Sunday, December 8, 2013
Holiday TV programming for the week ahead:
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.