Friday, December 13, 2013
By MARK WASHBURN / McClatchy Newspapers
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“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” airs at 8 p.m. Tuesday on ABC.
“Dreamworks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury,” from the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise, airs on Dec. 17.
"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.
"Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story" (9:30 p.m., CBS): Scout elf Chippey tries to teach a boy the magic of Christmas.
"Little Drummer Boy" (8 a.m., ABC Family Channel): A boy too poor to buy a present for baby Jesus plays a special song instead.
"Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey" (9 a.m., ABC Family Channel): Nestor carries Mary to Bethlehem.
"Pinocchio's Christmas" (9:30 a.m., ABC Family Channel): A boy puppet is conned out of money for Geppetto's gift.
"Baby's First Christmas" (8 p.m., Hallmark Channel): Rival lawyers must mend fences for a family.
"Dreamworks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury" (8 p.m., Fox): From the "How to Train Your Dragon" franchise, a special about finding out why the dragons have suddenly flown off for the holiday.
"Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (8:30 p.m., Fox): Peaches wanders off, and Sid wrecks Santa's factory.
"Secret Santa" (1 p.m., ABC Family Channel): Jennie Garth plays a reporter who must expose her town's Secret Santa.
"I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown" (8 p.m., ABC): Linus' brother ReRun wants a holiday dog.
"CMA Country Christmas" (9 p.m., ABC): Performers include Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry, Keith Urban and John Legend.
"A Beautiful Soul" (8 p.m., TV ONE): Gospel music star Deitrick Haddon plays an R&B superstar on a tragic spiritual journey at the holidays.
"A Chipmunk Christmas" 8:30 p.m., ABC): Alvin gives away his harmonica before a big concert.
"A Christmas Story" (midnight, Turner Classic Movies): Replays on the channel for most of the next 24 hours. Jean Shepherd's enduring tale of Ralphie and the Red Ryder BB gun.
"Secret World of Arrietty" (8 p.m., ATARZ): Arrietty of the "Borrowers" is captured.
"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (8:30 p.m., ABC): Live-action version of the classic story with Jim Carrey as the Grinch.
"Happy New Year, Charlie Brown" (8 p.m., ABC): Charlie Brown blunders into the new year.
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The Peanuts classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas” airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday on ABC.
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“Scooby-Doo: Haunted Holidays” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 on the Cartoon Network.