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Christmas Clack: Your guide to holiday viewing

Mmmm. Smell that aroma? A mix of pine, dirty Santa suits, chocolate coins, candles, and sweat from that dude pulling out his well-worn credit card for the 20th time today. Yes, it’s once again time for that festive season of Christmakwanzakuh. A time when all men and women get together – to be first in line at the store for the four laptops they are selling at $300 a piece; a time for friends and family – who will be regifting the gift you sent them last year; and a time for television viewing.

Although most of our shows will be taking the month of December off, there is plenty of viewing to be done, thanks to the plethora of holiday cartoons, movies, and specials that will be clogging the network arteries from now until the last hours of Christmas fade into a sleepy, ham-induced memory. As there is so much out there to watch, we here at CliqueClack TV feel it is our responsibility, nay, our sworn duty to the Lords of Television, to provide you with the most comprehensive list of holiday-themed programming that we can give.

So, after the jump, you’ll be able to view a guide of what you look forward to over the next few weeks. Please read it slowly, as the sugary content of some of these shows may cause diabetes. Oh, and if you miss the initial airing of your favorite special, don’t worry. It will be on at least two or 150 more times before Christmas. So, if the sugar plums are done dancing in your heads, away we go-Ho-Ho-Ho!

All times listed as EST

Rebroadcasts underlined in bold

Monday, December 1st

7:00 a.m. Stocking Stuffers (Fine Living) – A home theatre, easily fitted into a stocking, is one of the holiday gift ideas mentioned.

8:00 a.m. Shopping List: Holiday Gifts (Fine Living) – An MP3 player hidden within a Swiss Army knife is one of the gifts featured.

9:10 a.m. The 12 Dogs of Christmas (Starz4) – In this 2004 movie, a 12-year-old girl tries to get the Mayor of a small, Depression-era town to lift a ban denying dogs the right to vote in the upcoming election. Or, something like that.

11:30 a.m. Carol Duvall’s Holiday Workshop (DIY) – Carol teaches the viewers how to make beaded ornaments and a ceramic menorah.

1:00 p.m. Bethlehem Lights Seasonal Lighting (QVC) – Apparently, they’ll be selling something here related to the holidays.

2:00 p.m. White Christmas (Lifetime) – Yes, the actual Bing Crosby-Danny Kaye musical. Not some story about a strong mother and her family trapped in the middle of a blizzard. Rebroadcast on 12/23 at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. Gourmet Holiday (HSN) – Gourmet foods for entertaining and gift-giving are featured. My guess is fruit cake will not be included.

4:00 p.m. Christmas Design on a Dime (HGTV) – This time around, the gang take to remodeling a small, Spanish-style living room for the Christmas holidays on a small budget.

4:00 p.m. Holiday Entertaining (HSN) – Something about Command Performance Gold. You shopping network fans would probably know more about this than me.

5:00 p.m. The Ultimate Christmas Present (Toon Disney) – Two L.A. teens find Santa’s weather making machine and decide to give the city a nice coating of snow. Great! Just what drivers along the L.A. freeways need to further increase their drive times.

6:00 p.m. Wolfgang Puck’s Gift List (HSN) – The Puckmeister recommends kitchen-item gifts for the holidays. I’m sure some of them will have the Wolfgang Puck label.

8:00 p.m. Shrek the Halls (ABC) – Shrek and Fiona’s first Christmas with the kids turns into chaos when Donkey and the other co-stars of the Shrek movie franchise decide to visit. Rebroadcast on 12/22 at 8:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC Family) – Ah, I see ABC is counter-programming the animated version of this series with the live version starring Jim Carrey on its cable outlet. Way to sabatoge yourself. Replay at 10:30.

8:00 p.m. Holiday Wrapping Party (Great American Country) – Holiday music videos of the country genre.

8:30 p.m. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC) – The classic 1966 program animated by the great Chuck Jones and narrated by the great Boris Karloff.

9:00 p.m. Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (Hallmark) – Steve Guttenberg makes his, um, big return in this 2004 made-for-TV movie where, as the son of Santa, he searches for a new Mrs. Claus (played by Crystal Bernard). Rebroadcast on 12/14 at 7:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m. Holiday Switch (Lifetime) – Nicole Eggert plays an unhappy housewife who is transported to an apparently successful life after a holiday wish is granted.

Tuesday, December 2nd

6:00 p.m. The Polar Express (ABC Family) – The fun, yet somewhat creepy, animated feature starring Tom Hanks in a multitude of roles. Rebroadcast at 8:30 p.m., 12/22 at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m. Meet the Santas (Hallmark) – Santa Jr. (Steve Guttenberg) and his girlfriend Beth (Crystal Bernard) are finally ready to tie the knot and take on the “family business” at the North Pole. If youse knows what I mean. Rebroadcast on 12/14 at 9:00 p.m.

11:00 p.m. Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (Hallmark) – Oy, American Girl! Between this and Hannah Montana, a family can go broke. Rebroadcast on 12/13 at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 3rd

2:00 a.m. The 12 Days of Christmas Eve (USA) – The Christmas version of Groundhog Day. Starring Steven Weber and Molly Shannon

8:00 p.m. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (CBS)This Rankin-Bass entry was originally broadcast on NBC in 1964. CBS is just one of the places you’ll see the special this holiday season.

8:00 p.m. Christmas in Rockefeller Center (NBC) – Oh, there’s Tony Bennett, Beyonce, 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski, and host Al Roker on this annual program highlighting the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. But, seriously, there are only two personalities that the tweens and teens will tune in to see — Miley Cyrus and The Jonas Brothers.

11:00 p.m. Silent Night (Hallmark) – A Christmas Eve story set in the last days of World War II. Starring Linda Hamilton.

Thursday, December 4th

9:00 p.m. Naughty or Nice (Hallmark) – George Lopez is a sports radio DJ who is asked to be nice by a critically ill child. Rebroadcast 12/14 at 11:00 p.m., 12/20 at 3:00 p.m.

11:00 p.m. Anne Tyler’s Saint Maybe (Hallmark) – A young man seeks forgiveness for his brother’s death. Rebroadcast on December 7th at 11:00 a.m.

Friday, December 5th

7:00 p.m. Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (ABC Family) – Also known as Frosty’s Wonderland, this 1976 sequel has the kids making Frosty a new wife, complete with a pre-nuptial agreement that, unfortunately, doesn’t melt when the sun comes out. Rebroadcast on 12/13 at 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

8:00 p.m. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC) – Rebroadcast on 12/23 at 8:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m. Moonlight & Mistletoe (Hallmark) – A young woman loses her Christmas spirit after spending years in a place called Santaville where her father played Santa. Rebroadcast on 12/11 at 9:00 p.m., 12/20 at 5:00 p.m. 12/22 at 9:00 p.m.

11:00 p.m. A Grandpa for Christmas (Hallmark) – An 80-year-old man takes the granddaughter he never knew under his wing. And, of course, she’s a handful. By the way, do they really sell these grandpas somewhere? Rebroadcast on 12/20 at 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 6th

12:00 a.m. Scrooge (TCM) – The 1970 musical version starring Albert Finney. Rebroadcast on 12/20 at 6:00 p.m., 12/23 at 12:30 p.m.

1:00 a.m. The Note (Hallmark) – An advice columnist finds a note from a passenger of a plane that crashed three weeks before Christmas, killing everyone on board. Hilarity ensues. Rebroadcast at 7:00 p.m., 12/22 at 1:00 a.m.

7:30 a.m. Christmas Every Day (ABC Family) – More Groundhog Day for Christmas. This time, the selfish object is a teenage boy who needs to find the true meaning of the holiday before he goes insane.

9:00 a.m. Off Season (Hallmark) – A 10-year-old boy believes his neighbor is Santa. That’s believable since my neighbor is the Easter Bunny.

11:00 a.m. A Christmas Memory (Hallmark) – Patty Duke and Piper Laurie star in this telemovie about a man’s boyhood friendship with his eccentric grandmother.

11:30 a.m. Home Alone 4 (ABC Family) – For some reason, network executives thought that another Home Alone movie, this time made-for-TV, was the right thing to do for the holidays. Hence, the fourth entry in the series that should have ended at two.

12:30 p.m. Holiday Affair (TMC) – The 1949 film starring Robert Mitchum in one of his rare comedic roles. Rebroadcast on 12/19 at 11:45 p.m.

1:00 p.m. A Town Without a Christmas (Hallmark) – I thought this was about Chrismas in West Palm or DelRay Beach in Florida. Sadly, it’s about a novelist and reporter who fall in love while searching for a child who wrote a letter that captured the nation’s attention. Rebroadcast on 12/23 at 11:00 p.m., 12/15 at 9:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. Finding John Christmas (Hallmark) – A mysterious stranger is labeled ‘John Christmas’. Rebroadcast on 12/11 at 11:00 p.m., 12/16 at 9:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. When Angels Come to Town (Hallmark) – Peter Falk plays Max the angel

9:00 p.m. The Christmas Choir (Hallmark) – A homeless man helps a lonely recluse rediscover his love for music. Rebroadcast on 12/12 at 9:00 p.m., 12/18 at 9:00 p.m., 12/23 at 9:00 p.m.

11:00 p.m. Silver Bells (Hallmark) – It’s Anne Heche and Tate Donovan in this tale of love in New York City. No, not that kind of love, you perve! Rebroadcast on December 7th at 3:00 p.m., 12/10, at 9:00 p.m., 12/20 at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 7th

8:30 a.m. Eloise at Christmastime (ABC Family) – It’s Eloise at the Plaza doing some snooping around. Starring Julie Andrews.

9:00 a.m. TV Land Merry-thon (TV Land) – Featuring classic Christmas episodes from such shows as The Beverly Hillbillies, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Sanford and Son, and the only holiday episode of The Brady Bunch ever made during the show’s original run.

10:30 a.m. Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (ABC Family) – I wonder how rich Richie really is in this economy. Rebroadcast on 12/22 at 7:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m. Papa’s Angels (Hallmark) – The children of a recent widower work to get the Christmas spirit back into him. Rebroadcast on 12/18 at 11:00 p.m., 12/20 at 1:00 p.m., 12/22 at 11:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. A Season for Miracles (Hallmark) – Thanks to the help of an angel, a homeless family receives its share of holiday miracles. Starring Patty Duke and Laura Dern. Rebroadcast at 11:00 p.m., Tuesday, 12/9, at 9:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. A Christmas Visitor (Hallmark) – An unexpected visitor helps grieving parents relive the joys of Christmas. Hey, why do all of these Christmas episodes revolve around death. Isn’t the holiday a celebration of life? Rebroadcast on 12/12 at 11:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m. The Christmas Card (Hallmark) – An anonymous Christmas card sent to a soldier in Afghanistan leads to a trip to Nevada to search out the sender.

Monday, December 8th

7:00 p.m. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (ABC Family) – The animated version of this classic poem, told from the standpoint of a family of mice. Rebroadcast on 12/11 at 10:30 p.m., 12/13 at 4:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m. Cranberry Christmas (ABC Family) – I think this is based on a children’s book. I just can’t be sure. Rebroadcast on 12/13 at 12:30 p.m.

8:00 p.m. A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC) – The first and most fondly remembered Charlie Brown holiday special. I don’t believe this one will be sponsored by McDonald’s and Dolly Madison, though.

8:00 p.m. Jingle All the Way (ABC Family) – Ah-nold in another comedy that, while initially panned, has found a life on TV. Rebroadcast on 12/20 at 3:00 p.m., 12/21 at midnight

9:00 p.m. Ebbie (Hallmark) – Scrooge is a cruel business woman named Elizabeth. Rebroadcast on 12/14 at 11:00 a.m.

11:00 p.m. Ms. Scrooge (Hallmark) – Scrooge is a miserly banker named Ebenita.

Tuesday, December 9th

7:00 p.m. A Garfield Christmas (ABC Family) – From 1987, this animated special features the voice of the late Lorenzo Music as Garfield. Rebroadcast at 10:30 p.m., 12/13 at noon

8:00 p.m. A Dennis the Menace Christmas (ABC Family) – As usual, Dennis makes Mr. Wilson’s life a living hell. Rebroadcast on 12/22 at 9:00 a.m.

11:00 p.m. Angel in the Family (Hallmark) – Estranged sisters reunite during a family crisis.

Wednesday, December 10th

11:00 a.m. Three Wise Guys (USA) – Any movie starring Roddy Piper and Tom Arnold has to be good!

7:00 p.m. Mickey’s Christmas Carol (ABC Family)  – Mickey and the gang retell the age-old story created by Charles Dickens. Rebroadcast on 12/16 at 7:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m. Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too (ABC Family) – It’s Pooh, Roo, and Eyeore. Oh, and I’m sure Tigger mucks it up somewhere along the line. Rebroadcast 12/16 at 7:30 p.m.

8:00 p.m. Macy’s Presents Little Spirit: Christmas in NY (NBC) – No idea what this is. Though, I’m sure there will be a promotional tie-in with Macy’s.

8:00 p.m. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (ABC Family) – Another Rankin-Bass classic from 1970. Rebroadcast on 12/13 at 6:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m. Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (ABC Family) – In a precursor to Without a Trace, Rudolph is asked to search for Baby New Year. Rebroadcast on 12/11 at 7:00 p.m., 12/13 at 5:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m. Jack Frost (ABC Family) – Michael Keaton dies, Michael Keaton turns into a snowman, Michael Keaton gets peed on by local dog. Rebroadcast on 12/13 at 1:00 p.m., 12/14 at 7:00 a.m.

10:00 p.m. Elf (USA) – A new Christmas classic starring Will Ferrell and James Caan. Rebroadcast at 2:00 a.m., 12/13 at 5:00 p.m., 12/14 at 3:00 p.m, and 12/15 at 7:00 p.m.

11:00 p.m. Fallen Angel (Hallmark) – A high-powered Los Angeles lawyer reunites with his past. Rebroadcast on 12/14 at 1:00 p.m.

11:30 p.m. The Bishop’s Wife (TCM) – The 1947 romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and David Niven. Rebroadcast 12/19 at 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 11th

8:00 p.m. The Year Without a Santa Claus (ABC Family) – The original 1974 version from Rankin-Bass. Not the crappy live-action remake from a few years ago. Rebroadcast on 12/13 at 7:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m. The Bells of St. Mary’s (TCM) – It’s Bing and Ingrid Bergman in this 1945 musical. Rebroadcast on 12/20 at 2:30 p.m.

8:00 p.m. Rudolph & the Island of Misfit Toys (ABC Family) – Richard Dreyfuss, Jamie Lee Curtis and Rick Moranis provide voices to this 2001 animated Rudolph adventure. Rebroadcast on 12/15 at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 13th

7:30 a.m. The Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold (ABC Family) – Because, anything can be made into a Christmas special.

8:00 a.m. The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (ABC Family) – Strangely, his time in rehab was omitted from this show

9:00 a.m. The Little Drummer Boy (ABC Family)

9:00 a.m. One Christmas (Hallmark)

9:30 a.m. The Little Drummer Boy Book II (ABC Family) – A sequel to the 1968 original from Rankin-Bass.

10:00 a.m. Pinocchio’s Christmas (ABC Family) – On his first Christmas, Pinocchio sells the gift Geppetto gives to him.

11:00 a.m. The Story of the First Christmas Snow (ABC Family) – Yet another Rankin-Bass entry. This time from 1975.

11:00 a.m. All I Want for Christmas (Hallmark) – A nine-year-old boy is entered into a corporate contest for his greatest Christmas wish to come true. Rebroadcast at 7:00 p.m., 12/20 at 7:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (ABC Family)

1:00 p.m. One Magic Christmas (Hallmark) – Another movie where someone relearns the real meaning of Christmas. Rebroadcast on 12/15 at 1:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m. Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July (ABC Family) – Frosty and Rudolph against the wizard king Winterbolt.

4:00 p.m. Christmas in Connecticut (TCM) – Another movie from 1945, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Sydney Greenstreet. Rebroadcast on 12/19 at 10:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. It’s A Wonderful Life (NBC) – The ultimate Christmas classic, doled out in small portions courtesy of NBC Universal. I sort of miss the times when you could find this movie at any time of the day during the Christmas season. Rebroadcast Christmas Eve at 8:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m. A Miser Brothers’ Christmas (ABC Family) – The Heat Miser and Snow Miser star in their own stop-action animated feature. Rebroadcast on 12/19 at noon.

8:30 p.m. ‘Twas the Night (HBO Family)

9:00 p.m. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Hallmark) – A single mom has lost the holiday spirit. Until, an uncle helps her relearn the spirit of Christmas. Boy, we really have a lack of holiday spirit in this world, don’t we? Rebroadcast on 12/19 at 9:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m. The Perfect Holiday (Starz) – Rebroadcast on 12/14 at 5:35 p.m., 12/16 at 9:15 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., 12/17 at 6:35 a.m., 12/19 at 5:20 p.m. and 12/20 at 5:50 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.

10:00 p.m. Eve’s Christmas (Lifetime Movie) – A wealthy career woman gets a second chance at life after a wish transports her back in time.

11:00 p.m. A Boyfriend for Christmas (Hallmark) – A young girl asks Santa for a boyfriend. Nineteen years later the wish comes true. Wow, talk about late! Rebroadcast on 12/14 at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 14th

5:30 a.m. Festival of Christmas Shorts (TCM)

8:00 a.m. Sons of Mistletoe (ABC Family) – Nothing like a foster home full of kids to warm your leaden hearts.

10:00 a.m. A Carol Christmas (ABC Family) – It’s Tori Spelling in a Christmas movie! That’s it, time to cancel the holiday. Rebroadcast on 12/18 at 7:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m. Snowglobe (ABC Family) – A girl gets transported into the snowglobe she receives in the mail.

2:00 p.m. Santa Baby (ABC Family) – Jenny McCarthy is Santa’s daughter. Gee, I wonder if Santa knows what his daughter used to do for a living.

3:00 p.m. What I Did for Love (Hallmark)

4:00 p.m. Holiday in Handcuffs (ABC Family) – Melissa Joan Hart kidnaps Mario Lopez to be her ‘boyfriend’. Why didn’t she just hex him using her Sabrina powers?

6:00 p.m. Snow (ABC Family) – A documentary about the rise in popularity of cocaine. Kidding.

7:20 p.m. The Santa Clause 3 (Starz) – To be honest, the weakest entry of the Santa Clause franchise

8:00 p.m. Snow 2: Brain Freeze (ABC Family) – OK, so maybe it is about cocaine. Rebroadcast at 10:00 p.m., on 12/17 at 9:00 p.m., 12/20 at 1:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m. The Road to Christmas (Lifetime Movie) – No, not the last Bob Hope-Bing Crosby movie.

Monday, December 15th

8:00 a.m. Mr. St. Nick (Lifetime Movie) – Kelsey Grammer is the son of Santa who wants to modernize the whole darn thing.

8:30 a.m. A Hollywood Christmas (Starz Kids) Rebroadcast at 3:15 p.m., 12/18 at 2:55 p.m.

4:00 p.m. A Song for the Season (Lifetime Movie) – Gerald McRaney falls in love with Naomi Judd – the music teach he needs to fire.

6:00 p.m. The Man Who Saved Christmas (Lifetime Movie) – Jason Alexander stars as AC Gilbert, a toy manufacturer who decides to defy the government and make toys during WWI.

8:00 p.m. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (ABC)

Tuesday, December 16th

2:00 a.m. A Very Cool Christmas (Lifetime Movie) – George Hamilton as Santa? Oh, come on!

6:00 p.m. Borrowed Hearts (Lifetime Movie) – A single mother and her daughter are hired to be the family for a businessman.

8:30 p.m. Miracle on 34th Street (1994) (HBO Family)

Wednesday, December 17th

12:35 a.m. Home Alone 2 (Encore WAM) – This is where the franchise should have stopped. Rebroadcast at 8:50 a.m. and 7:45 p.m.

2:00 a.m. On the 2nd Day of Christmas (Lifetime Movie)

3:50 a.m. A Fare to Remember (Lifetime Movie) – Another businessperson, another guide to direct her to the real meaning of the holiday.

7:00 a.m. The Christmas Secret (ABC Family)

9:00 a.m. Stealing Christmas (ABC Family) – Tony Danza is a ‘not too bad’ guy who saves Lea Thompson’s Christmas.

9:00 a.m. Deck the Halls (Cinemax)

6:00 p.m. The Family Holiday (Lifetime Movie) – Riiight. I saw a few minutes of this one last season. Man, Dave Coulier got old!

7:00 p.m. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (ABC Family) – And, who hasn’t? Rebroadcast on 12/20 at 11:00 a.m.

8:00 p.m. Letters to Santa: A Muppets Christmas (NBC) – A new Muppets Christmas adventure.

9:00 p.m. When Angels Come to Town (Hallmark) – Please tell me they’re not the statue things from Dr. Who.

11:00 p.m. The Christmas Gift (Hallmark)

Thursday, December 18th

2:00 a.m. All She Wants for Christmas (Lifetime Movie)

7:25 a.m. A Hollywood Christmas (Starz Kids)

9:00 a.m. Christmas Caper (ABC Family)

12:20 p.m. The True Gift (Starz Kids)

6:00 p.m. A Very Married Christmas (Lifetime Movie)

8:00 p.m. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Movie) (ABC Family) Rebroadcast at 10:30 p.m.

Friday, December 19th

2:00 a.m. His & Her Christmas (Lifetime Movie)

7:00 a.m. Once Upon a Christmas (ABC Family)

9:00 a.m. Twice Upon a Christmas (ABC Family)

9:00 a.m. 2 Dogs of Christmas (Starz Kids)

10:50 a.m. North Station (Starz Kids)

6:00 p.m. Noel (Lifetime Movie)

8:00 p.m. The Santa Clause 2 (ABC Family) – The first is the best, but the second one is okay. Rebroadcast at 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 20th

1:20 a.m. This Christmas (Starz Kids) – Rebroadcast at 11:30 p.m.

2:00 a.m. Secret of Giving (Lifetime Movie)

7:35 a.m. Home Alone 2 (Starz)

9:00 a.m. A Very Brady Christmas (ABC Family) – The cheesiest of the cheesy when it comes to the Brady mythos.

4:45 p.m. A Christmas Carol (TCM) – The 1938 film adaption of the historic novel.

5:00 p.m. The Family Man (ABC Family)

6:00 p.m. Christmas Child (Lifetime Movie)

8:00 p.m. Christmas in Wonderland (ABC Family) – Rebroadcast at 10:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m. Our First Christmas (Hallmark)

Sunday, December 21st

At this point, these movies and specials are being rebroadcast so many times that my keyboard has broken from going back and forth. So, just excuse the repeats.

1:00 a.m. Silver Bells (Hallmark)

2:00 a.m. Home by Christmas (Lifetime Movie)

7:00 a.m. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (ABC Family)

7:30 a.m. Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (ABC Family)

8:00 a.m. TV Land Merry-thon Begins (TV Land)

8:30 a.m. Rudolph & The Island of Misfit Toys (ABC Family)

10:00 a.m. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (Starz Kids)

11:00 a.m. The Year Without a Santa Claus (ABC Family)

11:00 a.m. Off Season (ABC Family)

12:00 p.m. A Miser Brothers’ Christmas (Hallmark)

1:00 p.m. The Note (ABC Family)

5:00 p.m. Our First Christmas (ABC Family)

6:00 p.m. Home Alone 2 (Hallmark) – Boy oh boy, did this movie make the circuit this holiday season.

6:30 p.m. ‘Twas the Night (HBO Family)

9:00 p.m. Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (Hallmark)

11:00 p.m. The Year Without a Santa Claus (ABC Family)

11:00 p.m. A Boyfriend for Christmas (Hallmark)

Monday, December 22nd

2:00 a.m. Holiday Wishes (Lifetime Movie)

8:00 a.m. Deck the Halls (Action Max)

10:45 a.m. A Very Fairy Christmas (Starz Kids) – A Christmas fairy and a girl from New York strike up a friendship.

Tuesday, December 23rd

3:00 a.m. The Christmas Wish (Lifetime Movie) – Starring Neil Patrick Harris before he started telling everyone to ‘Suit Up!’. Also starring Debbie Reynolds.

6:00 a.m. Miracle on 34th Street (HBO2) – The 1994 remake. In reality, it isn’t too bad.

7:00 a.m. The Christmas List (ABC Family) – The first film ever made for the ’25 Days of Christmas Special’ that first began on The Family Channel.

9:00 a.m. Mrs. Santa Claus (ABC Family) – Angela Lansbury is the wife of Santa.

9:15 a.m. Tenth Avenue Angel (TCM) – Another movie starring Angela Lansbury. Though, a much younger version of her.

2:30 p.m. Bush Christmas (TCM) –  A bunch of youngsters go after a group of men they allowed to rustle their father’s horses.

6:00 p.m. Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (Lifetime Movie)

Wednesday, December 24th

6:15 a.m. A Christmas Carol (TCM) – The 1938 version once again.

6:25 a.m. A Hollywood Christmas ( Starz Kids)

7:00 a.m. Eloise at Christmastime (ABC Family)

7:30 a.m.
Christmas in Connecticut (TCM)

8:00 a.m. Christmas in Paradise (Lifetime)

10:30 a.m. Home Alone 2 (Starz) – And, there it is again!

11:00 a.m. Christmas in Wonderland (ABC Family)

11:00 a.m. A Town without Christmas (Hallmark) – I’m starting to wish that this was true.

11:25 a.m. North Station (Starz Kids)

12:45 p.m. Holiday Affair (TCM)

1:00 p.m. Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July (ABC Family)

1:00 p.m.
When Angels Come to Town (Hallmark)

1:20 p.m.
The Christmas Dinosaur (Starz Kids) – Oh-kay. This is something different. What does he do? Eat the naughty ones?

2:00 p.m.
Deck the Halls (Lifetime Movie)

2:50 p.m. Miracle at Sage Creek (Starz Kids)

3:00 p.m. Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (ABC Family)

3:00 p.m. Finding John Christmas (Hallmark)

3:30 p.m. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (ABC Family)

4:00 p.m. Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (ABC Family)

4:00 p.m. Crazy for Christmas (Lifetime Movie)

5:00 p.m. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (ABC Family)

5:00 p.m. The Christmas Choir (Hallmark)

6:00 p.m. The Year without a Santa Claus (ABC Family)

6:00 p.m. An Accidental Christmas (Lifetime Movie)

6:00 p.m. The Santa Clause 3 (Starz Kids)

6:00 p.m. The Bishop’s Wife (TCM)

7:00 p.m. A Miser Brothers’ Christmas (ABC Family)

7:00 p.m. A Season for Miracles (Hallmark)

7:00 p.m. Miracle on 34th Street (HBO Family) – The 1994 remake once again.

8:00 p.m. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC)

8:00 p.m. A Christmas Wedding (Lifetime)

8:00 p.m.
A Christmas Story (TBS) The annual marathon begins. Rebroadcast every two hours through 12/25.

9:00 p.m. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Hallmark)

9:00 p.m. ‘Twas the Night (HBO Family)

11:00 p.m. Fallen Angel (Hallmark)

Thursday, December 25th

12:00 a.m. Undercover Christmas (Lifetime)

12:00 a.m. TV Land Merry-thon begins (TV Land)

1:00 a.m. A Season for Miracles (Hallmark)

3:55 a.m. The Perfect Holiday (Starz)

5:35 a.m. Home Alone 2 (Starz)

6:00 a.m. Call Me Claus (Lifetime)

7:00 a.m. A Very Brady Christmas (ABC Family) – One more time to view the cheesiness.

7:15 a.m. Deck the Halls (Cinemax)

8:00 a.m. A Different Kind of Christmas (Lifetime)

8:30 a.m.
The Nativity (WMax)

10:00 a.m. Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (Hallmark)

10:00 a.m. A Diva’s Christmas Carol (Lifetime)

12:00 p.m. White Christmas (ABC Family)

12:00 p.m. A Grandpa for Christmas (Hallmark)

2:00 p.m. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Hallmark)

2:00 p.m.
Comfort & Joy (Lifetime Movie)

3:00 p.m. The Family Man (ABC Family)

4:00 p.m. The Note (Hallmark)

4:00 p.m. Holiday Affair (Lifetime Movie)

6:00 p.m. The Christmas Card (Hallmark)

6:00 p.m. ‘Twas the Night (HBO Family)

8:00 p.m. Lost Holiday (Lifetime Movie) – Wait, another Lost holiday special?

9:00 p.m. Our First Christmas (Hallmark)

(Reference information courtesy of TV Guide, Turner Classic Movies, Hallmark Channel, and

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3 Responses to “Christmas Clack: Your guide to holiday viewing”

December 2, 2008 at 2:57 AM

This post is insane…. I hope you have some kind of software to produce this because if you wrote this up yourself it must’ve taken ages… wow…

December 2, 2008 at 9:26 AM

Cool, now hire someone to put it all in some Cliqueclack graphic calendar and everyone would love it :)!

Thanks, very usefull. Digged!

December 2, 2008 at 9:53 AM

WHAT??? No airing of the ORIGINAL Miracle on 34th Street??? WTF TV PROGRAMMERS! W.T.F?!?!?!

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