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Upcoming holiday TV programming

Dec. 10, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- We're a couple weeks away from Christmas, which means holiday programming is all the rage on television.

To help you navigate your way through all those shows and find your favorite holiday program, here's a look at the upcoming schedule.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

7 p.m. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Holiday) Tim Allen. The Counsel of Legendary Figures calls an emergency meeting on Christmas Eve because Jack Frost schemes to sabotage the toy factory and take over Christmas. G. (HD) FAMILY

8 p.m. The Christmas Heart (2012, Drama) Teri Polo. A 40-year-old neighborhood holiday tradition is abandoned in an effort to support a teenage boy who requires a heart transplant, and the community unites. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

9 p.m. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster. PG-13. FAMILY

10 p.m. The Christmas Card (2006, Holiday) John Newton. A young American soldier in the Middle East sets out to find the sender of a Christmas card and discovers more than he anticipated. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

Thursday, Dec. 13

6 p.m. Gift of the Magi (2010, Holiday) Marla Sokoloff. After a newlywed couple agrees not to exchange Christmas presents in order to save money over the holidays, they both make sacrifices to buy the other a gift. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

7 p.m. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster. PG-13. FAMILY

8 p.m. Help for the Holidays (2012, Family) Summer Glau. When one of Santa Claus' elves becomes curious about life outside of the North Pole, the jolly man sends her on a special mission to Los Angeles. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

8 p.m. Christmas in the White House (N) NBC

10 p.m. The Town Christmas Forgot (2010, Family) Lauren Holly. Days before Christmas, a family's car breaks down in a town where the economy is down, and the town enlists the family's help to arrange a Christmas Pageant. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

Friday, Dec. 14

6 p.m. Matchmaker Santa (2012, Holiday) Lacey Chabert. A woman's best friend orchestrates a situation where she ends up stranded in a small town with her fiancé's assistant in hopes that the two will fall in love. (HD) HALLMARK

7 p.m. White Christmas (1954, Holiday) Bing Crosby. After becoming romantically involved with a duo of singing sisters, two former Army buddies decide to take their song and dance routine on the road. NR. (HD) AMC

8 p.m. Eloise at Christmastime (2003, Holiday) Julie Andrews. A precocious resident of the Plaza Hotel involves herself in the wedding plans of the hotel owner's timid daughter during the yuletide season. NR. HALLMARK

9:45 p.m. White Christmas (1954, Holiday) Bing Crosby. After becoming romantically involved with a duo of singing sisters, two former Army buddies decide to take their song and dance routine on the road. NR. (HD) AMC

10 p.m. A Bride for Christmas (2012, Romance) Arielle Kebbel. A woman who abandoned three previous wedding engagements finds love with a man who has agreed to participate in a wager involving marriage. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

Saturday, Dec. 15

6 p.m. Annie Claus is Coming to Town (2011, Holiday) Maria Thayer. Santa's daughter receives a year sabbatical to experience the real world before deciding if she wants to take over her father's business when he retires. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

7 p.m. White Christmas (1954, Holiday) Bing Crosby. After becoming romantically involved with a duo of singing sisters, two former Army buddies decide to take their song and dance routine on the road. NR. (HD) AMC

9 p.m. Celebrity Holiday Homes (N) HGTV

9:45 p.m. White Christmas (1954, Holiday) Bing Crosby. After becoming romantically involved with a duo of singing sisters, two former Army buddies decide to take their song and dance routine on the road. NR. (HD) AMC

10 p.m. Hitched for the Holidays (2012, Romance) Joseph Lawrence. A man and woman agree to pose as each other's dates for the holiday season to please their families, who are pressuring them to be in a relationship. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

11 p.m. The Year Without a Santa Claus Mrs. Claus relates the story of the year Santa was sick and decided to take a break from Christmas, prompting two of his elves to try to convince him otherwise. (HD) FAMILY

Sunday, Dec. 16

6 p.m. November Christmas (2010, Holiday) Karen Allen. Neighbors band together to help create a special early Halloween and Christmas for a family faced with the serious prognosis of their ill 8-year-old daughter. (HD) HALLMARK

6 p.m. A Christmas Story (1983, Holiday) Peter Billingsley. A 9-year-old boy growing up in 1940s Indiana tries to convince his parents to get him a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, but his mother only sees the danger. PG. (HD) TNT

10 p.m. A Dog Named Christmas (2009, Holiday) Bruce Greenwood. A developmentally challenged young man with a love of animals tries to convince his family to participate in a holiday pet adoption program. (HD) HALLMARK

Monday, Dec. 17

6 p.m. A Season for Miracles (1999, Holiday) Carla Gugino. A woman takes her drug-addicted sister's children and travels to a town called Bethlehem where an angel helps her protect the kids and find romance. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

7 p.m. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Holiday) Jim Carrey. A shunned, spiteful and revenge-seeking Grinch and his dog plot to destroy the joyous Christmas celebration of the citizens of Whoville. PG. (HD) FAMILY

8 p.m. A Christmas Wish (2011, Holiday) Kristy Swanson. A mother of two daughters and a stepson has come upon struggling times after her husband abandoned them with no place to stay and a pile of bills. (HD) HALLMARK

8:30 p.m. Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Manny makes Sid believe that he's now on Santa's naughty list; Sid, Crash, Eddie and Peaches head to the North Pole to plead their case to Santa. (HD) FOX

9:30 p.m. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Holiday) Jim Carrey. A shunned, spiteful and revenge-seeking Grinch and his dog plot to destroy the joyous Christmas celebration of the citizens of Whoville. PG. (HD) FAMILY

10 p.m. A Town Without Christmas (2001, Holiday) Patricia Heaton. A town is united when a young boy's letter to Santa reveals that he wishes to leave this world so he will no longer be a burden to his divorcing parents. NR. HALLMARK

Tuesday, Dec. 18

6 p.m. South Park A Very Crappy Christmas When Christmas arrives, Kyle and Ike wait for Mr. Hankey to show up, but when he doesn't, they are forced to call the others for a late night emergency meeting. (HD) COMEDY

6 p.m. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008, Holiday) Henry Winkler. A single working mother's disdain for the Christmas season is put to the test when her uncle brings a mysterious stranger into her home. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

8 p.m. Christmas Song (2012, Holiday) Natasha Henstridge. Two music directors must compete for one job in a Christmas song competition after two formerly rival schools are merged into one. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

8 p.m. It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002, Holiday) Steve Whitmire. Kermit and the Muppets have to scramble to save the Muppet Theater when the bank owner who holds their mortgage wants to turn the theater into a casino. PG. (HD) CW

8 p.m. Home Alone (1990, Comedy) Macaulay Culkin. Inadvertently left at home by his family during a Christmas holiday, a plucky eight-year-old fends off two bumbling burglars attempting to rob his house. PG. FAMILY

10 p.m. Help for the Holidays (2012, Family) Summer Glau. When one of Santa Claus' elves becomes curious about life outside of the North Pole, the jolly man sends her on a special mission to Los Angeles. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

Wednesday, Dec. 19

6 p.m. South Park It's Christmas in Canada The Broflovski family gets dealt a problem when Ike's Canadian birth parents show up without warning and decide they want their little baby back. (HD) COMEDY

6 p.m. Jingle and Bell's Christmas Star A husky puppy and his male owner encounter a young woman and her dog who have recently relocated to their community, and they strive to become friends. (HD) HALLMARK

6:30 p.m. hoops&yoyo Ruin Christmas Hoops, Yoyo and Piddles stay up late on Christmas Eve to catch Santa, but their actions cause consequences that force them to save the holiday. (HD) HALLMARK

7 p.m. Jingle All the Way A husky embarks on a journey with the help of a cardinal to find a boy that he bonded with at a Christmas tree farm when the kid stops by to visit his parents. (HD) HALLMARK

7:30 p.m. Jingle and Bell's Christmas Star A husky puppy and his male owner encounter a young woman and her dog who have recently relocated to their community, and they strive to become friends. (HD) HALLMARK

8 p.m. Noel (2004, Holiday) Penélope Cruz. Five separate residents of New York City come together from different walks of life, each in search of their own miracle on Christmas Eve. PG. (HD) CW

8 p.m. White Christmas (1954, Holiday) Bing Crosby. After becoming romantically involved with a duo of singing sisters, two former Army buddies decide to take their song and dance routine on the road. NR. (HD) AMC

8 p.m. Holiday Engagement (2011, Holiday) Bonnie Somerville. After being jilted at the altar by her fiancé, a young woman hires an unemployed artist to pretend to be her fiancé over the holiday weekend. (HD) HALLMARK

9 p.m. WWE Tribute to the Troops (N) USA

10 p.m. A Princess for Christmas (2011, Holiday) Sir Roger Moore. After her sister is killed in an auto accident, a young woman and her niece and nephew she is watching are invited to Europe for the Christmas holiday. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

10:45 p.m. White Christmas (1954, Holiday) Bing Crosby. After becoming romantically involved with a duo of singing sisters, two former Army buddies decide to take their song and dance routine on the road. NR. (HD) AMC

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