This Week on TV: Xmas Specials and Monteverdi Madrigals

This Week on TV: Xmas Specials and Monteverdi Madrigals

Celebrate the holiday this year with your favorite CCTV Producers

  • Posted on: 17 December 2015
  • By: lily

As you sit by the fire this Christmas Eve and -Day, tune in to CCTV for some spunky Holiday Specials the whole family will enjoy. Including:

Penny Dreadful's Shilling Shocker—New England's own local television horror show is back from a brief hiatus after the Halloween season, this time with a Christmas Special. Featuring the famous 1964 film, "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians."

Also, an XXXMas episode from our good friend Coloring Coorain—in which Coorain puts the sexy back in Christmas as he struggles to find the reason for the season and remain a feminist.

And, in case this warm December is getting you down, footage of Blizzards of Winter 2010-2011—so you can pretend we're having a snowy white Christmas.

These seasonal programs and more: On Channel 9 both days midnight-1:30am, Friday 12/25 10am-noon. And, on Channel 8 both days midnight-2am, Thursday 12/24 2:30-7pm, and Friday 12/25 7am-noon & 2:30-6pm. Check out our full TV schedule for individual program times.

New work by CCTV members airs each week on Channel 9 Sunday at noon and Friday at 7pm, and on Channel 96 Tuesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 9pm.

This week's debuts include: The Cherry Street Singers—six singers, theorbo, baroque cello and harpsichord—in a fabulous concert of Monteverdi Madrigals, filmed by Kristina Kehrer and Lily Bouvier.

And: Inventing Kot: Live Reading by Will Kurtz—a staged reading of the pilot script of Kurtz's cartoon comedy "Inventing Kot."

The 2015 YWCA Tribute to Outstanding Women took place on October 21—honoring women who bring honor and hope to the Cambridge community.

The theme for this year's awards was “on a mission,” and each honoree was selected for their history of passion, motivation, and commitment to our community, and the event is held in recognition of their efforts. This year's honorees included Debbie Irving, Renee McLeod, Maisha Moses, Linda O’Callahan, Erinn Pearson, Debra Wise, Rev. Virginia Ward, and Myrline Thomson.

Watch the event: On Channel 9, Sunday 12/20 at 2pm, and Tuesday 12/22 and Thursday 12/24 at 10am.

And, from the CCTV archives:

Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People: a documentary from the Media Education Foundation, dissecting a dark side of cinematic history—past and present.

Followed by I am Muslim, a video produced by teens in CCTV's 2013 Summer Media Institute, which explores Muslim stereotypes, and what it is like to be a Muslim in Cambridge.

And from Buddhist nonprofit US Tzi Chi, Being Muslim in NYC After 9/11.

Catch the program on Channel 8 Monday 12/21 4-5:30pm and Wednesday 12/23 5-6:30pm.