Highlights 12/6 to 12/12

In 1980, Frank Sinatra performed a two-week engagement at Carnegie Hall, which at the time, set a record for the venue by selling out each show in just one day. See these performances on Sinatra at Carnegie Hall Sunday at 7 p.m., Thursday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

David Foster joins Andrea Bocelli for a new Christmas concert of holiday classics as they share the stage to present an elegant collection of seasonal favorites on Great Performances, Sunday at 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday.

Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time whose songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range. See Leonard Cohen Live in London at 10:30 p.m. Sunday and Thursday to experience his overwhelmingly emotional crooning for yourself.

American families create unforgettable memories 7 p.m. Monday on National Parks: America’s Best Idea, passing on a love of the parks to the next generation.

Love Me Tender – The Love Songs of Elvis tells the warm story of the tender side of the King of Rock and Roll 10 p.m. Monday.

See what happens when London cab drivers begin to learn “the Knowledge,” the ability of the brain to interface with mechanical and electronic instruments on Brain Fitness Frontiers 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Live features rare, one-of-a-kind performances from the induction ceremonies of the Rock Hall of Fame at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Grammy-winning rock legend John Fogerty will star on the Emmy Award-winning live music series, Live by Request—the only television program where viewers actually create the artist’s set list and have the chance to personally talk to their music idol at 10 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ed Sullivan’s Rock and Roll Classics –The 60’s presents classic full-length music performances – no plate spinners or dancing elephants – that evoke the spirit of that decade’s youth movement 7 p.m. Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Three Tenors return to public television with a holiday special, Three Tenors Christmas, featuring popular Christmas songs as well as beloved carols and sacred songs this Wednesday at 9 p.m.

A one-hour concert featuring Austin-based, internationally celebrated choral ensemble, Conspirare who produce world-class choral and orchestral performances that combine outstanding vocal artistry and innovative programming 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on Company of Voices: Conspirare in Concert.

In 1978, acclaimed musician Jeff Wayne composed and produced the best-selling concept album The Musical Version of the War of the Worlds. See his spectacular mix of music, theatre, multimedia and visual arts on War of the Worlds Live at 11 p.m. Friday.

Get a vivid and intimate look at how seven diverse cultures celebrate Christmas. From England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria, and Rome to the top of the Swiss Alps, Rick Steves’ European Christmas lets you experience traditional European Christmas like never before at 11 p.m. Saturday.