Here’s When You Can Watch All Of Your Favorite Christmas Specials


All of us have something that we love about Christmas. For some, it may be the cookies that are baking in the oven and for others, it could be decorating the Christmas tree.


For many, however, the top of the list includes sitting in front of the TV and watching some Christmas specials with a mug of hot chocolate in your hand.

It really doesn’t matter which Christmas special you enjoy, it seems as if it is a favorite pastime in almost every family.

Some of the more popular Christmas specials are returning to your television again this year but you need to know when to watch them. This list will help you to make sure you see all of those specials and movies and are in your seat when the show starts.

All of these times are listed in EST and may change without notice:

Wednesday, November 21

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (ABC) 8:00 p.m.

This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers (ABC) 8:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 22

The Thanksgiving Day Parade (CBS) 9:00 a.m.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC) 9:00 a.m.

The Wizard of Oz (TBS) 6:30 and 8:45 p.m.

Friday, November 23

Frosty the Snowman, followed by Frosty Returns(CBS) 8:00 p.m.

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer (CW) 8:00 p.m.

Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town (ABC) 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 24

Robbie the Reindeer (CBS) 8:00 p.m.

The Story of Santa Claus (CBS) 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 27

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS) 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 29

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (ABC) 8:00 p.m.

Toy Story That Time Forgot [Toy Story Christmas Special] (ABC) 8:30 p.m.

The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (ABC) 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 2

Garth: Live at Notre Dame!, a live concert featuring Garth Brooks (CBS) 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 6

A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC) 8:00 p.m.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (TBS) 8:00 p.m.

The Elf on the Shelf (TBS) 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 8

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS) 8:00 p.m.

Frosty the Snowman (CBS) 9:00 p.m.

Monday, December 10

CMA Country Christmas hosted by Reba McEntire (ABC) 8:00 p.m.

Friday, December 14

Tonight, there are a pair of vintage Christmas classics airing on CBS:

I Love Lucy 8:00 p.m.

The Dyck Van Dyke Show 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 16

The Sound of Music (ABC) 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 19

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer (CW) 8:00 p.m.

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (ABC) 8:00 p.m.

Shrek The Halls (ABC) 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 20

A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC) 8:00 p.m.

Friday, December 21

I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown! (ABC) 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 22

CMA Country Christmas hosted by Reba McEntire (ABC) 8:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24

TBS will be airing A Christmas Story for 24 hours, starting at 8:00 p.m.

It’s A Wonderful Life (NBC) 8:00 p.m.

Beauty & the Beast (ABC) 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 27

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (ABC) 8:00 p.m.

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (ABC) 9:00 p.m.

There are also premieres of two Freeform originals. They include Life-Size 2 Starring Tyra Banks.

It’s finally here! Check out the 25 Days of Christmas lineup, brought to you by Kohl’s. Get the full schedule at Freeform.com/25DaysSchedule.

Posted by Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas on Wednesday, November 7, 2018



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