Looking for a movie to enjoy during this holiday season?
Take a look at what’s showing this weekend on broadcast and cable television. And enjoy film from the comfort of home.
Friday, Dec. 15
A Star Is Born (1954)
Judy Garland should have won an Oscar for playing an ambitious singer and actress who finds that professional success can have a personal cost. James Mason costars.
3:15 p.m. TCM
Away from Her (2006)
Julie Christie, as well, should have won an Oscar for her portrayal of a vibrant, caring woman who slowly loses herself to the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease.
8 p.m. Flix
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
James Stewart, too, should have won an Oscar for his timeless look at what a man can mean to his family and friends. It wouldn’t be the holidays without this Frank Capra classic.
8 p.m. USA
Saturday, Dec. 16
John Travolta, Olivia Newton John and Stockard Channing have a fabulous time pretending they are still in high school in the joyous adaptation of the Broadway musical hit.
12:40 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. VH-1
Humphrey Bogart, also, should have won an Oscar for his indelible portrait of a cynical man who becomes much too good at covering up how much he can care for others.
4 p.m. TCM
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Edmund Gwenn won an Oscar for portraying a magical man, in a white beard, who may actually live at the North Pole except for one day in late December.
8 p.m. Saturday; 1:15 p.m. Sunday; AMC
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Meryl Streep won yet another Oscar nomination for her hilarious turn as a manipulative executive who dares to demand more than any workplace should tolerate.
8 p.m. E!
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Gene Kelly should, at least, have been nominated for an Oscar for co-directing and starring in this classic musical about the early days of talking pictures. Debbie Reynolds co-stars.
8 p.m. TCM
Sunday, Dec. 17
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Barbara Stanwyck delights as a food writer who stretches the truth about her culinary abilities in this delightful comedy of deception, denial and delicious treats.
12:15 p.m. TCM
Forrest Gump (1994)
Tom Hanks won his second Oscar for making us remember what it can mean to experience real kindness in a world that can be oh so mean. Sally Field costars.
1:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Spike