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4:00 am 
Anuna: Christmas Memories   The internationally renowned Celtic Irish choral group Anuna - the original vocal group in Riverdance - bridges the gap between classical and popular music with its pure, haunting, emotional, mystical and unusual sound. The singers, musicians and dancers of Anuna perform popular and lesser-known Christmas music and reminisce about their most cherished holiday memories.G

5:00 am 
St. Thomas Christmas   The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, shares its annual holiday concert, which features seven of the school's vocal and instrumental ensembles. They perform familiar carols, traditional and contemporary music for the Advent and Christmas seasons before an audience in Orchestra Hall.G

6:00 am 

6:30 am 

7:00 am 
Second Opinion  "Mystery Diagnosis"  Patience and persistence are often essential to uncovering the right diagnosis. Watch experts as they assess a patient with conflicting symptoms that evolve over time, making diagnosis difficult. D

7:30 am 
Essential Pepin  "Easy and Elegant Seafood"  Lobster In Artichoke Hearts; Shrimp Pane On Watercress; Escoffier Quenelles; Monkfish Roulade. D

8:00 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "Kansas City and New Orleans: Italian Father's Day"  Join Lidia in Kansas City, where she pays a visit to the Holy Rosary Church to watch the ladies assemble their famous altar to celebrate St. Joseph's Day, the Italian Father's Day. Down in New Orleans, Lidia takes part in the traditional festival of pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines), also a classic St. D

8:30 am 
Simply Ming  "Jason Santos & Pounding Meat"  On this episode of SIMPLY MING, Ming demonstrates one of the best ways to give home chefs more options with meat and fish - by pounding. Pounding tenderizes the meat, makes it thinner for faster cooking, and makes food go farther. Using this technique with some mystery ingredients, Chef Jason Santos of Boston's Blue Inc., joins Ming to cook on the fly and invent two completely new dishes: New Style Sashimi with Soy-Lemon Syrup & Curry-Coriander Oil and Buttermilk Fried Pork Loin with a Heirloom Tomato Salad. D

9:00 am 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Baja Beach House Cooking"  Rick introduces viewers to some of Los Cabos top chefs and their restaurants then cooks dinner for them at a luxurious beach house. Margarita Carrillo, chef/owner of Don Emiliano Restaurant in San Jose del Cabo, joins Rick to purchase the local cabrillo fish and to visit Tamarindo's Farm for organically grown produce. Rick makes a tamarind chile sauce to go with his fish and eggplant course. D

9:30 am 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Salad: It's Easy Being Green"  Versatile, easy-to-make salads will please even the hungriest eater the way Sara does it, with enough protein to stick to your ribs and a huge supporting cast of vegetables. Think about Warm Steakhouse Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing - it's so rich and filling you'll forget it's a salad. Crunchy Falafel Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing will give vegetarians something to shout about. D

10:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Fancy Chicken"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the best Chicken Cordon Bleu. Next, Erin demonstrates how to cut a whole chicken. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of Black Forest deli ham. D

10:30 am 
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

11:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "South-Of-The-Border Supper"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Mexican pulled pork at home with a traditional side dish of street corn. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's top choice for corn strippers, and equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the newest grilling gadgets and recommends team's favorite. D

11:30 am 
Scrapbook Memories  "Paints, Dyes, Markers and Inks"  First, we have a brand new technique to share - screen printing is not new - but we have a brand new way to silk screen with Kristy Day for a unique cropping party. Then, it s a lesson in color printing with Linda Sattgast and making photos monochromatic. Next, it's design principle #4 with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and the concept of "unity". D

12:00 pm 
Paint This with Jerry Yarnell  "Southwest Serenade, Part 2"  In this segment, additional highlights are added to the rocks and snow. The snow highlights are carried into the water's edge to create interest and suggest rock foundations along the embankment. Snow is also added to the rock formations at the base. D

12:30 pm 

1:00 pm 
This Old House  "Bedford Project, Part 12 of 16"  General contractor Tom Silva and master carpenter Norm Abram install the massive decorative timbers in the new family room. Meanwhile, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows host Kevin O'Connor the location for the new A/C condenser and how to set it on a prefabricated concrete mounting pad. Then, Norm visits the Parson Capen House in Topsfield, Massachusetts - a house similar to the Bedford house from 1683 that's been largely unaltered over the years. D

1:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Installing a Battery Back-up Sump Pump; Fixing a Rusty Metal Railing"  Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Philadelphia to install a battery back-up sump pump. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom fixes a rusty metal railing on a set of front steps. And Kevin shares a tip about how to store a wheelbarrow. D

2:00 pm 
American Woodshop  "Dome Topped Chests"  Simple solutions for wood that bends to created treasure chests. D

2:30 pm 
Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac  "Sand Shaded Clock"  On this installment of Rough Cut, Tommy takes a look at the art of sand shading, a technique dating back to the ancient Egyptians. He demonstrates how this art form can be uniquely applied to his Sand Shaded Clock project. For the Rough Cut Road Trip, Tommy heads to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, which houses some beautiful examples of sand shading made by John and Thomas Seymour. D

3:00 pm 
MotorWeek  "Subaru Impreza"  Road Test: 2012 Subaru Impreza. Road Test: 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia. Goss' Garage: Catalytic Converters. D

3:30 pm 
America's Heartland   An Iowa farm family adds fine wines to the products made on their farm. A young Tennessee couple finds success with artisanal cheeses. Sun dried tomatoes save the farm for a California family. D

4:00 pm 
NOVA  "What Darwin Never Knew"  On the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, NOVA reveals scientific breakthroughs that help solve riddles Darwin could not explain. The film travels from the Galapagos Islands to the Arctic, and from the time of the Cambrian explosion of animal forms to today's research labs where scientists are beginning to crack nature's secrets at the genetic level.G

6:00 pm 
Priceless Antiques Roadshow   Host Fiona Bruce presents some best finds with an international flavor. Specialists share memories of the difficulties of recording shows in Europe and glass expert Andy McConnell remembers a glass artist with a difference.G

6:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Denmark Beyond Copenhagen"  Rick visits Aarhus with its ruddy affluence, charming open-air museum and well-preserved ancient bog man. Roskilde is impressive with its royal burial church and the best Viking ship museum anywhere.G

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 1981"  Staff members of Grace Brothers decide that the 90th birthday of old Mr. Grace calls for a special celebration. Their idea that a search of the Grace family tree to create a special coat of arms for the old gentleman produces astonishing results!G

8:31 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

9:01 pm 
Last of the Summer Wine Christmas Specials  "1979 - and a Dewhurst Up A Fir Tree"  Foggy Dewhurst decides to beat the Christmas rush by shopping for presents in the middle of summer. He is conned by Big Eric, who sells him 100 Christmas trees for less than $50 - a bargain except they are crawling with insects.G

9:33 pm 
Outnumbered  "Christmas Special 2009"  It's only Boxing Day but Karen has already made a list of New Year resolutions. There is also an onslaught of unsuitable toys, lost pets, and discussions as to whether robbers and/or aliens have stolen Ben's pants.G

10:14 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

11:00 pm 
Vicar of Dibley 2004 Christmas Special   Everyone in Dibley is determined to celebrate Geraldine's 10th anniversary as the first female vicar of England's most eccentric parish. However, the Christmas carol-writing competition produces the worst rhyming couplets ever written and Geraldine barely manages to head off a plan to have a stripper at the Christmas Eve cocktail party. Other disasters and complications culminate in a most unusual Midnight Mass.G

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