Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas
8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 3 a.m. on KOCE-15
Royal historian Lucy Worsley hosts this new one-hour special, which brings to life the ritual and riches of the 12-day Christmas holiday as it was celebrated during the reign of England’s King Henry VIII. Wearing period costume, Worsley points out how a surprising number of contemporary yuletide traditions — gift-giving, carol-singing and drinking mulled wine — have their origins in the Tudor period. She also explains the significance of these and other activities, some of which were recreated expressly for this special.