Christmas TV Specials 2013: When And Where To Watch Holiday Episodes Of Your Favorite TV Shows

 @AmandaTVScoop
on November 20 2013 1:33 PM

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‘Tis the season for holiday treats! Christmas may still be a few weeks away but you can start celebrating early with daily holiday TV specials and movies. Hang the stockings, et up the mistletoe, pour a glass of eggnog and get ready to go on Christmas overload.

The fun starts on Nov. 20 when ABC Family premieres their “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas.” The network will kick off with a special showing of Disney/ Pixar’s “Up” at 7 p.m. and “WALL-E” at 9 p.m., with holiday themed movies to follow until Dec. 1. On the first of December ABC Family goes into full Christmas mode with their “25 Days of Christmas” TV celebration.

Check out what other networks are up to this season:

Monday, Nov. 25

8 p.m. – “Hart of Dixie” (CW)

Zoe and gang celebrate Hanukkah in “Miracles.”

Tuesday, Nov. 26

8 p.m. – “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” (CBS)

Friday, Nov. 29

8 p.m. – “Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas” (CBS)

8 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966 animated) (ABC)

8:30 p.m. – “The Elf On The Shelf: An Elf’s Story” (CBS)

8:30 p.m. – “Shrek The Halls” (ABC)

Saturday, Nov. 30

8 p.m. – “The Flight Before Christmas” (CBS)

9 p.m. – “The Story of Santa Claus” (CBS)

Sunday, Dec. 1

9 p.m. – Hallmark Hall of Fame: “Christmas In Conway” (ABC)

Andy Garcia, Mary-Louise Parker, Mandy Moore, Cheri Oteri and Riley Smith star.

Monday, Dec. 2

8 p.m. – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (ABC)

9 p.m. – “CMS Country Christmas” (ABC)

Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Lucy Hale, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Ricker and Michael W. Smith perform. The Christmas special will also feature a performance by Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” and his family for the launch of their new holiday album, “Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas.”

Tuesday, Dec. 3

8 p.m. -- “Dads” (Fox)

Eli and Warner get a holiday surprise when one of their fired employees includes an offensive word in their family-friendly Christmas game. Meanwhile David considers getting a job as a mall Santa in “The Glitch That Stole Christmas.”

8:30 p.m. -- “Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

Amy wants a Christmas photo of the squad in “Christmas.”

9:30 p.m. -- “The Mindy Project” (Fox)

Mindy throws a Christmas party to try to get closer to Cliff (Glenn Howerton) in “Christmas Party Sex Trap.”

Wednesday, Dec. 4

8 p.m. – “Christmas In Rockefeller Center” (NBC)

Watch the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree during the 16th annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center.”

10 p.m. – “The SNL Christmas Special” (NBC)

Watch a collection of SNL holiday sketches from the past 39 years.

Thursday, Dec. 5

8 p.m. – “The Sound Of Music Live!” (NBC)

Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer star in the live musical.

9 p.m. -- “Glee” (Fox)

Fox didn’t allow “Glee” to air their Christmas special last year, but the episode will finally see the light of day on Dec. 5. The special will find New Directions members auditioning for a living Nativity Scene while Rachel, Kurt and Santana work as Santa’s elves at a mall.

Friday, Dec. 6

8 p.m. – “Frosty The Snowman” (CBS)

8:30 p.m. – “Yes, Virginia” (CBS)

Monday, Dec. 9

8 p.m. – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” (ABC)

9 p.m. – “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (ABC)

Episode One -- TV’s first Christmas lights competition with four families competing each week.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

9:30 p.m. -- "Trophy Wife" (ABC)

Pete, Kate, Diane and Jackie wake up hung-over on Christmas morning.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

8 p.m. -- "The Middle" (ABC)

Sue's allergic to the Christmas tree and Brick must pay back the school after lying about his wrapping paper sales.

8:30 p.m. -- "Back In The Game" (ABC)

The household becomes divided in "I'll Slide Home For Christmas" when The Cannon chooses to spend the holiday with his old war buddies.

9 p.m. -- "Modern Family" (ABC)

In "The Old Man & The Tree" Jay takes Manny to cut down their own tree and Mitchell must do some last minute Christmas shopping for Lily.

9 p.m. – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (CBS)

In “The Lost Reindeer,” the CSI team investigate a murder at an “elaborate company holiday party, complete with real snow and live reindeer.”

9:30 p.m. -- "Super Fun Night" (ABC)

The gang gets lost on their way to a cut-your-own Xmas tree lot in "Merry Super Fun Christmas."

10 p.m. – “Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale” (NBC)

“You better watch out … for the all-new Christmas special from singing sensation Kelly Clarkson!”

Thursday, Dec. 12

8:30 p.m. – “The Millers” (CBS)

Carol’s parents come to town to celebrate the holidays in “Carol’s Parents Are Coming To Town.” Carol enlists the help of Nate and Tom to “help cover up their failed marriage” to “avoid her mother’s wrath.”

9:30 p.m. – “Two And A Half Men” (CBS)

Alan and Walden celebrate Christmas in “On Vodka, On Soda, On Blender, On Mixer.” Jake sends a Japanese delicacy to Alan for Christmas.

Friday, Dec. 13

8 p.m. -- "Last Man Standing" (ABC)

Mandy organizes a holiday surprise for Blanca, the Baxter's housekeeper.

8:30 p.m. -- "The Neighbors" (ABC)

Debbie and Larry go to war on Christmas when Debbie accidentally ruins Larry's surprise Christmas gift for Dick.

9 p.m. -- “Raising Hope” (Fox)

As interim mayor, Burt’s forced to cancel the Natesville Christmas Festival.

Saturday, Dec. 14

8 p.m. – “It’s A Wonderful Life”(NBC)

8 p.m. – “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (ABC)

Encore presentation of episode one.

8:30 p.m. – “Frosty Returns” (CBS)

Sunday, Dec. 15

8 p.m. -- “The Simpsons” (Fox)

Snow falls over Springfield after the nuclear power plan springs a radiation leak in “White Christmas Blues.”

8:30 -- “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox)

The Belcher family tries to outrun a truck shaped like a giant candy cane in “Christmas in the Car.”

9 p.m. -- “Family Guy” (Fox)

Peter “infuses Louis’s dad with the holiday spirit” in “Christmas Guy.”

9:30 p.m. -- “American Dad” (Fox)

Danny Glover and Daran Norris guest voice in “Minstrel Krampus,” the story of a demon who punished naughty children on Christmas.

Monday, Dec. 16

8 p.m. – “Disney’s Prep & Landing” (ABC)

8: 30 p.m. – “Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice” (ABC)

9 p.m. -- “Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (Fox)

9 p.m. – “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (ABC)

Episodes two and three.

9:30 p.m. -- “Dreamworks Dragons: Gift Of The Night Fury” (Fox)

Tuesday, Dec. 17

8 p.m. – “NCIS” (CBS)

Children from military families are struck with a mysterious illness leading the NCIS team to determine the strain of illness, “all in hopes of delivering a cure before the holidays.”

Wednesday, Dec. 18

8 p.m. – “A Home For The Holidays With Celine Dion” (CBS)

Singer Celine Dion raises awareness about adoption and foster care in this special featuring inspirational stories and performances by popular artists.

10 p.m. – “Michael Bublé’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special” (NBC) “Crooning in the holidays. The international star returns for his third annual Christmas special.”

Friday, Dec. 20

8 p.m. – “I Love Lucy Christmas Special” (CBS)

Watch two newly colorized episodes – “Christmas Episode” and “Lucy’s Italian movie.”

9 p.m. -- “Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown” (Fox)

9 p.m. – “Grimm” (NBC)

In “12 Days of Krampus,” an evil Santa “becomes a suspect when a series of delinquent teenagers go missing.”

Saturday, Dec. 21

8 p.m. – “I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown!” (ABC)

Sunday, Dec. 22

7 p.m. -- “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox) Encore presentation of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins.”

8 p.m. -- “The Simpsons” (Fox)

Encore presentation of “To Cur With Love.”

8:30 p.m. -- “The Simpsons” (Fox)

Encore presentation of “White Christmas Blues.”

9 p.m. -- “Family Guy” (Fox)

Encore presentation of “Jesus, Mary & Joseph.”

Monday, Dec. 23

8 p.m. – “Shrek The Halls” (ABC)

8:30 p.m. – “A Chipmunk Christmas” (ABC)

9 p.m. – “The Great Light Fight” (ABC)

Episodes four and five (season finale).

Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24

8 p.m. – “It’s A Wonderful Life” (NBC)

8 p.m. – “Dads” (Fox)

Encore presentation of “The Glitch That Stole Christmas.”

8 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966 animated) (ABC)

8:30 p.m. – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)

Encore presentation of “Christmas.”

8:30 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000 movie) (ABC)

9 p.m. – “New Girl” (Fox)

Encore presentation of “Santa.”

9:30 p.m. – “The Mindy Project” (Fox)

Encore presentation of “Josh & Mindy’s Christmas Party.”

Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25

10 a.m. – “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade (ABC)

8 p.m. – “Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas” (Fox)

8:30 p.m. – ““Dreamworks Dragons: Gift Of The Night Fury” (Fox)

9 p.m. – “Raising Hope” (Fox)

Encore presentation of “Last Christmas.”

9:30 p.m. – “Raising Hope” (Fox)

Encore presentation of “The Chance Who Stole Christmas.”

Thursday, Dec. 26

8 p.m. – “Glee” (Fox)

Encore presentation of “Extraordinary Merry Christmas.”

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