TCM Sets Day-Long Macy's 'Miracle On 34th St' Airings

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will team with Macy's to run the classic holiday movie Miracle On 34th Street all day Nov. 20 outside of Macy's famed Herald Square New York City store, the network said Thursday.

The movie, which helped launch the Macy's Thaksgiving Day parade into a national event, will be screened for fans outside Macy's Herald Square next Thursday beginning at 8:15 a.m., with the final presentation scheduled for 8 p.m. During the 6:15 screening, TCM host Robert Osborne and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade executive producer Amy Kule will be on hand to deliver a special holiday greeting on behalf of TCM and Macy's, said the network..

"We can't wait to celebrate our second year of Miracle on 34th Street screenings with Macy's in Herald Square," said Jennifer Dorian, general manager of Turner Classic Movies in a statement. "This very special event combines one of the most cherished Christmas movies of all time with the magic of New York City during the holidays. At TCM, it's our mission to share the greatest movies of all time with new audiences, and this is a treat for the whole family.”

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