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There's nothing like families gathered around the warm glow of a TV to watch this year's much beloved Christmas movies and TV specials.

In 2024, you can look forward to a select group of U.S. stations specializing in everybody's favorite Christmas gems - such as CBS for animated specials, TMC for movies, and Freeform for the big mix of movies, specials and animated tales.

It's a Wonderful Life on NBC Christmas Eve? The 24-hour A Christmas Story marathon on TBS? We've got it covered.

It's nice to know that some things never change, especially around the holidays. But what else is happening around TV land this Christmas?

2024 Christmas TV - What's On?

Peter Billingsley in A Christmas Story

NBC will herald the arrival of the holidays at the 88th lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree. Stay tuned for the "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" telecast on Wednesday, December 4, 2024 with live performances by top musical talent from 8–9PM ET.

And speaking of beloved holiday traditions, watch for the movie classic "It's a Wonderful Life" to air on NBC on Christmas Eve on Tuesday, December 24 at 8PM ET.

For more holiday fun there's the highly anticipated "25 Days of Christmas" on Freeform, beginning December 1.

In the further race for holiday ratings, the Hallmark Channel once again promises hours of programming devoted to Christmas movies and specials in 2024.

And ... it's all topped-off with TBS the annual 24-hour "A Christmas Story" marathon on TBS beginning on Christmas Eve at 8PM ET with continuous showings through Christmas day.

Meanwhile, 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 and streaming movies tagged especially for the holidays.

Merry Christmas!

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Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas:will air throughtout the 2024
holiday season on TNT and TBS, and on NBC

Thursday, November 28 THANKSGIVING DAY 2024

9AM - Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC)
12PM - National Dog Show (NBC)

Wednesday, December 4
8PM - Christmas in Rockefeller Center (NBC)

Tuesday, December 24 CHRISTMAS EVE 2023
8PM - It's a Wonderful Life (NBC)
8PM - A Christmas Story marathon begins (TBS)
10:30PM - Christmas Eve Mass from the Vatican (NBC)

Monday, December 25 CHRISTMAS DAY 2023
8AM - A Christmas Story marathon continues (TBS)

Stay tuned for more!


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