Friday, November 24, 2017

Christmas Movies on Turner Classic Movies

Every December Turner Classic Movies shows a lot of Christmas movies. I know it is true of myself and many of my friends that watching holiday themed movies is a Yuletide tradition. Of course, as busy as most of us are, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with all the holiday movies that TCM shows during the month. Here then is a listing of the Christmas movies they are showing this December. I have to confess that I have included only movies in which the holiday plays a central role in the plot. I have excluded movies in which Christmas plays a role in only a smart part of the over all movie. It's for that reason that I don't list Meet Me in St. Louis (which I dearly love) or any version of Little Women (which, umm, I don't love...) on the list.

Anyway, without further ado, here is the list. All times are Central.

December 1
Period of Adjustment (1962) 7:00 PM
All Mine to Give (1957) 9:00 PM
Bush Christmas (1947) 11:00 PM

December 2
Tenth Avenue Angel (1948) 12:30 AM
Never Say Goodbye (1946) 2:00 AM
Bell, Book and Candle (1958) 1:00 PM

December 3
The Shop Around the Corner (1940) 11:00 AM
In the Good Old Summertime (1949) 1:00 PM

December 5
Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) 9:00 PM

December 8
A Christmas Carol (1951) 7:00 PM
Scrooge (1938) 8:45 PM
Lady in the Lake (1947) 10:15 PM

December 9
Lady on a Train (1945)  12:15 AM
Fitzwilly (1967) 2:00 AM
Larceny, Inc. (1942) 3:45 AM
3 Godfathers (1949) 11:00 AM
It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947) 1:00 PM

December 10
Holiday Affair (1949) 11:00 AM

December 15
The Shop Around the Corner (1940) 7:00 PM
Holiday Affair (1949) 9:00 PM
It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947) 10:45 PM

December 16
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1941) 1:00 AM
A Christmas Carol (1938) 11:15  AM
Meet John Doe (1941) 12:45 PM
Susan Slept Here (1954) 11:00 PM

December 17
Christmas in Connecticut (1945) 11:15 AM
The Bishop's Wife (1947) 1:15 PM

December 21
Period of Adjustment (1962) 3:15 PM

December 22
Christmas in Connecticut (1945) 7:00 PM
Remember the Night (1940) 9:00 PM

December 23
In the Good Old Summertime (1949) 1:15 AM

December 24
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1941) 7:00 AM
It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947) 9:00 AM
In the Good Old Summertime (1949) 11:15 AM
Holiday Affair (1949) 1:15 PM
Christmas in Connecticut (1945) 3:j00 PM
The Bishop's Wife (1947) 7:00 PM
The Cheaters (1945) 11:15 PM

December 25
A Christmas Carol (1938) 1:00 AM
A Pocketful of Miracles (1961) 2:30 AM
Meet John Doe (1941) 5:45 AM
Babes in Toyland (1934) 8:00 AM
Scrooge (1935) 9:30 AM
Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) 11:00 AM
Fitzwilly (1957) 1:00 PM
Bundle of Joy (1956) 3:00 PM
The Shop Around the Corner (1940) 5:00 PM


Caftan Woman said...

Thanks for doing all the work for us.

I'm pleased to see they have Alastair Sim on the schedule, although only once.

I'm not familiar with Never Say Goodbye. It moves to the "maybe" list.

Hal said...

Never Say Goodbye is a personal sleeper pick, and not just because Forrest Tucker has a good role in it (one of his first films after coming back from military service). Errol Flynn didn't get many chances to do light comedy, but he's solid here opposite Eleanor Parker, and gets his chance at the classic "mirror" routine. Donald Woods and Hattie McDaniel are also in the cast. I always felt it should be an annual Christmas choice at TCM. Has its flaws, but worth a look.