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'Christmas With Daniel O'Donnell' to premiere on AETN Dec. 9

Posted 30 Nov 2017

"Christmas With Daniel O'Donnell" will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Saturday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m.

Irish singing sensation Daniel O'Donnell transports viewers to a winter wonderland in this new holiday special, performing yuletide carols, classic hymns and seasonal sing-a-long favorites. Performed before an enthusiastic audience at Dublin's Convention Centre, O'Donnell brings the spirit of the holiday season to life with theatrical sets, a talented cast of performers and even a sleigh drawn by two ponies.

Joining O'Donnell onstage to perform heartwarming Christmas songs is his singing partner of 36 years, Mary Duff, along with The Billie Barry Kids, the Kilkenny Presentation Choir directed by Veronica McCarron, the Rathdowney adult choir and the Daniel O'Donnell band. Together with his guests, O'Donnell performs seasonal favorites including a rendition of "Silent Night," the widely popular standard "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," the Rodgers and Hammerstein show tune "Edelweiss" from "The Sound of Music" and more.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. Audiences can also watch on several digital platforms, and members with AETN Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).