The COMPLETE 2016 Holiday Shows Schedule for Kids

Preview: The ultimate, complete 2016 holiday shows schedule for the season including classic movies, new shows, parades with dates and showtimes. What more could you ask for?

2016 Holiday Shows Schedule

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Watching classic holiday shows with your kids is one of the best parts of the season. Being able to share their excitement (and your nostalgia) just gets better every year.

This is such a sweet mommy-and-me bonding activity! So don’t you just hate it when you miss your favorite show?! The one you wait all year to see! Life gets so busy and moms don’t get to watch much tv so you never know when the shows are on.

This year, I complied a COMPLETE list of the holiday shows for this season including channel info, dates, and showtimes so you don’t miss a thing this holiday season!

Pour your hot chocolate (ok, coffee for mom), get your buffalo ranch popcorn/snacks, and cuddle up while you wait for your shows!

This list will take you all the way to New Year’s!

If you just can’t wait for your favorite or you want to own a certain movie so you can watch it anytime (uh hem, Elf maybe :), just click on the title so you can order it.

All times are listed as EST. Please check your local listings to confirm show times/schedule. This list is for informational purposes only.

You can bookmark this page and check back for more show times, pin it for later, or click the link below for a printable version you can hang on your fridge!

PRINTABLE 2016 HOLIDAY SHOWS SCHEDULE

2016-holiday-shows-schedule

 

Thursday, November 24

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration 8:00pm ABC

 

Friday, November 25 

Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town 8:00pm ABC

Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration 8:00pm (Disney Channel)

How The Grinch Stole Christmas 8-830 NBC

Frosty The Snowman 8:00pm CBS

Frosty Returns 8:30pm CBS

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas 6:00pm Disney Junior

Once Upon a Sesame Christmas 6:00pm HBO

 

Saturday, November 26

The Story of Santa Claus 9:00pm CBS
Sunday, November 27

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 7:00pm Fox

 

Tuesday, November 29

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 8:00-pm CBS

 

Wednesday, November 30

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 8Pm NBC

 

Thursday, December 1 

A Charlie Brown Christmas 8:00pm ABC

The Year Without a Santa Clause 6:00 Freeform

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 7:05pm Freeform

The Santa Claus 9:15pm Freeform

 

Friday, December 2 

Nightmare Before Christmas 3:35pm Freeform

Disney’s A Christmas Carol 5:10 pm Freeform

The Santa Clause 7:15pm Freeform

I Love Lucy Christmas Special 8:00pm CBS

The Polar Express 9:20pm Freeform

 

Saturday, December 3

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas 7:00am Freeform

Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas 8:00am Freeform

Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish 10:00am Freeform

Disney’s A Christmas Carol 12:00pm Freeform

The Polar Express 4:40pm Freeform

Arthur Christmas 6:45pm Freeform

Elf 8:50pm Freeform

 

Sunday, December 4

All on Freeform

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas 7:00am

Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey 7:30am

Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish 8:00am

Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July 10:05am

I’ll Be Home for Christmas 12:10pm

Arthur Christmas 2:20pm

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town 4:30pm

The Year Without a Santa Claus 5:35pm

Elf 6:40pm

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 8:45pm

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town 10:55pm

 

Monday, December 5

All on Freeform

The Year Without Santa Clause 4:00pm

Jingle All the Way 5:00pm

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 7:00pm

Scrooged 9:00pm

 

Tuesday, December 6

All on Freeform

Snowglobe 12:00am

The Polar Express 7:00pm

The Santa Clause 9:00pm

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

All on Freeform

The Polar Express 5:00pm

The Santa Clause 7:00pm

Elf 9:00pm

 

Thursday, December 8 

Deck the Halls 5:00pm Freeform

Elf 7:00pm Freeform

Toy Story That Time Forgot 8:00pm CBS

Shrek The Halls 8:30pm CBS

Disney’s A Christmas Carol 9:00pm Freeform

 

Friday, December 9, 2016

All on Freeform unless noted

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland11:00am

Home Alone 3 1:30pm

Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws 3:35pm

The Search for Santa Paws 5:40pm

Elena of Avalor Christmas Special 7:30pm (Disney Junior)

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups 7:45pm

Snow Buddies 9:50pm

Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July 11:55pm

 

Saturday, December 10

Mickey’s Christmas Carol 7:00am Freeform

Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws 7:30am Freeform

The Search for Santa Paws 9:30am Freeform

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups 11:35am Freeform

Snow Buddies 1:40pm Freeform

It’s a Wonderful Life 8:00pm NBC

 

Tuesday, December 11

All on Freeform

The Little Drummer Boy 7:00am

Home Alone: The Holiday Heist 7:30am

A Dennis the Menace Christmas 9:35am

The Year Without a Santa Clause 11:40am

Arthur Christmas 12:45pm

The Simpsons: The Nightmare After Krustmas 8:00pm Fox

The Polar Express 9:55pm

 

Monday, December 12

All on Freeform

Tim Burton’s the Nightmare Before Christmas 5:30pm

The Polar Express 7:00pm

Elf 9:00pm

 

Tuesday, December 13

All on Freeform

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 3:00pm

Elf 7:00pm

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 9:00pm

 

Wednesday, December 14

All on Freeform

Home Alone 3:00pm

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 5:00pm

Arthur Christmas 7:00pm

The Santa Clause 9:00pm

 

Thursday, December 15 

Snow Buddies 11:00am Freeform

Home Alone 3 1:00pm Freeform

A Dennis the Menace Christmas 3:00pm Freeform

Arthur Christmas 5:00pm Freeform

The Santa Clause 7:00pm Freeform

Disney Prep & Landing 8:00pm ABC

Prep & Landing 2: Naughty Vs. Nice 8:30pm ABC

The Search for Santa Paws 9:00pm Freeform

 

Friday, December 16

A Dennis the Menace Christmas 7:00am

Jack Frost 9:10am

The Search for Santa Paws 11:15am

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups 1:20pm

Home Alone: The Holiday Heist 3:25pm

Jingle All the Way 5:30pm

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 7:35pm

The Polar Express 9:45pm

Disney’s A Christmas Carol 11:55pm

 

Saturday, December 17

All on Freeform unless noted

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year 7:00am

Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey 8:00am

Jingle All the Way 8:30am

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 1:00pm

The Polar Express 2:35pm

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 4:40pm

The Santa Clause 6:50pm

I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown! 8:00pm (ABC)

Disney’s Frozen 9:00

 

Monday, December 19

All on Freeform

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas 7:00am

A Dennis the Menace Christmas 8:30am

Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish 10:30am

Home Alone 3 12:35pm

The Search for Santa Paws 2:40pm

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups 4:45pm

Elf 6:50pm

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 8:55pm

 

Tuesday, December 20

All on Freeform

The Search for Santa Paws 7:00am

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups 9:10am

Home Alone 3 11:15am

The Holiday 1:25pm

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town 4:30pm

The Year Without a Santa Claus 5:35pm

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 6:40pm

The Santa Clause 8:50pm

 

Wednesday, December 21

All on Freeform

Snow Buddies 7:00am

Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws 9:00am

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town 1:10pm

The Year Without a Santa Claus 2:10pm

The Polar Express 3:15pm

Disney’s Prep & Landing 5:20pm

Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice 5:50pm

Disney Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot 6:20pm

The Santa Clause 6:50pm

Elf 8:55pm

 

Thursday, December 22

All on Freeform

Happy Feet 7:00am

Happy Feet Two 9:30am

The Little Drummer Boy 11:30am

The Polar Express 12:00pm

Jack Frost 2:05pm

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland 4:10pm

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 5:10pm

Elf 6:45pm

Jingle All the Way 8:55pm

 

 

Friday, December 23

All on Freeform unless noted

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland 7:00am

Jack Frost 7:30am

Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish 11:00am

Jingle All the Way 1:00pm

Santa Clause is Coming to Town 4:35pm

The Year Without Santa Clause 5:40pm

Disney’s A Christmas Carol 6:45pm

How the Grinch Stole Christmas 8:00pm (NBC)

The Santa Clause 8:45pm

 

Saturday, December 24

All on Freeform unless noted

Jack Frost 7:00am

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas 8:05am

Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas 9:40am

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town 11:15am

The Year Without a Santa Claus 12:20pm

Arthur Christmas 1:25pm

The Polar Express 3:30pm

The Santa Clause 5:35pm

Elf 7:40pm

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 9:45pm

A Christmas Story (Marathon) 8:00pm TBS

It’s A Wonderful Life 8:00pm NBC

 

Sunday, December 25

All on Freeform unless noted

The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration 9:00am ABC

The Search for Santa Paws 7:00am

Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws 9:10am

Arthur Christmas 11:20am

The Polar Express 1:25pm

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town 3:30pm

The Year Without a Santa Claus 4:35pm

Elf 5:45pm

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 7:45pm

Scrooged 9:55pm

 

Monday, December 26 

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown 8:00pm ABC

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year 9:00pm ABC

 

Monday, January 2

The 128th Rose Parade 11:00am

Don’t forget there is a PRINTABLE VERSION too!

wow! We made it to the end!

Well, that should about do it!!! Have a wonderful holiday enjoying these classics with your precious gifts!

2016 Holiday Shows Schedule

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