A New York Christmas To Remember at St. Paul the Apostle
The TV holiday special A NEW YORK CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER at St. Paul the Apostle, presented as a service of Lessons and Carols from The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Manhattan, will air nationally December 24 at 11:35 pm eastern/pacific and 10:35 pm central on CBS. Regis Philbin will proclaim the Bible passages of the birth of Jesus as dramatized by the puppet characters created by the late Jane Henson. Originally named Nativity Story, the performance has delighted audiences since 2008 and is produced and funded for this broadcast by daughters Cheryl Henson and Heather Henson.
Throughout the hour-long special, Philbin will tell Biblical stories intercut with performances by Heather Henson, The Fordham University Choir, The National Children’s Chorus and the St. Paul The Apostle Choir.
A NEW YORK CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER at St. Paul the Apostle is a joint production of The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Paulist Productions, and Scott Mirkin Productions. Rev. Gilbert Martinez, C.S.P., Marybeth Sprows, Rev. Eric Andrews, C.S.P. and Scott Mirkin will serve as Executive Producers. John P. Blessington is the Executive Producer for CBS. This show is made possible in part through a grant from the William R. Payden Philanthropic Fund in memory of Mr. Payden. Funding for the puppet performances comes from The Jane Henson Foundation, Heather Henson (President of the Jane Henson Foundation and CEO IBEX, Inc.), Cheryl Henson (President of The Jim Henson Foundation) from the Henson family, and The Jim Henson Foundation. Puppets built by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.