One of my annual rituals is to spend some time over the Thanksgiving weekend and get my DVR working overtime.  I'll go through the on screen schedule and set it to record all of the kids (read all of MY) favorite Christmas specials.

After spending some considerable time looking through the websites for Freeform (the undisputed KING of TV Christmas programming), CBS, and ABC...here are your best bets for each night this holiday season.  Merry Christmas!

 

 

Friday, November 24th
8:00pm - Frosty The Snowman and Frosty Returns (CBS)

Saturday, November 25th
8:00pm - Robbie The Reindeer (CBS)
9:00pm - The Story of Santa Claus (CBS)

Tuesday, November 28th
7:30pm - Fanuel Hall Holiday Spectacular (WBZ-TV 4)
8:00pm - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (CBS)

Friday, December 1st
Freeform starts 25 Days of Christmas
2:00pm - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (Freeform)
3:35pm - The Year Without A Santa Claus (1974, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
7:05pm - National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Chevy Chase) (Freeform)
9:15pm - Elf (2003, Will Ferrell) (Freeform)

Saturday, December 2nd
9:00am - Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) (Freeform)
9:30am - Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas (1999) (Freeform)
1:05pm - Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009, Jim Carrey) (Freeform)
3:10pm - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (Freeform)
4:50pm - National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Chevy Chase) (Freeform)
7:00pm - Elf (2003, Will Ferrell) (Freeform)
8:00pm - Christmas in Evergreen (Hallmark Channel)
9:10pm - Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Jim Carrey) (Freeform)
11:50pm - The Polar Express (2004, Tom Hanks) (Freeform)

Sunday, December 3rd
7:00am - Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) (Freeform)
7:30am - Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas (1999) (Freeform)
9:00am - A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007, Robert Wagner) (Freeform)
11:05am - Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012) (Freeform)
12:00pm - The Shop Around the Corner (1940, James Stewart) (TCM)
1:10pm - Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town (1970, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
2:15pm - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (Freeform)
3:55pm - The Polar Express (2004, Tom Hanks) (Freeform)
6:00pm - Ms. Scrooge (1997, Cicely Tyson) (getTV)
6:05pm - Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Jim Carrey) (Freeform)
8:00pm - A Christmas Carol (1999, Patrick Stewart) (getTV)
8:00pm - Christmas at Holly Lodge (Hallmark Channel)
8:45pm - The Santa Clause (1994, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
9:00pm - Second Chance Christmas (2017, filmed in Syracuse) (UP)
10:00pm - Cher: Christmas Special (1975) (getTV)
10:50pm - The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Tim Allen) (Freeform)

Monday, December 4th
11:00am - Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004) (Freeform)
12:30pm - Arthur Christmas (2011) (Freeform)
2:30pm - The Santa Clause (1994, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
4:35pm - The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
6:40pm - Elf (2003, Will Ferrell) (Freeform)
8:00pm - Christmas on Division Street (1991, Fred Savage) (getTV)
8:50pm - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989, Chevy Chase) (Freeform)

Tuesday, December 5th
7:30am - The Mistle-Tones (2012, Tori Spelling) (Freeform)
12:30pm - Four Christmases (2008, Vince Vaughn) (Freeform)
4:35pm - Elf (2003, Will Ferrell) (Freeform)
6:45pm - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989, Chevy Chase) (Freeform)
8:55pm - The Polar Express (2004, Tom Hanks) (Freeform)
9:00pm - I'll Be Home for Christmas (1997, Ann Jillian, Robert Hays) (getTV)

Wednesday, December 6th
6:45pm - The Polar Express (2004, Tom Hanks) (Freeform)
8:00pm - A Very Pentatonix Christmas (NBC)
8:00pm - A Song for the Season (1999, Naomi Judd) (getTV)
8:50pm - Elf (2003, Will Ferrell) (Freeform)

Thursday, December 7th
11:00am - Snow Day (Freeform)
1:00pm - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (Freeform)
2:35pm - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989, Chevy Chase) (Freeform)
4:45pm - Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009, Jim Carrey) (Freeform)
6:50pm - Elf (2003, Will Ferrell) (Freeform)
8:00pm - Shrek the Halls (2007, Mike Myers) (ABC)
8:00pm - A Nashville Christmas (2017, feat. Wynonna, Emmylou Harris) (getTV)
8:30pm - Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen) (ABC)
9:00pm - Johnny Cash Christmas (1983) (getTV)

Friday, December 8th
11:00am - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (Freeform)
12:40pm - Eloise at Christmastime (2003) (Freeform)
2:45pm - Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009, Jim Carrey) (Freeform)
8:00pm - A Christmas Carol (1951, Alastair Sim) (TCM)
9:45pm - Scrooge (1935, Seymour Hicks) (TCM)
10:00pm - Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus (1991, Richard Thomas) (getTV)
11:30pm - Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen) (Freeform)

Saturday, December 9th
10:00pm - Christmas on Division Street (1991, Fred Savage) (getTV)
11:10am - Arthur Christmas (2011) (Freeform)
5:55pm - Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
6:25pm - The Santa Clause (1994, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
8:00pm - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964, Rankin/Bass) (CBS)
8:00pm - Christmas Encore (Hallmark Channel)
8:00pm - It's A Wonderful Life (1946, Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed) (NBC)
8:35pm - The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
9:00pm - Frosty the Snowman (1969, Rankin/Bass) (CBS)
9:30pm - Frosty Returns (1992, Rankin/Bass) (CBS)
10:45pm - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989, Chevy Chase) (Freeform)

Sunday, December 10th
8:00am - Snow Day (Freeform)
12:10pm - The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
2:15pm - Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009, Jim Carrey) (Freeform)
4:00pm - I'll Be Home for Christmas (1997, Ann Jillian, Robert Hays) (getTV)
4:20pm - The Santa Clause (1994, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
6:00pm - A Song for the Season (1999, Naomi Judd) (getTV)
6:30pm - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989, Chevy Chase) (Freeform)
8:00pm - Frozen (2013) (ABC)
8:00pm - The Christmas Shop (Hallmark Channel)
8:40pm - Elf (2003, Will Ferrell) (Freeform)
10:50pm - Four Christmases (2008, Vince Vaughn) (Freeform)

Monday, December 11th
11:30am - Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009, Jim Carrey) (Freeform)
1:35pm - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (1970, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
2:40pm - The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
3:40pm - Four Christmases (2008, Vince Vaughn) (Freeform)
5:50pm - Elf (2003, Will Ferrell) (Freeform)
8:00pm - The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC)
8:00pm - Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic (Freeform)
8:00pm - The Christmas Gift (1986, John Denver) (getTV)
9:00pm - The Polar Express (2004, Tom Hanks) (Freeform)

Tuesday, December 12th
11:00am - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (1970, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
12:10pm - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989, Chevy Chase) (Freeform)
2:20pm - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (Freeform)
6:40pm - The Polar Express (2004, Tom Hanks) (Freeform)
8:00pm - A Christmas Carol (1999, Patrick Stewart) (getTV)
8:50pm - The Santa Clause (1994, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
9:00pm - Gwen Stefani Christmas Special (NBC)

Wednesday, December 13th
7:00am - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
7:30am - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989, Chevy Chase) (Freeform)
11:00am - Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
12:10pm - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (Freeform)
4:30pm - Elf (2003, Will Ferrell) (Freeform)
6:40pm - The Santa Clause (1994, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
8:00pm - Johnny Cash Christmas (1983) (getTV)
8:50pm - The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
9:00pm - The Christmas Wish (1998, Neil Patrick Harris, Debbie Reynolds) (getTV)

Thursday, December 14th
11:00am - Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) (Freeform)
11:30am - Christmas Cupid (2010, Christina Milian) (Freeform)
1:30pm - Elf (2003, Will Ferrell) (Freeform)
3:40pm - The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
4:40pm - The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
6:45pm - Four Christmases (2008, Vince Vaughn) (Freeform)
8:30pm - Disney's Prep and Landing (2009) (ABC)