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December 25, 2012
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5:30 am 
Martha Speaks  "Skits On Ice/Martha's Steamed!"  Skits on Ice - Skits is afraid of hockey pucks, but why? Helen tells the story of how puppy Skits chased a puck onto thin ice, and how quick thinking by Martha saved the day. Vocabulary: (E) risky, thaw(ing), solid, freeze/frozen, defrost (I) ice(y), cold, melt, puck, hockey, thin. Martha's Steamed! - When Helen and Martha discover a dog locked in a hot car on a sweltering summer's day, they snap into action. D

6:00 am 
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

7:00 am 
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

7:30 am 
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa  "Four Great Cities II"  We can jet to Europe in a day and visit four cities in less than a week. It's great to take your time but sometimes you only have a day to visit. How can you be part of the international jet set and still get a taste of "old" Europe? This time Smart Travels takes viewers on a whirlwind tour of four cities that represent a bit of the old and bit of the new in Europe. D

8:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Cactus Capital of the World"  Villages in the Valle de Tehuac n and nearby Oaxaca have endured for centuries in a desert environment. One of the staples of this environment was and still is the cactus, which formed the basis for their material culture. Today eighteen species of columnar cacti grow in the valley (as opposed to three in Arizona, eight in Sonora), all of them used one way or another by native peoples. D

8:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Classic Pasta of Liguria/La Pasta Classica Da Liguria"  Food writer and book author Laura Schenone brings a unique Ligurian recipe to Mary Ann's kitchen, where together they prepare delicate pasta wafers called Corzetti served in a delicate garlic and olive oil sauce. Mary Ann adds to the fun with Panzoti, an almond-stuffed little ravioli swimming in a butter sauce. Bravissima Laura e Marianna, e bravissima Liguria!. D

9:00 am 
Cooking Odyssey  "Mani"  Eva explores the land of vendettas and discovers an agro-tourism getaway and Chef Yianni makes a simple pork, orange and honey appetizer and a dessert that lends a modern twist to the classic baklava. D

9:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "Naturally Vegetarian Mexican"  Forget soy and tofu; these are authentic Mexican recipes where produce, fruits and vegetables are naturally the stars. Zucchini Soup with Tortilla Crisps; Cactus Paddle Tostadas; Fluffy Plantain and Pecan Bread. D

10:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Fall Favorites"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cheap digital thermometers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, host Christopher Kimball travels to Saratoga Orchards to learn about the best apples for baking, and test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the Best Baked Apples. D

10:30 am 
Garden Smart   We can all give a helping hand to the environment by gardening responsibly. Controlling rainwater runoff to keep it percolating in the ground and out of the sewers is one way. Using tough native plants is another. D

11:00 am 
Bluegrass Underground  "Jim Lauderdale"  Equal parts Rhinestone Cowboy and Borscht Belt comic, two-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Jim Lauderdale's talents dance across the worlds of country (writing hits for George Jones and George Strait), rock (writing with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter), Americana and bluegrass (with icon Ralph Stanley). Featuring Randy Kohrs on tenor vocals/dobro and the Steeldrivers' Richard Bailey on banjo, the Jim Lauderdale Bluegrass Band is unique and an absolute must-see performance. D

11:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Dancehall Marathon"  The most popular music in Jamaica today is the hard-edged sounds of dancehall. In this episode, Edgar experiences the power of the movement first hand at the Reggae Sumfest and Fully Loaded festivals. Top stars Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer and others tear up the stage as capacity crowds express their appreciation with homemade flamethrowers and explicit dance moves. D

12:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Rahki Road"  Leela is making bracelets to celebrate an Indian holiday called "Rakhi", a time when sisters, brothers, and friends show how much they love each other by exchanging special bracelets, foods, and gifts. Leela already sent a bracelet to her brother, Sunil, in India and now she is expecting a bracelet from him any moment. Just then, a delivery person brings a box that turns out to be a sample of laundry detergent, instead of her brother's bracelet. D

1:00 pm 
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

1:30 pm 
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

2:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Seasons - Spring and Summer/Seasons - Fall and Winter"  Seasons - Spring and Summer - For Show and Tell at school, Nick and Sally must bring something from their favourite season. But how can they choose which is their favourite? The Cat in the Hat takes them to the magical Garden of Seasons, where they can visit any season they like, any time they like! They meet three young animals and journey with them as they begin to grow up. Sally decides that she has two favourite seasons, and with the pictures taken from the Snaparama camera, she now has a scrapbook of pictures to show why! Seasons - Fall and Winter - It's Nick's turn to choose a favourite season. D

2:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Tazzy Chris"  When Martin and Chris assist the Tasmanian Wildlife Service in tagging endangered Tasmanian Devils, they discover that Zach Varmitech has been kidnapping them to create a ferocious new Zachbot. Science Concepts: A healthy ecosystem has both predators and scavengers. Scavengers are animals that eat mostly other dead animals. D

3:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Moonlight Celebration"  Paint a simple yet detailed scene using minimal colors.G

3:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and five-time Grammy nominee, David Benoit, show viewers how to play Horace Silver's "Song For My Father." Guest pianists name and discuss their biggest musical influences. Bobby Floyd performs "Honeysuckle Rose. D

4:00 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

5:00 pm 
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6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Riddles of the Sphinx"  A team of archeologists, including the director of the Ancient Egypt Resource Associates, peel back 45 centuries of mysteries to reveal the techniques and labor invested in the giant sculpture. The team unearths new discoveries about the people who built this half-human, half-lion image that is nearly the length of a football field and as tall as the White House. And, why they created such a haunting and stupendous image.G

7:00 pm 
NOVA  "Building Pharaoh's Ship"  NOVA follows a team of archaeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the mighty vessel shown on a mysterious carving on the wall of a 3,500-year-old temple built for the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. According to the wall carving, the vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious land called Punt. Today's adventurers launch their boat into the Red Sea on a modern voyage of discovery.G

8:00 pm 
Next Frontier: Engineering the Golden Age Of Green   The Next Frontier: Engineering the Golden Age of Green cuts through the debate about global warming and climate change. Instead, it focuses on the renewable, clean energy technologies that can improve our future and create significant economic opportunities. This entertaining one-hour documentary takes the viewer around the world in search of technologies and policies that will address the serious problem of excessive carbon dioxide emissions and our dangerous dependence on fossil fuels. D

9:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Pet Tech"  This episode explores the convergence of high technology and the family pet. Alda meets an African Gray parrot with the cognitive abilities of a four-year-old child, and tries out high-tech games for bored parrots and lonely dogs. D

10:00 pm 
NOVA  "Riddles of the Sphinx"  A team of archeologists, including the director of the Ancient Egypt Resource Associates, peel back 45 centuries of mysteries to reveal the techniques and labor invested in the giant sculpture. The team unearths new discoveries about the people who built this half-human, half-lion image that is nearly the length of a football field and as tall as the White House. And, why they created such a haunting and stupendous image.G

11:00 pm 
NOVA  "Building Pharaoh's Ship"  NOVA follows a team of archaeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the mighty vessel shown on a mysterious carving on the wall of a 3,500-year-old temple built for the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. According to the wall carving, the vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious land called Punt. Today's adventurers launch their boat into the Red Sea on a modern voyage of discovery.G

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