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Daniel J. Engler
BY Dan Engler
All Times Eastern
SUNDAY, Dec. 23, 3:30
The Bells of St.
FAMILYLAND TV To
see how friendly Hollywood movies used to be toward the Church, view this
heartwarming 1946 hit from director Leo McCarey. The plot: Will Bing Crosby as
Father Chuck O’Malley and Ingrid Bergman as Sister Mary Benedict end up saving
St. Mary’s School?
MONDAY, Dec. 24, 6
Solemn Mass at
Midnight With Pope Benedict XVI
EWTN Pray along
with the Vicar of Christ on earth during Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Re-airs
Christmas Day at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, Dec. 25, 7
Emeril Live: Hilda’s
FOOD NETWORK TV
cooking celebrity Emeril Lagasse remembers his mama on Christmas Day as he
makes her favorite lobster cakes, baked cod and popcorn cake.
THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 11
This biography of the philosopher Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) follows his studies
under Plato in Athens, his theories in ethics, logic and the natural sciences,
and his continuing influence.
MONDAY, Dec. 31, 8
New York Philharmonic
New Year’s Eve: Joshua Bell’s Romantic Violin
PBS In this Live
From Lincoln Center two-hour concert, violinist Bell performs pieces by
Kreisler, Ponce, Ravel, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky, and the Philharmonic,
under Lorin Maazel, plays works by Bizet, Dukas, Ravel and Tchaikovsky.
TUESDAY, Jan. 1, 12
a.m., 8 a.m., 12 noon, 6:30 p.m., midnight
Solemn Mass of
EWTN What better
way to ring in the New Year than to pray in reparation for our own sins and
those of the whole world? The Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word
celebrate this Mass of Reparation in Irondale, Ala.
TUESDAY, Jan. 1, all
A Classical New
PBS At 9 a.m.,
last night’s New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve concert re-airs. At 12:30
p.m. and again at 4 p.m., Great Performances at the Met presents Mozart’s
opera, “The Magic Flute.” At 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., in From Vienna: The New
Year’s Celebration 2008, Georges Pretre conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in
Strauss family waltzes and polkas, and the Vienna State Opera and Volksoper
SATURDAY, Jan. 5, 1
U.S. Army All
NBC From the
Alamo Dome in San Antonio, this annual match-up between high-school football
standouts from around the United States offers us an early look at many of the
college and pro football stars of the future.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.