2022 SCETV Holiday Programming

Mary Berry Ultimate Christmas

Check out upcoming holiday programming on ETVHD, SC Channel, and ETV World.

Want to watch or listen to more holiday programming, check out the Happy Holidays page!

Programming listing updated 12/8/2022


December 12

Governor’s Carolighting 2022

Celebrate the start of the holiday season with the official lighting of the state Christmas tree.

  • Monday, December 12, 08:00 pm on SC Channel
  • Wednesday, December 14, 08:00 am on ETV World
  • Sunday, December 18, 07:00 pm on ETV World
  • Thursday, December 22, 08:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Sunday, December 25, 06:00 pm on ETVHD

America’s Test Kitchen Special: Home for the Holidays

AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN SPECIAL: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS features hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison and the rest of the America's Test Kitchen cast gathered together in a casual behind-the-scenes setting and sharing the warmth of the holidays with viewers. The hour-long special also spotlights five of the Test Kitchen's favorite holiday recipes, including new twists on classic holiday fare such as turkey en cocotte and beef tenderloin with smoky potatoes and persillade relish. Their porchetta recipe offers a flavor-packed alternative to traditional holiday roasts, and elegant holiday desserts such as millionaire's shortbread and gateau breton are sure-fire favorites to consider anytime you're trying to please a crowd. 

  • Monday, December 12, 03:00 pm on ETVHD

December 13

Chef’s Life Holiday Special

Delectable fudge. Crispy peanut brittle. Gooey chocolate-covered cherries. Old-fashioned caramels. It's the stuff of holiday memories.. . with a little bit of a twist. Doing what she knows best, Chef Vivian Howard hosts her own vision of the season's celebrations in this one-hour special - exploring holiday traditions, Kinston, NC style. A Chef's Life Holiday Special invites viewers to join in one of the most charming and delicious celebrations of the season. "Deck the Halls Y'all!"

  • Tuesday, December 13, 03:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Sunday, December 18, 03:00 pm on ETV World
  • Thursday, December 22, 03:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Monday, December 26, 09:00 pm on SC Channel


O Holy Night: Christmas With The Tabernacle Choir

O Holy Night: Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir

Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir has been a PBS and national tradition for years. Featuring a 360-member choir and 150-member orchestra. This one-hour television event combines these volunteers with internationally renowned guest artists and narrators who share the songs and stories that make Christmas so memorable for millions across the world.

  • Tuesday, December 13, 08:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Tuesday, December 13, 11:00 pm on ETV World
  • Thursday, December 15, 8:00 am on ETV World
  • Sunday, December 18, 8:00 pm on ETV World
  • Monday, December 19, 8:00 am on ETV World
  • Tuesday, December 20, 9:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Thursday, December 22, 5:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Friday, December 23, 11:00 pm on SC Channel
  • Sunday, December 25, 07:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Sunday, December 25, 10:00 pm on ETV World

December 14

Night Before Christmas Carol

Renowned Dickens scholar and author Dr. Eliot Engel, crafts this entertaining study that complements every holiday schedule. Filmed in the spirit of a classic BBC-style presentation, actor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens -- and seventeen other familiar characters from the ghostly classic, A Christmas Carol.

  • Wednesday, December 14, 4:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Saturday, December 24, 10:00 pm on ETV World

December 15

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas

Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas - from carols to turkey, gift-giving to mistletoe and mulled wine - has surprising Tudor origins, rooted in devotion and charity.

  • Thursday, December 15, 05:00 pm on ETVHD

America’s Forest w/Chuck Leavell: US Capitol Christmas Tree

In search of the perfect Christmas tree for the U.S. Capitol, Chuck Leavell travels to the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests to follow the journey - from selection and cutting to ornament making and community celebrations - of what will become the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it makes its way from Colorado to Washington DC.

  • Thursday, December 15, 8:30 pm on ETVHD
  • Saturday, December 24, 1:30 pm on ETV World

December 17

Death in Paradise: Christmas 2021, Part 1

The sun-soaked, dazzling beauty of Saint Marie is rocked at Christmas time by a baffling murder.

  • Saturday, December 17, 9:00pm – 10:00pm on ETVHD

December 18

Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker

ANTHONY WILLIAMS' URBAN NUTCRACKER, a celebration of multi-cultural communities, puts a modern spin on the 19th-century fairy tale and transports viewers to an enchanted world not unlike their own. Drawing upon classical ballet, urban tap, hip-hop, swing, flamenco, step and jazz, the performance uniquely retells a Christmas classic. As viewers enter the world of the URBAN NUTCRACKER, the smooth sounds of Duke Ellington blend with the gentle glow of neon lights driven by the heartbeat of Tchaikovsky. The program is a fusion of modern, multi-cultural, and classical dance, presenting an organic interpretation brought about by a unifying of cultures.

  • Sunday, December 18, 03:30 pm on ETVHD
  • Sunday, December 18, 09:00 pm on SC Channel

Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas with Vanessa Williams

Enjoy an evening celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's entire iconic album of holiday classics presented by the American Pops Orchestra. Featuring appearances by Dee Dee Bridgewater, Norm Lewis, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Nova Payton, Dave Detwiler and Morgan James.

  • Sunday, December 18, 11:00 pm on SC Channel
  • Sunday, December 25, 02:00 pm on ETVHD

December 19

Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas 

Join the beloved British home cook and three special friends as they prepare her ultimate Christmas feast with all the trimmings. From the traditional turkey to her classic Christmas pudding, it's the perfect recipe for a deliciously festive holiday.

  • Monday, December 19, 09:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Friday, December 23, 03:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Saturday, December 24, 11:00 pm on ETV World
  • Sunday, December 25, 01:00 pm on ETV World
  • Monday, December 26, 11:00 pm on SC Channel

December 20

Bob Jones University Presents Carols and ClassicS

Musicians from the Bob Jones University Symphonic Wind Band and University Singers celebrate the joy of the season in “Carols and Classics.” Bruce Cox, conductor.

  • Tuesday, December 20, 10:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Wednesday, December 21, 02:00 pm on ETV World
  • Wednesday, December 21, 10:00 pm on SC Channel
  • Thursday, December 22, 07:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Sunday, December 25, 09:00 pm on ETV World

Mary Berry’s Country House At Christmas

When it comes to Christmas food and entertaining, Britain's country houses have always put on a show. In this sumptuous and heart-warming program, Mary Berry visits Harewood House in Yorkshire to meet its army of skilled staff and dedicated volunteers as they prepare the house for Christmas.

  • Tuesday, December 20, 08:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Wednesday, December 21, 08:30 pm on SC Channel
  • Monday, December 26, 08:00 am on ETV World

December 23

Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Join Alan Cumming for the real story of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King with the beloved music of Tchaikovsky. Featuring the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri, this new version is a rare holiday treat.

  • Friday, December 23, 09:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Sunday, December 25, 09:30 am on ETVHD
  • Sunday, December 25, 09:00 pm on SC Channel

Clown by Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake's Clown is a half-hour animation that brings to life the adventures of a little toy clown, who has been thrown away. On Christmas Eve he goes on an exciting journey to find a new home for himself and his toy friends. After a series of unhappy incidents, he finds a poor but loving family (two children and a single mother) happy to welcome them in their humble home and love them. It's the story of an unusual outcast that talks about resilience and hope, which will resonate with many viewers in the difficult times we live. At the end of the film, we learn that toys only come alive when children love them.

  • Friday, December 23, 10:30 pm on ETVHD
  • Sunday, December 25, 07:30 am on ETV World
  • Thursday, December 29, 07:00 am on ETV World

December 24

Lawrence Welk: Christmas Reunion 1985

This is the special that reunited Lawrence and his Musical Family for the first time following their phenomenal 27 year run on National TV. At the time, no one realized it would also be the last time the Musical Family would perform together with their beloved boss. The most emotional moment in this heartwarming program is the singing of the traditional Christmas carols, conducted by Lawrence himself.

  • Saturday, December 24, 05:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Sunday, December 25, 05:00 pm on SC Channel

December 25

St. Olaf Christmas Festival: Love Divine

First held in 1912, the St. Olaf Christmas Festival is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States, and features more than 450 students from St. Olaf College's renowned choirs and orchestra. Featuring familiar carols, beloved choral works, and exciting new compositions, the theme "Love Divine" is explored through words and music in this cherished, annual tradition.

  • Sunday, December 25, 11:00 am on ETVHD
  • Sunday, December 25, 08:00 pm on SC Channel

Celebrate & Sing! Glory to the Newborn King!

This spectacular Christmas concert of secular and sacred music is under the direction of Steven R. Jobman and performed by the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church's renowned 150-voice Sanctuary Choir, orchestra, and Organist/Artist-in-Residence, Bradley Hunter Welch. The program also features handbells, bagpipes, jazz ensemble, and soloists. Traditional favorites included in the program include "O Come, All Ye Faithful," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and "Carol of the Bells."

  • Sunday, December 25, 12:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Sunday, December 25, 07:00 pm on SC Channel

Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers

The Raleigh Ringers, an internationally acclaimed community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina, present the sequel to their critically acclaimed holiday special, One Winter Evening at Meymandi. HOLIDAY HANDBELLS runs the gamut of song selections from old yuletide favorites to Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmasscore and other sounds of the season. Highlights include: a lighthearted take on "Flight of the Bumblebee," the solemn French carol "Pat-a-pan," "March of the Toys" from the operetta Babes in Toyland, Chopin's "Valse Brilliante," and an instrumental version of "Silent Night." In between, director and conductor David Harris explains the centuries-old history of handbells, the variety of bells and bell-like instruments used, and the teamwork required to perform a piece.

  • Sunday, December 25, 03:00 pm on ETVHD

Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir Feat. Kristen Chenoweth

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are joined by Kristin Chenoweth, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer, for this beloved Christmas tradition featuring favorite holiday music, dancing and storytelling.

  • Sunday, December 25, 04:00 pm on ETVHD

A St. Thomas Christmas Bloom Eternal

A ST. THOMAS CHRISTMAS: BLOOM ETERNAL is an hour-long performance special that celebrates the Advent and Christmas season by drawing from both familiar traditional carols and innovative contemporary selections. This year offers a specifically commissioned piece for the concert, "Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming" by Roger Cichy.

  • Sunday, December 25, 05:00 pm on ETVHD

Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2022

With Christmas approaching, the midwives move to their maternity clinic and are delighted when their first patient is a familiar face. Life in Poplar returns to normal after the tragic train crash, and everyone unites for a festive talent show.

  • Sunday, December 25, 09:00 pm on ETVHD
  • Sunday, December 25, 10:31 pm on ETVHD
  • Tuesday, December 27, 03:30 pm on ETVHD
  • Friday, December 30, 10:00 pm on SC Channel

December 31

Lawrence Welk: New Year’s

From "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big" to "Auld Lang Syne" this show is filled with happy holiday nostalgia. It includes a salute to the Rose Bowl and the Rose Parade with songs like "Moonlight and Roses", "Before The Parade Passes By", and "Everything's Coming Up Roses". Norma Zimmer sings "I Could Have Danced All Night" and Gail and Dick Dale inspire the cast with a rousing "Let's Start The New Year Right".

  • Saturday, December 31, 04:59 pm on ETVHD