Holiday TV Specials 2016

All times are Eastern. Check local listings.


Friends, Thanksgiving episodes, streaming on Netflix

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Nov. 23, 8 p.m., ABC

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, Nov. 25, 8 p.m., ABC

Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special, Nov. 25, 9 p.m., NBC

Kung Fu Panda Holiday, Nov. 27, 9 p.m., CW

Frosty the Snowman, Nov. 28, 8 p.m., CBS

Merry Madagascar, Nov. 28, 9:30 p.m., CW

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, Nov. 29, 8 p.m., FOX

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: “Circle of Love,” Nov. 30, 9 p.m., NBC


A Charlie Brown Christmas, Dec. 1, 8 p.m., ABC

Shrek the Halls, Dec. 3, 8:30 p.m., ABC

The X-Files: “How the Ghosts Stole Christmas,” streaming on Hulu

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Dec. 1, 8 p.m., CBS

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dec. 1, 9 p.m., Freeform; Dec. 2, 9 p.m., NBC

Jack Frost, Dec. 2, 12 p.m., Freeform

Saturday Night Live Christmas Special, Dec. 3, 9 p.m., NBC

Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, Dec. 10, 9 p.m., NBC

Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas, Dec. 12, 12:30 p.m., Freeform

The Goldbergs: “Han Ukkah Solo,” Dec. 14, 8 p.m., ABC

Toy Story That Time Forgot, Dec. 15, 8 p.m., ABC

Prep & Landing, Dec. 17, 8 p.m., ABC; Prep and Landing: Naughty vs. Nice, 8:30 p.m.

Yes, Virginia, Dec. 18, 8:30 p.m., ABC

I Love Lucy Christmas, Dec. 23, 8 p.m., CBS

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown, Dec. 26, 8 p.m., ABC

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, Dec. 26, 9 p.m., ABC

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