LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are sufficient vacation TV films to overturn Santa’s sleigh this season, with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel and a brand new streaming service including to the cargo. A extra expansive view of the world is also a part of the experience, with a lesbian couple included in a Freeform movie and Hanukkah shout-outs on the Hallmark and Lifetime channels.
Different small-screen choices can be found to distract you from gift-wrapping and household squabbles, together with the Grinch, the Brady Bunch and John Legend. Right here’s a sampling from broadcast networks, cable and streaming companies, all occasions EST:
— “Noelle,” now streaming on Disney Plus. Kris Kringle’s daughter (Anna Kendrick) envies her brother’s (Invoice Hader) high-profile Christmas job however discovers she’s received an necessary position to play, as does Mrs. Claus (Julie Hagerty). Shirley MacLaine co-stars as an elf.
— “Each Day However Christmas,” 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, Bounce. A author (Timon Durrett) who’s cynical about Christmas finds his religion and the vacation’s that means on a ebook tour. Antonique Smith co-stars.
— “Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas,” 9 p.m. Wednesday Dec. four, Freeform. When Jess (Aisha Dee) dies in an accident after a primary date with Ben (Kendrick Sampson), her soul stays earthbound. It’s as much as Jess’ pal Kara (Kimiko Glenn) and her companion, Mae (Jazz Raycole), to assist.
— “Mistletoe & Menorahs,” 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Lifetime. An government (Kelley Jakle) who wants a fast training about Hanukkah to land an account and finds simply the person (Jake Epstein) to assist her in work and possibly love.
— “Christmas at Dollywood,” eight p.m. Sunday, Dec. eight, Hallmark Channel. An occasion planner (Danica McKellar) returns residence to Tennessee for a difficult job, Dollywood’s 30th Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration, and will get matchmaking assist from Parton herself.
— “Carole’s Christmas,” eight p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, OWN. A workaholic businesswoman’s (Kimberly Elise) wishful considering turns her life the wrong way up. Jackée Harry and Cayden Ok. Williams co-star on this repeat airing with added moviemaking tidbits.
— “Vacation Date,” eight p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Hallmark Channel. Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations mix when Brooke (Brittany Bristow) is dumped by her boyfriend earlier than a go to residence and an actor (Matt Cohen) enjoying stand-in shares his Jewish traditions.
— “You Mild Up My Christmas,” eight p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Lifetime. Emma (Kim Fields) returns residence to search out the city constructed round her household’s Christmas gentle manufacturing facility has misplaced its glow. Can an previous flame (Adrian Holmes) assist?
— “A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, FX. The darkish new tackle Charles Dickens’ story stars Man Pearce as Scrooge and Andy Serkis because the ghost of Christmas previous, with the screenplay by “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight.
— “It’s a Fantastic Life,” eight p.m. Dec. 24, NBC. A person’s midlife disaster fuels the 1946 sentimental favourite from filmmaker Frank Capra, starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and, as Clarence the angel, Henry Travers.
— “The Little Drummer Boy,” 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, Freeform. Aaron, an orphan who finds solace solely with animals, has a life-changing encounter with three clever males touring to Bethlehem within the 1968 particular narrated by Greer Garson.
— “Rudolph the Purple-Nosed Reindeer,” eight p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, CBS. In trendy parlance, a reindeer who’s bullied for wanting totally different finds pleasure and value in being himself. Burl Ives narrates the 1964 particular based mostly on the Johnny Marks music.
— “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” eight p.m. Tuesday, Dec. three, NBC. Boris Karloff, who performed the monster within the 1931 movie “Frankenstein,” offered the voice for an additional legendary character, Dr. Seuss’ notorious Grinch, in 1966.
— “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” eight p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, ABC. Vacation materialism has Charlie in a significant funk and Lucy tries to assist, nevertheless it takes Linus to save lots of the vacation. Vince Guaraldi composed the music for the 1965 particular in regards to the “Peanuts” gang.
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— “The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show,” now streaming on Amazon. The singer-songwriter salutes vacation specials of the previous her method and with assist from friends together with Camila Cabello, James Corden, Lana Del Rey and the Radio Metropolis Rockettes.
— “Christmas Underneath the Stars,” 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, BYUtv. John Legend performs classics together with “Silver Bells” and “My Favourite Issues” together with “All of Me” and different unique songs in a live performance taped in Utah.
— “CMA Nation Christmas,” 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. three, ABC. Trisha Yearwood hosts and performs on the 10th annual vacation celebration, joined by friends together with Woman Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and CeCe Winans.
— “Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir,” 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, PBS, and seven p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 on BYUtv. Kristin Chenoweth joins the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra for an evening of traditional carols and pop tunes, airing as an hour-long particular on PBS and a 90-minute model on BYUtv.
— “Holidays with the Houghs,” 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, NBC. A range particular showcasing sibling dancer-choreographers Derek and Julianne collectively and individually in musical performances and comedy sketches, with celeb buddies dropping by.
— “Nice Performances — From Vienna: The New 12 months’s Celebration 2020,” Wednesday, Jan. 1, PBS (verify native listings for occasions). The Vienna Philharmonic and visitor conductor Andris Nelsons usher in 2020 with the Vienna Metropolis Ballet and host Hugh Bonneville.
— The Royal Selection Efficiency, Tuesday, Dec. 10, BritBox. Robbie Williams, Harry Connick Jr., comedians and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who performed at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony, participate in a century-old charity fundraiser with royalty in attendance.
— “Ellen’s Biggest Evening of Giveaways,” eight p.m., Tuesday to Thursday, Dec. 10-12, NBC. DeGeneres and friends together with Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake and Sterling Ok. Brown shock “on a regular basis deserving folks” with items.
— “A Very Brady Renovation: Vacation Version,” 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, HGTV. The actors who performed “The Brady Bunch” siblings embellish the home used for the sitcom’s exterior pictures. Meals Community’s Ree Drummond and HGTV’s Jasmine Roth assist.
— “High Elf,” eight p.m. Fridays, Nickelodeon. Seven youngsters from throughout the nation compete in a constructing and design contest to earn the title of greatest elf and profit worthy causes of their hometown. The weekly sequence’ finale airs eight p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.
— “I Love Lucy Christmas Particular,” eight p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, CBS. Two colorized half-hour episodes of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz sitcom, “The Christmas Episode” and “Paris at Final,” air back-to-back, each from 1956.
— “A Residence for the Holidays with Idina Menzel,” 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, CBS. The “Frozen” star introduces heartening tales about adoption from foster care and sings tunes from her new album, “Christmas: Season of Love.” Adam Lambert, Ne-Yo and Kelly Rowland additionally carry out.
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