WPT Holiday Program Schedule

‘Tis the season for family get togethers, good cheer, great meals and, of course, holiday favorites on television. This holiday season, Wisconsin Public Television brings great music, animated favorites, culinary traditions and more into your home to enjoy with family and friends.

It all starts this week with the full second season of Downton Abbey on Thanksgiving Day — a great chance to catch up before the new season arrives in December. Then, catch the all-new holiday special, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas, airing first this Friday and again throughout December!

Take a look at the full schedule below and mark your calendar to tune in for your favorites!

Happy holidays!

Thursday, Nov. 22
8:30 a.m.  Downton Abbey – the complete second season

Friday, Nov. 23
11 a.m.  The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas
Noon Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

Tuesday, Nov. 27
7 p.m. Christmas With Nathan Pacheco

Saturday, Dec. 1
5 p.m.  Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows

Monday, Dec. 3
11:30 p.m. Great Performances “Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas Baby

Wednesday, Dec. 5
7 and 8:20 a.m. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas

Friday, Dec. 7
11:30 a.m. Shalom Sesame: Hanukkah: The Missing Menorah

 Saturday, Dec. 15
6 p.m. Keeping Up Appearances Christmas Specials

 Sunday, Dec. 16
11 a.m. Rick Steves’ European Christmas
7 p.m.  Arthur’s Perfect Christmas

Wednesday, Dec. 19
7 p.m. Nature Christmas in Yellowstone

 Thursday, Dec. 20
10 p.m. Nature Christmas in Yellowstone

Friday, Dec. 21
4:30 p.m. Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri

Saturday, Dec. 22
4:30 p.m. Burt Wolf Taste of Freedom “Christmas”
5 p.m.  The Lawrence Welk Show “Christmas”
6 p.m.  Keeping Up Appearances Christmas Special

Sunday, Dec. 23
11 a.m. Lidia Celebrates America “Holiday Tables & Traditions”
7 p.m.  The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas

Monday, Dec. 24
9:30 a.m. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
7 p.m. Christmas in the Basilica With the Bel Canto Chorus
8 p.m.  Christmas With the Morman Tabernacle Choir Featuring Jane Seymour and Nathan Gunn

Tuesday, Dec. 25
6 a.m.  The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas
7 a.m.  Arthur’s Perfect Christmas
9 a.m.  Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri

Wednesday, Dec. 26
9:30 a.m. Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri

Friday, Dec. 28
9:30 a.m. Arthur’s Perfect Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 29
4:30 p.m. Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom “New Year’s”
5 p.m.  The Lawrence Welk Show “New Year’s”

Sunday, Dec. 30
7 p.m. Call the Midwife Holiday Special

Monday, Dec. 31
7 and 11:30 p.m. Live From Lincoln Center “One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch”

Tuesday, Jan. 1
7 p.m. Great Performances “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2013”

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5 Responses to WPT Holiday Program Schedule

  1. Dale Wisden says:

    Thanks for list of christmas specials. It appears this list doesn’t include the wisconsin channel, i.e St. Olaf and Christmas at Luthers. Can you include the Wisconsin channel and the create channel?

    Regards,

    Dale

  2. Alice says:

    I second Dale’s request.

  3. Marcus says:

    As requested, below is a list of the holiday programs we will be airing on the Wisconsin Channel and Create. Some of these dates/times are subject to change, but if we make any updates you can double check our online schedule. We also have a few additional holiday programs that have yet to be scheduled in the new year.

    Wisconsin Channel

    12/13 – 9:00 p.m. – Oh Christmas Tree (repeats at midnight)
    12/14 – 7:00 p.m. – National Christmas Tree Lighting (repeats at 2 a.m.)
    12/17 – 9:00 p.m. – St. Thomas Christmas (repeats at midnight)
    12/18 – 9:00 p.m. – Christmas at Concordia-Journey to Bethlehem (repeats at midnight)
    12/19 – 6:00 p.m. – Christmas in the Basilica with the Bel Canto Chorus (repeats 1 a.m.)
    12/20 – 9:00 p.m. – Christmas at St. Olaf-Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing (repeats at midnight)
    12/22 – 12:00 p.m. Christmas at St. Olaf-Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing (repeat from 12/20)
    12/22 – 3:30 p.m. – Travelscope: Christmas in Switzerland
    12/23 – 12:00 p.m. – Christmas at Concordia-Journey to Bethlehem (repeat from 12/19)
    12/23 – 2:00 p.m. – Nature “Christmas in Yellowstone”
    12/24 – 9:00 p.m – Christmas at Luther-Tidings of Comfort and Joy (repeats at midnight)

    CREATE

    Sat, 12/08/2012
    5:00am – SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS – HOLIDAY FOOD GIFTS
    5:30am – JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE – CHRISTMAS IN SWITZERLAND
    6:00am – SMART TRAVELS – EUROPE WITH RUDY – ALPINE CHRISTMAS
    6:30am – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – GIFT GIVING
    7:00am – BURT WOLF: TASTE OF FREEDOM – HANUKKAH
    7:30am – DONNA DEWBERRY SHOW – GREAT LITTLE GIFTS
    8:00am – EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS
    8:30am – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – GIFTS GALORE
    5:00pm – SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS – HOLIDAY FOOD GIFTS
    5:30pm – AROUND THE HOUSE WITH MATT AND SHARI – ADDING EMBELLISHMENTS

    Sun, 12/09/2012
    10:00am – RICK STEVES’ EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS
    12:00pm – SMART TRAVELS – EUROPE WITH RUDY – ALPINE CHRISTMAS
    12:30pm – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – GIFT GIVING
    1:00pm – BURT WOLF: TASTE OF FREEDOM – HANUKKAH
    1:30pm – DONNA DEWBERRY SHOW – GREAT LITTLE GIFTS
    2:00pm – EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS
    2:30pm – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – GIFTS GALORE
    3:00pm – BURT WOLF: TRAVELS & TRADITIONS – CHRISTMAS IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA
    3:30pm – RACHEL’S FAVORITE FOOD AT HOME – EDIBLE GIFTS
    4:00pm – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – GIFTS
    4:30pm – TRAVELSCOPE – GERMANY’S HOLIDAY MARKETS

    Sat, 12/22/2012
    5:00am – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – CHRISTMAS
    5:30am – BURT WOLF: TRAVELS & TRADITIONS – GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS AT BILTMORE ESTATE
    6:00am – BURT WOLF: TRAVELS & TRADITIONS – CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS AT BILTMORE ESTATE
    6:30am – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – MINTY HOLIDAY
    7:00am – BURT WOLF: TASTE OF FREEDOM – KWANZAA
    7:30am – HEALTHY HERITAGE KITCHEN – KWANZAA
    8:00am – BURT WOLF: WHAT WE EAT – THE HAND THAT STIRRED THE POT: AFRICAN FOODS IN AMERICA
    8:30am – CIAO ITALIA WITH MARY ANN ESPOSITO – FESTIVAL OF THE SEVEN FISHES/LA FESTA DEI SETTE PESCI
    9:00am – BURT WOLF: TRAVELS & TRADITIONS – CHRISTMAS IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA
    9:30am – NEW SCANDINAVIAN COOKING WITH ANDREAS VIESTAD – MERRY CHRISTMAS
    10:00am – TASTE OF LOUISIANA WITH CHEF JOHN FOLSE & CO. – GERMAN CHRISTMAS
    10:30am – BURT WOLF: TASTE OF FREEDOM – CHRISTMAS
    5:00pm – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – CHRISTMAS
    5:30pm – BURT WOLF: TRAVELS & TRADITIONS – GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS AT BILTMORE ESTATE
    6:00pm – BURT WOLF: TRAVELS & TRADITIONS – CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS AT BILTMORE ESTATE
    6:30pm – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – MINTY HOLIDAY
    7:00pm – BURT WOLF: TASTE OF FREEDOM – KWANZAA
    7:30pm – HEALTHY HERITAGE KITCHEN – KWANZAA
    8:00pm – BURT WOLF: WHAT WE EAT – THE HAND THAT STIRRED THE POT: AFRICAN FOODS IN AMERICA
    8:30pm – CIAO ITALIA WITH MARY ANN ESPOSITO – FESTIVAL OF THE SEVEN FISHES/LA FESTA DEI SETTE PESCI
    9:00pm – BURT WOLF: TRAVELS & TRADITIONS – CHRISTMAS IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA
    9:30pm – NEW SCANDINAVIAN COOKING WITH ANDREAS VIESTAD – MERRY CHRISTMAS
    10:00pm – TASTE OF LOUISIANA WITH CHEF JOHN FOLSE & CO. – GERMAN CHRISTMAS
    10:30pm – BURT WOLF: TASTE OF FREEDOM – CHRISTMAS

    Sun, 12/23/2012
    11:00am – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – CHRISTMAS
    11:30am – BURT WOLF: TRAVELS & TRADITIONS – GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS AT BILTMORE ESTATE
    12:00pm – BURT WOLF: TRAVELS & TRADITIONS – CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS AT BILTMORE ESTATE
    12:30pm – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – MINTY HOLIDAY
    1:00pm – BURT WOLF: TASTE OF FREEDOM – KWANZAA
    1:30pm – HEALTHY HERITAGE KITCHEN – KWANZAA
    2:00pm – BURT WOLF: WHAT WE EAT – THE HAND THAT STIRRED THE POT: AFRICAN FOODS IN AMERICA
    2:30pm – CIAO ITALIA WITH MARY ANN ESPOSITO – FESTIVAL OF THE SEVEN FISHES/LA FESTA DEI SETTE PESCI
    3:00pm – BURT WOLF: TRAVELS & TRADITIONS – CHRISTMAS IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA
    3:30pm – NEW SCANDINAVIAN COOKING WITH ANDREAS VIESTAD – MERRY CHRISTMAS
    4:00pm – TASTE OF LOUISIANA WITH CHEF JOHN FOLSE & CO. – GERMAN CHRISTMAS
    4:30pm – BURT WOLF: TASTE OF FREEDOM – CHRISTMAS

    Sat, 12/29/2012
    7:00am – CHRISTINA COOKS – HOLIDAY FEAST
    7:30am – NEW SCANDINAVIAN COOKING WITH ANDREAS VIESTAD – THE WORLD IS MY SCALLOP
    8:00am – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – NEW YEAR’S
    8:30am – CIAO ITALIA WITH MARY ANN ESPOSITO – BEFORE ANYTHING, THE ANTIPASTI/PRIMA DI TUTTO GLI ANTIPASTI
    9:00am – CHRISTINA COOKS – THE COCKTAIL PARTY MAKEOVER
    9:30am – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – GLISTENING
    10:30am – BURT WOLF: TASTE OF FREEDOM – NEW YEAR’S
    5:00pm – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – EASY ENTERTAINING
    5:30pm – HUBERT KELLER: SECRETS OF A CHEF – PARTY PERFECT
    6:00pm – MEXICO – ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS – SALSAS THAT COOK
    6:30pm – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – WINE AND CHEESE
    7:00pm – CHRISTINA COOKS – HOLIDAY FEAST
    8:00pm – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – NEW YEAR’S
    8:30pm – CIAO ITALIA WITH MARY ANN ESPOSITO – BEFORE ANYTHING, THE ANTIPASTI/PRIMA DI TUTTO GLI ANTIPASTI
    9:00pm – CHRISTINA COOKS – THE COCKTAIL PARTY MAKEOVER
    9:30pm – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – GLISTENING
    10:00pm – RICK STEVES’ EUROPE CLASSICS – FRANCE’S ALSACE
    10:30pm – BURT WOLF: TASTE OF FREEDOM – NEW YEAR’S
    11:00pm – AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED – CREPES AND CROISSANTS

    Sun, 12/30/2012
    11:00am – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – EASY ENTERTAINING
    11:30am – HUBERT KELLER: SECRETS OF A CHEF – PARTY PERFECT
    12:00pm – MEXICO – ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS – SALSAS THAT COOK
    12:30pm – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – WINE AND CHEESE
    1:00pm – CHRISTINA COOKS – HOLIDAY FEAST
    1:30pm – NEW SCANDINAVIAN COOKING WITH ANDREAS VIESTAD – THE WORLD IS MY SCALLOP
    2:00pm – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – NEW YEAR’S
    2:30pm – CIAO ITALIA WITH MARY ANN ESPOSITO – BEFORE ANYTHING, THE ANTIPASTI/PRIMA DI TUTTO GLI ANTIPASTI
    3:00pm – CHRISTINA COOKS – THE COCKTAIL PARTY MAKEOVER
    3:30pm – KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP – GLISTENING
    4:00pm – RICK STEVES’ EUROPE CLASSICS – FRANCE’S ALSACE
    4:30pm – BURT WOLF: TASTE OF FREEDOM – NEW YEAR’S

  4. pam wiler says:

    When will “The Roots of Ireland” and “The Divinas” be shown on wpt/madison?

    • Marcus says:

      “The Divinas” is not available until March and has not yet been scheduled. “The Roots of Ireland” is not currently available to us and at the soonest would air during March Pledge. We will have more information about specific air dates in the coming months.

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