CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It’s that time of year to snuggle up with the family (or your pet) to watch all the Christmas classics. Here’s a look at what’s airing on CBS this season.
FRIDAY, DEC 14:I Love Lucy Christmas Special 8/7c
Featuring two back-to-back episodes of the classic series I Love Lucy, the colorized “The Christmas Episode” and newly colorized “Pioneer Women.” “The Christmas Episode” (first presented in black and white on Christmas Eve, 1956), finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos' son, Little Ricky. In “Pioneer Women” (originally aired March 31, 1952), Lucy and Ethel’s hopes of joining the posh Society Matrons' League lead to a bet with their husbands over which sex—the men or the women—had it harder living in a bygone era.
The Dick Van Dyke Show—Now In Living Color! 9/8c
The two newly colorized back-to-back episodes of this memorable series were selected by series creator Carl Reiner as two of Dick Van Dyke’s best episodes. In “Where Did I Come From” (first presented on Jan. 3, 1961), 6-year-old Richie asks his parents the inevitable “where did I come from?” question, and they recall the days before his birth. In “Never Bathe on Saturday” (initially presented on March 31, 1965) the Petries' romantic second honeymoon becomes a disaster when Laura’s toe gets caught in a bath spout.
FRIDAY, DEC 21:A Home For The Holidays: The 20th Anniversary 8/7c
This two-hour, star-studded holiday special features uplifting stories of adoption from foster care to raise awareness of this important social issue. For two decades, the special has told inspirational stories of adoptive families, enhanced by performances by popular musical artists. This year’s performers will be announced at a later date.
WEDNESDAY, DEC 26:The 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors 8/7c
Cher, Philip Glass, Reba McEntire, Wayne Shorter and Hamilton co-creators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler, and Alex Lacamoire will receive honors during this two-hour program. CBS has broadcast the special each year since its debut 41 years ago.
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THURSDAY, NOV. 22:The Thanksgiving Day Parade On CBS 9 a.m.- noon live ET; 8:00-11 a.m. live CT; 7-10 a.m. live MT; 1 - 4 p.m. delayed PTA CBS Thanksgiving tradition in its 58th year, the special, to be anchored by Entertainment Tonighthost Kevin Frazier and correspondent Keltie Knight, will feature portions of the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, live from New York City. Performers during the parade will include the casts of the Broadway hit musical Dear Evan Hanson and newcomer King Kong. A special performance will be announced closer to air.
SATURDAY, NOV. 24:Robbie The Reindeer: Hooves Of Fire 8/7c
In this animated special, Robbie (voiced by Ben Stiller) must train to compete in the Reindeer Races to become a part of the sleigh team for Santa (voiced by Jim Belushi).
Robbie The Reindeer: Legend Of The Lost Tribe 8:30/7:30cI n the second of two 30-minute specials, Robbie battles Blitzen (voiced by Hugh Grant) in an effort to stop his nemesis’ launch of a reindeer theme park. Britney Spears, James Woods, Leah Remini, and Jerry Stiller are among the additional stars to lend their voices.