holiday christmas specials tv scheduleThe holiday television shows start earlier and earlier every year, don't they? In fact, if you're not reading this until after 8:00 p.m. EST, you may be missing How the Grinch Stole Christmas, right now! I know! I almost did, and our holiday season would have never been the same. Sure you can buy the DVD or download it, but there's something about racing to the television together with your hands full of Christmas cookies as you watch Charlie Brown discover the true meaning of Christmas again ... and again.

Don't let the season of classic cartoons and warnings that you'll shoot your eye out pass you by; check out this year's holiday TV guide and set those DVRs ASAP.

November 28:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas ABC @8:00 p.m.

November 29:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer CBS @8:00 p.m.
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2011 NBC @8:00 p.m.

December 1:

Mickey's Christmas Carol ABCF @6:00 p.m.
Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too
ABCF @6:30 p.m.
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
ABC @8:00 p.m.
CMA Country Christmas ABC @9:00 p.m.

December 3:

It's a Wonderful Life NBC @8:00 p.m.

December 5:

Rudolph's Shiny New Year ABCF @6:00 p.m.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Island of Misfit Toys
ABCF 7:00 p.m.
The Polar Express
ABCF 8:30 p.m.
A Christmas Carol
TCM 9:45 p.m.
Charlie Brown Christmas
ABC @8:00 p.m.

December 6:

A Miracle on 34th Street TCM @Midnight

December 9:

The Year Without a Santa Claus ABCF @6:00 p.m.
Frosty the Snowman
CBS @8:00 p.m.
Frosty Returns
CBS @8:30 p.m.

December 10:

Elf USA 1:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.

December 24:

It's a Wonderful Life NBC @9:00 p.m.
A Christmas Story
TBS - Marathon

December 25:

Disney Christmas Parade ABC @12:00 p.m.

What are your favorite holiday shows?