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December 22, 2012
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5:00 pm 
Antiques Roadshow  "Greatest Gifts"  This show is a compilation of appraisals of items received by guests as presents. Finds include a Louis Comfort Tiffany necklace from a husband and a Fender bass guitar as a birthday gift, along with other valuable and interesting items.G
6:00 pm 
Priceless Antiques Roadshow   The specialists reveal how they deal with unidentifiable mystery objects. Furniture expert Lennox Cato goes back to his roots in Brighton.G
6:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Venice: City of Dreams"  Rick begins a two-part visit to Venice by tracing its history from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. He cruises the Grand Canal, luxuriates in a venerable caf? and savors fresh fish canalside with friends. Part 1 of 2G
7:00 pm 
The Lawrence Welk Show  "Christmas"  This 1966 Christmas celebration is new to public television. Lawrence makes his singing entrance on "Jingle Bells." Barbara and Bobby are Raggedy Ann and Andy for the "Doll Dance." The Lennon Sisters sing "Star Carol" while JoAnn Castle rocks the house with "Frosty The Snowman."G
8:00 pm 
Are You Being Served?  "Christmas 1979, Punch and Judy"  Staff members decide to put on a traditional Punch and Judy show.G
8:30 pm 
Keeping Up Appearances Christmas Specials  "1995"  Hyacinth decides to organize and direct a local pageant titled "Our Town in the Civil War." She also casts herself in the starring role of Queen Henrietta Maria and coerces various members of her family to play assorted Cavaliers and Roundheads. The Church Hall is soon in pandemonium.G
9:00 pm 
As Time Goes By  "Judith's New Romance"  Judy has a new romantic interest. Sandy is evasive. Jean believes there is a problem but her efforts on her daughter's behalf lead to further complications.G
9:30 pm 
It's A Merry Red Green Christmas   Red demonstrates cooking Christmas dinner while Harold writes a letter to Santa. Lodge members put holiday greetings on answering machines. There are recommendations on choosing pets as presents and practical applications for fruitcake.G
10:30 pm 
My Family  "It's A Gift (Christmas Special)"  Ben gets Susan a present from the store where Alfie works as one of Santa's elves. But he soon learns it is the wrong gift for a happy holiday. He tries for something more romantic but finds he could have gotten a better deal by waiting. Then, a present to themselves turns up with the wrong picture.G
11:00 pm 
Doctor Who Series  "The Rebel Flesh"  A solar tsunami sends the TARDIS hurtling toward a factory on Earth where human doppelgangers are used to mine dangerous acid. A second wave hits and the doppelgangers separate. The Doctor must try to prevent an all-out civil war between humans and the "almost people" before the factory explodes.G
5:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: Volcanoes, Ring of Fire"  Trekkers explore volcanoes from Pompeii, Stromboli and Santorini in Italy and Greece to Krakatoa and Mt. Fuji in Indonesia and Japan. Other explosive sites include Montserrat, Pacaya in Guatemala, Cotopaxi in Ecuador, La Palma in the Canary Islands, and Mount St. Helens and Kilauea in the U.S.G
6:00 pm 
Christmas at St. Olaf: Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing   St. Olaf College in Minnesota celebrates 100 years of its Christmas Festival, which began as a small campus event and now has a worldwide audience. Five choral ensembles and the St. Olaf Orchestra - more than 500 student musicians strong - perform a rich repertoire of Christmas compositions, familiar carols and hymns from around the world. This year's performance also debuts newly commissioned works by American composers Andr? J. Thomas and David N. Childs.G
7:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Tom Waits"  This classic episode from 1979 features the singer-songwriter, composer and actor, with his distinctive gravely voice toward the end of the years when he had built a cult following but had not had a breakthrough recording. He combined a lyrical focus on desperate, low-life characters with a persona that seemed to embody the same lifestyle, which he sang about.G
8:00 pm 
Tonic Sol-Fa Christmas   The a cappella group, which specializes in pop arrangements, celebrates the holidays at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The spirited program highlights the foursome's trademark humor and skilled musicianship as they perform a mix of traditional, secular and original holiday songs. The music is intertwined with interviews with group members.G
9:00 pm 
Christmas at Belmont   Christmas at Belmont" is an annual Belmont University tradition celebrating the holiday season and the musical diversity and rich talent of the university's School of Music. The concert features a collage of familiar carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites. More than 400 student voices join with School of Music faculty to present the annual holiday production. D
10:00 pm 
Song of the Mountains   Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band; Goldwing Express. D
11:00 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Tom Waits"  This classic episode from 1979 features the singer-songwriter, composer and actor, with his distinctive gravely voice toward the end of the years when he had built a cult following but had not had a breakthrough recording. He combined a lyrical focus on desperate, low-life characters with a persona that seemed to embody the same lifestyle, which he sang about.G
5:00 pm 
Art of the Western World  "Age of Reason, An Age of Passion"  Part I: The playful fantasy and provocative subjects of the Rococo style practiced by Watteau, Fragonard, and Boucher gave way to strict Rationalism, which insisted on morality in art and the purity of classical form, as seen in the works of David. Part II: Striving for individual expression, Romantic painters Goya, Gericault, and Delacroix demonstrated a range of styles and subjects. D
6:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom  "Kwanzaa"  From December 26 to January 1 is a holiday of reflection, an opportunity for African Americans to celebrate their roots in Africa.G
6:30 pm 
Healthy Heritage Kitchen - Kwanzaa Edition   HEALTHY HERITAGE KITCHEN demonstrates healthy versions of traditional holiday meals for ethnic communities. Hosted by Wilbert Jones, a Chicago based chef and food product developer this Wilbert will demonstrate how to prepare healthy recipes for Kwanzaa. Many ethnic American communities suffer from diet related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. D
7:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "The Hand That Stirred The Pot: African Foods In America"  Burt seeks the origins of peanuts, bananas, watermelon, rice, yams and okra.G
7:30 pm 
Ciao Italia  "Festival of the Seven Fishes/La Festa Dei Sette Pesci"  Mayor of Boston Thomas M. Menino and Mary Ann celebrate their Italian American heritage by preparing a Christmas Eve banquet called "The Feast of the Seven Fishes." Starting with baccala, then skillet fried shrimp, then tuna, smelts, swordfish, calamari and clams, the tradition continues, and so do their appetites!. D
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Christmas In Vienna, Austria"  Christmas is observed in cities throughout the world, but the festivities in the Austrian city of Vienna are unique. Burt joins the celebration, explains the ancient history and meaning of Christmas, tours Vienna's famous Christmas markets, and discovers why we have Christmas trees. He takes us inside the magnificent castle of the Habsburg family and unravels the story of how they became the most powerful rulers in Europe by using their marriages instead of their military. D
8:30 pm 
Heirloom Meals Christmas   Hosted by culinary artist and public-radio personality Carole Murko, HEIRLOOM MEALS CHRISTMAS celebrates the holiday season by delving into America's rich and diverse culinary history and honoring tried-and-true recipes and dining traditions. As she did in Heirloom Meals Thanksgiving, Murko seeks to "savor yesterday's traditions today" while paying tribute to the dying art of cooking from scratch. She contrasts the Mexican-American tradition of making tamales on Christmas Eve with the old-world Austrian-American custom of preparing a Christmas goose. D
9:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom  "Christmas"  Burt tells how the Christmas tree came indoors, what the First Ladies do for holidays, and how department stores create holiday windows.G
10:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "New York-Style Pizza at Home"  Host Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn to learn how to make the perfect New York-style pizza. Next, Chris goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn the secrets to making the ultimate Thin-Crust Pizza at home. And finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of red wine vinegar. D
10:30 pm 
Simply Ming  "Wasabi & Avocado"  Guest Chefs: Seth and Angela Raynor. Wasabi and avocado, a mainstay of sushi rolls, are the East-West ingredients worked into Ming's recipes this week. In the kitchen, Ming shares recipes that reflect his former apprenticeship under a great Sushi master in Japan. D
11:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Food Memories"  Joanne remembers her trips to Italy and with her student Di shows us a classic pizza strata and a dessert inspired by limoncello. Recipes: Green Salad with Garlic croutons and Balsamic Red Wine Dressing, Pizza Strata, and Lemon Sorbet and Vanilla Ice Cream with Limoncello. Student: Di Harris, Retired Nanny. D
11:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Tuscany's Dolce Vita"  Rick explores the small towns and rural countryside of Tuscany. He hunts for truffles in an oak forest, nibbles through an artichoke festival, shares a farmhouse feast, climbs the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and rides in a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's backyard.G
5:00 pm 
Moyers & Company  "What We Can Learn from Lincoln"  One reason so many people are disillusioned by the state of things in America -- even more so after the terror in Newtown -- is that our political system hasn't produced consistently good results in a long time. We've forgotten that democracy is supposed to be about addressing our problems through a political system that encourages bargaining, compromise, and progress. Except for taking us to war, showering largesse on the privileged and powerful, and courting donors instead of representing voters, Washington politics promotes gridlock, paralysis, and stalemate. D
6:00 pm 
After Newtown   After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, PBS continues to analyze and illuminate the issues of access to guns and the politics of gun laws, mental illness in young adults, the science of detecting violent impulses and how communities react to unspeakable tragedy and begin to heal. The special brings together the resources of the PBS NEWSHOUR, FRONTLINE, WASHINGTON WEEK, NEED TO KNOW and NOVA. Gwen Ifill anchors the broadcast, which will include studio interviews and insightful discussion with regular contributors to WASHINGTON WEEK. D
7:00 pm 
What Next After Newtown: What Our Country and Communities Can Do   In light of the recent events in Newtown, this special provides an in-depth analysis of related issues, including accessibility of weapons, violence in the media, public policy, mental issues, and school security, and features a variety of perspectives in an effort to spark a nationwide conversation about long-term solutions. Co-anchored by Need to Know co-hosts Jeff Greenfield and Maria Hinojosa, and Nightly Business Report co-anchor Susie Gharib, among other prominent newscasters. D
10:00 pm 
In Our Own Voice   A documentary that explores the lives of those with serious and persistent mental illness, as well as the effect those illnesses have on family members and service providers. Hear more from participants about what it is like to live with a mental illness.G
11:00 pm 
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