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Tim Allen stars in the “Santa Clause” franchise, airing on ABC Family.

Some TV under the tree

Maybe you just want the yule log burning in the background while you open presents this morning. Maybe you’re looking for a classic film or special. Or maybe you just want to watch some episodes of your favorite show while making your way through a box of candy canes.

The TV networks are offering plenty of options this holiday for you. Here are some of the new and old offerings for you to unwrap today.


“Holiday Hearth” yule log with music, until 9 a.m. on The CW

“Extreme Christmas Trees,” 6 a.m. on TLC

“Frosty’s Winter Wonderland,” 7 a.m. on ABC Family

“Crazy Christmas Lights,” 7 a.m. on TLC

“The Year Without a Santa Claus,” 7:30 p.m. on ABC Family

“Invasion of the Christmas Lights,” 8 a.m. on TLC

“Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” 8:30 a.m. on ABC Family

“Invasion of the Christmas Lights 2,” 9 a.m. on TLC

“The Hollywood Christmas Parade,” 9 a.m. on The CW

“Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade,” 10 a.m. on ABC

“Doctor Who: Farewell to Matt Smith,” 8 p.m. on BBC America

“Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas,” 8 p.m. on Fox

“Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale,” 8 p.m. on NBC

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

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

“DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury,” 8:30 p.m. on Fox

“Doctor Who” Christmas special, “The Time of the Doctor,” 9 p.m. on BBC America

“Michael Bublé’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special,” 9 p.m. on NBC

“Hollywood Game Night,” 10 p.m. on NBC


“Hawaii Life,” 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on HGTV

“Queen,” 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on BET

“Doctor Who,” 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on BBC America

“Brain Games,” 9 a.m. today to 3 a.m. Thursday on NatGeo

“Man v. Food Nation,” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Travel Channel

“Gator Boys: Xtra Bites,” 9 a.m. today to 6 a.m. Thursday on Animal Planet

“Roseanne,” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on WEtv

“The Golden Girls,” 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Logo

“Alaska: The Last Frontier,” noon today to 3 a.m. Thursday on Discovery

“Life,” 1 p.m. to midnight on OWN

“Operation Repo,” 1 to 6:30 p.m. on truTV

“Man v. Food,” 1 to 8 p.m. on Travel Channel

“The Fairly OddParents,” 4 to 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon

“Bible Secrets Revealed,” 5 p.m. today to 4:02 a.m. Thursday on History

“Rachael Vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off,” 5 to 11 p.m. on Food Network

“Duck Dynasty,” 6 p.m. today to 4:02 a.m. Thursday on A&E

“South Beach Tow,” 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on truTV

“The Big Bang Theory,” 8 to 11 p.m. on TBS


“A Christmas Story,” started repeating every two hours starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday; last showing at 6 p.m. on TBS

“Finding Christmas,” 7:30 a.m. on Hallmark Channel

“The March Sisters at Christmas,” 8 a.m. on Lifetime

“2012: Ice Age,” 9 a.m. on Syfy

“Hats Off to Christmas!,” 9 a.m. on Hallmark Channel

“Merry In-Laws,” 10 a.m. on Lifetime

“The Santa Switch,” 10:30 a.m. on Hallmark Channel

“The Muppet Christmas Carol,” 11 a.m. on ABC Family

“Ice Spiders,” 11 a.m. on Syfy

“Christmas Crash,” noon on Lifetime

“The Christmas Spirit,” noon on Hallmark Channel

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. on ABC Family

“Ice Road Terror,” 1 p.m. on Syfy

“Catch a Christmas Star,” 1:30 p.m. on Hallmark Channel

“Dear Secret Santa,” 2 p.m. on Lifetime

“The Robe,” 2:30 p.m. on TCM

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

“Fir Crazy,” 3 p.m. on Hallmark Channel

“Yeti,” 3 p.m. on Syfy

“Finding Mrs. Claus,” 4 p.m. on Lifetime

“Snow Bride,” 4:30 p.m. on Hallmark Channel

“King of Kings,” 5 p.m. on TCM

“The Santa Clause 2,” 5 p.m. on ABC Family

“Snow Beast,” 5 p.m. on Syfy

“Christmas on the Bayou,” 6 p.m. on Lifetime

“Window Wonderland,” 6 p.m. on Hallmark Channel

“Ice Quake,” 7 p.m. on Syfy

“The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause,” 7 p.m. on ABC Family

“A Very Merry Mix-Up,” 7:30 p.m. on Hallmark Channel

“Kristin’s Christmas Past,” 8 p.m. on Lifetime

“A Christmas Story 2,” 8 p.m. on CMT

“Snowmageddon,” 9 p.m. on Syfy

“Let It Snow,” 10:30 p.m. on Hallmark Channel

“A Snow Globe Christmas,” 10 p.m. on Lifetime

“Ice Twisters,” 11 p.m. on Syfy

Note: Times are based on listings from the networks and are subject to change.