The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Specials

Christmas TV specials, limited series and movies are bigger than ever these days from now until the New Year, you’ll be able to find some festive yule-tide programming every night of the week. From the traditional viewing of It’s a Wonderful Life, the different versions of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, to baking shows and live music specials, we’ve got them all listed on the new Christmas TV Specials page. (Since not all of the networks list their specials early, this list will be updated throughout the coming weeks, so check back often for new additions!)

First Look at the 'New' Mary Poppins

Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins
Emily Blunt as "you know who." (Disney)


Perhaps it is Disney's attempt to distract from its volatile news that Beauty and the Beast will feature the studio's first gay character, Disney has released a new production photo of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns a sequel to the 1964 musical that starred Julie Andrews.

Directed and produced by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins Returns also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. The film also features Disney legends Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury in supporting roles.

The screenplay is by David Magee based on The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman writing all new songs and Shaiman composing an original score.

Mary Poppins Returns will be released in U.S. theaters on December 25, 2018 which should be quite the Christmas gift.

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