Holiday TV for Dec. 6: CHARLIE BROWN, ‘Wonderful Life’

8288453167_27ff948aa6_zHere’s what’s on TV tonight to get you into a festive mood!

  • 6 p.m. – “Elf,” AMC
  • 8 p.m. – “A Charlie Brown Christmas, (1965) ABC
  • “It’s A Wonderful Life,” (1946) with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, USA
  • 8:30 p.m. – “The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Story,” TBS
  • 9 p.m. – “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition,” ABC
  • 10:15 p.m. – “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” AMC
  • 12 a.m. – “Nine Lives of Christmas,” Hallmark [One of my FAVORITE Hallmark movies]
  • 12 a.m. – “The Cast of A Christmas Story: Where Are They Now,” Pop
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Holiday TV for Dec. 5: Polar Express, ‘Santa Clause 3,’ Debbie Macomber, ‘Elf,’ Kranks

img_1320Here’s what’s on TV tonight to get you into a festive mood!

  • 6 p.m. – “The Polar Express” (2004) with Tom Hanks, AMC
  • 6 p.m. – “Muppet Babies,” Disney Jr.
  • 6 p.m. – “Finding Santa,” (2017) with Jodie Sweetin and Eric Winter, Hallmark
  • 6 p.m. – “A Very Nutty Christmas,” (2018) with Melissa Joan Hart, Lifetime
  • 6:50 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause,” (2006) with Tim Allen and Martin Short, Freeform
  • 7 p.m. – “Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through the Snow,” Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • 8 p.m. – “Elf,” AMC
  • 8:55 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks,” with Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, Freeform
  • 9 p.m. – “A Godwink Christmas,” (2018) with Kathie Lee Gifford, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • 11 p.m. – “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” (2016) with James Brolin, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Find more holiday shows tonight and throughout the season at christmastvschedule.com.

Holiday TV for Dec. 3: ‘Home Alone,’ ‘Krampus,’ ‘Prancer’

Here’s a look at the holiday specials, reruns, classics and more on TV today!

  • 9 a.m. — “The Little Drummer Boy,” the 1968 Rankin/Bass animated cartoon, Freeform
  • 11:04 a.m. — “Home Alone,” Starz Encore Classic
  • 12:49 p.m. — “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” Starz Encore Classic
  • 4 p.m. — “Christmas at Graceland,” the 2018 movie with Kellie Pickler, Hallmark
  • 4 p.m. — “The Spirit of Christmas,” the 2015 movie with Jen Lilley, Lifetime
  • 6 p.m. — “Jingle All the Way,” the 1996 movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, AMC
  • 6 p.m. —  “Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas,” Hallmark
  • 7 p.m. — “Meet the Peetes,” Hallmark
  • 7 p.m. — “Return to Christmas Creek,” the 2018 movie with Steven Weber, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • 7:25 p.m. — “The Santa Clause,” the 1994 movie with Tim Allen, Freeform
  • 7:45 p.m. — “Krampus,” the 2015 horror flick, FXM
  • 8 p.m. — “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” ABC
  • 8 p.m. — “Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa,” the 2018 movie with Holly Robinson Peete, Hallmark
  • 8:46 p.m. — “Home Alone,” Starz Encore Classic
  • 8:55 p.m. — “Muppet Babies, Disney Jr
  • 11 p.m. — “The Cast of A Christmas Story: Where Are They Now,” Pop
  • 3:30 a.m. — “Prancer,” the 1989 movie with Sam Elliott, AMC

Find more holiday shows tonight and throughout the season at christmastvschedule.com.

A Pittsburgh suburb is the latest to be seen in a Hallmark Christmas movie

While watching a new Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, I stumbled upon a very familiar townscape.

The little town of Sewickley, Pa., was used in a quick scene during “Mingle All the Way.”

And later, while watching “Christmas Cupid’s Arrow” on ION, I spotted the same view!

Pittsburgh is very familiar with being used as a backdrop in Hallmark movies.

I’ve spotted the PPG Place tree, Horne’s tree and the cute little town of Beaver.

Holiday TV for Dec. 2: The Brady Bunch, Seuss, Kranks, Griswolds

Here’s a look at the holiday specials, reruns, classics and more on TV today!

  • 6 p.m. — “Mingle All the Way” (2018) with “Days of our Lives” star Jen Lilley (Hallmark)
  • 6 p.m. — “A Very Brady Christmas” (1988), MeTV
  • 6:20 p.m. — “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000) with Jim Carrey, Freeform
  • 7:30pm – “Christmas With the Kranks,” FXM
  • 8 p.m. — “A Majestic Christmas” (2018) with Jerrika Hinton, Hallmark
  • 8 p.m. — “The Shop Around the Corner” (1940) with James Stewart, TCM
  • 8:15 p.m. — “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” AMC
  • 9 p.m. — “Once Upon a Christmas Miracle” (2018), Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • 10 p.m. — “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special,” ABC
  • 10 p.m. — “Finding Santa” with Jodie Sweetin, Hallmark
  • 10 p.m. — “National Christmas Tree Lighting,” Ovation and Reelz
  • 10:30 p.m. — “Jingle All the Way,” with Arnold Schwarzenegger, AMC
  • 2:30 a.m. —  “Ernest Saves Christmas,” AMC
  • 4 a.m. — “Every Christmas Has a Story,” with Lori Loughlin, Hallmark

Find more holiday shows tonight and throughout the season at christmastvschedule.com.

The ‘Confluence’: Where Pittsburgh and the holidays come together

photo by WESAI was graciously invited to return to 90.5 WESA’s “The Confluence” program to share my love of Pittsburgh and the holiday season with listeners.

We talked PPG Place gingerbread houses, local artisan markets, walking tours, and, of course Kennywood Park’s Holiday Lights.

I joined Rossilynne Culgan, at The Incline and Katie Blackley, of WESA.

Tune in around the 24-minute mark to hear the interview.

Holiday TV for Dec. 1: Freeform’s 25 Days begins, animated classics, original ‘Miracle,’ ‘Elf’

Here’s a look at the holiday specials, reruns, classics and more on TV today!

  • “25 Days of Christmas” begins on Freeform!
  • Rankin/Bass animated classics have shifted from Freeform to AMC.

Shows:

  • 11 a.m. — “The Little Drummer Boy: Book II (1976, Rankin/Bass), AMC
  • 11:10 a.m. — “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” with Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Freeform
  • 11:30 a.m. — “The Story of the First Christmas Snow (1975, Rankin/Bass), AMC
  • Noon — “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1985, Rankin/Bass), AMC
  • Noon — “Christmas Everlasting” with Tatyana Ali and Patti LaBelle, Hallmark
  • 1:15 p.m. — “The Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold” (1981, Rankin/Bass), AMC
  • 1:45 p.m. — “Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey” (1977, Rankin/Bass), AMC
  • 2 p.m. — “The Sweetest Christmas (2017) with Lacey Chabert, Hallmark
  • 2 p.m. — “Christmas Perfection (2018), Lifetime
  • 2:15 p.m. — “Jack Frost” (1979, Rankin/Bass), AMC
  • 3:20 p.m. — “Christmas With the Kranks,” Freeform
  • 3:30 p.m. — “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (1976, Rankin/Bass), AMC
  • 4 p.m. “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974, Rankin/Bass), AMC
  • 4 p.m. — “It’s Christmas, Eve” (2018) with LeAnn Rimes, Hallmark
  • 4 p.m. — “Poinsettias for Christmas” (2018), Lifetime
  • 4:30 p.m. — “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (1976, Rankin/Bass), AMC
  • 5 p.m. — “Romance at Reindeer Lodge,” Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • 5:45 p.m. — “The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974, Rankin/Bass), AMC
  • 7:35 p.m. — “The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Freeform
  • 8 p.m. — “Disney Parks Presents a 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Party,” Disney
  • 8 p.m. — “Mingle All the Way (2018), Hallmark
  • 8 p.m. — “A Twist of Christmas (2018), Lifetime
  • 8:55 p.m. — “Muppet Babies, Disney Jr.
  • 9 p.m. — “Elf,” AMC
  • 9 p.m. — “Christmas Wonderland” (2018), Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • 9 p.m. — “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas,” USA
  • 9:15 p.m. — “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” 2000) with Jim Carrey, Freeform
  • 9:45 p.m. — “The Bishop’s Wife” (1947) with Cary Grant, TCM
  • 10 p.m. — “Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe (2018) with Lacey Chabert, Hallmark
  • 11 p.m. — “The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974, Rankin/Bass), AMC
  • 12:15 a.m. — “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” (1976, Rankin/Bass) (AMC)
  • 1:30 a.m. — “Miracle on 34th Street (1947) with Natalie Wood, AMC