EWTN announces special Christmas programming

EWTN will air exclusive coverage of special live events and related programming for Advent and Christmas on television, radio and the Internet from St. Peter’s Square in Rome and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Catholic University of America's Annual Christmas Concert from the National Shrine in Washington, D.C., will air Dec. 19 at 1:30 p.m.

The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration will usher in the joyful season of Christmas in the much-loved seasonal favorite, Christmas with the Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery. Recorded at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, the sisters will perform such standards as O Holy Night, The Coventry Carol, Gesu Bambino, and more. The program will air Dec. 20 at 10 p.m.

Midnight with the Pope from St. Peter's Square will air live Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.

Urbi et Orbi from St. Peter's Square: The Pope's Christmas Message to the World will also air live Dec. 25 at 6 a.m.

Solemn Mass of Christmas from the EWTN Chapel in Irondale, Alabama, will air live Dec. 25 at 1 a.m. The Solemn Christmas Day Mass from the national shrine will air live Dec. 25 at 12 p.m.

Cousins in Christ Family Christmas features songs celebrating the birth of our Savior and a collection of favorite Christmas hymns including Silent Night, Away in a Manger, O Holy Night and Joy To The World and many others.  This musical Catholic family celebration features several members of EWTN's Angel Force crew and will air on Dec. 22 at 8 p.m.

Popular seasonal favorites such as Candy Maker's Christmas, The Legend of the Three Trees, Miracle of Marcelino, The Legend of the Christmas Flower, and Our Lady of Guadalupe and Miraculous Mexico are just a few of the many Christmas programs that will also air during the month of December.

Encore times for all programs are available on the network's Web site: http://www.ewtn.com

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