The Complete M3 2014 Holiday Programming Schedule

— November 26, 2014

Below is a chronological listing of M3’s holiday programming. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit  to confirm local broadcast times).


Monday, Dec. 1

6 p.m. BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS (2012) *Movie Premiere*

In this Canadian film, a pair of feuding colleagues Kyle (Casper Van Dien, WATCH OVER ME) and Jenna (Ottawa-native Rachel Wilson, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE) are thrown together after their siblings, Jim (Toronto-native Noah Cappe, THE DATING GUY) and Trisha (British-Canadian actress Natalie Lisinska, ORPHAN BLACK) fall in love. They have to learn to get along in time for their nephew’s birth on Christmas.


8 p.m. – NORTHPOLE (2014) *Movie Premiere*

Northpole, the magical home to Santa & Mrs.Claus, has grown into a huge city powered by the magic of holiday happiness around the world. Yet as people everywhere get too busy to enjoy festive time together, the city is in trouble. One young boy, Kevin (Max Charles, THE LEGEND OF CORRA), sets out to help the city, only if he can convince his protective mom, Chelsea (Tiffani Thiessen, SAVED BY THE BELL), to rediscover the magic of the season. With a little added help from Kevin's charming teacher Ryan (Josh Hopkins, COUGAR TOWN), a mysterious elf-like girl Clementine (Bailee Madison, ONCE UPON A TIME), and a gospel singer named Josephine (Candice Glover, AMERICAN IDOL, Season 13), Kevin is determined to bring his mom in on the fun and prove that one small voice can change the hearts of many.


Tuesday, Dec. 2

6 p.m. – CHRISTMAS MAGIC (2011) *Movie Premiere*

In this Canadian film, Carrie Bishop (Ontario-native Lindy Booth, THE LIBRARIANS) dies in a severe car accident and is put on “angel duty” as her last task on Earth before she can “pass over” to Heaven. She must help and guide a young restaurant owner (Paul McGillion, STARGATE: ATLANTIS), who is depressed because his restaurant is weeks away from shutting its doors. However, along the way, she learns a lot more about herself – more so than when she was actually alive.


8 p.m. – THE CHRISTMAS SHEPHERD (2014) *Movie Premiere*

Buddy, a German Shepherd born on Christmas Day, means the world to widowed children’s author Sally Brown (Teri Polo, THE FOSTERS). When a thunderstorm causes Buddy to run away from home, he ends up being adopted by a single father and his daughter from a neighboring town. With Christmas approaching fast, Buddy helps the two single parents cross paths and find love again.


Wednesday, Dec. 3


Sean (Mark Lutz, GHOST WHISPERER), a New York adman, swaps his swanky loft for an aspiring musician's North Carolina cottage after a proposal gone wrong leads him to find a holiday escape. Sparks fly when he meets single mother Ryan (Tricia Helfer, KILLER WOMAN). On the other end of the swap, singer Owen (J.T. Hodges, HEADLINE COUNTRY) is charmed by Sean's sassy assistant, Mia (Cristina Rosato, TRAUMA). As these singles open up their homes, they also unexpectedly open up their hearts for the romantic possibilities in store this Christmas.


Thursday, Dec. 4

6 p.m. MISTLETOE OVER MANHATTAN (2011) *Movie Premiere*

In this Canadian film, Santa Claus, (Ontario-native Mairtin O’Carrigan, Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser) loses his holiday spirit. Mrs. Claus (Teddey Moore, THE KENNEDYS), comes up with a master plan to help him recapture his bliss in the one place she knows the spirit of Christmas must still exist: New York City.


Friday, Dec. 5

6 p.m. – PETE’S CHRISTMAS (2013) *Movie Premiere*

When Pete Kidder’s (Zachary Gordon, Diary of a Wimpy Kid) grumpy grandfather (Bruce Dern, Django Unchained) unexpectedly comes to town for Christmas, the pressure is on to make the day as great as Grandpa remembers with his late wife. However, instead theholiday is filled with disastrous moments. Just when things can’t get any worse, Pete wakes up the next day and realizes he’s reliving December 25th all over again.


Saturday, Dec. 6

8 p.m. – BRUCE ALMIGHTY (2003)

Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey, Dumb and Dumber) is a television field reporter for Eyewitness News in Buffalo, New York, but desires to be the news anchorman. When he is passed over for promotion by his rival, Evan Baxter (Steve Carell, The 40 Year Old Virgin, THE OFFICE), he becomes furious and aggressively criticizes the station on his first live report. After constantly complaining about God, he is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.


10 p.m. – HOLIDAY WISHES (2006) *Movie Premiere*

Britney (Britt McKillip, DEAD LIKE ME), a rich, spoiled child, and Rachel (Katie Keating, The Exorcism of Emily Rose), an orphan, switch bodies after a visit to the mall with Santa Claus. Each girl wakes up as the other; Britney is in the orphanage, and Rachel is at Britney's family's mansion. With the magical intervention of Danni Hartford (Amber Benson, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER), a professional party planner, Rachel teaches Britney's unloving family the true meaning of Christmas, and Britney learns that giving is better than getting.


Monday, Dec. 8

6 p.m. – CATCH A CHRISTMAS STAR (2013) *Movie Premiere*

As one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, everyone knows who Nikki Crandon (Shannon Elizabeth, American Pie) is - none more so than Chris Mitchell (Steve Byers, THE L.A. COMPLEX), Nikki’s first love from high school. When Chris’ 10-year-old daughter Sophie (Julia Lalonde, GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS) finds out her dad still has feelings for the singer, she takes matters into her own hands.


8 p.m. – LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS (2012) (Encores at 12 a.m.) *Movie Premiere*

LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS follows two unlucky and unlikely people Heather (Shantel Vansanten, ONE TREE HILL) and Bobby (Rob Mayes, 90210), who despite their contrasting personalities, end up falling in love at Christmas.


Tuesday, Dec. 9

6 p.m. INSTANT MESSAGE (2005) *Movie Premiere* (Encores at 4 a.m.) *Movie Premiere*

Gina (Marla Sokoloff, Sugar and Spice) has been carrying on a pen-pal friendship with Seth (Patrick J. Adams, SUITS) since junior high. Now a professional journalist, Gina lives in Boston, while Seth is a toy-company executive. When Seth shows up in Boston for a conference, Gina is assigned to interview him, but for all these years she has been sending along pictures of her friend Ellen (Lindy Booth, THE LIBRARIANS) in her letters to Seth, while Seth has been sending pictures of his friend Matt (Jonathan Cherry, CSI:NY). Terrified that Seth won’t like her if he finds out what she really looks like, Gina sends Ellen in her place for the interview – while Seth, prevails upon Matt to impersonate him. 


8 p.m. – PRETTY LITTLE LIARS “How The ‘A’ Stole Christmas” *Special Premiere*

In the first PRETTY LITTLE LIARS holiday special, the holidays are quickly approaching and all of Rosewood is full of merriment. All, that is, except for Aria (Lucy Hale, PRIVILEGED), Emily (Shay Mitchell, AARON STONE), Hanna (Ashley Benson, RAVENSWOOD), and Spencer (Troian Bellisario, LAUREN), who aren’t feeling much holiday cheer after the loss of Mona (Janel Parrish, DROP DEAD DIVA), and Spencer’s murder charge looming over them. But when an opportunity presents itself with the chance to get evidence to clear Spencer’s name, the girls devise a plan to get justice for Mona and finally bring Alison (Sasha Pieterse, HEROES) down.


9 p.m. – ANYTHING BUT CHRISTMAS (2012) *Movie Premiere*

John (Sergio Di Zio, FLASHPOINT) loves Grace (Elaine Hendrix, The Parent Trap) and her 10-year-old son Zachary (Sean Michael Kryer, Everything and Everyone). Although he wants to propose to her at Christmas, it’s the one holiday John runs from. Chaos with exes, misunderstandings, parents and in-laws all imperil John and Grace’s relationship.


Wednesday, Dec. 10

6 p.m. A VERY MERRY MIX-UP (2013) *Movie Premiere*

Shop owner Alice Chapman (Alicia Witt, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) is nervous to meet her future in-laws at Christmas, especially because she is arriving ahead of her new fiancé, Will Mitchum (Scott Gibson, THE PACIFIC). Alice’s trip becomes more stressful when her luggage is lost and her phone is damaged, leaving her no way to find Will’s family, until she meets her future brother-in-law, Matt Mitchum (Mark Wiebe, Sweet Karma), at baggage claim. As Alice meets Matt’s doting family, she falls in love with their festive holiday traditions and warm welcome to their home. When unexpected romance comes calling, Alice must decide if her “merry mix-up” will actually turn out to be her destiny.


Thursday, Dec. 11

6 p.m. THE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT (2013) *Movie Premiere*

Trying to avoid anything that will bring back memories of her late husband, newly widowed Kathy (Kellie Martin, ARMY WIVES) plans to skip out on Christmas festivities, but when Kathy meets handsome Christmas tree shop owner Tim (Cameron Mathison, ALL MY CHILDREN), their undeniable chemistry helps Kathy open up to the joys of the season again. With the support of her best friend Jenna (Jewel Staite, STARGATE: ATLANTIS), and the budding relationship with Tim, Kathy begins to embrace the hopeful message of the season.


Friday, Dec. 12

6 p.m. CHRISTMAS ON CHESTNUT STREET (2006) *Movie Premiere*

When a store accidentally orders 60,000 Christmas lights, hardworking employee Lou Boyd (Robert Moloney, MOTIVE) decides to start a contest to sell off the excess decorations. The store’s owner, Dianne (Kristen Dalton, The Departed),wants to keep the very profitable contest going at all costs, despite the fact that the competition has put the local population at each other’s throats.


9 p.m. – JENNIFER FALLS “Jennifer’s Song” *Series Finale*

In the series finale of JENNIFER FALLS, Jennifer (Jaime Pressly) and Adam (Chris D'Elia, WHITNEY) make plans to move into his home, which thrills Gretchen (Dylan Gelula, CHASING LIFE). Jennifer later learns that Adam not only kept a secret about having a green card wife, but he also lied about his record deal and owes a recording studio $8,000. Meanwhile, Stephanie (Nora Kirkpatrick, THE OFFICE) confides to Maggie (Jessica Walter, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) as a patient that she has deceived Wayne (Ethan Suplee, MY NAME IS EARL), causing Maggie to try and break the news to a clueless Wayne by way of a thinly-veiled story.


8 p.m. – THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (2012) *Movie Premiere*

15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman, Fury), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love, the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam (Emma Watson, Harry Potter) and Patrick (Ezra Miller, We Need to Talk About Kevin) who welcome him to the real world.


10 p.m. – SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED FOR CHRISTMAS (2014) *Movie Premiere*

When the postal detectives Oliver (Eric Mabius, UGLY BETTY), Shane (Kristin Booth, ORPHAN BLACK), Rita (Crystal Lowe, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE), and Norman (Geoff Gustafson, PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD) discover an urgent letter written to God, they delay their own travel plans to help a little girl who’s mothers life hangs in the balance on Christmas Eve. With guidance from a mysterious post office volunteer, Jordan (Rob Estes, MELROSE PLACE) and Oliver’s former Sunday School teacher (Marion Ross, HOT IN CLEAVELAND), the “postables” are surprised to discover they’ve been a part of more than one miracle on Christmas Eve.


Sunday, Dec. 14

7 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE CANADA *Season 1 Finale*

In the Season 1 finale of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the final three teams head west to Toronto for the final leg of a race. Racers will face the most extreme challenges yet, where fears will reach new heights, bringing frustrations to a boiling point.


Monday, Dec. 15

6 p.m. – COME DANCE WITH ME (2012) (Encores at 3 p.m.) *Movie Premiere*

This romantic, Canadian movie follows Jack Kesman (Andrew McCarthy, LIPSTICK JUNGLE), a financial planner who decides to take dance lessons to impress his girlfriend (Stephanie Mills, GOOD GOD), who also happens to be his boss’s daughter. However, after a few lessons with his kind-hearted dance instructor, Christine (Ontario-native Michelle Nolden, SAVING HOPE), the two develop a strong connection, causing Jack to have a change of heart.


8 p.m. – A CHRISTMAS KISS (2011) *Movie Premiere*

Wendy Walton (Laura Breckenridge, BLUE BLOODS) falls for a handsome stranger (Brendan Fehr, BONES) she meets on an elevator, unaware that he’s her snooty boss’ socialite boyfriend.


Tuesday, Dec. 16

6 p.m. THE TWELVE TREES OF CHRISTMAS (2013) *Movie Premiere*

Cheri Jamison (Lindy Booth, THE LIBRARIANS) rallies the residents of her beloved Manhattan neighborhood to participate in a Christmas tree contest when her cherished local library is abruptly set for demolition. Cheri finds herself up against an ambitious developer Tony Shaughnessy (Robin Dunne, SANCTUARY), who hires Cordelia (Melanie Brown, Spice World), a professional decorator, to win the contest for him. The competition is on, but as Cheri works to save the library she discovers that Tony is more than the heartless man she thought.


8 p.m. – THE TREE THAT SAVED CHRISTMAS (2014) *Movie Premiere*

Molly (Lacey Chabert, Mean Girls), who grew up on her family’s generations-old Christmas tree farm in rural Vermont, is now an aspiring writer in Manhattan. Working as the assistant to a publishing CEO, Molly has no life and little chance to write. Even worse, Molly’s work obligations keep her from going home for the holidays, which will be the last Christmas at her family’s heritage tree farm. When a Christmas tree from her youth appears in her boss’ home Molly takes it as a sign and heads home for the holidays with a plan to save the family farm.


Wednesday, Dec. 17

6 p.m. A CHRISTMAS SONG (2012) *Movie Premiere*

In this Canadian film, budget cuts force the merger of two New York City high schools. Music teachers, Diana Deason (Newfoundland-native Natasha Henstridge, THE SECRET CIRCLE), and Ken Stoddard (Toronto-native Gabriel Hogan, HEARTLAND) aim to compete in the largest, televised Christmas Carol competition that will determine the fate of the school’s music program and the teacher’s jobs.


8 p.m. – A DIVA’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (2000) *Movie Premiere*

Ebony Scrooge (Vanessa Williams, UGLY BETTY) is one of the world’s most successful pop singers. With her cold-hearted soul and nasty attitude she makes her band and manager anything but happy. While in New York for a charity concert, Ebony is visited by the ghost of one of her former singing partners, Marli Jacob (Grammy Award®-winning artist Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas), who warns Ebony that she will be visited by three spirits-Ghost of Christmas Past (Kathy Griffin, KATHY, THE VIEW), Ghost of Christmas Present (John Taylor, SAMANTHA WHO?), and Ghost of Christmas Future-who will hopefully turn Ebony’s life around.


Thursday, Dec. 18

6 p.m. HOLIDAY SPIN (2012) (Encores at 3 p.m.)

In this Canadian film, Ruben (Ralph Macchio, Hitchcock) stars as a former dance champion sidelined years ago by an injury. When his estranged son Blake (Garrett Clayton, SHAKE IT UP) comes to live with him, he enlists his help in preparing for the Holiday Spin, a ballroom dance contest which takes place every Christmas Eve.


Friday, Dec. 19


M3 put viewers in the holiday spirit with the CHRISTMAS EPISODE MARATHON featuring, MIKE & MOLLY, THE MCCARTHYS, and ANGER MANAGEMENT.


8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – THE BROTHER’S GRIMM (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Will (Petr Ratimec) and Jake Grimm (Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight) travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage.


10:30 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “First Christmas”

11 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “Christmas Break”

11:30 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “Karaoke Christmas”


12 midnight– THE MCCARTHY’S

THE McCARTHYS is a multi-camera comedy about a loud, sports-crazed Boston family whose somewhat athletically-challenged son, Ronny (Tyler Ritter, Stuck On You), is chosen by his father to be his assistant high school basketball coach, much to the surprise of his more qualified siblings.


12:30 a.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie & The Christmas Hooker”


Saturday, Dec. 20


12 p.m.  – 4 p.m. – CANDIDLY NICOLE Season 1



4 p.m. – THE MENTALIST “Pilot”

5 p.m. – THE MENTALIST “Red John's Friends”

6 p.m. – THE MENTALIST “Red John's Footsteps”

7 p.m. – THE MENTALIST “His Red Right Hand”

8 p.m. – THE MENTALIST “Red Sky In The Morning”

9 p.m. – THE MENTALIST “Blood On His Hands”

10 p.m. – THE MENTALIST “Strawberries And Cream (Part 1)”

11 p.m. – THE MENTALIST “Strawberries And Cream (Part 2)”

12 p.m. – THE MENTALIST “Scarlet Ribbons”

1 a.m. – THE MENTALIST “Always Bet On Red”

2 a.m. – THE MENTALIST “Red Is The New Black”

3 a.m. – THE MENTALIST “Cheap Burgundy”

4 a.m. – THE MENTALIST “Red Rover, Red Rover”

5 a.m. – THE MENTALIST “The Crimson Hat”


Sunday, Dec. 21


4 p.m. –THE MENTALIST “The Glass Bead”

5 p.m. –THE MENTALIST “If It Bleeds, It Leads”

6 p.m. –THE MENTALIST “Red Sails In The Sunset”

7 p.m. –THE MENTALIST “The Red Barn”

8 p.m. –THE MENTALIST “There Will Be Blood”

9 p.m. –THE MENTALIST “Red John's Rules”

10 p.m. –THE MENTALIST “The Desert Rose”

11 p.m. –THE MENTALIST “Black-Winged Redbird”

12 midnight –THE MENTALIST “Wedding in Red”

1 a.m. –THE MENTALIST “Red Listed”

2 a.m. –THE MENTALIST “The Red Tattoo”

3 a.m. –THE MENTALIST “Fired and Brimstone”

4 a.m. –THE MENTALIST “The Great Red Dragon”

5 a.m. –THE MENTALIST “Red John”


Monday, Dec. 22


6 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND “It’s Not That Complicated”

6:30 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND “Good Luck Faking The Goiter”

7 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND “Tornado”

7:30 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND “Free Elka”

8 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND “Lebron is Le Gone”

8:30 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND “Dancing Queen”

9 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND “Elkas Big Day”

9:30 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND “Elkas Choice”

10 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND “Rubber Ball”

10:30 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND “The Conversation”

11 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND “It’s Alive”

11:30 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND “Canoga Falls”


Tuesday, Dec. 23


6 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “First Date”

6:30 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “First Kiss”

7 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “Mike Snores”

7:30 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “The Dress”

8 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “Bachelor/ Bachelorette”

8:30 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “The Rehearsal”

9 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “The Wedding”

9:30 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “Molly’s Birthday”

10 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “Mike Can’t Read”

10:30 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “Molly Unleashed”

11 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY “Mike & Molly’s Excellent Adventure”

11:30 p.m.  – MIKE & MOLLY “Weekend At Peggy's”


Wednesday, Dec. 24


4 p.m. – 11 p.m. – MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Season 2 (Encores at 11 p.m.)


Thursday, Dec. 25


11 a.m. – 8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF Season 5A (201 – 209)



The two-hour special welcomes four Season 1 home cooks back to the MASTERCHEF CANADA kitchen where they cook up a series of festive dishes with their families – serving up holiday favourites inspired by their diverse traditions and cultures. The special features acclaimed judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile.


Friday, Dec. 26


10 p.m. – 8 p.m. – MASTERCHEF Season 5B (210 – 219)


Saturday, Dec. 27


4 p.m. – 2 a.m. – REIGN Season 2 (201 – 208)


Sunday, Dec. 28


11 a.m. – 3 a.m. – PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (501 –513)


Monday, Dec. 29


6 p.m. – 12 midnight– RETRO 30 (101 – 109)



1 a.m. – 6 a.m. – RAVENSWOOD (501 – 505)


Tuesday, Dec. 30


1 a.m. – 6 a.m. – RAVENSWOOD (506 – 510)



9 a.m. – 12 midnight – MASTERCHEF CANADA Season 1


Wednesday, Dec. 31


8 a.m. – 7 p.m. – 100 GREATEST VIDEOS


Thursday, Jan. 1


8 a.m. – 7 p.m. – DATING NAKED Season 1 (Encores at 7 p.m.)


Friday, Jan 2


12 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie Tries To Prove That Therapy Is Legit”

12:30 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie Outs Nolan”

1 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “”Charlie’s Dad Visits”

1:30 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie Loses It At A Baby Shower”

2 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie & Cee Lo”

2:30 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie Gets Lindsay Lohan Into


3 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie Breaks Up With Kate”

3:30 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie Dates A Serial Killer's Sister”

4 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie & The Virgin”

4:30 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie Kills His Ex's Sex Life

5 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie & Kate Do It For Money”

5:30 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie Loses His Virginity Again”

6 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie Does It For Science

6:30 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie & Sean's Twisted Sister”

7 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie & The Lap Dance of Doom”

7:30 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie Tests His Will Power”

8 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie Does Time With The Hot Warded”

8:30 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie & The Warden's Dirty Secret”

9 p.m. – ANGER MANAGEMENT “Charlie Tries To Prove That Therapy Is Legit”


Wednesday, Jan. 3


2 p.m. – 12 midnight – FRANKLIN & BASH Season 3  


Thursday, Jan. 4


2 p.m. – 12 midnight – FRANKLIN & BASH Season 4


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