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'Tis the Season for Holiday Programming

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Hello everyone!

It's that time of the year again, when local news begins to see preemptions for holiday-themed programming. Traditionally, this site eventually ends up taking part in the ever-festive tradition of creating lists of what your local station is airing on a given holiday.

 

And as is tradition, I am here to remind you of the no lists rule and how it applies here. 

Basically, you are welcome to discuss (a basic list is not good enough) stations special local (or in some cases, regional) programming. I know in some markets, local programming will preempt network specials. That is also fair game to mention. What is NOT fair game, and what we don't want to see, is posts that tell us what we already know: There will be big parades, there will be sports, and those air nationally, so EVERYONE is affected by them. YES, we get it, there will be no evening news on CBS in Fargo because of a football game, just like there won't be evening news on CBS in Chicago, or Dallas, or Cadillac, MI because of the same game.

 

To summarize: Tell me something I don't know!

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WXXX will be airing their traditional "Celebrate the Season" special on Christmas morning in place of their morning newscasts. The special is different each year and always very well produced.
WYYY will be airing the local Fargo Holiday Parade in place of the Macy's parade on Thanksgiving Day. The Macy's parade will be aired live on their 66.4 subchannel.

 

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WUUU: "Wake up and Buy!" preempted due to network parade programming. (Nothing special here, that parade is preempting lots of things across the country.)

WVVV: No evening news due to sports on the network. (Same deal, it's network programming that preempts things everywhere.)

WWWW: No Christmas morning newscasts, replaced by reruns of "Coach". (Syndicated programming is not a special event.)

 

Feel free to ask questions below!

 

-The Management

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While it is overproduced to the point where it's hard to tell if it's live or prerecorded, WLS will be airing the Disney-heavy 'Magnificent Mile Lights Festival' on a 1-day delay, for what I believe is the first time. Instead of this Saturday at 6pm like in years past, it'll be first-run the following night, Sunday 11/24, preempting America's Funniest Home Videos. ABC's reconfigured Saturday Night Football schedule necessitated such a change. Lead anchors Alan Krashesky and Cheryl Burton host, with Janet Davies and anchor Rob Elgas on the street. I know it's syndicated out to other O&O's and ABC stations, so check your local listings...because I'm not.

 

https://abc7chicago.com/society/magnificent-mile-lights-festival-/5689387/

 

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4 hours ago, Weeters said:

To summarize: Tell me something I don't know!

Also, most stations carry a midnight mass instead of late night talk shows because the networks don't provide talk shows on Christmas Eve, and a station not providing a newscast on Christmas Eve or morning is never a bad thing or portends the end of its news department. News folks are humans too and should be with their families if they can (I don't know how many times I've seen posts other places/Wikipedia edits that find not having a newscast on Christmas morning as a personal affront to their moral compass/a travesty).

 

3 hours ago, 24994J said:

While it is overproduced to the point where it's hard to tell if it's live or prerecorded, WLS will be airing the Disney-heavy 'Magnificent Mile Lights Festival' on a 1-day delay, for what I believe is the first time. Instead of this Saturday at 6pm like in years past, it'll be first-run the following night, Sunday 11/24, preempting America's Funniest Home Videos. ABC's reconfigured Saturday Night Football schedule necessitated such a change.

Surprised there wasn't another bump to The U--er, um, I mean CW26, or even to 7.2. I also enjoyed reading the PR, which outside of Echosmith is a 'who's who of huh and oh they still exist?!' 

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1 hour ago, mrschimpf said:

Also, most stations carry a midnight mass instead of late night talk shows because the networks don't provide talk shows on Christmas Eve, and a station not providing a newscast on Christmas Eve or morning is never a bad thing or portends the end of its news department. 

WPXI re-airs their holiday parade (which will be taking place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving) on Christmas morning in place of a morning newscast. And that's a big deal because the other two stations here air some sort of morning newscast when they should let them be with their families and Channel 11, which is very news-heavy, airs something family-friendly...

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6 hours ago, 24994J said:

While it is overproduced to the point where it's hard to tell if it's live or prerecorded, WLS will be airing the Disney-heavy 'Magnificent Mile Lights Festival' on a 1-day delay, for what I believe is the first time. Instead of this Saturday at 6pm like in years past, it'll be first-run the following night, Sunday 11/24, preempting America's Funniest Home Videos. ABC's reconfigured Saturday Night Football schedule necessitated such a change. Lead anchors Alan Krashesky and Cheryl Burton host, with Janet Davies and anchor Rob Elgas on the street. I know it's syndicated out to other O&O's and ABC stations, so check your local listings...because I'm not.

 

https://abc7chicago.com/society/magnificent-mile-lights-festival-/5689387/

 

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It’s often syndicated too WBAL has aired it several years now. 

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Still the best holiday programming of all time:

 

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1 hour ago, C Block said:

Still the best holiday programming of all time:

 

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Yes! The WPIX Yule Log.

 

It will be interesting this year as to how its handled as its the first with Nexstar on most Tribune stations but with WPIX taking over from Scripps.

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12 hours ago, TheRolyPoly said:

 

Yes! The WPIX Yule Log.

 

It will be interesting this year as to how its handled as its the first with Nexstar on most Tribune stations but with WPIX taking over from Scripps.

 

Yup...

They ALL fall for that trick in the first year...

 

"Yule Log, My Butt!"

 

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Jeffery Epstein Didn't Kill Himself.
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KDFW's got NFL Football starting with the pregame show at 9:30am, then its Da' Bears v. Lions at 11:30am, then its the 2019 US Open (PGA) at 3pm.

Newscasts: (5-9am, 5-6:30, 9-10:30pm | No 4:00am and Noon Newscasts)

 

KXAS-TV's got the 93rd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at 9am and repeats at 2pm, National Dog Show at Noon, and Thursday Night Football (Saints v. Falcons) at 7pm.

Newscasts: (6am, 5, 6, and 10pm | No 4:30-6am, 11am, and 4pm Newscasts)

 

WFAA's got the HEB Holiday Parade (KHOU) at 9am and repeats at Noon.

Newscasts: (4:30-7am, 4, 5, 6 & 10pm | No 11am Newscasts)

 

KTVT's got the Thanksgiving Day Parade at 8am, and the Cowboys v. Bills at 3pm.

Newscasts: (The only news that'll be on is at 10pm | No 4:30-7am, 11am, 4, 5, and 6pm Newscasts)

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5 minutes ago, TexasTVNews said:

KDFW's got NFL Football starting with the pregame show at 9:30am, then its Da' Bears v. Lions at 11:30am, then its the 2019 US Open (PGA) at 3pm.

Newscasts: (5-9am, 5-6:30, 9-10:30pm | No 4:00am and Noon Newscasts)

 

KXAS-TV's got the 93rd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at 9am and repeats at 2pm, National Dog Show at Noon, and Thursday Night Football (Saints v. Falcons) at 7pm.

Newscasts: (6am, 5, 6, and 10pm | No 4:30-6am, 11am, and 4pm Newscasts)

 

WFAA's got the HEB Holiday Parade (KHOU) at 9am and repeats at Noon.

Newscasts: (4:30-7am, 4, 5, 6 & 10pm | No 11am Newscasts)

 

KTVT's got the Thanksgiving Day Parade at 8am, and the Cowboys v. Bills at 3pm.

Newscasts: (The only news that'll be on is at 10pm | No 4:30-7am, 11am, 4, 5, and 6pm Newscasts)

 

Most of what you listed is national programming, and will be seen everywhere. That was specifically discouraged in the initial post of this thread. Consider this an example of what not to post here, and a warning for all.

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My mistake, you want me to delete the post? BTW, the HEB Holiday Parade (KHOU) is locally broadcasts on all Tegna Texas stations.

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