (12/13) 1am on 2 The Botany of Desire Wed (12/28) 2am on 44, thu (12/29) 3am on 44 Nature Why We Love Cats and Dogs? Fri (12/2) 3:30am on 44, mon (12/5) 12am on 44, tue (12/6) 5am on 2, 5am on 44, Wed (12/7) 1am on 44 Echo: An Elephant to Remember thu (12/8) 1am on 44, Fri (12/9) 3am on 44, mon (12/12) 12am on 44, 4am on 2, tue (12/13) 5am on 44, 5am on 2 Christmas in Yellowstone Wed (12/21) 8pm on 2 thu (12/22) 1am on 44 Fri (12/23) 1:30pm, 10pm on 44, sun

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Radio Spotlight Hosts’ Holiday Picks for 2011 Need a gift idea for friends and family, or an idea for a holiday event to attend? We’ve asked a cross-section of WGBH Radio personalities to suggest a few ideas. Lisa Mullins, The World It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace, Rye Barcott Book, Bloomsbury, 2011 “Rye Barcott’s fast-moving odyssey is about fighting in Iraq and simultaneously creating peace and opportunity in the Kibera slums of Kenya. The memoir is a great gift for young and old interested in seeing the true ingredients of change: heartbreak and sheer joy.” A Christmas Celtic Sojourn Boston, Worcester, New Bedford, Rockport and Portsmouth, NH Concert, December 9–18 “WGBH’s own Brian O’Donovan (host of A Celtic Sojourn), brings storytelling, dance, glorious music and much-needed sanity to the season in this annual show. It is my traditional holiday oasis.” Kara Miller, Innovation Hub Miracle on 34th Street, Film, 1947 “I always look forward to watching Miracle on 34th Street. I particularly love the part when postmen start dumping letters to Santa Claus on the judge’s desk.”

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Ray Brown, Classical Music with Ray Brown Home for Christmas, Anne Sofie von Otter CD, Deutsche Grammophon, 1999 “I come back to this CD every year. I love the selection of songs: a few Englishlanguage standards, with others sung in German and French, and a handful of delightful Swedish tunes. This is wonderfully warm and accessible music.” Jared Bowen, The Emily Rooney Show/Center Stage ASM 35: The Complete Musician, Anne-Sophie Mutter CD box set, Deutsche Grammophon, 2011 “Since I’ve been discouraged from recommending two of my favorite holiday movies (the explosive Christmas Eve romp Die Hard, and the suicide hotline Christmas comedy Mixed Nuts), I have a gift suggestion: I interviewed German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter at Symphony Hall this fall. She’s brilliant, radiant and loves a post-concert burger—all reasons to give as a gift her new, limited-edition box-set, ASM 35: The Complete Musician, which spans her extraordinary 35-year career.” 22 Schedules, program info, playlists: wgbh.org/897

Laura Carlo, Classical New England host What to Listen for in Music, Aaron Copland Book, Signet, 1999 “If you’ve ever taken piano lessons or wondered what you should be listening for at a Symphony Hall concert, then this is a great book to get to know as you continue your musical explorations. Aaron Copland argues that while most of us who can hear music do enjoy it, few of us really listen to get the full meaning of what the composer intended. There are other ‘music appreciation’ books out there, but this one is by an actual composer with a message that classical music has much to give us if we will just…listen.” Messiah Sing Concert, various Boston venues The Nutcracker, through December 31 Ballet, Boston Opera House Holiday Pops, starting December 7 Concert, Boston Symphony Hall “A tradition started by my parents at Christmastime that I have passed along to my child: getting to see and hear as many Christmas musical events as possible. The activities start right after Thanksgiving and go through New Year’s. We try to take in a Messiah Sing, The Nutcracker ballet and, in more recent years, a family matinee of the Holiday Pops. What better gift can you give your children or grandchildren, or even an adult friend, than exposure to classical music? They don’t need another toy. But giving them an experience and a family memory…that’s Christmas magic to last a lifetime!” Cristina Quinn, 89.7 WGBH Radio Anchor/Reporter Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Television, 1964 It’s a Wonderful Life Film, 1946 Elf Film, 2003 “These are three movies that never fail to get me into the holiday spirit: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Burl Ives’s voice is almost synonymous with Christmas; It’s a Wonderful Life: it doesn’t feel like the holidays without George Bailey’s existential crisis—not many movies can pull off that kind of weight during Christmas; and Elf: if it weren’t for this movie, I would never have found out how delicious maple syrup is with spaghetti. As for gift ideas: heated socks, please. Brookstone has a nice pair. All they require are three AA batteries per foot. Sexy!” Emily Rooney, The Emily Rooney Show Commonwealth Avenue Mall Lighting, December 1 The Nutcracker, through December 31 Ballet, Boston Opera House “My favorite holiday tradition has to be the lighting of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. This daunting undertaking, strictly supported by a few large donors and people in the neighborhood, gives all of downtown a special glow throughout the Christmas season and well into the gloomy months of winter. I’m also a sucker for The Nutcracker, which I take in every other year.”


Ira Glass, This American Life The Big Short, Michael Lewis Book, W.W. Norton & Company, 2010 “This book was a bestseller so I’m not exactly cluing you onto some hidden treasure here, but I love this book so much. We’ve done a huge amount of reporting on the financial crisis on our show, but Michael Lewis invented such an ingenious way to tell the story of the crash it’s hard not to admire the ingenuity of it. He tells the story through several people who saw it coming. It’s a surprisingly suspenseful story, even though we all know how it’ll end. For one thing, most of these investors worried that maybe they had it wrong. Maybe the big investment houses were smarter than them. All evidence pointed to the contrary but how could the whole world be wrong, you know? The whole thing climaxes in this amazing set of scenes at a conference in Las Vegas when our main characters separately realize, ‘oh no, they were right, the whole economy is going to hell.’ What’s so amazing about this book is what an entertaining and hilarious romp it is. The main characters have everything going against them as main characters in a story: they’re rich, they’re arrogant, they’re rude beyond rude, and yet somehow Lewis is able to make you see it from their point of view and sort of love them. No mean trick. Also, if you’ve never understood what exactly happened to bring down the economy, this book explains it clearly and enjoyably, in the middle of this compelling yarn. Lewis is the greatest non-fiction writer working. He’s out for fun, and finds vivid stories that illustrate new ways to see the world.” Sean Corcoran, WGBH/WCAI Reporter Tripping Lily, Acoustic Folk Pop Quartet CD “Last year we enjoyed a wonderful Christmas album by the Cape Cod-based pop group Tripping Lily. There are rumors of another album this year, but even if it doesn’t happen, all ages can enjoy the music of this talented quartet of musicians (which can be purchased on iTunes or at CDbaby.com). Their harmonies are second to none.” The Night Before Christmas, Clement C. Moore (writer), Tom Browning (illustrator) Book, Sterling Innovation, 2009 “Growing up on Boston’s North Shore, the one thing we did every year as a family was watch It’s a Wonderful Life together on TV. Now that I have a family of my own, we still watch the film, but we also are sure to sit together by the fire and read The Night Before Christmas.”

Callie Crossley, The Callie Crossley Show The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, Diana B. Henriques Book, Times Books, 2011 Silver Sparrow, Tayari Jones Novel, Algonquin Books, 2011 Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson Book, Simon & Schuster, 2011 Nantucket Christmas Stroll, Nantucket, MA Event, December 2–4 “From my bookshelf: The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust by Diana B. Henriques, Tayari Jones’ fabulous new novel, Silver Sparrow and Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Also on my list is attending the Nantucket Christmas Stroll. Never gone but hope to this year. Other ways I enjoy the season are fun classes at Boston Wine School, for the aficionado and the novice, under the witty tutelage of my wine contributor, Jonathan Alsop. And some champagne for staring into the fire: Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label, LaurentPerrier, Gosset Grande Réserve. I’m eyeing a new kitchen gadget in the latest Chefs Catalogue: one of those special gel-filled mats for your kitchen floor that keep your legs from tiring out when you are standing and cooking for a long time. Finally, I can’t say enough about L.L. Bean’s red flannel pj’s, so perfect for my new holiday tradition: extreme relaxation. I loll about in front of the fireplace, eggnog or champagne in hand, while alternating between reading and napping. Now that’s Christmas cheer!” Brian O’Donovan, A Celtic Sojourn A Long, Long Way, Sebastian Barry Novel, Penguin, 2005 On Canaan’s Side, Sebastian Barry Novel, Viking Adult, 2011 “Sebastian Barry is an Irish writer whose work has received a lot of attention of late. Two of his novels are among my favorites of recent years. The backdrop is Ireland of the WWI/Nationalist Revolutionary 1916–18, and subsequently here in the US, with an intriguing and seldom-writtenabout aspect of 20th-century Irish immigration. The two books can be read independently, but are connected.” The Christmas Revels, December 16–29 Performance, Sanders Theatre, Harvard University “What is Christmas in New England without a trip to the Revels? Our favorite family holiday tradition is always at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge. The late Jack Langstaff was a personal inspiration for me in leading a life dedicated to music and the rituals of seasonal singing.” Mindy Todd, The Point Saving Santa’s Seals, T.M. Murphy Book, Leapfrog Press, 2009 “My nieces and nephews love this book, which is about an eight-year-old’s Christmas adventure. It’s especially great for anyone who has visited Woods Hole and the aquarium where Bumper and Lucille live. It’s great fun.” Schedules, program info, playlists: wgbh.org/897 23

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Brian McCreath, The Bach Hour with Brian McCreath Gustav Mahler, Jens Malte Fischer Book, Yale University Press, 2011 “Mahler’s symphonies hold a special resonance for our time, with a combination of an all-encompassing, large-canvas scope and the most personal and intimate of expressions. The composer’s life itself was fascinating, and Jens Malte Fischer has illuminated that story in this clear-eyed but compelling new biography.”


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A Celtic Sojourn

Berklee alum and jazz guitarist Julian Lage has been performing since he was five, and has played with such artists as Carlos Santana, Pat Metheny and David Grisman. His 2009 debut release, Sounding Point, was nominated for a Grammy. His most recent release, Gladwell, reflects Lage’s wide-ranging musical interests and talents, from chamber music, American folk and bluegrass to Latin, world, string-band tradition and modern jazz. Eric Jackson hosts this performance live from the Berklee Performance Center as part of NPR’s annual New Year’s Eve broadcast Toast of the Nation. Sat, 12/31 at 8pm Jazz on WGBH with Steve Schwartz

Celebrating the Birthday Boys

Host Steve Schwartz highlights the artistry of two post-bop pianists who share the same birthday, Wynton Kelly (12/2/1931) and Ronnie Mathews (12/2/1935). Kelly is most famous for his stint with Miles Davis, while Mathews played with them all, including Johnny Griffin, Roy Haynes, Woody Shaw and Art Blakey. Fri, 12/2 at 8pm

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Embracing the holiday spirit, this show features a recording of the eighth annual Christmas Celtic Sojourn concert hosted by Brian O’Donovan. Heidi Talbot, Robbie O’Connell, Christ Stout, Catriona McKay, Natalie Haas and many others are spotlighted. Sat, 12/10 at 3pm Arts & Ideas

The Moth

It’s open-mic storytelling at it’s finest, hosted by noted comic and storyteller Mike Birbiglia and producer Jay Allison. A hair stylist recalls accompanying his father on hunting expeditions in Alabama, a young journalist carefully sets the stage to make her “first time” memorable and best-selling novelist Walter Mosley cares for his ailing mother. Sun, 12/11 at 8pm

A Crosby Christmas

Beginning on his weekly network radio programs, Bing Crosby conveyed the warmth and sentiment of the holiday season like no other performer. In this special, Bing is joined in duets by friends Frank Sinatra, Danny Kaye, Ella Fitzgerald…even David Bowie! A Crosby Christmas captures the essence of Bing at this joyous time of year through digitally restored radio broadcasts and commercial recordings made during his career. Sun, 12/25 at 8pm

Listen online at wgbh.org/listen, on your Internet radio, or on your HD radio at 89.7 HD1

Monday–Friday 5am 6am 7am 7:50am 9am 10am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 6pm 7pm 8pm 12am

Highlights from 2010 Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Saturday 6am 7am 8am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 6pm 8pm 9pm 10pm 11pm

Living on Earth Innovation Hub Weekend Edition Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Fresh Air Weekend This American Life Studio 360 Q A Celtic Sojourn A Prairie Home Companion Says You! Selected Shorts JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater Jazz with Bob Parlocha

Sunday 6am 7am 8am 10am 12pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm 8pm 11pm 12am

The Changing World Being Weekend Edition Bob Edwards Weekend A Prairie Home Companion Says You! On the Media Marketplace Money All Things Considered Humankind Jazz Decades Arts & Ideas 10pm Innovation Hub Eric’s Artist Spotlight Jazz with Bob Parlocha

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Classical New England Classical New England for Your Holidays Throughout this month, Classical New England brings you all of your traditional holiday favorites, as well as a jam-packed schedule of new programs to celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, the winter solstice and the New Year! Keep these pages of Explore! on your refrigerator, mark your favorites and make time to enjoy the best seasonal classical music that Boston, New England and the world have to offer. It’s as close as your radio…or your computer! Visit ClassicalNewEngland.org to hear our 24/7 Holiday Music Channel, for hours of uninterrupted listening to your favorite holiday music.

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SAT A Leroy Anderson Christmas Conductor Leonard Slatkin and the composer’s son Kurt Anderson share stories, insights and performances of Anderson’s beloved holiday music. 6pm

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SUN Echoes of Christmas Featuring the Dale Warland Singers. 12noon

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SAT A Chanticleer Christmas The San Francisco-based men’s chorus is one of the world’s best male ensembles, an “orchestra of voices.” 6pm

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SUN Boston Camerata: An American Christmas A unique celebration of the season from the ensemble that has pioneered in the rediscovery of native musical roots. 12noon Music of the Baroque: Holiday Brass Jane Glover conducts the Chicago ensemble in works from the 16th and 17th centuries. 1pm

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SAT St. Olaf Christmas Festival A service in song and word that has become one of the nation’s most cherished holiday celebrations. Featuring the St. Olaf Orchestra and five choirs comprised of more than 500 student musicians. 4pm

Christmas Around New England A special program dedicated to some of New England’s most beloved, original and unusual musical artists. 6pm Holiday Pops 2011! Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus take the stage for one of Boston’s most cherished traditions. Tune in for your favorite carols, a few surprises and a visit from a certain red-suited fellow, direct from Symphony Hall! 7pm

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SUN The Boston Camerata: A Medieval Christmas After a long hiatus, A Medieval Christmas returns with its enchanting music and the eternally powerful story of the Nativity. Magnificent medieval song and poetry from France, Provence, England and Germany. 12noon

Holiday Pops 2011! Encore of Sat, 12/17. 1pm A Bach Christmas American conductor Steven Fox makes his Handel and Haydn Society debut in a holiday concert that includes Bach’s Cantata 133 and selections from the Christmas Oratorio. 3pm

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MON Carols for Dancing A beloved WGBH program returns! We’ll hear the Renaissonics, an improvisatory Renaissance dance band perform new “dancing carols” for this special. 7pm

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TUE Chanukah in Story and Song The perennial favorite returns with The Western Wind performing Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes. Leonard Nimoy hosts. 7pm

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WED A Paul Winter Solstice Concert Paul Winter once again brings his ensemble and special guests to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, celebrating the winter solstice and the longest night of the year. 10pm

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THU Welcome, Christmas Featuring the Minneapolis-based ensemble VocalEsssence, led by conductor Philip Brunelle. 7pm

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FRI Performance Today’s Christmas Around the Country Fred Child presents the acclaimed program’s annual “holiday mix tape” of captivating concert performances. 7pm Feliz Navidad from Concierto Host Frank Dominguez shares traditional Spanish language villancicos of the season and sacred works by composers such as Joaquín Rodrigo. 9pm

Christmas Eve

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SAT Nutcracker! Boston Ballet conductor Jonathan McPhee joins Saturday morning host James David Jacobs for a “guided tour” through Tchaikovsky’s magical ballet score, with an extra helping of sugar-plum fairies. 8am A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Our trans-Atlantic broadcast tradition continues with the world-famous service, brought to you live from King’s College in Cambridge, England. 10am


Christmas Eve Songs and Stories with Ray Brown The warmth, charm and wit of Classical New England’s popular Saturday afternoon host on one of the most magical days of the year. Great music, heartwarming tales and perhaps a movie clip or two…whatever happens, you won’t want to miss it! 11:30am A Carolina Christmas from Biltmore Estate, with Kathy Mattea A festive celebration of Appalachian classical and folk traditions with traditional artist Kathy Mattea, in performance at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. 4pm

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Boston Camerata: A Medieval Christmas Encore of Sun, 12/18. 11am Christmas Around New England Encore of Sat, 12/17. 12noon Handel’s Messiah from Handel and Haydn Join Ron Della Chiesa for one of Boston’s most cherished holiday traditions as music director Harry Christophers leads the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and Chorus in Handel’s Messiah, recorded in concert at Symphony Hall in Boston. 1pm

The Bach Hour on Christmas See 12/25 at 6am. 5pm A Bach Christmas Encore of Sun, 12/18. 6pm

A Leroy Anderson Christmas Encore of Sat, 12/3. 10pm

Christmas with the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs The choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges join forces to present a spine-tingling concert program of spirituals, carols and sacred texts. 8pm

Echoes of Christmas Encore of Sun, 12/4. 11pm

Carols for Dancing Encore of Mon, 12/19. 9pm

Christmas Day

Music of the Baroque: Holiday Brass Encore of Sun, 12/11. 10pm

Holiday Pops 2011! Encore of Sat, 12/17. 7pm

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SUN The Bach Hour on Christmas WGBH host Brian McCreath’s popular weekly program features one of J.S. Bach’s glorious, celebratory creations for Christmas Day, the Cantata No. 63, “Christen, ätzet diesen Tag.” 6am Baroque in Boston for Christmas Day The warm presence of WGBH’s Laura Carlo is the perfect way to start a special day. Join Carlo for some of the great holiday favorites from the pens of Bach, Vivaldi and their contemporaries. 7am

New Year’s Eve

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SAT Pops Goes New Year’s Eve! Symphony Hall may be dark, but WGBH’s Studio 6 will be ablaze with Ron Della Chiesa’s warm personality and high-spirited program designed to bid Auld Lang Syne to 2011. After all, “The Best Is Yet to Come!” 7pm

New Year’s Day

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Boston Camerata: An American Christmas Encore of Sun, 12/11. 4pm Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol The master comedian presents a distinctive reading of Dickens’ holiday classic from a special performing edition prepared by Dickens himself. 6pm

FRI Feliz Año Nuevo with Concierto Host Frank Dominguez explores the many New Year’s traditions with a Spanish accent, ranging from Mexican waltzes played by Cuarteto Latinoamericano, to the Viennese waltzes led by Argentinians Daniel Barenboim and Carlos Kleiber. 9pm

Boxing Day

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MON Boxing Day Brunch with Alan McLellan Classical New England’s midday host has a salute to a great British tradition, replete with special guests, Christmas Crackers, figgy pudding and lots of great music from the United Kingdom’s finest concert halls. 10am St. Olaf Christmas Festival Encore of Sat, 12/17. 4pm

SUN New Year’s Day from Vienna 2012 Direct from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, it’s the most popular classical music concert in the world! Mariss Jansons leads the annual celebration concert by the Vienna Philharmonic. 11am Boston Baroque: Gala First Day Concert Why should Vienna have all the fun? WGBH’s Cathy Fuller brings you a grand new Boston tradition to celebrate the New Year in style. Martin Pearlman conducts Boston Baroque in sparkling works by Bach, Corelli Vivaldi and Handel… and a surprise finale! Live from Sanders Theatre in Cambridge. 3pm New Year’s Day from Vienna 2012 An encore presentation of the morning program. 6pm Boston Baroque: Gala First Day Concert Relive the revelry from earlier in the afternoon at Sanders Theatre (see 3pm above). 8pm

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Radio Events A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Jazz in Performance

Now entering its ninth season of sold-out concerts around New England, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn is returning to a stage near you. This year’s performances will feature a wide variety of singers, musicians and dancers steeped in the Irish tradition and other influences. Cast members include Ruth Moody of The Wailin’ Jennys; Hanneke Cassel, Laura Cortese, Lissa Schneckenburger, Flynn Cohen of Halali; Seamus Egan of Solas and more! This year will feature the introduction of a new instrument—the hammer dulcimer—played by Simon Chrisman of The Bee Eaters, as well as the return of the uilleann pipes played by Kieran O’Hare. In addition, a new selection of dancers has been assembled especially for the show, directed by Kevin Doyle. Info: 617-300-3300; wgbh.org/celtic Worcester, MA Hanover Theatre Fri, 12/9 at 7:30 pm

Rockport, MA Shalin Liu Performance Centre Wed, 12/14 at 7:30pm

Portsmouth, NH The Music Hall Sat, 12/10 at 3pm & 8pm

Boston, MA Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College Fri, 12/16 at 8pm Sat, 12/17 at 3pm & 8pm Sun, 12/18 at 1pm & 5pm

New Bedford, MA Zeiterion Theatre Sun, 12/11 at 7pm

Stan Strickland

Wed, 12/7, 8–10pm; 8pm tour of studios, 9pm performance Stan Strickland is a multi-talented singer, saxophonist and flutist, who has been a mainstay in the Boston jazz scene for the past 30 years. He opened for Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins and has performed with many jazz luminaries in clubs and concert halls throughout the US and around the world. Strickland also has been featured on numerous television and radio programs. Tickets are free to Jazz Club, Leadership Circle and Ralph Lowell Society members. Info: 617-300-5400; wgbh.org/stanstrickland Editor Karen Hartley Contributors María Bruno Ruiz, Chika Offurum, Susan Reed, Ben Roe Designer Tong-Mei Chan Photo Research Michael Delia Associate Creative Director Alison Kennedy Director, Constituent Communications Cynthia Broner Associate Director Susan Reed Director of Operations Dianne Horgan

Explore!, December 2011: Volume 21, Number 12, (ISSN 2152-7458) (USPS 0008-188). Copyright 2011. WGBH Educational Foundation. One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135. All rights reserved. Explore! is published monthly by the WGBH Educational Foundation. Subscription is by membership contribution of $50 or more to WGBH. Preferred periodicals postage paid at Boston, MA and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Explore!, WGBH, One Guest St, Boston, MA 02135. Printed in Canada. 110768

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