L.A. Holiday Celebration 2010 airs throughout December on PBS.

Broadcasts begin Wednesday, December 8 at 9:00 pm ET and PST, culminating on Christmas Day, December 25. Check your local listings.


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L.A. HOLIDAY CELEBRATION 2010 is the best of the six-hour live L.A. County Holiday Celebration broadcast from Los Angeles Music Center in December 2009. The one-hour highlights version of this Emmy-nominated music and dance spectacular yields offbeat takes on holiday classics and a sampling of how world cultures mark the season.

“Silent Night” is performed in Hawaiian by actress Tia Carrere, accompanied on guitar by Daniel Ho, and in Spanish and English by a combination of male and female mariachi groups, Mariachi Sol de Mexico and Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. Sweet Honey in the Rock offers a gospel styling of a Chinese proverb and, in the same genre, Angel City Chorale sings “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly.” Antics Performance gives “A Christmas Carol” the Hip-Hop treatment in “Give Up the Dough.” Favorite Nutcracker melodies are transformed by M-PACT in a wordless vocal scat of “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies” and Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles leads a flash mob version of “Trepac.” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” is given an R&B twist by Little Willie G and Thee East LA Philharmonic and an all-string arrangement by South Pasadena Children's Orchestra.

L.A. Holiday Celebration was produced by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. For more Holiday Celebration information, visit www.holidaycelebration.org.


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Eat, Sing and Be Merry

Eat, Sing and Be Merry
Several Holiday Celebration performers share their favorite holiday customs and recipes.

Inside the Artistry

Inside the Artistry
Take a closer look at some of the amazing artists in the L.A. Holiday Celebration.

Bonus! Holiday Celebration Plus

Bonus! Holiday Celebration Plus
More performances and profiles from the six-hour show at Los Angeles' Music Center.

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