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The “I Love Lucy Christmas Special” will feature two colorized episodes of the 1950s series Dec. 20.
Holiday TV

Networks deck airwaves with holiday specials

ABC Family
Jennie Garth and Cameron Mathison star in a new ABC Family original movie, “Holidaze,” Dec. 8.

From decades-old classics to fresh specials, TV networks are getting in the holiday spirit for the next month with plenty of programming to keep your family entertained on a cold winter’s night ... or morning ... or afternoon. Here are some of the highlights for each day until Christmas.

Many of the programs have multiple runs during the season, and some times included here may change, so check listings before setting the DVR.

Nov. 24

“Thanksgiving Live,” noon on Food Network

Nov. 25

“Christmas with Tucker,” 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movie Channel

Nov. 26

“Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Miracle,” 7 p.m. on UP

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” 8 p.m. on CBS

Nov. 27

“The Christmas Ornament,” 10 p.m. on Hallmark

Nov. 28

“Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” 9 a.m. on NBC

“Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular,” 9:30 p.m. on ABC

•Check editions of The Journal Gazette and www.journalgazette.net for a full list of movies and TV marathons airing Thanksgiving Day.

Nov. 29

“Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas,” 8 p.m. on CBS

“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” cartoon, 8 p.m. on ABC

“Shrek the Halls,” 8:30 p.m. on ABC

“The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Story,” 8:30 p.m. on CBS

“Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer,” 8 p.m. on The CW

Nov. 30

“Let It Snow,” 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel

“Dear Secret Santa,” 8 p.m. on Lifetime

“The Flight Before Christmas,” 8 p.m. on CBS

“The Story of Santa Claus,” 9 p.m. on CBS

Dec. 1

“Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” 3 p.m. on ABC Family

“The Christmas Spirit,” 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel

“Hallmark Hall of Fame: Christmas in Conway,” 9 p.m. on ABC

Dec. 2

“Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” 7 p.m. on ABC Family

“It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie,” 8 p.m. on The CW

“CMA Country Christmas,” 9 p.m. on ABC

Dec. 3

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” 10 p.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 4

“Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” 8 p.m. on NBC

“SNL Christmas,” 9 p.m. on NBC

“Deck the Halls,” 10 p.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 5

“Rudolph’s Shiny New Year,” 6 p.m. on ABC Family

“The Polar Express,” 7 p.m. on ABC Family

“The Sound of Music Live,” 8 p.m. on NBC

“The Muppet Christmas Carol,” 9 p.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 6

“Frosty the Snowman,” 8 p.m. on CBS

“Yes, Virginia,” 8:30 p.m. on CBS

Dec. 7

“The Flight Before Christmas,” 8 p.m. on CBS

“Christmas in the City,” 8 p.m. on Lifetime

“The Story of Santa Claus,” 9 p.m. on CBS

Dec. 8

“Scrooge” (1970), 2 p.m. on TCM

“Jack Frost” (1979), 7 a.m. on ABC Family

“Santa Baby,” noon on ABC Family

“Holidaze,” 8 p.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 9

“Kung Fu Panda Holiday,” 8 p.m. on The CW

“Merry Madagascar,” 8:30 p.m. on The CW

Dec. 10

“A Chipmunk Christmas,” 6 p.m. on ABC Family

“Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir,” 8 p.m. on PBS

“The Year Without a Santa Claus,” 9 p.m. on ABC Family

“Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” 10 p.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 11

“Holiday in Handcuffs,” 6 p.m. on ABC Family

Kelly Clarkson holiday special, 10 p.m. on NBC

Dec. 12

“Scrooged,” 9 p.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 13

“Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too,” 4 p.m. on ABC Family

“Toy Story ” franchise marathon, 4:30 to 11 p.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 14

“Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” 1 p.m. on ABC Family

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” 8 p.m. on NBC

“Christmas on the Bayou,” 8 p.m. on Lifetime

“Frosty Returns,” 9:30 p.m. on CBS

Dec. 15

“Prep’s & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice,” 11 a.m. on ABC Family

“Finding Christmas,” 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel

Dec. 16

“The Santa Clause,” 7 p.m. on ABC Family

“The Santa Clause 2,” 9 p.m. on ABC Family

“The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause,” 11 p.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 17

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” 3 p.m. on ABC Family

“Holiday Affair” (1949), 8 p.m. on TCM

Dec. 18

“The Mistle-Tones,” 11 a.m. on ABC Family

“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” 8 p.m. on ABC

“Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” 8 p.m. on The CW

“Mary Poppins,” 8 p.m. on ABC Family

“IHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013,” 8 p.m. on The CW

Michael Bublé holiday special, 10 p.m. on NBC

Dec. 19

“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys,” 7 p.m. on ABC Family

“A Christmas Carol” (1951), 10 p.m. on TCM

Dec. 20

“Christmas Do-Over,” 11 a.m. on ABC Family

“Frosty’s Winter Wonderland,” 5:30 p.m. on ABC Family

“I Love Lucy Christmas Special,” 8 p.m. on CBS

Dec. 21

“ ’Twas The Night Before Christmas,” 10 a.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 22

“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” 9 a.m. on ABC Family

“Unaccompanied Minors,” 11 a.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 23

“A Dennis the Menace Christmas,” 9 a.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 24

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” 8 p.m. on NBC

Dec. 25

•Check editions of The Journal Gazette and www.journalgazette.net for a full list of movies and TV marathons airing Christmas Day.

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