University of Mobile’s Popular ‘Christmas Spectacular’ to Air on TV

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MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile’s “Christmas Spectacular” was cancelled this year due to COVID-19, but the 2019 “Christmas Spectacular” will air on multiple TV channels.

“Christmas Spectacular” tells the story of Christmas through performances by the Alabama School of the Arts. The popular event consists of choirs, orchestras and ensembles performing a combination of classical and contemporary Christmas music. The event has been a tradition in Mobile for the past 20 years, bringing in thousands of visitors annually.

In addition to airing on television, the Alabama School of the Arts will premiere a “Best of Christmas Spectacular” program on Friday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. CST., featuring favored moments captured from the last decade. The premiere can be streamed at or by visiting the Alabama School of the Arts’ YouTube channel.

“Christmas Spectacular” will be aired on the following TV stations:

Daystar: Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m., 8 p.m., and 12 a.m. CST

WHBR, Pensacola: Monday, Dec. 21 at 9:30 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 24 at 10:30 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 25 at 10 a.m.

Visit for videos of Christmas Spectacular special performances over the years, and to order a DVD of the 2019 Christmas Spectacular. For more information, call the Alabama School of the Arts at 251.442.2383.

About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.