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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!)

CHRISTMAS TV 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 here. (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!

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

6:00 p.m. – A December Bride – Hallmark Channel
Aspiring interior designer Layla is dreading the Christmastime wedding of her cousin who’s marrying Layla’s ex-fiancĂ©. Although Seth is the one responsible for introducing the bride and groom, she begrudgingly accepts his offer to be her date as she’s out of options. Seth gets carried away at the reception and announces they’re engaged, forcing a mortified Layla to keep up the pretense. Stars Daniel Lissing and Jessica Lowndes.

7:15 p.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas – Freeform
Tim Burton’s weird and wonderful Halloween meets Christmas mashup. Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

8:00 p.m. – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – CBS
Narrated by Burl Ives, who is also heard as the voice of Sam the Snowman, this favorite is a music story based on the popular song of the same name by Johnny Marks. It recounts the tale of a shy reindeer whose Christmas spirit is dampened because his shiny nose has made him the laughing stock of all of Christmasville.

8:00 p.m. – The Great Christmas Light Fight – ABC
This year marks the 6th season of this Christmas light decorating competition show. Hosted and judged by Taniya Nayak and Carter Oosterhouse, the show’s premiere begins with two back-to-back episodes that feature the Richardson family’s collection of 300 inflatables, the Vaughan family’s wire frame forest, the Salveson-Sangalli family’s 72 themed Christmas trees and the Watchorn family’s creations made from used tires, old wire spools and torn inflatables among others.

8:00 p.m. – Enchanted Christmas – Hallmark Channel
Interior designer Laura returns to Utah to spearhead the renovation of an old hotel in time for the annual Christmas Eve show run by Ricardo, her ex-boyfriend and dance partner. Stars Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega.

10:00 p.m. – Let it Snow – Hallmark Channel
When Falcon Resorts acquires family-owned Snow Valley Lodge, driven executive Stephanie Beck (Candace Cameron Bure) must spend the week before Christmas in Maine preparing a proposal on the property's renovations. Determined to impress Falcon's president, her detached father Ted (Alan Thicke), Stephanie reluctantly departs her warm Arizona home to immerse herself in the lodge's property and decide how to change it to fit the hip, young Falcon brand.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
"Marry Me at Christmas" (Hallmark Channel)

6:00 p.m. – A Crown for Christmas – Hallmark
After getting fired from her job as a maid at a ritzy hotel, Allie reluctantly accepts a temp gig as the governess to a young girl who is part of a powerful family in Europe that lives in an actual castle. The King informs Allie that the Princess has a tendency to terrorize authority figures, a predilection that has grown worse since her mother’s death. Yet governess and Princess wind up hitting it off while at the same time a spark forms between Allie and Max.

8:00 p.m. – Switched for Christmas – Hallmark
When identical twin sisters are stuck planning their respective Christmas parties, they're convinced the grass is greener on the other side. Stars Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Deklin.

10:00 p.m. – Marry Me at Christmas – Hallmark
Bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug finds out she'll be working closely with the brother of the bride, movie star Johnny Blake, who happens to be Madeline's celebrity crush. Stars Rachel Skarsten, Emily Tennant and Trevor Donovan.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28
"A Legendary Christmas with John and Crissy" (NBC)

8:00 p.m. - Christmas in Rockefeller Center – NBC
The evening will include festive musical performances from Diana Ross, Tony Bennett & Diana Krall, Brett Eldredge, Darci Lynne Farmer, John Legend, Martina McBride, Pentatonix and Kellie Pickler plus a special appearance by Howie Mandel and will be hosted by NBC's TODAY anchors.

8:50 p.m. – A Christmas Carol (2009) – Freeform
Disney’s animated story with Jim Carrey playing a variety of roles. This retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

10:00 p.m. – A Legendary Christmas with John and Crissy – NBC
GOT winner John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are getting into the holiday spirit and will be joined by friends and family, as well as other well-known personalities. John and Chrissy go surprise caroling with their friends Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Raphael Saadiq and Meghan Trainor and other friends from their neighborhood will stop by their home to celebrate the holidays. Special party guests include Awkwafina, Neal Brennan, Zach Galifianakis, Derek Hough, Kris Jenner, Yassir Lester, Retta, Sam Richardson, Ben Schwartz and Kim Kardashian West. Other special appearances include The Voice coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, as well as Tien Tran. Legend will perform songs from his Christmas album, “A Legendary Christmas.”

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29
"Olaf's Frozen Adventure" (ABC)

8:00 p.m. – Olaf’s Frozen Adventure - ABC
A spin-off Christmas special featuring the characters from Disney’s Frozen, Olaf teams up with Sven on a merry mission. It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna and Elsa host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions, and save Anna and Elsa’s “first Christmas in forever.” The special features the original voice cast.

8:00 p.m. – LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit – NBC
While not a Chirstmas special, this special is sure to entertain Lego and Jurassic Park fans alike. The story takes place before the adventures of Jurassic World in 2015. In the special, Simon Masrani has an idea for a new attraction that is guaranteed to keep Jurassic World at the forefront of theme park entertainment. It’s the greatest thing since the discovery of dinosaurs, but in order for it to succeed, he needs his right-hand can-do problem solver, Claire Dearing, to get a trio of dinosaurs across the park to the new, super-secret exhibit. Reluctantly teaming up with newcomer Owen Grady, the animal behaviorist she hired sight unseen to deliver the dinosaurs, the duo set out on a fun-filled adventure across the island. Unfortunately, delivering the dinosaurs to the new attraction is not as easy as they thought.

8:30 p.m. - Toy Story That Time Forgot – ABC
While this special takes place during the Christmas holiday season, it isn’t really much of a Christmas tale and frankly is the weakest in the Toy Story franchise. However it does feature the original cast and it’s pretty hard not to smile throughout the show. During a post-Christmas play date, the “Toy Story” gang finds 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.

8:50 p.m. - The Santa Claus – Freeform
Although built on a disturbing premise, this Tim Allen comedy is a holiday favorite of many. When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

9:00 p.m. – The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration – ABC
Jordan Fisher and Sarah Hyland host the magical two-hour event from the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Joined by Disneyland host Jesse Palmer, Disney Parks and ABC will kick off the holiday season with a star-studded prime-time celebration showcasing incredible musical performances, special appearances and Disney magical moments, including an extraordinary castle lighting spectacular from Disney Parks around the world – traveling the globe from Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and Anaheim, California, to Paris, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30
"The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" (Freeform)

8:50 p.m. – Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – Freeform
The second sequel in Disney’s Santa Clause series. Here, Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1
"The Nightmare Before Christmas" (Freeform)

7:00 p.m. -  Elf - AMC
An elf (Will Ferrell) who feels out of place and learns that he was adopted, leaves Santa’s workshop to find his real father in the big city.

7:35 p.m. - The Nightmare Before Christmas - Freeform
Tim Burton’s weird and wonderful Halloween meets Christmas mashup. Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

8:00 p.m. – Disney Parks Presents a 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Party – Disney Channel
Hosted by Jordan Fisher, Ruby Rose Turner and Dakota Lotus, this festive half-hour special will feature star-studded musical performances by Gwen Stefani, Brett Eldredge, Asher Angel and Meg Donnelly, and special appearances by Disney Channel stars Booboo Stewart, Kylee Russell, Sadie Stanley and Sean Giambrone.

9:00 p.m. -  Elf - AMC
An elf (Will Ferrell) who feels out of place and learns that he was adopted, leaves Santa’s workshop to find his real father in the big city.

9:15 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – Freeform
This is the Jim Carrey live action movie about the tale of the green Grinch and how he plans to steal Christmas from the townspeople of Whoville.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2
"Garth! Live at Notre Dame!" (CBS)

6:00 p.m. - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - AMC
Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) invites his family over to celebrate the best Christmas ever. What could go wrong? Everything. Funny, inappropriate and even touching at times.

8:00 p.m. – Garth: Live at Notre Dame! – CBS
This special captures Garth Brooks while he stages the first live concert ever held at the legendary Notre Dame Stadium at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind. This unique concert experience gives viewers a front row seat to Garth Brooks’ electrifying performance.

8:15 p.m. - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - AMC
Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) invites his family over to celebrate the best Christmas ever. What could go wrong? Everything. Funny, inappropriate and even touching at times.

9:00 p.m. – Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve – Freeform
This is the sequel to Disney’s Life-Size that came out in 2000. Here, Grace Manning is the 20-something CEO of Marathon Toys, a huge toy company started by her mother that is most famous for manufacturing the iconic Eve doll. Grace is also in the middle of her quarter-life crisis, realizing she is in over her head as CEO. To make matters worse, her wild-child ways are causing the company’s stock to plummet. With the help of her young next-door neighbor, Grace’s old Eve doll (Tyra Banks) magically awakens to help get Grace back on track and give her the confidence to be the woman and leader Eve knows Grace can be.

10:00 p.m. – The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special – ABC
This is one of the weirdest excuse for a holiday special and is only listed because it advertises itself as one. Victoria’s Secret’s legendary Angels take to the runway showcasing an all-star lineup of musical guests, including Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes and The Struts. “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special” merges fashion, fantasy and entertainment.

10:30 p.m. - Jingle All the Way - AMC
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a workaholic husband and father on the hunt to find the perfect gift for his son which just so happens to be the hottest toy of the year.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3
"Deal or No Deal: Happy Howie Days" (NBC and CNBC)

6:00 p.m. - Jingle All the Way - AMC
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a workaholic husband and father on the hunt to find the perfect gift for his son which just so happens to be the hottest toy of the year.

7:25 p.m. - The Santa Claus – Freeform
Although built on a disturbing premise, this Tim Allen comedy is a holiday favorite of many. When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

8:00 p.m. – The Great Christmas Light Fight – ABC
The Great Christmas Light Fight showcases the most spectacular and over-the-top Christmas displays in America.

8:00 p.m. - Amy Grant's Tennessee Christmas - Hallmark
A one-hour special starring Grant, husband Vince Gill, Kellie Pickler and Michael W. Smith. A one-hour special starring Grant, husband Vince Gill, Kellie Pickler and Michael W. Smith. Grant will be sharing family Christmas memories and beloved traditions alongside shining a light on the charities that are close to her heart. Among those featured will be Song for Veterans, Scott Hamilton Cares Foundation, Appalachian Relief Fund, World Relief and Barefoot Republic, Grant’s own camp for kids.

8:00 p.m. - The Santa Clause 2 - AMC
Part two of the Santa Clause saga where new Santa (Tim Allen) learns that he must get married by Christmas Eve in order to save the holiday and keep his job.

9:30 p.m. - Pop Up Santa Holiday Special – Freeform
Freeform’s “Pop Up Santa Holiday Special” has teamed up with sponsors to celebrate the spirit of the season through heartwarming moments including a home giveaway, a surprise baby shower at a military base, a family reunion of epic proportions, a celebration for two very special children at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and more. Hosted by Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker, the special follows celebrity guests including ballerina Misty Copeland, former NFL athlete DeMarco Murray, “The Fosters’” Sherri Saum, Tommy Martinez from new Freeform drama “Good Trouble,” a special Marvel guest and, of course, Freeform Santa as they team up with Freeform to spread holiday cheer.

10:00 p.m. - Deal or No Deal: Happy Howie Days - NBC
Howie Mandel’s hit game show is back after 10 years and he’s offering up the possibility of a $1 million holiday present. A family who has overcome all odds, an incredible adoption story and a player who pushes the limits to bring life-changing money home for the holidays. 

10:30 p.m. - The Santa Clause 2 - AMC
Part two of the Santa Clause saga where new Santa (Tim Allen) learns that he must get married by Christmas Eve in order to save the holiday and keep his job.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4
"The Polar Express" (AMC)

8:00 p.m. - The Polar Express - AMC
The conductor (Tom Hanks) of a train to the North Pole guides a boy who questions the existence of Santa Claus.

8:55 p.m. – Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – Freeform
The second sequel in Disney’s Santa Clause series. Here, Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

9:00 p.m. - Saturday Night Live Best of Christmas - NBCThis two hour special highlights some of the show's best Christmas-related sketches over the show's 40+ year history.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
"Finding Santa" (Hallmark Channel)

6:00 p.m. - The Polar Express - AMC
The conductor (Tom Hanks) of a train to the North Pole guides a boy who questions the existence of Santa Claus.

6:00 p.m. - Finding Santa - Hallmark Channel
When the Santa who stars in their annual holiday parade falls off his sleigh and injures himself, Grace must go on a quest to find the perfect Santa. Stars Jodie Sweetin, Eric Winter. 

8:00 p.m. -  Elf - AMC
An elf (Will Ferrell) who feels out of place and learns that he was adopted, leaves Santa’s workshop to find his real father in the big city.

8:00 p.m. - Road to Christmas - Hallmark Channel
TV Producer Maggie brings her boss' three sons home for the holidays. Stars Jessy Schram and Chad Michael Murray.

10:00 p.m. - A Gift to Remember - Hallmark Channel
An accident between a sweet bookshop worker and a handsome stranger leaves him without his memory. Determined to help him this Christmas, she finds herself stepping outside of her comfort zone. Stars Ali Liebert and Peter Porte.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6
"A Charlie Brown Christmas' (ABC)

6:00 p.m. -  Elf - AMC
An elf (Will Ferrell) who feels out of place and learns that he was adopted, leaves Santa’s workshop to find his real father in the big city.

8:00 p.m. - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - AMC
Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) invites his family over to celebrate the best Christmas ever. What could go wrong? Everything. Funny, inappropriate and even touching at times.

8:00 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas – ABC
In the digitally remastered 1965 special, Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees everywhere during the Christmas season. Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant and Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, Charlie Brown needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is. The special is followed by “Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales at 8:30 p.m.

8:55 p.m. – Christmas with the Kranks – Freeform
With their daughter away, the Kranks (Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis) decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.

9:00 p.m. – The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition - ABC
The season premiere opens with “Cake and Pastry Week.” It’s a double dose of spice this holiday season when the most festive and friendliest competition on television returns with new host Emma Bunton (Spice Girls), Anthony “Spice” Adams, veteran judge Paul Hollywood (The Great British Baking Show) and new judge, three-time James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard. The heat is on in the kitchen when 10 bakers enter the tent in the two-hour Season 4 premiere.

10:15 p.m. - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - AMC
Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) invites his family over to celebrate the best Christmas ever. What could go wrong? Everything. Funny, inappropriate and even touching at times.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
"A Christmas Carol" (Freeform)

6:00 p.m. - The Christmas Cottage - Hallmark Channel
Interior designer Lacey and the maid-of-honor in her best friends wedding finds herself snowed in at the Christmas Cottage, alongside her ex-boyfriend. Stars Merritt Patterson and Steve Lund.

7:00 p.m. - Donkey's Caroling Christmastacular - AMC
The Shrek gang are back for a short sing-a-long lead by Donkey.

7:15 p.m. - The Madagascar Penquins in a Christmas Caper - AMC
The littlest penguin gets stuffed in a stocking, but his friends look for him.

7:30 p.m. - Merry Madagascar - AMC
Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria from the Madagascar movies must deliver Santa's presents to save Christmas in this Christmas special.

8:00 p.m. - Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You - AMC
A little girl who desperately wants a puppy for Christmas agrees to take care of her uncle's dog to prove she's responsible.

8:00 p.m. - Mingle All the Way - Hallmark Channel
As app developer Molly and her unlikely match Jeff accompany each other to their Christmas events, sparks fly in the midst of a business arrangement. Stars Jen Lilley and Brant Daugherty.

9:00 p.m. – The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special – ABC
This is one of the weirdest excuse for a holiday special and is only listed because it advertises itself as one. Victoria’s Secret’s legendary Angels take to the runway showcasing an all-star lineup of musical guests, including Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes and The Struts.

9:50 p.m. – A Christmas Carol – Freeform
Disney’s animated story with Jim Carrey playing a variety of roles. This retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

10:00 p.m. - The Year Without a Santa Claus - AMC
When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind. Considered one of the best Rankin Bass productions which features the iconic Miser brothers (Heat Miser and Snow Miser).

10:00 p.m. - The Sweetest Christmas - Hallmark Channel
A struggling pastry chef must embrace the Christmas spirit or risk losing both the contest and a second chance at love. Stars Lacey Chabert and Lea Coco.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
"The Great American Baking Show" (ABC)

6:00 p.m - Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa - Hallmark Channel
Lisa Palmer’s trip home to Evergreen for the holidays finds her fulfilling the wishes of a Christmas Past and finding a romance full of Christmas magic. Stars Jill Wagner and Mark Deklin.

6:30 p.m. - Jingle All the Way - AMC
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a workaholic husband and father on the hunt to find the perfect gift for his son which just so happens to be the hottest toy of the year.

8:00 p.m. – The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition – ABC
The season premiere opens with “Cake and Pastry Week.” It’s a double dose of spice this holiday season when the most festive and friendliest competition on television returns with new host Emma Bunton (Spice Girls), Anthony “Spice” Adams, veteran judge Paul Hollywood (The Great British Baking Show) and new judge, three-time James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard. The heat is on in the kitchen when 10 bakers enter the tent in the two-hour Season 4 premiere.

8:00 p.m. - Homegrown Christmas - Hallmark Channel
When tasked with organizing a high school Christmas dance, a former CEO and her high school sweetheart might rediscover what made them fall in love all those years ago. Stars Lori Loughlin and Victor Webster.

8:00 P.M. – Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic – Freeform
Hosted by Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker, this special features stunning and romantic weddings at Walt Disney World Resort will feature a spectacular Mary Poppins Returns theme and a special performance by country music superstar Martina McBride.

8:30 p.m. - The Santa Clause 2 - AMC
Part two of the Santa Clause saga where new Santa (Tim Allen) learns that he must get married by Christmas Eve in order to save the holiday and keep his job.

9:00 p.m. – The Santa Clause – Freeform
Although built on a disturbing premise, this Tim Allen comedy is a holiday favorite of many. When a man inadvertently kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

10:00 p.m. - Christmas at Pemberley Manor - Hallmark Channel
In this holiday re-imagining of “Pride and Prejudice,”rookie party planner Elizabeth works with the all-business William Darcy to put together a Christmas Festival at Pemberley Manor. Stars Jessica Lowndes and Michael Rady.

11:00 p.m. - The Polar Express - AMC
The conductor (Tom Hanks) of a train to the North Pole guides a boy who questions the existence of Santa Claus.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (Freeform)

6:00 p.m. - The Santa Clause 2 - AMC
Part two of the Santa Clause saga where new Santa (Tim Allen) learns that he must get married by Christmas Eve in order to save the holiday and keep his job.

6:00 p.m. - Homegrown Christmas - Hallmark ChannelWhen tasked with organizing a high school Christmas dance, a former CEO and her high school sweetheart might rediscover what made them fall in love all those years ago. Stars Lori Loughlin and Victor Webster.

8:00 p.m. - Welcome to Christmas - Hallmark Channel
A developer finds herself stranded in Christmas, Colorado. The town hopes to employ the Christmas spirit to convince her that their community is the best location for a new ski resort. Stars Eric Mabius and Jennifer Finnigan.

8:30 p.m. - The Polar Express - AMC
The conductor (Tom Hanks) of a train to the North Pole guides a boy who questions the existence of Santa Claus.

9:00 p.m. - Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – Freeform
This is the Jim Carrey live action movie about the tale of the green Grinch and how he plans to steal Christmas from the townspeople of Whoville.

10:00 p.m. - Christmas Getaway - Hallmark Channel
Hoping to spend the holiday relaxing, a travel writer takes a traditional Christmas vacation for the first time. Through a rental mix up, she finds herself double booked for the holiday. Stars Bridget Regan, Travis Van Winkle.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
"Pentatonix: A Not So Silent NIght" (NBC)

7:00 p.m. - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - AMC
Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) invites his family over to celebrate the best Christmas ever. What could go wrong? Everything. Funny, inappropriate and even touching at times.

8:00 p.m. – CMA Country Christmas – ABC
The ninth annual “CMA Country Christmas” features iconic entertainer Reba McEntire, who returns as host for the second year and will also perform during the holiday music special. Joining Reba are legendary acts and country favorites including Tony Bennett, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, Lindsey Stirling, The Isaacs and Brett Young, taking the stage for a night filled with Christmas classics and festive one-of-a-kind collaborations.

9:00 p.m. – No Sleep ‘Til Christmas – Freeform
Dave and Odette Annable will star in an unexpected and whimsical holiday romantic-comedy about two insomniac strangers plagued by exhaustion. Lizzie is a high-end event planner preparing for her own life’s biggest event – her wedding. She lies awake nightly while her devoted fiancĂ© Josh rests peacefully, unaware of how to solve her issue. When a sleep-deprived incident causes her to run into Billy, a low-key bartender who is just as sleepless and frustrated as she is, they discover that they can only fall asleep while next to each other. What seems like an odd coincidence, and frankly a disruption to their lives, might be more meaningful than they’d like to admit.

9:15 p.m. - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - AMC
Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) invites his family over to celebrate the best Christmas ever. What could go wrong? Everything. Funny, inappropriate and even touching at times.

10:00 p.m. – The Great Christmas Light Fight All Stars – ABC
This special episode of “The Great Christmas Light Fight Clip Show” showcases the most spectacular and over-the-top Christmas displays in America.

10:00 p.m. - Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night - NBC
On their third holiday special with the network, Pentatonix embarks on an unforgettable journey throughout Las Vegas, making stops along the legendary Strip including the iconic Caesars Palace and the stunning Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas. Joining Pentatonix are some of the top names in entertainment, including “Voice” coach and one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, Kelly Clarkson; multi-platinum selling resident headliners from Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino the Backstreet Boys; Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Maren Morris; master illusionists Penn & Teller performing nightly at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino; and more.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11

7:00 p.m. -  Elf - AMC
An elf (Will Ferrell) who feels out of place and learns that he was adopted, leaves Santa’s workshop to find his real father in the big city.

9:00 p.m. - Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas - NBCDarci Lynne Farmer, the young puppeteer who won the 2017 season of America's Got Talent is hosting her own Christmas special. The strange thing is that NBC is choosing to air it after many kids have gone to bed. The special includes guests Kristin Chenoweth, Toby Keith, Hunter Hayes, Pentatonix and Lindsey Stirling.

9:00 p.m. -  Elf - AMC
An elf (Will Ferrell) who feels out of place and learns that he was adopted, leaves Santa’s workshop to find his real father in the big city.

10:00 p.m. - Hollywood Game Night - NBC
Hosted by Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch, episode will play holiday-themed games between teams that include Jameela Jamil, Lauren Ash and Tony Hale.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

7:00 p.m. - The Santa Clause 2 - AMC
Part two of the Santa Clause saga where new Santa (Tim Allen) learns that he must get married by Christmas Eve in order to save the holiday and keep his job.

8:00 p.m. - Ellen's Game of Games - NBC
A holiday-themed edition of the famed game show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

9:00 p.m. – A Christmas Carol (2009) – Freeform
Disney’s animated story with Jim Carrey playing a variety of roles. This retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

9:00 p.m. - Little Big Shots - NBC
The Steve Harvey-hosted series returns to celebrate the holiday season with fan-favorite acts that include Angelica Hale, Miles Caton and more.

9:30 p.m. - The Santa Clause 2 - AMC
Part two of the Santa Clause saga where new Santa (Tim Allen) learns that he must get married by Christmas Eve in order to save the holiday and keep his job.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

7:00 p.m. - Miracle on 34th Street (1947) - AMC
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

8:00 p.m. – Disney’s Prep & Landing – ABC
Disney’s holiday special tale of an elite unit of elves known as Prep & Landing. After working tirelessly on Prep & Landing for 227 years, an elf named Wayne is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion to be the Director of Naughty List Intelligence. Instead, Magee, the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center Coordinator (NPCECCC for short), partners Wayne with Lanny, an idealistic rookie who has an undying enthusiasm for Christmas. During their Christmas Eve mission, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits. Will the elves be able to guide Dasher, Dancer and the rest of the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh through a raging snowstorm to ensure a merry Christmas for all?

8:30 p.m. – Disney’s Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice – ABC
With the Big 2-5 fast approaching, Wayne and Lanny must race to recover classified North Pole technology that has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking Naughty Kid! Desperate to prevent Christmas from descending into chaos, Wayne seeks out the foremost Naughty Kid expert to aid in the mission, a bombastic member of the Coal Elf Brigade who also happens to be his estranged brother, Noel.

8:55 p.m. – The Santa Clause – Freeform
Although built on a disturbing premise, this Tim Allen comedy is a holiday favorite of many. When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

9:00 p.m. – The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition
“Cookie and Bread Week” – It’s sugar, spice and everything nice this holiday season when the bakers return to the tent for cookie and pastry weeks on “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition.”

9:15 p.m. - Miracle on 34th Street (1947) - AMC
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

7:00 p.m. - The Polar Express - AMC
The conductor (Tom Hanks) of a train to the North Pole guides a boy who questions the existence of Santa Claus.

7:20 p.m. – The Santa Clause – Freeform
Although built on a disturbing premise, this Tim Allen comedy is a holiday favorite of many. When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

8:00 P.M. – I Love Lucy Christmas Special – CBS
Featuring two back-to-back episodes of the classic series, the colorized “The Christmas Episode” and newly colorized “Pioneer Women.” “The Christmas Episode” (first presented in black and white on Christmas Eve, 1956), finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky. In “Pioneer Women” (originally aired March 31, 1952), Lucy and Ethel’s hopes of joining the posh Society Matrons’ League lead to a bet with their husbands over which sex – the men or the women – had it harder living in a bygone era.

9:00 p.m. – The Dick Van Dyke Show – Now in Living Color! – CBS
The two newly colorized back-to-back episodes of this memorable series were selected by series creator Carl Reiner as two of Dick Van Dyke’s best episodes. In “Where Did I Come From” (first presented on Jan. 3, 1961), 6-year-old Richie asks his parents the inevitable “where did I come from?” question, and they recall the days before his birth. In “Never Bathe on Saturday” (initially presented on March 31, 1965) the Petries’ romantic second honeymoon becomes a disaster when Laura’s toe gets caught in a bath spout.

9:00 p.m. - The Santa Clause 2 - AMC
Part two of the Santa Clause saga where new Santa (Tim Allen) learns that he must get married by Christmas Eve in order to save the holiday and keep his job.

9:25 P.M. – Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – Freeform
The second sequel in Disney’s Santa Clause series. Here, Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15

6:00 p.m. - The Santa Clause 2 - AMC
Part two of the Santa Clause saga where new Santa (Tim Allen) learns that he must get married by Christmas Eve in order to save the holiday and keep his job.

8:00 p.m. – The Great Christmas Light Fight – ABC
The Great Christmas Light Fight showcases the most spectacular and over-the-top Christmas displays in America.

8:30 p.m. - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - AMC
Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) invites his family over to celebrate the best Christmas ever. What could go wrong? Everything. Funny, inappropriate and even touching at times.

9:15 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – Freeform
This is the Jim Carrey live action movie about the tale of the green Grinch and how he plans to steal Christmas from the townspeople of Whoville.

10:45 p.m. - Miracle on 34th Street (1947) - AMC
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

6:35 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – Freeform
This is the Jim Carrey live action movie about the tale of the green Grinch and how he plans to steal Christmas from the townspeople of Whoville.

7:00 P.M. – The Sound of Music – ABC
The classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical and cinematic treasure “The Sound of Music” stars Julie Andrews as a woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower played byChristopher Plummer.

9:15 p.m. – A Christmas Carol (2009) – Freeform
Disney’s animated story with Jim Carrey playing a variety of roles. This retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

7:15 p.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas – Freeform
Tim Burton’s weird and wonderful Halloween meets Christmas mashup. Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

8:00 p.m. - The Great Christmas Light Fight – ABC
The Great Christmas Light Fight showcases the most spectacular and over-the-top Christmas displays in America. Tonight is the season finale.

10:00 p.m. – The Year in Memoriam 2018 - ABC
Hosted by Robin Roberts and conceived by Jimmy Kimmel, The Year in Memoriam 2018 celebrates the legendary stars and icons the world lost this year and the legacies they left behind. Roberts and Kimmel join forces once again for a unique tribute to learn more about these beloved stars, through stories shared by those closest to them, including Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson and Kelly Clarkson reflecting on the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin; Cindy McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham honoring politician and war hero John McCain; Loni Anderson, Marilu Henner, Lee Corso and John Schneider celebrating the iconic Burt Reynolds; Benedict Cumberbatch, Hank Azaria and Neil deGrasse Tyson memorializing physicist and pop-culture icon Stephen Hawking, as well as Jeb Bush, Reba McEntire and Condoleezza Rice remembering the former first lady Barbara Bush.

10:00 p.m. - America's Got Talent - NBC
A holiday edition of the NBC's ratings topper summer show.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

8:55 p.m. – The Santa Clause – Freeform
Although built on a disturbing premise, this Tim Allen comedy is a holiday favorite of many. When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

7:10 p.m. – Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – Freeform
The second sequel in Disney’s Santa Clause series. Here, Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

8:00 p.m. – Olaf’s Frozen Adventure – ABC
A spin-off Christmas special featuring the characters from Disney’s Frozen, Olaf teams up with Sven on a merry mission. It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna and Elsa host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions, and save Anna and Elsa’s “first Christmas in forever.” The special features the original voice cast.

8:00 p.m. - LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit – NBC
While not a Chirstmas special, this special is sure to enterain Lego and Jurassic Park fans alike. The story takes place before the adventures of Jurassic World in 2015. In the special, Simon Masrani has an idea for a new attraction that is guaranteed to keep Jurassic World at the forefront of theme park entertainment. It’s the greatest thing since the discovery of dinosaurs, but in order for it to succeed, he needs his right-hand can-do problem solver, Claire Dearing, to get a trio of dinosaurs across the park to the new, super-secret exhibit. Reluctantly teaming up with newcomer Owen Grady, the animal behaviorist she hired sight unseen to deliver the dinosaurs, the duo set out on a fun-filled adventure across the island. Unfortunately, delivering the dinosaurs to the new attraction is not as easy as they thought.

8:30 p.m. – Shrek the Halls – ABC
DreamWorks Animation’s half-hour of entertainment starring America’s favorite ogre and his friends. Just when Shrek thought he could finally sit back, relax and enjoy his happily ever after with his new family, the most joyous of all holidays arrives. It’s Christmas Eve and everyone is filled with holiday cheer – except for Shrek. He isn’t exactly the picture of yuletide joy, but for the sake of Fiona and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is all about, so when Donkey, Puss In Boots, Gingerbread Man and the whole gang try to join in on the fun, Shrek’s plans for a cozy family celebration end up spiraling into one truly unforgettable Christmas.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20

8:00 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas – ABC
In the digitally remastered 1965 special, Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees everywhere during the Christmas season. Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant and Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, Charlie Brown needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is. The special is followed by Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales at 8:30 p.m.

8:00 p.m. - Timeless Series Finale - NBC
The series finale of Timeless promises fans an epic, unforgettable thrill ride through the past, present and future, with a healthy dose of Christmas spirit.

9:00 p.m. - The Great Christmas Light Fight – ABC
The Great Chistmas Light Fight showcases the most spectacular and over-the-top Christmas displays in America. Tonight is the season finale.

10:00 p.m. - Ellen's Game of Games - NBC
A holiday-themed edition of the famed game show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21

7:10 p.m. – Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – Freeform
The second sequel in Disney’s Santa Clause series. Here, Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

7:45 p.m. – The Santa Clause – Freeform

Although built on a disturbing premise, this Tim Allen comedy is a holiday favorite of many. When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

8:00 p.m. – A Home for the Holidays: The 20th Anniversary – CBS
This star-studded holiday special features uplifting stories of adoption from foster care to raise awareness of this important social issue. For two decades, the special has told inspirational stories of adoptive families, enhanced by performances by popular musical artists. This year’s performers will be announced at a later date.

8:00 p.m. – I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown – ABC
This special centers on ReRun, the lovable but ever-skeptical younger brother of Linus and Lucy. It’s Christmas vacation and, as usual, ReRun’s big sister is stressing him out, so he decides to turn to his best friend, Snoopy, for amusement and holiday cheer. However, his faithful but unpredictable beagle companion has plans of his own, giving ReRun reason to ask Snoopy to invite his canine brother, Spike, for a visit.

8:00 p.m. - America's Got Talent - NBC
A holiday edition of the NBC's ratings topper summer show.

9:00 p.m. – The Great Christmas Light Fight All Stars – ABC
This special episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight Clip Show showcases the most spectacular and over-the-top Christmas displays in America.

9:15 p.m. - Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – Freeform
This is the Jim Carrey live action movie about the tale of the green Grinch and how he plans to steal Christmas from the townspeople of Whoville.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22
8:00 p.m. – CMA Country Christmas – ABC
The ninth annual CMA Country Christmas features iconic entertainer Reba McEntire, who returns as host for the second year and will also perform during the holiday music special. Joining Reba are legendary acts and country favorites including Tony Bennett, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, Lindsey Stirling, The Isaacs and Brett Young, taking the stage for a night filled with Christmas classics and festive one-of-a-kind collaborations.

9:50 p.m. – Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – Freeform
The second sequel in Disney’s Santa Clause series. Here, Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23

7:10 p.m. – Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – Freeform
The second sequel in Disney’s Santa Clause series. Here, Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

8:00 p.m. – Disney’s Prep & Landing – ABC
Disney’s holiday special tale of an elite unit of elves known as Prep & Landing. After working tirelessly on Prep & Landing for 227 years, an elf named Wayne is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion to be the Director of Naughty List Intelligence. Instead, Magee, the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center Coordinator (NPCECCC for short), partners Wayne with Lanny, an idealistic rookie who has an undying enthusiasm for Christmas. During their Christmas Eve mission, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits. Will the elves be able to guide Dasher, Dancer and the rest of the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh through a raging snowstorm to ensure a merry Christmas for all?

8:30 p.m. – Disney’s Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice – ABC
With the Big 2-5 fast approaching, Wayne and Lanny must race to recover classified North Pole technology that has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking Naughty Kid! Desperate to prevent Christmas from descending into chaos, Wayne seeks out the foremost Naughty Kid expert to aid in the mission, a bombastic member of the Coal Elf Brigade who also happens to be his estranged brother, Noel.

9:00 p.m. – The Year: 2018 - ABC
An entertaining two-hour look at the most iconic and memorable moments of 2018. Hosted by Robin Roberts and the award-winning team of ABC News anchors including George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, Amy Robach and David Muir, “The Year: 2018” brings audiences a news-filled, star-studded look at the most unforgettable and unbelievable moments of the year. The eighth annual network special will deliver an eye-opening, uplifting and often hilarious look at the year’s biggest names, hottest trends and lowest moments.

9:15 p.m. - Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – Freeform
This is the Jim Carrey live action movie about the tale of the green Grinch and how he plans to steal Christmas from the townspeople of Whoville.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24

6:15 p.m. - Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – Freeform
This is the Jim Carrey live action movie about the tale of the green Grinch and how he plans to steal Christmas from the townspeople of Whoville.

8:00 p.m. – Beauty & the Beast – ABC
Disney’s 1991 animated tale about a prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

8:00 p.m. - It's a Wonderful Life - NBC
Nothing says Christmas like the classic 1947 Jimmy Stewart film from director Frank Capra.

8:55 p.m. – The Santa Clause – Freeform

Although built on a disturbing premise, this Tim Allen comedy is a holiday favorite of many. When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

11:30 p.m. - Christmas Eve Mass - NBC
Viewers will be able to watch the Pope Francis-led mass from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25

10:00 a.m. – Disney Parks Magical Christmas Parade – ABC
Disney Parks celebrates the joy of the season as hosts Jordan Fisher and Sarah Hyland share this magical holiday tradition with families around the globe. Co-hosted by Jesse Palmer, the Christmas Day celebration brings together the adored Christmas Day parade, special musical performances, surprise celebrity guests and heartwarming family stories to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

6:50 p.m. – Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – Freeform
The second sequel in Disney’s Santa Clause series. Here, Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

8:30 p.m. - Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – NBC
This is the Jim Carrey live action movie about the tale of the green Grinch and how he plans to steal Christmas from the townspeople of Whoville

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26

8:00 P.M. – The 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors – CBS
Cher, Philip Glass, Reba McEntire, Wayne Shorter and “Hamilton” co-creators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire will receive honors. CBS has broadcast the special each year since its debut 41 years ago. (New)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27

8:00 p.m. – Happy New Year, Charlie Brown – ABC
The PEANUTS gang is ringing in 1986, and Marcie and Peppermint Patty are throwing a big New Year’s Eve bash. Charlie Brown plans to celebrate the holiday by curling up with a big book that weighs nearly as much as he does, Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.” The book’s weight doesn’t stop him from lugging it to Lucy’s pre-party dance class, where he cuts a mean rug with a rollicking Patty. With just 1131 pages to go, Charlie Brown takes another break, this time for the party, and summons the courage to invite his true love, the little red-haired girl. She doesn’t respond, but hapless Chuck shows up anyway – with Tolstoy in tow. Then, he settles down with the book – on a porch swing in a snowstorm – and in so doing, misses the evening’s big surprise.

8:30 p.m. – She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown – ABC
Disaster strikes as Peppermint Patty heads to her first major ice-skating competition with coach Snoopy and faithful companion, Marcie, by her side. As always, the unassuming Woodstock flies in to save the day.

9:00 p.m. – Rudolph’s Shiny New Year – ABC
It’s Rudolph to the rescue when Happy, the Baby New Year, goes missing, in “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year,” the classic Rankin/Bass stop-motion animated holiday special. Father Time asks the most famous reindeer of all, Rudolph, to find the next Baby New Year before midnight on New Year’s Eve. Red Skelton narrates and voices Father Time, while Frank Gorshin and Morey Amsterdam also provide voices for characters.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31

8:00 p.m. - Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest – ABC
This year marks the 47th anniversary of America’s largest celebration of the year and the most watched annual New Year’s tradition. The special will include 5½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. Ryan Seacrest will serve as host and executive producer of the prime-time festivities and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, as he has for the last 13 years, with live onsite reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy.

8:00 p.m. - NBC News Special: A Toast to 2018! - NBC
The highlights and newsmakers of 2018 are brought to the fore in this year-end review.

10:00 p.m. - NBC’s New Year’s Eve - NBC
 Live from Times Square in the heart of New York, the most famous live New Year’s Eve party in America will be a spectacular celebration to wrap up 2018 with show-stopping celebrity guests, unforgettable musical performances and, of course, the heart-pounding, iconic ball drop.



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