The holiday season is nearly upon us. For those who have friends and relatives coming for a traditional holiday dinner, gathering, or party, it’s time to think about holiday décor to make the house merry and bright – as well as a handful of sweet and savory recipes to delight all your table guests. Fortunately, DISH TV gives you access to some of the best holiday-prep programming on TV. With channels dedicated to cooking and decorating – as well as a little personal ingenuity – you too can have a home that exemplifies all the warmth and comfort of the holiday season this year!
Did you know? With her famous 60s-era TV cooking program, The French Chef, Julia Child captured the attention of millions of viewers and became a household name. She is considered an icon in TV history. But it was Culinary Master James Beard who had the first network TV cooking program in 1946. Beard’s program was called simply I Love to Eat! One of the modern icons of cooking and decorating, Martha Stewart, made her TV debut in 1986 with a Holiday Entertaining special on PBS.
DISH TV cooking and decorating channels include the following favorites of do-it-yourself types in many homes and kitchens around the nation:
- Cooking Channel – Dedicated to the passionate food lover, this channel offers much in culinary tips and recipes. A host of celebrity chefs – including Alton Brown, Giada de Laurentiis, Anthony Bourdain, Graham Kerr, Jamie Oliver, and Tyler Florence – call Cooking Channel home. With that kind of star power in the kitchen, you’re sure to pick up holiday meal tips that will please the whole family.
- Food Network – Featuring programming that is eagerly watched by nearly 100 million households in the U.S., this channel is a giant in the culinary programming market. The Food Network is also known for great specialty programming around the holidays, so you can look forward to plenty of delicious recipes and meal plans from notable chefs such as Bobby Flay, Ina Garten, Nigella Lawson, Rachael Ray, and Guy Fieri. So dust off your rolling pin and put on your apron! Deliciousness awaits. Bon appétit!
- HGTV – Since its programming first hit the airwaves in 1994, HGTV has been providing some of the best TV resources for home-and-garden improvement, as well as fun craft ideas for the holiday season. HGTV hosts are always ready to help you create a beautiful home that’s warm and festive.
With numerous holiday-themed cooking and decorating programs available via DISH TV, you’ll be ready for the holidays season – you might even make a few of the guests and neighbors jealous of your new-found decorating and cooking skills.
Tips and tricks for a great holiday meal at home are always at the touch of your remote control! And if you like to keep up on all the best recipes from celebrity chefs or decorating tips from the pros while you’re away from home, you can take your DISH programming on-the-go with the addition of a DISH DVR and DISH Sling Adapter. You’ll stay abreast of all the best holiday entertaining tips from your favorite DISH programs with DISH TV Everywhere. You are able to watch live or recorded shows on your computer’s browser or mobile device anywhere you have an internet connection.