Thursday is Christmas Eve, and families will be gathered to spend the holiday together. One of the most popular after-dinner traditions, for those not rushing to get their last-minute shopping done, is watching Christmas movies. This Christmas Eve there are a wealth of options on television whether your preference is classics – “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Miracle on 34th Street” – comedies – “A Christmas Story,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” – or newer favorites – “Elf.”

Check out a list of all the best Christmas movies and TV specials airing on television on Thursday, Dec. 24:

Time: 9 a.m. EST

  • Ion – “A Golden Christmas” (2009)
  • ABC Family – "Little Drummer Boy" (1968)

Time: 10 a.m. EST

  • AMC – “Miracle at 34th Street” (1947)

Time: 11 a.m. EST

  • Ion – “A Golden Christmas 2” (2011)
  • ABC Family – “Home Alone: The Holiday Heist” (2012)

Time: 12:15 p.m. EST

  • AMC – “White Christmas” (1954)

Time: 1 p.m. EST

  • Ion – “A Golden Christmas 3” (2012)
  • ABC Family – “Prancer” (1989)

Time: 3:00 p.m. EST

  • AMC – “Jingle All The Way” (1996)

Time: 3:15 p.m. EST

  • ABC Family – “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)

Time: 3 p.m. EST

  • Ion – “Holiday Road Trip” (2013)

Time: 5 p.m. EST

  • Ion – “A Christmas Reunion” (2015)
  • AMC – “Scrooged” (1988)
  • FX - "The Santa Claus 2" (2002)

Time: 6:30 p.m. EST

  • ABC Family – “Christmas Vacation” (1989)

Time: 7 p.m. EST

  • Ion – “A Prince For Christmas” (2015)
  • TNT – “A Christmas Story” (1983)

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST

  • NBC – “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)
  • ABC – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965)
  • CW – “Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol” (1962)
  • AMC – “Christmas with the Kranks” (2004)
  • MTV – “A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas” (2011)
  • Disney – “Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! ” (2011)

Time: 8:45 p.m. EST

  • ABC Family – “Elf” (2003)

Time: 9 p.m. EST

  • ABC – “It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown” (2015)
  • Ion – “A Christmas Wedding Date” (2012)
  • PBS – “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Santino Fontana and the Sesame Street Muppets” (2015)
  • AMC – “Jingle All The Way” (1996)
  • TNT – “A Christmas Story” (1983)

Time: 10 p.m. EST

  • ABC – “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (2015)
  • PBS – “Christmas at Belmont” (2015)

If TV does not have what you want, try Netflix for even more options.