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Christmas TV Guide

2016 Christmas / Holiday TV Specials & Movie Schedule

It's time once again for our annual posting of all Christmas and holiday TV specials and movie schedule. The 2015 TV listings include all of our favorite shows, specials and movies we love to watch over and over each year. Be sure to check this list twice and keep it handy throughout the season so you don't miss your any of your favorites! We will continue to update this page throughout the holiday season so stay tuned for updates to the schedule!

Date / Time Program Channel
Monday, December 6
7:00 PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Freeform
8:00 PM The Great Christmas Light Fight ABC
9:00 PM Scrooged Freeform
Wednesday, December 8
5:00 PM The Polar Express Freeform
7:00 PM The Santa Clause Freeform
9:00 PM Elf Freeform
12:00 AM 12 Dates of Christmas Freeform
Thursday, December 9
5:00 PM Deck the Halls Freeform
7:00 PM Elf Freeform
8:00 PM Toy Story That Time Forgot ABC
8:00 PM Taraji's White Hot Holidays Fox
8:30 PM Shrek the Halls ABC
9:00 PM Disney's A Christmas Carol Freeform
Friday, December 10
5:40 PM The Search for Santa Paws Freeform
7:45 PM Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Freeform
9:50 PM Snow Buddies Freeform
11:55 PM Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July Freeform
Saturday, December 11
8:00 PM A Nutcracker Christmas Hallmark
8:00 PM It's a Wonderful Life USA
10:20 PM Toy Story That Time Forgot Freeform
12:55 AM The Year Without a Santa Claus Freeform
Sunday, December 12
7:00 PM Season’s Greetings UP
8:00 PM Meant To Be Hallmark
9:25 PM Toy Story That Time Forgot Freeform
9:55 PM The Polar Express Freeform
Monday, December 13
5:30 PM Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Freeform
7:00 PM The Polar Express Freeform
8:00 PM The Great Christmas Light Fight ABC
8:00 PM Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer CW
8:00 PM Meet Me in St. Louis TCM
9:00 PM The Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown CW
10:00 PM Elf Freeform
10:00 PM In the Good Old Summertime TCM
12:00 AM Christmas Cupid Freeform
12:00 AM A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! TCM
1:15 AM Bachelor Mother TCM
2:45 AM Bundle of Joy TCM
4:30 AM Susan Slept Here TCM
Tuesday, December 14
7:00 PM Elf Freeform
9:00 PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Freeform
12:00 AM Three Days Freeform
Wednesday, December 15
5:00 PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Freeform
7:00 PM Arthur Christmas Freeform
8:00 PM The Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time CW
8:00 PM A Pentatonix Christmas Special NBC
8:00 PM Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas TNT
8:30 PM Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas TNT
9:00 PM The Santa Clause Freeform
12:00 AM Santa Baby Freeform
Thursday, December 16
5:00 PM Arthur Christmas Freeform
7:00 PM The Santa Clause Freeform
8:00 PM Disney's Prep & Landing ABC
8:00 PM iHeart Radio Jingle Ball 2016 CW
8:00 PM The Shop Around the Corner TCM
8:30 PM Disney's Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice ABC
9:00 PM The Search for Santa Paws Freeform
10:00 PM Christmas in Connecticut TCM
12:00 AM Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe Freeform)
12:00 AM Love Finds Andy Hardy TCM
1:45 AM Desk Set TCM
3:45 PM Period of Adjustment TCM
Friday, December 17
5:30 PM Jingle All the Way Freeform
7:35 PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Freeform
8:00 PM The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade CW
9:45 PM The Polar Express Freeform
11:55 PM Disney's A Christmas Carol Freeform
Saturday, December 18
6:50 PM The Santa Clause Freeform
8:00 PM I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown ABC
8:00 PM My Christmas Love Hallmark
Sunday, December 19
5:10 PM The Santa Clause Freeform
8:00 PM Sleigh Bells Ring Hallmark
9:50 PM Elf Freeform
Thursday, December 23
6:45 PM Elf Freeform
8:00 PM Terry Crews Saves Christmas CW
8:00 PM Holiday Affair TCM
8:55 PM Jingle All the Way Freeform
9:45 PM Remember the Night TCM
11:30 PM A Christmas Carol TCM
12:00 AM Disney's A Christmas Carol Freeform
1:15 AM Babes in Toyland TCM
2:45 AM Little Women TCM
Friday, December 24
5:00 AM A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! TCM
7:00 AM Frosty's Winter Wonderland Freeform
7:30 AM Jack Frost Freeform
11:00 AM Richie Rich's Christmas Wish Freeform
1:00 PM Jingle All the Way Freeform
3:00 PM Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Freeform
4:35 PM Santa Claus is Comin' to Town Freeform
5:40 PM The Year Without a Santa Claus Freeform
6:45 PM Disney's A Christmas Carol Freeform
8:00 PM A Home for the Holidays CBS
8:00 PM Terry Crews Saves Christmas CW
8:50 PM The Santa Clause Freeform
9:00 PM Terry Crews Saves Christmas CW
12:00 AM Home Alone: The Holiday Heist Freeform
Saturday, December 25
6:45 AM Tenth Avenue Angel TCM
8:00 AM Meet John Doe TCM
10:15 AM Scrooge TCM
12:15 PM It Happened on 5th Avenue TCM
2:15 PM Holiday Affair TCM
3:30 PM The Polar Express Freeform
4:00 PM The Shop Around the Corner TCM
5:35 PM The Santa Clause Freeform
6:00 PM Meet Me in St. Louis TCM
7:40 PM Elf Freeform
8:00 PM It's a Wonderful Life NBC
8:00 PM A Christmas Story TBS
8:00 PM Christmas in Connecticut TCM
9:45 PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Freeform
10:00 PM A Christmas Story TBS
10:00 PM The Dolly Sisters TCM
11:55 PM Scrooged Freeform
12:00 AM A Christmas Story TBS
12:00 AM In the Good Old Summertime TCM
2:00 AM A Christmas Story TBS
2:00 AM The Man Who Came to Dinner TCM
4:00 AM A Christmas Story TBS
4:00 AM Bell, Book and Candle TCM
Sunday, December 26
6:00 AM A Christmas Story TBS
6:00 AM Going My Way TCM
7:00 AM The Search for Santa Paws Freeform
8:00 AM A Christmas Story TBS
8:30 AM Boys Town TCM
9:00 AM The Disney Parks' Magical Christmas Celebration ABC
9:10 AM Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws Freeform
10:00 AM A Christmas Story TBS
11:20 AM Arthur Christmas Freeform
12:00 PM A Christmas Story TBS
1:25 PM The Polar Express Freeform
2:00 PM A Christmas Story TBS
3:30 PM Santa Claus is Comin' to Town Freeform
4:00 PM A Christmas Story TBS
4:35 PM The Year Without a Santa Claus Freeform
5:40 PM Elf Freeform
6:00 PM A Christmas Story TBS
7:45 PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Freeform
9:00 PM When Calls the Heart Hallmark
9:55 PM Scrooged Freeform

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