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Nicole Kidman Talks Rumors She And Husband Keith Urban Are Trying For Another Child

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Via Extra:

“Extra’s” Charissa Thompson caught up with actress Nicole Kidman to talk about her new film “Before I Go To Sleep” yesterday, where Nicole opened up about the rumors she and husband Keith Urban are trying to have another child and much more.

On whether she always dreamed of being an actress, Nicole revealed, “No, I wanted to be a lawyer. I wanted to be a doctor… I come from an academic family so I think that was held in much higher regard…and I was the black sheep of the family.”

As for the recent rumors that she and husband Keith Urban are trying to have another child, Nicole said, “I would be blessed to have more children…If we ever had the chance to have another child, Keith and I would be through the roof.”

And what is the mother of four’s top secret to looking young and beautiful? Nicole explained, “If you have someone to love and someone to love you. I think that’s the greatest beauty secret.”

“Before I Go To Sleep” opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, October 31st.

Charlie Sheen Addresses Rumors of his Return to “Two and a Half Men”

Could Charlie Sheen REALLY be returning to Two and a Half Men? And how in the heck would THAT happen.

Via Extra:

“Extra’s” Terri Seymour caught up with Charlie Sheen to discuss his tumultuous exit from “Two and a Half Men,” rumors that he may return for the series finale, and who his dream guest star would be for “Anger Management.”

On his very dramatic departure from “Two and a Half Men,” Charlie commented, “Never leave a hit show unless you’re fired, right? Was that out loud?”

With rumors swirling that Charlie may be making a return for the series finale of “Two and a Half Men,” Terri asked, “Something you’d consider?” Charlie responded, “I would definitely do it, yeah, yeah. If they’ll still have me, I will be there. Yeah, I owe it some measure of closure. I owe it to the fans…I just think it makes sense.”

When asked how he envisions the finale, “I have a brilliant idea but don’t want to give it away. It’s the type of moment I think people would talk about for a long time and it wouldn’t get in anybody’s way. Think it’d be a nice tip of the hat…They know I want to do it and I know they’re open to it, So, guess we’re just a meeting away from making it happen.”

As for who his dream guest star for “Anger Management” is, Charlie says, “I would love to have Jack Nicholson appear on our 100th episode because he did the movie. That’s the reason we’re all here.”

Jordana Brewster Talks Keeping Her Marriage Spicy, Paul Walker And Motherhood

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Fast & Furious star Jordana Brewster covers the Winter ’14 issue of Cosmo for Latinas, on newsstands November 4th. The Panama-born actress opens up to the magazine about saying goodbye to co-star Paul Walker, keeping her marriage spicy, and even the craziest place she’s ever had sex.

Via Cosmo:

On keeping her marriage spicy:
“Switching it up. Not talking about ideas very much and just doing them. If you can’t fail with the person you love, who can you fail with?”

On coming from the land of teeny bikinis:
“Having a larger butt, strong legs, and shapely thighs is considered beautiful, while being stick-thin is not. Brazilian women embrace their femininity and sexuality.”

On saying goodbye to costar Paul Walker:
“It’s the most difficult, intense thing I’ve ever been through. Just yesterday, I had a moment where I thought, Oh my God, I’m never going to feel the way I felt when I hugged him.”

On motherhood and using a surrogate:
“I couldn’t carry a baby. [Surrogacy] taught me a lot to have to rely on someone else to carry my baby for me, because I’m such a private and self-sufficient person. It’s the most intimate leap of faith and trust you can take.”

On the craziest place she’s ever had sex:
“A veranda during a party. That’s all I’ll say!”

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Credit: Kenneth Cappello

What Do John Mayer And Crude Oil Have In Common?

This post was brought to you by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers via sheblogs. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Oil products are quite common parts of our lives and because of crude oil, we live a life that is made so much easier!

When I stop to think about how much oil really is used in my day to day activities, my mind is blown. To think that without crude oil, my job would be incredibly hard. Heck, I wouldn’t even be typing this post right now because crude oil was used in the creation of this computer. Without electricity in our homes, it would take us forever to get ready for the day. Crude oil helps to make the lubricants that are essential for any electric motors to operate effectively. Refrigerators. Wind power generation. The construction equipment used to keep us safe from the flood waters or to help us maintain streets and bridges. All dependent on crude oil.

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What about the fun that we do engage in to keep ourselves sane from the stresses of day to day work? We work, so we must play, right? Without crude oil, there would be no fun concerts to attend because these artists need to travel to us somehow, right? The tires on any vehicle are created with the use of crude oil. Those guitar strings that John Mayer was strumming on to entertain me and thousands of other fans…yep, made out of oil.

I could go on and on and on.

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My daughter and I wouldn’t be able to enjoy a ride on a Merry-Go-Round together. Why? Most of the parts are used and maintained by crude oil.

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The oil and gas industry of Canada is such an essential part of our quality of life in our communities. Not only are the chief parts and creations of our products made of oil, the industry itself makes payments to our governments that average $18 billion/year and goes towards hospitals, schools, roads, and social programs.

In addition, the oil industry employs more than 550,000 people across Canada. The industry also supplies direct business with companies across Canada. In 2013 over 2000 companies supplied goods and/or services to the Oil Sands to construct and operate their projects, mines and upgraders. This industry makes up 20% of the value of Canada’s main stock exchange, the TSX. This is returned to investors and shareholders, including pensions.

For more information about the Oil Sands industry visit oilsandstoday.ca.

This post was brought to you by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers via sheblogs. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Kim Kardashian Celebrates Her 34th Birthday with a Shopping Spree to The Gap in Hawaii, a Painted Birkin Bag from Daughter North & More

Via Extra:

“Extra’s” Renee Bargh caught up with Kim Kardashian to chat about celebrating her 34th birthday at Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas this past Friday night. The birthday girl chatted about husband Kanye’s surprise Hawaiian birthday getaway, daughter North’s gift of a painted Birkin bag and more!

Kim opened up about husband Kanye West’s romantic birthday surprise and going on a shopping spree together at The Gap while in Hawaii, “I got woken up at 4:00 in the morning and my husband had a bag packed ready for me…we ended up in Hawaii…and we went to The Gap…We went to the mall and we shopped at the Gap for two hours….we haven’t been to The Gap in years! No one bugged us, no paparazzi was in Hawaii.”

And on her other birthday surprise—an unusual gift she received from baby North— Kim described, “It was this Hermes purse which was gorgeous with paint all over it and my computer was right next to it and it said press play….and it’s a whole video with my daughter painting for the first time all over the bag.”

Although North may be an artist in training, Kim explained that her daughter is not one for Halloween decorations, explaining “My mom decorated the whole house and North would cry every single day from the moment she saw everything…We just had to take it down and say this year is not our year.”

Heidi Pratt Opens Up About Renée Zellweger and Other Stars’ Plastic Surgery Transformations

Via Extra TV:

Renée Zellweger’s dramatic new look caused a media frenzy this week, and Heidi Pratt says she can empathize with the Oscar winner and other stars who have gone through very public transformations.

Pratt, who infamously underwent 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day, told “Extra,” “I don’t know if Renée Zellweger just aged like she said… for me, when I see people who look totally different, I have empathy. I feel I know why I did it, and it kind of brings it back to that time in my life.”

She continued, “I feel for them, I hope it’s the right decision for them and they feel good about it. That’s the most important thing, but at the same time my heart goes out to them… it’s a hard, life-changing decision… obviously they’re unhappy with something. I hope they found their happiness.

ABC Family’s 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Returns!

ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas,” cable’s biggest programming event of the year, returns with 25-continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family. From December 1 – 25, viewers can ring in the holidays with new holiday episodes of original series, holiday specials and returning favorites.

This year, “25 Days of Christmas” will feature original holiday episodes of comedy series “Melissa and Joey,” and “Baby Daddy.” And for the first time, holiday episodes of drama series “Pretty Little Liars,” “The Fosters,” “Switched at Birth,” and “Chasing Life” will also make their debut during the week of December 8. I LOVE this time of year and I absolutely LOVE watching Christmas shows.

The holiday cheer continues with the network-television premiere of the delightful holiday movie “Arthur Christmas,” featuring the voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie and Jim Broadbent as Santa, on Saturday, December 6 (9:00– 11:00 PM ET/PT) and the ABC Family debut of the new Christmas special “Toy Story That Time Forgot” on Sunday, December 7 (8:00– 8:30 PM ET/PT)

On Sunday, December 21, the network will air a Rankin Bass holiday classics marathon, featuring such beloved programs as “The Little Drummer Boy” (1:00 – 1:30 PM ET/PT), “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (3:00-4:00 PM ET/PT), and “The Year Without a Santa Claus” (4:00 – 5:00 PM ET/PT). Other returning favorites include “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (Monday, December 1, 6:00–8:00 PM), holiday classic “Elf” (Monday, December 1, 8:00–10:00 PM ET/PT,) and a “The Santa Clause” double feature (begins Tuesday, December 2, 8:00 PM ET/PT).

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS day-by-day programming highlights include*:

Monday, December 1

(4:00–5:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979)

Pardon-Me-Pete the Groundhog tells the story of how Jack Frost briefly became human and helped a knight win his lady love. (Animated)

(5:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN

Fred Astaire narrates this tale of Kris Kringle (voice of Mickey Rooney), a young man who starts a gift factory where he builds toys and gives them to all the local children, earning him the name Santa Claus. (Animated)

(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue as America’s most dedicated dad (Chevy Chase) is determined to stay at home to create “the most fun-filled old fashioned family Christmas ever” – but life has a particular way of throwing wet logs on Clark Griswold’s fire. (Live Action)

(8:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) ELF

Buddy (Will Ferrell) grew up in the North Pole, never realizing he was not a Christmas Elf like all of his friends. When he finds out the truth, he sets out for New York City to find the father he never knew. But Buddy isn’t used to the big city, and New York has never seen anyone like Buddy! (Live Action)

(10:00 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE

Tim Allen stars as Scott Calvin, a divorced father whose strained relationship with his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd) begins to mend only after a bizarre twist of fate transforms him into the new Santa. (Live Action)

(12:00–1:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN Encore Presentation

(1:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979) Encore Presentation

Tuesday, December 2

(4:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Rudolph’s magical glowing nose is not only helpful at Christmas, but also in the heat of summer when Rudolph and his friend Frosty the Snowman are called in to rescue a struggling circus at a special July 4th benefit. (Animated)

(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) ELF

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

THE SANTA CLAUSE DOUBLE FEATURE!

(8:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(10:00 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE

Holiday magic mixes with comical chaos as Tim Allen reprises his role of Scott Calvin, aka Santa, as he juggles a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost (Martin Short) – whose chilling Santa-envy has him trying to take over the “big guy’s” holiday. (Live Action)

(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) PRANCER

A young girl reawakens the Christmas spirit in her town when she becomes convinced a wounded reindeer is actually Santa’s reindeer Prancer. (Live Action)

Wednesday, December 3

(5:00–7:00 PM ET/PT) PRANCER

See Tuesday, December 2 for description. (Live Action)

(7:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE

See Tuesday, December 2 for description. (Live Action)

(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS

The Academy Award®-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for the inspiring tale of a young boy and the magical train he boards to the North Pole. Based on the beloved Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. (Animated)

(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) A VERY BRADY CHRISTMAS

The Brady family reunites for Christmas and prays for a holiday miracle when Mike Brady (Robert Reed) is involved in an accident. (Live Action)

Thursday, December 4

(5:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR

Santa sends Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to find Baby New Year, who has run away from Father Time. (Animated)

(6:00–7:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

Based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Phyllis McGinley’s children’s book, Mrs. Claus narrates this memorable classic about the time she almost donned her husband’s famous red suit. (Animated)

(7:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Wednesday, December 3 for description. (Animated)

(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The classic tale of a miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited on Christmas Eve by three ghosts who attempt to help him change his life and embrace the holidays. (Animated)

(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) SNOW

In a reinvention of the Santa Claus myth, this original ABC Family holiday movie finds Nick (Tom Cavanagh) reluctantly taking over the family business at the North Pole and, in the process of trying to bring back the spirit of Christmas they lost long ago, finds his true love. (Live Action)

Friday, December 5

(5:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(8:00–10:30 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

Jim Carrey stars as the title character who tries to ruin Christmas for all the Whos of Whoville in this live-action adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss children’s story. (Live Action)

(10:30–11:30 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(11:30 PM–2:00 AM ET/PT) – FRED CLAUS

Santa’s estranged older brother, Fred (Vince Vaughn), has reluctantly agreed to visit his family at the North Pole for Christmas. But when their longtime rift threatens Christmas for everyone, it’s up to Fred to prove that he is a true Claus and save the holidays! (Live Action)

Saturday, December 6

(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

All Ethan (Ethan Embry) and his younger sister Hallie (Thora Birch) want for Christmas is for their parents to get back together. The children concoct a scheme to make their holiday wish come true, and with the help of mice, an ice-cream truck, a few telephone calls and the magic of Santa, their plan might just work! (Live Action)

(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) A DENNIS THE MENACE CHRISTMAS

Dennis tries to spread the Christmas spirit to his grumpy neighbor Mr. Wilson (Robert Wagner) and receives some help from the Angel of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. (Live Action)

(11:00 AM–1:30 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS

See Friday, December 5 for description. (Live Action)

(1:30–2:00 PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND

Everyone’s favorite snowman, Frosty, plans to marry, but not if the evil Jack Frost can help it. Can the children save Frosty from being frozen lifeless and get him to the church on time? (Animated)

(2:00–4:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE

See Tuesday, December 2 for description. (Live Action)

(4:00–6:30 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

See Friday, December 5 for description. (Live Action)

(6:30–9:00 PM ET/PT) TOY STORY 3

In the third installment of the beloved film series, Andy is growing up and decides to put away his toys for good, except for Woody (voice of Tom Hanks). But the gang accidentally ends up among the toys at a daycare center, run by the ruthless teddy bear Lotso (voice of Ned Beatty). It’s up to Woody to rescue his friends and return them home! (Animated)

(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) ARTHUR CHRISTMAS – Network Television Premiere!

How does Santa deliver all those presents on one night? With a team of Christmas elves, and one high-tech operation, and the entire Claus family’s help! However, after a present is lost on Christmas Eve, Santa’s youngest son Arthur teams up with an elf for an urgent mission to make sure a little girl receives a special gift. (Animated)

(11:00 PM–1:00 AM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE Encore Presentation

(1:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979)

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

Sunday, December 7

(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) A DENNIS THE MENACE CHRISTMAS

See Saturday, December 6 for description. (Live Action)

(9:00–9:30 AM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

Based on the Christmas song, the “Little Drummer Boy” tells the story of Aaron, a poor boy who cannot afford to buy a present for baby Jesus and instead plays a special song for him on his drums. (Animated)

(9:30–11:30 AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY

See Tuesday, December 2 for description. (Animated)

(11:30 AM–1:30 PM ET/PT) ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

See Saturday, December 6 for description. (Animated)

(1:30-3:30PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)

Jack Frost (Michael Keaton) was always too busy to spend time with his son, Charlie. But when he dies in a car accident, Jack finds himself back to life in the form of a snowman! (Live Action)

(3:30–5:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE

See Tuesday, December 2 for description. (Live Action)

(5:30–8:00 PM ET/PT) TOY STORY 3

See Saturday, December 6 for description. (Animated)

(8:00–8:30 PM ET/PT) TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT – ABC FAMILY PREMIERE

During a post-Christmas play date, the “Toy Story” gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room. (Animated)

(8:30–10:30 PM ET/PT) ELF

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(10:30–11:00 PM ET/PT) TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT Encore Presentation

(11:00 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

Monday, December 8

(5:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) ELF

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) THE FOSTERS – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE!

As Callie and Jude spend their first Christmas with the Fosters, Callie feels the sting of still being an official foster kid, while Jude’s guilt over having been adopted has him overcompensating.

(9:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) SWITCHED AT BIRTH – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE!

As the Kennish and Vasquez families prepare to celebrate Christmas in their traditional ways, Bay and Daphne find themselves living each other’s lives as if the switch never happened.

(10:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(12:00–1:00 AM ET/PT) THE FOSTERS – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE Encore Presentation

(1:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) SWITCHED AT BIRTH – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE Encore Presentation

Tuesday, December 9

(5:00–5:30 PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND

See Saturday, December 6 for description. (Animated)

(5:30–6:00 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

Charles Dickens’s famous story is retold with Mickey as Bob Cratchit, Uncle Scrooge as Ebenezer Scrooge, Goofy as Jacob Marley’s ghost, and Donald as nephew Fred. (Animated)

(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE MERMAID

Ariel (Jodi Benson) is a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid enchanted with all things human. Disregarding her father’s order to stay away from the world above the sea, she swims to the surface and, in a raging storm, rescues the prince of her dreams. Determined to be human, she strikes a bargain with the devious sea witch, Ursula (Pat Carroll), and trades her fins and beautiful voice for legs.

(8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) PRETTY LITTLE LIARS – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE!

Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer look to clear Spencer’s name and prove a connection between Alison and Bethany, while Alison gets a glimpse at the past, present and future by a ghostly presence.

(9:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) CHASING LIFE – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE!

April’s grandparents (guest stars Ed Asner and Marion Ross) stir up trouble when they pay a visit and the Carvers celebrate an early family Christmas.

(10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(12:00–1:00 AM ET/PT) PRETTY LITTLE LIARS – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE Encore Presentation

(1:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) CHASING LIFE – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE Encore Presentation

Wednesday, December 10

(4:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE MERMAID

See Tuesday, December 9 for description. (Animated)

(6:00–7:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) BABY DADDY

Ben takes drastic measures to get Emma a much sought-after toy for her first Christmas.

(7:30–8:00 PM ET/PT) MELISSA & JOEY

Jaime Pressly drops by as Mel’s sister Meredith, who comes home from prison on furlough to celebrate Christmas with the kids and Mel, and seems unruffled by Joe’s obvious animosity towards her.

(8:00–8:30 PM ET/PT) MELISSA & JOEY – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE!

Mel and Joe are about to celebrate their first Christmas as a couple, which leads to a competition over whose family ornament should take the top spot on the tree.

(8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) BABY DADDY – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE!

Ben’s holiday season is going horribly wrong and he wishes there was no such thing as Christmas. But when Ben’s wish comes true and the holiday vanishes, he also erases Emma’s existence, since he met her mother at a Christmas Eve party. Can Ben get his loved ones to believe in Christmas and bring Emma back before it’s too late?

(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(12:00–12:30 AM ET/PT) MELISSA & JOEY – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE Encore Presentation

(12:30–1:00 AM ET/PT) BABY DADDY – NEW HOLIDAY EPISODE Encore Presentation

Thursday, December 11

(5:00–7:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)

See Sunday, December 7 for description. (Live Action)

(7:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Monday, December 1, for description. (Live Action)

(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) SCROOGED

A comedic take on Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol.” A television executive (Bill Murray) who exploits the holidays in order to boost ratings, is haunted by three ghosts. (Live Action)

(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES

In the ABC Family original holiday movie, Holly (Tia Mowry) is devastated when she is turned down for a spot in the Christmas singing group The Snow Belles. So she forms her own group, the Mistle-Tones, and challenges her rival Marci (Tori Spelling) and The Snow Belles to a Christmas Eve sing-off! (Live Action)

Friday, December 12

(4:30–5:30 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979)

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(5:30–7:30 PM ET/PT) SCROOGED

See Thursday, December 11, for description. (Live Action)

(7:30–9:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(9:30 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)

A young girl is reluctant to believe in Santa Claus, despite the appearance of a jovial man who claims to be the real thing. (Live Action)

(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS

Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez star in ABC Family’s original holiday tale about a desperate young woman who kidnaps a handsome guy to take home to her parents at Christmas to prove how well she’s doing with her life. (Live Action)

Saturday, December 13

(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) UNLIKELY ANGEL

When diva country singer Ruby Diamond (Dolly Parton) is unexpectedly killed in a car accident, she is denied access into heaven because of her selfish ways. If she reunites the Bartilson family, who have been torn apart ever since Mrs. Bartilson died, by midnight on Christmas Eve, she will become an angel. (Live Action)

(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES

See Thursday, December 11 for description. (Animated)

(11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE 3

Eight year old Alex is home sick from school when he must outwit a gang of thieves who are targeting his neighborhood searching for a specific toy car, which Alex has!

(1:00–3:00 PM ET/PT) PRANCER

See Tuesday, December 2 for description. (Live Action)

(3:00–5:30 PM ET/PT) MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)

See Friday, December 12 for description. (Live Action)

(5:30–6:00 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Tuesday, December 9 for description. (Animated)

(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(8:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(10:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(11:00–11:30 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Tuesday, December 9 for description. (Animated)

(11:30 PM–2:00 AM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS

See Friday, December 5, for description. (Live Action)

Sunday, December 14

(7:00–9:30 AM ET/PT) MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)

See Friday, December 12 for description. (Live Action)

(9:30–11:30 AM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(11:30 AM–1:30 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)

See Sunday, December 7 for description. (Live Action)

(1:30–4:00 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS

See Friday, December 5, for description. (Live Action)

(4:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(6:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

See Friday, December 5 for description. (Live Action)

(9:00 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Encore Presentation

Monday, December 15

(4:30–7:00 PM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

The holder of a Golden Ticket wins a trip to where the world’s most wonderful sweets are made, in the mysterious chocolate factory of Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder). (Live Action)

(7:00–7:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S PREP & LANDING

The half-hour holiday special reveals the never-before-told tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing, who are responsible for preparing all of the homes for Santa before the big guy arrives. Featuring the voices of Dave Foley and Sarah Chalke. (Animated)

(7:30–8:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE

Prep & Landing Elves Wayne and Lanny are back to save the day when someone threatens to put the whole world on Santa’s Naughty List. Featuring the voices of Dave Foley, Chris Parnell, and Rob Riggle. (Animated)

(8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Wednesday, December 3 for description. (Animated)

(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA BABY

In this ABC Family original holiday movie, Mary Class (Jenny McCarthy) is a highly driven business executive whose great success is acknowledged by everyone but her father, who just happens to be Santa Claus (George Wendt). (Live Action)

Tuesday, December 16

(2:00–4:30 PM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

See Monday, December 15 for description. (Live Action)

(4:30–6:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY

See Tuesday, December 2 for description. (Animated)

(6:30–8:30 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Wednesday, December 3 for description. (Animated)

(8:30–11:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE

Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is shocked when his Christmas wish – that his family would leave him alone – comes true when he is inadvertently left behind from a holiday vacation. But now there are two ruthless burglars targeting Kevin’s neighborhood, and it’s up to him to defend his house and catch the thieves! (Live Action)

(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA BABY 2: CHRISTMAS MAYBE

In this ABC Family original movie, Jenny McCarthy reprises her role as Mary Class, Santa’s daughter, who is faced with a decision when her father decides to leave her in charge of the family business. Also starring Paul Sorvino and Dean McDermott. (Live Action)

Wednesday, December 17

(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) HOLIDAZE

In this ABC Family original movie starring Jennie Garth and Cameron Mathison, Melody Gerard is unhappy when her boss sends her to her sleepy hometown to convince the reluctant townspeople to allow them to build a new discount store. Desperate to get out of town and back to her “real” life, Melody takes a spill and wakes up in an alternate universe where she never left home.

(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA BABY

See Monday, December 15 for description. (Live Action)

(11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY 2: CHRISTMAS MAYBE

See Tuesday, December 16 for description. (Live Action)

(1:00–3:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(3:00–4:30 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS

Mickey and friends return to tell five more tales of holiday spirit and Christmas cheer. (Animated)

(4:30–5:30 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(5:30–6:30 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(6:30–9:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE

See Tuesday, December 16, for description. (Live Action)

(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS CUPID

In this ABC Family original movie, Christina Milian stars as high-powered Hollywood publicist, Sloane, who finds herself haunted by the ghost of her recently departed infamous client, Caitlin (Ashley Benson), in a modern day take on Charles Dickens’ holiday classic story of A Christmas Carol. (Live Action)

Thursday, December 18

(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS CUPID

See Wednesday, December 17 for description. (Live Action)

(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) UNLIKELY ANGEL

See Saturday, December 13 for description. (Live Action)

(11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET/PT) 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS

Starring Amy Smart and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, the ABC Family original holiday movie follows a young woman who re-lives the same first date on Christmas Eve over and over again until she learns to open up her world to new things and stop living in the past. (Live Action)

(1:00–3:00 PM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS

See Friday, December 12 for description. (Live Action)

(3:00–5:00 PM ET/PT) PRANCER

See Tuesday, December 2 for description. (Live Action)

(5:00–6:30 PM ET/PT) MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS

Kelsey Grammer narrates three charming Christmas tales with a Mickey Mouse twist, including the Christmas classic The Gift of the Magi, starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. (Animated)

(6:30–8:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(8:30–11:00 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS

See Saturday, December 5, for description. (Live Action)

(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS

See Friday, December 12 for description. (Live Action)

Friday, December 19

(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) DESPERATELY SEEKING SANTA

In this ABC Family Original movie, an ambitious marketing executive gets more than she bargained for when she decides to run a “Sexy Santa” contest to replace the typical mall Santa, and the winner turns out to be more than just a handsome face.

(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

Wilmer Valderrama stars in this holiday romp set in the Unaccompanied Minors Room, an airport holding cell for dozens of stranded, parent-free kids from all over the country. (Live Action)

(11:00–11:30 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Tuesday, December 9 for description. (Animated)

(11:30 AM–1:30 PM ET/PT) PRANCER

See Tuesday, December 2 for description. (Live Action)

(1:30–3:30 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1998)

See Sunday, December 7 for description. (Live Action)

(3:30–6:00 PM ET/PT) FRED CLAUS

See Friday, December 5, for description. (Live Action)

(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE

See Tuesday, December 16, for description. (Live Action)

(8:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) ELF

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(10:00 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) SCROOGED

See Thursday, December 11, for description. (Live Action)

Saturday, December 20

(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) THE DOG WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS VACATION

Christmas chaos ensues in the ABC Family original movie “The Dog Who Saved Christmas” when the Bannister family adopts a misguided guard dog Zeus (voiced by Mario Lopez) to try and keep their home safe from neighborhood prowlers. (Live Action)

(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA BUDDIES: THE LEGEND OF SANTA PAWS

When Puppy Paws, the feisty son of Santa Paws, forgets the true meaning of the season, it’s up to the Buddies to remind him that Christmas is not about what you get; it’s about what you give. (Live Action)

(11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(12:00–2:00 PM ET/PT) ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

See Saturday, December 6 for description. (Animated)

(2:00–4:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE

See Tuesday, December 16, for description. (Live Action)

(4:00–6:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Monday, December 1, for description. (Live Action)

(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) ELF

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(8:00–10:30 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

See Friday, December 5 for description. (Live Action)

(10:30 PM–1:00 AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE Encore Presentation

(1:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) A MISER BROTHERS’ CHRISTMAS

Starring Mickey Rooney, “A Miser Brothers’ Christmas” tells the story of how Santa throws out his back, potentially spoiling Christmas for boys and girls all over the world. (Animated)

Sunday, December 21

(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) SANTA BUDDIES: THE LEGEND OF SANTA PAWS

See Saturday, December 20, for description. (Live Action)

(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

See Saturday, December 6 for description. (Animated)

(11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET/PT) RICHIE RICH’S CHRISTMAS WISH

Richie Rich (David Gallagher) gets more than he bargained for when Professor Keanbean (Eugene Levy) invents a wishing machine that magically transports Richie to an alternate universe where his nasty cousin Reggie Van Dough rules with an iron fist. (Live Action)

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS MARATHON!

(1:00–1:30 PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

See Sunday, December 7 for description. (Animated)

(1:30–2:00 PM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY

“Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey” tells the story of the donkey that carried Mary to Bethlehem. (Animated)

(2:00–3:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(3:00–4:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN

See Monday, December 1, for description. (Animated)

(4:00–5:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(5:00–7:30 PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

See Friday, December 5 for description. (Live Action)

(7:30–10:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE

See Tuesday, December 16, for description. (Live Action)

(10:00 PM–12:00 AM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Wednesday, December 3 for description. (Animated)

Monday, December 22

(7:00–9:00 AM ET/PT) RICHIE RICH’S CHRISTMAS WISH

See Sunday, December 21 for description. (Live Action)

(9:00–11:00 AM ET/PT) A DENNIS THE MENACE CHRISTMAS

See Saturday, December 6 for description. (Live Action)

(11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET/PT) UNLIKELY ANGEL

See Saturday, December 13 for description. (Live Action)

(1:00–3:00 PM ET/PT) SNOWGLOBE

In the ABC Family original movie, a mystical snow globe transports Angela (Christina Milian), who longs for the perfect Christmas away from her boisterous family, into an idyllic Christmas winter wonderland. (Live Action)

(3:00–5:00 PM ET/PT) THE MISTLE-TONES

See Thursday, December 11 for description. (Live Action)

(5:00–5:30 PM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND

See Tuesday, December 9 for description. (Animated)

(5:30-6:30 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(6:30–7:30 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Animated)

(7:30–8:30 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Thursday, December 4, for description. (Animated)

(8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT

See Sunday, December 7 for description. (Animated)

(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(12:00-2:00 AM ET/PT) RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY

See Tuesday, December 2 for description. (Animated)

Tuesday, December 23

(7:00–8:30 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS

See Thursday, December 18 for description. (Live Action)

(8:30–10:30 AM ET/PT) CHRISTMAS CUPID

See Wednesday, December 17 for description. (Live Action)

(10:30 AM–12:30 PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY

See Monday, December 15 for description. (Live Action)

(12:30–2:30 PM ET/PT) SANTA BABY 2: CHRISTMAS MAYBE

See Tuesday, December 16 for description. (Live Action)

(2:30–4:30 PM ET/PT) HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS

See Friday, December 12 for description. (Live Action)

(4:30–6:30 PM ET/PT) THE SANTA CLAUSE

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(6:30-7:00 PM ET/PT) TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT

See Sunday, December 7 for description. (Animated)

(7:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE

See Tuesday, December 16, for description. (Live Action)

(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Wednesday, December 3, for description. (Animated)

(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

See Saturday, December 6 for description. (Animated)

Wednesday, December 24

(7:00-7:30 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Tuesday, December 9 for description. (Animated)

(7:30–9:30 AM ET/PT) ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

See Saturday, December 6 for description. (Animated)

(11:00 AM-1:00 PM) SNOW

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Live Action)

(1:00 PM-3:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST

See Sunday, December 7 for description. (Live Action)

(3:00–5:00 PM ET/PT) THE POLAR EXPRESS

See Wednesday, December 3 for description. (Animated)

(5:00–7:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE

See Tuesday, December 16, for description. (Live Action)

(7:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Monday, December 1, for description. (Live Action)

(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) ELF

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(12:00–2:00 AM ET/PT) SCROOGED

See Thursday, December 11, for description. (Live Action)

Thursday, December 25

(7:00–7:30 AM ET/PT) FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND

See Tuesday, December 9 for description. (Animated)

(7:30–8:00 AM ET/PT) THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

See Sunday, December 21 for description. (Animated)

(8:00–8:30 AM ET/PT) NESTOR, THE LONG EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY

See Sunday, December 21 for description. (Animated)

(8:30–9:00 AM ET/PT) ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Actor Joel Grey narrates this animated holiday special adapted from the famous poem by Clement Moore. (Animated)

(9:00–9:30 AM ET/PT) MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

See Tuesday, December 9 for description. (Animated)

(11:00 AM–1:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE

See Tuesday, December 16, for description. (Live Action)

(1:00-2:00 PM ET/PT) RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(2:00–3:00 PM ET/PT) SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN

See Monday, December 1, for description. (Animated)

(3:00–4:00 PM ET/PT) THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

See Thursday, December 4 for description. (Animated)

(4:00–4:30 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’S PREP & LANDING

See Monday, December 15 for description. (Animated)

(4:30–5:00 PM ET/PT) DISNEY’ S PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE

See Monday, December 15 for description. (Animated)

(5:00–7:00 PM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

See Monday, December 1, for description. (Live Action)

(7:00–9:00 PM ET/PT) ELF

See Monday, December 1 for description. (Live Action)

(9:00–11:00 PM ET/PT) HOME ALONE Encore Presentation

(12:00 AM–2:00 AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE 3

See Saturday, December 13, for description. (Live Action)

ABC Family offers viewers the best way to gear up their holiday festivities with the network’s annual programming bonanza “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” beginning on Sunday, November 23rd .

The movies featured in this year’s “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” demand to be watched with a bowl of popcorn and possibly some loved ones. There is no better way to unwind from a day of holiday activities – preparing the turkey, eating leftovers, spending all your money during Black Friday – than with a favorite movie and your social-media platform of choice. Let’s face it: no television viewing experience is complete without a hashtag.

“Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” airs Sunday, November 23 – Sunday, November 30. Movie highlights include:

Sunday, November 23

(5PM–8PM ET/PT) THE HUNGER GAMES

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games is a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson). If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. “The Hunger Games” stars Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne Academy Award®-nominee Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, Lenny Kravitz as Cinna, Academy Award®-nominee Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman and Donald Sutherland as President Snow. “The Hunger Games” repeats on Friday, November 28th at 8PM and Saturday, November 29th at 5PM ET/PT.

(8PM – 10:30PM ET/PT) FINDING NEMO

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist’s office aquarium. It’s up to his worrisome father Marlin and his friendly-but-forgetful regal-blue tang fish Dory to bring Nemo home — meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer-dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more along the way. “Finding Nemo” repeats on Monday, November 24th at 6pm ET/PT.

(10:30PM – 12AM ET/PT) TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

In this beloved animated movie, Jack Skellington (Danny Elfman & Chris Sarandon), Halloweentown’s beloved Pumpkin King, is obsessed with bringing Christmas under his control and enlists his loyal townspeople to help him become a substitute Santa and create a “new and improved” version of the holiday.

Monday, November 24

(6PM-8:30PM) FINDING NEMO

Please see description on Sunday, November 23rd at 8PM ET/PT

(8:30PM–11PM ET/PT) DARK SHADOWS

Continuing their creative and commercially incandescent partnership, superstar Johnny Depp and macabre movie master Tim Burton reunite yet again in this silver screen adaptation of the cult classic supernatural soap opera. When Barnabas Collins’ (Johnny Depp) fling with jealous Angelique (Eva Green) goes horribly wrong, she turns Barnabas into a vampire and buries him alive. Almost two hundred years after this unfortunate incident, Barnabas is eventually freed and returns home to protect his dysfunctional descendants. The movie also stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter and Bella Heathcote. “Dark Shadows” repeats on Tuesday, November 25th at 6pm ET/PT.

(12AM–2AM ET/PT) ANOTHER CINDERELLA STORY

A famous dancer (Drew Seeley) returns for his senior year to surround himself with “real” people and remind himself why he fell in love with dance in the first place. At the masked high school dance, he meets a mesmerizing girl (Selena Gomez), but before he can learn her true identity, she disappears. His only clue to her identity is the mp3 player she left behind.

Tuesday, November 25

(6PM–8:30PM ET/PT) DARK SHADOWS

Please see description on Monday, November 24th at 8:30PM ET/PT

(8:30PM–11PM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

This family musical fantasy tells the story of eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder). Determined to find someone worthy of a dream-of-a-lifetime jackpot, Wonka hides five golden tickets inside five candy bars, with the winners receiving a trip through his factory and enough candy to last, well, forever. Poor but honest Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) is thrilled when he finds a ticket and chooses his Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson) to visit the factory with him. But when Wonka’s rival Slugworth (Gunter Meisner) offers Charlie a lot of money in exchange for the Everlasting Gobstopper sample, Charlie makes a heartwarming decision that earns him Wonka’s admiration and trust. “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” repeats on Wednesday, November 26th at 6pm ET/PT.

(12AM–2AM ET/PT) MIRROR, MIRROR

After a beloved King vanishes, his ruthless wife seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful 18-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White (Lily Collins), hidden away in the palace. But when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince, the jealous Queen (Julia Roberts) banishes the girl to a nearby forest. Taken in by a band of rebellious but kindhearted dwarfs, Snow White blossoms into a brave young woman determined to save her country from the Queen. With the support of her new friends, she roars into action to reclaim her birthright and win back her Prince (Armie Hammer) in this magical adventure comedy that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over.

Wednesday, November 26

(6PM–8:30PM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Please see description on Tuesday, November 25th at 8:30PM ET/PT

(8:30PM–11PM ET/PT) CARS 2

“Cars 2” is a laugh-out-loud, heart-warming adventure geared for the entire family. Star racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship on the road from Radiator Springs to exciting new places when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage! “Cars 2” repeats on Thursday, November 27th at 5:30PM ET/PT

(12AM–2AM ET/PT) A CINDERELLA STORY

Deep in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, Sam (Hilary Duff) a modern-day Cinderella, finds her Prince Charming (Chad Michael Murray) on the Internet. Despite the comically malevolent efforts of her stepmother and stepsisters to keep her at work in their diner, Sam dreams of meeting her online soul mate at the high school Halloween dance. Now, Sam discovers that outward appearances can be deceiving–and that even in the San Fernando Valley stories can have a happy ending.

Thursday, November 27

(5:30PM–8PM ET/PT) CARS 2

Please see description on Wednesday, November 26th at 8:30PM ET/PT

(8PM–8:30PM ET/PT) TOY STORY OF TERROR!

Join Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack) and their pals in a frighteningly fun animated adventure. What starts out as an exciting road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse following a detour to a roadside motel. After Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles) suddenly disappears, his friends find themselves caught up in a hilarious mystery that must be solved before they suffer the same fate in this thrilling Toy Story! “Toy Story of Terror!” repeats on Friday, November 28th at 7:30PM ET/PT

(8:30PM–11PM ET/PT) RATATOUILLE

Remy (Patton Oswalt) dreams of becoming a great a French chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem that Remy is, well, a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When Fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath the same restaurant named famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau (Brad Garrett). Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely, and certainly unwanted, visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy’s passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. Remy finds himself torn between his calling and passion in live or returning forever to his previous existence as a rat. Along the way he learns the truth about friendship, family and having no choice but to be who he really is – a rat who wants to be a chef. “Ratatouille” repeats on Friday, November 28th at 5PM ET/PT

(12AM–2AM ET/PT) A CINDERELLA STORY: ONCE UPON A SONG

It’s a modern and enchanting twist on an enduring classic. Katie (Lucy Hale) dreams of being a recording artist but is continually thwarted by her cruel stepmother (Missi Pyle) and stepsister (Megan Park). When Katie falls hard for Luke (Freddie Stroma), the new boy at her Performing Arts school, she tries to get his attention with her singing. But when her stepsister takes credit for Katie’s amazing voice and Luke falls for the wrong girl, Katie must learn to stand up for her dreams before her stepmother forces Katie to sing Luke into the arms of her wicked stepsister.

Friday, November 28

(5PM–7:30PM ET/PT) RATATOUILLE

Please see description on Thursday, November 27th at 8:30PM ET/PT

(7:30PM–8PM ET/PT) TOY STORY OF TERROR!

Please see description on Thursday, November 27th at 8PM ET/PT

(8PM–11PM ET/PT) THE HUNGER GAMES

Please see description on Sunday, November 23rd at 5PM ET/PT

(12AM–2AM ET/PT) HOME ALONE 3

In the third installment of the popular “Home Alone” series, complete with an all-new cast, a top-secret computer chip has been stolen from the U.S. Defense Department. The international criminals who expertly engineered its heist are asking for untold millions of dollars on the black market. But the precious booty, hidden inside a toy car, has been temporarily misplaced, thanks to inattentive airport baggage handlers. Its final destination: a quiet, comfortable Chicago suburb. Taking up residence in the tree-lined neighborhood, the four highly-trained spies marshal their diabolical resources and ruthless skills to retrieve the device. Their state-of-the-art surveillance and shrewd strategy foil Interpol, the FBI, U.S. Defense Department agents and the local police, but one person can stop this high-tech gang of black marketers: eight-year-old Alex Pruitt (Alex D. Linz). He is the last and only line of defense when this pesky team of bad guys invades his neighborhood. Alex has his own special surveillance tools. He has a carefully mapped-out strategy. He has courage. He has the chicken pox. And he’s “home alone”…

Saturday, November 29

(5PM–8PM ET/PT) THE HUNGER GAMES

Please see description on Sunday, November 23rd at 5PM ET/PT

(8PM–10PM ET/PT) BRAVE

“Brave” whisks viewers away on an astonishing adventure to an ancient land full of mystery and tradition. Merida (Kelly Macdonald) is a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land. When Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos in the kingdom, she must harness all of her skills and resources including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late, and discover the meaning of true bravery. “Brave” repeats on Sunday, November 30th at 6PM ET/PT.

(10PM–12AM ET/PT) DESPICABLE ME

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences and flowering rose bushes sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout belonging to Gru (Steve Carrell), a dastardly villain who, along with the help of his many little minions, is planning the biggest heist in the history of the world: he’s going to steal the moon! But his plans are foiled the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. This smash hit boasts a stellar all-star vocal cast that includes Julie Andrews, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Danny McBride, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Mindy Kaling and more. “Despicable Me” repeats on Sunday, November 30th at 8PM ET/PT.

(12AM–2AM ET/PT) PARANORMAN

The team behind “Coraline” delivers this stop-motion 3D animated comedy thriller about a small town that comes under siege by zombies and needs the help of a misunderstood local boy named Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. The all-star vocal cast includes Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Anna Kendrick and Elaine Stritch.

Sunday, November 30

(6PM–8PM ET/PT) BRAVE

Please see description on Saturday, November 29th at 8PM ET/PT

(8PM–10PM ET/PT) DESPICABLE ME

Please see description on Saturday, November 29th at 10PM ET/PT

(10PM–12AM ET/PT) NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue in this latest “Vacation” outing. This time America’s most dedicated dad, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) is determined to stay at home to create “the most fun-filled old fashioned family Christmas ever” — but life has a particular way of throwing wet logs on Clark’s fire.

What is YOUR favorite holiday show?

Cameron Diaz Talks Being Fully Nude For A Film

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Cameron Diaz appears on the cover of Marie Claire’s November issue (on newsstands October 21). In the interview for the magazine, the actress talks about her role in Annie, going fully nude for a film and having kids. Check out the highlights below.

Via Marie Claire:

On her role in Annie: “It’s not very often you get to do a musical. Even though I was terrified of doing it, I kind of had to. The two things I’m most terrified of are heights and singing in front of people. I’ve jumped out of airplanes and scaled sides of cliffs – not to get over my fears, but to address them. I just felt like this is something that needed to be addressed. I cried uncontrollably. Everybody was so supportive and having fun with it because I was so pathetic, but the only way to get through scary things is to have a sense of humor about it.”

On appearing fully nude for a film: “People have seen my butt. I’ve shown the top of my butt, the bottom of my butt. I’m not opposed to doing nudity, as long as it’s part of the story. I’ll do whatever has to get done if it’s the right thing.”

On having children: “We live in a society where everyone has kids, so they want other people to have kids. There is this culture that says celebrities are supposed to be just like us, so people think, ‘I have children, why doesn’t she?’ But I’m not going to do something because it’s expected. If a family happens, then it happens. If children come to me, then I would do that, but I’m not someone who feels like she has to do something because it’s expected.”

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Nick Cannon Turns 34, Celebrates At Drai’s Nightclub By Working

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Turning 34 never looked as good as it did last night when superstar actor, DJ, comedian, rapper, record producer and entrepreneur Nick Cannon celebrated his birthday with a special DJ set at Drai’s Nightclub – Las Vegas’ top new nightlife destination located on the rooftop of The Cromwell, the first stand-alone boutique hotel on the Strip.

Cannon arrived at Drai’s with friends, looking stylish in an all black ensemble complete with an edgy detailed leather jacket and a set of heavy chains around his neck. He was in high spirits as he posed for photos and interacted with the crowd of fans who were ready to celebrate the multi-talented star’s birthday.

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Inside Drai’s, the group sat at one of the venue’s most exclusive tables located on stage next to the DJ booth. As word of Cannon’s arrival began to buzz throughout the club, it was clear that Drai’s wasn’t emptying out any time soon. When he took to the turntable, the crowd erupted in applause and everyone soon found themselves under command of Cannon’s masterful musicality for the rest of the night. He spun a mixture of new and old hip hop, continually increasing the crowd’s momentum with the start of each new track. At one point, Cannon got so caught up in the music that jumped on top of the DJ booth to show off his dance moves and the entire club cheered him on.

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All eyes were on Cannon as a magnificent three-tiered birthday cake made its way through the club and into the DJ booth. Surprised by the monstrous dessert, he took a few moments to appreciate the gesture before getting back to his set. For the remainder of the evening, Cannon was a constant source of energy for everyone who came to party with him 11 stories above the Strip.

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At the end of his set, Cannon began to thank everyone for coming out to celebrate when the entire club started to cheer as a show of their own appreciation for the entertainment luminary. He assembled his group for a round of drinks at their VIP table before calling it a wrap and heading to his Parlour Suite at The Cromwell to end what was indisputably an “only in Vegas” kind of night.

Pharrell Williams Loves Black Women, Hates Race Issues

Via Ebony:

Pharrell Williams gives one of his most provocative interviews on topics ranging from women to racism, in the November issue of EBONY magazine.

In honor of the annual Men’s issue, the producer and co-judge on the NBC hit series, The Voice, speaks candidly about how the tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. impacted him as a Black man, husband and father. Williams’ shares:

“I don’t talk about race since it takes a very open mind to hear my view, because my view is the sky view. But I’m very troubled by what happened in Ferguson, Mo.”

“When things like that happen, we need to be a united cell. We need connective tissue to be linked by spirit and spirituality.”

“For every individual who gets killed, someone should build a school or teach a child. We really need to balance things with positivity”

Williams also hits on personal controversy. The Virginia native addresses the rumors surrounding his bias against Black women, which sparked when the cover for his latest album, Girl, showcased only non-Black females.

“I love Black women,” says Williams. “If you don’t think I love Black women, then you don’t understand me.” He continues to add, “I have obsessed over Black women since the days of Jayne Kennedy, Beverly Peele and Roshumba Williams. Those are the women I daydreamed about growing up.”

The issue also explores several other profound, discussion-worthy topics. EBONY magazine’s special report, “Dirty Little Secret,” features a riveting expose on the sex trafficking industry, how it affects young Black girls, and how readers can get involved as chronicled in the last installment of the Saving Our Girls series.

“You’re being raped, you’re being beaten and you’ve been kidnapped,” said Keisha Head as she shares her story with at-risk girls and those who have been trafficked. “Every night, a different horrific thing is happening and you’re escaping with your life,” she added. Head now works with organizations such as youthSpark, which seeks to end sex trafficking.

Additional features include a “men’s only” roundtable on relationships and intimacy; EBONY magazine’s Men Who Lead series, which highlights successful men who are small business owners; and EBONY magazine’s 20 biggest moments in sports. EBONY also offers an array of life skill articles on how to plan for family and friends as they visit for the holidays.

For more, readers can find the November issue of EBONY on newsstands October 14th.

Channing Tatum Says He’s With His Wife Because She Is Sexy

We all know Channing Tatum is sexy and it’s obvious there are many women out there who are hardcore jealous of his wife Jenna Dewan. So what does Tatum have to say about his wife, her love scenes and their first real kiss? Quotes from Redbook below if you so dare decide you’d like to cry a little bit more because you never got to fulfill your dreams.

Via Redbook:

Channing Tatum on how weird it is to watch his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s love scenes:
“Yeah, of course. I mean, she’s a very sexy individual which is obviously why I’m with her…there are many reasons! But that is definitely very high on the list. She watches when I do love scenes too, and we’ve had to kind of find our way with it. She’ll cover my eyes and I’ll cover hers. It’s all in good fun.”

On deciding who changes daughter Everly’s diaper via dance battle:
“Dance battles do sort of happen, to be honest. When we wake up in the morning, we put on music, and while Everly’s eating we dance and it just starts to get stupid. Changing the baby is an intermission – but our daughter hates getting her diaper changed, so it’s almost like a break-dancing battle to get it on her. As soon as you lay her down, she’s bridging out of it and doing some jujitsu windmill. It’s pretty intense.”

On this first real kiss with Jenna on the set of Step Up:
“We were basically together on the movie. It’s interesting now, because we can watch it and see; we can go, ‘Oh, wow, that was actually our first real kiss.’ As soon as the movie wrapped, we went back to LA and were together, and together ever since – never broken up. That’s nine years.”

That’s a freakin’ century in the celebrity world! Wowsers.

Rapper T.I. Talks Sex On The Beach, Fatherhood And Marriage

Rapper T.I. may get down and dirty on the mic with collaborators like Nelly, 2 Chainz, and Eminem, but, as Mickey Rapkin learns in the November issue of ELLE, the unexpected family man is really all about the love. Mickey Rapkin chats with Rapper T.I. about sex on the beach, fatherhood, marriage, and much more in this month’s Cherchez La Femme.

Via Elle:

T.I. on his definition of “mediocre ho” in the song “No Mediocre”:
“Sometimes it’s a fashion thing. Sometimes it’s the attitude thing. I think women are born on a pedestal, and the only thing that can remove them is a lack of respect for themselves.”

T.I. on sex on the beach which he raps about in the song “No Mediocre”:
“I’ve had sex on a beach. Not exactly in Bermuda. It was more of a metaphor…You gotta have your utensils together, you know what I’m saying? A towel, a blanket—come prepared for the elements. It’s the kind of thing you do once, say you’ve done it, and then say, “Okay, okay, it’s enough. Let’s go somewhere else.”

T.I. on the hardest part about having teenage daughters:
“Knowing when to allow a little room for maturing and when to step in and put your foot down and discipline.”

T.I. on his time in prison and the lesson he learned from it about women and relationships:
“I saw so many guys worrying about their women and what they’re doing and all that shit. They end up making their time so much harder on themselves. You don’t know where they’re at, so there’s no use worrying yourself about it.”

To read the full Q&A with T.I., head over to ELLE.com here or check it out on the digital newsstand, and at newsstands nationwide on October 21st.

*All quotes have been excerpted from ELLE’s November issue*

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Ed Sheeran Compares Love To Cheesecake

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Ed Sheeran is one of our favorite redheads. He doesn’t only write amazing love songs – he gives the best love advice too. Before embarking on his worldwide arena tour, Ed took a break to share his top tips to finding a perfect match.

Via Seventeen:

Ed Sheeran on how love is like cheesecake:
“Sometimes I wish I could go back and give my 17-year-old self love advice. I’d tell myself: ‘Ease into things slowly.’ If you have a piece of cheesecake, you don’t want to scarf it all down at once; you want to enjoy it. The same goes for love – don’t rush. Take time to figure out what you need in a relationship.”

It’s okay to be a little freaked out!
“I call this scared love. It sounds bad, but it’s not. I think we all get into situations where we’re terrified about letting ourselves fall in love because we don’t want to get hurt. But when you’re already friends and trust that person, that nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach is healthy. It means that there is something there – a deeper connection – that might be worth it. You just have to let yourself make the fall.”

Sheeran on the importance of being yourself:
“Quirks might seem weird when you’re young, but they make you stand out when you’re older and that’s an important thing.”

VIP EXCLUSIVE: TMZ Sued for Defamation By Country Music Star Sara Evan’s Ex Husband!

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Oh oh! TMZ could find themselves in deep doo doo!

Craig Schelske, the former husband of country music star Sara Evans is suing TMZ for defamation. According to Mr. Schelske TMZ maliciously disseminated false and damaging statements in a nationally broadcast segment which claimed that he was unfaithful to his wife of 14 years.

The 12 page lawsuit alleges that during a June 2014 broadcast, TMZ stated as fact that Mr. Schelske “took a hundred photographs of himself having sex with other people. That’s how [Sara Evans] found out.” According to the lawsuit, while TMZ made this pronouncement, one of the individuals on the show appears to knowingly look at a smart phone, suggesting that they had these photographs in their possession. Then, it was declared: “Yeah. That’s pretty good proof.”

“The proclamation made by TMZ left its viewers with the unmistakable belief that Mr. Schelske was unfaithful to his wife of 14 years, and that Sara Evans had discovered his infidelity when she found a hundred photographs of him having sex with other people. These statements made by TMZ on the June 17, 2014 broadcast, were and are unequivocally false. And, if TMZ had done any investigation, they would have seen, in their own previous articles that the photo allegations were false,” said Jason P. Fowler with the R. Rex Parris law firm.

Check out the OFFICIAL complaint here!

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“TMZ clearly understood the difference between reporting facts and allegations, but instead chose to sensationalize the story at Mr. Schelske’s expense. It is unfortunate when a powerful media outlet places more value in quickly publishing a story than thoroughly investigating that story before destroying someone’s life” added Fowler.

Before filing the lawsuit, Mr. Schelske gave TMZ the opportunity to retract the false statements about him and TMZ refused. Mr. Schelske is seeking compensatory damages, general damages, special damages (for loss of reputation) in an amount to be proved at trial,” concluded Fowler.

So what do you think? Does Schelske have a chance up against TMZ’s Harvey Levin?

Brad Pitt Talks About What It Is Like To Call Angelina Jolie His Wife

Via Extra

“Extra’s” Jerry Penacoli caught up with Brad Pitt while the star was promoting his new World War II film “Fury” in Washington D.C. Brad opened up to Jerry about life as a newlywed, what it’s like to call Angelina Jolie his wife, and more.

When asked, “Is it still weird for you to hear ‘wife’? Pitt revealed, “No, it’s actually you know it was something we thought we’d do for the kids and family but certainly walked away with, it means something, it’s not just a piece of paper. I thought we were as deep as you could get with six kids. And it upped the ante.”

And on shooting “By The Sea in Malta” in Malta with wife Angelina, who wrote the film’s script, Brad shared, “It’s a completely dysfunctional honeymoon, it’s an elegant kind of European sparse story that she has written about a dysfunctional couple. Really it’s about grief, it’s about a couple dealing with grief, and it’s quite beautiful and interesting. And yes this is our honeymoon. It’s not a bad place to be, I’ll tell you that.”

Speaking of honeymoons, as for pal George Clooney’s wedding, Brad did not attend and when asked if he thought Clooney was mad, Brad shared, “I don’t think so.” Brad added, “I sent him a gift early. I’m all right. I’m covered.”

“Fury” premieres in theaters nationwide tomorrow, October 17th.

Even though he is married, I still love him (but not in a creepy kind of way anymore), even though he will never love me back. Sigh. Those fantasies are dunzo.