Christmas TV Specials - See the 2020 Schedule

November 17, 2020

If you factor in all the Christmas movies and specials available on demand and the never-ending streaming from Hallmark Channel and Lifetime... you can literally watch holiday TV from now until Santa shows up.  But since you have a few other things to do, here's the run down of the ones that might be most important to add to your schedule this season. 

Many of these will be available throughout the season so we just listed the premiere date. Not all the re-runs of your favorites will be listed, so just know you can probably catch Fred Claus a few times.  :)  Merry binge watching! 

TUE 11/17/2020

  • Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, Disney+ 

WED 11/18/2020

  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Apple TV+ (available without subscription 11/25-11/27)
  • Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas, Netflix

THU 11/19/2020

  • The Princess Switch: Switched Again, Netflix

FRI 11/20/2020

  • A Taste of Christmas, Lifetime 
  • Alien Xmas, Netflix

SAT 11/21/2020

  • Feliz NaviDAD, Lifetime
  • A Nashville Christmas, Hallmark

SUN 11/22/2020

  • Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, PBS
  • Dolly Parton’s Christmas on The Square, Netflix 
  • The Christmas House, Hallmark
  • Homemade Christmas, Lifetime 

MON 11/23/2020

  • Elf, AMC
  • Heart of the Holidays, Hallmark

TUE 11/24/2020

  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, AMC
  • A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado, Hallmark

WED 11/25/2020

  • The Christmas Chronicles 2, Netflix 
  • The Polar Express, AMC
  • Good Morning, Christmas, Hallmark

THANKSGIVING DAY

  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC
  • CBS Thanksgiving Day Celebration, CBS
  • Pocahontas, Freeform
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, ABC
  • Toy Story That Time Forgot, ABC
  • World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, ABC
  • Christmas by Starlight, Hallmark 

FRI 11/27/2020

  • Frosty The Snowman, CBS
  • Frosty Returns, CBS 
  • Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, ABC
  • Dear Christmas, Lifetime 
  • Five Star Christmas, Hallmark
  • Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, CW
  • A Go! Go! Cory Carson Christmas, Netflix
  • Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, Netflix
  • Sugar Rush Christmas: Season 2, Netflix

SAT 11/28/2020

  • Robbie The Reindeer: Hooves of Fire, CBS
  • Robbie The Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe, CBS
  • The Story of Santa Claus, CBS
  • Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding, Lifetime 
  • Christmas Waltz, Hallmark

SUN 11/29/2020

  • Disney Prep & Landing, ABC
  • Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice, ABC
  • People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street, Lifetime 
  • If I Only Had Christmas, Hallmark
  • A Royal Christmas Engagement, ION
  • Wonderoos: Holiday Holiday!, Netflix

MON 11/30/2020

  • The Disney Holiday Singalong, ABC
  • CMA Country Christmas, ABC
  • The Christmas Listing, Lifetime 
  • Spookley and the Christmas Kittens, Netflix

TUE 12/1/2020

  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, CBS
  • Angela’s Christmas Wish, Netflix

WED 12/2/2020

  • Christmas in Rockefeller Center, NBC

FRI 12/4/2020

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas, Apple TV+ (available without subscription 12/11-12/13)
  • Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special, Apple TV+
  • Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas, Netflix
  • Too Close for Christmas, Lifetime 
  • The Great British Baking Show: Holidays, Netflix 

SAT 12/5/2020

  • Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve, Lifetime 
  • Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing, Hallmark
  • Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas, Netflix

SUN 12/6/2020

  • Holly Dolly Christmas, CBS 
  • Christmas Ever After, Lifetime 
  • Christmas She Wrote, Hallmark
  • Christmas Together, ION 

MON 12/7/2020

  • The Santa Squad, Lifetime 

TUE 12/8/2020

  • Super Monsters: Santa’s Super Monster Helpers, Netflix

WED 12/9/2020

  • Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical, NBC
  • The Great Christmas Light Fight, ABC
  • Greatest Holiday Commercial Countdown, CW

THU 12/10/2020

  • Silent Night - A Song for the World, CW

FRI 12/11/2020

  • High School Musical: The Musical: Holiday Special, Disney+
  • Inn Love by Christmas, Lifetime 
  • The Christmas Caroler Challenge, CW 

SAT 12/12/2020

  • The Christmas Setup, Lifetime 
  • Cross Country Christmas, Hallmark 
  • Beaus of Holly, ION 

SUN 12/13/2020

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas, PBS 
  • A Sugar & Spice Holiday, Lifetime 
  • Christmas Comes Twice, Hallmark
  • The Christmas Sitters, ION 

MON 12/14/2020

  • Lonestar Christmas, Lifetime 
  • Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir, PBS

TUE 12/15/2020

  • Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas, PBS
  • Christmas at Belmont, PBS

FRI 12/18/2020

  • Shrek the Halls, ABC
  • Christmas on the Menu, Lifetime 

SAT 12/19/2020

  • A Christmas Exchange, Lifetime 
  • A Christmas Carousel, Hallmark

SUN 12/20/2020

  • The Sound of Music, ABC
  • Love, Lights, Hanukkah!, Hallmark

MON 12/21/2020

  • Spotlight on Christmas, Lifetime 

TUE 12/22/2020

  • The Christmas High Note, Lifetime 

WED 12/23/2020

  • Christmas at the Castle, Lifetime 

CHRISTMAS EVE

  • A Christmas Story 24-hour marathon begins, TBS
  • It's a Wonderful Life, NBC

CHRISTMAS DAY

  • Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Celebration, ABC
  • My Sweet Holiday, Lifetime 


Channels like Freeform, AMC, Hallmark and Lifetime have holiday shows and movies on basically around the clock so enjoy the Magic of Christmas on TV too. 

AMC:  Exclusive home to National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express, Love Actually, Four Christmases, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Ella Enchanted, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Jack Frost, and Legend of Frosty the Snowman.

Freeform: Love Actually, Deck the Halls, Turkey Drop, Miracle on 34th Street (1994), Prancer Returns,  Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000), Home Alone, Christmas with the Kranks, The Santa Clause, The Star and more.