Here’s when you can watch your favorite Christmas TV shows and movies

Holiday Specials

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The holidays are filled with heart-warming specials and movies from classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and Wizard of Oz to newer instant-hits like Elf and Spongebob’s Christmas.

No matter your particular taste, HTC has put together this holiday watching guide. Here you will find everything from Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving and Christmas to Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas.

We hope it adds to your holiday joy and helps you plan for all those must-see specials. After all, It’s a Wonderful Life … especially during the holidays.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

8 p.m. ­- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (ABC)

8:30 p.m. – This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers (ABC)

Thanksgiving, Nov. 22
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9 a.m. – The Thanksgiving Day Parade (CBS)

9 a.m. – Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC)

6:30 and 8:45 p.m. – The Wizard of Oz (TBS)

Friday, Nov. 23

8 p.m. – Frosty the Snowman (CBS)

8 p.m. – Grandma Got Run Over by A Reindeer (CW)

8 p.m. – Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town (ABC)

Saturday, Nov. 24

8 p.m. – Robbie the Reindeer (CBS)

9 p.m. – The Story of Santa Claus (CBS)

Tuesday, Nov. 27

8 p.m. – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS)

Thursday, Nov. 29

8 p.m. – Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (ABC)

8:30 p.m. – Toy Story That Time Forgot (ABC)

9 p.m. – The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (ABC)

Saturday, Dec. 1

7 a.m. – Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (Freeform)

9:05 a.m. – Home Alone 3 (Freeform)

11:15 a.m. – The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (Freeform)

1:15 p.m. – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (Freeform)

3:20 p.m. – Christmas with the Kranks (Freeform)

5:25 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)

7:35 p.m. –  The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)

9:15 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Freeform)

11:55 p.m. – Life-Size (Freeform)

Sunday, Dec. 2

7 a.m. – Home Alone 3 (Freeform)

9 a.m. – Eight Crazy Nights (Freeform)

11 a.m. – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (Freeform)

1:05 p.m. – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (Freeform)

2:35 p.m. – Life-Size (Freeform)

4:40 p.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)

6:20 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Freeform)

8 p.m. – Garth: Live at Notre Dame!  (CBS)

9 p.m. – Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve (Freeform)

11 p.m. – The Holiday (Freeform)

Monday, Dec. 3

7 a.m. – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (Freeform)

8:30 a.m. – Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (Freeform)

9 a.m. – The Little Drummer Boy (1968) (Freeform)

11 a.m. – Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic (Freeform)

Noon – The Truth About Christmas (Freeform)

2:10 p.m. – The Holiday (Freeform)

5:25 p.m. – Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve (Freeform)

7:25 p.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)

9:30 p.m. – Pop Up Santa Holiday Special (Freeform)

Midnight – The Family Stone (Freeform)

Tuesday, Dec. 4

7 a.m. – Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic (Freeform)

8 a.m. – Pop Up Santa Holiday Special (Freeform)

11:30 a.m. – Love the Coopers (Freeform)

2:05 p.m. – The Family Stone (Freeform)

4:10 p.m. – This Christmas (Freeform)

6:50 p.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)

8:55 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)

Midnight – Home Alone 3 (Freeform)

Wednesday, Dec. 5

7 a.m. -I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998)  (Freeform)

9 a.m. – Mickey’s Christmas Carol (Freeform)

11 a.m. – Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic (Freeform)

Noon – Home Alone 3 (Freeform)

2 p.m. – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (Freeform)

4:05 p.m. – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (Freeform)

5:10 p.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform) 

6:50 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)

8:55 p.m. – Christmas with the Kranks (Freeform)

Midnight – I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998) (Freeform)

Thursday, Dec. 6

7 a.m. -Mickey’s Christmas Carol (Freeform)

7:30 a.m. – Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (Freeform)

Noon – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (Freeform)

2:05 p.m. – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (Freeform)

3:10 p.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform) 

4:50 p.m. – Christmas with the Kranks (Freeform)

6:55 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story (Freeform)

8 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC) 

8 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (TBS)

8:30 p.m. – The Elf on a Shelf (TBS)

8:55 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 2 (Freeform)

Midnight – Call Me Claus (Freeform)

Friday, Dec. 7

7:30 a.m. – Jingle All the Way 2 (Freeform)

11 a.m. – Call Me Claus (Freeform)

1:10 p.m. – Unaccompanied Minors (Freeform)

3:15 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story (Freeform)

5:15 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 2 (Freeform)

7:20 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 (Freeform)

9:50 p.m. – Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Freeform)

11:55 p.m. – A Belle for Christmas (Freeform Premiere)

Saturday, Dec. 8

7 a.m. -The Little Drummer Boy (1968) (Freeform)

7:30 a.m. – Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (Freeform)

8 a.m. – A Belle for Christmas (Freeform)

10:10 a.m. – Unaccompanied Minors (Freeform)

12:15 p.m. – Deck the Halls (Freeform)

2:20 p.m. – Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Freeform)

4:25 p.m. – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (Freeform)

5:30 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 (Freeform)

8 p.m. – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS)

8 p.m. – Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic (Freeform)

9 p.m. – Frosty the Snowman (CBS)

9 p.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)

11 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)

1 a.m. – Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic (Freeform)

Sunday, Dec. 9

7 a.m. -Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (Freeform)

7:30 a.m. – Deck the Halls (Freeform)

9:30 a.m. – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (Freeform)

10:35 a.m. – Life-Size (Freeform)

12:40 p.m. – Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve (Freeform)

2:45 p.m. – Christmas with the Kranks (Freeform)

4:50 p.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)

6:55 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)

9 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Freeform)

11:35 p.m. – Love the Coopers (Freeform)

Monday, Dec. 10

7 a.m. -This Christmas (Freeform)

11 a.m. – Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic (Freeform)

Noon – Love the Coopers (Freeform)

2:35 p.m. – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (Freeform)

4:40 p.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)

6:20 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Freeform)

8 p.m. – CMA country Christmas hosted by Reba McEntire (ABC)

9 p.m. – No Sleep ‘Til Christmas (Freeform)

Midnight – Holiday in Handcuffs (Freeform)

Tuesday, Dec. 11

7 a.m. -Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (Freeform)

7:30 a.m. – Unaccompanied Minors (Freeform)

11 a.m. – Pop Up Santa Holiday Special (Freeform)

12:35 p.m. – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (Freeform)

2:40 p.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)

4:20 p.m. – Jingle All the Way 2 (Freeform)

6:25 p.m. – Ice Age: Continental Drift (Freeform)

8;30 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s Finding Nemo (Freeform)

Midnight – Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (Freeform)

Wednesday, Dec. 12

7 a.m. – Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (Freeform)

11:30 a.m. – Jingle All the Way 2 (Freeform)

1:30 p.m. – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (Freeform)

3 p.m. – Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (Freeform)

4:30 p.m. – Ice Age: Continental Drift (Freeform)

6:30 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s Finding Nemo (Freeform)

9 p.m. – Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Freeform)

Midnight – Call Me Claus (Freeform)

Thursday, Dec. 13

7 a.m. -Call Me Claus (Freeform)

11 a.m. – No Sleep ‘Til Christmas (Freeform)

1:05 p.m. – This Christmas (Freeform)

3:40 p.m. – Holiday in Handcuffs (Freeform)

5:45 p.m. – The Holiday (Freeform)

8:55 p.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)

Midnight – Deck the Halls (Freeform)

Friday, Dec. 14

7 a.m. -The Family Stone (Freeform)

11 a.m. – Angels Sing (Freeform)

1:05 p.m. – The Mistle-tones (Freeform)

3:10 p.m. – Christmas with the Kranks (Freeform)

5:15 p.m. – Deck the Halls (Freeform)

7:20 p.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)

8 p.m. – I Love Lucy vintage Christmas Classic (CBS)

9 p.m. – The Dick Van Dyke Show vintage Christmas (CBS)

9:25 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)

11:30 p.m. – The Family Stone (Freeform)

Saturday, Dec. 15

7 a.m. -Mickey’s Christmas Carol (Freeform)

7:30 a.m. – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (Freeform)

9 a.m. – Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (Freeform)

10:30 a.m. – Christmas with the Kranks (Freeform)

12:35 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)

2:40 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story (Freeform)

4:40 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 2 (Freeform)

6:45 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 (Freeform)

9:15 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Freeform)

11:55 p.m. – Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve (Freeform)

Sunday, Dec. 16

7 a.m. -A Belle for Christmas (Freeform)

9 a.m. – Jingle All the Way 2

11 a.m. – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (Freeform)

Noon – Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story (Freeform)

2 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 2 (Freeform)

4:05 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 (Freeform)

6:35 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Freeform)

7 p.m. – The Sound of Music (ABC)

9:15 p.m. – Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Freeform)

11:20 p.m. – A Miracle on Christmas Lake (Freeform Premiere)

Monday, Dec. 17

7 a.m. – Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (Freeform)

9 a.m. – Angels Sing (Freeform)

11 a.m. – Call Me Claus (Freeform)

1 p.m. – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (Freeform)

3:05 p.m. – Deck the Halls (Freeform)

5:10 p.m. – Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Freeform)

7:15 p.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)

8:55 p.m. – Paddington (Freeform)

Midnight – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (Freeform)

Tuesday, Dec. 18

7 a.m. -The Little Drummer Boy (1968) (Freeform)

7:30 a.m. – Mickey’s Christmas Carol (Freeform)

8 a.m. – Call Me Claus (Freeform)

10 a.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)

11:35 a.m. – Paddington (Freeform)

1:35 p.m. – Christmas with the Kranks (Freeform)

3:40 p.m. – The Truth About Christmas (Freeform)

5:45 p.m. – The Holiday (Freeform)

8:55 p.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)

Midnight – 12 Dates of Christmas (Freeform)

Wednesday, Dec. 19

7 a.m. – Snow (Freeform)

9 a.m. – Snow 2: Brain Freeze (Freeform)

11 a.m. – The Family Stone (Freeform)

1 p.m. – Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic (Freeform)

2 p.m. – The Holiday (Freeform)

5:05 p.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)

7:10 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)

8 p.m. – Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (CW)

8 p.m. – Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (ABC)

8:30 p.m. – Shrek the Halls (ABC)

9:15 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles (Freeform)

11:55 p.m. – Life-Size (Freeform)

Thursday, Dec. 20

7 a.m. -Pop Up Santa Holiday Special (Freeform)

8:30 a.m. – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (Freeform)

10 a.m. – Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (Freeform)

11:30 a.m. – Life-Size (Freeform)

1:30 p.m. – Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve (Freeform)

3:30 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)

5:35 p.m. – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (Freeform)

6:40 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles (Freeform)

8 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC)

9:20 p.m. – Ice Age: Continental Drift (Freeform)

11:25 p.m. – Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve (Freeform)

1:30 a.m. – Mickey’s Christmas Carol (Freeform)

Friday, Dec. 21

7 a.m. -Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (Freeform)

8:30 a.m. – Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (Freeform)

10 a.m. – The Doc McStuffins Christmas Special (Freeform Premiere)

10:30 a.m. – Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (Freeform)

11 a.m. – Mickey’s Christmas Carol (Freeform)

11:30 a.m. – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (Freeform)

12:30 p.m. – Love the Coopers (Freeform)

3 p.m. – Ice Age: Continental Drift (Freeform)

5:05 p.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)

7:10 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)

8 p.m. – I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! (ABC)

9:15 p.m. -Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Freeform)

11:55 p.m. – No Sleep ‘Til Christmas (Freeform)

Saturday, Dec. 22

7 a.m. -A Miracle on Christmas Lake (Freeform)

9:40 a.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)

11:50 a.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)

1:55 p.m. – Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot (Freeform)

2:25 p.m. – Disney’s Prep & Landing (Freeform)

2:55 p.m. – Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (Freeform)

3:25 p.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)

5:05 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Freeform)

7:45 p.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)

8 p.m. – CMA Country Christmas hosted by Reba McEntire (ABC)

9:50 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)

11:55 p.m. – Christmas with the Kranks (Freeform)

Sunday, Dec. 23

7 a.m. -The Little Drummer Boy (1968) (Freeform)

7:30 a.m. – Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (Freeform)

9:40 a.m. – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (Freeform)

11:45 a.m. – Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot (Freeform)

12:15 p.m. – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (Freeform)

1:20 p.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)

3 p.m. – Christmas with the Kranks (Freeform)

5:05 p.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)

7:10 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)

9:15 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Freeform)

11:55 p.m. – Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve (Freeform)

Monday, Dec. 24

7:30 a.m. – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (Freeform)

11 a.m. – Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (Freeform)

12:30 p.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)

2:05 p.m. – Jingle All the Way 2 (Freeform)

4:10 p.m. – Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Freeform)

6:15 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Freeform)

8 p.m. (for 24 hours) – A Christmas Story (TBS)

8 p.m. – It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC)

8 p.m. – Beauty & The Beast (ABC)

8:55 p.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)

Midnight – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)

Tuesday, Christmas Day

7 a.m. -Disney’s Prep & Landing (Freeform)

7:30 a.m. – Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (Freeform)

8 a.m. – Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (Freeform)

11 a.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)

12:40 p.m. – Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Freeform)

2:40 p.m. – Christmas with the Kranks (Freeform)

4:45 p.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)

6:50 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)

8:55 p.m. – Disney’s The Lion King (1994) (Freeform)

Midnight – Disney’s The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (Freeform)

Thursday, Dec. 27

8 p.m. – Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (ABC)

9 p.m. – Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (ABC)

Also, beginning Nov. 26 and running through Christmas Day, AMC (46 and 846 for HD) will have a month of its “AMC Best Christmas Ever.”

The holiday programming will feature over 35 films and 18 specials, airing all day, every day. Although no specific time slots have been announced, here is a complete list of films and specials that will be shown during the event (Sorry, there’s no Walking Dead Christmas).

Holiday Films:

Elf (2003)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Polar Express, The (2004)

Santa Clause 2, The (2002)

Jingle All the Way (1996)

Prancer (1989)

Gremlins (1984)

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

All I Want For Christmas (1991)

Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Christmas in Connecticut (1992)

Christmas Story 2, A (2012)

Dennis the Menace Christmas, A (2007)

Nativity Story, The (2006)

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (2004)

To Grandmother’s House We Go (1992)

White Christmas (1954)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Sons of Mistletoe, The (2001)

Holiday to Remember, A (1995)

Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)

One Magic Christmas (1985)

Christmas Star, The (1986)

Scoot & Kassie’s Christmas Adventure (2013)

12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue (2012)

Holiday Specials:

TV Premiere: Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You (2017)

Year Without a Santa Claus, The (1974)

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)

Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (1979)

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (1976)

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (1976)

Jack Frost (1979)

Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular (2011)

Merry Madagascar (2009)

Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, The (2005)

First Christmas, The (1975)

Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold, The (1981)

Life & Adventures of Santa Claus, The (1985)

Little Drummer Boy Book II, The (1976)

Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977)

Pinocchio’s Christmas (1980)

Nuttiest Nutcracker, The (1999)

Buster & Chauncey’s Silent Night (1998)

Family Favorite Films:

Happy Feet (2006)

Happy Feet 2 (2011)

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011)

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

Miracle (2004)

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Joyful Noise (2012)

Last Holiday (2006)

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Here’s when you can watch your favorite Christmas TV shows and movies

      1. I am not sure what TV Guide you are looking at but it has already been on once (today), on AMC.
        Also, you have not listed all the holiday movies on Hallmark channels.

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