Sarah Brightman: Hymn

Sunday, December 9 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

Captured live at the Festspielhaus in the enchanted Bavarian Alps, this thrilling concert showcases the exquisite voice of the world's best-selling soprano, Sarah Brightman. Songs include beloved favorites from her career and selections from her much-anticipated new album, Hymn.

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Celtic Woman: Ancient Land

Sunday, December 9 at 8:30 pm on 12.1

Filmed at the enchanting 19th-century Johnstown Castle in Wexford, Ireland, this brand-new special features stunning new music from Celtic Woman's latest album Ancient Land, along with a few of their timeless classics.

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Healthy Brain - Happy Life with Dr. Suzuki

Monday, December 10 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

This program introduces Dr. Wendy Suzuki, a neuroscientist who transforms the way we think about our brain, health and happiness in an informative and inspiring special. She uses stories, science narrative and takeaways to bring the brain into focus as never before.

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Nigella: At My Table "Nigella's Christmas Table"

Tuesday, December 11 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

Gourmet food writer Nigella Lawson decamps to the countryside for her coziest Christmas yet. Against a backdrop of crackling log fires and sparkling lights, Nigella shares her tips for relaxed entertaining, bringing some new and festive flavors to familiar and traditional fare.

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Globe Trekker "Papua New Guinea Islands"

Tuesday, December 11 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

Untamed and unspoiled, the islands of Papua New Guinea are not your classic beach paradise. But, pristine beaches and world-class dive sites, combined with wild jungles and active volcanoes are an invitation to adventure. GLOBE TREKKER's Zay Harding rises to the challenge of a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

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Christmastime In New Orleans

Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

This special transports viewers into the holiday season with music, food and New Orleans' unique style of hospitality during Christmastime. It features music from the NOLA Players, special guest appearances by actors Wendell Pierce and Jim Caviezel, and internationally-acclaimed chefs John Folse, Leah Chase and John Besh.

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European Christmas Markets

Wednesday, December 12 at 7:30 pm on 12.1

This program showcases Europe's Christmas Markets, where the cities and towns come alive in winter with festively-decorated wooden stalls offering all sorts of treats and delights. Special folk arrangements of traditional Christmas carols by the Kingston Trio add to the special's magic.

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Finding Traction

Wednesday, December 12 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

FINDING TRACTION presents the inspirational story of ultra runner Nikki Kimball and her quest to become the fastest person in history to run America's oldest hiking trail, the 273-mile Long Trail. Throughout the film, Nikki's crew and support team provide an intimate portrayal of the courage, grit and passion behind her record attempt.

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Sake in Paris "Pairing with French Cuisine"

Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

To celebrate 160 years of French-Japanese relations, 24 brewers in Japan sent their sake to 24 restaurants in Paris to create new dishes and pairings. One brewery had been ravaged by the tsunami in 2011, and the brewer sent a video message to the French chef telling his story of making sake after the catastrophe. 

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NHK Documentary "The Nebuta 2018: A Challenge of Father and Daughter"

Thursday, December 13 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

Huge illuminated floats known as Nebuta delight 2.5 million spectators in northern Japan each year. They've been called the world's greatest paper art form. This program depicts the conflicts and bonds between a father and a daughter as they vie for the top prize.

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Thursday, December 13 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

At Eiheiji, a world-famous Zen monastery in Japan, young monks have been practicing zazen for 770 years: simply sitting to calm the mind and examine one's self. With unprecedented access inside this remarkable temple, EIHEIJI follows the monks' lives over the course of 6 months.

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