Christmas Classic Thursdays
Enjoy great holiday movies the whole family can enjoy, Thursday nights all season long.
Thursday, November 14
Romantic complications develop just before Christmas, when department store clerk Steve Mason meets big spending customer Connie Ennis, who is really a commercial spy. When Steve unmasks Connie as a spy, he decides to let her go, which gets him fired. The two later end up on a date, which doesn't sit well with Connie's boyfriend, Carl, but delights her son Timmy, who doesn't want Carl for a step-dad. Stars Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, and Wendell Corey.
It Happened on Fifth Avenue
Thursday, November 21
Aloyisius T. McKeever, a homeless man in New York City, makes his home in a boarded-up Fifth Avenue mansion, while its owner, multi-millionaire Michael J. O'Connor winters in the South. McKeever winds up taking in homeless ex-G.I. Jim Bullock, who has been evicted from an apartment building O'Connor is tearing down for a new skyscraper, and runaway 18-year-old Trudy "Smith" who, unknown to him, is O'Connor's daughter. Soon Jim invites war buddies Whitey, Hank and their families to share the vast mansion while they seek homes of their own, but romance gets complicated when Trudy falls for Jim. Stars Gale Storm, Victor Moore, and Ann Harding.
Christmas in Connecticut
Thursday, November 28
Comedy ensues when a very undomestic (not to mention unmarried) food writer in Manhattan poses as a country wife and mother in her column to her readers and boss. When her magazine editor decides that she should host a returning war veteran at her home over the Christmas holidays, problems arise as to where to get a husband, a baby, and a country house as soon as possible! Stars Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner, and SZ Sakall.
The Bishop's Wife
Thursday, December 5
Episcopal Bishop Henry Brougham has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. In the meantime, he is losing sight of his wife and family and why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley helps everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family's affections. Stars Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven.
Babes in Toyland
Thursday, December 12
As Mary and Tom's wedding approaches, evil schemer Barnaby hatches a plot to drown Tom and steal Mary's sheep in an effort to get her to marry him. Unfortunately for Barnaby, the two henchmen he ordered to kill Tom lose their nerve, kidnap him instead and sell him to a band of gypsies, where Tom is able to escape. When Mary discovers Tom is alive, she and the children of the village strike out to find him. But before they can get back to their village, they must make their way through a dark forest, help a toymaker in Toyland make enough toys for Christmas and defeat Barnaby. Stars Annette Funicello, Tommy Sands, Ray Bolger, Ed Wynn, and Tommy Kirk.