Holiday Special TV Guide: All the Classics and More

Linda Sharps
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During the Thanksgiving holiday, I decided it was the perfect time for my kids to watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and after looking on Netflix, Amazon's on-demand service, and Apple TV, we ended up watching something called Rudolph Saves the Baby New Year or something, and let me tell you this right now, IT WAS NOT THE SAME.

Don't let this happen to you, friends. Here's a handy guide for finding your favorite holiday classics over the next few weeks, because they are ALL being broadcast at some point—along with a variety of other family-friendly shows.

People, start your TiVos:

(All times are EST.)

November 29:
CMA Country Christmas • ABC • 9:30 PM

November 30:
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2010 • NBC • 8:00PM
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer • CBS • 8:00PM
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) • ABC • 8:00 PM
It's A Wonderful Life • NBC • 9:00PM

December 3:
The Polar Express • ABCFAM • 6:00PM (again at 8:30)

December 4:
The Nightmare Before Christmas • ABCFAM • 11 PM

December 6:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys • ABCFAM • 7:00PM
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory • ABCFAM • 8:30PM

December 7:
Mickey's Christmas Special• ABCFAM • 7:00PM
A Charlie Brown Christmas • ABC • 8:00PM
Frosty's Winter Wonderland • ABCFAM • 8:00PM

December 8:
Miracle on 34th Street • ABCFAM • 8:30PM

December 9:
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town • ABCFAM • 8:00PM
Shrek the Halls • ABC • 8:00PM
The Year Without a Santa Claus • ABCFAM • 9:00PM

December 10:
A Christmas Carol (1938) • TCM • 8:00PM

December 11:
Frosty the Snowman • CBS • 8:00 PM

December 12:
Frosty's Winter Wonderland • ABCFAM • 7:00AM
'Twas the Night Before Christmas • ABCFAM • 7:30AM

December 14:
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas • ABCFAM • 8:00PM
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown • ABC • 8:00PM

December 16:
A Charlie Brown Christmas • ABC • 10:30PM

December 17:
Yes, Virginia • CBS • 8:00PM

December 18:
The Little Drummer Boy • ABCFAM • 7:00AM
The Little Drummer Boy Book II • ABCFAM • 7:30AM
Pinocchio's Christmas • ABCFAM • 9:00AM
Frosty's Winter Wonderland • ABCFAM • 11:00AM
WALL-E • ABCFAM • 6:00PM
Toy Story • ABCFAM • 8:00PM
Happy Feet • ABCFAM • 11:00PM

December 19:
A Dennis the Menace Christmas • ABCFAM • 9:30AM
Scrooge (1970) • TCM • 12:00PM

December 20:
Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation • ABCFAM • 7:00PM
Santa Buddies - ABC Family Premiere Event • ABCFAM • 8:00PM

December 22:
12th Annual Home for the Holidays • CBS • 8:00PM

December 24:
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus • ABCFAM • 7:00AM
'Twas the Night Before Christmas • ABCFAM • 1:00PM
Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July • ABCFAM  • 1:30PM
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & Island of Misfit Toys • ABCFAM • 3:30PM
It's a Wonderful Life • NBC • 8:00PM
A Christmas Story Marathon begins • TBS • 8:00PM

Christmas Day:
A Flintstone Christmas • ABCFAM • 7:00AM
The Shop Around The Corner • TCM • 8:00AM
Santa Buddies • ABCFAM • 12:30PM
The Santa Clause • ABCFAM •  2:30PM
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas • ABCFAM • 7:00PM

(Want an even more comprehensive list? Kerblam!)

What are your all-time favorite holiday specials? I'd have to go with the aforementioned Rudolph, Charlie Brown, and
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Dahoo Dores Dahoo Dores!).



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