Christmas TV Programs

Welcome to the Christmas TV Schedule! We list Holiday shows and movies from today through the first of the year.


Listings are in Eastern time, so use this as a guide and check your local listings for your exact broadcast times. Also, networks change their schedule at the last minute, so you may find some inaccurate listings every once in a while. We do our best to keep the list accurate and up-to-date.  

This schedule will not include most shows from channels that air holiday specials every day, such as Disney, Disney Jr, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Food Network or HGTV, as their shows would dominate the listings. Please check their websites for their schedules. We'll reserve this list for shows and movies you don't want to miss. 

2019 Christmas TV Schedule

Sunday, December 15
The Sound of Music on ABC tonight!
7:00am – Arthur Christmas (2011) (Freeform)
9:05am – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (1998) (Freeform)
11:10am – Unaccompanied Minors (2006, Lewis Black) (Freeform)
1:20pm – Deck the Halls (2006, Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick) (Freeform)
1:45pm – It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947) (TCM)
3:25pm – The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (Freeform)
5:05pm – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Jim Carrey) (Freeform)
6:00pm – In the Good Old Summertime (1949, Judy Garland) (TCM)
7:00pm – The Sound of Music (1965, Julie Andrews) (ABC)
7:45pm – The Santa Clause (1994, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
8:00pm – The Christmas Caroler Challenge (Premier) (CW)
8:00pm – Alice in Christmasland (2019) (Hallmark)
8:00pm – Rediscovering Christmas (2019) (Lifetime)
8:00pm – Holiday Affair (1949, Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh) (TCM)
9:00pm – The Christmas Caroler Challenge (Premier) (CW)
9:50pm – The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
10:00pm – Remember the Night (1940, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray) (TCM)
11:55pm – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Tim Allen) (Freeform)


Monday, December 16
Holidays with the Houghs on NBC tonight!
7:00am – Deck the Halls (2006, Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick) (Freeform)
9:00am – Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice (2011) (Freeform)
11:00am – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
1:05pm – The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (Freeform)
2:45pm – Rise of the Guardians (2012) (Freeform)
4:50pm – The Santa Clause (1994, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
6:55pm – The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
8:00pm – The Great Christmas Light Fight (Finale) (ABC)
8:00pm – Penn & Teller: Merry Fool Us (CW)
9:00pm – Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2019 (CW)
9:00pm – Good Trouble (Freeform)
10:00pm – Holidays with the Houghs (Derek and Julianne Hough) (NBC)


Tuesday, December 17
Shrek the Halls on ABC tonight!
8:30am – Prancer Returns (2001, John Corbett) (Freeform)
10:30am – Rise of the Guardians (2012) (Freeform)
12:35pm – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (1998) (Freeform)
2:40pm – The Holiday (2006, Cameron Diaz) (Freeform)
5:50pm – Home Alone (1990, Macaulay Culkin) (Freeform)
8:20pm – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, Macaulay Culkin) (Freeform)
9:30pm – Shrek the Halls (2007, Mike Myers) (ABC)
12:00am – The Simpsons Holiday-thon (Freeform)


Wednesday, December 18
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer on CW tonight!
7:00am – Prancer Returns (2001, John Corbett) (Freeform)
9:00am – I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998, Jonathan Taylor Thomas) (Freeform)
11:05am – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (1998) (Freeform)
1:10pm – The Simpsons Holiday-thon (Freeform)
3:10pm – Home Alone (1990, Macaulay Culkin) (Freeform)
5:40pm – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, Macaulay Culkin) (Freeform)
8:00pm – Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2000) (CW)
8:20pm – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Jim Carrey) (Freeform)
9:00pm – Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 2019 (CW)
12:00am – Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas (2019) (Freeform)


Thursday, December 19
Disney’s Prep & Landing on ABC tonight!
7:30am – Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic (Freeform)
8:30am – Snowglobe (2007, Christina Milian) (Freeform)
10:30am – 12 Dates of Christmas (2011, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Amy Smart) (Freeform)
12:30pm – Deck the Halls (2006, Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick) (Freeform)
2:35pm – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
4:40pm – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Jim Carrey) (Freeform)
7:20pm – The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (Freeform)
8:00pm – Disney’s Prep & Landing (2009) (ABC)
8:00pm – iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019 (CW)
8:30pm – Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice (2011) (ABC)
9:00pm – The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition (ABC)
9:00pm – An Unforgettable Christmas (2019) (Hallmark Movies)
11:00pm – Rise of the Guardians (2012) (Freeform)
1:00am – Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic (Freeform)


Friday, December 20
Frosty & Rudolph on Freeform tonight!
7:00am – Snow (2004, Tom Cavanagh) (Freeform)
9:00am – Snow 2: Brain Freeze (2008, Tom Cavanagh) (Freeform)
11:00am – Deck the Halls (2006, Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick) (Freeform)
1:00pm – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
3:00pm – The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (Freeform)
4:40pm – Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
5:45pm – Frosty the Snowman (1969, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
6:15pm – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
8:00pm – The Christmas Temp (2019) (Lifetime)
9:00pm – A Family Christmas Gift (2019, Holly Robinson Peete, Patti LaBelle) (Hallmark Movies)
11:25pm – Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
11:55pm – Arthur Christmas (2011) (Freeform)


Saturday, December 21
7:00am – The Little Drummer Boy (1968, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
7:30am – Prancer Returns (2001, John Corbett) (Freeform)
9:40am – Arthur Christmas (2011) (Freeform)
11:50am – Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
12:55pm – Frosty the Snowman (1969, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
1:25pm – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
4:35pm – Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
5:05pm – The Santa Clause (1994, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
6:00pm – Christmas Love Letter (2019) (Lifetime)
7:10pm – The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
8:00pm – It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (2019) (Hallmark)
8:00pm – Christmas Hotel (2019, Tatyana Ali) (Lifetime)
9:15pm – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Jim Carrey) (Freeform)
11:55pm – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Tim Allen) (Freeform)


Sunday, December 22
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown on ABC tonight!
A Home for the Holidays with Idina Menzel tonight on CBS!
7:00am – The Holiday (2006, Cameron Diaz) (Freeform)
10:15am – The Santa Clause (1994, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
12:00pm – A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011) (TCM)
12:25pm – The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
2:35pm – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
4:40pm – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Jim Carrey) (Freeform)
7:00pm – I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003) (ABC)
7:20pm – Home Alone (1990, Macaulay Culkin) (Freeform)
8:00pm – Kids Say the Darndest Things (ABC)
8:00pm – The Christmas Caroler Challenge (CW)
8:00pm – Holiday Date (2019) (Hallmark)
8:00pm – A Date By Christmas Eve (2019) (Lifetime)
8:00pm – Going My Way (1944, Bing Crosby) (TCM)
9:00pm – A Home for the Holidays with Idina Menzel (CBS)
9:00pm – The Christmas Caroler Challenge (CW)
9:50pm – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, Macaulay Culkin) (Freeform)
10:15pm – The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945, Bing Crosby) (TCM)
12:30am – The Little Drummer Boy (1968, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
1:00am – Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic (Freeform)
3:00am – Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983, David Bowie) (TCM)


Monday, December 23
7:00am – Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic (Freeform)
8:00am – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (1998) (Freeform)
10:00am – Deck the Halls (2006, Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick) (Freeform)
12:00pm – Prancer Returns (2001, John Corbett) (Freeform)
2:05pm – Arthur Christmas (2011) (Freeform)
4:10pm – Home Alone (1990, Macaulay Culkin) (Freeform)
6:40pm – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, Macaulay Culkin) (Freeform)
8:00pm – The Christmas Caroler Challenge (CW)
8:00pm – The Shop Around the Corner (1940, James Stewart) (TCM)
9:00pm – The Christmas Caroler Challenge (CW)
9:20pm – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Jim Carrey) (Freeform)
10:00pm – In the Good Old Summertime (1949, Judy Garland) (TCM)
12:00am – Bachelor Mother (1939, Ginger Rogers) (TCM)
1:30am – Bundle of Joy (1956, Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds) (TCM)
3:30am – Three Godfathers (1936) (TCM)


Tuesday, December 24—Christmas Eve!
It’s a Wonderful Life on NBC tonight at 8pm!
A Christmas Story marathon begins at 8pm on TBS!
5:00am – 3 Godfathers (1949, John Wayne) (TCM)
7:00am – The Little Drummer Boy (1968, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
7:00am – Beyond Tomorrow (1940, Harry Carey) (TCM)
7:30am – Prancer Returns (2001, John Corbett) (Freeform)
8:30am – Fitzwilly (1967, Dick Van Dyke) (TCM)
10:15am – Period of Adjustment (1962, Jane Fonda) (TCM)
11:00am – Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010, Jack Black) (Freeform)
11:30am – Arthur Christmas (2011) (Freeform)
12:15pm – In the Good Old Summertime (1949, Judy Garland) (TCM)
1:30pm – The Santa Clause (1994, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
2:00pm – The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942, Bette Davis) (TCM)
3:35pm – The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
4:00pm – It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947) (TCM)
5:40pm – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Jim Carrey) (Freeform)
6:15pm – Holiday Affair (1949, Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh) (TCM)
8:00pm – Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 2019 (CW)
8:00pm – A Christmas Story Live! (2017, Matthew Broderick) (FOX)
8:00pm – It’s A Wonderful Life (1946, James Stewart, Donna Reed) (NBC)
8:00pm – A Christmas Story (1983, Peter Billingsley) (TBS)
8:00pm – The Bishop’s Wife (1947, Cary Grant) (TCM)
8:20pm – Frosty the Snowman (1969, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
8:50pm – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
9:00pm – Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2019 (CW)
9:55pm – Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
10:00pm – A Christmas Story (1983, Peter Billingsley) (TBS)
10:00pm – Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Judy Garland) (TCM)
11:30pm – Christmas Eve Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica (NBC)
12:00am – The Simpsons Holiday-thon (Freeform)
12:00am – A Christmas Story (1983, Peter Billingsley) (TBS)
12:00am – A Christmas Carol (1938, Reginald Owen) (TCM)
1:30am – Meet John Doe (1941, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck) (TCM)
2:00am – A Christmas Story (1983, Peter Billingsley) (TBS)
3:45am – All Mine to Give (1957) (TCM)
4:00am – A Christmas Story (1983, Peter Billingsley) (TBS)


Wednesday, December 25— Merry Christmas!
5:30am – The Great Rupert (1950, Jimmy Durante) (TCM)
6:00am – A Christmas Story (1983, Peter Billingsley) (TBS)
7:00am – Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (1998) (Freeform)
7:00am – Babes in Toyland (1934, Laurel & Hardy) (TCM)
8:00am – A Christmas Story (1983, Peter Billingsley) (TBS)
8:30am – Tenth Avenue Angel (1948, Angela Lansbury) (TCM)
9:00am – Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice (2011) (Freeform)
10:00am – Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade (ABC)
10:00am – A Christmas Story (1983, Peter Billingsley) (TBS)
10:00am – Little Women (1933, Katharine Hepburn) (TCM)
11:00am – The Santa Clause (1994, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
12:00pm – A Christmas Story (1983, Peter Billingsley) (TBS)
12:00pm – O. Henry’s Full House (1952) (TCM)
1:05pm – The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
2:00pm – A Christmas Story (1983, Peter Billingsley) (TBS)
2:15pm – Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland) (TCM)
3:10pm – Frosty The Snowman (1969, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
3:40pm – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
4:00pm – A Christmas Story (1983, Peter Billingsley) (TBS)
4:00pm – The Shop Around the Corner (1940, James Stewart) (TCM)
4:45pm – Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
5:50pm – Home Alone (1990, Macaulay Culkin) (Freeform)
6:00pm – A Christmas Story (1983, Peter Billingsley) (TBS)
6:00pm – Susan Slept Here (1954, Debbie Reynolds) (TCM)
8:00pm – iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019 (CW)
8:00pm – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966 cartoon) (NBC)
8:00pm – When Calls the Heart Christmas (2019, Jack Wagner) (Hallmark)
8:20pm – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, Macaulay Culkin) (Freeform)
8:30pm – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Jim Carrey) (NBC)
12:00am – Deck the Halls (2006, Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick) (Freeform)


Thursday, December 26
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown on ABC tonight!
8:00pm – Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986) (ABC)
9:00pm – The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition (ABC)


Friday, December 27


Saturday, December 28
8:00pm – Christmas in Rome (2019) (Hallmark)


Sunday, December 29


Monday, December 30


Tuesday, December 31

8:00pm – Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest (ABC)
8:00pm – A Toast to 2019! (NBC)
10:00pm – NBC New Year’s Eve Special (NBC)


Wednesday, January 1
11:30am – 131st Annual Tournament of Roses Parade (NBC)

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