Milwaukee Christmas movies and holiday specials TV programming guide – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

If it feels like there are more holiday specials and movies on television every year, it’s because there are.
Here’s the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s 2022 guide to holiday programming — specifically, movies and specials, not TV shows’ holiday-themed episodes — airing from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. (Remember: Because it’s television, times and dates are subject to change. See the bottom of this list for a channel guide.)
7 a.m. “An Arthur Thanksgiving” WMVS Arthur’s dog Pal disappears as the family is getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner.
7 a.m. “Ash or Christmas” HALL (2016) Lacey Chabert. An office worker watches silently as her idea for a Christmas sales initiative is stolen and then gets a visit from Santa Claus, who asks her to make a wish.
7 a.m. “Love at the Christmas Table” LIFE (2012) Dustin Mulligan. A young man begins to reconsider his relationship with his best friend, a woman he’s known since their childhood, after realizing that she’s “the one.”
9 a.m. “96th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” NBC Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker host as the iconic Thanksgiving parade gets underway with performances from Fitz and the Tantrums and other stars.
9 a.m. “A Cozy Christmas Inn” HALL (2022) Jodie Sweetin. Real estate exec travels to Alaska to acquire a B&B, only to discover it’s owned by her ex, soon she is falling in love with the town and quite possibly him.
9 a.m. “A Twist of Christmas” LIFE (2018) Vanessa Lachey. Despite their hatred for each other, a single mother and a lawyer must work together to ensure their son and daughter have a great Christmas.
10 a.m. “MythBusters Holiday Special” TRUTV Find out if reindeer really help Santa fly, how to keep the needles on your Christmas tree, and how much yodeling it actually takes to start an avalanche.
10 a.m. “Turkey Drop” FREE (2019) Olivia Holt. When a girl returns home from college for Thanksgiving break, she suspects that she will be dumped by her high school sweetheart during their holiday visit.
11 a.m. “All Saints Christmas” HALL (2022) Roger Cross. An R&B singer travels home to New Orleans for Christmas, but the media mistake a photo of her with her music producer ex as an engagement announcement.
11 a.m. “Candy Cane Christmas” LIFE (2020) Beverley Mitchell. A woman embarks on a search for a new Christmas tradition to start and realizes that she is missing love as the most critical part of it.
1 p.m. “A Sugar & Spice Holiday” LIFE (2020) Jacky Lai. A woman goes home for Christmas, and she feels guilted into following in her late grandmother’s footsteps and entering the local gingerbread house competition.
1 p.m. “Christmas in Tahoe” HALL (2021) Rebecca Staab. To save her family hotel’s Christmas show, a talent booker must ask for help from her ex-boyfriend, the lead guitarist of a now-famous band.
3 p.m. “Elf” TNT (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
3 p.m. “My Sweet Holiday” LIFE (2020) Malone Thomas. When her boyfriend abandons her for the holidays, a woman goes home for Christmas, but she is devastated to learn her family has sold their chocolate shop.
3 p.m. “Making Spirits Bright” HALL (2021) Taylor Cole. Rival decorating families help mend their fathers’ decades-old feud, finding romance along the way as they compete in the town’s holiday decorating contest.
5 p.m. “My Christmas Family Tree” HALL (2021) Aimee Teegarden. When a social worker receives the results from her Family Tree DNA test, she discovers a family she didn’t know existed and travels to their home for Christmas.
5 p.m. “A Taste of Christmas” LIFE (2020) Anni Krueger. After learning her cousin had to cancel the Christmas Eve launch of her new restaurant, a woman tries to find a way to make the opening happen.
5 p.m. “On Assignment Magazine: Holiday Edition” EWTN Special holiday gatherings and meals hosted for people who are homeless or poor are showcased, stretching from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
5 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” TNT (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster.
7 p.m. “A Waltons Thanksgiving” CW (2022) Bellamy Young. The Walton family prepares for Thanksgiving in 1934 during the Great Depression, and John Walton believes he has found a way to provide for his family.
7 p.m. “Baking All the Way” LIFE (2022) Cory Lee. A pastry chef from Chicago embarks on a mission to Wisconsin to convince a small-town bakery owner to give her the recipe to his famous gingerbread.
7:15 p.m. “The Polar Express” TBS (2004) Tom Hanks. A boy takes a ride to the North Pole on a magical train on Christmas Eve.
8 p.m. “A Wesley Christmas” BET (2022) Dorien Wilson, Jasmine Guy. Siblings return to their childhood home for a Christmas celebration with all the trimmings, and all the baggage.
8 p.m. “On Assignment Magazine: Holiday Edition” EWTN Special holiday gatherings and meals hosted for people who are homeless or poor are showcased, stretching from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
9:01 p.m. “When I Think of Christmas” HALL (2022) Shenae Grimes-Beech. A woman comes home for Christmas to help her mom move, reconnects with a past love and makes a surprising discovery for a holiday they’ll all remember.
9:03 p.m. “Baking Spirits Bright” LIFE (2021) Rekha Sharma. A woman fights to save her family’s fruitcake company and will do whatever it takes to keep the heart and core of it intact.
11:01 p.m. “Christmas Under Wraps” HALL (2014) Candace Cameron Bure. A doctor is denied a prestigious position that she hoped to achieve and she moves to a remote town in Alaska; she befriends many of the townspeople.
11:01 p.m. “Baking All the Way” LIFE (2022) Cory Lee. A pastry chef from Chicago embarks on a mission to Wisconsin to convince a small-town bakery owner to give her the recipe to his famous gingerbread.
1 a.m. “On Assignment Magazine: Holiday Edition” EWTN Special holiday gatherings and meals hosted for people who are homeless or poor are showcased, stretching from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
1:01 a.m. “Coming Home for Christmas” HALL (2017) Danica McKellar. When a young woman plans a holiday gala for a family selling their extravagant estate, she soon learns that the family dynamic is fractured.
1:04 a.m. “Baking Spirits Bright” LIFE (2021) Rekha Sharma. A woman fights to save her family’s fruitcake company and will do whatever it takes to keep the heart and core of it intact.
3:01 a.m. “Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater” HALL (2020) Ashley Williams. After an assistant gives her final notice, she gets drawn into helping the younger brother of her wealthy boss as he looks after his orphaned nieces and nephew.
5 a.m. “If I Only Had Christmas” HALL (2020) Candace Cameron Bure. During Christmas, a happy publicist must work together with a cynical vice president and his team to help a charity that is in need.
7 a.m. “Match Made in Mistletoe” LIFE (2021) Damon Runyan. A career-driven ambassador reluctantly agrees to decorate the embassy for a benefit, but the decorator he hires begins to win over his heart.
7 a.m. “Gingerbread Giants 2” FOOD Amateur artists create edible gingerbread architecture at the 26th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina.
7 a.m. “The Sweetest Christmas” HALL (2017) Lacey Chabert. A pastry chef’s oven breaks down just as she makes it to the finals of a baking competition, so she asks to use her ex-beau’s pizzeria to craft her confections.
9 a.m. “Baking All the Way” LIFE (2022) Cory Lee. A pastry chef from Chicago embarks on a mission to Wisconsin to convince a small-town bakery owner to give her the recipe to his famous gingerbread.
9 a.m. “Jolly Good Christmas” HALL (2022) Will Kemp. When an architect hires a personal shopper, he finds himself in London in search of the perfect Christmas gift but finds something he wasn’t looking for.
11 a.m. “Holiday in Santa Fe” LIFE (2021) Mario López.
11 a.m. “Inventing the Christmas Prince” HALL (2022) Tamera Mowry-Housley. A woman is about to quit her job as a rocket engineer when her daughter becomes convinced that her Scrooge-like boss is the Christmas Prince.
11 a.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” TNT (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster.
11:47 a.m. “Arthur Christmas” TBS (2011) James McAvoy. Santa’s clumsy son scrambles to get a misplaced present to a little girl in time in this animated movie.
1 p.m. “A Christmas Together With You” HALL (2021) Laura Vandervoort. During the Christmas season, a woman and her father-figure take a road trip to find his long-lost love, and along the way, she finds love of her own.
1 p.m. “Elf” TNT (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
1 p.m. “Feliz NaviDAD” LIFE (2020) Mario López. After losing his wife a few years ago, a widowed father has lost his love for the holiday season, but his teenage daughter is determined to help him.
2:15 p.m. “Fred Claus” TBS (2007) Vince Vaughn. Santa’s brother ends up in jail, so Santa gets him to work at the North Pole to help pay off his debt, but his bad attitude begins to try Santa’s patience.
3 p.m. “Lights, Camera, Christmas!” HALL (2022) Kimberley Sustad. A local shop owner becomes a costume designer on a holiday rom-com movie shooting in her town and she finds herself falling for the film’s famous leading man.
3 p.m. “Christmas in Louisiana” LIFE (2019) Jana Kramer. A lawyer rediscovers the magic of Christmas and finds romance when she returns to her Louisiana hometown to celebrate the holiday with her family.
5 p.m. “Christmas in Mississippi” LIFE (2017) Jana Kramer. When a photographer volunteers for her hometown’s holiday light show, she’s shocked and pained to realize that her high school sweetheart is running the show.
5 p.m. “#Xmas” HALL (2022) Clare Bowen. An interior designer is selected for a social media competition, she poses as an influencer with her best friend playing her husband and her nephew as her baby.
6:30 p.m. “A Disney Channel Music Event: Holidays Unwrapped” DISN Host Raven-Symoné performs alongside other talented artists before a special presentation of a “Descendants 3” music video titled “Audrey’s Christmas Rewind.”
7 p.m. “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” CW On Christmas Eve a young boy begins a year-long quest to track down his missing grandma and prove to his parents and his sister that Santa Claus is real.
7 p.m. “Christmas Gone Viral” WVCY
7 p.m. “Christmas … Again?!” DISN (2021) Scarlett Estevez. A 12-year-old girl gets the chance to make changes after her parents’ divorce when she suddenly starts to repeatedly relive Christmas day.
7 p.m. “Steppin’ Into the Holiday” LIFE (2022) Jana Kramer. A former Broadway star returns to his hometown to help a local dance studio by reviving the town’s traditional Christmas Eve show.
7 p.m. “Frosty the Snowman” CBS A group of kids are thrilled when their snowman magically comes to life, but they must travel north with him when spring arrives to prevent him from melting.
7 p.m. “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” NBC A mean-hearted hermit descends into an unsuspecting town to steal all of the presents from the children, but he ends up learning the true meaning of Christmas.
7 p.m. “A Royal Corgi Christmas” HALL (2022) Hunter King. A prince hopes to win his mother’s love back with the gift of a corgi, so he hires a dog trainer to make the dog presentable for the annual Christmas ball.
7:13 p.m. “The Polar Express” TBS (2004) Tom Hanks. A boy takes a ride to the North Pole on a magical train on Christmas Eve.
7:30 p.m. “Trolls Holiday in Harmony” NBC Queen Poppy organizes the first annual Trolls Kingdom Secret Holiday Gift Swap; Tiny struggles to over-come his writers’ block to finish a special holiday rap.
7:32 p.m. “Frosty Returns” CBS Frosty the Snowman asks for help from the children of the small town of Beansboro to stop the inventor of a spray chemical that instantly gets rid of snow.
8 p.m. “The Christmas Clapback” BET (2022) Nadine Ellis, Porscha Coleman, Candace Maxwell. Three sisters who have battled for years to win the neighborhood Christmas Church Cook-Off competition have to work together to fend off a new rival.
9 p.m. “Fred Claus” TBS (2007) Vince Vaughn. Santa’s brother ends up in jail, so Santa gets him to work at the North Pole to help pay off his debt, but his bad attitude begins to try Santa’s patience.
9:01 p.m. “The Royal Nanny” HALL (2022) Rachel Skarsten. An MI5 agent goes undercover as the royal nanny, and must overcome the challenges of her assignment, like resisting the charms of the Prince.
9:03 p.m. “Dear Christmas” LIFE (2020) Melissa Joan Hart. A popular podcast host known for being a love expert prepares for her holiday episodes where she shares true romance stories with her listeners.
10 p.m. “Carpenters: Close to You & Christmas Memories” WMVS
11:01 p.m. “Steppin’ Into the Holiday” LIFE (2022) Jana Kramer. A former Broadway star returns to his hometown to help a local dance studio by reviving the town’s traditional Christmas Eve show.
11:01 p.m. “Crown for Christmas” HALL (2015) Danica McKellar. A woman becomes a governess after being let go from her job at a hotel and discovers that her new employer and his young daughter are European monarchs.
1:01 a.m. “Next Stop, Christmas” HALL (2021) Christopher Lloyd. A lonely woman wonders where she would be if she had wed her ex who became famous, and she finds herself transported into the past to relive that Christmas.
1:04 a.m. “Dear Christmas” LIFE (2020) Melissa Joan Hart. A popular podcast host known for being a love expert prepares for her holiday episodes where she shares true romance stories with her listeners.
3:01 a.m. “A Nashville Christmas Carol” HALL (2020) Jessy Schram. A TV producer becomes forced to work with the man who broke her heart on a country music Christmas special, but she gets interrupted by Christmas spirits.
5 a.m. “Elf” TBS (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list. (Also showing at 7, 9 and 11 a.m., 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 p.m.; and 1 and 3 a.m. Nov. 27.)
5 a.m. “Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa” HALL (2018) Jill Wagner. When a woman makes a holiday trip to her hometown, she finds the historic general store has closed, so she uses her experience to attempt to restore it.
7 a.m. ” ‘Tis the Season to be Merry” HALL (2021) Rachael Leigh Cook. Merry journeys to Vermont to work on her book, only to get more than she bargained for when she encounters a charming relief worker named Chris.
9 a.m. “Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe” HALL (2018) Lacey Chabert. An entrepreneurial woman decides to spend Christmas in her hometown, where she joins forces with a former rival to plan a charity event together.
10 a.m. “A Very Vintage Christmas” LIFE (2019) Tia Mowry-Hardrict. An antiques shop owner enlists the help of a new acquaintance as she searches for the rightful owner of a hidden box full of romantic mementos.
10 a.m. “A Wesley Christmas” BET (2022) Dorien Wilson, Jasmine Guy. Siblings return to their childhood home for a Christmas celebration with all the trimmings, and all the baggage.
11 a.m. “Christmas at the Golden Dragon” HALL (2022) Kara Wang. With the town’s landmark Chinese restaurant closing, two siblings find themselves reevaluating their lives alongside the restaurant’s loyal patrons.
11:30 a.m. “Toying With the Holidays” LIFE (2021) Chad Michael Murray. When a workaholic Chicago mom brings her son to her hometown for Christmas, she is heartbroken to learn that the traditions she loved as a girl have vanished.
Noon “Christmas Gone Viral” WVCY
Noon “The Christmas Clapback” BET (2022) Nadine Ellis, Porscha Coleman, Candace Maxwell. Three sisters who have battled for years to win the neighborhood Christmas Church Cook-Off competition have to work together to fend off a new rival.
1 p.m. “Mistletoe in Montana” LIFE (2021) Melissa Joan Hart. A ranch owner’s romantic luck may take a fortunate turn when a single father of two books her ranch for the entire week of Christmas.
1 p.m. “Three Wise Men and a Baby” HALL (2022) Paul Campbell. Three brothers get the surprise of their lives when they are forced to work together and care for a baby over the holidays.
3 p.m. “A Royal Corgi Christmas” HALL (2022) Hunter King. A prince hopes to win his mother’s love back with the gift of a corgi, so he hires a dog trainer to make the dog presentable for the annual Christmas ball.
3 p.m. “A Fiancé for Christmas” LIFE (2021) Amanda Payton. A single woman is forced to find a fake fiancée when she makes a wedding registry just for fun, but her friends find out and throw her a surprise bridal shower.
5 p.m. “Steppin’ Into the Holiday” LIFE (2022) Jana Kramer. A former Broadway star returns to his hometown to help a local dance studio by reviving the town’s traditional Christmas Eve show.
5 p.m. “A Tale of Two Christmases” HALL (2022) Katherine Barrell. Before Christmas, a woman’s story splits in two, in one she goes home to reconnect with an old friend, and in the other, she explores a new crush in the city.
6:55 p.m. “Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!” DISN (2011) Bridgit Mendler. A family travels to Palm Springs, California, to celebrate the holidays with the wife’s parents, but they become separated after the daughter gives her ticket up.
7 p.m. “Haul Out the Holly” HALL (2022) Lacey Chabert. When a woman unexpectedly spends the holidays alone at her parents’ house, their homeowners association insists that she participate in its many Christmas festivities.
7 p.m. “The 12 Days of Christmas Eve” LIFE (2022) Kelsey Grammer. Santa gives a successful businessman twelve chances to live Christmas Eve over again in order to find the true meaning of Christmas.
9:01 p.m. “My Southern Family Christmas” HALL (2022) Bruce Campbell.
9:03 p.m. “Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune” LIFE (2021) Reba McEntire. A broken-up musical couple reunite when visiting their daughter and are asked to sing at the town’s Christmas charity concert.
11:01 p.m. “The 12 Days of Christmas Eve” LIFE (2022) Kelsey Grammer. Santa gives a successful businessman twelve chances to live Christmas Eve over again in order to find the true meaning of Christmas.
Midnight “Almost Christmas” FX (2016) Kimberly Elise. The patriarch of a dysfunctional family asks his family to join him for Christmas, but they must spend five days together in the same house without bickering.
12:31 a.m. ” ‘Tis the Season to Be Merry” HALL (2021) Rachael Leigh Cook. Merry journeys to Vermont to work on her book, only to get more than she bargained for when she encounters a charming relief worker named Chris.
1:04 a.m. “Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune” LIFE (2021) Reba McEntire. A broken-up musical couple reunite when visiting their daughter and are asked to sing at the town’s Christmas charity concert.
4 a.m. ” ‘Tis the Season to Be Merry” HALL (2021) Rachael Leigh Cook. Merry journeys to Vermont to work on her book, only to get more than she bargained for when she encounters a charming relief worker named Chris.
5 a.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” TNT (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster. (Also showing at 7, 9 and 11 a.m., 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 p.m.; and 1 and 3 a.m. Nov. 28.)
7:30 a.m. “Almost Christmas” FX (2016) Kimberly Elise. The patriarch of a dysfunctional family asks his family to join him for Christmas, but they must spend five days together in the same house without bickering.
9 a.m. “Miracle in Motor City” LIFE (2021) Tia Mowry-Hardrict. After volunteering to run her church’s annual Christmas pageant, a woman struggles to fulfill her promise to recruit a local legend to perform.
11 a.m. “A Country Christmas Story” LIFE (2013) Megyn Price. A young girl from the Appalachian Mountains defies cultural rejection, and her disapproving mother, in order to achieve her dream of country music stardom.
11 a.m. “The Christmas Sitters” ION (2020) Justin Gaston. Two parents inadvertently book two seemingly compatible babysitters whose initial disagreements settle into a greater mutual attraction.
1 p.m. “A Very Merry Toy Store” LIFE (2017) Melissa Joan Hart. Two rival toy store owners must end their generational dispute and come together to overcome a popular toy store chain that’s opening in town.
1 p.m. “Disney Channel Holiday House Party” DISN Host Miranda May and other Disney stars share comedic holiday-themed sketches remotely from their homes that include situations where a Wand ID goes awry.
1 p.m. “A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale” ION (2015) Jonathan Bennett. When a young college student has to take a job over the holidays walking a dog, she meets another dog walker who teaches her about selflessness.
2 p.m. “The Story of Jesus for Children” WVCY
3 p.m. “The Vine” WVCY
3 p.m. “Daddy’s Home 2” FX (2017) Will Ferrell. Having accepted each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty find that they now must combine their energies to cope with their visiting fathers during Christmas.
3 p.m. “Blending Christmas” LIFE (2021) Haylie Duff. When a young woman arrives at the Hacienda de la Sierra for Christmas vacation, she is happily surprised to find both her and her boyfriend’s families there.
3 p.m. “A Golden Christmas 2” ION (2011) Julie Gonzalo. At Christmastime, former lovers are reunited with the help of a friendly retired couple and a bunch of adorable Golden Retriever puppies.
5 p.m. “A Puppy for Christmas” ION (2016) Cindy Busby. A woman is filled with the Christmas spirit when she adopts a puppy and spends the holidays with her co-worker after her boyfriend breaks up with her.
5 p.m. “Love Actually” AMC (2003) Hugh Grant. Eight people who live in London fall in love, out of love and lament about not having love during the frantic weeks before the Christmas holidays.
5 p.m. “Santa Bootcamp” LIFE (2022) An event planner finds herself in a Santa Bootcamp searching for the perfect Santa, where she meets a drill sergeant with a rough exterior and a heart of gold.
5 p.m. “Elf” TOON (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
5:30 p.m. “Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas” DISN Donald Duck gets into a peculiar situation when he decides to stay with Mickey and the gang to celebrate Christmas festivities instead of traveling south.
6 p.m. “An En Vogue Christmas” TVONE (2014) Cindy Herron. The ladies of the group En Vogue are asked to reunite at a benefit concert to save the club that made them stars, but they have to overcome wounds of the past.
6 p.m. “Mickey Saves Christmas” ABC, DISN Mickey, Minnie and their friends visit their snowy cabin to celebrate Christmas, but they are forced to travel to the North Pole to save the winter holiday.
6:20 p.m. “The Santa Clause 2” FREE (2002) Tim Allen. After reading through the fine print of his contract, Santa Claus realizes he must find a Mrs. Claus to remain in his current position.
6:30 p.m. “Toy Story That Time Forgot” DISN Trixie, the Triceratops, is the gang’s only hope of returning to Bonnie’s room after they meet a bunch of delusional action figures during a play date.
6:30 p.m. “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” ABC When Anna and Elsa realize that they don’t have their own family rituals, Olaf goes an adventure throughout the kingdom to bring home the best traditions.
7 p.m. “Magical Holiday Celebration” ABC Musical performers and special guests celebrate the magic of the holiday season through seasonal songs and other special performances.
7 p.m. “A Christmas Spark” LIFE (2022) Jane Seymour. A widow who has given up on ever falling in love again agrees to direct a Christmas pageant and feels a spark ignite with the leading man.
7 p.m. “Disney’s Prep & Landing” DISN After not receiving a promotion, an elf is left feeling overlooked, but events lead him and his new partner on an extreme adventure to save Christmas.
7:15 p.m. “Christmas With the Kranks” AMC (2004) Tim Allen. Deciding to skip Christmas since their daughter is away, a couple rushes to make last-minute arrangements to celebrate the holiday when she comes home.
7:30 p.m. “Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” DISN Wayne and Lanny must recover classified technology that has that has been stolen by a Naughty Kid; Wayne seeks out a Naughty Kid expert to aid in the mission.
8 p.m. “Christmas With the Kranks” AMC (2004) Tim Allen. Deciding to skip Christmas since their daughter is away, a couple rushes to make last-minute arrangements to celebrate the holiday when she comes home.
8 p.m. “An En Vogue Christmas” TVONE (2014) Cindy Herron. The ladies of the group En Vogue are asked to reunite at a benefit concert to save the club that made them stars, but they have to overcome wounds of the past.
9 p.m. “12 Pups of Christmas” ION (2019) A canine therapist spends more time with her boss after she is charged with finding homes for a dozen puppies, which changes her self-absorbed idea of him.
9:03 p.m. “Steppin’ Into the Holiday” LIFE (2022) Jana Kramer. A former Broadway star returns to his hometown to help a local dance studio by reviving the town’s traditional Christmas Eve show.
10 p.m. “Love Actually” AMC (2003) Hugh Grant. Eight people who live in London fall in love, out of love and lament about not having love during the frantic weeks before the Christmas holidays.
10 p.m. “An En Vogue Christmas” TVONE (2014) Cindy Herron. The ladies of the group En Vogue are asked to reunite at a benefit concert to save the club that made them stars, but they have to overcome wounds of the past.
11 p.m. “Daddy’s Home 2” FX (2017) Will Ferrell. Having accepted each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty find that they now must com-bine their energies to cope with their visiting fathers during Christmas.
11:01 p.m. “A Christmas Spark” LIFE (2022) Jane Seymour. A widow who has given up on ever falling in love again agrees to direct a Christ-mas pageant and feels a spark ignite with the leading man.
11:15 p.m. “Christmas With the Kranks” AMC (2004) Tim Allen. Deciding to skip Christmas since their daughter is away, a couple rushes to make last-minute arrangements to celebrate the holiday when she comes home.
1:04 a.m. “Steppin’ Into the Holiday” LIFE (2022) Jana Kramer. A former Broadway star returns to his hometown to help a local dance studio by reviving the town’s traditional Christmas Eve show.
3 a.m. “To Grandmother’s House We Go” AMC (1992) Mary-Kate Olsen. Twin sisters Sarah and Julie decide to give their mother a break and journey to their grandmother’s house for Christmas, but their trip goes awry.
8 a.m. “Pinocchio’s Christmas” AMC Pinocchio tries to earn money for Christmas presents, but he is sold to a nobleman for his children and only Santa’s reindeer can get him home for Christmas.
9:30 a.m. “Jingle All the Way 2” FREE (2014) Larry the Cable Guy. A fun-loving, laid-back father and a stepfather compete with one another to find the season’s hottest toy, The Harrison Bear, for their little girl.
10 a.m. “Elf” TOON (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
1 p.m. “Christmas Cookie Challenge 2” FOOD Five bakers create different Christmas cookies as they hope their baking skills impress the judges and take home a prize of $10,000 as well as bragging rights.
1:30 p.m. “Prancer Returns” FREE (2001) John Corbett. A boy teaches his family the true meaning of Christmas when he finds a reindeer that he believes belongs to Santa and want to return him to the North Pole.
1:45 p.m. “Christmas With the Kranks” AMC (2004) Tim Allen. Deciding to skip Christmas since their daughter is away, a couple rushes to make last-minute arrangements to celebrate the holiday when she comes home.
3:45 p.m. “The First Christmas” AMC (1975) After being blinded by lightning, a young shepherd named Lucas decides to perform in an abbey’s Christmas pageant, where a miracle occurs when it snows.
4:15 p.m. “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland” AMC Andy Griffith. The magic snowman marries.
4:45 p.m. “Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July” AMC (1979) Red Buttons. A red-nosed reindeer and his snowman pal bring some early Christmas cheer and relief from the heat to people who live in a drought-stricken desert.
7 p.m. “Office Christmas Party” FX (2016) Jason Bateman. To impress a potential client and save their jobs, a man, his chief technical officer and their coworkers must host the best office Christmas party ever.
7:15 p.m. ” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” AMC An insulting letter published in a town newspaper causes Santa to cross the town off his Christmas list, and they have to find a way back into his good graces.
7:45 p.m. “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” AMC The reindeer with the shiny red nose sets out to find the New Year baby.
9 p.m. “White Christmas” AMC (1954) Bing Crosby. After becoming romantically involved with a duo of singing sisters, two former Army buddies decide to take their song-and-dance routine on the road.
9:15 p.m. “Office Christmas Party” FX (2016) Jason Bateman. To impress a potential client and save their jobs, a man, his chief technical officer and their coworkers must host the best office Christmas party ever.
11:45 p.m. “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” AMC On Christmas Eve a young boy begins a year-long quest to track down his missing grandma and prove to his parents and his sister that Santa Claus is real.
3:45 a.m. “Pinocchio’s Christmas” AMC Pinocchio tries to earn money for Christmas presents, but he is sold to a nobleman for his children and only Santa’s reindeer can get him home for Christmas.
8 a.m. “Little Drummer Boy Book II” AMC The Romans take a bell maker’s silver bells for taxes, and a little drummer boy and his animal companions struggle as they try to get them back.
8:30 a.m. “The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold” AMC When Old Mag the Hag appears, an island of Leprechauns turn to Irish sailor, Dinty Doyle, for help protecting their gold from the evil banshee.
9 a.m. “The First Christmas” AMC (1975) After being blinded by lightning, a young shepherd named Lucas decides to perform in an abbey’s Christmas pageant, where a miracle occurs when it snows.
9:30 a.m. “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland” AMC Andy Griffith. The magic snowman marries.
10 a.m. “Christmas Down Under” GRIT (2021) Louis Mandylor. A woman flies to Australia and, with help from a tour guide and a YouTube-famous Uber driver, sets out to find her husband and his eclectic family.
10 a.m. “Prancer Returns” FREE (2001) John Corbett. A boy teaches his family the true meaning of Christmas when he finds a reindeer that he believes belongs to Santa and want to return him to the North Pole.
10 a.m. “Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July” AMC (1979) Red Buttons. A red-nosed reindeer and his snowman pal bring some early Christmas cheer and welcome relief from the heat to people who live in a drought-stricken desert.
12:30 p.m. ” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” AMC An insulting letter published in a town newspaper causes Santa to cross the town off his Christ-mas list, and they have to find a way back into his good graces.
1 p.m. “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” AMC The reindeer with the shiny red nose sets out to find the New Year baby.
2:15 p.m. “White Christmas” AMC (1954) Bing Crosby. After becoming romantically involved with a duo of singing sisters, two former Army buddies decide to take their song-and-dance routine on the road.
4 p.m. “Classic Christmas” WMVS Gavin McLeod and Marion Ross host a special with performances of holiday standards by classic singers.
5 p.m. “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” AMC (1987) Steve Martin. A businessman who is trying to get home for the holidays is paired up with a loutish salesman who turns his journey into a three-day stretch of errors.
7 p.m. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” CBS Animated story of the misfit reindeer with a nose so shiny you might even say it glows.
7 p.m. “In All His Glory” WVCY
8:01 p.m. “Reindeer in Here” CBS Adam Devine, Candace Cameron Bure and Henry Winkler provide voices in this new animated holiday special.
9 p.m. “Michael Bublé’s Christmas in the City” NBC The singer brings holiday music and cheer from Rockefeller Center.
3:15 a.m. “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus” AMC The story of Santa Claus’s decision to bring joy to the world’s children is told to a council that is considering giving him the gift of eternal life.
4:20 a.m. “Pieces of April” HBO (2003) Katie Holmes. A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner, which becomes a comedy of errors.
4:30 a.m. “The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold” AMC When Old Mag the Hag appears, an island of Leprechauns turn to Irish sailor, Dinty Doyle, for help protecting their gold from the evil banshee.
11:45 a.m. “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” AMC (1987) Steve Martin. A businessman who is trying to get home for the holidays is paired up with a loutish salesman who turns his journey into a three-day stretch of errors.
Noon “In All His Glory” WVCY
5 p.m. “Hip Hop Family Christmas” VH1 (2021) Jodi Lyn O’Keefe. After some bad press, a famous family of hip-hop stars agrees to do a live television special for Christmas in order to hopefully soften their image a bit.
7 p.m. “90th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center” NBC
7 p.m. “Smoky Mountain Christmas” WVCY
7 p.m. “Hip Hop Family Christmas Wedding” VH1 (2022)
7:30 p.m. “Bethlehem: Beyond the Christmas Story” WVCY
9 p.m. “Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around” NBC
9 p.m. “Hip Hop Family Christmas” VH1 (2021) Jodi Lyn O’Keefe. After some bad press, a famous family of hip-hop stars agrees to do a live television special for Christmas in order to hopefully soften their image a bit.
11 p.m. “Hip Hop Family Christmas Wedding” VH1 (2022)
3:30 a.m. “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” AMC On Christmas Eve a young boy begins a year-long quest to track down his missing grandma and prove to his parents and his sister that Santa Claus is real.
8 a.m. “Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey” AMC An orphan donkey realizes his destiny on the road to Bethlehem.
10 a.m. “The Christmas Sitters” GRIT (2020) Two parents inadvertently book two seemingly compatible babysitters whose initial disagreements settle into a greater mutual attraction.
11:15 a.m. “12 Dates of Christmas” AMC (2011) Amy Smart. A woman experiences Christmas Eve over and over again.
Noon “Smoky Mountain Christmas” WVCY
12:30 p.m. “Bethlehem: Beyond the Christmas Story” WVCY
12:30 p.m. “The Santa Clause 2” FREE (2002) Tim Allen. After reading through the fine print of his contract, Santa Claus realizes he must find a Mrs. Claus to remain in his current position.
5 p.m. “Four Christmases” AMC (2008) Reese Witherspoon. A couple have to figure out a way to fit in four holiday visits with family.
7 p.m. “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” NBC (2022) Dolly Parton. While the music legend is working on a TV movie musical, she winds up taking a holiday journey with help from the Three Wise Mountain Men.
7 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” AMC (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster.
7 p.m. “Serving Up the Holidays” LIFE (2022) Britt Irvin. The owner of a fancy restaurant signs up a holiday cooking getaway to bring the Christmas spirit back to her food — and maybe her love life.
7 p.m. “Cooking Up Christmas” OWN (2020) Meagan Holder. In Atlanta, a chef accepts a cooking job for a professional baseball player, a single father of three, during the holiday season after getting fired.
9 p.m. “Pacific Garden Mission Christmas Rally” WVCY Recorded at the Waukesha Expo Center.
9 p.m. “A Chestnut Family Christmas” OWN (2021) When a family goes out of town to celebrate Christmas, their live-in chef, a skilled baker named Nina, mistakenly commits to hosting her ambitious brothers.
9:45 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” AMC (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster.
11 p.m. “Baking Christmas” OWN (2019) Aloma Wright. When the owner of a popular bakery decides to retire, a Christmas bake-off is organized to help determine who will take over the family business.
11:30 p.m. “Four Christmases” AMC (2008) Reese Witherspoon. A couple have to figure out a way to fit in four holiday visits with family.
1 a.m. “A Christmas for Mary” OWN (2020) Vivica A. Fox. An aspiring journalist falls in love in a charming town after learning about some of her late grandfather’s beloved memories while examining a painting he made.
4 a.m. “Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey” AMC An orphan donkey realizes his destiny on the road to Bethlehem.
4:30 a.m. “Little Drummer Boy Book II” AMC The Romans take a bell maker’s silver bells for taxes, and a little drummer boy and his animal companions struggle as they try to get them back.
5 a.m. “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas” KIDS The Cat, Sally and Nick find a reindeer that has been separated from its family, so they help the lost creature get back home in time for Christmas.
5:30 a.m. “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” WMVS Arthur learns that perfection is hard to attain when everybody’s preparations for the perfect Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa start to fall apart.
6 a.m. “The Preacher’s Wife” FREE (1996) Denzel Washington. A reverend with problems at home and at work prays for guidance and gets it in the form of a guardian angel who immediately begins to win over his wife.
7 a.m. “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas” WMVS George and The Man are unsure what to get one another for a present, and while they plan, they try to find out what the other is doing before the big reveal.
7:30 a.m. “Peg + Cat + Holidays” KIDS Peg and Cat must save Hanukkah for Albert Einstein; the duo helps Santa Claus with making, wrapping and delivering presents; Peg and Cat coach skiing penguins.
8 a.m. “12 Dates of Christmas” AMC (2011) Amy Smart. A woman experiences Christmas Eve over and over again.
8:30 a.m. “Jingle All the Way 2” FREE (2014) Larry the Cable Guy. A fun-loving, laid-back father and a stepfather compete with one another to find the season’s hottest toy, The Harrison Bear, for their little girl.
9 a.m. “Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas” WMVS When baby animals start vanishing around the world, the Wild Kratts embark on a mission to reunite the missing infants with their families for the holidays.
10 a.m. “A Firehouse Christmas” GRIT (2016) A former Olympic hockey star and his firefighter girlfriend are happily preparing for Christmas when his soon-to-be ex-wife pens a book about relationships.
10:30 a.m. “Advent at Ephesus” EWTN At the Priory of Our Lady of Ephesus, the sisters reveal their way of life and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of “Advent at Ephesus.”
Noon “Nature Cat: A Nature Carol” WMVS
12:30 p.m. “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish” AMC (1998) David Gallagher. Richie wishes he was never born, and his wish comes true.
1:30 p.m. “Let’s Go Luna: Luna’s Christmas Around the World” WMVS Holiday traditions from around the world.
3 p.m. “Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas” KIDS When baby animals start vanishing around the world, the Wild Kratts embark on a mission to reunite the missing infants with their families for the holidays.
5 p.m. “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland” AMC Andy Griffith. The magic snowman marries.
5:30 p.m. ” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” AMC An insulting letter published in a town newspaper causes Santa to cross the town off his Christmas list, and they have to find a way back into his good graces.
6 p.m. “The Polar Express” AMC (2004) Tom Hanks. A boy takes a ride to the North Pole on a magical train on Christmas Eve.
6 p.m. “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas” KIDS George and The Man are unsure what to get one another for a present, and while they plan, they try to find out what the other is doing before the big reveal.
7 p.m. “Christmas From the Netherlands” WVCY
7 p.m. “Cloudy With a Chance of Christmas” LIFE (2022) Valery Ortiz. A national TV meteorologist is sent to a Christmas-happy small town on Christmas Eve, where her run-in a former talk-show colleague resurfaces as something else.
7 p.m. “A Christmas Stray” OWN (2021) A man gets stranded in a small town on Christmas Eve after he swerves to miss a stray dog in the road, and he takes it to a local veterinarian.
7 p.m. “A Beauty & The Beast Christmas” GRIT (2019) An enthusiastic Christmas influencer’s agent persuades her to feign a holiday romance in the hopes of gaining additional followers.
8 p.m. “The Story of Jesus for Children” WVCY
8 p.m. “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” KIDS Arthur learns that perfection is hard to attain when everybody’s preparations for the perfect Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa start to fall apart.
8 p.m. “The Year Without a Santa Claus” AMC When Santa decides to take Christmas off, Mrs. Claus goes into action.
9 p.m. “The Vine” WVCY
9 p.m. “A Snow White Christmas” GRIT (2018) A woman fulfills her late father’s wishes with the help of friends while her devious step-mother attempts to steal her portion of her inheritance.
9 p.m. “First Christmas” OWN (2020) Idara Victor. A woman receives the gift of a lifetime when she’s invited to spend the Christmas holiday with her biological family members for the first time.
9:15 p.m. “The Polar Express” AMC (2004) Tom Hanks. A boy takes a ride to the North Pole on a magical train on Christmas Eve.
11 p.m. “A Cinderella Christmas” GRIT (2016) During a holiday masquerade ball, a novice event planner and an affluent socialite who needs to get married to claim his inheritance begin to fall in love.
11 p.m. “Carole’s Christmas” OWN (2019) Kimberly Elise. An overworked businesswoman wishes that she had chosen a different life for herself, and her life completely changes when her wish is granted.
11:15 p.m. ” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” AMC An insulting letter published in a town newspaper causes Santa to cross the town off his Christmas list, and they have to find a way back into his good graces.
11:45 p.m. “The Year Without a Santa Claus” AMC When Santa decides to take Christmas off, Mrs. Claus goes into action.
12:30 a.m. “The Little Drummer Boy” FREE A boy learns to hate people after his parents are killed but meets the Three Wise Men and follows the star to Bethlehem to present a gift to the Christ child.
1 a.m. “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland” AMC Andy Griffith. The magic snowman marries.
1 a.m. “One Fine Christmas” OWN (2019) Rick Fox. Families celebrate Christmas Eve, featuring a couple rekindling their romance, as well as a daughter who gets her mother into the holiday spirit.
2 a.m. “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas” KIDS George and The Man are unsure what to get one another for a present, and while they plan, they try to find out what the other is doing before the big reveal.
4 a.m. “Little Drummer Boy Book II” AMC The Romans take a bell maker’s silver bells for taxes, and a little drummer boy and his animal companions struggle as they try to get them back.
4 a.m. “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” KIDS Arthur learns that perfection is hard to attain when everybody’s preparations for the perfect Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa start to fall apart.
5 a.m. “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish” AMC (1998) David Gallagher. Richie wishes he was never born, and his wish comes true.
6 a.m. “The Little Drummer Boy” FREE A boy learns to hate people after his parents are killed but meets the Three Wise Men and follows the star to Bethlehem to present a gift to the Christ child.
7 a.m. “Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure” AMC (2011) John Cleese. The big dog Beethoven must rescue a Christmas elf and retrieve Santa Claus’ magic toy bag from crooks.
9 a.m. “To Grandmother’s House We Go” AMC (1992) Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Goofy crooks hold twin little girls for ransom.
10 a.m. “Merry Kissmas” GRIT (2015) A woman thinks that she may have found “the one” after sharing a magical kiss with a stranger in an elevator, but her old boyfriend wants to win her back.
Noon “Baking Christmas” OWN (2019) Aloma Wright. When the owner of a popular bakery decides to retire, a Christmas bake-off is organized to help determine who will take over the family business.
1 p.m. “Rick Steves’ European Christmas” WMVT Travel expert Rick Steves goes on location to experience Christian and pre-Christian holiday traditions around Europe, including England, Norway and more.
1:40 p.m. “The Santa Clause 2” FREE (2002) Tim Allen. After reading through the fine print of his contract, Santa Claus realizes he must find a Mrs. Claus to remain in his current position.
3:15 p.m. “The Holiday” TBS (2006) Cameron Diaz. A Los Angeles movie trailer editor decides to swap homes and lives with a depressed journalist in England over Christmas after she breaks up with her boyfriend.
3:30 p.m. “Fred Claus” AMC (2007) Vince Vaughn. Santa’s brother ends up in jail, so Santa gets him to work at the North Pole to help pay off his debt, but his bad attitude begins to try Santa’s patience.
6 p.m. “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas” KIDS George and The Man are unsure what to get one another for a present, and while they plan, they try to find out what the other is doing before the big reveal.
6 p.m. “Pacific Garden Mission Christmas Rally” WVCY Recorded at the Waukesha Expo Center.
6 p.m. “Christmas Crush” GRIT (2012) As the holidays approach, a young woman is excited to attend her upcoming high school reunion and hopes to run into her former sweetheart.
6 p.m. “Elf” AMC (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
6 p.m. “A Christmas Story” TBS (1983) In 1940s Indiana, Ralphie is determined to get what he wants for Christmas. Based on Jean Shepherd’s stories.
7 p.m. “A New Orleans Noel” LIFE (2022) Keshia Knight Pulliam. Former architecture classmates clash when they’re both hired to design a New Orleans praline icon (Pattie LaBelle).
7:30 p.m. “Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe” CBS Robbie, Donner and Prancer join forces with a tribe of Vikings to prevent the villainous Blitzen from turning the North Pole into a luxury hotel.
8 p.m. “Elf” AMC (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
8 p.m. “A Christmas Story” TBS (1983) In 1940s Indiana, Ralphie is determined to get what he wants for Christmas. Based on Jean Shepherd’s stories.
8 p.m. “The Great Holiday Bake War” OWN (2022) Two former school rivals come face to face again when they both enter a TV baking competition, where they each have their own strategies to reach victory.
8 p.m. “Snowmance” GRIT (2017) A heartsick woman indulges in her annual tradition of making a pretend snow beau, who comes to life as the seemingly perfect romance she has been looking for.
8 p.m. “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” KIDS Arthur learns that perfection is hard to attain when everybody’s preparations for the perfect Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa start to fall apart.
8 p.m. “Somos Navidad” UNIV
8 p.m. “The Story of Santa Claus” CBS A gentle toymaker whose only wish is to deliver a toy to every child on Christmas finds a way to make his dreams come true, despite financial difficulties.
9:20 p.m. “Frosty the Snowman” FREE A group of kids are thrilled when their snowman magically comes to life, but they must travel north with him when spring arrives to prevent him from melting.
10 p.m. “The Holiday” TBS (2006) Cameron Diaz. A Los Angeles movie trailer editor decides to swap homes and lives with a depressed journalist in England over Christmas after she breaks up with her boyfriend. PG-13.
10 p.m. “Holly’s Holiday” GRIT (2012) A young sales executive is knocked out by an icicle and wakes up to find that the handsome holiday mannequin from a store window has come to life.
10 p.m. “Four Christmases” AMC (2008) Reese Witherspoon. A couple have to figure out a way to fit in four holiday visits with family.
11 p.m. “The Great Holiday Bake War” OWN (2022) Two former school rivals come face to face again when they both enter a TV baking competition, where they each have their own strategies to reach victory.
Midnight “To Grandmother’s House We Go” AMC (1992) Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Goofy crooks hold twin little girls for ransom.
2 a.m. “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas” KIDS George and The Man are unsure what to get one another for a present, and while they plan, they try to find out what the other is doing before the big reveal.
2 a.m. “A Dennis the Menace Christmas” AMC (2007) Robert Wagner. A mischievous boy shows his neighbor the holiday spirit.
4 a.m. “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” KIDS Arthur learns that perfection is hard to attain when everybody’s preparations for the perfect Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa start to fall apart.
4 a.m. “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” AMC The reindeer with the shiny red nose sets out to find the New Year baby.
5 a.m. “A Wedding for Christmas” GRIT (2018) A wedding planner returns home to help her sister organize her wedding, and while the woman gets reacquainted with her home, she meets a former love interest.
6 a.m. “Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic” FREE An exclusive look at how all 12 Disney parks, four cruise ships and resorts are transformed into winter wonderlands virtually overnight during the holidays.
7 a.m. “A Husband for Christmas” GRIT (2016) Two graphic designers agree to enter into a loveless marriage of convenience, and they soon realize that they have a surprising romantic connection.
7:05 a.m. “Santa Buddies” FREE (2009) George Wendt. A boundless collective of talkative puppies embark upon a quest to restore the spirit of Christmas to a world that is slowing forgetting how.
8:30 a.m. “Rick Steves’ European Christmas” WMVS Travel expert Rick Steves goes on location to experience Christian and pre-Christian holiday traditions around Europe, including England, Norway and more.
9 a.m. “Married by Christmas” GRIT (2016) A dedicated executive is shocked to learn she must find a man and get married before her sister does on Christmas Eve due to a clause in her grandmother’s will.
9:10 a.m. “The Search for Santa Paws” FREE (2010) Patrika Darbo. Santa Claus’s loyal, magical dogs and an elf team up with a fun-loving orphan and his faithful friends to help save Christmas by rescuing Santa.
10:30 a.m. “Classic Christmas” WMVS Gavin McLeod and Marion Ross host a special with performances of holiday standards by classic singers.
11 a.m. “A Christmas Crush” ION (2019) A woman has little faith in a Christmas wish for her neighbor to fall in love with her, but problems arise with her other neighbor unexpectedly falls for her.
11:15 a.m. “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups” FREE (2012) Cheryl Ladd. The Santa Pups stow away with Mrs. Claus on a trip to Pineville, where they grant wishes before noticing that the spirit of the holidays is disappearing.
Noon “The Great Holiday Bake War” OWN (2022) Two former school rivals come face to face again when they both enter a TV baking competition, where they each have their own strategies to reach victory.
1 p.m. “A Christmas Mystery” ION (2014) Esmé Bianco. As a woman cleans her recently deceased mother’s attic, she discovers cards from a person proclaiming their affections for her, and sets out to find him.
1:30 p.m. “Fred Claus” AMC (2007) Vince Vaughn. Santa’s brother ends up in jail, so Santa gets him to work at the North Pole to help pay off his debt, but his bad attitude begins to try Santa’s patience.
2 p.m. “Carpenters: Close to You & Christmas Memories” WMVS
2 p.m. “Christmas Manger” WVCY (2018) Tara Reid. An elderly man struggling with the death of his wife finds new purpose with the arrival of his estranged foster child and her young daughter.
3 p.m. “Christmas in Connecticut” TCM (1945) Barbara Stanwyck. A chic magazine writer who is supposed to be an expert homemaker must entertain her boss and a war veteran for the holidays.
3 p.m. “The Christmas Thief” ION (2021) Michelle Borth. Home for the holidays, a fledgling PI realizes the only way to save her career is by solving a string of local burglaries where the main suspect is Santa Claus.
3:30 p.m. “Red Boots for Christmas” WVCY
4 p.m. “Amor en Navidad” UNIV
4 p.m. “Waukesha Christmas Parade” WTMJ Live broadcast of this year’s Waukesha Christmas Parade.
4 p.m. “Four Christmases” AMC (2008) Reese Witherspoon. A couple have to figure out a way to fit in four holiday visits with family.
4:05 p.m. “Frosty the Snowman” FREE A group of kids are thrilled when their snowman magically comes to life, but they must travel north with him when spring arrives to prevent him from melting.
6 p.m. “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas” KIDS George and The Man are unsure what to get one another for a present, and while they plan, they try to find out what the other is doing before the big reveal.
6 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” AMC (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster.
7 p.m. “The Santa Clause 2” FX (2002) Tim Allen. After reading through the fine print of his contract, Santa Claus realizes he must find a Mrs. Claus to remain in his current position.
7 p.m. “Merry Textmas” LIFE (2022) Ariana Ron Pedrique. The last unmarried sibling in a very close family joins them at their abuela’s house in Mexico for the holidays, along with a guy she accidentally added to the family group chat.
7:30 p.m. “Fit for Christmas” CBS (2022) Amanda Kloots. A Christmas-obsessed fitness instructor begins a holiday romance with a mysterious businessman.
8 p.m. “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” KIDS Arthur learns that perfection is hard to attain when everybody’s preparations for the perfect Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa start to fall apart.
8:15 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” AMC (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster.
9 p.m. “A Christmas Witness” ION (2021)
10:30 p.m. “White Christmas” AMC (1954) Bing Crosby. After becoming romantically involved with a duo of singing sisters, two former Army buddies decide to take their song-and-dance routine on the road.
10:50 p.m. “Daddy’s Home 2” FREE (2017) Will Ferrell. Having accepted each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty find that they now must combine their energies to cope with their visiting fathers during Christmas.
2 a.m. “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas” KIDS George and The Man are unsure what to get one another for a present, and while they plan, they try to find out what the other is doing before the big reveal.
4 a.m. “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” KIDS Arthur learns that perfection is hard to attain when everybody’s preparations for the perfect Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa start to fall apart.
5 a.m. “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas” WMVS The Cat, Sally and Nick find a reindeer that has been separated from its family, so they help the lost creature get back home in time for Christmas.
8 a.m. “Samantha: An American Girl Christmas” AMC (2004) AnnaSophia Robb. A wealthy child befriends three poor sisters.
10 a.m. “A Dennis the Menace Christmas” AMC (2007) Robert Wagner. A mischievous boy shows his neighbor the holiday spirit.
10:30 a.m. “Holiday in Handcuffs” FREE (2007) Melissa Joan Hart. A waitress feels pressured to please her parents, so she kidnaps a custom-er from her restaurant and takes him to meet her parents as her boyfriend.
Noon “Christmas From the Netherlands” WVCY
12:35 p.m. “Daddy’s Home 2” FREE (2017) Will Ferrell. Having accepted each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty find that they now must combine their energies to cope with their visiting fathers during Christmas.
6:30 p.m. “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” TNT A mean-hearted hermit descends into an unsuspecting town to steal all of the presents from the children, but he ends up learning the true meaning of Christmas.
7 p.m. “TMZ Holiday Special” FOX
7 p.m. “Rick Steves’ European Christmas” WMVS Travel expert Rick Steves goes on location to experience Christian and pre-Christian holiday traditions around Europe, including England, Norway and more.
7 p.m. “The Polar Express” TBS (2004) Tom Hanks. A boy takes a ride to the North Pole on a magical train on Christmas Eve.
7:55 p.m. “Scrooged” FREE (1988) Bill Murray. A TV network executive fires an aide, exploits his secretary and trashes a holiday show on Christmas Eve but ghostly visitations show him the error of his ways.
9 p.m. “Elf” AMC (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
9 p.m. “Hip Hop Family Christmas Wedding” VH1 (2022)
11 p.m. “Snow” FREE (2004) Tom Cavanagh. With three days before Christmas, a man begrudgingly takes on the task of delivering toys from Santa and manages to spread cheer among downtrodden people.
1 a.m. “A Different Kind of Christmas” AMC (1996) Shelley Long. A mayoral candidate’s father thinks he’s Santa Claus.
3 a.m. “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus” AMC (2000) Robby Benson. Fairies adopt an orphaned human baby, who grows up to become Jolly Old St. Nicholas.
6 a.m. “Stealing Christmas” FREE (2003) Tony Danza. A thief on the lam holes up in a small town and takes a job as the village Santa Claus, where discovers his potential to do good.
6:30 a.m. “Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas” WMVS When baby animals start vanishing around the world, the Wild Kratts embark on a mission to reunite the missing infants with their families for the holidays.
8:15 a.m. “The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold” AMC When Old Mag the Hag appears, an island of Leprechauns turn to Irish sailor, Dinty Doyle, for help protecting their gold from the evil banshee.
11 a.m. “Home Alone: The Holiday Heist” FREE (2012) Christian Martyn. A young boy and his sister set up traps in their new house to catch the ghosts they think are haunting it; meanwhile, thieves attempt to break into the house.
1 p.m. “Jingle All the Way 2” FREE (2014) Larry the Cable Guy. A fun-loving, laid-back father and a stepfather compete with one another to find the season’s hottest toy, The Harrison Bear, for their little girl.
3 p.m. “Scrooged” FREE (1988) Bill Murray. A TV network executive fires an aide, exploits his secretary and trashes a holiday show on Christmas Eve but ghostly visitations show him the error of his ways.
3:45 p.m. “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” AMC The reindeer with the shiny red nose sets out to find the New Year baby.
5 p.m. “The Polar Express” AMC (2004) Tom Hanks. A boy takes a ride to the North Pole on a magical train on Christmas Eve.
7 p.m. “The Candy Maker’s Christmas” WVCY
7 p.m. “Elf” AMC (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
7:30 p.m. “The Prince of Peace” WVCY
9 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” AMC (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster.
11 p.m. “Snow 2: Brain Freeze” FREE (2008) Tom Cavanagh. While preparing his reindeer, Santa Claus hits his head and loses all of his memories, so Mrs. Claus gets her old boyfriend to help her find Santa.
3:15 a.m. “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” AMC The reindeer with the shiny red nose sets out to find the New Year baby.
4:30 a.m. “The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold” AMC When Old Mag the Hag appears, an island of Leprechauns turn to Irish sailor, Dinty Doyle, for help protecting their gold from the evil banshee.
7:30 a.m. “Peg + Cat + Holidays” WMVS Peg and Cat must save Hanukkah for Albert Einstein; the duo helps Santa Claus with making, wrapping and delivering presents; Peg and Cat coach skiing penguins.
Noon “The Candy Maker’s Christmas” WVCY
12:30 p.m. “The Prince of Peace” WVCY
5 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” AMC (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster.
5 p.m. “Let’s Get Merried” VH1 (2021) A party-loving and Christmas-hating woman decides to get married to a man she’s never met before at a holiday-themed adventure park bachelorette weekend.
5:30 p.m. “The Santa Clause 2” FREE (2002) Tim Allen. After reading through the fine print of his contract, Santa Claus realizes he must find a Mrs. Claus to remain in his current position.
7 p.m. “The Masked Singer Christmas Special” FOX
7 p.m. “All I Didn’t Want for Christmas VH1 (2022)
7:15 p.m. “Christmas With the Kranks” AMC (2004) Tim Allen. Deciding to skip Christmas since their daughter is away, a couple rushes to make last-minute arrangements to celebrate the holiday when she comes home.
7:30 p.m. “Christmas Lights Celebration” WVCY
9 p.m. “All I Didn’t Want for Christmas” VH1 (2022)
9:15 p.m. “Four Christmases” AMC (2008) Reese Witherspoon. A couple have to figure out a way to fit in four holiday visits with family.
11:15 p.m. “Christmas With the Kranks” AMC (2004) Tim Allen. Deciding to skip Christmas since their daughter is away, a couple rushes to make last-minute arrangements to celebrate the holiday when she comes home.
1:15 a.m. “12 Dates of Christmas” AMC (2011) Amy Smart. A woman experiences Christmas Eve over and over again.
4:30 a.m. “Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey” AMC An orphan donkey realizes his destiny on the road to Bethlehem.
9:30 a.m. “Unaccompanied Minors” FREE (2006) Lewis Black. A major blizzard at the Hoover International Airport on Christmas Eve leaves six kids stuck in the airport, but they are determined to enjoy their holiday.
Noon “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas” WMVS George and The Man are unsure what to get one another for a present, and while they plan, they try to find out what the other is doing before the big reveal.
12:30 p.m. “Christmas Lights Celebration” WVCY
1 p.m. “12 Dates of Christmas” AMC (2011) Amy Smart. A woman experiences Christmas Eve over and over again.
1 p.m. “Prancer Returns” FREE (2001) John Corbett. A boy teaches his family the true meaning of Christmas when he finds a reindeer that he believes belongs to Santa and want to return him to the North Pole.
3 p.m. “Four Christmases” AMC (2008) Reese Witherspoon. A couple have to figure out a way to fit in four holiday visits with family.
5 p.m. “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” AMC (1987) Steve Martin. A businessman who is trying to get home for the holidays is paired up with a loutish salesman who turns his journey into a three-day stretch of errors.
7 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” AMC (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster.
7 p.m. “Scentsational Christmas” LIFE (2022) Nanzeen Contractor. When her boss assigns her to create a holiday scent, a perfumer returns home at the holidays for inspiration.
8 p.m. “CMA Country Christmas” ABC Country star Carly Pearce hosts the Country Music Association’s 13th annual holiday special. With performances by Steven Curtis Chapman, Dan + Shay, Scotty McCreery, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Pearce, Molly Tuttle, and The War And Treaty.
9 p.m. “Singing Men of Oak Brook” WVCY Recorded at the Waukesha Expo Center.
9:15 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” AMC (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster.
11 p.m. “Christmas in Boston” FREE (2005) Marla Sokoloff. Pen pals have the chance to meet, but since they sent each other their best friends’ pictures instead of their own, they let their best friends meet.
11:30 p.m. “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” AMC (1987) Steve Martin. A businessman who is trying to get home for the holidays is paired up with a loutish salesman who turns his journey into a three-day stretch of errors.
4 a.m. “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” AMC On Christmas Eve a young boy begins a year-long quest to track down his missing grandma and prove to his parents and his sister that Santa Claus is real.
6 a.m. “Unaccompanied Minors” FREE (2006) Lewis Black. A major blizzard at the Hoover International Airport on Christmas Eve leaves six kids stuck in the airport, but they are determined to enjoy their holiday.
8:15 a.m. “The First Christmas” AMC (1975) After being blinded by lightning, a young shepherd named Lucas decides to perform in an abbey’s Christmas pageant, where a miracle occurs when it snows.
1:45 p.m. “White Christmas” AMC (1954) Bing Crosby. After becoming romantically involved with a duo of singing sisters, two former Army buddies decide to take their song-and-dance routine on the road.
5:30 p.m. “Nature Cat: A Nature Carol” WMVS
7 p.m. “Great Moments of Christmas” WVCY
7 p.m. “Elf” AMC (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
7 p.m. “A Recipe for Joy” LIFE (2022) Erin Agostino. A food writer in pursuit of her own TV show sets out to help an attention-shy chef reopen his family’s beloved diner.
8 p.m. “Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas With Vanessa Williams” WMVT Ella Fitzgerald’s classic album of holiday favorites is recreated by the American Pops Orchestra with Williams, Dee Dee Bridgewater and others.
8 p.m. “Christmas Manger” WVCY (2018) Tara Reid. An elderly man struggling with the death of his wife finds new purpose with the arrival of his estranged foster child and her young daughter.
8 p.m. “A Christmas Story” TNT (1983) In 1940s Indiana, Ralphie is determined to get what he wants for Christmas. Based on Jean Shepherd’s stories.
9 p.m. “Christmas at Belmont 2021” WMVT Belmont University students in Nashville perform holiday favorites in a 2021 concert.
9 p.m. “Elf” AMC (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
9 p.m. “The Great Holiday Bake War” OWN (2022) Two former school rivals come face to face again when they both enter a TV baking com-petition, where they each have their own strategies to reach victory.
9:30 p.m. “Red Boots for Christmas” WVCY
10 p.m. “Toy Story That Time Forgot” FREE Trixie, the Triceratops, is the gang’s only hope of returning to Bonnie’s room after they meet a bunch of delusional action figures during a play date.
10 p.m. “A Christmas Story” TNT (1983) In 1940s Indiana, Ralphie is determined to get what he wants for Christmas. Based on Jean Shepherd’s stories.
1 a.m. “A Chestnut Family Christmas” OWN (2021) When a family goes out of town to celebrate Christmas, their live-in chef, a skilled baker named Nina, mistakenly commits to hosting her ambitious brothers.
1:30 a.m. “White Christmas” AMC (1954) Bing Crosby. After becoming romantically involved with a duo of singing sisters, two former Army buddies decide to take their song-and-dance routine on the road.
4 a.m. “Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas With Vanessa Williams” WMVT Ella Fitzgerald’s classic album of holiday favorites is recreated by the American Pops Orchestra with Williams, Dee Dee Bridgewater and others.
5 a.m. “Christmas at Belmont 2021” WMVT Belmont University students in Nashville perform holiday favorites in a 2021 concert.
6 a.m. “Santa Buddies” FREE (2009) George Wendt. A boundless collective of talkative puppies embark upon a quest to restore the spirit of Christmas to a world that is slowing forgetting how.
7 a.m. “The Search for Santa Paws” FREE (2010) Patrika Darbo. Santa Claus’s loyal, magical dogs and an elf team up with a fun-loving orphan and his faithful friends to help save Christmas by rescuing Santa.
10:05 a.m. “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups” FREE (2012) Cheryl Ladd. The Santa Pups stow away with Mrs. Claus on a trip to Pineville, where they grant wishes before noticing that the spirit of the holidays is disappearing.
Noon “The Great Holiday Bake War” OWN (2022) Two former school rivals come face to face again when they both enter a TV baking competition, where they each have their own strategies to reach victory.
6 p.m. “Classic Christmas” WMVS Gavin McLeod and Marion Ross host a special with performances of holiday standards by classic singers.
6 p.m. “Singing Men of Oak Brook” WVCY Recorded at the Waukesha Expo Center.
7 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” AMC (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster.
7 p.m. “Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas” LIFE (2022) Naturi Naughton. Caught in a blizzard on Christmas Eve, an estranged mother and daughter take refuge in a church where parishioners are mourning the cancellation of their annual holiday concert.
9:15 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” AMC (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try
10 p.m. “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” FREE When Anna and Elsa realize that they don’t have their own family rituals, Olaf goes an adventure throughout the kingdom to bring home the best traditions.
5 a.m. “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland” AMC Andy Griffith. The magic snowman marries.
6 a.m. “Prancer Returns” FREE (2001) John Corbett. A boy teaches his family the true meaning of Christmas when he finds a reindeer that he believes belongs to Santa and want to return him to the North Pole.
8 a.m. “Love Actually” AMC (2003) Hugh Grant. Eight people who live in London fall in love, out of love and lament about not having love during the frantic weeks before the Christmas holidays.
8 a.m. “Unaccompanied Minors” FREE (2006) Lewis Black. A major blizzard at the Hoover International Airport on Christmas Eve leaves six kids stuck in the airport, but they are determined to enjoy their holiday.
10:05 a.m. “Jingle All the Way 2” FREE (2014) Larry the Cable Guy. A fun-loving, laid-back father and a stepfather compete with one another to find the season’s hottest toy, The Harrison Bear, for their little girl.
11 a.m. “Fred Claus” AMC (2007) Vince Vaughn. Santa’s brother ends up in jail, so Santa gets him to work at the North Pole to help pay off his debt, but his bad attitude begins to try Santa’s patience.
Noon “Hip Hop Family Christmas” VH1 (2021) Jodi Lyn O’Keefe. After some bad press, a famous family of hip-hop stars agrees to do a live television special for Christmas in order to hopefully soften their image a bit.
12:30 p.m. “Rick Steves’ European Christmas” WMVT Travel expert Rick Steves goes on location to experience Christian and pre-Christian holiday traditions around Europe, including England, Norway and more.
1:30 p.m. “Miracle on 34th Street” AMC (1947) Edmund Gwenn. A single mom recruits a young lawyer to defend a man who claims he’s Santa.
2 p.m. “The Fourth Wise Man” WVCY (1985)
2 p.m. “Hip Hop Family Christmas Wedding” VH1 (2022)
2:30 p.m. “Classic Christmas” WMVT Gavin McLeod and Marion Ross host a special with performances of holiday standards by classic singers.
3:10 p.m. “Highlights From The Messiah” WVCY
3:30 p.m. “The Ride” WVCY
3:45 p.m. “The Year Without a Santa Claus” AMC When Santa decides to take Christmas off, Mrs. Claus goes into action.
4 p.m. “Rick Steves’ European Christmas” WMVS Travel expert Rick Steves goes on location to experience Christian and pre-Christian holiday traditions around Europe, including England, Norway and more.
4 p.m. “Amor en Navidad” UNIV
5 p.m. “The Polar Express” TBS (2004) Tom Hanks. A boy takes a ride to the North Pole on a magical train on Christmas Eve.
5:55 p.m. “The Santa Clause 2” FREE (2002) Tim Allen. After reading through the fine print of his contract, Santa Claus realizes he must find a Mrs. Claus to remain in his current position.
7 p.m. “Elf” AMC (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
7 p.m. “Single and Ready to Jingle” LIFE (2022) Natasha Wilson. A toy company executive trying to get her mind off Christmas and onto finding romance winds up in a Christmas-obsessed town.
7 p.m. “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” TBS A mean-hearted hermit descends into an unsuspecting town to steal all of the presents from the children, but he ends up learning the true meaning of Christmas.
7:30 p.m. “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” TBS A mean-hearted hermit descends into an unsuspecting town to steal all of the presents from the children, but he ends up learning the true meaning of Christmas.
8 p.m. “A Christmas Story” TBS (1983) In 1940s Indiana, Ralphie is determined to get what he wants for Christmas. Based on Jean Shepherd’s stories.
9:15 p.m. “Elf” AMC (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
9 p.m. “Elf” AMC (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father,
11 p.m. “The Year Without a Santa Claus” AMC When Santa decides to take Christmas off, Mrs. Claus goes into action.
12:15 a.m. “Miracle on 34th Street” AMC (1947) Edmund Gwenn. A single mom recruits a young lawyer to defend a man who claims he’s Santa.
8 a.m. “The Christmas Shoes” AMC (2002) Rob Lowe. A workaholic attorney rediscovers the true meaning of love and the holiday season after he crosses paths with a boy.
11:30 a.m. “Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July” AMC (1979) Red Buttons. A red-nosed reindeer and his snowman pal bring some early Christmas cheer and relief from the heat to people who live in a drought-stricken desert.
Noon “Great Moments of Christmas” WVCY
1:30 p.m. “Peg + Cat + Holidays” WMVS Peg and Cat must save Hanukkah for Albert Einstein; the duo helps Santa Claus with making, wrapping and delivering presents; Peg and Cat coach skiing penguins.
3 p.m. “Rick Steves’ European Christmas” WMVT Travel expert Rick Steves goes on location to experience Christian and pre-Christian holiday traditions around Europe, including England, Norway and more.
7 p.m. “Night of Nights” WVCY
7 p.m. “Four Christmases” AMC (2008) Reese Witherspoon. A couple have to figure out a way to fit in four holiday visits with family.
9 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” AMC (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster.
11 p.m. “Christmas Cupid” FREE (2010) Christina Milian. An influential publicist is taken upon a time-spanning journey by a deceased former client that shows her the rippling effects of her failed romances.
7 a.m. “Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special” FREE Po learns that as Dragon Warrior, it is his duty to host the formal celebration of Winter Feast, and he is caught between formality and family tradition.
7:30 a.m. “The Little Drummer Boy” FREE A boy learns to hate people after his parents are killed but meets the Three Wise Men and follows the star to Bethlehem to present a gift to the Christ child.
8 a.m. “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas” WMVS George and The Man are unsure what to get one another for a present, and while they plan, they try to find out what the other is doing before the big reveal.
8 a.m. “Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July” AMC (1979) Red Buttons. A red-nosed reindeer and his snowman pal bring some early Christmas cheer and relief from the heat to people who live in a drought-stricken desert.
9:30 a.m. “Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic” FREE An exclusive look at how all 12 Disney parks, four cruise ships and resorts are transformed into winter wonderlands virtually overnight during the holidays.
10:30 a.m. “A Dennis the Menace Christmas” AMC (2007) Robert Wagner. A mischievous boy shows his neighbor the holiday spirit.
Noon p.m. “Night of Nights” WVCY
5 p.m. “Four Christmases” AMC (2008) Reese Witherspoon. A couple have to figure out a way to fit in four holiday visits with family.
5:30 p.m. “The Santa Clause 2” FREE (2002) Tim Allen. After reading through the fine print of his contract, Santa Claus realizes he must find a Mrs. Claus to remain in his current position.
7 p.m. “TMZ Holiday Special” FOX
7 p.m. “O Holy Night: Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir” WMVS Megan Hilty and Neal McDonough join the choir for an Irish-inspired edition of the holiday concert.
7 p.m. “A Christmas Carol” WVCY Dramatic gospel adaptation of Dickens’ story, presented by Falls Baptist Church in Menomonee Falls.
7 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” AMC (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster.
8 p.m. “Carpenters: Close to You & Christmas Memories” WMVT
9:15 p.m. “Elf” AMC (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
11 p.m. “Snowglobe” FREE (2007) Christina Milian. Only expecting the usual floating snow, a young woman discovers a fantasy world inside a snow globe of her grandmother’s.
11:15 p.m. “Love Actually” AMC (2003) Hugh Grant. Eight people who live in London fall in love, out of love and lament about not having love during the frantic weeks before the Christmas holidays.
2 a.m. “O Holy Night: Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir” WMVS Megan Hilty and Neal McDonough join the choir for an Irish-inspired edition of the holiday concert.
6 a.m. “Home Alone: The Holiday Heist” FREE (2012) Christian Martyn. A young boy and his sister set up traps in their new house to catch the ghosts they think are haunting it; meanwhile, thieves attempt to break into the house.
8 a.m. “A Different Kind of Christmas” AMC (1996) Shelley Long. A mayoral candidate’s father thinks he’s Santa Claus.
10:30 a.m. “Nature Cat: A Nature Carol” WMVS
10:30 a.m. “Almost Christmas” FREE (2016) Kimberly Elise. The patriarch of a dysfunctional family asks his family to join him for Christmas, but they must spend five days together in the same house without bickering.
Noon “A Christmas Carol” WVCY Dramatic gospel adaptation of Dickens’ story, presented by Falls Baptist Church in Menomonee Falls.
12:15 p.m. “Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July” AMC (1979) Red Buttons. A red-nosed reindeer and his snowman pal bring some early Christmas cheer and relief from the heat to people who live in a drought-stricken desert.
1 p.m. “The Perfect Holiday” FREE (2007) Morris Chestnut. A girl takes a trip to a local department store and asks Santa Claus to assist her in finding a compatible husband for her recently divorced mother.
2 p.m. “Happy Holidays With Bing and Frank” WMVT Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra share Christmas tunes and banter in this 1957 special, filmed in color.
2:45 p.m. “Love Actually” AMC (2003) Hugh Grant. Eight people who live in London fall in love, out of love and lament about not having love during the frantic weeks before the Christmas holidays.
3 p.m. “The Preacher’s Wife” FREE (1996) Denzel Washington. A reverend with problems at home and at work prays for guidance and gets it in the form of a guardian angel who immediately begins to win over his wife.
4:30 p.m. “Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker” WMVS Williams’ adaptation of the 19th-century fairy tale blends Duke Ellington, urban tap, hip-hop, swing and other modern artforms with Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet.
5:45 p.m. “The Year Without a Santa Claus” AMC When Santa decides to take Christmas off, Mrs. Claus goes into action.
7 p.m. “A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special” NBC
7 p.m. “Excerpts From Handel’s Messiah” WVCY
7 p.m. “Elf” AMC (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
7:30 p.m. “The Census and the Star” WVCY
8 p.m. “Rick Steves’ European Christmas” WMVT Travel expert Rick Steves goes on location to experience Christian and pre-Christian holiday traditions around Europe, including England, Norway and more.
9 p.m. “The Polar Express” AMC (2004) Tom Hanks. A boy takes a ride to the North Pole on a magical train on Christmas Eve.
11 p.m. “Fred Claus” AMC (2007) Vince Vaughn. Santa’s brother ends up in jail, so Santa gets him to work at the North Pole to help pay off his debt, but his bad attitude begins to try Santa’s patience.
1:30 a.m. “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish” AMC (1998) David Gallagher. Richie wishes he was never born, and his wish comes true.
3:30 a.m. “The Legend of Frosty the Snowman” AMC Bill Fagerbakke. The enchanted snowman brings joy to the children of a town.
6 a.m. “Call Me Claus” FREE (2001) Whoopi Goldberg. A producer at a home shopping network hires a Santa Claus for the network, but he’s seeking out a yuletide replacement and hopes to groom her for the job.
8 a.m. “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” WMVS Arthur learns that perfection is hard to attain when everybody’s preparations for the perfect Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa start to fall apart.
8:15 a.m. “The First Christmas” AMC (1975) After being blinded by lightning, a young shepherd named Lucas decides to perform in an abbey’s Christmas pageant, where a miracle occurs when it snows.
8:45 a.m. “Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July” AMC (1979) Red Buttons. A red-nosed reindeer and his snowman pal bring some early Christmas cheer and relief from the heat to people who live in a drought-stricken desert.
11 a.m. “The Perfect Holiday” FREE (2007) Morris Chestnut. A girl takes a trip to a local department store and asks Santa Claus to assist her in finding a compatible husband for her recently divorced mother.
11:15 a.m. “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish” AMC (1998) David Gallagher. Richie wishes he was never born, and his wish comes true.
1 p.m. “Jingle All the Way 2” FREE (2014) Larry the Cable Guy. A fun-loving, laid-back father and a stepfather compete with one another to find the season’s hottest toy, The Harrison Bear, for their little girl.
1:15 p.m. “Fred Claus” AMC (2007) Vince Vaughn. Santa’s brother ends up in jail, so Santa gets him to work at the North Pole to help pay off his debt, but his bad attitude begins to try Santa’s patience.
3 p.m. “Unaccompanied Minors” FREE (2006) Lewis Black. A major blizzard at the Hoover International Airport on Christmas Eve leaves six kids stuck in the airport, but they are determined to enjoy their holiday.
3:45 p.m. “The Year Without a Santa Claus” AMC When Santa decides to take Christmas off, Mrs. Claus goes into action.
4:30 p.m. “A Christmas Story” TNT (1983) In 1940s Indiana, Ralphie is determined to get what he wants for Christmas. Based on Jean Shepherd’s stories.
5 p.m. “The Polar Express” AMC (2004) Tom Hanks. A boy takes a ride to the North Pole on a magical train on Christmas Eve.
6:30 p.m. “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” TNT (2000) Jim Carrey. A shunned, spiteful and revenge-seeking Grinch and his dog plot to destroy the joyous Christmas celebration of the citizens of Whoville.
7 p.m. “Excerpts From Handel’s Messiah” WVCY
7 p.m. “Christmas With the Kranks” AMC (2004) Tim Allen. Deciding to skip Christmas since their daughter is away, a couple rushes to make last-minute arrangements to celebrate the holiday when she comes home.
7 p.m. “Record Breaking Christmas” LIFE (2022) Michelle Argyis. A woman working for an outfit that certifies world records gets sent to a small town that is determined to break several “holiday world records”; could love be in the cards?
7:30 p.m. “The Census and the Star” WVCY
9 p.m. “Blessings Gospel Trio Rally” WVCY Recorded at the Waukesha Expo Center.
9 p.m. “Elf” AMC (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
5:30 a.m. “Let’s Go Luna: Luna’s Christmas Around the World” WMVS Holiday traditions from around the world.
8 a.m. “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” AMC On Christmas Eve a young boy begins a year-long quest to track down his missing grandma and prove to his parents and his sister that Santa Claus is real.
8 a.m. “The Little Drummer Boy” FREE A boy learns to hate people after his parents are killed but meets the Three Wise Men and follows the star to Bethlehem to present a gift to the Christ child.
8:30 a.m. “Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” FREE Wayne and Lanny must recover classified technology that has that has been stolen by a Naughty Kid; Wayne seeks out a Naughty Kid expert to aid in the mission.
9 a.m. “Surviving Christmas” AMC (2004) Ben Affleck. A lonely man returns to his childhood home and celebrates the holiday with the strangers who live there.
9:30 a.m. “Unaccompanied Minors” FREE (2006) Lewis Black. A major blizzard at the Hoover International Airport on Christmas Eve leaves six kids stuck in the airport, but they are determined to enjoy their holiday.
11 a.m. “12 Dates of Christmas” AMC (2011) Amy Smart. A woman experiences Christmas Eve over and over again.
3 p.m. “Christmas With the Kranks” AMC (2004) Tim Allen. Deciding to skip Christmas since their daughter is away, a couple rushes to make last-minute arrangements to celebrate the holiday when she comes home.
5 p.m. “Elf” AMC (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised by elves at the North Pole is sent to New York to find his father, who is on Santa’s naughty list.
7 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” AMC (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster.
7 p.m. “A Christmas to Treasure” LIFE (2022) Kyle Dean Massey. Six estranged friends reunite for a hometown holiday treasure hunt, and sparks fly between two former best friends.
8 p.m. “Classic Christmas” WMVT Gavin McLeod and Marion Ross host a special with performances of holiday standards by classic singers.
8 p.m. “The Fourth Wise Man” WVCY (1985)
9:10 p.m. “Highlights From The Messiah” WVCY
9:15 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” AMC (1989) Chevy Chase. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster.
9:30 p.m. “The Ride” WVCY
11:30 p.m. “Four Christmases” AMC (2008) Reese Witherspoon. A couple have to figure out a way to fit in four holiday visits with family.
3 p.m. “A Gospel Christmas” WITI
5 p.m. “Tunnel to the Towers Holiday Special” WITI
6 p.m. “Blessings Gospel Trio Rally” WVCY Recorded at the Waukesha Expo Center.
7 p.m. “Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: Christmas Vacation” FOX
7 p.m. “An American Christmas With Diane Bish” WVCY
7 p.m. “The Holiday Dating Guide” LIFE (2022) Maria Menounos. A dating coach writes a book, but her publisher won’t publish it until she proves her tips actually work. Her counterproposal: She will follow the rules in her book and make a man fall for her in the 12 days before Christmas Eve.
2 p.m. “Silver Bells” WVCY (2013) Bruce Boxleitner. An arrogant sportscaster is ordered to perform community service during Christmas and learns the power of giving.
3:30 p.m. “Little Shepherd” WVCY
5 p.m. “Classic Christmas” WMVS Gavin McLeod and Marion Ross host a special with performances of holiday standards by classic singers.
6 p.m. “The Masked Singer Christmas Special” FOX
6 p.m. “Rick Steves’ European Christmas” WMVT Travel expert Rick Steves goes on location to experience Christian and pre-Christian holiday traditions around Europe, including England, Norway and more.
7 p.m. “Hanukkah on Rye” HALL (2022) Jeremy Jordan. A matchmakers brings two people together — and they discover they are rival deli owners.
7 p.m. “Wrapped Up in Love” LIFE (2022) Brittany Bristow. A woman who’s her town’s resident “queen” of Christmas is upstaged by a guy who loves the holiday and its trimmings as much as she does.
11 a.m. “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” WMVS Arthur learns that perfection is hard to attain when everybody’s preparations for the perfect Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa start to fall apart.
Noon “An American Christmas With Diane Bish” WVCY
2:30 p.m. “Letters to Santa” WMVS Milwaukee-area children talk to Santa.
5:30 p.m. “European Christmas Markets” WMVS A tour of holiday markets in Germany, France and Switzerland.
6 p.m. “Christmas on the Danube” WMVT Christmas traditions in European capitals along the Danube are featured.
6:30 p.m. “Letters to Santa” WMVT Milwaukee-area children talk to Santa.
7 p.m. “Follow the Light” WVCY
8 p.m. “Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas” WMVS Preparing a perfect three-course Christmas dinner.
9 p.m. “The Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra Family Christmas Show” WMVS The Martin and Sinatra clans make merry and sing holiday tunes in this 1967 special, with special guest Sammy Davis Jr.
10 p.m. “Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas With Vanessa Williams” WMVS Ella Fitzgerald’s classic album of holiday favorites is recreated by the American Pops Orchestra with Williams, Dee Dee Bridgewater and others.
11 p.m. “Crane Candlelight Concert: Peace & Love” WMVS Holiday concert at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music from 2021.
2:30 a.m. “Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas” WMVS Preparing a perfect three-course Christmas dinner.
7:30 a.m. “Let’s Go Luna: Luna’s Christmas Around the World” WMVS Holiday traditions from around the world.
Noon “Follow the Light” WVCY
2:30 p.m. “Letters to Santa” WMVS Milwaukee-area children talk to Santa.
4 p.m. “Rick Steves’ European Christmas” WMVS Travel expert Rick Steves goes on location to experience Christian and pre-Christian holiday traditions around Europe, including England, Norway and more.
6 p.m. “The Magic of Christmas in Alsace” WMVT Small-town celebrations in France’s Alsace region feature French carols, foodways and wine.
6:30 p.m. “Letters to Santa” WMVT Milwaukee-area children talk to Santa.
7 p.m. “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” NBC (2000) Jim Carrey. A shunned, spiteful and revenge-seeking Grinch and his dog plot to destroy the joyous Christmas celebration of the citizens of Whoville.
7 p.m. “The Messiah” WVCY
9 p.m. “Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas” WMVS A look at how many of the contemporary Christmas traditions have origins in Tudor England.
10 p.m. “The St. Olaf Christmas Festival: Love Divine’ WMVS
11 p.m. “O Holy Night: Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir” WMVS Megan Hilty and Neal McDonough join the choir for an Irish-inspired edition of the holiday concert.
2:30 a.m. “Rick Steves’ European Christmas” WMVS Travel expert Rick Steves goes on location to experience Christian and pre-Christian holiday traditions around Europe, including England, Norway and more.
3:30 a.m. “Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas” WMVS A look at how many of the contemporary Christmas traditions have origins in Tudor England.
6 a.m. “Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas” WMVS When baby animals start vanishing around the world, the Wild Kratts embark on a mission to reunite the missing infants with their families for the holidays.
Noon p.m. “The Messiah” WVCY
2:30 p.m. “Letters to Santa” WMVS Milwaukee-area children talk to Santa.
3 p.m. “The Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra Family Christmas Show” WMVS The Martin and Sinatra clans make merry and sing holiday tunes in this 1967 special, with special guest Sammy Davis Jr.
4 p.m. “Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas With Vanessa Williams” WMVS Ella Fitzgerald’s classic album of holiday favorites is recreated by the American Pops Orchestra with Williams, Dee Dee Bridgewater and others.
6 p.m. “European Christmas Markets” WMVT A tour of holiday markets in Germany, France and Switzerland.  
6:30 p.m. “Letters to Santa” WMVT Milwaukee-area children talk to Santa.
7 p.m. “The First Christmas Tree” WVCY A homeless girl and a stranger spend Christmas Eve together in a deserted city park in this musical Christmas story.
8 p.m. “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” NBC (2022) Dolly Parton. While the music legend is working on a TV movie musical, she winds up taking a holiday journey with help from the Three Wise Mountain Men.
Noon “The First Christmas Tree” WVCY A homeless girl and a stranger spend Christmas Eve together in a deserted city park in this musical Christmas story.
1:30 p.m. “Nature Cat: A Nature Carol” WMVS
2:30 p.m. “Letters to Santa” WMVS Milwaukee-area children talk to Santa.
6 p.m. “America’s Forests With Chuck Leavell: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree” WMVT Leavell goes in search of the perfect Christmas tree for the U.S. Capitol.
6:30 p.m. “Letters to Santa” WMVT Milwaukee-area children talk to Santa.
8 p.m. “A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special” NBC
9 p.m. “Maranatha Baptist Choir Christmas Rally” WVCY
5 a.m. “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” WMVS Arthur learns that perfection is hard to attain when everybody’s preparations for the perfect Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa start to fall apart.
6 a.m. “Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas” WMVS When baby animals start vanishing around the world, the Wild Kratts embark on a mission to reunite the missing infants with their families for the holidays.
7 a.m. “Nature Cat: A Nature Carol” WMVS
8 a.m. “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas” WMVS George and The Man are unsure what to get one another for a present, and while they plan, they try to find out what the other is doing before the big reveal.
9 a.m. “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas” WMVS The Cat, Sally and Nick find a reindeer that has been separated from its family, so they help the lost creature get back home in time for Christmas.
10 a.m. “Let’s Go Luna: Luna’s Christmas Around the World” WMVS Holiday traditions from around the world.
12:30 p.m. “Letters to Santa” WMVS Milwaukee-area children talk to Santa. (Program continues at 1, 1:30, 2 and 2:30 p.m.)
6 p.m. “All Is Bright! A Concordia Christmas” WMVT
6:30 p.m. “Letters to Santa” WMVT Milwaukee-area children talk to Santa.
7 p.m. “The Birth of the King” WVCY
8 p.m. “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” WTMJ (2016) Dolly Parton. In this story drawn from Parton’s life story, an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while Dolly’s father and his kids try to scrape up enough money to buy his wife the wedding ring he’s never been able to afford.
8 p.m. “Silver Bells” WVCY (2013) Bruce Boxleitner. An arrogant sportscaster is ordered to perform community service during Christmas and learns the power of giving.
9 p.m. “The Holiday” TRUTV (2006) Cameron Diaz. A Los Angeles movie trailer editor decides to swap homes and lives with a depressed journalist in England over Christmas after she breaks up with her boyfriend.
9:30 p.m. “Little Shepherd” WVCY
4 a.m. “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” WMVT Alan Cumming narrates the Nutcracker story, with music by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
6 a.m. “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” WMVT Arthur learns that perfection is hard to attain when everybody’s preparations for the perfect Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa start to fall apart.
7 a.m. “Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas” WMVT When baby animals start vanishing around the world, the Wild Kratts embark on a mission to reunite the missing infants with their families for the holidays.
8 a.m. “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas” WMVT George and The Man are unsure what to get one another for a present, and while they plan, they try to find out what the other is doing before the big reveal.
8:30 a.m. “Letters to Santa” WMVS Milwaukee-area children talk to Santa. (Program continues at 9, 9:30, 10 and 10:30 a.m.)
11 a.m. “Grace Family Christmas” WVCY
Noon “Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas” WMVS Preparing a perfect three-course Christmas dinner.
2 p.m. “Christmas From the Netherlands” WVCY
3 p.m. “The Promise” WVCY A musical drama based on the life of Jesus.
3:30 p.m. “America’s Test Kitchen Special: Home for the Holidays” WMVS Behind-the-scenes special focuses on five of the Test Kitchen’s favorite holiday recipes.
4 p.m. “Faith in History — The 12 Days of Christmas” WVCY
5:30 p.m. “Maranatha Baptist Choir Christmas Rally” WVCY
6 p.m. “The Lawrence Welk Show: Christmas Reunion Special” WMVS
7 p.m. “It’s a Wonderful Life” NBC (1946) James Stewart, Donna Reed. Pushed to the brink on Christmas Eve, George Bailey wishes he’d never been born — and then gets to see what the world would have been like without him.
7 p.m. “A Christmas Story” TBS, TNT (1983) In 1940s Indiana, Ralphie is determined to get what he wants for Christmas. Based on Jean Shepherd’s stories. (Also showing at 9 and 11 p.m.; 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 a.m.; and 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Dec. 25.)
11 p.m. “The St. Olaf Christmas Festival: Love Divine’ WMVS
11:30 p.m. “Christmas Eve Mass” NBC
5:30 a.m. “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas” WMVS The Cat, Sally and Nick find a reindeer that has been separated from its family, so they help the lost creature get back home in time for Christmas.
6 a.m. “Christmas From Great European Organs” WVCY
6 a.m. “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas” WMVT The Cat, Sally and Nick find a reindeer that has been separated from its family, so they help the lost creature get back home in time for Christmas.
6:30 a.m. “Let’s Go Luna: Luna’s Christmas Around the World” WMVS Holiday traditions from around the world.
7 a.m. “Yule Log” WITI
7 a.m. “Let’s Go Luna: Luna’s Christmas Around the World” WMVS Holiday traditions from around the world.
7 a.m. “Night of Nights” WVCY
7:30 a.m. “Nature Cat: A Nature Carol” WMVS
8:30 a.m. “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas” WMVS George and The Man are unsure what to get one another for a present, and while they plan, they try to find out what the other is doing before the big reveal.
10 a.m. “Christmas Mass” WITI
10:30 a.m. “A Gospel Christmas” WITI
11:30 a.m. “Christmas Liturgical: A Serenade for Shepherds” WTMJ
1:30 p.m. “Bethlehem: Beyond the Christmas Story” WVCY
2 p.m. “Repeat the Sounding Joy: A Concordia Christmas” WMVS
2 p.m. “God With Us” WVCY
2:30 p.m. “Waukesha Christmas Parade” WTMJ Rebroadcast of Dec. 4 holiday parade.
3 p.m. “The Lawrence Welk Show: Christmas Reunion Special” WMVS
3:30 p.m. “Christmas Facts vs. Fables” WVCY
4 p.m. “The Messiah” WVCY
5 p.m. “A Quiet Time Christmas”/”Carols of Christmas” WVCY
6 p.m. “TMZ Holiday Special” FOX
8 p.m. “Nature Cat: A Nature Carol” WMVT
7 p.m. “Night of Nights” WVCY
8 p.m. “Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2022” WMVS With Christmas approaching, everyone unites for a festive talent show.
9:15 p.m. “The Holiday” TBS (2006) Cameron Diaz. A Los Angeles movie trailer editor decides to swap homes and lives with a depressed journalist in England over Christmas after she breaks up with her boyfriend.
9:30 p.m. “Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2022” WMVS With Christmas approaching, everyone unites for a festive talent show.
10:30 p.m. “Faith in History — The 12 Days of Christmas” WVCY
11 p.m. “Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas” WMVS A look at how many of the contemporary Christmas traditions have origins in Tudor England.
11 p.m. “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” WMVT This musical theater production recreates the moment during World War I when Allied and German soldiers laid down their weapons and celebrated Christmas with carols, wine, soccer and burying their dead.
1:30 a.m. “Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2022” WMVS With Christmas approaching, everyone unites for a festive talent show.
Noon “The Birth of the King” WVCY
4:15 p.m. “The Holiday” TNT (2006) Cameron Diaz. A Los Angeles movie trailer editor decides to swap homes and lives with a depressed journalist in England over Christmas after she breaks up with her boyfriend.
7 p.m. “And the Angels Sang” WVCY
Noon “And the Angels Sang” WVCY
2 p.m. “The Holiday” TNT (2006) Cameron Diaz. A Los Angeles movie trailer editor decides to swap homes and lives with a depressed journalist in England over Christmas after she breaks up with her boyfriend.
7 p.m. “Moody Church Christmas Festival” WVCY
Noon “Moody Church Christmas Festival” WVCY
7 p.m. “The Greatest Gift of All” WVCY
Noon “The Greatest Gift of All” WVCY
8 p.m. “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” WMVT This musical theater production recreates the moment during World War I when Allied and German soldiers laid down their weapons and celebrated Christmas with carols, wine, soccer and burying their dead.
4 a.m. “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” WMVT This musical theater production recreates the moment during World War I when Allied and German soldiers laid down their weapons and celebrated Christmas with carols, wine, soccer and burying their dead.
8 p.m. “God With Us” WVCY
9:30 p.m. “Christmas Facts vs. Fables” WVCY
7 p.m. “A Toast to 2022!” NBC A look back at the events of the past year.
8 p.m. “London’s New Year’s Day Parade 2023” WMVT London gears up for the new year with a parade including 24 marching bands and more.
8:30 p.m. “Great Performances at the Met: New Year’s Eve Gala” WMVT Sopranos Angel Blue and Pretty Yende and tenors Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani ring in the new year.
9:30 p.m. “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” NBC Pop star Miley Cyrus helps ring in 2023.
10 a.m. “The Rose Parade” NBC Live coverage of the traditional New Year’s Day parade in Pasadena, California.
ABC: ABC/WISN-TV (Channel 12)
AMC: AMC TV
BET: BET
CBS: CBS/WDJT-TV (Channel 58)
CW: The CW/WVTV-TV (Channel 18)
DISN: Disney Channel
EWTN: Eternal Word Television Network
FOOD: Food Network
FOX: Fox/WITI-TV (Channel 6)
FREE: Freeform
FX: FX Network
GRIT: Grit TV
HALL: Hallmark Channel
HBO: Home Box Office
ION: Ion Television/WPXE-TV (Channel 55)
KIDS: PBS Kids
LIFE: Lifetime Television
NBC: NBC/WTMJ-TV (Channel 4)
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
PBS: Public Broadcasting System/WMVS-TV (Channel 10)
TBS: Turner Broadcasting System
TCM: Turner Classic Movies
TNT: Turner Network Television
TOON: Cartoon Network
TRUTV: TruTV
TVONE: TV One
UNIV: Univision
VH1: VH1
WISN: WISN-TV (Channel 12)
WITI: WITI-TV (Channel 6)
WMVS: WMVS-TV (Channel 10)
WMVT: WMVT-TV (Channel 36)
WTMJ: WTMJ-TV (Channel 4)
WVCY: WVCY-TV (Channel 30)
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