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Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe And Tom Brokaw

Hundreds of pieces of candy attached to handkerchief parachutes fall from the ceiling to honor Gail “Hal” Halvorsen, the American “candy bomber” who dropped gum and chocolate for German children during the Berlin airlift of 1948-49.
Courtesy of Deb Gehris; Mormon Tabernacle Choir © IRI 2013
Hundreds of pieces of candy attached to handkerchief parachutes fall from the ceiling to honor Gail “Hal” Halvorsen, the American “candy bomber” who dropped gum and chocolate for German children during the Berlin airlift of 1948-49.

Airs Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at 1:30 a.m. & Thursday, Dec. 25 at 5 a.m. on KPBS TV

Tony Award-winning tenor Alfie Boe (left) and renowned veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in a concert of holiday favorites and inspiring surprises.
Courtesy of Deb Gehris; Mormon Tabernacle Choir © IRI 2013
Tony Award-winning tenor Alfie Boe (left) and renowned veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in a concert of holiday favorites and inspiring surprises.
Veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw greets Gail “Hal” Halvorsen, the American “candy bomber” who dropped gum and chocolate for German children during the Berlin airlift of 1948-49.
Courtesy of Deb Gehris; Mormon Tabernacle Choir © IRI 2013
Veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw greets Gail “Hal” Halvorsen, the American “candy bomber” who dropped gum and chocolate for German children during the Berlin airlift of 1948-49.

As seen and heard by more than 80,000 people in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, this program features renowned TV personality Tom Brokaw and Tony Award-winning "Les Misérables" tenor Alfie Boe in a concert of holiday favorites. Boe’s moving signature performance of “Bring Him Home” is a highlight.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir also welcomes a surprise guest, Gail “Hal” Halvorsen, the famous candy bomber of the Berlin airlift. Together with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, these special guests bring attendees to their feet more than once during the night.

The program's song list includes seasonal favorites: “Sing Noel!” A Christmas Processional; “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “From Heaven on High,” Christmas at Home medley: “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Somewhere in My Memory,” “Bring Him Home," “Christmas From Heaven,” “What Shall We Give?” and “Angels, From the Realms of Glory.”

"Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe And Tom Brokaw" was produced by KUED Salt Lake City. (premiered December 10, 2013)

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