The supply-chain crisis is this year’s Grinch, threatening to steal gifts and good cheer. But TV is overstocked with holiday specials and rom-coms—including the Food Network debut and the rebranded GAC Family Channel. Christmas First entry.
There are options to watch some old favorites, like 1965’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The Peanuts Special will air on PBS and is available on Apple TV+, which acquired the classic in 2020. The free viewing window of the streaming service offered for this has closed this year.
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In a twist for the Food Network film, it debuts on its corporate sibling Discovery+. The streaming service offers a free trial option, such as scoring cookies courtesy of Santa Claus, to enjoy the gift while it lasts.
Here’s a sample of what to look for when nog and nibbling on roasted chestnuts – if available on store shelves. All air time is eastern.
“A Rich Christmas” is streaming now on BET+. A self-absorbed socialite gets a new perspective on life when she is forced to work at a family homeless shelter. bill bellamy and Tyler Ebron Starr.
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“Candy Coated Christmas,” Discovery+, Friday, November 19. Molly McCook plays an executive whose life is changed when she visits the town of Peppermint Hollow. Ree Drummond (Food Network’s “The Pioneer Woman”) plays the local baker.
“A Merciful Christmas,” GAC Family (formerly Great American Country), Saturday, November 20. A woman wants to emulate the generosity of her late husband, thereby bringing happiness to others and perhaps herself. jenny garth Stars.
“A Kiss Before Christmas,” Hallmark Channel, Sunday, November 21. James Denton, Teri Hatcher And Marilu Heiner The story of a man who finds the alternate life he has wished for, and tries to give it back.
“Who’s Christmas Eve?” Bounce, Sunday at 8 p.m., November 21. A young woman (Paige Audrey-Marie Heard) moves into her past with the help of her boyfriend who was abandoned as an infant (Romeo Miller) and an investigative genealogist.
“Romance in the Wilds,” Granthshala Nation, Thursday, November 25. A forest ranger and geologist (Caitlin Leib, Victor Zink Jr.) join the ranks to survive a wildfire. Does love burn? The actor also stars in Granthshala Nation’s “Christmas in the Wilds” on the same day.
“Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune,” Lifetime, Friday at 8 p.m., Nov. 26. Georgia (Reba McEntire) and that (John Schneider) years ago as a couple and a singing duo broke up, but their daughter wants a reunion for Dan.
“Christmas Again,” Disney Channel, Friday, December 3. Teenager Rowena is repeatedly caught while on vacation after her parents want to reclaim her life before their divorce. Scarlett Estevez stars.
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“Our Christmas Journey,” Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Saturday at 10:01 p.m., December 4. Holly Robinson Pete Starring as a single mother who faces autism for her teenage son and an independent new chapter for herself. Peet and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peet, are parents to a son with autism. “I want to make a film about an #autism family that has been transitioning to #Christmas for a while,” the actor said on Twitter.
“The Christmas Thief,” ION Television, Sunday at 8 p.m., December 5. A novice private eye clashes with a local detective while trying to solve a burglary on the holiday home and Santa Claus. Michelle Bortho And Vivica A Granthshala co-star.
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“iHeartRadio Holiday Special,” iHeartRadio app, YouTube and Facebook pages. Wednesday at 7 p.m., November 24. mario lopez Train hosts a virtual concert program including Kelly Clarkson, Michael Buble, and Pentatonics.
“CMA Country Christmas,” ABC, Monday, November 30 at 9 p.m. Artists and songs include Kelsea Ballerini (“Santa Baby”), Gabby Barrett (“The First Noel”), Lady A (“Wonderful Christmastime”) and Little Big. Town(“Christmas time is here”).
“Kelly Clarkson Presents When Christmas Comes Around,” NBC, Wednesday, December 1 at 10 p.m. Clarkson hosts a special that features music, celebrates tradition, and gives to those in need.
“Christmas Under the Stars,” BYUtv, Sundays at 7 p.m., December 5, and on the BYUtv app. A cappella group Pentatonix mixes favorite tunes and carols with songs from their new holiday album, “Evergreen.”
,Michael BubleChristmas in the City,” NBC, at 10 p.m. Monday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 22. The pop singer marks the 10th anniversary of her album “Christmas” with music and comedy.
“With 20 Years of Christmas tent choir,” PBS, Monday, December 13, and Friday, December 24 (check local listings for times). Brian Stokes Mitchell describes a retrospective of performances by Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald And dozens more artists.
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“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” now on Apple TV+ and PBS, Sunday, December 19 (check local listings for times). Is Christmas Only About Goods or Goodness? The question haunts Charlie Brown.
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” CBS, Monday, November 22 at 8 p.m. A reindeer finds it worthwhile to be different in this 1964 special based on a Johnny Marks song and narrated by burl ives,
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“Mary McCartney Serves,” Discovery+, Tuesday, November 23. In four new holiday episodes, the British cookbook author enjoys a meatless meal with guests including her famous father, Paul mccartney, And Oprah Winfrey,
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” NBC, 8 p.m. Friday, November 26 and Saturday, December 25. horror movie king boris karloff Voiced the infamous Grinch of Dr. Seuss for the 1966 enduring cartoon.
“The Battle Before Christmas,” Apple TV+, Friday, November 26. A documentary about an Idaho neighborhood that largely became a battleground for the holiday obsession and its enemies, aka other homeowners.
“A Home for the Holidays,” CBS, Sunday at 9 p.m., December 5. In the special’s 23rd annual broadcast, inspiring stories from foster care adopted young people are combined with performances by pop artists.
Festive (and free) film spotlight: Contemporary classic “The Family Stone”
family stone (2005): This trendy Christmas classic celebrates the holidays by recognizing that, sometimes, family can be the worst. When successful Manhattan executive Meredith Morton (Sarah Jessica Parker) meets her boyfriend Everett Stone (Dermot Mulroney) With her cuddly family for Christmas, her fiery ways don’t quite line up with their bohemian values. Things get even more complicated when she impulsively invites her younger sister Julie (Claire Danes) to crash the event for moral support. With stand-out supporting turn Diane Keaton As patriarch of the Stone family, luke wilson as Everett’s shy brother, and Rachel Mcadams As his satirical sister, “The Family Stone” has carved out its own unique niche as a family drama that understands that the hard times only help you appreciate the good times.
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