Here’s the classic Christmas movies and TV shows airing this weekend.
Saturday, Dec. 10: DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (1966) at 7:30 p.m. on TBS. RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (1964) at 8 p.m.on CBS. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) at 8 p.m.on USA. FROSTY THE SNOWMAN (1969) at 9 p.m. on CBS. THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS (1974) at 12:55 a.m. on Freeform.
Sunday, Dec. 11: ALIAS BOSTON BLACKIE (1942) at 6 a.m. on TCM. THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY (1968) at 7 a.m. on Freeform. BUSH CHRISTMAS (1947) at 7:15 a.m.. on TCM. SCROOGE (1935) at 8:45 a.m. on TCM. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE(1946) at 9 a.m. on USA. 3 GODFATHERS (1949) at 10:15 a.m. on TCM. THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS (1974) at 11:40 a.m. on Freeform. HOLIDAY AFFAIR (1949) at 12:15 p.m. on TCM. CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT (1945) at 2 p.m. on TCM WINTERTIME (1943) at 4 p.m. on TCM.
“At some point in the picture, a kindly female friend of Laura, who knows the facts of life, removes her glasses. It turns out, suddenly, that she can see perfectly well without them, and our hero falls passionately in love with the now-beautiful Laura and there is a perfectly glorious finale.” - Isaac Asimov’s essay “The Cult of Ignorance”
“I have visited lairs, burrows and nests across five continents, observed the curious habits of magical beasts in a hundred countries, witnessed their powers, gained their trust and, on occasion, beaten them off with my travelling kettle.”