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12/23/2014 10:01 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Here Are All The Holiday TV Specials And Marathons You Need This Year

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas specials. From "A Christmas Story" to "The Twilight Zone" on New Year's to "Elf," movies and marathons have become a special part of the holiday season. The exciting thing for TV fans is that the wide-variety of programming means you'll have something to watch anytime you want over the next week. And you won't have to look any further than right here. So without further ado, here are all* the holiday specials and marathons you need to stay glued to the TV screen until 2015:

Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24


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  • "The Santa Claus 2" (12:00 a.m. AMC)
  • "Dear Santa" (12:02 a.m. Lifetime)
  • "Eve's Christmas" (2:00 a.m., Hallmark)
  • "Home By Christmas" (2:00 a.m. Lifetime)
  • "The Real Christmas Story" (3:00 a.m. History)
  • "Christmas with Holly" (4:00 a.m. Hallmark)
  • "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (5:00 a.m. Hallmark Movies)
  • "Never Say Never Again" 007 Christmas Marathon (5:50 a.m. Epix)
  • "Full House: A Very Tanner Christmas" (6:00 a.m. TBS)
  • "Catch a Christmas Star" (6:00 a.m. Hallmark)
  • "Scrooge" (6:00 a.m. TCM)
  • "Mickey's Christmas Carol" (7:00 a.m. ABC Family)
  • "Arthur Christmas" (7:30 a.m. ABC Family)
  • "The Christmas Spirit" (8:00 a.m. Hallmark)
  • "Uncle Grandpa Christmas Special" (8:00 a.m. Cartoon Network)
  • "History's Mysteries: In Search of Christmas" (8:00 a.m. History)
  • "A Country Christmas Story" (8:00 a.m. Lifetime)
  • "From Russia with Love" 007 Christmas Marathon (8:05 a.m. Epix)
  • "Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale" (9:00 a.m. Cartoon Network)
  • "The Nativity Story" (9:30 a.m. AMC)
  • "The Christmas Parade" (10:00 a.m. Hallmark)
  • "Kristin's Christmas Past" (10:00 a.m. Lifetime)
  • "Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007" - 007 Christmas Marathon (10:05 a.m. Epix)
  • "Night at the Movies: A Merry Christmas!" (11:00 a.m. TCM)
  • "The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol" (11:00 a.m. Cartoon Network)
  • "Snow" (11:00 a.m. ABC Family)
  • "The Wishing Tree" (11:00 a.m. Hallmark Movies)
  • "Miracle on 34th Street" (11:30 a.m. AMC)
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  • "Regular Show: Christmas Special" (11:30 a.m. Cartoon Network)
  • "A View to a Kill" 007 Christmas Marathon (11:50 a.m. Epix)
  • "Eve's Christmas" (12:00 p.m. Hallmark)
  • "A Dad for Christmas" (12:00 p.m. Lifetime)
  • "It Happened on 5th Avenue (12:15 p.m. TCM)
  • "Adventure Time: Holly Jolly Secrets" (12:30 p.m. Cartoon Network)
  • "Jack Frost" (1:00 p.m. ABC Family)
  • "White Christmas" (1:45 p.m. AMC)
  • "Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special" Marathon (1:47 p.m. Comedy Central)
  • "A Bride for Christmas" (2:00 p.m. Hallmark)
  • "Dear Secret Santa" (2:00 p.m. Lifetime)
  • "Never Say Never Again" 007 Christmas Marathon (2:05 p.m. Epix)
  • "I'll Be Seeing You" (2:15 p.m. TCM)
  • "Anger Management: Charlie and the Christmas Hooker" (2:30 p.m. FX)
  • "The Polar Express" (3:00 p.m. ABC Family)
  • "Two and a Half Men: Santa's Village of the Damned" (3:00 p.m. FX)
  • "The Looney Toons Show: A Christmas Carol" (3:30 p.m. Cartoon Network)
  • "A Boyfriend for Christmas" (4:00 p.m. Hallmark)
  • "Love at the Christmas Table" (4:00 p.m. Lifetime)
  • "The Shop Around the Corner" (4:00 p.m. TCM)
  • "Mike & Molly: First Christmas" (4:00 p.m. FX)
  • "This Christmas" (4:30 p.m. BET)
  • "The Santa Clause 2" (4:30 p.m. AMC)
  • "Home Alone" (5:00 p.m. ABC Family)
  • "Friends: The One With the Holiday Armadillo" (5:00 p.m. TBS)
  • "Mike & Molly: Karaoke Christmas" (5:30 p.m. FX)
  • "All About Christmas Eve" (6:00 p.m. Lifetime)
  • "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (7:00 p.m. ABC Family)
  • "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (8:00 p.m. CBS)
  • "Christmas with the Kranks" (8:00 p.m. Lifetime)
  • "It's a Wonderful Life"(8 p.m. NBC)
  • "A Christmas Story" marathon (2-hour blocks from 12/24 8:00 p.m thru 12/25 8:00 p.m. TBS)
  • "A Christmas Story 2" (8:00 p.m. CMT)
  • "Best Christmas Party Ever" (8:00 p.m. Hallmark)
  • "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol" (8:00 p.m. The CW)
  • "Skyfall" - 007 Christmas Marathon (8:00 p.m. Epix)
  • "Elf" (9:00 p.m. ABC Family)
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  • "The Cleveland Show: A Cleveland Brown Christmas" (9:00 p.m. Cartoon Network)
  • "Merry Madagascar" (9:30 p.m. The CW)
  • "A Christmas Story" marathon continues (10:00 p.m. TBS)
  • "Christmas in Connecticut" (10:00 p.m. TCM)
  • "12 Men of Christmas" (10:00 p.m. Lifetime)
  • "Northpole" (10:00 p.m. Hallmark)
  • "Live and Let Die" - 007 Christmas Marathon (10:30 p.m. Epix)
  • "Swamp Christmas" (11:03 p.m. History)
  • "Christmas at the Cathedral" (11:35 p.m. CBS)
  • "Christmas Eve at St. Peter's Basilica" (11:35 p.m. NBC)
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  • "A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas" (12:00 a.m. FXX)
  • "Bad Santa" (12:00 a.m. MTV)
  • "Christmas at Cartwright's" (12:00 a.m. Hallmark)
  • "Scrooged" (12:00 a.m. ABC Family)
  • "A Christmas Story" marathon continues (12:00 a.m. TBS)
  • "A Hollywood Christmas at the Grove" (1:00 a.m. Reelz)
  • "Catch a Christmas Star" (2:00 a.m. Hallmark)
  • "The Loretta Young Show: Sister Anne's Christmas" (2:30 a.m. MeTV)
  • "How I Met Your Mother: How Lily Stole Christmas" (4:00 a.m. FX)
  • "Angels and Ornaments" (4:00 a.m. Hallmark)
  • "Petticoat Junction: Cannonball Christmas" (6:00 a.m. MeTV)
  • "The Christmas Parade" (6:00 a.m. Hallmark)
  • "A Christmas Story" marathon continues (6:00 a.m. TBS)
  • "The Beverly Hillbillies: The Christmas Present" (6:30 a.m. MeTV)
  • "Frosty's Winter Wonderland" (7:00 a.m. ABC Family)
  • "You Only Live Twice" - 007 Christmas Marathon (7:15 a.m. Epix)
  • "The Little Drummer Boy" (7:30 a.m. ABC Family)
  • "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever" (8:00 a.m. Lifetime)
  • "Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey" (8:00 a.m. ABC Family)
  • "Modern Marvels: The Christmas Tech" (8:00 a.m. History)
  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" (8:30 a.m. ABC Family)
  • "For Your Eyes Only" - 007 Christmas Marathon (9:15 a.m. Epix)
  • "South Park: Christmas in Canada" (9:44 a.m. Comedy Central)
  • "Christmas Angel" (10:00 a.m. Lifetime)
  • "Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration" (10:00 a.m. ABC)
  • Elmo's Christmas Countdown (10:00 a.m. PBS)
  • "South Park: Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo" (10:14 a.m. Comedy Central)
  • "South Park: Merry Christmas, Charles Manson" (10:44 Comedy Central)
  • "A Christmas Carol" (11:00 a.m. TCM)
  • "Home Alone" (11:00 a.m. ABC Family)
  • "Pawn Stars: A Very Vegas Christmas" (11:00 a.m. History)
  • "South Park: A Very Crappy Christmas" (11:15 a.m. Comedy Central)
  • "Goldfinger" - 007 Christmas Marathon (11:25 a.m. Epix)
  • "Angels Sing" (12:00 p.m. Hallmark)
  • "Holiday Affair" (12:15 p.m. TCM)
  • “The Princess Bride” marathon (12/25 1:00 p.m. thru 12/26 2:00 a.m. Sundance)
  • "Rudolph's Shiny New Year" (1:00 p.m. ABC Family)
  • "Comedy Central's All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special" (1:16 p.m. Comedy Central)
  • "The Nine Lives of Christmas" (1:30 p.m. Hallmark)
  • "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (2:00 p.m. ABC Family)
  • "The Road to Christmas" (2:00 p.m. Lifetime)
  • "The Year Without a Santa Claus" (3:00 p.m. ABC Family)
  • "A Cookie Cutter Christmas" (4:30 p.m. Hallmark)
  • "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (5:00 p.m. ABC Family)

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  • "The Living Daylights" - 007 Christmas Marathon (5:45 p.m. Epix)
  • "All She Wants for Christmas" (6:00 p.m. Lifetime)
  • "Elf" (7:00 p.m. ABC Family)
  • "Back to Christmas" (7:00 p.m. ION)
  • "M*A*S*H: Death Takes A Holiday" (7:30 p.m. MeTV)
  • "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (8:00 p.m. ABC)
  • "Goldfinger" - 007 Christmas Marathon (8:00 p.m. Epix)
  • "Holiday Switch" (8:00 p.m. Lifetime)
  • "How Murray Saved Christmas" (8:00 p.m. NBC)
  • "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (8:30 p.m. ABC)
  • "A Perfect Christmas List" (9:00 p.m. ION)
  • "Christmas Under Wraps" (9:00 p.m. Hallmark)
  • "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas" (9:00 p.m. NBC)
  • "Home Alone" (9:00 p.m. ABC Family)
  • "A Christmas Story 2" (10:00 p.m. CMT)
  • "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (10:00 p.m. NBC)
  • "The Santa Con" (10:00 p.m. Lifetime)
  • "A Royal Christmas" (10:30 p.m. Hallmark)

New Years Specials and Marathons (Dec. 31 - Jan. 1)

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Specials
  • "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest" (8:00 p.m. ABC)
  • "Pitbull's New Year's Revolution '14-Part 1" (8:00 p.m. Fox)
  • "A Toast to 2014!" (8:00 p.m. NBC)
  • "New Year's Eve With Carson Daly" (10:00 p.m. NBC)
  • "Pitbull's New Year's Revolution '14-Part 2" (11:00 p.m. Fox)
Marathons
  • "The Walking Dead" (Starting 12/30 9:00 a.m. AMC)
  • "Khloe and Kourtney Take the Hamptons" (Starting 12/31 7:00 a.m.)
  • "The Twilight Zone" (Starting 12/31 8:00 a.m. Syfy)
  • "How I Met Your Mother" (Starting 12/31 9:00 a.m. Lifetime)
  • "The Three Stooges" (Starting 12/31 7:00 p.m. IFC)
  • "Portlandia" (Starting 1/1 6:00 a.m. IFC)
  • "Futurama" (Starting 1/1 9:21 a.m. Comedy Central)
  • "Chopped" (Starting 1/1 2:00 p.m. Food Network)


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*The above list is created to provide programming options for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. This is not a comprehensive list of all holiday specials. Some titles have been bolded for emphasis.

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