Make it a Joyful Christmas with Joytv10

Joytv10 Joyful ChristmasThe season filled with the spirit of love, family and giving is upon us and Joytv10 is celebrating it with a host of heartwarming seasonal specials perfect for the whole household to enjoy. From classic Christmas movies, to comedies to music spectaculars filled with the joyous spirit of the holidays, there’s something served up this month for every taste.

Join Joytv10 weeknights in prime time starting Thursday, Dec. 6 through New Year’s Day for a long Santa’s list of very special holiday fun and enjoyment. Here’s what’s new for this year and coming your way:

Click on the show titles or pictures to get program descriptions and more!

THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012

Road to Avonlea ChristmasMOVIE PREMIERE: Road to Avonlea Christmas
8pm PT/11pm ET
Also airs Friday, Dec. 14 at 8pm PT/11pm ET

FUN FACT: The late Jackie Burroughs, who starred as Hetty King in the Road to Avonlea series, was once married to Zalman Yanovsky, co-founder of iconic 1960s band The Lovin’ Spoonful.

FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012

Wind at My Back ChristmasMOVIE PREMIERE: Wind at My Back Christmas
8pm PT/11pm ET
Also airs Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 8pm PT/11pm ET

FUN FACT: The movie shown playing at the local cinema is the 1938 MGM Hollywood film version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012

Dame Edna Christmas ExperienceCOMEDY PREMIERE: The Dame Edna Christmas Experience
8pm PT/11pm ET
Also airs Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 9pm PT/Midnight ET

FUN FACT: A famous Dame Edna Everage quote: “Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.”

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012

André Rieu: Home For The Holidays – André with VocalistsMUSIC SPECIAL PREMIERE: André Rieu: Home for the Holidays
8pm PT/11pm ET
Also airs Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 8pm PT/11pm ET

FUN FACT: André plays a 1667 Stradivarius violin.

THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012

The NutcrackerMUSIC SPECIAL PREMIERE: The Nutcracker
8pm PT/11pm ET
Also airs Thursday, Dec. 27 at 8pm PT/11pm ET

Features The National Ballet of Cuba and The Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble.

FUN FACT: Members of the Ontario-based Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble are performing The Nutcracker in Cuba this January 2-7, 2013.

MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012

Lea Thompson stars in "The Christmas Clause"MOVIE PREMIERE: The Christmas Clause
8pm PT/11pm ET

(2008) stars Lea Thompson and Andrew Airlie

FUN FACT: It’s been 27 years since Lea Thompson first starred as Lorraine Baines opposite Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in the first of the Back To the Future trilogy.

TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012 and WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

"A Wondrous Christmas" starring David ArchuletaMUSIC SPECIALS PREMIERE: A Wondrous Christmas and The Bells of Christmas
9:30pm PT/12:30am ET and 9pm PT/Midnight ET
Also airs Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 8 & 8:30pm PT/11 & 11:30pm ET

Two seasonal specials starring the powerfully moving Mormon Tabernacle Choir. A Wondrous Christmas also stars American Idol second place finisher David Archuleta.

FUN FACT: In 2007/2008 at age 16, David Archuleta was one of the youngest competitors ever on American Idol.

THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012

A Christmas Carol Holiday SpecialSPECIAL EVENT PREMIERE: A Christmas Carol Holiday Special
Midnight ET/9pm PT
Also airs Monday, Dec. 24 at 8pm PT/11pm ET

Features performances from Judy Maddren, Marilyn Lightstone, Leah Pinsent, Peter Keleghan, R.H. Thomson, Eric Peterson and world famous pianist David Warrack.

FUN FACT: Guest performer Marilyn Lightstone played Annie Herman in the Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning Canadian classic film Lies My Father Told Me.

FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012

A Child's Christmas in WalesSPECIAL PREMIERE: A Child’s Christmas in Wales
8pm PT/11pm ET

FUN FACT: The late Denholm Elliott, who stars in this production as Geraint, played Angela Lansbury’s Irish pen pal and love interest in the 1990 movie The Love She Sought.

Andrea Roth and Trevor Spevack star in “Crazy For Christmas”MOVIE PREMIERE: Crazy for Christmas
9pm PT/Midnight ET

(2005) stars Howard Hesseman and Andrea Roth

FUN FACT: Howard Hesseman played the iconic and enigmatic Johnny Dr. Fever Caravella in the much loved series WKRP in Cincinnati from 1978-1982 and again in 1991-1993.

FRIDAY DEC. 28, 2012 and TUESDAY, JAN. 1, 2012

Click on show titles for times.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Sing in the New YearFour breathtaking and uplifting Music & the Spoken Word specials from The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Songs for a New Year, Starting Anew, Sing in the New Year and Hope of a New Year.

FUN FACT: Two of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s recordings have reached platinum sales status and five have reached gold status in the US.

Click here for our full listing of 2012 holiday specials and we wish you the merriest of Christmases and the most joyful of holiday seasons from Joytv10!

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