Ultimate Guide To 2018 TV Holiday Specials

Everyone has a favorite Christmas movie. Whether it’s A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and more, these holiday specials are popular traditions. So, when can you watch these favorite specials this holiday season? All times are listed in EST.

Starting With Thanksgiving

Don’t forget about Thanksgiving. Luckily, there are many favorite specials to watch on the festive holiday. On Wednesday, November 21, watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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Then, start your Thanksgiving holiday the only way possible by watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade starts at 9 a.m. on NBC.

Your Favorite Claymation Videos

There are so many popular Christmas claymation television specials about your favorite characters, including Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph, Santa Claus, and more. Luckily, they are all airing this holiday season.


On Friday, November 23, watch Frosty the Snowman at 8 p.m. on CBS. At the same time, Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town is airing on ABC. Then, on Tuesday, November 27, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is airing at 8 p.m. on CBS. The special is repeated on Saturday, December 8 at 8 p.m. on CBS, followed by Frosty the Snowman.

Throwback Friday

Fans of classic television sitcoms are in for a treat this holiday season with the annual I Love Lucy Christmas Special on Friday, December 14 at 8 p.m. on CBS, followed by The Dick Van Dyke Show at 9 p.m.

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A colorized episode of I Love Lucy’s famous episode “Pioneer Women” will humor fans, while two colorized episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show are sure to be a comical evening featuring the best comedians ever on television.

Christmas Classics

The Christmas season wouldn’t be complete without everyone’s favorite cartoons. On Thursday, December 6, A Charlie Brown Christmas airs at 8 p.m. on ABC. At the same time, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original 1966 animated version) airs on TBS.

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But just in case you’re busy that evening, don’t worry. On Thursday, December 20, A Charlie Brown Christmas is repeated at 8 p.m. on ABC.  


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