7 Holiday Movies You Can’t Miss this Year

7 Holiday Movies You Can’t Miss this Year

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1. A Christmas Story Live!

Sunday 12/17 @ 7:00 PM
FOX, check your local listings for channel number

This year it’s FOX bringing live production to television, with A Christmas Story Live! Tune in to watch Matthew Broderick, Maya Rudolph, Jane Krakowski and newcomer Andy Walken take on the story of Ralphie Parker. With a great cast and seasoned producers, this will likely be a hit!

2. Home Alone

Wednesday 12/6 @ 9:00 PM
Thursday 12/7 @ 7:09 AM
Thursday 12/7 @ 5:16 PM
STARZ Encore, DISH channel 340 and 341

This 90s classic should be on every family’s holiday viewing list. Eight year old Kevin is left, you guessed it, home alone, when his parents leave on vacation during Christmas break. It’s all fun and games until Kevin has to outsmart 2 burglars who think the house is empty.

3. It’s a Wonderful Life

Sunday 12/24 @ 8:00 PM
NBC, check your local listings for channel number

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of preparing for the holidays with this black and white classic. There’s nothing better than the tale of George Bailey to remind us all to believe in the magic of Christmas. When life gets hard, the patient and kind guardian angel Clarence is there to guide George and remind him of all the good.

4. The Mistletoe Inn

Monday 12/11 @ 4:00 PM
Saturday 12/16 @ 8:00 AM
Monday 12/25 @ 5:00 AM
Thursday 12/28 @ 12:00 AM

Hallmark Channel, DISH channel 185

You can’t get in the holiday spirit without a few Hallmark Countdown to Christmas movies! The Mistletoe Inn follows romance novelist Kim Rossi (Alicia Witt) on her journey to a writing retreat after a breakup. Of course, while there she finds romance just in time for the holidays! Zeke (David Alpay) doesn’t make a good first impression, but it won’t matter as the story goes on.

5. The Polar Express

Tuesday 12/5 @ 8:55 PM
Wednesday 12/6 @ 6:45 PM
Monday 12/11 @ 9:00 PM
Tuesday 12/12 @ 6:40 PM
Saturday 12/16 @ 2:45 PM
Sunday 12/17 @ 12:20 PM
Thursday 12/21 @ 8:50 PM
Friday 12/22 @ 5:25 PM
Sunday 12/24 @ 2:15 PM
Monday 12/25 @ 12:35 PM
Freeform, DISH channel 180

This family favorite is part of Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas, airing a total of 12 times this month! Curl up with a mug of hot chocolate and travel through snowy landscapes with the boys and girls on the Polar Express. If the beautiful scenes of holiday magic aren’t enough, you’ll be singing along with the soundtrack in no time.

6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Saturday 12/9 @ 8:00 PM
CBS, check your local listings for channel number

Everyone knows the story of Rudolph, the reindeer with the unusually bright nose. As the longest continuously running Christmas TV special, you also know it’s worth tuning in no matter how many times you’ve seen it before. Follow along with Sam the Snowman, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and of course, Rudolph. The stop motion animation add sweetness to the tale – as if it needed more!

7. White Christmas

Saturday 12/16 @ 10:15 PM
Sunday 12/17 @ 10:30 AM
Thursday 12/21 @ 10:15 PM
Saturday 12/23 @ 10:15 AM
Sunday 12/24 @ 2:45 PM

AMC, DISH channel 131

Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen bring Christmas to life with music and Technicolor. This 1954 classic is a beautiful snapshot of life after WWII, infused with emotion, comedy and the songs of Irving Berlin. Of course, the happy ending is punctuated with the lyrics to “White Christmas.”

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