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With a four-day (at least for some) Thanksgiving holiday approaching, The Savvy Screener looks at some of the fare that will be available to view over-the-air or via streaming:
Dennis the Menace
Starting tonight at 8 pm ET, over-the-air channel Antenna TV will run all 146 episodes of Dennis the Menace (CBS, 1959-63), the classic sitcom based on Hank Ketcham’s comic strip about a rambunctious boy who becomes the bane of his neighbor’s – i.e., Mr. Wilson’s – existence. For a schedule, visit Antenna TV. You might also want to check out these streaming options.
March of the Wooden Soldiers
WPIX, channel 11 in New York, will continue a decades-long tradition – the airing of Laurel and Hardy’s March of the Wooden Soldiers, aka Babes in Toyland. If you live in the New York tri-state region, you can catch it on Thanksgiving, November 28, at 9 am and 3 pm ET. If you’re not a New Yorker, The Savvy Screener discusses where to stream it.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Family-friendly subscription streamer Dove Channel has added four classic holiday titles to its lineup. They include the animated 1964 TV special, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer; a collection of Red Skelton Christmas Classics; a colorized version of the 1935 feature film Scrooge; and a one-hour 1966 feature, Santa’s Christmas Circus.
Bing Crosby holiday specials
GetTV will host a “Black Friday White Christmas 24-Hour Marathon” of seven Bing Crosby holiday specials from the 1970s. Things kick-off Friday at 6 am ET. GetTV is available free over-the-air with an antenna hooked up to your TV set, as well as on many cable systems. For your local channel number, visit “Get the Channel.”
Starting at midnight ET tonight, The Film Detective’s Sling, Stirr and DistroTV channels will celebrate Thanksgiving with 24 hours of “Soundies,” a 1940s precursor of music videos. Selections include singer/actress Dorothy Dandridge (right) and jazz singer Una Mae Carlisle. You can see also see The Film Detective’s Soundies collection on-demand at TheFilmDetective.tv or on the service’s app for iOS, Amazon, Roku and Apple TV.
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