CULVER CITY, Calif., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on getTV, as the network celebrates the season with its second annual "The Most Wonderful Month of the Year" event. The channel turns over its daily schedule during primetime all month long in order to focus on a mixture of rare and classic Christmas-themed variety specials, TV series episodes, and films, starring some of entertainment's biggest names, from Sunday, November 27 through Sunday, December 25, culminating in a weeklong 24-hour-a-day yuletide mega-marathon kicking off at 12 noon on Sunday, December 18 and running through Christmas day.
"The Most Wonderful Month of the Year" event launches at the tail end of the Thanksgiving weekend at 7:50 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 27 with getTV's network premiere of 1998's "The Christmas Wish", starring Neil Patrick Harris as a young man who sets out to grant his grandmother's ( Debbie Reynolds) wish in THE CHRISTMAS WISH, which also features an early appearance by Naomi Watts. Then, at 10 p.m. ET, the network celebrates the holiday magic of Perry Como, with the first of four weeks of Sunday night Como specials, PERRY COMO'S CHRISTMAS IN PARIS(1982), with Angie Dickinson. Subsequent Sundays will feature holiday movies in the afternoon and early evening, followed at 10 p.m. ET by additional Como specials: PERRY COMO'S EARLY AMERICAN CHRISTMAS (Dec. 4) filmed in Colonial Williamsburg in 1978 with John Wayne and Diana Canova; PERRY COMO'S CHRISTMAS IN AUSTRIA ( Dec. 11) from 1976, boasting timeless songs from THE SOUND OF MUSIC; and PERRY COMO'S CHRISTMAS IN THE HOLY LAND ( Dec. 18), where Como is joined by Richard Chamberlain in 1980 for a journey to the land of the origins of Christmas. None of the classic Como specials, which annually took viewers on a holiday vacation to an exotic locale, have been broadcast since their initial telecasts in the late 1970s and early 1980s.