CW Holiday Schedule

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November 7, 2012

‘Tis almost the holiday season and to get you in the mood the CW has released their holiday schedule filled with classic Christmas themed movies!

Wednesday, November 21:

“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” (8:00-10:00p.m. ET)

(Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

STEVE MARTIN AND JOHN CANDY STAR ? Neal Page (Martin), a high-strung advertising executive, meets Del Griffith (Candy), an eternally optimistic, overly talkative, well-meaning, but clumsy shower curtain ring salesman who seems to live in a world governed by a different set of rules. They share a three-day odyssey of misadventures trying to get Neal home to Chicago from New York City in time for Thanksgiving dinner with his family. The 1987 comedy was written, produced and directed by John Hughes.

Friday, November 23:

“GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER” (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-G)

A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL BASED ON THE HIT HOLIDAY SONG ?? Based on the hit song that became a worldwide holiday phenomenon, this goofy and heartwarming adventure features young Jake Spankenheimer on the quest of a lifetime to track his missing Grandma down on Christmas Eve and prove that Santa Claus is indeed real. Michele Lee (“Knots Landing”) provides the voice of Jake’s greedy Cousin Mel and recording artist Elmo Shropshire provides the narration.

“THE HAPPY ELF” (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-G) (HDTV)

HARRY CONNICK, JR., CAROL KANE AND MICKEY ROONEY STAR — Eubie the Elf’s enthusiastic view of the holiday season is put to the test when he sets out to bring Christmas joy to a dreary town called Bluesville. An animated holiday delight featuring songs by Harry Connick, Jr., who also provides the narration. John C. Rice directed the special written by Andrew Fishman and Scott Landis.

 

 Tuesday, December 11

“A MUPPETS CHRISTMAS: LETTERS TO SANTA”- (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-G) (HDTV)

A STAR-STUDDED CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ? When Gonzo accidentally diverts three letters to Santa, he talks Kermit and his friends into delivering them personally to the North Pole. Guest stars include Nathan Lane, Uma Thurman, Whoopi Goldberg and Jane Krakowski.

Friday, December 14

“PRANCER RETURNS” — (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-G) (HDTV)

A HOLIDAY MOVIE STARRING JOHN CORBETT, MICHAEL O’KEEFE AND JACK PALANCE — A young boy finds a deer in the forest he is sure is Santa’s beloved Prancer. Determined to return the creature to the North Pole and his rightful destiny, the child overcomes the cynicism of his family to teach them and us a lesson about the true spirit of Christmas. Joshua Butler directed the film written by Greg Taylor.

  Tuesday, December 18

“IT’S A VERY MERRY MUPPET CHRISTMAS MOVIE”

(8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, D) (HDTV)

KERMIT STARS ALONG WITH DAVID ARQUETTE, JOAN CUSACK, WILLIAM H. MACY AND WHOOPI GOLDBERG — On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre. Kirk R. Thatcher directed the film written by Tom Martin and Jim Lewis.

 Wednesday, December 19

“NOEL” — (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, D) (HDTV)

SUSAN SARANDON AND PENELOPE CRUZ STAR — Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle. Chaz Palminteri directed the film written by David Hubband.

 Friday, December 21

“THE HAPPY ELF” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

(TV-G) (HDTV)

HARRY CONNICK, JR., CAROL KANE AND MICKEY ROONEY STAR — Eubie the Elf’s enthusiastic view of the holiday season is put to the test when he sets out to bring Christmas joy to a dreary town called Bluesville. An animated holiday delight featuring songs by Harry Connick, Jr. John C. Rice directed the special.

“GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER”

(9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-G)

A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL BASED ON THE HIT HOLIDAY SONG ?? Based on the hit song that became a worldwide holiday phenomenon, this goofy and heartwarming adventure features young Jake Spankenheimer on the quest of a lifetime to track his missing Grandma down on Christmas Eve and prove that Santa Claus is indeed real. Michele Lee (“Knots Landing”) provides the voice of Jake’s greedy Cousin Mel and recording artist Elmo Shropshire provides the narration. The special was directed by Phil Roman and written by Jim Fisher and Jim Staahl.

Monday, December 24 

CHRISTMAS IS HERE AGAIN”

(8:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (TV-G) (HDTV)

AN ANIMATED MUSICAL WITH THE VOICES OF JAY LENO, ED ASNER AND KATHY BATES — A musical animated tale that follows the exciting journey of a young orphan girl, Sophianna (Madison Davenport) and her unlikely band of adventurers as they help recover Santa’s magical toy sack. Throughout her pursuit for the elusive sack, Sophianna teams up with a feisty elf, an ambitious young reindeer, and a fox and polar bear duo. The special was directed by Robert Zappia and written by Robert Zappia and Marco Zappia.

“SECOND STAR TO THE LEFT”

(9:30-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-G)

A CHRISTMAS STORY FEATURING THE VOICE OF HUGH LAURIE ?? In this animated holiday special, a hamster, a rabbit and a guinea pig embark on a journey to deliver a Christmas present lost by Santa Claus. Hugh Laurie provides the voice of Archie the Bunny. Graham Ralph directed the special written by Jimmy Hibbert.