Today's holiday TV picks: Sherlock Holmes, 'Sixteen Candles' and 'Say Yes to the Dress'
It’s Christmas Day and you can only open presents for so long. So turn on that tube:
If you’re not making it to the cinema to see Robert Downey Jr. you can still have “Holmes for the Holidays” thanks to TCM. From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., my dear Watson, are: The Hound of The Baskervilles (1939), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes’ Fatal Hour, The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), and A Study in Terror.
Mothers and daughters can unite for TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress marathon — don’t forget to vote for the show in our Guilty Pleasures Reality TV Showdown!
Encore’s Big ’80s Weekend (set that DVR, stat!) starts at 8 p.m. tonight with two of my all-time favorites, The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles. Seems like a good time to remember the genius of John Hughes (Encore airs the documentary Don’t You Forget About Me at 6:40). And the ageless hotness of Jake Ryan is always a pick-me-up.