reply to post by westcoast
I'm in Pierce County, near Tacoma. I also have Comcast. Last night, NBC played "It's a Wonderful Life" at 8 p.m. I watched it even though I was
annoyed with the commercials. (Decided I have to buy it).
I will agree that this year was very slim with holiday specials. I don't think I saw any on demand, granted I don't look that much since I have
Netflix, and I despise Comcast (few more months and I'm switching).
The main programming I saw this year on cable was "Miracle on 34th Street."
There was at least two days worth of that movie showing on the guide, throughout December.
AMC had a marathon a few days ago. I can't stand that movie, so I didn't watch it, but every time I brought up the guide, there it was.
My family also watched "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" a few days ago on Cartoon Network.
But overall, the choices haven't been great this year. Last year throughout fall and into December the Canada Channel (CBC Vancouver, Channel 99),
played Sunday night movies, which were mostly Disney or holiday themed. It was nice, because I got to watch a lot of the old movies as an adult and
decide if I want to own them to watch again. This year, I didn't see any.
Last year ABC had a lot of specials leading up to Christmas, but this year I didn't see any. There might be some today, but our family hasn't
watched cable all day.
We only have a basic type cable, so there might have been more options on networks we don't get (Like Family Channel).
Perhaps this year the main broadcast networks didn't feel festive, or comcast didn't want to add it to demand for free.