Highlights December 20 to December 26

KLRU Highlights

On Great Houses With Julian Fellowes Goodwood House, join Fellowes at Goodwood, for 300 years the home of the Dukes of Richmond. He learns how the house and family owe their existence to an affair between King Charles and a French spy and about the House Party, where illicit affairs were conducted. Sunday at 7 p.m.

Edith is found out on Masterpiece Downton Abbey Season 5, Episode 7, Sunday at 8 p.m. Mary finally shakes a suitor. Isobel and Lord Merton reveal their plans. Robert throws another guest out of the house.

Sunday at 9 p.m., it’s Masterpiece Downton Abbey Season 5, Episode 8. Someone tries to derail Rose and Atticus’ happiness. Mrs. Patmore gets a surprise. Anna is in trouble. Robert has a revelation.

Sunday at 10:30 p.m., join host Hugh Bonneville on Salute To Downton Abbey to recall the high points of the series storyline and its memorable cast of characters. Watch interviews with Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the cast, clips from previous seasons and tantalizing previews of season 6.

Travel through El Paso, Atlanta and Minneapolis with Antiques Roadshow Junk in the Trunk 2 Monday at 7 p.m. to enjoy more new appraisals. A Missouri Regiment Colt Pistol worth more than $22,000, sapphire and diamonds from Tiffany, and Dr.Seuss’s signature are just a few of the finds revealed in this episode.

Join stage and singing star Santino Fontana, the Muppets from Sesame Street and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square on Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a concert that includes songs from Sesame and inspiring arrangements of sacred Christmas music. Monday at 8 p.m.

Monday at 9 p.m., nearly 700 student musicians join the Belmont School of Music faculty and the Nashville Children’s Choir to present Christmas at Belmont, a production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites. The program features the University Symphony Orchestra, Belmont Chorale, Percussion Ensemble, Musical Theatre, Jazz Ensemble, Bluegrass Ensemble and a mass choir.

This year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting features music legends Crosby, Stills & Nash, multi-platinum selling artists Fall Out Boy; retro-pop-soul singer Andra Day; singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tori Kelly; musician and producer Trombone Shorty and a special appearance. Monday at 10 p.m.

Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows, Tuesday at 7 p.m., features classic clips from beloved singer and television personality Andy Williams’ Christmas specials. The digitally re-mastered production numbers are complete with magnificent sets and costumes and a cast of singers, dancers and skaters.

 

Join Texas country music’s first couple for this warm, wonderful holiday celebration. Singer-songwriters Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis—partners in life, love and parenthood—perform holiday favorites. Next Waltz Presents Bruce Robinson And Kelly Willis airs Tuesday at 10 p.m.

Nature Magic of the Snowy Owl, Wednesday at 7 p.m., takes us deep into the snowy owl’s tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless owlets until they’re able to fly.

Carved from 100 million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spiderweb of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? NOVA Building the Great Cathedrals reveals the hidden formulas, drawn from the pages of the Bible itself, that drove medieval builders ever upward. Wednesday at 8 p.m.

The Daytripper Grapevine, Tx heads to the “Christmas Capital of Texas” to catch the spirit of the season Wednesday at 9 p.m. He visits main street to eat at a French bakery, tours a winery, sees amazing sculptures of ice at the Gaylord Texan, and finishes it off on the historic railroad bound for the North Pole.

Next Waltz Presents Bruce Robinson And Kelly Willi airs again Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Wednesday at 10 p.m., revel in the best performances from the 2015 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony on ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival. Featured artists include Don Henley, Lucinda Williams, Robert Randolph, Buffy Sainte-Marie and the Mavericks.

Overheard with Evan Smith Mary Lynn Rajskub, Comedian and Actress airs Thursday at 7 p.m. Mary Lynn Rajskub is a comedian and actress, best known for playing Chloe on Fox’s super-popular series 24 and roles on 2 Broke Girls, Californication and Arrested Development. Rajskub has also been seen in movies, including Safety Not Guaranteed and The Kings of Summer.

Next Waltz Presents Bruce Robinson And Kelly Willis airs again Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday at 8 p.m., Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo sing traditional and classical Christmas songs on Three Tenors Christmas.

Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir airs again Thursday at 8:59 p.m.

Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows airs again Thursday at 9:58 p.m.

Join the revels as Poplar readies itself for Christmas 1960 on Call the Midwife Holiday Special, Friday at 8 p.m. An unexpected surprise for a grieving mother brings the holiday magic home, while Nonnatus is rocked when one of its own disappears. A film crew promises to make this a memorable Christmas.

On Vicious Holiday Special, Friday at 9:30 p.m., Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi) host a holiday soiree in their small central London flat. Ash (Iwan Rheon), their young upstairs neighbor, has volunteered to cook the meal, their feisty best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour) is up to her old tricks, and a wicked game of Truth or Dare brings up hidden truths – and surprises as well.

ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival airs again Friday at 10 p.m.

French band Phoenix plays tunes from its latest LP Bankrupt! and other hits, including “Lisztomania,” “1901” and “Entertainment!” on Austin City Limits Phoenix Saturday at 7 p.m.

Masterpiece Downton Abbey Season 5, Episode 7 airs again Saturday at 8 p.m.

Masterpiece Downton Abbey Season 5, Episode 8 airs again Saturday at 9 p.m.

On Doc Martin Listen With Mother, Saturday at 10:30 p.m., Martin reluctantly agrees to help Louisa hand out awards at her school’s sports day. Ruth and Margaret have a showdown. Mike has a shady revelation from his past.