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Holiday How-To Videos

Find inspiration for your Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or Thanksgiving holiday celebrations with one of these DVDs featuring cooking, decorating, scrapbooking, gift wrapping ideas and more.

Barefoot Contessa. Holidays (2005)
Visit with Ina at home to discover her shortcuts and strategies for make-ahead menus, fabulous food and memorable parties.
 
Everyday Italian. Holidays with Giada de Laurentiis (2004)
Giada De Laurentiis shows how to prepare holiday meals with updated versions of recipes from her Italian roots.
 
Good Eats. Holiday Treats. With Alton Brown (2003)
Blending food science with humor, Alton Brown shows viewers how to cook a turkey, what to do with the leftovers, and how to make a fruitcake.
 
Happy Holidays in Pittsburgh (2002)
Local historian Rick Sebak looks at the holiday season as it is celebrated in Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania.
 
How to Celebrate the African American Holiday Kwanzaa (2006)
Outlines the purpose, significance, and elements of Kwanzaa, covering: the symbols of Kwanzaa; the family ingathering; Kwanzaa and African American history; gift-giving; celebrating school achievement; Kwanzaa foods.
 
Iron Chef USA: Holiday Showdown (2002)
Two episodes of Iron Chef USA, based on the Japanese hit Iron Chef. Features American chefs Kerry Simon and Marcus Samuelsson as the challengers.
 
Jacques Pepin's Chanukah Celebration (2004)
Celebrated chef Jacques Pepin, assisted by daughter Claudine, creates a French-inspired Chanukah feast.
 
Martha's Classic Thanksgiving (2005)
Instruction on Thanksgiving cooking and decorating. Includes three different ways to prepare a turkey.
 
Martha's Homemade Holidays (2005)
Presents traditional and non-traditional recipes for Christmas dinner, Hanukkah, and holiday baking, plus holiday decorating tips, handmade ornament ideas, and gift wrapping tips.
 
Paula's Home Cooking. Holiday Celebrations (2004)
Savannah chef Paula Deen shares her recipes for holiday meals and entertaining Southern-style.
 
Room by Room for the Holidays (VHS, 2001)
Presents ideas for winter holiday decorations including quilt-batting snowballs; pipe-cleaner snowflakes; textured ornaments; lollipop trees; gingerbread decorations; Advent calendars; a herd of moose for display outdoors; and more.
 
Sara's Secrets: With Sara Moulton. Celebrating the Holidays (2004)
A collection of holiday cooking programs for people on a tight schedule.
 
Simple Scrapbooks. Simple Starter (2004)
Presents instruction on basic scrapbooking techniques with a special feature on holiday highlights.