A Christmas Carol

Wikipedia

Two of my favorite Bing Crosby holiday films – and maybe yours – air Saturday night. At the same time.

I've seen "White Christmas" with Bing and Rosemary Clooney a zillion times, so I'm setting my DVR for "Going My Way," the feel good movie which won best picture and six more Academy Awards in 1944.

ABC Television

It's a Festivus for the rest of us this weekend, with classic holiday episodes of "Seinfeld," "The Brady Bunch," "A Very Brady Christmas" and Perry Como's variety show.

"Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,"  "Frosty the Snowman," "Frosty Returns" and "The Elf on a Shelf" also repeat.

CBS Television

Charlie Brown, Rudolph, The Grinch, Frosty, Prancer, White Christmas,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “A Christmas Story”…. Yep, they’re all here.

Linus and Lucy, Lucy and Desi, and the “Little Drummer Boy” too.

My annual holiday programming guide below is back and bigger than ever -- since it includes Christmas and Hanukkah specials airing on public radio, here at the new home for my Media Beat blog.

Print it out. Post it on the fridge.

Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their holiday production of A Christmas Carol.

Behind the scenes look at "A Christmas Carol"

Dec 13, 2013

Playhouse in the Park’s production of A Christmas Carol is a longtime Cincinnati tradition, and now a former backstage employee shares some of the stories of working on the annual production. Daniel Townsend was wigmaster for four years, and he’s written A Mouthful of Goose: Backstage Stories from A Christmas Carol and he’s with Rick Pender to share a couple of those stories.