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Holiday TV brings new movies, specials – and Charlie Brown – Press Herald

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This image released by Disney Channel shows Scarlett Estevez in a scene from “Christmas Again,” a holiday film premiering Dec. 3 on Disney Channel. Jean Whiteside/Disney Channel via AP

Supply-chain woes are this year’s Grinch, threatening to steal gifts and good cheer. But TV is overstocked with holiday specials and rom-coms — including the Food Network’s first movie and the rebranded GAC Family channel’s Christmas debut.

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This image released by Disney Channel shows Scarlett Estevez in a scene from “Christmas Again,” a holiday film premiering Dec. 3 on Disney Channel. Jean Whiteside/Disney Channel via AP

Supply-chain woes are this year’s Grinch, threatening to steal gifts and good cheer. But TV is overstocked with holiday specials and rom-coms — including the Food Network’s first movie and the rebranded GAC Family channel’s Christmas debut.

Old favorites such as 1965’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” may require a measure of strategy to watch. The classic Peanuts special will air on PBS and, for a three-day window, be available free on Apple TV+.

The twist for the Food Network’s film is its debut on corporate sibling Discovery+ which, as with other streaming services, offers a free-trial option. Like Santa Claus scoring courtesy cookies, enjoy the gift while it lasts.

Here’s a sampling of what to watch while sipping nog and nibbling on roasted chestnuts — if available on store shelves. All air times are Eastern.

This image released by GAC Family shows Jennie Garth, left, and Cameron Mathison in “A Kindhearted Christmas,” premiering Saturday. Eric Milner/GAC Family via AP

MOVIETIME

“A Rich Christmas,” streaming now on BET+. A self-absorbed socialite gets a new perspective on life when she’s forced to work at a family homeless shelter. Bill Bellamy and Tyler Abron star.

“Candy Coated Christmas,” Discovery+, Friday. Molly McCook plays an executive whose life takes a detour when she visits the town of Peppermint Hollow. Ree Drummond (Food Network’s “The Pioneer Woman”) plays the local baker.

“A Kindhearted Christmas,” GAC Family (formerly Great American Country), Saturday. A woman wants to emulate her late husband’s generosity, bringing joy to others and maybe to herself. Jennie Garth stars.

“A Kiss Before Christmas,” Hallmark Channel, Sunday. James Denton, Teri Hatcher and Marilu Henner star in the tale of a man who gets the alternate life he wished for, and tries to give it back.

“Who Is Christmas Eve?” Bounce, 8 p.m. Sunday. A young woman (Paige Audrey-Marie Hurd) abandoned as an infant delves into her past with help from her boyfriend (Romeo Miller) and an investigative genealogist.

“Romance in the Wilds,” Fox Nation, Thursday, Nov. 25. A forest ranger and geologist (Kaitlyn Leeb, Victor Zinck Jr.) join ranks to flee a wildfire. Does love ignite? The actors also star in Fox Nation’s “Christmas in the Wilds,” out the same day.

“Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune,” Lifetime, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26. Georgia (McEntire) and Joe (John Schneider) broke up as a couple and a singing duo years ago, but their daughter wants a reunion for charity.

“Christmas Again,” Disney Channel, Friday, Dec. 3. Teenager Rowena is caught living the …….

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