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What to watch and listen to this week: New Year's movies, Damned Spot on Audible Channels

Damned Spot on Audible Channels is a four-part series exploring places that have been tainted by tragedy.


Damned Spot on Audible Channels is a four-part series exploring places that have been tainted by tragedy.



Watch this week


Happy New Year, Charlie Brown, 8 p.m., ABC: Charlie Brown rings in the new year at a party with Tolstoy's War and Peace, but misses the night's surprise. Also features 1980's She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown, where Snoopy helps Peppermint Patty train for her first ice-skating competition.

Rudolph's Shiny New Year, 9 p.m., ABC: Rudolph is on a mission for Santa to rescue the Baby New Year before the clock strikes twelve.

The Smurfs, 8 p.m., Disney Channel: The Smurfs take a trip through the portal and land in New York City. They must find their way home before archnemesis Gargamel finds them.


Kennedy Center Honors, 9 p.m., CBS: Stephen Colbert hosts the 29th celebration in Washington, D.C., honoring Martha Argerich, the Eagles, Al Pacino, Mavis Staples and James Taylor. Performances by Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow, Garth Brooks, Bonnie Raitt, Andra Day, Itzhak Perlman, Cynthia Erivo, Kings of Leon, Vince Gill and Bob Seger.

Available today

Chasing Cameron, Season 1, Netflix: Follows social media star Cameron Dallas as he tries to take his career to the next level. The series focuses on Dallas' professional and personal life while giving a peek at what it means to be an online celebrity.


Snowpiercer, 7 p.m., Syfy: During a new ice age, a revolution brews on a train containing the last of humanity. Chaos ensues when the lower classes in the back cars decide to invade the upper classes in the front.

Egypt's Treasure Guardians, 10 p.m., PBS: A look into the work of those who are determined to uncover more of Egypt's history and preserve its heritage while also convincing tourists to visit the country again.

The Expanse special, 11 p.m., Syfy: Adam Savage gives viewers a behind-the-scenes looks at the Syfy series The Expanse.

Available today

Comedy Bang! Bang!, Season 5, Netflix


Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon: Manny, Sid and Diego leave their melting homes and meet a female mammoth who think she is a possum.

SEASON PREMIERE: Paranormal Lockdown, 9 p.m., Destination America: Shines a spotlight on the investigations conducted by Nick and Katrina with exclusive footage. Later they check out the goings-on of the supposedly haunted Monroe House in Indiana.

Available today

The Hollywood Shorties, Netflix

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Damned Spot on Audible Channels

The places featured in Damned Spot aren't haunted. They're places where tragedy has happened  murders, mass shootings, hangings  and where rumors swirl about ghost sightings.

In just four episodes on Audible Channels, Damned Spot explores what happens to a place after it's been tainted by tragedy.

The first explores a McDonald's in San Ysidro, Calif., after a man walked in and murdered 21 people. At the time it was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, and McDonald's had a difficult choice to make: reopen the branch or demolish it.

The next three follow a real estate appraiser who specializes in infamous properties, a mansion that was deemed haunted after a stint on a ghost hunting show and a small Texas town forever branded by the mark of a brutal hate crime.

This series isn't a collection of ghost stories and juicy true crime tales, it's a look at what happens to a place after it's been touched by death.

Listen on Audible Channels through the Audible app.

Contact Chelsea Tatham at Follow @chelseatatham.


[Last modified: Monday, December 26, 2016 1:24pm]


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