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What to watch this weekend: New 'Gilmore Girls,' Christmas TV specials

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November

The turkey has been stuffed and picked to pieces, the kitchen counter is sticky from spilled cranberry sauce and there's enough pumpkin pie leftover for a decadent Black Friday brunch. What better way to spend a long, indulgent weekend than with movies, Christmas specials and new episodes of Gilmore Girls?

Available to stream this weekend: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Netflix.

Fans have waited almost 10 years for fresh content on the Gilmore girls Lorelai and Rory. On Friday, Netflix released four 90-minute installments titled "Winter," "Spring," "Summer" and "Fall."

For many fans, like resident Gilmore expert Michelle Stark, returning to Stars Hollow means comfort amongst adored characters.

Check out Michelle's ultimate guide to Gilmore before bingeing the new episodes.

There's also a slew of movies to see in theaters this weekend. It's a busy time for the big screen. Many people have extra time off for the holidays and need something to do that's fun for both visiting grandparents and the kids.

Check out what's new and new-ish in theaters this weekend.

Watch this weekend

FRIDAY

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, 8 p.m., ABC: Now that Thanksgiving is over it really is time to start preparing for Santa's arrival.

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, 8 p.m., CW: The animated adaptation of the funny Christmas carol with Elmo Shropshire narrating.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 8 p.m., NBC: The Dr. Seuss tale about the evil Grinch's plan to steal the holiday from the Christmas-loving Whos. This is the animated 1966 classic.

Frosty the Snowman, 8 p.m., ABC: The animated classic with Jimmy Durante narrating the story about the snowman who risks a meltdown unless he can get to the North Pole.

SATURDAY

The Story of Santa Claus, 9 p.m., ABC: The animated musical that shows how toymaker Nicholas Claus started the tradition of delivering toys to every child on Christmas.

Love Actually, 6 p.m., E!: This romantic comedy chronicles the affairs of several couples during Christmastime in London.

SUNDAY

I Miss Downton Abbey!, 7:30 p.m., PBS: A celebration of the Masterpiece show with highlights, behind-the-scenes clips and interviews.

The Walking Dead, 9 p.m., AMC: A character we haven't seen in a long time finally makes her return when she stumbles upon a new society. Seriously, another one?

Westworld, 9 p.m., HBO: Dolores and Bernard dig up old memories. Considering they're both hosts, this won't be pretty.

Poldark, 9 p.m., PBS: The season 2 finale sees Ross and Dwight being tempted by war and George and Elizabeth threatened by a mob.

Contact Chelsea Tatham at ctatham@tampabay.com. Follow @chelseatatham.

 

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