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5:00 am 
Martha Speaks  "Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird/Return to Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird"  Martha's Slumber Party of the Weird - The gang is camping out. The tent is pitched, they've played a hundred hands of Go Fish, and they've even eaten all the s'mores - but they still aren't tired. When TD suggests they tell science fiction stories, no one expects this story to end as it does: to be continued! Vocabulary: (E) science fiction, data, unpredictable, forsee(able), unforeseen, feline(s) (I) gather(ing), mysterious, peculiar, vine. D

5:30 am 
Super Why!  "Little Bo Peep"  Where's Mister Lizard? Whyatt is searching and searching and doesn't know where to find him! Once again, it's the Super Readers to the rescue when they meet Little Bo Peep, who is hot on the trail of her missing sheep. The Super Readers aren't satisfied with leaving them alone until they come home, and spring into action! Educational Objectives: To learn about solving a mystery! Fun, interactive activities show preschoolers how to build the alphabet, rhyme with OG words and use the power to read to change the story. D

6:00 am 
Sid The Science Kid  "The Wind Did It"  Sid can't figure out who messed up the pile of leaves he raked up in the backyard. At school, Sid and his friends discover that wind is strong enough to make sand dunes, waves, move sail boats, and even blow away a pile of leaves!. D

6:30 am 
WordWorld  "The Christmas Star/A Christmas Present for Dog"  The Christmas Star - It's the night before Christmas and Frog needs a star to hang on his Christmas tree. Duck thinks this will be the perfect present for Frog, and tries to lasso one out of the sky for him. Try as he might, Duck is unable to catch a star for Frog, and cries himself to sleep. D

7:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Latinization of Marco"  Gina is reading a book to Marco about the Spanish names for animals. Rosita asks what she is doing and Gina explains that since Marco was born in Guatemala where people speak Spanish, she would like him (and herself) to learn Spanish too. Rosita explains that there is so much more to learn and dashes off to get her guitar. D

8:00 am 
Curious George  "Personal Trainer/Sprout Outing"  George learns about stretching, keeping hydrated and pacing to help Professor Wiseman win a race.G

8:30 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Reindeer Games/Along Came A Spider"  Nick and Sally can't find their sled that's buried under the snow. Off they go to the Jingly Bell Forest where Magnus shows them how he digs with his feet and shovels snow with his antlers.Nick and Sally are playing soccer when their ball goes through a hole in their net. Luckily Cat's friend Mabel is a spider who knows all about weaving - maybe she can help them!G

9:00 am 
Super Why!  "'twas The Night Before Christmas"  'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and all through Storybrook Village, not a creature was stirring.except for Whyatt, who has an important question for Santa! So the Super Readers catch up with Santa and his reindeer as they gallop from rooftop to rooftop and unravel the mystery of Santa's childhood, discovering along the way how to help spread the magic of the holiday. Educational Objectives: To learn about making others feel good, play with the alphabet, experiment with spelling, and use the power to read to change the story!. D

9:30 am 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers"  Dinosaurs in the Snow - Buddy and his Pteranodon family ride the Dinosaur Train to the North Pole - where it's cooler out and the skies are dark all winter long! The kids get to play in the snow and slide on a frozen pond for the first time. Cretaceous Conifers - The whole Pteranodon family have fun celebrating Mom's favorite holiday, Winter Solstice. They learn about large conifer (evergreen) trees and help decorate them at a holiday party. D

10:00 am 
The Electric Company  "A Whole New Francine"  Francine decides to be a nicer person, but is it just a ploy to get invited into The Electric Company?. D

10:30 am 
Wild Kratts  "Platypus Cafe"  While kayaking in Australia, Martin and Chris encounter one of the world's most unusual creatures, a platypus mother with her eggs. But unscrupulous endangered animal chef, Gourmand, plans on making the platypus eggs his next delicacy. The Wild Kratts team must use the special "sixth sense" of the platypus to save the eggs. D

11:00 am 
WordWorld  "The Christmas Star/A Christmas Present for Dog"  The Christmas Star - It's the night before Christmas and Frog needs a star to hang on his Christmas tree. Duck thinks this will be the perfect present for Frog, and tries to lasso one out of the sky for him. Try as he might, Duck is unable to catch a star for Frog, and cries himself to sleep. D

11:30 am 
WordGirl  "Oh, Holiday Cheese/Change Day"  Oh, Holiday Cheese - The Botsfords kick off the holiday festivities with a cheese party. With lots of cheese and sing-a-longs, the party is a huge success until Dr. Two Brains shows up with his cheese-swiping ray. Can WordGirl save the party and get Dr. Two Brains into the holiday spirit? Vocabulary Words: Curmudgeon, Festivity. D

12:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Winter Wonderlands"  Falling snow transforms the Idaho landscape into a magical playground for those willing to venture outdoors. Home to eighteen alpine ski areas, Idaho also has dozens of trail networks for Nordic skiing and offers more than 7,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, more than any other western state. Idaho is truly a winter wonderland for winter recreation.G

12:30 pm 
Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless  "Mediterranean Baja"  The Baja California peninsula boasts a climate reminiscent of those on the Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of olive trees and vineyards in Northern Baja capture the distinctiveness of this region of Mexico. We explore the amazing grilled octopus at Tres Virgenes in La Paz and enjoy mesquite-grilled lamb with 9-chile mole sauce. D

1:00 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Refreshing Remodeling 101"  The first episode in the three-part home makeover features a walk-through of Katie's Amagansett, NY home with experts. Before-and-after photos document the progress. D

1:30 pm 
Paint This with Jerry Yarnell  "Autumn's Delight, Part 3"  In this segment Jerry shows his students how to apply brighter mist and sunrays. Then adds additional rocks along shoreline. Then blocks in tree trunks for large trees. D

2:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Classic Conclusions"  Crepes A La Confiture; Orange Souffle Crepes; Baked Alaska; Apricot And Pistachio Souffle. D

2:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Sacramento California"  By the time the California gold rush of 1849 was over, Sacramento Valley, where it all started, had become one of the world's great agricultural centers. Burt takes us to a walnut grove to see some of the most ecologically advanced farming, tours the state capital, explains how the citizens of Sacramento tricked the legislators into moving there, and discovers why Nancy Reagan refused to live in the governor's mansion. D

3:00 pm 
Dialogue  "Jan Schaffer"  This week on Dialogue, host Joan Cartan-Hansen speaks about the future of journalism with J-Lab Executive Director Jan Schaffer. According to the Pew Research, 41% of Americans get their national and international news from the Internet. What does that mean for the future of newspapers and television newsrooms? And in a digital age, what is news and how do we know when we can trust what we read?G

3:30 pm 
MotorWeek  "Subaru Impreza"  Road Test: 2012 Subaru Impreza. Road Test: 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia. Goss' Garage: Catalytic Converters. D

4:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Old-Fashioned Fruit Desserts"  Test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best upside down apple cake, while gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's top choice for apple slicers. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Kimball to a tasting of vanilla, and finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison makes an easy, yet elegant berry gratin. D

4:30 pm 

5:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "The Netherlands"  Brianna Barnes learns about Dutch resistance to Spanish rule, enjoys modern art in The Hague and surfs the North Sea in Sheveningen as she cycles around the low-lying country. She earns her witch's certificate in the medieval town of Oudewater, discovers the history of the tulip in Leiden.G

6:00 pm 
Christmas Concert from Norway   For the second year, the broadcast of A Christmas Concert from Norway 2011 is a gift of music to be enjoyed by millions of viewers worldwide during the Christmas holiday season. This festive concert of glorious holiday and traditional classical music, from an historic church in the small town of Hamar, Norway, has become an international Christmas tradition. Violinists and siblings Mari and Hakon Samuelsen began the concert in 2004, featuring world renowned performers and friends, because they wished to bring something from their classical music concert experience back to their home region. D

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 
Night Before Christmas Carol   Join Charles Dickens in his study on Friday, the 13th, 1843 in this one-man play written by Dickens scholar and author, Elliot Engel. Actor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and 17 familiar characters; giving personal, social and historical context to the ghostly classic, A Christmas Carol. Cedric Charles Dickens, great grandson of the author, says zum Brunnen "absolutely becomes my great-grandfather on stage!"G

9:00 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

10:00 pm 
Tonic Sol-Fa: Greatest Time of Year   This new special from one of the nation's top vocal groups features tight harmonies, outstanding arrangements of holiday favorites and behind-the-scenes footage that showcases the chemistry among the group's members. The quartet performs an eclectic mix of songs from traditional holiday fare to contemporary covers of Lindsey Buckingham's "Holiday Road" and Vanilla Ice's "Ice, Ice Baby."G

11:00 pm 
L.A. Holiday Celebration 2011   This show features highlights from the six-hour annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration. The music and dance spectacular yields offbeat takes on holiday classics and a sampling of how world cultures mark the season.G

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