4 holiday specials to watch on TV this week

Dec 20 2017, 2:57 am

Many of us used to think Vancouver was a no-fun city. Take it from us – that’s just not true anymore. But on those rainy nights when you feel like staying in, nothing’s better than a couch and a fresh episode of your favourite show lined up on TELUS Optik TV™. With so many channels to choose from, keeping track of what’s on what station can be tough. That’s why every week we bring you our roundup of which shows to mark in your schedule.

Don’t be left out of the water cooler banter this week. Here’s what’s happening on TV from December 7 to December 13.

1. Greatest Holiday Commercial Countdown

Monday, December 7, 9 p.m. (Global)

The holiday season is known for heartwarming and sometimes hilarious commercials, and this special will bring you the best of both. Watch festive commercials for the first time and the ones you loved all season long. Hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and The Insider’s Keltie Knight, this special puts a new twist on the 12 days of Christmas, with some special commercial spots from abroad thrown in for good measure.

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2. Michael Buble’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special

Monday, December 7, 10 p.m. (City)

Musical superstars Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey, as well as Cookie Monster, take the stage with Bublé in his (and our) hometown of Vancouver. If you couldn’t tell from all his classic holiday hits, Christmas is Buble’s favourite holiday. Performances will include classic songs such as “The Christmas Song,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Let It Snow.”

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3. A Christmas Carol

Wednesday, December 9, 7 p.m. (AMC)

A television film adaptation of the famous 1843 Charles Dickens holiday novel, “A Christmas Carol,” this classic 1984 film stars George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge, the old bitter man who learns real compassion when he’s visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

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4. CMA Country Christmas

Friday, December 11, 10 p.m. (City)

Enjoy the magic of the holidays with your favorite Country stars, as they perform classic Christmas songs and share their treasured holiday memories. It’s a night of celebration guaranteed to get you in the spirit! CMA Country Christmas comes to ABC each Christmas season, hosted by Jennifer Nettles

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