It's that time of year for holiday giving, eating, shopping and enjoying family entertainment. There's no better place to experience the uplifting and inspirational spirit of the season than on GMC TV, America's Christmas Channel, which today announced its biggest slate of holiday programming to date. Highlights include the premiere of the original GMC World Premiere Movie Christmas Angel, the cable premiere of The Waltons: The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, the landmark documentary GMC World Premiere Music Special "A Very Special Christmas: 25 Years of Bringing Joy to the World" along with the premiere of Heartland Christmas movie and marathons of some of television's all-time great family-favorite series.
"We take great pride in being known as 'America's Christmas Channel' and work year-round on developing the most robust holiday programming slate on television," said Leslie Glenn Chesloff, EVP, programming. "We think this year's lineup reflects this dedication and we look forward to sharing this selection of original movies, specials, series and holiday favorites for the entire family to enjoy."
GMC TV's holiday program highlights include the following. See local listings for encore broadcasts.
CHRISTMAS ANGEL - GMC World Premiere Original Movie
Premiere: Saturday, November 24, 7, 9 & 11 pm ET and Sunday, November 25, 7, 9 & 11 pm ET
A young girl tries to prove that the mysterious old lady next door is really an angel, when some of the Christmas wishes of the neighborhood kids start coming true.
Stars: Della Reese, Teri Polo, Kevin Sorbo and Tamera Mowry-Housley, Izabela Vidovic
THE WALTONS: THE HOMECOMING: A CHRISTMAS STORY - GMC Exclusive Premiere Movie
Premiere: Thursday, November 22, 7, 9 & 11 pm ET and Friday, November 30, 9 & 11 pm ET (presented with limited commercial interruption)
The GMC TV premiere marks the first time in 20 years that the film that brought "The Waltons" family to TV has been shown on television. John Walton has been working in another town to make money for his family during the Great Depression. As the family decorates the Christmas tree, Olivia hears on the radio that a terrible fatal accident has occurred on the highway. The family's faith is tested as they anxiously wait for John to come home on Christmas Eve. This movie served as the pilot to one of the most beloved television series of all time, "The Waltons." Stars: Patricia Neal, Richard Thomas
HEARTLAND CHRISTMAS - GMC World Premiere Movie
Premiere: Friday, November 23, 7, 9 & 11 pm ET