Holiday

Here Comes Peter Cottontail Airs Friday Night on The CW

Peter Cottontail CW

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

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ABC to Broadcast “The Ten Commandments” on Easter

ABC to Broadcast "The Ten Commandments" on Easter

ABC has announced that it will air the 1956 classic The Ten Commandments — Cecil B. DeMille’s epic masterpiece — on Easter Sunday. From an ABC press release: The Easter classic, The Ten Commandments, will air as an “ABC Special Presentation” on Sunday, April 5 (7:00-11:44 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The legendary Cecil B. DeMille film from 1956 was an annual tradition for many families who gathered to watch the story of Moses every Easter. Starring Charlton Heston in the iconic role of Moses, the film from Paramount Pictures also stars legendary actors Yul Brynner as Rameses, Anne Baxter as Queen … Continue reading

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Disney’s Christmas Day Celebration gets “Frozen”

Disney Paarks Frozen Christmas Celebration

If the big guy in red doesn’t fulfill all of your holiday wishes, turn on ABC to get a blustery treat as Disney’s annual Christmas parade and special gets a Frozen makeover. This year’s 31st annual Christmas Day special has been renamed the Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration in a nod to last year’s movie smash. Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts hosts the celebration from Walt Disney World in Florida with musical performances from Train, Ariana Grande, Lucy Hale, Trisha Yearwood and more. GMA Contributor and ESPN football analyst Tim Tebow will also report from Florida. Meteorologist Rob Marciano will … Continue reading

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24 Hours of A Christmas Story simulcast on TBS and TNT for first time

24 Hours of A Christmas Story simulcast on TBS and TNT for first time

In 2014, Turner Networks is airing its 18th annual “24 Hours of A Christmas Story” programming event starting Christmas Eve at 8pm ET/PT and continuing until 8pm on Christmas Day. The running of the beloved 1983 film for 12 consecutive showings has become a holiday tradition for many; so much so, that this year, along with its usual airing on TBS, the marathon will also be simulcast on sister network TNT for the first time. This marks a homecoming of sorts for the film on TNT; when Turner Networks started this marathon in 1997, it originally aired on TNT before … Continue reading

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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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