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From Frosty to Rudolph, these are the holiday movies and specials airing on TV this year

Here’s where to watch Christmas favorites like ‘Elf,’ ‘White Christmas,’ ‘The Polar Express,’ ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas,’ and more.

The navigational prowess of “the most famous reindeer of all” illuminates Santa Claus’ way in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Photo: © Classic Media copyright:© 1969 Golden Books
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
Classic Media, CBS Entertainment

Here is a list of holiday-related special programming on local broadcast and select cable/satellite channels for 2020.

Editor’s note: As always, TV schedules are subject to change at the discretion of the network, cable and local programmers. This list includes holiday-related special programming on local broadcast and select cable/satellite channels. It does not include holiday-themed episodes of regularly scheduled series. Depending on your cable/satellite provider, you may need to adjust time periods for programming on some channels. For the Hallmark, UPtv and Freeform channels, only the premieres of shows are listed; see hallmarkchannel.com/christmas, uptv.com/featured/christmas and freeform.go.com/25-days-of-christmas for a complete list. This is not an all-inclusive list.

Friday, Nov. 27

Four Christmases, 5:30 p.m., AMC, 2008 movie

Frosty the Snowman, 7 p.m., Ch. 2, Animation

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 7 p.m., Ch. 5, Animation

Frosty Returns, 7:30 p.m., Ch. 2, Animation

Minions Holiday Special, 7:30 p.m., Ch. 5, Animation

Fred Claus, 7:30 p.m., AMC, 2007 movie

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, 7 p.m., Ch. 4, Animation

Dear Christmas, 9 p.m., Lifetime, 2020 TV movie

Five Star Christmas, 9 p.m., Hallmark, 2020 TV movie

Four Christmases, 10 p.m., AMC, 2008 movie

Saturday, Nov. 28

To Grandmother’s House We Go, 2:30 a.m., AMC, 1992 TV movie

Fred Claus, 3:30 p.m., AMC, 2007 movie

Elf, 6 p.m., AMC, 2003 movie

Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire, 7 p.m., Ch. 2, Animation

Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe, 7:30 p.m., Ch. 2, Animation

The Story of Santa Claus, 8 p.m., Ch. 2, Animation

Will Ferrell, right, in a scene from the film “Elf.”
Will Ferrell, right, in a scene from the film “Elf.”
Alan Markfield, New Line Productions

Elf, 8 p.m., AMC, 2003 movie

Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding, 9 p.m., Lifetime, 2020 TV movie

Christmas Waltz, 9 p.m., Hallmark, 2020 TV movie

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, 10:55 p.m., Freeform, 2018 movie

USS Christmas, 11 p.m., Hallmark MM, 2020 TV movie

Sunday, Nov. 29

A Perfect Christmas, 3 a.m., Ch. 12, 2012 TV movie

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, 6 a.m., Freeform, 2018 movie

Prep & Landing, 7 p.m., Ch. 4, Animation

Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice, 7:30 p.m., Ch. 4, Animation

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, 7:30 p.m., FOX, Animation

People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street, 9 p.m., Lifetime, 2020 TV movie

If Only I Had Christmas, 9 p.m., Hallmark, 2020 TV movie

Monday, Nov. 30

My Santa, 3 a.m., Ch. 12, 2013 TV movie

Four Christmases, 6 p.m., AMC, 2008 movie

The Disney Holiday Singalong, 8 p.m., Ch. 4, Special

Fred Claus, 8 p.m., AMC, 2007 movie

CMA Country Christmas, 9 p.m., Ch. 4, Special

The Christmas Listing, 9 p.m., Lifetime, 2020 TV movie

Four Christmases, 10:32 p.m., AMC, 2008 movie

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Fred Claus, 3 p.m., AMC, 2007 movie

Christmas Under the Stars: Train, 5 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

The Polar Express, 5:30 p.m., AMC, Animation

Celebrating the Light of the World, 6 p.m., BYUtv, Special

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 7 p.m., Ch. 2, Animation

Reindeer Family & Me, 7 p.m., BYUtv, 2017 movie

Wednesday, Dec. 2

The Nativity Story, 7 a.m., AMC, 2006 movie

To Grandmother’s House We Go, 9 a.m., AMC, 1992 TV movie

The Polar Express, 4 p.m., AMC, Animation

48 Christmas Wishes, 6 p.m., BYUtv, 2017 TV movie

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 6 p.m., AMC, 1989 movie

88th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center, 7 p.m., Ch. 5, Special

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 8:15 p.m., AMC, 1989 movie

Radio City Christmas Spectacular, 9 p.m., Ch. 5, Special

Thursday, Dec. 3

How Murray Saved Christmas, 2:55 a.m., AMC, Animation

To Grandmother’s House We Go, 7 a.m., AMC, 1992 TV movie

12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue, 9 a.m., AMC, 2012 movie

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic 2, 9:30 a.m., Freeform, Special

Elf, 6 p.m., AMC, 2003 movie

Tabernacle Choir with Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville, 6 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

Elf, 8 p.m., AMC, 2003 movie

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas, 9:30 p.m., Ch. 7, Special

Fred Claus, 10 p.m., AMC, 2007 movie

Friday, Dec. 4

Bing Crosby, left, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen and Danny Kaye star in 1954’s biggest hit, “White Christmas.”
Bing Crosby, left, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen and Danny Kaye star in “White Christmas.”
Paramount Home Entertainment

White Christmas, 12:30 a.m., AMC, 1954 movie

The Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold, 3:15 a.m., AMC, Animation

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic, 6 a.m., Freeform, Special

Saving Santa, 8 a.m., FX, Animation

Krampus, 3 p.m., FX, 2015 movie

Christmas Under the Stars: Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Jordan Smith, 5 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

The Star, 5 p.m., FX, Animation

A Christmas Tail, 6 p.m., BYUtv, 2014 TV movie

Scrooged, 6 p.m., AMC, 1988 movie

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas, 7 p.m., Ch. 7.3, Animation

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!, 8 p.m., Ch. 7.3, Animation

Fred Claus, 8 p.m., AMC, 2007 movie

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas, 9 p.m., Ch. 7.3, Animation

Disney Holiday Magic Quest, 9 p.m., Disney Channel, Special

A Christmas Story, 9 p.m., TBS, 1983 movie

Spotlight on Christmas, 9 p.m., Lifetime, 2020 TV movie

Jingle All the Way, 11 p.m., TBS, 1996 movie

Saturday, Dec. 5

Rankin-Bass Christmas Weekend, 4 a.m.-Dec. 6, 11:15 p.m., AMC, Animation

Krampus, 11 a.m., FX, 2015 movie

A Miracle on Christmas Lake, 2 p.m., Ch. 12, 2016 movie

Almost Christmas, 3:30 p.m., FX, 2016 movie

Jingle All the Way, 5 p.m., TBS, 1996 movie

The Night Before, 6 p.m., FX, 2015 movie

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 6 p.m., AMC, 1989 movie

A Christmas Story, 7 p.m., TBS, 1983 movie

Daddy’s Home 2, 7 p.m., FX, 2017 movie

Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope: Christmas in Switzerland, 7 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

The Magic of Christmas in Alsace, 7:30 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!, 8 p.m., Ch. 7.3, Animation

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 8:15 p.m., AMC, 1989 movie

Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve, 9 p.m., Lifetime, 2020 TV movie

Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing, 9 p.m., Hallmark, 2020 TV movie

Office Christmas Party, 10 p.m., FX, 2016 movie

A Little Christmas Charm, 11 p.m., Hallmark MM, 2020 TV movie

Sunday, Dec. 6

Office Christmas Party, 12:15 a.m., FX, 2016 movie

Back to Christmas, 3 a.m., Ch. 12, 2014 TV movie

Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic, 6 a.m., Freeform, Special

Almost Christmas, 9:30 a.m., FX, 2016 movie

Hope College Christmas Vespers, noon, Ch. 9, Special

The Night Before Christmas Carol, 1 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

The Night Before, 2:30 p.m., FX, 2015 movie

Daddy’s Home 2, 4:30 p.m., FX, 2017 movie

Christmas on the Range, 5 p.m., UPtv, 2020 TV movie

Church of Jesus Christ Christmas Devotional, 6 p.m., BYUtv, First Presidency

Jingle All the Way, 6 p.m., TBS, 1996 movie

Elf, 6 p.m., AMC, 2003 movie

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 6:30 p.m., FX, Animation

Christmas Under the Stars: Lauren Daigle, 7 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

An Elf’s Story: The Elf on the Shelf, 7:30 p.m., TBS, Animation

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!, 8 p.m., Ch. 7.3, Animation

Getting to the Nutcracker, 8 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 8 p.m., TBS, Animation

Christmas Jars, 8 p.m., BYUtv, 2019 TV movie

Challenge Accepted! Disney Channel’s Epic Holiday Showdown, 8 p.m., Disney Channel, Special

Elf, 8 p.m., AMC, 2003 movie

The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) is confronted by the unchecked Christmas joy of Whoville in “The Grinch.”
The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) is confronted by the unchecked Christmas joy of Whoville in “The Grinch.”
Illumination and Universal Pictures

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 9 p.m., FX, Animation

Christmas Ever After, 9 p.m., Lifetime, 2020 TV movie

Christmas She Wrote, 9 p.m., Hallmark, 2020 TV movie

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 11 p.m., FX, Animation

Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas, 11 p.m., Hallmark MM, 2020 TV movie

Jingle All the Way, 11:30 p.m., TBS, 1996 movie

Monday, Dec. 7

Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 12:30 a.m., AMC, Animation

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1 a.m., FX, Animation

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, 3 a.m., AMC, Animation

The March Sisters at Christmas, 3 a.m., Ch. 12, 2012 TV movie

The Sons of Mistletoe, 7:15 a.m., AMC, 2001 TV movie

Scrooged, 6 p.m., AMC, 1988 movie

Michael Faraday Christmas Lecture, New Version, 8 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

The Santa Squad, 9 p.m., Lifetime, 2020 TV movie

Tuesday, Dec. 8

The Legend of Frosty the Snowman, 2:30 a.m., AMC, Animation

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You, 7 a.m., AMC, Animation

Scrooged, 4 p.m., AMC, 1988 movie

Elf, 6 p.m., AMC, 2003 movie

Almost Christmas, 7:20 p.m., Freeform, 2016 movie

The Polar Express, 8 p.m., AMC, Animation

Daddy’s Home 2, 8:30 p.m., FXM, 2017 movie

Fred Claus, 10 p.m., AMC, 2007 movie

Daddy’s Home 2, 10:25 p.m., FXM, 2017 movie

Wednesday, Dec. 9

The Nativity Story, 12:30 a.m., AMC, 2006 movie

Michael Buble’s Christmas in Hollywood, 2:30 a.m., AMC, Holiday music

Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, 3:30 a.m., AMC, Animation

A Miracle on Christmas Lake, 7 a.m., AMC, 2016 movie

Wish For Christmas, 9:30 a.m., AMC, 2016 movie

The Polar Express, 2 p.m., AMC, Animation

The Star, 3 p.m., Freeform, Animation

Elf, 4 p.m., AMC, 2003 movie

Christmas Under the Stars: Vocal Point, 5 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

Four Christmases, 6 p.m., AMC, 2008 movie

A Christmas Snow, 6 p.m., BYUtv, 2010 movie

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical!, 7 p.m., Ch. 5, Special

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 7 p.m., FX, Animation

The Magic of Christmas in Alsace, 8 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Fred Claus, 8 p.m., AMC, 2007 movie

European Christmas Markets, 8:30 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 9 p.m., FX, Animation

Four Christmases, 10:30 p.m., AMC, 2008 movie

Thursday, Dec. 10

How Murray Saved Christmas, 3 a.m., AMC, Animation

Wish For Christmas, 7:15 a.m., AMC, 2016 movie

The Star, 9:30 a.m., Freeform, Animation

Michael Faraday Christmas Lecture, New Version, 1 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

A Celtic Family Christmas, 5 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

Tabernacle Choir with Kristin Chenoweth, 6 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 6 p.m., AMC, 1989 movie

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 8:15 p.m., AMC, 1989 movie

Friday, Dec. 11

The Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold, 3:15 a.m., AMC, Animation

Buster and Chauncey’s Silent Night, 7 a.m., AMC, Animation

Saving Santa, 12:30 p.m., FX, Animation

The Star, 2:30 p.m., FX, Animation

The Year Without a Santa Claus, 4:45 p.m., AMC, Animation

A scene from “The Polar Express.”
A scene from “The Polar Express.”
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Picture, Warner Bros.

The Polar Express, 6 p.m., AMC, Animation

Christmas Angel, 6 p.m., BYUtv, 2009 movie

It’s a Wonderful Life, 9 p.m., USA, 1946 movie

Disney Channel Holiday House Party, 9 p.m., Disney Channel, Special

Inn Love by Christmas, 9 p.m., Lifetime, 2020 TV movie

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas, 9 p.m., TBS, 2013 movie

The Year Without a Santa Claus, 10 p.m., AMC, Animation

Daddy’s Home 2, 10:55 p.m., Freeform, 2017 movie

To Grandmother’s House We Go, 11:15 p.m., AMC, 1992 TV movie

Saturday, Dec. 12

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, 3:15 a.m., AMC, Animation

To Grandmother’s House We Go, 6:45 a.m., AMC, 1992 TV movie

Daddy’s Home 2, 7 a.m., Freeform, 2017 movie

Saving Santa, 8 a.m., FX, Animation

It’s a Wonderful Life, 10 a.m., USA, 1946 movie

The Star, 10 a.m., FX, Animation

The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow, 10:45 a.m., AMC, Animation

Jack Frost, 11:15 a.m., AMC, Animation

12 Dog Days Till Christmas, 2 p.m., Ch. 12, 2014 movie

The Polar Express, 3 p.m., AMC, Animation

Almost Christmas, 3 p.m., FXX, 2016 movie

Almost Christmas, 5 p.m., FXX, 2016 movie

Elf, 5 p.m., AMC, 2003 movie

Christmas Under the Stars: Lauren Daigle, 6 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 7 p.m., Ch. 2, Animation

Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope: Christmas Celebrations Around the World, 7 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

A Very Corgi Christmas, 7 p.m., BYUtv, 2019 TV movie

Elf, 7 p.m., AMC, 2003 movie

European Christmas Markets, 7:30 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Office Christmas Party, 7:45 p.m., FXM, 2017 movie

Frosty the Snowman, 8 p.m., Ch. 2, Animation

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas, 8 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Frosty Returns, 8:30 p.m., Ch. 2, Animation

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 9 p.m., FX, Animation

Mark Twain’s Journey to Jerusalem: Dreamland, 9 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

The Christmas Setup, 9 p.m., Lifetime, 2020 TV movie

Cross Country Christmas, 9 p.m., Hallmark, 2020 TV movie

Jack Frost, 9 p.m., AMC, 1998 movie

Office Christmas Party, 9:55 p.m., FXM, 2017 movie

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 11 p.m., FX, Animation

A Glenbrooke Christmas, 11 p.m., Hallmark MM, 2020 TV movie

Sunday, Dec. 13

The Night Before, 12:05 a.m., FXM, 2015 movie

The Night Before, 2 a.m., FXM, 2015 movie

A Miracle on Christmas Lake, 2:30 a.m., AMC, 2016 movie

An Accidental Christmas, 3 a.m., Ch. 12, 2007 TV movie

Holidays at Murray State, noon, Ch. 9, Special

Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers, 1 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Jingle All the Way, 4:30 p.m., TBS, 1996 movie

Christmas with The Chosen, 6 p.m., BYUtv, Special

The Legend of Frosty the Snowman, 7:30 a.m., AMC, Animation

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 9 a.m., AMC, Animation

White Christmas, 9:30 a.m., AMC, 1954 movie

Jack Frost, 12:15 p.m., AMC, 1998 movie

A Christmas Princess, 5 p.m., UPtv, 2020 TV movie

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 5 p.m., AMC, 1989 movie

A Charlie Brown Christmas, 6:30 p.m., Ch. 7, Animation

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 7:15 p.m., AMC, 1989 movie

A Charlie Brown Christmas, 6:30 p.m., Ch. 7.3, Animation

Kingston Trio Holiday Cheers, 8 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Christmas Oranges, 8 p.m., BYUtv, 2012 movie

Krampus, 8:40 p.m., FXM, 2015 movie

A Sugar & Spice Holiday, 9 p.m., Lifetime, 2020 TV movie

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 9 p.m., TBS, Animation

Christmas Comes Twice, 9 p.m., Hallmark, 2020 TV movie

An Elf’s Story: The Elf on the Shelf, 9:30 p.m., TBS, Animation

Four Christmases, 9:30 p.m., AMC, 2008 movie

Dr Seuss’ The Grinch, 10 p.m., FX, Animation

Christmas Under the Stars: John Legend, 10 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

Krampus, 10:35 p.m., FXM, 2015 movie

Unlocking Christmas, 11 p.m., Hallmark MM, 2020 TV movie

Monday, Dec. 14

“Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Kelli O’Hara & Richard Thomas.”
PBS

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 12 a.m., FX, Animation

The Legend of Frosty the Snowman, 2 a.m., AMC, Animation

Chasing Christmas, 3 a.m., Ch. 12, 2005 TV movie

The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow, 3:30 a.m., AMC, Animation

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You, 7:15 a.m., AMC, Animation

Almost Christmas, noon, Freeform, 2016 movie

Four Christmases, 4 p.m., AMC, 2008 movie

48 Christmas Wishes, 5 p.m., BYUtv, 2017 TV movie

Elf, 6 p.m., AMC, 2003 movie

Tabernacle Choir with Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas, 8 p.m., Ch. 7, Holiday music

The Polar Express, 8 p.m., AMC, Animation

Lonestar Christmas, 9 p.m., Lifetime, 2020 TV movie

Christmas Carols with Lucy Worsley, 9 p.m., Ch. 7, Special

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Christmas in Connecticut, midnight, AMC, 1945 movie

Office Christmas Party, 1:30 a.m., FX, 2016 movie

The Legend of Frosty the Snowman, 2:30 a.m., AMC, Animation

Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, 7 a.m., AMC, Animation

The Polar Express, 2 p.m., AMC, Animation

Elf, 4 p.m., AMC, 2003 movie

Ballet West’s The Nutcracker, 5 p.m., BYUtv, Special

Scrooged, 6 p.m., AMC, 1988 movie

Office Christmas Party, 6:30 p.m., FX, 2016 movie

Ella Wishes You a Swingin’ Christmas, 7 p.m., Ch. 7, Holiday music

Christmas Under the Stars: The Band Perry, 7 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

Christmas at Belmont, 8 p.m., Ch. 7, Holiday music

Fred Claus, 8 p.m., AMC, 2007 movie

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Jack Frost, 1 a.m., AMC, 1998 movie

Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, 3:30 a.m., AMC, Animation

The Legend of Frosty the Snowman, 7 a.m., AMC, Animation

Jack Frost, 8:30 a.m., AMC, 1998 movie

Fred Claus, 1:30 p.m., AMC, 2007 movie

Scrooged, 4 p.m., AMC, 1988 movie

A Christmas Village, 5 p.m., BYUtv, 2018 TV movie

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 6 p.m., AMC, 1989 movie

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 6 p.m., FXX, Animation

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 8 p.m., FXX, Animation

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 8:15 p.m., AMC, 1989 movie

Scrooged, 10:30 p.m., AMC, 1988 movie

Thursday, Dec. 17

Michael Faraday Christmas Lecture, Old Version, 1 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Saving Santa, 4 p.m., FXM, Animation

“Christmas Under the Stars: Lauren Daigle.”
BYUtv

Christmas Under the Stars: Lauren Daigle, 5 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

The Polar Express, 6 p.m., AMC, Animation

Saving Santa, 6 p.m., FXM, Animation

Tabernacle Choir with Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas, 6 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

The Star, 7:45 p.m., FXM, Animation

Scrooged, 8 p.m., AMC, 1988 movie

A Christmas Carol, 9 p.m., FX, 2019 TV movie

The Star, 9:30 p.m., FXM, Animation

White Christmas, 11:15 p.m., AMC, 1954 movie

Friday, Dec. 18

A Christmas Carol, 12:30 a.m., FX, 2019 TV movie

The Polar Express, 4 p.m., AMC, Animation

Christmas Under the Stars: GENTRI and Lexi Mae Walker, 5 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

Jingle All the Way, 5 p.m., TNT, 1996 movie

A Christmas Snow, 6 p.m., BYUtv, 2010 TV movie

Four Christmases, 6 p.m., AMC, 2008 movie

Ella Wishes You a Swingin’ Christmas, 8 p.m., Ch. 7, Holiday music

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 8 p.m., Freeform, Animation

Shrek the Halls, 8:30 p.m., Ch. 4, Animation

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas, 9 p.m., Ch. 7, Special

Christmas on the Menu, 9 p.m., Lifetime, 2020 TV movie

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 9 p.m., TNT, Animation

The Star, 10 p.m., Freeform, Animation

Saturday, Dec. 19

Black Christmas, 12 a.m., TCM, 1975 movie

The Star, 7 a.m., Freeform, Animation

Bush Christmas, 7:15 a.m., TCM, 1947 movie

Eve’s Christmas, noon, Ch. 12, 2004 TV movie

Scrooged, 1 p.m., AMC, 1988 movie

Noel, 2 p.m., Ch. 12, 2004 movie

Four Christmases, 4 p.m., AMC, 2008 movie

The Bishop’s Wife, 4 p.m., TCM, 1947 movie

Krampus, 4 p.m., FXX, 2015 movie

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 5 p.m., AMC, 1989 movie

Christmas at Rosemont, 5 p.m., UPtv, 2020 TV movie

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 5:35 p.m., Freeform, Animation

Christmas Under the Stars: John Legend, 6 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

Krampus, 6 p.m., FXX, 2015 movie

Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope: Christmas Celebrations Around the World, 7 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Christmas Jars, 7 p.m., BYUtv, 2019 TV movie

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 7:18 p.m., AMC, 1989 movie

Christmas on the Danube, 7:30 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

A Southern Celtic Christmas, 8 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Almost Christmas, 8:50 p.m., FXM, 2016 movie

A Christmas Tail, 9 p.m., BYUtv, 2014 TV movie

A Christmas Exchange, 9 p.m., Lifetime, 2020 TV movie

Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers, 9 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

A Christmas Carousel, 9 p.m., Hallmark, 2020 TV movie

Fred Claus, 9:33 p.m., AMC, 2007 movie

Swept Up for Christmas, 11 p.m., Hallmark MM, 2020 TV movie

Almost Christmas, 11:05 p.m., FXM, 2016 movie

Sunday, Dec. 20

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 12:30 a.m., FX, Animation

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 2:30 a.m., FX, Animation

Home by Christmas, 3 a.m., Ch. 12, 2006 TV movie

The Star, 9 a.m., FXX, Animation

The Star, 11 a.m., FXX, Animation

The Magic of Christmas in Alsace, 11:30 a.m., Ch. 9, Special

European Christmas Markets, noon, Ch. 9, Special

Christmas with the Chosen, noon, BYUtv, Special

Christmas on the Danube, 12:30 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Kingston Trio Holiday Cheers, 1 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

The Shop Around the Corner, 2 p.m., TCM, 1940 movie

Tabernacle Choir with Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas, 2:30 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

Silent Night, 4 p.m., BYUtv, 2012 TV movie

Christmas Matchmakers, 5 p.m., UPtv, 2020 TV movie

The Night Before, 5 p.m., FX, 2015 movie

Shoelaces for Christmas, 7 p.m., BYUtv, 2018 TV movie

Daddy’s Home 2, 7 p.m., FX, 2017 movie

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 7:35 p.m., FXM, Animation

A Classic Christmas with the Bach Festival Society, 8 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

The Holly and the Ivy, 8:15 p.m., TCM, 1952 movie

Tabernacle Choir with Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville, 9 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

Office Christmas Party, 9 p.m., FX, 2016 movie

A Christmas Break, 9 p.m., Lifetime, 2020 TV movie

Love, Lights, Hanukkah!, 9 p.m., Hallmark, 2020 TV movie

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 9:20 p.m., FXM, Animation

Christmas Past, 10 p.m., TCM, 1925 movie

Project Christmas Wish, 11 p.m., Hallmark MM, 2020 TV movie

Office Christmas Party, 11:30 p.m., FX, 2016 movie

Monday, Dec. 21

“A Christmas Story”
“A Christmas Story”
TBS

The Night Before, 1:30 a.m., FX, 2015 movie

Home for the Holidays, 3 a.m., Ch. 12, 1995 movie

A Christmas Carol, 7 a.m., TCM, 1938 movie

Michael Faraday Christmas Lecture, New Version, 1 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Saving Santa, 1 p.m., FXX, Animation

Daddy’s Home 2, 3 p.m., FX, 2017 movie

Christmas Angel, 5 p.m., BYUtv, 2009 movie

The Miracle of the Bells, 7:45 p.m., TCM, 1948 movie

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical!, 7 p.m., Ch. 5, Special

Michael Faraday Christmas Lecture, Old Version, 8 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

A Christmas Story, 9 p.m., TNT, 1983 movie

A Christmas Story, 11 p.m., TNT, 1983 movie

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, 1:45 a.m., TCM, 1984 movie

Saving Santa, 8 a.m., FXX, Animation

The Lion in Winter, 3:45 p.m., TCM, 1968 movie

Almost Christmas, 3:30 p.m., FXX, 2016 movie

Christmas in Connecticut, 6 p.m., TCM, 1945 movie

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas, 7 p.m., TNT, 2013 movie

A Christmas Carol, 9 p.m., TNT, 1999 movie

Holiday Affair, 10 p.m., TCM, 1949 movie

A Christmas Carol, 11 p.m., TNT, 1999 movie

A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas, 11:45 p.m., TCM, 2011 TV movie

The Night Before, 10:20 p.m., Freeform, 2015 movie

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Almost Christmas, 1 p.m., FXX, 2016 movie

The Night Before, 3 p.m., FXX, 2015 movie

Saving Santa, 4 p.m., FXM, Animation

Tabernacle Choir with Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas, 5:30 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

Office Christmas Party, 5:30 p.m., FXX, 2016 movie

The Star, 7:35 p.m., FXM, Animation

A Christmas Carol, 8 p.m., FX, 2019 TV movie

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, 8 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Daddy’s Home 2, 8 p.m., FXX, 2017 movie

The Star, 9:20 p.m., FX, Animation

Christmas on the Danube, 9:30 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

A Christmas Carol, 11:30 p.m., FX, 2019 TV movie

Thursday, Dec. 24

Almost Christmas, 8 a.m., FX, 2016 movie

The Night Before, 9 a.m., FXX, 2015 movie

Christmas Oranges, 11 a.m., BYUtv, 2012 movie

Once Upon a Christmas Cheery In the Lab of Shakhashiri, 1 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Saving Santa, 1 p.m., FX, Animation

Office Christmas Party, 1:30 p.m., FXX, 2016 movie

Daddy’s Home 2, 3 p.m., FXX, 2017 movie

The Star, 3 p.m., FX, Animation

A Christmas Carol marathon, 3:30 p.m.-Dec. 25, 4 a.m., FXM, 2019 TV movie

Christmas in Connecticut, 4 p.m., TCM, 1941 movie

Christmas Under the Stars: Lauren Daigle, 5 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

Ballet West’s “Nutcracker” will air on KSL this year while Salt Lake County Arts venues remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ballet West

Ballet West’s The Nutcracker, 5:30 p.m., Ch. 5, Special

The Bishop’s Wife, 6 p.m., TCM, 1947 movie

Christmas Jars, 6 p.m., BYUtv, 2019 TV movie

It’s a Wonderful Life, 7 p.m., Ch. 5, 1946 movie

Tabernacle Choir with Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas, 7 p.m., Ch. 7, Holiday music

The Night Before Christmas Carol, 8 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

The Shop Around the Corner, 8 p.m., TCM, 1940 movie

Christmas Under the Stars: Lauren Daigle, 8 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

A Christmas Story marathon, 9 p.m.-Dec. 25, 9 p.m., TBS, 1983 movie

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 9 p.m., FX, Animation

Liona Boyd: A Christmas Fantasy, 9 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Christmas Jars, 9 p.m., BYUtv, 2019 TV movie

A Christmas Story marathon, 10 p.m.-Dec. 25, 10 p.m., TNT, 1983 movie

A Christmas Carol, 10 p.m., TCM, 1938 movie

A Classic Christmas with the Bach Festival Society, 10 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Christmas Eve Mass, 10:30 p.m., Ch. 5, Special

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 11 p.m., FX, Animation

A Southern Celtic Christmas, 11 p.m., Ch. 9, Special

Friday, Dec. 25

Christmas music programs, 12-6 a.m., Ch. 9, Special

Daddy’s Home 2, 12 a.m., FXX, 2017 movie

Almost Christmas, 1 a.m., FX, 2016 movie

The Night Before, 2 a.m., FXX, 2015 movie

Silent Night, 2 a.m., BYUtv, 2012 TV movie

Christmas Under the Stars: BYU Vocal Point, 4 a.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

Ballet West’s The Nutcracker, 5 a.m., BYUtv, Special

Church of Jesus Christ Christmas Devotional, 6 a.m., BYUtv, First Presidency

Christmas Oranges, 7 a.m., BYUtv, 2012 movie

Saving Santa, 8 a.m., FX, Animation

Babes in Toyland, 8:45 a.m., TCM, 1934 movie

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Celebration, 10 a.m., Ch. 4, Special

The Star, 10 a.m., FX, Animation

Shoelaces for Christmas, 10:30 a.m., BYUtv, 2018 TV movie

The Night Before, 10:30 a.m., FXX, 2015 movie

Christmas Under the Stars: John Legend, noon, BYUtv, Holiday music

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, noon, FX, Animation

Daddy’s Home 2, 12:30 p.m., FXX, 2017 movie

Christmas Jars, 1 p.m., BYUtv, 2019 TV movie

Holiday Affair, 2 p.m., TCM, 1949 movie

Office Christmas Party, 2:30 p.m., FXX, 2016 movie

Christmas Under the Stars: Lauren Daigle, 3 p.m., BYUtv, Holiday music

A Christmas Carol marathon, 4 p.m.-Dec. 26, 4:30 p.m., FXM, 2019 TV movie

Office Christmas Party, 5 p.m., FXX, 2016 movie

Ballet West’s The Nutcracker, 5:30 p.m., Ch. 5, Special

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 6 p.m., FX, Animation

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 7 p.m., Ch. 5, Animation

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 7:30 p.m., Ch. 5, 2000 movie

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 8 p.m., FX, Animation

Ella Wishes You a Swingin’ Christmas, 9:30 p.m., Ch. 7, Holiday Music

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, 10 p.m., FX, Animation