I love Christmas TV specials.  I always have.  Always will.  And every year about this time I start combing through the TV Guide and my online channel guides searching for my favorite holiday shows to see when they'll be on.  So, this year, I decided to compile everything in to a handy-dandy holiday viewing guide.  If you love Rudolph (which airs tonight, by the way) and Frosty and Charlie Brown as much as I do, you'll want to check this out!

2013 Holiday Viewing Guide


Nov 26th-  Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer-  CBS

Nov 28th-  Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade- NBC, The Thanksgiving Day Parade- CBS, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving & Lady Gaga and The Muppet's Holiday Spectacular-  ABC


Nov 29th-  Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas-  ABC

ABC/United Feature Syndicate Inc.

Dec 1st- The Polar Express- ABC Family

Dec 2nd-  A Charlie Brown Christmas- ABC & A CMA Country Christmas hosted by Jennifer Nettles-  ABC

Warner Bros

Dec 3rd- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation- ABC Family

Dec 4th-  Christmas at Rockefeller Center 2013-  NBC

Dec 5th-  Rudolph's Shiny New Year- ABC Family & The Sound of Music Live starring Carrie Underwood- NBC


Dec 6th-  Frosty the Snowman-  CBS

ABC Family

Dec 10th  The Year Without a Santa Claus & Santa Claus is Coming to Town- ABC Family (Santa Claus is Coming to Town also airs on Dec 9th on ABC.  But I suggest watching this double-header!)

Dec 11th-  Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale-  NBC

Dec 14th-  It's a Wonderful Life-  NBC & Frosty Returns- CBS

Dec 18th- CBS' Home for the Holidays hosted by Celine Dion- CBS & The Michael Buble Christmas Special- NBC

Dec 20th-  I Love Lucy Christmas Special- CBS

Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

Dec 21st-  Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey- ABC Family & I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown- ABC


Dec 23rd-   A Chipmunk Christmas- ABC & Shrek the Halls- ABC

Christmas Day- A Christmas Story- TBS (all-day marathon) & Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade- ABC