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“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights...”
~ James 1:17

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Continues... as we Countdown to New Years!

Although, Christmas Day only comes once a year... the spirit of the Season can last all year through... if we just hold onto it in our hearts.

I know many families were together on Christmas Day and many families and friends are still gathering throughout this week after Christmas, with their own family get-togethers, gift exchanges, parties, games, and dinners.

What a Blessing it was to be surrounded by my family on Christmas Day... and my favorite part - is the anticipation and the quiet serenity of the moment before we open the gifts as we listen to the Christmas Story from the Bible, in Luke 2. What a precious time that is... and all the children, with wonder and excitement, also listen with reverence.

I love to hold onto the feeling of Christmas, as long as I can... and after Christmas, our family always searches for any more Christmas Movies and Specials that we can find... and are always glad every year - that the Hallmark Channel continues to show them after Christmas, too! This year, a few other networks are showing some, too!

See the Christmas TV Schedule for the list - that Continues all the way through NEW YEARS DAY!

We didn't have a White Christmas here in the Mid-west, but two days after Christmas (on Tuesday, December 27, 2011), we had a beautiful Snowfall that was absolutely Beautiful... A lovely Winter Wonderland!

God Bless You All and Happy New Year!

To Save A Life - GMC Movie


To Save A Life

Network: GMC

Original Air Date: January 29, 2012


Randy Wayne ... Jake Taylor
Deja Kreutzberg ... Amy Briggs
Joshua Weigel ... Chris Vaughn
Steven Crowder ... Doug Moore
D. David Morin ... Mark Rivers
Sean Michael Afable ... Jonny Garcia
Bubba Lewis ... Danny Rivers
Robert Bailey Jr. ... Roger Dawson
Kim Hidalgo ... Andrea Stevens
Arjay Smith ... Matt McQueen
Orin Mozon ... Billy
Lamont Thompson ... Clyde Williams
Trinity Scott ... Kelsi
Janora McDuffie ... Cari Vaughn
Laura Black ... Pam Taylor
David Starzyk ... Glen Taylor
Monique Edwards ... Esther Dawson
Joseph Narducci ... Frank
Lori Rom ... Jan
Dee Baldus ... Mrs. Jones
Nicole Franco ... Church Woman
Lee Ann Kim ... Reporter
Christian Pike ... Young Roger
Jason Evans ... Young Jake
Andy Crisp ... Announcer
David Kasdan ... Church Man
Dawn Page ... Dawn


from GMC Web-site

This inspirational film recounts the story of Jake Taylor, a well-rounded, Middle American teen who seems to have everything going for him, his world in perfect balance. But when an unexpected tragedy strikes in the form of a childhood friend's death, Jake suddenly begins to question everything he had long taken for granted, and he's soon forced to make a decision that will permanently change his future.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas ~ the Greatest Gift!

"For unto us a Child is born,
unto us a Son is given:
and the government shall be upon His shoulder:
and His name shall be called Wonderful,
Counselor, The Mighty God,
The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
~ Isaiah 9:6

On that first Christmas
we were given...
The Greatest Gift of all!

All we have to do...
is Receive Him!

God's Blessings to You All!

Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Movie Poll - What was "Your Favorite New Christmas Movie"?

THANK YOU to all the Networks - Hallmark Channel, ION, Lifetime, ABC Family, TNT, and GMC, who gave us New Christmas Movies on TV this Year. We are especially grateful for the Hallmark Channel.... who gave us, (in my opinion) not only the Most, but the Best in Christmas Movies - that were also Family Friendly!

Now, it's our turn to Choose our Favorites and there are many to choose from. I've added a Poll on the right - for you to vote for your favorites - and Yes, you may choose as many as you like! Perhaps, you have seen Some, All, or you have them Recorded and will watch them soon! Whatever the case - you can vote today and if you see something in the meantime, and love it, too - just come back and add it to your vote. You can only vote once per computer, but you can always change/update your vote on that computer.

The Poll will remain open until January 25th, 2012 - an entire Month after Christmas Day - so we'll be thinking of Christmas, even after the day is passed on the Calender.

Be sure to vote for your Favorites - so the Networks know which types of Christmas Movies we enjoyed the most!

 "Merry Christmas, Everyone!!!"


A Smile as Big as the Moon - Hallmark Hall of Fame


A Smile as Big as the Moon
Hallmark Hall of Fame

*Based Upon True Story and Book, also Titled: A Smile as Big as the Moon

Network: ABC

Original Air Date: January 29, 2012


John Corbett ... Mike Kersjes
Jessy Schram ... Robynn
Cynthia Watros ... Dr. Deborah Barnhart
Logan Huffman ... Scott
David Lambert ... Steve
Cameron Deane Stewart ... Josh Morgan
Mike Pniewski ... Big Dan
Matthew Lintz ... Shawn Kersjes
Louise Linton ... Julie
Macsen Lintz ... Ryan Kersjes
Jimmy Bellinger ... Matt
Bruce McKinnon ... Col. Weschler
Chris Cozort ... Diner Patron
Keith Flippen ... David Schmidt
Tammy Arnold ... Home Ec Teacher
Abigail Corrigan ... Lisa
Fred Griffith ... Judge
Brantley Pollock ... Techno Star #1
Darrell Rackley ... Parent
Tyrin Niles Wyche ... Jamal
Breezy Eslin ... Stephanie
Abby Corrigan ... Lisa
Tanner Dow ... Adam

A Smile as Big as the Moon
(Hallmark Hall of Fame)



from Hallmark Hall of Fame:

Mike Kersjes is the name of a real special-education teacher (and football coach), in Michigan. Mike doesn’t talk down to his “special” students. He respects them, and he believes they’re capable of achieving great things.

Mike hears about Space Camp, a competitive education program at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Even though it’s designed for gifted science students, Mike decides participating in the summer program would do wonders for the self-esteem of his young students, one especially who wants to be an astronaut.

He faced incredible obstacles in trying to make his improbable dream become an inspiring reality. At first, school administrators refused to buy in. The folks who ran the camp were less than encouraging; they’d never had a group of special ed kids apply before. Trying to raise the money to pay for the trip was a nightmare. The kids even put on a carwash!

But it was after they were finally given the green light that the real challenge began. How to get kids with Down syndrome, Tourette’s, learning disabilities and emotional problems to leave their baggage behind, to coalesce into a team, and to tackle a bunch of extremely smart students from top schools around the country?

After 9 months of rigorous training preparation the class molded itself into a working team where they turned in a performance so startling, so surprising that it will leave you breathless.

Mike Kersjes had an impossible idea. Yet he made it happen. A truly triumphant story of the power of the human spirit. You won’t want to miss it!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New Christmas Movie Mystery Tonight!

Deck the Halls, A New Christmas Mystery Movie airs on TNT Tonight - December 20th, 2011.

The Movie is based upon a book, also titled Deck the Halls, by writer : Mary Higgins Clark and her Daughter, Carol Higgins Clark

The race is on to save a police detective's father and his young driver after the two mysteriously go missing right before the Christmas holidays, which leads to the woman hurrying to save her dad along with the help of a private investigator.

*PLEASE NOTE: I'm not expecting this movie to be a family film for young children- since it includes guns and a kidnapping. Movie is Rated : TV-PG

See the Deck the Halls page for More Details!

Monday, December 19, 2011

ABC Family Schedule Update for Eloise at Christmastime, Christmas Everyday, and Sons of Mistletoe

This Post is a Quick Note - just to let you know that the Schedule has been corrected and updated on Wednesday - December 21st for the Movies airing that morning on ABC Family!

December 21, 2011 Wednesday

Eloise at Christmastime ... ABC Family ... 7 AM
Christmas Everyday ... ABC Family ... 9 AM
Sons of Mistletoe ... ABC Family ... 11 AM

These are three Made-for-TV movies that are not aired on TV as much as other Movies - so I wanted to be sure you all knew of this change.

*A Special "Thank You to Randy S.  for e-mailing and letting me know - so I could update the schedule and let everyone know!

Eloise at Christmastime and Sons of Mistletoe are available on dvd. Christmas Everyday is not, however it should be - because it is a very good family Christmas movie!


See the [ CHRISTMAS TV SCHEDULE ] for more details!

Hallmark Channel Movies - Schedule Changes


The Hallmark Channel has changed / updated their Schedule - so, again... we have updated ours, too! I apologize for this inconvenience.

Please visit the Christmas TV Schedule for the latest update.

I hope you enjoy the Movies with your family or all by yourself - with a big bowl of pocorn!

God bless you all!

Merry Christmas Week!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

The last 2 "New Hallmark Christmas Movies" air this Weekend

December 17th & 18th...

It's the Last full Weekend before Christmas!!! Can you believe it?

Are you busy, like I am, (along with my family)... baking, decorating, shopping, gift wrapping, etc? Oh, there's so much to do this weekend and week before Christmas Day!!! Enjoy every Moment - It's the Greatest Time of Year!

Among all your busy activities, don't forget - the last 2 "New Hallmark Christmas Movies" air this weekend on the Hallmark Channel!

December 17, 2011 Saturday

Christmas Comes Home to Canaan ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM

Repeats  -

Christmas Comes Home to Canaan ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 PM

for More Pictures, Plot Details, etc...

This is a sequel to the 2009 Movie

Christmas in Canaan

December 18, 2011 Sunday

Christmas Magic... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM

Repeats -

Christmas Magic ... Hallmark Channel ... 10 PM

See the Christmas Magic page
for More Pictures, Plot Details, etc...

*As Always, with any NEW Movie or Show - please always check ratings before viewing with your family - especially if you have any young viewers in the room. I feel pretty safe in recommending Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies, however, please always check - just in case! Most of their Movies tell you at the beginning that the movie is safe for all audiences. I liked that additional feature this year - very nice!

See the [ CHRISTMAS TV SCHEDULE ] for these Christmas Movies & More!

Monday, December 12, 2011

"I'm dreaming of a White Christmas"... and more Christmas Classics!

While I know, many of us enjoy all the new Christmas Movies on TV... we still like to reminiscence and watch our favorite Classics, too!

For the next Four nights... (December 12- 15 on AMC!) we can start dreaming of a White Christmas along with Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye, and Vera Ellen. Oh, I adore this Christmas Musical. I know many movie reviewers out there are hard on it and put it down - but I love it! To me, it just wouldn't seem like Christmas, without hearing Bing Crosby sing that beautiful Christmas song, White Christmas...

December 12, 2011 Monday

White Christmas ... AMC ... 8 PM
White Christmas ... AMC ... 10:45 PM

December 13, 2011 Tuesday

White Christmas ... AMC ... 8 PM
White Christmas ... AMC ... 10:45 PM

December 14, 2011 Wednesday

White Christmas ... AMC ... 8 PM
White Christmas ... AMC ... 10:45 PM

December 15, 2011 Thursday

White Christmas ... AMC ... 5:15 PM

Plus, catch other Christmas Classics this week...

A Christmas Carol (1951) -starring the ever popular Alastair Sims at Ebeneezer Scrooge!

The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) - stars Bob Hope. I personally, have never seen this one.

The Great Rupert ~ A Christmas Wish - Love Jimmy Durante in this! So sweet, so funny... love it!

A Charlie Brown Christmas - It's beautiful when Charlie Brown asks - "Does anyone know what Christmas is all about?" and Linus tells Charlie Brown the true Christmas Story from Luke 2 in the Bible. A Precious Moment for all children and grown-ups, to see... especially during this extra busy season.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) - I Believe, I Believe...

Holiday Inn (1942) another wonderful Bing Crosby film... where he first sings White Christmas!

Christmas in Connecticut (1945) Love Barbara Stanwyck in this... she is fabulous and the film is very funny!

The Shop Around The Corner (1940) Starring the wonderful, Jimmy Stewart - who in my opinion, always steals the show!

and More....

See the Christmas TV Schedule for times airing!



Friday, December 9, 2011

6 New Christmas Movies! - December 9th -11th

There are still plenty of Christmas Movies premiering this weekend - plus lots of great favorites to come...  from now 'til Christmas!

Here are the New Ones...

December 9, 2011 Friday

Beethoven's Christmas Adventure ... Disney Channel (east) ... 6:50 PM

December 10, 2011 Saturday

Annie Claus is Coming to Town ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM

A Nanny for Christmas ... ... Lifetime ... 8 PM

December 11, 2011 Sunday

Christmas Kiss ... ION ... 1 PM

The Christmas Pageant ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM

12 Dates of Christmas ... ABC Family ... 8 PM

OTHER NEW to 2011 - CHRISTMAS SHOWS, Re-AIRING this Weekend:

Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas , The Case for Christmas, A Princess for Christmas, Dear Santa,
The Heart of Christmas, The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story, A Nanny for ChristmasA Christmas Wish (aka A Rootbeer Christmas), 12 Wishes of Christmas, Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith, Christmas Mail, Golden Christmas 2 - The Second Tail, etc...!

See the Christmas TV Schedule for these and many more!

Enjoy Everyone ~
Merry Christmas!

'Tis the Season...
 to be Jolly!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Letter for Santa - Free Christmas Printable

Here's a Fun Christmas Printable for the Children and Adults, too ~ who are forever, young at Heart!

A Letter for Santa

(click on Image & Print!)

There are not many days left until Christmas and if Santa Claus is needing ideas... then "you better not pout, you better not cry"... just give this to your little one or slip it to your loved one and then, watch the "Sugar Plums start dancing in their heads", as they will write down their Santa Wish List! Or, Print it out yourself and fill in your own Gift Ideas... Have fun with it!


*Please Note: This image is for Parents to print for fun. It is Not to be mass-reproduced or sold. Picture features the dvd cover of the sweet Christmas Movie - All I Want for Christmas starring Ethan (Randall) Embry and Thora Birch.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Michael Buble Christmas + TCM Christmas Movies Special Tonight!

Catch Tonight... December 6, 2011

A Michael Buble Christmas
on NBC at 8 PM est

I love the way Michael sings... so soft and smooth. He reminds me of the singers of yester-year and that's why I like his style. I have heard he's a big fan of Bing Crosby and he's always wanted to have a Christmas Album and a Christmas Show. Isn't that neat? I hope you all enjoy the show!

Listen to Michael Buble's CD here...

Also Tonight...
TCM's New 1 Hour Show Titled:
A Night at the Movies : Merry Christmas!

Show features Clips of Classic favorites - It's a Wonderful Life,
Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story, The Bishop's Wife, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Meet Me in St. Louis, and many more.

Program features the reason why we love these Movies and also why, over the years - they have become so popular.

A Night at the Movies : Merry Christmas!

  • Tuesday, December 6 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
  • Tuesday, December 6 @ 11:00 PM (ET
  • Tuesday, December 7 @ 05:30 AM (ET)
  • Sunday, December 18 @ 12:00 PM (ET
  • Tuesday, December 20 @ 10:00 PM (ET

After this Special, TCM will air A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th Street,  and a late night airing of...
Meet Me in St. Louis!

(Please Note : Since these shows are New - Please check ratings before viewing with your family. I don't forsee any potential problems - but please check, if children are present, just in case!)

Hope you enjoy these New Christmas shows! I'll be watching with my family!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Prep & Landing 2 - Premieres Tonight after A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 5, 2011 Monday

A Charlie Brown Christmas ... ABC ... 8 PM

Prep & Landing 2: Naughty Vs. Nice ... ABC ... 8:30 PM *NEW

First of all, Charlie Brown has to be one of the very best Cartoons ever - and the Christmas Special is by far (in my opinion) the absolute Greatest Peanuts Episode Ever with Charlie Brown and the precious little tree, Snoopy decorating his house with lights, Linus telling the true Christmas Story and all the Peanuts Gang coming together at the end to decorate that sweet little tree... that just needed love! And, the joy of hearing them all sing Hark the Herald Angels Sing at the end! Oh, it's just beautiful!

Watch with your family, and enjoy the true meaning of Christmas all over again!

Prep & Landing has become a wonderful new Cartoon...
with all the fun, fantasy, and excitement of Elves working at the North Pole.

In case you are wondering, the original Prep & Landing special is available on DVD, along with the animation short of Prep & Landing's Operation Secret Santa.

Enjoy the New Premiere - Prep & Landing 2: Naughty Vs. Nice... Tonight!

See the Christmas TV Schedule for Much More Tonight... including a repeat airing of The Heart of Christmas - on GMC, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause - on Disney Channel, the 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street - on FMC, and many more...

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 2, 2011

8 NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIES on TV this Weekend December 2 - 4

Check out the NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIES Starting Friday Night - thru Sunday Night!!!

December 2, 2011 Friday

Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas ... Disney (east) ... 8 PM *NEW PREMIERE
(New Images just added!)

Game of Your Life (Walmart's Family Movie Night Film) ... NBC ... 8 PM *NEW PREMIERE

(*I don't know if this movie will be truly Christmassy - but, I do believe there will be a Christmas scene in it.)

December 3, 2011 Saturday

Hercules Saves Christmas ... Animal Planet ... 6 PM

A Princess for Christmas ... Hallmark Channel ... 8 PM  (Repeats at 10 PM)*NEW
(New Images just added!)

December 4, 2011 Sunday

The Heart of Christmas ... GMC ... 7 PM (Repeats at 9 PM) *NEW

Christmas Angel ... LMN ... 8 PM

Golden Christmas 2 - The Second Tail ... ION ... 9 PM *NEW

Christmas Mail ... ION ... 11 PM *NEW

Click on the Movie Titles above for more details... Plot descriptions, Cast List, Pictures, etc...

Also, there will be repeat showings this weekend, of some of the New to this Season - Christmas Movies: Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas, Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith , 12 Wishes of Christmas , Dear Santa, Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas, Jingle All the Way (Cartoon), A Holiday Engagement, etc...

Don't Forget on Saturday Night -
It's a Wonderful Life ... NBC ... 8 PM *FAVORITE CLASSIC

Visit the CHRISTMAS TV SCHEDULE for the Complete List!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Classic Christmas Movies airing on TV in December

Among all the New Christmas Movies airing on T.V. this year - we don't want to miss our old, but dear, Christmas Classic Movie Favorites! It just wouldn't feel like Christmas without some of these Classic Movies listed below. I thought I would share when each one is airing - so we don't miss any of them!

December 2011 - Classic Christmas Movies:

It's a Wonderful Life
- December 3 and 24 on NBC

Voted the #1 Most Inspiring Film Of All Time by AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers, It's A Wonderful Life has had just that. With the endearing message that "no one is a failure who has friends," Frank Capra's heartwarming masterpiece continues to endure, and after 60 years this beloved classic still remains as powerful and moving as the day it was made

Miracle on 34th Street
- December 6, 15, and 24 on TCM

Miracle on 34th Street is an irresistible fable that has, for many, become synonymous with celebrating Christmas. The holiday season is in full swing when a cultured gentleman with twinkling eyes, an ample belly, and a snowy beard (Edmund Gwenn) is hired as Macy's department store Santa. He claims his name is Kris Kringle, and soon fills everyone with Christmas spirit - except for his boss, Doris Walker (Maureen O'Hara), who's raising her daughter Susan (Natalie Wood) to not believe in Santa. But when Kris is declared insane and put on trial, everyone's faith is put to the test as old and young alike face the age old question: Do you believe in Santa Claus?

This timeless tale of faith, love and imagination remains one of the most popular and best-loved holiday films of all time.

Meet Me in St. Louis
- December 6, and 24 on TCM

In a role that was one of her favorites, a 22-year-old Judy Garland headlines this warm turn-of-the-century delight presented on DVD. Set in 1903, this captivating musical is a slice of Americana about the Smith family's experiences during the year of the St. Louis World's Fair. Directed by Vincente Minnelli (whom Garland married soon after filming, later becoming parents to daughter Liza), Judy Garland has perhaps never been more winning as she pines for "The Boy Next Door," comforts seven-year-old Margaret O'Brien (awarded a special Oscar® as 1944's outstanding child actress) with "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and whisks along to the clang-clang-clang of "The Trolley Song."

White Christmas
- December 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, and 23 on AMC

White Christmas is a treasury of Irving Berlin classics, among them "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Sisters," "Blue Skies," and the beloved holiday song, "White Christmas." Two talented song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. One winter, they join forces with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) and trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. Of course, there's the requisite fun with the ladies, but the real adventure starts when Crosby & Kaye discover that the inn is run by their old army general who's now in financial trouble. And the result is the stuff dreams are made of.

The Bishop's Wife
- December 4, 16, and 24 on TCM

Heavenly bells are ringing, jubilant choirs are singing and Christmas joy is blanketing the world like freshly fallen snow. But the Yuletide spirit has yet to warm Bishop Henry Brougham's Victorian home. Struggling to raise funds for a new cathedral, the preoccupied young clergyman has neglected his loving wife Julia, and now only divine intervention can save their marriage! But the powerful and handsome angel sent from above has a mind of his own...and teaching mortal Henry an immortal lesson in romance isn't all he's got planned!

Starring Oscar winners Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven, this delightful romantic comedy is wondrous, witty and truly divine!

Scrooge / A Christmas Carol (Alastair Sim)
- December 12 on TCM

Alastair Sim's tour-de-force performance as the ultimate miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, has almost single-handedly made this beloved version of Charles Dickens' story into one of the best-loved Christmas films of all time. Some of Britain's best filmmakers united behind Sim, who was joined by a delightful cast of accomplished and acclaimed English actors; creating what many today believe to be the best and most faithful production of Dickens' immortal tale.

Cranky and curmudgeonly Scrooge learns the error of his unkind ways and is taught the true meaning of the holidays when he is visited by the ghost of his late business partner and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future.

Home Alone
- December 25 on FMC

A Family Comedy Without The Family

When Kevin's family left for vacation, they forgot one minor detail: Kevin!

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them!

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
- December 7, 10, 12, 22, 23, and 25 on ABC Family

(*beware: Language on DVD version - which is editted for TV)

Yule Crack Up!This holiday season Clark Griswold vows his clan will enjoy "the most fun-filled old-fashioned family Christmas ever." Before you can sing "Fa-la-la-la-lah," he decks the halls with howls of folly in the perennial favorite National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

Seeing is believing. There are 25,000 lights on the roof. An exploding turkey on the dining room table. A SWAT team taking seige outside. A festive supporting cast and a John Hughes script full of wit, heart and sheer goofiness. Yule love it!

A Christmas Story
- December 6 on TCM
- December 24 and 25 on TBS

The Christmas spirit isn't served up with more heartfelt warmth or observant hilarity than in this beloved adaptation of Jean Shepherd's holiday story. In 1940s Indiana, nine-year-old Ralphie dreams of his ideal Christmas gift: a genuine Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Air Rifle. But when his gruff dad and doting mom regularly respond with "You'll shoot your eye out!" Ralphie mounts a full-scale, hint-dropping, Santa-begging campaign. In this tale you'll be caught up in all kinds of childhood calamities from snowsuit paralysis to the yellow-eyed Scotty Farkus affair to the dreaded tongue-on-a-frozen-flagpole gambit. We triple-dog-dare you to unwrap a more comical Yuletide classic!

The Santa Clause
- December 1, 9, 10, 21, 22, 24, and 25 on ABC Family
- December 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 on Hallmark Channel

Rooftop clatter leads to merry adventure after Santa falls down on the job, and Scott Calvin's son Charlie convinces dad to try on the red suit. Eight reindeer pilot the pair to the North Pole, where they soon discover that by donning the famous suit, dad must now accept all of Santa's duties! Over the next year, a surprised, not-so-jolly Scott grows a Santa-sized tummy and beard, causing friends, family and business associates to wonder if he's lost his marbles. All except Charlie, who thinks his dad is perfectly suited for his new job!

Holiday Inn
- December 15 and 23 on AMC

Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance their way into your heart in the sensational musical comedy Holiday Inn. Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Astaire plays his former partner and rival in love. Follow the two talented pals as they find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady (Marjorie Reynolds). 'Tis the season for one of the most enjoyable films of all time!

*I have yet to see The Bells of St. Marys listed this year.

It's good to see familiar faces of characters we know and love... and have cherished year after year....

Check the Christmas TV Schedule for more details!

"Every time a bell rings... an Angel get's its Wings!"

"God Bless Us, Everyone!"

*Descriptions above: from each movie's dvd cover.