T’is the season for TV airwaves to light up with a variety of Christmas movies and TV specials for the 2011 season. While it’s hard to top classic favorites, many networks are pulling out all the stops by offering brand new movies and specials this year. Below are a few new offerings that warrant setting the DVR.
- Tuesday, December 6th: A Michael Buble Christmas. Canadian crooner makes like Bing is his first ever holiday special. 8/7c on NBC.
- December 10th: Annie Claus is Coming to Town. Santa’s daughter Annie heads to California in search of love and finds a new friend in the process – innkeeper Vivaca A. Fox. 8/7c on Hallmark Channel.
- Sunday, December 11th: The Christmas Pageant. Melissa Gilbert is a big shot Broadway director whose heart begins to warm after getting stuck staging a small town’s Christmas Play. 8/7c on ABC.
- Sunday, December 11th: 12 Dates of Christmas. The Yuletide meets Groundhog Day in this film about a single woman (Amy Smart) who keeps reliving the same Christmas Eve date 8/7c on ABC Family.
- Monday, December 12th: Hollywood Christmas Parade. Hollywood goes Tinseltown for this annual procession that makes its way down Hollywood Blvd. This year’s Grand Marshall is Marie Osmond. 6/5c on Hallmark Channel.
- Friday, December 16th: Christmas in Washington. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome dignitaries and entertainers at the nation’s capital holiday concert. 8/7c on TNT.
- Sunday, December 18th: Christmas Comes Home to Canaan. Billy Ray Cyrus reprises his role as a simple Texas father who hopes for a miracle to heal his injured son in this sequel to 2009’s popular Christmas in Canaan. 8/7c on Hallmark Channel.
- Sunday, December 18th: Christmas Magic. An angel (Lindy Booth) is banned from entering heaven until she completes one final task – find romance with a depressed restaurateur. 8/7c on Hallmark Channel.
- Tuesday, December 20th: Deck the Halls. It’s a kidnapping Christmas for Kathy Nijamy and Scottie Thompson, a pair of sleuths out to solve a missing persons case in an adaption of Mary Higgins Clark-Carol Higgins Clark mystery. 9/8c on TNT.
- Tuesday, December 20th: Saturday Night Live Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas. Kristen Wiig’s character helps string together a series of silly seasonal clips. 9/8c on NBC.
- December 31st: Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Hugely popular Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga ring in 2012 in Times Square.
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