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Holiday TV 2013: When to watch holiday specials, movies, classics

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November 26, 2013|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

Friday, Dec. 20
4 | "The Hollywood Christmas Parade," Hallmark
7 | "The I Love Lucy Christmas Special," CBS (Lost holiday episode colorized.)
7 | "Christmas in Washington" TNT (music from Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow, Janelle Monáe, others)
8 | "Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown," Fox (Peanuts gang helps Linus break away from his security blanket.)

Saturday, Dec. 21
8 a.m. | "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus," ABC Family (Story of Santa Claus.)
Noon | "Christmas with The Aquabats!" Hub (Aquabats are convicted of breaking a village law that forbids Yuletide celebration.)
5 p.m. | "The Santa Clause" Movie Trilogy Marathon, ABC Family (In case you missed individual airings.)
6:30 | "The Little Drummer Boy," ABC Family (stop-motion classic)
7 | "I Want A Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!" ABC (Linus' brother Rerun wanting a new dog.)
7 | "The Christmas Blessing," Hallmark (movie; Doctor rethinks career.)

Sunday, Dec. 22
6 | "Bob's Burgers," Fox (Encore of old ep "God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins")
7 | "The Simpsons," Fox (Encore of old ep "To Cur with Love")
7 | "Mr. Stink," PBS (movie; Child befriends homeless man at Christmas.)
7:30 | "The Simpsons," Fox (Encore of "White Christmas Blues")
8 | "Family Guy," (Encore of old ep "Jesus, Mary & Joseph")

Monday, Dec. 23
8 | "Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir," PBS (music)

Tuesday, Dec. 24
1 a.m. | "The Hollywood Christmas Parade," WMAQ-Ch. 5
7 p.m. | 24 Hours of "A Christmas Story," TBS (Watch the hilarious holiday classic all Christmas Eve and Day.)
7 | "Christmas at Belmont 2013," PBS (music from Belmont University)
7 | "Dads," Fox (Encore of "The Glitch That Stole Christmas")
7:30 | "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," (Encore of "Christmas")
8 | "New Girl," Fox (Encore of "Santa")
8:30 | "The Mindy Project," Fox (Encore of "Josh & Mindy's Christmas Party")
10:35 | "A New York Christmas to Remember," CBS (encore presentation)

Wednesday, Dec. 25
8 a.m. | Christmas Classics Marathon, Hallmark Movie Channel ("Holiday Affair," "Babes in Toyland," "The Bishop's Wife," "Christmas in Connecticut," "It Happened on Fifth Avenue")
9 a.m. | "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade," ABC
3 p.m. | "Ben Hur," Ovation (2010 miniseries starring Joseph Morgan)
7 | "The Ten Commandments," Ovation (2006 version with Dougray Scott)
7 | "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas," Fox (encore)
7:30 | "Dreamworks Dragon: Gift of the Night Fury," Fox (encore)
8 | "Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor," BBC America (Christmas episode)
8 | "Raising Hope," Fox (Encore of old ep "Last Christmas")
8:30 | "Raising Hope," Fox (Encore of "The Chance Who Stole Christmas")

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