WXXI Holiday Programming

Featured Programming

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 7:47am
PBS KIDS new series NATURE CAT follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. In each episode, once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, “backyard explorer extraordinaire.”
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 3:00pm
It’s Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate.
Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 6:00am
To kick of the holiday season, Classical 91.5 will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with two holiday specials.
Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 8:00pm
Fifty years ago, in 1965, Arlo Guthrie took out the trash following a “Thanksgiving dinner that couldn’t be beat.” The hilarious account of actual events that precluded Arlo from military service in 1966 went on to become Alice’s Restaurant
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 6:00am
Enjoy a day of scrapbooking fun!
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 9:00pm
As of late, the science behind happiness has become a growing topic of interest for researchers.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 6:30pm
Clifford’s Puppy Days celebrates Hanukah with this holiday special.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:10pm
Festive musical fun with horn players from the Eastman School of Music, led by Peter Kurau.
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 6:00am
As the old adage states, 'tis better to give, than to receive.
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 9:00pm
Stay financially savvy during the craziness of the holiday season. 
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 6:00am
Everyone's favorite aardvark gives kids a new spin on seasonal traditions in a one-hour special that shows children many ways to celebrate the holidays.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:00pm
Chicago a cappella presents both familiar tunes as well as original compositions by American and British composers who add a depth of expression to the holiday.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 1:00pm
Whether you like your Hanukkah tales humorous or historical, magical or true-to-life, there's something for you in this brand-new collection of holiday stories.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 1:00pm
Adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat embark on three holiday adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 2:00pm
Enjoy the true spirit of the holiday season with Curious George and The Man with Yellow Hat!
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 8:00pm
Put the cheer into your holiday by tuning in to one of Rochester's most beloved holiday traditions presented by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 9:00pm
Pittsford native Richard Brookins plays the lead role in this documentary that tells the amazing true story of war, honor, luck and love. 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
Itzhak Perlman invites you to his Chanukah Radio Party
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
The Cat, Nick, and Sally journey to Freezeyourknees Snowland to help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 12:10pm
A holiday classic – celebrate the season with a warm and welcoming mix of songs both old and new, sung by the choir Madrigalia.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 9:30pm
Celebrate the magic of the season with the acclaimed soprano
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:00pm
Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock as they celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights. 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 12:00pm
Madrigalia returns for another musical Christmas celebration. 
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 8:00pm
The RPO, the Rochester Oratorio Society, and a quartet of acclaimed soloists present the splendid sounds of an iconic masterpiece, Handel’s Messiah.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 12:00pm
The Rose Ensemble presents a unique seasonal program that explores ancient Christmas legends. 
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:00pm
The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square share their annual Christmas concert featuring Laura Osnes.
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 1:00pm
Julie Figuera welcomes the Rochester Oratorio Society, under the direction of the direction of Eric Townell, into Studio A for a live holiday concert in celebration of their 70th anniversary.
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 6:00am
Tis the season to be jolly, as family and friends gather to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa.
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 11:00pm
This Christmas Special is Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith's final story and features the introduction of Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi.
Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 11:30pm
Tune in for the special broadast of this dark and intense adaptation of Charles Dickens classic novel.
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 12:00pm
A celebration of a culmination of winter holiday, featuring traditional carols, hymn, motets, wassails and folk tunes sure to brighten your holiday season.
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 8:00pm
A holiday music celebration you won't want to miss.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 12:00pm
Join us for a one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
Join host Lynne Warfel for the perfect holiday music fix.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 10:00am
Michael Barone hosts the annual live broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 12:00pm
More than 500 student musicians perform in this year's annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 5:00pm
The Grammy Award-winning British male sextet The King’s Singers arrives on the cusp of winter to perform an enchanting Christmas concert.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
Classical Minnesota Public Radio invites listeners to join in, wherever they may be, to a sing-along with some of their favorite carols.
Friday, December 25, 2015 - 11:00am
Travel to Norway for a concert in Trondheim’s Nidaros Cathedral by the a cappella St. Olaf Choir. 
Friday, December 25, 2015 - 4:00pm
Joshua Bell puts his own stamp on classic holiday compositions.
Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 6:00am
Five!  Four!  Three!  Two!  One!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!  
Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 5:00pm
An hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and oratorio.
Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 2:00pm
From the Medieval Sculpture Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine performs a program that spans hundreds of years and describes the story of the nativity.
Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 7:00pm
Delight in this family comedy with a nose-clenching twist.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:00pm
The weekly show features a two hour Christmas special full of traditional Spanish holiday melodies.
Friday, January 1, 2016 - 11:00am
The Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual salute to the waltz on New Year's Day 2016. 
Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 10:00pm
Join David Garland as he unwraps the music from some of the most cherished holiday movies.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 8:00pm
The Pilgrims uncovers the riveting story of the men and women of the Mayflower.
Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 6:00am
It’s that time of year again…Turkey time!  
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 8:00pm
Tune in for this Memorial Day tradition.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 9:00pm
What happens when the naiveté of a political rookie clashes with the realities of racial politics of the American South and ultra-partisan struggles in Washington DC?
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