The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Specials

Christmas TV specials, limited series and movies are bigger than ever these days from now until the New Year, you’ll be able to find some festive yule-tide programming every night of the week. From the traditional viewing of It’s a Wonderful Life, the different versions of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, to baking shows and live music specials, we’ve got them all listed on the new Christmas TV Specials page. (Since not all of the networks list their specials early, this list will be updated throughout the coming weeks, so check back often for new additions!)

NBC Presents ‘The Best of the U.S.’


The 1998 Olympic figure skating gold medalist Tara Lipinski and two-time Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir will host the one-hour Winter Olympics preview special, The Best of the U.S. tonight at 10:00 p.m. The special will feature stories on decorated Team USA athletes, including 2010 Olympic downhill gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, 2014 Olympic slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin, two-time Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White, two-time U.S. champion Nathan Chen and 17-year-old phenom snowboarder Chloe Kim.

In addition, figure skating play-by-play commentator Terry Gannon joins Lipinski and Weir to preview the Olympic figure skating competition that features gold medal showdowns as Chen and 2014 Olympic gold medalist and reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu compete on the men’s side; with two-time world champion Yevgenia Medvedeva and 2018 European champion Alina Zagitova of Russia facing off on the ladies’ side.

The special also features award-winning chef David Chang, who makes his NBC Olympics debut as a special correspondent, offering an insider’s look at Korean culinary traditions.

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