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Holiday Programming on Network TV

We want to go watch It's a Wonderful Life!Back at the beginning of October, we ditched our dish.  I’m not a huge TV watcher (no time, what with my internet addiction), so I wasn’t too sad to see it go,  until I realized that we are going to miss out on ABC Family’s Holiday lineup of Christmas classics.  So, I’ve spent a few hours mining the world wide web and have put together a schedule of the family friendly holiday shows airing on the “local” networks.

Please do double check your local listings before you invite the entire neighborhood over for movie night.  All times are in Central Standard Time. You can sort this table by any of the column headers to make it easier to find what you need.

Date/TimeShowNetwork
11/22/12 7:00amThe Cat in the hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!PBS
11/22/12 8:00amMacy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeCBS
11/22/12 8:00amCurious George: A Very Monkey ChristmasPBS
11/22/12 9:00amMacy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeNBC
11/22/12 12:00pmNational Dog ShowNBC
11/23/12 7:00amThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!PBS
11/23/12 7:00pmHappiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie BrownFOX
11/23/12 7:00pmGrandma Got Run Over By A ReindeerCW
11/23/12 7:00pmFrosty the SnowmanCBS
11/23/12 7:30pmFrosty ReturnsCBS
11/23/12 8:00pmThe Happy ElfCW
11/23/12 8:00pmHoops & YoYo Ruin ChristmasCBS
11/24/12 6:00amCurious George: A Very Monkey ChristmasPBS
11/24/12 7:00amThe Cat in the hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!PBS
11/25/12 6:00amCurious George: A Very Monkey ChristmasPBS
11/25/12 7:00amThe Cat in the hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!PBS
11/25/12 8:00amArthur's Perfect ChristmasPBS
11/28/12 7:00pmA Charlie Brown ChristmasABC
11/28/12 7:00pmChristmas in Rockefeller CenterNBC
12/1/12 7:00pmIt's a Wonderful LifeNBC
12/4/12 7:00pmRudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerCBS
12/8/12 8:00pmThe Flight Before ChristmasCBS
12/9/12 7:00pmDisney Prep & LandingABC
12/9/12 7:30pmDisney Prep & Landing: Naughty vs NiceABC
12/9/12 8:00pmHallmark Hall of Fame: Christmas with HollyABC
12/11/12 7:00pmSanta Clause is Comin' to TownABC
12/13/12 7:00pmChristmas in the White HouseNBC
12/14/12 7:00pmPrancer ReturnsCW
12/14/12 8:00pmYes, VirginiaCBS
12/14/12 8:30pmThe Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's StoryCBS
12/15/12 7:00pmElfCBS
12/17/12 7:00pmDreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night FuryFOX
12/17/12 7:30pmIce Age: Mammoth ChristmasFOX
12/17/12 8:00pmHappiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie BrownFOX
12/18/12 7:00pmDr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole ChristmasABC
12/18/12 7:00pmIt's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas MovieCW
12/18/12 7:30pmShrek the HallsABC
12/19/12 7:00pmNoelCW
12/20/12 7:00pmA Charlie Brown ChristmasABC
12/20/12 8:00pmCMA Country ChristmasABC
12/21/12 7:00pmThe Happy ElfCW
12/21/12 7:00pmMichael Buble Christmas SpecialNBC
12/21/12 7:00pmI Want a Dog for Christmas Charlie Brown!ABC
12/21/12 8:00pmGrandma Got Run Over by a ReindeerCW
12/21/12 8:00pmChristmas in the WhitehouseNBC
12/22/12 7:00pmDisney Prep & Landing: Naughty vs NiceABC
12/22/12 7:00pmMister Magoo's Christmas CarolNBC
12/22/12 7:30pmA Chipmunk ChristmasABC
12/22/12 8:00pmCMA Country ChristmasABC
12/23/12 6:00pmThe Sound of MusicABC
12/24/12 7:00pmDisney Prep & LandingABC
12/24/12 7:00pmChristmas is Here AgainCW
12/24/12 7:00pmIt's a Wonderful LifeNBC
12/24/12 7:30pmShrek the HallsABC
12/24/12 8:30pmSecond Star to the LeftCW
12/25/12 7:00pmDr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole ChristmasABC
12/25/12 7:30pmHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (Feature Film)ABC
12/25/12 12:00pmDisney Christmas ParadeABC
12/27/12 7:00pmHappy New Year, Charlie BrownABC

 

So, whether you are looking to continue or start a tradition, distract the kids while you wrap gifts, or entertain the in-laws until they finally decide to go back home, I hope I’ve got you covered.  It may not be ABC Family, but I feel better already.

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4 Responses to "Holiday Programming on Network TV"

  1. Kim says:

    Fawn, I love you! I miss ABC Family so much! We haven’t had cable for years so I miss all my favorite movies. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

  2. Fawn says:

    You are so welcome! It makes me happy to know I’m filling a need. :)

  3. Mwah! This is fabulous! I was just thinking I needed to look for something like this the last couple of days!

  4. Sarah Parisi says:

    Awesome list! I’ll be referring back to this a lot over the coming weeks :)

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