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Choose your own Holiday TV Adventure

A blizzard of new yuletide TV movies is coming your way. Before plowing through, consult our handy guide.

Care to meet the parents ... of Christmas
In Finding Mrs. Claus (Lifetime, Dec. 16), Santa's wife (Mira Sorvino) treks to Vegas to fulfill a wish, prompting her neglectful husband (Will Sasso) to chase after her. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Claus (George Wendt and Shelley Long) meet their son's fiancée in The Merry In-Laws (Lifetime, Dec. 15). Who knows cheer better than two stars from Cheers?

Do you like stories about childhood pals?
The past contains a present in Holiday High School Reunion (Lifetime, Dec. 8), as a woman has revelations about an old crush and her best bud at a 10-year reunion. In Love at the Christmas Table (Lifetime, Dec. 23), a girl and a boy have shared every Christmas meal together, and after 30 years he's pushing their table under the mistletoe.

Shall we dance?

In Holiday Spin (Lifetime, Dec. 21), an absentee dad (Ralph Macchio) trains his son for a dance contest that could save his studio. And in Come Dance With Me (Hallmark, Dec. 8), an exec (Andrew McCarthy) takes dance lessons to prove he's worthy of his boss' daughter, but is his instructor the better ''partner''? Signs — and toes — point to yes.

Or would you rather hear a song?
Cue up The Mistle-Tones (ABC Family, Dec. 9), with Tori Spelling and Tia Mowry in rival caroling groups. In Christmas Song (Hallmark, Dec. 25), two music teachers (Natasha Henstridge and Gabriel Hogan) face off in a carol competition when their schools merge, leaving only one with a job and the other sitting at home watching Glee.

Hoping for a holiday hoax?
In A Bride for Christmas (Hallmark, Dec. 25), a commitment-phobe schemes to propose to a thrice-engaged woman to win a bet. Meanwhile, a Catholic (Joey Lawrence) and a Jew (Emily Hampshire) fake a relationship to please their meddling families in Hitched for the Holidays (Hallmark, Dec. 25). Whoa-ho-ho.

Fancy a Christmas catastrophe?
A scientist (Casper Van Dien) searches for his kids after a tornado in Christmas Twister (Ion, Dec. 16). And in '12 Disasters of Christmas (Syfy, Dec. 8), calamities linked to the Mayan 2012 prophecy and ''The 12 Days of Christmas'' are destroying a town. Lords a-leaping! Run for cover!

Originally posted Dec 07, 2012 Published in issue #1237 Dec 07, 2012 Order article reprints