Advertise with us



Chiff.com

The web, reviewed by humans since 1999.



Holidays
Christmas
Advent Calendars
Christmas worldwide
Christmas attractions
Christmas carol lyrics
Christmas chocolate
Christmas cookies
Christmas crafts
Christmas e-cards
Christmas fun facts
Christmas games
Christmas history
Christmas music
Christmas poems
Christmas recipes
Christmas trees
Christmas TV
Epiphany
Las Posadas
Most popular toys
Santa trackers
What's open Christmas

MAIN Arrow to Home LifeHome Life Arrow to Home Life - HolidaysHolidays Arrow to ChristmasChristmas Arrow to EntertainmentWhat's On

Last updated November 26, 2016

What would Christmas be without the family gathered around the warm glow of a TV?

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 ABC Family for the big mix of movies, specials and animated tales.

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

So what else is happening around TV land this Christmas?


2016 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 again herald the arrival of the holidays with a display of top musical talent at the 84th lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree.

Stay tuned for the "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" 2016 telecast on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 with live performances from 7–9PM ET.

The following week, NBC is back -- with another live Broadway musical in what has become a beloved holiday tradition. Following in the footsteps of “The Sound of Music Live!, “Peter Pan Live!” and "The Wiz" watch for this year's live telecast of the Broadway hit "Hairspray Live" on NBC on Wednesday, December 7. 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT. 


This years NBC Broadway production of "Hairspray" features an all-star cast including Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Kristin Chenoweth, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin, Rosie O'Donnell, and introducing Maddie Baillio as the teenage misfit who becomes the star of the show.

In the further race for holiday ratings, the Hallmark Channel once again promises hours of programming devoted to Christmas movies and specials in 2016 with its "Countdown to Christmas". Of course, for more holiday viewing the whole family can look forward to ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas, beginning December 1.

Until then, keep it here as TV schedules are announced, and check back often for the latest updates as we fill in the blanks for a full schedule of U.S. television programming tagged especially for Christmas 2016.

Happy Holidays!

also see ->Top 10 Christmas movies

All times Eastern

A Wish for Christmas HALLMARK November 5, 8PM
Mistletoe Promise HALLMARK November 6, 8PM
Every Christmas Has a Story HALLMARK November 12, 8PM
Christmas Cookies HALLMARK November 13, 8PM
My Christmas Dream HALLMARK November 19, 8PM
A December Bride HALLMARK November 20, 8PM
Christmas in Homestead HALLMARK November 23, 8PM
November 24 - Thanksgiving Day
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade NBC November 24, 9AM
National Dog Show NBC November 24, 12PM
Christmas List HALLMARK November 24, 8PM
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! NBC November 25, 8PM
Frosty the Snowman CBS November 25, 8PM
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town ABC November 25, 8PM
Journey Back to Christmas HALLMARK November 25, 8PM
Frosty Returns CBS November 25, 8:30PM
A Heavenly Christmas HALLMARK November 26, 8PM
Broadcasting Christmas HALLMARK November 27, 8PM
CMA Country Christmas ABC November 28, 8PM
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer CBS November 29, 8PM
Christmas in Rockefeller Center NBC November 30, 7PM
Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love NBC November 30, 9PM


Sponsored Link



Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory FREEFORM December 1, 3:30PM
The Year Without a Santa Claus FREEFORM December 1, 6PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 1, 7PM
A Charlie Brown Christmas ABC December 1, 8PM
The Man Who Came to Dinner TCM December 1, 8PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 1, 9:15PM
It Happened on 5th Avenue TCM December 1, 10PM
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 1, 11:20PM
Jack Frost FREEFORM December 2, 11AM
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory FREEFORM December 2, 12PM
The Year Without a Santa Claus FREEFORM December 2, 2:30PM
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 2, 3:35PM
Disney's A Christmas Carol FREEFORM December 2, 5:10PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 2, 7:15PM
National Christmas Tree Lighting HALLMARK December 2, 8PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 2, 9:20PM
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory FREEFORM December 2, 11:25PM
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas FREEFORM December 3, 7AM
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas FREEFORM December 3, 8:30AM
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish FREEFORM December 3, 10:00AM
Disney's A Christmas Carol FREEFORM December 3, 12:00PM
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory FREEFORM December 3, 2:05PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 3, 4:40PM
Arthur Christmas FREEFORM December 3, 6:45PM
A Dream of Christmas HALLMARK December 3, 8PM
Elf FREEFORM December 3, 8:50PM
The Holiday FREEFORM December 3, 10:55PM
'Twas the Night Before Christmas FREEFORM December 4, 7AM
Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey FREEFORM December 4, 7:30AM
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish FREEFORM December 4, 8AM
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July FREEFORM December 4, 10:05AM
I'll Be Home for Christmas FREEFORM December 4, 12:10PM
Arthur Christmas FREEFORM December 4, 2:20PM
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town FREEFORM December 4, 4:30PM
The Year Without a Santa Claus FREEFORM December 4, 5:35PM
Elf FREEFORM December 4, 6:40PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 4, 8:45PM
Looks Like Christmas HALLMARK December 4, 8PM
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town FREEFORM December 4, 10:55PM
The Year Without a Santa Claus FREEFORM December 5, 4PM
Jingle All the Way FREEFORM December 5, 5PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 5, 7PM
Scrooged FREEFORM December 5, 9PM

 


"A Pentatonix Christmas Special" airing on NBC, December 14 at 8PM ET.

 

Scrooged FREEFORM December 6, 5PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 6, 7PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 6, 9PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 7, 5PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 7, 7PM
Hairspray Live NBC December 7, 8PM
Elf FREEFORM December 7, 9PM
Holiday Joy FREEFORM December 8, 3PM
Deck the Halls FREEFORM December 8, 5PM
Elf FREEFORM December 8, 7PM
Disney's A Christmas Carol FREEFORM December 8, 9PM
Frosty's Winter Wonderland FREEFORM December 9, 11AM
Holiday Joy FREEFORM December 9, 11:30AM
Home Alone 3 FREEFORM December 9, 1:30PM
Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws FREEFORM December 9, 3:35PM
The Search for Santa Paws FREEFORM December 9, 5:40PM
Albert NICK December 9, 7PM
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups FREEFORM December 9, 7:45PM
Snow Buddies FREEFORM December 9, 9:50PM
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July FREEFORM December 9, 11:55PM
Mickey's Christmas Carol FREEFORM December 10, 7AM
Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws FREEFORM December 10, 7:30AM
The Search for Santa Paws FREEFORM December 10, 9:30AM
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups FREEFORM December 10, 11:35AM
Snow Buddies FREEFORM December 10, 1:40PM
Disney-Pixar's Toy Story FREEFORM December 10, 3:45PM
Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 2 FREEFORM December 10, 5:45PM
Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3 FREEFORM December 10, 7:50PM
A Nutcracker Christmas HALLMARK December 10, 8PM
Disney-Pixar's Toy Story That Time Forgot FREEFORM December 10, 10:20PM
Arthur's Christmas FREEFORM December 10, 10:50PM
The Little Drummer Boy FREEFORM December 11, 7AM
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist FREEFORM December 11, 7:30AM
A Dennis the Menace Christmas FREEFORM December 11, 9:35AM
The Year Without A Santa Claus FREEFORM December 11, 11:40AM
Arthur Christmas FREEFORM December 11, 12:45PM
Disney-Pixar's Toy Story FREEFORM December 11, 2:50PM
Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 2 FREEFORM December 11, 4:50PM
Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3 FREEFORM December 11, 6:55PM
Meant To Be HALLMARK December 11, 8PM
Disney-Pixar's Toy Story That Time Forgot FREEFORM December 11, 9:25PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 11, 9:55PM
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 12, 5:30PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 12, 7PM
Meet Me in St. Louis TCM December 12, 8PM
Elf FREEFORM December 12, 9PM
In the Good Old Summertime TCM December 12, 10PM
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! TCM December 12, 12AM
Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 13, 3PM
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory FREEFORM December 13, 4:30PM
Elf FREEFORM December 13, 7PM
Rock the Troops SPIKE December 13, 9PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 13, 9PM
Home Alone 3 FREEFORM December 14, 3PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 14, 5PM
Arthur Christmas FREEFORM December 14, 7PM
A Pentatonix Christmas Special NBC December 14, 8PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 14, 9PM
Holiday Joy FREEFORM December 15, 7:30AM
Snow Buddies FREEFORM December 15, 11AM
Home Alone 3 FREEFORM December 15, 1PM
A Dennis the Menace Christmas FREEFORM December 15, 3PM
Arthur Christmas FREEFORM December 15, 5PM

 


"Disney's Frozen" airing on Freeform, December 17 at 9PM ET.

 

The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 15, 7PM
The Shop Around the Corner TCM December 15, 8PM
The Search for Santa Paws FREEFORM December 15, 9PM
Christmas in Connecticut TCM December 15, 10PM
A Dennis the Menace Christmas FREEFORM December 16, 7AM
Jack Frost FREEFORM December 16, 9:10AM
The Search for Santa Paws FREEFORM December 16, 11:15AM
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups FREEFORM December 16, 1:20PM
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist FREEFORM December 16, 3:25PM
Jingle All The Way FREEFORM December 16, 5:30PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 16, 7:35PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 16, 9:45PM
Disney's A Christmas Carol FREEFORM December 16, 11:55PM
Rudolph's Shiny New Year FREEFORM December 17, 7AM
Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey FREEFORM December 17, 8AM
Jingle All The Way FREEFORM December 17, 8:30AM
Happy Feet FREEFORM December 17, 10:30AM
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 17, 1PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 17, 2:35PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 17, 4:40PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 17, 6:50PM
My Christmas Love HALLMARK December 17, 8PM
Disney's Frozen FREEFORM December 17, 9PM
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory FREEFORM December 17, 11:30PM
Happy Feet FREEFORM December 18, 7AM
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish FREEFORM December 18, 9:30AM
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 18, 12PM
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory FREEFORM December 18, 1:35PM
Disney's Prep & Landing FREEFORM December 18, 4:10PM
Disney's Prep & landing: Naughty vs. Nice FREEFORM December 18, 4:40PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 18, 5:10PM
Disney's Frozen FREEFORM December 18, 7:20PM
Sleigh Bells Ring HALLMARK December 18, 8PM
Elf FREEFORM December 18, 9:50PM
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas FREEFORM December 19, 7AM
A Dennis the Menace Christmas FREEFORM December 19, 8:30AM
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish FREEFORM December 19, 10:30AM
Home Alone 3 FREEFORM December 19, 12:35PM
The Search for Santa Paws FREEFORM December 19, 2:40PM
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups FREEFORM December 19, 4:45PM
Elf FREEFORM December 19, 6:50PM
America's Got Talent Holiday Spectacular NBC December 19, 8PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 19, 8:55PM
The Search for Santa Paws FREEFORM December 20, 7AM
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups FREEFORM December 20, 9:10AM

 


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

 

Home Alone 3 FREEFORM December 20, 11:15AM
The Holiday FREEFORM December 20, 1:25PM
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town FREEFORM December 20, 4:30PM
The Year Without a Santa Claus FREEFORM December 20, 5:45PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 20, 6:40PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 20, 8:50PM
Snow Buddies FREEFORM December 21, 7AM
Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws FREEFORM December 21, 9AM
Happy Feet Two FREEFORM December 21, 11:05AM
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town FREEFORM December 21, 1:10PM
The Year Without a Santa Claus FREEFORM December 21, 2:10PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 21, 3:15PM
Disney's Prep & Landing FREEFORM December 21, 5:20PM
Disney's Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice FREEFORM December 21, 5:50PM
Disney-Pixar's Toy Story That Time Forgot FREEFORM December 21, 6:20PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 21, 6:50PM
Elf FREEFORM December 21, 8:55PM
Happy Feet FREEFORM December 22, 7AM
Happy Feet Two FREEFORM December 22, 9:40AM
The Little Drummer Boy FREEFORM December 22, 11:30AM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 22, 12PM
Jack Frost FREEFORM December 22, 2:05PM
Frosty's Winter Wonderland FREEFORM December 22, 4:10PM
Disney-Pixar's Toy Story That Time Forgot FREEFORM December 22, 4:40PM
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 22, 5:10PM
Elf FREEFORM December 22, 6:45PM
Holiday Affair TCM December 22, 8PM
Jingle All the Way FREEFORM December 22, 8:55PM
Remember the Night TCM December 22, 9:45PM
A Christmas Carol TCM December 22, 11:30PM
Babes in Toyland TCM December 22, 1:15AM
Frosty's Winter Wonderland FREEFORM December 23, 7AM
Jack Frost FREEFORM December 23, 7:30AM
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish FREEFORM December 23, 11AM
Jingle All the Way FREEFORM December 23, 1PM
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas FREEFORM December 23, 3PM
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town FREEFORM December 23, 4:35PM
The Year Without a Santa Claus FREEFORM December 23, 5:40PM
Disney's A Christmas Carol FREEFORM December 23, 6:45PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 23, 8:50PM
December 24 - Christmas Eve
Jack Frost FREEFORM December 24, 7AM
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas FREEFORM December 24, 8:05AM
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas FREEFORM December 24, 9:40AM
Scrooge TCM December 24, 10:15am
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town FREEFORM December 24, 11:15AM
It Happened on 5th Avenue TCM December 24, 12:15PM
The Year Without a Santa Claus FREEFORM December 24, 12:20PM
Arthur Christmas FREEFORM December 24, 1:25PM
Holiday Affair TCM December 24, 2:15PM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 24, 3:30PM
The Shop Around the Corner TCM December 24, 4PM
The Santa Clause FREEFORM December 24, 5:35PM
Meet Me in St. Louis TCM December 24, 6PM
Elf FREEFORM December 24, 7:40PM
It's a Wonderful Life NBC December 24, 8PM
A Christmas Story marathon begins TBS December 24, 8PM
Christmas in Connecticut TCM December 24, 8PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 24, 9:45PM
Scrooged FREEFORM December 24, 11:55PM

 


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

 

December 25 - Christmas Day
Going My Way TCM December 25, 6AM
The Search For Santa Paws FREEFORM December 25, 7AM
A Christmas Story marathon continues TBS December 25, 8AM
Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws FREEFORM December 25, 9:10AM
Arthur Christmas FREEFORM December 25, 11:20AM
The Polar Express FREEFORM December 25, 1:25PM
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town FREEFORM December 25, 3:30PM
The Year Without a Santa Claus FREEFORM December 25, 4:35PM
Elf FREEFORM December 25, 5:40PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation FREEFORM December 25, 7:45PM
Scrooged FREEFORM December 25, 9:55PM
Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

 
 

chiff.com

Privacy  |  Mission Statement  |  Contact us |  Sitemap  |  Advertise with Us

All contents copyright © Chiff.com 1999 - 2016