Festive Flicks for the Week of March 2, 2015

christmas_tivoHindsight: All I Want For Christmas Is You (Note: I’m SO excited for this one. I LOVE this show).
Season 1, Episode 9
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10:00 PM [VH1]
Synopsis: Lolly wants to get over Kevin by throwing a party; Thermal’s release is a success; Kevin does something that may force history to repeat itself.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Twas the Night Before Christening
Season 4, Episode 13
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 4:00 PM [BET]
Synopsis: Five years into the future Uncle Phil tells Nicky about his Christmas christening. Guest stars Boyz II Men.

Downton Abbey: A Mooreland Holiday
Season 5: Episode 9
Currently Streaming on PBS.Org
Synopsis: After a shooting party at a castle in Northumberland, the Crawleys return to Downton for the Christmas holiday.

The Big Bang Theory: The Clean Room Infiltration
Season 8, Episode 11
Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM [CBS]
Synopsis: Leonard and Wolowitz clash over a work emergency; Amy throws a Victorian Christmas party which Sheldon resents.

Bridget Jones’s Diary
Movie: 1 hour, 38 minutes [2001]
Currently Streaming on Netflix
Synopsis: This clever tale of Bridget Jones’s odyssey from Mr. Right-here-right-now to Mr. Right delivers a glimpse into the inner workings of the female mind.
Note: While not a “traditional Christmas” film, I watch this movie every Christmas and there’s plenty of holiday scenes bookending the storyline. Plus, who doesn’t love Mr. Darcy’s reindeer jumper.

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.

Festive Flicks for the Week of February 9, 2015

christmas_tivoUh-Oh! There’s seriously nothing of holiday note (in my opinion) on TV this week. Let’s all blame Valentine’s Day… So how about I share 5 fantastic festive episodes from Netflix for this weeks’s picks. Sound good?

The Wonder Years: A Very Cutlip Christmas
Season 4, Episode 9
Netflix Streaming [February 2015]
Synopsis: While at the mall, Kevin is surprised to find gym coach Cutlip playing the seasonal job of Santa Claus. When Cutlip realizes that Kevin knows, he gives him preferential treatment in gym class in hopes that Kevin won’t tell his secret.

Cedar Cove: Homecoming 
Season 1, Episode 13
Netflix Streaming [February 2015]
Synopsis: The Christmas Season has arrived in Cedar Cove and though Jack and Olivia are happy to be reunited, Jack is desperate to talk to his still-missing son Eric about Eric’s impending fatherhood. Meanwhile, Justine is asked to help the FBI make a case against Warren and Grace tries to heat up her relationship with Cliff

Ghost Whisperer: Holiday Spirit
Season 3, Episode 10
Netflix Streaming [February 2015]
Synopsis: Melinda deals with a ghost who thinks he’s Santa Claus, and his motives may not be pure.

Eureka: O Little Town
Season 4, Episode 10
Netflix Streaming [February 2015]
Synopsis: Sheriff Carter relates a Christmas story in which the defensive field malfunctions trapping everyone in town for the holiday. So Fargo throws a big party, unaware that the town is shrinking. All from a quest for the perfect fruitcake.

Grey’s Anatomy: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Season 2, Episode 12
Netflix Streaming [February 2015]
Christmas hits Seattle, with Izzie caring for a man who fell from his roof while hanging decorations. Meanwhile, Cristina helps perform a heart transplant on a depressed boy, and George has to contend with the family from Hell.

Festive Flicks for the Week of February 2, 2015

christmas_tivoEven when it isn’t Christmas time I still religiously check my “Christmas” wishlist on the TiVo. Not sure how to make a wishlist for you favorite holiday key words? Let me just direct you this way.

In the meantime, here are 5 festive flicks to look out for this week:

Veronica Mars: An Echolls Family Christmas
Season 1, Episode 10
Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM [PIVOT]
Synopsis: Veronica searches for a thief when Weevil’s poker winnings disappear after a game at Logan’s place. Guest stars Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna.

House Hunters: Christmas-Obsessed Woman Wants Yule Palace in Chicago
Season 96, Episode 11
Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM [HGTV]
Synopsis: A woman who is obsessed with Christmas has the holiday on her mind when searching for a home, while her husband focuses on finding a budget-friendly, contemporary place to live in Chicago.

How to Get Away with Murder: Best Christmas Ever
Season 1, Episode 11
Thursday, February 5, 2016 at 10:00 PM [ABC]
Synopsis: After holiday break, the students are questioned by police about Sam’s death; Annalise tries to behave normally and takes on a new client who is in the mob.

The Big Bang Theory: The Cooper Extraction
Season 7, Episode 11
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 10:30 PM [TBS]
Synopsis: While Sheldon is in Texas, the rest of the gang realize how much he has changed their lives as they decorate the apartment Christmas tree.

Gilmore Girls: Forgiveness and Stuff
Season 1, Episode 10
Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1:00 AM [ABCFamily]
Synopsis: Lorelai is hurt when she is excluded from her parents’ Christmas bash, but she rushes to the hospital after her father collapses at the party.

Note: All times are EST.