HGTV.com December 2000 Highlights.
Crafts on Home & Garden Television Online This Month
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ --
Make your holiday season a little brighter with crafts, recipes, parades and cheer from HGTV.com (http://www.HGTV.com) Home & Garden Television's online resource for home enthusiasts, this December. And don't forget to stop by the HGTV store to pick up the perfect gift for the gardener or crafter in your family.
If all you want for the holidays is an easy way to make the season special, then you've come to the right place. Whatever holiday you celebrate, whether it's Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or even the New Year, this time of year there's always company coming, so look here for dozens of ideas for making your home safe, secure and welcoming.
And, if one-stop shopping is what you're looking for, HGTV.com's Holiday Central special feature package, includes more than 80 seasonal projects to make your holidays memorable. With one click of the mouse, the dizzying details surrounding the festivities are made simple with practical how-to's and tips "gift-wrapped" in ten separate categories: Crafts and Gifts, Holiday Decorating, Recipes & Edible Gifts, Special Ornaments, Cards & Wrapping, Just for Kids, Holiday Garden & Outdoor Decor, Entertaining, Collectibles & Traditions, and Safety & Travel Tips.
THE 2001 TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE
After all of the presents have been opened and all of the eggnog is gone, what is better than to relax and watch a parade? Bright and colorful, full of floats and flowers, the Rose Bowl Parade has been a traditional part of New Years Day.
-- Live Rose Cam: Four live cameras are set up in a Pasadena, California
warehouse so that you can watch the daily progress of dozens of
extravagant floats being built-live on HGTV.com! There's also a video
depicting the behind-the-scenes story and the five main steps of
-- Tournament of Roses Parade -- LIVE on WebTV: HGTV presents the
exclusive, commercial-free LIVE broadcast of the entire parade for the
sixth consecutive year. In tandem, hgtv.com has partnered with WebTV to
offer the live parade, details of each float's construction and
information about the parade participants. Then visit HGTV.com for
more fascinating tidbits and lore about the parade.
-- Preview the Parade online: Starting December 25, on HGTV.com you'll
find complete details on every float, band and equestrian unit in this
-- Roses A to Z: A complete package of features covering every aspect of
rose culture -- from growing, to drying, to related projects for kids.
BUILDING & REMODELING
Who doesn't want to cozy up to a fire on a cold winter night? HGTV's "Hands On" will teach you how to install a chimney-less fireplace almost anywhere in your home. To make sure all that extra heat doesn't escape, give your home an insulation update from The Fix. And to keep your heating bills down, learn how to install central air and heating units from Remodeling and Decorating Today.
-- Tuesday, December 5, 5:00 p.m. ET: Joanne Liebeler, "Room For Change"
-- Monday, December 18 at 7:00pm ET chat with Henry Harrison of "Help
Around the House" for tips on having a festive and safe holiday in your
CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES
Holidays are all about crafts and HGTV has plenty of them. From Kwanzaa candles to German Paper Stars to Chanukah and Christmas Quilts, HGTV's experts including the Queen of Crafts, Carol Duvall and quilting expert Alex Anderson help you create the finest gifts and decorations to brighten up your holiday.
If you're a collector then collectible treasures is the show for you. This month features Snowbabies -- cold weather figurines bringing in hot prices to collectors and Barbie madness with footage of the Barbie convention.
-- Thursday, December 7 at 3:00pm ET chat with Sandra Betzina of "Sew
Perfect" who gives advice on sewing your own holiday outfits or
-- Wednesday, December 13 at 3:00pm ET chat with Alex Anderson of "Simply
Quilts" and learn how to create your own special Chanukah or Christmas
DESIGN & DECORATIONS
December is all about parties and being festive so why not decorate your house? Learn how to decorate the table for a children's Chanukah party, or make poinsettia-stamped bed linens. Just a few of the ideas you will find on Decorating with Style.
Travel with Kitty Bartholomew to Cape May and pick up some of her favorite recipes and projects on Victorian Christmas: Kitty Bartholomew in Cape May. Go from room to room and find step-by-step projects on Room by Room for the Holidays.
Design and Decorations Chats:*
-- Thursday, December 7 at 7:00pm ET chat with Sherry Ruggieri of "Design
Basics" chats about holiday designs.
-- Monday, December 11 at 11:00am ET chat with Matt Fox and Shari Hiller
of "Room by Room" about holiday decorations for each room.
-- Tuesday, December 12 at 9:30pm ET chat with Kitty Bartholomew of
"You're Home" for advice on creating your very own Victorian Christmas.
-- Thursday, December 14 at 9:30pm ET Michael Payne of "Designing for the
Sexes" chats about different holiday designs.
-- Wednesday, December 20 at 6:00pm ET log on and chat with Joe Ruggiero
of "Homes Across America" and "A Natural Christmas" and learn how you
can decorate your house using a natural theme.
GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING
The perfect Christmas Tree -- should it be fir, spruce, pine, cedar? What lasts the longest, smells the freshest and looks the fullest? Find out that and which of the lovely holiday plants, poinsettias, fox-gloves or lilies-of-the-valley can actually hurt you on "Rebecca's Garden."
-- Friday, December 29, 11 a.m. ET: John Cretti, "Winter Gardener"
FOOD & LIFESTYLES
Holiday cards, festive bouquets and yummy homemade gifts are a huge part of the holidays. HGTV's holiday special "Your Holiday Home: Chanukah and Christmas Entertaining" will give you ideas all around. Learn how to make homemade snow globes and paper mache Kwanzaa Bowls. After a full day of crafting, fill your stomach with chicken and dried cherry sauce and traditional wild rice side dishes.
Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta, Home & Garden Television (HGTV), which is now distributed in more than 66 million U.S. households, is one of today's fastest-growing television networks. Internationally, HGTV owns 33 percent of HGTV Canada and provides much of the Canadian network's daily programming. HGTV also is seen in Japan, Australia and the Philippines. HGTV is wholly owned by The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP), which also operates the Food Network, Do It Yourself (DIY) network and Fine Living, a new network to launch in 2001.
* Chat times, dates and guests are subject to change.