Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas programming

For some reason, it doesn't really feel like Christmas here, probably because with it being on a Tuesday, I didn't get a three-day weekend, having had to work today, and going in on Wednesday. That and no snow. But, of course, many of the movie channels are running Christmas movies at this time of year, and especially today and tomorrow.

TCM has been running Christmas themed stuff pretty much non-stop since Sunday night, and will go through to 8:00 PM on Christmas, at which point they decide to celebrate the holiday in good cheer with some comedies, starting with Some Like It Hot at 8:00 PM. I've mentioned that there are three versions of Three Godfathers before, and this Christmas it's the turn of the John Wayne version from 1949, at 8:00 AM tomorrow.

In past years, FXM has dug out the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol and run it on and endless loop. This year, the loop is a little shorter. There are going to be five consecutive airings beginning at 7:00 PM this evening, and then seven more airings from 3:00 PM on Christmas. In between, it's the normal FXM Retro block, without any Christmas movies. Among them is Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, which I haven't mentioned in quite some time, at 4:00 AM Tuesday.

The George C. Scott version of A Christmas Carol from the 1980s will be on HBO Family tomorrow morning at 6:55 AM for those who have that package. And StarzEncore (the main channel, not the mnore specific ones) will do the endless loop thing with Scrooged, airing it 14 times over 24 hours starting at 8:00 PM ET tonight, or three hours later if you have the west coast feed. And if you have both, more power to you.

Merry Christmas!

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