Something is happening this weekend–I think it’s the Steelers – Ravens game on Sunday–but if that doesn’t take you away from your Christmas cheer, perhaps some WWI programming on C-SPAN3 will.  There is one new WWI-era program and several repeats this holiday weekend that if you really need a WWI fix, it’s there.

Starting on Friday evening, December 23rd, there is a 25-minute program which is a tour of WWI artifacts at the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C.  This show will air at 8:59 p.m. CT, and will air again in the wee hours of the 24th at 1:01 a.m. CT and 4:58 a.m. CT.

Sunday evening the 25th is the new program where William Hazelgrove will discuss his book, Madam President:  The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson.  This airs at 7:00 p.m. CT and again at 11:00 p.m CT.

Monday morning the 26th at 7:00 a.m. CT there will be a repeat of George Nash’s talk on Herbert Hoover the Humanitarian.  It was first delivered at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City this past September.

Finally, on Monday evening C-SPAN3 will show the short silent film from 1921 about the return of the Unknown Soldier to the United States.  It will first air at 9:30 p.m. CT and later at 12:30 a.m. CT.

It’s not exactly “Frosty the Snowman,” “Suzy Snowflake,” or “Hardrock, Coco, and Joe,” but you may find them of interest.  Merry Christmas!

Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.