The holiday season is here, bringing scores of television specials that air every year. But there are also some new ones. Here are five holiday specials that will debut in the next week or so:
v “Hitched for the Holidays” (8 p.m. tonight, Hallmark): Joey Lawrence and Emily Hampshire pose as a couple to get their pushy families off their backs.
v “Love at the Christmas Table” (7 p.m. and 11 p.m. today, Lifetime): A man and woman who grew up as good friends ponder taking their relationship to the next step.
v “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” (8 p.m. Wednesday, NBC): Trace Adkins, Mariah Carey, CeeLo Green and others help light up the big tree in the Big Apple.
v “SNL Christmas” (9 p.m. Wednesday, NBC): A collection of fan-favorite holiday sketches from “Saturday Night Live.”
v “The Christmas Consultant” (7 p.m. Dec. 2, Lifetime): A workaholic couple hires a consultant (David Hasselhoff) to help them get through the holidays.
“Downton Abbey Revisited” (8 p.m., PBS): Need a “Downton Abbey” fix? Angela Lansbury hosts “Downton Abbey Revisited,” a special that recaps the first two seasons of wildly popular period drama and previews the third, spiced by interviews with producers and actors.
“liz & dick” (9 p.m., lifetime): Lindsay Lohan is on TV and it’s not for a court appearance! Tonight, the tabloid queen stars as Elizabeth Taylor in “Liz & Dick,” a movie about Hollywood’s most famous — and troubled — couple. Grant Bowler plays Richard Burton.
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‘A Christmas Carol’ at Main St. Theater
Crown Theater Produc- tions will present “A Christmas Carol” for two weekends beginning Friday at Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Dec. 7 and 8; and 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and 9.
Tickets are $13 ($10 for children 10 and under).
Call 330-482-9915 or go to brownpapertickets.com.
The Way Station will be collecting new toys during all performances to give to children in need.
A high tea will be offered before both Sunday matinees at the Barley Twist Tea Room, 115 N. Main St. Guests can arrive between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m. at the Barley Twist and enjoy tea, sandwiches and desserts before the 2 p.m. show. Seating for the tea is limited; reservations are required and must be received by Thursday for the Dec. 2 show, and Dec. 6 for the Dec. 9 show. Tickets are $25 for both the tea and show (tea only, $15). For reservations, call 330-482-9647.
Crown Theater will also present “Christmas Rock’n Around the Town Square!” at 8 p.m. Dec. 14, 15 and 16 at Main Street Theater. Tickets are $7 for all ages.
Seraphim Choir Christmas concert
Kris Harper will direct the 50-member Seraphim Chorus in an hourlong concert of Christmas music at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 in St. Patrick Church, Oak Hill Avenue.
Offerings will be accepted.
For information, call 724-658-2084.