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Date Posted:11/23/2011 07:46:24Copy HTML


This year, for Christmas 2011, TCM has an exceptional schedule of holiday programming lined up. There are two particular highlights this yearthe premiere on TCM of the classic and legendary 1951 version of A Christmas Carol and the premiere of the fourth installment of TCM's 'Night at the Movies' documentary series, with this one focusing on Christmas movies entitled TCM Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! It should be a great special and it will premiere on Tuesday, December 6th at 8:00pm (EST), with encore showings that night at 11pm and 5:30am. The special will also encore again on December 18th at 12pm and December 20th at 10pm. And the biggest single highlight of the month, the TCM premiere of the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol starring the great Alastair Sim, will air on Monday, December 12th at 8pm (a prime time showing!).

Other highlights for the month include the airings of great Christmas classics such as Miracle on 34th Street, The Bishop's Wife, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Shop Around the Corner, Going My Way, The Lemon Drop Kid (another TCM premiere), Holiday Affair, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Christmas in Connecticut and the modern classic A Christmas Story. So get ready for a spectacular month on TCM! I posted below the schedule for the days of their Christmas programming.


6 Tuesday

8:00 PM

TCM Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011)

60 mins

9:00 PM

A Christmas Story (1983)

An Indiana schoolboy dreams of getting a Red Ryder air rifle for Christmas.

Dir: Bob ClarkCast: Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley.

C-93 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

11:00 PM

TCM Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011)

60 mins

12:00 AM

Miracle On 34th Street (1947)

A department store Santa claims to be the real thing.

Dir: George SeatonCast: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn.

BW-96 mins, TV-G, CC,

2:00 AM

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

Young love and childish fears highlight a year in the life of a turn-of-the-century family.

Dir: Vincente MinnelliCast: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor.

C-113 mins, TV-G, CC,

4:00 AM

Tenth Avenue Angel (1948)

A child of the tenements helps an ex-con find a new life.

Dir: Roy RowlandCast: Margaret O'Brien, Angela Lansbury, George Murphy.

BW-75 mins, TV-G, CC,

5:30 AM

TCM Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011)

60 mins


12 Monday

8:00 PM

A Christmas Carol (1951)

Ghosts visit a miser during the holidays to teach him the errors of his ways.

Dir: Brian Desmond-HurstCast: Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns.

BW-86 mins, TV-G,


13 Tuesday

8:00 PM

THE Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

A bookie has the Christmas holidays to raise the money he owes a gangster.

Dir: Sidney LanfieldCast: Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan.

BW-92 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format


16 Friday

8:00 PM

THE Bishop's Wife (1947)

An angel helps set an ambitious bishop on the right track.

Dir: Henry KosterCast: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven.

BW-109 mins, TV-G, CC,

10:00 PM

Christmas In Connecticut (1945)

A homemaking specialist who can't boil water is forced to provide a family holiday for a war hero.

Dir: Peter GodfreyCast: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet.

BW-102 mins, TV-G, CC,

12:00 AM

THE Shop Around The Corner (1940)

Feuding co-workers don't realize they're secret romantic pen pals.

Dir: Ernst LubitschCast: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan.

BW-99 mins, TV-G, CC,


18 Sunday

10:00 AM

THE Shop Around The Corner (1940)

Feuding co-workers don't realize they're secret romantic pen pals.

Dir: Ernst LubitschCast: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan.

BW-99 mins, TV-G, CC,

12:00 PM

TCM Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011)

60 mins

1:00 PM

Since You Went Away (1944)

A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II.

Dir: John CromwellCast: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten.

BW-177 mins, TV-G, CC,

6:00 PM

State Fair (1945)

An Iowa family finds romance and adventure at the yearly state fair.

Dir: Walter LangCast: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes.

C-101 mins, TV-G, CC,

8:00 PM

It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)

Two homeless men move into a mansion while its owners are wintering in the South.

Dir: Roy Del RuthCast: Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charlie Ruggles.

BW-115 mins, TV-G, CC,

10:00 PM

THE Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

An acerbic critic wreaks havoc when a hip injury forces him to move in with a midwestern family.

Dir: William KeighleyCast: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley.

BW-113 mins, TV-G, CC,

20 Tuesday

8:00 PM

Good Sam (1948)

A family man helps out people in need and ends up broke in the process.

Dir: Leo McCareyCast: Gary Cooper, Ann Sheridan, Ray Collins.

BW-114 mins,

10:00 PM

TCM Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011)

60 mins

11:00 PM

Holiday Affair (1950)

A young widow is torn between a boring businessman and a romantic ne'er-do-well.

Dir: Don HartmanCast: Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey.

BW-87 mins, TV-G, CC,


24 Saturday

12:30 PM

It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)

Two homeless men move into a mansion while its owners are wintering in the South.

Dir: Roy Del RuthCast: Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charlie Ruggles.

BW-115 mins, TV-G, CC,

2:30 PM

Holiday Affair (1950)

A young widow is torn between a boring businessman and a romantic ne'er-do-well.

Dir: Don HartmanCast: Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey.

BW-87 mins, TV-G, CC,

4:00 PM

In The Good Old Summertime (1949)

In this musical remake of The Shop Around the Corner, feuding co-workers in a small music shop do not realize they are secret romantic pen pals.

Dir: Robert Z. LeonardCast: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall.

C-103 mins, TV-PG, CC,

6:00 PM

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

Young love and childish fears highlight a year in the life of a turn-of-the-century family.

Dir: Vincente MinnelliCast: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor.

C-113 mins, TV-G, CC,

8:00 PM

Miracle On 34th Street (1947)

A department store Santa claims to be the real thing.

Dir: George SeatonCast: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn.

BW-96 mins, TV-G, CC,

10:00 PM

Margie (1946)

A brainy school girl falls apart over a new, handsome teacher.

Dir: Henry KingCast: Jeanne Crain, Glenn Langan, Lynn Bari.

C-94 mins, CC,

12:00 AM

Auntie Mame (1958)

An eccentric heiress raises her nephew to be a free spirit.

Dir: Morton DaCostaCast: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne.

C-143 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

2:30 AM

THE Bishop's Wife (1947)

An angel helps set an ambitious bishop on the right track.

Dir: Henry KosterCast: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven.

BW-109 mins, TV-G, CC,

25 Sunday

1:30 PM

THE Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.

Dir: George StevensCast: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Loggia.

C-199 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

5:00 PM

King of Kings (1961)

Epic retelling of Christ's life and the effects of his teachings on those around him.

Dir: Nicholas RayCast: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Robert Ryan.

C-160 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM

Going My Way (1944)

A young priest revitalizes a failing parish and brings new life to the elder priest.

Dir: Leo McCareyCast: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh.

BW-127 mins, TV-G, CC,

10:15 PM

Make Way For Tomorrow (1937)

A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older.

Dir: Leo McCareyCast: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter.

BW-92 mins, TV-G,

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Nice-looking lineup, although [i]Margie[/i] seems like a rather odd choice for Christmas Eve itself. I'd much rather that they'd air the Sim [i]Christmas Carol[/i] in that time slot.

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Yes, I totally agree. Unfortunately, it seems that TCM only purchased the broadcast rights to one showing of the picture and they decided to air it on one of the four nights in December where they are celebrating the upcoming bicentennial of Charles Dickens' birth. That's fine, but they should have purchased the broadcast rights to two airings so they could have shown it on Christmas Eve where it belongs.

 

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If they couldn't re-air the Sim version on the 24th, they still could have secured the rights to show the Reginald Owen version, or even the musical version with Albert Finney. No, neither of those is as good as the Sim, but at least we'd get *some* version of the most famous Christmas Eve story on Christmas Eve itself.

[i]Margie[/i] is a wonderful film, but that's simply not the proper night to be airing it. IMO, of course.

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I agree, nice schedule, but I would have rather had "The Bells of St. Mary's" follow "Going My Way".  
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Just an important reminder that tomorrow at 8:00pm is the premiere on TCM of the great 1951 version of A Christmas Carol starring Alastair Sim. Be there or be square!


 **Edited 12/05/11 to add the following correction:

The TCM premiere of the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol will air on December 12th, not today December 5th! Sorry, but I was a week premature! Tonight at 9:45pm TCM will air the 1938 version with Reginald Owen.





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