Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tree TV: December 17, 2014

Best Bet: Michael Bublé’s Christmas

Unless you are really a fan of made-for-TV holiday movies, your best bet tonight is Michael Bublés third Christmas special with Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and Cookie Monster as special guests. Although, the special is rumored to have Michael summoning up the ghost of Elvis so...

Here is what else is on TV tonight:

TIMETITLETYPECHANNEL
6:00 p.m.Christmas at Cartwright'sMade for TV MovieHallmark
6:00 p.m.Stealing ChristmasMade for TV MovieUP
6:00 p.m.The Christmas HopeMade for TV MovieLifetime
8:00 p.m.The Christmas ParadeMade for TV MovieHallmark
8:00 p.m.Michael Buble's ChristmasSpecialNBC
8:00 p.m.Home by ChristmasMade for TV MovieLifetime
10:00 p.m.A Holiday EngagementMade for TV MovieHallmark
10:00 p.m.Christmas on the BayouMade for TV MovieLifetime

Debut of The Simpsons

The Simpsons debuted on December 17, 1989.
December 17, 1989
Originally a part of The Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons got their own Christmas special which aired on this day in 1989. Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire also known as The Simpsons Christmas Special was created by Matt Groening and was written by Mimi Pond, who only wrote the one episode. The story tells how the family got their dog, Santa’s Little Helper, it was viewed by 13.4 million viewers, it was nominated for two Emmy Awards and the show hasn’t left the airwaves since.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tree TV: December 16, 2014

Best Bet: Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas

With a similar look to the famous Rankin Bass holiday specials but with a new attitude, this special is tells a slightly different version of the 2003 Christmas movie, Elf. It also features music from the Broadway production of the same name. Voice talents include Jim Parsons, Matt Lauer, Ed Asner, Jay Leno and others. The animation is presented by Warner Bros.

Here's what else is on tonight:

TIMETITLETYPECHANNEL
6:00 p.m.Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. MiracleMade for TV MovieHallmark
6:00 p.m.The Heart of ChristmasMade for TV MovieUP
8:00 p.m.A Charlie Brown ChristmasSpecialABC
8:00 p.m.Christmas in ConwayMade for TV MovieHallmark
8:00 p.m.Elf: Buddy's Musical ChristmasSpecialNBC
8:00 p.m.12 Men of ChristmasMade for TV MovieLifetime
9:00 p.m.Prep and LandingSpecialABC
9:30 p.m.Prep and Landing: Naughty vs. NiceSpecialABC
10:00 p.m.Christmas at Cartwright'sMade for TV MovieHallmark


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Jane Austen Gets Her Own Day

The first Jane Austen Day was celebrated on December 16, 2014.
December 16, 2014Born on this day in 1775, author Jane Austen finally got a day named after her in 2014. For years, the Jane Austen Centre has hosted the annual Jane Austen Festival. This year’s celebration includes the unofficial Jane Austen Day as a worldwide social-networked event. Activities include a brunch in Canberra, Australia, a lunch in Nova Scotia and tea in Idaho to name just a few. Austen is responsible for many chick flicks based on her books: "Sense and Sensibility" "Pride and Prejudice," "Emma," "Mansfield Park," "Northanger Abbey" and "Persuasion." 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Video of the Day: Buddy's Musical Christmas



A sneak peek of tomorrow's all-new Christmas special - Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas

Tree TV: December 15, 2014

Prep and Landing
Best Bet: Prep & Landing

Disney's original Christmas special, Prep & Landing and its sequel, Naughty vs. Nice are two charming specials shown back to back tonight. Ever wonder how Santa get presents delivered to each home on Christmas Eve? These stories share the stories of the prep and landing elves who help make it all possible.

Here is what else is on TV tonight:

TIMETITLETYPECHANNEL
6:00 p.m.Matchmaker SantaMade for TV MovieHallmark
6:00 p.m.Angel in the HouseMade for TV MovieUP
7:00 p.m.Prep & LandingSpecialABC Family
7:30 p.m.Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. NiceSpecialABC Family
8:00 p.m.The Year Without a Santa ClausSpecialABC Family
8:00 p.m.Santa BuddiesMade for TV MovieDisney
8:00 p.m.NorthpoleMade for TV MovieHallmark
8:00 p.m.The Great Christmas Light FightSpecialABC
9:00 p.m.The Polar ExpressTheatrical MovieABC Family
10:00 p.m.A Royal ChristmasMade for TV MovieHallmark

The LaserDisc is Made Available

The LaserDisc was brought to America on December 15, 1978.
December 15, 1978

The LaserDisc, also known as DiscoVision, came to the United States on this day in 1978. It came two years after the VHS VCR and four years before the CD and was often referred to as “video long play.” The very first film to be marketed on the new format was Jaws – the last was Bringing Out the Dead in 2000. Japan continued printing new movies until 2001, but even so, LaserDisc players continued in production there until January 2009.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tree TV: December 14, 2014

Best Bet: Guess Whose Coming for Christmas?

Tonight is not the best night for Christmas programming, but you could do worse. Jim Carrey's turn as the Grinch is okay, but the movie is overly long and annoying. Two of the best programs are not Christmas-themed: Backstage with Disney on Broadway and The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014. However, if you really are in the mood for some Christmas cheer, check this flick. The story is about a self-centered, washed musician (Drew Lachey) and how he visits a fan (Mackenzie Porter) and stays with her Christian family for a week during Christmas. Sure, the story is completely unbelievable and cheesy at time, and yet it still has some charm, thanks to the the likable cast.

Here is what else is on TV tonight:

TIMETITLETYPECHANNEL
6:00 p.m.Christmas in ConwayMade for TV MovieHallmark
6:00 p.m.A Christmas Wedding DateMade for TV MovieUP
6:00 p.m.How the Grinch Stole ChristmasTheatrical MovieABC Family
7:00 p.m.Backstage with Disney on BroadwaySpecialAB C
8:00 p.m.Dear SantaMade for TV MovieLifetime
8:00 p.m.The Christmas ParadeMade for TV MovieHallmark
8:00 p.m.Guess Who's Coming to ChristmasMade for TV MovieUP
9:00 p.m.How the Grinch Stole ChristmasTheatrical MovieABC Family
9:00 p.m.The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014SpecialABC
10:00 p.m.Matchmaker SantaMade for TV MovieHallmark
10:00 p.m.Christmas TownMade for TV MovieUP
10:00 p.m.Love at the Christmas TableMade for TV MovieLifetime

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