'Tis the season for plenty of holiday specials and this handy guide will show you when and where you can see them on TV.

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Tuesday, December 2

A Charlie Brown Christmas

ABC 7:00 p.m.

From Rotten Tomatoes: Christmastime is here. Happiness and cheer. And for Peanuts fans everywhere, it just wouldn't be Christmas without this classic holiday delight.

Toy Story That Time Forgot

ABC 7:30 p.m.

From Rotten Tomatoes: During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie's room in this Toy Story That Time Forgot.

Wednesday, December 3

Polar Express

ABC Family 8:00 p.m.

Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus: Though the movie is visually stunning overall, the animation for the human characters isn't lifelike enough, and the story is padded.

Thursday, December 4

Peter Pan Live

NBC 7:00 p.m.

From Rotten Tomatoes: Preparing to sprinkle fairy dust across America, NBC presents a bold new LIVE television production of the classic Broadway musical that will gather friends, families and anyone who refuses to ever grow up.

Friday, December 5

Dr. Suess' How The Grinch Stole Christmas

ABC Family 7 p.m.

From Rotten Tomatoes: Chuck Jones' animated version of the classic Dr. Seuss book How the Grinch Stole Christmas originally aired on television in 1966 and has since become a holiday family favorite.

Saturday, December 6

Arthur Christmas

ABC Family 8:00 p.m.

Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus: Aardman Animations broadens their humor a bit for Arthur Christmas, a clever and earnest holiday film with surprising emotional strength.

Tuesday, December 9

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

CBS 7:00 p.m.

Info from Rotten Tomatoes: This stop-motion animagic version of the classic Christmas tale adds a bit of a twist when Rudolph encounters an abominable snowman. This was made for TV and features Burl Ives as the narrator.

Thursday, December 11


ABC Family 8:00 p.m.

Info from Rotten Tomatoes: A darkly comic and surreal contemporization of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, this effects-heavy Bill Murray holiday vehicle from 1988 sees the former SNL funnyman assuming the role of television executive Frank Cross, the meanest and most depraved man on earth.

Friday, December 12

Miracle on 34th Street

ABC Family 8:30 p.m.

Info from Rotten Tomatoes: The 1947 holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street is transplanted to the 1990s with few changes in this family-oriented remake.

Tuesday, December 16

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas

NBC 7:00 p.m.

Info from IMDB: A stop-motion animated musical with Jim Parsons as Buddy, the elf who goes to New York to find his father.

Wednesday, December 24

It's A Wonderful Life

NBC 7:00 p.m.

Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus: The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, It's a Wonderful Life is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing.

Thursday, December 25

Christmas Story

TBS 6:00 a.m.

Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus: Both warmly nostalgic and darkly humorous, A Christmas Story deserves its status as a holiday perennial.

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