This Week’s Christmas TV Guide – Classic Shows, Movies & More
'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 17
“The Year in Memorium in 2018,” 8 p.m. on ABC Robin Wright and Jimmy Kimmel are joining forces to commemorate some of the biggest stars who passed away this year, commemorating Aretha Franklin, John McCain, Burt Reynolds Stephen Hawking and George W. and Barbara Bush
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) , Freeform 7:15p.m
The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC) 8p.m.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947, Natalie Wood) (Sundance) 8p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
“The Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2018,” 8 p.m. on The CW Hosts Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight of “Entertainment Tonight” celebrate the 12 days of Christmas with a countdown of the 12 best holidays commercials ever.
“The Greatest Holiday Video Countdown,” 9 p.m. on The CW The Holderness Family of “Christmas Jammies” viral video internet fame will host a countdown featuring holiday video greetings from agencies, companies, families and friends from around the world.
The Santa Clause (1994, Tim Allen) (Freeform) 8:55 p.m.
The Polar Express (2004, Tom Hanks) (AMC) 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (ABC) 8:00 p.m.
“Shrek the Halls,” 8:30 p.m. on ABC Shrek’s plans for a cozy Christmas get together with Fiona and the rest of his family go haywire after Donkey, Puss In Boots and the Gingerbread Man all try to join in on the fun. Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas will all reprise their original roles for the holiday special.
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2000) (CW) 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 20
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) (ABC) 8:00 p.m.
A Christmas Story Live! (2017, Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick) (FOX) 8;00 p.m.
“Pete The Cat: A Very Groovy Christmas,” on Amazon A Christmas episode of children’s series “Pete the Cat” will premiere on Amazon Prime Video, featuring music from Dave Matthews and Jason Mraz.
Friday, Dec. 21
“A Home for the Holidays: The 20th Anniversary,” 8 p.m. on CBS Star-studded special featuring heartwarming stories of adoption
“I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown,” 8 p.m. on ABC Rerun, the older brother of Linus and Lucy, stars in this “Charlie Brown” spin-off involving his beagle companion, Snoopy and Snoopy’s canine brother Spike.
Elf (2003, Will Ferrell) (AMC) 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 22
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve (AXSTV) 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Jim Carrey) (Freeform) 5:05 p.m.
Elf (2003, Will Ferrell) (AMC) 6:00 p.m.
The Santa Clause (1994, Tim Allen) (Freeform) 7:45 p.m.
CMA Country Christmas (ABC) 8:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Chevy Chase) (AMC) 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23
“The Year: 2018,” ABC News, 9 p.m. on ABC Robin Roberts is hosting this two hour look at the most iconic moments of 2018
The Polar Express (2004, Tom Hanks) (AMC) 7:30 p.m.
Disney’s Prep & Landing (2009) (ABC) 8:00 p.m.