What to Watch on TV This Christmas

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Merry Christmas to all celebrating! Nothing adds to a day of festive fun with family and friends like a good holiday movie. 

Whether its to provide some jolly background for opening gifts under the tree or for entertainment when hanging in the living room with your cousins after dinner, see below for a round up of the best festive shows and movies to watch this Christmas in chronological order and in Eastern standard time.  

All Day (starting at 5 a.m.) – A Christmas Story (TNT) 
All Day (starting at 6 a.m.) – A Christmas Story (TBS) 
6:00 a.m. – Love Finds Andy Hardy (TCM) 
7:00 a.m. – Disney’s Prep & Landing (Freeform)
7:00 a.m. – Home Alone (Starz)
7:30 a.m. – Disney’s Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice (Freeform)
8:00 a.m. – Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (Freeform)
8:00 a.m. – Christmas in Love (Hallmark)
8:00 a.m. – Three Godfathers (TCM)
8:45 a.m. – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Starz)
9:15 a.m. – Jack Frost (AMC)
9:30 a.m. – Road to Christmas (Hallmark)
10:00 a.m. – Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade (ABC)
10:00 a.m. – Bundle of Joy (TCM) 
10:30 a.m. – Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (AMC)
10:48 a.m. – Home Alone (Starz)
11:00 a.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform)
11:00 a.m. – Homegrown Christmas (Hallmark)
11:45 a.m. – The Year Without a Santa Claus (AMC)
12:00 p.m. – Bachelor Mother (TCM) 
12:30 p.m. – Christmas Made to Order (Hallmark)
12:33 p.m. – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Starz)
12:40 p.m. – Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Freeform) 
1:00 p.m. – The Polar Express (AMC)
1:30 p.m. – Fitzwilly (TCM) 
2:00 p.m. – It’s Christmas, Eve (Hallmark)
2:35 p.m. – Home Alone (Starz)
3:00 p.m. – The Santa Clause 2 (AMC)
3:30 p.m. – Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa (Hallmark)
3:30 p.m. – The Man Who Came to Dinner (TCM) 
4:20 p.m. – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Starz)
4:45 p.m. – The Santa Clause (Freeform)
5:00 p.m. – Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe (Hallmark)
5:30 p.m. – Elf (AMC)
5:45 p.m. – It Happened on Fifth Avenue (TCM) 
6:30 p.m. – Christmas in Graceland (Hallmark)
6:50 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Freeform)
7:30 p.m. – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (AMC)
8:00 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (NBC) 
8:00 p.m. – When Calls the Heart Christmas (Hallmark)
8:30 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (NBC)
9:30 p.m. – Christmas at the Palace (Hallmark)
9:45 p.m. – The Polar Express (AMC)
11:30 p.m. – Christmas Next Door (Hallmark)
11:45 p.m. – The Santa Clause 2 (AMC)


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