Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas

This December, PBS stations and BYUtv, the family entertainment HD cable TV network, will air the 17th annual Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir holiday special featuring Tony Award®-winning star Kelli O'Hara and renowned actor Richard Thomas. The TV special filmed prior to pandemic restrictions during The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Christmas concerts in 2019. 

Air dates and times for the TV specials are as follows:

PBS: 60-minute version of the program

  • Monday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. mountain (9:00 eastern)
  • Thursday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m. mountain (9:00 eastern)

BYUtv: 90-minute version of the program

  • Thursday, December 17 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. mountain  (8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. eastern)
  • Sunday, December 20
    5:30 p.m. mountain (7:30 p.m. eastern)
  • Wednesday, December 23
    5:30 and 8:30 p.m. mountain (7:30 and 10:30 p.m. eastern)
  • Friday, December 25
    9:00 a.m. mountain (11:00 a.m. eastern)

In addition to the on-air TV broadcasts, the program will be available for streaming across PBS’s video streaming platforms, including, the PBS app, and PBS’s OTT ("over the top") channels. The TV special can also be viewed on demand at and on the BYUtv app.

Other BYUtv Specials of The Tabernacle Choir

Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Kristin Chenoweth

  • Thursday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville

  • Sunday, December 20 at 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 22 at 12:00 p.m.

Music & the Spoken Word Special featuring Kristin Chenoweth

  • Sunday, December 20 at 3:30 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 24 at 3 p.m.
  • Friday, December 25 at 12:30 a.m

Since 2004, Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir PBS Christmas specials, recorded over three nights in December and broadcast one year later, have become a beloved PBS tradition. The TV special has consistently ranked at the top of the list of most viewed holiday programs on PBS.

Since 2017, BYUtv has joined with the Choir to produce the broadcast specials. BYUtv works hand-in-hand with partner station GBH—the largest creator of PBS content for TV and the web—to bring the 60-minute version of the TV special to PBS.  BYUtv airs the full, uncut 90-minute version of the concert during the holiday season following the initial PBS airing.