The 2019 Schedule For All Your Favorite Christmas Specials Has Been Released

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The 2019 Schedule For All Your Favorite Christmas Specials Has Been Released

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Every Christmas season, I always look forward to the TV specials. There's something about sitting down as a family to watch the same programs year after year that make the holidays what they are. Even though you know them all by heart, you still can't bear to miss them.

We found the air times for some of the most popular Christmas specials and put them all in one place for you! Make sure you mark your calendars. Remember, these are just the times that have been released so far!

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale. This year you can catch it on Disney + or on Amazon.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Who doesn't need some Griswold family fun every year?

AIR DATES: Catch it on ABC

  • Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.
  • Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.
  • Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 12 at 5:45 p.m.
  • Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
  • Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 18 at 5:45 p.m.
  • Dec. 20 at 10 p.m.
  • Dec. 21 at 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.
  • Dec. 24 at 9 p.m.

Love Actually

Whether or not you think it's a Christmas movie, it's a must-watch this time of year!


  • Dec. 3 at 3:55 p.m. HBO
  • Dec. 10 at 12:50 a.m. HBO
  • Dec. 11 at 11:00 a.m. HBO2
  • Dec. 13 at 6:45 p.m. HBO

A Charlie Brown Christmas

That speech from Linus makes me tear up every year!


  • Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. ABC

The Santa Clause

You can never have enough Tim Allen around the holidays!


  • Dec. 6 at 9:30 p.m. Freeform
  • Dec. 7 at 12:00 p.m. Freeform
  • Dec. 12 at 6:50 p.m. Freeform
  • Dec. 13 at 12:30 p.m. Freeform
  • It's also on Disney+

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Halloween or Christmas? You choose!


  • Dec. 5 at 6:40 p.m. Freeform
  • Dec. 6 at 3:40 p.m. Freeform
  • Dec. 15 at 3:25 p.m. Freeform
  • It's also on Disney+

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

This one is always my favorite! It's not Christmas until I've watched Rudolph.


  • Dec. 2 at 8:00 p.m. CBS
  • Dec. 6 at 8:30 p.m. Freeform
  • Dec. 7 at 6:45 p.m. Freeform
  • Dec. 14 at 8:00 p.m. CBS

Frosty The Snowman

Which came first, the song or the show? WHO CARES!


  • Dec. 6 at 8:00 p.m. Freeform
  • Dec. 7 at 6:15 p.m. Freeform
  • Dec. 14 at 9:00 p.m. Freeform

The Year Without A Santa Claus

"I'm Mr. White Christmas, I'm Mr. Snow!" Such a great song.


  • Dec. 13 at 10:05 p.m. AMC
  • Dec. 14 at 3:45 p.m. AMC
  • Dec. 15 at 12:45 p.m. AMC

Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas

Disney always puts out great work, and this is no different!


  • Stream on Netflix
  • Stream on Amazon
  • Stream on Disney+


Even though it's a little more recent, this movie is sure to be a classic in your household!


  • Dec. 4 at 8:00 p.m. AMC
  • Dec. 5 at 6:00 p.m. AMC
  • Dec. 8 at 6:00 p.m. AMC

Shrek The Halls

Trust me when I tell you this one deserves more credit than it gets!


  • Dec. 17 at 9:30 p.m. ABC

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

The animated one is better than the live-action remake, in my opinion!


  • Dec. 3 at 8:00 p.m. NBC
  • Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. TNT
  • Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m. TNT
  • Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. TNT
  • Dec. 14 at 8:00 p.m. TBS
  • Dec. 25 at 8:30 p.m. NBC

A Christmas Story

This will always be my family's favorite holiday movie...EVER!


  • Dec. 7 at 8:00 p.m. TNT
  • Dec. 7 at 10:00 p.m. TNT

It's A Wonderful Life

The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, It's a Wonderful Life is worth an annual viewing.


  • Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. NBC

I Love Lucy Christmas Special

The Ricardos and the Mertzes are spending Christmas Eve togetheR, and I always join them.


  • Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. NBC

White Christmas
  • Available on Netflix

Miracle on 34th Street

It's a Christmas Classic & with the Holidays approaching, what can I say!


  • Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. AMC
  • Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. AMC
  • Dec. 17 at 10:15 p.m. AMC

Christmas with the Kranks

The Kranks scandalise everyone when they declare that they won't be celebrating Christmas. But, when their daughter decides to visit home, they get off on a mad rush to organise a spanking Christmas.


  • Dec. 1 at 10:30 p.m. AMC
  • Dec 2. at 7 p.m. AMC
  • Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. AMC
  • Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. AMC
  • Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. AMC
  • Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. AMC
  • Dec. 21 at 10:15 p.m. AMC

A Home for the Holidays with Idina Menzel

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel performs songs from her new album, Christmas: A Season of Love, and introduces uplifting stories about adoption from foster care. Award-winning artists Adam Lambert, NE-YO and Kelly Rowland also perform.


  • Dec. 22 at 9 p.m CBS

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