Looking forward to a fun-filled holiday weekend? Take a look at how the movies can help you celebrate. These are some of the films showing on broadcast and cable television.
Friday, Dec. 22
Guys and Dolls (1955)
Marlon Brando proves he can do just about anything on film when he does his own singing and dancing in this movie adaptation of the Broadway hit. Frank Sinatra costars.
5:15 p.m., TCM
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Meryl Streep, currently winning raves for her performance in The Post, casts a threatening spell in this delightful comedy about exaggerated personalities in the workplace.
7 p.m. E
Judy Garland lets Toto know they aren’t in Kansas any longer in this classic musical fantasy about special places over the rainbow. Margaret Hamilton is the ultimate wicked witch.
7:30 p.m., Friday, TNT; 8 p.m., Saturday, TCM; 5:45 p.m., Sunday, TNT
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Barbara Stanwyck would be right at home today on the Food Channel or HGTV as a culinary columnist who stretches the truth about her abilities in the kitchen.
8 p.m., Friday, TCM; 4 p.m., Sunday, TCM
Saturday, Dec. 23
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Edmund Gwenn – who just might be Santa Claus – helps a little girl who is skeptical about life learn she can trust the magic that each day can bring. Natalie Wood shines as that girl.
8 a.m., Friday, AMC; 12:30 p.m., Sunday, AMC
Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney make us all want to count our blessings, instead of sheep, in this Irving Berlin musical delight. Crosby is, of course magic when singing the title song.
10:15 a.m., Saturday, AMC; 2:45 p.m., Sunday, AMC
Charlton Heston fills the screen with his Oscar-winning personality in this epic drama about the events surrounding the birth, life and death of Christ. William Wyler directed.
10:15 a.m., TCM
Sunday, Dec. 24
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Steve McQueen delivers his only Oscar-nominated performance as a cynical naval engineer who finds himself in the middle of military conflict in China in the 1920s.
10 a.m., FXM
In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
Judy Garland and Van Johnson play coworkers who learn how to understand each other in this musical version of the story that later became You’ve Got Mail starring Tom Hanks.
12:15 p.m., TCM
Judy Garland wishes her sister to “have yourself a merry little Christmas” in the Vincente Minnelli musical celebration of how love can help families handle change.
6 p.m., TCM
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
James Stewart makes us all think about our own lives, and those wonderful moments we experience, when a man begins to question why he was born in the first place.
8 p.m., NBC
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
The movie magicians at Walt Disney studios create visual wonder and musical delights in this Oscar-nominated tale of a young woman who wants to experience many things in ife.
8 p.m., ABC