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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. RELATED: CHANNEL GUIDE’S HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING GUIDE 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 are doing so … Continue reading
I was a little kid growing up in a home filled with country music when Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors” became a radio hit in 1971. I already loved the story of the original coat thanks to Sunday school, and since I was a small-town girl with a loving mama, too, I fell hard for that song. I still get goosebumps when I hear it. This month, NBC brings the tender tune of a family’s love and resilience in the face of tragedy — personified by a little patchwork jacket — to television as part of a deal with the … Continue reading
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. In 2015, the classic 1964 Rankin-Bass stop-motion animation special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer airs on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. RELATED: CHANNEL GUIDE’S HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING GUIDE (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 made him … Continue reading
This holiday week, Hallmark Channel offers up a healthy serving of original holiday films. The network will premiere five festive flicks over five consecutive nights in what will hopefully become a Thanksgiving TV tradition. Each of the holiday-themed romantic comedies begins at 8pm ET/PT and is part of the network’s Countdown to Christmas Thanksgiving Week. Actress Candace Cameron Bure not only stars in Saturday’s A Christmas Detour, but she also serves as the five-night event’s emcee. “I kind of pop in, in between the breaks, to check in on the viewers, and I’m setting up each movie,” she says. “I’m hoping … Continue reading
From that first slice of Thanksgiving pumpkin pie right up through the clinking of the champagne flutes, the holiday season is full of good cheer — and good TV! There’s so much to comb through, and finding your faves can sometimes be frustrating. Luckily for you, Channel Guide Magazine‘s staff has put together the 2015 Holiday Programming Guide as our gift to you. The guide’s Movies & Specials section is packed with descriptions and airtimes of your favorite holiday programs, from Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights to The Year Without A Santa Claus, and everything in between. Movies are listed … Continue reading
Thanksgiving Day in the United States in 2015 is Thursday, Nov. 26. Leading up to, and including, that day, there are, as usual, plenty of TV shows, movies, programming marathons and sports to enjoy. Here are a few highlights from this year. Thanksgiving 2015 TV Programming (All Times Eastern) Thanksgiving Week — Nov. 15-Nov. 21 from 8pm-11pm on Food Network. With a premiere every night at 8p, Food Network celebrates the countdown to Thanksgiving with a week of new episodes including The Pioneer Woman’s Ultimate Thanksgiving, Chopped Junior Thanksgiving, Guilty Pleasures & Top 5 Restaurants Thanksgiving, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Ultimate Turkey … Continue reading
We thought we’d join the crowd of businesses that like to get a jump on Halloween when September is barely over, so here is a monthlong look at some creepy TV programming that is airing throughout October, leading up to Halloween. 🎃 RELATED: DOWNLOAD CHANNEL GUIDE’S 2015 FRIGHT GUIDE! Halloween TV Programming 2015 (All Times ET; Check back for updates and additions) 31 Days of Halloween Spook-a-Thon Oct. 1-31 on Syfy. A month of spooky programming, including the new original movies Night of the Wild (Oct. 3); Ominous (Oct. 10); They Found Hell (Oct. 17); and The Hollow (Oct. 24). Sleepy Hollow Season Premiere — Oct. 1 at 9pm on FOX. Ichabod and … Continue reading
This Halloween season, get your scares on with Channel Guide Magazine‘s 2015 Fright Guide, a free special edition highlighting the best Halloween programming airing on TV in October. It’s a month’s worth of thrillers, horror and scare-you-out-of-your-seat TV. Included in the 2015 Fright Guide: Staff Picks: Recommendations, favorites and Halloween musts! Best Bets Calendar: Can’t-miss scary offeringsg Feature Articles: In-depth articles about what’s airing this month Daily Listings: Halloween related programming every day! Movies and Specials Logs: Extended descriptions in alphabetical order DOWNLOAD IT TODAY!
Independence Day 2015 in America is Saturday, July 4. It falls such that, if you’re lucky, you may have Friday, July 3, off of work to enjoy at least a three-day weekend. Either way, once again the Fourth of July holiday will feature plenty of television viewing, if you are so inclined, in terms of movies, shows, sports and programming marathons. Here is some of the notable TV programming airing over Fourth of July 2015. All times are Eastern. Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 marathon — July 3 at 6am-July 4 at 8am on BBC America. Law & Order: SVU marathon — … Continue reading
Need a break from dyeing eggs, deviling eggs, or eating Cadbury Eggs this weekend? (I plan to do all three, so I will certainly need to take a breather.) Tune into The CW this Friday, April 3 at 8pm/7pm Central for the family-friendly classic, Here Comes Peter Cottontail. In this Rankin/Bass Easter special, eccentric peddler Seymore S. Sassafrass (voiced by Danny Kaye) tells the tale of young Peter Cottontail (Casey Kasem!) and his dreams to become the Chief Easter Bunny. Peter must rescue Easter from the hands of malicious recluse January Q. Irontail (Vincent Price), with the help of a time machine. The 1971 TV … Continue reading