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The Telegram
  • 2012 holiday TV programming

  • A look at this year's holiday TV shows. 

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  • Dec. 1

    A Bride for Christmas (N) (2012) Hallmark

    A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007) ABC Family

    Elf (2003) ABC Family

    The Family Man (2000) ABC Family

    It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) NBC

    Jack Frost (1998) ABC Family

    Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999) ABC Family 

    Miracle on 34th Street (1994) ABC Family

    Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (1998) ABC Family

    Dec. 2

    The Christmas Heart (N) (2012) Hallmark

    A Dog Named Christmas (2009) Hallmark

    Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) ABC Family

    Finding Mrs. Claus (N) (2012) Lifetime

    I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2001) ABC Family

    Jingle & Bell’s Christmas Star (SP) (2012) Hallmark

    Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (2004) ABC Family

    The Search for Santa Paws (2010) ABC Family

    • Snowglobe (2007) ABC Family

    Dec. 3

    Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas (N) (SP) NBC

    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) ABC Family

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (SP) (2002) ABC Family

    Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (SP) (1976) ABC Family

    ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (SP) (1974) ABC Family

    Dec. 4

    Eloise at Christmastime (2003) Hallmark 
    Fred Claus (2007) ABC Family 
    Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (SP) (1976) ABC Family 
    Page 2 of 5 - Mickey’s Christmas Carol (SP) (1983) ABC Family 
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (SP (1964) CBS 
    Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too! (SP) (1991) ABC Family

    Dec. 5

    Home Alone (1990) ABC Family 
    The Polar Express (2004) ABC Family

    Dec. 6

    Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009) ABC Family 
    Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (1980) ABC Family

    Dec. 7

    The Santa Clause (1994) ABC Family 
    The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) ABC Family

    Dec. 8

    The American Giving Awards (N) (SP) NBC

    Come Dance With Me (N) (2012) Hallmark

    The Flight Before Christmas (2008) CBS 
    Frosty Returns (SP) (1995) CBS 
    Frosty the Snowman (SP) (1969) CBS 
    • Holly’s Holiday (N) (2012) Lifetime

    White House Christmas 2012 (N) (SP) HGTV

    White House Christmas: Through the Years (N) (SP) HGTV

    Dec. 9

    All About Christmas Eve (N) (2012) Lifetime

    Christmas With Holly (N) (2012) ABC 
    Help for the Holidays (N) (2012) Hallmark 
    Holiday in Handcuffs (2007) ABC Family 
    Page 3 of 5 - It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! (SP) (2012) Nickelodeon 
    The Mistle-Tones (N) (2012) ABC Family 
    Santa Baby (2006) ABC Family 
    Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (2009) ABC Family

    Dec. 10

    Jack Frost (SP) (1979) ABC Family 
    Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays (N) (SP) NBC 
    A Miser Brothers’ Christmas (SP) (2008) ABC Family 
    The Year Without a Santa Claus (SP) (1974) ABC Family

    Dec. 11

    Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012) ABC Family 
    A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (SP) (2008) The CW

    Dec. 12

    • Chasing Christmas (2005) ABC Family

    Dec. 13

    Christmas in the White House (N) (SP) NBC 
    Deck the Halls (2006) FX

    Dec. 14

    The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Story (SP) (2011) CBS 
    Prancer Returns (2001) The CW 
    Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (SP) (1970) ABC Family 
    Yes, Virginia (SP) (2011) CBS

    Dec. 15

    Baby’s First Christmas (N) (2012) Hallmark 
    Celebrity Holiday Homes (N) (SP) HGTV 
    Little Drummer Boy (SP) (1968) ABC Family 
    Little Drummer Boy: Book II (SP) (1976) ABC Family 
    Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (SP) (1977) ABC Family 
    Pinocchio’s Christmas (SP) (1980) ABC Family 
    The Real St. Nick (N) (2012) Lifetime

    Dec. 16

    Carol for Another Christmas (1964) TCM 
    A Christmas Carol (1951) TCM

    Merry-In-Laws (N) (2012) Lifetime 
    Royal Pains: Off-Season Greetings (N) USA Network
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    Dec. 17

    DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (N) (SP) Fox 
    Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (SP) (2011) Fox

    Dec. 18

    A Charlie Brown Christmas (SP) (2010) ABC 
    A Christmas Carol (1984) AMC 
    Disney Prep & Landing (SP) (2009) ABC Family 
    It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) The CW 
    Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (SP) (2011) ABC Family

    Dec. 19

    Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas (SP) (2011) Hallmark 
    Noel (2004) The CW 
    White Christmas (1954) AMC

    Dec. 20

    Christmas Caper (2007) ABC Family 
    CMA Country Christmas (N) (SP) ABC 
    Holiday Affair (1949) TCM 
    I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! (SP) (2003) ABC

    Dec. 21

    Christmas in Washington 2012 (N) (SP) TNT 
    Four Christmases (2008) TNT 
    Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (SP) (2000) The CW 
    The Happy Elf (SP) (2005) The CW

    Dec. 22

    A Chipmunk Christmas (SP) ABC Family 
    Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962) NBC

    Dec. 23

    The Bishop’s Wife (1947) TCM

    Dec. 24

    A Christmas Story (1983) TBS 
    The Christmas Eve Mass From St. Peter’s Basilica (N) (SP) NBC 
    Christmas Is Here Again (2007) The CW 
    It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) NBC 
    Prancer (1986) AMC 
    The Santa Clause 2 (2004) ABC Family 
    Shrek the Halls (SP) (2007) ABC

    Dec. 25
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    Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade (N) (SP) ABC 
    Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (SP) (1966) ABC 
    Doctor Who Christmas Special (SP) (N) BBC America 
    King of Kings (1961) TCM
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