FOX19 Holiday Programming Schedule

Published: Nov. 17, 2006 at 10:12 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2006 at 10:14 PM EST
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FOX19 Holiday Specials

Wednesday, November 22nd

8:00-10:00PM                        Fox Movie Special - Cheaper by the Dozen

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 23rd

9:00am-10:00am - Happy Holidays America

Spend the holiday season with your favorite celebrities and Hollywood stars.  Learn how your Hollywood favorites spend their Christmas and share the laughter and joy of their many past holiday tales.

10:00am-11:00am - America's Thanksgiving Day Parade (LIVE)

This year marks the 80th birthday of America's Thanksgiving Parade®. To celebrate this milestone, this year's Parade will have crowd favorites and new surprises with more than 75 units including floats, balloons, award-winning marching bands, clowns, specialty acts, celebrities, and The Parade Company's own Distinguished Clown Corps.

11:00am-3:30pm - FOX19 FESTIVAL OF FLIXS

While basting the turkey, tune in for a modern classic or two.

Jack Nicholson is a private detective investigating an adultery case who stumbles on to a scheme of murder in CHINATOWN (11am-1:30pm).

Then Wesley Snipes is a D.C. cop on the outside. Diane Lane is a Secret Service agent on the inside.  Together, they are tracking a White House homicide to the First Family's front door in MURDER AT 1600.

4:00-8:00pm - Network NFL Coverage - Tampa Bay @ Dallas

8:00-10:30pm - Fox Movie Special - Spiderman 2

1:30-4:00am - Movie Special - The French Lieutenant's Woman

Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 24th

9:00am-3:30pm - FOX19 FESTIVAL OF FLIX

Avoid the traffic in the Mall and spend a leisurely vacation day watching some unforgettable movies.

Start off with a comedy designed for the whole family.  In SLAPPY AND THE STINKERS, five 2nd-grade kids who don't follow strict rules by their school principal are dubbed "Stinkers" by him.  On the class visit to an aquarium the Stinkers decide that a sea lion called Slappy doesn't feel too good there, "free" him, and plant him into the principal's hot-tub.  (9:30am-11:00am)

Then, local favorite, George Clooney dons the bat suit for a turn as the Caped Crusader in BATMAN AND ROBIN.  Chris O'Donnell plays Robin and the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger is the villain de jour, Mr. Freeze.  (11:00am-1:30pm)

Finally, if you've had your fill of current football action, travel back to 1974 for Robert Aldrich's classic THE LONGEST YARD.  Burt Reynolds stars in the tale of a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, coerced to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards. (1:30pm-3:30pm)

6:30pm-7:00pm - LIGHT UP THE SQUARE  (LIVE)

FOX19 Ten o'clock News anchors Tricia Macke and Jack Atherton host the activities LIVE at the newly redesigned Fountain Square as a Cincinnati holiday tradition begins a new era.  This 30 minute special will feature the highlights of the activities on the square including the Queen City Figure Skating Club taking the ice as the new 7,140 square foot rink opens to the public.  Then, Santa Claus will rappel from the 525 Vine Building onto the rooftop of Macy's to kick off the lighting of the square; which is followed by Rozzi's Famous Fireworks.

8:00-10:00PM - Fox Movie Special - Bruce Almighty

Sunday, December 10th


A 30 minute star studded TV special hosted by film critic David Sheehan as he gives an inside look at this holiday season's new movies.  Features behind the scenes insights into blockbuster films and candid comments from the stars.  Scheduled to appear are Mel Gibson, Sylvester Stallone, Robin Williams, Danny DeVito, Angelina Jolie, Will Smith, Hugh Grant, Bernie Mac, Beyonce Knowles, Robert DeNiro, Tim Allen, Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

9:00-10:00PM - House (Holiday episode)

Saturday, December 16, 2006

8:00-9:00PM - Cops (Holiday Episodes)

11:00P-12:00AM   - Mad TV (Holiday episode)

Sunday, December 17, 2006

8:00-8:30PM - Simpsons (Holiday episode)

8:30-9:00PM - American Dad (Holiday episode)

9:30-10:00PM - The War at Home (Holiday episode)

Monday, December 18, 2006

9:00-10:00PM - Justice (Holiday episode)

Thursday, December 21, 2006

8:30-9:00PM - Happy Hour (Holiday episode)

9:00-10:00PM - The O.C. (Holiday episode)

Christmas Weekend, Saturday December 23rd

4:30pm-6:30pm - MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)

A faithful updating of the holiday classic has become a classic unto itself.  The timeless tale of a little girl who discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan (Mara Wilson) has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus.  Stellar cast includes Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, JT Walsh, Jane Leeves and Richard Attenborough as Kris Kringle.

7:00pm-8:00pm - Hollywood Holiday Celebration

This holiday special looks at Los Angeles' most elaborate and magnificent holiday festivities.  A one hour magical celebration of music, celebrities, lights, snow, elves and of course, Santa Claus.

Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th - Christmas Day, Monday December 25th

Wrap your presents and wait for Santa with holiday specials airing all night long!


A blend of holiday standards with a gospel edge, Gospel Superfest features rhythm and blues, gospel and holiday music by today's brightest stars.  Hosted by Clifton Davis.


In 1988, FOX19 collaborated with WVXU-FM (91.7) in an unprecedented joint public radio-commercial television production.  Taped before a live studio audience at the Emery Theatre, the special transformed Dicken's classic story into a multi-media experience - a live theatre performance of an old-time radio dramatization that was broadcast on television.  The broadcast has become a FOX19 holiday tradition since returning to the air in 2002. Presented with limited commercial interruptions.

2:00am-3:30am - HEIDI (1935)

Features the panoramic beauty of the Swiss alps and Sir Michael Redgrave's superb performance as Heidi's irascible grandfather.  The classic story of the orphan Heidi, abandoned on the doorstep of her Grandfather's mountain cabin, is wonderfully augmented by the strong performances of Maximillian Schell as her rich city uncle and Jean Simmons, her governess.

3:30am-5:00am - MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS (1934)

One of the most beloved of all holiday films, based on Victor Herbert's operetta, Babes in Toyland, this is the perfect film for that special time of year, or any time of year for that matter. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, the greatest comedy team of all, star as Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee, the well meaning but dim-witted apprentices to the master toymaker of Toyland. Stannie and Ollie interact seamlessly with all the wonderful fairytale characters of Toyland (Mother Goose, Old King Cole, Queen of Hearts, Simple Simon, Mother Hubbard, Little Miss Muffett, The Cat and the Fiddle, Little Boy Blue, Mary Quite Contrary)..


Experience the thrill of the holiday season at the 19th annual Neiman-Marcus Adolphus Children's Parade benefiting Children's Medical Center Dallas.  This yearly tradition is created especially for children as the parade dances through downtown Dallas with an animated array of new friends and familiar favorites, music, giant balloons and colorful floats.

(NOTE:  The FOX19 Morning News will air 6a-9am on Christmas morning)


Presented commercial free.  Live coverage of the Christmas service.

10:00am - 11:30am - MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS

Second broadcast.  See description above.

11:30am-1:30pm - THE LITTLE PRINCESS (1939)

Shirley Temple shines in this classic story of a young girl enrolled in a posh school by her wealthy father, only to be thrown into servitude to pay the insurmountable debt when her father is presumed dead and his fortune lost.  Featuring some great supporting roles by Cesar Romero as the kindly Indian servant, Ram Dass, who befriends her and Arthur Treacher in a wonderful performance as Bernie Minchin.

1:30pm - 3:00pm - SCROOGE (1935)

This is the complete version of the original and often truncated film adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  What is the holiday season without thoughts of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future  and Tiny Tim, who utters the immortal words to his family on Christmas Eve, "God Bless us, everyone." Sir Seymour Hicks stars as Scrooge, and Donald Calthrop is his downtrodden employee.

3:00pm - 5pm - MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)

Second broadcast.  See description above.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

8:00-10:00PM - Sweet Home Alabama (Fox Movie)

Friday, December 29, 2006

8:00-10:00PM - Radio (Fox Movie)

New Year's Eve - Sunday, December 31st

11:00P-12:30AM - Fox New Year's Eve Special (Fox - Live)

12:30-1:30AM - That 70's show (2 episodes)

1:30-2:30AM - South Park (2 episodes)

2:30am - 4:30am - FLASHDANCE

It's been a FOX19 tradition to air fun films after the new year's celebrations have ended to help reveler's ease into the new year.  Past films have included Sonny & Cher's CHASTITY and SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.  This year, FOX19 unveils FLASHDANCE.  So, go ahead, be a "maniac".