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HOLIDAY THRILLS: Syfy Movies - and More!
October 13, 2011  | By Diane Werts
 
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But which holiday? Halloween? Christmas? St. Patrick's Day?

How about all three?

Syfy has announced a trio of holiday-themed entries in its trashtastic Saturday Original Movies lineup. First up: Zombie Apocalypse (Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. ET), with Ving Rhames [photo at top] leading a group of survivors that also includes Taryn Manning. You'll be thrilled to know it's from the same production company that brought us MegaPython vs. Gatoroid.

For Christmas, Syfy gifts us with Snowmageddon (Dec. 10), featuring Michael Hogan and David Cubitt in the tale of a mystical snow globe that makes bad things happen.

And last but certainly not least is St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun (working title only; you know they'll rename it something cheesy). Syfy premieres it St. Patrick's Day 2012, when the title character wreaks bloody revenge all over the place.

They're not the only ones feeling holly-jolly and all that. As soon as networks and cable channels finish unreeling their Halloween programs, they're turning to Christmas. Think Thanksgiving is too early for that? Try the first weekend of November.

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That's when Hallmark Channel premieres two new yule flicks -- Love's Christmas Journey (Nov. 5) with Sean Astin, Jobeth Williams and the inevitable Ernest Borgnine, followed by Mistletoe Over Manhattan (Nov. 6) with Battlestar Galactica babe Tricia Helfer.

Hallmark continues its Christmas movie rollout every weekend till the holiday, with fresh titles like Lucky Christmas with Elizabeth Berkley (Nov. 12), Cancel Christmas with Judd Nelson (Nov. 13), Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas Wish with Tom Cavanagh and Faith Ford (Nov. 26; photo above), and Christmas Comes Home to Canaan with Billy Ray Cyrus (Dec. 17).

And you know, of course, that before ABC Family's annual 25 Days of Christmas event comes ABC Family's Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas event. That one starts Nov. 20, and features new TV movies like Desperately Seeking Santa (Nov. 27).

Can't wait till then? Are you lucky. Tune to MTV next Tuesday (Oct. 18) at 7:54 p.m. ET for the premiere of Justin Bieber's music video Mistletoe.

Christmas still comes but once a year.

It just lasts 10 weeks now.

 
 
 
 
 
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