Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What to Watch New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

All times Eastern.

12/31, 9am: Handy Manny: "Have a Handy New Year" (Disney)
12/31, 9am: Eight Crazy Nights (MTV2)
12/31, noon: A Christmas Carol (Hallmark)
12/31, 2pm: Christmas in Canaan (Hallmark)
12/31, 3:30pm: Arthur: "Arthur's New Year's Eve" (PBS)
12/31, 4pm: Silver Bells (Hallmark)
12/31, 5:30pm: Everybody Hates Chris: "Everybody Hates New Year's Eve" (CW)
12/31, 5:30pm: That 70s Show: "That 70s Finale" (F/X)
12/31, 6pm: The Christmas Card (Hallmark)
12/31, 6pm: Ne Year's Eve Star Showdown (Disney)
12/31, 6:30pm: My Name is Earl: "Y2K" (CW)
12/31, 8pm: Live From Lincoln Center: "New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: Hampson, Gershwin, Copland, and Broadway" (PBS)
12/31, 8pm: Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Hallmark)
12/31, 8:30pm: Seinfeld: "The Millennium" (TBS)
12/31, 10pm: Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest (ABC)
12/31, 10pm: New Year's Eve with Carson Daly (NBC)
12/31, 10pm: I'll Be Home for Christmas (Hallmark)
12/31, 11:30pm: Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest (ABC)
12/31, 11pm: Friends: "The One with the Monkey" (MYTV - this might be a local Philly station, LoL)
12/31, 11pm: Jack Benny Show: "New Year's Eve Show" (PBS)
12/31, 11pm: New Year's Eve Live (FOX)
12/31, 11pm: MTV's New Year's Eve: Top 9 of 2009 (MTV)
12/31, 11:30pm: Holiday Celebration on Ice (TCN)
12/31, 11:35pm: Celebrate 2010: New Year's Eve Fireworks (CBS)
12/31, 11:35pm: New Year's Eve with Carson Daly (NBC)

1/1, midnight: Dragnet: "The Big New Year" (PBS)
1/1, midnight: Top 40 Videos of 2009 (VH1)
1/1, 12:30am: Red Green Does New Year's (PBS)
1/1, 1:30am: That 70s Show: "That 70s Finale" (F/X)
1/1, 2am: Twilight Zone: "Night of the Meek" (Syfy)
1/1, 7am: Handy Manny: "Have a Handy New Year" (Disney)
1/1, 8am: MTV's New Year's Eve: Top 9 of 2009 (MTV)
1/1, 9am: 2010 Backstage at the Parade (TLC)
1/1, 9am: Holiday Bowl Parade (USA)
1/1, 9am: Tournament of the Roses Parade 2010: Pre-Show (Travel)
1/1, 9am: Breakfast with the Mummers (MYTV - the Philly channel again)
1/1, 10am: 2010 Rose Parade Countdown (TLC)
1/1, 10am: Countdown to the 121st Tournament of Roses Parade (Hallmark)
1/1, 10:30am: Mummers Parade (MYTV)
1/1, 11am: Tournament of Roses Parade (ABC)
1/1, 11am: Tournament of Roses Parade (NBC)
1/1, 11am: Tournament of Roses Parade (TLC)
1/1, 11am: Tournament of Roses Parade (Travel)
1/1, 11am: Tournament of Roses Parade (HGTV)
1/1, 11am: Tournament of Roses Parade (Hallmark)
1/1, 2pm: Live From Lincoln Center: "New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: Hampson, Gershwin, Copland, and Broadway" (PBS)
1/1, 4pm: I'll Be Home for Christmas (Hallmark)
1/1, 4pm: Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular (NBC)
1/1, 5pm: The Bacon Brothers: A Night with the Mummers (MYTV)
1/1, 6pm: Meet the Santas (Hallmark)
1/1, 7:30pm: Family Guy: "Da Boom" (MYTV)
1/1, 8pm: Mumm'ers Parade: Fancy Brigades (MYTV)
1/1, 8pm: Jingle All the Way (Hallmark)
1/1, 10pm: Holiday Celebration on Ice (TCN)
1/1, 10pm: Moonlight and Mistletoe (Hallmark)

1/2, midnight: Live From Lincoln Center: "New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: Hampson, Gershwin, Copland, and Broadway" (PBS)
1/2, 1am: That 70s Show: "That 70s Finale" (CW)

Monday, December 28, 2009

New Year's Eps!

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

Christmas and New Year's are really close together. So, I had to really think about what shows to include for this set of New Year's episodes, since I only have 5 slots. Hope you like them!

How I Met Your Mother: "The Limo." Ted is obsessed with having the best New Year's ever, and rents a limo for the gang to use around NYC for the night. Barney has made the ultimate mix tape. Marshall and Lily risk not being together at midnight. The group wants to hit five parties in three hours, but one thing after another attacks their plans, and they ring in the New Year in the limo. Oh, and Ranjit is the chauffeur, hehe.
Part 1: http://videos.sapo.pt/uqu6C920uyiEbJKp3rWz
Part 2: http://videos.sapo.pt/qAsUSAYQ0Yisr6z7y0yd
Part 3: http://videos.sapo.pt/GGusV4zbF4D4v4uf90Gj

Boy Meets World: "Train of Fools." Transportation goes haywire and the gang gets stuck on the subway on New Year's Eve. Eric has a date with a supermodel. There's a woman in labor. Cory, Topanga, and Shawn throw a party in the train car. It's a good time. Meanwhile, Turner's got a double date going at his place. Oh, and Feeny almost borrows cab fare from Shawn at the end! Here's the end of the episode, showing everyone turning the night around.


Frasier: "RDWRER." When their New Year's Ever 2000 plans go awry, Frasier and Niles scramble for a new plan. What they end up with is a road trip with their father in the Winnebago, complete with license plates that abbreviate "Road Warrior." After stopping to eat, Niles accidentally boards the wrong motor home (headed in the opposite direction) and falls asleep. He doesn't realize he's in the wrong vehicle and believes he's being kidnapped, and he drives off in it when the elderly couple stops to eat. He also called the police and reported the vehicle stolen, so Martin and Frasier get pulled over. They all realize what happened, and the Cranes pull a u-turn while Niles catches a ride with the same couple who "kidnapped" him before. When they realize they won't make it to the party in Sun Valley, they hightail it back to the Pacific Time Zone so they can at least ring in the millennium. Someone on youtube has actually uploaded the entire thing, so you might as well have that! :)


3rd Rock from the Sun: "Happy New Dick." Mary is hosting a fondue party, and Dick realizes that he hasn't had any major accomplishments for the year. He's really a downer this episode, LoL. Sally really has Don wrapped around her little finger when she keeps changing her plans... but he finally stands up for himself. Harry and Tommy throw a party, but it's a disaster when Harry hires idiots. Here's the middle part of the episode, since it's the funniest.


Friends: "The One With the Monkey." So this is the episode that introduces Ross's pet monkey, Marcel. The gang makes a pact to not bring dates to their party, but everyone has one except Ross shows up with one.. but none of them are great! It's also the episode where David has to decide between Phoebe and Minsk. It's not the best party, and the only kissing going on at midnight is Joey and Chandler, haha! I include the second half, since it has the actual party, haha. I love Phoebe's speech with David.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Final Five Christmas Episodes!

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

Tiny Toon Adventures
: "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special." (1992) It has a unique adaptation of the classic theme song. The characters are putting on a show, and there's a bunch of jokes about other television hits at the time (like Full House and Family Matters). They spoof carols, stories, celebrities, and It's a Wonderful Life, among other things.
This is the opening clip. Maybe not the funniest part of the special, but it includes the theme song, LoL. You can watch all three parts by the same member, so go ahead if you have twenty-two minutes. It's a decent time, haha.


Saved by the Bell: "A Home for Christmas." This used to run all the time... the gang meets a homeless girl named Laura, who works at the mall with Kelly. She gets accused of shoplifting a gift for her father, and then runs away. This clip shows the group finding her and bringing her and her dad back to the Morris house for Christmas.


ER: "All About Christmas Eve." (2005) Abby tells Luka that she is pregnant. Haleh is having auditions to sing. Pratt does a "scared straight" thing for kids after a girl is shot and killed by a random bullet. There's a rude Santa who insults people, and once he turns his anger on a group of blind children, Eve gets violent, and subsequently fired. Sam takes Alex to visit his dad in prison. I wish I had the Eve clip, but this one has the Abby storyline (including her audition with "Silent Night" LoL).


Full House: "Our Very First Christmas Show." (1988) The Tanners are headed to Colorado for the "First Annual Tanner Christmas Reunion" (which never happens again in the series). Stephanie is afraid that Santa won't find her. Due to inclement weather, it turns out the family is stuck at the airport for Christmas Eve. The 1988 laptop is also very interesting, haha (although there is one point where the guys are looking at it... sorta invasion-of-privacy-style, LoL). Between that and Zack's cell phone above, it's rather ridiculous to remember the history of technology, LoL. Jesse has a great little speech in there, too.

Watch Full House 2x09 - Our Very First Christmas Show in Drama | View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: "Deck the Halls." (1990) Ashley is spending her Christmas vacation doing educational things, Carlton is rehearsing with his a capella group, Hilary is spending extravagant amounts on celebrities, and Will is trying to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. Vivian allows Will to help Ashley decorate the tree, but the designer items that the Banks' had in mind aren't what Will decides to use. The neighbors get furious at the "K-Mart" look of the exterior, and demand everything be taken down. Even Holyfield shows up to take on Will. Then, the house wins a kids' pick award, but it isn't until the PRESIDENT shows up that they realize that it isn't really hurting anybody. I can't get it to embed, but you can watch the episode in its entirety here.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Not a lot of fun episodes this week...

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

Sunday:

The Simpsons
(S21E08): the jab at the Creative Arts Emmys made me mad, LoL. The nerds being the snow dogs was funny. Funny how the snow kept blowing Bart up the stairs. The brothers montage was pretty nice. South Park impersonations were only average. The bad kids hawking lugies was strange. The grown-up depiction of Maggie and Lisa was about the same as always, but I really liked how "third sister" looked, haha. Maggie "being a baby" was cute.

Family Guy (S08E09): The Scooby-Doo thing was funny, especially with Dr. House in it, haha. Other than that, not much to say about this episode, LoL.

Monday:
How I Met Your Mother: last week's (S05E10): love the premise and the first few minutes giving/explaining it. LOVED Barney in the overalls. Was surprised that Marshall couldn't slam-dunk.

this week (S05E11): wait, we've never really seen any of them smoke, but all of a sudden Robin smokes all the time and Marshall smokes when he's stressed and Lily smokes when Marshall does?!? I think the kids said it best with all the "WHAT!?!" comments. Really, Ted and Barney, too?? "dammit, Marshall! We already have four Vikings lamps!" I love how when Marshall called Robin to stop her from smoking, Lily waved at the TV, haha. It was interesting how they gave "dates" for when the different characters stopped smoking for real.

House, M.D.: no new eps til January.

Little People, Big World (S05E16): it was nice that the dwarf family from Iraq has found a new home in Idaho and that the mother made a traditional Iraqi meal for the Roloffs. Otherwise, nothing much happened.

Caught "Game Over" (S05E04) for the most part (was cooking & doing laundry). It was sad that Zach got benched for his grades, and even worse that even being kept from his passion didn't help him improve his grades (as we saw throughout the most recent episodes). There was a nice tribute to Mike again at the end.

still missing "Downhill Dwarf"

Jon and Kate Plus Eight: still missing the finale, "It's a Crazy Life, But it's Our Life."

Cake Boss (S02E11): LoL, Buddy saying that sitting on the bike was like touching the guy's girlfriend, haha. Oh man that Tea Lady.... doesn't know what she wants, asks Buddy for suggestions, but tells him she hates his idea... um ok. And that cake bike was SOOOO BIG.... why not make it a smaller scale?? It was funny how much Buddy's mother was yelling at him over riding his friend's motorcycle around the block. That teapot cake feeds WAAAAAY more than the ten people at the party. And the fact that her friends made it sound like she has this party every year was weird... then why did she have NO IDEA how she wanted it to look??

Now missing "Pizza, Poochies, and Pop-in-law" and "Golf Greens and Gravity"

Tuesday:
Table for 12 (S02E12): wow, that's quite a difference between the heights in the sextuplets. Betty and Eric are just so much fun to watch talk to eachother, LoL. The honesty and happiness warms my heart. There was verrrry little Megan tho, for some reason.

Also caught "Ramp it Up" (S02E02): That was a pretty kickin' monitor they have... that puppy runs like $1200!! Those kids play so nice together most of the time! Tara and Rachel were having a girls' tea party and Tara welcomed Ryan into the party when he wanted to join in as the waiter.

missing the eps "summer," "busy day," "jumping in," "brace yourself"

18 Kids and Counting (S03E27): The Bates house is really nice now!! I thought it was an interesting interview with Rusty that he didn't have kids because he didn't want to risk not being able to raise them in a godly manner... otherwise he would have gone with "a dozen" haha. Dang that was some good music, and I'm not even a bluegrass fan! True good stuff, particularly the violinist, in my opinion. It was also funny to hear some lingo, like "cutting it up" haha. It was interesting to see the oldest few kids doing First Responders and Volunteer Firefighters. "I don't know if I'd want to do it as a job but it's fun for volunteer" hmmm... interesting. I don't know that a skating rink is the best place for a stroller... what if it flipped?!?

also caught "GrandDuggar: First Month" (S03E24): Josh being on camera and not knowing how to put in the carseat was problematic and had me worried. And the tiny baby seemed to be skeptical as well, LoL. WHOA... what was up with that professor's hair?!??!? LOL on the girl in the elevator who doesn't want to read about the Duggars... hilarious! Anna definitely looked tired in the interview, LoL. Really, Josh? Rolling up in a jag? The doctor was kinda strange looking. One of the cameramen asking one of the kids to whack his fist with a pan was disturbing. I didn't really understand what Josh and Anna were doing in that one store... did she buy a purse? a necklace? anything? It was nice to hear about John David's updated plan and business. His comments trying to sell cars (like "as seen on tv") were funny. That's a nice Mac monitor in Josh's office, too. I think Michelle notices Josh's attitude sometimes... she made a point of noting that John David's approach to selling cars is very different.

list of missing: "Duggars in Dixie," "Duggar on a Diet"

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Off season:
Wipeout (summer 2010)
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (January 2010)
The Goode Family (January 2010)
Lincoln Heights (no information available at this time)
South Park (two more seasons are contracted, no start date yet for season 14)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas is Coming!!

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

All times Eastern. I may try and update one more time before Christmas if I get a chance. :)


12/17, 2pm: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch: "Christmas Amnesia" (ABCFAM)
12/17, 2:30pm: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch: "Sabrina, Nipping at your Nose" (ABCFAM)
12/17, 5pm: Casper's Haunted Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/17, 6pm: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (ABCFAM)
12/17, 6:30pm: Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (ABCFAM) [this may be a lot more far-fetched than some of the other stop-motion animated specials from the past forty years.. but it's cute. Nestor becomes the donkey that Mary rides in on.]
12/17, 7pm: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (Cartoon Network)
12/17, 7pm: Jack Frost (ABCFAM)
12/17, 7pm: Phineas & Ferb: "Phineas & Ferb Christmas Vacation" (Disney)
12/17, 7:30pm: Phineas & Ferb: "Toy to the World" (Disney)
12/17, 8pm: Jack Frost (ABCFAM)
12/17, 8pm: Christmas in Connecticut (TCM)
12/17, 8pm: Moonlight & Mistletoe (Hallmark)
12/17, 9pm: Home by Christmas (Lifetime)
12/17, 10pm: All I Want for Christmas (Hallmark)
12/17, 10pm: Jingle All the Way (ABCFAM)
12/17, 10pm: Holiday Affair (TCM)

12/18, 6:30am: Imagination Movers: "Happy Ha-Ha Holidays" (Disney)
12/18, 7am: Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (ABCFAM)
12/18, 9am: A Dennis the Menace Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/18, 9am: Casper's Haunted Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/18, 2pm: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch: "A Girl and her Cat" (ABCFAM)
12/18, 2pm: Moonlight & Mistletoe (Hallmark)
12/18, 4pm: All I Want for Christmas (Hallmark)
12/18, 6pm: The Note (Hallmark)
12/18, 6pm: Phineas & Ferb Christmas Vacation (ABCFAM)
12/18, 7pm: Disney's Prep & Landing (ABCFAM)
12/18, 7pm: The Santa Clause (Disney)
12/18, 7:30pm: Batman: "The Brave and the Bold: Invasion of Secret Santas" (Cartoon Network)
12/18, 8pm: Christmas in Canaan (Hallmark)
12/18, 8pm: Frosty the Snowman (CBS)
12/18, 8pm: Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas (History)
12/18, 8pm: The Nativity Story (TNT)
12/18, 8:30pm: Frosty Returns (CBS)
12/18, 9pm: Elf (USA)
12/18, 9pm: An Accidental Christmas (Lifetime)
12/18, 10pm: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Hallmark)
12/18, 10pm: Eight Crazy Nifhts (MTV)

12/19, midnight: That '70s Show: "The Best Christmas Ever" (ABCFAM)
12/19, 12:30am: That '70s Show: "Hyde's Christmas Rager" (ABCFAM)
12/19, 6am: Little Einsteins: "The Christmas Wish" (Disney)
12/19, 6:30am: My Friends Tigger & Pooh: "Super Sleuth Christmas" (Disney)
12/19, 7am: A Flintstone Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/19, 8am: Ernest Saves Christmas (Hallmark)
12/19, 8:30: Jingle All the Way (ABCFAM)
12/19, 10:30am: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (ABCFAM)
12/19, 11am: Christmas at Waters Edge (Lifetime)
12/19, noon: Meet Me in St. Louis (TCM)
12/19, 1pm: A Dad for Christmas (Lifetime)
12/19, 2pm: Christmas in Canaan (Hallmark)
12/19, 2:30pm: That '70s Show: "The Best Christmas Ever" (F/X)
12/19, 3pm: That '70s Show: "Christmas" (F/X)
12/19, 3pm: Home for the Holidays (Lifetime)
12/19, 3pm: Back at the Barnyard: "It's an Udderful Life" (Nick)
12/19, 3:30pm: Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: "Holly Jolly Jimmy" (Nick)
12/19, 4pm: The Town that Santa Forgot (Boomerang)
12/19, 4pm: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Hallmark)
12/19, 5pm: A Town Without Christmas (Lifetime)
12/19, 6pm: Deck the Halls (F/X)
12/19, 6pm: Season for Miracles (Hallmark)
12/19, 7pm: The Christmas Shoes (Lifetime)
12/19, 7pm: Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney)
12/19, 8pm: The Night They Saved Christmas (Hallmark)
12/19, 8pm: Christmas with the Kranks (F/X)
12/19, 8pm: A Muppets' Christmas: Letters to Santa (NBC) [gotta catch it!]
12/19, 8pm: Elf (CBS)
12/19, 8pm: Santa Clause 2 (ABC)
12/19, 9pm: Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (Lifetime)
12/19, 10pm: The Family Stone (F/X)
12/19, 11pm: Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (Lifetime)

12/20, 7am: Jingle All the Way (ABCFAM)
12/20, 7am: Tigger & Pooh: "Home for the Holly Days" (Disney)
12/20, 7:30am: Tigger & Pooh: "Piglet's Found Art" (Disney)
12/20, 8am: Imagination Movers: "Happy Ha-Ha Holidays" (Disney)
12/20, 8am: A Smoky Mountain Christmas (Hallmark)
12/20, 9am: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (ABCFAM)
12/20, 9am: Casper's Haunted Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/20, 9:30am: Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland (Disney)
12/20, 10am: Imagination Movers: "Snow Days" (Disney)
12/20, 10am: Season for Miracles (Hallmark)
12/20, 10:30am: Handy Manny: "A Very Handy Holiday" (Disney)
12/20, 11am: Phineas & Ferb: "S'Winter" (Disney)
12/20, 11am: Special Delivery (Lifetime)
12/20, 11:30am: Phineas & Ferb: "Phineas & Ferb Christmas Vacation" (Disney)
12/20, 11:30am: Home Alone 3 (ABCFAM)
12/20, noon: The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue (Hallmark)
12/20, 1pm: Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (Cartoon Network)
12/20, 1pm: The Road to Christmas (Lifetime)
12/20, 1:30pm: Home Alone 4 (ABCFAM)
12/20, 2pm: Meet the Santas (Hallmark)
12/20, 2pm: Bah Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/20, 3pm: Deck the Halls (F/X)
12/20, 3pm: Secret Santa (Lifetime)
12/20, 3pm: The Fairly OddParents: ""Merry Wishmas! (Nick)
12/20, 3:30pm: SpongeBob SquarePants: "Patchy the Pirate Presents the SpongeBob SquarePants Christmas Special" (Nick)
12/20, 4pm: The Ultimate Gift (Hallmark)
12/20, 4:30pm: Olive, The Other Reindeer (Cartoon Network)
12/20, 4:30pm: The Flintstones: "Christmas Flintstone" (Boomerang)
12/20, 5pm: Christmas with the Kranks (F/X)
12/20, 5pm: Call me Claus (Lifetime)
12/20, 6pm: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (Cartoon Network)
12/20, 6pm: Our First Christmas (Hallmark)
12/20, 7pm: Deck the Halls (Lifetime)
12/20, 7pm: The Family Stone (F/X)
12/20, 8pm: The Three Gifts (Hallmark)
12/20, 8pm: A Christmas Carol (AMC)
12/20, 8pm: Santa Clause 3 (ABC)
12/20, 8:10pm: Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (Disney)
12/20, 9pm: Eve's Christmas (Lifetime)
12/20, 10pm: Prancer (AMC)
12/20, 10pm: The Christmas Choir (Hallmark)
12/20, 11pm: Eve's Christmas (Lifetime)

12/21, midnight: A Smoky Mountain Christmas (Hallmark)
12/21, midnight: A Christmas Carol (AMC)
12/21, 2am: Prancer (AMC)
12/21, 6:30am: Imagination Movers: "Happy Ha-Ha Holidays" (Disney)
12/21, 7am: Handy Manny: "A Very Handy Holiday" (Disney)
12/21, 7am: Chasing Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/21, 7:30am: Mickey Saves Santa (Disney)
12/21, 9am: Christmas Do-Over (ABCFAM)
12/21, 11am: Sons of Mistetoe (ABCFAM)
12/21, noon: Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (Disney)
12/21, noon: Anne Tyler's Saint Maybe (Hallmark)
12/21, 1pm: The Christmas List (ABCFAM)
12/21, 1pm: Phineas & Ferb: "Phineas & Ferb Christmas Vacation" (Disney)
12/21, 2pm: The Ultimate Gift (Hallmark)
12/21, 2:30pm: Everybody Loves Raymond: "All I Want for Christmas" (TBS)
12/21, 3pm: Unlikely Angel (ABCFAM)
12/21, 4pm: One Magic Christmas (Hallmark)
12/21, 5pm: A Carol Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/21, 5pm: Bah, Humduck! A Loonery Tunes Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/21, 6pm: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (Cartoon Network)
12/21, 6pm: A Grandpa for Christmas (Hallmark)
12/21, 7pm: Santa Baby (ABCFAM)
12/21, 8pm: All I Want for Christmas (Hallmark)
12/21, 8pm: A Christmas Carol (AMC)
12/21, 8pm: The Polar Express (Disney)
12/21, 8pm: I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (ABC)
12/21, 9pm: Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (ABCFAM)
12/21, 9pm: A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride (Lifetime)
12/21, 9pm: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/21, 9:30pm: Ed, Edd n' Eddy: "Jingle, Jingle, Jangle" (Cartoon Network)
12/21, 10pm: Finding John Christmas (Hallmark)
12/21, 10:30pm: Holiday Inn (AMC)

12/22, 12:45am: Christmas Eve (AMC)
12/22, 7am: Home Alone 3 (ABCFAM)
12/22, 8:30am: Mickey Saves Santa (Disney)
12/22, 9am: Home Alone 4 (ABCFAM)
12/22, 9am: Handy Manny: "A Very Handy Holiday" (Disney)
12/22, 9am: Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (Cartoon Network)
12/22, 9:30am: Imagination Movers: "Happy Ha-Ha-Holidays" (Disney)
12/22, 10am: Jungle Junction: "The Night Before Zipsmas" "A Gift for Zooter" (Disney)
12/22, 10am: Just Shoot Me: "Christmas? Christmas." (TBS)
12/22, 10am: Camp Lazlo: "Kamp Kringle" (Cartoon Network)
12/22, 10:30am: George in the Jungle: "Jungle Bells" "The Goat of Christmas Presents" (Cartoon Network)
12/22, 10:30am: Tigger & Pooh: "Home for the Holly Days" "Piglet's Found Art" (Disney)
12/22, 11am: Home Improvement: "Twas the Night Before Chaos" (TBS)
12/22, 11am: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (ABCFAM)
12/22, noon: The Polar Express (Disney)
12/22, noon: A Grandpa for Christmas (Hallmark)
12/22, 1pm: A Very Brady Christmas (ABCFAM) [I really enjoy this special. It's the type of reunion that does a really good job, I think. The original Cindy is not in it, but the rest of the cast reprises their roles. Some of the kids are married with kids, others facing unknowns in relationships, and almost as if on cue, Carol loses her voice again but manages to get it back to sing "Adeste Fideles" on Christmas morning.]
12/22, 1:15pm: Christmas Eve (AMC)
12/22, 3pm: Once Upon a Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/22, 3:15: Holiday Inn (AMC)
12/22, 2pm: All I Want For Christmas (Hallmark)
12/22, 4pm: Finding John Christmas (Hallmark)
12/22, 4pm: According to Jim: "An According to Jiminy Christmas" (TBS)
12/22, 4:30pm: According to Jim: "The Christmas Party" (TBS)
12/22, 5pm: Twice Upon a Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/22, 5:30pm: A Christmas Carol (AMC)
12/22, 6pm: The Christmas Choir (Hallmark)
12/22, 7pm: Phineas & Ferb: "Toy to the World" (Disney)
12/22, 7:30pm: Phineas & Ferb: "Phineas & Ferb Christmas Vacation" (Disney)
12/22, 7:30pm: Dr. Seuss on the Loose (ABCFAM) [I had never heard of it, but a quick internet search reveals that it contains short renditions of Green Eggs and Ham, The Sneetches and The Zax. certainly looking forward to it!]
12/22, 8pm: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Hallmark)
12/22, 8pm: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (ABCFAM) [apparently this sucker won two Emmys. And I've never even heard of it... adding two great characters together sounds like fun!]
12/22, 8pm: Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney)
12/22, 8pm: All I Want for Christmas (AMC)
12/22, 8pm: Home Alone (F/X)
12/22, 8:30pm: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
12/22, 8:30pm: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/22, 9pm: Undercover Christmas (Lifetime)
12/22, 9pm: South Park: "Christmas" (Comedy Central)
12/22, 10pm: Home Alone (F/X)
12/22, 10pm: When Angels Come to Town (Hallmark)

12/23, 12:45am: All I Want for Christmas (AMC)
12/23, 7am: Naughty or Nice (ABCFAM)
12/23, 9am: Stealing Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/23, 9am: Casper's Haunted Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/23, 11am: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (Cartoon Network)
12/23, 11am: Snowglobe (ABCFAM)
12/23, noon: The Night They Saved Christmas (Hallmark)
12/23, 1pm: Holiday in Handcuffs (ABCFAM)
12/23, 2pm: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Hallmark)
12/23, 3pm: Santa Baby (ABCFAM)
12/23, 4pm: When Angels Come to Town (Hallmark)
12/23, 5pm: Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (ABCFAM)
12/23, 6pm: Christmas in Canaan (Hallmark)
12/23, 7pm: Disney's Prep & Landing (ABCFAM)
12/23, 7:30pm: Miracle on 34th Street (ABCFAM)
12/23, 8pm: Silver Bells (Hallmark)
12/23, 8pm: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC)
12/23, 8pm: Eloise at Christmastime (Disney)
12/23, 8pm: Deck the Halls (F/X)
12/23, 8pm: Time Machine: Christmas Unwrapped (History)
12/23, 8:30pm: The 11th Annual A Home for the Holidays (CBS)
12/23, 9pm: Dog the Bounty Hunter: "Holidays with the Chapmans" (A&E)
12/23, 9pm: Holiday Switch (Lifetime)
12/23, 9:15pm: Phineas & Ferb: "Phineas & Ferb Christmas Vacation" (Disney)
12/23, 10pm: The Polar Express (ABCFAM)
12/23, 10pm: The Family Stone (F/X)
12/23, 10pm: A Season for Miracles (Hallmark)

12/24, 6:30am: Imagination Movers: "Happy Ha-Ha-Holiday" (Disney)
12/24, 7am: The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (ABCFAM)
12/24, 8am: The Little Drummer Boy (ABCFAM)
12/24, 8:30am: Mickey Saves Santa (Disney)
12/24, 8:30am: Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (ABCFAM)
12/24, 9am: The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold (ABCFAM)
12/24, 9am: Handy Manny: "A Very Handy Holiday" (Disney)
12/24, 9am: White Christmas (AMC)
12/24, 9:30am: Imagination Movers: "Present Problem" (Disney)
12/24, 10am: Jungle Junction: "The Night Before Zipsmas" "A Gift for Zooter" (Disney)
12/24, 10am: Frasier: "Perspectives on Christmas" (Lifetime)
12/24, 10:30om: Frasier: "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz" (Lifetime)
12/24, 11am: Mickey's Christmas Carol (ABCFAM)
12/24, 11:30am: Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too (ABCFAM)
12/24, 11:45am: White Christmas (AMC)
12/24, noon: Pinocchio's Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/24, noon: Christmas in Canaan (Hallmark)
12/24, 1pm: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/24, 1:30pm: Phineas & Ferb : "S'Winter" (Disney)
12/24, 2pm: Silver Bells (Hallmark)
12/24, 2:30pm: White Christmas (AMC)
12/24, 2:30pm: Snow Day (F/X)
12/24, 4pm: A Season for Miracles (Hallmark)
12/24, 4pm: The Santa Clause (Disney)
12/24, 5pm: Jack Frost (ABCFAM)
12/24, 5:15pm: White Christmas (AMC)
12/24, 6pm: Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle (Hallmark)
12/24, 6pm: Frosty's Winter Wonderland (ABCFAM)
12/24, 6:30pm: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/24, 7pm: Rudolph's Shiny New Year (ABCFAM)
12/24, 8pm: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/24, 8pm: Meet the Santas (Hallmark)
12/24, 8pm: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (ABCFAM)
12/24, 8pm: It's a Wonderful Life (NBC)
12/24, 8pm: White Christmas (AMC)
12/24, 9pm: The Year Without a Santa Claus (ABCFAM)
12/24, 9pm: 12 Men of Christmas (Lifetime)
12/24, 9:45pm: Christmas in July (TCM)
12/24, 10pm: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/24, 10pm: Mr. St. Nick (Hallmark)
12/24, 10pm: A Miser Brothers' Christmas (ABCFAM) [new this year!]
12/24, 10:45pm: White Christmas (AMC)
12/24, 11pm: Will & Grace: "A Little Christmas Queer" (Lifetime)

12/25, midnight: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, midnight: Golden Girls: "Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas" (Hallmark)
12/25, 12:30am: Golden Girls: "Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas" (Hallmark)
12/25, 1am: Meet me in St. Louis (TCM)
12/25, 1:30am: White Christmas (AMC)
12/25, 2am: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 4am: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 6am: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 6am: Olive, The Other Reindeer (Cartoon Network)
12/25, 6:30am: Prancer (AMC)
12/25, 6:30am: Imagination Movers: "Present Problem" (Disney)
12/25, 7am: Handy Manny: "A Very Handy Holiday" (Disney)
12/25, 7am: Jack Frost (ABCFAM)
12/25, 7am: Little Women (TCM)
12/25, 7:30am: Mickey Saves Santa (Disney)
12/25, 8am: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 9am: Cranberry Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/25, 9am: Christmas Eve (AMC)
12/25, 9am: Full House: "A Very Tanner Christmas" (ABCFAM)
12/25, 9am: A Christmas Carol - 1938 (TCM)
12/25, 9:30am: Reba: "Cookies For Santa" (Lifetime)
12/25, 10am: Frasier: "The Fight Before Christmas" (Lifetime)
12/25, 10am: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 10am: Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade (ABC)
12/25, 10:30am: Frasier: "Mary Christmas" (Lifetime)
12/25, 11am: Will & Grace: "Christmas Break" (Lifetime)
12/25, 11am: Holiday Inn (AMC)
12/25, 11am: Jingle All the Way (ABCFAM)
12/25, 11:30am: Will & Grace: "A Little Christmas Queer" (Lifetime)
12/25, noon: Frasier: "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street" (Lifetime)
12/25, noon: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, noon: Dirty Dancing (TV Guide Network)
12/25, noon: Debbie Macmober's Mrs. Miracle (Hallmark)
12/25, 12:15pm: Christmas in Connecticut (TCM)
12/25, 12:30pm: Frasier: "We Two Kings" (Lifetime)
12/25, 1pm: Comfort and Joy (Lifetime)
12/25, 1:15pm: Santa Claus (AMC)
12/25, 2pm: Meet the Santas (Hallmark)
12/25, 2pm: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 2pm: Dirty Dancing (TV Guide Network)
12/25, 3pm: The Road to Christmas (Lifetime)
12/25, 3:30pm: All I Want for Christmas (AMC)
12/25, 3:30pm: Miracle on 34th Street (ABCFAM)
12/25, 4pm: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 4pm: Mr. St. Nick (Hallmark)
12/25, 4pm: Dirty Dancing (TV Guide Network)
12/25, 4:30pm: Holiday Affair (TCM)
12/25, 5pm: Eve's Christmas (Lifetime)
12/25, 6pm: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 6pm: The National Tree (Hallmark)
12/25, 5:30pm: Prancer (AMC)
12/25, 6pm: Dirty Dancing (TV Guide Network)
12/25, 6:45pm: Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (Disney)
12/25, 7pm: Secret Santa (Lifetime)
12/25, 7:30pm: Home Alone (F/X)
12/25, 8pm: The Three Gifts (Hallmark)
12/25, 8pm: Dirty Dancing (TV Guide Network)
12/25, 8pm: A Christmas Carol (AMC)
12/25, 8pm: Elf (USA)
(there's also a Sherlock Holmes Marathon on TCM Christmas Day, from 8pm to 8pm the next day!)
12/25, 9pm: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (CW)
12/25, 9pm: Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (Lifetime)
12/25, 9:30pm: Elf (USA)
12/25, 9:30pm: Deck the Halls (F/X)
12/25, 10pm: I'll Be Home for Christmas (Hallmark)
12/25, 10pm: Dirty Dancing (TV Guide Network)
12/25, 10:30pm: Holiday Inn (AMC)
12/25, 11pm: Will & Grace: "Jingle Balls" (Lifetime)
12/25, 11:30pm: Will & Grace: "All About Christmas Eve" (Lifetime)
12/25, 11:30pm: The Family Stone (F/X)
12/26, midnight: Frasier: "High Holidays" (Lifetime)


And a couple of New Year's Shows, too!

12/29, 8pm: Rudolph's Shiny New Year (ABC)
12/30, 8pm: Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! (ABC)

Monday, December 14, 2009

11 Days til Christmas!

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

we're getting down to the wire now, next week is the last cluster of great holiday episodes! But before those, here are this week's five! I've kinda been in a more childish Christmas mood lately, if that makes sense... I think it's because I watched A Muppet Family Christmas yesterday afternoon, and that one makes me smile so wide I can't close my mouth, LoL.

Family Matters: "Deck the Malls." (1997) This episode is of specific significance because it was the final one with the original Harriette, and the last one at all for the Rachel, Estelle, and Ritchie characters. Carl as a mall Santa, Laura as his elf, and Steve and Myra wrapping presents. Here's the warm & fuzzy part, hehe:

3rd Rock from the Sun: "Jolly Old St. Dick." (1996) It's the Solomons first Christmas, and everyone is struggling in their own way. Each character actually has his own storyline... Tommy struggles in finding a gift for his girlfriend, Harry finds out that mall Santas aren't the real thing, Sally starts out gift-wrapping at the mall but ends up trying to help people choose better gifts for loved ones, and Dick can't get into the holiday spirit without overdoing it. Opening clip (you'll probably be hooked, so rest assured that the same user has uploaded the whole thing).


Rugrats: "The Santa Experience." (1992) The families take a Christmas trip together. Angelica doubts in the existence of Santa Claus, and Chuckie is afraid of him. There's a bit of The Gift of the Magi in there with Angelica antagonizing. Didi decides the most beautiful tree in the woods can't be cut down, so they have to get an artificial. In the end, it all works out. Here's a clip of said ending.


Shining Time Station: "'Tis a Gift." (1990) Tanya and Matt can't wait for Christmas. The adults all want to play "Santa's Helper." A man named Mr. Nicholas is waiting for a train that nobody has heard of. An annoying girl named Vicki is stuck at the train station while her mother goes shopping. I love it when Schemer tries to act like other people are dishonest, LoL. The clip is the end of the hour-long special, including the song from the title.


Christmas Eve on Sesame Street: (1978) This is such a good Christmas special. And no, it may not be an "episode," per se, but I couldn't help myself. Skating, The Gift of the Magi, caroling, interviewing kids about Santa, Cookie Monster trying to ask Santa for gifts, Big Bird trying to prove Santa is real, the whole thing is precious. This clip has a little bit of everything (well, except Big Bird, but his plot is kinda being handled by Grover, haha).

Friday, December 11, 2009

End of Monk

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

Friday:

Monk: thank you, USA for your Monk marathon and for re-running last week's episode twice so I could catch it AND the new/final one. Both episodes really seemed to be long... not in that they dragged on but just that so much was happening!
Part I (S08E15): the flashback opening was a little strange. I thought Trudy would be much prettier, going off of the college-age Trudy in other flashbacks. It was funny that Monk remembered Dr. Nash being right-handed twelve years later. The grocery store scene was ridiculous... how many items in one aisle do both Natalie and Monk need??!? There were also people in the room where Monk got the shot that weren't doing ANYTHING. I hate filler. Sad to think of Monk dying of poison! LoL, "I'm not pregnant, I'm dying." Randy kills me with his stupidity sometimes... like in the control center of the train station. and then Randy coming out of nowhere in the train yard... what was up with that??!? I was surprised to see Monk open the videotape. But the start of Trudy's speech was shocking!
Part II (S08E16): I couldn't believe Mr. Monk took down the judge in the courtroom! The fight was really something else! And that Monk asked Leland to kill the man who killed Trudy!!?! And Monk giving his sleeping meds to the guy watching him? And poisoning the wipes? genius! Randy as a police CHIEF?!? hahaha. nice that he ended up with Sharona tho, LoL. It was so nice to see Mr. Monk so excited over his step-daughter. Monk has got to be the strangest all-of-a-sudden father EVER. His ticks and obsessions and things would be a lot to get used to fast. I thought the end was kinda unfulfilling... I really wanted to hear about the case after Natalie hung up the phone, LoL.

Sunday:

The Simpsons
: nope.

Family Guy: nope.

Monday:
How I Met Your Mother: missed.

House, M.D.: no new eps til January.

Little People, Big World (S05E15): wow. I know a tad about Okaloosa County, FL. I've known at least ten or fifteen people from there. Interesting they had Habitat there. Not that they don't need it, I just didn't see that coming. A young-to-mid-teen asked Amy to the prom? And she said she'd go when the time goes? What?!? Zach and Jeremy at the bank was interesting, they seemed a little overwhelmed. It was nice that Amy really wanted to add in some extra community service like Habitat and speaking at the foster home and visiting with the teenage moms. Amy saying "y'all" was funny. I like that she used the Alabama/Auburn rivalry, haha. Amy trying to fool the twins about the tattoo was funny... I wonder why she wiped it off and didn't show Molly at least.

still missing "Downhill Dwarf" and "Game Over"

Jon and Kate Plus Eight: still missing the finale, "It's a Crazy Life, But it's Our Life."

Cake Boss (S02E10): I LOOOOVED the Christmas presents cake. so well done!! and I really have no constructive comments about the Mrs. Richfield and her cake, LoL. I did like how Buddy and the guys had a drag contest haha.

Now missing "Pizza, Poochies, and Pop-in-law" and "Golf Greens and Gravity"

Tuesday:
18 Kids and Counting (S03E26): Jessa turned 17 and the girls got manis, pedis, and facials. Jessa noted that she uses powder regularly, which confirms my earlier assumptions that the girls do wear makeup, even if the only people they see all day are family members, LoL. At least 2 of the boys wore heelies, that was funny. TLC had a typo when they did the pop-up about the Duggar pets... there is no 'p' in "hamster" LoL! It was interesting to hear that John David is doing some stuff with his local volunteer fire department... that's close to a regular profession, LoL. What was with JimBob trying to convince others to bungee jump?? Then on to the Bates'... I'm surprised to find out that Kelly had 14 at-home births!! That's so many! and 2 bathrooms to 5 is a really big change! Good for them! I was also taken aback that Lawson does the grocery shopping for the Bates family and that so many of the older girls don't like doing it. It seems that anytime the Duggars go shopping (except when Anna and some of the girls went), Michelle and JimBob are always present.

list of missing: "Duggars in Dixie," "Duggar on a Diet," "GrandDuggar: First Month"

Table for 12 (S02E11): you know, I try not to compare one reality show with another, but I think that this episode was really the antithesis of Jon and Kate Plus Eight. For instance, I love how when Betty has to turn around to bring the carseat back, they do it in stride and movie on. Can you imagine how angry Kate would be if Jon forgot to take the carseat out?? And then there was the instance where they forgot Megan... yes that was funny, but it was a lot funnier that none of the kids realized they were one short, either! The Gosselin sextuplets would have definitely realized someone was missing, LoL. I also loved how Kyle doesn't like the beach because he "has pasty white skin," haha. Then there's the fact that Betty let the kids get sand in/on their clothes if they wanted to... Kate never would've gone for that. I also particularly loved how Betty let some of the older kids go in the water "to their ankles." There's a great home movie my dad filmed where my brother and I are visiting my Aunt in Florida for Easter... I'm about seven and my brother is four... we were allowed to take off our shoes and sit on the edge of the pool, dangling our feet into the water... next thing you know we're standing on the first step (still in our Easter best), then the last moment is my brother moving down to the second step when my grandfather yells, "hey JJ! Get outta there!" hahahaha. Anyways... there was a nice subtle shot of Eric folding canvas bags after returning from the grocery store, and there's some nice displays of affection when Betty is so happy that Eric made the fish for dinner!

Caught "Hit the deck" (S02E01) this time as well. I was impressed that Eric insisted on doing most of the work himself (Kate never thought Jon could do anything alone), and I was a little fearful for the kids being allowed so close to all of the construction... especially in bare feet and the like. And Eric cleaned up the spilled fruit on the new deck without yelling at Betty for letting the kids have it out on the new surface (I can actually picture Jon yelling at Kate for being so careless). It was a nice moment when Kevin saw Tara was up, and instead of telling on her, he just worked it out so she'd go back to sleep. I thought it was adorable when the little boy (EJ?) was pretending he made the cake with shrimp and salt, hahaha! Although I was a little afraid that he's knock it all over. When the chocolate fountain was causing problems, the parents said "I think it's worth the mess for the delight of the children" awwwwwwww. :)

missing the eps "ramp it up," "summer," "busy day," "jumping in," "brace yourself"

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Off season:
Wipeout (summer 2010)
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (January 2010)
The Goode Family (January 2010)
Lincoln Heights (no information available at this time)
South Park (two more seasons are contracted, no start date yet for season 14)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More Specials Coming Up!!

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

All times Eastern.

12/10, 9am: Dora the Explorer "Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure" (Nick)
12/10, noon: Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney)
12/10, 1pm: Dora the Explorer "Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure" (Nick)
12/10, 5pm: Casper's Haunted Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/10, 7pm: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (ABCFAM)
12/10, 7pm: Bah-Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas
12/10, 8pm: Holiday in Handcuffs (ABCFAM)
12/10, 8pm: Community: "Comparative Religion: (NBC)
12/10, 8:30pm: Parks and Recreation: "Christmas Scandal" (NBC)
12/10, 9pm: The Office: "Secret Santa" (NBC)
12/10, 9:30pm: 30 Rock: "Secret Santa" (NBC)
12/10, 10pm: A Flintstone Christmas (ABCFAM) [cute! there are a couple of these specials too, and I like the other one better, LoL]

12/11, 9am: Dora the Explorer: "Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure" (Nick)
12/11, 9am: Step by Step: "Christmas Story" (ABCFAM)
12/11, 11am: My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas Movie (Disney)
12/11, 12:30pm: Everybody Loves Raymond: "The Christmas Picture" (TBS)
12/11, 6pm: Eight Simple Rules: "All I Want for Christmas" (ABCFAM)
12/11, 6:30pm: Eight Simple Rules: "A Very CJ Christmas" (ABCFAM)
12/11, 7pm: The Year Without a Santa Claus (ABCFAM)
12/11, 7pm: SpongeBob SquarePants: "Patchy the Pirate Presents the SpongeBob SquarePants Christmas Special" (Nick)
12/11, 8pm: A Muppets' Christmas: Letters to Santa (NBC) [haven't seen it]
12/11, 8pm: Prancer (AMC) [the trailers were so magical when I was a child, I still remember them vividly and I don't know why they left such an impression!]
12/11, 8pm: Deck the Halls (F/X)
12/11, 8pm: The Santa Clause 2 (ABCFAM)
12/11, 8pm: Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Clause (animated) (CBS)
12/11, 8pm: Phineas and Ferb: "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation" (Disney)
12/11, 8:30pm: Phineas and Ferb: "S'Winter" (Disney)
12/11, 10pm: Santa Claus: The Movie (AMC) [my parents own this one on VHS and I wasn't allowed to watch it until I was like nine or ten for some reason...]
12/11, 10pm: Deck the Halls (F/X)
12/11, 10:45pm: Phinease & Ferb: Letter to Santa (Disney)
12/11, 11pm: Robot Chicken Christmas Special (Cartoon Network)

12/12, midnight: That '70s Show: "An Eric Foreman Christmas" (ABCFAM)
12/12, 12:30am: That '70s Show: "Christmas" (ABCFAM)
12/12, 7am: The Little Drummer Boy (ABCFAM)
12/12, 7:30am: Little Einsteins Christmas (Disney)
12/12, 7:30am: The Little Drummer Boy: Book II (ABCFAM)
12/12, 8am: Pinocchio's Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/12, 8:30am: Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (ABCFAM)
12/12, 9:30am: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (ABCFAM)
12/12, 10am: Jack Frost (ABCFAM)
12/12, 11am: Frosty's Winter Wonderland (ABCFAM)
12/12, 11am: Phineas & Ferb: Letter to Santa (Disney)
12/12, 11:30am: Cranberry Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/12, 11:30am: Phineas & Ferb: "Toy to the World" (Disney)
12/12, noon: Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July (ABCFAM)
12/12, noon: A Christmas Carol (1938) (TCM)
12/12, 1pm: Olive, The Other Reindeer (Cartoon Network)
12/12, 2pm: Rudolph's Shiny New Year (ABCFAM)
12/12, 3pm: A Year Without a Santa Claus (ABCFAM)
12/12, 3pm: Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (Cartoon Network)
12/12, 4pm: A Miser Brothers' Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/12, 4pm: Casper's Haunted Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/12, 4pm: The Jetsons Christmas Carol (Boomerang)
12/12, 4:30pm: Casper's First Christmas (Boomerang)
12/12, 5pm: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (ABCFAM)
12/12, 6pm: The Santa Clause 2 (ABCFAM)
12/12, 6pm: Eight Crazy Nights (MTV)
12/12, 6pm: Merry Christmas Drake & Josh! (Nick)
12/12, 6pm: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (Cartoon Network)
12/12, 7pm: The Polar Express (Disney)
12/12, 8pm: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (ABCFAM)
12/12, 8pm: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS)
12/13, 8pm: White Christmas (AMC) [two duos get together to do a Christmas show. classic!]
12/12, 8pm: Christmas in Canaan (Hallmark)
12/12, 8pm: It's a Wonderful Life (NBC)
12/12, 9pm: The Flight Before Christmas (CBS)
12/12, 9pm: Eloise at Christmastime (Disney)
12/12, 9pm: Elf (USA)
12/12, 10pm: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (ABCFAM)

12/13, 6am: Little Einsteins Christmas (Disney)
12/13, 6am: Roseanne: "Santa Claus" (TVLAND)
12/13, 6:30am: Roseanne: "No Place Like Home for the Holidays" (TVLAND)
12/13, 7am: Roseanne: "White Trash Christmas" (TVLAND)
12/13, 7am: A Garfield Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/13, 7am: My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas (Disney)
12/13, 7:30am: The Little Rascals Christmas Special (ABCFAM)
12/13, 7:30am: Roseanne: "The Parenting Trap" (TVLAND)
12/13, 8am: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (ABCFAM)
12/13, 9:30am: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Santa (Disney)
12/13, 10am: Snow (ABCFAM)
12/13, 11am: Casper's Haunted Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/13, noon: Snow 2: Brain Freeze (ABCFAM)
12/13, noon: Eloise at Christmastime (Disney)
12/13, 2pm: A Carol Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/13, 2pm: Phineas & Ferb: Letter to Santa (Disney)
12/13, 2:30pm: Phineas & Ferb: S'Winter (Disney)
12/13, 4pm: Holiday in Handcuffs (ABCFAM)
12/13, 4pm: A Flintstones Christmas Carol (Boomerang)
12/13, 6pm: Santa Baby (ABCFAM)
12/13, 6pm: All in the Family: "Christmas at the Bunkers" (TBS)
12/13, 6:30pm: Sanford & Son: Ebenezer Sanford (TBS)
12/13, 8pm: Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (ABCFAM)
12/13, 8pm: The Simpsons: "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?" (FOX)
12/13, 8:30pm: The Cleveland Brown Show: "A Cleveland Brown Christmas: (FOX)
12/13, 9pm: Family Guy: "Business Guy" (FOX)
12/13, 9pm: A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride (Lifetime)
12/13, 9pm: Elf (USA)
12/13, 9pm: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/13, 9:30pm: American Dad: "Rapture's Delight" (FOX)
12/13, 10pm: King of the Hill: "Twas the Nut Before Christmas" (Cartoon Network)
12/13, 10pm: Christmas Maybe (ABCFAM)
12/13, 10:45pm: Holiday Inn (AMC)
12/13, 11pm: A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride (Lifetime)
12/13, 11:45pm: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Xmas (Cartoon Network) [new]

12/14, 1:15am: White Christmas (AMC)
12/14, 4am: Holiday Inn (AMC)
12/14, 9am: Step by Step: "I'll be Home for Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/14, 9:30am: Imagination Movers: Presents (Disney)
12/14, 10:30am: Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (Disney)
12/14, noon: A Christmas Carol (Hallmark)
12/14, 4:30pm: That '70s Show: "Winter" (F/X)
12/14, 5pm: Eloise at Christmastime (ABCFAM)
12/14, 7pm: A Scooby Doo Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/14, 7:30pm: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (Cartoon Network)
12/14, 8pm: Shrek the Halls (ABC) [haven't seen it!]
12/14, 8pm: The Ultimate Christmas Present (Disney)
12/14, 8pm: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)
12/14, 10:15pm: Santa Claus: The Movie (AMC)
12/14, 11pm: Elf (USA)

12/15, 12:30am: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (AMC)
12/15, 1:30am: That '70s Show: "Winter" (F/X)
12/15, 6:30am: Imagination Movers: Santa (Disney)
12/15, 7am: To Grandmother's House We Go (ABCFAM)
12/15, 9am: Step by Step: "The Fight Before Christmas" (ABCFAM)
12/15, 10:30am: Little Einsteins Christmas (Disney)
12/15, noon: The Ultimate Christmas Present (Disney)
12/15, 6pm: Gotta Catch Santa Claus (ABCFAM)
12/15, 7pm: Rudoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & The Island of Misfit Toys (ABCFAM)
12/15, 8pm: Olive, The Other Reindeer (Cartoon Network)
12/15, 8pm: A Charlie Brown Christmas & Charlie Brown Christmas Tales (ABC)
12/15, 8:30pm: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (ABCFAM)
12/15, 9pm: South Park: "Jewbilee" (Comedy Central)

12/16, 7am: The Munster's Scary Little Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/16, 8:30am: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Santa (Disney)
12/16, 9am: Step by Step: "Too Many Santas" (ABCFAM)
12/16, 1:15pm: Phineas & Ferb: Letter to Santa (Disney)
12/16, 2pm: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch: "Sabrina's Perfect Christmas" (ABCFAM)
12/16, 2:30pm: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch: "It's a Hot, Hot, Hot, Hot Christmas" (ABCFAM)
12/16, 6pm: Pinocchio's Christmas (ABCFAM) [didn't know this existed! did you??]
12/16, 7pm: Mickey's Christmas Carol (ABCFAM)
12/16, 7:30pm: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/16, 7pm: Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (Cartoon Network)
12/16, 7:30pm: Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too (ABCFAM)
12/16, 8pm: Happy Feet (ABCFAM) [sadly, I really need to see this!]
12/16, 8:30: Ed, Edd, n' Eddy: "Jingle, Jingle, Jangle" (Cartoon Network)
12/16, 8:30pm: Prep & Landing (ABC)
12/16, 10pm: Surviving Christmas (TNT)
12/16, 10:30pm: Frosty's Winter Wonderland (ABCFAM)

12/17, 7am: A Very Brady Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/17, 9am: Christmas Town (ABCFAM)
12/17, 10am: Jon & Kate Plus 8: "A Gosselin Family Christmas" (TLC)
12/17, 2pm: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch: "Christmas Amnesia" (ABCFAM)
12/17, 2:30pm: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch: "Sabrina, Nipping at your Nose" (ABCFAM)
12/17, 5pm: Casper's Haunted Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/17, 6pm: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (ABCFAM)
12/17, 6:30pm: Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (ABCFAM) [this may be a lot more far-fetched than some of the other stop-motion animated specials from the past forty years.. but it's cute. Nestor becomes the donkey that Mary rides in on.]
12/17, 7pm: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (Cartoon Network)
12/17, 7pm: Jack Frost (ABCFAM)
12/17, 7pm: Phineas & Ferb: "Phineas & Ferb Christmas Vacation" (Disney)
12/17, 7:30pm: Phineas & Ferb: "Toy to the World" (Disney)
12/17, 8pm: Jack Frost (ABCFAM)
12/17, 8pm: Christmas in Connecticut (TCM)
12/17, 10pm: Jingle All the Way (ABCFAM)
12/17, 10pm: Holiday Affair (TCM)

12/18, 7am: Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (ABCFAM)
12/18, 9am: A Dennis the Menace Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/18, 9am: Casper's Haunted Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/18, 2pm: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch: "A Girl and her Cat" (ABCFAM)
12/18, 6pm: Phineas & Ferb Christmas Vacation (ABCFAM)
12/18, 7pm: Disney's Prep & Landing (ABCFAM)
12/18, 8pm: Frosty the Snowman (CBS)
12/18, 8:30pm: Frosty Returns (CBS)

12/19, midnight: That '70s Show: "The Best Christmas Ever" (ABCFAM)
12/19, 12:30am: That '70s Show: "Hyde's Christmas Rager" (ABCFAM)
12/19, 7am: A Flintstone Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/19, 8:30: Jingle All the Way (ABCFAM)
12/19, 10:30am: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (ABCFAM)
12/19, noon: Meet Me in St. Louis
(TCM)
12/19, 2:30pm: That '70s Show: "The Best Christmas Ever" (F/X)
12/19, 3pm: That '70s Show: "Christmas" (F/X)
12/19, 8pm: A Muppets' Christmas: Letters to Santa (NBC) [gotta catch it!]
12/19, 8pm: Elf (CBS)

12/20, 7am: Jingle All the Way (ABCFAM)
12/20, 8am: A Smoky Mountain Christmas (Hallmark)
12/20, 9am: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (ABCFAM)
12/20, 9am: Casper's Haunted Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/20, 11:30am: Home Alone 3 (ABCFAM)
12/20, 1pm: Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (Cartoon Network)
12/20, 1:30pm: Home Alone 4 (ABCFAM)
12/20, 2pm: Bah Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas (Cartoon Network)
12/20, 4:30pm: Olive, The Other Reindeer (Cartoon Network)
12/20, 6pm: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (Cartoon Network)
12/20, 8pm: A Christmas Carol (AMC)
12/20, 10pm: Prancer (AMC)

12/21, midnight: A Christmas Carol (AMC)
12/21, 2am: Prancer (AMC)
12/21, 7am: Chasing Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/21, 9am: Christmas Do-Over (ABCFAM)
12/21, 11am: Sons of Mistetoe (ABCFAM)
12/21, 1pm: The Christmas List (ABCFAM)
12/21, 3pm: Unlikely Angel (ABCFAM)
12/21, 5pm: A Carol Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/21, 6pm: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (Cartoon Network)
12/21, 7pm: Santa Baby (ABCFAM)
12/21, 8pm: A Christmas Carol (AMC)
12/21, 8pm: I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (ABC)
12/21, 9pm: Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (ABCFAM)
12/21, 10:30pm: Holiday Inn (AMC)

12/22, 12:45am: Christmas Eve (AMC)
12/22, 7am: Home Alone 3 (ABCFAM)
12/22, 9am: Home Alone 4 (ABCFAM)
12/22, 9am: Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (Cartoon Network)
12/22, 11am: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (ABCFAM)
12/22, 1pm: A Very Brady Christmas (ABCFAM) [I really enjoy this special. It's the type of reunion that does a really good job, I think. The original Cindy is not in it, but the rest of the cast reprises their roles. Some of the kids are married with kids, others facing unknowns in relationships, and almost as if on cue, Carol loses her voice again but manages to get it back to sing "Adeste Fideles" on Christmas morning.]
12/22, 1:15pm: Christmas Eve (AMC)
12/22, 3pm: Once Upon a Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/22, 3:15: Holiday Inn (AMC)
12/22, 5pm: Twice Upon a Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/22, 5:30pm: A Christmas Carol (AMC)
12/22, 7:30pm: Dr. Seuss on the Loose (ABCFAM) [I had never heard of it, but a quick internet search reveals that it contains short renditions of Green Eggs and Ham, The Sneetches and The Zax. certainly looking forward to it!]
12/22, 8pm: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (ABCFAM) [apparently this sucker won two Emmys. And I've never even heard of it... adding two great characters together sounds like fun!]
12/22, 8pm: All I Want for Christmas (AMC)

12/23, 12:45am: All I Want for Christmas (AMC)
12/23, 7am: Naughty or Nice (ABCFAM)
12/23, 9am: Stealing Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/23, 11am: Snowglobe (ABCFAM)
12/23, 1pm: Holiday in Handcuffs (ABCFAM)
12/23, 3pm: Santa Baby (ABCFAM)
12/23, 5pm: Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (ABCFAM)
12/23, 7pm: Disney's Prep & Landing (ABCFAM)
12/23, 7:30pm: Miracle on 34th Street (ABCFAM)
12/23, 8:30pm: The 11th Annual A Home for the Holidays (CBS)
12/23, 10pm: The Polar Express (ABCFAM)

12/24, 7am: The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (ABCFAM)
12/24, 8am: The Little Drummer Boy (ABCFAM)
12/24, 8:30am: Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (ABCFAM)
12/24, 9am: The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold (ABCFAM)
12/24, 9am: White Christmas (AMC)
12/24, 11am: Mickey's Christmas Carol (ABCFAM)
12/24, 11:30am: Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too (ABCFAM)
12/24, 11:45am: White Christmas (AMC)
12/24, noon: Pinocchio's Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/24, 1pm: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/24, 2:30pm: White Christmas (AMC)
12/24, 5pm: Jack Frost (ABCFAM)
12/24, 5:15pm: White Christmas (AMC)
12/24, 6pm: Frosty's Winter Wonderland (ABCFAM)
12/24, 6:30pm: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/24, 7pm: Rudolph's Shiny New Year (ABCFAM)
12/24, 8pm: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/24, 8pm: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (ABCFAM)
12/24, 8pm: It's a Wonderful Life (NBC)
12/24, 8pm: White Christmas (AMC)
12/24, 9pm: The Year Without a Santa Claus (ABCFAM)
12/24, 9:45pm: Christmas in July (TCM)
12/24, 10pm: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/24, 10pm: A Miser Brothers' Christmas (ABCFAM) [new this year!]
12/24, 10:45pm: White Christmas (AMC)

12/25, midnight: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 1am: Meet me in St. Louis (TCM)
12/25, 1:30am: White Christmas (AMC)
12/25, 2am: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 4am: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 6am: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 6:30am: Prancer (AMC)
12/25, 7am: Jack Frost (ABCFAM)
12/25, 8am: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 9am: Cranberry Christmas (ABCFAM)
12/25, 9am: Christmas Eve (AMC)
12/25, 9am: A Christmas Carol - 1938 (ABCFAM)
12/25, 9am: A Christmas Carol - 1938 (TCM)
12/25, 10am: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 11am: Holiday Inn (AMC)
12/25, 11am: Jingle All the Way (ABCFAM)
12/25, noon: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, noon: Dirty Dancing (TV Guide Network)
12/25, 12:15pm: Christmas in Connecticut (TCM)
12/25, 1:15pm: Santa Claus (AMC)
12/25, 2pm: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 2pm: Dirty Dancing (TV Guide Network)
12/25, 3:30pm: All I Want for Christmas (AMC)
12/25, 3:30pm: Miracle on 34th Street (ABCFAM)
12/25, 4pm: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 4pm: Dirty Dancing (TV Guide Network)
12/25, 4:30pm: Holiday Affair (TCM)
12/25, 6pm: A Christmas Story (TBS)
12/25, 8pm: Elf (USA)
(there's also a Sherlock Holmes Marathon on TCM Christmas Day, from 8pm to 8pm the next day!)
12/25, 5:30pm: Prancer (AMC)
12/25, 6pm: Dirty Dancing (TV Guide Network)
12/25, 8pm: Dirty Dancing (TV Guide Network)
12/25, 8pm: A Christmas Carol (AMC)
12/25, 9:30pm: Elf (USA)
12/25, 10pm: Dirty Dancing (TV Guide Network)
12/25, 10:30pm: Holiday Inn (AMC)