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Shake off any semblance of seasonal blues and pick up some seasonal cheer with WOUB-TV’s Holiday Showcase, kicking off Friday, November 26 and running through Wednesday, December 8!
Whether you’re in the mood for a more traditional holiday viewing (such as “The Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Family Christmas Show,”) or excited to check out something just as festive but a little bit more contemporary (like “Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony,”) WOUB-TV has you covered as we head into the most wonderful time of the year!
Find our list of highlights from the Holiday Showcase detailed below, and check woub.org/woubtvschedules/ for information on encore presentations!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26:
9 p.m. The Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Family Christmas Show
Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, along with their respective families, join together for this memorable Christmas celebration filmed in 1967. In addition to more than a dozen holiday classics, Frank and Dean give us a special present: a medley of many of their most beloved songs. (Encore presentations scheduled for Monday, November 29 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 4 at 10 p.m.)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27:
11 a.m. Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind with Daniel Amen, MD
Discover practical steps to help you feel happier, sharper and more in control of your own destinies. (Encore presentations scheduled for Sunday, November 28 at 5:30 p.m.; Monday, November 29 at 9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, December 4 at 4 p.m.)
1 p.m. Rick Steves European Christmas
Rick celebrates Christmas in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. (Encore presentations scheduled for Sunday, November 28 at 11 a.m.; Friday, December 3 at 10 p.m.; and Sunday, December 5 at 2:30 p.m.)
3 p.m. Carpenters: Close to You & Christmas Memories (My Music Presents)
This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters’ career and features the duo’s top hits. (Encore presentation scheduled for Sunday, November 28 at 7 p.m.)
5 p.m. Pain Secrets: The Science of Everyday Pain
Exploring the latest research and scientific origins of common, everyday pain, Pain Secrets: The Science of Everyday Pain provides viewers with proactive steps they can take to help minimize or resolve many kinds of chronic pain. (Encore presentations scheduled for Wednesday, December 1 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 4 at 11 a.m.)
6:30 p.m. Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank
Originally aired on December 20, 1957, Happy Holidays with Bing & Frank is a timeless Christmas favorite, featuring the magical combination of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby in an early color television special. (Encore presentations scheduled for Sunday, November 28 at 1 p.m. and Saturday, December 4 at 4:30 p.m.)
7 p.m. Lawrence Welk’s Big Band Splash
Lawrence Welk and his great orchestra, from the television show in the 70s and early 80s, plays the music of the Big Band Era and salutes legendary friends, including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and others.
9 p.m. Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali
Weaving together the most dramatic and emotional moments from Muhammad Ali, the program explores the making of the documentary series that follows the life of one of the most consequential men of the 20th century. (Encore presentation scheduled for Tuesday, November 30 at 9:30 p.m.)
10:30 p.m. Heart: Live at the Royal Albert Hall
In a career spanning over 40 years it seems inconceivable that Heart had never performed at London’s most famous venue, The Royal Albert Hall. That changed in June 2016 as the band appeared with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra adding a classical vibe to hits like “These Dreams,” “Alone,” and “What About Love.”
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28:
11 a.m. Rick Steves European Christmas
1 p.m. Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank
1:30 p.m. Alabama: Hymns & Gospel Favorites
Alabama, one of the most acclaimed country bands of all time, celebrate their love for gospel music.
3 p.m. All Creatures Great and Small: Between The Pages
Get to know the cast and creators of the hit series based on James Herriot’s beloved books. (Encore presentation scheduled for Sunday, December 5 at 8 p.m.)
4:30 p.m. An Evening with the Sicilian Tenors
The Sicilian Tenors sing classic Italian and Italian-American Love Songs including Amore and Funiculi Funicula, a Phantom of the Opera medley, and even God Bless America. Includes tributes to Pavarotti and Caruso, as well good-natured joking and interplay between the Tenors. Taped in front of a live audience.
5:30 p.m. Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind with Daniel Amen, MD
7 p.m. Carpenters: Close to You & Christmas Memories (My Music Presents)
9 p.m. Land Girls
This BBC drama follows the lives, loves, highs and lows of four members of the Women’s Land Army who are working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II. As men fought on the battlefields, women from all walks of life worked the farms that fed the nation, doing their part to keep the home front running.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29:
8 p.m. The Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Family Christmas Show
9:30 p.m. Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind with Daniel Amen, MD
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30:
9:30 p.m. Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali
8 p.m. – Celebrating PBS NewsHour!
Celebrating PBS NewsHour highlights the history and accomplishments of this groundbreaking public media news organization. From its creation in 1975 as The Robert MacNeil Report, the PBS NewsHour has set the standard for broadcast journalism and garnered more than 30 major awards for the program and its co-anchors.
WEDENSDAY, DECEMBER 1:
8 p.m. Pain Secrets: The Science of Everyday Pain
9:30 p.m. – Classic Christmas (My Music)
Old-fashioned favorites such as “Silent Night,” “White Christmas” and “Jingle Bells” are featured. (Encore presentation scheduled for Saturday, December 4 at 8 p.m.)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3:
8:30 p.m. – Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony
In celebration of the holidays, the world’s best-selling soprano and legendary Grammy® Award-nominated artist performs her first-ever Christmas special from the historic and beautiful Christ Church Spitalfields in London. Sarah breathes new life into a collection of holiday classics and festive fan favorites for the season.
10 p.m. Rick Steves European Christmas
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4:
11 a.m. Pain Secrets: The Science of Everyday Pain
12:30 p.m. – Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland
Breaking from the usual format of their TV specials, Celtic Woman brings an innovative, fresh, and vibrant approach to their performances, taking viewers on a musical journey through some of the most stunning land and seascapes across the country.
2:30 p.m. – Keto Diet with Dr. Josh Axe
Dr. Axe Josh puts his own fresh spin on the widely successful and well-researched keto diet.
4 p.m. Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind with Daniel Amen, MD
4:30 p.m. Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank
5:30 p.m. – Yellowstone Symphony
Travel on a spectacular visual journey through the wonders of America’s first national park.
6:30 p.m. Alan Jackson Precious Memories
Alan Jackson performs signature renditions of traditional hymns and gospel favorites in Nashville.
8 p.m. Classic Christmas (My Music)
10 p.m. The Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Family Christmas Show
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5
2:30 p.m. Rick Steves European Christmas
8 p.m. All Creatures Great and Small: Between the Pages
MONDAY, DECEMBER 6 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8
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