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Christmas And Holiday TV Program Listings: Shows, Movies & Events To Watch In 2023

It’s not just about those repeats of A Christmas Story on TNT anymore.

Multiple linear channels and streamers are getting into the holiday spirit this month and next by dropping original Christmas movies, as well as old favorites and one-off holiday specials. As usual, Hallmark has wall-to-wall flicks planned until the end of the month, but Great American Family, Lifetime and BET have their own original slates as well to help ring in the new year.

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And if the classics are all that you are looking for, there are still airings of It’s a Wonderful Life, Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Home Alone, The Santa Cause, The Wizard of Oz and Miracle on 34th Street scheduled for the boomers and Gen Xers.

And yes, on the big days, several channels have do have marathon programming events.

Check it all out below.

November 9
Christmas Angel (BET)

November 10
Everything Christmas (Hallmark)

November 11
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (TBS)
The Polar Express (TBS)
Christmas Keepsake (Great American Family)
Christmas Island (Hallmark)

November 12
Elf (TNT)
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (TNT)
The Polar Express (TBS)
A Christmas Blessing (Great American Family)
A Heidelberg Holiday (Hallmark)

November 13
A Christmas Story (TNT)
A Christmas Story Christmas (TNT)
Elf (TNT)
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (TNT)

November 14

A Christmas Story (TNT)

November 16
Sworn Justice: Taken Before Christmas (BET)

November 17
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (TBS)
Dashing through the Snow premiere (Disney+)
Navigating Christmas (Hallmark)
The Holiday Shift (Roku)

Saturday, November 18
The Wizard of Oz (TBS)
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (TBS)
The Polar Express (TBS)
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (free on Apple TV+)
Christmas Plus One starring Emily Alatalo and Corey Sevier (Lifetime)
Santa, Maybe, (Great American Family)
A Merry Scottish Christmas (Hallmark)

Sunday, November 19
The Simpsons Thanksgiving episode (Fox)
Elf (TBS)
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (free on Apple TV+)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (TNT)
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (TNT)
The Polar Express (TNT)
Planes, Trains and Christmas Trees (Lifetime)
A Paris Christmas Waltz (Great American Family)
Holiday Hotline (Hallmark)

November 20

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (TNT)

November 22

Hannah Waddingham: Home For Christmas debuts (AppleTV+)

The Velveteen Rabbit (AppleTV+)

November 23
NFL Thanksgiving Day triple-header (Fox, CBS, NBC)
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC, Peacock)
The Thanksgiving Day Parade (CBS)
The Wizard of Oz (TBS)
Elf (TNT)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (TNT)
The Polar Express (TBS, TNT)
Friends Thanksgiving episodes marathon (TBS)
Modern Family Thanksgiving episodes marathon (TBS)
Big Bang Theory Thanksgiving episodes marathon (TBS)
The Mrs. Pat Show Holiday Episode “Father Christmas” (BET)
So Fly Christmas (BET)
Catch Me If You Claus (Hallmark)
The Naughty Nine (Disney+)
Christmas with the Foxes (Fox Nation)

November 24
The Wizard of Oz (TBS)
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS)
Elf marathon (TBS)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (TNT)
The Polar Express (TBS, TNT)
The Greatest @Home Videos, Christmas edition (CBS)
My Christmas Hero (Great American Family)
Letters to Santa (Hallmark)
Holiday Road (Hallmark)
Christmas with Walt Disney (Disney+)
The Recipe Files (QVC+)

Saturday, November 25
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation marathon (TNT)
Christmas at the Chalet (Lifetime)
8-Bit Christmas (TBS)
A Royal Date For Christmas (Great American Family)
Christmas in Notting Hill (Hallmark)
Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up (Hallmark)
Doctor Who: The Star Beast (Disney+)

Sunday, November 26
America’s Funniest Home Videos holiday episode (ABC)
A Christmas Story Christmas (TNT)
The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (ABC)
Laughing All The Way (Lifetime)
A Christmas for the Ages (Great American Family)
The Great Christmas Light Fight: All-Stars 2 (ABC)
Our Christmas Mural (Hallmark)
A Biltmore Christmas (Hallmark)

November 27
Elf (TNT)
Jack Frost (AMC)
White Christmas (AMC)
Miracle on 34th Street (AMC)

November 29

Christmas at Rockefeller Center (NBC)

November 30
Elf (TNT)
A Royal Christmas Surprise (BET)
The Christmas Ringer (BET)

DECEMBER
December 1
Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Home Alone 3 (Freeform)
Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny (Disney+)
Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Freeform)
My Norwegian Holiday (Hallmark)
The Shepherd (Disney+)
Candy Cane Lane (Prime Video)

Saturday, December 2
A Christmas Story (TBS)
A Christmas Story Christmas (TBS)
Home Alone, Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3 (Freeform)
Ladies of the ‘80s: A Divas Christmas (Lifetime)
Christmas on Windmill Way (Great American Family)
A Not So Royal Christmas (Hallmark)
Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder (Disney+)

December 3
A Christmas Story (TBS)
A Christmas Story Christmas (TBS)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Freeform)
Frosty the Snowman (Freeform)
The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC)
The Jinglebell Jubilee (Great American Family)
Christmas with a Kiss (Hallmark)
The Santa Clause (ABC)
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)

December 4
Home Alone, Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Freeform)
The Simpsons holiday episodes (Freeform)
The Ultimate Gift Wrapping Challenge (QVC+)

December 5
Press Your Luck’s Holiday Extravaganza II (ABC)
|Home Alone, Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
|Family Guy holiday episodes (Freeform)
TMZ’s Merry Elfin’ Christmas (Fox)

December 6
Home Alone, Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3 (Freeform)

December 7
Christmas at the Opry (NBC)

Home Alone, Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
Never Alone for Christmas (BET)

December 8
Home Alone, Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
Frozen, Frozen II and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (Freeform)
Magic in Mistletoe (Hallmark)
Family Guy holiday episodes (Freeform)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever (Disney+)

December 9
The Wizard of Oz (TBS)
Toy Story 1-4 (Freeform)
Byron Allen Presents A Merry Soulful Christmas (CBS)
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (AMC)
The Princess Bride (AMC)
Meet Me Under the Mistletoe (Great American Family)
Christmas on Cherry Lane (Hallmark)
Doctor Who: The Giggle (Disney+)

December 10
Frozen (ABC)
The Wizard of Oz (TBS)
Home Alone, Home Alone 3 (Freeform)
The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3 (Freeform)
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (TBS)
Elf (AMC)
Fred Claus (AMC)
The Polar Express (AMC)
Miracle on 34th Street (AMC)
Mickey Saves Christmas (ABC)
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (ABC)
The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC)
The Simpsons holiday episodes (Freeform)
8-Bit Christmas (TBS)
Peppermints & Postcards (Great American Family)
Round and Round (Hallmark)

December 11
The Wizard of Oz (TNT)
Home Alone, Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
MasterChef Junior: Home for the Holidays (Fox)
Family Guy holiday episodes (Freeform)
Black Nativity (Freeform)

December 12
The Masked Singer Holiday Sing-Along (Fox)
Home Alone, Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
Family Guy holiday episodes (Freeform)
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (ABC)
The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC)

December 13
Celebrity Family Feud: Rosie O’Donnell vs. Billy Porter (ABC)
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Lil Rel Howery, Paula Abdul and Matt Rogers (ABC)
The $100,000 Pyramid: Matt Walsh vs Malin Akerman and AJ McLean vs Howie Dorough (ABC)
Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Home Alone 3 (Freeform)
Family Guy holiday episodes (Freeform)

December 14
CMA Country Christmas (ABC)
A Christmas Story (TNT)
The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3 (Freeform)
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (TNT)
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)
A Christmas Carol, 1999 (TNT)
Christmas Rescue (BET)
Favorite Son Christmas (BET)

December 15
National Christmas Tree Lighting (CBS)
Home Alone, Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
The Secret Gift of Christmas (Hallmark)

December 16
The Wizard of Oz (TBS)
Frosty The Snowman (CBS)
A Charlie Brown Christmas (free on AppleTV+)
Home Alone, Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3 (Freeform)
Elf (AMC)

A Charlie Brown Christmas (free on AppleTV+)
The Polar Express (AMC)
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (TBS)
The Little Drummer Boy (Freeform)
8-Bit Christmas (TBS)
Friends holiday episodes marathon (TBS)
Modern Family holiday episodes marathon (TBS)
The Big Bang Theory Thanksgiving episodes marathon (TBS)
Designing Christmas With You (Great American Family)
Sealed with a List (Hallmark)

December 17
It’s a Wonderful Life (Bravo)
Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy holiday episodes (Fox)
A Christmas Story (TNT)
A Christmas Story Christmas (TNT)
A Charlie Brown Christmas (free on AppleTV+)
Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Home Alone 3 (Freeform)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (AMC)
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (TNT)
12 Games of Christmas (Great American Family)
Friends & Family Christmas (Hallmark)

December 18
LEGO Masters: Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular (Fox)
The Price Is Right At Night Christmas Week (CBS)
A Christmas Story (TNT)
Frozen, Frozen II (Freeform)
Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
8-Bit Christmas (TNT)
American Dad! holiday episodes marathon (TBS)
Family Guy holiday episodes (Freeform)

December 19
Disney Prep & Landing (ABC)
Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice (ABC)
The Great Christmas Light Fight season finale (ABC)
Home Alone, Home Alone 2 (Freeform)

December 20
The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3 (Freeform)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Freeform)
Frosty the Snowman (Freeform)
Home Alone 3 (Freeform)
Family Guy holiday episodes (Freeform)

December 21
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2023 (ABC)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Freeform)
Frosty the Snowman (Freeform)
Home Alone, Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
Whatever It Takes (BET)

December 22
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (TBS)
The 25th Annual A Home For The Holidays (CBS)
Home Alone, Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3 (Freeform)

December 23
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (TBS)
The Simpsons holiday episodes (Freeform)
Home Alone, Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
Family Guy holiday episodes (Freeform)
8-Bit Christmas (TNT)
A Royal Christmas Holiday (Great American Family)
December 24
It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC)
Home Alone (ABC)
Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
A Christmas Story marathon (TBS & TNT)
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Freeform)
Frosty the Snowman (Freeform)
Friends holiday episodes marathon (TBS)
The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3 (Freeform)
8-Bit Christmas (TNT)
The Big Bang Theory Thanksgiving episodes marathon (TBS)
Modern Family holiday episodes marathon (TBS)

December 25
Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade (ABC)
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas To All! (CBS)
It’s a Wonderful Life marathon (E!)
A Christmas Story marathon (TBS & TNT)
A Christmas Story Christmas (TNT)
The Wizard of Oz (TBS)
NFL Christmas Day triple-header (CBS, Fox, ABC)
NBA Christmas Day lineup (ABC, ESPN)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Freeform)
Frosty the Snowman (Freeform)
Home Alone, Home Alone 2 (Freeform)
The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3 (Freeform)
Elf (AMC)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (AMC)
Doctor Who Holiday Special: the Church on Ruby Road (Disney+)

December 31

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023 (ABC)
New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash (CBS)

JANUARY
January 1
The Rose Bowl (ESPN)
The Rose Parade (KTLA/Univision)
NHL Winter Classic (TNT)

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