Did somebody place an order for a warm, cozy and jolly holiday season?
Mark your calendar as this holiday season just got even more magical as VisionTV turns into Festivi-TV this December!
Celebrate the season with 4 weeks of great holiday movies plus music specials that will help keep you warm and cheerful.
Check out this list of what we’re offering all through December.
THE CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS
December 19 at 9pm ET
Recorded in Toronto’s Zoomer Hall, this special showcases some of Canada’s most cherished singers and musicians, plus favourite holiday songs. Hosted by The New Classical FM’s Kathleen Kajioka with performances by La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra, Voices of Victory Youth Choir, The Victoria Scholars Men’s Ensemble Choir, and Marilyn Lightstone.
YOUR ALL-TIME CLASSIC HIT PARADE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
December 9 & 23 at 8:30pm ET
What better way to lift your spirits than with a good sing-along! Join creator and host Marilyn Lightstone, The Zoomer Band with David Warrack on piano and Moshe Hammer on violin, and The Zoomer Players featuring Thom Allison, The Ault Sisters, Judy Marshak, and Simon Spiro as they perform hits like Sleigh Ride, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Little Drummer Boy, Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, and Jingle Bells.
A CELTIC FAMILY CHRISTMAS
December 26 at 9pm ET
Celtic music superstars Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy and their seven children open their doors and invite you to be a part of their holiday celebration.
GAITHER GOSPEL HOUR: CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY
December 23 at 9pm ET
Host Bill Gaither is joined by more than 100 gospel singers in this holiday celebration at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham. Featuring Joy To The World, O Holy Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and new Gaither-penned songs like Come And See What’s Happenin’.
THE ZOOMER PRESENTS A MOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS
December 5 at 10pm ET & December 9 at 11pm ET
Canadian Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter Molly Johnson joins Marissa Lennox to ring in the holiday season with songs from her holiday album: It’s A Snow Globe World.
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EPISODES OF YOUR FAVOURITE SHOWS
MURDER SHE WROTE: A CHRISTMAS SECRET
December 23 at 7pm ET
It’s Christmas in the Cove!
Everyone’s favourite amateur detective Jessica Fletcher is on the case as the future son-in-law of a prominent Cabot Cove family is suspected in the shooting of a hardware store employee.
MONK: MR. MONK MEETS HIS DAD
When Monk’s truck driving father rolls into town at Christmastime, Monk joins him on the road, where they stumble across a very peculiar mystery.
December 2, 2022 at 6pm ET / 3pm PT
MONK: MR. MONK AND THE MAN WHO SHOT SANTA
Monk becomes a social pariah when he shoots a man dressed as Santa Claus. Can he clear his name and foil a larger criminal plot in time for Christmas?
December 27, 2022 at 6pm ET / 3pm PT
Plus, classic Christmas episodes of Little House on the Prairie weekdays at 4pm ET and The Waltons weekdays at 5pm ET through the week of December 19, 2022.
GREAT HOLIDAY MOVIES
THE WALTONS’ HOMECOMING
December 10 at 4pm ET
The Waltons’ Homecoming marks the 50th anniversary of The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, which premiered in December 1971 and introduced the Walton family to TV audiences. The Waltons’ Homecoming is similarly set in the 1933 Depression Era and retells the story of the Christmas Eve that would change their lives forever. Narrated by Richard Thomas, the original John Boy.
A WALTONS THANKSGIVING
December 3 at 4pm ET
A follow-up to the Waltons’ Homecoming, this movie reunites the Walton family as they prepare for Thanksgiving and the annual Harvest Festival Fair. When a young boy arrives, their lives are dramatically transformed forever through love, faith and kindness!
December 31 at 4pm ET
A fashion magazine ad exec lands her dream assignment to organize the perfect Christmas wedding. Just one thing. The photographer she’s been partnered with is her ex-boyfriend.
LOST LETTER MYSTERIES: SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED FOR CHRISTMAS
December 3 & 24 at 2pm ET
With a duty to deliver every last letter before Christmas, the beloved quartet of post office detectives – Oliver (Eric Mabius), Shane (Kristin Booth), Rita (Crystal Lowe) and Norman (Geoff Gustafson) – are working around the clock to redirect Santa’s mail. When they receive an emotional last-minute plea, they must delay their own travel plans to make sure one little girl doesn’t lose her Christmas joy.
MISTLETOE OVER MANHATTAN
December 24 at 4pm ET
When Santa considers retirement, Mrs. Claus heads to New York City to perform a Christmas miracle and gift her husband with fresh inspiration.
COME DANCE WITH ME
December 17 at 4pm ET
When an ambitious young financier signs up for waltz lessons to impress his fiance at the annual Christmas party, sparks fly on the dance floor. Starring Andrew McCarthy and Michelle Nolden.
DECEMBER 6 – 9 AT MIDNIGHT ET / 9PM PT
Discover the delicious, rip-roaring movies based on the cartoons of Ronald Searle. It’s a VisionTV British Christmas Tradition you won’t see anywhere else on TV!
St. Trinian’s is like no academy for young ladies ever imagined by educators! The headmistress Miss Millicent Fritton is often tipsy, the school is heavily in debt, the teachers haven’t been paid for months, and the pupils have free rein, striking terror into the local residents and police. But there is new hope!
The girls of St. Trinian’s win a European tour, getting involved in love, stolen diamonds and plenty of chaos along the way.
THE PURE HELL OF ST. TRINIAN’S
A compassionate professor takes over St. Trinian’s after the girls burn the school down, but there is more to his plans than meets the eye.
THE GREAT ST. TRINIAN’S TRAIN ROBBERY
The girls confront a hapless gang of crooks trying to retrieve stashed loot.
Here’s wishing you a safe, happy and healthy holiday from your friends at VisionTV! Download your own copy of our special December schedule below.