Christmas Movies and TV Specials: Full 2021 Schedule

Our essential Christmas movies and TV specials schedule is your perfect viewing guide this holiday season!

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We’ve almost made it to the end of 2021, and what a rollercoaster year it has been. As the world slowly but surely emerge from the prolonged lockdown, this winter holiday feels almost halfway back to normal. While not all aspects of the holiday season have returned to pre-pandemic festivity, one thing that has come back in full force are our favorite long-time, evergreen Christmas movies and holiday specials to play on never-ending loops on our TV screens.

Using network schedules and streaming releases, we’ve cobbled together all of the holiday movies and TV specials we could find and think our audience will enjoy. Be sure to chime in with anything we may have missed as we will be updating as the season moves along.

A note: IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR HALLMARK MOVIES, we’ve decided not to include them in our curated schedule this year, save for new releases. Instead, please check out Hallmark Channel’s official schedule and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’s official schedule for every single Christmas movie Hallmark has to offer during the 2021 holiday season.

Now, without further ado, check out our holiday movies and TV schedule below!

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Christmas Movies and TV Specials 2021

All times are EST.

Monday, December 20

Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic (1:00 AM)Freeform
Prancer Returns (7:00 AM)Freeform
Last Holiday (8:15 AM)SHO2
Home Alone (10:30 AM)Freeform
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1:00 PM)Freeform
Reindeer Games (2:30 PM)SHO2
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (3:35 PM)Freeform
Christmas Animation Marathon (4:00 PM)TBS
Frosty the Snowman (4:40 PM)Freeform
 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (5:15 PM)Freeform
The Santa Clause (6:20 PM)Freeform
The Wizard of Oz (7:00 PM)TNT
Annie Live! (8:00 PM)NBC
The Santa Clause 2 (8:30 PM)Freeform
Miracle Across 125th Street (9:00 PM)VH!
The Wizard of Oz (9:15 PM)TNT
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (12:00 AM)Freeform
The Great Christmas Light Fight (5:00 AM)AMC
A Christmas Story 2 (9:00 AM)AMC
Scrooged (8:00 PM)AMC
Fred Claus (10:00 PM)AMC
Santa Claus is Comin’ to TownPeacock
Under the Christmas Tree (12:01 AM)Lifetime
People Presents: Blending Christmas (2:04 AM)Lifetime
A Christmas in Tennessee (10:00 AM)Lifetime
Match Made in Mistletoe (12:00 PM)Lifetime
A Christmas Dance Reunion (2:00 PM)Lifetime
A Christmas Village Romance (4:00 PM)Lifetime
My Favorite Christmas Melody (6:00 PM)Lifetime
Candy Cane Candidate (8:00 PM)Lifetime
Merry Liddle Christmas Baby (10:03 PM)Lifetime

Tuesday, December 21

Jingle All the Way (10:30 AM)Freeform
The Little Drummer Boy (1968) (12:30 PM)Freeform
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1:00 PM)Freeform
Daddy’s Home 2 (2:00 PM)Freeform
Disney’s A Christmas Carol (4:00 PM)Freeform
ast Holiday (4:00 PM)SHOxBET
Home Alone (6:00 PM)Freeform
Beebo Saves Christmas (8:00 PM)CW
Reindeer Games (8:15 PM)Showtime
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (8:30 PM)Freeform
Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2021 (9:00 PM)CW
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas (5:30 AM)AMC
Fred Claus (9:00 AM)AMC
Scrooged (11:15 AM)AMC
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (3:15 PM)AMC
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (5:45 PM)AMC
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (6:15 PM)AMC
The Year Without A Santa Claus (6:45 PM)AMC
The Polar Express (8:00 PM)AMC
Four Christmases (10:00 PM)AMC
Candy Cane Candidate (12:01 AM)Lifetime
Merry Liddle Christmas Baby (2:04 AM)Lifetime
Merry Liddle Christmas (8:00 AM)Lifetime
Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding (10:00 AM)Lifetime
Christmas Movie Magic (12:00 PM)Lifetime
Dancing Through the Snow (2:00 PM)Lifetime
Welcome to the Christmas Family Reunion (4:00 PM)Lifetime
Under the Christmas Tree (6:00 PM)Lifetime
The Christmas Ball (8:00 PM)Lifetime
Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune (10:03 PM)Lifetime

Wednesday, December 22

Grumpy ChristmasNetflix
When Harry Met Sally (12:05 AM)SHO2
The Little Drummer Boy (1968) (7:00 AM)Freeform
Jingle All the Way (7:30 AM)Freeform
Love the Coopers (9:30 AM)Freeform
Daddy’s Home 2 (12:00 PM)Freeform
Home Alone (2:05 PM)Freeform
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (4:35 PM)Freeform
The Santa Clause (7:15 PM)Freeform
The Price is Right at Night (8:00 PM)CBS
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (8:00 PM)CW
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (8:00 PM)NBC
Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 2021 (9:00 PM)CW
The 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (9:00 PM)CBS
The Santa Clause 2 (9:25 PM)Freeform
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (11:55 PM)Freeform
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (5:00 AM)AMC
Buster & Chauncey’s Silent Night (9:00 AM)AMC
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (10:15 AM)AMC
The Year Without A Santa Claus (12:45 PM)AMC
The Polar Express (2:00 PM)AMC
Four Christmases (6:00 PM)AMC
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (8:00 PM)AMC
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (10:15 PM)AMC
The Christmas Ball (12:01 AM)Lifetime
Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune (2:04 AM)Lifetime
Candy Cane Christmas (8:00 AM)Lifetime
Every Day is Christmas (10:00 AM)Lifetime
Christmas in the City (12:00 PM)Lifetime
Christmas With a Crown (2:00 PM)Lifetime
Saying Yes to Christmas (4:00 PM)Lifetime
Mistletoe in Montana (6:00 PM)Lifetime
It Takes a Christmas Village (8:00 PM)Lifetime
A Fiance for Christmas (10:00 PM)Lifetime

Thursday, December 23

Christmas For SaleBET+
It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (7:00 AM)Freeform
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (9:00 AM)Freeform
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (10:30 AM)Freeform
Arthur Christmas (12:00 PM)Freeform
The Star (2017) (2:05 PM)Freeform
Home Alone (4:05 PM)Freeform
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (6:35 PM)Freeform
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (8:00 PM)ABC
Silent Night – A Song For the World (8:00 PM)CW
A Very Boy Band Holiday (9:00 PM)ABC
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (9:15 PM)Freeform
CMA Country Christmas (10:00 PM)ABC
Reindeer Games (11:30 PM)SHO2
Arthur Christmas (11:55 PM)Freeform
Scrooged (12:30 AM)AMC
Jack Frost (2:30 AM)AMC
The Great Christmas Light Fight (5:00 AM)AMC
White Christmas (9:00 AM)AMC
Jack Frost (11:45 AM)AMC
Jack Frost (1:00 PM)AMC
Scrooged (3:30 PM)AMC
Fred Claus (5:30 PM)AMC
Four Christmases (8:00 PM)AMC
The Polar Express (10:00 PM)AMC
It Takes a Christmas Village (12:01 AM)Lifetime
A Fiance for Christmas (2:04 AM)Lifetime
All About Christmas Eve (8:00 AM)Lifetime
The Christmas Setup (10:00 AM)Lifetime
A Picture Perfect Holiday (12:00 PM)Lifetime
Ghosts of Christmas Past (2:00 PM)Lifetime
Maps and Mistletoe (4:00 PM)Lifetime
The Christmas Ball (6:00 PM)Lifetime
Rebuilding a Dream Christmas (8:00 PM)Lifetime
The Holiday Fix Up (10:05 PM)Lifetime

Friday, December 24

1000 Miles from ChristmasNetflix
Prancer Returns (7:00 AM)Freeform
The Little Drummer Boy (1968) (10:30 AM)Freeform
The Star (2017) (11:00 AM)Freeform
Home Alone (1:00 PM)Freeform
Reindeer Games (2:15 PM)Showtime
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (3:30 PM)Freeform
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (6:00 PM)Freeform
Miracle on 34th Street (7:00 PM)HBO Family
A Christmas Story (8:00 PM) – 24 hour marathonTBS
Christmas Around the World (8:00 PM)CW
A Holly Dolly Christmas (8:00 PM)CBS
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (8:00 PM)ABC
It’s a Wonderful Life (8:00 PM)NBC
Shrek the Halls (8:30 PM)ABC
Frosty the Snowman (8:30 PM)Freeform
Disney Prep & Landing (9:00 PM)ABC
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (9:00 PM)Freeform
A Christmas Story (9:00 PM) – 24 hour marathonTNT
Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice (9:30 PM)ABC
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (9:00 PM)Freeform
Last Holiday (11:00 PM)SHO2
Fred Claus (12:00 AM)AMC
Merry Madagascar (2:30 AM)AMC
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (3:00 AM)AMC
Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (4:00 AM)AMC
The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (6:00 AM)AMC
Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-Tacular (6:15 AM)AMC
Merry Madagascar (6:30 AM)AMC
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (7:00 AM)AMC
The Legend of Frosty the Snowman (8:00 AM)AMC
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (9:30 AM)AMC
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (10:45 AM)AMC
White Christmas (11:15 AM)AMC
Scrooged (2:00 PM)AMC
The Polar Express (4:00 PM)AMC
Four Christmases (6:00 PM)AMC
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (8:00 PM)AMC
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (10:15 PM)AMC
Rebuilding a Dream Christmas (12:01 AM)Lifetime
The Holiday Fix Up (2:06 AM)Lifetime
A Date By Christmas Eve (8:00 AM)Lifetime
Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve (10:00 AM)Lifetime
Toying with the Holidays (12:00 PM)Lifetime
Miracle in Motor City (2:00 PM)Lifetime
Merry Liddle Christmas Baby (4:00 PM)Lifetime
Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune (6:00 PM)Lifetime
Hot Chocolate Holiday (8:00 PM)Lifetime
Holiday in Santa Fe (10:03 PM)Lifetime

Saturday, December 25

Arthur Christmas (7:00 AM)Freeform
When Harry Met Sally (8:30 AM)Showtime
The Santa Clause (9:10 AM)Freeform
Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade (10:00 AM)ABC
The Santa Clause 2 (11:20 AM)Freeform
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (1:50 PM)Freeform
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (4:00 PM)Freeform
Last Holiday (5:00 PM)Showtime
Frosty the Snowman (5:05 PM)Freeform
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (5:40 PM)Freeform
Home Alone (6:45 PM)Freeform
The Wizard of Oz (8:00 PM)TBS
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2021 (8:00 PM)CW
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (8:00 PM)NBC
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (9:15 PM)Freeform
Arthur Christmas (11:55 PM)Freeform
The Polar Express (12:30 AM)AMC
Fred Claus (2:30 AM)AMC
Jack Frost (5:00 AM)AMC
Jack Frost (6:15 AM)AMC
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (8:45 AM)AMC
The Year Without a Santa Claus (9:15 AM)AMC
Scrooged (10:30 AM)AMC
The Polar Express (12:30 PM)AMC
Fred Claus (2:30 PM)AMC
Four Christmases (5:00 PM)AMC
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (7:00 PM)AMC
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (9:15 PM)AMC
Four Christmases (11:30 PM)AMC
Hot Chocolate Holiday (12:01 AM)Lifetime
Holiday in Santa Fe (2:04 AM)Lifetime
Christmas on the Menu (11:00 AM)Lifetime
A Taste of Christmas (12:30 PM)Lifetime
Baking Spirits Bright (2:00 PM)Lifetime
It Takes a Christmas Village (4:00 PM)Lifetime
Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas (6:00 PM)Lifetime
Writing Around the Christmas Tree (8:00 PM)Lifetime
Mistletoe in Montana (10:03 PM)Lifetime

Sunday, December 26

The Year Without A Santa Claus (1:30 AM)AMC
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (2:45 AM)AMC
White Christmas (3:15 AM)AMC
To Grandmother’s House We Go (6:00 AM)AMC
Writing Around the Christmas Tree (12:01 AM)Lifetime
Mistletoe in Montana (2:04 AM)Lifetime

Monday, December 27

Reindeer Games (8:30 AM)Showtime
The Wonderful World of Disney: Frozen (8:00 PM)ABC

Wednesday, December 29

Last Holiday (6:00 AM)SHO2
Miracle on 34th Street (1:43 PM)HBO Family
Dogs of the Year 2021 (8:00 PM)CW

Thursday, December 30

Reindeer Games (4:15 AM)SHO2
Last Holiday (11:15 AM)Showtime

Friday, December 31

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022 (8:00 PM)ABC
New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash (8:00 PM)CBS
Last Holiday (10:00 PM)SHOxBET