Ready for your annual Burl Ives fix?
Here’s the 2015 TV holiday classic specials wrap-up:
— “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, CBS. The 1964 special in which Rudolph and buddies Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Misfit Toys rescue Christmas, with narrator Burl Ives’ dulcet tones an added bonus.
— “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, NBC. The Dr. Seuss tale of a hostile hermit who threatens Whoville’s joy is narrated by Boris Karloff, who also voices the dastardly Grinch in the 1966 program.
_ “Toy Story That Time Forgot” 8 p.m. and “Shrek the Halls” 8:30 p.m. on Thursdsay, Dec. 3 ABC.
_ “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, NBC. Filmmaker Frank Capra’s holiday fable starring James Stewart and Donna Reed has been reminding audiences about what’s important in life since 1946.
— “The Little Drummer Boy,” 12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, ABC Family. Young Aaron, who can’t afford to buy a present for baby Jesus, discovers that nothing is better than the gift of music.
— “Miracle on 34th Street,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, AMC. Santa Claus goes to court and a little girl stands by his story in the 1947 movie starring Edmund Gwen, Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood as the young believer in St. Nick.
— “White Christmas,” 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, AMC. Bing Crosby croons the title song and Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen add to the festivities at a struggling Vermont inn in need of help.
_ “A Christmas Story,” 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, TBS. A boy and a longed-for BB gun make for holiday cheer in writer Jean Shepherd’s wry 1983 tale that stars Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin.
_ “It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown” ABC 8 PM , “A Charlie Brown Christmas” ABC 9PM Thurs. Dec. 24
_ “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown” ABC 8PM & “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” ABC 9PM Mon. Dec. 28
Of course, ABC Family airs 25 days of Christmas specials like “The Year Without A Santa Claus”, “Santa Claus is Coming To Town” and more throughout December so your kids can watch all the classics & new holiday specials anytime. See the schedule here.