Find your holiday spirit with PBS SoCal

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or simply a season focused on kindness, giving, and caring, nothing helps evoke a holiday spirit quite like special programs.

This year we hope you and your family will make PBS SoCal your second home for the holidays. We’re excited to share holiday programming throughout the month of December for viewers of all ages!

In addition to the specials below, some programs will be airing holiday-themed episodes. Be sure to check the episode descriptions on your program guide (or PBS SoCal’s Schedule page).


Sesame Street scene with Big Bird and friends singing Christmas Carols.
Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas

Wild Kratt’s A Creature Christmas – 12/11, 12/14, 12/20, 12/22, 12/24, 12/24

Curious George – A Very Monkey Christmas – 12/11, 12/14, 12/15, 12/20, 12/22, 12/24, 12/25

Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas – 12/11-12/15, 12/20, 12/22, 12/25

Peg + Cat + The Holidays – 12/11, 12/15, 12/22

The Cat and the Hat Knows a lot About Christmas – 12/12, 12/14, 12/20, 12/22, 12/24, 12/25

Please note, times for each special vary throughout the week, and air on both PBS SoCal 1 and PBS SoCal KIDS.


Scene from Call The Midwife with group of people standing in snow covered road with brick and stone houses in the background.
Call the Midwife Holiday Special

Great British Baking Show Christmas Masterclass – 12/17 (6PM), 12/24 (8AM)

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special – 12/17 (8PM), 12/24 (8PM)

Making of a New American Nutcracker – 12/24 (9AM)

LA County Holiday Celebration – 12/24 (3PM), 12/25 (12PM)

Call the Midwife Holiday Special – 12/25 (9PM), 12/31 (6:30PM)


Choir singing at L.A. County Holiday Celebration.
L.A. County Holiday Celebration

L.A. County Holiday Celebration – 12/24 (3PM)
Live at the Music Center, on PBS SoCal, or available to stream on our website
Re-airs on PBS SoCal 12/24 (9PM), 12/25 (12PM)

Join us for L.A.’s largest multicultural holiday celebration: the 58th annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration. The performance provides Angelenos of all ages an opportunity to experience and honor the dynamic, rich cultures of the county. The live performances feature L.A. county-based artists and community groups showcasing their talent and artistry on The Music Center’s iconic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage. Join us at The Music Center to watch the event in-person, watch it live at home or stream it on our website.


Mormon Tabernacle Choir on stage.
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir – 12/15 (9PM), 12/24 (2PM)

Christmas at Belmont – 12/22 (9PM), 12/24 (10AM)

Jordan Smith T’is the Season – 12/24 (10AM)

Celtic Thunder Christmas – 12/24 (12PM)

Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops – 12/24 (1PM)


Bernstein on Broadway at the Lincoln Center NY Philharmonic New Year’s Eve
Live From Lincoln Center NY Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Bernstein on Broadway

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve – 12/30 (11PM)

Live From Lincoln Center NY Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Bernstein on Broadway – 12/31 (9PM)

Great Performances From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration – 1/1/18 (9PM)

Additionally, on Sunday, December 17, from 8AM to 2:30PM, PBS SoCal’s programming will focus on Jewish history and culture.