Shrek The Halls/Shrek The 3rd - Monday, December 24th – 8:30 – 11:00 PM
Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and Puss In Boots invade your home on Christmas Eve with their madcap misadventures. First, the gang puts their silly spin on Christmas with “Shrek The Halls” at 8:30. Then at 9:00, when his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Don’t miss a minute of the fun as ABC50 presents “Shrek The Third”.
Merry Grinch-mas! – Christmas night – 8:00 – 11:00 PM
Dr. Suess’ animated Christmas classic “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” kicks of a very Grinchy Holiday evening at 8pm. The mean old Grinch tries to spoil Christmas for the Who’s in Whoville but finds out that Christmas is more than “Packages, ribbons, boxes and bows…Christmas, perhaps, is a little bit more.” Then at 8:30 Jim Carey plays the Grinch in the film version of the Dr. Seuss story. This kooky, heartfelt movie directed by Ron Howard, tells the story of Little Cindy Lou Who who befriends the miserable old Grinch and shows him the real meaning of Christmas.
The Doctors - Wednesday, December 26th – 10 AM
Doctors Stork, Sears, Masterson and Ordon bring you “Celebrity Health and Beauty Secrets”. Paula Abdul reveals her beauty regimen. Denise Richards discusses hair styling tips. Marlee Matlin and Chris O’Donnell offer parenting advice.
Happy New Year, Charlie brown- Thursday, December 27th - 8 PM
Charlie Brown is invited to Peppermint Patty’s New Year’s Eve Party, but he is so engrossed in Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”, he almost misses the evening’s surprise.
Back to the Beginning Part 2 with Christiane Amanpour - Friday, December 28st – 9:00 – 11:00 PM
Join ABC News’ Christiane Amanpour on the ultimate road trip as she travels to the lands of the Bible to explore the powerful stories from Genesis to the Birth of Jesus. ”Back to the Beginning” peels back the layers of history and faith that has inspired billions. Amanpour, the veteran war correspondent, wanted to investigate the roots of those stories that have created so much conflict, and at the same time so much of the healing she has seen across her career. It is an extraordinary journey through the deserts and cities of the ancient world, to the historical and pilgrimage sites associated with the epic tale that is the backbone of Judaism, Christianity and Islam today. “BACK TO THE BEGINNING,” a two-part, four-hour special, with Part 2 airing this Friday.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Saturday, December 29th – 8:00 PM
Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts is about to start and he is enjoying the summer vacation with his friends. They get the tickets to The Quidditch World Cup Final but after the match is over, people dressed like Lord Voldemort's 'Death Eaters' set a fire to all the visitors' tents, coupled with the appearance of Voldemort's symbol, the 'Dark Mark' in the sky, which causes a frenzy across the magical community.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – December 30th – 8:00 PM
After a lonely summer on Privet Drive, Harry returns to a Hogwarts full of ill-fortune. Few of students and parents believe him or Dumbledore that Voldemort is really back. The ministry had decided to step in by appointing a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher that proves to be the nastiest person Harry has ever encountered.