Film/Television Editor Devin D. O'Leary served as film/television editor at Weekly Alibi for 28 years. He wrote and produced four feature films here in New Mexico and has been the booker/host of Midnight Movie Madness screenings at Guild Cinema for 13 years.


Thursday 26

“The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max streaming) Kaley Cuoco, searching for life after “the Big Bang Theory,” lands in this comic thriller about a party girl flight attendant who wakes up in Bangkok next to the dead body of her one night stand. Naturally, she turns crime solver to save her own skin.

“The F-Spot With Derrick Beckles” (Cartoon Network 10:30pm) Canadian comic Derrick Beckles (“The Eric Andre Show”) stars in this “reality TV focus group thriller” as a “master of focus grouping,” using his “proprietary focus talents to assemble the Ultimate Focus Team for his all important Final Focus.” If you’re familiar with “The Eric Andre Show,” you know how messed up and nonsensical this will be.

Friday 27

Black Beauty (Disney+ streaming anytime) Disney gives Anna Sewel’s 1877 novel its ninth movie/TV remake. Kate Winslet is the voice of Black Beauty. … It’s OK, the horse narrated the book as well.

Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker (Netflix streaming) Famed choreographer Debbie Allen (Fame, “Fame”) stages a youthful, modern version of The Nutcracker Ballet. Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal”) takes a documentary look.

“Over Christmas” (Netflix streaming) Comedian Luke Mockbridge stars in this six-episode German series about a guy who tries to go home for the holidays, only to be confronted by the brother who stole his girlfriend.

“Jeff Dunham’s Completely Unrehearsed Last-Minute Pandemic Holiday Special” (Comedy Central 6pm) The title kind of says it all. In what looks like his backyard, ventriloquist Jeff Dunham tries out some jokes on a handful of socially distanced audience members.

“Illumination Presents Minions Holiday Special” (KOB-4 7:30pm) The little yellow dudes from Despicable Me get their own Christmas special.

“Home For the Holidays With VICE” (VICE 9:30pm) VICE offers tips and tricks on what to eat, drink and make to get into the holiday spirit while social distancing.

Saturday 28

“The Uncanny Counter” (Netflix streaming) Straight out of Korea comes this supernatural drama about a group of young people who work at a noodle shop during the day and fight demons at night. Like ya do.

“The All-Star Nickmas Spectacular Special” (Nickelodeon 7pm) Unless you’re a pre-teen Nickelodon fanatic, that “All-Star” in the title is not applicable. Here, you get holiday shenanigans with dancer/YouTuber JoJo Siwa, 13-year-old rapper That Girl Lay Lay, Lex Lumpkin from “All That” and—brace yourself—castmembers from “The Astronauts,” “Danger Force,” “Group Chat” and “Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered.” I think Santa drops by too. He’s kind of an all-star.

Sunday 29

“The 2020 Soul Train Awards” (BET 6pm) Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold host, welcoming Brandy, CeeLo Green, Charlie Wilson and Smokey Robinson to the stage.

Monday 30

“The Disney Holiday Singalong” (KOAT-7 7pm) Performers include Andrea Bocelli performing “Silent Night,” BTS doing “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” Michael Bublé giving us “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” Katy Perry interpreting ““I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” P!nk spicing up “The Christmas Song” and Julianne Hough … I’m gonna say “singing” the classic “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.”

Tuesday 1

Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer (Crackle streaming) Eh, what’s that Rudolph poseur got that this cheap, Canadian, computer-animated reindeer hero doesn’t?

Wednesday 2

“Alien Worlds” (Netflix streaming) Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) narrates this speculative nature series blending science fact and fiction to imagine what alien life on other planets might look like.

“88th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center” (KOB-4 8pm) Assorted NBC stars fire up a tree while trying to stand as far apart from one another as possible.

“Radio City Christmas Spectacular” (KOB-4 9pm) The Rockettes kick it up in their annual holiday show. Now, with fewer audience members to distract you!“Trafficked With Mariana Van Zeller” (National Geographic 9pm) The Peabody Award-winning Portuguese journalist travels the world looking for the most secretive black markets dealing in illegal goods, from guns to drugs. [ ]