Christmas TV Specials Part Deux
As promised, here’s the next list of Christmas TV Specials on for the first half of this week.Just in case you didn’t get your holiday TV fix during the very short week last week, here’s what you can expect to watch this week (or at least what’s on tonight through Wednesday. I’ll update again for what’s on through the end of the week on Thursday.)
“Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” (1976) – Monday, December 5th 6pm on ABC Family. Once again, Rudolph lends his talents to aid Santa in another Christmas dilemma.
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys” (2001) – Monday, December 5th 7pm on ABC Family. An animated story following Rudolph as he seeks to recover all of Santa’s stolen toys so that kids don’t wake up empty handed before Christmas.
“A Christmas Carol” (1984) – Monday, December 5th 8pm on AMC. One of countless versions of the classic Dickens tale where Ebenezer Scrooge gets a lesson from three spirits. George C. Scott helms the title role of this interpretation on AMC.
“Miracle on 34th Street” (1994) – Monday, December 5th 8pm on FMC. The remake of the inspirational and unforgettable black-and-white story about a man that truly believes he is Santa Claus and how New York State tries to prove otherwise.
“The Polar Express” (2004) - Monday, December 5th 8:30pm on ABC Family. Tom Hanks voices characters on the heart-warming animated story of a boy who learns to believe in Christmas again when the midnight train to the North Pole stops to pick him up for a special meeting with the man in red.
“The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” (2006) – Monday, December 5th 8:30 pm on the Disney Channel. The final chapter of the Christmas trilogy featuring a jolly Tim Allen as Santa and a miserable Jack Frost determined to claim the Santa franchise for his own.
“Mickey’s Christmas Carol” (1983) – Monday, December 5th 10:30pm on ABC Family. The animated version of Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale featuring the beloved characters from Mickey’s Magical Kingdom.
“Twas the Night Before Christmas” (1974) – Tuesday, December 6th 6pm on ABC Family. An animated, musical twist on the bedtime story by Clement Moore where Santa has been denounced by a newspaper in town.
“12 Men of Christmas” (2009) – Tuesday, December 6th 8pm on LMN. A Jane Austin-inpsired Christmas story about pride and prejudice when a woman relocated from NYC to the midwest for the holidays to start a new career, a new relationship, and a new life that understands the importance of keeping the Christmas spirit.
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993) – Tuesday, December 6th 8:30pm on Disney Channel. Tim Burton envisions this creepy holiday story of the Halloweentown Mayor devising a scheme to kidnap Santa in an effort to take over Christmastown.
“Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992) – Tuesday, December 6th 8:30pm on ABC Family. The sequel to the wildly popular Christmas story that follows Kevin’s latest Christmas mischief as he gets separated from his family during the holidays and battles the same foes he encounters from the first film.
“A Christmas Story” (1983) – Tuesday, December 6th 9pm on Turner Classic Movies. The penultimate of Christmas movies that follows the story of Ralphie and his quest to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Will he shoot his eye out this year?
“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989) – Wednesday, December 7th 9pm. The Griswolds return to celebrate the holidays with family, squirrel-infested trees, blinding Christmas lights, dry turkey, and egg nog in this classic Christmas tradition for the whole family.
“The Santa Clause 2″ (2002) – Wednesday, December 7th 8:45pm on ENC. In order to continue on with his role as Santa, Mr. Claus must go about finding a Mrs. Claus all while his replacement Santabot makes some new changes in the North Pole.