December 7, 2011: Oh Christmas Three!

I added 23 more ads today from December issues of TV Guide Magazine, more than half of them for Christmas shows. There are three in the ABC gallery including a Saturday, 12/14/96 ad, on two pages, for a special prime-time episode of General Hospital, "Twist of Fate" (Maurice Benard, Vanessa Marcil, Ingo Rademacher, Stephen Nichols, Mary Beth Evans, Anthony Geary). There are also two ads for two ABC World Premiere Movies, a Sunday, 12/15/96 ad for "To Love, Honor and Deceive" (Vanessa Marcil) and a Sunday, 12/22/96 ad for "The Christmas Tree," a film by Sally Field (Julie Harris, Andrew McCarthy). There are five in the CBS gallery, the first one, a Sunday, 12/8/96 ad for "Mrs. Santa Claus" (Angela Lansbury, Michael Jeter, Charles Durning) followed by a Tuesday, 12/10/96 ad for "Christmas in My Hometown" (Melissa Gilbert, Tim Matheson, Travis Tritt). Next is a Wednesday, 12/11/96 ad for Kathie Lee: Just in Time for Christmas and a Saturday, 12/14/96 ad for Opryland's Country Christmas (Clint Black, Patty Loveless, Barbara Mandrell, Lorrie Morgan, Leann Rimes, Kenny Rogers, Marty Stuart, Hank Williams, Jr., Wynonna Judd). There's also a Thursday, 12/19/96 ad for three animated Christmas specials, Peanuts "A Charlie Brown Christmas," A Garfield Christmas and Mickey's Christmas Carol. There's one for The Santa Cam in the FOX gallery, a Monday, 12/16/96 ad. There are three more in the NBC gallery, a Monday, 12/9/96 ad for National Geographic "Puma: Lion of the Andes," a Wednesday, 12/18/96 ad for Christmas in Washington (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Kristen Johnson, Jane Curtin, French Stewart, Faith Hill, Luther Vandross, Cece Williams) and a Saturday, 12/21/96 ad for the 50th anniversary airing of "It's a Wonderful Life" (James Stewart, Donna Reed). There's one WBGU-TV 27 ad in the PBS gallery, a Saturday, 12/7/96 full-page ad with the "Top Ten Reasons to Watch WBGU." There's one in the TBS gallery, a 12/14/96 full-page color ad for a "Back to the Future" TBS @ Time Flies Sweepstakes (Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd) and nine more in the Vintage Cable Ads gallery. There's a Sunday, 12/8/96 ad for "Ernest Saves Christmas" on the Disney Channel and two Lifetime ads, a Sunday, 12/8/96 ad for Intimate Portrait (Vanessa Williams) and a Monday, 12/9/96 ad for Lifetime Original Movie "A Different Kind of Christmas" (Shelley Long). There's another one for the Disney Channel, a Saturday, 12/14/96 full-page ad for The American Teacher Awards (Teri Hatcher, Tia and Tamara Mowrey, Noah Wyle, LL Cool J) and there are two HBO full-page ads, a Saturday, 12/14/96 ad for "The Cherokee Kid" (Sinbad) and a Sunday, 12/22/96 ad for How Do You Spell God?, a special which included an introduction by the Dalai Lama. There's also a Saturday, 12/14/96 full-page ad for "The Cold Equations" on the Sci-Fi Channel, a Sunday, 12/15/96 full-page ad for "Bastard Out of Carolina" on Showtime (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and a Saturday, 12/21/96 full-page ad for Nickelodeon's Rugrats "The Santa Experience." More ads, from the Dec. 28, 1996 - Jan 4, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine, plus more 1960s holiday ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...