A Christmas Story
“A Christmas Story” will be playing all day on Dec. 25 on TNT and TBS. WB

After you gather around the Christmas tree, unwrap the presents and eat your weight in cookies, many families find themselves in front of the TV. Whether you’re looking for background noise, something to keep the kids entertained or a movie that lets you avoid talking about politics, there is something holiday-themed on TV for you on Dec. 25.

Networks are pulling out their best holiday movies on Christmas Day, but TV shows are joining the fun too. “Doctor Who” and “When the Heart Calls” are both airing new holiday episodes. Many networks will air reruns of shows’ Christmas specials. Of course, that’s in addition to the standard “A Christmas Story” and “Love Actually” showings.

Check out the holiday-themed programming schedule for Dec. 25 (all times are EST):

6 a.m.

“A Christmas Story” on TNT and TBS (all day marathon)

“Prancer” on Sundance

7 a.m.

“The Search for Santa Paws” on Freeform

“Santa Claws” on TCM

8 a.m.

“Sleigh Bells Ring” on Hallmark

8:30 a.m.

“Jingle All the Way 2” on Bravo

“All I Want for Christmas” on Sundance

9 a.m.

“Santa Buddies: The Search for Santa Paws” on Freeform

9:30 a.m.

“My Christmas Love” on Hallmark

10:30 a.m.

“Santa Claus: The Movie” on Sundance

11 a.m.

“Arthur Christmas” on Freeform

“Rise of the Guardians” on FX

“Looks Like Christmas” on Hallmark

“Miracle on 34th Street” on HBO

“Noel” on Lifetime

“Love Actually” on E!

12:30 p.m.

“A Perfect Christmas” on Hallmark

1 p.m.

“Finding Mrs. Claus” on Lifetime

“A Christmas Carol” on Sundance

The Polar Express
“The Polar Express” is one of many movies airing on Christmas Day. WB

1:30 p.m.

“The Polar Express” on Freeform

“The Cast of ‘A Christmas Story’: Where Are They Now?” on Pop

“12 Disasters of Christmas” on Syfy

2 p.m.

“Jeff Dunham’s Very Christmas Special” on Comedy Central

“Christmas Cookies” on Hallmark

“Nickelodeon’s Ho Ho Holiday Special” on Nickelodeon

“Adam Ruins Everything” (“Adam Ruins Christmas”) on TruTV

3 p.m.

“The Christmas Gift” on Lifetime

“A Christmas Carol” on FX (marathon for the rest of the day)

3:30 p.m.

“Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” on Freeform

“The Mistletoe Promise” on Hallmark

“Four Christmases” on Sundance

4 p.m.

“Merry Madagascar” on Cartoon Network

“Austin & Ally” (“Santas and Surprises”) on Disney Channel

4:30 p.m.

“Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special” on Cartoon Network

“Girl Meets World” (“Girl Meets Home for the Holidays”) on Disney Channel

“A Year Without Santa Claus” on Freeform

5 p.m.

“The Amazing World of Gumball” (“Christmas; The Lie”) on Cartoon Network

“Girl Meets World” (“Girl Meets a Christmas Maya”) on Disney Channel

“Christmas Dream” on Hallmark

“Christmas in the City” on Lifetime

Elf Christmas Eve tv
“Elf” is a family-friendly Christmas movie airing on Dec. 24. WB

5:30 p.m.

“Teen Titans Go!” (“Teen Titans Save Christmas; The True Meaning of Christmas”) on Cartoon Network

“Elf” on Freeform

“Santa Claus: The Movie” on Sundance

6 p.m.

“Nickelodeon’s Ho Ho Holiday Special” on Nickelodeon

6:30 p.m.

“A Heavenly Christmas” on Hallmark

7 p.m.

“Santa Hunters” on Nickelodeon

“Dear Santa” on Lifetime

7:30 p.m.

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Freeform

8 p.m.

“Beauty and the Beast” on ABC

“Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!” on Disney Channel

“When the Heart Calls Christmas” on Hallmark

“Paddington” on TCM

“Tanked: Merry Fishmas” on Animal Planet

“The Best Man Holiday” on FXX

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2016
The 2016 “Doctor Who” Christmas special will feature a superhero. BBC America

9 p.m.

“Doctor Who” (“The Return of Doctor Mysterio”) on BBC America

“Christmas with the Kranks” on Lifetime

“Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special” on OWN

“Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas” on USA

9:30 p.m.

“Crown for Christmas” on Hallmark

10 p.m.

“Speechless” (“C-H-O-CHOIR”) on ABC

“Scrooged” on Freeform

10:30 p.m.

“black-ish” (“Just Christmas, Baby”) on ABC

“Deck the Halls” on Sundance

11 p.m.

“Dear Santa” on Lifetime

11:30 p.m.

“A Christmas Detour” on Hallmark