Christmas TV Specials 2013: 18 Holiday Movies And More To Watch The Weekend Before Xmas, Friday, Dec. 20 – Sunday, Dec. 22

 @AmandaTVScoop
on December 20 2013 12:02 PM

Christmas is less than a week away, which means a never-ending reel of holiday movies on TV. Whether you’re setting up your tree, wrapping presents or just lounging by the fire, we’ve rounded up 18 holiday movies and TV specials that will be airing the weekend before Christmas, Friday Dec. 20 - Sunday, Dec. 22.

Whip up some hot chocolate and make room on the couch for the whole family to watch these Christmas TV specials:

Friday, Dec. 20

6:30 p.m. – ABC Family – “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas” – The 2000 live-action version of the classic Whoville tale starring Jim Carrey.

8 p.m. – CBS – “I Love Lucy Christmas Special” – Laugh with Lucy, Ricky, Ethel and Fred … in color! The beloved TV series gets a new look for two back-to-back episodes.

8 p.m. – NBC – “It’s A Wonderful Life” – NBC will air the 1964 classic about a small-town banker who “learns what life would have been like if he’d never been born.”

8 p.m. – TLC – “Say Yes to the Dress: The 12 Dresses of Christmas” – The perfect treat for the holiday bride, with host Randy Fenoli showing viewers holiday-inspired bridal looks from past episodes while sharing ways to “add Christmas cheer to a wedding.”

8 p.m. – Hallmark – “The Christmas Ornament” – “A recent widow struggles to embrace the holiday season until she meets a charming tree-shop owner who gives her a special ornament symbolizing hope.” (2013)

9 p.m. – TNT“A Christmas Carol” – Watch Patrick Stewart as Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1999 version of the Charles Dickens classic.

9 p.m. – ABC Family“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” – Watch the 1989 classic starring Chevy Chase.

Saturday, Dec. 21

8 p.m. – ABC Family“The Santa Clause 2” – Tim Allen stars in the sequel to the 1994 film as a lonely Santa who must find a Mrs. Claus ASAP.

8 p.m. – ABC“I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown” – “Linus and Lucy’s little brother, ReRun, tries to avoid the Van Pelt family’s holiday nuttiness by hanging with Snoopy and his own sibling, the desert-dwelling Spike.”

8 p.m. – Lifetime – “Holiday Switch” – “A struggling housewife learns what her life would have been like after a holiday wish whisks her to an alternate reality, where she is married to her successful high-school sweetheart.” (2007)

8 p.m. – AMC“Jack Frost” – A father’s spirit is resurrected in his son’s snowman after he’s killed in an accident. (1998)

8 p.m. – Hallmark “The Christmas Blessing” – The 2005 film is the sequel to 2002’s “The Christmas Shoes” and stars Neil Patrick Harris, Rebecca Gayheart and Angus T. Jones.

8:30 p.m. – Nick – “A Fairly Odd Christmas” – Timmy is on Santa’s "naughty" list in this 2012 “Fairly Odd Parents” episode.

Sunday, Dec. 22

7 p.m. – Lifetime – “Christmas in the City” – “A woman tries to bring true Christmas spirit back to a big-city department store where a new consultant replaces Santa with a hunky male underwear model.”

7 p.m. – ABC Family“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” – The 2000 live-action version of the classic Whoville tale starring Jim Carrey.

8 p.m. – TNT – “Four Christmases” – Starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon as a “happily unmarried couple  forced to spend Christmas with the families of their four divorced parents on the same day.”

8:30 – BET – “The Perfect Holiday” – “All a young girl wants for Christmas is a husband for her divorced mother, so she dumps the problem into the lap of a department-store Santa, who decides to handle the matter personally.” (2007)

9 p.m. – Lifetime – “Christmas on the Bayou” – “An overworked New York marketing executive returns to her home on the bayou for Christmas, where she meets a former flame who tries to rekindle their childhood romance.”

What will you be watching? Let us know in the comments section or send a tweet to @AmandaTVScoop.

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