Pop some popcorn for a family movie night, or set your DVRs, because there are holiday TV specials galore being broadcast this Christmas season. This schedule will be continually updated throughout the holidays, so be sure to check back!
Thursday, December 6, 2018
A Charlie Brown Christmas (8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern). A classic way to kick off your holidays! Will the Peanuts gang be able to discover the true meaning of Christmas? Airs with Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales.
The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition (9-11 p.m.). The season premiere of the baking show in which 10 bakers compete to be crowned “America’s Best Amateur Baker.” Also airing Saturday, December 8, from 8-10 p.m.
December 10, 2018
CMA Country Christmas (8:00-10:00 p.m.). Reba McEntire hosts this holiday music special, and will also be performing. Celebrity guests include Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Martina McBride, and many others.
The Great Christmas Light Fight All Stars (10:00-11:00 p.m.). A clip show showcasing spectacular holiday displays.
Friday, December 14, 2018
Disney Prep & Landing (8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) and Disney Prep & Landing 2 (8:30-9:00 p.m.). Two of Santa’s elves must save Christmas from a raging snow storm in the first program, and in the sequel they have to save North Poles’ secrets that have been hacked by the world’s naughtiest kid.
The Polar Express (7 p.m.)
The Santa Clause 2 (9 p.m.)
Jingle All the Way (11:30 p.m.)
Saturday, December 15, 2018
The Great Christmas Light Fight (8:00-10:00 p.m.). A rebroadcast of this fun holiday special from December 3.
6 p.m. The Santa Clause 2
8:30 p.m. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
10:45 p.m. Miracle on 34th Street
7 a.m. Mickey’s Christmas Carol
7:30 a.m. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
9 a.m. Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
10:30 a.m. Christmas with the Kranks
12:35 p.m. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
2:40 p.m. Toy Story
4:40 p.m. Toy Story 2
6:45 p.m. Toy Story 3
9:15 p.m. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
11:55 p.m. Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 16, 2018
The Sound of Music (7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.). The classic Rogers and Hammerstein musical isn’t technically a Christmas movie, but the song “My Favorite Things” has become a holiday classic. Starring Julie Andrews.
6 p.m. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
8:15 & 10:15 p.m. Elf
7am A Belle for Christmas
9am Jingle All the Way 2
11am Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
12pm Toy Story
2pm Toy Story 2
4:05pm Toy Story 3
• 6:35pm/5:35c Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
• 9:15pm/8:15c Disney’s A Christmas Carol
•11:20pm/10:20c A Miracle on Christmas Lake (Freeform Premiere)
Friday, December 21, 2018
“For the past two decades, A Home For The Holidays has raised awareness for adoption and foster care. In the 2018 edition, the annual holiday special will bring updates on uplifting stories and introduce you to some amazing kids—and deliver some huge musical performances!” Hosted by LL Cool J, the broadcast will feature performances by Gwen Stefani, Train, and Lukas Graham.
Monday, December 23, 2018
A Christmas Story (8 & 10 p.m.)
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade (10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST)
Jordan Fisher and Sarah Hyland host the annual Christmas parade with celebrities including Gwen Stefani, Brett Eldredge, Andrea Bocelli, and American Idol‘s Maddie Poppe.
A Christmas Story every 2 hours from midnight till 6 p.m.–the marathon is back!