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HGTV.com December 2000 Highlights.

Deck the Halls This Holiday Season With Recipes and Decorations, Parades And

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

float-building.

-- 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

year's parade.

-- 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.

Building Chats:*

-- 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

home.

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.

Crafting Chats:*

-- Thursday, December 7 at 3:00pm ET chat with Sandra Betzina of "Sew

Perfect" who gives advice on sewing your own holiday outfits or

decorations.

-- 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

quits.

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."

Gardening Chats:*

-- 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.
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