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December 25, 2011
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5:00 am 
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

6:00 am 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "Different Feelings About Birthdays/Candle Factory"  NULL

6:30 am 
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas   George and The Man in the Yellow Hat are preparing for Christmas but each has no idea what to give the other for a present. They follow each other around town, hoping to discover a clue. They enlist the help of Hudley, the Pisghettis, Gnocchi, Bill, Betsy Steven and even Professor Wiseman. Three original songs are introduced along with other classic holiday music.G

7:30 am 
Shalom Sesame - Chanukah: The Missing Menorah   It's time to celebrate Chanukah in Israel. Grover is bringing the latkes, and all is well until Anneliese gets caught in a game of tag with a chicken and loses her special menorah -- right before sunset! Can her friends find the missing menorah in time?. D

8:00 am 
Prima Princessa Presents The Nutcracker   Cartoon fairy ballerina Prima Princessa takes a group of pre-school children to see a live performance of The Nutcracker by England's Birmingham Royal Ballet where she narrates the performance for the children. Between acts the kids get up and dance, learinng simple ballet steps from students at SAB, official academy of the New York City Ballet.G

9:00 am 
Bob the Builder  "Believe In Yourself"  Super Scrambler - Scrambler has been reading a book about the super-hero machine, Super-Smasher, and decides he wants to be just like him. The team is ready to start building a milking shed for Daisy - Farmer Pickles' prize cow. Scrambler sees a picture of Super-Smasher hauling bricks, and decides he has to be strong too! After a few mistakes and scaring Daisy, Scrambler realizes he's not a Super-Machine! He's just plain old Scrambler. D

9:30 am 
Franny's Feet  "Shake Those Beans/So to Speak"  Shake those Beans - While making a traditional meal in Mexico, Franny learns where chocolate comes from and how beans are grown. So to Speak - In an underwater adventure, Franny meets a dolphin, and learns how to communicate without words. D

10:00 am 
Thomas & Friends  "Winter Delights"  Merry Misty Island - It's the Winter Holidays on the Island of Sodor. Dash, Bash and Ferdinand decide to throw a party. This is their first party and they're not really sure what to do and they won't ask Thomas to help them. D

10:30 am 
Super Why!  "The Nutcracker"  Princess Pea doesn't know what to do about her friend Sleeping Beauty who is very, very grumpy! Super Why and his friends dance their way into the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's memorable music, to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and give an innovative twist to the holiday classic. But will the super readers be able to restore magic to The Land of Sweets? Educational Objectives: To learn a cheer-up strategy, sing the alphabet, identify the letters F, L, and Y, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. D

11:00 am 

11:30 am 
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack  "Financial Planning for the Little Guy"  Guests: Mark Cortazzo, Senior Partner, MACRO Consulting Group Sheryl Garrett, Founder, The Garrett Planning Network, Inc. On this week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack, two blue chip financial advisors offer wealth-building advice for blue collar budgets. Sheryl Garrett of the Garrett Planning Network and Mark Cortazzo of MACRO Consulting Group discuss affordable financial services for the rest of us. D

12:00 pm 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe   2011: Year in Review: We take a look back at the stories that kept us talking all year and impacted women the most. Women & Peace: The Obama Administration released the first ever U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security to get more women involved in preventing conflict and sustaining peace. D

12:30 pm 

1:00 pm 
Painting and Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer  "The Torreon"  Roger and Sarah explore the historic town of Lincoln, New Mexico where Billy-the-Kid once lived. Roger paints an historic fort called the Torreon and Sarah explores the courthouse where Billy-the-Kid shot and killed two deputies. D

1:30 pm 
Sewing with Nancy  "Designer Bags, Part 1"  Design a world class handbag with inspiration from your embroidery machine. Nancy and embroidery expert Eileen Roche take you on a journey creating designer handbags. The first leg of the tour gives pointers on the stabilizers used by designers, followed by artistic ways to create straps. D

2:00 pm 
Quilting Arts  "Totes and Bags"  Time to tout your totes! First up on this episode is Candy Glendenning, who shows how to create a messenger bag, filled with pockets that will keep you organized, and a flap that is a beautiful piece of fabric art. Then Valori Wells demonstrates how to make a tote featuring painting on canvas, fabric collage, and stitching. Finally, Pokey and Susan Brubaker Knapp solve a design dilemma on the Save My UFO segment, where viewers send in their quilt problems for advice from the experts. D

2:30 pm 
Hometime  "Granite Bar Top"  The HOMETIME team expands a basement entertainment area with a new island and hand-blown lamp shades. D

3:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Top Shop Tips"  In the Woodsmith Shop, we're always looking for ways to make woodworking faster, safer, and more accurate. See some of our favorite shop tips and techniques from the pages of Woodsmith magazine. D

3:30 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

4:00 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

4:30 pm 
Growing a Greener World  "Greenhouses for Year-Round Growing"  No matter how big or small, from commercial growing to the simplest homemade version, there's a greenhouse for any budget. They make year round growing a possibility no matter where you live. This episode covers the basics and shows off some great places as examples to inspire viewers that anyone can do it. D

5:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Abundance"  Smith shares the bounty of the garden, talks about daffodils and larkspur, plus shrubs that re-bloom.G

5:30 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

6:00 pm 
Lidia Celebrates America  "Holiday Tables & Traditions"  Chef and culinary author Lidia Bastianich begins her new series of specials that celebrate culture through food by exploring the American immigrant experience through the revelry of the holidays. She first prepares a traditional Italian Christmas Eve La Vigilia (feast of the seven fishes) wth actor Stanley Tucci. Then she visits a Mexican-American holiday celebration in San Antonio, Texas, takes in Chinese New Year in San Francisco, and attends a Passover Seder in New York City.G

7:00 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

7:30 pm 
Oregon Field Guide  "Arctic White Geese/Paragliding Race/Treeverse"  The episode follows a group of volunteers, who for 13 years have been documenting Arctic geese that migrate through the Malheur Refuge where they find geese from Russia and Canada. Then paragliders fill the skies as they compete to reach GPS waypoints spread between Jacksonville and Medford.G

8:01 pm 
Nature  "Christmas In Yellowstone"  The undisturbed beauty of Yellowstone National Park in winter dress is NATURE's holiday gift to viewers. Cameras capture breathtaking landscapes that frame intimate scenes of wildlife making their way through their most challenging season of the year. Filmmaker Shane Moore, who lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, leads the way on this winter exploration that includes meeting Tim Murphy, who has skied into Yellowstone for 26 winters to photograph its wonders.G

9:00 pm 
Masterpiece Classic  "Downton Abbey (S1 E3)"  Growing into his role as heir, Matthew brings out the bitter rivalry between sisters Mary and Edith. Servants Thomas and O'Brien scheme against Bates, while head housemaid Anna is increasingly attracted to Bates. Lady Violet's winning streak in the flower show is threatened. Part 3 of 4G

10:30 pm 
New Tricks  "Power House"  In the wake of new evidence, Hannah wants her grandfather, who was hung for murder, exonerated and posthumously pardoned. Her grandfather worked at the Battersea Power Station, and now the team looks at additional jobs the furnaces there might have handled.G

11:30 pm 
Travelscope: Christmas In Switzerland   Host Joseph Rosendo journeys to Lausanne, Montreux and Basel to bask in the glow of a Swiss-style Christmas at holiday markets, on a scenic train ride, and atop a Ferris wheel. He witnesses a 600-year-old clock-tower tradition in Lausanne.G

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