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Emily Hampshire and Joey Lawrence in "Hitched for the Holidays" on the Hallmark Channel.

Eike Schroter, Crown Media Holdings Inc.

Shows that make the Christmas list

  • Article by: NEAL JUSTIN
  • Star Tribune
  • November 16, 2012 - 12:28 PM
"Holiday Spin." Ralph Macchio tries to win a Christmas Eve dance contest without relying on the "wax on, wax off" technique. (8 p.m. & midnight Sun.; 9 p.m. Nov. 24, Lifetime)

"Home Alone: The Holiday Heist." The fifth installment in the franchise doesn't have Macaulay Culkin, but we're pretty certain it features a holiday and a heist. (7 & 9 p.m. Nov. 25; 11 p.m. Dec. 10, ABC Family)

"Hitched for the Holidays." Catholics and Jews come together in the forms of Joey Lawrence and Emily Hampshire, a couple who take time out from fooling their families to peck under the mistletoe. (7 p.m. Nov. 25 & 30; 1 p.m. Dec. 1, Hallmark)

"It's a Wonderful Life." Another angel gets her wings. (7 p.m. Dec. 1 & 24, KARE, Ch. 11)

"The Christmas Consultant." A specialist (David Hasselhoff) tries to convince a suburban mom that hanging wreaths is more important than landing a big client or, for that matter, owning a talking car. (6 p.m. Dec. 2, Lifetime)

"The Mistle-Tones." All Tia Mowry wants for Christmas is to make the cut in a local musical group. Where's Santa Cowell when you need him? (4 p.m. Dec. 13; 11 p.m. Dec. 17; 2 p.m. Dec. 20, ABC Family)

"A Charlie Brown Christmas." The "Peanuts" gang learns that the holidays are about more than material things -- like Christmas specials that will air until they're all in a nursing home. (7 p.m. Dec. 20, KSTP, Ch. 5)

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