(WCMH) – More holiday shows, classic specials, and callback presentations are coming to NBC ahead of the 2022 Christmas and New Year’s build.
Airing Thursday, December 16 at 8 p.m., the classic made-for-television vacation film, “Dolly Parton’s Multi-Colored Coat” tells the true story of the beloved superstar’s humble upbringing in Tennessee.
According to an NBC description, the special, which premiered in 2015, “takes place among the close-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome 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, December 17 at 7:00 p.m., NBC’s Movie of the Week will be the animated musical “Sing”.
“Sing” tells the story of a city of anthropomorphic animals participating in a song contest aimed at saving the local theater with unexpected results.
The vocal 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. The Grinch of Seuss,” the latest Grinch animated film starring Benedict Cumberbatch will air Wednesday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m. The film will be followed by a reminder of the Christmas musical special. by Michael Bublé at 10 p.m.
On Friday, December 24 at 7 p.m., a Christmas Eve tradition will continue, the classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore will again air 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 10:30 p.m. on December 24, from the Vatican in Rome, Pope Francis will conduct Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.
Christmas Night, Saturday, December 25, will be devoted to all things Grinch, with the original animated classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at 7pm and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” the movie from live-action 2000 starring Jim Carrey and directed by Ron Howard, of 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
NBC is refreshing its plans for New Years Eve with “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party Hosted By Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson,” which airs Friday, December 31 from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
According to an NBC statement, the “Celebration of the Stars” will include “a lineup of special guest and star-studded musical performances” and will be broadcast live from Miami, Florida.
On New Years Day, Saturday January 1, 2022, “The New Years Celebration of the Rose Parade Presented by Honda” will air on NBC from 10:30 am to 12 noon.
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 Years festivities,” according to NBC.
It’ll be the perfect prelude for Buckeyes fans to the 108th Rose Bowl Game, where Ohio State faces Utah.
NBC also offers additional showcases of specials from Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé, Saturday Night Live and more. See the full list below.
Thursday December 16
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. DOLLY PARTON JACKET IN SEVERAL COLORS
Friday 17th December
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. FILM: SING
Monday, December 20
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. ANNIE LIVE!
Tuesday, December 21
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. A LIVE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ON SATURDAY EVENING
Wednesday 22 December
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. FILM: ILLUMINATION PRESENTS: DR. SEUSS ‘THE GRINCH
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MICHAEL BUBLÉ
Friday 24 December
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. FILM: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. NOLLS AWAKENING MASS
Saturday 25 December
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. FILM: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
Tuesday 28 December
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. FILM: Trolls
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. KELLY CLARKSON PRESENTS WHEN CHRISTMAS ARRIVES
Friday December 31
9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. MILEY’S NEW YEAR’S EVENING HOSTED BY MILEY CYRUS AND PETE DAVIDSON
Saturday January 1, 2022
10:30 am – 12 noon CELEBRATION OF THE NEW YEAR OF THE ROSE PARADE PRESENTED BY HONDA
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