TCM celebrates this holiday month with a wide variety of film festivals to suit all tastes. With everything from Ma and Pa Kettle to Eric Rohmer in the mix, they'll be no airing of grievances this Festivus! My picks below. All times Eastern. Full schedule Here.
|The great Percy Kilbride and Marjorie Main in Ma and Pa Kettle.|
On the verge of eviction, the hillbilly family wins a slogan contest and moves into an automated home.
The hillbilly farmers win a contest and take off for New York City.
The hillbilly farmers take off in search of uranium.
The Ozark farmers try to clean up their act to help their son win a college scholarship.
A beautiful young woman stands trial for poisoning her lover.
BW-115 mins, CC,
|Sinatra does it his way in this TV special from 1965.|
Frank Sinatra performs many of his classics for a TV audience.
Dir: Dwight Hemion
A newlywed couple's honeymoon is disrupted by their friends' marital problems.
BW-111 mins, CC,
A juvenile court judge investigates the tragedy of marijuana addiction in this short film.
A liberal Japanese family pays for its opposition to World War II.
A schoolteacher struggles to imbue her students with a positive view of the world and their place in it, despite the fact that she knows of the oncoming war.
|Gregg Toland takes the director's chair for December 7th.|
After the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, the U.S. fights to survive the early days of World War II.
When her mother tries to end her closest friendship, a high school girl plots her murder.
In this short documentary, police officers are trained in the assistance and management of mentally ill and confused persons.
Dir: George C Stoney
In this short film, a drug dealer seduces a high-school student into drug addiction.
A young boy comes of age at Christmas in rural Quebec.
C-105 mins, Letterbox Format
|An early version of the iPhone in Babes in Toyland.|
The town miser plots to force Mary Quite Contrary to marry him.
A government researcher fights to survive when he's marooned in the Canadian wilderness.
C-105 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Walt Disney's photographers capture the wildlife of the Arctic.
Donald and Goofy are trappers in Antarctica with different approaches.
Dir: Ben Sharpsteen
In search of his missing wife, a man uncovers a deadly motive for her behavior.
To escape a war between men and women, a young girl moves into a fantasy world.
BW-100 mins, Letterbox Format
|A Rohmer mini festival on the 20th|
A young man is snowed in with his best friend's amorous mistress.
A self-absorbed young man fights his attraction to a woman notorious for collecting men.
A young photographer fights to build her career while coping with her best friend's marriage.
C-88 mins, CC,
A young working woman in New York vies with her flighty roommate for a doctor's heart.
|DeNiro is electric in Mean Streets.|
A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
C-112 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A quarrelsome couple discovers their marriage isn't legal.
BW-95 mins, CC,
Newly arrived in Australia, a man discovers his childhood love is now an alcoholic.
C-117 mins, CC,
An acting student goes undercover to prove a singing star killed her husband.
BW-110 mins, CC,
A man's joking suggestion that he and a chance acquaintance trade murders turns deadly.
BW-101 mins, CC,
A straying husband frames his wife for the murder of the man he'd hired to kill her.
C-105 mins, CC,
A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results.
BW-105 mins, CC,
An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.
C-136 mins, CC,
|Recover from Christmas with classic Sci-Fi on the 27th.|
An alien demands that Earth's leaders choose between peace and destruction.
BW-92 mins, CC,
England's Henry II and his estranged queen battle over the choice of an heir.
C-134 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A widowed actress and her children suffer hardships when she mistakenly marries a conservative church leader.
C-189 mins, Letterbox Format
A giant octopus attacks San Francisco.
BW-79 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A crashed spaceship unleashes a rapidly growing monster from Venus.
BW-83 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Cowboys discover a lost world populated by dinosaurs.
C-95 mins, Letterbox Format
A rebellious caveman leaves his tribe in search of a better life.
C-100 mins, CC,
|Chicken riding is a popular sport on Mysterious Island.|
Escaped Civil War POWs end up on an island populated by giant animals.
C-101 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Space invaders attack the nation's capital.
BW-84 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Sinbad hunts for a roc's egg to save his love from an evil sorcerer.
C-88 mins, CC,
While running a hotel in Florida, three clowns get caught up in the search for stolen jewels.
|Say goodbye to 2015 with a Marx Brothers festival on New Years Eve.|
A group of zanies tries to save a pretty girl's sanitarium.
BW-109 mins, CC,
Three zanies turn an operatic performance into chaos in their efforts to promote their protege's romance with the leading lady.
BW-91 mins, CC,
Three zanies try to recover a stolen painting during a madcap house party.
BW-97 mins, CC,
Four stowaways get mixed up with gangsters while running riot on an ocean liner.
BW-78 mins, CC,
In an effort to beef up his school's football team, a college president mistakenly recruits two loonies.
BW-67 mins, CC,
When he's named dictator of Freedonia, a con artist declares war on the neighboring kingdom.
BW-69 mins, CC,