Saturday, Dec. 9

6 a.m. | Painting the Wyland Way 2: Sea Turtle Rising

The host of Wyland's Art Studio, famed marine artist and conservation advocate Wyland, brings his latest creation to life in his second public television special. Wyland shares basic and advanced painting techniques while taking his students step-by-step through the creation of a naturalistic underwater scene. For his subject matter, he chooses to paint one of the ocean's gentle giants, a sea turtle rising gracefully above a sunlit tropical reef, surrounded by a school of fish. Along the way, he shares his insights on perspective, composition, color theory, color mixing, texture, scale and form, and provides tips on sketching and finishing.


8 a.m. | Quilts of Valor II

Quilts of Valor II reunites national quilting celebrities Alex Anderson, Mark Lipinski and host Marianne Fons from the original Quilts of Valor to work on one magnificent, new Quilt of Valor. As they sew, the quilting gurus share quilt-making tips with viewers, and speak from the heart about what being involved in making quilts for veterans has come to mean to them. The program also features stories from Nebraska, California, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. , introducing viewers to the people who make Quilts of Valor, and the people who receive them.


11 a.m. | 21 Days To A Slimmer Younger You with Dr. Kellyann

Extra pounds. Wrinkles. Aching joints. Fatigue. When you “hit the wall” between young and old, you think there’s no way to escape the downward spiral. Eventually, you start to give up hope. You begin hiding behind the camera instead of posing for it. You get used to looking washed-out and feeling blah.

But guess what? You don’t need to surrender! You can stay slim, young, and energetic forever. And you don’t need pills, injections or surgery. You can do it all with diet.


3 p.m. | The Future of God with Deepak Chopra

Faith meets science in this thought-provoking program in which world renowned spiritual teacher and medical doctor Deepak Chopra demonstrates that the tools of our most advanced fields of science can be used to answer some of these fundamentally spiritual questions. Most importantly, Dr. Chopra will argue that Religion and Science, when understood at the highest levels, do not contradict each other and, in fact, actually complement each other.


5 p.m. | Play The Ukulele with the Atomic Sharks

Learn to play the uke in no time flat with Kris Hensler and Kenny Taylor, who help first-timers get started fast. By the end of the show, the duo will have viewers strumming “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and Jimmy Buffett’s “Changes in Latitude.”


6 p.m. | Alabama: Hymns and Gospel Favorites

One of the most acclaimed country bands of all time, Alabama celebrate their love for gospel music in this collection of songs of faith including "Church in the Wildwood," "I'll Fly Away," "The Old Rugged Cross" and the new "Angels Among Us." Although they typically perform in large arenas, Randy, Teddy and Jeff gather family and friends for an intimate concert at home for Hymns & Gospel Favorites.


7:30 p.m. | Favorite Love Songs

Join Emmy-winning actress Susan Lucci for this all-new special devoted to sentimental favorites of the 1960s, 70s and early 80s, including classic hits from Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Chicago, Dionne Warwick, Bread and Elton John.


9 p.m. | The Land with Jerry Apps

Join the author and historian for a walk in the woods, as he passes along lessons gleaned from listening to the land. With wit and wisdom inherited from his father on their Midwestern farm, Apps recalls stories that unite the generations.


10:30 p.m. | The Carpenters: Christmas Memories

The all-new program focuses entirely on the Carpenters' perennially popular Christmas music offering favorites "The Christmas Song," ""Winter Wonderland," White Christmas," and more.


11 p.m. | Christmas with Daniel O'Donnell

Join O’Donnell and special guests for a winter wonderland of yuletide carols and seasonal favorites in this concert filmed in Dublin. Guests include Mary Duff, the Billie Barry Kids and the renowned Kilkenny Presentation Choir.