Celebrate ‘Christmas in July’

Too hot for you? Celebrate Christmas five months early tonight on over-the-air channels GetTV and Movies!

GetTV will present three classic crooner-led variety hours starting at 8 pm ET:

  • Bing Crosby And The Sounds Of Christmas (1971)
  • The Best Of The Andy Williams Christmas Shows (1960s-1970s clips)
  • The Perry Como Christmas Show (1974), with guests the Carpenters, Peggy Fleming and Rich Little.

Movies! will show four Yuletide film favorites starting at 5:30:

  • Prancer (1989)
  • Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
  • Scrooged (1988)
  • All I Want for Christmas (1991).

For your local GetTV or Movies! channel, visit here or here respectively.

If you prefer on-demand streaming, you can view the Williams and Como shows free on DailyMotion. You can only see Bing’s show in its entirety on GetTV, but’s here’s a clip:

All the Movies! flicks are available on various streaming services starting at $2.99. For where to rent specific titles, search at Guidebox. For Movies!’ promotional clip for the night, click here.

Finally since this story’s home page photo of Dick Powell and Ellen Drew is from the 1940 movie Christmas in July, we must break the news that this classic Preston Sturges-directed comedy is unavailable except on DVD. So here’s the original trailer:

 

 

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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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