2015 Christmas TV Schedule – Cartoon, Movie, Times & Channels

Thanksgiving is here and so is the start of the 2015 Christmas TV season.

I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year (I always count down the days until Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, my personal fav). This year I’m even more excited because I get to watch with my babies.

To make sure you don’t miss any of the holiday shows, I complied this Christmas 2015 TV schedule, complete with air times and channels; all times are Eastern.

I also highlighted some of the most popular, or better known shows, for easy finding.

So brew up some hot cocoa, light up the tree, and cuddle up with family and friends to watch- enjoy!

Classic Christmas Cartoons:

An extended list of Christmas cartoons and holiday shows for kids can be found at the bottom.

Frosty the Snowman, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, CBS. The adventures of everyone’s favorite snowman, who comes to life with the aid of a magical top hat.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, CBS. Rudolph and his “odd” red nose join his  buddies Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Misfit Toys  to rescue Christmas.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, NBC. The Dr. Seuss tale of a hostile hermit who threatens to steal Christmas from the Who’s down in Whoville.

A Charlie Brown Christmas, 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, ABC. Charlie Brown sets out to find the true meaning of Christmas.

The Little Drummer Boy, 12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, ABC Family. Young Aaron, who can’t afford to buy a present for baby Jesus, discovers that nothing is better than the gift of music.

Classic Christmas Movies:

A complete list of movies, including Elf and Home Alone, can be found below.

A Christmas Detour, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, Hallmark Channel. Candace Cameron Bure and Paul Greene star as two New York City-bound travelers rerouted to a Buffalo airport hotel.

It’s a Wonderful Life, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, NBC.This classic movie once again what the true meaning of life is all about.

Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, NBC.the story of singer Dolly Parton’s life growing up in 1950’s Tennessee.

A Christmas Story, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, TBS. A boy and his must-have-for Christmas BB gun make for holiday cheer.

Miracle on 34th Street, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, AMC. Everyone will believe after watching this classic, where Santa Claus goes to court and a little girl stands by his story.

White Christmas, 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, AMC. Bing Crosby sings the title song and veteran actors Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen a struggling Vermont inn in need of help.

A Christmas Melody, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, Hallmark Channel. Mariah Carey stars in and directed this story about a single mom who is forced to return home after her business fails and face her former high school rival (Carey).

Christmas TV Specials

It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown, 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, ABC. A celebration of the 50th anniversary of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with performances by Kristen Chenoweth, Sarah McLachlan and Boyz II Men.

Christmas in Rockefeller Center, 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, NBC.  Watch the 79th lighting of the Christmas Tree live from Rockefeller Center; Tony Bennet, Justin Beiber and others are scheduled to perform.

CMA Country Christmas,9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, ABC. Live from The grand Ole Opry House join Kelsea Ballerini, Jewel, Charles Kelley, Martina McBride, David Nail, Pentatonix, LeAnn Rimes and Darius Rucker in a musical celebration, with Jennifer Nettles as the host.

A Very Murray Christmas, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, Netflix. Bill Murray tips his hat to the holiday and classic variety shows with  buddies including Michael Cera, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock and others.

I Love Lucy Christmas, 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, CBS. The Ricardo’s and Mertzes gather to celebrate the holiday and surprise little Ricky.


Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, 1 p.m. Dec. 1, ABC Family.

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1, ABC Family.

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1, ABC Family.

Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 4 p.m. Dec. 1, ABC Family.

The Year Without a Santa Claus, 6 p.m. Dec. 1, ABC Family.

A Miser Brothers Christmas, 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2, ABC Family.

Jack Frost, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 2, ABC Family.

Mickey’s Christmas Carol, 9 a.m. Dec. 3, ABC Family.

The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow, 9 a.m. Dec. 4, ABC Family.

Pinocchio’s Christmas, 3 p.m. Dec. 8, ABC Family.

The Little Drummer Boy Book II, 9 a.m. Dec. 9, ABC Family.

Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9, ABC Family.

Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, 11 a.m. Dec. 10, ABC Family.

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, 12:15 p.m. Dec. 12, ABC Family.

An Elf’s Story: The Elf on the Shelf, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, TBS

Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice, 7 p.m. Dec. 18, ABC Family.

Other Christmas Movies

Jingle All the Way, 12 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, ABC Family.

Home Alone, 10:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30 AMC

Elf, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec.4, ABC Family.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 9 p.m. Dec. 1, ABC Family.

Naughty or Nice, 6 a.m. Nov. 26, Hallmark.

The Twelve Trees of Christmas” (2013), 10 a.m. Nov. 26, Lifetime.

Meet the Santas, noon Nov. 26, Hallmark.

Matchmaker Santa, 2 p.m. Nov. 26, Hallmark.

Merry In-Laws, 2 p.m. Nov. 26, Lifetime.

Once Upon a Holiday, 4 p.m. Nov. 26, Hallmark.

12 Gifts of Christmas, 8 p.m. Nov. 26, Hallmark.

Northpole: Open for Christmas, 10 p.m. Nov. 26, Hallmark.

Northpole, midnight Nov. 26, Hallmark.

The Christmas Spirit, 8 a.m. Nov. 27, Hallmark.

The Christmas Parade, 10 a.m. Nov. 27, Hallmark.

A Christmas Proposal, 10 a.m. Nov. 27, Lifetime.

A Christmas Wedding, noon Nov. 27, Lifetime.

A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride” (2008), 2 p.m. Nov. 27, Lifetime.

Four Christmases, 6 p.m. Nov. 27, TBS.

Dear Santa, 8 p.m. Nov. 27, Lifetime.

All About Christmas Eve, 10 p.m. Nov. 27, Lifetime.

The Santa Con, 3 p.m. Nov. 29, Lifetime.

The Polar Express, 9 p.m. Nov. 30, ABC Family.

Christmas With the Kranks, 8 p.m. Dec. 1, AMC.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, 1:45 p.m. Dec. 3, ABC Family.

Jack Frost, 4 p.m. Dec. 3, ABC Family.

Fred Claus, 8 p.m. Dec. 3, ABC Family.

A Dennis the Menace Christmas, 8 p.m. Dec. 3, AMC.

Scrooged, 7 p.m. Dec. 4, AMC.

Dear Secret Santa, 8 p.m. Dec. 4, Lifetime.

Prancer, 11:50 p.m. Dec. 4, ABC Family.

A Very Brady Christmas, 7 a.m. Dec. 6, ABC Family

Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 6, ABC Family.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 10 p.m. Dec. 6, ABC Family.

Desperately Seeking Santa, 7 a.m. Dec. 11, ABC Family.

The Family Man, 1 p.m. Dec. 11, ABC Family.

Scrooge, 7 p.m. Dec. 11, TCM.

Becoming Santa, 8 p.m. Dec. 12, Lifetime.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 14, ABC Family.

Santa Baby, 1 p.m. Dec. 15, ABC Family.

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