2014 Holiday Programming Guide from Channel Guide Magazine

Our 2014 Holiday Programming Guide!

Finding your favorite holiday TV show can be frustrating. Hundreds of hours of holiday programming are spread out over dozens of channels, and without proper planning, finding your Yuletide favorite can become as maddening as “Carol of the Bells” on a constant loop. Thankfully, Channel Guide Magazine’s 2014 Holiday Programming Guide is here to help. We’ve combed through hours and hours of programming to find the best in holiday TV. Want to watch Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol? Look in our A to Z descriptions. Not sure what to watch on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 8pm? We’ve got you covered in … Continue reading

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When is “It’s a Wonderful Life” on TV 2014?

When is "It's a Wonderful Life" on TV 2014?

When is It’s a Wonderful Life on TV 2014? You might recall the days of being able to watch It’s a Wonderful Life on TV a LOT. The 1946 Frank Capra classic was in the public domain at that time, about 20 or 30 years ago, and it seemed to air nearly nonstop in syndication between Thanksgiving and Christmas. For the past several years, rights to It’s a Wonderful Life have belonged to NBC, so airings of the film have become more of a special viewing occasion, with the network usually airing it twice during the Christmas season. And they … Continue reading

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When is Rudolph on TV 2014?

When is Rudolph on TV 2014?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 50th anniversary airing — Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. In 2014, the classic 1964 Rankin-Bass stop-motion animation special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer celebrates its 50th anniversary! It airs on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. (Description below from CBS) The special, narrated by Burl Ives, who is also heard as the voice of Sam the Snowman, is a musical story based on the popular song of the same title by Johnny Marks. It recounts the tale of a shy reindeer whose Christmas spirit is dampened because his shiny nose has … Continue reading

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When is Frosty the Snowman on TV 2014?

When is Frosty the Snowman on TV 2014?

When is Frosty the Snowman on TV 2014? In 2014, CBS will again be airing the beloved 1969 special starring that “jolly, happy soul” Frosty the Snowman, along with the 1992 special Frosty Returns: Frosty the Snowman — Friday, Nov. 28, at 9pm ET/PT on CBS. Frosty Returns — Saturday, Dec. 13, at 9:30pm ET/PT on CBS. (Descriptions below from CBS) Friday, Nov. 28 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) FROSTY THE SNOWMAN — Frosty, that “jolly, happy soul” whose old silk hat full of magic has turned him into a musical Christmas legend, once again demonstrates his unique showmanship. Comedian Jackie Vernon … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2014 TV programming

Thanksgiving 2014 TV programming

Thanksgiving 2014 in the United States is Thursday, Nov. 27. Leading up to that day, and through the Thanksgiving 2014 weekend, as always there will be a number of specials, sports, movie marathons and more (and even the start of some Christmas specials) to enjoy on TV. Here are some notable programs to watch leading into, and over the Thanksgiving 2014 weekend. All times Eastern. Epic Meal  Empire Thanksgiving special – Nov. 14 at 10pm on FYI. In the newest episodes, viewers will get even more over-the-top cooking recipes and antics, starting with a Thanksgiving meal (not the Canadian kind) … Continue reading

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Visit Hallmark’s “Northpole”

Northpole

Hallmark gifts a glowing star of holiday cheer to movie fans with Northpole, one of the network’s 12 New Movies of Christmas, part of its larger, annual Countdown To Christmas. The film boasts visual effects which are the best Hallmark has ever produced and is cuddle-worthy family viewing. The wondrous village of Northpole, where Santa and his elves live and work, is running low on the holiday cheer that is used to fuel the city and make toys. Santa and Mrs. Claus (played by real-life spouses Richard Wagner and Jill St. John) are understandably concerned; this drop in spirit, represented … Continue reading

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We talk Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship with host Bobby Deen!

Holiday Baking Championship host Bobby Deen

It’s only natural that Bobby Deen would relish his role as host of Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship, premiering Sunday night at 9pm ET/PT. “Thanksgiving and Christmas are wonderful holidays for my family,” says Paula’s youngest boy of his food-centric clan. “We all gathered in Statesboro, Ga., every year for Thanksgiving at my Uncle Bernie and Aunt Glennis’ house and everyone would bring desserts. There was a 6-foot buffet table in the dining room that was covered from end to end with cakes and pies and gooey bars and any kind of cookie that you could imagine. That’s such a … Continue reading

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“Nashville” Christmas album releasing next week

"Nashville" Christmas album releasing next week

Halloween is just a few days away, and you know what that means — just about time for many people’s thoughts to turn toward the Christmas season (probably starting at 12:01am on Nov. 1, if not already). Right at the start of the season, on Nov. 4, fans of the ABC series Nashville will get an early Christmas gift with the digital release of the album Christmas With Nashville. Christmas With Nashville will feature holiday songs from the drama’s cast, including Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson and more. Including familiar holiday favorites and … Continue reading

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Halloween 2014 TV programming

Halloween 2014 TV programming

That spooky time of year is upon us once again! As with other years, Halloween 2014 will feature lots of creepy TV programming airing up to, and on the date itself. Here are some notable TV programs to check out during Halloween 2014. All times Eastern; check back for updates and additions as more network announcements are made: 31 Days of Halloween Oct. 1-31 on Syfy. Running through Friday, October 31, 31 Days of Halloween will unleash nearly 600 hours of creepy programming featuring the 10th anniversary Ghost Hunters special, the original movies Dark Haul and Finders Keepers, and a … Continue reading

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Fourth of July 2014 TV programming

Fourth of July 2014 TV programming

Fourth of July 2014 is on a Friday, giving TV fans plenty of patriotic programs, and other marathons, to enjoy over the long weekend they may have. Here are some of the notable TV viewing options for Fourth of July 2014 (all times ET): Pawn Stars marathon – July 3 at 10am-July 4 at 3:03am on History. Naked and Afraid marathon – July 3 at 3pm-July 4 at 3am on Discovery Channel. The Revolutionary War marathon – July 3 at 4pm-July 5 at 10am on American Heroes Channel. Marathon of the series chronicling the war that freed America from British … Continue reading

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