Holiday TV shows & movies


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Today

9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.: “Planes, Trains, And Automobiles,” (1987) Steve Martin, John Candy. Comedy Central

12 p.m.: “A Perfect Christmas,” (2016) (N) Erin Gray. Hallmark

12 p.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.: “A Miracle On 34th Street,” (1994) Elizabeth Perkins. Starz Kids

12:30 p.m.: “A Miracle On 34th Street,” (1947) Natalie Wood. HBO Family

2 p.m.: “A Happy Yule Log,” Hallmark Movies

4 p.m.: “Wild Kratts Creature Christmas,” (A). PBS

5 p.m.: “Love Always, Santa,” (2016)(N). Hallmark Movies

6 p.m.: “A December Bride,” (2016)(N). Hallmark

9 p.m.: “Operation Christmas,” (2016)(N).Hallmark Movies

8 p.m.: “The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,”(N). ABC

8 p.m.: “Christmas In Homestead,” (2016)(N). Hallmark

10 p.m.: “My Christmas Dream,” (2016)(N). Hallmark

Friday

6 p.m.: “The Mistletoe Promise,” (2016)(N). Hallmark

8 p.m.: “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town,” (1970)(A). ABC

8 p.m.: “Frosty The Snowman,” (1969)(A) narrated by Jimmy Durante. CBS

8 p.m.: “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” (1966)(A). 50th anniversary of the Chuck Jones animated classic. NBC

8 p.m.: “Grandma Got Run Over By A ReinDeer,” (2000)(A). CW

8 p.m.: “Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration,” (N).Disney

8 p.m.: “Christmas

List,” (2016) (N).Hallmark

8:30 p.m.: “Frosty Returns,” (1992)(A) narrated by Jonathan Winters. CBS

Saturday

8 p.m.: “Robbie The Reindeer: Hooves Of Fire,” (1999)(A). CBS

9 p.m.: “The Story Of Santa Claus,” (1996)(A). Voiced by Ed Asner, Betty White. CBS

Sunday

1:45 p.m.: “Surviving Christmas,” (2004). TBS

3:45 p.m.: “Home Alone 4,” (2002). TBS

9 p.m.: “I’ll be Home for Christmas,” (2016)(N) James Brolin. Hallmark

Monday

5:30 p.m.: “Fred Claus,” (2007) Vince Vaughn. Freeform

6 P.M.:“Operation Christmas,” (2016)(N)Hallmark

8 p.m.: “CMA Country Christmas,” (N). ABC

8 p.m.: “Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas,” vocalists Lisa Lambe, Susan McFadden and Meav Ni Mhaolchatha perform. PBS

8 p.m.: “The Holiday,” (2006) Jack Black. Freeform

12 a.m.: “Scrooged,” (1988) Bill Murray. Freeform

Tuesday

5 p.m.: “The Holiday,” (2006). Freeform

8 p.m.: “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” (1964)(A). CBS

12 a.m.: “Jingle All The Way,” (1996) Arnold Schwarzenegger. Freeform

Wednesday

7 p.m.: “Jingle All The Way,” (1996). Freeform

8 p.m.: “Christmas In Rockefeller Center,” (N). NBC

9 p.m.: “Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors,” (2016)(N). “Circle of Love” is the next chapter in the life of young Dolly Parton. Alyvia Alyn, Ricky Schroder. NBC

9 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” (1989) Chevy Chase). Freeform

12 a.m.: “Deck The Halls,” (2006, Danny Devito, Matthew Broderick. Freeform

December 1

5 p.m.: “The Powerpuff Girls,”(N)(A) “Snow Month.” Cartoon Network

5:30 p.m.: “Clarence,” (A) “Merry Moochmas.” Cartoon Network

6 p.m.: “Teen Titans Go!” (A) “Teen Titans Save Christmas.” Cartoon Network

6 p.m.: “The Year Without A Santa Claus,” (1974)(A). Freeform

7 p.m.: “We Bare Bears,”(A) “Christmas Parties.” Cartoon Network

7:05 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” (1989). Freeform

7:45 p.m.: “Uncle Grandpa,”(A) “Chill Out.” Cartoon Network

8 p.m.: “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” (1965)(A). ABC

8 p.m.: “Regular Show,”(A). Cartoon Network

8 p.m.: “The Man Who Came To Dinner,” (1941). TCM

8:30 p.m.: “Steven Universe,” (N)(A) “Christmas in Space.” Cartoon Network

9 p.m.: “The Great American Baking Show,” (N). ABC

9:15 p.m.: “The Santa Clause,” (1994) Tim Allen. Freeform

10 p.m.: “It Happened On 5th Avenue,” (1947). TCM

11:20 p.m.: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” (1993)(A). Freeform

12 a.m.: “O. Henry’s Full House,” (1952). TCM

12:55 a.m.: “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year,” (1976)(A). Freeform

2:15 a.m.: “Meet John Doe,” (1941). TCM

4:30 a.m.: “Fitzwilly,” (1967). TCM

December 2

11 a.m.: “Jack Frost,” (1979)(A). Freeform

2:30 p.m.: “The Year Without A Santa Claus,” (1974)(A). Freeform

3:35 p.m.: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” (1993)(A). Freeform

5:10 p.m.: “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” (2009)(A) Jim Carrey. Freeform

7:15 p.m.: “The Santa Clause,” (1994) Tim Allen. Freeform

8 p.m.: “I Love Lucy Christmas Special,” the colorized “Christmas Episode” (1956) is paired with the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures.”(1955). CBS

9:20 p.m.: “The Polar Express,” (2004)(A) Tom Hanks. Freeform

December 3

7 a.m.: “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas,” (1999)(A). Freeform

8:30 a.m.: “Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas,” (2004)(A). Freeform

10 a.m.: “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish,” (1998) Eugene Levy. Freeform

11 a.m.: “Home Alone 4,” TBS

12 p.m.: “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” (2009)(A). Freeform

4:40 p.m.: “The Polar Express,” (2004)(A). Freeform

6:45 p.m.: “Arthur Christmas,” (2011)(A). Freeform

7 p.m.: “Finding Father Christmas,” (2016)(N) Wendie Malick. Hallmark

8 p.m.: “Heaven Sent,” (2016) (N) A romantic artist and his businesswoman girlfriend are ending their 9-year relationship... until an 8-year-old runaway from heaven tries to re-kindle their friendship. Lifetime

8:50 p.m.: “Elf,” (2003) Will Ferrell. Freeform

10:55 p.m.: “The Holiday,” (2006). Freeform

December 4

7 a.m.: “Twas The Night Before Christmas,” (1974)(A). Freeform

7:30 a.m.: “Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey,” (1977)(A). Freeform

8 a.m.: “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish,” (1998). Freeform

10:05 a.m.: “Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas In July,” (1979)(A). Freeform

12:10 p.m.: “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” (1998) Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Freeform

2:20 p.m.: “Arthur Christmas,” (2011)(A). Freeform

4:30 p.m.: “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town,” (1970)(A). Freeform

5:35 p.m.: “The Year Without A Santa Claus,” (1974)(A). Freeform

6:40 p.m.: “Elf,” (2003). Freeform

8 p.m. - 6 a.m.: “TV Land Merrython,” holiday episodes of ‘Everbody Loves Raymond,” “King of Queens,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” “The Golden Girls,” “Roseanne” and “How I Met Your Mother.” Repeats on Dec. 24 and 25.

8:45 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” (1989). Freeform

10:55 p.m.: “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town,” (1970)(A). Freeform

December 5

7 a.m.: “Wild Kratts Creature Christmas,” (A). PBS

4 p.m.: “The Year Without A Santa Claus,” (1974)(A). Freeform

5 p.m.: “Jingle All The Way,” (1996). Freeform

7 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” (1989). Freeform

8 p.m.: “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” (N). ABC

9 p.m.: “Scrooged,” (1988). Freeform

12 a.m.: “Snowglobe,” (2007) Christina Milian. Freeform

December 6

5 p.m.: “Scrooged,” (1988). Freeform

6 p.m.: “Seinfeld: Happy Festivus Marathon,” includes four holiday episodes: “Millennium;” “The Red Dot,” “The Pick” and “The Strike.” TBS

7 p.m.: “52nd Annual Wassail at Chapman University,” holiday concert. PBS-Fusion

8 p.m.:“Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops,” PBS.

7 p.m.: “The Polar Express,” (2004)(A). Freeform

9 p.m.: “The Santa Clause,” (1994). Freeform

December 7

5 p.m.: “The Polar Express,” (2004)(A). Freeform

7 p.m.: “The Santa Clause,” (1994). Freeform

8 p.m.:“Xmas Without China,” Tom Xia challenges his American neighbors to survive the Christmas season without Chinese products. PBS-Fusion

9 p.m.: “Elf,” (2003). Freeform

12 a.m.: “12 Dates Of Christmas,” (2011) Amy Smart. Freeform

December 8

3 p.m.: “Holiday Joy,” Freeform

5 p.m.: “Deck The Halls,” (2006) Danny Devito, Matthew Broderick. Freeform

7 p.m.: “Elf,” (2003). Freeform

8 p.m.: “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” (2014) (A) Tom Hanks, Tim Allen. ABC

8 p.m.: “Taraji’s White Hot Holidays,” (N). Fox

8:30 p.m.: Shrek The Halls,” (2007) (A). ABC

9 p.m.: “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” (2009). Freeform

12 a.m.: “Holiday In Handcuffs,” (2007)Mario Lopez, Melissa Joan Hart. Freeform

December 9

11 a.m.: “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland,” (1976)(A). Freeform

11:30 a.m.: “Holiday Joy.” Freeform

12 p.m.: “Xmas Without China,” PBS-Fusion

1:30 p.m.: “Home Alone 3,” (1997). Freeform

3:35 p.m.: “Santa Buddies: The Legend Of Santa Paws,” (2009). Freeform

5:40 p.m.: “The Search For Santa Paws,” (2010). Freeform

7:45 p.m.: “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups,” (2012) Cheryl Ladd. Freeform

9:50 p.m.: “Snow Buddies,” (2008) Jim Belushi. Freeform

11 p.m.: “Xmas Without China,” PBS

11:55 p.m.: “Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas In July,” (1979(A). Freeform

December 10

7 a.m.: “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” (1983)(A). Freeform

7:30 a.m.: “Santa Buddies: The Legend Of Santa Paws,” (2009). Freeform

9:30 a.m.: “The Search For Santa Paws,” (2010). Freeform

11:35 a.m.: “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups,” (2012). Freeform

1:40 p.m.: “Snow Buddies,” (2008) Jim Belushi. Freeform

3 p.m.: “Fred Claus,” (2007). TBS

7:30 p.m.: “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” (1966)(A). TBS

8 p.m.: “An Elf’s Story: The Elf on the Shelf,” TBS

8 p.m.: “It’s A Wonderful Life,” (1946) Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed. NBC

8 p.m.: “A Christmas Wedding Date,” (2016)(N) After being fired from her job, Rebecca (Marla Sokoloff) heads back home to attend her friend’s wedding on Christmas Eve. Lifetime

8:30 p.m.: “Fred Claus,” (2007). TBS

10:20 p.m.: “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” (2014)(A). Freeform

12:55 a.m.: “The Year Without A Santa Claus,” (1974)(A). Freeform

December 11

7 a.m.: “The Little Drummer Boy,” (1968)(A). Freeform

7:30 a.m.: “Home Alone: The Holiday Heist,” (2012). Freeform

9:35 a.m.: “A Dennis The Menace Christmas,” (2007) Robert Wagner. Freeform

11:40 a.m.: “The Year Without A Santa Claus,” (1974)(A). Freeform

12:45 p.m.: “Arthur Christmas” (2011)(A). Freeform

5 p.m.: “A Christmas Carol: The Concert,” Charles Dickens’ classic tale is adapted for a live orchestral concert. PBS-Fusion

6:30 p.m.: “Christmas on the Danube” Visit cities along the Danube river. PBS-Fusion

7 p.m.:“Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops,” PBS-Fusion

8 p.m.: “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” (N) a new one-hour special featuring two newly colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series. CBS

9:25 p.m.: “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” (2014)(A). Freeform

9:55 p.m.: “The Polar Express,” (2004)(A). Freeform

December 12

5:30 p.m.: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” (1993)(A). Freeform

7 p.m.: “The Polar Express,” (2004)(A). Freeform

8 p.m.: “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” (N). ABC

8 p.m.: “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” (2000)(A). CW

8 p.m.: “Meet Me In St. Louis,” (1944). TCM

9 p.m.: “The Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown.”(N) CW

9 p.m.: “Elf” (2003)(A). Freeform

10 p.m.: “In The Good Old Summertime,” (1949). TCM

12 a.m.: “Christmas CupId,” (2010) Christina Milian. Freeform

12 a.m.: “A Night At The Movies: Merry Christmas!,” (2011). TCM

1:15 a.m.: “Bachelor Mother,” (1939). TCM

2:45 a.m.: “Bundle Of Joy,” (1956). TCM

4:30 a.m.: “Susan Slept Here,” (1954). TCM

December 13

11:30 a.m: “Peg + Cat + Holidays,” “The Christmas Problem,” “The Hanukkah Problem” and “The Penguin Problem” feature math for kids. PBS

3 p.m.: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” (1993)(A). Freeform

7 p.m.: “Elf,” (2003). Freeform

8 p.m.: “The Middle,” ABC

8 p.m.: “A Christmas Carol: The Concert,” PBS; PBS-Fusion

8:30 p.m.: “American Housewife,” ABC

9 p.m.: “Fresh Off The Boat,” ABC

9 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” (1989). Freeform

9:30 p.m.: “The Real O’Neals,” ABC

9:30 p.m.: “Christmas on the Danube,” PBS; PBS-Fusion

10 p.m.: “Frontline, From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians (Part 1),” Explores the life of Jesus and depicts on the origins of Christianity using historical evidence. PBS

10 p.m.: “Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops,” PBS-Fusion

12 a.m.: “Three Days,” (2001) Kristin Davis. Freeform

December 14

3 p.m.: “Home Alone 3,” (1997). Freeform

3 p.m.: “Fred Claus,” (2007) Vince Vaughn. TNT

5 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” (1989). Freeform

7 p.m.: “Arthur Christmas,” (2011)(A). Freeform

8 p.m.: “The Goldbergs,” ABC

8 p.m.: “The Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies Of All Time,” CW

8 p.m.: “A Pentatonix Christmas Special,” Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Pentatonix host their first-ever holiday network special. (N) NBC

8 p.m.: “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” (1966)(A). TNT

8:30 p.m.: “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” (1966)(A). TNT

9 p.m.; 11:30 p.m.: “Fred Claus,” (2007). TNT

8:30 p.m.: “Speechless,” ABC

9 p.m.: “The Santa Clause,” (1994). Freeform

9:31 p.m.: “Black-Ish,” ABC

12 a.m.: “Santa Baby,” (2006) Jenny McCarthy. Freeform

December 15

7:30 a.m.: “Holiday Joy.” Freeform

11 a.m.: “Snow Buddies,” (2008). Freeform

1 p.m.: “Home Alone 3,” (1997). Freeform

3 p.m.: “A Dennis The Menace Christmas,” (2007). Freeform

5 p.m.: “Arthur Christmas,” (2011)(A). Freeform

7 p.m.: “The Santa Clause,” (1994). Freeform

8 p.m.: “Disney’s Prep & Landing,” (2009)(A). ABC

8 p.m.: “IHeart Radio Jingle Ball 2016,” performers including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande. (N) CW

8 p.m.: “The Shop Around The Corner,” (1944) James Stewart. TCM

8:30 p.m.: “Disney’s Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice,” (2011)(A). ABC

9 p.m.: “The Search For Santa Paws,” (2010). Freeform

10 p.m.: “Christmas In Connecticut,” (1945) Barbara Stanwyck. TCM

12 a.m.: “Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe,” (2009) Jenny McCarthy. Freeform

12 a.m.: “Love Finds Andy Hardy,” (1938). TCM

1:45 a.m.: “Desk Set,” (1957). TCM

3:45 a.m.: “Period Of Adjustment,” (1962). TCM

December 16

7 a.m.: “A Dennis The Menace Christmas,” (2007). Freeform

8:30 a.m.; 2:30 p.m.: “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas,” (A) Curious George has a great time preparing for Christmas. PBS

9:10 a.m.: “Jack Frost,” (1998) Michael Keaton. Freeform

11:15 a.m.: “The Search For Santa Paws,” (2010). Freeform

1:20 p.m.: “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups,” (2012). Freeform

3:25 p.m.: “Home Alone: The Holiday Heist,” (2012). Freeform

5:30 p.m.: “Jingle All The Way,” (1996). Freeform

7 p.m.: “The American St. Nick,” American Army troops returned hope and joy to the people of Wiltz, Luxembourg, during World War II. PBS-Fusion

7:35 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” (1989). Freeform

8 p.m.: “The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade,” (N) CW

8:31 p.m.: “Dr. Ken,” ABC

9:45 p.m.: “The Polar Express,” (2004)(A). Freeform

11:55 p.m.: “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” (2009)(A). Freeform

December 17

7 a.m.: “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year,” (1976)(A). Freeform

7:30 a.m.: “Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey,” (1977)(A). Freeform

8:30 a.m.: “Jingle All The Way,” (1996). Freeform

12 p.m.: “Frontline, From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians (Part 1).” PBS-Fusion

1 p.m.: “Tim Burton’s THe Nightmare Before Christmas,” (1993)(A). Freeform

2:35 p.m.: “The Polar Express,” (2004)(A). Freeform

4:40 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” (1989). Freeform

6:50 p.m.: “The Santa Clause,” (1994). Freeform

7 p.m.: “The Lawrence Welk Show, Christmas,” Guests Norma, Randy and Mark Zimmer. PBS

8 p.m.: “I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown,” (2003)(A). ABC

10 p.m.: “Lidia Celebrates America, Holiday for Heroes,” Celebrating our veterans. PBS-Fusion

December 18

9:30 a.m.: “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish,” (1998). Freeform

11:30 a.m.: “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” (1983)(A). Freeform

12 p.m.: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” (1993)(A). Freeform

4:10 p.m.: “Disney’s Prep & Landing,” (2009)(A). Freeform

4:40 p.m.: “Disney’s Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice,” (2011)(A). Freeform

5:10 p.m.: “The Santa Clause,” (1994). Freeform

9:50 p.m.: “Elf,” (2003). Freeform

December 19

7 a.m.: “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas,” (1999)(A). Freeform

8:30 a.m.: “A Dennis The Menace Christmas,” (2007). Freeform

10:30 a.m.: “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish,” (1998). Freeform

12:35 p.m.: “Home Alone 3,” (1997). Freeform

2:40 p.m.: “The Search For Santa Paws,” (2010). Freeform

4 p.m.: “Christmas Invitation from Pacific Lutheran University,” PBS-Fusion

4:45 p.m.: “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups,” (2012). Freeform

5 p.m.: “Christmas at Belmont,” Kathy Mattea hosts a night of seasonal favorites. PBS-Fusion

6 p.m.: “Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops,” PBS-Fusion.

6 p.m.: “Surviving Christmas,” TNT

8 p.m.; 10 p.m: “A Christmas Carol,” TNT

6:50 p.m.: “Elf,” (2003). Freeform

7 p.m.: “Jordan Smith—’Tis the Season,” Winner of “The Voice,” highlights his Christmas album in concert. PBS-Fusion

8 p.m.: “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” (N) ABC

8 p.m.: “The American St. Nick,” PBS

8:55 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” (1989). Freeform

9 p.m.: “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis,” PBS

12 a.m.: “Just Friends,” (2005) Ryan Reynolds. Freeform

December 20

7 a.m.: “The Search For Santa Paws,” (2010). Freeform

9:10 a.m.: “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups,” (2012). Freeform

11:15 a.m.: “Home Alone 3,” (1997). Freeform

1:25 p.m.: “The Holiday,” (2006). Freeform

4:30 p.m.: “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town,” (1970)(A). Freeform

5:35 p.m.: “The Year Without A Santa Claus,” (1974)(A). Freeform

6:40 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” (1989). Freeform

7 p.m.: “Lidia Celebrates America, Holiday for Heroes,” PBS-Fusion

8 p.m.: “Terry Crews Saves Christmas,” (N) comedian and Christmas super-fan Terry Crews visits gives people a crash-course in how to do Christmas right. CW

8 p.m.: “Christmas Invitation from Pacific Lutheran University,” PBS

8 p.m.: “Christmas at Belmont,” PBS-Fusion

8:50 p.m.: “The Santa Clause,” (1994). Freeform

9 p.m.: “The Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown.” CW

9 p.m.: “Jordan Smith—’Tis the Season,” PBS

9 p.m.: “Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops,” PBS-Fusion

10 p.m.: “Frontline, From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians (Part 2),” Explores the life of Jesus and depicts on the origins of Christianity using historical evidence. PBS

10 p.m.: “Jordan Smith—’Tis the Season,” PBS-Fusion

12 a.m.: “Holidaze,” (2013) Jennie Garth, Cameron Mathison. Freeform

December 21

7 a.m.: “Snow Buddies,” (2008). Freeform

9 a.m.: “Santa Buddies: The Legend Of Santa Paws,” (2009). Freeform

1:10 p.m.: “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town,” (1970)(A). Freeform

2:10 p.m.: “The Year Without A Santa Claus,” (1974)(A). Freeform

3:15 p.m.: “The Polar Express,” (2004)(A). Freeform

5:20 p.m.: “Disney’s Prep & Landing,” (2009)(A). Freeform

5:50 p.m.: “Disney’s Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice,” (2011)(A). Freeform

6:20 p.m.: “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” (2014)(A). Freeform

6:50 p.m.: “The Santa Clause,” (1994). Freeform

7 p.m.: “The Lawrence Welk Show, Christmas,” PBS-Fusion

8 p.m.: “Terry Crews Saves Christmas,” (N) CW

8:55 p.m.: “Elf,” (2003). Freeform

10 p.m.: “Holiday music special.” TBS, TNT

12 a.m.: “The Mistle-Tones,” (2012) Tori Spelling). Freeform

December 22

11:30 a.m.: “The Little Drummer Boy,” (1968)(A). Freeform

12 p.m.: “The Polar Express,” (2004)(A). Freeform

2:05 p.m.: “Jack Frost,” (1998). Freeform

4:10 p.m.: “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland,” (1976)(A). Freeform

4:40 p.m.: “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” (2014)(A). Freeform

5:10 p.m.: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” (1993)(A). Freeform

6:45 p.m.: “Elf,” (2003). Freeform

8 p.m.: “Terry Crews Saves Christmas,” (N) CW

8 p.m.: “Holiday Affair,” (1949). TCM

8:55 p.m.: “Jingle All The Way,” (1996). Freeform

9:45 p.m.: “Remember The Night,” (1940). TCM

11:30 p.m.: “A Christmas Carol,” (1951) Alastair Sim). TCM

12 a.m.: “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” (2009)(A). Freeform

1:15 a.m.: “Babes In Toyland,” (1934). Laurel and Hardy make wooden soldiers for Santa, and, of course, botch the job. TCM

2:45 a.m.: “Little Women,” (1949). TCM

December 23

5 a.m.: “A Night At The Movies: Merry Christmas!,” (2011). TCM

6 a.m.: “Married with Children” holiday episodes, including “You Better Watch Out,” “It’s a Bundyful Life,” “Christmas,” “The Worst Noel,” “I Can’t Believe It’s Butter” and “Love Conquers Al.” TBS

7 a.m.: “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland,” (1976)(A). Freeform

7 a.m.; 5 p.m.: “Wild Kratts Creature Christmas,” PBS

7:30 a.m.: “Jack Frost,” (1998). Freeform

9:30 a.m.: “The King of Queens” holiday episodes including “Better Camera,” “Mentalo Case” and “Santa Claustrophobia.” TBS

11 a.m.: “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish,” (1998). Freeform

11 a.m.: “The Cleveland Show” holiday episodes, “A Cleveland Brown Christmas”and “’Tis the Cleveland to be Sorry.” TBS

12:30 p.m.: “American Dad” (A) holiday episodes. TBS

1 p.m.: “Jingle All The Way,” (1996). Freeform

1 p.m.: “Supernatural: “A Very Supernatural Christmas,” TNT

2 p.m.: “Arrow: “Year’s End,” TNT

2:30 p.m.: “Family Guy” holiday episode. TBS

3 p.m.: “New Girl” holiday episodes, “The 23rd,” “Santa,” “The 23rd” and “Santa.” TBS

3 p.m.: “Arrow: “Three Ghosts,” TNT

3 p.m.: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” (1993)(A). Freeform

4 p.m.: “Friends” holiday episodes, “The One with the Monkey,” “The One with Phoebe’s Dad,” “The One where Rachel Quits,” and “The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie.” TBS

4 p.m..: “Arrow: “Dark Waters,” TNT

4:35 p.m.: “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town,” (1970)(A). Freeform

5 p.m.: “Bones: “The Man in the Fallout Shelter,” TNT

5:40 p.m.: “The Year Without A Santa Claus,” (1974)(A). Freeform

6 p.m.: “Seinfeld” Happy Festivus Marathon,” includes four holiday episodes: “Millennium;” “The Red Dot,” “The Pick” and “The Strike.” TBS

6 p.m.: “Bones: “The Santa in the Slush,” TNT

6:45 p.m.: “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” (2009)(A). Freeform

7 p.m.: “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis,” PBS-Fusion

7 p.m.: “Bones: “The Goop on the Girl,” TNT

8 p.m.: “A Home For The Holidays,” CBS

8 p.m.: “Terry Crews Saves Christmas,” (N) CW

8 p.m.: “The Big Bang Theory” holiday episodes, “The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis,” “The Maternal Congruence,” “The Justice League Recombination,” “The Santa Simulation,” “The Cooper Extraction” and “The Clean Room Infiltration.” TBS

8:50 p.m.: “The Santa Clause,” (1994). Freeform

9 p.m.: “Terry Crews Saves Christmas,” (N) CW

10 p.m.: “Lidia Celebrates America, Holiday for Heroes,” PBS

12 a.m.: “Home Alone: The Holiday Heist,” (2012). Freeform

1:30 a.m.: “Surviving Christmas,” (2004). TBS

3:30 a.m.: “Call Me Claus,” (2001). TBS

December 24

6 a.m.: “Seinfeld” Happy Festivus Marathon.” TBS

6:45 a.m.: “Tenth Avenue Angel,” (1948). TCM

7 a.m.: “Jack Frost,” (1979)(A). Freeform

8 a.m.: “Meet John Doe,” (1941). TCM

8:05 a.m.: “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas,” (1999)(A). Freeform

3:30 a.m.: “Call Me Claus,” (2001). TBS

9:40 a.m.: “Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas,” (2004)(A). Freeform

10:15 a.m.: “Scrooge,” (1970). TCM

10:30 a.m.: “Surviving Christmas,” (2004). TBS

11:15 a.m.: “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town,” (1970)(A). Freeform

12 p.m.: Frontline, From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians (Part 2),” PBS-Fusion

12:15 p.m.: “It Happened On 5th Avenue,” (1947). TCM

12:20 p.m.: “The Year Without A Santa Claus,” (1974)(A). Freeform

1:25 p.m.: “Arthur Christmas,” (2011)(A). Freeform

2:15 p.m.: “Holiday Affair,” (1949) Robert Mitchum. TCM

2:30 p.m.: ‘Home Alone 4,” TNT

3 p.m.: “Friends” holiday episodes. TBS

3:30 p.m.: “The Polar Express,” (2004)(A). Freeform

4 p.m.: “The Shop Around The Corner,” (1944) James Stewart. TCM

4:30 p.m.: “Fred Claus,” TNT

5 p.m.: “2 Broke Girls” holiday episodes, “And the High Holidays” and “And a Loan for Christmas.” TBS

5:35 p.m.: “The Santa Clause,” (1994). Freeform

6 p.m.: “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis,” PBS

8 p.m.: “The Big Bang Theory” holiday episodes. TBS

6 p.m.: “Meet Me In St. Louis,” (1944). TCM

7 p.m.: “Holiday music special.” TBS, TNT

7:40 p.m.: “Elf,” (2003). Freeform

8 p.m.: “It’s A Wonderful Life,” (1946, Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed). NBC

8 p.m.: “ Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops,” PBS

8 p.m.: “A Christmas Story,” (1983) The annual 24-hour marathon begins, with repeats starting every two hours. Peter Billingsley. TBS, TNT

8 p.m.: “Christmas In Connecticut,” (1945) Barbara Stanwyck. TCM

9 p.m.: “Christmas Invitation from Pacific Lutheran University,” PBS

9:45 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” (1989). Freeform

10 p.m.: “Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers,” handbell choir performs holiday favorites. PBS

10 p.m.: “The Dolly Sisters,” (1945). TCM

11 p.m.: “Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts,” World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell performs. PBS

11:55 p.m.: “Scrooged,” (1988). Freeform

12 a.m.: “Jordan Smith ‘tis The Season,” PBS

12 a.m.: “In The Good Old Summertime,” (1949). TCM

1 a.m.: “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir,” PBS

2 a.m.: “Happy Holidays with the Boston Pops,” PBS

2 a.m.: “The Man Who Came To Dinner,” (1941). TCM

3 a.m.: “Christmas Invitation from Pacific Lutheran University,” PBS

4 a.m.: “The American St. Nick,” PBS

4 a.m.: “Bell Book And Candle,” (1958) James Stewart, Jack Lemmon. TCM

December 25

6 a.m.: “Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri,” Science communicator Bassam Z. Shakhashiri blends the sights and sounds of Christmas with science in this special holiday lecture. PBS

6 a.m.: “Going My Way,” (1944) Bing Crosby. TCM

7 a.m.: “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!,” (A) The Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally help a lost reindeer find his way home. PBS

7 a.m.: “The Search For Santa Paws,” (2010). Freeform

8 a.m.: “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas,” (A). PBS

8:30 a.m.: “Boys Town,” (1938). TCM

9 a.m.: “The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration,” ABC

9 a.m.: “Wild Kratts Creature Christmas,” (A). PBS

9:10 a.m.: “Santa Buddies: The Legend Of Santa Paws,” (2009). Freeform

10 a.m.: “Peg + Cat + Holidays,” (A). PBS

11:20 a.m.: “Arthur Christmas,” (2011)(A). Freeform

1:25 p.m.: “The Polar Express,” (2004)(A). Freeform

3:30 p.m.: “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town,” (1970). Freeform

4:35 p.m.: “The Year Without A Santa Claus,” (1974)(A). Freeform

5:40 p.m.: “Elf,” (2003). Freeform

7 p.m.: “Vicious, Holiday Special,” Freddie and Stuart host a holiday soirée. A wicked game of Truth or Dare brings up hidden truths. PBS

7:30 p.m.: “Call the Midwife Holiday Special,” Nonnatus House receives a request to help a tiny mission hospital in South Africa. PBS

7:45 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” (1989). Freeform

9 p.m.: “When Calls The Heart,” (2016) Lori Loughlin. Hallmark

9:55 p.m.: “Scrooged,” (1988). Freeform

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