Whether you’re home for the holidays this year or staying put, one thing’s for sure — a lot of movies will be watched next week. We’ve done the heavy lifting for you and compiled a list of where and when to watch all of your Christmas favorites, from “It’s a Wonderful Life” to “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
“The Santa Clause” (Saturday at 5:05 p.m., Sunday at 10:15 a.m., Christmas Eve at 1:30 p.m., and Christmas at 11 a.m. on Freeform) Tim Allen is forced to become Santa due to a contractual agreement in this holiday classic.
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”(2000) (Saturday at 9:15 p.m., Dec. 22 at 4:40 p.m., Sunday at 9:20 p.m., and Christmas Eve at 5:40 p.m. on Freeform, and now streaming on Netflix) Jim Carrey at his absolute best? The argument could be made. Catch the 1966 animated version at 8 p.m. on Christmas on NBC.
“Elf” (Saturday at 6 p.m., and on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. on AMC) Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without Buddy the Elf and a plate of candy-coated spaghetti.
“Home Alone” (Sunday at 7:20 p.m., Monday at 4:10 p.m., and on Christmas at 5:50 p.m. on Freeform). “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (Dec. 22 at 9:50 p.m., Dec. 23 at 6:40 p.m., and Dec. 25 at 8:20 p.m.) Both are also streaming on Disney+. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals.
“The Polar Express” (Sunday at 11 p.m., and Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. on AMC) Can you still hear the bells?
“Fred Claus” (Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on AMC) Vince Vaughan plays Santa’s brother, in an alternate universe where Santa is Paul Giamatti.
“A Home For the Holidays with Idina Menzel” (Sunday at 9 p.m. on CBS) The “Frozen” star will perform with guest stars Adam Lambert, Ne-Yo, and Kelly Roland as they celebrate heart-warming stories of adoption.
“Frosty the Snowman” (Saturday at 12:55 p.m., Christmas Eve at 8:20 p.m., and Christmas at 3:10 p.m. on Freeform) Who has a corn cob pipe, a button nose, and two eyes made out of coal? This guy.
“I Love Lucy Christmas Special” (Friday at 8 p.m. on CBS) A back-to-back broadcasting of “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colored “Paris at Last.”
“Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” (Christmas Day at 10 a.m. on ABC) Coming to you live from the Magic Kingdom.
“Happy New Year, Charlie Brown” (Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. on ABC) Put this on and then play “Christmas Time Is Here.”
“The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show” (Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video) Pop-country star Kacey Musgraves hosts a variety special featuring Camila Cabello, James Corden, Lana Del Rey, Kendall Jenner, Leon Bridges, and more.
“Love Actually” (Streaming now on HBO) There’s no shame in watching Hugh Grant do that dance just ooooone more time.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” (Streaming now on Amazon) One of the all-time Christmas classics.
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Streaming now on Disney+) “And I, Jack! THE PUMPKIN KING…”
“Christmas With the Kranks” (Saturday at 4 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. on AMC) Tim Allen has blessed us once again with another worthy Christmas movie.
“Let It Snow” (Now streaming on Netflix) A snowstorm, a midwestern town, a group of high school students… need we say more?
“A Christmas Prince 3: The Royal Baby” (Now streaming on Netflix) It’s not baby Archie, but it’s close enough.
“Merry Happy Whatever” (Streaming now on Netflix) Binge all of season one of this Dennis Quaid comedy.
“The Holiday” (Now streaming on Hulu) A classic rom-com with Cameron Diaz and Jude Law. What could be better?
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