‘Tis the Time for Holiday Programs

| December 01, 2017 | |

Holidays aren’t just for shopping – they’re also for spending time relaxing and enjoying family and friends. Perhaps that involves catching up on missed TV viewing or checking out some of the many holiday movies brought to you by cable.


As fall comes to a close, did you miss some episodes of your favorite show? Or did you hear about a new show you haven’t had time to check out? Thanks to the magic of video on demand offered by cable, now might be the time. Comcast recently analyzed its subscribers’ habits and determined which shows are top picks for viewing on demand. How does your personal list compare?

Prefer more seasonal viewing? The Hallmark Channel has been focused on its annual Countdown to Christmas programming since Oct. 27, even before the trick or treaters knocked on the door. This year’s 10-week event will feature an unprecedented 21 new original premiere. The network’s 2016 initiative made Hallmark Channel the highest-rated and most-watched network among women aged 25-54 years on all of cable during the fourth quarter.

Holiday programming is much more widespread now that Thanksgiving has passed – here’s a complete program list compiled by the website Christmas TV Schedule. So many choices, what to watch?

Then there’s the annual holiday debate over which Christmas movie is best. Google “favorite Christmas movies” and there is no shortage of lists or debates over the top choice. Also – do you consider “Die Hard” a Christmas movie? One website considers it the “greatest Christmas movie ever made.”

Here are just a few of the rankings:

What’s you’re pick? It could depend on your age. A survey by Christmas Lights Etc. found that people aged 50 and over tend to like classic Christmas movies while younger adults like a mix that includes everything.

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