By LYNN ELBER, AP Tv Author
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Convey on the sentimental vacation rom-coms, the refrain of Christmas music specials and the nostalgia of final century’s animated charmers. We’ll take any and all feel-good moments in a 12 months of shortage.
Mariah and Dolly and Charlie Brown are among the many comforts TV is providing this month, and never a second too quickly. Right here’s a sampling from broadcast networks, cable and streaming companies, all occasions Japanese except famous.
— “My Present: A Christmas Particular From Carrie Underwood,” now streaming on HBO Max. The singer performs tunes from her new vacation album and conventional songs, backed by her band, a choir and an orchestra led by Ricky Minor.
— “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Particular,” Dec. 4, Apple TV+. Music, dancing, animation and shock visitor stars assist create what the streaming service guarantees to be a heartwarming journey with the pop star.
— “A Holly Dolly Christmas,” 8:30 p.m. EST (Eight p.m. PST) Dec. 6, CBS. Dolly Parton sings hymns, vacation pop classics and tunes from her new album, and shares private and faith-based Christmas reminiscences.
— “Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir,” 9 p.m. Dec. 14 (verify native listings), PBS. Broadway musical star Kelli O’Hara and actor Richard Thomas are a part of the annual program, taped earlier than an viewers final 12 months in Salt Lake Metropolis.
— “Ella Needs You a Swinging Christmas,” Eight p.m. Dec. 15 (verify native listings), PBS. Vanessa Williams hosts and performs on a celebration of Ella Fitzgerald’s 1960 album, with Dee Dee Bridgewater and Norm Lewis amongst these showing.
— “Garth & Trisha Stay! A Vacation Live performance Occasion,” 8:30 p.m. EST dwell (Eight p.m. PST, taped), Dec. 20, CBS. Brooks and Yearwood will carry out vacation songs chosen from amongst fan requests submitted beforehand by way of Brooks’ Fb Watch present.
— “The Princess Swap: Switched Once more,” now streaming on Netflix. The saga continues as look-a-likes Stacy, a Chicago baker, and Girl Margaret, inheritor to the Montenaro throne, swap lives as soon as extra. Vanessa Hudgens once more conveniently fills each roles.
— “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey,” now streaming on Netflix. Forest Whitaker is without doubt one of the massive names on this story of a toymaker in want of a miracle, with Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose and Keegan-Michael Key within the forged.
— “Godmothered,” Dec. 4, Disney +. Novice fairy godmother Eleanor (Jillian Bell) tries to show her career remains to be legitimate and unexpectedly places her presents to work for a widowed mother (Isla Fisher) who has deserted hope.
— “Christmas Ever After,” Eight p.m. Dec. 6, Lifetime. Tony-winner Ali Stroker (“Oklahoma!”) performs Izzy, a romance novelist whose author’s block could also be overcome by a good-looking bed-and-breakfast proprietor (Daniel di Tomasso).
__ “A Christmas for Mary,” 9 p.m. Dec. 8, OWN. Rising journalist Lena’s (Morgan Dixon) hoped-for promotion — and real love — might occur, with assist from a portrait. Vivica A. Fox and Jackee Harry co-star.
— “Marry Me This Christmas,” 9 p.m. Dec. 9, Bounce. Brandon Jay McLaren stars as a pastor who’s serving to a pair put together for a marriage he’d moderately see not occur — he’s in love with the bride-to-be (Gabrielle Graham).
— “The Christmas Setup,” Eight p.m. Dec. 12, Lifetime. New York lawyer Hugo (Ben Lewis) heads residence to Milwaukee, the place matchmaking mother Kate (Fran Drescher) units him up together with his highschool crush, Patrick (Blake Lee).
— “Love, Lights, Hanukkah!”, Eight p.m. Dec. 12, Hallmark. Christina (Mia Kirshner) is readying her restaurant for Christmas, with a DNA shock and unlikely romance on the menu. Ben Savage and Marilu Henner co-star.
— “Christmas She Wrote,” Eight p.m. Dec. 6, Hallmark. Author Kayleigh (Danica McKellar) escapes residence after her column is canceled, however there’s no hiding from the accountable, if very good-looking, offender (Dylan Neal).
— “It’s a Fantastic Life,” Eight p.m. Dec. 24, NBC. Jimmy Stewart’s George Bailey is floundering amid self-doubt, however household, neighbors and Clarence the angel come to the rescue in filmmaker Frank Capra’s 1946 enduring favourite.
— “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 (verify native listings), PBS. Protests adopted the 1965 broadcast evergreen’s elimination to Apple TV+ , with PBS’ telecast the compromise. Or see it on the streaming service throughout a free Dec. 11-13 window.
— “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical!” Eight p.m. Dec. 9, NBC. Matthew Morrison of Broadway and “Glee” fame stars within the adaptation of Theodor Geisel’s e-book, with “You’re a Imply One, Mr. Grinch” among the many tunes within the London stage manufacturing.
— “Silent Evening — A Music for the World,” Eight p.m. Dec. 10 and Dec. 23, CW. The origin and cultural affect of the 200-year-old carol is recounted in a musical documentary that features Kelly Clarkson, Josh Groban and the Vienna Boys Choir.
— “Rudolph the Purple-Nosed Reindeer,” 7:40 p.m. Dec. 5, Freeform. Trying completely different than everybody else is a burden that turns to pleasure for a heroic reindeer within the 1964 particular narrated by Burl Ives, he of the mellifluous voice.
— “The Lights Earlier than Christmas: Radiance by Rail,” Dec. 22, BritBox. Take a digital journey by means of rural England aboard an eight-carriage, 1940s practice cruising by illuminated station shows and thru the panorama of Shropshire county.
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