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Review by C.J. Bunce

When you think of your favorite Christmas movies, you probably think of Miracle on 34th Street, Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Charlie Brown Christmas, or even Die Hard.  But maybe you don’t.  What about movies that aren’t big-budget blockbusters, that never made it to the big screen and in fact weren’t intended for a theater release?  I’ll Be Home for Christmas Movies is a look at a subset of holiday films that might be thought of as the unsung heroes of Christmas: Hallmark Channel Christmas movies.  The genre has a niche fandom, a fandom whose creations are about lost romance, conjuring a magical spirit, featuring locales of finely decked halls, strings of lights, and rafters of evergreen–and lots of happy people, at least by the end.  They also feature some favorite actors from other genres.

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It’s the sporting event day you’ve been waiting all year for.

Unless you’re watching the Super Bowl to actually see the game, you can find all the commercials online today, freeing up your schedule to watch Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XIII.  It’s hard to believe we’ve been watching this too-darned-cute puppy outing for thirteen years now.

The Puppy Bowl kicks off at 2 p.m. Central on Animal Planet and you can catch it throughout the day.  Get more information, including how the event is helping animals, at the Animal Planet website here.  Pregame commentary is available here.

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And don’t forget the fourth annual Kitten Bowl.  Kitten Bowl IV is airing on the Hallmark Channel with commentator Mary Carillo, our all-time favorite sportscaster.

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The Kitten Bowl begins at 11 a.m. Central on the Hallmark Channel.

Check out these previews after the break for Puppy Bowl XIII and Kitten Bowl IV:

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