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Holiday TV movies: Make your Christmas wish come true

Ho-ho-ho-my-goodness! There are so many new yuletide-themed TV movies this month! As our gift to you, we present a guide to help you find the holiday cheer — and cheese — you crave

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Love watching festive canines play Cupid?
Get your paws on A Golden Christmas 2 (Ion, Dec. 25), in which adorable golden retrievers help reunite a pair of old flames, and put a leash on A Christmas Wedding Tail (Hallmark, Dec. 9), in which a retriever (voiced by Jay Mohr) and poodle (Mohr’s real-life wife, Nikki Cox) fall in puppy love while plotting a little romance for their owners.

Want your holiday bells rung by someone from Saved by the Bell?
Freeze time and watch 12 Dates of Christmas (ABC Family, Dec. 11), as Mark-Paul Gosselaar woos a woman (Amy Smart) who keeps reliving Xmas Eve. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Berkley stars in Lucky Christmas (Hallmark, Dec. 14) as a single-mom waitress who loses a winning lotto ticket.

Prefer a more cultured Christmas?
Pour a snifter of brandy and sample Holiday Heist (Ion, Dec. 4), in which art students (including Lacey Chabert) try to stop a trio of thieves from stealing a museum exhibit, and A Princess for Christmas (Hallmark, Dec. 9), which features a family visit to the European castle of the kids’ grandfather, who’s a duke (and Sir Roger Moore!).

Seeking a super-size serving of Santa?
Cancel Christmas (Hallmark, Dec. 16) stars Judd Nelson as a St. Nick who just might save the holiday if he can reform two spoiled boys, while in The Case for Christmas (Hallmark, Dec. 28), the big guy in the red suit is sued by a greedy guy in a business suit.

Desires a yuletide romance in which a man cozies up to a woman as a ploy but then falls for her?
Not only is an inadvertent car thief manipulated into seducing Berkley’s lottery winner in Lucky Christmas but a postman is strongarmed into spying on an enigmatic co-worker who answers Santa’s letters in Christmas Mail (Ion, Dec. 4).

Is your favorite holiday candy a candy Cain (as in Dean Cain)?
Suck on this: He’s Santa’s lawyer in The Case for Christmas! And Cain is so able, he plays a chocolatier in A Nanny for Christmas (Lifetime, Dec. 10). Now, to enjoy a Noel that’s crazy like a Vivica A. Fox, see Holiday Heist, in which she plays a devious university official, or Annie Claus Is Coming to Town (Hallmark, Dec. 10), in which her inn owner looks after Santa’s daughter. Yes, this year she’s naughty and nice.