Alibi V.25 No.47 • Nov 24-30, 2016 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 24

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” (KOB-4 9am) Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Rocker stand in the cold and read statistical facts about inflatable balloons for three hours.

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” (KOAT-7 7pm) Julianne and Derek Hough welcome Boyz II Men, JoJo, Kelly Clarkson, Flo Rida, OneRepublic and Trisha Yearwood to the Walt Disney World Resort.

Christmas in Homestead (Hallmark 6pm) A cynical actress heads to the Christmas-obsessed town of Homestead, Iowa, where she falls in love with a single dad and learns the true meaning of the holiday.

Anne of Green Gables (KNME-5 7pm) The childhood favorite of a lot of adventurous, adolescent girls gets a spiffy new adaptation.

Friday 25

“If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie” (Amazon streaming anytime) Anyone who’s read the book on which this is based knows that mice are greedy bastards.

“Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day” (Amazon Streaming anytime) The Caldecott Medal winning picture book, first published in 1962, gets the animated treatment. Boyz II Men provide the music, marking the band’s second Christmas sighting this week.

“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” (Netflix streaming anytime) After a nine-year hiatus, the family drama starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel returns for an eighth season.

Christmas List (Hallmark 6pm) You really expect me to keep this up for another four weeks, Hallmark?

“Savage Kingdom” (National Geographic Wild 7pm) Watching wild animals maul one another? Now that’s a holiday tradition I can get behind.

Saturday 26

A Heavenly Christmas (Hallmark 6pm) I mean, if you can make ’em, I can list ’em.

Legends of the Hidden Temple (Nickelodeon 6pm) A week after resurrecting it’s ‘80s gameshow “Double Dare” as a TV special, Nickelodeon turns its ‘90s gameshow into a scripted, live-action movie. Can a “You Can’t Do That on Television” reboot be far behind?

Sunday 27

“2016 Soul Train Awards” (BET 6pm) Erykah Badu hosts. Brandy, Bobby Brown and DRU Hill perform. Between this and all the Boyz II Men sightings this week, it’s looking more like 1996 than 2016.

Journey Back to Christmas (Hallmark 6pm) And here it is, our first Candace Cameron Bure sighting of the holiday season.

Monday 28

“Christmas Cookie Challenge 2” (Food Network 6pm) Baking or eating?

Tuesday 29

“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” (A&E 8pm) Actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini discusses abuse at the hands of the church with other ex-Scientologists. ... Xenu is not gonna like this.

Wednesday 30

“Arrow” (KWBQ-19 7pm) Fellow CW superheroes The Flash and Supergirl show up to celebrate this show’s 100th episode.

“Christmas in Rockefeller Center” (KOB-4 7pm) Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker, fresh off parade duty, host the 84th annual tree-lighting ceremony.

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (KOB-4 8pm) Ricky Schroder, Jennifer Nettles and Gerald McRaney star in this “true?” (I don’t know) story about that time Dolly Parton’s dad tried to raise enough money to by his wife a wedding ring. Also there was a blizzard. And it was Christmas.