The CW To Air Star-Studded Jingle Ball 2014 on Dec. 18

Jingle Ball 2014

The Z100 Jingle Ball is an annual holiday concert that features the year’s hottest pop stars in a sassy, sexy concert. Everybody who is anybody is there performing or presenting. Musicians who perform during the annual Jingle Ball know they’re what’s hot right now. This year’s Jingle Ball airs Dec. 18 on The CW and features mega-watt musical performances and incredible guest presenters. This is a much buzzed-about concert and one of the larger, non-award show music events of the year. What Jingle Ball 2014 moment will everyone be talking about the next day? (My guess is the absolutely scandalous … Continue reading

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“Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas” sings loud for all to hear

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas

The 2003 film Elf, starring Will Ferrell, has become a holiday classic for many people. So much so that it was also turned into a hit Broadway musical. The story now has a third incarnation, an hourlong NBC special called Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas (Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 8pm ET/PT) which is based on the film and the stage production. Following in the mold of past holiday TV classics, notably several of the Rankin/Bass productions, this special will be presented in stop-motion animation, and will feature nine songs. It promises an all-new retelling of Buddy the Elf’s absurd yet heartwarming … Continue reading

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ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight”

Christmas LIght Fight

Tonight on ABC, families who deck their halls on an epic scale compete for bragging rights — and cool cash as The Great Christmas Light Fight returns for Season 2. In each of tonight’s back-to-back episodes, four families from around the country showcase their elaborate light displays in the hopes of winning $50,000. Celebrity designers Michael Moloney & Sabrina Soto (both from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) judge the amazing displays that feature thousands of choreographed lights, dozens of inflatables and plastic sculptures and living nativities. Tonight’s first episode (airing at 8pm, ET) features four families from across the country showcasing their … Continue reading

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“I Love Lucy” Christmas special airs tonight on CBS

"I Love Lucy" Christmas special airs tonight on CBS

As it did last year, CBS is again airing an I Love Lucy Christmas Special this year, tonight, Dec. 7, at 8pm ET/PT. The special consists of two colorized, back-to-back episodes of the legendary 1950s sitcom. From CBS: “The two episodes – the seldom-seen “Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Job Switching” (aka “Chocolate Factory”) – were colorized with a vintage look, a nod to the 1950s period in which the shows were filmed.  The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set – at the beginning and end of the hour – … Continue reading

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I Love Lucy Christmas Special Sunday on CBS

I Love Lucy Christmas Special

The I Love Lucy Christmas Special Sunday on CBS includes two colorized episodes of the classic comedy series airing Dec. 7 at 8pm ET/PT. “The Christmas Episode” is followed by “Job Switching.” ALSO SEE: 2014 Holiday TV Programming Guide 2014 Holiday Music Programming on TV Two back-to-back episodes of the TV classic I Love Lucy air Sunday on CBS, beginning with the seldom-seen “Christmas Episode” and continuing with an all-new colorized version of “Job Switching,” in which Lucy (Lucille Ball) and Ethel (Vivian Vance) work in a candy factory. Photo: ©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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CBS “A Very Grammy Christmas” performers

A Very Grammy Christmas

Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw and Pharrell Williams are among the artists performing holiday songs and current pop hits in A Very Grammy Christmas special Friday, Dec. 5, at 9pm ET on CBS. The Grammy nominees for Album of the Year will also be announced during the show. LL COOL J hosts. The 57th Annual Grammy Awards air on CBS Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. CBS A Very Grammy Christmas performers: Sam Smith Big Sean Mary J. Blige Ariana Grande Maroon 5 Tim McGraw Pharrell Williams

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My Little Pony Special: A Very Minty Christmas

My LIttle Pony

Attention, Bronies and wishful residents of Ponyville, your favorite equines have a new ponyventure in time for Christmas! My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas premieres December 13 at 7pmET on Discovery Family.  Make sure to set your DVR too: after you watch it once, you and your loved ones will clamor to watch it again and again. The hour-long family adventure features two new songs that will make you forget all existence of a certain Disney princess with a panache for spewing ice from her frigid fingers — this winter, it’s going to be all about the ponies. Since … Continue reading

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Holiday music programming on TV 2014

Holiday music programming on TV 2014

Happy holidays! Here are some of the notable new and returning holiday music specials airing on TV in 2014. All times are Eastern. RELATED: CHANNEL GUIDE’S 2014 HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING GUIDE Music Choice: Sounds of the Seasons – Through Jan. 6, 2015. Featured on the channel are old time favorites including Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Mitch Miller, Gene Autry and many more. Music Choice: Soft Rock – Through Dec. 31. Holiday hits from artists including Rod Stewart, Carrie Underwood, James Taylor, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé and many more along with MC exclusive acoustic versions. … Continue reading

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Pixar And ABC Team Up For “Toy Story That Time Forgot.”

Toy Story That Time Forgot

America’s favorite playthings are back in a new animated adventure, Toy Story That Time Forgot. In the new ABC special, a post-Christmas playdate takes an unexpected turn when the season’s hottest action figures turn out to be dangerously delusional. Many actors in the Toy Story franchise — like Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and Wallace Shawn — reprise their famous roles in the 30-minute special. This time, Trixie the triceratops, voiced by Kristen Schaal, takes center stage as she leads the effort to get the lost toys back to Bonnie’s room. “It was delightful to get to spend more … Continue reading

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Holiday TV episodes 2014

Holiday TV episodes 2014

Happy holidays! Here are a number of notable new and repeat holiday episodes of your favorite TV shows. All times are Eastern; we’ll be updating the post with more holiday TV episodes as more info comes in. RELATED: CHANNEL GUIDE’S 2014 HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING GUIDE LIVE with Kelly and Michael: “Holiday Gift Guide” – Dec. 1-5 on syndicated channels. Weeklong series on holiday gift suggestions. American Dad: “Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas” – Dec. 1 at 9pm on TBS. When Stan wishes he could have Principal Lewis’ carefree, single life, a la It’s a Wonderful Life, his wish comes true. … Continue reading

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