Picks and Pans Review: Kid's Classics

updated 12/10/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/10/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

>The holiday season always raises the level of children's programming. This year F. Murray Abraham narrates The Little Match Girl on HBO (Mon., Dec. 10, 7 P.M. ET). In an animated update of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, the waif is living with her family in a deserted New York City subway station on the last day of the 20th century. The Disney Channel has A Child's Christmas in Wales (Tues., Dec. 11, 8 P.M. ET). Denholm Elliott stars as a honey-tongued grandpa in an adaptation of the Dylan Thomas poem that previously aired on PBS.

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