Holiday TV, from 'Frosty' to 'Miracle'

Hallmark Channel's Hallmark Channel's "Come Dance with Me" stars Andrew McCarthy as a financial exec who plots the perfect proposal while learning how to waltz. Photo Credit: Handout

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ANIMATED FAVES

"Frosty the Snowman," "Frosty Returns" and "The Flight Before Christmas" (Saturday night 8-10, CBS/2); "It's a SpongeBob Christmas" (Sunday 7:30 p.m., Nickelodeon); "Disney Prep & Landing" specials (Sunday 8-9 p.m., ABC/7); "The Year Without a Santa Claus" (Monday 8 p.m., ABC Family); "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (Tuesday 8 p.m., ABC/7); "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Yes, Virginia" and "The Elf on the Shelf" (Friday 8, 9 and 9:30 p.m., CBS/2). Plus a new one: "Peter Rabbit's Christmas Tale" (Friday 7 p.m., Nickelodeon).

MOVIES

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Top pick -- "Miracle on 34th Street" (Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday 8 and 10:15 p.m., AMC), Edmund Gwenn's 1947 original. Vintage -- Barbara Stanwyck in "Christmas in Connecticut" (Sunday night 12:30 a.m., Thursday 1:30 p.m. AMC) and "Remember the Night" (Wednesday at 9:45 p.m., TCM); Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire in "Holiday Inn" (Wednesday 4:50 a.m. and 10:20 p.m., Encore Family); "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (Wednesday 9 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m., ABC Family).

New -- Andrew McCarthy in "Come Dance With Me" (8 Saturday night, Hallmark); Mayan apocalypse predictions in "12 Disasters of Christmas" (9 Saturday night, Syfy); Tori Spelling and Tia Mowry in "The Mistle-Tones" (Sunday 8 p.m., ABC Family); Summer Glau in "Help for the Holidays" (Sunday 8 p.m., Hallmark); "Christmas With Holly" (Sunday 9 p.m., ABC/7); Haylie Duff in "All About Christmas Eve" (Sunday 9 p.m., Lifetime).

SEASONAL MUSIC

"Feliz Navidad con los Nuestros -- Tony Bennett y sus Amigos" (Sunday 10 p.m., Univision/41), with Shaila Durcal, Armando Manzanero; "Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays" (Monday 10 p.m., NBC/4), with Rod Stewart, Blake Shelton and Carly Rae Jepsen.

NEW EPISODES

"See Dad Run" (Sunday night, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon); "Dexter" (Sunday 9 p.m., Showtime); "90210" (Monday 9 p.m., CW/11); "Hart of Dixie" (Tuesday 8 p.m., CW/11); "Raising Hope," "New Girl," "The Mindy Project" (Tuesday 8, 9 and 9:30 p.m., Fox/5); "Parenthood" (Tuesday 10 p.m., NBC/4); "Arrow" (Wednesday 8 p.m., CW/11); "Up All Night" (Thursday 8 p.m., NBC/4); "The Vampire Diaries" (Thursday 8 p.m., CW/11); "Glee" (Thursday 9 p.m., Fox/5); "Two and a Half Men" (Thursday 8:30 p.m., CBS/2); "Last Man Standing" and "Malibu Country" (Friday 8 and 8:30 p.m., ABC/7).

ENCORE EPISODES

Merrython including "Roseanne," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "The King of Queens," "That '70s Show," "The Cosby Show," "Home Improvement" (Sunday 8 p.m.-Monday 6 a.m., TV Land); "Absolutely Fabulous" (11:20 Saturday night, Logo); "Married With Children" (Sunday 5 a.m., TBS); "NCIS" (Sunday 8 p.m., USA); "Murder, She Wrote" (Thursday 8 a.m., TV Land); "Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion" (Thursday 10 a.m., BBC America); "That '70s Show" (Thursday 3 p.m., Friday 2 p.m., ABC Family); "The Brady Bunch" (Thursday 5:30 p.m., INSP); "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (Friday 9:30 a.m., TV Land).

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