Holiday Fun, Day 12—Snuggle in for a Holiday Movie

There's no better way to snuggle up as a family on a Decemer night than by watching a holiday movie or two.

From age-old specials for little ones like “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” to classics for the whole family such as “It's a Wonderful Life” to newer favorites like “Elf,” the holiday flick selection is nearly endless. And with so many great holiday favorites available to stream these days, you're likely to find a favorite even if it's not on air at the moment.

If you don't have any holiday movies on hand, here's the season's schedule on Freeform (formerly ABC Family) and the Hallmark Channel. For more holiday specials in the days to come, check the schedules on Freeform and Hallmark

For the littlest holiday movie fans, PBS Kids has a lineup as well this year, that will include "Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas," "The Gruffalo," "The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About Christmas," "Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas," and "Luna's Christmas Around the World." You can find the whole schedule at

When all else fails and you need the good ol' networks to get your holiday fix, here's what's on air!

Thurs. Dec. 6

A Charlie Brown Christmas—8 p.m.; ABC
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas—8 p.m.; TBS
The Elf on the Shelf—8:30 p.m.; TBS

Sat. Dec. 8

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer—8 p.m.; CBS
Frosty the Snowman—9 p.m.; CBS

Sun. Dec. 16

The Sound of Music—7 p.m.; ABC

Wed. Dec. 19

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer—8 p.m.; CW
Olaf's Frozen Adventure—8 p.m.; ABC
Shrek The Halls—8:30 p.m.; ABC

Thurs. Dec. 20

A Charlie Brown Christmas—8 p.m.; ABC

Mon. Dec. 24

A Christmas Story—8 p.m. until 8 p.m. Christmas night.; TBS
It's A Wonderful Life—8 p.m.; NBC
Beauty & the Beast—8 p.m.; ABC

Don't forget to make popcorn before the movie starts. Here's a recipe for some fancy sea salt and caramel popcorn to make the movie even more special.

Find more ideas for holiday fun here.


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