(WCMH) – More holiday shows, classic specials and encore presentations are coming to NBC ahead of the 2022 Christmas and New Years releases.
Airing Thursday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m., the holiday classic made-for-TV, “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” tells the true story of the beloved superstar’s humble upbringing in Tennessee.
According to a description from NBC, the special, which premiered in 2015, “is set among the close-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome a devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith and a tattered patchwork coat that helped make Parton who she is today.
The film stars Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Gerald McRaney and Alyvia Alyn Lind.
On Friday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m., NBC’s Movie of the Week will be the 2016 animated musical “Sing.”
“Sing” is about a town of anthropomorphic animals entering a singing contest to save local theater with unexpected results.
The voice cast of “Sing” includes Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly and Jennifer Saunders.
In a network premiere, “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,” the new Grinch animated movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch will air Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. The movie will be followed by an encore of the musical special. Christmas by Michael Bublé at 10 p.m.
On Friday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m., a Christmas Eve tradition will continue as the classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore, will air again on NBC.
The Oscar-nominated film transports viewers to Bedford Falls as George Bailey, played by Stewart, learns how important he is to his loved ones and the entire community.
Then at 11:30 p.m. on December 24, from the Vatican to Rome, Pope Francis will lead Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 25, will be dedicated to all things Grinch, with the original animated classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at 8 p.m. and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” the action movie in direct from 2000 with Jim Carrey and directed by Ron Howard, of 8:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
NBC refreshes its New Year’s plans with “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party Hosted By Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson,” airing Friday, December 31 from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
According to an NBC statement, the “celebration of stars” will feature “a star-studded lineup of special guests and musical performances” and will be broadcast live from Miami, Florida.
On New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, 2022, “New Year’s Celebration of the Rose Parade Presented by Honda” will air on NBC from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The network will broadcast live from Pasadena, Calif., as the streets “are lined with thousands of parade fans as beautiful rose-covered floats and marching bands take part in their annual New Year’s Eve festivities,” according to NBC.
It will be the perfect prelude for Buckeyes fans to the 108th Rose Bowl Game, where Ohio State takes on Utah.
NBC also has additional specials from Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé, Saturday Night Live and more. See the full list below.
Thursday, December 16
9:00 – 11:00 p.m. DOLLY PARTON’S MULTICOLORED COAT
Friday, December 17
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. FILM: SINGING
Monday, December 20
8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ANNIE LIVE!
tuesday 21 december
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SATURDAY EVENING LIVE
Wednesday, December 22
8 – 10 p.m. FILM: ILLUMINATION PRESENTS: DR. THE GRINCH OF SEUSS
10 p.m. – 11 p.m. MICHAEL BUBLÉ CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Friday, December 24
8pm – 11pm CINEMA: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
11:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. CHRISTMAS MASS
saturday 25 december
8pm – 8:30pm HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
8:30pm – 11pm FILM: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
tuesday 28 december
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. FILM: TROLLS
10:00 – 11:00 p.m. KELLY CLARKSON PRESENTS WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES
Friday, December 31
10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. MILEY’S NEW YEAR’S PARTY HOSTED BY MILEY CYRUS AND PETE DAVIDSON
Saturday January 1, 2022
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. THE NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION OF THE ROSE PARADE PRESENTED BY HONDA