Holiday television schedule

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THE CLASSICS

NOV. 26: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 8 p.m., CBS

NOV. 29: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,
8 p.m., ABC

DEC. 2: A Charlie Brown Christmas, 8 p.m., ABC

DEC. 14: It’s a Wonderful Life, 8 p.m., NBC

DEC. 19: A Christmas Carol (1951, Alastair Sim), 10 p.m., Turner Classic Movies

DEC. 24: It’s a Wonderful Life, 8 p.m., NBC

DEC. 24: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 8 p.m., ABC

ANIMATION

NOV. 29: Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas and The Elf on the Shelf, 8-9 p.m., CBS; Shrek the Halls, 8:30 p.m., ABC

DEC. 6: Yes, Virginia and Frosty the Snowman, CBS

DEC. 9: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, ABC

DEC. 16: Prep & Landing, ABC

DEC. 21: Rankin-Bass marathon, ABC Family

DEC. 25: Kung Fu Panda Holiday and Merry Madagascar, CW

MUSIC

NOV. 28: Lady Gaga & the Muppets Holiday Spectacular (Elton John, RuPaul), 9:30-11 p.m., ABC

DEC. 2: CMA Country Christmas, ABC

DEC. 4: Christmas in Rockefeller Center, NBC

DEC. 11: Kelly Clarkson Christmas Special, NBC

DEC. 18: iHeartRadio Jingle Ball (Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Fall Out Boy), CW; Michael Buble Christmas Special, NBC

DEC. 20: Christmas in Washington, TNT

NEW EPISODES

NOV. 25: Hart of Dixie (Hanukkah), 8 p.m., CW

DEC. 9-23: The Great Christmas Light Fight, ABC

DEC. 11: Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy, ABC Family

DEC. 11: Duck Dynasty, A&E

ENCORE EPISODES

DEC. 4: Saturday Night Live Christmas, NBC

DEC. 20: I Love Lucy colorized, CBS

DEC. 24: Father Knows Best kicks off two days of vintage holiday episodes, Antenna TV (plus the Yule Log on Antenna TV)

DEC. 25: The Twilight Zone, Syfy

NEW MOVIES

NOV. 25: Christmas With Tucker, 8 p.m., Hallmark Movie Channel

NOV. 26: Christmas Bounty,
7 p.m., ABC Family

NOV. 30: Dear Secret Santa,
8 p.m., Lifetime

DEC. 1: Christmas in Conway, ABC; The Christmas Spirit, Hallmark

DEC. 7: Christmas in the City, Lifetime

DEC. 8: Holidaze, ABC Family

VINTAGE MOVIES

December on Turner Classic Movies – holiday films most nights Dec. 15-24

DEC. 3: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, ABC Family

DEC. 16: Santa Clause films, ABC Family, also Dec. 21, 22, 24, 25

DEC. 24: A Christmas Story for 24 hours, TBS

DEC. 24: Elf for 24 hours, Starz

DEC. 24: Bad Santa for 24 hours, Starz Comedy

FESTIVE CHANNELS

• Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas – round-the-clock through Dec. 31, with a dozen holiday movie premieres (hallmarkchannel.com)

• Hallmark Movie Channel The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas – through Dec. 25, includes the channel’s first original movie and “Christmas classic Thursdays” (hallmarkmovie channel.com)

• Lifetime: It’s a Wonderful Lifetime – ongoing, with six new TV movie premieres (mylifetime.com/movies)

• ABC Family Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas, Wednesday-Nov. 30; 25 Days of Christmas, Dec. 1-25 – holiday animation, episodes, TV movies and feature films (abcfamily.com/25days)

• Disney Channel Fa-la-la-lidays – starts Nov. 29, holiday films, episodes, cartoons for kids and family (disneychannel.com)

– Newsday


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