GREENSBORO, N.C. – There’s nothing like a cup of hot chocolate, a burning fireplace and you’re favorite Christmas movies!
The holidays are here and why not make it a family fun night around the TV this Christmas season.
You can do just that thanks to CBS Holiday movies which will air right here on WFMY News 2.
The Christmas classic movies include Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, The Story of Santa Claus and Robbie the Reindeer.
CBS is expected to release additional holiday specials closer to the holiday season.
CHRISTMAS MOVIE SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (8:00 – 9:00 PM)
Narrated by Burl Ives, who is also heard as the voice of Sam the Snowman, this favorite is a music story based on the popular song of the same name by Johnny Marks. It recounts the tale of a shy reindeer whose Christmas spirit is dampened because his shiny nose has made him the laughing stock of all of Christmasville.
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN (8:00-8:30 PM)
Frosty, that “jolly, happy soul” whose old silk hat full of magic has turned him into a musical Christmas legend, once again demonstrates his unique showmanship. Narrated by Jimmy Durante, the special also includes the voices of Jackie Vernon (as Frosty) and Billy De Wolfe (as Professor Hinkle).
FROSTY RETURNS (8:30-9:00 PM)
The magic still in his old silk hat, the holiday season’s perennially popular original dancing snowman continues his adventure and skates on the edge of danger. Jonathan Winters is the narrator with John Goodman as the voice of Frosty.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (8:00-9:00 PM)
Featuring two back-to-back episodes of the classic series, the colorized “Christmas Episode” (first presented in black and white on Christmas Eve, 1956) is paired with the newly colorized “Pioneer Women.”
“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux).
In “Pioneer Women,” Lucy and Ethel’s hopes of joining the posh Society Matrons’ League leads to a bet with their husbands over which sex – the men or the women – had it harder living in a bygone era. They select the turn of the last century, and as Lucy and Ethel start to bake their own bread and churn their own butter, the men become acquainted with straight-blade shaving and riding home from work on horseback. They all have some “‘splainin’” to do when two ladies from the Society Matrons’ League stop by for an unexpected visit.
THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – Now in Living Color! (9:00 - 10:00 PM)
The special features two newly colorized classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series of the season one episode “Where Did I Come From,” written by Carl Reiner, and the season four episode “Never Bathe on Saturday,” also written by Reiner.
In “Where Did I Come From,” 6-year-old Ritchie asks his parents the inevitable “where did I come from?” question, and they recall the days before his birth. The episode was first presented on Jan. 3, 1961 during the series’ first season.
In “Never Bathe on Saturday,” the Petries’ romantic second honeymoon becomes a disaster when Laura’s toe gets caught in a bath spout. The episode was first presented on March 31, 1965, during season four.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21
A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY (8:00 – 9:00 PM)
Celebrating 20 years, this heartwarming special calls attention to the rewards of giving foster children permanent families and better futures. This special will feature uplifting stories of adoption from foster care to raise awareness of this important social issue and will include performances by some of today’s most popular artists.