A round-up of holiday programming to take you through the New Year

12.06.11 5 years ago 4 Comments

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Maybe you’re feeling the holiday spirit, or maybe you just want to avoid looking at carolers and Santa Claus when you remote-surf, but television programmers have embraced all things holiday-themed (especially and specifically Christmas themed, more on that below) this year. Here’s a list that, hopefully, tells you where to find all things holiday on your television this year. 
What you will likely notice is the dearth of Hanukkah-themed programming this year. This isn’t for lack of effort, mind you — I simply have come up empty-handed. If you’ve managed to find “Eight Crazy Nights” (note: it is available on DVD), “The Hebrew Hammer” (not for children, mind you), “The Rugrats Hanukkah Special,” or anything else that fits the bill (or covers Kwanzaa, which is Dec. 26 – Jan. 1), please feel free to comment below. 
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
ABC:  Last Man Standing: Last Christmas Standing – 8:00 p.m.
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – 6:00 p.m. 
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York City – 8:30 p.m.
AMC:  All I Want for Christmas – 2:00 p.m.
Disney XD: Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil: A Cousin Kyle Christmas/Snow Problem (animated) – 8:00 p.m.
Food Network:  Chopped: Can’t Catch Me, I’m the Gingerbread Lobster! – 10:00 p.m.
FUSE:  Top 40 of 2011 (part 1) – 8:00 p.m.
Hallmark Channel:  The Night Before The Night Before Christmas (2010) – 6:00 a.m.
A Carol Christmas (2003) – 6:00 p.m. 
Mistletoe Over Manhattan (2011) – 10:00 p.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  Anne Tyler’s Saint Maybe (1998) – 10:00 a.m.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008) – midnight
Our First Christmas (2008) at 2a; Christmas In Canaan (2009) – 4:00 a.m.
Lifetime:  The New Adventures of Old Christine: It’s Beginning to Stink a Lot Like Christmas – 11:30 a.m.
NBC: A Michael Buble Christmas – 8:00 p.m.
Syfy: Eureka: Do You See What I See? – 8:00 p.m.
Warehouse 13: The Greatest Gift – 9:00 p.m.
Haven: Silent Night – 10:00 p.m.
TCM:  Original Special: A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! – 8:00 p.m.
Classic Christmas – Tuesdays in December – Christmas Kids: A Christmas Story (1983) – 9:00 p.m.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) – midnight
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) – 2:00 a.m.
Tenth Avenue Angel (1948) – 4:00 a.m.
VH1: Top 40 Songs of 2011 – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
ABC:  The Middle: A Christmas Gift – 8:00 p.m
Suburgatory: The Nutcracker – 8:30 p.m.
Modern Family: Express Christmas – 9:00 p.m.
Happy Endings: Grinches Be Crazy – 9:31 p.m.
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – A Very Pink Christmas – 6:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – 9:00 p.m.
Cartoon Network: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas – 7:30p
Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale – 8p
Cooking Channel:  Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen: Feast of the Seven Dishes at 10:00 p.m.
FUSE:  Top 40 of 2011 (part 2) at 8p
Hallmark Movie Channel:  The Santa Incident (2010) at 10:00 a.m.
Silver Bells (2005) – midnight
A Christmas Wish (2010) – 2:00 a.m.
Lifetime:  An Accidental Christmas (2007) – 8:00 p.m.
Comfort and Joy – 10:00 p.m.
OWN: Documentary Special: Becoming Santa – 9:00 p.m.
Syfy: Ghost Hunters – 9:00 p.m. 
TLC:  Toddlers & Tiaras Holiday Episode – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
ABC:  Wipeout: Deck the Balls – 8:00 p.m.
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – 6:00 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland – 7:00 p.m.
Cranberry Christmas – 7:30 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town – 8:00 p.m.
The Year Without A Santa Claus – 9:00 p.m.
A Miser Brothers’ Christmas – 10:00 p.m.
Hallmark Channel:  The Christmas Choir (2008) at 6:00 p.m.
The Christmas Card (2006) – 10:00 p.m. 
Hallmark Movie Channel:  A Grandpa for Christmas (2007) – 10:00 p.m.at
The National Tree (2009) – midnight
Battle of the Bulbs (2010) – 2:00 a.m.

Friday, December 9, 2011
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – 10:00 p.m.
CBS:  Frosty the Snowman at 8p; Frosty Returns – 8:30 p.m.
Yes, Virginia – 9:00 p.m.
The Flight Before Christmas – 9:00 p.m. 
Disney Channel:  A.N.T. Farm: sANTa’s little helpers – 8:30 p.m.
Jessie: Christmas Story – 9:00 p.m.
GMC:  Christmas on Walton’s Mountain – 8:00 p.m.
Hallmark Channel:  A Christmas Visitor (2002) – 8:00 a.m.
A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011) – 6:00 p.m.
All I Want for Christmas (2007) – 10:00 p.m.
Eve’s Christmas (2004) – 2:00 a.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  Special: hoops&yoyo Ruin Christmas (2011) – 2:00 p.m.
Special: Jingle All the Way (2011) – 2:30p
Nickelodeon: Bubble Guppies: Happy Holidays Mr. Grumpfish – 10:00 a.m.
The Hub:  Hub Family Movie: The Muppet Christmas – 1:00 p.m.
This TV:  Santa’s Last Christmas – 4:00 p.m.
First Snow of Winter at 430p
A Snow White Christmas – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – Snow (live-action) 7:30 a.m.
Snow 2: Brain Freeze – 9:30 a.m.
Happy Feet – 11:30 a.m.
Unaccompanied Minors – 2:00 p.m.
Jack Frost (live-action) – 4:00 p.m.
Boomerang: A Flintstone Christmas Carol – 2:00 p.m.
The Jetsons’ Christmas Carol – 3:30 p.m.
Cartoon Network: Olive the Other Reindeer – 12:00 p.m.
Cooking Channel:  An Italian Christmas with Mario and Giada – 8:00 p.m.
Food Network:  Secrets of a Restaurant Chef: The Secret to a Holiday Meal – 10:00 a.m.
Fox: Cops: Ho! Ho! Ho! #9 – 8:00 p.m.
Cops: Ho! Ho! Ho! #8 – 9:00 p.m.
Hallmark Channel:  Our First Christmas (2008) – 6:00 a.m.
An Old Fashioned Christmas (2010) – 12:00 p.m.
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere: Annie Claus Is Coming to Town (2011) – 8:00 p.m.
HGTV:  The High Low Holiday Project – 8:30 p.m.
Christmas Crashers – 9:00 p.m.
Lifetime: Will & Grace: A Little Christmas Queer – 11:00 a.m.
Reba: Cookies For Santa at 11:30a; Christmas Child (2003) – 12:00 p.m.
Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage (2008) – 2:00 p.m.
Noel (2004) – 4:00 p.m.
Home By Christmas (2006) – 6:00 p.m.
It’s a Wonderful Lifetime Movie: A Nanny for Christmas (2010) – 8:00 p.m.
Home for the Holidays (2005) – 10:00 p.m.
Nickelodeon: T.U.F.F. Puppy: Doomed Xmas – 10:30 a.m.
Fanboy & Chum Chum: Very Brrr-y Icemas – 11:00 a.m.
Power Rangers: Christmas Together, Friends Forever – 12:00 p.m.
Reelz: REELZ Special:  Movies a la Carte – Holiday Cooking with Celebrity Chefs – 10:00 p.m.
Syfy:  Movie – Snowmageddon- 9:00 p.m.
TCM:  Bush Christmas (1947) – 9:00 a.m.
TLC:  Extreme Christmas Trees – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
 
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – Once Upon A Christmas (live-action) – 8:00 a.m.
Twice Upon A Christmas – 10:00 a.m.
Snow Globe  – 12:00 p.m.
Santa Baby – 2:00 p.m.
Holiday in Handcuffs – 6:00 p.m.
12 Dates of Christmas – 8:00 p.m.
Boomerang: The Smurfs Christmas Special – 2:00 p.m.
A Cabbage Patch Kids Christmas – 2:30 p.m.
Christmas Comes to Pacland – 3:00 p.m.
A Christmas Story – 3:30 p.m.
Cooking Channel:  Chuckmas – 8:00 p.m.
Disney Channel: Shake It Up: Jingle It Up – 8:30 p.m.
Food Network:  Cupcake Wars: Hollywood Christmas Parade – 8:00 p.m.
Fox: The Cleveland Show: A Murray Christmas – 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Show: Die Semi-Hard – 7:30 p.m.
The Simpsons: Holidays of Future Passed – 8:00 p.m.
Allen Gregory [F ]: Van Moon Rising – 8:30 p.m.
Family Guy: Grumpy Old Man – 9:00 p.m.
American Dad: Season’s Beatings – 9:30 p.m.
GMC:  Christmas on Waltons Mountain – 1:00 p.m.
The Secret of Giving at 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. 
Hallmark Channel:  What I Did for Love (2006) – 6:00 a.m.
The Santa Incident (2010) – 10:00 a.m.
The Case for Christmas (2011) – 12:00 p.m.
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere: The Christmas Pageant (2011) – 8:00 p.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  The Night Before The Night Before Christmas (2010) – 2:00 a.m.
HGTV:  White House Christmas – 8:00 p.m.
ION: A Christmas Kiss – 1:00 p.m.
Lifetime:  A Holiday in Your Heart (1997) – 11:00 a.m.
A Holiday to Remember (1995) – 1:00 p.m.
Christmas in Paradise – 3:00 p.m.
The Holiday (2006) – 5:00 p.m.
On Strike for Christmas (2010) – 8:00 p.m.
Nickelodeon:  Dora the Explore: Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure – 7:00 p.m.
Qubo (channel/Spanish): Maisy: Snow/Cards/Christmas Tree/Christmas – 3:00 p.m.
Dragon: Dragon’s Snowy Day/Dragon’s Merry Christmas – 3:30 p.m.
Pippi Longstocking – Pippi’s Christmas – 4:00 p.m.
Rupert Bear: Rupert’s Christmas Adventure – 4:30 p.m.
Rescue Heroes – Alone for the Holidays – 5:00 p.m.
Miss BG: Holiday Tree House/Best Christmas Ever – 5:30 p.m.
The Magic School Bus Holiday Special – 6:00 p.m.
Babar: A Child in the Snow (animated) – 6:30 p.m.
TCM:  Christmas in Connecticut (1945) – 10:00 a.m.
The Style Network:  Holiday Fabulous – 7:00 p.m.
Travel Channel:  Inspirational Gift Giving Stunt from noon to 8:00 p.m.
Univision:  Nuestra Navidad Presentado por Target (Our Christmas Presented by Target) – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, December 12, 2011
ABC:  I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown – 8:00 p.m.
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – Santa Who? – 7:00 a.m.
A Flintstone Christmas – 6:00 p.m.
AMC:  White Christmas (1954) – 8:00 p.m.
Boomerang: ‘Tis the Season to be Smurfy – 8:00 a.m.
A Flintstone Family Christmas – 9:30 a.m.
Cartoon Network: Johnny Test: Johnny’s Snow Ball – 7:00 p.m.
MAD: Toys/Undercover Claws – 8:45 p.m.
DIY Network:  Crash the Halls Stunt at 9:00 p.m.
Hallmark Channel:  The Hollywood Christmas Parade (2011) – 6:00 p.m.
Santa Jr. (2002) – 8:00 p.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  Mistletoe Over Manhattan (2011) – 2:00 a.m.
Ovation TV:  The Nutcracker (State Academic Marinsky Theatre) – 8:00 p.m.
PBS:  Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with David Archuleta and Michael York – 8:00 p.m.
TCM:  Bicentennial of Charles Dickens’ Birth: A Christmas Carol (1951) – 8:00 p.m.
TeenNick: ‘Tis the season for Degrassi marathon (live-action) – 9:00 p.m.
TNT:  The Closer: Relative Matters – 9:00 p.m.
Travel Channel:  Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations holiday special – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – Meet the Santas (live-action) – 7:00 a.m.
Merry Madagascar – 6:00 p.m. 
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special – 6:30 p.m.
BIO:  Inside Story: Santa Clause – 8:00 p.m.
Boomerang: 12 Tiny Christmas Tales – 8:00 a.m.
A Christmas Carol – 9:00 a.m.
The Town That Santa Forgot – 9:30 a.m.
Fox: Glee at 8p; New Girl: Christmas – 9:01 p.m.
Raising Hope: It’s a Hopeful Life – 9:31 p.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  Moonlight & Mistletoe (2008) – midnight
Ovation TV:  Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker – 8:00 p.m.
PBS:  L.A. Holiday Celebration 2010 – 9:00 p.m. 
Sprout: Barney’s Christmas Star –  6:00 p.m.
TCM:  Classic Christmas Tuesdays – Christmas Comedies: The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) at 8:00 p.m.
Fitzwilly (1967) at 9:45 p.m. 
The Great Rupert (1950) – 11:45 p.m.
Susan Slept Here (1954) – 1:30 a.m.
Period of Adjustment (1962) – 3:15 a.m.
TeenNick: ‘Tis the season for Degrassi marathon – 9:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
 
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – Santa Claus: The Movie – 7:00 a.m.
Pixar Short Films – 6:30 p.m.
Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo – 8:30 p.m.
Boomerang: The Powerpuff Girls: ‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas – 8:00 a.m.
A Johnny Bravo Christmas – 9:00 a.m.
Nutcracker Scooby – 9:30 a.m.
Cartoon Network: Ed, Edd n Eddy’s Jingle, Jingle, Jangle – 8:30 p.m.
Hallmark Channel:  Lucky Christmas (2011) – 6:00 a.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  The Christmas Visitor (1987) – 10:00 a.m.
What I Did For Love (2006) – 2:00 a.m.
Three Wise Women (2010) – 4:00 a.m.
Ovation TV:  The Nutcracker: Berlin State Opera Ballet – 8:00 p.m.
PBS:  Life from Lincoln Center: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker – 8:00 p.m.
TeenNick: ‘Tis the season for Degrassi marathon (live-action) – 9:00 p.m.
This TV:  Second Star to the Left – 10:00 a.m.
Santa’s Last Christmas – 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
 
ABC:  A Charlie Brown Christmas and Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa at 8:00 p.m.
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – Chasing Christmas (live-action) – 7:00 a.m.
Christmas Do-Over – 9:00 a.m.
A Chipmunk Christmas – 6:00 p.m.
Beauty and the Beast – 9:00 p.m.
AMC:  Miracle on 34th Street (1947) – 8:00 p.m.
Boomerang: Yogi’s All-Star Christmas – 9:30 a.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas (2011) at Midnight
Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle (2009) – 2:00 a.m.
Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle (2010) – 4:00 a.m.
HGTV: Selling Spelling Manor – 9:00 p.m.
Ovation TV:  Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker – 8:00 p.m.
TeenNick: ‘Tis the season for Degrassi marathon – 9:00 p.m.
The Hub:  The Wonder Years: Christmas – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, December 16, 2011
ABC Family: A Christmas in Boston – 7:00 a.m.
Three Days – 9:00 a.m.
Mickey’s Christmas Special – 6:00 p.m.
Boomerang: Krypto Christmas – 8:00 a.m.
The Little Troll Prince – 8:30 a.m.
CBeebies US Hispanic:  Especial Navidad: El Mundo de Rosie – noon 
Disney Junior (on Disney Channel): Handy Manny: Snow Day/Susanna’s Dollhouse – 7:00 p.m.
FOX:  Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown – 8:00 p.m.
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas – 9:00 p.m.
The Simpsons: Holidays of Future Passed – 9:30 p.m.
Hallmark Channel:  Cancel Christmas (2010) – 8:00 a.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  The Hollywood Christmas Parade (2011) – 6:00 p.m.
Nickelodeon: Max and Ruby: Ruby’s Perfect Christmas Tree/Max’s Christmas Present/Max and Ruby’s Christmas Carol – 10:00 a.m
Ovation TV:  Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! – 8:00 p.m.
TCM:  Christmas Romance: The Bishop’s Wife (1947) – 8:00 p.m.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945) – 10:00 p.m.
The Shop Around the Corner (1940) at 12 a.m.
TeenNick: Tis the season for Degrassi marathon – 9:00 p.m.
TNT:  Special: Christmas in Washington – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey – 7:00 a.m.
The Little Drummer Boy – 7:30 a.m.
Pinocchio’s Christmas –  8:00 a.m.
Boomerang: A Flintstone Christmas – 2:00 p.m.
CBeebies US Hispanic:  Especial Navidad: Ave. y Tres – noon
CBS: The Story of Santa Claus – 9:00 p.m.
Cooking Channel: Holiday Marathon of Rachel Allen: Bake!, Kelsey’s Essentials and Chuckmas from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Food Network:  The Pioneer Woman Holiday – 12:00 p.m.
Hallmark Channel:  Gift of the Magi (2010) – 10:00 a.m.
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere: Christmas Comes Home to Canaan (2011) – 8:00 p.m.
HGTV:  Color Splash Holiday Special – 9:00 p.m.
Dina’s Party Holiday Special – 10:00 p.m.
Donna Decorates Dallas Holiday Special – 10:30 p.m.
Lifetime: Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004) – 11:00 a.m.
A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride (2008) – 3:00 p.m.
It’s a Wonderful Lifetime Movie: Christmas Angel (2009) – 8:00 p.m.
12 Men of Christmas – 10:00 p.m.
NBC:  WWE Tribute to the Troops – 9:00 p.m.
TCM:  Holiday (1938) – midnight
TeenNick: ‘Tis the season for Degrassi marathon – 9:00 p.m.
The Hub: My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Hearth’s Warming Eve – 10:00 a.m.
Dan Vs.: The Mall Santa – 8:00 p.m.
This TV:  Forgotten Toys – 1:00 p.m.
The Legend of Frosty – 1:30 p.m.
TLC:  Australian Christmas Lights – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws – 7:30 a.m.
The Search for Santa Paws – 9:30 a.m.
Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish – 11:30 a.m. 
CBeebies US Hispanic:  Especial Navidad: Waybuloo – noon
CLOO:  MERRY CLOOMAS Holiday Movie Marathon from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. featuring A Town Without Christmas (2001) at 6:00 p.m.
Finding John Christmas (2003) – 8:00 p.m.
When Angels Come to Town (2004) – 10:00 p.m.
Comedy Central:  79 hours and 45 Minutes of Xmas (12/18 thru 12/25) – 6:30 p.m.
Fox: Family Guy: Road to the North Pole – 9:00 p.m.
Fuse: Z100’s Jingle Ball Live from Madison Square Garden – 7:00 p.m.
GMC:  Merry Quinning (Dr. Quinn Christmas Episodes) from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Hallmark Channel:  Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere: Christmas Magic (2011) – 8:00 p.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  The Christmas Choir (2008) – 4:00 a.m.
Lifetime:  A Different Kind of Christmas at 4p; A Dad for Christmas (2006) – 6:00 p.m.
The Christmas Hope (2009) – 8:00 p.m.
Nick Jr.: Yo Gabba Gabba! A Very Awesome Christmas – 8:00 p.m. 
TCM:  Christmas Houseguests: It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947) at 8:00 p.m.
TeenNick: Tis the season for Degrassi marathon – 9:00 p.m.
The Hub:  Naughty or Nice Viewers Choice at 1:00 p.m.
Family Game Night: Family Game Night Goes Home for the Holidays – 8:00 p.m.
The Game of Life – 8:00 p.m.
TLC:  My Big Fat Gypsy Christmas – 8:00 p.m.
Travel Channel: Holiday/Luxury Stunt from noon -7:00 p.m. 
Monday, December 19, 2011
 
ABC:  Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special at 8p; A Chipmunk Christmas – 8:30 p.m.
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – Picking Up & Dropping Off – 7:00 a.m.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (live-action) 11:30a
I’ll Be Home For Christmas (live-action) – 1:30 p.m.
Phineas and Ferb Christmas vacation – 6:00 p.m. 
Boomerang: Yogi’s First Christmas – 8:00 a.m.
CBeebies US Hispanic:  Especial Navidad: La Familia Enorme – noon
Hallmark Channel:  Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle (2009) – 6:00 a.m.
Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle (2010) – 8:00 a.m.
The Waltons: The Best Christmas – 3:00 p.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  Cancel Christmas (2010) at midnight
The Santa Suit (2010) – 2:00 a.m.
HISTORY:  Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas – 6:00 a.m.
Lifetime:  Will & Grace: Jingle Balls – 10:30 a.m.
Grey’s Anatomy: Holidaze – 2:00 p.m.
The Christmas Blessing (2005) – 8:00 p.m.
TCM:  Bicentennial of Charles Dickens’ Birth: Scrooge (1970) – 10:15 p.m.
TeenNick: ‘Tis the season for Degrassi marathon – 9:00 p.m.
The Hub: The Adventure of Chuck & Friends: The Regifters special – 10:00 a.m.
The Wonder Years: A Very Cutlip Christmas – 9:00 p.m.
Family Ties: A Christmas Story – 9:30 p.m.
Happy Days: Christmas Time – 10:00 p.m.
THE WEATHER CHANNEL: Epic Christmas – 9:00 p.m.
TLC:  Next Great Baker Holiday Episode  – 9:00 p.m.
Travel Channel:  “Best Of” Christmas Week through 12/25 (check network for details) 
VH1: VH1 Divas celebrates Soul  – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
 
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – Ernest Saves Christmas – 7:00 a.m.
BBC America:  Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas (parts 1 and 2) – 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Boomerang: A Flintstone Family Christmas – 9:00 a.m.
CBeebies US Hispanic:  Especial Navidad: Dibujemos con Squiglet  – noon
Hallmark Movie Channel:  Farewell Mr. Kringle (2010) at midnight
The Good Witch’s Gift (2010) – 2:00 a.m.
HISTORY:  The Real Story of Christmas – 11:00 p.m.
NBC: Merry Madagascar – 8:00 p.m.
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Live Presents:  A Very Gilly Christmas  – 9:00 p.m.
PBS:  Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday Tables and Traditions  – 8:00 p.m.
Christmas at St. Olaf  – 9:00 p.m.
Sprout: Elmo’s World Happy Holidays (Muppet/mixed)  – 6:00 p.m.
TCM:  Classic Christmas Tuesdays – Christmas Shopping: Good Sam (1948)  – 8:00 p.m.
Holiday Affair (1950)  – 11:00 p.m.
Bachelor Mother (1939) – 12:30 a.m.
Bundle of Joy (1956) – 2:00 a.m.
In the Good Old Summertime (1949) – 3:45 a.m.
TeenNick: ‘Tis the season for Degrassi marathon (live-action)  – 9:00 p.m.
The Hub:  The Wonder Years: Christmas Party  – 9:00 p.m.
Family Ties:  A Keaton Christmas Carol  – 9:30 p.m.
Happy Days: White Christmas – 10:00 p.m.
Laverne & Shirley: Oh Hear the Angels’ Voices  – 10:30 p.m.
TNT:  TNT Original Movie: Deck the Halls – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
 
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – Christmas Every Day (live-action)  – 7:00 a.m.
Sons of Mistletoe (live-action)  – 9:00 a.m.
The Dog Who Saved Christmas (live-action)  – 11:00 a.m.
Disney’s Prep & Landing (animated)  – 7:00 p.m.
CBeebies US Hispanic:  Especial Navidad: Nina y las Neuronas – noon
CBS:  13th Annual A Home for the Holidays  – 8:00 p.m.
Comedy Central:  South Park: Mr Hankey The Christmas Poo  – 8:00 p.m.
South Park: Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Classic  – 8:30 p.m.
South Park: A Very Crappy Christmas – 9:00 p.m.
South Park: Christmas in Canada?  – 9:30 p.m.
South Park: Red Sleigh Down  – 10:00 p.m.
South Park: Woodland Critter Christmas  – 10:30 p.m.
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All – 2:00 a.m.
Hallmark Channel:  Frasier: Miracle on Third or Fourth Street at Midnight; Frasier: Frasier Grinch – 12:30 a.m.
Frasier: Perspectives on Christmas – 1:00 a.m.
Frasier: Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz – 1:30 a.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011) at midnight
The Three Gifts (2009) – 2:00 a.m.
REELZCHANNEL:  Hollywood’s Top Ten: Happy Holiday Movies – 12:30 p.m.
TeenNick: ‘Tis the season for Degrassi marathon – 9:00 p.m.
The Hub:  The Wonder Years: Let Nothing You Dismay – 9:00 p.m.
Family Ties: Miracle in Columbus  – 9:30 p.m.
Happy Days: All I Want for Christmas  – 10:00 p.m.
Laverne & Shirley: Oh Come All Ye Bums  – 10:30 p.m.
Doogie Howser, MD: Doogie the Red Nosed Reindeer  – 11:00 p.m.
This TV:  Cricket on the Hearth  – 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
 
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – The Christmas List – 7:00 a.m.
Christmas Caper – 9:00 a.m.
Secret Santa – 11:00 a.m.
CBeebies US Hispanic:  Especial Navidad: Yo Puedo Cocinar – noon
Comedy Central:  30 Rock: Christmas Special  – 7:00 p.m.
30 Rock: Ludachristmas  – 7:30 p.m.
Futurama: The Futurama Holiday Spectacular  – 8:00 p.m.
Futurama: A Tale of Two Santas  – 8:30 p.m.
Futurama: Xmas Story at 9p; Workaholics: The Strike  – 9:30 p.m.
Hallmark Channel:  The Waltons: The Children’s Carol Part 1 at 3:00 p.m.
A Grandpa For Christmas (2007) – 4:00 p.m.
Frasier: The Fight Before Christmas  – 12:30 a.m.
Frasier: We Two Kings – 1:30 a.m.
Cheers: Christmas Cheers – 2:00 a.m.
Cheers: Love Me, Love My Car – 2:30 a.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  A Princess for Christmas (2011) at midnight
An Old Fashioned Christmas (2010) – 2:00 a.m.
HISTORY:  Modern Marvels: Christmas Tech  – 11:00 p.m.
PBS:  Christmas at Belmont 2011  – 8:00 p.m.
REELZCHANNEL:  Hollywood’s Top Ten: Mall Madness Holiday Shopping Scenes – 12:30 p.m.
TeenNick: ‘Tis the season for Degrassi marathon (live-action)  – 9:00 p.m.
The Hub: The Adventure of Chuck & Friends: Up All Night/Boomer the Snowplow (animated) – 10:00 a.m.
The Wonder Years Five Episode Marathon  – 7:00 p.m.
Happy Days Five Episode Marathon  – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, December 23, 2011
 
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – Christmas Cupid – 10:00 a.m.
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe  – 2:00 p.m.
BBC America:  Year-End Special: Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!  – 8:00 p.m.
Doctor Who Christmas Special Countdown – 9:00 p.m.
BIO:  Biography: Santa Claus  – 8:00 a.m.
CBeebies US Hispanic:  Especial Navidad: Zingzillas – noon
Comedy Central:  South Park: Merry Christmas Charlie Manson – 5:00 p.m.
30 Rock: Secret Santa  – 7:00 p.m.
30 Rock: Christmas Attack Zone  – 7:30 p.m.
Movie: Bad Santa  – 2:00 p.m.
Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special  – 8:00 p.m.
Denis Leary’s Merry F#$%n’ Christmas Special – 3:50 a.m.
Disney Junior (on Disney Channel): Imagination Movers: A Little Elf Esteem  – 7:30 a.m.
GMC:  Christmas on Waltons Mountain  – 8:00 p.m.
Hallmark Channel:  The Waltons: The Children’s Carol Part 2  – 3:00 p.m.
Fallen Angel (2003) at Midnight
HGTV:  All Out American Christmas  -1:00 p.m.
HISTORY:  History’s Mysteries: In Search of Christmas at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
LOGO:  7 Days of Holiday Sins (seven day marathon thru Dec 29), all day programming
REELZCHANNEL:  Hollywood’s Top Ten:  Top Ten Cinema Santas  – 12:30 p.m.
Sprout: Elmo’s Movie Merry-Thon – movie marathon (12/23-12/24)  – 1:00 p.m.
TCM:  Christmas Noir: Backfire (1950)  – 8:00 p.m.
Lady in the Lake (1947)  – 10:00 p.m.
Murder, My Sweet (1944) at midnight
Christmas Evil (1980)  – 2:00 a.m.
New Year’s Evil (1981) – 3:45 a.m.
Visit to Santa (1963)  – 5:30 a.m.
TeenNick:  ‘Tis the season for Degrassi marathon – 9:00 p.m.
90s Are All That – UPick holiday special at midnight
The Hub:  Fraggle Rock: The Bells of Fraggle Rock – 7:00 a.m.
Picturka!  – 2:00 p.m.
Men in Black: The Black Christmas Syndrome  – 3:00 p.m.
G.I. Joe Renegades: Homecoming Part 1 and Part 2  – 4:30 p.m.
Batman: The Animated Series: Christmas with the Joker  – 6:00 p.m.
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series: A Creature was Stirring  – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
 
ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas – The Little Drummer Boy Book II  – 7:30 a.m.
Puff The Magic Dragon  – 8:30 a.m.
Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July  – 11:30 a.m.
BBC America:  Doctor Who: Best of the Christmas Specials  – 8:00 p.m.Y
ear-End Special: The Nerdist  – 9:00 p.m.
The Graham Norton Show: Christmas Special  – 10:00 p.m.
Boomerang: Casper’s First Christmas  – 11:00 a.m.
CBeebies US Hispanic:  Especial Navidad: Paca y Paya  – noon
CLOO:  Ho Ho-Home on the Range Western Movie Marathon from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Comedy Central:  Scrubs: My Own Personal Jesus  – 2:30 p.m.
Scrubs: My Monster  – 3:00 p.m.
Scrubs: My Best Moment  – 3:30 p.m.
Discovery Channel:  Christmas Eve Marathon: Mythbusters – air times TBD
Encore Family:  Santa’s Naughty List: Alice in Wonderland – 11:00 a.m.
FEARNET:  Jack Frost 2  – 6:00 p.m.
Santa’s Slay  – 10:00 p.m.
GMC:  Yule Log from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on 12/25
Hallmark Channel:  The Ultimate Gift (2006) at midnight
Lifetime:  Holiday Baggage (2009) at noon
A Diva’s Christmas Carol (2000)  – 10:00 p.m.
NBC:  It’s a Wonderful Life  – 8:00 p.m.
nuvoTV:  Action-Packed Christmas Eve  – 6:00 p.m.
REELZCHANNEL:  REELZ Special: Our Favorite Holiday Movies  – 7:30 p.m.
Starz Kids & Family:  Reel Family Fun: 24-Hour Marathon of Disney’s A Christmas Carol from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 12/25
TBS:  24 Hours of A Christmas Story  – 8:00 p.m.
TCM:  Robert Osborne’s Christmas Eve Picks: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)  – 8:00 p.m. 
Margie (1946)  – 10:00 p.m.
Auntie Mame (1958) at midnight
The Bishop’s Wife (1947)  – 2:30 a.m.
TeenNick: ‘Tis the season for Degrassi marathon  – 9:00 p.m.
Travel Channel:  Christmas Crazy  – 8:00 p.m.
Vme:  Great Performances: Sting: A Winter’s Night  – 9:00 p.m. 
Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli and David Foster: My Christmas  – 10:00 p.m. 
Great Performances: Renee Fleming: Sacred Songs and Carols at midnight
Sunday, December 25, 2011
 
AMC:  Christmas with the Duke Movie Marathon from 9:00 a.m. -2:00 a.m.
BBC America: Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe  – 9:00 p.m.
Boomerang: All Day Holiday special/movie marathon – 6:00 a.m. -midnight
CBeebies US Hispanic:  Especial Navidad Marathon – noon
CLOO:  Christmas Day Marathon: House from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Comedy Central:  Just Friends at noon
Cooking Channel:  Christmas Day Marathon: Two Fat Ladies from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Discovery Channel:  Christmas Day Marathon: Sons of Guns – air times TBD
FEARNET:  Jack Frost 2 at noon
Santa’s Slay  – 4:00 p.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  Eve’s Christmas (2004) at midnight
HISTORY:  Pawn Stars: A Christmas Special  – 8:00 p.m.
Pawn Stars: Secret Santa  – 8:30 p.m.
Investigation Discovery:  Christmas Day Marathon: On the Case with Paula Zahn from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. 12/26
nuvoTV:  Christmas Day Marathon: Model Latina Las Vegas  – 8:00 a.m.
SOAPnet:  Chrismukkah-time in the O.C. at 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sprout: Caillou Movie Marathon – 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Starz Kids & Family:  Disney’s A Christmas Carol 24 hour marathon beginning  – 8:00 p.m.
TeenNick: Tis the season for Degrassi marathon  – 9:00 p.m.
TCM:  Christmas by Leo McCarey: Going My Way (1944)  – 8:00 p.m.
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)  – 10:15 p.m.
Duck Soup (1933) at midnight
The Milky Way (1936) – 1:15 a.m.
Love Affair (1939) – 3:00 a.m.
Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) – 4:30 a.m.
The Hub:  Hub Family Movie: The Christmas Toy – 7:00 a.m.
USA Network:  USA Movie Character Feast Marathon from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and featuring movies and back-to-back commercial-free Elf from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Vme:  Great Performances:  Michael Buble: Caught in the Act  – 9:00 p.m.
Estudio Billboard: Pedro Fernandez  – 11:00 p.m.
WE tv:  Christmas Day Marathon: My Fair Wedding with David Tutera from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Monday, December 26, 2011
 
ABC:  Rudolph’s Shiny New Year  – 8:00 p.m.
AMC:   Can’t Get Enough Movie Marathon: The Polar Express  – 8:00 p.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  A Carol Christmas (2003)  – 4:00 a.m.
Travel Channel:  “Best Of” New Year’s Week through 12/31 (check network for details)
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
CBS:  The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors  – 9:00 p.m.
Starz Kids & Family:  Big Ticket Tuesdays: The Santa Clause 2  – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
 
E!: The Soup: Clip Down 2011  – 10:00 p.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  Off Season (2001) at  – 10:00 a.m.
Annie Claus is Coming to Town (2011) at midnight
Thursday, December 29, 2011
 
ABC:  Happy New Year, Charlie Brown, and She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown  – 8:00 p.m.
DIY Network: Building of the HGTV Dream Home  – 9:00 p.m.
Hallmark Movie Channel:  The Christmas Pageant (2011) at midnight

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