If You Want To Watch Holiday TV Specials, This List Is For You

By nowproducerdave on November 20, 2018
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It’s holiday time. Thanksgiving, Christmas, (Halloween is included too, really), and that means lots of holiday specials. Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving (and Christmas) specials, “A Christmas Story,” and “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.” Hundreds more are scheduled as well. Rudolph, “The Polar Express,” we can’t forget “Elf,” and so many more things.

So, we thought we’d organize them into a nice little list so you can just click through and find what you want. Then we decided that was too much work, so we found a list that was already made, and you can see it here. There are plenty of shows on tonight, but the real good ones start tomorrow. “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” is on ABC at 8pm Wednesday (the 21st) evening. The Thanksgiving episode of “Modern Family” is on directly after that at 9pm. Also on at 9pm is the “Saturday Night Live” Thanksgiving special on NBC.

Thanksgiving day, at 8:30am is “A Christmas Carol” on HBO Signature. At 9am, the parades start – CBS’s parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade both start at the same time, CBS’s of course on CBS, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special” is on IFC just after noon, and the football game is at 12:30pm on CBS. Also at 12:30pm is “Home Alone” on Starz.

There’s a lot. Obscure, unknown, well-known, everything. You name it, and I can almost guarantee that it’s on the list, seen here. WHat’s your favorite holiday show/movie? Does your family have a tradition of watching something?

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