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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!)

Ewan McGregor Plays Christopher Robin in New Disney Flick

Winnie the Pooh's New Movie "Christopher Robin"
Oh bother! Winnie-the-Pooh is back to rescue Christopher Robin. (Disney)

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Disney is busy at work teasing fans for its upcoming movies including the Star Wars movie Solo, The Incredibles 2, and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. Yesterday, a new teaser trailer for Mary Poppins Returns was released and today the studio is giving the first information about a new live action movie based on the Winnie-the-Pooh franchise.

Tomorrow, Disney will unveil its first look at Christopher Robin, which will be featured here on Writer of Pop. Christopher Robin of course is the owner of the bear "stuffed with fluff" and other friends in the 100 Acre Wood. In the new movie, he has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside. The tagline on the poster states, "Sooner or later, your past catches up to you."

The movie is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne. The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr with RenĂ©e Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of: Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh; Chris O’Dowd as Tigger; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; Sophie Okonedo as Kanga and Brad Garrett will be the voice of Eeyore. Can you think of a better person to voice the downtrodden donkey?


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