2017 Holiday TV Specials

We've compiled a list of all the new and classic holiday specials airing on TV this Christmas season.

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16 Dec

Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Featuring Rolando Villazon

Celebrate the holidays with the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This season's cross-cultural spectacular features the world's leading tenor, Rolando Villazon, and seasonal favorites.

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16 Dec

Invasion of the Christmas Lights

This holiday special criss-crosses the U.S. to chronicle families of extreme Christmas lighting enthusiasts, and documenting their glorious, outrageous and elaborate displays.

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16 Dec

Toy Story That Time Forgot

During a post-Christmas play date, the gang finds themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie the triceratops if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie's room.

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16 Dec

Invasion of the Christmas Lights 2

We criss-cross the U.S. and visit six homes where wizards of light out-do the neighbours and put on holiday displays that dazzle.

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16 Dec

Extreme Christmas Trees

Captures the anticipation, excitement and sheer joy embodied by the ultimate Christmas icon: The Christmas Tree.

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16 Dec

Sarah's Holiday Party

Get ready to decorate your tree and invite a gang over to celebrate the season.

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16 Dec

Michael Bonacini's Christmas at the Farm

New

Chef Michael Bonacini creates beloved Welsh and Italian Christmas dishes from his youth, all in the comfort of his Ontario farm retreat.

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16 Dec

Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales

Bugs Bunny and the gang present their version of the Dickens' classic 'A Christmas Carol.'

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16 Dec

I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

ReRun, Linus and Lucy's younger brother, is stressed out, so he turns to his best friend, Snoopy, for amusement and holiday cheer. However, when the unpredictable beagle has plans of his own, ReRun asks Snoopy to invite his canine brother to visit.

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16 Dec

Frosty's Winter Wonderland

In an effort to cure Frosty's loneliness, the kids decide to make him a wife, Crystal. But will Jack Frost let them be happy?

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16 Dec

Lorraine's Last Minute Christmas Special

Including a feast of seasonal dishes, edible gifts and a stunning winter wonderland cake.

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17 Dec

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

The story of the group of Jewish songwriters who wrote the soundtrack to Christmas is shared.

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17 Dec

Pink Panther: A Very Pink Christmas

Pink Panther discovers the meaning of the holidays during a tree sale competition.

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17 Dec

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas

Sid and his friends head to the North Pole to clear Sid's name after Manny convinces him he is on Santa's naughty list for breaking Christmas decorations. After Manny, Elli and Diego leave to look for Peaches, Sid and his crew destroy Santa's workshop.

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17 Dec

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

Kris Kringle overcomes the evil Burgermeister Meisterburger who has banned toys from the land of Sombertown. With the help of Mother Nature, magical elves and special reindeer, he is able to deliver toys to children all over the world.

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17 Dec

Herd for the Holidays

Host Colin Cowherd celebrates the past year in sports and takes a look what to expect in the year to come.

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17 Dec

Cousins in Christ: Family Christmas

Celebrate the birth of our Saviour with the Cousins in Christ.

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17 Dec

Keep Christ in Christmas

Go behind the scenes of the making of 'Santa's Priority,' a Christmas evangomercial, and discover what a small group of Catholics is doing to combat the secular war on Christmas and to glorify Jesus, the reason for the season.

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17 Dec

Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too!

When Pooh forgets to include his gift wish with everyone else's in Christopher Robin's letter to Santa, he and Piglet retrieve it to rewrite it. When they fail to re-deliver it, they decide to deliver gifts themselves to their friends.

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17 Dec

Tom & Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers

Jerry is living the good life in Santa's workshop, until Tom is rescued by the Claus family. With Tom in the house, it's merry mayhem at the North Pole. But the destructive duo must work together to save Christmas and learn the true meaning of friendship.

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17 Dec

The Great Northern Candy Drop

New

Famed Inuk pilot Johnny May makes his traditional holiday flight to drop candy, toys and warm clothing to children and residents in Kuujjuaq.

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17 Dec

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

New

Celebrate the season with performances from Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Fifth Harmony, Liam Payne, Camila Cabello and Niall Horan.

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17 Dec

Nickelodeon's Ho Ho Holiday Special

Every Nickelodeon star under the sun shows up for the most amazing holiday party ever in a new spectacular hour-long variety special, featuring musical numbers and comedy sketches.

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17 Dec

Christopher Classic Christmas

The founder of the Christopher joins guests to celebrate Christmas.

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18 Dec

Surprise pour le Père Noël

La Fée des étoiles prépare un spectacle pour le Père Noël.

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18 Dec

The Year Without a Santa Claus

Mrs. Santa Claus tells the story of the year that Santa Claus, feeling ill and unwanted, decided to take a holiday. But when the elves show Santa all the children eagerly awaiting Christmas, he dons his red suit.

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18 Dec

The Fowler Sisters: Christmas Gift

The Fowler Sisters celebrate Christmas with seasonal classics.

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18 Dec

Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale

Jerry is whisked away to an enchanted kingdom where toys spring to life. Tom and his band of misfit alley cats wreck his party by stealing a ballerina doll. It's up to Jerry to save the ballerina and send those cats back to the alley where they belong.

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18 Dec

A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

On Christmas Eve, the Muppet gang mistakenly averts three letters from getting to Santa Claus, but nothing will stand in the way of getting the letters to the man in red in time to make it a merry Christmas for all.

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18 Dec

Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

An inside look at how holiday magic is created throughout Disney Destinations.

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18 Dec

Kirstie's Handmade Christmas

Vienna

Kirstie goes to Austria to learn how to make a few of her favourite things including warm woollen mittens, mulled wine and traditional baked tree decorations.

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18 Dec

Popstar's Best of 2017

New

Elizabeth Stanton counts down the best moments of 2017 based on Popstar Magazine polls.

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18 Dec

Gospel Challenge Christmas

New

Our three choirs pour their hearts and souls into performing a selection of Christmas favourites.

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19 Dec

Christmas Concert at St. Bernard's Church

A variety Christmas concert at St. Bernard's Church in Toronto.

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19 Dec

The Word is Born: Christmas With the Louisville Choir

The Louisville Choir shares some seasonal songs.

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19 Dec

Mickey's Christmas Carol

Uncle Scrooge McDuck is visited by the ghost of his deceased partner and three spirits in one night so that he may remember the joys of Christmas.

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19 Dec

Frosty the Snowman

A discarded silk top hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren after it brings a snowman to life. Pursued by the greedy magician and rising temperatures, Frosty sets off for the North Pole.

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19 Dec

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Narrated by Boris Karloff, this is the charming and comical tale of the miserable Grinch. He attempts to wreak havoc on the tiny town of Whoville by trying to stop Christmas from coming.

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19 Dec

Prep and Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice

Wayne must race to recover classified North Pole technology that fell into the hands of a computer-hacking Naughty Kid. To help in the mission, Wayne seeks out the foremost Naughty Kid expert, who happens to be his estranged brother.

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19 Dec

Kirstie's Vintage Homes Christmas Special

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20 Dec

We Need a Little Christmas With Angela Lansbury

Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury narrates the story of Jesus' birth and performs Christmas carols with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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20 Dec

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Recount the tale of a shy reindeer whose Christmas spirit is dampened because his shiny red nose has made him the laughing stock of all Christmasville. Based on the popular song by Johnny Marks and narrated by Burl Ives.

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20 Dec

The Little Drummer Boy

An orphaned drummer boy overcomes great hardships in the desert to deliver a gift of love to the Baby Jesus.

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20 Dec

Frosty Returns

Twitchell has invented Summer Wheeze: a spray can that instantly removes snow and slush. While the town of Beansborough sets out to be snow-free, Holly has to keep Frosty from melting.

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20 Dec

Christmas Carol

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20 Dec

Joyeux Noël Shrek!

Émission d'animation d'une durée de 30 minutes où Shrek et ses amis s'animent tout spécialement pour la période des Fêtes.

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20 Dec

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

On Christmas Eve, a young boy goes on the quest of a lifetime to find his missing grandmother and prove that Santa Claus is indeed real.

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20 Dec

The Spirit of Christmas

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20 Dec

Kirstie's Handmade Christmas

Kirstie is hitting the bright lights of London. She's heading to the iconic Columbia Road Christmas night market in Hoxton.

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20 Dec

The Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time

Dean Cain and friends present a fresh look inside the 12 greatest Christmas movies of all-time, counting down to the No. One choice.

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21 Dec

Albert: The Little Tree With Big Dreams

A young Christmas tree goes on an adventure to make live out his dreams.

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21 Dec

L'ère de glace Noël

Après avoir détruit les décorations de Manny, Sid part à la recherche du Père Noël.

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21 Dec

A Charlie Brown Christmas

The Peanuts search for the meaning of Christmas amongst all the commercialism.

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21 Dec

Saturday Night Live Christmas

Take a look back at the long-running comedy show's holiday-themed sketches from past years.

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21 Dec

Crackers About Christmas

A celebration for those whom Christmas means so much than just one day of the year.

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21 Dec

St. Benedict Youth Choir Christmas Concert

The St. Benedict Youth Choir from Etobicoke performs a Christmas concert.

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22 Dec

Bob's Broken Sleigh

Bob is a tightly-wound elf with an aptitude for technical wizardry, but absolutely no magic. Eager to show his value, he tries to improve Santa's Sleigh but gets caught mid-test drive by the evil puffin Fishface.

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22 Dec

The Carols of Christmas

Celebrate the music of the holiday season.

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22 Dec

How Murray Saved Christmas

A cranky deli owner is forced to fill in after Santa has an accident and he does a weirdly wonderful job, even giving toys to all the naughty kids.

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22 Dec

Michael the Visitor

The story of a poor cobbler and his family who open their home to a stranger in need.

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22 Dec

Bah-Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas

Daffy Duck is so greedy that all he wants for Christmas is more money. His employees plead for some compensation for their hard work, but Daffy refuses. Find out if the ghosts of Christmases past can change his mind about the true meaning Christmas.

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22 Dec

It's Christmas Time Again, Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown scrambles to raise enough money to buy Peggy Jean gloves for Christmas.

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22 Dec

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Charlie Brown and his pal, Linus, search for the true meaning of Christmas when materialism overwhelms them during the season.

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22 Dec

Inside LEGO at Christmas

More than half of all Lego sales come in the last three months of the year. This documentary goes behind the scenes at the secretive super brand as it prepares for Christmas.

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22 Dec

Christmas at Belmont

New

Join Sheryl Crow and nearly 700 student musicians, Belmont School of Music faculty and Nashville Children’s Choir for a production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites.

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22 Dec

Michael Bublé: Noël à Hollywood

Le crooner Michael Bublé célèbre le temps des fêtes lors d'une émission spéciale de Noël remplie de musique, de rires et de festivités.

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22 Dec

Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown

Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight celebrate the holidays with the 12 best holiday commercials ever. More great commercials from America and abroad capture the true holiday spirit from the heartfelt to the hilarious.

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22 Dec

Santa Sent Me to the ER

It's 'Ho, Ho, Oh No!' as we unwrap the hilarious details of what really happens when Christmas cheer leads to 'Oh Dear.' Real people confess how their holiday dreams turned into yuletide nightmares full of bumps, bruises and broken Christmas spirits.

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22 Dec

Christmas Together With The Barra MacNeils

The Barra McNeil's perform a selection of songs from their new Christmas album in front of a live audience. Gaelic singer and Celtic harpist Maggie MacInnes joins in.

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23 Dec

La fête des joyeuses baies de santa pac

La fête des joyeuses baies de santa pac

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23 Dec

The Magic Hockey Skates

The magical tale of a boy who begrudgingly buys second hand skates which turn out to make him the best hockey player ever via three wishes.

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23 Dec

The Legend of Frosty The Snowman

When Frosty blows into the icy town of Evergreen, he's shocked to learn that the kids don't know how to ice skate, pack a snowball or use a sled. But a little magic can go a long way.

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23 Dec

Martin the Cobbler

A lonely shoemaker rediscovers his blind faith in God. Adapted from the Tolstoy story and narrated by Alexandra Tolstoy.

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23 Dec

Tom & Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers

Tom & Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers

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23 Dec

Magic Garden Christmas Special

Carole and Paula return to 'The Magic Garden' to celebrate Christmas with songs and sketches featuring Sherlock, Flapper, the Chuckle Patch and the Magic Tree in this long-lost 1981 WPIX special.

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23 Dec

Kirstie's Handmade Christmas

Saas-Fee

Kirstie brings together the cleverest crafters in the country under one roof and in this first episode promises to help us 'get ahead.'

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24 Dec

Nicholas: The Boy Who Became Santa

The boy whose love and care for others make him one of the most popular figures.

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24 Dec

A Salt + Light Christmas

Pedro and Mary rose host a Christmas concert.

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24 Dec

The Yule Log

Get cozy and warm this Christmas in front of a fireplace and enjoy a variety of holiday carols.

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24 Dec

Hollywood Christmas Parade

New

Annual star-studded holiday event.

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24 Dec

Dreamworks Trolls Holiday

Poppy learns that the Bergens no longer have any holidays on their calendar, so she enlists the help of the Snack Pack to fix something the Bergens don't think is broken.

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24 Dec

Super Cute Yule Log

New

Enjoy a full hour of super adorable holiday cuteness stocked full of fluffy puppies, cuddly kittens, baby goats and more all frolicking to seasonal tunes across a holiday set.

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24 Dec

The KTLA Yule Log

With holiday music from KOST 103.5 FM.

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24 Dec

City Carol Sing

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25 Dec

The Secret Santa

Extraordinary home video footage of Christmas 'miracles' shows occurrences like snowmen magically appearing in the Arizona desert and hoof prints on a roof. One reporter thinks she knows who the mystery figure is behind these miracles.

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25 Dec

Yule Log

Enjoy festive and seasonal music with a crackling fireplace in the background.

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25 Dec

Invasion of the Christmas Lights 3: Europe

This holiday special criss-crosses the European continent, including stops in the UK, Belgium, Italy, Germany and France, to chronicle extreme Christmas lighting enthusiasts.

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25 Dec

A Wonderful Winter Wish

Ramsin Khachi and Andrew Pike team up to transform one little girl's backyard into a winter wonderland. Plus, tips for last-minute decorating.

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25 Dec

Holiday Sugar Rush

It's the most wonderful time of the year, but for bakers Allyson and Sarah it's their busiest time of the year. Follow the madness that ensues at Bobbette and Belle Artisanal Pastries, located in the heart of a trendy Toronto neighbourhood.

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25 Dec

Nicolas Noël et la magie de la poussière d'étoiles

Vivez de belles aventures avec l'authentique père Nicolas Noël.

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25 Dec

Go, Santa, Go!

The Wiggles celebrate Christmas by singing old and new Christmas songs.

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25 Dec

À Noël, la vie est belle

À Noël, la vie est belle

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25 Dec

Abominable Christmas

Two abominable snowkids are forced to spend Christmas with humans.

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25 Dec

The Curse of Clara: A Holiday Tale

The Holiday Season, the Summit Series and The Nutcracker converge when an aspiring ballet dancer conjures up an imaginary mentor in the form of Phil Esposito.

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25 Dec

Le Noël des Looney Tunes

Daffy Duck reçoit une visite des fantômes de Noël lorsqu'il ne se montre pas charitable.

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25 Dec

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

A bitter and miserly Grinch plots to steal all things related to Christmas from the Whos so they can't happily celebrate the holiday.

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25 Dec

Kirstie's Handmade Christmas

Bratislava

Kirstie demonstrates how to make decorations and gifts in time for the big day.

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25 Dec

Call the Midwife Holiday Special

New

Join the midwives as they battle snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes to provide patient care during the coldest winter in 300 years. Valerie helps a young couple who experience a traumatic birth and Sister Julienne tries to reunite a family.

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25 Dec

The Miracle of Christmas

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25 Dec

A Christmas Carol Holiday Special

After the reading of 'A Christmas Carol' is complete, the show reaches its pinnacle with a newly crafted version of Marilyn Lightstone's 1990 music video 'The Light Shines All Over the World'.

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26 Dec

All-Star Christmas Show

Holiday special.

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26 Dec

Rudolph's Shiny New Year

Father Time sends Santa a message that the baby New Year, Happy, is missing, and without him, time will stop and it will remain the old year forever. Rudolph races against time and the elements to find the baby before the New Year is to ring in.

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27 Dec

12 Drinks of Christmas

Alexander Armstrong and Giles Coren look for twelve different drinks for the holidays.

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28 Dec

Lutins d'élite: Méchants contre gentils

Lanny et Wayne, deux lutins du père Noël, doivent récupérer une pièce d'équipement qui a été volée par un enfant pas très gentil.

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30 Dec

The Chimes

A 19th-century London porter finds comfort and beauty in the tower's chimes in this story by Charles Dickens. After becoming disheartened by his life, he later finds comfort in helping strangers and rejoicing in his daughter's new love and marriage.