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Last updated November 22, 2017

Along with holly and mistletoe, another great Christmas tradition includes families gathered around the warm glow of a TV to watch much beloved Christmas movies and TV specials.

This year, watch for a select group of U.S. stations specializing in everybody's favorite Christmas gems - such as CBS for animated specials, TMC for movies, or Freeform (formerly known as ABC Family) for the big mix of movies, specials and animated tales.

It's a Wonderful Life on NBC Christmas Eve? We've got it covered. The 24-hour A Christmas Story marathon on TBS? Ditto. It's nice to know that some things never change, especially around the holidays.

But what else is happening around TV land this Christmas?


2017 Christmas TV special sneak peak

Peter Billingsley in A Christmas Story
"A Christmas Story" marathon
is back on TBS beginning
Christmas Eve at 8PM.

As always, NBC will herald the arrival of the holidays at the landmark 85th lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree. Stay tuned for the "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" 2017 telecast on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 with live performances by top musical talent from 7–9PM ET.

And speaking of beloved holiday traditions, watch for the Christmas movie classic "It's a Wonderful Life" to air on NBC on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8PM ET, with an encore airing on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017 at 8PM ET. Meanwhile, the annual kickoff of the 24-hour "A Christmas Story" marathon on TBS begins at 8PM ET on Christmas Eve as well, with continuous showings through Christmas day.

In the further race for holiday ratings, the Hallmark Channel once again promises hours of programming devoted to Christmas movies and specials in 2017. And, for more holiday viewing the whole family can look forward to Freeform's "25 Days of Christmas", beginning December 1.

Until then, keep it here to check back for the latest updates as we fill in the blanks for a full schedule of U.S. television programming tagged especially for Christmas 2017.

Happy Holidays!

also see ->Top 10 Christmas movies

All times Eastern

The Sweetest Christmas HALLMARK November 11, 8PM
A Song for Christmas HALLMARK MOVIES November 11, 9PM
Miss Christmas HALLMARK November 12, 8PM
Engaging Father Christmas HALLMARK MOVIES November 12, 9PM
Coming Home for Christmas HALLMARK November 18, 8PM
A Joyous Christmas HALLMARK MOVIES November 18, 9PM
Home Alone FREEFORM November 19, 5:10PM
Enchanted Christmas HALLMARK November 19, 8PM
A Bramble House Christmas HALLMARK MOVIES November 19, 9PM
Elf FREEFORM November 19, 9:30PM
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving ABC November 22, 8PM
Secretly Santa HALLMARK November 22, 8PM
Elf FREEFORM November 22, 8:50PM
Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special NBC November 22, 9PM
Elf FREEFORM November 22, 8:50PM
November 23 - Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS CBS November 23, 9AM
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade NBC November 23, 9AM
National Dog Show NBC November 23, 12PM
2017 Thanksgiving Football (all day) FOX, CBS, NBC November 23, 12:30PM
The Mistletoe Inn HALLMARK November 23, 8PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM November 23, 8:50PM

 


"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" airs on November 28 on at 8PM ET on CBS

 

Frosty the Snowman CBS November 24, 8PM
Finding Santa HALLMARK November 24, 8PM
Frosty Returns CBS November 24, 8:30PM
Dreamworks Trolls Holiday NBC November 24, 8:30PM
Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire CBS November 25, 8PM
The Christmas Train HALLMARK November 25, 8PM
Wrapped Up in Christmas LIFETIME November 25, 8PM
Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe CBS November 25, 8:30PM
The Story of Santa Claus CBS November 25, 9PM
A Family for Christmas LIFETIME November 25, 10PM
Switched for Christmas HALLMARK November 26, 8PM
A Very Merry Toy Store LIFETIME November 26, 8PM
A Joyous Christmas HALLMARK MOVIES November 26, 9PM
The Snowman LIFETIME November 26, 10PM
CMA Country Christmas ABC November 27, 8PM
A Very Pentatonix Christmas Special NBC November 27, 10PM
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer CBS November 28, 8PM
Christmas in Rockefeller Center NBC November 29, 7PM


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The Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 1, 2PM
The Year Without A Santa Claus FREEFORM December 1, 3:35PM
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory FREEFORM December 1, 4:35PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 1, 7:05PM
Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic CW December 1, 9PM
Elf FREEFORM December 1, 9:15PM
Disney's A Christmas Carol FREEFORM December 1, 11:25PM
The Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 2, 3:10PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 2, 4:50PM
Elf FREEFORM December 2, 7PM
Christmas in Evergreen HALLMARK December 2, 8PM
Four Christmases and a Wedding LIFETIME December 2, 8PM
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas FREEFORM December 2, 9:10PM
The Ugly Christmas Sweater LIFETIME December 2, 10PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 2, 11:50PM
The Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 3, 2:15PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 3, 3:55PM
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas FREEFORM December 3, 6:05PM
Christmas at Holly Lodge HALLMARK December 3, 8PM
My Christmas Prince LIFETIME December 3, 8PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 3, 8:45PM
Angel Falls HALLMARK MOVIES December 3, 9PM
Dear Santa LIFETIME December 3, 10PM
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause FREEFORM December 3, 10:50PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 4, 2:30PM
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause FREEFORM December 4, 4:35PM
The Great Christmas Light Fight
ABC December 4, 8PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 4, 8:50PM
Elf FREEFORM December 5, 4:35PM

 


"The Polar Express" airs on Freeform on December 5 at 8:55PM ET.

 

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 5, 6:45PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 5, 8:55PM
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory FREEFORM December 6, 4:15PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 6, 6:45PM
Elf FREEFORM December 6, 8:50PM
Disney's A Christmas Carol FREEFORM December 7, 4:45PM
Elf FREEFORM December 7, 6:50PM
Toy Story FREEFORM December 7, 9PM
Toy Story
FREEFORM December 8, 4:50PM
Toy Story 2 FREEFORM December 8, 6:50PM
The Great British Baking Show: Christmas Masterclass PBS December 8, 9PM
Toy Story 3 FREEFORM December 8, 9PM
Toy Story That Time Forgot FREEFORM December 8, 11:30PM
Eloise at Christmastime FREEFORM December 9, 9:05AM
Arthur Christmas FREEFORM December 9, 11:10AM
Toy Story 2 FREEFORM December 9, 1:15PM
Toy Story 3 FREEFORM December 9, 3:25PM
Toy Story That Time Forgot FREEFORM December 9, 5:55PM
The Santa Claus FREEFORM December 9, 6:25PM
It's A Wonderful Life NBC December 9, 8PM
The Santa Claus 3: The Escape Claus FREEFORM December 9, 8:45PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 9, 10:45PM

 


"It's A Wonderful LIfe" airs on NBC December 9, and on Christmas Eve, December 24 at 8PM ET.

 

The Christmas Shop HALLMARK December 9, 8PM
Jack Frost FREEFORM December 10, 7AM
Snow Day FREEFORM December 10, 8AM
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish FREEFORM December 10, 10:05AM
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause FREEFORM December 10, 12:10PM
Disney's A Christmas Carol FREEFORM December 10, 2:15PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 10, 4:20PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 10, 6:30PM
Christmas Encore HALLMARK December 10, 8PM
Elf FREEFORM December 10, 8:40PM
Four Christmases FREEFORM December 10, 10:50PM
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town FREEFORM December 11, 1:35PM
The Year Without A Santa Claus FREEFORM December 11, 2:40PM
Four Christmases FREEFORM December 11, 3:40PM
Elf FREEFORM December 11, 5:50p.m.
Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic FREEFORM December 11, 8:00PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 11, 9PM
The Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 12, 2:20PM
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory FREEFORM December 12, 4PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 12, 6:40PM
Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2017 CW December 12, 8PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 12, 8:50PM
Gwen Stefani Holiday Special NBC December 12, 9PM
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory FREEFORM December 13, 1:50PM
Elf FREEFORM December 13, 4:30PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 13, 6:40PM
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause FREEFORM December 13, 8:50PM
The Year Without A Santa Claus FREEFORM December 14, 3:40PM
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause FREEFORM December 14, 4:40PM
Four Christmases FREEFORM December 14, 6:45PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 14, 8:50PM
Angry Angel FREEFORM December 15, 3PM
Four Christmases FREEFORM December 15, 5PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 15, 7:10PM

 


"A Christmas Story Live!" airs on FOX December 17 at 8PM ET.

 

The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade CW December 15, 8PM
Elf FREEFORM December 15, 9:20PM
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause FREEFORM December 15, 11:30PM
The Little Drummer Boy FREEFORM December 16, 7AM
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause FREEFORM December 16, 7:30AM
Mickey's Christmas Carol FREEFORM December 16, 9:35AM
Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas FREEFORM December 16, 10:05AM
Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas FREEFORM December 16, 11:35AM
The Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 16, 1:05PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 16, 2:45PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 16, 4:55PM
Elf FREEFORM December 16, 7:05PM
Christmas Shuttle
HALLMARK December 16, 8PM
Christmas Grandpa LIFETIME December 16, 9PM
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas FREEFORM December 16, 9:15PM
Christmas with The Kranks FREEFORM December 16, 11:55PM
Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas FREEFORM December 17, 7AM
Christmas With The Kranks FREEFORM December 17, 8:30AM
The Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 17, 10:40AM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 17, 12:20PM
Disney's Prep and Landing FREEFORM December 17, 2:30PM
Disney's Prep and Landing: Naughty vs. Nice FREEFORM December 17, 3PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 17, 3:30PM
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas FREEFORM December 17, 5:35PM
A Christmas Story Live! FOX December 17, 8PM
Father Christmas HALLMARK December 17, 8PM
Frozen FREEFORM December 17, 8:15PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 17, 10:45PM
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause FREEFORM December 18, 3:25PM
Frozen FREEFORM December 18, 5:30PM
Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic FREEFORM December 18, 8:00PM
Elf FREEFORM December 18, 9PM
The Year Without A Santa Claus FREEFORM December 19, 3:30PM

 


"I Love Lucy Christmas Special " airs on CBS December 22 at 8PM ET.

 

Elf FREEFORM December 19, 4:30PM
Christmas With The Kranks FREEFORM December 19, 6:40PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 19, 8:50PM
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town FREEFORM December 20, 3:30PM
Christmas With The Kranks FREEFORM December 20, 4:35PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 20, 6:40PM
Elf FREEFORM December 20, 8:50PM
Four Christmases FREEFORM December 21, 4:35PM
Elf FREEFORM December 21, 6:40PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 21, 8:50PM
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town FREEFORM December 21, 10:55PM
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer FREEFORM December 22, 7AM
Christmas With The Kranks FREEFORM December 22, 8AM
Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic FREEFORM December 22, 10:05AM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 22, 11:05AM
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town FREEFORM December 22, 1:15PM
The Year Without A Santa Claus FREEFORM December 22, 2:20PM
Arthur Christmas FREEFORM December 22, 3:20PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 22, 5:25PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 22, 7:30PM
I Love Lucy Christmas Special CBS December 22, 8PM
Baby, It's Cold Outside HALLMARK December 23, 8PM
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause FREEFORM December 22, 9:40PM
Elf FREEFORM December 22, 11:50PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 23, 7AM
Four Christmases FREEFORM December 23, 9:10AM
The Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 23, 11:15AM
Elf FREEFORM December 23, 12:50PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 23, 3PM
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause FREEFORM December 23, 5:05PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 23, 7:10PM
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas FREEFORM December 23, 9:20PM
 
December 24 - Christmas Eve
A Dennis The Menace Christmas FREEFORM December 24, 7AM
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish FREEFORM December 24, 9:05AM
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town FREEFORM December 24, 11:05AM
Disney's A Christmas Carol FREEFORM December 24, 12:10PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 24, 2:15PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 24, 4:25PM
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas FREEFORM December 24, 6:35PM
It's a Wonderful Life NBC December 24, 8PM
A Christmas Story marathon begins TBS December 24, 8PM
Elf FREEFORM December 24, 9:15PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 24, 11:25PM

 


"A Christmas Story" -- all day Christmas Day on TBS.

 

December 25 - Christmas Day
A Christmas Story marathon continues TBS December 25, 8AM
Frosty's Winter Wonderland FREEFORM December 25, 7AM
Disney's Prep and Landing FREEFORM December 25, 7:30AM
Disney's Prep and Landing: Naughty vs. Nice FREEFORM December 25, 8AM
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town FREEFORM December 25, 8:30AM
The Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 25, 11AM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 25, 12:35PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 25, 2:35PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 25, 4:45PM
Elf FREEFORM December 25, 6:45PM
When Calls the Heart: The Christmas Wishing Tree HALLMARK December 25, 8PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 25, 8:50PM
Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time BBC AMERICA December 25, 9PM
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