Film Detective Streams Holiday Cheer

The Film Detective Streams Holiday Cheer With ’25 Days of Christmas’ Classic Lineup!

NBC’s Original 1955 Peter Pan Live Production

Starring Emmy-Winning Mary Martin Rings in the Season

Featuring Stocking Stuffer Scavenger Hunt, Dec. 1 – 25

Make some cocoa and cozy up for The Film Detective‘s 25 Days of Christmas seasonal programming, featuring everything from festive, holiday classics like The Little Princess (1939) to cult classics such as Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964). It’s sure to be a cheerful treat with something for everyone as a new movie or holiday-themed, classic television episode is added daily, Dec. 1-25. This lineup is available to watch on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and iOS devices through The Film Detective App.

To add to the festivities, a scavenger hunt-style Stocking Stuffer Giveaway will gift viewers with Film Detective gear, Blu-rays and specialty made candy. To enter, spot a hidden graphic in one of the 25 special offerings and email with the title and approximate time stamp for a chance to win.

Kicking off the holiday season is a digitally remastered broadcast of the 1955, NBC telecast production of Peter Pan, starring Rodgers and Hammerstein muse Mary Martin in the Emmy-winning lead role. Filmed at the Ambassador Theater in New York City, this beloved version featured the original Broadway cast and attracted an astonishing 65 million viewers during its premiere, at the time, the biggest audience ever for a single television broadcast.

So, light the fire, gather friends and family and settle in for 25 Days of Christmas classics!

Holiday line-up launching daily Dec. 1 – 25 …

  • Peter Pan, starring Mary Martin, 1955
  • Meet John Doe, starring Barbara Stanwyck, 1941
  • Gospel Films Archive: Silent Night – Story of the Christmas Carol, 1953
  • Stars Over Hollywood: Christmas for Sweeney, written by Rod Serling, 1950
  • Sherlock Holmes Christmas Pudding,” 1955
  • Santa and the Three Bears, animated cartoon, 1970
  • Gospel Films Archive: Christmas is Magic, 1953
  • Jack Frost, animated short, 1934
  • Beyond Tomorrow, starring Richard Carlson, 1940
  • Abraham Lincoln of 9th Ave. (Streets of New York), starring Jackie Cooper, 1939
  • Gospel Films Archive: The Star of Bethlehem, 1956
  • Home for Christmas, starring Mickey Rooney, 1990
  • Dragnet – “The Big Little Jesus,” 1953
  • Hector’s Hectic Life, animated short, 1948
  • Gospel Films Archive: Three Young Kings, 1956
  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, cult classic, 1964
  • Howdy Doody’s Christmas, 1951
  • Down the Wyoming Trail, starring Tex Ritter, 1939
  • Gospel Films Archive: Star of Bethlehem, 1954
  • A Christmas Without Snow, starring Michael Learned, 1980
  • Santa Claus, cult classic, 1959
  • The Little Princess, starring Shirley Temple, 1939
  • Gospel Films Archive: Starlight Night, 1939
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, animated cartoon, 1944
  • A Christmas Carol With Vincent Price, 1949

The Film Detective app refreshes monthly for timely programming around themes, holidays and anniversaries, offering a variety of digitally restored classic films, trailers and original, supplemental content. Enjoy a free trial period with subscriptions starting as low as $3.99 per month or $34.99 annually. Three films stream free each month. To download and start watching, visit

About The Film Detective:

Founder Philip Elliott Hopkins – who has been a fixture in the entertainment industry since 1999 – has channeled his life-long passion for collecting classic films into The Film Detective, a leading purveyor of restoration and distribution of broadcast-quality, digitally-remastered programming, including feature films, television, foreign imports, documentaries, special interest and audio. Since launching in 2014, the Massachusetts-based company has distributed its extensive library of 3000+ hours on DVD, Blu-ray and through such leading digital and television broadcast platforms as Turner Classic Movies, American Movie Classics, NBC, Bounce TV, Hulu, Amazon, EPIX HD, MeTV, PBS and more. In 2016, the Film Detective launched its OTT classic movies channel streaming on Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV. Visit us online at

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