Spotlight: Happy Holidays

    HEC Media’s Spotlight program airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11, and showcases St. Louis’ finest contributions to art, education, and culture.

    In this holiday themed episode The Bach Society of Saint Louis is back on stage for their annual Christmas Candlelight Concert, meet a woman who has been bringing the Christmas spirit to kids in need for more than 50 years, enjoy “The Christmas Song” performed by a St. Louis native contestant of The Voice, meet the official storyteller of Christmas, discover how Santa Claus was invented in St. Louis, go behind the scenes of the 2021 Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden and get ready for the season with “White Christmas” by Brian Owens.

    Bach is Back, Live!
    After having to present its popular Christmas Candlelight Concert virtually in 2020, The Bach Society of Saint Louis brings this tradition back to Powell Hall.

    Bringing the Christmas Spirit to Kids in Need for more than 50 Years thanks to Santa’s Helpers Inc
    Santa’s Helpers Inc. is a 100% volunteer-based non-profit organization serving St. Louis’s under-resourced and seriously ill children since December 1968.

    The Christmas Song performed by Shadale Johnson
    Shadale was a recent contestant on NBC’s the Voice and made the top 13 list. In this video Shadale is wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

    At Home with Debbie Macomber
    New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber talks with us from her home office in Washington about her latest novel, knitting and her Hallmark movies.

    9th Annual Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden
    With over a million lights, Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden might be the most impressive sight to see during the holiday season in St. Louis.

    Did You Know Santa Claus Was Invented in St. Louis
    Not many people know it, but Santa as we know him today was invented in the 1930s by an advertising agency in St. Louis working for Coca-Cola.

    White Christmas
    Performed by Brian Owens and guests. See more of Brian Owens here.

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