Holiday TV Schedule: What To Watch On TV, On Demand & Online

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Between shopping, cooking, wrapping gifts, and picking up relatives at the airport, you have plenty of time to kick back and watch TV, right? OK, don’t answer that. And don’t worry about being in front of the TV exactly when all your favorite holiday shows and movies air. You don’t have to. In fact, you may have already missed some. But don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. XFINITY On Demand has more than 100 holiday movies available featuring popular films such as all four “Home Alone” movies, “Miracle on 34th Street” (both the 1947 and 1994 version), “The Santa Clause,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and other holiday hits; and right here on you can find a special Holiday Spectacular that includes TV shows, specials, classic movies, our 12 Tips of Christmas,a daily Secret Santa Video Surprise and the ever popular Yule Log. Below, you’ll find a schedule of holiday shows, movies, sports events and suggestions for all ages and tastes. Cheers!

The Yule Log
We suggest warming up your holiday with the Yule Log.
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These movies and more than 100 others are available on XFINITY On Demand anytime you want to watch. Click on the link to use to rent these movies on your TV.

Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, an elf raised by Santa Claus.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Chevy Chase, star of National Lampoon’s Vacation and its sequel, is back as the paterfamilias of the Griswold family (including Beverly D’Angelo as his missus) to skewer the Yuletide season.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
He’s mean, he’s green, and he’s doesn’t like the Yuletide season one bit — Jim Carrey stars in this live-action adaptation of the classic children’s story by Dr. Seuss.
Four Christmases
A crafty couple run the Christmas Day gauntlet by racing to visit their divorced parents’ four separate households in this Vince Vaughn/Reese Witherspoon comedy.
The Santa Clause
Tim Allen stars as a father distressed that his son has been informed that there is no Santa Claus.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
A re-telling of the Charles Dickens tale with Michael Caine, surrounded by legions of fuzzy, felt puppets, as the crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who could care less about Christmas and the joy the season brings.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
Join Mickey, Minnie, and special guest Santa Clause as they attempt to teach Donald Duck the true meaning of Christmas in this irresistible, all-new computer animated Disney release.
Christmas With The Kranks
Based on John Grisham’s novel Skipping Christmas, Christmas With the Kranks revolves around Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Luther Krank’s (Tim Allen) decision to put their normally fanatical enthusiasm for the holidays aside for a tropical cruise.
Home For The Holidays
It’s been said that while most people love their families, they don’t always like them very much, and that emotional dividing line is the heart of this comedy directed by Jodie Foster.

Click on these holiday themed movies and watch them instantly online and find much more at this holiday vide-ho-ho-ho spectacular.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Holiday Affair

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The Polar Express

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Happy Days – Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas

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Modern Family – “Express Christmas”

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Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights

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Home Alone

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December 13:
White Christmas (AMC) 9:45 pm
The 1954 holiday film with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye is still as tasty as a candy cane. Click here to watch on TV or On Demand.

December 14:
Lucky Christmas (Hallmark) 9 pm

December 16:
Christmas in Washington (TNT) 8 pm
Conan O’Brien hosts the 30th annual holiday gala from the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The slated roster of performers includes Justin Bieber, Cee Lo Green, Jennifer Hudson, Victoria Justice and the Band Perry.

Elf (USA) 8 pm
Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus.

December 17:
CMA Country Christmas (ABC) 8 pm
The Story of Santa Claus (CBS) 9 pm
An animated musical that explains how a toymaker named Nicholas Claus (voice of Edward Asner) started the tradition of delivering a toy to every child on Christmas. Click here to record the show on your DVR.

December 20:
Saturday Night Live Presents A Very Gilly Christmas (NBC) 9 pm

December 23:
Olive the Other Reindeer (CW) 8 pm
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer (CW) 9 pm

December 24:
It’s A Wonderful Life (NBC) 9 pm
A Christmas Story (TBS) marathon

December 25:
Disney Christmas Parade (ABC) 12 pm

December 31:
New Year’s Rockin’ Eve – 40th Anniversary Party (ABC) 8 pm
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (ABC) 10 pm
New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly (NBC) 10 pm

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