When and where to watch new and classic Christmas movies, special offers


Supply chain problems are this year’s Grinch, threatening to steal goodies and good humor. But the television is chock-full of vacation specials and romantic comedies, including Food Network’s debut film and acclaimed GAC Family. Xmas start.

There are options to watch some old favorites, such as 1965’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. The Peanuts special will air on PBS and is available on Apple TV +, which acquired the classic in 2020. The Free Viewing Window that the streaming service offered him then closed this year.

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In a twist for the Food Network movie, its debut is about finding a business sibling +. The streaming service offers a free trial option, so like Santa Claus marking courtesy cookies, enjoy the gift while it lasts.

Here’s a sample of what to watch while sipping nog and munching on roasted chestnuts – if available on store shelves. All air hours are from the East.


“A Rich Christmas”, streaming now on BET +. A self-centered socialite gets a new perspective on life when she is forced to work in a family homeless shelter. Bill Bellamy and star Tyler Abron.

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“Candy Coated Christmas”, discovery +, Friday November 19th. Molly McCook is a setting whose life takes a detour when she visits the town of Peppermint Hollow. Ree Drummond (The Food Network Pioneer Woman) plays the local baker.

“A Kindhearted Christmas”, GAC Family (formerly Great American Country), Saturday November 20th. A woman wants to emulate the generosity of her late husband, bringing joy to others and perhaps to herself. Jennie Garth stars.

“A Kiss Before Christmas”, Hallmark Channel, Sunday November 21. James denton, Teri hatcher and Marilu Henner star in the story of a man who gets the alternative life he wanted and tries to give it back.

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“Who’s on Christmas Eve?” Bounce, 8 p.m. Sunday, November 21. A young woman (Paige Audrey-Marie Hurd) abandoned as a baby delves into her past with the help of her boyfriend (Romeo Miller) and an investigating genealogist.

“Romance in the Wilds”, Fox Nation, Thursday, November 25. A ranger and geologist (Kaitlyn Leeb, Victor Zinck Jr.) join ranks to flee a wildfire. Does love ignite? The actors also star in Fox Nation’s “Christmas in the Wilds”, released the same day.

“Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune”, Lifetime, Friday November 26 at 8 p.m. Georgia (Reba McEntire) and Joe (Jean Schneider) broke up as a couple and singing duo years ago, but their daughter wants a charity reunion.

“Christmas Again”, Disney Channel, Friday December 3. Teenage Rowena is caught living the vacation time and time again after wishing she could get her life back before her parents divorce. Scarlett Estevez stars.

It’s a wonderful life“NBC, 8 p.m. Saturday, December 4 and Friday, December 24. Jimmy stewart plays a desperate man who finds value in his life with the help of a budding angel, Clarence.

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“Our Christmas Journey,” Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10:01 PM Saturday, December 4. Holly Robinson Peete stars as a single mom who faces a new independent chapter for herself and her teenage son with autism. Peete and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, are the parents of a son with autism. The actor said on Twitter that “I’ve been wanting to make a movie about a family with autism making #Christmas transitions for quite some time.”

“The Christmas Thief,” ION Television, 8 p.m. Sunday, December 5. A novice private investigator, at home for the holidays and trying to solve burglaries blamed on Santa, runs into a local detective. Michelle borth and Vivica A. Fox co-starring.


“iHeartRadio Holiday Special”, the iHeartRadio app, YouTube and Facebook pages. 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 24. Mario lopez hosts a virtual concert with Train, Kelly Clarkson, Michel Bublé, and Pentatonix.

“CMA Country Christmas,” ABC, 9 p.m. Monday, November 30. Performers and songs include Kelsea Ballerini (“Santa Baby”), Gabby Barrett (“The First Noel”), Lady A (“Wonderful Christmastime”) and Little Big Ville (“Christmas time has arrived”).

“Kelly Clarkson Presents When Christmas Comes Around,” NBC, 10 p.m. Wednesday, December 1. Clarkson hosts a special show that features music, celebrates tradition and gives to those in need.

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“Christmas Under the Stars”, BYUtv, Sunday, December 5 at 7 p.m. and on the BYUtv app. The a cappella group Pentatonix mixes their favorite tunes and vocals with songs from their new holiday album, “Evergreen”.

Michel Bublé‘s Christmas in the City, “NBC, 10 p.m. Monday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 22. The pop singer is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his album” Christmas “with music and comedy.

“20 years of Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir“, PBS, Monday December 13 and Friday December 24 (check local listing for times). Brian Stokes Mitchell recounts a retrospective of the performances of Kristin chenoweth, Audra McDonald and dozens of other artists.

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Still from the movie “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” now on Apple TV + and on PBS, Sunday, December 19 (check local listings for now). Is Christmas about goods or goodness? The question disturbs Charlie Brown.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” CBS, Monday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. A reindeer discovers that being different is worth it in this 1964 TV special based on the song by Johnny Marks and narrated by Burl ives.

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“Mary McCartney Serves It Up”, discovery +, Tuesday 23 November. In four new holiday episodes, the British cookbook author enjoys meatless meals with guests including his famous father, Paul McCartney, and Oprah winfrey.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” NBC, 8 p.m., Friday, November 26 and Saturday, December 25. King of Horror Movies Boris Karloff provided the voice of Dr. Seuss’ infamous Grinch for the 1966 cartoon.

“‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas”, Apple TV +, Friday November 26th. A documentary about a neighborhood in Idaho that has become a battleground for a man obsessed with large-scale vacations and his enemies, aka other homeowners.

“A Home for the Holidays,” CBS, 9 p.m. Sunday, December 5. On the 23rd annual show of the special, inspiring stories of young adopted into foster care are paired with performances by pop artists.

Spotlight on a festive (and free) film: the contemporary classic “The Family Stone”

The family stone (2005): This modern Christmas classic celebrates the holidays by recognizing that sometimes family can be just the worst. When Manhattan leader Meredith Morton (Sarah Jessica Parker) joins her boyfriend Everett Stone (Dermot mulroney) for Christmas with his tight-knit family, his strained ways don’t exactly match their bohemian values. Things get even more complicated when she impulsively invites her little sister Julie (Claire Danes) to block the event for moral support. With remarkable support turns of Diane keaton as a matriarch of the Stone family, Luc Wilson like Everett’s shy brother, and Rachel McAdams Like their sardonic sister, “The Family Stone” has carved out a unique place for itself as a family-friendly comedy-drama that understands that tough times only help you appreciate the good times more.

Classified PG-13. 103 minutes. Real: Thomas bezucha. Features also Craig T. Nelson, Elisabeth Reaser and Tyrone Giordano. Now streaming (free) on Tubi.

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Tubi is owned by the FOX company. Allison Shoemaker contributed to this report.


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