Always loved this Larry Fritz illustration, which graced the cover of TV Guide for the week of December 24, 1955–exactly 55 years ago today. Back when signals were pulled in from all over on rooftop antennas–for free. Apparently they still work.

Off to Cloverdale to start my shopping. For those of you not wrapping gifts tonight by the Yule log on the “Fireplace Channel” (available 24 hours on Rogers cable 204 in the GTA), here are some holiday TV highlights elsewhere tonight and tomorrow. Merry viewing:

White Christmas (1954) 12:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 10:15 p.m., AMC)
Scrooge (1970) 6 p.m. TCM
Shrek the Halls 7:30 p.m. CTV
Miracle of 34th Street (1994) 8 p.m. CBC
It’s a Wonderful Life 8 p.m. CTV, NBC
The Bishop’s Wife (1947) 8 p.m., TCM
Phineas and Ferb 8:30 p.m. ABC
The Santa Clause 2 9 p.m. ABC
George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight: A Holiday Special 11:05 p.m., CBC
A Christmas Carol 12:05 a.m. CTV

White Christmas (1954) 3:15 a.m., AMC
Yule Log 6 a.m. CTV
A Christmas Carol (1938) 11:45 a.m. TCM
Disney Parks Christmas Parade 12 p.m. CBC
Olive The Other Reindeer 2 p.m. CBC
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) 2 p.m. NBC
Bookie the Secret Santa 3 p.m. CBC
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 8 p.m. YTV
TV`s Funniest Holiday Moments 8 p.m. Fox
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) 11 P.M. CBC

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