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Updated December 18, 2020
Ho, ho, ho! You must’ve been good this year, because TV Santa Claus is delivering a ton of great presents this year in the form of holiday-themed marathons, specials, episodes, and movies running through December. The usual suspects are here: Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas and AMC’s Best Christmas Ever marathons; Netflix, Hallmark and Lifetime’s plentiful Christmas movie offerings (and a Hanukkah one this year, too!); Rankin and Bass special airings.
But there are also new additions to the holiday programming pantheon in 2020, including new HGTV and Food Network specials, several holiday-themed Netflix series (both scripted, like YA adventure Dash & Lily, and unscripted, like Holiday Home Makeover With Mr. Christmas, which is an actual show starring an actual person named Mr. Christmas), and much more.
Read on to plan your holiday viewing schedule this year, from Thanksgiving episodes to Christmas content and beyond.
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Once Upon a Snowman — The previously untold origins of Olaf, the innocent and insightful summer-loving snowman who melted hearts in the Oscar-winning 2013 Disney animated feature Frozen and its acclaimed 2019 sequel, are revealed in the all-new Walt Disney Animation Studios animated short Once Upon a Snowman. Streaming on Disney+.
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special — Taking place following the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day as she sets off on a new adventure with BB-8 to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. Stars from the film series provide voices. Streams Tuesday, Nov. 17 on Disney+.
Holiday Crafters Gone Wild — Jay Manuel hosts a competition of epic decorative proportions in this two-hour special, which will see four teams of talented holiday craft aficionados battle it out to win a $10,000 cash prize and the title of ultimate holiday craft champion. With challenges ranging from over-the-top tablescapes to one-of-a-kind tree toppers, designer Kim Myles and celebrity party planner Michael Russo will grade on creativity, complexity and craftsmanship. Premieres Friday, Nov. 20, at 9 p.m. on HGTV.
Craftopia — Two winter specials of the crafting competition premiere Thursday, Nov. 26 on HBO Max.
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 — PBS presents the remarkably true story of a brief moment of camaraderie, music and peace between Allied and German soldiers during World War I in this hybrid of documentary theater, weaving a cappella period songs and firsthand quotes and letters from 30 World War I figures brought to life by 10 actors. The production features WWI patriotic tunes, trench songs, medieval ballads and Christmas carols from England, Wales, France, Belgium and Germany. Premieres Friday, Nov. 27 on PBS (check local listings), and streams Tuesday, Dec. 15 at pbs.org and the PBS Video app.
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer — Based on the hit song that became a worldwide holiday phenomenon, this goofy and heartwarming adventure features young Jake Spankenheimer on the quest of a lifetime to track his missing Grandma down on Christmas Eve to prove that Santa Claus is indeed real. Airs Friday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
Frosty the Snowman — That “jolly, happy soul” whose old silk hat full of magic has turned him into a musical Christmas legend, once again demonstrates his unique showmanship. Narrated by Jimmy Durante, the special also includes the voices of Jackie Vernon (as Frosty) and Billy De Wolfe (as Professor Hinkle). Airs Friday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. on CBS.
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Frosty Returns — There’s still more magic as Frosty (John Goodman) returns to continue his adventure and skate on the edge of danger. Jonathan Winters narrates. Airs Friday, Nov. 27 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.
Illumination Presents Minions Holiday Special — This half-hour primetime event, starring the iconic Minions, features four mini-movie escapades and includes special guest appearances from some of Illumination’s most beloved characters from their The Secret Life of Pets and Sing franchises. Airs Friday, Nov. 27 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.
Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire — Robbie (voiced by Ben Stiller) must train to compete in the Reindeer Races to become a part of the sleigh team for Santa (voiced by Jim Belushi). The animated special airs Saturday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. on CBS.
Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe — Robbie (Stiller) battles Blitzen (voiced by Hugh Grant) in an effort to stop his nemesis’s launch of a reindeer theme park. Britney Spears, James Woods, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller also star. Airs Saturday, Nov. 28 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.
The All-Star Nickmas Spectacular — Hosted by Nickelodeon’s Lex Lumpkin, the hour-long variety show will include musical performances by JoJo Siwa, That Girl Lay Lay and Ne-Yo, appearances by Gabriel Iglesias, Jay Pharoah, Tisha Campbell, Trevor Noah and Young Dylan, plus comedy sketches and special messages from animated stars. Premieres Saturday, Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. on Nickelodeon.
The Story of Santa Claus — This musical holiday special revolves around a gentle toymaker (voiced by Ed Asner), whose only wish is to deliver a toy to every child on Christmas. Betty White and Tim Curry also star. Airs Saturday, Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. on CBS.
The Disney Holiday Singalong — Ryan Seacrest hosts the family event, which features performances of Disney and holiday favorites with animated on-screen lyrics so viewers at home can sing along. Airs Monday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
CMA Country Christmas — Country Music artist Thomas Rhett and his wife, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Akins, make their TV hosting debut together in this annual holiday music celebration featuring performances by Country Music’s biggest stars, including Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling for a spirited night of festive holiday classics. Airs Monday, Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. on ABC.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — The annual showing of Rankin and Bass’ special, narrated by Burl Ives and based on the song by Johnny Marks, airs Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. on CBS — its 56th consecutive year on the network.
Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer — Elliot, a small but determined horse, travels to the North Pole to compete for a spot alongside the famous reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh. Against all odds, Elliot and his friend Hazel the goat set out to prove that no dream is too big. Premieres Tuesday, Dec. 1 on Crackle.
A Reindeer’s Journey — Meet Ailo, a newborn reindeer who embarks on an incredible odyssey with the help of his mother. Narrated by Donald Sutherland and set against the frozen majesty of northern Finland, their journey is an uplifting story for the whole family. Premieres Tuesday, Dec. 1 on Crackle.
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – At Home Holiday Special — Iconic performances previously recorded at Radio City Music Hall in Rockefeller Center will be broadcast alongside special appearances and holiday messages from Jenna Dewan, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Groban, Carla Hall, Padma Lakshmi and John Legend. Today co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb host. Airs Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. on NBC.
My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood — The singer performs a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the joy and hopefulness of the holiday, as well as new original material from her first ever full-length Christmas album My Gift. Streaming Thursday, Dec. 3 on HBO Max.
Jingle Ball Greatest Moments — Airs Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
A Charlie Brown Christmas — Streams Friday, Dec. 4 on Apple TV+, and will be available for free from Dec. 11-13. Will also air on PBS and PBS Kids Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade Greatest Moments — The special will highlight all the greatest and most special moments of the past parades. Airs Friday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
Celebremos: Eterna Navidad — Grammy-winning artist Juanes and his wife Karen Martinez host this star-studded comedy and musical event featuring world renowned Latinx talent. Premieres Friday, Dec. 4 on Spanish-language streaming service Pantaya.
Christmas Under the Stars — Singer and songwriter Lauren Daigle in a mix of big performance numbers and intimate, cinematic musical moments. Airs Sunday, Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. on BYUtv.
Molly of Denali — Six new winter-themed episodes of the PBS series will premiere Monday, Dec. 7 through Wednesday, Dec. 9 on PBS Kids.
Pinkalicious & Peterrific — “Gingerbread House / Christmas Tree Trouble” premieres Monday, Dec. 7 on PBS Kids.
The Great Christmas Light Fight — Season 8 sees lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and famed interior designer Taniya Nayak judging as four decorating families face off to win $50,000 should they “sleigh” the competition. Premieres Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2020 — Hosted by Entertainment Tonight‘s Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight, this holiday special will countdown the 12 best holiday commercials ever – one for each of the 12 days of Christmas. In addition to the top 12, the special features other great commercials from both the U.S. and abroad, that capture the true spirit of the holiday season – from the heartfelt to the hilarious, from the outstanding to the ridiculous. Airs Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 9 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 21 on The CW.
Silent Night — A Song for the World — This musical film documentary narrated by Hugh Bonneville tells the story of the creation and cultural impact of the world’s most famous Christmas carol, composed in 1818 in Salzburg. Translated into 140 languages, “Silent Night” caused a Christmas ceasefire in World War I, while Bing Crosby’s version is the third best-selling single ever. The cast includes Kelly Clarkson, Joss Stone, John Rhys-Davies, David Foster, Kathrine McPhee, Randy Jackson, Gavin Rossdale, Josh Groban, The Vienna Boys Choir, and more. Airs Thursday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special — The 45-minute special features the show’s main cast members singing their favorite holiday staples and sharing their own family memories and New Year’s Resolutions. Premieres Friday, Dec. 11 on Disney+.
The Christmas Caroler Challenge — Hosted by Dean Cain and Laura McKenzie, the three-episode two hour-long Christmas caroling competition event series features 10 extraordinary Christmas carol groups, each with their own stylized brand of performance, in celebrating the great Christmas music we have all come to love. Airs Friday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
My Lottery Dream Home: Holiday Extravaganza — David Bromstad will show fans how to deck the halls like a lottery winner — but on a realistic budget. The popular HGTV designer will transform a living room into a lush Christmas tree forest, set a spectacular tablescape for a festive dinner party and adorn a home’s exterior with so much holiday razzle dazzle that the whole neighborhood will cheer. Premieres Friday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. on HGTV.
Joe Bob Saves Christmas — The Christmas spirit takes over The Last Drive-In as Joe Bob and Darcy close out the year with a double feature of holiday horrors. Premieres live on the ShudderTV feed on Friday, Dec. 11, at 9 p.m. ET, and will be made available on demand on Sunday, Dec. 13.
The Walking Dead Holiday Special — hosted by Chris Hardwick and featuring cast members Lauren Cohan, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Khary Payton, Eleanor Matsuura, Cooper Andrews, Cassady McClincy, Lauren Ridloff, Cailey Fleming, Emily Kinney, and IronE Singleton, as well as Walking Dead Universe Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple and The Walking Dead showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang. Premieres Sunday, Dec. 13 on AMC+.
The Netflix Afterparty: The Best Shows of the Worst Year — The hourlong end-of-year special features talent from the most talked-about Netflix series of 2020, including Anya Taylor-Joy, Lily Collins, Kevin Hart, The Crown’s Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor, and more. Premieres Sunday, Dec. 13 on Netflix.
Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir — The 17th annual holiday special features Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas. Premieres Monday, Dec. 14 at 9 p.m. and airs again Thursday, Dec. 24 at 9 p.m. on PBS. Also airs Thursday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. on BYUtv.
A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special — Premieres Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. on NBC; encore airs Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. on NBC.
Penn & Teller: Merry Fool Us — The magical duo of Penn & Teller is joined by host Alyson Hannigan to help kick off the holiday season with this special complete with magicians, costumes and a Christmas Trophy. Airs Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. on The CW.
HBO Max’s 12 Dates of Christmas: Unwrapped — Shangela hosts the dating series reunion special, premiering Dec. 17 on HBO Max.
The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special — Drag queens Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme star in a new holiday specaial available to stream now on Hulu.
You’ll Be Home for Christmas — Albie Mushaney, world-famous strongman and Salem, Oregon-based real estate agent who moonlights as a Santa impersonator, will help first-time homebuyers find their forever home in time for the holidays. Alongside his festive family, Albie will make the houses extra “ho-ho-home-y” by adding special seasonal touches like a fully decorated tree with gifts underneath, stockings hung on the chimney and freshly baked cookies and hot cocoa welcoming them at the door. Premieres Friday, Dec. 18 at 10 p.m. on HGTV.
Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas — The American Pops Orchestra and the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation team for the entire holiday classic album, hosted by Vanessa Williams. Premieres Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. and airs again Friday, Dec. 18 at 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 25 at 10:30 p.m. on PBS.
Diego Torres Sinfonico — Argentine pop singer Diego Torres performs alongside the Orquesta Filarmónica Joven de Colombia (the Young Philharmonic of Colombia) in HBO Latino’s latest concert special. Premieres Friday, Dec. 18 at 9:30 p.m. on HBO Latino, TNT in Latin America and HBO Max.
Let’s Make a Deal Primetime — The primetime edition of the game show will be decked out for the holiday with Christmas decorations, and festively themed games and deals. On the third primetime episode, special guest Phil Keoghan, host of CBS’ The Amazing Race and Tough As Nails, joins the series to present one lucky trader with an outdoor adventure-themed trip of a lifetime. Airs Monday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. on CBS.
Dr. Pimple Popper: Season’s Squeezings — Hoping to give patients all they want for Christmas and feel ready to face the family photo sessions with confidence, Dr. Lee has a tough job ahead of her with several high-stake cases. Airs Monday, Dec. 21 at 9 p.m. on TLC.
My Feet Are Killing Me: Under the Mistletoes — Dr. Ebonie, Dr. Brad, and Dr. Sarah are in for some shock in their stockings when they unwrap a 30-year-old wart, cut off cornflakes, and Dr. Ebonie discovers that her mom has a little extra something under her mistle-toe. Airs Monday, Dec. 21 at 10 p.m. on TLC.
Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration — Tituss Burgess and Julianne Hough ghost this special from Disney World, featuring performances from Becky G, Maddie & Tae, Tori Kelly and more. Airs Friday, Dec. 25 at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT on ABC.
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian — Making of Season 2 — premieres Friday, Dec. 25 on Disney+.
Surprising Santa Claus — Good Morning America‘s Lara Spencer, host of Flea Market Flip, will work with a team of designers, contractors and volunteers to give the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, the biggest Christmas present it has ever received. It will be a race against the clock as the team tackles two surprise home renovations and a special bonus for the town square that will spread holiday cheer to the whole community. Premieres Friday, Dec. 25 at 9 p.m. on HGTV.
Popstar’s Best of 2020 — Presented by Associated Television International and based on polls from Popstar Magazine, host Elizabeth Stanton will count down the greatest and most memorable moments and trends of 2020. Airs Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
Dogs of the Year — This special counts down the Top 10 dog stories of 2020, celebrating the dogs that go above and beyond, that leave their mark on society, and achieve the nearly impossible. Airs Thursday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 9 p.m. on The CW.
A Creepshow Holiday Special — A holiday-themed hourlong episode of the horror series, “Shapeshifters Anonymous,” stars Anna Camp and Adam Pally and debuts Dec. 28 on Shudder.
Call the Midwife Holiday Special — The popular series’ 2020 Christmas episode takes place in December 1965 with nothing going according to plan. Premieres Friday, Dec. 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS.
Heroes on the Front Line — Hosted by Dean Cain, the one-hour television event celebrates the on-the-ground heroes who dared to make a difference in the midst of the unprecedented and unforeseen worldwide pandemic. Airs Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
Dash & Lily — A whirlwind Holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City, finding they have more in common with each other than they would have expected. The series is based on the young adult book series Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares from the New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Premieres Tuesday, Nov. 10 on Netflix.
Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas — Benjamin Bradley, best known as Mr. Christmas, puts his design expertise and vast Christmas collection to good use as he and his team of elves work around the clock to bring holiday cheer to families and communities deserving of a home makeover for the most joyous time of year. Premieres Wednesday, Nov. 18 on Netflix.
Buddy vs. Christmas – Buddy Valastro embarks on an extraordinary new Christmas-themed competition as he goes head-to-head with the greatest non-cake artists — an award-winning scenic designer, a glassblower, an animatronics expert and a Lego builder. With only 24 hours to capture the spirit of the holidays with their creations, the one that rises to the top with their elaborate design will be crowned winner. Premieres Sunday, Nov. 22 at 10 p.m. on Food Network.
Biggest Little Christmas Showdown — The nation’s best miniaturists face off to create the merriest mini holiday houses, complete with all the festive, tiny trimmings in this four-part “mini-sized” holiday house tournament-style series hosted by actor James Monroe Iglehart. Judges include designer Genevieve Gorder and miniatures experts June Clinkscales and Dave Asling. Premieres Friday, Nov. 27 at 9 p.m. on HGTV.
Sugar Rush Christmas: Season 2 — This competition series challenges bakers to create holiday treats that look festive and taste amazing — all against a ticking clock. Premieres Friday, Nov. 27 on Netflix.
Überweihnachten — A three part Christmas mini-series starring Luke Mockridge, one of Germany’s most popular comedians, as likeable loser Bastian who travels home for Christmas only to be confronted with the fact that his brother is now dating his ex-girlfriend. As the brothers fight and bicker through the Christmas period Bastian fails to notice that the parents are hiding something. Premieres in November on Netflix.
The Great Gift Exchange — This 12-part series, hosted by gift wrap artist Alton DuLaney, highlights the art of giving where 12 YouTube creators participate in a giving chain that benefits a charity of their choice. All episodes stream on the creators’ YouTube pages on Dec. 1.
The Holiday Movies That Made Us — This in-depth look at two iconic holiday movies (Elf, The Nightmare Before Christmas) uses behind-the-scenes footage and cast and crew interviews. Available Tuesday, Dec. 1 on Netflix.
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 3 — ‘Tis the season for eight returning bakers to vie for the holiday crown as they race to make wondrous winter treats. Available Wednesday, Dec. 4 on Netflix.
How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding — When family rebel and disappointment Tumi Sello begrudgingly joins her dysfunctional family for the first Christmas holidays in years, it’s not the merry return of the prodigal daughter everyone was hoping for. She manages to ruin her younger sister’s Christmas wedding before it even takes place, and spends her next six days frantically trying to get things back on track. Premieres in December on Netflix.
Home For Christmas: Season 2 — Just in time for the holidays, a new season of the Norwegian series returns in December on Netflix.
Top Elf — Season 2 of Nickelodeon’s holiday-themed competition series premieres Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. on Nickelodeon.
12 Dates of Christmas — Natasha Rothwell narrates this holiday dating series about three singles looking for their special someone to bring home for the holidays. The first three episodes premiere on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, three episodes premiere on Dec. 3, and the final two episodes premiere Dec. 10 on HBO Max.
Great Performances, “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles” — Travel through the history of the iconic musical exploring its reach across time and cultures featuring appearances by composer and lyricist Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick as well as famous fans including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Topol and more. Airs Friday, Nov. 13 at 9 p.m. on PBS.
Nature, “Santa’s Wild Home” — Get an intimate look into life in Lapland, fabled land of Santa Claus and actual home of tenacious wildlife such as reindeer, wolverines, brown bears and more. Premieres Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. on PBS.
Bob’s Burgers, “Yatchy or Nice” — When the Belchers get an unexpected invitation to cater the Glencrest Yacht Club’s holiday boat parade, Bob wonders if there’s a catch. Meanwhile, Louise has her eye on the present-loaded Santa Schooner. Airs Sunday, Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. on Fox.
Family Guy, “The First No L” — When the family fails to help Lois with the Christmas shopping, she walks out on the family and the Griffins must try to save Christmas on their own. Airs Sunday, Dec. 13 at 9:30 p.m. on Fox.
Raven’s Home, “Mad About Yuletide” — It’s Christmas Eve and the Baxter/Grayson family are trying to make the best of the holiday when a storm hits and disrupts their plans to celebrate together at a cabin on the lake. Streams Friday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. on Disney+.
The Simpsons — 17 different Christmas episodes from the popular animated series are available to stream on Disney+.
America’s Funniest Home Videos — Select holiday-themed episodes from seasons 13 to 19 of the unscripted series are available to stream on Disney+.
25 Days of Christmas, Freeform
Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1, watch a nonstop slate of Christmas favorites on the network, including Home Alone, The Santa Clause trilogy, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, Love Actually, and many more. This year sees the network premieres of Almost Christmas, the 2018 film Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, Daddy’s Home 2, and more. Catch multiple airings of classics Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, including a special Christmas Day showing.
Best Christmas Ever, AMC
It’s already Christmas on AMC, which began airing its more than 800 hours of Christmas programming on November 2, with the event lasting all the way through December 25. Catch holiday favorite films including National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express, Love Actually, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and Jack Frost (the majority of which will available on-demand on AMC.com and the AMC app). The event will also extend to premium streaming bundle AMC+, where you’ll be able to catch the streaming debut of IFC’s Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special, hosted by Tony Hale; Shudder’s “Unhappy Holidays” collection of Christmas horrors; a special episode of BBC America’s The Graham Norton Show on Christmas Day; and the first-ever The Walking Dead Holiday Special, hosted by Chris Hardwick and featuring fan-favorite cast members (an exclusive for the streaming bundle).
More than 100 hours of seasonal content and 21 premieres of live-action, animation and preschool series begin Thursday, Nov. 19 on Nickelodeon, including season 2 of festive competition Top Elf; The All-Star Nickmas Spectacular; new episodes of PAW Patrol, Blues Clues, All That, Danger Force, and more; and fan-favorite holiday episodes of Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Loud House.
Holiday Programming, Ovation
A monthlong celebration of the holiday featuring films and specials culminates with a Christmas Day movie marathon featuring some counter-programming like Fargo, Dances With Wolves, and Blazing Saddles.
Amazon Prime Video
Holiday selections headed to Amazon Prime Video in November include the movies A Christmas Switch (2018), Rock N’ Roll Christmas (2019), A Christmas Movie Christmas (2019), A Majestic Christmas (2018) and Holiday High School Reunion (Christmas Crush) (2012).
From Food Network programming (Christmas and Thanksgiving baking competitions) to a variety of holiday-themed films — Once Upon a Time at Christmas (2017), The Christmas Tale (2005), 12 Pups of Christmas (2019), A Nanny for Christmas (2010), The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009) — there are plenty of holiday selections available to stream in November.
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the streaming service’s joyful collection of movies, specials, and themed episodes. Specials include the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special and High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special, while holiday films include Black Beauty, Safety, and Soul — plus classic Disney films and holiday episodes from plenty of TV series, including That’s So Raven, Even Stevens, Kim Possible, The Proud Family, Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Girl Meets World and Sonny with a Chance.
Holiday Wonderland, HBO Max
Viewers can catch up with holiday favorites via this tailored portal launching Tuesday, Dec. 1. More than 200 hours of curated holiday movies and episode will be available, including classic holiday movies (Meet Me in St. Louis, A Christmas Carol) and holiday episodes of favorite TV shows (Friends, Big Bang Theory, South Park, The O.C., The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Doctor Who).
New channels on the streaming service for the month of December include “A Very Crackle Christmas,” “Unlikely Heroes,” “Stream Me Up, Scotty,” and more.
Fox Entertainment’s free streaming service is home to a holiday collection including comedy The Moodys, classic Christmas titles including Miracle on 34th Street and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and more.
Pluto TV Christmas
The free streaming television service has introduced a brand new holiday channel (Ch. 250) that will be home to fan-favorite holiday themed programs like Married with Children, St. Nick, Dear Santa, Beverly Hillbillies and more. Extended marathons will run daily through Dec. 31, so you don’t have to stop celebrating even after Santa brings his presents. Additionally, the company has compiled classic holiday recipes inspired by the stars of the available shows and donated $50,000 to World Central Kitchen to really celebrate the holiday.
Shout! Factory TV
The company’s holiday programming, which can be streamed on demand at ShoutFactoryTV.com or on its various streaming apps and channels, includes festive holiday content including holiday episodes from TV series such as The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, Father Knows Best, Dennis the Menace, and even Ultraman and The Weird Al Show; films that get the Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment; classic films including Black Christmas, An American Christmas Carol and Scrooge; modern film favorites like Feast of the Seven Fishes and Snowtime!; and specials featuring Glen Campbell and Peter, Paul and Mary.
The arts channel has two different productions of The Nutcracker available to stream, 2017’s Czech National Ballet production from artistic director Petr Zuska, and 2012’s version from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg.
Happiest Season — Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis star as Abby and Harper, a couple headed home for the holidays. Abby wants to propose, but she quickly learns that Harper’s family doesn’t know she’s gay and begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew. Premieres Wednesday, Nov. 25 on Hulu.
Godmothered — Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training (Jillian Bell) who upon hearing that her chosen profession is facing extinction, decides to show the world that people still need fairy godmothers. Premieres Friday, Dec. 4 on Disney+.
Operation Christmas Drop — Congressional aide Erica Miller finds common ground with Air Force Captain Andrew Jantz when she learns about Operation: Christmas Drop, a genuine, decades-old tradition where gifts and supplies are parachuted to residents of remote neighboring islands. Premieres Thursday, Nov. 5 on Netflix.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey — When the trusted apprentice of legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Forest Whitaker) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within. Features original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and “This Day” performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé. Premieres Friday, Nov. 13 on Netflix.
The Princess Switch: Switched Again — When Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with boyfriend Kevin, it’s up to her double Princess Stacy of Belgravia to get these star-crossed lovers back together. The unexpected arrival of Margaret’s outrageous party girl cousin Fiona, a third look-alike who has ambitions of her own, means a recipe for Christmas triple trouble. Premieres Thursday, Nov. 19 on Netflix.
Alien Xmas — When a race of kleptomaniac aliens attempts to steal Earth’s gravity in order to more easily take everything on the planet, only the gift-giving spirit of Christmas and a small alien named X can save the world. Premieres Friday, Nov. 20 on Netflix.
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square — A rich and nasty woman, Regina Fuller, returns to her small hometown after her father’s death to evict everyone and sell the land to a mall developer — right before Christmas. However, after listening to stories of the local townsfolk, reconnecting with an old love, and accepting the guidance of an actual angel, Regina starts to have a change of heart. Featuring 14 original songs with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Premieres Sunday, Nov. 22 on Netflix.
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The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two — It’s been two years since siblings Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis) saved Christmas, and a lot has changed. A mysterious, magical troublemaker named Belsnickel threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good, unexpectedly pulling Kate and Jack into a new adventure with Santa Claus (Kurt Russell). Goldie Hawn also stars. Premieres Wednesday, Nov. 25 on Netflix.
Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker — From Shondaland, Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker spotlights the career of award-winning entertainer Debbie Allen and follows her group of young dancers as they prepare for Allen’s annual “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” production. Premieres Friday, Nov. 27 on Netflix.
Tudo Bem No Natal Que Vem / Just Another Christmas — After taking a very nasty fall on Christmas Eve, grinchy Jorge blacks out and wakes up one year later, with no memory of the year that has passed. He soon realizes that he’s doomed to keep waking up on Christmas Eve after Christmas Eve, having to deal with the aftermath of what his other self has done the other 364 days of the year. Premieres Thursday, Dec. 3 on Netflix.
If you miss an airing of any of Lifetime’s holiday movies this year, don’t worry — the network is continually replaying the year’s newest offerings so check your cable listings to see when the next showing will be. If there aren’t any scheduled, check MyLifetime.com or your cable provider’s On Demand selections. Here’s what the network is bringing you this year:
Christmas on Ice — Courtney Bennett (Abigail Klein), a former US figure skating hopeful, attempts to save her city’s public skating rink with the help of Noah Tremblay (Ryan Cooper), a former professional hockey player and single dad who owns the new indoor skating center. Premieres Friday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Christmas Unwrapped — From executive producer Tiffany Haddish, Christmas Unwrapped follows Charity (Amber Stevens West), an ambitious reporter, who learns the true meaning of Christmas when she investigates Erik Gallagher (Marco Grazzini), a beloved member of the town who insists all the gifts he provides are from none-other than Santa himself. Cheryl Ladd also stars. Premieres Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Forever Christmas — When workaholic reality TV producer Sophie (Chelsea Hobbs) starts working on a holiday-season show about Will (Christopher Russell), a wildly sexy guy who celebrates Christmas every day of the year, she finds herself falling for her mysterious, unlikely new star, renewing her long-lost faith in Christmas in the process. Premieres Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
A Crafty Christmas Romance — Mandy (Nicola Posener), the owner of a craft and hobby store, sets out to find the owner of an old copy of A Christmas Carol that included a letter to Santa from 70 years ago. Premieres Friday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Candy Cane Christmas — When Phoebe’s (Beverley Mitchell) neighborhood decides to skip decorating for her favorite Christmas tradition, Candy Cane Lane, she realizes that it’s not the traditions we cherish, but the people we spend them with. Premieres Saturday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
The Christmas Aunt — Rebecca Miller (Keshia Knight Pulliam) returns home to Tennessee two weeks before Christmas to take care of her niece and nephew while their parents are away. As she attempts to revive the kids’ Christmas spirit and redeem their faith in Santa, she reconnects with her childhood best friend, Drew (Jarod Joseph) and rediscovers her favorite childhood activity: 12 Days of Christmas. Premieres Sunday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
The Christmas Yule Blog — Caroline Williams (Sara Canning), a well-known social media travel writer, covers a hundred-year-old Christmas parade in the small town of Carte De Amor, New Mexico. While there, she meets high school music teacher Oscar Ortiz (Zak Santiago), who introduces her to a side of Christmas that she has never seen. Premieres Friday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
A Welcome Home Christmas — Chloe (Jana Kramer) is paired up with Michael (Brandon Quinn), a vet who recently returned home, for the town’s Army toy drive for Christmas and the Officer’s Christmas Ball. Premieres Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
A Very Charming Christmas Town — City girl and travel and lifestyle blogger Aubrey Lang (Natalie Hall) goes to the little town of Solvang for her next holiday vlog piece after it’s voted Most Christmassy Town in the USA, where she meets Sawyer Larsen (Jon Prescott). Premieres Sunday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
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Christmas on the Vine — Brooke (Julianna Guill), a young marketing executive, goes back to her hometown to help a struggling family-owned winery owned by the charismatic yet stubborn Tyler (Jon Corr). Brooke quickly learns that the town’s Christmas spirit has disappeared due to a wine conglomerate buying out all of the local wineries, and she’s determined to bring the holiday spirit back to the town. Premieres Friday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Christmas on Wheels — Ashley (Tiya Sircar) returns to her small hometown to care of her uncle who recently broke his ankle. When she learns that he has sold her Mom’s vintage red convertible, a car that holds many wonderful Christmas memories for Ashley, she is disappointed. But with the help of Duncan (Michael Xavier), her uncle’s attorney, Ashley is reunited with the car and restores it to its former glory, and fills it up with gifts for the community. Premieres Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
The Christmas Edition — Jackie (Carly Hughes), an up-and- coming journalist, finds an unexpected opportunity to run a small-town newspaper in Alaska and relocates to the small picture-perfect small town. Using a series of Christmas articles, she’s able to quickly return the newspaper to profitability, and soon falls in love… both with her new home and the handsome son of the paper’s former owner. Premieres Sunday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
A Taste of Christmas — Natalie (Anni Krueger) learns her cousin Francesca (Nia Vardalos) must cancel the Christmas Eve opening of her new Italian restaurant, and teams up with the attractive but pessimistic Chef Stefano (Gilles Marini) to make the opening happen any way she can. Premieres Friday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Feliz NaviDAD — David Morales (Mario Lopez), an Arizona high school principal and single dad, has lost the holiday spirit after also losing his wife a few years ago during the Christmas season. But this year David’s 14-year-old daughter, Noel (Paulina Chavez), and his live-in sister, Marissa (Marycarmen Lopez), are determined to bring the yuletide spirit back to the family and, with a little luck, also help David find love again via online dating. Premieres Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Homemade Christmas — Every year, Megan (Michelle Argyris), an ambitious young woman uses the weeks leading up to Christmas to become the ultimate holiday freelance assistant for hire, helping with any Christmas related tasks for extra income. But when the opportunity arrives to save a Christmas party and dazzle her crush, she must choose between the man of her aspirations and Mr. Right. Premieres Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Dear Christmas — Natalie Morgan (Melissa Joan Hart) is the host of a popular podcast, Holiday Love, which shares true stories of holiday romance with its listeners, but she’s never truly experienced a romance of her own. While spending Christmas with her family she unexpectedly begins to experience her own holiday romance as sparks ignite with local firefighter, Jack (Jason Priestley). Premieres Friday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
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Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding — Lifetime’s first-ever Christmas sequel to last year’s hit movie Merry Liddle Christmas, Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding once again follows Jacquie Liddle (Kelly Rowland), as she and Tyler try to plan their perfect destination Christmas wedding. Naturally, Jacquie’s plans go awry when her boisterous family intervenes in her planning and her snooty wedding planner quits in protest. Premieres Saturday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street — Amelia Lewis (Vanessa Lachey) plans to open a year-round Christmas shop but discovers that Vic Manning (Ryan McPartlin) has also bid on the storefront. They both try to get to the seller — Elder Dubois (Patrick Duffy) in the next town—and convince him to sell his space to them. Premieres Sunday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
The Christmas Listing — Julia Rogers (Lexi Giovagnoli) is an uptight, hardworking realty owner who has lost her Christmas spirit. She will have to spend five days at a Christmas Inn with her business competitor, Chad Everest (Travis Burns), in order to win over the badly needed listing of the Erickson Farmstead. While competing to win the listing, Julia and Chad discover that they have more in common than they thought. Premieres Monday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Too Close for Christmas — When Hayley (Jessica Lowndes) accepts an invitation to spend Christmas with her sister’s new in-laws, her seemingly perfect holiday takes a turn when Luke (Chad Michael Murray), Hayley’s brother-in-law’s brother, unexpectedly shows up. Airs Friday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve — When college sweethearts Corinne (Kyla Pratt) and Rob (Brooks Darnell) get opportunities on opposite sides of the world, they decide to part ways and meet again in two years on Christmas Eve to see if they are really meant to be. One shows up and the other doesn’t, but many years later the two end up bumping into one another at a Christmas Eve wedding. Premieres Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Christmas Ever After — Popular romance novelist Izzi Simmons (Ali Stroker) spends every Christmas at her favorite snowy bed & breakfast, but this year, she’s faced with an impending deadline and a severe case of writer’s block. Luckily, inspiration strikes in the unlikely form of the B&B’s new owner Matt (Daniel di Tomasso), who bears an uncanny resemblance to the handsome hero from Izzi’s novels. Premieres Sunday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
The Santa Squad — Allie (Rebecca Dalton), an out of work art teacher, accepts a job with the Santa Squad to help wealthy widower Gordon (Aaron Ashmore) and his two precious daughters rediscover the magic of Christmas ‚ and maybe love. Premieres Monday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Inn Love by Christmas — Mandy Leeds (Jonna Walsh), a successful young woman working in the hotel industry in Miami, returns to her small northern hometown to acquire the quaint local for her company. Lucas Menzino (Jesse Hutch), her high school rival, also has his eye on the inn as well. Premieres Friday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
The Christmas Setup — New York lawyer Hugo (Ben Lewis) heads to Milwaukee with his best friend Madelyn (Ellen Wong) to spend the holidays with his brother Aiden (Chad Connell) and his mom Kate (Fran Drescher), who is also in charge of the local Christmas celebrations. Ever the matchmaker, Kate arranges for Hugo to run into Patrick (Blake Lee), Hugo’s high school friend and secret crush. Premieres Saturday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
A Sugar & Spice Holiday — Suzie (Jacky Lai), a rising young architect, returns to her small hometown in Maine for Christmas where her Chinese-American parents, Pete (Tzi Ma) and Mimi (Lillian Lim), run the local Lobster Bar. While there, she teams up with old high school friend Billy (Tony Giroux) to enter the local gingerbread house competition. Premieres Sunday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Lonestar Christmas — When a single mom Erin (Stephanie Bennett) takes her daughters to spend Christmas with her estranged dad on his Texas ranch, she unexpectedly falls in love with local restaurateur Mateo (Marco Grazzini) while learning to forgive her father for the past. Premieres Monday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Christmas on the Menu — Josie Jennings (Kim Shaw) a celebrated, romantic, 35-year old chef in the city heads home to spend the holidays at the quaint, magical bed and breakfast where she grew up, and where her mother Shannon (Cynthia Gibb) has just opened a new restaurant. Famous food critic Tanner Rhodes (Clayton James), who has given Josie harsh reviews in the past, comes to town to review the new restaurant and Josie’s Christmas Cuisine. Premieres Friday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
A Christmas Exchange — Molly Cooper (Laura Vandervoort) swaps her quaint farmhouse for London Financier Patrick Kingston’s (Rainbow Sun Francks) posh apartment — and sparks fly as they get to know each other through emails and texts as they live in each other’s spaces. Premieres Saturday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
A Christmas Break — When teacher Addison Tate (Cindy Sampson) meets Danny (Steve Byers), a Hollywood actor home to reconnect with his roots, on a Christmas tree lot, sparks fly, uniting the two to save her school from closing right before Christmas Eve. Premieres Sunday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Spotlight on Christmas — Dumped two weeks before Christmas, actress Olivia O’Hara (Tori Anderson) secretly returns to her tiny hometown to hide out, eat cookies and avoid the press. What she doesn’t expect is to be faced with the family she left behind, meeting a charming new guy Casey Rawlins (Victor Zinck Jr.), and a noisy reporter following her every move. Premieres Monday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
The Christmas High Note — After being stood up by her partner Brad (William McNamara), Rachel (Jamie Luner) soon meets Michael (Johnny Messner) and his teenage daughter, Sophia, and she helps Sophia with her Christmas Eve pageant performance. Airs Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Christmas at the Castle — Blaire Henderson (Brooke Burfitt), a perfume expert from New York, is sent to remote Scotland to find a rare fragrance but the dashing license owner, Alistair McGregor (Dan Jeannotte), is a stubborn aristocrat who won’t sell and she poses as a documentary filmmaker to learn the secret formula. Airs Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
My Sweet Holiday — Sadie (Malone Thomas) helps teach the stranger who bought her family’s beloved chocolate store everything she knows about chocolate. Airs Thursday, Dec. 25 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Hallmark also frequently replays its holiday original movies — check each title’s page on the Hallmark website to find out when it’ll air next.
Jingle Bell Bride — Wedding planner Jessica Perez (Julie Gonzalo) travels to a remote town in Alaska to find a rare flower for a celebrity client and is charmed by the small town during Christmas, as well as the handsome local (Ronnie Rowe Jr.) helping her. Premieres Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
Christmas Tree Lane — Music store owner Meg (Alicia Witt) spearheads the community effort to save the Christmas Tree Lane shopping district from demolition. As she finds herself falling for Nate (Andrew Walker), a recent acquaintance, she’s thrown when she learns his surprising tie to the developer. Premieres Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Chateau Christmas — Margot (Merritt Patterson), a world-renowned pianist, returns to Chateau Newhaus to spend the holidays with her family and is reunited with an ex (Luke Macfarlane) who helps her rediscover her passion for music. Premieres Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
Deliver by Christmas — Bakery owner Molly (Alvina August) meets Josh (Eion Bailey), a widower who recently moved to town with his young son, but she is also charmed by a mysterious client whom she’s never met in person and she doesn’t realize that they’re the same man. Premieres Sunday, Oct. 25 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
One Royal Holiday — When Anna (Laura Osnes) offers a stranded mother (Victoria Clark) and son (Aaron Tveit) shelter in a blizzard, she learns that they are the Royal Family of Galwick. Anna shows the Prince how they do Christmas in her hometown, encouraging him to open his heart and be true to himself. Premieres Saturday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
Cranberry Christmas — A separated couple (Nikki DeLoach and Benjamin Ayres) feign marital bliss on national television to help their town’s Christmas festival – and their business. But what will the future hold for them when rekindled love is complicated by new opportunities? Premieres Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
On the 12th Date of Christmas — Two seemingly incompatible game designers (Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes) team up to create a romantic, city-wide scavenger hunt themed for the “12 Days of Christmas.” Premieres Sunday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
Holly & Ivy — When Melody’s (Janel Parrish) neighbor, Nina (Marisol Nichols), learns that her illness has returned, Melody promises to keep Nina’s kids, Holly & Ivy, together. To adopt the children, she must renovate her new fixer-upper, which she does with the help of contractor, Adam (Jeremey Jordan). Premieres Sunday, Nov. 1 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater — Single mom Maggie (Ashley Williams) is facing Christmas alone until Lucas (Niall Matter) crashes into her life and becomes an unexpected houseguest. Together they overcome Christmas while finding comfort in their growing bond. Premieres Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
The Christmas Ring — A reporter (Nazneen Contractor) searches for the love story behind an antique engagement ring. With the help of the ring’s owner’s grandson (David Alpay), they learn the legacy his grandparent’s left behind. Premieres Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Christmas with the Darlings — Just before the holidays Jessica Lew (Katrina Law) is ending her tenure as the assistant to her wealthy boss to use her recently earned law degree within his company, but offers to help his charming, younger brother (Carlo Marks) as he looks after his orphaned nieces and nephew over Christmas. Premieres Sunday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
The Christmas Bow — When an accident puts her music dreams on hold, a gifted violinist (Lucia Micarelli) reconnects with an old family friend (Michael Rady), who helps her heal and find love during the holidays. Premieres Sunday, Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Christmas in Vienna — Jess (Sarah Drew), a concert violinist whose heart just isn’t in it anymore, goes to Vienna for a performance. While there, she finds the inspiration she has been missing, and a new love (Brennan Elliott). Premieres Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
Meet Me at Christmas — When Joan’s (Catherine Bell) son’s wedding planner unexpectedly quits, she must coordinate his Christmas Eve wedding with the help of Beau (Mark Deklin), the bride’s uncle. As they work alongside each other they discover their fates and pasts are intertwined. Premieres Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
A Timeless Christmas — Charles Whitley (Ryan Paevey) travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner (Erin Cahill), a tour guide at his historic mansion, and experiences a 21st Century Christmas. Premieres Sunday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
The Christmas Doctor — A week before Christmas, Dr. Alicia Wright (Holly Robinson Peete) is offered an assignment away from home. A mysterious man (Adrian Holmes) from her past journeys to find her before Christmas and brings with him a revelation that could change Alicia’s life forever. Premieres Sunday, Nov. 15 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
A Nashville Christmas Carol — Vivienne Wake (Jessy Schram), a workaholic television producer in charge of a country music Christmas special showcasing newcomer Alexis (Raelynn), never lets personal feelings get in the way of business. On the verge of accepting a job in LA, a visit from the ghost of her recently deceased mentor, Marilyn (Wynonna Judd), the Spirit of Christmas Past (Kix Brooks) and the Spirit of Christmas Present (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) help her get back on track. Premieres Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
The Angel Tree — A writer (Jill Wagner) seeks the identity of the person who helps grant wishes that are placed upon the angel tree, and in the process, reconnects with her childhood friend (Lucas Bryant). Premieres Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
The Christmas House — Working through some difficult decisions, Mitchell family matriarch Phylis (Sharon Lawrence) and patriarch Bill (Treat Williams), have summoned their two grown sons – TV star Mike Mitchell (Robert Buckley) and Brandon Mitchell (Jonathan Bennett) – home for the holidays. Premieres Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
A Godwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances — After 15 years, Pat (Sam Page) moves home from Hawaii with his two sons and through a series of coincidences, or Godwinks, ends up stuck in traffic next to his high school sweetheart, Margie (Brooke D’Orsay), at Christmas. Premieres Sunday, Nov. 22 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Heart of the Holidays — When Sam (Vanessa Lengies) was a little girl, all she wanted was to make a difference in the world. Now as a high-powered stockbroker on Wall Street, she couldn’t be further from her small-town roots. After a misunderstanding, Sam heads back home for the holidays where she comes face-to-face with her high school sweetheart Noah (Corey Sevier) and they rediscover what matters most in life. Premieres Monday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado — Erin (Rochelle Aytes) is planning the town’s Christmas celebration and must win over firefighter Kevin (Mark Taylor) in order to obtain the beautiful spruce tree from his property for the celebration. Premieres Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
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Good Morning Christmas — Two competing TV hosts (Alison Sweeney and Marc Blucas) are sent to a festive small town over Christmas. While pretending to get along for the sake of appearances, they discover that there’s more to each other than they thought. Premieres Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
Christmas by Starlight — Annie (Kimberley Sustad), a lawyer, must help her loved ones this holiday season. Her family’s restaurant, The Starlight Café, is slated for demolition. The heir to the development firm responsible, William (Paul Campbell), makes her an unlikely proposition: he’ll spare the café if Annie spends the week “appearing” as the legal counsel his father is demanding he hire in the wake of some costly mistakes. Premieres Thursday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
Five Star Christmas — After moving back to her hometown, Lisa (Bethany Joy Lenz) plots with her siblings and grandparents to help her father’s new bed and breakfast get a five-star review from an incognito travel critic (Victor Webster), but ends up falling for him, not knowing he is the real critic. Premieres Friday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
Christmas Waltz — After Avery’s (Lacey Chabert) storybook Christmas wedding is canceled unexpectedly, dance instructor Roman (Will Kemp) helps her rebuild her dreams. Premieres Saturday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
USS Christmas — Maddie (Jen Lilley), a reporter for a Norfolk newspaper, embarks on a Tiger Cruise during Christmastime where she meets a handsome naval officer (Trevor Donovan) and stumbles upon a mystery in the ship’s archive room. Premieres Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
If I Only Had Christmas — Kansas City publicist Darcy Gale (Candace Cameron Bure) ventures to the Emerald Educational Trust for the job of a lifetime. Helping VP Glen Goodman (Warren Christie) and his team find the know-how, courage, and heart to help a charity in need for Christmas. Premieres Sunday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing — As Michelle’s (Holly Robinson Peete) wedding approaches, Hannah (Rukiya Bernard) steps up to help finish the launch of the new Evergreen museum while questioning her relationship and future with Elliot (Antonio Cayonne). Premieres Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
A Little Christmas Charm — Holly (Ashley Greene), a jewelry designer, finds a lost charm bracelet and teams up with investigative reporter Greg (Brendan Penny) in hopes of finding the owner and returning it by Christmas Eve. Premieres Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Christmas She Wrote — When Kayleigh (Danica McKellar), a romance writer, has her column cancelled right before Christmas, she heads home to reconnect with her family. Kayleigh gets an unexpected visit from the man (Dylan Neal) who cancelled her column who fights not only to bring her back to the publisher but also for her heart. Premieres Sunday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas — Five guests are mysteriously invited to an inn to celebrate Christmas. With the help of the owner Ben (Stephen Huszar), Sarah (Lacey Chabert) discovers that an event from the past may connect them and change their lives forever in this film executive produced by Blake Shelton. Premieres Sunday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Cross Country Christmas — Former classmates Lina (Rachael Leigh Cook) and Max (Greyston Holt) are traveling home for the holidays, until a storm hits and they have to work together to make it home in time, no matter the mode of transportation. Premieres Saturday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
A Glenbrooke Christmas — As Christmas nears, heiress Jessica Morgan (Autumn Reeser) seizes what seems like her last chance to experience a relaxed Christmas and heads off to the small town of Glenbrooke, where she meets a handsome fireman (Antonio Cupo). Premieres Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Christmas Comes Twice — Emily (Tamera Mowry-Housley) is a top newscaster who has achieved her career dreams but still has regrets about the guy (Michael Xavier) who got away five years earlier. When the Christmas carnival comes to town, a ride around the carousel takes her magically back in time to the carnival five years before, giving her a second chance at love before she must return to Christmas present. Premieres Sunday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
Christmas Homecoming — When a mysterious key and a holiday riddle arrive on their doorsteps, Kate (Taylor Cole) and Kevin (Steve Lund) embark on a Christmas romance adventure they’ll never forget. Premieres Sunday, Dec. 13 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
A Christmas Carousel — When Lila (Rachel Boston) is hired by the Royal Family of Marcadia to repair a carousel, she must work with the Prince (Neal Bledsoe) to complete it by Christmas. Saturday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
Swept Up by Christmas — An antique seller and a cleaner clash (Lindy Booth and Justin Bruening) over how to downsize a magnificent estate right before Christmas. As the two uncover the house’s treasures, they find a way to reconnect the reclusive owner with his own Christmases past. Premieres Saturday, Dec. 19 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Love, Lights, Hanukkah! — As Christina (Mia Kirshner) prepares her restaurant for its busiest time of year, she gets back a DNA test revealing that she’s Jewish. The discovery leads her to a new family and an unlikely romance over eight nights. Also stars Ben Savage and Marilu Henner. Premieres Sunday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel.
Project Christmas Wish — For years Lucy (Amanda Schull) has played Santa to her small town’s community by making their holiday wishes come true. But when Lucy grants a little girl’s wish for a Christmas like she used to have with her mom, she unexpectedly finds her own wishes coming true in life and love. Premieres Sunday, Dec. 20 at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Yearly Departed — The Amazon Original comedy special hosted by Phoebe Robinson will feature a female-led lineup including Rachel Brosnahan, Ziwe, Tiffany Haddish, Patti Harrison, Natasha Leggier, Natasha Rothwell and Sarah Silverman delivering eulogies for all the thing we’ve lost in 2020. Premieres Wednesday, Dec. 30 on Amazon Prime Video.
United in Song: A Celebration of America’s Resilience — PBS’ New Year’s Eve broadcast features performances encouraging the nation to come together in the face of a difficult year. Premieres Thursday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. on PBS.
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021 — Lucy Hale and Billy Porter will join Ryan Seacrest in Times Square with Ciara hosting from Los Angeles. Premieres Thursday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
NBC’s New Year’s Eve 2020 — Carson Daly returns to host live from Times Square alongside Julianne Hough and correspondent Stephen “tWitch” Boss (The Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ). Performances from X Ambassadors, Brett Eldredge, Hough, NE-YO, Leslie Odom Jr., Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and The Struts. Part 1 premieres at 10–11 p.m. ET and Part 2 at 11:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. ET on on Dec. 31.
Fox’s New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021 — Ken Jeong And Joel McHale count down to 2021 and welcome celebrity and musical guests in this special. Part 1 premieres at 8 p.m. and Part 2 at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31 on Fox.
Doctor Who special “Revolution of the Daleks” — Yaz (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole), and Graham (Bradley Walsh) are far away on Earth and must carry on with their lives without the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), who has been imprisoned; however, they soon discover a disturbing plan involving a Dalek forming. John Barrowman reprises his role as Captain Jack Harkness, alongside Chris Noth (Sex and the City), who will be back as the disgraced Jack Robertson. Harriet Walter (Killing Eve) makes her Doctor Who debut, alongside television star Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (The Trial of Christine Keeler).
Great Performances: “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2021” — Host Hugh Bonneville is joined by guest conductor Riccardo Muti and the Vienna Philharmonic performing a festive selection of Strauss Family waltzes. Premieres at 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 1 on PBS.
Hello 2020, YouTube
YouTube’s five-part streaming event is a New Year’s Eve celebration spanning across the Americas, the U.K., Korea, Japan, and India on December 31. Each localized celebration will include inspiring speeches, live musical performances, DJ-hosted dance parties and more. The Americas presentation will include Matthew McConaughey, Demi Lovato, RuPaul, Dua Lipa, J Balvin, and more, while the U.K. welcomes Katherine Ryan, Michaela Coel, Natasia Demetriou, Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie, and MNEK; South Korea’s lineup includes GGILGGIL Market, Tester Hoon, and Balming Tiger; Japan’s includes top creators Tokai On Air, Puritto Channel, and Mochizuki Rie; India’s includesTiger Shroff, Badshah, Zakir Khan, and more.
Revry Wrapped: 2020 — The global queer digital TV network’s top 20 countdown of fan favorites includes celebs like Billy Porter, Janelle Monáe, Hugh Jackman, Angelica Ross, Dan Levy, Regina King, Laverne Cox, Laura Linney, Shangela paying tribute to the romance, comedy, drama, and reality shows available for free on demand on Revry beginning Jan. 1.
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