Festive Flicks for the Week of February 23, 2015

christmas_tivoDr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Movie: 1 hour, 50 minutes [2000]
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM [STZK]
Synopsis: A curmudgeon living atop Mount Crumpit sets out to quash the yuletide preparations of the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville.

Frasier: Perspectives on Christmas
Season 5, Episode 9
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM [Lifetime]
Synopsis: On a massage table, everyone gets a chance to work out tensions caused by Christmas just past by telling their version of events.

Will & Grace: All About Christmas Eve
Season 5, Episode 11
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 3:30 PM [WE]
Synopsis: Christmas Eve merriment turns sour for Will, riled by Grace’s capricious requests that keep him from partying with Jack and Karen.

Married…With Children: Christmas
Season 7, Episode 12
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:30 AM [TBS]
Synopsis: Mall Santa Al recalls Christmases past, when he avoided giving gifts to the family, who’ve united to get what they want.

The Simpsons: White Christmas Blues
Season 25, Episode 8
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:30 PM [FXX]
Synopsis: Springfield turns into a winter wonderland filled with yuletide revelers when snow blankets the town as a result of the nuclear-power plant springing a leak, so Marge turns their abode into boardinghouse.

Harry Bosch: Christmas Detective

OK. I’m stretching it a bit here, but this show is really excellent and extremely binge watchable which is exactly what I did over the President’s Day long weekend. Fair warning, it’s pretty dark and there’s a serial killer but the series also takes place at Christmastime and Harry’s ex-wife has a very pretty tree. The first episode is even called “Tis the Season.” Ha ha… Anyway, just watch it and see if you can spot Santa in the trailer above.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in the Trailer for Aloha

The trailer for Cameron Crowe’s new movie, Aloha, came out yesterday and it looks fantastic! Keep in mind that this isn’t just because Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams AND my boyfriend Bill Murray are in the flick. If you pay attention to the setting and various backgrounds in the video you’ll also get more than a few glimpses of Christmas including trees, gifts, lights, nutcrackers, wreaths, Danny McBride in a santa hat, and even a holiday meltdown — just like in real life! IMDB currently has the release date listed as May 29, 2015. Christmas in May sounds good to me.

Holly Grove Christmas Movie Being Filmed in Wrentham, MA

proctor_mansionThis is pretty exciting!

An independent holiday movie is being filmed on location in Massachusetts right now. It’s reportedly called Holly Grove and a good part of the film will take place at Proctor Mansion which happens to be a very pretty inn in Wrentham, MA. It hasn’t stopped snowing in my state for pretty much the last 3 weeks so I can assure you all that if the production company was hoping for sparkling snowscapes they’ll have more than enough fluffy white stuff to use as a festive backdrop. Need proof? Here are a couple of shots from the inn’s Facebook page.

According to The Wrentham Times, the synopsis for the film is as follows: Holly Grove tells the story of a female attorney from the city who goes to a small town to finalize the estate of the owner of Holly Grove Inn, which in the film is the Proctor Mansion. Set right during the Christmas season, the attorney discovers the Inn is haunted by a man who died in the early 1900s and returns every year before Christmas.

If I learn anymore details about the movie I’ll let you know.

Image via www.proctormansioninn.com