getTV: Your Christmas and New Years Escape

 

getTV: Your Christmas and New Years Escape

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The Holidays. They say it’s a time for friends, family, and celebrating tradition. When we light up the house, decorate the tree and drink approximately 10 pounds of eggnog in the span of three weeks.  And, while these traditions may be fine and dandy, let’s be honest, sometimes during the Holidays, you just want to leave all that behind and veg-out in front of the TV…with said 10 pounds of eggnog. Or perhaps that’s just me? Well, if you are a bit like me, and perhaps need a little escape from the ‘chaos’ of Christmas and News Years, then look no further than getTV.

As some of you may know, Humphrey Bogart would be celebrating his 115th birthday on Christmas day — and lucky for us, getTV is celebrating this with an all-day Bogie marathon. That’s right, starting at 6:30AM with the Curtis Berhardt foreign-intrigue drama Sirocco, you can spend the day drinking with Bogart, avoiding the onslaught of anyone who’s trying to take away your holiday cheer. And if tales of gunrunning Syrian Rebels of the 1920s really isn’t your thing, then have no fear because you can catch the softer side of Bogart with the 1932 Thornton Freeland romance Love Affair at 1PM. Later in the day, you can also catch The Harder They Fall and The Caine Mutiny among other Bogie films.

Humphrey Bogart, Love Affair, 1932

Humphrey Bogart and Dorothy Mackaill in Love Affair (1932, Thornton Freeland director)

Of course, the Holidays don’t end with Christmas, and neither does getTV’s holiday fun. That’s right, get ready to lose yourself in a world of song and dance because getTV is celebrating New Years Eve with a full day of nothing but musicals. Starting at 6:30AM on New Year’s Eve with Calypso Heat Wave and ending at 8:20AM the next morning with Made for Each Other, you can start 2015 off on the right foot with a full day of musical merriment. Sure, some of your friends will want you to go their spy-themed New Year’s Eve party, and the bar down the street may have happy hour prices all night — but if you find yourself wanting to spend some quality time alone or you need to escape the party for a little while…well, Cover Girl does come on 9:35PM. Just saying…

cover-girl-1944-rita haywothBut for real, just stay home and watch musicals. It’ll be like we’re doing it together!

For a complete schedule of films and times, be sure to visit the getTV lineup at  www.get.tv/schedule.

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