AMC's 24 ON 34 MIRACLE MARATHON
December 24 – December 25
AMC announces the 24 on 34 Miracle Marathon, a full day devoted to the heartwarming film, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. Beginning on Christmas Eve, December 24 at 8:00 PM (ET), and ending at 8:00 PM on Christmas Day, AMC rings in the holiday season with back-to-back airings of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947), coupled with its telling BACKSTORY episode. When a nice old man who claims to be the Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart and Natalie Wood star.
It was a miracle of marketing, of casting and of timing. A yuletide tale that opened in June, it was an unexpected success that became an Academy Award® winner. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET was both endearing and enduring, a message of hope and faith wrapped in sparkling performances and an enchanting script. On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, AMC presents the beloved holiday film in its entirety at 8:00 PM (ET), followed by a special new episode of BACKSTORY: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at 9:45 PM.
NEW YEAR'S IN NEW YORK MARATHON:
AMC offers viewers a trip to New York City through a movie marathon focusing on films based in the Big Apple, DESERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, REAR WINDOW, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET and BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS.
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS MOVIES:
December 24, 5:30 PM (ET)
Through film clips from popular Yuletide standards like A CHRISTMAS CAROL, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET to modern day favorites like A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE SANTA CLAUSE and CHRISTMAS VACATION, THE GREAT CHRISTMAS MOVIES takes viewers on a thematic tour — from angels to Santa Claus to Scrooge — of how Hollywood has depicted the joyous holiday season. This AMC original production is hosted by Shirley Jones. THE GREAT CHRISTMAS MOVIES is produced by Holland Entertainment Group in association with AMC. THE GREAT CHRISTMAS MOVIES is written and directed by Frank Thompson and produced by Thomas W. Holland.
HOLIDAY FILMS (in addition to Miracle on 34th Street):
CHRISTMAS EVE (1947):
December 24, 3:45 PM
To save her fortune from a designing nephew, Matlida Reid (Ann Harding) must locate her three long lost adopted sons in time for a Christmas Eve reunion. George Raft, George Brent, Randolph Scott, Joan Blondell star.