Whether it’s timeless classics, new specials or movies with a holiday theme, there’s plenty to watch on television to get you into the yuletide cheer between today and Dec. 25. More programming will likely be added at a later date, and times are subject to change, so check the daily TV grids in the Portland Press Herald and the Maine Sunday Telegram’s weekly On Screen TV book for updates.

MONDAY, Nov. 29, 2010
2 a.m. Hallmark: “Silent Night” (2002) Stars Linda Hamilton, Matthew Harbour. On Christmas Eve, a woman and her son welcome American and German soldiers into their cottage during World War II.
4 a.m. Hallmark: “One Magic Christmas” (1985) Stars Mary Steenburgen, Harry Dean Stanton. A guardian angel helps a poor, weary woman whose family faces eviction at the holidays.
6 a.m. Hallmark: “A Christmas Visitor” (2002) Stars William Devane, Meredith Baxter. Grieving over a son’s death in the Gulf War, a family meets a stranger who rekindles the holiday spirit. Airs again at midnight.
10:45 a.m. Encore: “Trapped in Paradise” (1994) Stars Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz. Overly kind townspeople prevent bank robbers from escaping.
5 p.m. FX: “Deck the Halls” (2006) Stars Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick. Neighbors in a New England town go to war after one adorns his house with enough Christmas lights to make it visible from space.
7 p.m. ABC Family: “The Dog Who Saved Christmas” (2009) Stars Dean Cain, Gary Valentine. A crafty canine jumps to the rescue when two bumbling thieves target his master’s home during the holidays.
7 p.m. Lifetime: “Comfort and Joy” (2003) Stars Nancy McKeon, Dixie Carter. Knocked unconscious in a car accident, a woman awakens to learn she is married and has two children.
8 p.m. AMC: “Scrooged” (1988) Stars Bill Murray, Karen Allen. A ruthless TV-network chief meets the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come. Airs again at 10 p.m.
8 p.m. Hallmark: “Christmas in Canaan” (2009) Stars Billy Ray Cyrus, Zak Ludwig. A white boy and a black schoolmate become friends when their respective father and grandmother force them to spend time together.
9 p.m. ABC Family: “The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation” (2010) Stars the voices of Paris Hilton, Mario Lopez. A French poodle must save the day when inept thieves strike during the holidays.
9:30 p.m. Channel 8-WMTW: “CMA Country Christmas” (2010) Country music stars share their favorite holiday traditions and memories.
9:30 p.m. Hallmark: “The Christmas Choir” (2008) Stars Jason Gedrick, Rhea Perlman. A homeless man inspires a workaholic accountant to start a choir at a shelter.

TUESDAY
2 a.m. Hallmark: “Naughty or Nice” (2004) Stars George Lopez, Lisa Vidal. A Chicago shock jock’s new persona has an impact on a young listener with a life-threatening illness.
4 a.m. Hallmark: “The Christmas Choir” (2008) Stars Jason Gedrick, Rhea Perlman. A homeless man inspires a workaholic accountant to start a choir at a shelter.
6 a.m. Hallmark: “The Night They Saved Christmas” (1984) Stars Jaclyn Smith, Art Carney. An elf warns an Arctic oil-station family that Christmas Eve drilling could destroy Santa’s toy factory.
6 a.m. HBO: “Jingle All the Way” (1996) Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad. A crazed postman, a tough policeman and a shady Santa impede a workaholic seeking a coveted toy for his son.
7:30 a.m. HBO: “Home Alone” (1990) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. Accidentally left by his Paris-bound family, an 8-year-old makes mincemeat of two burglars in the house.
8 a.m. Hallmark: “Ebbie” (1995) Stars Susan Lucci, Jeffrey DeMunn. The ghosts of Christmases past, present and future visit a heartless CEO in a version of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Airs again at 6 p.m.
4 p.m. Hallmark: “Ms. Scrooge” (1997) Stars Cicely Tyson, Katherine Helmond. A contemporary version of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” features a female Ebenita Scrooge.
8 p.m. Channel 6-WCSH: “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” (2010) The 78th annual tree-lighting ceremony takes place in New York; Natalie Morales and Al Roker host. Musical guests include Mariah Carey, Susan Boyle, Sheryl Crow and Josh Groban.
8 p.m. Channel 8-WMTW: “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” (1966) Boris Karloff narrates the classic animated tale.
8 p.m. Channel 13-WGME: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1964) Burl Ives narrates this classic animated tale about Santa’s sleigh guide.
8 p.m. Disney: “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” (2006) Stars Tim Allen, Martin Short. Scott Calvin, aka Santa, contends with visiting in-laws and a scheme by mischievous Jack Frost to freeze him out of Christmas.
8 p.m. AMC: “Scrooged” (1988) Stars Bill Murray, Karen Allen. A ruthless TV-network chief meets the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come. Airs again at 10 p.m.
8 p.m. Hallmark: “All I Want for Christmas” (2007) Stars Gail O’Grady, Robert Mailhouse. A boy asks contest organizers to find a new husband for his widowed mother.
8 p.m. History: “The Real Story of Christmas” (2010) Early tales of Santa Claus and Ebenezer Scrooge join accounts of Christmas traditions.
8:30 p.m. Channel 8-WMTW: “Shrek the Halls” (2007) The ogre’s holiday plans go awry when Donkey and the gang join festivities.
10 p.m. Hallmark: “What I Did for Love” (2006) Stars Jeremy London, Dorie Barton. An urban lawyer faces his toughest jury yet when he goes home for Christmas with his country-girl fiancee to meet her parents.
Midnight Hallmark: “A Season for Miracles” (1999) Stars Carla Gugino, David Conrad. A woman tries to save her sister’s children from foster care by taking them to a small town where she is mistaken for a missing heiress.

WEDNESDAY
12:01 a.m. History: “The Real Story of Christmas” – Early tales of Santa Claus and Ebenezer Scrooge join accounts of Christmas traditions.
2 a.m. Hallmark: “The Christmas Gift” (1986) Stars John Denver, Jane Kaczmarek. An architect and his daughter visit a Colorado town where everyone believes in Santa Claus.
4 a.m. Hallmark: “Ernest Saves Christmas” (1988) Stars Jim Varney, Douglas Seale. Nitwit Ernest bails out Santa Claus, who is in Florida on a deadline to recruit a new Santa.
4:30 a.m. Channel 11-WENH: “Orla Fallon’s Celtic Christmas” (2010) The singer and harpist performs with special guests. Airs again at 10 p.m.
6 a.m. Hallmark: “Ms. Scrooge” (1997) Stars Cicely Tyson, Katherine Helmond. A contemporary version of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” features a female Ebenita Scrooge.
6:50 a.m. Encore: “Nothing Like the Holidays” (2008) Stars John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodriguez. Secret revelations, major life-changes and inevitable bickering mark a Chicago family’s Christmas reunion. Airs again at 2:35 p.m.
8 a.m. Hallmark: “Karroll’s Christmas” (2004) Stars Tom Everett Scott, Verne Troyer. A greeting-card writer wants to renew his grouchy neighbor’s holiday spirit after a misguided visit from Christmas ghosts.
9 a.m. Cinemax: “Four Christmases” (2008) Stars Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon. When their plans for a holiday getaway fall apart, a couple must spend Christmas Day trudging to a quartet of family get-togethers.
4 p.m. Hallmark: “The Christmas Card” (2006) Stars Ed Asner, John Newton. Home on leave, a soldier visits a small town and falls for the woman who wrote a well-wishing card to the troops. Airs again at 10 p.m.
6 p.m. Hallmark: “A Season for Miracles” (1999) Stars Carla Gugino, David Conrad. A woman tries to save her sister’s children from foster care by taking them to a small town where she is mistaken for a missing heiress.
8 p.m. ABC Family:  “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” (2000) Stars Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor. A curmudgeon living atop Mount Crumpit sets out to quash the yuletide preparations of the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville. Anthony Hopkins narrates.
8 p.m. AMC: “Scrooged” (1988) Stars Bill Murray, Karen Allen. A ruthless TV-network chief meets the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come. Airs again at 10 p.m.
8 p.m. Hallmark: “The Town Christmas Forgot” (2010) Stars Lauren Holly, Rick Roberts. A stranded family helps residents of a small town organize a Christmas pageant.

THURSDAY
3 a.m. Channel 11-WENH: “Orla Fallon’s Celtic Christmas” (2010) The singer and harpist performs with special guests.
4 a.m. Channel 11-WENH: “Celtic Thunder Christmas” (2010) The group performs holiday standards and originals, including “Let It Snow.”
6 a.m. Hallmark: “Silver Bells” (2005) Stars Anne Heche, Tate Donovan. A teenage runaway connects his widowed father and a woman who lost her husband during a past Christmas holiday. Airs again at 4 p.m.
8 a.m. Hallmark: “Finding John Christmas” (2003) Stars Valerie Bertinelli, Peter Falk. With help from a photographer, a nurse searches for a former firefighter who may be her long-lost brother.
6 p.m. ABC Family: “A Flintstone Christmas” (1978) Fred and Barney help save Christmas when Santa falls from a roof and sprains his ankle.
6 p.m. Hallmark: “The National Tree” (2009) Stars Andrew McCarthy, Kari Matchett. A man and his son embark on a cross-country road trip to transport a Christmas tree to Washington, D.C.
7 p.m. ABC Family: “The Santa Clause” (1994) Stars Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold. An adman takes over for the bearded, big-bellied fellow after a rooftop mishap on Christmas Eve. Airs again at 9 p.m.
8 p.m. Channel 8-WMTW: “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” (1970) A mailman (the voice of Fred Astaire) explains Santa in this animated classic.
8 p.m. AMC: “Scrooged” (1988) Stars Bill Murray, Karen Allen. A ruthless TV-network chief meets the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come. Airs again at 10 p.m.
8 p.m. Hallmark: “The Santa Suit” (2010) Stars Kevin Sorbo, Jodie Dowdall. A corporate bigwig learns valuable lessons when Santa Claus transforms him into his look-alike. Airs again at 10 p.m.
Midnight Hallmark: “When Angels Come to Town” (2004) Stars Peter Falk, Katey Sagal. A holiday angel finds his job is in jeopardy when his supervisor arrives to punish him for contacting the wrong family.

FRIDAY
2 a.m. Hallmark: “The National Tree” (2009) Stars Andrew McCarthy, Kari Matchett. A man and his son embark on a cross-country road trip to transport a Christmas tree to Washington, D.C.
6 p.m. ABC Family: “The Polar Express” (2004) Stars the voices of Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter. Animated. The conductor of a train to the North Pole guides a boy who questions the existence of Santa Claus. Airs again at 8:30 p.m.
8 p.m. Channel 11-WENH: “Celtic Thunder Christmas” (2010) The group performs holiday standards and originals, including “Let It Snow.”
8:23 p.m. ABC Family: “Pluto’s Christmas Tree” (1952) Classic Disney animated short has Pluto the dog battling chipmunks Chip and Dale over a Christmas tree.
10 p.m. TCM: “It Happened on 5th Avenue” (1947) Stars Don DeFore, Ann Harding. A hobo shares a New York mansion with a veteran and others who need a wintertime place to stay.

SATURDAY
1 a.m. Channel 11-WENH: “Celtic Thunder Christmas” (2010) The group performs holiday standards and originals, including “Let It Snow.”
7 a.m. ABC Family: “The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation” (2010) Stars the voices of Paris Hilton, Mario Lopez. A French poodle must save the day when inept thieves strike during the holidays.
8 a.m. Hallmark: “The Good Witch’s Gift” (2010) Stars Catherine Bell, Chris Potter. A criminal threatens the Christmas Eve wedding of an enchanting witch and a police chief.
9 a.m. Channel 11-WENH: “Rick Steves’ European Christmas” (2010) Rick Steves visits seven European cultures at Christmastime.
9 a.m. TCM: “A Christmas Carol” (1938) Stars Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart. Ebenezer Scrooge meets the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come in the best-known adaptation of this classic Dickens tale.
10 a.m. Hallmark: “Santa Jr” (2002) Stars Lauren Holly, Judd Nelson. A public defender tries to help Saint Nick’s son after he is accused of stealing Christmas presents.
11 a.m. Lifetime: “If You Believe” (1999) Stars Ally Walker, Hayden Panettiere. As a highly stressed book editor nears a breakdown, her inner child appears in order to help her find the joys of Lifetime.
11 a.m. WTBS: “Surviving Christmas” (2004) Stars Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini. A lonely man returns to his childhood home and celebrates the holiday with the strangers who live there.
8 p.m. Hallmark: Christine Taylor (“Zoolander’’) stars in this new holiday tale as a jaded magazine writer who’s assigned to do a story on a small town’s resident Santa. She’s had no Christmas spirit since her husband died on Christmas Eve. Repeats at 10 p.m.
Midnight Hallmark: “Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle” (2009) Stars James Van Der Beek, Erin Karpluk. A single man hires a nanny to help him care for his 6-year-old twins.

DEC. 5
1 p.m. Lifetime: “A Holiday to Remember” (1995) Stars Connie Sellecca, Randy Travis. Returning to her South Carolina hometown reunites a recently divorced mother with her first love.
2 p.m. ION: “A Golden Christmas” (2009) Stars Andrea Roth, Bruce Davison. A special dog helps a woman reunite with a friend that she met as a child.
2 p.m. Hallmark: “Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle” (2010) Stars Doris Roberts, Eric Johnson. A new employee saves a department store in trouble during the Christmas season.
2:30 p.m. MPBN: “Celtic Thunder Christmas” (2010) The group performs holiday standards and originals, including “Let It Snow.”
3 p.m. Lifetime: “Home for the Holidays” (2005) Stars Sean Young, Perry King. A loving aunt struggles to adopt her young relatives after their parents die in a car accident.
4 p.m. ION: “Christmas Town” (2008) Stars Nicole de Boer, Patrick Muldoon. A woman discovers the spirit of Christmas while visiting her estranged father in a town that is decked out for the holidays.
4 p.m. Hallmark: “Eloise at Christmastime” (2003) Stars Julie Andrews, Sofia Vassilieva. A 6-year-old girl tries to reunite a young woman with a former boyfriend before she marries another.
4:30 p.m. Channel 11-WENH: “Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes” (2010): The dancers celebrate the holiday season; highlights include “12 Days of Christmas” and “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.”
5 p.m. TOON: “Olive, the Other Reindeer” (1999) Learning that one of Santa’s reindeer is injured, a determined dog tries to save Christmas in this animated tale.
6 p.m. ION: “The Christmas Clause” (2008) Stars Lea Thompson. Stressed-out from work and family, a successful lawyer wishes that her vision of a new life would come true.
6 p.m. TOON: “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” (2000) Grandmother goes missing on Christmas Eve in this animated special derived from a popular song.
6 p.m. Hallmark: “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (2008) Stars Henry Winkler, Brooke Burns. A snowbound stranger brightens the holidays for a retired police officer and his niece.
6 p.m. USA: “Elf” (2003) Stars Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart. An elf adopted by Santa Claus seeks out his real family in this comedy.
7 p.m. TOON: “Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale” (2007) Jerry wishes for his chance to dance. Animated.
7 p.m. Lifetime: “The Christmas Shoes” (2002) Stars Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams. A workaholic attorney rediscovers the true meaning of love and the holiday season after he crosses paths with a boy.
8 p.m. HGTV: “Celebrity Holiday Homes” (2010): Sherri Shepherd (“The View’’), Brooke Burke (“Dancing With the Stars’’) and country music star Trisha Yearwood open their homes to HGTV designers.
8 p.m. Hallmark: “Farewell Mr. Kringle” (2010) Stars Christine Taylor, Chris Wiehl. A widowed magazine writer travels to the town of Mistletoe to meet a Santa Claus impersonator. Airs again at 10 p.m. and midnight.
9 p.m. MPBN: “Orla Fallon’s Celtic Christmas” (2010) The singer and harpist performs with special guests.
11 p.m. ABC Family: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993) Stars the voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon. The Pumpkin King gives the yuletide season a touch of Halloween in an animated tale from the mind of Tim Burton.

DEC. 6
4 a.m. Hallmark: “The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue” (1996) Stars Diana Scarwid, Robert Urich. Three Depression-era kids ask President Hoover to free their unjustly jailed father for Christmas.
6 a.m. Hallmark: “The Night They Saved Christmas” (1984) Stars Jaclyn Smith, Art Carney. An elf warns an Arctic oil-station family that Christmas Eve drilling could destroy Santa’s toy factory.
4 p.m. Hallmark: “A Christmas Carol: The Musical” (2004) Stars Kelsey Grammer, Jason Alexander. Grammer stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this musical adaptation of the classic Dickens tale.
6 p.m. Hallmark: “Call Me Claus” (2001) Stars Whoopi Goldberg, Nigel Hawthorne. When Lucy Cullins, a successful but cranky home shopping network producer, hires an actor named Nick to play Santa Claus, she gets more than she bargained for.
7 p.m. ABC Family: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys” (2001) When the Evil Toy Maker takes all of Santa’s toys, it’s up to Rudolph and his friends to save Christmas.
Time TBA Travel Channel: “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” (2010): Anthony and his friend Michael Ruhlman plan to throw a potluck dinner, but a series of mishaps lands them in a Chinese restaurant with celebrity chefs Mario Batali and David Chang, Duff Goldman (“Ace of Cakes’’), and rocker Ted Nugent.

DEC. 7
8 p.m. ABC Family: “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland” (1976) Frosty gets married in this animated sequel to the 1969 holiday classic.
Time TBA ABC: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965) One of the most beloved Christmas specials of all time. Charlie Brown struggles to get the gang together for a holiday play and finds the true spirit of Christmas in this animated classic.
Time TBA ABC Family: “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” (1983) Disney’s animated version of the Dickens tale features Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit and Scrooge McDuck as, naturally, Mr. Scrooge.

DEC. 8
4 p.m. Hallmark: “Naughty or Nice” (2004) Stars George Lopez, Lisa Vidal. A Chicago shock jock’s new persona has an impact on a young listener with a life-threatening illness.

DEC. 9
6 p.m. ABC Family: “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” (1976) Rudolph has to find the baby new year before midnight Dec. 31 in this sequel to the 1964 animated classic.
8 p.m. ABC Family: “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” (1970) A mailman (the voice of Fred Astaire) explains Santa in this animated classic.
9 p.m. ABC Family: “The Year Without a Santa Claus” (1974) Santa decides to take a year off to nurse a cold, and it’s up to two elves to change his mind. Animated.
Time TBA ABC Family: “A Miser Brothers’ Christmas” (2008) Sequel to “The Year Without a Santa Claus” finds the Miser Brothers – Heat Miser and Cold Miser – forced to work together after accidentally hurting Santa.
Time TBA ABC: “Shrek the Halls” (2007) The ogre’s holiday plans go awry when Donkey and the gang join festivities.

DEC. 10
8 p.m. TBS: “Fred Claus” (2007) Stars Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti. Santa’s older brother, Fred, has a gambling problem. Nick agrees to pay off Fred’s debt if he helps prepare for Christmas. Airs again at 10:30 p.m.
8 p.m. TCM: “A Christmas Carol” (1938) Stars Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart. Ebenezer Scrooge meets the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come in the best-known adaptation of this classic Dickens tale.
9:30 p.m. TCM: “Scrooge” (1970) Stars Albert Finney, Alec Guinness. Musical version of the Dickens tale.
8 p.m. ABC Family: “The Santa Claus” (1994) Stars Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold. An adman takes over for the bearded, big-bellied fellow after a rooftop mishap on Christmas Eve.

DEC. 11
3:30 a.m. TCM: “Santa Claus” (1959) Stars Jose Elias Moreno. Santa enlists Merlin to help him save Christmas from the devil in this bizarre comedy.
6 p.m. TV Land: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989) Stars Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid. Everything goes wrong for the Griswold family as they try to have an old-fashioned family Christmas.
8 p.m. NBC: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) Stars James Stewart, Donna Reed. Widely considered to be the greatest holiday film of all time. Stewart stars as George Bailey, a savings-and-loan operator who’s shown by an angel what the world would be like without him one Christmas Eve.
8 p.m. Hallmark: New drama returns Jacqueline Bisset to the role of wealthy grandmother Isabella Crawford. She goes to Ireland with her granddaughter Tilly (Catherine Steadman), a writer, to ask an old friend (Robert O’Mahoney) for help getting Tilly’s work published. Repeats at 10 p.m..
8 p.m. CBS: “Frosty the Snowman” (1969) Frosty comes to life with the aid of a magical hat, which its former owner wants back badly in this animated classic.
8:30 p.m. CBS: “Frosty Returns” (1992) A new product threatens to eliminate all snow – and with it, Frosty. Animated.
9 p.m. CBS: “The Flight Before Christmas” (2008) A young reindeer who suffers from vertigo learns to overcome his fear in this animated special.
Time TBA ABC Family: “Unaccompanied Minors” (2006) Stars Dyllan Christopher, Tyler James Williams, Gia Mantegna. A group of minors bond while snowed in at a midwestern airport and ultimately create a makeshift holiday themselves.

DEC. 12
8 p.m. ABC Family: “Christmas Cupid” (2010) Dickens meets romantic comedy in this new holiday tale, which stars Christina Milian (“Love Don’t Cost a Thing’’) as a high-powered Hollywood publicist unlucky in love. A visit from a recently deceased client (Ashley Benson, “Pretty Little Liars’’) leads to encounters with the ghosts of her ex-boyfriends from the past, present and future.
Time TBA ABC Family: “Santa Baby” (2006) Stars Jenna McCarthy, George Wendt. Mary, Santa’s daughter, runs her own marketing and business advice company, and tries to use her business tactics on the elves.
Time TBA ABC Family: “Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe” (2009) Stars Jenny McCarthy, Kelly Stables. Mary returns to take over the reigns of the Christmas sleigh from her dad.

DEC. 13
Time TBA HGTV: “White House Christmas 2010” (2010) Dozens of volunteers help transform the historical home with traditional, eco-friendly Christmas decorations.
Time TBA ABC: “Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas” (2010) The singer performs selections from her latest holiday release, “Merry Christmas II You,’’ and holiday classics.

DEC. 15
Time TBA FX: “Deck the Halls” (2006) Stars Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick. Neighbors in a New England town go to war after one adorns his house with enough Christmas lights to make it visible from space.

DEC. 17
8 p.m. TNT: “Christmas in Washington” (2010): This annual musical gala is a must-attend for the president, first lady and other D.C. VIPs.
8 p.m. CBS: “Yes, Virginia” (2010) New animated Christmas special, based on the 1897 true story of the most famous newspaper editorial of all time.
8:30 p.m. CBS: “Frosty the Snowman” (1969) Frosty comes to life with the aid of a magical hat, which its former owner wants back badly in this animated classic.
9 p.m. CBS: “Frosty Returns” (1992) A new product threatens to eliminate all snow – and with it, Frosty. Animated.
Time TBA ABC Family: “A Very Brady Christmas” (1988) Stars Florence Henderson, Robert Reed. The Brady Bunch reunites for the holidays.

DEC. 18
Time TBA TNT: “A Christmas Story” (1983) Stars Peter Billingsly. Holiday cult classic about a young boy who will stop at nothing to get his dream toy for Christmas: a B.B. gun.
Time TBA ABC: “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!” (2003) ReRun, the younger brother of Lucy and Linus, wants to adopt Snoopy’s brother, Spike.
Time TBA ABC Family: “Little Drummer Boy” (1968) Animated tale about an orphaned drummer boy who attends the birth of Jesus.
Time TBA ABC Family: “Little Drummer Boy: Book II” (1976) The drummer boy struggles to protect a bellmaker’s great silver bells from seizure by Roman soldiers.
Time TBA ABC Family: “Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey” (1977) Animated special about a small donkey with very long ears that keep getting him into trouble.
Time TBA ABC Family: “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” (1974) Animated classic about a young mouse who tries to save Christmas by fixing the town clock after insulting Santa.
Time TBA ABC Family: “Pinocchio’s Christmas” (1980) It’s Pinocchio’s first Christmas, and he sells the book Geppetto gives him for present money, but Cat and Fox trick him out of it. Animated.
Time TBA ABC Family: “Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July” (1979) Rudolph and Frosty team up to save Christmas… again.

DEC. 19
Time TBA FX: “Christmas With the Kranks” (2004) Stars Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd. With their daughter away, her parents decide to skip Christmas until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holidays at the last minute.
Time TBA ABC Family: “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish” (1998) Stars David Gallagher, Eugene Levy. After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he’d never been born.
Time TBA ABC Family: “A Dennis the Menace Christmas” (2007) Stars Maxwell Perry Cotton, Robert Wagner. Mr. Wilson is Scrooge in this adaptation of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
Time TBA ABC Family: “Home Alone 4” (2002) Stars French Stewart, Mike Weinberg. Kevin tries to reunite his separated parents while dealing with an old nemesis.

DEC. 20
8 p.m. PBS: “Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Renee Fleming and Claire Bloom” (2010) The renowned choir is joined by opera superstar Renée Fleming and acclaimed British actress Claire Bloom.
Time TBA ABC Family: “Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation” (2009) Characters from the Disney TV series celebrate the holidays.
Time TBA ABC Family: “Santa Buddies” (2009) Puppies from the popular Disney “Buddies” video franchise celebrate Christmas.

DEC. 21
6 p.m. ABC Family: “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) Stars Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood. Holiday classic about a department store Santa who tries to convince a little girl that Santa exists.

DEC. 22
10 p.m. ABC Family: “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” (2006) Stars Tim Allen, Martin Short. Santa (Allen) must contend with a jealous Jack Frost (Short), who wants to take over Christmas.

DEC. 23
Time TBA Comedy Central: “Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special” (2008) Comedian Dunham celebrates Christmas with his puppet friends.

DEC. 24
Time TBA Comedy Central: “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All” (2008) Stephen Colbert hosts his first holiday special with help from guests Elvis Costello, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson.
8 p.m. TBS: “A Christmas Story” (1983) Stars Peter Billingsly. TBS begins its annual 24-hour marathon of this holiday cult classic about a young boy who will stop at nothing to get his dream toy for Christmas: a B.B. gun.
9 p.m. PBS: “Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Renee Fleming and Claire Bloom” (2010) The renowned choir is joined by opera superstar Renée Fleming and acclaimed British actress Claire Bloom.
8 p.m. NBC: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) Stars James Stewart, Donna Reed. Widely considered to be the greatest holiday film of all time. Stewart stars as George Bailey, a savings-and-loan operator who’s shown by an angel what the world would be like without him one Christmas Eve.

DEC. 25
Noon ABC: “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” (2010) A holiday tradition continues with this year’s edition of the bicoastal celebration.
3:45 a.m. TBS: “Surviving Christmas” (2004) Stars Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini. A lonely man returns to his childhood home and celebrates the holiday with the strangers who live there. Airs again at 10:15 p.m.
5 p.m. TCM: “King of Kings” (1961) Stars Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna. Epic retelling of Christ’s life and the effects of his teachings on those around him.
Time TBA TV Land: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989) Stars Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid. Everything goes wrong for the Griswold family as they try to have an old-fashioned family Christmas.
Time TBA ABC Family: “Home Alone: Lost in New York” (1992) Stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. Kevin McCallister (Culkin) encounters his old foes while celebrating the holidays in New York City.