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Saturday December 10
10:00 Catch a Christmas Star
Prod Year 2013 - Just as her latest Christmas album is being released, famous singer Nikki Crandon is reunited with her high school sweetheart and happily starts to believe they may be able to rekindle what they had in the past. However, problems arise in the form of pressure from her record company, an old boyfriend and the paparazzi. Will Nikki be able to overcome the many obstacles to finally be with the only man she has ever really loved?
11:30 Liar, Liar, Vampire
Prod Year 2015 - When an introverted 17-year-old switches schools, the most popular girl mistakes him for a vampire. His supernatural persona helps him rule the school, but as word spreads, the truth becomes harder to hide!
13:00 The Lone Ranger
Prod Year 2013 - In 1933 a boy discovers an ancient Native American in a sideshow carnival tent. The Indian is Tonto (Johnny Depp), the old companion of John Reid (Armie Hammer), a lawman more famously known as the Lone Ranger. With this opportunity to set the record straight about his and Reid's adventures, Tonto recalls the day in 1869 when he first encountered the man who would be his trusted friend and tells of their teamwork bringing down Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner) and other Old West outlaws.
16:00 Crown for Christmas
Prod Year 2015 - Allie, a fired maid from a ritzy NYC hotel, takes a job as a governess to a young girl who is part of a powerful family in Europe. After reluctantly accepting, and upon arrival at the castle, learns the girl is Princess Theodora and her father is Maximillion, the King of Winshire. Max informs Allie that the Princess prides herself on terrorizing authority figures and has gotten worse since her mother's death. As the story unfolds, Allie starts to bond with Theodora and also helps bring the Princess and her father closer together.
17:30 Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!
Prod Year 2011 - The Duncan's embark on a family vacation to visit Amy's parents during Christmas, but the clan are separated at the airport when Teddy and Amy get left behind without another flight departing to their destination until after Christmas.
19:00 I'll See You In My Dreams
Prod Year 2015 - In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol (Blythe Danner) decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman).
21:00 Blades of Glory
Prod Year 2007 - Their medals stripped after getting into a highly publicized fight at the World Championships, star figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Heder) are barred from ever competing in the sport again. Upon discovering a loophole that will allow them to perform together in the pairs figure skating category, the two athletes determine to put their differences aside in order to pursue their gold medal aspirations.
23:00 X-Men: First Class
Prod Year 2011 - In the early 1960s, during the height of the Cold War, a mutant named Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) meets a fellow mutant named Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender). Despite their vastly different backgrounds -- Charles grew up with a wealthy family, while Erik lost his parents at Auschwitz -- the two become close friends. As the world teeters on the brink of a nuclear war, Charles and Erik with other mutants join forces to save humanity. However, a situation soon tears the friends apart.
Sunday December 11
01:30 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.
03:00 A Heartland Christmas
Prod Year 2010 - Christmas comes to Heartland, along with an anonymous call about starving horses stranded by an avalanche in the Rocky Mountains, which send Amy and Ty to their rescue.
Prod Year 2011 - Aspiring author Eddie Morra (Cooper) is suffering from chronic writer's block, but his life changes instantly when an old friend introduces him to NZT, a revolutionary new pharmaceutical that allows him to tap his full potential. Soon Eddie takes Wall Street by storm, parlaying a small stake into millions. His accomplishments catch the eye of mega-mogul Carl Van Loon (De Niro),who invites him to help broker the largest merger in corporate history. But they also bring Eddie to the attention of people willing to do anything to get their hands on his stash of NZT. With his life in jeopardy and the drug's brutal side effects grinding him down, Eddie dodges mysterious stalkers, a vicious gangster and an intense police investigation as he attempts to hang on to his dwindling supply long enough to outwit his enemies.
07:00 Ice Castles
Prod Year 2010 - Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams.
Prod Year 2004 - When college coach Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) is hired to helm the 1980 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, he brings a unique and brash style to the ice. After assembling a team of hot-headed college all-stars, who are humiliated in an early match, Brooks unites his squad against a common foe, the heavily-favored Soviet team. As the U.S. squad tries to overcome insurmountable odds and win the gold medal, the team becomes a microcosm for American patriotism during the Cold War.
11:30 Life of Pi
Prod Year 2012 - After deciding to sell their zoo in India and move to Canada, Santosh and Gita Patel board a freighter with their sons and a few remaining animals. Tragedy strikes when a terrible storm sinks the ship, leaving the Patels' teenage son, Pi (Suraj Sharma), as the only human survivor. However, Pi is not alone; a fearsome Bengal tiger has also found refuge aboard the lifeboat. As days turn into weeks and weeks drag into months, Pi and the tiger must learn to trust each other if both are to survive.
14:00 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Prod Year 2011 - Wimpy Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), now in seventh grade, thinks he has it all together. He has mastered middle school and gotten rid of the Cheese Touch. However, Greg's older brother, Rodrick (Devon Bostick), is itching to cut him down to size. He gets the perfect opportunity when their mother (Rachael Harris) tries to force the boys to bond. Rodrick may be Greg's chief tormentor, but he feels his constant pranks are just what his little brother needs to prepare him for life's hard knocks.
16:00 The Crimson Field
Episode 5 - Grace is threatened by an aggressively rude and war-scarred commander, while Joan waits anxiously for news from her fiancé. A series of events draws Joan into danger, risking her profession and possibly her life.
17:00 The Crimson Field
Episode 6 - As Joan faces a possible lifetime in prison, Kitty’s wracked with guilt that she knew about Joan but didn’t stop her. Kitty is desperate for someone to trust, but will she turn to Thomas or Miles? As the war machine grinds on, faith, hope and love are put to the test.
18:00 Trouble With the Curve
Prod Year 2012 - For decades Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of baseball's best scouts -- but now his age is catching up with him. Still, he refuses to be benched even though his bosses are questioning his judgment. Tasked with checking out the country's hottest batting prospect, Gus is forced to accept help from his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams). Though they haven't spent time together in years, father and daughter make new discoveries about their shared past, which could change their future.
20:00 Surviving Christmas
Prod Year 2004 - A wealthy executive, Drew Latham (Ben Affleck) has no close relationships and becomes nostalgic for his childhood home as Christmas approaches. When he visits the house and finds another family living there, he offers the residents, Tom Valco (James Gandolfini) and his wife, Christine (Catherine O'Hara), a large sum of money to pretend they are his parents. Soon Drew tests the couple's patience, and, when their daughter, Alicia (Christina Applegate), arrives, things get increasingly tense.
Prod Year 2015 - While on assignment in Oahu, Hawaii, military contractor Brian Gilcrest (Bradley Cooper) reconnects with his old flame Tracy Woodside (Rachel McAdams), now married to an Air Force recruit (John Krasinski). He also spends time with Allison Ng (Emma Stone), a hard-nosed fighter pilot who watches every move that he makes. As they travel throughout the lush terrain, Brian finds himself falling for his feisty guide, while his conversations with Tracy may provide a shocking revelation from their past.
Monday December 12
00:00 All the Way
Prod Year 2016 - Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the President of the United States in the chaotic aftermath of JFK's assassination and spends his first year in office to quickly pass the Civil Rights Act.
02:30 12 Years a Slave
Prod Year 2013 - Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.
05:00 The Flight Before Christmas
Prod Year 2015 - Excited to take the next step in their relationship and move in with her boyfriend, Stephanie is crushed when he drops the bombshell that he wants to break up. Faced with spending the holidays heartbroken and homeless, she decides to fly home to Connecticut. On a red-eye the day before Christmas, Stephanie finds herself seated next to Michael, who is planning to propose to his college girlfriend. The two get off to a rocky start but things get even worse when the pilot announces that a huge, unexpected snowstorm is crossing the country. Their flight is diverted to a small town in Montana where Stephanie snags the last available room at the town’s bed and breakfast. Despite their differences, she offers to share the room with Michael and try their best to get along.
06:30 Ice Sculpture Christmas
Prod Year 2015 - After starting her first job at a country club restaurant, Callie - an aspiring chef - reconnects with her childhood friend David, whose wealthy family is a member of the club. When David enters Callie into the club's annual Christmas ice sculpting competition without her knowledge, she's forced to go head-to-head with her boss, Chef Gloria. Even though ice sculpting is cold work, sparks are ignited between Callie and David as they prepare for the competition as a team.
08:00 The Entertainers
09:00 The Magic Stocking
Prod Year 2015 - When Hannah buys a stocking at their town's Christmas craft fair, her mother Lindsey, a young widow, suddenly starts to magically find small trinkets inside it that begin holding importance in her everyday life. The stocking holds a power and energy that quickly becomes clear, restoring Lindsey's faith in life and love - leading her to open her heart again.
10:30 A Christmas Carol
Prod Year 1984 - Though London awaits the joyful arrival of Christmas, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) thinks it's all humbug, berating his faithful clerk and cheerful nephew for their view. Later, Scrooge encounters the ghost of his late business partner, who warns that three spirits will visit him this night. The ghosts take Scrooge on a journey through his past, present and future in the hope of transforming his bitterness.
12:30 Honeymoon For One
Prod Year 2011 - A Los Angeles advertising exec travels to Ireland alone for her honeymoon after breaking things off with her dishonest fiancé. While abroad, she develops a connection with a local estate manager, but a conflict involving the woman's business threatens the budding romance.
14:00 Endless Love
Prod year 2014 - The story of a priviledged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only make reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Prod Year 2016 - Detailing the 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings.
18:30 Access Hollywood
19:00 Critics' Choice Awards
22:00 The Amazing Spider-Man
Prod Year 2012 - The story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.