Joy to the World as CTV Original Movie THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE Guides CTV and CTV Two's Holiday Programming Lineup

Joy to the World as CTV Original Movie THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE Guides CTV and 
CTV Two's Holiday Programming Lineup 
- Based on a true story, THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE stars EMMY(®)-nominated actor 
Aidan Quinn -
- CTV and CTV Two's festive lineup includes three new Hallmark movie premieres 
starring Andrew McCarthy, Michelle Nolden, Casper Van Dien, Rachel Wilson, 
Natasha Henstridge, and Gabe Hogan -
- Timeless classics IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and THE SOUND OF 
MUSIC and contemporary favourites A MICHAEL BUBLÉ CHRISTMAS, RITA MACNEIL'S 
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL and SHREK THE HALLS charm to the holiday lineup - 
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TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - 'Tis the season of delightful television 
treats, as CTV and CTV Two unwrap their full holiday lineups including five 
new holiday movies. In addition to CTV's original new movie THE HORSES OF 
MCBRIDE, three new Hallmark family-friendly holiday movies headline both 
networks' very merry lineups including COME DANCE WITH ME starring Andrew 
McCarthy (LIPSTICK JUNGLE), and Michelle Nolden, (SAVING HOPE), BABY'S FIRST 
CHRISTMAS starring Casper Van Dien (MONK), and Rachel Wilson (TOTAL DRAMA 
ISLAND), and A CHRISTMAS SONG starring Canadians Natasha Henstridge (THE 
SECRET CIRCLE), Gabe Hogan (HEARTLAND), and a special appearance by ETALK's 
Ben Mulroney. Both networks also welcome dozens of variety specials, a program 
stunt, holiday-themed episodes of favourite CTV and CTV Two programming, and 
blockbuster movies. Kicking off the holiday magic is CTV's broadcast of THE 
SANTA CLAUS PARADE as CTV Toronto's Ken Shaw and CP24's Melissa Grelo host the 
beloved family tradition on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. on CTV (except 5:30 - 
7 p.m. AT on CTV Two Atlantic). 
See below for day-by-day listings of holiday specials on CTV and CTV Two. 
New Holiday Movies Special to CTV and CTV Two 
As announced earlier today, the two-hour CTV original movie THE HORSES OF 
MCBRIDE (Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV) is a heart-warming tale, 
inspired by the true story of how the residents of McBride, B.C. sacrificed 
their Christmas to pull together and rescue two starving horses trapped deep 
in the Canadian Rockies. Starring EMMY(®)-nominated actor Aidan Quinn 
(Unknown) and Canadians Kari Matchett (24) and up-and-comer Mackenzie Porter 
(R.L. Stine's THE HAUNTING HOUR, WILD ROSES), the made-for-TV movie was shot 
last spring in Alberta, and was also written and directed by Gemini 
Award-winning director Anne Wheeler (Better Than Chocolate). 
This holiday season on CTV and CTV Two welcomes three new light-hearted, 
romantic holiday Hallmark movies. COME DANCE WITH ME (Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 
p.m. ET/PT on CTV) follows Jack Kesman (Andrew McCarthy, LIPSTICK JUNGLE), a 
financial planner, who decides to take dance lessons to impress his girlfriend 
(Stephanie Mills, GOOD GOD, TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND), who also happens to be his 
boss's daughter. However, after a few lessons with his kind-hearted dance 
instructor Christine (Michelle Nolden, SAVING HOPE), the two develop a strong 
connection, causing Jack to have a change of heart. The romantic holiday movie 
also features special appearances from CTV's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA 
alumni including, Amanda Cleghorn, and Adam Lopapa. 
Featuring a special appearance by Toronto's CHUM FM's Darren B. Lamb, BABY'S 
FIRST CHRISTMAS (Friday, Dec. 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV) follows former 
colleagues Kyle (Casper Van Dien, MONK) and Jenna (Rachel Wilson, TOTAL DRAMA 
ISLAND) who reunite in New York on Christmas Eve to discover that their 
married siblings Tricia (Natalie Lisinska, INSECURITY) and Jim (Noah Cappe, 
THE DATING GUY) are facing severe financial problems. When Tricia and Jim are 
rushed to the hospital in labour with their second child, Kyle and Jenna must 
take care of their niece Karen (Ella Ballentine, The Intergalactic Space 
Adventures of Cleo and Anouk). Karen lets her aunt and uncle in on her 
parents' plan to win $25,000 in a contest for the first baby born on Christmas. 
The third Hallmark movie A CHRISTMAS SONG (Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT 
on CTV Two), includes a special appearance by ETALK's Ben Mulroney. The 
romantic movie follows two music teachers, Diana (Natasha Henstridge, THE 
SECRET CIRCLE) and Ken (Gabe Hogan, HEARTLAND), and two students from each of 
their classes (Amanda Thompson, TOTALLY AMP'D; Brittany Adams, WINGIN' IT; 
Jack Ettlinger, CANADA'S GOT TALENT; and Kent Nolan, CORNER GAS) who compete 
in a Christmas song competition where the winner gets to keep their job along 
with a $10,000 prize to put towards the music program. After months of 
rehearsing and budding heads, Diana and Ken coincidentally get set up on a 
blind date, and slowly start to understand that they have more in common than 
just the love for music. 
In the movie HOLIDAY SPIN, (Friday, Dec. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), Ralph 
Macchio (DANCING WITH THE STARS) stars as a former dance champion sidelined 
years ago by an injury. When his estranged son (Garrett Clayton, Love, Gloria) 
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. Through 
teamwork, love, holiday cheer, and some pretty fancy dance moves by both 
father and son, they are prepared to do what it takes to win the grand prize. 
**Media Note** - Download photos from the 2012 CTV and CTV Two holiday 
programming lineup at BellMediaPR.ca. Please note that all programming is 
subject to change. Visit BellMediaPR.ca to confirm the holiday programming 
lineup. 
Returning Holiday Favourites 
Classic holiday movies joining the holly jolly lineup on CTV and CTV Two 
include; IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), A 
CHRISTMAS CAROL (Sunday, Dec. 23 at 12 a.m. ET/PT on CTV Two), and THE SOUND 
OF MUSIC (Sunday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV). Additional holiday family 
favourites return including live animation favourites PREP & LANDING (Sunday, 
Dec., 9 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), and PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE (Sunday, 
Dec., 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), the animated classics SANTA CLAUS IS 
COMIN' TO TOWN (Saturday, Dec., 15 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), and SHREK THE 
HALLS (Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two), and stop motion LITTLE 
DRUMMER BOY (Tuesday, Nov., 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two). Contemporary 
specials also return including; holiday variety special A MICHAEL BUBLÉ 
CHRISTMAS (Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), and the fan favourite 
RITA MACNEIL'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (Sunday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two). 
CTV and CTV Two 2012 HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING LINEUP - chronological BY DatES 
****For complete synopses of CTV and ctv two's 2012 holiday programming lineup 
click HERE**** 
All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit CTV.ca to confirm 
local broadcast times). 
Sunday, Nov. 18 4:30 p.m. - THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE *NEW* (CTV) 
Friday, Nov. 23 8 p.m. - HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN (CTV) 
Tuesday, Nov. 27 8 p.m. - LITTLE DRUMMER BOY (CTV Two)
8:30 - SHREK THE HALLS (CTV Two) 
Saturday, Dec. 1 7 p.m. - THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE *ENCORE* (CTV Two) 8 p.m. - 
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (CTV) 
Sunday, Dec. 2 8:30 p.m. - THE WIZARD OF OZ (CTV Two) 
Monday, Dec. 3 8 p.m. - CHRISTMAS MAGIC (CTV Two) 10 p.m. - CASTLE *NEW 
holiday-themed episode* (CTV) 
Tuesday, Dec. 4 10 p.m. - THE MENTALIST *ENCORE holiday-themed episode* (CTV 
Two) 
Wednesday, Dec. 5 8:30 p.m. - THE NEIGHBORS *NEW holiday-themed episode* (CTV 
Two)
10 p.m.-A MICHAEL BUBLE CHRISTMAS (CTV) 
Saturday, Dec. 8 8 p.m. - COME DANCE WITH ME *NEW* (CTV) 7 p.m. - MISTLETOE 
OVER MANHATTAN (CTV Two) 
Sunday, Dec. 9 7 p.m. - PREP & LANDING (CTV) 7 p.m. - CORNER GAS *ENCORE 
Holiday-themed episode* (CTV Two) 7:30 p.m. - PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE 
(CTV) 7:30 p.m. - CORNER GAS *ENCORE holiday-themed episode* (CTV Two) 9 p.m. 
- SURVIVING CHRISTMAS *NEW* (CTV Two) 
Monday, Dec. 10 8 p.m. - BORROWED HEARTS (CTV Two) 9 p.m. - A RUSSELL PETERS 
CHRISTMAS (CTV) 
Tuesday, Dec. 11 9:30 p.m. - THE BIG BANG THEORY *ENCORE holiday-themed 
episode* (CTV) 
Wednesday, Dec. 12 7 p.m. - ARROW *NEW holiday-themed episode* (CTV) 9 p.m. - 
A CHRISTMAS SONG *NEW* (CTV Two) 
Thursday, Dec. 13 9 p.m. - THE VAMPIRE DIARIES *NEW holiday-themed episode* 
(CTV Two) 
Friday, Dec. 14 8 p.m. - CSI: NY *ENCORE holiday-themed episode* (CTV) 9 p.m. 
- BABY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS *NEW* (CTV) 
Saturday, Dec. 15 7 p.m. - SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (CTV) 7 p.m. - ONE 
MAGIC CHRISTMAS (CTV Two) 9 p.m. - THE CASE FOR CHRISTMAS (CTV Two) 
Sunday, Dec. 16 7 p.m. - THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE *NEW* (CTV) 9 p.m. - JACK FROST 
(CTV Two) 
Monday, Dec. 17 8 p.m. - COME DANCE WITH ME *ENCORE* (CTV Two) 9:30 p.m. - THE 
BIG BANG THEORY *ENCORE holiday-themed episode* (CTV) 
Tuesday, Dec. 18 8 p.m. - PREP & LANDING *ENCORE* (CTV) 8 p.m. - SNOWBOUND 
(CTV Two) 8:30 p.m. - PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE *ENCORE* (CTV) 
Wednesday, Dec. 19 9 p.m. - STOLEN MIRACLE (CTV Two) 
Thursday, Dec. 20 8 p.m. - BABY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS *ENCORE* (CTV Two) 
Friday, Dec. 21 9 p.m. - HOLIDAY SPIN *NEW* (CTV) 8 p.m. - THE HORSES OF 
MCBRIDE *ENCORE* (CTV Two) 
Saturday, Dec. 22 7 p.m. - THE MAN WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS (CTV Two) 8 p.m. - A 
CHRISTMAS SONG *ENCORE* (CTV) 9 p.m. - CHRISTMAS MAGIC *ENCORE* (CTV Two) 
Sunday, Dec. 23 7 p.m. - THE SOUND OF MUSIC (CTV) 9 p.m. - THE CASE FOR 
CHRISTMAS *ENCORE* (CTV Two) 12 a.m. - A CHRISTMAS CAROL (CTV Two) 
Monday, Dec. 24 7 p.m. - PREP & LANDING *ENCORE* (CTV) 7 p.m. - ONE MAGIC 
CHRISTMAS *ENCORE* (CTV Two) 7:30 p.m. - PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE 
*ENCORE* (CTV) 8 p.m. - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE *ENCORE* (CTV) 9 p.m. - 
MISTLETOE OVER MANHATTAN LIFE *ENCORE* (CTV Two) 11:30 p.m. - A CHRISTMAS 
CAROL *ENCORE* (CTV) 
Tuesday, Dec. 25 7 p.m. - HOLIDAY SPIN *ENCORE* (CTV Two) 8 p.m. - BORROWED 
HEARTS *ENCORE* (CTV) 9 p.m. - STOLEN MIRACLE *ENCORE* (CTV Two) 
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