2016 Holiday Program Schedule

Winter is in the air… and on the air, on Wisconsin Public Television. As we prepare for the first snowfall – and the much-anticipated premiere of Wisconsin Winter From the Air – we wanted to share the special holiday-themed programs coming up on WPT. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, look to WPT for classic favorites and fresh holiday finds.

Here is a complete list of every holiday program on WPT this season:

Saturday, Nov. 19

5:30 a.m. – A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving (Create)
7:30 a.m. – New Orleans Cooking With Kevin Belton “Thanksgiving” (Create)
8 a.m. – Sara’s Weeknight Meals “Thanksgiving 101” (Create)
8:30 a.m. – Heirloom Meals Thanksgiving (Create)
9:30 a.m. – A Chef’s Life “Obviously, It’s Pecans” (Create)
10 a.m. – Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke “Thanksgiving Comes Early” (Create)
10:30 a.m. – Katie Brown Workshop “Thanksgiving” (Create)
5:30 p.m. – A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving (Create)
4:05 p.m. – Surviving Thanksgiving With Sara Moulton  (The Wisconsin Channel)
5 p.m. – The Lawrence Welk Show “Thanksgiving – America, the Melting Pot”
7:30 p.m. – New Orleans Cooking With Kevin Belton “Thanksgiving” (Create)
8 p.m. – Sara’s Weeknight Meals “Thanksgiving 101” (Create)
8:30 p.m. – Heirloom Meals Thanksgiving (Create)
9:30 p.m. – A Chef’s Life “Obviously, It’s Pecans” (Create)
10 p.m. – Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke “Thanksgiving Comes Early” (Create)
10:30 p.m. – Katie Brown Workshop “Thanksgiving” (Create)

Chef, cookbook author and television personality Sara Moulton offers time-saving tips and techniques in her one-hour special Surviving Thanksgiving With Sara Moulton.
Chef, cookbook author and television personality Sara Moulton offers time-saving tips and techniques in her one-hour special Surviving Thanksgiving With Sara Moulton.

Sunday, Nov. 20

1 a.m. – Surviving Thanksgiving With Sara Moulton (The Wisconsin Channel)
8:30 a.m. – Wild Kratts “Happy Turkey Day”
11:30 a.m. A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving (Create)
1:30 p.m. – New Orleans Cooking With Kevin Belton “Thanksgiving” (Create)
2 p.m.  Sara’s Weeknight Meals “Thanksgiving 101” (Create)
2:30 p.m. – Heirloom Meals Thanksgiving (Create)
3 p.m. – Surviving Thanksgiving With Sara Moulton  (Create)
3:30 p.m. – A Chef’s Life “Obviously, It’s Pecans” (Create)
4 p.m. – The Lawrence Welk Show “Thanksgiving – America, The Melting Pot” (The Wisconsin Channel)Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke “Thanksgiving Comes Early” (Create)
4:30 p.m. – Katie Brown Workshop “Thanksgiving” (Create)

Monday, Nov. 21

4:30 p.m. –  Wild Kratts “Happy Turkey Day”
11 p.m. – The Pilgrims: American Experience (The Wisconsin Channel)

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A new adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel “Anne of Green Gables” premieres Thanksgiving day on WPT.

Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving)

5:30 a.m. – A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving
6 a.m. – Wild Kratts “Happy Turkey Day”
7:30 a.m. – New Orleans Cooking With Kevin Belton “Thanksgiving” (Create)
8 a.m. – Sara’s Weeknight Meals “Thanksgiving 101”
8:30 a.m. Heirloom Meals Thanksgiving (Create)
9:30 a.m. – A Chef’s Life “Obviously, It’s Pecans” (Create)
10 a.m. – Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke “Thanksgiving Comes Early” (Create) Katie Brown Workshop “Thanksgiving” (Create)
11 a.m. – A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving (Create)
1:30 p.m. – New Orleans Cooking With Kevin Belton “Thanksgiving” (Create)
2 p.m. Sara’s Weeknight Meals “Thanksgiving 101”
2:30 p.m.Heirloom Meals Thanksgiving (Create)
3 p.m. – Wild Kratts Creature Christmas
3:30 p.m. – A Chef’s Life “Obviously, It’s Pecans” (Create)
4 p.m. – The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! | Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke “Thanksgiving Comes Early” (Create)
4:30 p.m. – Katie Brown Workshop “Thanksgiving” (Create)
5:30 p.m. – New Orleans Cooking With Kevin Belton “Thanksgiving” (Create)
6 p.m. – A Chef’s Life “Obviously, It’s Pecans” (Create)
8 p.m. – Anne of Green Gables (2016)
8:30 p.m. – New Orleans Cooking With Kevin Belton “Thanksgiving” (Create)
11:30 p.m. – A Chef’s Life “Obviously, It’s Pecans” (Create)

Sunday, Nov. 27

1:30 a.m. – America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated “A Roast for the Holidays” (Create)
5:30 p.m. –
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghosts of Christmas Eve

"Wisconsin Winter From the Air" takes us into the sky again as we marvel at the wonders of winter.
“Wisconsin Winter From the Air” takes us into the sky again as we marvel at the wonders of winter.

Monday, Nov. 30

7 p.m. – Wisconsin Winter From the Air
9 p.m. – Wisconsin Winter From the Air
11 p.m. – Wisconsin Winter From the Air (The Wisconsin Channel)

Thursday, Dec. 1

7 p.m. – Guys on Ice

Friday, Dec. 9

8 p.m. – Silent Night (Minnesota Opera) (The Wisconsin Channel)
11:30 p.m. – Silent Night (Minnesota Opera) (The Wisconsin Channel)

Saturday, Dec. 10

12 a.m. – Jordan Smith ‘tis the Season
4 a.m. – Jordan Smith ’tis the Season
5 a.m. – Thomas & Friends “Christmas Cheer”
9 a.m. – Wisconsin Winter From the Air
12 p.m. – Eamonn McCrystal: The Music of Christmas (The Wisconsin Channel)
1 p.m. – Mr. Stink (The Wisconsin Channel)
4 p.m. – A Christmas Carol: The Concert (The Wisconsin Channel)
5:30 p.m. – Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas (WPT) | European Christmas Markets (The Wisconsin Channel)
7 p.m. – Guys on Ice
10 p.m. – A Southern Celtic Christmas Concert (The Wisconsin Channel)

Sunday, Dec. 11

1 a.m. – Eamonn McCrystal: The Music of Christmas (The Wisconsin Channel)
5:30 a.m. – Dinosaur Train “Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers”
6 a.m. – Sesame Street “Abby Makes the Seasons Change”
11:30 a.m. – Keeping Up Appearances Christmas Specials “1994” (The Wisconsin Channel)
12:30 p.m. – Keeping Up Appearances Christmas Specials “1995” (The Wisconsin Channel)
3:30 p.m. – Libera: Angels Sing Christmas in Ireland
7 p.m. – Wisconsin Winter From the Air

Monday, Dec. 12

11:30 a.m – Thomas & Friends “Christmas Time”

Tuesday, Dec. 13

3:47 p.m. – University Place “Carols of Christmas Past” (The Wisconsin Channel)
10:30 a.m. –
Peg + Cat + Holidays

Wednesday, Dec. 14

11:30 a.m. – Thomas & Friends “‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly”

Thursday, Dec. 15

6 a.m. – New Scandinavian Cooking “Happy Holiday Food” (Create)
12 p.m. – New Scandinavian Cooking “Happy Holiday Food” (Create)

Friday, Dec. 16

2 a.m. – A Southern Celtic Christmas Concert
3 a.m. – Keeping Up Appearances Christmas Specials “1995” (The Wisconsin Channel)
7:30 a.m. –
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
10 a.m. – Dinosaur Train “Don’s Winter Wish/Festival of Lights”
10:30 a.m. – Peg + Cat “The Christmas Problem”
11:30 a.m. – Thomas & Friends “A Time for Sharing”
12 p.m. – European Christmas Markets (The Wisconsin Channel)
12:30 p.m. – Dinosaur Train “Don’s Winter Wish/Festival of Lights” | Christmas in the Danube (The Wisconsin Channel)
9 p.m. – Happy Holidays With the Boston Pops (The Wisconsin Channel)
1:30 a.m. – Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 17
12 a.m. – Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
12 a.m. – Happy Holidays With the Boston Pops (The Wisconsin Channel)
11 a.m. –
The Great British Baking Show “Christmas Masterclass 3”
4 p.m. – Craft in America “Holiday” (The Wisconsin Channel)
5 p.m. – Lidia Celebrates America “Home for the Holidays” (The Wisconsin Channel)
11 p.m. – Jordan Smith ‘tis the Season (The Wisconsin Channel)

Sunday, Dec. 18

12 a.m – Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience – The Spirit of the Season
1 a.m. – Mr. Stink
1 a.m. – Craft in America “Holiday” (The Wisconsin Channel)
6:30 a.m. – Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri “2016”
7:30 a.m. – Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
7:47 a.m. – University Place “Carols of Christmas Past” (The Wisconsin Channel)
11 a.m. – Mr. Stink | A Chef’s Life “Holiday Special” (The Wisconsin Channel)
3:30 p.m. – European Christmas Markets
6 p.m. – Lidia Celebrates America “Holiday for Heroes”

In "Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Featuring Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis," join Broadway star Osnes, British actor Jarvis and the renowned choir for the annual concert. Watch the premiere 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19.
In “Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Featuring Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis,” join Broadway star Osnes, British actor Jarvis and the renowned choir for the annual concert. Watch the premiere 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19.

Monday, Dec. 19

11 a.m. – Super WHY! ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
11:30 – Thomas & Friends “Let it Snow”
8 p.m. – Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Featuring Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis

Tuesday, Dec. 20

2 a.m. – Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Featuring Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis
7:47 a.m. –  University Place “Carols of Christmas Past” (The Wisconsin Channel)
1 p.m. – Rick Steves Special “European Christmas”

Wednesday, Dec. 21

3 a.m. – Rick Steves Special “European Christmas” (The Wisconsin Channel)
2:30 p.m. –
Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri “2016”

Thursday, Dec. 22

5 a.m. – The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! “Reindeer Games/Along Came a Spider”
8 a.m. – Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri “2016”
10 a.m. – Dinosaur Train “Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers”
10:30 a.m. – Peg + Cat “The Christmas Problem”
11 a.m. – Super WHY! “Judith’s Happy Chanukah”
12:30 p.m. – Dinosaur Train “Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers”

Friday, Dec. 23

2 a.m.– Lidia Celebrates America “Home for the Holidays” (The Wisconsin Channel)
3 a.m. – Christmastime in New Orleans (The Wisconsin Channel)
6 a.m. – Wild Kratts Creature Christmas
7:46 a.m. – University Place “Carols of Christmas Past” (The Wisconsin Channel)
11 a.m. – Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri “2016”
12 p.m. – Christmastime in New Orleans (The Wisconsin Channel)
12:30 p.m. – Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope “A San Antonio Christmas” (The Wisconsin Channel)
3:30 p.m. – Odd Squad “Reindeer Games”
3:46 p.m. – University Place “Carols of Christmas Past” (The Wisconsin Channel)
4 p.m. – Wild Kratts Creature Christmas
5 p.m. – Martha Speaks “Martha’s Holiday Surprise/We’re Powerless!”

Saturday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve/Hanukkah begins)

12 a.m. – A Southern Celtic Christmas Concert
5 a.m. – Thomas & Friends “‘Tis the Season to be Jolly” | Alsatian Christmas Table With Chef Hubert Keller “Alsatian Christmas Dinner” (Create)
5:30 a.m. – Bob the Builder “Trouble at Christmas” | Alsatian Christmas Table With Chef Hubert Keller “Alsatian Christmas Treats” (Create)
6 a.m. – Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope “A San Antonio Christmas” (Create)
6:30 a.m. – Healthy Heritage Kitchen – Kwanzaa Edition  (Create)
7 a.m. – Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas | Family Travel With Colleen Kelly “Chicago – My Kind of Town for the Holidays” (Create)
7:30 a.m. – Heirloom Meals Christmas (Create)
7:47 a.m. University Place “Carols of Christmas Past” (The Wisconsin Channel)
8 a.m. – Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri “2016”
8:30 a.m. – Paint This With Jerry Yarnell “Greeting/Christmas Card” (Create)
9 a.m. – Katie Brown Workshop “Christmas” (Create)
9:30 a.m. – New Scandinavian Cooking “Happy Holiday Food” (Create)
10 a.m. – The Great British Baking Show “Christmas Masterclass 1”
11 a.m. – The Great British Baking Show “Christmas Masterclass 2”
1 p.m. – A Chef’s Life “Holiday Special”
4 p.m. – Craft in America “Celebration” (The Wisconsin Channel)
5 p.m. – The Lawrence Welk Show “Christmas”  Lidia Celebrates America “Holiday for Heroes” (The Wisconsin Channel)  Alsatian Christmas Table With Chef Hubert Keller “Alsatian Christmas Dinner” (Create)
5:30 p.m. – Alsatian Christmas Table With Chef Hubert Keller “Alsatian Christmas Treats” (Create)
6 p.m. – Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope “A San Antonio Christmas” (Create)
6:30 p.m. – Healthy Heritage Kitchen – Kwanzaa Edition  (Create)
7 p.m. – Family Travel With Colleen Kelly “Chicago – My Kind of Town for the Holidays” (Create)
7:30 p.m. – Heirloom Meals Christmas (Create)
8:30 p.m. – Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Featuring Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis | Paint This With Jerry Yarnell “Greeting/Christmas Card” (Create)
9 p.m. – Katie Brown Workshop “Christmas” (Create)
9:30 p.m. – New Scandinavian Cooking “Happy Holiday Food”
(Create) | Christmas in Norway With the St. Olaf Choir
10 p.m. – A Chef’s Life “Holiday Special” (Create)
10:30 p.m. – Christmas at Belmont
11:30 p.m. – Christmas on the Danube

Sunday, Dec. 25 (Christmas)

12 a.m. – Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Featuring Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis
1 a.m. – Christmas in Norway With the St. Olaf ChoirCraft in America “Celebration” (The Wisconsin Channel)
2 a.m.  – Christmas at Belmont
3 a.m. – A St. Thomas Christmas: Jubilant Light 2015
4 a.m. – University Place “The Christmas Tree Ship”
5 a.m. – Sid the Science Kid “Sid’s Holiday Adventure”
6 a.m. – The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!
7 a.m. – Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
7:36 a.m. – University Place “The Roots of the Real Christmas Tree” (The Wisconsin Channel)
8 a.m. – Wild Kratts Creature Christmas
8:17 a.m. – University Place “The Christmas Tree Ship” (The Wisconsin Channel)
9 a.m. – Rick Steves Special “European Christmas” (The Wisconsin Channel)
11 a.m. – Craft in America “Holiday” | Alsatian Christmas Table With Chef Hubert Keller “Alsatian Christmas Dinner” (Create)
11:30 a.m. – Alsatian Christmas Table With Chef Hubert Keller “Alsatian Christmas Treats” (Create)
11:30 a.m. – Craft in America “Celebration”
12 p.m. – Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope “A San Antonio Christmas” (Create)
12:30 p.m. – Healthy Heritage Kitchen – Kwanzaa Edition
(Create) | Christmastime in New Orleans (The Wisconsin Channel)
1 p.m. – Family Travel With Colleen Kelly Chicago – My Kind of Town for the Holidays” (Create)
1:30 p.m. – Heirloom Meals Christmas (Create)
2:30 p.m. – Paint This With Jerry Yarnell “Greeting/Christmas Card” (Create)
3 p.m. – Katie Brown Workshop “Christmas” (Create)
3:30 p.m. – New Scandinavian Cooking “Happy Holiday Food” (Create)
4 p.m. – A Chef’s Life “Holiday Special” (Create)
5:30 p.m. – New Orleans Cooking With Kevin Belton “Thanksgiving” (Create)
6 p.m. – European Christmas Markets
6:30 p.m. – Call the Midwife Holiday Special
8:30 p.m. – New Orleans Cooking With Kevin Belton “Thanksgiving” (Create)

Tuesday, Dec. 27

11 a.m. – Super WHY! Judith’s Happy Chanukah

Wednesday, Dec. 28

7:44 p.m. – Call the Midwife “Holiday Special 2013” (The Wisconsin Channel)
11:44 p.m. – Call the Midwife “Holiday Special 2013” (The Wisconsin Channel)

Saturday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve)

5 p.m. – The Lawrence Welk Show “New Year’s”
7 p.m. – Live From Lincoln Center “New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve”
9:30 p.m. – Live From Lincoln Center “New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve”

 

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