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Add nostalgia to your December with holiday classics

Dec. 08, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Thursday, Dec. 19

6 p.m. Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas (2011, Holiday) Gil Bellows. A Washington State teacher decides to surprise her daughter in Harvard by doing a house swap with a Boston professor to be able to spend Christmas with her. (HD) HALLMARK

7 p.m. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001, Holiday) Richard Dreyfuss. When the Evil Toy Taker takes all of Santa's toys, it's up to Rudolph and his friends to stop him and bring Christmas to the children of the world. NR. FAMILY

8 p.m. Scrooge (1970, Musical) Albert Finney. In a musical adaption of the beloved tale "A Christmas Carol," a miserly old man contends with ghosts throughout Christmas Eve, bringing him a change of heart. G. TCM

8 p.m. All I Want for Christmas (2007, Holiday) Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak. A 10-year-old boy enters a national contest, and his entry "All I Want for Christmas is a Husband for My Mom" has consequences for his mother. G. (HD) HALLMARK

8:30 p.m. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Holiday) Jim Carrey. A shunned, spiteful and revenge-seeking Grinch and his dog plot to de-stroy the joyous Christmas celebration of the citizens of Whoville. PG. (HD) FAMILY

9 p.m. Christmas at Luther: Tidings of Comfort and Joy At the Luther College Center for Faith and Life, the school's instrumental and vocal ensembles perform traditional holiday carols and sacred Christmas anthems. (HD) PBS

10 p.m. Finding Christmas (2013, Holiday) JT Hodges. After men from New York and North Carolina decide to switch residences during the holiday season, each one encounters a woman from the other's life. (HD) HALLMARK

11:30 p.m. Scrooge (1935, Drama) Seymour Hicks. A grumpy miser gets a taste of his own medicine and Christmas spirit when three ghosts take him on a journey through his troubling past, present and future. NR. TCM

Friday, Dec. 20

6 p.m. A Chipmunk Christmas Christmastime is approaching, and the Chipmunks are excited for the big day to arrive; the chipmunks go window shopping and learn the true meaning of Christmas. (HD) FAMILY

6 p.m. A Christmas Wish (2011, Holiday) Kristy Swanson. A mother of two daughters and a stepson has come upon struggling times after her husband abandoned them with no place to stay and a pile of bills. (HD) HALLMARK

6:30 p.m. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Holiday) Jim Carrey. A shunned, spiteful and revenge-seeking Grinch and his dog plot to destroy the joyous Christmas celebration of the citizens of Whoville. PG. (HD) FAMILY

8 p.m. Christmas in Washington 2013 (N) TNT

8 p.m. The Christmas Ornament (2013, Holiday) Kellie Martin. After a widow decides to keep her holiday festivities relatively low key, she soon encounters a Christmas tree lot owner who provides her with a decoration. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

8 p.m. I Love Lucy Christmas Special The Ricardos and Mertzes spend time together decorating a Christmas Tree; the two couples travel on vacation to Rome where Lucy is invited to be in a film. (N) CBS

9 p.m. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Doug Llewelyn. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster. PG-13. (HD) FAMILY

10 p.m. Moonlight & Mistletoe (2008, Drama) Candace Cameron Bure. When bankruptcy threatens a New England tourist attraction, the resident St. Nick seeks the help of his daughter, who left the Christmas business years ago. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

10 p.m. Christmas at Belmont At the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tenn. Student musicians from Belmont University and other music artists perform traditional carols and more. (HD) (N) PBS

11 p.m. Christmas in Washington 2013 TNT

Saturday, Dec. 21

6 p.m. Fir Crazy (2013, Holiday) Sarah Lancaster. After a woman unexpectedly loses her job, she must work at her family's Christmas tree lot to make ends meet during the holiday season. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

8 p.m. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! Stressed out by his older sister Lucy, ReRun asks Snoopy to invite his canine brother Spike for a visit, yielding catastrophic results. ABC

8 p.m. The Christmas Blessing (2005, Holiday) Blake Shelton. A young medical resident questions his career and moves home, where he soon meets a beautiful schoolteacher and one of her students who he soon befriends. NR. HALLMARK

8 p.m. The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Holiday) Tim Allen. After reading through the fine print of his contract, Santa Claus realizes he must find a Mrs. Claus to remain in his current position. G. (HD) FAMILY

9 p.m. Christmas at Belmont At the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tenn. Student musicians from Belmont University and other music artists perform traditional carols and more. (HD) PBS

10 p.m. Christmas at Luther: Tidings of Comfort and Joy At the Luther College Center for Faith and Life. The school's instrumental and vocal ensembles perform traditional holiday carols and sacred Christmas anthems. (HD) PBS

10 p.m. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008, Holiday) Henry Winkler. A single working mother's disdain for the Christmas season is put to the test when her uncle brings a mysterious stranger into her home. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve (1947, Holiday) George Raft. A rich lady needs the help of her three long-lost sons to hold on to her money and her estate from her covetous nephew who is trying to deem her as incompetent. NR. TCM

11:30 p.m. Fred Claus (2007, Comedy) Vince Vaughn. Santa's brother ends up in jail, so Santa gets him to work at the North Pole to help pay off his debt, but his bad attitude begins to try Santa's patience. PG. (HD) TNT

Sunday, Dec. 22

6 p.m. Naughty or Nice (2012, Drama) Hilarie Burton. When a woman accidentally receives a package intended for Santa Claus containing his 'naughty or nice' list, she discovers the truth about those in her life. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

7 p.m. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Holiday) Jim Carrey. A shunned, spiteful and revenge-seeking Grinch and his dog plot to destroy the joyous Christmas celebration of the citizens of Whoville. PG. (HD) FAMILY

8 p.m. The Christmas Card (2006, Holiday) John Newton. A young American soldier in the Middle East sets out to find the sender of a Christmas card and discovers more than he anticipated. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

9:30 p.m. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Holiday) Jim Carrey. A shunned, spiteful and revenge-seeking Grinch and his dog plot to de-stroy the joyous Christmas celebration of the citizens of Whoville. PG. (HD) FAMILY

10 p.m. Hitched for the Holidays (2012, Romance) Joey Lawrence. A man and woman agree to pose as each other's dates for the holiday season to please their families, who are pressuring them to be in a relationship. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

Monday, Dec. 23

6 p.m. Scrooge (1970, Musical) Albert Finney. In a musical adaption of the beloved tale "A Christmas Carol," a miserly old man contends with ghosts through-out Christmas Eve, bringing him a change of heart. G. TCM

6 p.m. Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle (2009, Holiday) James Van Der Beek. A single dad hires a nanny to care for his two rowdy 6-year-olds, only to discover that there's more to the humble woman than meets the eye. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

7 p.m. The Year Without a Santa Claus Mrs. Claus relates the story of the year Santa was sick and decided to take a break from Christmas, prompting two of his elves to try to convince him otherwise. (HD) FAMILY

7:30 p.m. Futurama A Tale of Two Santas The Planet Express crew infiltrates Santa's workshop in an effort to destroy the mean-spirited robot and bring back the joyous holiday spirit from Fry's time. TV14. (HD) COMEDY

8 p.m. Futurama The Futurama Holiday Spectacular When the holiday season finally arrives, Bender and the Planet Express crew learn the real truth about three different celebration narratives. TV14. (HD) COMEDY

8 p.m. November Christmas (2010, Holiday) Karen Allen. Neighbors band together to help create a special early Halloween and Christmas for a family faced with the serious prognosis of their ill 8-year-old daughter. (HD) HALLMARK

8 p.m. Shrek the Halls Shrek's plans for a peaceful Christmas holiday with his family get sidetracked when Donkey, Puss-in-Boots and the rest decide to crash the festivities. (HD) ABC

8:30 p.m. A Chipmunk Christmas Christmastime is approaching, and the Chipmunks are excited for the big day to arrive; the chipmunks go window shopping and learn the true meaning of Christmas. ABC

9 p.m. Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir At the Nidaros Cathedral, the a cappella St. Olaf Choir and the Nidaros Jentekor choir perform a variety of Christmas songs, Norwegian hymns and more. (HD) (N) PBS

Tuesday, Dec. 24

6 p.m. Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004, Holiday) Steve Guttenberg. As he approaches retirement, Santa becomes apprehensive about turning over his holiday duties to his unmarried son, who frantically searches for a bride. (HD) HALLMARK

7 p.m. The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Holiday) Tim Allen. After reading through the fine print of his contract, Santa Claus realizes he must find a Mrs. Claus to remain in his current position. G. (HD) FAMILY

8 p.m. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas A mean-hearted hermit descends into an unsuspecting town to steal all of the presents from the children, but he ends up learning the true meaning of Christmas. (HD) ABC

8 p.m. Christmas in Connecticut (1945, Comedy) Barbara Stanwyck. A chic magazine writer who is supposed to be an expert homemaker must entertain her boss and a war veteran for the holidays. NR. TCM

8 p.m. Christmas at Belmont At the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tenn. Student musicians from Belmont University and other music artists perform traditional carols and more. (HD) PBS

8 p.m. The 12 Dogs of Christmas (2005, Holiday) Jordan-Claire Green. When a 12-year-old girl is relocated to a small town where dogs are not allowed, she endeavors to gain the support of her schoolmates to lift the ban. G. CW

8 p.m. Meet the Santas (2005, Holiday) Steve Guttenberg. The new Santa Claus and his fiancée prepare for their Christmas wedding while the groom-to-be gets ready to take over the family business from his father. NR. HALLMARK

8:30 p.m. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Holiday) Jim Carrey. A shunned, spiteful and revenge-seeking Grinch and his dog plot to destroy the joyous Christmas celebration of the citizens of Whoville. PG. (HD) ABC

9 p.m. Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw The Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra and guests come together to celebrate the holidays with performances of "Bring Him Home," "Sing Noel!" and other songs. (HD) PBS

10 p.m. Hats Off to Christmas! (2013, Holiday) Haylie Duff. After a hat shop manager is overlooked for a new position, she is forced to train her boss' son for the job instead, however she soon falls for the young man. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

Wednesday, Dec. 25

6 p.m. Window Wonderland (2013, Holiday) Naomi Judd. A serious woman competes against her carefree department store co-worker during the holiday season in an effort to acquire a coveted company position. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

7:30 p.m. The Christmas Spirit (2013, Holiday) Nicollette Sheridan. After a small town journalist arrives home for the holiday season, she discovers a real estate developer is attempting to purchase small local businesses. (HD) HALLMARK

8 p.m. Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Manny makes Sid believe that he's now on Santa's naughty list; Sid, Crash, Eddie and Peaches head to the North Pole to plead their case to Santa. (HD) FOX

9 p.m. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989, Comedy) Doug Llewelyn. Members of an eccentric family try to create the perfect holiday by inviting all their relatives over for a long visit, but the plan turns into a disaster. PG-13. (HD) FAMILY

9 p.m. The Christmas Ornament (2013, Holiday) Kellie Martin. After a widow decides to keep her holiday festivities relatively low key, she soon encounters a Christmas tree lot owner who provides her with a decoration. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

9 p.m. Snowmageddon (2011, Science Fiction) Magda Apanowicz. A family receives a mysterious snow globe that has the power to affect the weather in their town in the same manner that it is affected. PG-13. (HD) SYFY

10:30 p.m. Let It Snow (2013, Holiday) Candace Cameron Bure. After a resort company purchases a new property, a talented businesswoman must inspect the land and file an important report on its status. NR. (HD) HALLMARK

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