Television networks are unveiling holiday-themed content and programming, including classic holiday films, live specials and more.
For example, The CW will once again air the beloved animated classic “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” on Nov. 26 at 9 p.m., as well as on Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. It also brings back “Silent Night – A Song For The World” on Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. and again on Dec. 23 at 8 p.m.
Discovery Plus will be launching their own first-ever “Holiday Central” hub starting Nov. 1, giving fans access to 85 all-new premieres episodes as well as 450 episodes of season favorites from their portfolio of networks, led by Food Network, HGTV and OWN. On the Food Network, “Holiday Baking Championship” returns Nov. 1 as well as the “Holiday Wars” on Nov. 7. The annual “Christmas Cookie Challenge” will also return Nov. 11. On HGTV, the annual special “White House Christmas 2021” returns on Dec. 12 to go behind the scenes at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Fox Nation has scheduled their own lineup of holiday content, including two new movie titles listed below. Also included in their content launch, scheduled for Nov. 25, is “An Evergreen Christmas,” “A Christmas Star,” “12 Dog Days Till Christmas,” “Angels in the Snow,” “Christmas Comes Home,” “Christmas Mail,” “A Christmas Switch,” “A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale,” “Second Chance Christmas,” “Merry Kissmas,” “How Sarah Got Her Wings,” “Snowmance,” “The Spruces & The Pines,” “12 Pups of Christmas,” “A Christmas Kiss 2,” “Back to Christmas,” “Naughty & Nice” and “Christmas in the Smokies.”
Scripps Networks are celebrating the holiday season with their own programming, including five original films and over 200 hours of holiday content. Additionally, Laff will air a week of primetime holiday movies beginning Dec. 6, and Grit will feature holiday-themed western films on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
INSP will kick off its holiday programming lineup with “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story” airing Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. That title will also have encore showings on Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 23 at 3 p.m. Additionally, INSP will air “Christmas in the Smokies” Nov. 28 at 8 p.m.; “The St. Nicholas Story” episode of “Wagon Train” Nov. 29 at 1 a.m., as well as Dec. 24 at 1 a.m. and Dec. 25 at 9 a.m.; “A Christmas Story” from “Bonanza, The Lost Episodes” Dec. 9 at 3 a.m., as well as Dec. 18 at 1 a.m. and Dec. 24 at 9 a.m.; “The Best Christmas” episode from “The Waltons” Dec. 13 at 3 p.m., as well as Dec. 21 at 3 p.m.; “Gunsmoke’s” episode titled “Magnus” Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m.; “Star Light, Star Bright” from “The Young Riders” Dec. 18 at 5 p.m.; “The Spirit” episode of “The Waltons” Dec. 21 at 4 p.m.; “The Children’s Carol” episode of “The Waltons” Dec. 22 at 3 p.m.; and “The Angry Sky” from “Cheyenne” Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. and Dec. 24 at 7 a.m. Also on Christmas Eve is the “Judgment in Heaven” episode of “The Big Valley,” which airs at 9 a.m., and encore of “Magnus” at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. “The Christmas Story” episode of “Daniel Boone” will air Dec. 26 at 3 a.m. and then the special event programming with a New Beginnings Marathon on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m., featuring episodes of “Wagon Train” and “Gunsmoke” that highlight new beginnings for central characters as well as the “Gunsmoke” film “The Last Apache.”
CBS announced their holiday programming lineup, including two 30 minute specials, “Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire” and “Robbie the Reindeer: Legends of the Lost Tribe” which will air back to back at 8 p.m. and 8:30. “A Christmas Proposal” will air on Dec. 12 at 8:30 p.m.,” with “A Holly Dolly Christmas” airing on Dec. 24 at 8 p.m.
ABC announced their holiday programming lineup, featuring new holiday-themed episodes, new specials and fan favorite holiday films and series from over the years. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” will air Nov. 25 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. On Dec. 2, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” airs at 8 p.m. (with an encore showing on Dec. 24 at 8 p.m.) followed by “Toy Story That Time Forgot” at 8:30 p.m. “The Sound of Music” airs Dec. 19 at 7 p.m., and on Dec. 23, “A Very Boy Band Holiday” airs at 9 p.m. and “CMA Country Christmas” at 10 p.m. On Dec. 24, “Shrek the Halls” airs at 8:30 p.m., “Disney Prep & Landing” airs at 9 p.m. and “Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice” airs at 9:30 p.m. “The Wonderful World of Disney: Frozen” is slated to show Dec. 27 at 8 p.m.
UPtv will also air its annual “GilMORE the Merrier” marathon of “Gilmore Girls” episodes, this time beginning Nov. 22 at 10 a.m.
Freeform’s “25 Days of Christmas” returns this year for its 25th anniversary on Dec. 1. This year’s programming will feature Christmas favorites, including “Home Alone,” “The Santa Clause” trilogy, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” as well as classics including “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas”and “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie.”
AMC and AMC Plus are celebrating the holiday season with the return of “Best Christmas Ever” from Nov. 29 through Dec. 25. Hosted by Beverly D’Angelo, this year’s holiday slate features over 55 titles of holiday favorites including “The Polar Express,” “Four Christmases,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “Fred Claus.” This year’s programming will also include marathons celebrating the work of household names, like John Candy and Billy Murray.
Ovation TV announced its own upcoming programming for the holiday season, beginning Dec. 3 with “Christmas Do Over” airing at 5 p.m., which airs again on Dec. 4 at 8:30 a.m., followed by “The Art Of: Holidays” on Dec. 4 at 6 a.m., which also airs again Dec. 25 at 7 a.m. and “Deck the Halls” on Dec. 4 at 6:30 a.m. On Dec. 5, “A Merry Murdoch Christmas” airs at 1 a.m. and again Dec. 12 at 6 a.m., “An Accidental Christmas” airs at 6 a.m. and again on Dec. 25 at 7:30 a.m. and “Chasing Christmas” airs at 8 a.m. “Home by Christmas” airs Dec. 10 at 5 p.m., and on Dec. 12, “Getting to the Nutcracker” airs at 8 a.m., “Snow Queen” airs at 10 a.m. and “The Nutcracker by Kader Belarbi” airs at 12 p.m. “My First Miracle” airs Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. with encore showings Dec. 19 at 8 a.m. and Dec. 25 at 9:30 a.m., and “The 12 Dogs of Christmas” airs Dec. 18 at 6 a.m. followed by “A Frosty Affair” at 8:30 a.m. “Eve’s Christmas” airs Dec. 19 at 6 a.m., and on Dec. 26, “His and Her Christmas” airs at 6 a.m., “Home by Christmas” airs at 8 a.m. and “Home for the Holidays” airs at 10 a.m.
Some holiday classics will air across networks this season, including “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” which airs on CBS on Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. and Freeform on Dec. 4 at 7:45 p.m., Dec. 5 at 5:35 p.m., Dec. 19 at 6:45 p.m., Dec. 20 at 5:15 p.m., Dec. 24 at 9 p.m. and Dec. 25 at 5:40 p.m,; “Frosty the Snowman,” which airs on CBS on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. and Freeform on Dec. 4 at 7:10 p.m., Dec. 5 at 5 p.m., Dec. 19 at 6:10 p.m., Dec. 20 at 4:40 p.m., Dec. 24 at 8:30 p.m. and Dec. 25 at 5:05 p.m.; and “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town,” which airs on ABC on Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. and Freeform on Dec. 4 at 6:05 p.m., Dec. 5 at 3:55 p.m., Dec. 20 at 3:35 p.m., Dec. 21 at 1 p.m., Dec. 24 at 10 p.m. and Dec. 25 at 4 p.m.
Read a full list of holiday programming below. (More programming will be added to the list as networks announce titles.)
“You, Me & The Christmas Trees” (Hallmark Channel, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.) — Olivia, an evergreen expert, begins to fall for Jack, a fourth generation Christmas tree farmer, after she agrees to help him figure out the mystery illness striking his firs and threatening his business. Danica McKellar, Benjamin Ayres and Jason Hervey star.
“Boyfriends of Christmas Past” (Hallmark Channel, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m.) — Leading up to Christmas, Lauren is visited by the ghosts of four ex-boyfriends and must learn to open her heart or risk losing her best friend Nate. Catherine Haena Kim, Raymond Ablack and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee star.
“Christmas in My Heart” (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Oct. 23 at 10 p.m.) — Concert violinist Beth tutors the daughter of reclusive country music star Sean to prep her for the holiday concert. Heather Hemmens, Luke Macfarlane and Sheryl Lee Ralph star.
“The Santa Stakeout” (Hallmark Channel, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.) — Police detective Tanya reluctantly partners with Ryan to investigate a string of holiday heists. When they go undercover as newlyweds, their love story begins to feel real. Tamera Mowry-Housley and Paul Campbell star.
“Christmas in Harmony” (Hallmark Channel, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m.) — Harmony is tricked into auditioning for a holiday choir directed by her ex, and the two rekindle their sparks. Ashleigh Murray, Luke James, Loretta Devine, Michelle Williams and Basil Wallace star.
“Coyote Creek Christmas” (Hallmark Channel, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m.) — A “Christmas Around the World” party helps two people find love at home. Janel Parrish and Ryan Paevey star.
“The Christmas Promise” (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Oct. 30 at 10 p.m.) — Nicole learns to deal with grief with the help of her grandfather and a carpenter she hires to renovate the home that was meant for her and her fiancé. Torrey DeVitto, Dylan Bruce and Patrick Duffy star.
“Christmas Sail” (Hallmark Channel, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m.) — Liz reconnects with her best friend and tries to give her daughter the perfect Christmas when she returns home to care for her estranged father.
“Meet Your Makers Showdown” (Discovery Plus, Nov. 1) — Actor and “crafting enthusiast” Chrissy Metz joins judges LeAnn Rimes and Mark Montano to determine who will win the title of Maker Champion in this reality crafting competition.
“The Claus Family” (Netflix, Nov. 1) — When his grandfather suddenly falls ill, holiday-hating Jules learns of his family’s magical legacy and realizes he’s the only hope to save Christmas. Starring Jan Decleir, Mo Bakker and Stefaan Degand, “The Claus Family” is directed by Matthias Temmermans and written by Temmermans and Ruben Vandenborre.
“Love Hard” (Netflix, Nov. 5) — Hopeless romantic but perpetually single L.A. journalist Natalie (Nina Dobrev) thinks things are beginning to look up when she swipes right on a dreamy guy from the east coast, Tag (Darren Barnet). “Love Hard” also stars James Saito, Harry Shum Jr., Mikaela Hoover and Heather McMahan. Hernán Jiménez directs and Steven Bello, Brendan Ferguson and Max King executive produced. “Love Hard” is produced by McG and Mary Viola.
“Gingerbread Miracle” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m.) — Starring Merritt Patterson and Jon Ecker, this film chronicles two old friends from high school as they sell an uncle’s Mexican bakery that is famous for its magical gingerbread cookies that grant wishes.
“Open by Christmas” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m.) — Nicky finds an unopened Christmas card from a high school secret admirer and sets out with her friend Simone to find the author. Alison Sweeney, Erica Durance and Brennan Elliott star.
“A Royal Christmas Engagement” (UPtv, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.) — Hard-working executive Lauren falls for Paul, a consultant she has been paired with to land a big account for the upcoming holiday season, who unbeknownst to Lauren is European royalty in disguise. The film stars Paige Bach, James Nitti and John Schneider.
“Next Stop, Christmas” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m.) — After wondering what her life might have been like if she’d married an ex, Angie finds herself 10 years in the past with a chance to revisit the relationship. Lyndsy Fonseca, Chandler Massey, Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd star.
“Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Miracle Christmas” (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m.) — When a family faces loneliness and loss of faith, Mrs. Miracle swoops in to renew their Christmas spirit. Kaitlin Doubleday, Steve Lund and Caroline Rhea star.
“Father Christmas is Back” (Netflix, Nov. 7) — Four feuding sisters get a crash course in family togetherness when the long-lost father shows up for Christmas at their ancestral manor.
“Christmas with a Prince: The Royal Baby” (UPtv, Nov. 7) — Happily married and expecting their first child, Princess Tasha and Prince Alec are settling into their lives when it’s announced that the Prince must set off on a Royal Tour. This is the third film in the “Christmas with a Prince” franchise and stars Kaitlyn Leeb, Nic Hounslow, Josh Dean and Charles Shaughnessy.
“A Christmas Treasure” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m.) — After opening a 100-year-old time capsule and meeting a charming chef, Lou questions whether she should move to New York after Christmas and further her writing career. Jordin Sparks and Michael Xavier star.
“A Snowy Christmas” (UPtv, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.) — City lawyer Kelly Mitchum returns home to spend Christmas with her family when she meets the perfect man: Forrest Newell, a contractor who may be able to save her family’s home from being demolished. The film stars Elysia Rotaru and Damon Runyan.
“My Christmas Family Tree” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m.) — Starring Aimee Teegard, Andrew Walker and James Tupper, this film chronicles Vanessa who after receiving the results from a DNA test discovers a family she didn’t know existed.
“One December Night” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 13 at 10 p.m.) — Two music managers must put their history aside to oversee the televised reunion performance of their rock star fathers with a fractured past. This feature stars Peter Gallagher, Bruce Campbell, Eloise Mumford and Brett Dalton.
“Snowed in for Christmas” (UPtv, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.) — Young au pair Kaley finds herself unable to return home for the holidays when a snowstorm derails her plans but remains determined to teach the girls she watches alongside their charming uncle. The film stars Kayla Wallace and Jeremy Guilbaut.
“Adele One Night Only” (CBS, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m.) — This new primetime special from Adele will preview her first new material in six years with premiere performances of several never-before-heard songs plus classic hits. The night will also feature an exclusive interview with Adele by Oprah Winfrey.
“A Holiday in Harlem” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m.) — After her grandmother turns away her usual gift delivery, executive Jazmin heads to Harlem for a quick visit yet stays longer than intended, taking over the block’s annual Christmas Jamboree. The film stars Olivia Washington, Will Adams and Tina Lifford.
“Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown” (Food Network, Nov. 15) — This new season shines a light on gingerbread-obsessed artisans and their edible creations.
“Big Holiday Food Fight” (OWN, Nov. 16) — This new series showcases home cooks and their treasured family recipes in an effort to win a $5,000 cash prize.
“Christmas Flow” (Netflix, Nov. 17) — An unlikely Christmas romance blossoms between a famous rapper and a tenacious journalist. Both of them attempt to make the relationship work despite their many differences.
“The Goldbergs” (ABC, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.) — In an episode titled “A Light Thanksgiving Nosh,” Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) learns that Linda Schwartz (Mindy Sterling) will host Thanksgiving and becomes concerned that her role as family hostess is threatened.
“Home Economics” (ABC, Nov. 17 at 9:30 p.m.) — Tom (Topher Grace), Sarah (Caitlin McGee) and Connor (Jimmy Tatro) are determined to prove that they can host a successful Thanksgiving dinner when they switch up their annual tradition in an episode titled “Two Thousand Pounds of Sand, $240.”
“The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star” (Netflix, Nov. 18) — When a priceless relic is stolen, Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy enlist the help of Margaret’s cousin Fiona who teams up with a mysterious man from her past. Vanessa Hudgens reprises her role and also produces alongside Brad Kevoy. Additionally, the film is directed by Mike Rohl and executive produced by Rohl, Katrina Stagner, Steven Berman, Brian Donovan, Andrew Riach, Robin Bernheim Burger, Amanda Phillips and Eric Jarboe.
“Every Time a Bell Rings” (Hallmark Movies Now, Nov. 18) — Starring Erin Cahill, Brittany Ishibashi, Ali Leibert and Wes Brown, this feature follows three sisters who reunite after a long time apart and find one last scavenger hunt planned by their late father.
“Station 19” (ABC, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.) — Station 19 and Station 23 attempt to celebrate Thanksgiving following the fallout from the neighborhood explosion in an episode titled “Little Girl Blue.”
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, Nov. 18 at 9 p.m.) — In “Every Day Is a Holiday With You,” Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) family faces travel complications due to weather during the holidays and Nick (Scott Speedman) steps in to help.
“Candy Coated Christmas” (Discovery Plus, Nov. 19) — This holiday film stars Molly McCook as Molly Gallant, a Beverly Hills marketing executive whose carefully planned life takes an unexpected turn when she takes a business trip to the picturesque town Peppermint Hollow. The film also stars Aaron O’Connell, John McCook, Lee Garlington, Jae Suh Park, Landry Townsend, Lonzo Liggins, Dia Frampton and Ree Drummond.
“My Lottery Dream Home: David’s Holiday Extravaganza” (HGTV, Nov. 19) — This special premieres with host David Bromstad celebrating the holidays in his new Florida home.
“Table Wars” (HGTV, Nov. 19) — This special holiday episode features host Tamera Mowry-Housley alongside fellow judges Martha Stewart and Chris Hessney, who evaluate winter wonderland tablescapes.
“Blown Away: Christmas” (Netflix, Nov. 19) — Bobby Berk hosts a holiday edition of this glassblowing competition series where five past contestants will return for a series of Christmas-themed challenges. The winner will go home with a $10,000 cash prize and an additional $10,000 to donate to a charity of their choice. Katherine Gray judges.
“Nantucket Noel” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m.) — Christina learns of a developer who is planning to tear down the wharf that is home to her toy store, but tensions rise as she falls for the developer’s son, Andy. This film stars Trevor Donovan and Sarah Power.
“Mistletoe & Molly” (UPtv, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.) — Waitress and animal lover Molly Bishop is counting on a big career opportunity to come through before the holidays, without using her family’s name to get there. When handsome cafe regular Aiden Ford starts to meddle in her life, Bishop will have to figure out if it’s the holiday miracle she needed. The film stars Eden Broda and Zach Smadu.
“A Christmas Together with You” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m.) — Starring Harry Lennix, Laura Vandervoort and Niall Matter, this film follows Megan and her father-figure Frank on a road trip as they search for his long-lost love.
“Danger Force” (Nickelodeon, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m.) – In an episode titled “Krampapalooza,” Danger Force sees an opportunity to make money fast by hosting Swellview’s hottest music festival, but the Krampus threatens to ruin their plans.
“Side Hustle” (Nickelodeon, Nov. 20 at 8:30 p.m.) – In the episode “A Mouth Noise Christmas,” the kids have to find a way to save Christmas when a sensitive hearing group bans all music in town, stopping their plans to put on a holiday concert to get Mouth Noise back together.
“Five More Minutes” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 20 at 10 p.m.) — A woman’s Christmas wish is answered in unexpected ways when her late grandfather’s journal turns up and reveals an untold romance. The film stars Nikki DeLoach and David Haydn-Jones.
“Christmas on 5th Avenue” (UPtv, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.) — Eve takes on the task of decorating a high-end condo for a reclusive writer who is spending the holidays out of town, but when the handsome writer turns out to be home for the holidays, Eve will have to try to make him fall in love with Christmas all over again. The film stars Kathryn Davis, Olivier Renaud and Kate Vernon.
“A Kiss Before Christmas” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m.) — Ethan wakes up to find his life is completely different. His wife Joyce and his children are gone, but he is now the CEO of his company. To get his life back, he must win over Joyce, and he only has until Christmas Day. This film stars James Denton, Teri Hatcher and Marilu Henner.
“Who is Christmas Eve?” (Bounce, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m.) — Inspired by actual events, this holiday film chronicles Eve Simmons who was abandoned as an infant on the steps of a church on Christmas Eve 30 years ago. With the help of her boyfriend Curtis and genealogist Pam Slaton, she attempts to uncover the mystery of her birth. Paige Hurd, Romeo Miller and Julia Harkavy star.
“Christmas Down Under” (ION, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m.) — After a fight with her husband, a tightly wound wife follows him to his hometown of Sydney, Australia in hopes of saving their marriage. Paul O-Brien and Justine Kacir star.
“A Very Solar Holiday Opposites Special” (Hulu, Nov. 22) — A special Christmas episode will debut from adult animated series “Solar Opposites,” which centers on a family of aliens who take refuge in Middle America. After seeing carolers at his doorstep for the first time, Korvo (Justin Roiland) sings “WTF is Christmas?,” a new song featuring Darren Criss.
“Waffles + Mochi’s Holiday Feast” (Netflix, Nov. 23) — Waffles and Mochi find themselves in charge of planning a new holiday tradition called Freezie Day.
“Robin Robin” (Netflix, Nov. 24) — A stop-motion holiday musical following Robin, who is raised by a family of mice after her egg rolls into a trash dump. She sets off on a heist to prove herself as a mouse, but begins to learn who she really is.
“A Boy Called Christmas” (Netflix, Nov. 24) — An ordinary young boy Nikolas sets out on an adventure into the north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. The film is adapted from the novel by Matt Haig and features Henry Lawfull, Toby Jones, Sally Hawkins, Kristen Wiig, Michiel Huisman, Zoe Colletti, Stephen Merchant, Joel Fry, Rune Temte with Jim Broadbent and Maggie Smith. Gil Kenan directs, Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin produce.
“General Hospital” (ABC, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m.) — While some enjoy the Thanksgiving parade in Port Charles, others hope for the best at their respective family gatherings.
“Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS” (CBS, Nov. 25 at 9 a.m.) — Hosted by “Entertainment Tonight’s” Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight, the “Thanksgiving Day Parade” returns to Sixth Avenue. This year’s special will take viewers on a tour of the most popular balloons and floats including the iconic Santa Claus. Also, the show will feature musical performances and celebrity interviews.
“Christmas in the Wilds” (Fox Nation, Nov. 25) — Separated by a blizzard, new couple Buck and Jessica take on the wilderness in hopes of spending their first Christmas together. This film stars Kaitlyn Leeb and Victor Zinck Jr.
“Romance in the Wilds” (Fox Nation, Nov. 25) — Amid a deadly wildfire, an unexpected romance emerges between a forest range and a geologist as they attempt to escape unharmed. The film stars Kaitlyn Leeb and Victor Zinck Jr.
“95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” (NBC, Nov. 25 at 9 a.m.) — The live parade is back from New York City, featuring its signature mix of giant character helium balloons, floats, marching bands, performance groups, celebrities, clowns and an appearance from Santa Claus.
“The Nine Kittens of Christmas” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m.) — Starring Brandon Routh, Kimberley Sustad and Gregory Harrison, this film follows cat lovers Zachary and Marilee as they are thrown back together at Christmas when they’re tasked with finding homes for a litter of kittens.
“The Magic Maker” (ABC, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m.) — Magician Adam Trent puts magic in the hands of everyday people in this holiday special, whether that’s helping a U.S. soldier reappear to his family or teaching a nervous young man how to walk on water for his marriage proposal.
“A Castle For Christmas” (Netflix, Nov. 26) — Famed author Sophie Brown (Brooke Shields), travels to Scotland in hopes of buying a small castle but is met with resistance by the owner Duke Myles (Cary Elwes) who is reluctant to sell to a foreigner. This holiday romance is directed by Mary Lambert and produced by Brad Kevoy, with executive producers Shields, Amanda Phillips, Steven R. McGlothen, Steven Berman, Katrina Stagner and Eric Jarboe.
“Angel Falls Christmas” (IMDb TV, Nov. 26) – Starring Chad Michael Murray and Jessica Lowndes, the film follows a workaholic doctor as she struggles for work-life balance with her boyfriend and finds herself alone on Christmas Eve. She meets a handsome barista who leads her to fulfill a Christmas bucket list she never would have done on her own.
“Blue’s Clues & You!” (Nickelodeon, Nov. 26 at 12 p.m.) — A surprise guest comes to Periwinkle’s house to celebrate Hanukkah in a special episode titled “A Blue’s Clues Festival of Lights.” Josh and Blue play Blue’s Clues to figure out who the surprise guest is and celebrate the holiday by spinning dreidels, frying latkes, and singing an original Hanukkah song.
“Christmas CEO” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m.) — Starring Marisol Nichols and Paul Greene, this holiday film follows a small toy company CEO as she gets an offer to merge with a mega toy company but with the help of her estranged ex-business partner is shown what truly matters.
“A Loud House Christmas” (Nickelodeon, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.) – Lincoln Loud gears up for the ultimate Christmas but finds himself having to remind his family the importance of being together. With help from his best friend Clyde McBride, Lincoln embarks on a mission to preserve the family’s holiday traditions. The film stars Wolfgang Schaeffer and Jahzir Bruno and features additional characters from the animated “The Loud House” series.
“Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 2021” (The CW, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m.) — This holiday special will be hosted by Dean Cain and features some of today’s most famous magicians. This special is from Associated Television International. An encore presentation will air Dec. 22 at 9 p.m.
“An Unexpected Christmas” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m.) — A writer convinces his ex-girlfriend to pose as a couple for Christmas. The film stars Bethany Joy Lenz and Tyler Hynes.
“5 More Sleeps ‘Til Christmas” (NBC, Nov. 26 at 8:30 p.m.) — “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon is turning his best-selling children’s book into a primetime animated special. Narrated by Fallon, the special focuses on a boy who has a detailed plan leading up to Christmas — only for it to be upended by the arrival of unexpected guests.
“Making Spirits Bright” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m.) — Starring Taylor Cole and Carlo Marks, the son and daughter of rival holiday decorating families help mend the decades-old feud, finding romance along the way as they compete in the town’s holiday decorating contest.
“Christmas at Castle Hart” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m.) — Brooke Bennett goes to Ireland for Christmas to search for her Irish roots and meets Aiden Hart, who eventually hires her to host his castle’s Christmas party. This film stars Lacey Chabert and Stuart Townsend.
“Wellington Paranormal” (The CW, Nov. 27 at 8:30 p.m.) — The comedy series will air a special holiday episode titled “‘Twas the Patrol Before Christmas.” The series was created by Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi.
“Time for Them to Come Home for Christmas” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 27 at 10 p.m.) — A woman with amnesia catches a ride with her handsome nurse to investigate the newspaper clipping for a Christmas festival that is the only clue to her identity. This film is executive produced by Blake Shelton and stars Jessy Schram and Brendan Penny.
“Elves” (Netflix, Nov. 28) — A family of four travels to a remote island in Denmark, discovering a strongly religious community that lives among fierce elves from the woods. When the daughter brings home throws off the balance by bringing home a baby elf, everyone on the island must fight for survival.
“Buddy vs. Duff: Holiday” (Food Network, Nov. 28) — This new special will have baking experts Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman face off in attempts to make the biggest, boldest cakes that embody iconic holiday moments.
“A Rugrats Chanukah” (Nickelodeon Pluto, Nov. 28 at 6 a.m.) — On Chanukah, Grandma Minka reads a book about the meaning of the holiday to the babies. Tommy, Chuckie, Phil and Lil imagine that they are the story’s main characters.
“Christmas in Tahoe” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.) — Starring Laura Osnes, Kyle Selig, Pat Monahan and George Lopez, this film chronicles talent booker Claire as she asks for help from ex-boyfriend Ryan to help save her family’s hotel Christmas show.
“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” (ABC, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.) — Returning for its sixth year, this special will offer sneak peeks at new adventures to come to Disney Parks. The holiday special is executive produced by Disney Parks along with Endeavor Content’s 45 Live.
“One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga” (CBS, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m.) — A new live concert special honoring the musical legacy and enduring friendship of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Filmed at two sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall in August 2021 to celebrate Bennett’s 95th birthday, the live concert brings together the two entertainers performing duets and solo songs honoring their shared love of the Great American Songbook.
“The Christmas Contest” (Hallmark Channel, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m.) — Exes Lara and Ben compete in a Christmas contest to win money for the charity of their choosing. The city watches them battle and choose what is more important. This film stars Candace Cameron Bure, John Brotherton and Barbara Niven.
“The Waltons’ Homecoming” (The CW, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m.) — Set in the 1933 Depression Era, this new television film is told through the eyes of 17-year-old John Boy as he is expected to support his family but secretly wants to be a writer. However, his life is changed forever when a storm threatens his father’s arrival for Christmas. The film stars Bellamy Young, Logan Shroyer, Ben Lawson and Richard Thomas. It is produced by Magnolia Hill Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive produced by Sam Haskell, “The Waltons’ Homecoming” was written by Jim Strain and directed by Lev L. Spiro. An encore presentation will air Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.
“A Christmas Witness” (ION, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m.) — A federal marshal is tasked with protecting a charming mobster until he testifies against his mafia boss two days after Christmas. Arielle Kebbel and Colin Egglesfield star.
“The Great Christmas Light Fight” (ABC, Nov. 28 at 9 p.m.) — The Season 9 premiere will showcase America’s brightest houses with judges Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak and four families competing to win $50,000. The series is produced by Fremantle. Brady Connell, Max Swedlow and Felicia Aaron White executive produce.
“House Hunters Ho Ho Home” (HGTV, Nov. 29) — Real estate agent Albie Mushaney is on a mission to spread holiday cheer by helping clients find their new home in time for the holidays in this holiday special.
“CMA Country Christmas” (ABC, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m.) — Returning for its 12th year, this special features some of country music’s most famed artists as they come together for a night full of holiday classics. “CMA Country Christmas” is a Country Music Association production and is executive produced by Robert Deaton, while Paul Miller directs.
“Adventures in Christmasing” (VH1, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m.) — Starring Kim Fields, Adrian Holmes, Kel Mitchell, Eva Marcille and Jonathan Silverman, this holiday film follows talk show host Parker Baldwin as she finds her Christmas plans upended when her network convinces her to spend three days in the wild with television survivalist Finn Holt. Fields, Art Rutter, Timothy Johnson, Meghan Hooper, Josh Van Houdt and Janee Dabney executive produce.
“Charlie’s Colorforms City: Snowy Stories” (Netflix, Nov. 30) — In these winter-themed episodes, Charlie and his new friend Yetilda D. Yeti go on new snowy adventures.
“A Chestnut Family Christmas” (OWN, Nov. 30) — This original film features Meagan Holder as a talented pastry chef who works as a live-in cook and maid who accidentally commits to hosting her family for the holidays, forcing her to resort to posing as a wealthy homeowner.
“A Naija Christmas” (Netflix, Coming in December) — Three sons race to fulfill their mother’s wish to bring home wives for Christmas, while she battles to plan a Christmas celebration she will always be remembered for. The film is directed by Kunle Afolayan, with Golden Effects Pictures producing.
“Fruitcake Fraud” (Discovery Plus, Dec. 1) — Following the true story of the embezzlement of $17 million from the Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, Texas, “Fruitcake Fraud” unpacks how the crime was solved, though the incident still has residents and investigators scratching their heads in amazement.
“Candified: Home For The Holidays” (Hulu, Dec. 1) — “Candy Queen” Jackie Sorkin and her team of candy artists (Chris Fernandez, Genevieve Chan, Amanda Touch, D. Micah Lindsey, Basia Whitely, Caroline Habash, and Mandy Bui) are tasked with building a life-size house out of candy.
“Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas” (Roku, Dec. 1) — In the holiday followup movie to “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” it is the titular Zoey’s (Jane Levy) first holiday without her father and all she wants to do is recreate the magic of their family’s previous celebrations. The musical sees the return of all original series stars, also including Mary Steenburgen, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Andrew Leeds, Alice Lee, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwalkar, David St. Louis, Peter Gallagher and Bernadette Peters.
“Beebo Saves Christmas” (The CW, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.) — The animated one-hour special follows Sprinkles, an efficiency-obsessed elf, as he decides that Christmas would run better without Santa Claus. The special features Christ Kattan, Ernie Hudson, Ben Diskin, Kimiko Glenn, Yvette Nicole Brown, Keith Ferguson and Victor Garber. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, “Beebo Saves Christmas” is written by Matt Maala and Kevin Shinick and executive produced by Sam Register, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, David Madden, Phil Klenner, Grainne Godfree, Marc Guggenheim and Keto Shimizu. An encore presentation will air Dec. 21 at 8 p.m.
“89th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center” (NBC, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.) — With celebrities and musical acts to be announced, the holiday season will be rung in by lighting the world’s most famous Christmas tree.
“The Wonder Years” (ABC, Dec. 1 at 8:30 p.m.) — In the first season’s holiday episode titled “Home for Christmas,” Dean (Elisha “EJ” Williams) is excited to spend Christmas with his older brother Bruce who is returning home from Vietnam, but Bruce struggles to adjust to life back in Montgomery.
“World’s Funniest Animals: Christmas” (The CW, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m.) — Hosted by Elizabeth Stanton, the special showcases an array of cute animals in celebration of the holiday season. “World’s Funniest Animals: Christmas” is produced by Associated Television International. An encore presentation will air Dec. 18 at 9 p.m.
“Home Economics” (ABC, Dec. 1 at 9:30 p.m.) — As Christmas approaches in the episode titled “Secret Santa Gift, $25 Limit,” and Tom finally receives his first advance check from the Sofia Salazar book, leaving him and Marina (Karla Souza) to decide what to do with the money.
“Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around” (NBC, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m.) — Singer and talk show host Kelly Clarkson has a new holiday special filled with original music (and a curated list of classics). Each number will take viewers into a new, fantastical world, from being underneath a Christmas tree to stepping into a forest lit by the Northern Lights. Clarkson will be joined by Brett Eldredge, Ariana Grande, Jay Leno, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Odom Jr., Amy Poehler, some special everyday heroes and Santa Claus himself in the special.
“Single All the Way” (Netflix, Dec. 2) — Desperate to avoid his family’s judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter (Michael Urie) convinces his best friend (Philemon Chambers) to join him for the holidays and pretend that they’re in a relationship, until a blind date with trainer James (Luke Macfarlane) changes everything. The film is directed by Michael Mayer, produced by Joel S. Rice and executive produced by Mayer and Chad Hodge, also featuring Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Robertson, Jennifer Coolidge and Kathy Najimy.
“Sugar Plum Twist” (Hallmark Movies Now, Dec. 2) — After failing to get the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy, aspiring ballerina Vivíana Serrano joins forces with Natalia, a retiree from the New York Ballet, to create a surprise reprise of the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy with a Latin twist. This film features Jamie Gray Hyder, Ektor Rivera and Laura Rosguer.
“Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan” (Nickelodeon, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.) – In an episode titled “Waiting for Santa,” the family tries to make Dylan’s first Christmas away from home special but goes overboard trying to recreate his favorite traditions. Meanwhile, the kids panic when they realize they don’t have gifts for their parents.
“That Girl Lay Lay” (Nickelodeon, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.) – In a holiday episode titled “Fa-La-La-La-La-La-La-Lay-Lay,” Lay Lay joins the Alexander’s for her first Christmas, but things go wrong when the family volunteers at a gift drive and Lay Lay accidentally gives away Bryce’s beloved guitar.
“The Bitch Who Stole Christmas” (VH1, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m.) — A fashion journalist who is sent to a Christmas-obsessed small town to dig up a story finds herself in the middle of cut-throat housewives and a high stakes Christmas competition. The film stars RuPaul, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Ridings, Michelle Visage, Ginger Minj, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Peppermint, Jan Sport, Jaymes Mansfield, Latrice Royale, Gottmik, Morgan McMichaels, Porkchop, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews, Chad Michaels, Heidi N Closet, Kelly Mantle, Kimora Blac, Laganja Estranja, Manila Luzon, Mayhem Miller, Pandora Boxx, Raven, Rock M. Sakura, Kylie Sonique Love, Kim Petras, Charo and Anna Maria Horsford. Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell, Don Scardino, Nina L. Diaz, Meghan Hooper, Josh Van Houdt, Samantha Schles, Marcia Lansdown and Janee Dabney executive produce.
“The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 4” (Netflix, Dec. 3) — Past contestants return in two winter-themed episodes judged by Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. The special is produced by Love Productions, with executive producers including Letty Kavanagh, Richard McKerrow and Kieran Smith.
“Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas” (Netflix, Dec. 3) — Shaun must save Timmy, who goes missing during a raid to get bigger stockings for the flock. Steve Cox directs and Giles Pilbrow writes based on his story co-written with Mark Burton. Richard Beek produces.
“PAW Patrol” (Nickelodeon, Dec. 3 at 12 p.m.) – In the holiday episode “Pups Save the Treasure Cruise/Pups Save Rocket Ryder,” Mayor Humdinger tricks people to sail icy waters in search of an Antarctic Treasure. Then the pups need to rescue Ryder and Alex when they get out of control on a rocket-powered ATV.
“The Patrick Star Show” (Nickelodeon, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.) – In episode “Just in Time for Christmas,” Patrick travels through time to find a last-minute Christmas gift for his family.
“Kamp Koral: SongeBob’s Under Years” (Nickelodeon, Dec. 3 at 7:15 p.m.) – In a special holiday episode titled “Ho! Ho! Horror!,” Santa Claus visits the children of Kamp Koral who aren’t quite sure what to make of the jolly giant.
“Middlemost Post” (Nickelodeon, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.) – In a holiday episode “Parker Saves Christmas,” Parker, Angus and Russell help finish Santa’s deliveries when he gets injured during a stop on Mt. Middlemost.
“Eight Gifts of Hanukkah” (Hallmark Channel, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.) – Starring Inbar Lavi and Jake Epstein, this film follows a woman as she journeys to find her secret admirer during Hanukkah.
“The Adventures of Paddington” (Nick Jr., Dec. 3 at 8:30 p.m.) – In episode “Paddington Gets Locked Out on Christmas Day/Paddington Feels the Music,” the Browns get locked out of the house on Christmas day and try to get back inside in time for dinner. When Ms. Potts gets injured, Paddington must lead the Windsor Gardens Parade.
“The National Christmas Tree Lighting” (CBS, Dec. 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET and 8:00 p.m. PT) – L.L. Cool J will host the annual Christmas tree lighting on the Ellipse in President’s Park in Washington, D.C. presented by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation. The event will also feature holiday-themed musical performances from Billy Porter, Chris Stapleton, H.E.R., Juanes, Keb’ Mo’, Kristin Chenoweth, Maren Morris and Patti LaBelle. The U.S. Army Band Downrange and the Howard Gospel Choir will also perform.
“A Home for the Holidays at the Grove” (CBS, Dec. 5 at 9:30 p.m.) – The 23rd annual special, filmed at The Grove in Los Angeles, will uplift the inspirational stories of several American families going through the adoption from foster care process. The special will also feature performances by artists including Justin Bieber, Kane Brown, Alessia Cara and Darren Criss. The stories featured this year include the Healy family, the Polk family, the Ambrose family and the Rodriguez family. Additionally, Kane Brown will introduce the Rodriguez family for a special live adoption.
“Blue’s Clues and You!” (Nickelodeon, Dec. 6 at 12 p.m.) – In the episode “Blue’s Snowy Day Surprise,” Josh and Blue play a wintry game of Blue’s Clues to figure out what her surprise is, making shapes in the snow and singing songs with friends along the way.
“Bubble Guppies” (Nickelodeon, Dec. 7 at 12 p.m.) – In the episode “Christmas is Coming!,” Lady Oona and Lord Goby face the ravages of winter and a Freezy Dragon who seems intent on keeping them from King Grouper’s Christmas party.
“A Clüsterfünke Christmas” (Comedy Central, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.) — Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer wrote a holiday movie parody that they also star in that follows a go-getter real estate exec from New York City who heads to a small town to buy and transform a local inn into a mega-resort. Dratch and Gasteyer play the inn owners, while Vella Lovell plays the exec.
“Christmas Under the Stars” (UPtv, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.) — Christmas blogger and photographer Hannah Reed receives the assignment to visit a charming town called Christmas World in Alaska which will allow her to photograph the Northern Lights but finds that the magical town is on its last leg. The film stars Madeline Foley, Steve Belford, Jayne Lewis, Vaness Smythe, Bill Lake and Kym McKenzie.
“A Very Bridesmaid” (Hallmark Channel, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m.) — Starring Emily Osment and Casey Deidrick, this holiday feature follows the story of Leah as her birthday, Christmas Eve and her brother’s wedding all coincide on the same day.
“Our Christmas Journey” (Hallmark Channel, Dec. 4 at 10 p.m.) — Starring Holly Robinson Peete, Lyriq Bent, Nik Sanchez and Aloma Wright, this holiday film follows a single mom and her teenage son with autism as they come to a crossroad during Christmas.
“A Lot Like Christmas” (IMDb TV, Dec. 5) – Jessica Roberts owns the most popular Christmas Tree lot in Hudson Springs, but when marketing employee Clay Moore moves a “Big Box” store into the area, Jessica finds her business in jeopardy. The film stars Maggie Lawson and Christopher Russell.
“Something’s Coming: West Side Story — A Special Edition of 20/20” (ABC, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.) — ABC News presents a one-hour primetime event that delves into Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film “West Side Story.” It features interviews with Spielberg, Rita Moreno and other members of the cast and crew.
“A Furry Little Christmas” (UPtv, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.) — A big-city veterinarian falls for a small-town doctor when he sets out to recreate a New York City Christmas in her Vermont hometown. The film stars Kristi McKamie, Jonathan Stoddard, Pono Say, Amie Dasher, Teeshay Shah and Theresa Lang.
“Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday” (Hallmark Channel, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m.) — Two sisters Jennifer and Meg aim to save their favorite theater from being sold with the help of old high school rival Eric as well as the rest of the community. The film stars Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ashley Williams, Mark Deklin, Keith Robinson, Susan Yeagley and Kevin Nealon.
“The Christmas Thief” (ION, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m.) — Lana Lawton realizes the only way to save her career as a private eye is to solve a string of local burglaries where the main suspect is Santa Claus. The film stars Michelle Borth and Vivica A. Fox.
“The 23rd Annual Home For the Holidays At the Grove” (CBS, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m.) — The entertainment special features stories of adoption from foster care and raises awareness. The stories of these families are enhanced with performances by some of today’s top artists (to be announced shortly), performing from The Grove in Los Angeles.
“Small Town Christmas: Branson, Mo.” (UPtv, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m.) — Through food, drink, music, entertainment and faith, this series premiere will highlight local businesses and towns that are making Christmas special in their own way. The series is hosted and executive produced by Megan Alexander.
“Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets: Mary Berry’s Country House at Christmas” (Acorn TV, Dec. 6) — Mary Berry visits Harewood House in Yorkshire to meet the skilled staff and volunteers as they prepare the house for Christmas. Berry discovers how Christmas is celebrated on a grand scale and shows audiences how to make modern recipes inspired by festive dishes of the past.
“David and the Elves”(Netflix, Dec. 6) — After moving to a big city, David’s parents have been bogged down with work and forgotten the meaning of Christmas. With the help of Albert the Elf, they round up Santa and David’s parents for a journey full of adventures. The film was directed by Álvaro Fernández Armero, with Kiko Martínez for Nadie es perfecto serving as producer.
“A Very Boy Band Holiday” (ABC, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.) – This special will feature appearances by members of iconic boy bands, including NSYNC’s Joey Fatone, Christ Kirkpatrick and Lance Bass; Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman; New Edition’s Bobby Brown and Michael Bivins; NKOTB’s Joey McIntyre; O-Town’s Erik-Michael Estrada and 98 Degrees’ Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre. The special will also debut original songs, special performances of fan favorites and a mix of classic holiday hits. David Chamberlin, Mihael Antinoro, Joe Mulvihill and Chris Wagner serve as executive producers, and Helen Bromfield is co-executive producer. The special is produced by 45 Live.
“MeTV’s Super Colossal Cartoon Christmas” (MeTV, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.) — “Toon In With Me” will make a primetime appearance with this original Christmas special that presents classic holiday-themed animated shorts, including “The Fright Before Christmas” with Bugs Bunny and Tasmanian Devil; “Gift Wrapped” with Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird, “Seasin’s Greetinks!” with Popeye; and “The Night Before Christmas,” “The Peachy Cobbler” and “Somewhere In Dreamland” all featuring Tom & Jerry. Bill Leff will host alongside his sidekick, Toony the Talking Tuna (Kevin Fleming).
“Hip Hop Family Christmas” (VH1, Dec. 6 at 9 p.m.) — A famous family agrees to participate in a live Christmas television special to address negative press and soften their image. The film stars Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo, Terrence J, Serayah, MC Lyte, Redman, Valarie Pettiford, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Billy Sorrells, Jonathan Kite, B. Simone, Jess Hilarious, Niatia “Lil Mama” Kirkland, Vena E., Vanessa Simmons and Tank. It is executive produced by Jamie Foxx, Datari Turner, Greg Carter, Meghan Hooper, Josh Van Doudt, Mychael Chinn, Trevor Rose and Janee Dabney.
“Michael Bublé’s Christmas in the City” (NBC, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m.) — Bublé returns with a new special to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his “Christmas” album. This was taped in “Saturday Night Live’s” Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center and will feature both music and comedy.
“Fixer to Fabulous Holiday Surprise” (HGTV, Dec. 7) — Dave and Jenny Mars will gift the Bella Vista Animal Shelter with a very special renovation to get them ready for the busy holiday pet adoption season.
“A Sisterly Christmas” (OWN, Dec. 7) — Following two sisters, one who loves Christmas and the other who does not, this film tells the story of their luxury holiday vacation that is interrupted by the arrival of their childhood rival and snobby socialite, putting their bonds of sisterhood to the test.
“Peppa Pig” (Nickelodeon, Dec. 8 at 12 p.m.) – In an episode titled “Christmas with Kyle Kangaroo/Winter Games/London/George’s Wooly Hat/Doctor Hamster’s Big Present,” Peppa spends Christmas in Australia, Madame Gazelle takes the class to London, George has a new hat and Peppa takes Goldie the Fish to Doctor Hamster for her check-up.
“Christmas Around The World” (The CW, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m.) — The new special showcases how Christmas is celebrated around the world by highlighting traditions from the ancient to modern day, including Christmas dinners as well. “Christmas Around The World” is hosted by Dean Cain and Laura McKenzie and produced by Associated Television International. An encore presentation will air Dec. 24 at 8 p.m.
“Pimple Popper: A Pimple Carol” (TLC, Dec. 8 at 10 p.m.) — Dr. Sandra Lee is busy helping patients address their skin issues to look their best for holiday photos, parties and overall festivities. “Dr. Pimple Popper” is produced by Ping Pong Productions for TLC.
“Baby Shark’s Big Show!” (Nickelodeon, Dec. 9 at 12 p.m.) – In this episode titled “Snowball Bonanza/The Present,” Chuck tries to help Baby Shark and his friends win the annual Snowball Bonanza, and Baby Shark goes undercover to figure out the perfect gift for Mommy Shark.
“Play-Doh Squished” (IMDb TV, Dec. 10) — Sarah Hyland hosts and judges as three teams of two kids and two adults complete different challenges, all within a holiday-themed Play-Doh set. “Play-Doh Squished” is from Amazon Studios, Entertainment One and Hasbro. Executive producers include eOne’s Tara Long, Mark Herwick, Madison Merritt and Allison Berkley; showrunner Sutherland Sharp; and Hyland.
“Blaze and the Monster Machines” (Nickelodeon, Dec. 10 at 12 p.m.) – In episode “Snowbie the Snow Truck,” Blaze and AJ help a truck named Snowbie get home in time for the Great Snowball Fight.
“SpongBob SquarePants” (Nickelodeon, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.) – In this episode titled “SpongeBob’s Road to Christmas,” SpongeBob and his friends journey to the North Pole to give Santa a present.
“Rugrats: Traditions” (Paramount Plus, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.) — When Tommy’s first Chanukah falls on Christmas Eve, the Pickles family must juggle their family traditions to make sure each feels important, while also celebrating Las Posadas with Betty and her family.
“The Casagrandes” (Nickelodeon, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.) – In the episode titled “Throwing Pains,” Ronnie Anne and her skater friends battle for gym space during a snow day by playing dodgeball.
“Shark Tank” (ABC, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.) — Holiday cheer heads into the Tank when four entrepreneurs try to get cash and make a deal with the Sharks with their slate of seasonally appropriate pitches and products. The Sharks in this episode are Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner and Daymond John.
“Penn & Teller: Merry Fool US” (The CW, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.) — “Penn & Teller: Merry Fool US” will showcase the magic duo Penn and Teller joined by host Alyson Hannigan to kick off the holiday season. This special features magicians and costumes as well as a Christmas trophy. “Penn & Teller: Merry Fool US” is created and produced by 1/17 Productions, and Peter Adam Golden, Andrew Golder, Penn Jillette and Teller executive produce.
“A Dickens of a Holiday!” (Hallmark Channel, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.) — To make the 100th anniversary of her hometown’s Victorian festival a success, Cassie invites movie star and former high school classmate Jake to play Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol.” The film stars Kristoffer Polaha and Brooke D’Orsay.
“Christmas in the Rockies” (UPtv, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.) — After her father is hurt in a timber accident, Katie Jolly must enter a lumberjack competition to save her family’s business. When the paramedic who saved her dad’s life also joins the contest, a romance sparks just in time for Christmas. The film stars Kimberly Sue Marray and Stephen Huszar.
“A Royal Queens Christmas” (Hallmark Channel, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.) — Starring Megan Park and Julian Morris, this holiday feature chronicles a prince as he finds his way to Queens when a local woman enlists his help with a children’s Christmas show.
“A New Lease on Christmas” (ION, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.) — A single real estate agent falls for a coffee shop owner, only to discover that the job she just took requires her to evict him from his shop. The film stars Claire Coffee and George Stults.
“A Godwink Christmas: Miracle of Love” (Hallmark Channel, Dec. 11 at 10 p.m.) — Home for the holidays and no job on the horizon, Joy takes up a volunteer opportunity to build a new home for a family at Christmas and meets Eric, as they embark on a journey of coincidences and begin to believe in destiny.
“America’s Funniest Home Videos” (ABC, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.) — A special holiday episode features kids having funny reactions to gifts, kids who don’t have the “Christmas spirit” and a child who tries not to tell Dad what Mom got him for Christmas.
“Fixing Up Christmas” (UPtv, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.) — A talented party planner must help a young CEO plan the Christmas party of the year with hopes of dazzling the mayor and saving the company. The film stars Natalie Dreyfuss and Marshal Williams.
“Sister Swap: Christmas in the City” (Hallmark Channel, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m.) — Starring Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ashley Williams, Keith Robinson and Kevin Nealon, this film follows Meg as she offers to help her sister Jennifer’s restaurant prepare for a local competition, possibly finding unexpected romance with Joe, the restaurant manager, along the way.
“A Christmas Proposal” (CBS, Dec. 12 at 8:30 p.m.) — A down-on-her-luck chef, Maria Winters (Jessica Camacho), who dreams of starting her own line of food trucks, agrees to pose as the girlfriend of a hotshot Seattle attorney, Julian Diaz (Adam Rodriguez), visiting his family for Christmas, to help him prove he’s the ideal candidate to take over the family firm.
“Supermarket Sweep” (ABC, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m.) — Leslie Jones celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with shopping, games and ugly holiday sweaters.
“Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2021” (The CW, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m.) — This holiday special will countdown the 12 best holiday commercials ever, one for each of the 12 days of Christmas. Hosted by Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner, the special will also feature other great commercials from both the U.S. and abroad. Executive producers are Robert Horowitz and Lewis Fenton; JUMA Entertainment produced. An encore presentation will air Dec. 21 at 9 p.m.
“Small Town Christmas: Bethlehem, Pa.” (UPtv, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m.) — Hosted by Megan Alexander, this episode of the premiere series will take place in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
“Let’s Get Merried” (VH1, Dec. 13 at 9 p.m.) — The film stars Mishel Prada, Xosha Roquemore, Tahj Mowry, Nicolette Pearse, Nicole Power and Savannah and takes place at a Christmas-themed adventure park as a bachelorette decides to get married to a man she has yet to meet. Eva Longoria, Adriana Martinez Barron, Ben Spector, Lance Samuels, Meghan Hooper, Josh Van Houdt, Andrew Lutin, Trevor Rose and Marcia Lansdown executive produce.
“StarBeam: Beaming in the New Year” (Netflix, Dec. 14) — All of StarBeam’s greatest enemies team up on New Year’s Eve, so Zoey must train her cousin Zane to be the family’s next superhero.
“A Christmas Stray” (OWN, Dec. 14) — A corporate executive played by Andra Fuller finds himself stranded in a small mountain town on Christmas Eve, unable to shake the stray dog who ran him off the road. The film also stars Rhyon Nicole Brown who plays a local veterinarian who is in need of some Christmas magic herself.
“A Very Chrisley Christmas” (NBC, Dec. 15 at 9:30 p.m.) — Todd reluctantly agrees to spend the holidays at Nanny Faye’s house, but the two end up going head-to-head on decorations in a battle of “couture vs. kitsch.” Also, Chloe is worried Santa won’t be able to find her at this other house, especially because Todd forgets to send her letter to Santa.
“iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2021” (The CW, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m.) — This 90-minute holiday music event will celebrate the season with performances by the year’s most popular recording artists. An encore presentation will air Dec. 25 at 8 p.m.
“Young Rock” (NBC, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m.) — In a special holiday episode of the family sitcom based on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s real life, it is Christmas Eve, 1982 and an unexpected guest shows a young Dwayne aka Dewey (Adrian Groulx) that this is only the first in a long line of terrible Christmases. Cut to 1987 and a teenage Dwayne has to take a job as a mall elf to his father Rocky’s (Joseph Lee Anderson) Santa. And finally, in the 1993 timeline of the episode titled “A Christmas Peril,” college-aged Dwayne reluctantly spends the holiday with his coach.
“Kenan” (NBC, Dec. 15 at 8:30 p.m.) — In an episode simply but aptly titled “Christmas,” the team behind Kenan’s (Kenan Thompson”) show prepares for their annual Holiday Spectacular, emotions are high when Gary (Chris Redd) pursues a new client, Rick (Don Johnson) attempts to unseat Tami (Taylor Louderman) as band leader, and Mika (Kimrie Lewis) feels unappreciated.
“Mr. Mayor” (NBC, Dec. 15 at 9 p.m.) – In “Mr. Mayor’s Magical L.A. Christmas,” the titular mayor (Ted Danson) forces his staff to work on Christmas Eve. While they wait for the perfect present to arrive, they grow more disgruntled, while he feeds his own love of gift-giving.
“Days of our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas” (Peacock, Dec. 16) – This original holiday movie follows Will Horton as he writes a screenplay before his Christmas Eve deadline, creating a story based on his family and friends in Salem with twists and turns no one expects. The film stars Alison Sweeney, Deidre Hall, Eileen Davidson, Jackée Harry, Drake Hogestyn, Camila Banus, Chandler Massey, Ari Zucker, Raven Bowens, Eric Martsolf, Billy Flynn, Paul Telfer, Lindsay Arnold, Lucas Adams, Carson Boatman, Greg Rikaart, Dan Feuerriegel, Zach Tinker and Blake Berris. “Days of our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas” is produced by Corday Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday executive produces with co-executive producer Albert Alarr. Ron Carlivati serves as head writer.
“Station 19” (ABC, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m.) — In this holiday episode titled “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” the firefighters have their hands full, responding to a number of crises throughout Seattle. Putting aside their differences and personal drama, they come together to try and achieve a Christmas miracle.
“Dogs of the Year 2021” (The CW, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m.) — This holiday special will feature and highlight the best dog stories of 2021, celebrating dogs that achieve the nearly impossible. Hosted by Kevin Frazier, the special is produced by JUMA Entertainment and is executive produced Robert Horowitz and Lewis Fenton. An encore presentation will air Dec. 29 at 8 p.m.
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m.) — The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial celebrate the holidays in an episode titled “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”: Hamilton (Peter Gallagher) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) prepare for a milestone on their project; Link (Chris Carmack) wants to spend the holiday with Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) and Scout as a family, and Schmitt (Jake Borelli) is faced with a difficult decision during surgery.
“A California Christmas: City Lights” (Netflix, Dec. 16) — It’s been a year since Callie and Joseph fell in love, and they’ve been happy running their dairy farm and winery — until businesses and family obligations call him back to the city and threaten to derail their romance. The film is directed by Shaun Piccinino, with Ali Afshar, Daniel Aspromonte, Lauren Swickard and Josh Swickard serving as producers.
“With Love” (Amazon Prime Video, Dec. 17) – The five-episode series follows Diaz siblings who are on a mission to find love and purpose, crossing paths with seemingly unrelated residents during some of the most heightened days of the year – the holidays. The series stars Emeraude Toubia, Mark Indelicato, Rome Flynn, Desmond Chiam, Vincent Rodriquez III, Isis King, Todd Grinnell, Constance Marie and Benito Martinez. Writer Gloria Calderón Kellet executive produces, along with director Meera Menon. “With Love” is produced by GloNation and Amazon Studios.
“The 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade” (The CW, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.) — This year’s annual parade will be hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain, Montel Williams and special co-host Elizabeth Stanton. The special is presented and produced by Associated Television International.
“Holmes For The Holidays” (HGTV, Dec. 18) — Contractor Mikes Holmes and his children Sherry and Michael battle it out in a friend Christmas competition to see who can create the most over-the-top light displays, ice sculptures and gingerbread houses.
“When Hope Call Christmas” (IMDb TV, Dec. 18) – Starring Morgan Kohan and Ryan-James Hatanaka, this film tells the story of a town that is trying to show the essence of Christmas for a writer who comes to visit, but behind the scenes, the residents aren’t really living in the spirit of the season.
“The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls” (Hallmark Channel, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m.) — The Mitchell brothers compete to see who can create the best Christmas house. This feature stars Robert Buckley, Ana Ayora, Jonathan Bennet, Sharon Lawrence, Treat Williams and Brad Harder.
“Christmas for Keeps” (Hallmark Channel, Dec. 18 at 10 p.m.) — Starring Ashley Newbrough, Ryan Rottman, Christa B. Allen and Marielle Scott, this film follows a close-knit group of childhood friends that returns home after 10 years to take part in the celebration of life of their beloved high school teacher.
“Home Town: Ben’s Holiday Workshop” (HGTV, Dec. 19) — Master woodworker Ben Napier will welcome Captain Sig and Mandy Hansen from “Deadliest Catch” as well as Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker Boss to his workshop to make special wood creations just in time for Christmas.
“Christmas Together” (UPtv, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.) — A woman leaves New York for Los Angeles after a break-up and falls in love while renting the guest house of a young father. The film stars Vivica A. Fox, Anna Marie Dobbins and Marc Herrman.
“Christmas Takes Flight” (CBS, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m.) — A holiday battle between pilot Jenny Beckett (Katie Lowes) and Matt Connor (Evan Williams), a number-crunching CEO who purchases Jenny’s family-owned, regional airline. Matt’s cost-cutting initiatives threaten Christmas when he cancels the airline’s annual holiday charitable benefit for underserved children.
“Tis the Season to be Merry” (Hallmark Channel, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m.) — Looking for a fresh angle to her book on relationships, Merry heads to Vermont to find a new perspective and Christmas cheer with aid worker Chris. This film stars Rachel Leigh Cook, Travis Van Winkle and Karen Malina White.
“Small Town Christmas: Natchitoches, La.” (UPtv, Dec. 19 at 9 p.m.) — Hosted by Megan Alexander, this episode of the premiere series will take place in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
“A Berry Royal Christmas” (Acorn TV, Dec. 20) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join forces with Mary Berry as she accompanies them on four special visits. Throughout the special, Berry cooks her favorite Christmas recipes as she helps prepare for a royal event that aims to thank all those who volunteer during the holiday season.
“Miracles Across 125th Street” (VH1, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m.) — After battling drug addiction, a Harlem rapper returns to his family’s church on Christmas Eve to confront his past. The holiday film stars Cannon, Lil Kim, Chrisette Michele, Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Tommy Davidson, Bruce Church, Luenell Campbell, Fred Hammond, Karen Clark Sheard, Akon, Cameron J. Wright, Vena Excell, Marsha Warfield, Ashley Adair, Bobb’e J. Thompson, Santwon McCray, Airean Josiah, Jarun Jones, Connor Finnerty, Golden Cannon, AJ Bernard, Destiny Renee Boyd, Cosme Flores, Rahja Fuller, Todrick Hall, DC Young Fly, Jim Jones, Rickey Smiley and Teyana Taylor. Nick Cannon, Michael Goldman, Benjamin Sumpter, Mike Elliott, Joe Genier, Nina L. Diaz, Donny Hugo Herran, Dara Cook, Trevor Rose and Janee Dabney executive produce.
“General Hospital” (ABC, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m.) — As Santa Claus and his helpers bring Christmas cheer to General Hospital, the annual tree lighting fills the community with hope and promise. Meanwhile, Port Charles experiences a holiday that will not soon be forgotten when a long-awaited homecoming brings renewed faith to the community.
“Grumpy Christmas” (Netflix, Dec. 22) — Don Servando and his “extended hippie family” travel to the beach to spend Christmas with Alma’s aunt, Doña Alicia, a demanding older woman who becomes Don’s ultimate nemesis. When his position in the family is challenged, Don tries to prove to his family that Alicia is only looking out for herself — even if that means ruining Christmas. The film is directed by Raúl Martínez with Gerardo Gatica and Alberto Müffelmann serving as producers.
“General Hospital” (ABC, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m.) — The full range of human emotions is on display this holiday as Port Charles families come together to both hold each other close as they face tragedy and celebrate joyfully as they look to the future.
“The Masked Singer Christmas Singalong” (Fox, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m.) — “Masked Singer” contestants will appear in a two-hour Christmas special featuring performances of new and classic holiday songs, bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage.
“The Price Is Right At Night” (CBS, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m.) — Drew Carey hosts a special holiday-themed primetime episode where families come down to the game show stage and play for festive prizes. Plus, the show highlights pet adoption when they showcase animals looking for their fur-ever homes this holiday season.
“Fantasy Island” (Fox, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m.) — In a special two-hour episode titled “Welcome to the Snow Globe,” a businesswoman comes to the island with the fantasy of meeting Mr. Right during a perfect Christmas. The episode is more fully holiday themed with the start of a new Secret Santa tradition, testing some of the island guardians and having others think about their own futures.
“1000 Miles From Christmas” / “1000 kms de la Navidad” (Netflix, Dec. 24) — A comedy that tells the story of Raúl (Tamar Novas), a 30-something who has suffered all the misfortunes of his life during Christmas time which results to him hating all things Christmas. After spending the holidays on the beach every year, Raúl’s boss makes him attend a business trip to audit a “Turrones de Valverde” factory, the most typical Christmas sweet in a town that lives for and loves Christmas. The film is directed by Álvaro Fernández Armero, with Kiko Martínez serving as producer.
“Kenny Rogers: All In For the Gambler” (CBS, Dec. 24 at 9 p.m.) — The life and legacy of country music legend Kenny Rogers is celebrated in a concert special.
“Small Town Christmas: Summerville, S.C.” (UPtv, Dec. 24 at 9 p.m.) — Hosted by Megan Alexander, this episode of the premiere series will take place in Summerville, South Carolina.
“Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” (ABC, Dec. 25 at 10 a.m.) — Disney’s annual Christmas celebration returns with stories, celebrity performances and the first telecast Christmas day parade since 2019. The holiday special is executive produced by Disney Parks along with Endeavor Content’s 45 Live.
“Popstar’s Best of 2021” (The CW, Dec. 28 at 8 p.m.) — This special will count down the greatest and most memorable moments and trends of 2021 based on polls from Popstar Magazine. “Popstar’s Best of 2021” will be hosted by Elizabeth Stanton and is presented by Associated Television International.
“Agatha Raisin: Kissing Christmas Goodbye” (Acorn TV, Dec. 30) — In this holiday special, Agatha Raisin is hired to protect a woman from her ghosts of Christmas past, but when she’s found dead, Agatha must investigate the murder. The special stars Ashley Jensen and Matthew Horne.
“General Hospital” (ABC, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m.) — New Year’s Eve plans shift and change, and although not everyone ends the night with a kiss, the celebratory atmosphere is undeniable, and love is in the air as Port Charles rings in the new year.
“New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash” (CBS, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m.) — Country music’s biggest stars will ring in the new year from downtown Nashville across multiple locations. The special will be packed with performances celebrating the anticipation of a new year, with performers including Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Elle King, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Zac Brown Band and more.
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022” (ABC, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m.) — The 50th anniversary celebration will consist of five and a half hours of performances airing until 2:00 a.m. EST and gives viewers a look at New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, including its first Spanish-language countdown live from Puerto Rico. Details around co-hosts, performers in Times Square and additional locations will be announced closer to show night.
“Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party Hosted By Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson” (NBC, Dec. 31 at 10:30 p.m.) – This celebratory special, hosted by Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson, will feature a lineup of special guests and musical performances. “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party Hosted By Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Cyrus, Lindsay Shookus, Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski. It is produced by Den of Thieves and Hopetown Entertainment and is directed by Joe DeMaio.