Holiday Specials and Movies

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1.
A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)
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An adaptation of the famous novel by Charles Dickens. (95 mins.)
Director: David Jones
“ Airs 12am and 3pm Saturday, December 22 on TNT. Repeats 9pm Monday, December 24. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
2.
Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983 Short Film)
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The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece. (26 mins.)
Director: Burny Mattinson
“ Airs 11am Saturday, December 22 on ABC Family. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
3.
Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976 TV Movie)
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Rudolph must find for Happy, the baby New Year, before midnight, New Year's Eve. (60 mins.)
“ Airs 2pm Saturday, December 22 on ABC Family. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
4.
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)
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When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind. (51 mins.)
“ Airs 4pm Saturday, December 22 on ABC Family. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
5.
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)
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A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus. (48 mins.)
“ Airs 5pm Saturday, December 22 on ABC Family. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
6.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ Airs 7pm and 9:15pm Saturday, December 22. Repeats 9:30am Sunday, December 23. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
7.
Holiday Affair (1949)
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The Christmas-season romance of a young widow and a sales clerk who (thanks to her) is unemployed. (87 mins.)
Director: Don Hartman
“ Airs 3pm Monday, December 24 on TCM. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
8.
A Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)
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An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve. (100 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
“ Airs 4:30pm Monday December 24 on AMC. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
9.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. (113 mins.)
“ Airs 4:30pm Monday, December 24 on TCM. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
10.
The Polar Express (2004)
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A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Airs 1pm Monday, December 24 on ABC Family. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
11.
White Christmas (1954)
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A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Airs 1:45pm Monday, December 24 on AMC. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
12.
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962 TV Movie)
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An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr... (53 mins.)
Director: Abe Levitow
“ Airs 8pm Saturday, December 22 on NBC. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
13.
Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (2011 Short Film)
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Lanny and Wayne race to recover classified North Pole technology. (22 mins.)
“ Airs 8pm Saturday, December 22 on ABC. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
14.
The Santa Clause (1994)
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When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place. (97 mins.)
Director: John Pasquin
“ Airs 9pm Friday, December 22 on ABC Family. Repeats 6pm Saturday, December 23; 3pm Monday, December 24; 11am Tuesday, December 25. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
15.
The Sound of Music (1965)
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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. (174 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ Airs 7pm Sunday, December 23 on ABC. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
16.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
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On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town. (104 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Airs 7pm and 9:30pm Sunday, December 23 on ABC Family, and 8:30pm December 25 on ABC. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
17.
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
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An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ Airs 8pm Sunday, December 23 on TCM. Repeats 1pm Monday, December 24. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
18.
It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
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A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners. (116 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ Airs 10pm Sunday, December 23 on TCM. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
19.
Prancer (1989)
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A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding. (103 mins.)
Director: John Hancock
“ Airs 11:15am and 11:30pm Monday, December 24 on AMC. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
20.
Babes in Toyland (1934)
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Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage... (77 mins.)
“ Airs 6:30pm Monday, December 24 on TCM. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
21.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Airs 8pm Monday, December 24 on NBC. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
22.
Prep & Landing (2009 Short Film)
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Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit. (22 mins.)
“ Airs 8pm Monday, December 24 on ABC. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
23.
Christmas Is Here Again (2007 Video)
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Christmas Is Here Again is a musical animated tale that follows the exciting journey of a young orphan girl... (74 mins.)
Director: Robert Zappia
“ Airs 8pm Monday, December 24 on The CW. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
24.
A Christmas Story (1983)
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In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ Airs back-to-back in a 24-hour marathon, beginning at 8pm Monday, December 24 until 8pm Tuesday, December 25 on TBS. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
25.
Shrek the Halls (2007 TV Movie)
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This half-hour animated TV special features the Shrek characters putting their own spin on holiday traditions. (30 mins.)
Director: Gary Trousdale
“ Airs 8:30pm Monday, December 24 on ABC. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
26.
Home Alone (1990)
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An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ Airs 9pm Monday, December 24 on ABC Family. Repeats 7pm Tuesday, December 25. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
27.
Auntie Mame (1958)
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An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle. (143 mins.)
Director: Morton DaCosta
“ Airs 9pm Monday, December 24 on TCM. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
28.
Second Star to the Left (2001 Short Film)
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Seasonal animation in which a hamster, a rabbit and a guinea pig embark on a journey to deliver a Christmas present lost by Santa Claus. (29 mins.)
Director: Graham Ralph
“ Airs 9:30pm Monday, December 24 on The CW. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
29.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
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The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. (97 mins.)
“ Airs 12am and 9pm Tuesday, December 25 on ABC Family. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
30.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
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An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Airs 7am and 5pm Tuesday, December 25 on ABC Family. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
31.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Movie)
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A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville. (26 mins.)
“ Airs at 8pm Tuesday, December 25 on ABC. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
32.
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986 TV Movie)
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Charlie Brown is obliged to attend Peppermint Patty's New Year's Eve party, even though he has to finish the novel "War and Peace". (30 mins.)
“ Airs 8pm Thursday, December 27 on ABC. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
33.
Portlandia (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Winter in Portlandia (2012)
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Peter and Nance struggle to keep off winter weight; Candace's son visits the feminist bookstore during the holidays; artisan curators Bryce and Lisa offer a winter vacation at their newly opened Outlet Hotel. (22 mins.)
“ Airs 11:30am Tuesday, January 1 on IFC. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
34.
Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Movie)
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A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat. (25 mins.)
“ Aired 8pm Friday, November 23 on CBS. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
35.
Frosty Returns (1992 Short Film)
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The continuing exploits of the famous snowman as he goes up against a more powerful force which threatens all of Christmas. (24 mins.)
“ Aired 8:30pm Friday, November 23 on CBS. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
36.
The Happy Elf (2005 Video)
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Highlighted by Harry Connick, Jr. as the animated narrator, "The Happy Elf" tells the story of Eubie the Elf... (45 mins.)
Director: John Rice
“ Aired 9pm Friday, November 23 on The CW. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
37.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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It's the most wonderful time of the year, and the Simpsons flash forward thirty years and find themselves in a tech-savvy... (22 mins.)
“ Aired 9pm Friday, November 23 on Fox. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
38.
hoops&yoyo Ruin Christmas (2011 TV Movie)
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Hoops and Yoyo wait up to see Santa, and inadvertently end up in his sleigh, traveling with him through... (22 mins.)
Director: Tony Craig
“ Aired 9pm Friday, November 23 on CBS. ” - IMDb-Editors
 
39.
Gremlins (1984)
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A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ Aired 8pm Saturday, December 15 on VH1. Repeats 10am Sunday, December 16. ” - IMDb-Editors