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Beware the dubious Christmas Specials

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As Christmas approaches, TV networks start churning out holiday-related movies, and not all of them can feature beloved characters like Grumpy Cat, Buddy the Elf and the toys of Toy Story. Here are three of the more dubious Christmas specials on the way.

An En Vogue Christmas (November 22, 8 p.m., Lifetime) The members of the ’90s R&B act play themselves in a fictional account of the group reuniting for a Christmas show after being torn apart by their devious manager (played by David Alan Grier).

A Royal Christmas(November 22, 8 p.m., Hallmark Channel) A working-class woman (Lacey Chabert) must win over her prospective mother-in-law (Jane Seymour)—who just happens to be the queen of a small European nation. Also, it’s Christmas, presumably.

Santa Hunters (November 28, 7 p.m., Nickelodeon) A group of kids put together an intricate trap to capture video footage of Santa Claus, but then discover that seeing Santa will cause him to lose his magical powers, for some reason.

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