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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TBS’ 24 Hours of A Christmas Story 2013 celebrates film’s 30th anniversary

TBS' 24 Hours of A Christmas Story 2013 celebrates film's 30th anniversary

Turner Networks will be airing the 17th annual edition of its popular holiday programming event, “24 Hours of A Christmas Story,” on Christmas Eve 2013 — Dec. 24 beginning at 8pm ET/PT on TBS. Although A Christmas Story is such a holiday classic that it seems like it has always been with us, the film actually is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. It opened in theaters just before Thanksgiving 1983. Based on the short stories of famed humorist Jean Shepherd, A Christmas Story follows the mischievous adventures of a young boy who longs for a special Christmas gift – … Continue reading

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Dance Moms Christmas Special recap: ’Twas the Fight Before Christmas

Dance Moms Christmas Special

Happy holidays, Dance Moms fans. It’s time for the first-ever Dance Moms Christmas Special. And, hence, the first-ever Dance Moms Christmas Special recap. Consider it my special holiday gift to you. We open with the girls placing a star on an artificial tree, plus JC, Executive Producer Superstar, sporting a shorter, darker hairdo, and a glammed-up Abby Lee. Abby says Christmas to her means two weeks off from the dance studio, the moms and all the complaining. A chance to de-stress, if you will. JC wants to plumb the Christmases of Abby’s youth for a spell, so there are photos … Continue reading

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Krampus legend featured in two holiday TV episodes

Krampus legend featured in two holiday TV episodes

Most people are familiar with the legend of Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus, who rewards good children with presents during the Yuletide season. But in the folklore of some European countries, jolly old St. Nick has a dark counterpart in the figure of Krampus, a beastly creature who does more than just dole out coal to naughty children. According to legend, the demon-like Krampus punishes and frightens bad children, and carries particularly naughty kids away to his lair in a sack. Krampus seems like an intriguing enough figure to be featured in pop culture, and he has been portrayed in … Continue reading

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When is the Yule Log on TV 2013?

When is the Yule Log on TV 2013?

During the 2013 Christmas season, you will once again have chances to enjoy a virtual blazing Yule Log on TV, both in the form of the original, WPIX version that has been around since the 1960s, as well as a 21st-century version via On Demand. Here are some places where you can watch the Yule Log on TV in 2013: YULE LOG ON TV 2013: YULE LOG ON DEMAND (Description from iN DEMAND) The televised Yule Log on digital cable (pictured below) is back this year in SD, HD and once again in 3D via free Video On Demand (VOD). … Continue reading

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Holiday music specials on TV 2013

Holiday music specials on TV 2013

The holiday season tends to fill the world with music — from radio stations playing Christmas songs all day long, to church choirs rejoicing, to people just singing on the street. TV, of course, is also a place to find much music and singing this time of year, with 2013 being no exception. Below are some of the notable holiday music specials on TV 2013. Descriptions are from the networks; all times are Eastern; check back for updates and additions. ALSO SEE: Holiday TV schedule 2013 FREE download Holiday Hits On Demand – Through Jan. 6 on Music Choice On Demand. Holiday … Continue reading

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When is It’s a Wonderful Life on TV 2013?

When is It's a Wonderful Life on TV 2013?

When is It’s a Wonderful Life on TV 2013? 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. ALSO SEE: Holiday TV schedule 2013 FREE download 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 … Continue reading

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NBC breaks out the Bublé again with “Michael Bublé’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special”

NBC breaks out the Bublé again with "Michael Bublé's 3rd Annual Christmas Special"

“I’ve got 10 days, and I still haven’t written this,” Michael Bublé told me in a late October phone conversation about his new NBC holiday program, Michael Buble’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special. But given that the famed singer has done two of these before, and especially given the infectious Christmas spirit he displayed during our talk, there’s no doubt that he will come through in a big way once again for his fans. ALSO SEE: Holiday TV schedule 2013 FREE download Although he didn’t have too many details about the one-hour special when we talked, Bublé did say that it … Continue reading

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When is Frosty the Snowman on TV 2013?

When is Frosty the Snowman on TV 2013?

When is Frosty the Snowman on TV 2013? 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, Dec. 6, 2013, at 8pm ET/PT, and Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 9pm ET/PT on CBS. Frosty Returns — Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 9:30pm ET/PT on CBS. ALSO SEE: Holiday TV schedule 2013 FREE download (Descriptions below from CBS) Friday, Dec. 6 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) Saturday, Dec. 14 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) FROSTY THE SNOWMAN — Frosty, that “jolly, happy soul” whose old … Continue reading

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