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Christmas TV Listings! (or at least some of them)
November 21, 2010  | By Diane Werts
 
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[UPDATED Nov. 22]

Looking for Festivus? Consider it found! This week's listings have a couple of new additions for Friday (Nov. 26).

Take a look below . . .

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[ORIGINAL POST]

Holiday tube lovers should be in heaven this week. Thanksgiving, yes, of course -- but Christmas is in the mix, too.

Big time.

So here we start TVWW's extensive Christmas TV listings list -- in partial form, covering Nov. 20-26, the first busy week of the season.

Comedy Central's big new Futurama holiday special airs Sunday, Nov. 21 (that's the art above), and NBC's airing of the original 1947 Miracle on 34th Street comes Thanksgiving afternoon.

ABC Family starts its 'Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas' that same Sunday. And Hallmark Channel has been in non-stop holiday movie mode for a week already!

We don't want to get left behind, thus the current-week listings. Most of the later Christmas listings have come in, too, and I'm at least halfway through organizing them into usable form.

So keep checking back to see when our BIG list goes up on its own dedicated pages. Hopefully soon.

We're not far away from TVWW's annual shopping guides, either -- one for holiday-themed DVDs, and one for gift sets that editors here have actually received, scrutinized and can recommend.

But first, check out these TV holiday happenings in imminent days.

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As always:
-- All times ET
-- Schedules subject to change

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CHRISTMAS TV 2010

SATURDAY, Nov. 20

6 AM HALL THE CHRISTMAS GIFT
(1986) John Denver, Jane Kaczmarek

10 AM HALL FALLEN ANGEL
(2003) Gary Sinise, Joely Richardson

2 PM HALL THE GOOD WITCH'S GIFT
(2010) Catherine Bell, Chris Potter --NEW--

4 PM HALL A SEASON FOR MIRACLES
(1999) Carla Gugino, Patty Duke

5 PM MAX FOUR CHRISTMASES
(2008) Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon

6 PM HALL SANTA JR.
(2003) Judd Nelson, Lauren Holly

8 PM HALL THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
(2010) Jennifer Beals, Rick Roberts --NEW--

10 PM HALL THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
(2010) Jennifer Beals, Rick Roberts --NEW--

12 MID HALL THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
(2010) Jennifer Beals, Rick Roberts --NEW--

4 AM HALL KARROLL'S CHRISTMAS
(2004) Tom Everett Scott, Wallace Shawn


SUNDAY, Nov. 21

10 AM FAM CHRISTMAS WISH
(1998) Neil Patrick Harris, Debbie Reynolds

10 AM HALL KARROLL'S CHRISTMAS
(2004) Tom Everett Scott, Wallace Shawn

12 NOON FAM UNLIKELY ANGEL
(1996) Dolly Parton

12 NOON HALL SANTA JR.
(2003) Judd Nelson, Lauren Holly

2 PM FAM ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS
(2000) Kathy Ireland, John Dye

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2 PM TVONE HOLIDAY HEART
(2000) Ving Rhames, Alfre Woodard

4 PM FAM TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS
(2001) Kathy Ireland, John Dye

6 PM FAM SANTA BABY
(2006) Jenny McCarthy

7 PM TBS HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

8 PM FAM HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS
(2007) Melissa Joan Hart, Mario Lopez

8 PM HALL THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
(2010) Jennifer Beals, Rick Roberts --NEW--

10 PM COM THE FUTURAMA HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
--NEW--

10 PM FAM SNOWGLOBE
(2007) Christina Milian

10 PM HALL FINDING JOHN CHRISTMAS
(2003) Valerie Bertinelli, Peter Falk

11 PM COM THE FUTURAMA HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
--NEW--

12 MID HALL WHEN ANGELS COME TO TOWN
(2004) Peter Falk, Katey Sagal

4 AM HALL ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS
(1988) Jim Varney


MONDAY, Nov. 22

8 AM HALL THE ANGEL OF PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
(1996) Robert Urich

10 AM HALLMOV THE CHRISTMAS GIFT
(1986) John Denver, Jane Kaczmarek

12 NOON HALLMOV SILENT NIGHT
(2002) Linda Hamilton

2 PM HALLMOV FALLEN ANGEL
(2003) Gary Sinise, Joely Richardson

6 PM HALL THE CHRISTMAS CHOIR
(2008) Rhea Perlman, Jason Gedrick

7 PM FAM A CAROL CHRISTMAS
(2003) Tori Spelling, William Shatner

8 PM HALL FINDING JOHN CHRISTMAS
(2003) Valerie Bertinelli, Peter Falk

9 PM FAM HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS
(2007) Melissa Joan Hart, Mario Lopez

10 PM HALL WHEN ANGELS COME TO TOWN
(2004) Peter Falk, Katey Sagal

11:35 PM SPK BAD SANTA
(2003) Billy Bob Thornton, Lauren Graham

12 MID HALL ONE MAGIC CHRISTMAS
(1985) Harry Dean Stanton, Mary Steenburgen

2 AM HALL A GRANDPA FOR CHRISTMAS
(2007) Ernest Borgnine

4 AM HALL THE CHRISTMAS GIFT
(1986) John Denver, Jane Kaczmarek


TUESDAY, Nov. 23

6 AM HALL THE CHRISTMAS CHOIR
(2008) Rhea Perlman, Jason Gedrick

8 AM HALL THE THREE GIFTS
(2009) Dean Cain, Jean Louisa Kelly

10 AM HALLMOV FALLEN ANGEL
(2003) Gary Sinise, Joely Richardson

12 NOON HALLMOV ONE CHRISTMAS
(1994) Henry Winkler, Katharine Hepburn

2 PM HALLMOV SILVER BELLS
(2005) Anne Heche, Tate Donovan

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5 PM BBCAM DOCTOR WHO
"The Christmas Invasion"

6 PM FAM HOLLY & HAL MOOSE: CHRISTMAS

6 PM HALL A GRANDPA FOR CHRISTMAS
(2007) Ernest Borgnine

8 PM HALL THE THREE GIFTS
(2009) Dean Cain, Jean Louisa Kelly

10 PM HALL OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS
(2008) Dixie Carter, John Ratzenberger

2 AM HALL ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS
(1988) Jim Varney

4 AM BBCAM DOCTOR WHO
"The Christmas Invasion"

4 AM HALL THE NIGHT THEY SAVED CHRISTMAS
(1984) Art Carney, Jaclyn Smith


WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24

6 AM HALL A CHRISTMAS CAROL
(2004) Kelsey Grammer

8 AM HALL OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS
(2008) Dixie Carter, John Ratzenberger

10 AM HALLMOV SILVER BELLS
(2005) Anne Heche, Tate Donovan

12 NOON HALLMOV NAUGHTY OR NICE
(2004) George Lopez

12:30 PM FAM STILL STANDING
Sally Struthers as Bill's mom

2 PM HALLMOV KARROLL'S CHRISTMAS
(2004) Tom Everett Scott, Wallace Shawn

2:30 PM FAM FULL HOUSE
Family goes on vacation

3:30 PM FAM THAT '70S SHOW
Eric is sent to buy tree

4 PM HALL SILVER BELLS
(2005) Anne Heche, Tate Donovan

6 PM HALL CHRISTMAS IN CANAAN
(2009) Billy Ray Cyrus

8 PM BET THE PERFECT HOLIDAY
(2007) Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah

8 PM HALL A SEASON FOR MIRACLES
(1999) Carla Gugino, Patty Duke

8 PM NBC MERRY MADAGASCAR

8:30 PM NBC KUNG FU PANDA HOLIDAY SPECIAL
--NEW--

9:30 PM COM THE FUTURAMA HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
--NEW--

10 PM HALL THE ANGEL OF PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
(1996) Robert Urich

12 MID HALL ONE CHRISTMAS
(1994) Henry Winkler, Katharine Hepburn

1 PM REELZ NEWSRADIO
"Christmas"

1 AM BET THE PERFECT HOLIDAY
(2007) Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah

2 AM HALL CHRISTMAS IN CANAAN
(2009) Billy Ray Cyrus

2 AM TBN TIMEPIECE
(1996) James Earl Jones, Naomi Watts

4 AM HALL SILVER BELLS
(2005) Anne Heche, Tate Donovan


THANKSGIVING - THURSDAY, Nov. 25

6 AM HALL A SEASON FOR MIRACLES
(1999) Carla Gugino, Patty Duke

7:30 AM FAM BOY MEETS WORLD
Buddy Hackett, Soupy Sales

8:30 AM FAM SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH
Jamaican holiday

10 AM HALLMOV KARROLL'S CHRISTMAS
(2004) Tom Everett Scott, Wallace Shawn

10:25 AM SUND A CHRISTMAS TALE

12 NOON HALLMOV A CHRISTMAS CAROL
(2004) Kelsey Grammer

12 NOON THIS CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MOVIE
(2001) Animated

2 PM HALLMOV MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
(2008) Brooke Burns

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2 PM NBC MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
(1947) Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood

6 PM REELZ ALLY MCBEAL
"Silver Bells"

8 PM HALL THE TOWN CHRISTMAS FORGOT
(2010) Lauren Holly, Rick Roberts --NEW--

8:30 PM FAM MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
(1994) Dylan McDermott, Richard Attenborough

10 PM HALL THE TOWN CHRISTMAS FORGOT
(2010) Lauren Holly, Rick Roberts --NEW--

2 AM HALL THE ANGEL OF PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
(1996) Robert Urich

4 AM HALL A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
(1997) Patty Duke

4:35 AM SUND A CHRISTMAS TALE


FRIDAY, Nov. 26

10 AM HALLMOV MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
(2008) Brooke Burns

11 AM FAM FULL HOUSE
"A Very Tanner Christmas"

11 AM MAX FOUR CHRISTMASES
(2008) Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon

12 NOON HALLMOV THE NIGHT THEY SAVED CHRISTMAS
(1984) Art Carney, Jaclyn Smith

1 PM COM NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION
(1989) Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid

2 PM HALLMOV THE GOOD WITCH'S GIFT
(2010) Catherine Bell, Chris Potter --NEW--

6 PM HALL ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
(2007) Gail O'Grady, Greg Germann

7:30 PM TBS SEINFELD
George's dad celebrates Festivus

6 PM HGTV CELEBRITY HOLIDAY HOMES
Kathie Lee Gifford, Jewel, Holly Robinson Peete

8 PM FOX TV'S FUNNIEST HOLIDAY MOMENTS
Jane Lynch hosts Top 30 countdown: Family Guy, Cheers, I Love Lucy, WKRP in Cincinnati, Friends, The Big Bang Theory --NEW--

8 PM HALL THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
(2010) Jennifer Beals, Rick Roberts --NEW--

9 PM COM JEFF DUNHAM'S CHRISTMAS

10 PM MAX FOUR CHRISTMASES
(2008) Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon

11 PM TVL EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND
Jazz records

1 AM COM JEFF DUNHAM'S CHRISTMAS

4 AM HALL THE CHRISTMAS CHOIR
(2008) Rhea Perlman, Jason Gedrick


More to come!

 
 
 
 
 
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