Are you ready for Christmas? The TV world is making sure that viewers are in the holiday spirit early this year with special themed programs and episodes. From “Blackish” to “The Vampire Diaries,” TV shows in all genres are breaking out the Christmas trees and gathering around the fire. Check out some of the festive and fun programming set to premiere throughout the month of December. 

Monday, Dec. 1

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST

  • ABC -- “CMA Country Christmas”: Jennifer Nettles returns to host the annual ABC Christmas event. Performers include LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood. Keep an eye out for special guests Lucy Hale and Idina Menzel.

Time: 9:00 p.m. EST

  • TBS -- “American Dad”: Stan wishes to trade places with Principal Lewis in “Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas,” a spoof of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Time: 8:30 p.m. EST

  • ABC -- “A Charlie Brown Christmas”: Christmas lovers won’t want to miss this 1965 holiday classic.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST

  • NBC -- “Christmas in Rockefeller Center”: Watch the 82nd annual tree-lighting ceremony, featuring performances from Idina Menzel, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, LeAnn Rimes and more.

Time: 8:30 p.m. EST

  •  Disney XD -- “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors”: Watch Spidey in the “Nightmare on Christmas” special.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Time: 5:30 p.m. EST

  • Cartoon Network -- “Uncle Grandpa”: It’s up to Santa and Uncle Grandpa to save Christmas in this 2014 holiday special.

Time: 7:30 p.m. EST

  •  Cartoon Network -- “Regular Show”: Muscle Man gives out bad gifts -- and the gang isn’t standing for it in this 2014 Christmas special.

Time: 9:00 p.m. EST

  •  PBS -- “Renée Fleming: Christmas in New York”: The opera singer performs holiday songs alongside Kurt Elling, Kelli O’Hara, Gregory Porter and Rufus Wainwright.

Friday, Dec. 5

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST

  • NBC -- “How Murray Saved Christmas”: Get in the holiday spirit with this new animated musical comedy. Actors Jerry Stiller, Sean Hayes and Jason Alexander lend their voices to a tale about a “cranky deli owner” who is “forced to fill in for Santa on Christmas.”

Time: 8:30 p.m. EST

  •  Disney -- “Dog With a Blog”: Hilarity ensues for the gang in the 2014 holiday special, “Stan Steals Christmas.”

Time: 9:00 p.m. EST

  • CBS -- “A Very Grammy Christmas”: Watch Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and more perform as the Grammy nominees for Album of the Year are announced.
  • NBC -- “Grimm”: Christmas is coming to “Grimm” in “The Grimm Who Stole Christmas.” Fans can watch Monroe plan a special surprise for Rosalee as a string of “bizarre” home invasions occur.

Saturday, Dec. 6

Time: 9:00 p.m. EST

  • Food Network -- “Outrageous Christmas”: Make your mouth water with outrageous foods like a thousand-pound chocolate Santa sculpture or 8-feet-tall handmade candy canes.

Sunday, Dec. 7

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST

  • Fox -- “The Simpsons”: Marge tells Homer not to come home on Christmas after he “stays too long at Moe’s Tavern on Christmas Eve.”
  • ABC – “Toy Story That Time Forgot”: It’s up to Trixie to help the gang when some new action figures turn out to be “dangerously delusional.”

Time: 11:30 p.m. EST

  • Cartoon Network -- “Robot Chicken”: Celebrate “every holiday that has ever existed” in a 2014 special titled “Lots of Holidays but Don’t Worry Christmas Is Still in There Too So Pull the Stick Out of Your A** Fox News Special.”

Monday, Dec. 8

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST

  • ABC Family -- “The Fosters”: Callie and Jude spend their first Christmas with the Fosters in this 2014 holiday episode, “Christmas Past.”
  • ABC -- “The Great Christmas Light Fight”: The fight to create the most elaborate Christmas display is on in Season 2 of this reality competition.
  • CW -- “The Originals”: The Mikaelson family reunites in this Christmas-themed episode.

Time: 9:00 p.m. EST

  • ABC Family -- “Switched at Birth”: Find out what would have happened if Bay and Daphne never switched lives in the 2014 holiday episode, “Yuletide Fortune Tellers.”

Time: 10:00 p.m. EST

  • History -- “Swamp Christmas”: Watch how the “Swamp People” cast prepares for Christmas in this 2014 holiday special.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST

  • ABC Family -- “Pretty Little Liars”: The girls must search for evidence in order to clear Spencer as a suspect in the murder of Bethany Young.
  • Discovery -- “Moonshiners”: The cast shares holiday traditions with fans.

Time: 9:00 p.m. EST

  • ABC Family -- “Chasing Life”: April’s family celebrates Christmas early in order to cheer her up in the episode titled “Locks of Love.”

Time: 9:30 p.m. EST

  • NBC -- “About a Boy”: Will needs more evidence to support his lawsuit in “About a Christmas Carol.”
  • Fox -- “The Mindy Project”: Will Danny propose to Mindy during this 2014 Christmas episode? Fans will have to wait and see.)

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST

  • ABC -- “The Middle”: Shenanigans ensue in the 2014 Christmas special.
  • ABC Family -- “Melissa & Joey”: Mel and Joey spend their first Christmas together as a couple.

Time: 9:00 p.m. EST

  • TLC -- “Extreme Cheapskates”: A women searches for Christmas gifts at a junkyard in this 2014 holiday edition.

Time: 9:30 p.m. EST

  • ABC -- “Blackish”: Dre wants a black Santa at his office Christmas party and tries to play the part -- even though the head of HR is already set to play St. Nick.

Thursday, Dec. 11

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST

Time: 9:00 p.m. EST

  • TLC -- “Gypsy Sisters”: Nettie and Kayla have different ideas about how to celebrate Christmas.

Time: 10:00 p.m. EST

  • TLC -- “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding”: A special 2014 Christmas episode.