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!)

Win 4 Tickets to See The Smurfs!

Enter to win 4 tickets to "Smufs: The Lost Village."
Smurfs: The Lost Village comes to theaters on April 7. (Sony Pictures)


Smurfs: The Lost Village is coming to theaters this Friday and you have the chance to see if for free just by entering the contest below. The winner will be selected on Friday, April 7 so enter now.

In this new animated tale of the Smurfs, the biggest question about the blue guys is brought up: why is Smurfette the only girl? The answer might have something to do with a mysterious "Lost Village," but in order for Smurfette and her friends (Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty) to get there, they will have to go through the Forbidden Forest against the advice of Poppa Smurf. And, they'll have to get there before the evil wizard Gargamel does.

While this movie is completely new, the filmmakers actually went back to the original artwork from Peyo – the Belegian artist Pierre Culliford who created the Smurfs comic books in 1958 - to truly capture the look and feel of the classic Smurf’s world. “Peyo’s work has a buoyance and a lightness of being,” says direct Kelly Asbury. “For the Forbidden Forest and the Lost Village, we wanted it feel like something that the audience was experiencing with the Smurfs for the first time.”

Smurfs: The Lost Village features the voices of Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi, Michelle Rodriguez, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter, Mandy Patinkin and Julia Roberts.

While waiting for the movie to come out, you might want to visit the official movie website where you can “Meet the Characters,” learn how to draw a Smurf, find Smurf-inspired recipes (like Marshroom House, Smurfberry Pie, Strawberry Cake and Popscicles) a Smurf quiz and other games.

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