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A Christmas Calendar is a 1987 American Christmas television special hosted and narrated by Loretta Swit. The program was co-produced for PBS by Deutsche Welle and Oregon Public Broadcasting and premiered December 18, 1987 on PBS.

A Christmas Calendar
Written byHildegarde Schroeder
Directed byJochen Richter
Presented byLoretta Swit
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Franz Lazi
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Deutsche Welle
Original networkPBS
Original releaseDecember 18, 1987 (1987-12-18)



Loretta Swit travels to Germany to discover the holiday traditions in the European country. Swit journeys through various regions of Germany including spending some of the holiday with a German family. She discovers the origins of St Nicholas, the Christmas traditions such as the Christkindlmarkt as well as show the viewers the winter scenery of the country.[1][2] The program includes seasonal music with insight of the origins of the titles.[3]



Location scenes for the program included Nuremberg, Munich, Aachen, Stuttgart, Hamburg, and Berlin, Germany.[4] The program has not been released on VHS or DVD.

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