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updated 11/27/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/27/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

Those scoundrels in retail started it—the odious habit of kicking the Christmas season into high gear the very day after Thanksgiving. Now television is falling into step. TNT has scheduled It's a Wonderful Life for Thanksgiving night (Nov. 23) at 10 P.M. ET. This is the earliest sighting ever of the Frank Capra classic, which the medium has appropriated as a Christmas tradition. So Happy Thanksgiving. Thirty shopping days left.

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