TV is beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Tis the season to catch your our favorite holiday specials and some new Christmas movies and specials. ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas schedule starts next week, The Hallmark Channel is kicking it into high gear starting tonight, and there’s more to look for too!

Programming highlights for November 25-30:

Starting tonight, the Hallmark channel kicks off their special five-night Thanksgiving weekend event. Check out the preview below, and, don’t miss the brand new Charlie Brown special Monday on ABC too.

 

Wednesday, November 25, Hallmark
Once Upon a Holiday, 8/7c p.m.: Starring Briana Evigan, Paul Campbell and Greg Evigan

Thursday, November 26, Hallmark
The 12 Gifts of Christmas, 8/7c p.m.: Starring Katrina Law, Aaron O’Connell and Donna Mills

Friday, November 27, Hallmark
Crown for Christmas, 8/7c p.m.: Starring Danica McKellar

Saturday, November 28, Hallmark
A Christmas Detour, 8/7c p.m.: Starring Candace Cameron Bure, Paul Greene, Sarah Strange and David Lewis

Sunday, November 29, Hallmark
Angel of Christmas, 8/7c p.m.:  Starring Jennifer Finnigan, Jonathan Scarfe and Holly Robinson Peete

Monday, November 30, ABC
It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown is a brand new special. The show will feature musical guests such as Sarah McLachlan, Stacy ‘Fergie” Ferguson reminiscing about her time playing Sally when she a child, and lots more. The Christmas classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, follows after. The show starts at 8 p.m. but here’s a little sneak peak:

 

Programming highlights for December 1-25:

Once December hits, ABC Family’s offerings begin. They’ll be playing everything from classic specials such as The Grinch and The Year Without a Santa Clause (Heat Miser! Snow Miser!), to movie favorites such as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

And, also coming in December, are six new Christmas movie premiers on Hallmark—including one directed by, and starring, Mariah Carey called A Christmas Melody (USA Today had a recent story about her new venture, if you’re interested).

Here are some highlights—continuing in date order— so you can schedule some time or your DVR:

Tuesday, December 1, ABC Family
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 6 p.m.
The Polar Express, 7 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (live action), 9 p.m.

GrinchWednesday, Dec. 2, ABC Family
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 6 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 8:45 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 3, ABC Family
Jack Frost, (live action) 4 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 6 p.m.
Fred Claus, 8:15 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 4, ABC Family
I’ll Be Home for Christmas, 4 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, 6 p.m.
Fred Claus, 7 p.m.Elf
Elf, 9:30 p.m.
Prancer, 11:50 p.m.

Saturday, December 5 
Hallmark
Just in Time for Christmas, 8/7c p.m.: Starring Eloise Mumford, Michael Stahl-David, William Shatner and Christopher Lloyd

ABC Family
The Polar Express, 5 p.m.
Elf, 7:15 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 9:30 p.m.

NBC
It’s a Wonderful Life at 8pm

Sunday, December 6
Hallmark 
Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge , 8/7c p.m.:  Starring Katie Findlay, Wyatt Nash, Ted McGinley and Faith Ford

ABC Family
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, 4:45 p.m.

NationalLampoonsChristmasVacationPosterMonday, December 7, ABC Family
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 6:30 p.m.

December 8, ABC Family
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 6 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 6:30 p.m.
The Polar Express, 8:45 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 11, ABC Family
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 6:45 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, (live action) 9 p.m.

Saturday, December 12
ABC Family
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas, 9:45 a.m.
The Bells of Fraggle Rock, 11:30 a.m.
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, 12:15 p.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 4 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 6 p.m.

Hallmark
On The Twelfth Day of Christmas,  8/7c p.m.: Starring Brooke Nevin and Robin Dunne

Sunday, December 13, ABC Family
Toy Story, 4:30 p.m.
Toy Story 2, 6:45 p.m.
Toy Story That Time Forgot, 9 p.m.
Toy Story 3, 9:30 p.m.Disney's A Christmas Carol

Monday, Dec. 14, ABC Family
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 8:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 15, ABC Family
Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 17, ABC Family
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, December 19, Hallmark
A Christmas Melody, 8/7c p.m.: Starring Mariah Carey and Lacey Chabert

Sunday, December 20, Hallmark
Christmas Land, 8/7c p.m.: Starring Nikki DeLoach, Luke MacFarlane and Maureen McCormick

A Christmas StoryThursday, December 24
NBC
It’s a Wonderful Life 8pm

TNT
A Christmas Story 8pm, kicking off their 24-hour marathon

 

For a complete listing of ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas, head to Entertainment Weekly.

Happy Holidays!

 

About Missy Kellor

Missy works on the Corporate Communications team and reports stories to TDS employees and customers. This is right up her alley because she’s an extrovert and also a big fan of research (really, she’ll look up just about anything that strikes her interest). Missy is a native of Madison, Wis. with an undergraduate in Anthropology and a master’s degree in Life Sciences Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interest in the Internet as a mass media shaped her work towards a PhD in Journalism and Mass Communications. She’s also worked as an editorial assistant, copywriter, and production artist. In her off hours, Missy is a crafter, Pinterest addict, reader, wife, and mom of two kids. You can find Missy on G+ and on Twitter.

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