Homo for the Holidays

A festive selection of TV favorites and specials: Dec. 3-9

Compiled by Mikey Rox

Dec. 3

The Polar Express (ABC Family; 8:30 p.m.)

Dec. 4

A Christmas Carol (1938) (TCM; 9 a.m.)

Surviving Christmas (TBS; 1:30 p.m.)

Celebrity Holiday Homes (HGTV; 8 p.m.)

Get a glimpse inside the homes of Brooke Burke, Sherri Shepherd and Trisha Yearwood as HGTV designers Brandon Branch, Mike Russo and Sandra Espinet turn them into seasonal sanctuaries.

Merry Madagascar (NBC; 8 p.m.)

Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special (NBC; 8:30 p.m.)

Po faces a daunting dilemma when, as Dragon Warrior, he may have to sacrifice family traditions to fulfill his formal duties at the Jade Palace.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABC Family; 11 p.m.)

Jack Skellington of Halloween Town plots to kidnap Santa Claus and become the overlord of Christmas - and the box office. This film has been repackaged and re-released in theaters seven separate times over the past 17 years.

Dec. 5

Harry Potter Marathon (ABC Family; 7 a.m.)

An entire morning, noon and night filled with magic and mayhem from everyone's favorite witches and wizards.

Holiday Affair (TCM; 12:30 p.m.)

The Christmas Child (Lifetime; 3 p.m.)

A Dad for Christmas (Lifetime; 5 p.m.)

A young dad steals his own child from the hospital when the boy's mother puts him up for adoption against the father's wishes. This just screams holiday cheer, doesn't it?

Dec. 6

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys (ABC Family; 7 p.m.)

Martha Stewart's Holiday Open House (Hallmark; 8 p.m.)

The Best Thing I Ever Made for the Holidays (Food Network; 9 p.m.)

Celebrity chefs Cat Cora, Aaron Sanchez, Ted Allen and others invite viewers inside their homes as they prepare their signature holiday dishes, including juicy prime rib, sweet butter tarts, and crispy rack of pork.

Dec. 7

Mickey's Christmas Special (ABC Family; 7 p.m.)

Cranberry Christmas (ABC Family; 7:30 p.m.)

This adaptation of a children's book series was commissioned by Ocean Spray. Yep, the juice makers. And wouldn't ya know it, a bunch of kids are fighting for the right to ice skate on a local cranberry bog. Pairs nicely with a shot of vodka.

A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC; 8 p.m.)

Frosty's Winter Wonderland (ABC Family; 8 p.m.)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (ABC Family; 8:30 p.m.)

Dec. 8

Miracle on 34th Street (1994) (ABC Family; 8:30 p.m.)

Dec. 9

Rudolph's Shiny New Year (ABC Family; 6 p.m.)

The Gruffalo (ABC Family; 7 p.m.)

IMDB says, "A cunning mouse goes for a walk in the forest and outwits a succession of predators." Maurice Sendak should sue. Watch it and you'll see why.

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (ABC Family; 8 p.m.)

Shrek the Halls (ABC; 8 p.m.)

Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz reprise their roles as America's favorite ogre family in this fun-filled yuletide tale. Also featuring the voices of Eddie Murphy as Donkey and Antonio Banderas as Puss In Boots, this nouveau Christmas classic finds Shrek channeling the holiday spirit as only an ogre can. But as the putrid patriarch plans for a cozy family celebration, his friends make sure that it's one he won't easily forget.

The Santa Incident (Hallmark; 8 p.m.)

The Year Without Santa Claus (ABC Family; 9 p.m.)

MI Marriage Trial

Michigan Same Sex Couples Demand Respect And Equal Treatment

Michigan Leaders React To Feds Recognition Of Marriages

MI Marriage: Schuette Asks For Full Appeals Court Review

The Stay Delayed Allows 315 Couples To Wed In State

Gay Marriage Defines Schuette's Reelection Campaign

Snyder Says Schuette Going Against Trend

Sixth Circuit Continues Stay

Michigan Marriage Ban Struck Down

Michigan Makes History With First Marriages

Elected Officials, Advocates Petition Schuette To Drop Marriage Aappeal

Pictures from Ingham County - Getting Married

Pictures from Oakland County Clerk's Office - Part 1

Pictures from the Oakland County Clerk's office - Part 2

Pictures from the Oakland County Clerk's Office - Part 3

Pictures from Washtenaw County

White Nationalist Group Files Brief Supporting AG's Appeal In Marriage Ruling

Discredited Witness Part Of Right-Wing Cabal

Schauer Celebrates Overturn Of Michigan Marriage Ban

Equality Michigan Circulating Petition to Drop Appeal

Why Are Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette Wasting Michigan Taxpayer Dollars On A Costly Appeal?

Michigan Marriage Ban Co-Author Goes 'Moral'

BTL's Wedding Expo: Like Pride in April

Snyder Says Marriages Invalid

Elected Officials, Advocates Petition Schuette To Drop Marriage Appeal

Request To Remove Stay Based On Process And Substance

Schuette Lies To Satisfy Political Base

DOCUMENTS: The decision, the stay, and more

BREAKING: Holder Asked To Recognize Michigan Marriages

Michigan Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

BREAKING: Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals Issues Temporary Stay On Michigan Case

BREAKING: Same-Sex Couples Across Michigan Get Hitched

BREAKING: Judge Friedman Declares Michigan's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Judge Could Rule Late Today In Mich. Marriage Ban

Michigan Marriage Trial: And Now We Wait

Editor's Viewpoint: Our Long Journey To Justice

Federal Marriage Case Decisions Outside Michigan In Circuit Court of Appeals

Peers Distance Themselves As Regnerus Takes The Stand

Marriage Supporters, Protestors Brave Cold At Courthouse

Highlights From Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Hearing

Brown Says Schuette Instructed Clerks To Defy Court

Michigan Marriage Equality Trial Begins Second Week

Marriage Equality Trial Opens : Science v. Fear

Michigan Marriage Center Prepares State For The Possibility!

Michigan Marriage Case Begins

A Trial Full of Experts: Incredible and Not So Credible, In Hazel Park Case

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