Craft in America: Holiday- Friday, Dec. 20 at 9pm

This program celebrates some of our most important traditions. Nordic folk wood-carver Harley Refsal brings to life the rich history of winter solstice. Clay artist Susan Garson creates fanciful Chanukah menorahs. George Vanderbilt’s opulent turn-of-the-century Christmas is recreated at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina and daring chefs make lavish gingerbread houses for the competition at the Grove Park Inn. Navidad is celebrated in San Antonio with religious processions, tamales and Kathleen Trenchard’s sparkling luminaries. Visit Garcia Art Glass to watch them make colorful ornaments, and Veronica Castillo creates a traditional Mexican Tree of Life.