Sometimes, we need a little change of pace from the hustle and bustle of this festive season. The Parents Television Council has come up with some wonderful family-friendly TV shows for the Christmas and holiday season.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The Christmas Choir, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Workaholic Peter Andrews has shut everyone out of his life until he meets Bob, a homeless man who helps him rediscover the healing power of music.
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Fox When Manny convinces Sid that he is on the naughty list, Sid, Crash, Eddie and Peaches head north to explain themselves to Santa Claus.
The Tree That Saved Christmas, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Struggling writer Annie Logan is devastated to learn that she won’t be able to go home to the family tree farm in time for Christmas. But when the tree farm is threatened with closure, Annie rushes home to save the place she has always called home.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol 9:40 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Ebenezer Scrooge faces three unusual Christmas spirits who take him on a journey through his past, present and future.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Dashing Through the Snow, 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries After a snafu at the airport, Ashley is forced to rent a car in order to make it home to Seattle by Christmas. She ends up sharing the last car on the lot with Dash, a handsome stranger, who also needs to get to Seattle. Little does Ashley know that the “snafu” is because she is on the FBI’s no-fly list, and Dash is an undercover agent assigned to trail her.
Cancel Christmas, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Santa Claus is given 30 days to reform three selfish kids or the holiday will be canceled.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) NBC The Grinch tries to ruin Christmas in this animated tale based on the beloved children’s book.
I Love Lucy Christmas Special, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) CBS While decorating for Christmas, the Ricardos and Mertzes reflect on how their lives have changed since the arrival of Little Ricky.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
It’s a Wonderful Life, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) NBC George Bailey has longed to get out of Bedford Falls, but through a series of circumstances has remained there and taken over his father’s building and loan business. Beginning to doubt his worth, George gets the chance to see what he means to others.
A Christmas Story, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m TBS 9-year-old Ralphie wants one thing for Christmas — an official Red Ryder BB rifle. When he asks for the BB gun for Christmas, the answer is, “No, you’ll shoot your eye out.” Ralph fears that he’ll never get the BB gun for Christmas. But there might be a surprise in store for him.
It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Kristen Bell hosts a celebration honoring 50 years of the iconic animated tale, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.
My One Christmas Wish, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP This new 2015 holiday film is based on the true story of Jackie Turner, a woman growing up in the foster care system who so desperately wanted a family for Christmas that she advertised on Craigslist… and people answered!
Christmas in the Smokies, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP One family’s journey to save their historic berry farm against all odds during one fateful holiday season.
A Perfect Christmas List, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) ION As a “last wish,” a recently hospitalized grandmother, Evie, tasks her daughter and granddaughter, Sara, with a list of festive accomplishments to do together before Christmas, hoping that the adventure of the experience will repair their relationship. Along the way, Sara discovers an unlisted Christmas adventure of her own.
Friday, December 25, 2015
A Christmas Story Marathon, 12:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m TBS 9-year-old Ralphie wants one thing for Christmas — an official Red Ryder BB rifle. When he asks for the BB gun for Christmas, the answer is, “No, you’ll shoot your eye out.” Ralph fears that he’ll never get the BB gun for Christmas. But there might be a surprise in store for him.
A Prince for Christmas, 6:00 p.m. (Eastern) ION Experiencing cold feet about his upcoming arranged royal wedding, a charming European prince steals away incognito to the U.S. in search of true love. Pretending to be someone he isn’t, the prince-on-the-lam meets Emma, a diner waitress, whose Christmas needs considerable brightening.
The Andy Griffith Show Christmas Special, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) CBS Andy and Barney organize a Christmas party in the jail for a prisoner and his family; Andy switches store-bought pickles for Aunt Bee’s.
A Christmas Wedding Date, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Ten years after leaving her small town for big-city success, a woman returns for a friend’s Christmas Eve wedding and finds herself living the same day over and over. Now, she must learn all the things that truly matter at Christmas if she ever wants to see Christmas Day.
The Christmas Note, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Gretchen returns to her hometown with son Ethan and meets her new neighbor Melissa under unusual circumstances. Melissa’s mother has passed away, and the two form a reluctant friendship when Melissa discovers she has a sibling she never knew about. Through their detective work, Gretchen and Melissa grow closer and uncover a huge surprise that will change everything.
Saturday, December 26, 2015
A Baby for Christmas, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP “A Baby for Christmas” is the third installment of UP’s popular Chandler family Christmas movies. Marci and Blair are expecting a baby and the whole family learns the true meaning of Christmas by giving instead of getting.
The Christmas Ornament, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Kathy plans to avoid any holiday traditions that bring back memories of her late husband until she receives an ornament from a handsome shop owner.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
November Christmas, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries A community works together to help a couple bring an early Christmas to their sick 8-year-old daughter.
A Christmas Detour, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel Two travelers become curiously linked when a snowstorm grounds their flight in Buffalo.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Our First Christmas, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Two widowers who recently married get ready to celebrate their first Christmas in their blended family, but their children won’t budge on wanting to keep their old family traditions.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through the Snow, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries After a snafu at the airport, Ashley is forced to rent a car in order to make it home to Seattle by Christmas. She ends up sharing the last car on the lot with Dash, a stranger who also needs to get to Seattle. Little does Ashley know that the “snafu” is because she is on the FBI’s no-fly list, and Dash is an undercover agent assigned to trail her.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Frankie flirts with Finn, Axl’s attractive friend; Sue must take Brick to a sci-fi convention; Frankie’s dad (Jerry Van Dyke) asks Mike for help passing his driver’s test.
Magic Stocking, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Lindsey, a single mom with an adorable daughter, is closed off to life after losing her husband a few years back. When she buys a stocking at her town’s Christmas craft fair, the family begins “magically” finding items in the stocking that they learn have importance in their lives.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Silver Bells, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries A widower in New York City with two children finds love over the holidays.
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