I may be early December, but Hallmark Channel is midway through its annual “Countdown to Christmas,” charming holiday programming that stretches from Halloween until the New Year. And in December, the Hallmark Channel has plenty of delightfully sweet holiday films for when the weather turns frightful! December Movies Saturday, Dec. 3 A Dream of Christmas An ambitious but discontented young married woman (Nikki DeLoach) gets more than she bargained for when she is granted a wish to be single again. She awakens one morning to discover she has the home, car and job of her dreams, but soon realizes she’s missing […]
Memorial Day 2016 in America is Monday, May 30. The day, and the days leading up to it, will feature plenty of somber programming related to the true nature of the holiday — remembering those who died while serving in America’s armed forces — as well as lighter fare to help people enjoy the time off that they hopefully have. Here are some of the TV highlights this weekend. Memorial Day 2016 TV Programming (All Times Eastern) Monster Week 2016 — May 26-June 2 on Animal Planet. Animal Planet’s annual programming event about creepy crawlies. See more details here. Syfy Memorial Day […]
The NBA’s Christmas Day showcase begins on ESPN with the New Orleans Pelicans at the Miami Heat, followed by ABC’s doubleheader with the Chicago Bulls at the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Golden State Warriors. The festivities finish up on ESPN with the San Antonio Spurs at the Houston Rockets and the L.A. Clippers at the L.A. Lakers. 2015 NBA Christmas Day games on ESPN & ABC Schedule from ESPN: Time (ET) Game Commentators Network(s) 12 p.m. NBA Christmas Special presented by State Farm New Orleans Pelicans at Miami Heat ESPN: Mark Jones, Kara Lawson, Israel […]
CBS airs the new Andy Griffith Show Christmas Special on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, at 8pm ET/PT. This one-hour special features two newly colorized back-to-back episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. In “Christmas Story” (1960), Andy (Andy Griffith) and Barney’s (Don Knotts) plans for a joyful holiday at home are interrupted when one of them has to guard a prisoner. Then in “The Pickle Story” (1961), Andy and Barney switch Aunt Bea’s (Frances Bavier) unappetizing homemade pickles with store-bought ones. Things get complicated when Aunt Bea wants to enter the county fair’s pickle competition. Photo: Copyright CBS Worldwide Inc. All […]
In the 11th Doctor Who Christmas special “The Husbands of River Song” (Friday, Dec. 25, at 9pm ET/PT on BBC America), time traveler River Song (recurring guest star Alex Kingston) meets her husband’s new incarnation, in the form of Peter Capaldi, for the first time. “The last time the Doctor saw her, she was a ghost. The first time he met her, she died. So how can he be seeing her again?” asks executive producer and writer Steven Moffat. “As ever, with the most complicated relationship in the universe, it’s a matter of time.” Episode description from BBC America: It’s […]
Two back-to-back classic episodes of the 1950s series I Love Lucy are featured in the I Love Lucy Christmas Special on CBS Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 8pm ET/PT. This year the “Christmas episode” (first presented in December 1956), now colorized in its entirety, is paired with the newly colorized “Lucy Does a TV Commercial” (a.k.a. “Vitameatavegamin,” first broadcast on May 5, 1952). The two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set with no interruption between the episodes.
As usual, several of your favorite TV series will be offering Christmas or other holiday-themed episodes this season. Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights, and we’ll be updating the post as we hear of more! (All times are Eastern) HOLIDAY TV EPISODES 2015 Arthur’s Perfect Christmas — Dec. 7, 12 and 25 on PBS (check local listings). Everyone’s favorite aardvark gives kids a new spin on seasonal traditions in this one-hour special, showing children the many ways to celebrate. Plans are underway in Elwood City for the best holiday season ever as Arthur, D.W., their family and friends make preparations […]
Just in time for the holiday season, CBS Cares — the network’s public service announcement initiative launched in 2000 — has given the gift of star power and a sizable television audience to the non-profit “I Have A Dream” Foundation (IHDF), which works to ensure that all children have the opportunity, support and resources to pursue higher education. The foundation was launched in 1986 by businessman Eugene M. Lang, who had returned to speak at his East Harlem elementary school after 50 years and learned that three-quarters of the school’s students would struggle to finish high school. On the spot, Lang decided to offer college […]