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How to watch the Tabernacle Choir Christmas TV special

For more than 20 years, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have hosted an annual Christmas concert, celebrating the joy, beauty, and love of the holidays through stories and music. And this December, the 2021 Christmas concert will once again air on PBS and BYUtv for audiences around the country to enjoy with loved ones. This Christmas special from the Choir features soulful celebrations of the season by Tony Award–nominated performer Megan Hilty and well-known film and television actor Neal McDonough from the concert in 2021.

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McDonough and Hilty both share Irish heritage and joined the Choir and Orchestra, trumpeters, and bell ringers in delivering a musical celebration that weaves together classic Christmas carols and hymns with more traditional Irish musical numbers.


“My experience with the Tabernacle Choir, music director Mack Wilberg, and everybody behind the scenes was almost indescribable,” said Hilty. “Every single second of it was infused with joy, and there is so much incredible attention put into every detail of the show. You can feel the love in every set decoration, in the lighting plot, in everything. I think this concert is the ultimate Christmas celebration.”

Here’s how you can watch this year’s Christmas special:

PBS TV and

  • Tuesday, December 13, at 7:00 p.m. (MST)
  • Saturday, December 17, at 6:00 p.m. (MST) (PBS Utah; check elsewhere)
  • Tuesday, December 20, at 8:00 pm (MST) (PBS Utah; check elsewhere)
  • Saturday, December 24, at 12:30 pm (MST) (PBS Utah; check elsewhere)
  • Sunday, December 25, at 12:00 pm (MST) (PBS Utah; check elsewhere)

BYUtv and

  • Sunday, December 18, at 6:00 p.m. (MST)
  • Wednesday, December 21, at 6:30 p.m. (MST)
  • Wednesday, December 21, at 9:00 p.m. (MST)
  • Friday, December 23, at 7:30 p.m. (MST)
  • Saturday, December 24, at 5:00 p.m. (MST)

On-demand viewing of the program will be available on both networks’ websites after the respective premieres on PBS and BYUtv .

Get the full-length album of the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s 2021 Christmas concert, “O Holy Night, or purchase the full DVD of the 2021 Christmas concert now at Deseret Book.

O Holy Night

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square join with Tony Award-nominated singer Megan Hilty and award-winning actor Neal McDonough for O Holy Night, a moving and inspirational Christmas special. Filmed in front of a live audience at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, the program features beloved Christmas songs and carols infused with a Celtic flavor reflecting the guest artists' shared Irish heritage. This program captures the true meaning of Christmas in a way you'll want to experience again and again.

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