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Friday December 19
12:00 Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas
Prod Year 2011 - December, 1900 miss Heathwood's School for Girls .Thrust into the chaotic and unfamiliar world of a boarding school at Christmas, Mandie finds herself hounded by new rules and regulations at every turn. Unable to grasp the finer points of high society, she constantly falls into trouble with Miss Heathwood, the headmistress. While visiting the school's forbidden attic, Mandie stumbles upon a mystery from which she is warned to flee. Seeking the truth will require Mandie to lie, but it just might provide the key that unlocks the memories of a long forgotten Christmas.
14:00 We Bought a Zoo
Prod Year 2011 - Unlike most dads, Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) actually expects his kids to get involved in monkey business. Following the death of his wife, Benjamin finds the perfect place for a fresh start in the Californian hills. There's just one catch - it's attached to a living, breathing and financially struggling zoo. But luckily, it also comes with fiercely dedicated keeper Kelly (Scarlett Johansson) and her wildly enthusiastic crew. Family adventures don't come warmer or fuzzier than this true story-based caper from the director of Jerry Maguire.
16:30 The Christmas Secret
Prod Year 2014 - A struggling single mom searches for a lost family heirloom that she hopes will help her find love and good fortune in time for Christmas.
18:00 Hollywood Buzz
18:30 Access Hollywood
Prod Year 2003 - For his sophomore stab at directing, actor/writer/director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Made), took on this holiday comedy starring Saturday Night Live-alum Will Ferrell. Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus (Edward Asner). When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he's not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family.
21:00 Repo Men
Prod Year 2010 - In the futuristic action-thriller "Repo Men," humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property -- with no concern for your comfort or survival. Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. But, when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement -- as well as a hefty debt. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake, to track him down.
23:00 That's My Boy
Prod Year 2012 - While still in his teens, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered a son, Todd (Andy Samberg), and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills.
Saturday December 20
01:00 Coach Carter
Prod Year 2005 - Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) was once a star player on the Richmond High School basketball team in Richmond, CA, and years later, after establishing himself in publishing and marketing, he returns to the school and to the team as the new basketball coach. Carter quickly sees that his work is cut out for him -- the team is having an awful season, and their fights off the court are more decisive than their play on the court. While Carter wants to make the Richmond cagers into a winning team, he also wants a lot more -- to teach the boys to respect themselves and one another, and that they must excel in the classroom as well as in the gymnasium. Under Carter's guidance, the team turns their losing season around, with the state title a genuine possibility. However, when Carter learns that a number of his players have let their grade point averages slip below 2.3, as mandated in a contract he entered into with the students, he decides to lock the team out of the gym and send them into study hall until their marks improve. Carter's plan quickly becomes a subject of controversy among parents and team boosters, and their objections are soon picked up by the local news media, many of whom are not sympathetic to Carter's belief that his players must have goals beyond college ball or the NBA.
03:30 West Side Story
Prod Year 1961 - Modern day Romeo and Juliet theme set to music as a gang of west side boys in New York do battle against the new Puerto Rican neighbors. This romantic musical update of 'Romeo and Juliet' won ten Oscars. The tale of a turf war between rival teenage gangs in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen and the two lovers who cross battle lines has captivated audiences for four decades. The Stephen Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein score is just one of the reasons.
06:30 The Legend of Frosty the Snowman
Prod Year 2005 - The Legend of Frosty the Snowman finds the fables Christmas icon arriving in a town called Evergreen. The town's mayor and the school's principal make sure the place runs on a tight schedule that is short on fun and frivolity. Frosty befriends the mayor's children, and thanks to his influence the town begins to accept that magic is not only real, but can help make Evergreen an even better place.
08:00 Miracle On 34th Street
Prod Year 1947 - Edmund Gwenn plays Kris Kringle, a bearded old gent who is the living image of Santa Claus. Serving as a last-minute replacement for the drunken Santa who was to have led Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, Kringle is offered a job as a Macy's toy-department Santa. Supervisor Maureen O'Hara soon begins having second thoughts about hiring Kris: it's bad enough that he is laboring under the delusion that he's the genuine Saint Nick; but when he begins advising customers to shop elsewhere for toys that they can't find at Macy's, he's gone too far! Amazingly, Mr. Macy (Harry Antrim) considers Kris' shopping tips to be an excellent customer-service "gimmick," and insists that the old fellow keep his job. A resident of a Long Island retirement home, Kris agrees to take a room with lawyer John Payne during the Christmas season. It happens that Payne is sweet on O'Hara, and Kris subliminally hopes he can bring the two together. Kris is also desirous of winning over the divorced O'Hara's little daughter Natalie Wood, who in her few years on earth has lost a lot of the Christmas spirit. Complications ensue when Porter Hall, Macy's nasty in-house psychologist, arranges to have Kris locked up in Bellevue as a lunatic. Payne represents Kris at his sanity hearing, rocking the New York judicial system to its foundations by endeavoring to prove in court that Kris is, indeed, the real Santa Claus!
10:00 Miracle At Moreaux
Prod Year 1986 - Three Jewish children fleeing the Nazis take refuge in a French convent. The children attend a boarding school run by a Catholic nun, Sister Gabrielle. The children arrive while the school is putting on a Nativity pageant, and in a quick act of thinking, Sister Gabrielle pretends the three children are her students.
11:00 A Christmas Story
Prod Year 1983 - Ralphie has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s.
13:00 Doctor Zhivago
Prod Year 1965 - Life of a Russian doctor/poet who, although married, falls for a political activist's wife and experiences hardships during the Bolshevik Revolution.
16:30 It's A Wonderful Life
Prod Year 1946 - An angel helps a compassionate but desparingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
19:00 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Prod Year 2013 - A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
Prod Year 2012 - Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.
23:00 The Woman in Black
Prod Year 2012 - A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.
Sunday December 21
Prod Year 2011 - A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zoo keeper find love -- without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious.
03:00 X Files: I Want To Believe
Prod Year 2008 - Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.
05:00 Working Girl
Prod Year 1988 - It's a modern day Cinderella story, only Cinderella's a secretary with a wicked witch for a boss.
07:00 Baal Shem Tov (AKA: Master of a Good Name)
Prod Year 2012 - Treasures of wisdom often come from humble hearts. Follow the Baal Shem Tov in a journey through Eastern Europe during the 17th century, as he changes the soured face of Judaism into a celebration of life. In this collection of vignettes from tales by the Baal Shem Tov, we visit poor Jewish families who find hope in their spirituality... not because of their religious acts, but because of their human kindness. This beautifully hand crafted stop motion feature brings these tales for families of all creeds to enjoy for the first time.
08:30 A Golden Christmas
Prod Year 2008 - When her parents decide to retire sell their home, Jessica plans to start over after her husband's death and decides to move back home and buy her parent's house as a Christmas surprise for her son. However, her plan goes awry when she discovers that her parents already sold it to a boy from her youth that she spent a magical summer with.
10:00 3 Holiday Tales
Prod Year 2011 - Rod and Katherine are enjoying their retirement in Florida ? or so they?re telling each other. At least they?ve made friends with their new neighbor Lisa, who?s a golden retriever fan like them. But when their dog Jake and the puppies take off during a walk with Lisa and interrupt a wedding proposal, Lisa is mortified to discover the proposer is none other than her lifelong-friend-turned-boyfriend-turned-ex, David. Now, with David?s wedding approaching, they must decide whether to leave their love in the past, or to give it another chance. With a little help from Rod and Katherine and four lovable pups, it?s sure to be a Christmas to remember.
11:30 Miracle On 34th Street
Prod Year 1994 - A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the ""secret"" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in.
13:30 Oliver Twist
Prod Year 1997 - Orphan Oliver Twist finds his way to London in search of his mysterious benefactor.
15:30 Pete's Christmas
Prod Year 2013 - An overlooked middle child finds himself in the unexpected spotlight when he realizes his family's terrible Christmas day keeps repeating. As the only one experiencing the day over and over, he decides to use his unique gift to give the holidays a makeover and his family a Christmas they will never forget.
17:00 The Santa Clause
Prod Year 1994
19:00 The Santa Clause 2
Prod Year 2002
21:00 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Prod Year 2006 - Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.
23:00 You Again
Prod Year 2010 - When a young woman realizes her brother is about to marry the girl who bullied her in high school, she sets out to expose the fiancee's true colors.
Monday December 22
01:00 12 Rounds
Prod Year 2009 - Detective Danny Fisher discovers his girlfriend has been kidnapped by a ex-con tied to Fisher's past, and he'll have to successfully complete 12 challenges in order to secure her safe release.
Prod Year 2007 - A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
05:00 When Sparks Fly
Prod Year 2014 - Journalist Amy Peterson returns home for the family's annual 4th of July celebration and discovers that she loves the man she left behind. There's just one problem: he's engaged to be married to her best friend, and Amy has been asked to be the maid of honor.
06:30 A Princess for Christmas
Prod Year 2011 - Jules Daly, newly-appointed guardian to her young niece and nephew, struggles with parenting two children still getting over the loss of their parents. When the kids? grandfather, a duke in the English countryside, requests a visit Jules tries to give the children a memorable Christmas in spite of the strained ties that separate the family.
08:00 The Entertainers
09:00 The Good Witch's Gift
Prod Year 2010 - Cassie Nightingale always has a few tricks up her sleeve, but is surprised when her handsome sweetheart, Police Chief Jake Russell, proposes. Getting into the spirit of the season, they set their wedding date for Christmas Eve--only six days away! As the two hurry to plan the wedding, trouble clouds their happiness when a mysterious man from Jake's past returns to town.
10:30 Why Did I Get Married Too?
Prod Year 2010 - Four couples find themselves struggling to save their marriages once again on their annual marriage retreat.
13:00 Hats Off to Christmas
Prod Year 2013 - Mia, a young widowed mother and manager of her small town's Christmas hat shop, must train the boss' son, Nick, for a vacant upper-management position that Mia has been coveting. Although Nick is a handsome, successful New York City business consultant, Mia finds training him frustrating until Nick takes an interest in Mia's disabled son Scotty. Maybe Nick is the Christmas miracle Mia has been waiting for.
14:30 When Calls the Heart
Prod Year 2013 - Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young teacher in 1910, fears leaving her comfortable world in the city. But when she accepts a teaching position in a frontier town, she finds new purpose and love with a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie.
16:00 The Perfect Holiday
Prod Year 2007 - A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.
18:00 EP Daily
18:30 Access Hollywood
19:00 Christmas Under Wraps
Prod Year 2014 - With a residency at a top hospital and a boyfriend she adores, Lisa appears to have her entire life figured out. When she loses both her job and her beau on the same day, Lisa reluctantly accepts a residency position in Alaska. After slowly embracing her simple life up North, Lisa gets the position she originally hoped for and must choose between the life she always wanted and her new life in Alaska.
20:30 The Book Thief
Prod Year 2013 - While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
23:00 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Prod Year 1989 - The Griswolds are home for vacation and at it again as the bumbling head of the household strives to make Christmas memorable for his family.
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