搬过来, 鲁道夫: 流媒体播放增加了节日特惠

远离过去的假期特惠 — 每年忠实地到达主要网络, 从弗罗斯蒂和鲁道夫到查理·布朗和格林奇 — much of this year’s barrage of Christmas specials will stream into the season.

Apple TV+ made news by acquiring the Charlie Brown specials, moving them off of ABC (before making them available via PBS). But that’s just the tip of a tinsel-topped iceberg of content, with several cable channels (Freeform, Hallmark and Lifetime among them) heavily turning their schedules over to holiday fare.
As for the relative newcomers to this annual programming onslaught, streaming servicessome of which didn’t even exist last Christmashave also gotten into the act, with a lineup of original movies and series intended to woo subscribers.
The following is just a smattering of what’s on tap over the next few weeks, including a few mini-reviews to help separate naughty options from the nice ones, as programmers vie to find the next perennialIt’s a Wonderful Life” (again scheduled for Christmas eve on NBC) 要么 “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (十二月. 1 on CBS).
    Given that those specials were just that — 特别 — when they rolled around every year in the pre-DVR era, that’s unlikely. But appropriately for the holidays, hope springs eternal.
    Music specials! 今年, everyone wants in on the old-time Christmas special act, which includes: “CMA Country Christmas” (美国广播公司, 十一月. 30), 凯莉·安德伍德 (HBO Max, 十二月. 3), Mariah Carey (Apple TV+, 十二月. 4), Dolly Parton (哥伦比亚广播公司, 十二月. 6), “歌舞青春: The Musical: The Holiday Special” (十二月. 11, Disney+), Argentine pop singer Diego Torres (HBO Max, 十二月. 18), and a Garth Brooks-Trisha Yearwood live concert (哥伦比亚广播公司, 十二月. 20).
    Madalen Mills and Forest Whitaker in '叮当叮当: 圣诞之旅' (Gareth Gatrell/NETFLIX)

    “叮当叮当: 圣诞之旅” (Netflix公司): Recently launched on Netflix, this energetic original musical stars Forest Whitaker as a toy makerrobbed of his best ideaswho rediscovers the holiday spirit when his granddaughter enters the picture.
    The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special(Disney+): Spoofing the legendarily bad 1978 “星球大战” holiday special, 这个 animated hour celebratesLife Day” — and 40-plus years of cinematic historywith the characters from the most recent trilogy.
    “多莉·帕顿的圣诞节在广场上” (十一月. 22, Netflix公司): Featuring original songs from Parton’s holiday album, the movie perhaps not surprisingly has an inordinately high sugar content, with Christine Baranski as the Scrooge-like figure who intends to evict the inhabitants of a small town, before finding holiday cheer (and a few other surprises). The songs aren’t especially memorable, so the moviedirected and choreographed by Debbie Allenfalls into the category of those you really have to be in the mood/spirit to watch.
    Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis in 'Happiest Season on Hulu.

    The Happiest Season (十一月. 24, Hulu): A modern twist on the holiday movie, as Mackenzie Davis (“Irresistible”) brings Kristen Stewart home for the holidays, without having come out to her family or told them that they’re a couple. Messiness ensues, with a supporting cast that includes Mary Steenburgen, Aubrey Plaza andSchitt’s Creek’sDaniel Levy.
    “12 Dates of Christmas (十一月. 26, HBO Max): A dating show with a holiday twist, as singles look for love at afairytale castlein Austria.
    Godmothered (十二月. 4, Disney+): Jillian Bell is a fairy godmother-in-training in this movie set around the holidays, trying to assist the single mom who had actually reached out for help when she was a young girl.
    'Illumination Presents Minions Holiday Special' (Illumination and Universal Pictures)

    Illumination Presents Minions Holiday Special (十一月. 27, 全国广播公司): An animated special featuring the strange-talking characters from theDespicable Me” 专营权, consisting of four new shorts.
    Dear Santa (十二月. 4, on demand): A documentary look at Operation Santa, the 100-year-old program of the US Postal Service to take needy children’s letters to Santa and fulfill their wishes.
    “博士. SeussThe Grinch Musical!” (十二月. 9, 美国广播公司): “Glee’sMatthew Morrison stars as the irascible Grinch in this stage version of the story, being performed in London.
      A Creepshow Holiday Special(十二月. 18, Shudder): 在里面 “something different” 部门, the horror anthology series is bringing its own spin to the Christmas-themed special with an episode written and directed by its producer, Greg Nicotero, on the AMC Networks streaming service.
      是, 在 2020, even the holidays come with a touch of horror.

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