'Tis the season for Christmas on TV.  Here's a look at this week's Christmas television offerings from movies, to much-loved specials and animated Christmas favorites.  Enjoy and Merry Christmas from Lite Rock!

Monday Dec. 4

AMC  Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 2p.m. (1987, Steve Martin, John Candy) (AMC)

CMA Country Christmas,” 8 p.m. on ABC The ninth annual holiday special will feature host and performer Reba McEntire, alongside fellow music stars Tony Bennett, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, Lindsey Stirling, The Isaacs and Brett Young.

“Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas,” 8 p.m. on Hallmark Singer Amy Grant is joined by her husband, fellow Grammy winner Vince Gill, as well as musicians Kellie Pickler and Michael W. Smith.

AMC National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 9:15p.m 
ABC The Great Christmas Light Fight 10p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Freeform The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)  2:40 p.m


AMC Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (1976, Rankin/Bass) (AMC)4:00 p.m.

AMC Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (1976, Rankin/Bass)  4:30 p.m.
AMC The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974, Rankin/Bass) 5:45 p.m.

AMC Elf (2003, Will Ferrell) 7:00 p.m.

9:00pm – Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas (Pentatonix, Toby Keith) (NBC)

AMC  Elf (2003, Will Ferrell) 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday Dec 12

AMC The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Tim Allen) 7:00 p.m.

“Ken Jeong Cracks Christmas” on YouTube Buzzfeed, Sony and YouTube have teamed up for a YouTube Original special featuring Ken Jeong and friends in a comedic quest to uncover pop-culture myths surrounding the world’s most celebrated holiday.

Freeform Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009 Jim Carrey) 9:00p.m.


9:30pm – The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Tim Allen) (AMC)

NBC  A Legendary Christmas with John & Chrissy 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec 13

AMC One Magic Christmas 11am

AMC  Miracle on 34th Street (1947, Natalie Wood) 7p.m.


ABC Disney’s Prep & Landing 1 & 2 8-9:00 p.m.


NBC Saturday Night Live Christmas Special 9:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec 14

AMC The Polar Express (2004, Tom Hanks) 7:00 p.m.

“I Love Lucy Christmas Special,” 8 p.m. on CBS Catch a rebroadcast of two back-to-back, colorized episodes of “I Love Lucy” — “The Christmas Episode,” which originally aired on Christmas Eve 1956, and “Pioneer Women,” which aired March 31, 1952.

“The 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade” 8 p.m. on The CW  Nancy O’Dell serves as Grand Marshall of the “Largest Christmas Celebration in America,” hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain, Montel Williams and co-hosts Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Freeform Christmas With the Kranks  10:30a.m.

AMC  Prancer (1989, Sam Elliott) 11:30 a.m.

ABC The Great Christmas Light Fight 8:00p.m.

Freeform  Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Jim Carrey 9:15p.m. 

Sunday, Dec. 16

“The Sound of Music,” 7 p.m. on ABC

TCM Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Judy Garland) 8:00 p.m.

AMC Elf (2003, Will Ferrell) 8:15 p.m.