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Homo for the Holidays

By |2010-12-16T09:00:00-05:00December 16th, 2010|Entertainment|

Annie Lennox performs during Dec. 17’s “Christmas in Washington” on TNT.

Dec. 16
Gift of the Magi (Hallmark; 8 p.m.)

Yes, Virginia (CBS; 8 p.m.)
CGI animation steals the spotlight in this re-telling of the famous story that appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of New York’s now out-of-print newspaper The Sun. Neil Patrick Harris and Jennifer Love Hewitt provide voice talent.

Dec. 17
Food Network Challenge: Holiday Cake-Off (Food Network; 7 p.m.)
Six of the nation’s top pastry chefs compete for the title of best holiday cake maker. But only one will take home a stocking full of cheer and a pocket full of cash.

Christmas in Paradise (Lifetime; 8 p.m.)

Christmas in Washington (TNT; 8 p.m.)
Mariah Carey, Miranda Cosgrove, Annie Lennox, Maxwell and Matthew Morrison help host Ellen DeGeneres ring in the holidays in the nation’s capital.

Little Women (1949) (TCM; 11:30 p.m.)

Dec. 18
Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July (ABC Family; 12 p.m.)

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (ABC Family; 2 p.m.)

A Miser Brothers’ Christmas (ABC Family; 4 p.m.)

Battle of the Bulbs (Hallmark; 8 p.m.)
If you’ve seen “Deck the Halls,” starring Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito, then you’re familiar with the premise of this movie, which has dueling neighbors (Daniel Stern and Matt Frewer) vying for the gaudiest house on the block.

Dec. 19
It Happened on 5th Avenue (TCM; 10 p.m.)

Dec. 20
Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too (ABC Family; 6:30 p.m.)
Pooh and Piglet retrieve a letter to Santa, but while trying to add some forgotten Christmas wishes, their plans go amiss. Honored by TV Guide as the “most lushly animated” holiday program of all time, this prime-time special was nominated for a 1992 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Children’s Program category.

Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation! (ABC Family; 7 p.m.)

Santa Buddies (ABC Family; 8 p.m.)

Dec. 24
Pinocchio’s Christmas (ABC Family; 12 p.m.)

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (ABC Family; 7:30 p.m.)

The Bishop’s Wife (TCM; 8 p.m.)
Not to be mistaken with the 1996 remake, renamed “The Preacher’s Wife” and starring Whitney Houston, this classic stars MGM’s most famous closet bisexual, Cary Grant.

Dec. 25
A Christmas Story Marathon (TBS; all day)
You’ll shoot your eye out. Or someone else’s if you have to watch this all day long.

Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade (ABC; 10 a.m.)
Guests will include a slew of stars (like Selena Gomez) from Disney Channel series, cast members of ABC’s most popular shows, and, of course, hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. Uh huh, it’s one big happy (self-promoting) family.

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