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New Christmas movies, classic holiday shows on TV

See James Stewart in "It's a Wonderful Life"

See James Stewart in "It's a Wonderful Life" Saturday night at 8 on NBC/4. Credit: Paramount

Off the Wall goes all-out for the holidays.

NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIES William Shatner and Christopher Lloyd enliven “Just in Time for Christmas” (Saturday night at 8, Hallmark). Mayim Bialik stars in “The Flight Before Christmas” (Saturday night at 8, Lifetime), with Hilarie Burton in “Last Chance for Christmas” (Sunday at 9 p.m., Lifetime). Old Bethpage native John Savage joins Dean Cain in “Beverly Hills Christmas” (Sunday at 7 and 9 p.m., UP).

NEW(ISH) TV EPISODES Premiere episodes include “The Last Man on Earth” (Sunday at 9:30 p.m., Fox/5), “Fresh Off the Boat” (Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., ABC/7), “The Middle” (Wednesday at 8 p.m., ABC/7), “The Goldbergs” (Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., ABC/7), “black-ish” (Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., ABC/7), “Last Man Standing” (Friday at 8 p.m., ABC/7) and “Dr. Ken” (Friday at 8:30 p.m., ABC/7). Also this weekend — “Parks and Recreation” (Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Esquire), Peter Capaldi’s “Doctor Who” (Saturday night at 10:30, BBC America), stop-motion animated “Community” (early Sunday at 1 a.m., WLNY/10/55), lots of “Touched by an Angel” (Sunday at 10 a.m., Tuesday/Thursday/Friday at noon, UP), Ray Romano in “Everybody Loves Raymond” (Sunday 8-11 p.m., TV Land), Kevin James in “The King of Queens” (Sunday 11 p.m.-midnight, TV Land).

VINTAGE TV HOLIDAYS Old-time outings include Saturday afternoon’s block on Cozi TV (noon-5 p.m.): “The Beverly Hillbillies” (two eps), “Hart to Hart,” “Quantum Leap,” “Simon & Simon,” “The Avengers” with Diana Rigg. Among other nostalgic fun — Janet Jackson in “Good Times” (Saturday at 5 p.m., TV One), “Make Room for Daddy” (Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Cozi), “The Facts of Life” (Saturday at 7:30, Logo), 1980s TV-movie reunion “A Very Brady Christmas” (Sunday at 7 a.m., ABC Family), “The Golden Girls” Sunday 11:24 a.m.-12:36 p.m., 3:30-4:30 a.m., TV Land), “Racket Squad” (early Monday 4 a.m., Cozi), Betty White’s “Date With the Angels” (early Monday 4:30 a.m., Cozi), “Roseanne” (Monday 4:30-6 a.m., TV Land), “Bewitched” (Monday at 5:22 p.m., TV Land), “Father Dowling Mysteries” (Monday at 9 p.m., MeTV), “Hill Street Blues” (Tuesday at 9 p.m., MeTV), “The Lone Ranger” (Wednesday at 9 a.m., Cozi), “Kojak” (Wednesday at 9 p.m., MeTV), “Dick Van Dyke” (Thursday at 7 a.m., Cozi), “Dragnet” (Thursday at 11 a.m., Cozi), “That Girl” (Thursday at 9 p.m., MeTV), “Mary Tyler Moore” (Thursday at 9:30 p.m., MeTV), “CHiPs” (Friday at 9 p.m., MeTV).

MORE FESTIVE FLICKS James Stewart’s classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” (Saturday 8-11 p.m., NBC/4) also unreels on Christmas Eve. More movies — Will Ferrell’s “Elf” (Saturday at 7:15, Wednesday at 8:45 p.m., Thursday at 6:30 p.m., ABC Family), Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Saturday at 12:30, Sunday at 4:45 p.m., ABC Family), Chevy Chase in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (Sunday at 10 p.m., Monday at 6:30 p.m., Thursday at 8:45 p.m., Friday at 6:45 p.m., ABC Family), Tim Allen’s “The Santa Clause” (Monday at 8:45 p.m., Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., ABC Family), Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” (Thursday at 11:30 p.m., Friday at 2:15 p.m., AMC), Dudley Moore in “Santa Claus: The Movie” (Friday at 8 p.m., thisTV).

HANUKKAH TIME Adam Sandler is behind 2002’s animated feature “Eight Crazy Nights” (tomorrow 10 a.m. and 4 a.m., MTV), while Fran Drescher celebrates two holidays in “The Nanny” (Thursday at 5:27 a.m., TV Land).

NOW STREAMING From Netflix: George Clooney, Chris Rock, Amy Poehler, Miley Cyrus and other stars join Bill Murray in new holiday treat “A Very Murray Christmas.”

CHRISTMAS CAROL CORNUCOPIA! Pick your Dickens — Reginald Owen in 1938’s “A Christmas Carol” (Sunday at 8:30 a.m., Friday night at midnight, TCM), animated Jim Carrey in “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” (Sunday at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday at 4 p.m., ABC Family), Bill Murray’s “Scrooged” (Sunday at 10 p.m., Tuesday at 10 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m., Friday at 5 p.m., AMC), Alastair Sim’s classic 1951 “A Christmas Carol” (Wednesday at 5 a.m., HMM), a mouse tale in “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” (Wednesday at 6 p.m., Thursday at 2 p.m., ABC Family), George C. Scott’s 1984 “A Christmas Carol” (Wednesday at 10 p.m., Thursday at 4:30 p.m., AMC), live-action Carrey in “A Christmas Carol” (Friday at 6 p.m., Disney XD), Albert Finney’s musical “Scrooge” (Friday at 10 p.m., TCM).

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