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As many people come together and spend time with their families, the television landscape becomes a lot more festive. A bunch of networks have put together a slew of TV marathons to celebrate Christmas, but this also 'tis the season for holiday movies to come out in full force.
Chances are after the presents are open, dinner eaten and family time spent, you and yours will want to settle down to watch a nice movie. To make Christmas a little easier, here's a guide to the Christmas movies playing on television over the holiday. All times Eastern
Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve
4 p.m. - "Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Clause," Hallmark Channel
4 p.m. - "A Christmas Story 2," Cmt
4 p.m. - "Holly's Holiday," Lifetime
5 p.m. - "Christmas Belle," Ion Network
6 p.m. »
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are offering up a few gems this year in terms of marathons or specials. You've got everything from "Doctor Who" to a winter-themed marathon of Syfy monster movies to more Christmas movie marathons than you can shake a stick at. Plus, the Hub is offering four hours of the "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" yule log on Christmas morning, which we're intrigued by.
Don't forget to set your DVRs if you aren't able to watch live. All times Eastern.
Tuesday, Dec. 24
BBC America: "Doctor Who" marathon, 8 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day
Bet: "Roots" marathon, 8 a. »
Friends, as we approach another Christmas, it’s time to limp across the finish line, gasping for air. In 2011, by himself, Josh took a look at the 1994 holiday comedy The Santa Clause. In 2012, Josh and Gabe, along with guest Marc Vibbert, did the same with the 2002 sequel, The Santa Clause 2. And now, it’s just Josh and Gabe, gaping in awe at the terror and foul horror of the 2006 end of the trilogy, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. On the one hand, sure, this movie has Tim Allen, Martin Short as Jack Frost, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret, and more. But on the other hand, it has Martin Short singing a poor parody of “New York, New York,” and Alan Arkin doing some of the worst acting of his life. Put it this way, there are plenty of tangents in this episode because it just got too painful to »
- Josh Spiegel
Melissa & Joey Christmas Special "A New Kind of Christmas," Wednesday, December 11, 8 /7c ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Starts This Weekend ABC Family’s Countdown to 25 Days to Christmas starts Sunday, December 1. This year’s special programming offers all the classic holiday movies, like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and The Santa Clause and Christmas specials of ABC Family shows, Baby Daddy and Melissa & Joey. Another ABC Family Premiere includes The Little Mermaid. This fun family programming begins on Sunday, December 1 with holiday movies all day, leading up to Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey. There are multiple showings of the holiday classics The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The »
- April Neale
With the announcement of a possible sequel to It’s a Wonderful Life, the Internet is abuzz with everyone and anyone’s opinion. But the 1946 Jimmy Stewart-starring film isn’t the first holiday classic to get the sequel treatment. Some are just as spirited as their predecessors; others are the cinematic equivalent to getting coal in your stocking.
We break down seven sequels to holiday favorites to see how they fare before It’s a Wonderful Lie: The Rest of the Story joins their ranks.
A Christmas Story 2 (2012)
The Original: A Christmas Story (1983)
The Sequel: Set five years after the original, »
- Maricela Gonzalez
5 items from 2013
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