MOVIE “Ready Player One” / 8:00pm (HBO) 1:20am (HBO) Ernest Cline co-adapted his own best-selling 2011 sci-fi novel for Steven Spielberg’s 2018 adventure, which uses a combination of live-action and animation to conjure the dystopian near future of 2045. There, much of humanity retreats into OASIS, a virtual-reality software program, to escape their bleak surroundings. Wade (Tye Sheridan) discovers clues to a hidden game in the program that will deliver a life-changing reward to the winner. Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance star. Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic / 8:00pm (Freeform) 1:00am (Freeform) Married dancers and choreographers Allison Holker and Stephen “tWitch” Boss co-host this all-new installment of enchanting nuptial ceremonies at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Since those Disney geniuses rarely miss a marketing opportunity, this year’s special throws a spotlight on the company’s huge Christmas movie release, “Mary Poppins Returns.” Country music superstar Martina McBride also performs.
MOVIE “Homegrown Christmas” / 8:00pm (Hallmark) After spending years successfully running her own company, shoe designer Maddie (Lori Loughlin) sells the business and accepts her mother’s (Gwyneth Walsh) invitation to come home for Christmas and reconnect with her long-ignored family. Her younger sister, Hallie (Kate Isaac), gives her a chilly reception, and things aren’t very comfortable for her with Carter (Victor Webster), the former beau she abandoned to move to New York. As Maddie begins to mend fences, another tempting business prospect lands in her lap.
MOVIE “Santa’s Boots” / 8:00pm (Lifetime) 12:01am (Lifetime) Holly (Megan Hilty) isn’t expecting anything unusual when she makes her annual Christmas trip back to her hometown, where she’s totally blindsided by the news that the family business, a department store, is teetering on the brink of foreclosure in this new holiday gender-switched spin on “Cinderella.” Pitching in as Santa’s helper, Holly takes an instant liking to Nick (Noah Mills), the store’s surprisingly young Santa. As Christmas looms, however, Nick abruptly disappears, leaving Holly to search for him with only one clue: a black boot he left behind.
Lori Loughlin stars in “Homegrown Christmas” Saturday on Hallmark Channel.