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Christmastime in New Orleans

Christmastime in New Orleans

 

This special captures the contagious spirit of the city as it transports viewers into the holiday season with music, food and a uniquely New Orleans style of hospitality during Christmastime. Featuring music from the NOLA Players as well as special guest appearances by actors Wendell Pierce and Jim Caviezel and internationally acclaimed chefs John Folse, Leah Chase and John Besh. Hosted by Raymond Arroyo.

 

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JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
Christmas Celebrations Around the Globe

JOSEPH ROSENDO'S TRAVELSCOPE: Christmas Celebrations Around the Globe

 

Celebrating the world through their festivals is a great way to experience a country and its people. This episode begins in Venice, California at the annual holiday boat parade — a funky and funny celebration along the Venice Canals, which highlights the offbeat, colorful spirit of this Southern California beach community. Then Joseph completes the holiday circle by returning to San Antonio, Texas’ world famous riverwalk and the Lake Geneva region of Switzerland for their Christmas celebration. In Switzerland, Joseph basks in the glow of some of the country’s best Christmas Markets, visits a Christmas ornament artist and takes a journey to old St. Nick’s village. In San Antonio, faith is real and Joseph explores the city’s spiritual roots and the real meaning of Christmas when he joins with San Antonio families in their homes to honor their heritage at the Tamalada – holiday tamale making – and in the San Fernando Cathedral at the midnight Serenada for the Virgin of Guadalupe. In this episode Joseph shows that Christmas is about more than twinkling lights and cups of cheer. In every country, in every culture — Christmas is a time to put aside differences, celebrate our humanity and join the angels in wishing each other Good Will and Peace on Earth.

 

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THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Christmas Masterclass I,II & III

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Christmas Masterclass

 

Christmas Masterclass I
Sat., Dec. 23, 7:00 pm

 

In the countdown to Christmas, Paul Hollywood bakes St. Lucia buns and mincemeat and marzipan couronne. Mary Berry tackles French galette, Genoa cake, and white chocolate and ginger cheesecake. Paul’s showstopper kranskake is a spectacular tower of delicate rings.

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: A Gingerbread House

 

Christmas Masterclass II
Sat., Dec. 23, 8:00 pm

 

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood share favorite recipes for Christmas classics like stollen, mincemeat streusel and a gingerbread house, along with some lesser-known bakes: Scottish black bun, Tunis cake and Boxing Day pie – the perfect way to use trimmings from the day before.

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: a Chelsea bun Christmas tree

 

Christmas Masterclass III
Sat., Dec. 23, 9:00 pm

 

Watch Mary Berry prepare a pavlova wreath; Paul Hollywood makes a Chelsea bun Christmas tree. Mary’s decadent trifle is layered with fruit compote and a rosace a l’orange. Paul puts leftovers to use in turkey and ham pie and closes the show with a towering pandoro.

 

A Christmas Carol:
The Concert

 

This unique musical event marks the first time Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol has been adapted for a live orchestral concert with choir and soloists and performed for audiences in a concert setting. Robert Christianson’s score is filled with memorable songs, and the story, faithfully adapted by Broadway’s Alisa Hauser, is performed by such Chicago and New York theater luminaries as Michael Aaron Lindner and E. Faye Butler.