Television will be awash in holiday cheer the next few weeks. Here’s a rundown of some movies and specials:
The speech by Linus still gets to us. 8 p.m. Dec. 16, ABC.
Kristi Yamaguchi hosts the perennial favorite. 8 p.m. Dec. 17, PBS.
Pop singers perform in front of the president and first lady in annual benefit gala. 8 p.m. Dec, 17, TNT.
Kermit and pals get festive. 8 p.m. Dec. 17, NBC.
Patrick Stewart plays Scrooge in this version of the Dickens tale. 9 p.m. Dec. 17, TNT.
Jim Carrey stars in the inferior live-action version. 8 p.m. Dec. 18, ABC Family. (Re-airs 8:30 p.m., Dec. 22).
That other "Peanuts" special, not to be confused with the classic. 8 p.m. Dec. 20, ABC.
Will Ferrell dons the tights and funny hat. 8 p.m. Dec. 20, CBS.
The big green grouch tries to get into the holiday spirit. 8 p.m. Dec. 22, ABC.
Tom Hanks takes a skeptical young boy on the ride of his life. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 22, ABC Family.
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and the classic title tune. 6 p.m. Dec. 23, ABC Family.
Watch it over and over again during the annual 24-hour marathon. Begins 8 p.m. Dec. 24, TBS.