Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest host the Walt Disney World Christmas Parade in sunny Florida (with special guests including Beyoncé!). PEOPLE takes a look at the festivities, plus other events to watch for in the coming week:
SUNDAY, DEC. 24: Grab your hot cocoa and settle in for NBC’s Christmas Eve broadcast of Frank Capra’s 1946 classic, It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC, 8 p.m. ET). To make the annual Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed fix available to everyone, the network will also broadcast optional narration for the blind and visually impaired, voiced by former President George Bush.
MONDAY, DEC. 25: Every holiday has its iconic parade, and Christmas belongs to Walt Disney. Take in the spectacle of the 23rd annual Walt Disney World Christmas Parade (ABC, 10 a.m. ET) with the cohosting trifecta of Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. And if Seacrest – or a Goofy spotting – isn’t enough to lure you in, expect plenty of music. Scheduled performers including Beyoncé and the cast of High School Musical.
For a somewhat less wholesome Christmas day, you can experience a thriller of a gift with the slasher flick Black Christmas. (What screams “festive” more than a film – starring Michelle Trachtenberg and Lacey Chabert – about terrorized sorority sisters who get slain in their sorority house?) The film is a remake of a 1974 horror flick with the same name.
TUESDAY, DEC. 26: Don’t expect to see Jessica Simpson singing her “9 to 5” tribute to Dolly Parton at the Kennedy Center Honors (airing on CBS at 9 p.m. ET). The singer was unhappy after she flubbed the lyrics to the song and asked to be removed from the broadcast (which was taped on Dec. 3). Even without Jessica, there are plenty of celebrities to go around: Reese Witherspoon is among the stars paying tribute to honorees including Parton, Steven Spielberg and Smokey Robinson in the event hosted by Caroline Kennedy.
NEW THIS WEEK:
• Movies (now in theaters): Rocky Balboa, starring Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia and Mike Tyson; The Good Shepherd, starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro; Night at the Museum, starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams and Ricky Gervais; We Are Marshall, starring Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Fox; Letters From Iwo Jima, (limited) starring Ken Watanabe; Venus, (limited) starring Peter O’Toole, Vanessa Redgrave and Richard Griffiths; Curse of the Golden Flower, (limited) starring Gong Li and Chow Yun-Fat
•Music (in stores Tuesday): Matisyahu, No Place to Be; Omarion, 21; Switchfoot, Oh! Gravity
•DVDs (in stores Tuesday): Jackass – Number Two; The Black Dahlia; The Last Kiss; The Descent; Simple Life 4: ‘Til Death Do Us Part; Factotum