WHYY Holiday Guide

Thanksgiving is looking different this year, and many families are having to make tough decisions about whether to get together. No matter where you are or who is gathered around your dinner table, public media is here to keep you connected. To spread a little extra warmth and get our community through this tough time, WHYY is airing favorites the family can enjoy anywhere and from any device. Set aside time to cook together, to reflect together and to listen together this holiday season, even if you have to be apart.

Check in all season long for more holiday programs right here and subscribe to the WHYY Weekly newsletter for highlights.

The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential

The Splendid Table with Jacques Pépin, Samin Nosrat, Mike Solomonov, Sohla El-Waylly, and Nora McInerny

Thursday, November 26, 12 p.m. on WHYY-FM 90.9

Francis Lam comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests alike on the biggest cooking day of the year! The Splendid Table team is taking questions early this year, so send a voice memo to contact@splendidtable.org or call 1-800-537-5252 for a chance to get your question answered by Jacques Pépin, Samin Nosrat and Philly’s own Mike Solomonov.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific: A Fairy Thanksgiving


Thursday, November 26, 3 p.m. on WHYY PBS Kids 24/7 and online

When Pinkalicious and Peter accidentally damage Fairyanna’s Thanksgiving table, they are determined to make things right and give the fairies the most pinkamazing Fairy Thanksgiving yet!

An Arthur Thanksgiving

Arthur Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 4 p.m. on WHYY PBS Kids 24/7 and online

Dad’s whipping up his famous turkey dinner extravaganza, the Lakewood elementary kids are preparing for the Thanksgiving parade, D.W. is spending some quality time with Aunt Minnie (or should we say Aunt “Meanie”?) and … wait a minute … where’s Pal?

Thanksgiving Throwback: Julia Child’s Best Bites

Julia Child's Best Bites

Thursday, November 26, 7:30 p.m. on WHYY-TV 12 and the WHYY-TV Livestream

She was quirky. Unpolished for television. Irresistibly whimsical — and wholeheartedly devoted to the art of French cuisine. Julia Child taught a nation of Shake ‘n Bakers who didn’t know their Boeuf Bourguignon from their Bouillabaisse how to cook well, eat well and drink well. Sometimes all at the same time. Watch highlights from 50 years of The French Chef with Martha Stewart, Jacques Pepin, Marcus Samuelsson and more.

Thanksgiving Throwback: Mister Rogers, It’s You I Like

Mister Rogers It's You I Like

Thursday, November 26, at 9 p.m. on WHYY-TV 12 and the WHYY-TV Livestream

All aboard the trolley! Celebrate the gentle legacy of Fred Rogers and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and relive Fred’s visit with Koko the Gorilla, Big Bird’s appearance in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and iconic trips to the Crayola Factory and the Radio Flyer Wagon Company with actor Michael Keaton.

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