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'Avatar,' 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Sound of Music' help TV viewers celebrate this Christmas season

At this point of the year, month and week, it had better be looking a lot like Christmas.

With the much-anticipated holiday upon us, television is doing its part, presenting attractions that reflect the spirit of the season in a variety of ways ... some funny, some serious and some simply built for all-out yuletide fun. Here's a roundup of much of what's still left for viewers on the virtual Christmas tree otherwise known as a TV screen.

ABC: This year's "Cma Country Christmas" special, with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland back as host for the third consecutive year, gets a repeat Sunday, Dec. 23 -- and later that day, the Julie Andrews-starring holiday-season perennial "The Sound of Music" also returns. Monday, Dec. 24, sees repeats of the animated specials "Disney's Prep & Landing" and "Shrek the Halls." And Christmas itself is packed with TV tradition Tuesday, Dec. 25; the morning is marked by the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade,
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Julie Andrews on holiday showings of her movie classics: 'Who's luckier than me?'

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Julie Andrews has no designs on replacing Santa Claus as a symbol of the holiday season, but she's giving him a good race anyway.

That's reaffirmed by the veteran talent's current television appearances. This weekend alone, she'll be present vocally in "Shrek 2" on MoreMax (Friday, Nov. 30) and "Shrek Forever After" on FX (Saturday, Dec. 1), and she'll be both seen and heard in "Eloise at Christmastime" on Hallmark Channel (Sunday, Dec. 2).

And that's hardly all: ABC Family ran Andrews' Oscar-winning performance in Disney's "Mary Poppins" over Thanksgiving weekend, and the channel also will feature her voice in the animated "Despicable Me" (Saturday, Dec. 8) and her presence in the two "Princess Diaries" movies (Friday, Dec. 28). And ABC again airs her much-beloved work in "The Sound of Music" Sunday, Dec. 23.

"I'm sort of pasted all over the place," Andrews tells Zap2it with a hearty laugh. "I must say, the mailbox does
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2010 Christmas TV programming: Marathons, movies and specials

After the presents are opened, the halls are decked and the roast beast is carved, a lot of folks are looking to hit the movie theater or settle in front of their favorite holiday movies or TV show marathons. Zap2it's got you covered for all your Christmas weekend TV programming.

Friday, Dec. 24

A&E: "Criminal Minds" marathon

ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys," "Mickey's Christmas Special," "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too," "Jack Frost," "Frosty's Winter Wonderland," "'Tas the Night Before Christmas," "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," "The Year Without Santa Claus" and "Rudolph's Shiny New Year.")

 

AMC: "Miracle on 34th Street," "White Christmas" marathon

Animal Planet: "Planet Earth" marathon

BBC America: "Doctor Who" marathon

Cartoon Network: Various cartoon holiday episodes

Cmt: "A Smoky Mountain Christmas," "Larry the Cable Guy's Star-studded Christmas Extravaganza," "Larry the Cable Guy
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Holiday Movies: What's on Today? (12/24/10)

The Little Drummer Boy (O Holy Night)

ABC Family, 8 Am Et

An orphan drummer boy, who hates humanity, finds his life changed when he meets three wise men traveling to Bethlehem.

Eloise at Christmastime (Sugarplum Romance)

Hallmark, 10 Am Et

Eloise can't resist and interferes as the Plaza Hotel prepares for a romantic Christmas Eve wedding.

Twas the Night Before Christmas (Comfort & Joy)

ABC Family, 1 Pm Et

After Junctionville's newspaper declares Santa a charlatan, the town works to regain his favor.

A Christmas Story (Marathon) (Laughing All the Way)

TBS, 8 Pm Et through 8 Pm Et 12/25

In the 1940s, little Ralphie tries to convince his parents to get him a Red Ryder range-model Bb gun for Christmas.

It's a Wonderful Life (Classic Cheer)

NBC, 8 Pm Et

Ruined by a miser (Lionel Barrymore) on Christmas Eve, a suicidal family man (James Stewart) sees life anew thanks to his guardian angel.

What else is showing this season?
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Holiday Movies: What's on Tonight? (12/13/09)

A Garfield Christmas (Comfort & Joy)

ABC Family, 7 Am Et

Garfield travels with Jon and Odie to the countryside to celebrate Christmas with Jon's farm family.

Eloise at Christmastime (Sugarplum Romance)

Disney, 12 Pm Et

Eloise can't resist and interferes as the Plaza Hotel prepares for a romantic Christmas Eve wedding.

Santa Baby (Family Dramedy)

ABC Family, 6 Pm Et

When Santa (George Wendt) becomes ill, his estranged daughter (Jenny McCarthy), a high-powered consultant, returns to tinker with tradition.

Holiday Inn (Classic Cheer)

AMC, 10:45 Pm Et

A singer (Bing Crosby) and a dancer (Fred Astaire) battle for a performer's (Marjorie Reynolds) affections at a New England inn, open only for the holidays.

What else is showing this season? See the complete Holiday TV Movie Guide: The 12 Flavors of Christmas.

And if you're wondering what to buy the movie lovers on your shopping list, check out our Holiday Gifts store.

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