Press Release - 11.7.16 #2
CHRISTMAS GOES COUNTRY WITH SPECIALS STARRING JOHNNY CASH & MAC DAVIS, AND WESTERN HERO JOHN WAYNE, AIRING THROUGHOUT DECEMBER AS PART OF getTV’s “THE MOST WONDERFUL MONTH OF THE YEAR” BLOCK
Each Special Features an Impressive Roster of All-Star Guests Including June Carter Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Clark, The Statler Brothers, Ronnie Milsap, & More
The Block also Highlights Films Starring Naomi Judd in A SONG FOR THE SEASON, Kris Kristofferson in MIRACLE IN THE WILDERNESS, & John Denver in THE CHRISTMAS GIFT
CULVER CITY, CA – Monday, November 7, 2016 – getTV is going country this Christmas, with rare specials and films starring genre icons Johnny Cash, Mac Davis, John Wayne, Naomi Judd, Kris Kristofferson, John Denver, and more. These programs will air throughout December as part of the network’s festive “The Most Wonderful Month Of The Year” event, putting the spotlight on an eclectic variety of classic Christmas-themed specials, episodes, and films. “The Most Wonderful Month Of The Year” begins on Sunday, November 27, and continues through Sunday, December 25.
Highlights of the country and Western Christmas offerings include groundbreaking genre legend Johnny Cash in 1977’s THE JOHNNY CASH CHRISTMAS SHOW, as the Man In Black shows off his softer side taking viewers through some of his most meaningful Christmas experiences in charming sing-alongs with his wife, June Carter, and fellow music legends and Sun Records label mates Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, as well as Roy Clark and The Statler Brothers, on Monday, December 5, at 9 p.m. ET. Then, country pioneer Mac Davis puts his trademark touch on Christmas favorites in collaborations with Gladys Knight, Barbara Mandrell, and Ronnie Milsap in THE MAC DAVIS SPECIAL: THE MUSIC OF CHRISTMAS, written and produced in 1983 by Ken Ehrlich, on Monday, December 12, at 9 p.m. ET. And Western hero John Wayne shines in one of his last televised appearances, celebrating the season in Colonial Williamsburg in 1978 with beloved crooner Perry Como in PERRY COMO’S EARLY AMERICAN CHRISTMAS, on Sunday, December 4, at 10 p.m. ET.
“The Most Wonderful Month Of The Year” block also features a number of Christmas classics starring Country music favorites, featuring Naomi Judd as a music teacher fighting to save her program from a stern administrator in A SONG FOR THE SEASON, with Andy Griffith and Gerald McRaney, on Sunday, December 4, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Next, a New York architect (John Denver) and his daughter travel to a mystical Colorado town where everyone believes in Santa Claus in THE CHRISTMAS GIFT, with Edward Winter and Jane Kaczmarek, on Tuesday, December 6, at 9 p.m. ET. And Kris Kristofferson and Kim Cattrall star as settlers who share the Gospel with their Native captors in the 1991 Western MIRACLE IN THE WILDERNESS, on Sunday, December 18, at 8:00 p.m. ET.
In addition to these films and specials, getTV’s Christmas programming includes holiday-themed episodes of classic series such as blue collar favorites THE JEFF FOXWORTHY SHOW, with Travis Tritt as a guest star, and THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW, with cast member Jennifer Lawrence; acclaimed Southern police drama IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, with Carroll O’Connor; and a slew of rare Western adventures that includes John Payne in THE RESTLESS GUN, Clu Gulager in THE TALL MAN, George Montgomery in CIMARRON CITY, and Jock Mahoney in YANCY DERRINGER, airing daily all month long.
For a complete schedule of holiday programming and times, visit www.get.tv/schedule or click on this link for the Christmas calendar. In addition to airing these shows on the dates noted above, some of the programs mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)