|6:00 p.m.||Christmas Under Wraps||Made for TV Movie||Hallmark|
|6:00 p.m.||All I Want for Christmas||Made for TV Movie||UP|
|6:00 p.m.||Dear Santa||Made for TV Movie||Lifetime|
|6:00 p.m.||Elf||Theatrical Movie||ABC Family|
|8:00 p.m.||I Want a Dog for Christmas Charlie Brown||Special||ABC|
|8:00 p.m.||The Holiday||Theatrical Movie||Lifetime|
|8:00 p.m.||Christmas in Conway||Made for TV Movie||Hallmark|
|8:00 p.m.||A Christmas Tree Miracle||Made for TV Movie||UP|
|8:00 p.m.||How the Grinch Stole Christmas||Special||ABC Family|
|9:00 p.m.||CMA Country Christmas||Special||ABC|
|10:00 p.m.||The Christmas Ornament||Made for TV Movie||Hallmark|
|10:30 p.m.||Home Alone||Theatrical Movie||ABC Family|
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Here is what is on TV tonight:
December 20, 1957
On this day in 1957, the hip-moving singing sensation, Elvis Presley, received his draft notice to join the U.S. Army for two years. Naturally, many fans flooded army office with letters requesting that the crooner be spared, but Elvis had no intention of backing out. After boot camp, Presley served for 18 months in Company D, 32nd Tank Battalion in Friedberg, Germany and worked his way up to sergeant. Presley was seen as a role model and after receiving a vaccination shot for polio from a doctor on national TV, vaccine rates shout up from 2 to 85 percent.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Best Bet: "A Home for the Holidays"
The 16th Annual “A Home for the Holiday” specials shares uplifting stories about families who have adopted from foster care and features musical performances by Earth, Wind and Fire, Rixton, Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Hudson, Train, Ashley Monroe and Dan & Shay.
Here is What Else is on Tonight:
|6:00 p.m.||A Very Merry Mix-Up||Made for TV Movie||Hallmark|
|6:00 p.m.||12 Wishes of Christmas||Made for TV Movie||UP|
|6:00 p.m.||Kristin's Christmas Past||Made for TV Movie||Lifetime|
|6:00 p.m.||Home Alone||Theatrical Movie||ABC Family|
|7:00 p.m.||The Polar Express||Theatrical Movie||Disney|
|8:00 p.m.||Christmas in Palm Springs||Made for TV Movie||UP|
|8:00 p.m.||Christmas at Cartwright's||Made for TV Movie||Hallmark|
|8:00 p.m.||Elf||Theatrical Movie||ABC Family|
|9:00 p.m.||A Home for the Holidays||Special||CBS|
|10:00 p.m.||A Nanny for Christmas||Made for TV Movie||Lifetime|
|10:00 p.m.||The Christmas Parade||Made for TV Movie||Hallmark|
|10:00 p.m.||The Kid Who Loved Christmas||Made for TV Movie||UP|
|10:00 p.m.||National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation||Theatrical Movie||ABC Family|
December 19, 1997
On this day in 1997, James Cameron’s $200 million dollar film, Titanic, opened in theaters. The fictional story was based on real life events that happened aboard the luxury ocean liner that sank after it struck an iceberg. The film became the highest grossing moving in history and it won 11 Academy Awards (12 if you include the embarrassing “I’m the king of the world!” speech he gave when receiving the Oscar for Best Director.) Cameron was also the writer of the film and did extensive research to make footage of the ship’s interior historically accurate as possible.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
(L-R) Ahkmenrah’s (Rami Malek), Sacagawea (Mizuo Peck), Attila the Hun
(Patrick Gallagher), Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), Nick Daley (Skyler Gisondo) and
Sir Lancelot (Dan Stevens) 20th Century Fox
Ben Stiller’s first Night at the Museum (2006) was a fun and clever movie about a museum security guard who is surprised to find on his first night that all of the artifacts come to life when the sun goes down. When the sequel, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, came out in 2009, it proved that all involved should have not have bothered. The film took away all of the likeable characters in favor to introduce new ones who were not as charming as the original set and featured a convoluted storyline. Many will be surprised to learn that the second sequel, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, rights all of the wrongs of the second film and finishes off the series nicely.
Best Bet: People Magazine Awards
The Christmas special tonight is not Christmas-themed. This “star-studded” event celebrates the year’s best pop culture moments according to People Magazine. Guests include Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Hart, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Jennifer Lopez, 5 Seconds of Summer and Maroon 5.
Here is what else is on TV tonight:
|6:00 p.m.||A Princess for Christmas||Made for TV Movie||Hallmark|
|6:00 p.m.||A Christmas Wedding Date||Made for TV Movie||UP|
|6:30 p.m.||The Santa Clause||Theatrical Movie||ABC Family|
|8:00 p.m.||Best Christmas Party Ever||Made for TV Movie||Hallmark|
|8:00 p.m.||Beethoven's Christmas Adventure||Made for TV Movie||Disney|
|8:30 p.m.||Fred Claus||Theatrical Movie||ABC Family|
|9:00 p.m.||People Magazine Awards||Special||NBC|
|10:00 p.m.||Christmas in Conway||Made for TV Movie||Hallmark|
|10:00 p.m.||A Holiday Engagement||Made for TV Movie||Hallmark|
|10:00 p.m.||Christmas on the Bayou||Made for TV Movie||Lifetime|
December 18, 1946
Steven Allan Spielberg was born on this day in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1946. He started his directing career making 8mm adventure films with his childhood friends and charging them a quarter to view the films. At age 13, he won a prize for a 40-minute war film he created, Escape to Nowhere, which was based on a battle in east Africa. Three years later, he wrote and directed his first independent film, Fireflight which served for inspiration for the later Close Encounters of the Third Kind. His first “big” film was the made-for-TV flick, Duel that starred Dennis Weaver being chased by a mysterious Peterbilt tanker truck. His first big screen film was The Sugarland Express in 1974. Even though it didn’t do well in the theaters, he was still offered the job to direct Jaws in 1975.