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Your annual guide to holiday movies, specials on TV

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Peter Billingsley sits on Santa’s lap in a scene from the 1983 film “A Christmas Story.”
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Chevy Chase stands at the head of the table in a scene from the 1989 film “Christmas Vacation.”
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Jimmy Stewart explains things to Donna Reed in the 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
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Don’t feed him after midnight! Gizmo hides in a toolbox in 1984’s “Gremlins.”
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Jim Carrey plays the title character in 2000’s “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.”
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Tim Allen as Santa chats with an elf (Paige Tamada) “The Santa Clause.” The film, which spawned several sequels, was released in 1994.

Thanksgiving is only a few days away. It’s a signal to many as the “official” start of the holiday season.

The beloved holiday movies and specials that air annually have become tradition for many. Here is our annual list of select favorites, with a few new gems sprinkled in here and there for good measure.

NOV. 28

8 p.m.

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration: Celebrating the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort with music and guests. ABC

Christmas at the Plaza (2019, Romance) Elizabeth Henstridge, Julia Duffy. Historian Jessica is hired to create the Plaza’s Christmas display. HALL

A Christmas Wish (2019, Comedy) Hilarie Burton, Pam Grier. A wooden wishing box is placed in the park as a tradition. LIFE

One Fine Christmas (2019, Comedy-Drama) Marla Gibbs, Vanessa Williams. Neighbors struggle to find time for their families. OWN

Love Actually (2003, Romance-Comedy) Hugh Grant, Laura Linney. Various people deal with relationships in London. HBO

Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009, Children’s) Voices of Jim Carrey, Robin Wright Penn. Animated. Three ghosts give Ebenezer Scrooge a dose of holiday spirit. STARZ

8:30 p.m.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, Children’s) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. Kevin ends up in New York when he boards the wrong plane. FREEFM

9 p.m.

Bad Santa 2 (2016, Comedy) Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates. Three angry criminals conspire to bilk a Chicago charity. COM

Scrooged (1988, Comedy) Bill Murray, Karen Allen. TV-network bigshot meets Christmas ghosts. VH1

10 p.m.

A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (2014, Comedy) Joel McHale, Robin Williams. Boyd hits the road with his eccentric father in a blizzard. CMTV

Carole’s Christmas (2019, Comedy-Drama) Kimberly Elise, Jack“‘ee Harry. A woman finds her life turned upside down. OWN

NOV. 29

8 p.m.

Frosty the Snowman: Animated. The jolly soul heads north to avoid the heat. CBS

Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy (2019, Romance) Ashley Williams, Jill Wagner. A writer investigates a town’s passion for Christmas. HALL

Staging Christmas (2019, Romance) Soleil Moon Frye, Jaleel White. A widower asks a woman to stage his home for the holidays. LIFE

8:30 p.m.

Frosty Returns: Animated. A snow-removal spray threatens magic Frosty. CBS

9 p.m.

The Polar Express (2004, Children’s) Voices of Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter. Animated. A conductor guides a boy to the North Pole. AMC

Baking Christmas (2019, Comedy) Tim Reid, Aloma Wright. Patty, the founder of a popular bakery, decides to retire. OWN

NOV. 30

8 a.m.

The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow: Animated. A nun in 1845 France cares for a boy blinded by lightning. AMC

My Christmas Dream (2016, Drama) Danica McKellar, David Haydn-Jones. A manager has to choose between her dreams and her heart. HALL

8:30 a.m.

The Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold: Animated. Tricky banshee wants wee clan’s pot of gold. AMC

9 a.m.

Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey: Animated. An orphan donkey leads Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem. AMC

9:30 a.m.

Pinocchio’s Christmas: Animated. Pinocchio tries to raise money for Gepetto’s Christmas present. AMC

10 a.m.

Let It Snow (2013, Drama) Candace Cameron Bure, Jesse Hutch. An executive has a change of heart. HALL

10:45 a.m.

Jack Frost: Animated. Jack falls in love and seeks Father Winter’s advice. AMC

Noon

Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (1980, Children’s) Voices of Red Buttons, Ethel Merman. Animated. Santa must save snowman and red-nosed reindeer. AMC

A Very Soul Train Christmas: Celebrating memorable performances from “Soul Train.” BET

A Christmas Duet (2019, Romance) Teryl Rothery, Rome Flynn. Fate brings an ex-music duo together on the holidays. HALL

1:30 p.m.

Deck the Halls (2006, Comedy) Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick. Neighbors clash over decoration glare. FREEFM

2 p.m.

Check Inn to Christmas (2019, Romance) Richard Karn, Rachel Boston. Julia and Ryan must unite their families. HALL

2:30 p.m.

Little Drummer Boy: Book II: Animated. Aaron tries to recover stolen silver bells. AMC

3 p.m.

The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow: Animated. A nun in 1845 France cares for a boy blinded by lightning. AMC

3:30 p.m.

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland: Animated. Andy Griffith tells of the magic snowman’s wedding. AMC

3:35 p.m.

Arthur Christmas (2011, Children’s) Voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie. Animated. Santa’s youngest son undertakes an urgent Christmas mission. FREEFM

4 p.m.

’Twas the Night Before Christmas: Animated. When Santa removes a small town from his delivery itinerary, a family endeavors to regain his favor. AMC

Holly Day (2018, Drama) Robinne Lee, Latarsha Rose. The ghosts of Holly’s past come back to find her. BET

Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe (2018, Romance) Lacey Chabert, Brendan Penny. Darcy returns to her hometown and reconnects with a rival. HALL

4:30 p.m.

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year: Animated. The red-nosed reindeer sets out in a midnight fog to find Happy, the New Year baby. AMC

5:45 p.m.

The Year Without a Santa Claus: Animated. Santa takes the day off before Christmas. AMC

6 p.m.

Throwback Holiday (2018, Comedy-Drama) Jennifer Freeman, Robert Ri’chard. A woman awakens to find herself back in high school again. BET

Christmas at the Plaza (2019, Romance) Elizabeth Henstridge, Julia Duffy. Historian Jessica is hired to create the Plaza’s Christmas display. HALL

Staging Christmas (2019, Romance) Soleil Moon Frye, Jaleel White. A widower asks a woman to stage his home for the holidays. LIFE

7 p.m.

Elf (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell, James Caan. A man leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. AMC

The Branson Christmas Music Show Special: An Ozark Mountain Christmas celebration featuring star entertainers in live music shows. WGN-A

7:45 p.m.

The Santa Clause (1994, Children’s) Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold. An adman takes over for fallen Santa. FREEFM

8 p.m.

Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire: Animated. Robbie tries to claim his spot as leader on Santa’s sleigh. CBS

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946, Comedy-Drama) James Stewart, Donna Reed. An angel saves a distraught businessman from suicide. NBC

Hip Hop Holiday (2019, Comedy) Wendy Raquel Robinson. BET

Christmas in Rome (2019, Romance) Sam Page, Lacey Chabert. Angela, an American tour guide in Rome, meets a businessman. HALL

Merry Liddle Christmas (2019, Romance) Kelly Rowland. An entrepreneur’s messy family comes to her house. LIFE

9 p.m.

The Story of Santa Claus: Animated. A jolly couple comes to live at the North Pole and begins a toy-giving tradition. CBS

Elf (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell, James Caan. A man leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. AMC

9:45 p.m.

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017, Comedy) Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell. Three friends try to make Christmas perfect for their moms. SHOW

9:50 p.m.

The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Children’s) Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell. Santa must get married in order to keep his job. FREEFM

10 p.m.

Hip Hop Holiday (2019, Comedy) Wendy Raquel Robinson. BET

DEC. 1

8 a.m.

Guy’s Ranch Kitchen: Guy invites Marc Murphy, Carl Ruiz and Jonathan Waxman to bring some yuletide joy to the ranch. FOOD

Christmas at Cartwright’s (2014, Drama) Alicia Witt, Gabriel Hogan. A single mother finds work as a department store Santa. HALL

9 a.m.

The Pioneer Woman: Cinnamon rolls; prime rib with rosemary; Duchess potatoes; Burgundy mushrooms and whiskey sauce. FOOD

9:05 a.m.

Deck the Halls (2006, Comedy) Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick. Neighbors clash over decoration glare. FREEFM

10 a.m.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: Animated. When Santa removes a small town from his delivery itinerary, a family endeavors to regain his favor. AMC

Write Before Christmas (2019, Romance) Torrey DeVitto, Chad Michael Murray. Jessica sends Christmas cards to five people. HALL

10:30 a.m.

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland: Animated. Andy Griffith tells of the magic snowman’s wedding. AMC

The Pioneer Woman: Beef tenderloin sandwiches, holiday rollups, shrimp pineapple skewers, and quick peppermint fudge. FOOD

11 a.m.

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year: Animated. The red-nosed reindeer sets out in a midnight fog to find Happy, the New Year baby. AMC

11:10 a.m.

Arthur Christmas (2011, Children’s) Voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie. Animated. Santa’s youngest son undertakes an urgent Christmas mission. FREEFM

11:30 a.m.

Bad Santa 2 (2016, Comedy) Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates. Three angry criminals conspire to bilk a Chicago charity. COM

Noon

Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays (2019, Romance) Adrian Grenier, Kaitlin Doubleday. A former tour guide agrees to be a nanny for the holidays. HALL

12:15 p.m.

The Year Without a Santa Claus: Animated. Santa takes the day off before Christmas. AMC

1 p.m.

The Kitchen: The Kitchen Helpline is open for the holidays; Dan Langan; Justin Warner. FOOD

1:30 p.m.

Little Drummer Boy: Book II: Animated. Aaron tries to recover stolen silver bells. AMC

Coop & Cami Ask the World: A major snowstorm and a disgruntled moose disrupt the children’s holiday plans. DISNEY

2 p.m.

The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow: Animated. A nun in 1845 France cares for a boy blinded by lightning. AMC

Christmas in Rome (2019, Romance) Sam Page, Lacey Chabert. Angela, an American tour guide in Rome, meets a businessman. HALL

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: While looking for a Christmas gift, Jake and Charles end up facing off against a Latvian crime ring. TRUTV

2:30 p.m.

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland: Animated. Andy Griffith tells of the magic snowman’s wedding. AMC

2:45 p.m.

The Santa Clause (1994, Children’s) Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold. An adman takes over for fallen Santa. FREEFM

3 p.m.

’Twas the Night Before Christmas: Animated. When Santa removes a small town from his delivery itinerary, a family endeavors to regain his favor. AMC

A Very British Christmas (2019, Drama) Rachel Shenton, Mark Killeen. TMC

3:30 p.m.

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year: Animated. The red-nosed reindeer sets out in a midnight fog to find Happy, the New Year baby. AMC

4 p.m.

Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy (2019, Romance) Ashley Williams, Jill Wagner. A writer investigates a town’s passion for Christmas. HALL

4:15 p.m.

Holiday Affair (1949, Romance) Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh. Two men want to marry war widow for Christmas. TCM

4:45 p.m.

The Year Without a Santa Claus: Animated. Santa takes the day off before Christmas. AMC

4:50 p.m.

The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Children’s) Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell. Santa must get married in order to keep his job. FREEFM

5:30 p.m.

The Night Before (2015, Comedy) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen. Three lifelong friends party in New York on Christmas Eve. FX

6 p.m.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. AMC

Christmas Under Wraps (2014, Children’s) Candace Cameron Bure, David O’Donnell. A doctor discovers an Alaskan town’s holiday secret. HALL

Baking Christmas (2019, Comedy) Tim Reid, Aloma Wright. Patty, the founder of a popular bakery, decides to retire. OWN

6:55 p.m.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Children’s) Tim Allen, Martin Short. Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the North Pole. FREEFM

7 p.m.

Guy’s Grocery Games: Samples from Santa’s little helpers; holiday desserts; crafting an elegant New Year’s dinner. FOOD

Baking Christmas (2019, Comedy) Tim Reid, Aloma Wright. Patty, the founder of a popular bakery, decides to retire. OWN

7:30 p.m.

Office Christmas Party (2016, Comedy) Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn. Two co-workers throw an epic Christmas party. FX

8 p.m.

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town: Animated. A mailman (the voice of Fred Astaire) explains Santa. Animated. ABC

Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! (2011, Children’s) Bridgit Mendler, Leigh-Allyn Baker. Members of a family get separated during the holidays. DISNEY

Guy’s Grocery Games: Wintertime favorites with eight items or fewer; frugal holiday desserts; the Holiday Food Wheel. FOOD

Christmas Town (2019, Romance) Tim Rozon, Candace Cameron Bure. Lauren embarks on a new chapter in her life and career. HALL

One Fine Christmas (2019, Comedy-Drama) Marla Gibbs, Vanessa Williams. Neighbors struggle to find time for their families. OWN

A Christmas Carol (1951, Fantasy) Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison. A London miser meets cautionary spirits. TCM

8:15 p.m.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. AMC

8:30 p.m.

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas: Animated. Sid, Crash, Eddie and Peaches head to the North Pole to make sure they are not on the naughty list. FOX

9 p.m.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Children’s) Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor. A curmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville. FREEFM

One Fine Christmas (2019, Comedy-Drama) Marla Gibbs, Vanessa Williams. Neighbors struggle to find time for their families. OWN

10 p.m.

Baking Christmas (2019, Comedy) Tim Reid, Aloma Wright. Patty, the founder of a popular bakery, decides to retire. OWN

The Bishop’s Wife (1947, Fantasy) Cary Grant, Loretta Young. An angel lends a hand in funding a new church. TCM

DEC. 2

8 p.m.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Animated. Burl Ives narrates an animated tale about Santa’s sleigh guide. CBS

Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2 (2019, Romance) Tina Lifford, Ali Liebert. Darcy and Aiden celebrate their second Christmas together. HALL

9 p.m.

Fred Claus (2007, Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti. Santa’s ne’er-do-well brother puts Christmas in jeopardy. AMC

DEC. 3

8 p.m.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Animated. Boris Karloff narrates an animated tale about a curmudgeon and merry Whoville. NBC

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. AMC

Christmas With the Kranks (2004, Comedy) Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis. A couple scramble to assemble a holiday celebration. BBC

Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe (2018, Romance) Lacey Chabert, Brendan Penny. Darcy returns to her hometown and reconnects with a rival. HALL

8:20 p.m.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, Children’s) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. Kevin ends up in New York when he boards the wrong plane. FREEFM

9 p.m.

CMA Country Christmas: Legendary acts and country music stars perform Christmas classics and festive collaborations. ABC

10 p.m.Jack Frost (1998, Children’s) Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston. A deceased dad returns to life as a fun-loving snowman. BBC

DEC. 4

8 p.m.

87th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center: The annual tree lighting ceremony in New York. NBC

Elf (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell, James Caan. A man leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. AMC

Guy’s Grocery Games: Four previous winners return for the holidays to take on more of Guy Fieri’s games. FOOD

Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy (2019, Romance) Ashley Williams, Jill Wagner. A writer investigates a town’s passion for Christmas. HALL

10 p.m.

The Polar Express (2004, Children’s) Voices of Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter. Animated. A conductor guides a boy to the North Pole. AMC

DEC. 5

8 p.m.

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Animated. Charlie Brown and Linus searching for the meaning of Christmas. ABC

Four Christmases (2008, Romance-Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon. A couple must somehow fit in four holiday visits with family. AMC

Christmas Town (2019, Romance) Tim Rozon, Candace Cameron Bure. Lauren embarks on a new chapter in her life and career. HALL

A Christmas Carol (1999, Fantasy) Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant. Crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge experiences a holiday epiphany. TNT

8:20 p.m.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Children’s) Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor. A curmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville. FREEFM

9 p.m.

Same Time, Next Christmas (2019, Romance) Lea Michele, Charles Michael Davis. Childhood sweethearts reunite at a Hawaiian resort. ABC

10 p.m.

Miracle on 34th Street (1994, Children’s) Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins. A department store Santa claims to be the real St. Nick. AMC

A Christmas Carol (1999, Fantasy) Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant. Crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge experiences a holiday epiphany. TNT

DEC. 6

8 p.m.

Christmas With the Kranks (2004, Comedy) Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis. A couple scramble to assemble a holiday celebration. AMC

Frosty the Snowman: Animated. The jolly soul heads north to avoid the heat. FREEFM

Christmas in Rome (2019, Romance) Sam Page, Lacey Chabert. Angela, an American tour guide in Rome, meets a businessman. HALL

A Storybook Christmas (2019, Romance) Ali Liebert, Jake Epstein. An event planner finds love at Christmas. LIFE

Baking Christmas (2019, Comedy) Tim Reid, Aloma Wright. Patty, the founder of a popular bakery, decides to retire. OWN

8:15 p.m.

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017, Comedy) Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell. Three friends try to make Christmas perfect for their moms. SHOW

8:30 p.m.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Animated. Burl Ives narrates an animated tale about Santa’s sleigh guide. FREEFM

9 p.m.

Gabby Duran & the Unsittables DISNEY

An En Vogue Christmas (2014, Musical) Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron. En Vogue reunites for a Christmas concert to save a club. OWN

9:30 p.m.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: A shoulder pull and a holiday ham; Mexican tamales and quinoa sweet potato tacos. FOOD

The Santa Clause (1994, Children’s) Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold. An adman takes over for fallen Santa. FREEFM

10 p.m.

An En Vogue Christmas (2014, Musical) Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron. En Vogue reunites for a Christmas concert to save a club. OWN

DEC. 7

8 a.m.

Reunited at Christmas (2018, Drama) Beverley Breuer, Candus Churchill. Sam is facing her first Christmas without Nana. HALL

8:15 a.m.

White Christmas (1954, Musical Comedy) Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye. Four entertainers try to save an innkeeper from ruin. AMC

9:07 a.m.

Saving Santa (2013, Children’s) Voices of Martin Freeman, Tim Curry. Animated. A stable elf has to stop an invasion of the North Pole. STARZ

10 a.m.

Home Alone: Taking Back the House (2002, Children’s) French Stewart, Mike Weinberg. A boy wants to reunite his estranged parents. FREEFM

The Nine Lives of Christmas (2014, Children’s) Brandon Routh, Kimberly Sustad. A bachelor learns the value of love and companionship. HALL

10:55 a.m.

The Family Stone (2005, Romance-Comedy) Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker. A man introduces his uptight girlfriend to his family. MAX

Noon

A Very Soul Train Christmas: Gospel Edition: Comedian Bill Bellamy and Actress LaToya Luckett host this holiday special celebrating the most memorable Gospel performances in Soul Train history. BET

The Santa Clause (1994, Children’s) Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold. An adman takes over for fallen Santa. FREEFM

The Christmas Club (2019, Romance) Elizabeth Mitchell, Cameron Mathison. Two busy strangers meet when they help an elderly woman. HALL

1 p.m.

Jack Frost (1998, Children’s) Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston. A deceased dad returns to life as a fun-loving snowman. AMC

1:30 p.m.

Krampus (2015, Horror) Emjay Anthony, Adam Scott. An ancient demon terrorizes a family at Christmastime. FX

2 p.m.

Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy (2019, Romance) Ashley Williams, Jill Wagner. A writer investigates a town’s passion for Christmas. HALL

2:05 p.m.

The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Children’s) Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell. Santa must get married in order to keep his job. FREEFM

3 p.m.

One Crazy Christmas (2018, Comedy) Terri Abney, Sean Blakemore. A woman has a prior connection to her daughter’s fianc“‘e. BET

3:30 p.m.

Fred Claus (2007, Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti. Santa’s ne’er-do-well brother puts Christmas in jeopardy. AMC

Almost Christmas (2016, Comedy-Drama) Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union. A widower and his bickering family gather for the holidays. FX

4 p.m.

Holiday Baking Championship: Assigned holiday nut must be incorporated into a chocolate-nutty confection; decorated holiday pies. FOOD

Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses (2019, Romance) Matthew Davis, Jill Wagner. A woman is hired to decorate the estate of a businessman. HALL

4:10 p.m.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Children’s) Tim Allen, Martin Short. Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the North Pole. FREEFM

5 p.m.

Holiday Baking Championship: The remaining nine bakers compete to create festive candy cane and holiday wreath desserts. FOOD

6 p.m.

Christmas With the Kranks (2004, Comedy) Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis. A couple scramble to assemble a holiday celebration. AMC

Christmas Town (2019, Romance) Tim Rozon, Candace Cameron Bure. Lauren embarks on a new chapter in her life and career. HALL

Matchmaker Christmas (2019, Romance) Corey Sevier, Emily Rose. A woman volunteers to help her boss, Amanda, find a date. LIFE

6:15 p.m.

Frosty the Snowman: Animated. The jolly soul heads north to avoid the heat. FREEFM

6:45 p.m.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Animated. Burl Ives narrates an animated tale about Santa’s sleigh guide. FREEFM

7 p.m.

Bad Santa 2 (2016, Comedy) Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates. Three angry criminals conspire to bilk a Chicago charity. COM

7:30 p.m.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Animated. Boris Karloff narrates an animated tale about a curmudgeon and merry Whoville. TNT

7:50 p.m.

Home Alone (1990, Children’s) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. A left-behind boy battles two burglars in the house. FREEFM

8 p.m.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. AMC

Office Christmas Party (2016, Comedy) Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn. Two co-workers throw an epic Christmas party. FX

Christmas Love Letter (2019, Drama) HALL

A Doggone Christmas (2019, Romance) Vanessa Lachey, Christopher Russell. Marla teams up with her ex-boyfriend to find her dog. LIFE

A Christmas Story (1983, Children’s) Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin. A boy tries to convince his parents to get him a BB gun. TNT

9 p.m.

Bad Santa 2 (2016, Comedy) Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates. Three angry criminals conspire to bilk a Chicago charity. COM

10 p.m.

A Christmas Story (1983, Children’s) Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin. A boy tries to convince his parents to get him a BB gun. TNT

DEC. 8

8 a.m.

Home Alone: Taking Back the House (2002, Children’s) French Stewart, Mike Weinberg. A boy wants to reunite his estranged parents. FREEFM

A Christmas Detour (2015, Romance) Candace Cameron Bure, Paul Greene. Two travelers become stranded in Buffalo. HALL

8:30 a.m.

Gremlins (1984, Fantasy) Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates. A lovable little creature spawns hundreds of evil beings. AMC

Krampus (2015, Horror) Emjay Anthony, Adam Scott. An ancient demon terrorizes a family at Christmastime. FX

10 a.m.

I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998, Comedy) Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel. A student in a Santa suit tries to get home for Christmas. FREEFM

Crown for Christmas (2015, Romance) Danica McKellar, Rupert Penry-Jones. Sparks fly between a European king and a governess. HALL

10:30 a.m.

Almost Christmas (2016, Comedy-Drama) Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union. A widower and his bickering family gather for the holidays. FX

Noon

Prancer Returns (2001, Children’s) John Corbett, Stacy Edwards. A boy tries to return a deer he is certain belongs to Santa. FREEFM

Christmas at the Plaza (2019, Romance) Elizabeth Henstridge, Julia Duffy. Historian Jessica is hired to create the Plaza’s Christmas display. HALL

A Christmas Carol (1938, Children’s) Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart. Dickens’ London miser Scrooge meets Christmas ghosts. TCM

2 p.m.

Christmas Love Letter (2019, Drama) HALL

2:05 p.m.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Children’s) Tim Allen, Martin Short. Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the North Pole. FREEFM

3 p.m.

One Crazy Christmas (2018, Comedy) Terri Abney, Sean Blakemore. A woman has a prior connection to her daughter’s fianc“‘e. BET

The Night Before (2015, Comedy) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen. Three lifelong friends party in New York on Christmas Eve. FX

4 p.m.

The Polar Express (2004, Children’s) Voices of Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter. Animated. A conductor guides a boy to the North Pole. AMC

Check Inn to Christmas (2019, Romance) Richard Karn, Rachel Boston. Julia and Ryan must unite their families. HALL

4:10 p.m.

Home Alone (1990, Children’s) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. A left-behind boy battles two burglars in the house. FREEFM

5 p.m.

Office Christmas Party (2016, Comedy) Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn. Two co-workers throw an epic Christmas party. FX

6 p.m.

Elf (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell, James Caan. A man leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. AMC

Christmas in Rome (2019, Romance) Sam Page, Lacey Chabert. Angela, an American tour guide in Rome, meets a businessman. HALL

6:40 p.m.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, Children’s) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. Kevin ends up in New York when he boards the wrong plane. FREEFM

8 p.m.

Elf (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell, James Caan. A man leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. AMC

Christmas at Dollywood (2019, Comedy) Niall Matter, Danica McKellar. An event planner organizes the Christmas celebration at Dollywood. HALL

Grounded for Christmas (2019, Drama) Julianna Guill, Corey Sevier. A winter storm hits Cleveland and grounds flights. LIFE

It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947, Comedy) Don DeFore, Ann Harding. A hobo shares a mansion with a GI and others in winter. TCM

10 p.m.

The Polar Express (2004, Children’s) Voices of Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter. Animated. A conductor guides a boy to the North Pole. AMC

DEC. 9

8 p.m.

The Christmas Cottage (2017, Drama) Merritt Patterson, Steve Lund. A cynical designer decorates the romantic Christmas cottage. HALL

9:30 p.m.Miracle on 34th Street (1994, Children’s) Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins. A department store Santa claims to be the real St. Nick. AMC

DEC. 10

8 p.m.

The Conners: Dan excludes Jackie from the family Christmas Santa photo for mistreating Louise. ABC

Elf (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell, James Caan. A man leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. AMC

Miracle on 34th Street (1994, Children’s) Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins. A department store Santa claims to be the real St. Nick. BBC

Reunited at Christmas (2018, Drama) Beverley Breuer, Candus Churchill. Sam is facing her first Christmas without Nana. HALL

8:20 p.m.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Children’s) Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor. A curmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville. FREEFM

8:30 p.m.

Bless This Mess: Mike and Rio are thrilled about having their first Christmas alone together as a married couple. ABC

9 p.m.

mixed-ish: Alicia and Paul strive to maintain their winter solstice traditions from the commune. ABC

9:30 p.m.

black-ish: The whole family gets into the holiday spirit until someone from Lynette’s past shows up. ABC

10 p.m.

The Polar Express (2004, Children’s) Voices of Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter. Animated. A conductor guides a boy to the North Pole. AMC

DEC. 11

8 p.m.

The Goldbergs: Hoping to outdo the Kremps, Beverly decides the family must do an even better family holiday card. ABC

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. AMC

Same Time, Next Christmas (2019, Romance) Lea Michele, Charles Michael Davis. Childhood sweethearts reunite at a Hawaiian resort. FREEFM

Christmas Under the Stars (2019, Romance) Clarke Peters, Autumn Reeser. Nick takes a gig at a tree lot, where he meets Julie and her son, Matt. HALL

Fred Claus (2007, Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti. Santa’s ne’er-do-well brother puts Christmas in jeopardy. WE

9 p.m.

Modern Family: Luke has to deal with the consequences of kissing Manny’s ex-girlfriend, Sherri. ABC

9:31 p.m.

Single Parents: Graham writes a letter to Santa asking for either a white Christmas or to meet his father. ABC

10 p.m.

Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic: Disney cast members and Santa’s helpers transform Disney theme parks and resorts for the holidays. FREEFM

DEC. 12

8 p.m.

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017, Children’s) Voices of Josh Gad, Kristen Bell. Olaf sets out to bring home the best holiday traditions. ABC

Christmas With the Kranks (2004, Comedy) Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis. A couple scramble to assemble a holiday celebration. AMC

Christmas Love Letter (2019, Drama) HALL

8:30 p.m.

Toy Story That Time Forgot: Animated. Trixie must save the day when the gang finds itself in uncharted territory. ABC

8:55 p.m.

The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Children’s) Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell. Santa must get married in order to keep his job. FREEFM

10 p.m.

A Legendary Christmas With John and Chrissy: The celebrity couple celebrates the holidays with friends, family, musical performances and fun. NBC

Fred Claus (2007, Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti. Santa’s ne’er-do-well brother puts Christmas in jeopardy. AMC

DEC. 13

8 p.m.

American Housewife: Katie looks forward to sharing her favorite childhood Christmas tradition with Taylor. ABC

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Guy heads to North Pole, Alaska, to visit local establishments. FOOD

Christmas at Dollywood (2019, Comedy) Niall Matter, Danica McKellar. An event planner organizes the Christmas celebration at Dollywood. HALL

A Christmas Melody (2019, Drama) Erica Durance, JT Hodges. An aspiring R&B artist crosses paths with a songwriter. LIFE

8:30 p.m.

Fresh Off the Boat: Eddie, Emery and Evan find themselves on the naughty list for breaking an expensive gift. ABC

9:05 p.m.

How Murray Saved Christmas: Animated. A cranky deli owner finds himself forced to fill in for Santa one Christmas. AMC

9:15 p.m.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, Children’s) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. Kevin ends up in New York when he boards the wrong plane. FREEFM

DEC. 14

8 a.m.

A Very Merry Mix-Up (2013, Romance) Alicia Witt, Mark Wiebe. An engaged woman spends the holiday with a caring family. HALL

Invasion of the Christmas Lights 2: Elaborate home displays of holiday lights and decorations. TLC

9 a.m.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen: Honey mustard glazed ham; grits and greens casserole; parsnips and carrots; snappy pear crumble. FOOD

Arthur Christmas (2011, Children’s) Voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie. Animated. Santa’s youngest son undertakes an urgent Christmas mission. FREEFM

My Crazy Obsession: Four Christmas fanatics spend time, money and effort. TLC

9:45 a.m.

Jack Frost: Animated. Jack falls in love and seeks Father Winter’s advice. AMC

10 a.m.

Christmas Getaway (2017, Romance) Bridget Regan, Travis Van Winkle. A travel writer decides to go on a Christmas trip, alone. HALL

Christmas Crazy: A celebration of over-the-top Christmas displays from surfing Santa’s to giant Christmas trees. TLC

11 a.m.

Little Drummer Boy: Book II: Animated. Aaron tries to recover stolen silver bells. AMC

Christmas Crazier: The ultimate guide to over-the-top Christmas attractions, including Christmas lights in Brooklyn. TLC

11:30 a.m.

The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow: Animated. A nun in 1845 France cares for a boy blinded by lightning. AMC

Noon

The Legend of Frosty the Snowman (2005, Children’s) Narrated by Burt Reynolds, Voice of Bill Fagerbakke. Animated. The enchanted snowman brings magic to a town’s children. AMC

Write Before Christmas (2019, Romance) Torrey DeVitto, Chad Michael Murray. Jessica sends Christmas cards to five people. HALL

Extreme Christmas Trees: Christmas trees capture the joy of the holiday. TLC

12:30 p.m.

Guy’s Ranch Kitchen: Guy invites Marc Murphy, Carl Ruiz and Jonathan Waxman to bring some yuletide joy to the ranch. FOOD

1:30 p.m.

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland: Animated. Andy Griffith tells of the magic snowman’s wedding. AMC

2 p.m.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: Animated. When Santa removes a small town from his delivery itinerary, a family endeavors to regain his favor. AMC

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Children’s) Tim Allen, Martin Short. Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the North Pole. FREEFM

Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa (2018, Drama) Jill Wagner, Mark Deklin. Lisa tries to save her town’s general store. HALL

2:30 p.m.

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year: Animated. The red-nosed reindeer sets out in a midnight fog to find Happy, the New Year baby. AMC

3:45 p.m.

The Year Without a Santa Claus: Animated. Santa takes the day off before Christmas. AMC

4 p.m.

Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays (2019, Romance) Adrian Grenier, Kaitlin Doubleday. A former tour guide agrees to be a nanny for the holidays. HALL

4:05 p.m.

Home Alone (1990, Children’s) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. A left-behind boy battles two burglars in the house. FREEFM

5 p.m.

The Polar Express (2004, Children’s) Voices of Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter. Animated. A conductor guides a boy to the North Pole. AMC

6 p.m.

Gabby Duran & the Unsittables DISNEY

Christmas Love Letter (2019, Drama) HALL

6:35 p.m.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, Children’s) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. Kevin ends up in New York when he boards the wrong plane. FREEFM

7 p.m.

Elf (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell, James Caan. A man leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. AMC

8 p.m.

You Light Up My Christmas (2019, Romance) Kim Fields, Adrian Holmes. Emma returns to her hometown for Christmas. LIFE

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946, Comedy-Drama) James Stewart, Donna Reed. An angel saves a distraught businessman from suicide. USA

9 p.m.

The Moodys FOX

Elf (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell, James Caan. A man leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. AMC

9:15 p.m.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Children’s) Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor. A curmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville. FREEFM

9:30 p.m.

The Moodys FOX

DEC. 15

8 a.m.

Jack Frost: Animated. Jack falls in love and seeks Father Winter’s advice. AMC

Marry Me at Christmas (2017, Romance) Rachel Skarsten, Trevor Donovan. Wedding planner unexpectedly falls for the bride’s brother. HALL

9:05 a.m.

Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (1998, Children’s) David Gallagher, Martin Mull. Richie wishes he was never born, and his wish comes true. FREEFM

9:15 a.m.

The Legend of Frosty the Snowman (2005, Children’s) Narrated by Burt Reynolds, Voice of Bill Fagerbakke. Animated. The enchanted snowman brings magic to a town’s children. AMC

10 a.m.

Welcome to Christmas (2018, Drama) Eric Mabius, Jennifer Finnigan. A real estate developer finds romance with a sheriff. HALL

10:15 a.m.

Christmas at the Chateau (2019, Romance) Kinsey Leigh Redmond. Three sisters try to save a mansion from foreclosure. TMC

10:30 a.m.

The Pioneer Woman: Christmas goodies that double as gifts, including homemade gumdrops, and cayenne cheese straws. FOOD

10:45 a.m.

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland: Animated. Andy Griffith tells of the magic snowman’s wedding. AMC

11 a.m.The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017, Historical Drama) Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer. Author Charles Dickens writes “A Christmas Carol” in 1843. SHOW

11:10 a.m.

Unaccompanied Minors (2006, Children’s) Dyllan Christopher, Tyler James Williams. A snowstorm strands youths in an airport during the holidays. FREEFM

11:15 a.m.

The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow: Animated. A nun in 1845 France cares for a boy blinded by lightning. AMC

11:45 a.m.

Little Drummer Boy: Book II: Animated. Aaron tries to recover stolen silver bells. AMC

Noon

Merry & Bright (2019, Romance) Jodie Sweetin, Andrew Walker. Cate meets a man during the busy Christmas season. HALL

12:15 p.m.

’Twas the Night Before Christmas: Animated. When Santa removes a small town from his delivery itinerary, a family endeavors to regain his favor. AMC

12:30 p.m.

Giada’s Holiday Handbook: Giada De Laurentiis is on a mission to recreate a family holiday recipe called Miracle Rice with her beloved Aunt Raffy. FOOD

12:45 p.m.

The Year Without a Santa Claus: Animated. Santa takes the day off before Christmas. AMC

1:20 p.m.

Deck the Halls (2006, Comedy) Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick. Neighbors clash over decoration glare. FREEFM

1:45 p.m.

It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947, Comedy) Don DeFore, Ann Harding. A hobo shares a mansion with a GI and others in winter. TCM

2 p.m.

Christmas at Dollywood (2019, Comedy) Niall Matter, Danica McKellar. An event planner organizes the Christmas celebration at Dollywood. HALL

3:25 p.m.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, Children’s) Voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon. Animated. Halloweentown’s leader aims to kidnap Santa. FREEFM

5:05 p.m.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Children’s) Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor. A curmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville. FREEFM

6 p.m.

Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy (2019, Romance) Ashley Williams, Jill Wagner. A writer investigates a town’s passion for Christmas. HALL

7 p.m.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. AMC

7:45 p.m.

The Santa Clause (1994, Children’s) Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold. An adman takes over for fallen Santa. FREEFM

8 p.m.

Rediscovering Christmas (2019, Romance) Jessica Lowndes, Jessica Walter. A talented designer helps her sister with the decor for the Snowflake Festival Christmas Eve dance. LIFE

Holiday Affair (1949, Romance) Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh. Two men want to marry war widow for Christmas. TCM

9:15 p.m.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. AMC

9:50 p.m.

The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Children’s) Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell. Santa must get married in order to keep his job. FREEFM

10 p.m.

Remember the Night (1940, Romance-Comedy) Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray. An assistant DA takes a shoplifter home for the holidays. TCM

DEC. 16

8 p.m.

Elf (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell, James Caan. A man leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. AMC

Holiday Baking Championship: Holiday Baking Championship: Merry Xtras serves up fun and delicious bonus footage showcasing never-before-seen moments of the bakers creating their masterpieces. FOOD

8:30 p.m.

Toy Story That Time Forgot: Animated. Trixie must save the day when the gang finds itself in uncharted territory. DISNEY

9 p.m.

Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir Featuring Kristin Chenoweth: Kristin Chenoweth joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a Christmas celebration. PBS

10:01 p.m.

Holidays With the Houghs: Star siblings Derek and Julianne celebrate the season with music, dance, comedy and surprise guests. NBC

DEC. 17

8 p.m.

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Animated. Charlie Brown and Linus searching for the meaning of Christmas. ABC

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. AMC

The Polar Express (2004, Children’s) Voices of Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter. Animated. A conductor guides a boy to the North Pole. BBC

Welcome to Christmas (2018, Drama) Eric Mabius, Jennifer Finnigan. A real estate developer finds romance with a sheriff. HALL

8:20 p.m.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, Children’s) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. Kevin ends up in New York when he boards the wrong plane. FREEFM

9 p.m.

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017, Children’s) Voices of Josh Gad, Kristen Bell. Olaf sets out to bring home the best holiday traditions. ABC

9:30 p.m.

Shrek the Halls: Animated. The ogre’s holiday plans go awry when Donkey and the gang join festivities. ABC

10 p.m.

Four Christmases (2008, Romance-Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon. A couple must somehow fit in four holiday visits with family. BBC

DEC. 18

8 p.m.

Elf (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell, James Caan. A man leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. AMC

Guy’s Grocery Games: Each chef receives a basket filled with eclectic items they must use to make a holiday party lunch. FOOD

Christmas at the Plaza (2019, Romance) Elizabeth Henstridge, Julia Duffy. Historian Jessica is hired to create the Plaza’s Christmas display. HALL

8:20 p.m.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Children’s) Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor. A curmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville. FREEFM

DEC. 19

8 p.m.

Disney Prep & Landing: Animated. An elite unit of elves ensures homes are prepared for Santa Claus. ABC

Four Christmases (2008, Romance-Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon. A couple must somehow fit in four holiday visits with family. AMC

8:15 p.m.

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017, Comedy) Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell. Three friends try to make Christmas perfect for their moms. SHOW

8:30 p.m.

Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice: Animated. Lanny and Wayne race to recover classified North Pole technology. ABC

10 p.m.

Love the Coopers (2015, Comedy-Drama) Alan Arkin, John Goodman. Family members gather for a Christmas Eve celebration. AMC

Tanked: Ethel M Chocolate Factory tasks Wayde and Brett with building the ultimate holiday tank. ANPL

Holiday ER: A man dressed as Santa is near death; a man has a live fish stuck in his throat; elf is distressed. TLC

DEC. 20

8 p.m.

I Love Lucy Christmas Special: Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel trim the Christmas tree; the Ricardos and the Mertzes go to Paris. CBS

Elf (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell, James Caan. A man leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. AMC

The Christmas Temp (2019, Drama) An unemployed artist discovers a special Christmas temp agency. LIFE

8:30 p.m.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: A shoulder pull and a holiday ham; Mexican tamales and quinoa sweet potato tacos. FOOD

10 p.m.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. AMC

DEC. 21

8 a.m.

Christmas in Evergreen (2017, Romance) Ashley Williams, Teddy Sears. A veterinarian wishes upon a snow globe for romance. HALL

8:30 a.m.

A Miracle on Christmas Lake (2016, Mystery) Siobhan Williams, Rohan Campbell. A teenager discovers a magical hockey rink. AMC

Giada’s Holiday Handbook: Giada De Laurentiis is on a mission to recreate a family holiday recipe called Miracle Rice with her beloved Aunt Raffy. FOOD

9 a.m.

The First Christmas: Animated. The story of the birth of Jesus. EWTN

9:40 a.m.

Arthur Christmas (2011, Children’s) Voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie. Animated. Santa’s youngest son undertakes an urgent Christmas mission. FREEFM

9:57 a.m.

Santa Buddies (2009, Children’s) George Wendt, Christopher Lloyd. Talking puppies band together to save Christmas. HBO

10 a.m.

Switched for Christmas (2017, Drama) Candace Cameron Bure, Eion Bailey. Estranged identical twins decide to swap lives up until Christmas Day. HALL

11 a.m.

The Kitchen: Stuffed beef tenderloin; maple and lemon pan-roasted carrots; Nancy Fuller stops by. FOOD

Krampus (2015, Horror) Emjay Anthony, Adam Scott. An ancient demon terrorizes a family at Christmastime. FX

Battle of the Christmas Movie Stars: Stars of Christmas movies compete against their fellow castmates in DIY challenges. LIFE 11:50 a.m.

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town: Animated. A mailman (the voice of Fred Astaire) explains Santa. Animated. FREEFM

Noon

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen: Trisha and friends play up a naughty-or-nice contrast in everything from their wardrobe to the menu. FOOD

Christmas Under Wraps (2014, Children’s) Candace Cameron Bure, David O’Donnell. A doctor discovers an Alaskan town’s holiday secret. HALL

12:55 p.m.

Frosty the Snowman: Animated. The jolly soul heads north to avoid the heat. FREEFM

1 p.m.

The Best Man Holiday (2013, Comedy-Drama) Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs. Longtime friends reunite over the Christmas holidays. FX

1:25 p.m.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Animated. Burl Ives narrates an animated tale about Santa’s sleigh guide. FREEFM

1:30 p.m.

Fred Claus (2007, Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti. Santa’s ne’er-do-well brother puts Christmas in jeopardy. AMC

3 p.m.

Holiday Baking Championship: Eight bakers have to prove their cookie baking skills in the first two challenges. FOOD

3:30 p.m.

Almost Christmas (2016, Comedy-Drama) Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union. A widower and his bickering family gather for the holidays. FX

4 p.m.

Christmas With the Kranks (2004, Comedy) Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis. A couple scramble to assemble a holiday celebration. AMC

Holiday Baking Championship: The seven remaining bakers take classic flavors to a new level; a swirled treat using eggnog. FOOD

Christmas Under the Stars (2019, Romance) Clarke Peters, Autumn Reeser. Nick takes a gig at a tree lot, where he meets Julie and her son, Matt. HALL

4:35 p.m.

Toy Story That Time Forgot: Animated. Trixie must save the day when the gang finds itself in uncharted territory. FREEFM

5 p.m.

Holiday Baking Championship: The six remaining bakers take on making pies; a store-bought crust; three different pies. FOOD

5:05 p.m.

The Santa Clause (1994, Children’s) Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold. An adman takes over for fallen Santa. FREEFM

6 p.m.

Elf (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell, James Caan. A man leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. AMC

Holiday Baking Championship: Taking the fruitcake to a new level; the yule log. FOOD

The Night Before (2015, Comedy) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen. Three lifelong friends party in New York on Christmas Eve. FX

Christmas at Dollywood (2019, Comedy) Niall Matter, Danica McKellar. An event planner organizes the Christmas celebration at Dollywood. HALL

Christmas Love Letter (2019, Drama) LIFE

7 p.m.

Holiday Baking Championship: The holiday flavors of peppermint and hot chocolate must be used in a dessert; holiday breakfast. FOOD

7:10 p.m.

The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Children’s) Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell. Santa must get married in order to keep his job. FREEFM

8 p.m.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. AMC

A Time to Remember: A young boy with a golden voice bears witness to the Christmas miracle through his personal trials, starring Donald O’Connor. EWTN

Holiday Baking Championship: The remaining bakers are challenged to construct gingerbread worlds filled with all sorts of treats. FOOD

Office Christmas Party (2016, Comedy) Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn. Two co-workers throw an epic Christmas party. FX

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (2019, Comedy) Tricia Helfer, Eric Mabius. Two mayors enter a Christmas decorating competition. HALL

The Christmas Hotel (2019, Romance) Tatyana Ali. A big city hotelier must pull off a major project. LIFE

9:15 p.m.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Children’s) Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor. A curmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville. FREEFM

DEC. 22

8 a.m.

A Royal Christmas (2014, Romance) Lacey Chabert, Stephen Hagan. A queen does not want her son to marry a commoner. HALL

8:30 a.m.

All I Want for Christmas (1991, Children’s) Ethan Randall, Thora Birch. A girl asks a store Santa to reunite her estranged parents. AMC

10 a.m.

Christmas Town (2019, Romance) Tim Rozon, Candace Cameron Bure. Lauren embarks on a new chapter in her life and career. HALL

Jingle All the Way (1996, Children’s) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad. A father tries desperately to find a special Christmas toy. HBO

10:15 a.m.

The Santa Clause (1994, Children’s) Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold. An adman takes over for fallen Santa. FREEFM

10:28 a.m.

Saving Santa (2013, Children’s) Voices of Martin Freeman, Tim Curry. Animated. A stable elf has to stop an invasion of the North Pole. STARZ

10:45 a.m.

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017, Comedy) Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell. Three friends try to make Christmas perfect for their moms. SHOW

11 a.m.

Girl Meets Farm: Molly celebrates her favorite holiday by making a festive buffet for three generations. FOOD

12:25 p.m.

The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Children’s) Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell. Santa must get married in order to keep his job. FREEFM

12:30 p.m.

The Polar Express (2004, Children’s) Voices of Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter. Animated. A conductor guides a boy to the North Pole. AMC

1:15 p.m.

King of Kings (1961, Historical Drama) Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna. Orson Welles narrates the story of Jesus. TCM

2 p.m.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (2019, Comedy) Tricia Helfer, Eric Mabius. Two mayors enter a Christmas decorating competition. HALL

2:30 p.m.

Christmas With the Kranks (2004, Comedy) Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis. A couple scramble to assemble a holiday celebration. AMC

2:35 p.m.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Children’s) Tim Allen, Martin Short. Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the North Pole. FREEFM

4 p.m.

Christmas Cookie Challenge: Bakers are challenged to create cookies perfect for a Christmas in the tropics. FOOD

Christmas Love Letter (2019, Drama) HALL

4:15 p.m.

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965, Historical Drama) Max von Sydow, Charlton Heston. A chronicle of the life and times of Jesus Christ. TCM

4:30 p.m.

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988, Children’s) Jim Varney, Douglas Seale. Santa turns to a wacky cabbie in his search for a successor. AMC

4:40 p.m.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Children’s) Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor. A curmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville. FREEFM

6 p.m.

Check Inn to Christmas (2019, Romance) Richard Karn, Rachel Boston. Julia and Ryan must unite their families. HALL

6:30 p.m.

Fred Claus (2007, Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti. Santa’s ne’er-do-well brother puts Christmas in jeopardy. AMC

7 p.m.

I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!: Animated. ReRun turns to Snoopy and Spike for holiday cheer. ABC

7:20 p.m.

Home Alone (1990, Children’s) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. A left-behind boy battles two burglars in the house. FREEFM

8 p.m.

Double Holiday (2019, Romance) Kristoffer Polaha, Carly Pope. Rebecca must throw the company party with her office rival. HALL

A Date By Christmas Eve (2019, Romance) A dating app grants a woman magical powers. LIFE

8:30 p.m.

Keep Christ In Christmas, A Catholics Come Home Special Presentation: A tour behind the scenes of the making of Santa’s Priority, a Christmas evangomercial and discover what a small group of Catholics are doing to combat the secular war on Christmas and to glorify Jesus, the reason for the season. EWTN

9 p.m.

The 21st Annual A Home for the Holidays With Idina Menzel: Inspirational stories of lives changed through adoption; host Idina Menzel. CBS

Four Christmases (2008, Romance-Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon. A couple must somehow fit in four holiday visits with family. AMC

9:30 p.m.

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas: Animated. Sid, Crash, Eddie and Peaches head to the North Pole to make sure they are not on the naughty list. FOX

9:50 p.m.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, Children’s) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. Kevin ends up in New York when he boards the wrong plane. FREEFM

DEC. 23

8 p.m.

Same Time, Next Christmas (2019, Romance) Lea Michele, Charles Michael Davis. Childhood sweethearts reunite at a Hawaiian resort. ABC

Saturday Night Live: A star-studded collection of popular Christmas-themed sketches from “Saturday Night Live.” NBC

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. AMC

In Concert: The Kings Singers- Christmas: These are featured songs that evoke the birth of the Jesus Christ. EWTN

Christmas Under Wraps (2014, Children’s) Candace Cameron Bure, David O’Donnell. A doctor discovers an Alaskan town’s holiday secret. HALL

9 p.m.

Christmas at Belmont: Students at Belmont University’s School of Music present traditional carols and seasonal favorites. PBS

9:20 p.m.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Children’s) Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor. A curmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville. FREEFM

10 p.m.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (2019, Comedy) Tricia Helfer, Eric Mabius. Two mayors enter a Christmas decorating competition. HALL

DEC. 24

8 p.m.

Disney Prep & Landing: Animated. An elite unit of elves ensures homes are prepared for Santa Claus. ABC

A Christmas Story Live!: In the 1940s, little Ralphie tries to convince his parents to get him a BB gun for Christmas. FOX

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946, Comedy-Drama) James Stewart, Donna Reed. An angel saves a distraught businessman from suicide. NBC

Christmas at Belmont: Students at Belmont University’s School of Music present traditional carols and seasonal favorites. PBS

Write Before Christmas (2019, Romance) Torrey DeVitto, Chad Michael Murray. Jessica sends Christmas cards to five people. HALL

The Bishop’s Wife (1947, Fantasy) Cary Grant, Loretta Young. An angel lends a hand in funding a new church. TCM

8:20 p.m.

Frosty the Snowman: Animated. The jolly soul heads north to avoid the heat. FREEFM

8:30 p.m.

Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice: Animated. Lanny and Wayne race to recover classified North Pole technology. ABC

8:50 p.m.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Animated. Burl Ives narrates an animated tale about Santa’s sleigh guide. FREEFM

9 p.m.

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town: Animated. A mailman (the voice of Fred Astaire) explains Santa. Animated. ABC

Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir Featuring Kristin Chenoweth: Kristin Chenoweth joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a Christmas celebration. PBS

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. AMC

A Christmas Story (1983, Children’s) Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin. A boy tries to convince his parents to get him a BB gun. TNT

9:30 p.m.

Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays (2019, Romance) Adrian Grenier, Kaitlin Doubleday. A former tour guide agrees to be a nanny for the holidays. HALL

9:55 p.m.

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town: Animated. A mailman (the voice of Fred Astaire) explains Santa. Animated. FREEFM

DEC. 25

8 p.m.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Animated. Boris Karloff narrates an animated tale about a curmudgeon and merry Whoville. NBC

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas: Tudor origins of certain Christmas traditions, from carols and turkey to gift-giving and mistletoe. PBS

Love Actually (2003, Romance-Comedy) Hugh Grant, Laura Linney. Various people deal with relationships in London. HBO

8:20 p.m.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, Children’s) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. Kevin ends up in New York when he boards the wrong plane. FREEFM

8:30 p.m.How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Children’s) Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor. A curmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville. NBC

The Word Is Born: Christmas With the Louisville Chorus: The Louisville Chorus celebrates the sounds of the holiday season from Saint Martin of Tours Church. EWTN

9:15 p.m.

The Polar Express (2004, Children’s) Voices of Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter. Animated. A conductor guides a boy to the North Pole. AMC

9:30 p.m.

The Night Before (2015, Comedy) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen. Three lifelong friends party in New York on Christmas Eve. FX

Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2 (2019, Romance) Tina Lifford, Ali Liebert. Darcy and Aiden celebrate their second Christmas together. HALL

10 p.m.

Doctor Who: The Doctor makes sacrifices to save a town called Christmas. BBC

DEC. 26

8 p.m.

Christmas Made to Order (2018, Romance) Alexa PenaVega, Chelsea Gilson. An architect hosts his family for Christmas. HALL

9 p.m.

The Moodys FOX

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas: Tudor origins of certain Christmas traditions, from carols and turkey to gift-giving and mistletoe. PBS

9:30 p.m.The Moodys FOX

10 p.m.

Double Holiday (2019, Romance) Kristoffer Polaha, Carly Pope. Rebecca must throw the company party with her office rival. HALL

DEC. 27

8 p.m.

Mingle All the Way (2018, Romance) Jen Lilley, Brant Daugherty. A young entrepreneur tracks her dating progress. HALL

10 p.m.

Snow Bride (2013, Drama) Katrina Law, Jordan Belfi. A tabloid reporter falls for a politician’s son. HALL

DEC. 28

8 a.m.

A Christmas Detour (2015, Romance) Candace Cameron Bure, Paul Greene. Two travelers become stranded in Buffalo. HALL

9:15 a.m.

Feasts with the Friar: Christmas Special: Preparing one’s heart for Christ’s coming. EWTN

9:30 a.m.

Gremlins (1984, Fantasy) Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates. A lovable little creature spawns hundreds of evil beings. AMC

Michael the Visitor: A claymation version of Leo Tolstoy’s ”Truths We Live By”. EWTN

10 a.m.

Check Inn to Christmas (2019, Romance) Richard Karn, Rachel Boston. Julia and Ryan must unite their families. HALL

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017, Comedy) Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell. Three friends try to make Christmas perfect for their moms. SHOW

Noon

The Christmas Cottage (2017, Drama) Merritt Patterson, Steve Lund. A cynical designer decorates the romantic Christmas cottage. HALL

4 p.m.

Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy (2019, Romance) Ashley Williams, Jill Wagner. A writer investigates a town’s passion for Christmas. HALL

6 p.m.

The Carlow Choir Presents: Joy to the World: Concert featuring classic Christmas songs for the whole family. EWTN

Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2 (2019, Romance) Tina Lifford, Ali Liebert. Darcy and Aiden celebrate their second Christmas together. HALL

DEC. 29

8 a.m.

The Sweetest Christmas (2017, Romance) Lacey Chabert, Lea Coco. A chef makes it to finals of a national baking contest. HALL

10 a.m.

Christmas at Dollywood (2019, Comedy) Niall Matter, Danica McKellar. An event planner organizes the Christmas celebration at Dollywood. HALL

Noon

Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays (2019, Romance) Adrian Grenier, Kaitlin Doubleday. A former tour guide agrees to be a nanny for the holidays. HALL

2 p.m.

Picture a Perfect Christmas (2019, Romance) Merritt Patterson, Jon Cor. A photographer helps a neighbor look after his young nephew. HALL

6 p.m.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (2019, Comedy) Tricia Helfer, Eric Mabius. Two mayors enter a Christmas decorating competition. HALL

8 p.m.

Christmas Under the Stars (2019, Romance) Clarke Peters, Autumn Reeser. Nick takes a gig at a tree lot, where he meets Julie and her son, Matt. HALL

10 p.m.

Write Before Christmas (2019, Romance) Torrey DeVitto, Chad Michael Murray. Jessica sends Christmas cards to five people. HALL

DEC. 30

8 p.m.

Holiday Baking Championship FOOD

Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy (2019, Romance) Ashley Williams, Jill Wagner. A writer investigates a town’s passion for Christmas. HALL

9 p.m.

Holiday Baking Championship FOOD

10 p.m.Christmas at Holly Lodge (2017, Drama) Alison Sweeney, Jordan Bridges. Sophie tries to save her Holly Lodge from a developer. HALL

DEC. 31

10 p.m.

Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays (2019, Romance) Adrian Grenier, Kaitlin Doubleday. A former tour guide agrees to be a nanny for the holidays. HALL

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