December 6, 2012

Something for every elf in holiday programming

McClatchy Newspapers

Holiday TV programming for the week ahead: 

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We have liftoff: “The Year Without a Santa Claus” airs at 8 p.m. Monday on ABC Family Channel.


GO EDITOR Rod Harmon is in Phoenix watching Bruce Springsteen play a four-hour show. His column will return next week.


"Disney's Christmas Carol" (8 p.m., ABC Family Channel): Uncle Scrooge plays Ebenezer. 


"The Santa Clause" (7 p.m., ABC Family Channel): Tim Allen stars as a divorced dad who becomes Santa. 


"The Borrowers" (8 p.m., ABC): Adaptation of Mary Norton's children book about the world of tiny Borrowers who live under the floorboards.

"Come Dance With Me" (8 p.m., Hallmark Channel): Dancing lessons lead to romantic complications at the holidays. With Andrew McCarthy, Stephanie Mills and Michelle Nolden.

"The Flight Before Christmas" (9 p.m., CBS): Niko the aspiring reindeer saves Christmas from the wolf pack. 


"Help For the Holidays" (8 p.m., Hallmark Channel): A bored elf heads south on a family mission. With Summer Glau, Eva La Rue, Izabela Vidovic, Mason Cook, Dan Gauthier and John Brotherton.

"Christmas at St. Olaf" (8 p.m., PBS): Holiday carols.

"Disney Prep & Landing" (8 p.m., ABC): Workplace jealousy infects an elite elf unit.

"The Mistle-Tones" (8 p.m., ABC Family Channel): Rival singing groups face off.

"Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice" (8:30 p.m., ABC): A naughty kid hacks Santa's computer system.

"Christmas with Holly" (9 p.m., ABC): Based on Lisa Kleypas' novel "Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor," this Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation tells the story of strangers in a small town finding spirit through one another. 


"Hollywood Christmas Parade" (6 p.m., Hallmark Channel): Annual parade in Hollywood.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (8 p.m., ABC): A family gets a makeover in an episode taped last December.

"The Year Without a Santa Claus" (8 p.m., ABC Family Channel): Mrs. Claus must save the day.

"Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays" (10 p.m., NBC): Michael Buble hosts Rod Stewart, Blake Shelton, Elmo and Carly Rae Jepsen. 


"Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" (8 p.m., ABC): Classic 1970 Rankin-Bass cartoon narrated by Fred Astaire tells the story of Kris Kringle (voiced by Mickey Rooney) and the Burgermeister. 

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