The Cord Cutter’s Definitive List of Holiday Movies and Shows

The holiday season is upon us, and so are all our favorite childhood movies, and new shows to discover for the holidays! As a cord cutter, you don’t have to stress about emptying your wallet to enjoy holiday TV shows. In fact, there is an extensive list of shows you can enjoy just with your HDTV antenna!

Just remember, all the times shown are East Standard Time, so make sure to include that in your planning or else you may be an hour (or two) off.


11/23, 9am – Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

11/23, 12pm – National Dog show

11/23, 12:30pm – Thanksgiving Football

11/24, 8pm – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

11/24, 8:30pm – Trolls Holiday

11/27, 10pm – A Very Pentatonix Christmas Special

11/29, 8pm – Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2017

12/9, 8pm – It’s a Wonderful Life

12/12, 9pm – Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas

12/24, 8pm – It’s a Wonderful Life


11/22, 8pm – A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, followed by “This Is America, Charlie Brown”

11/22, 10pm – Lights, Camera, Christmas! Inside Holiday Movie Classics

11/24, 8pm – Santa Claus Is Comin’s To Town

11/27, 8pm – CMA Country Christmas

11/30, 8pm – A Charlie Brown Christmas

11/30, 9pm – The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration

12/4, 8pm – The Great Christmas Light Fight

12/7, 8pm – Shrek the Halls

12/7, 8:30pm – Toy Story That Time Forgot

12/10, 8pm – Frozen

12/11, 8pm – The Great Christmas Light Fight

12/14, 8:30pm – Disney’s Prep and Landing

12/16, 8pm – I want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

12/18, 8pm – The Great Christmas Light Fight

12/19, 8:30pm – Disney’s Prep and Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice

12/20, 10pm – Christmas Cribs

12/26, 8pm – Happy New Year, Charlie Brown

12/26, 9pm Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

12/25, 10am – Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration

12/31, 8pm Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve


11/23, 9am – Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

11/23, 12:30 – Thanksgiving Football

11/24, 8pm – Frosty the Snowman

11/24, 8:30pm – Frosty Returns

11/25, 8pm – Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire

11/25, 8:30pm – Robbie the Reindeer: Legends of the Lost Tribe

11:25, 9pm – The Story of Santa Claus

11/28, 8pm – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

12/9, 8pm – Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer

12/9, 9pm – Frost the Snowman

12/9, 9:30pm – Frost Returns

12/22, 8pm – I Love Lucy Christmas Special: In Color

12/22, 9pm – The Dick Van Dyke Show Christmas Special: In Color

12/27, 8pm – A Home for the Holidays

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12/1, 9pm – Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic

12/15, 8pm – The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade


11/23, 12:30pm – Thanksgiving Football

12/10, 7:30pm – Bob’s Burgers, Hour long musical special with Adam Driver

12/17, 7pm – A Christmas Story Live, Live musical event, Matthew Broderick as narrator


12/8, 9pm – The Great British Baking Show: Christmas Masterclass


Be sure to mark your calendars, or bring up this list throughout the holiday season to ensure you don’t miss a moment of the holy, jolly, feel good holiday action.


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