Holiday Shows

Holiday Shows on WCNY-TV and Radio

Celebrate the holiday season with WCNY’s special TV programming!

tv programming-01

America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated–Thanksgiving for a Crowd

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster reveal the secrets to the ultimate Turkey and Gravy for a Crowd. Equipment expert Adam Ried shares his pick for stock pots, and science expert Dan Souza explains the difference between stale bread and dried bread.

Watch Nov. 20 at9 p.m. on CREATE.

 

 

tv programming-02

Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving

Join Christy in this unique blend of holiday cooking, decorating, history, and highlights of “Swan’s Nest’s” restoration. It’s a celebration of home and family, as Christy and her team work together to create A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving.

Watch Nov. 20 at 10 p.m. on CREATE.

 

 

tv programming-03

Sara’s Weeknight Meals–Thanksgiving 101

Every Thanksgiving, America tunes in to hear Sara Moulton answer their turkey questions live, and now her public television viewers will get her infallible guidance. She covers the essentials of how to buy, defrost, brine, roast and time the bird in Top 10 Thanksgiving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. Your Thanksgiving dilemmas are solved with Sara’s One-Size-Fits-All Stuffing (you pick the mix-ins!); how to prep delicious wine-infused Gravy in Advance and how to keep and re-heat tasty Mashed Potatoes. Sara is your one-stop shop for Thanksgiving advice!

Watch Nov. 20 at 11 p.m. on CREATE.

 

tv programming-04

 

Pati’s Mexican Table–Turkey Day

Pati and her family celebrate Thanksgiving in the Jinich house. Pati cooks for and hosts the Jinich family traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all of the essentials – turkey, stuffing, veggies, the works – all with a Mexican twist, of course.

Watch Nov. 20 at 11:30 p.m. on CREATE.

 

tv programming-05

 

New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton–Thanksgiving

Stuffed mirlitons, Cajun turkey and dirty rice.

Watch Nov. 20 at midnight on CREATE.

 

tv programming-01

 

America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated–Thanksgiving for a Crowd

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster reveal the secrets to the ultimate Turkey and Gravy for a Crowd. Equipment expert Adam Ried shares his pick for stock pots, and science expert Dan Souza explains the difference between stale bread and dried bread.

Watch Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-06

 

The Lawrence Welk Show–Thanksgiving America, The Melting Pot

Watch Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

 

tv programming-02

 

Home for Christy Rost–Thanksgiving

Join Christy in this unique blend of holiday cooking, decorating, history, and highlights of “Swan’s Nest’s” restoration. It’s a celebration of home and family, as Christy and her team work together to create A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving.

Watch Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. on CREATE.

 

tv programming-02

 

Home for Christy Rost–Thanksgiving

Join Christy in this unique blend of holiday cooking, decorating, history, and highlights of “Swan’s Nest’s” restoration. It’s a celebration of home and family, as Christy and her team work together to create A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving.

Watch Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. on CREATE.

 

tv programming-01

 

America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated–Thanksgiving for a Crowd

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster reveal the secrets to the ultimate Turkey and Gravy for a Crowd. Equipment expert Adam Ried shares his pick for stock pots, and science expert Dan Souza explains the difference between stale bread and dried bread.

Watch Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. on CREATE.

 

tv programming-02

 

Home for Christy Rost–Thanksgiving

Join Christy in this unique blend of holiday cooking, decorating, history, and highlights of “Swan’s Nest’s” restoration. It’s a celebration of home and family, as Christy and her team work together to create A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving.

Watch Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. on CREATE.

 

tv programming-03

Sara’s Weeknight Meals–Thanksgiving 101

Every Thanksgiving, America tunes in to hear Sara Moulton answer their turkey questions live, and now her public television viewers will get her infallible guidance. She covers the essentials of how to buy, defrost, brine, roast and time the bird in Top 10 Thanksgiving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. Your Thanksgiving dilemmas are solved with Sara’s One-Size-Fits-All Stuffing (you pick the mix-ins!); how to prep delicious wine-infused Gravy in Advance and how to keep and re-heat tasty Mashed Potatoes. Sara is your one-stop shop for Thanksgiving advice!

Watch Nov. 24 at 9 p.m. on CREATE.

 

tv programming-04

Pati’s Mexican Table–Turkey Day

Pati and her family celebrate Thanksgiving in the Jinich house. Pati cooks for and hosts the Jinich family traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all of the essentials – turkey, stuffing, veggies, the works – all with a Mexican twist, of course.

Watch Nov. 24 at 9:30 p.m. on CREATE.

 

 

tv programming-05

 

New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton–Thanksgiving

Stuffed mirlitons, Cajun turkey and dirty rice.

Watch Nov. 25 at 9 p.m. on CREATE.

 

tv programming-07

 

Steven Raichelen’s Project Smoke–Thanksgiving Comes Early

Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to try these new twists on holiday favorites: whiskey-brined turkey smoked over maple wood; bacon-stuffed barbecued onions; smoky creamed corn; fiery jalapeno cranberry salsa; and a smoky bacon-apple crisp for dessert. No oven required! These recipes call for a ceramic smoker, upright barrel smoker, electric smoker, and stovetop smoker.

Watch Nov. 25 at 9:30 p.m. on CREATE

 

tv programming-08

 

The Great British Baking Show–Christmas Masterclass

Mary and Paul are back to bring a generous dollop of baking cheer to Christmas this year. Step by step they take us through stunning recipes that all the family can make during the festive season.

Watch Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-09

 

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas

Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas — from carols to gift-giving, feasting and drinking — was just as popular 500 years ago, with some surprising Tudor twists.

Watch Nov.29 at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-08

 

The Great British Baking Show–Christmas Masterclass

Mary and Paul are back to bring a generous dollop of baking cheer to Christmas this year. Step by step they take us through stunning recipes that all the family can make during the festive season.

Watch Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-10

 

Classic Christmas (My Music)

Join hosts Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat) and Marion Ross (Happy Days) for this festive, all-star special of favorite carols and popular standards. Performers include Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, The Carpenters and many more.

Watch Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-11

 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghosts of Christmas Eve

The Ghosts of Christmas Eve is a made-for-television film showcasing a Christmas music performance by Trans Siberian Orchestra, starring Ossie Davis and Allie Sheridan. Guest performers included Michael Crawford and Jewel. Tune in to see how you can get tickets to a South Florida performance!

Watch Dec. 12 at 10 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-12

 

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazon

Tenor Rolando Villazon joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in a performance of seasonal favorites to celebrate the holidays.

Watch Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-08

 

The Great British Baking Show–Christmas Masterclass

Mary and Paul are back to bring a generous dollop of baking cheer to Christmas this year. Step by step they take us through stunning recipes that all the family can make during the festive season.

Watch Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

 

tv programming-13

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

A beloved annual holiday special brings to life the spirit of the season through music, dance and stories of Christmas.

Watch Dec. 14 at 9 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

 

tv programming-14

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

Christmas songs of the twentieth century written by Jewish songwriters.

Watch Dec. 14 at 10 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

 

tv programming-15

 

Christmas at Belmont

Christmas at Belmont features Belmont University students along with Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans and the Nashville Children’s Choir. Taped in Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the show includes classic holiday songs and festive tunes.

Watch Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-09

 

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas

Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas — from carols to gift-giving, feasting and drinking — was just as popular 500 years ago, with some surprising Tudor twists.

Watch Dec. 18 at 10:30 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-14

 

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

Christmas songs of the twentieth century written by Jewish songwriters.

Watch Dec. 20 at noon on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-16

 

Hope College Christmas Vespers 2019

Christmas carols and anthems is presented by the college’s Department of Music and features more than 200 performers in historic Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The services feature a variety of Hope instrumental and vocal groups as well as the college’s historic Skinner organ.

Watch Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-15

 

Christmas at Belmont

Christmas at Belmont features Belmont University students along with Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans and the Nashville Children’s Choir. Taped in Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the show includes classic holiday songs and festive tunes.

Watch Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-17

 

Rick Steves’ European Christmas

Join Rick Steves for a colorful, musical celebration of Christmas across Europe. From England to Wales, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy, you’ll see the bright Christmas markets, hear local choirs, share holiday traditions with families…and even play in the snow.

Watch Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-08

 

The Great British Baking Show–Christmas Masterclass

Mary and Paul are back to bring a generous dollop of baking cheer to Christmas this year. Step by step they take us through stunning recipes that all the family can make during the festive season.

Watch Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-18

Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir featuring Kristin Chenoweth

Enjoy this musical spectacle serves as a soulful tribute to the holiday traditions, songs, stories and individuals that have contributed to the rich cultural fabric that is uniquely American.

Watch Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

 

tv programming-19

 

St. Olaf Christmas Festival: A New Song

The elite St. Olaf choir is considered a pioneer in America’s a capella choral tradition. And for one hundred years, this small Lutheran college in Minnesota has done a Christmas concert that has become known–and loved–around the world.

Watch Dec. 22 at 10 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-20 Magic of Christmas in Alsace

Christmas in the Alsace region of France is best experienced in the small towns and villages where each community has its own unique holiday traditions, celebrations, food, and of course wine. The Alsatian landscape is covered with medieval towns, castle ruins and vineyards that overflow with charm and history. And at Christmas, the townspeople go all out in decorating each of their towns to outdo the next in celebration of the season, and their Christmas markets are a truly magical take on this uniquely French celebration of Christmas.

Watch Dec. 22 at 11 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

tv programming-09 Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas

Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas — from carols to gift-giving, feasting and drinking — was just as popular 500 years ago, with some surprising Tudor twists.

Watch Dec. 27 at 10 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

 

Classic FM brings you special programming from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day!  We have a special lineup in store:

2 p.m., host Tony Morris brings you a special Thanksgiving edition of Classical Guitar Alive! Featuring music by Bach, Giuliani, Torroba, Fred Hand, and a 2016 interview with 3-time Grammy-winning film score composer Mark Mancina, who wrote the score for the Disney animated feature “Moana” and co-wrote songs with Lin-Manuel Miranda.

3 p.m. “Every Good Thing” with host Elena See and classical music fans from around the country take time to give thanks and celebrate one of life’s most meaningful gifts: music. Audiences will hear listeners from across the U.S. share stories about their favorite classical music pieces.

4 p.m. we bring you “The Gathering Place,” wind band music from Wind & Rhythm. The hymn “We Gather Together” was written in 1597 to celebrate the Dutch victory over the Spanish in a war of national liberation against the King of Spain who forbade Dutch Protestants the right to gather for worship. It is now popularly associated with Thanksgiving Day in America and is often sung at family meals and religious services on that day.

5 p.m. “Thanksgiving with The American Sound – Away from Home.” Thanksgiving is traditionally a time when family and friends get together, often traveling great distances to meet up.  But even when traveling at the holidays is not an option, Thanksgiving goes on as a time of intentional gratitude for what we still have and still can do. In a year when many of us have hunkered down at home more than usual, enjoy an hour of American music inspired by traveling and wayfaring around the United States.  Hosted by Jennifer Hambrick from WOSU.