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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (ABC)
Nov. 18 and 25 (8 p.m.)
Good grief! Things go awry when Charlie Brown tries to have Thanksgiving dinner but it?s Marcie and the gang to the rescue.
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Miracle on 34th Street (NBC)
Nov. 25 (2 p.m.)
Edmund Gwenn earned his Oscar with this portrayal of the saintly Kris Kringle who gets institutionalized for being ''insane'' when he claims to be Santa Claus. In the end, he made us all believers.
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Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer (CBS)
Nov. 30 (8 p.m.)
It's just the right time for Rudolph, with his nose so bright, to guide us straight into the holiday homestretch with this animated favorite.
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Dr. Seuss? How the Grinch Stole Christmas (TBS)
Nov. 19 and Nov. 21 (7 p.m.)
He was a mean one that Mr. Grinch but by the time the Whos get finished with him, his too-small heart becomes full of joy. It's the getting there that's so much fun.
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THE SANTA CLAUSE (ABC Family)
Dec. 2 (7 p.m.)
It's off to the North Pole for Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) and his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd), when Calvin accidentally knocks Santa off the roof and has to take over the job. As he slowly transforms into Santa, so does his strained relationship with his son repair itself.
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Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (ABC)
Dec. 2 (8 p.m.)
Oh, Burgermeister! You can ban toys all you want but Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney) will just get Mother Nature on his side. That, plus a few magical elves and several special reindeer is all it takes for Kris to triumph and deliver toys to children all over the world.
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The Polar Express (ABC Family)
Dec. 3 (6 p.m)
Join Tom Hanks on this extraordinary train ride to the North Pole that's becoming a new holiday must-see.
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABC Family Premiere)
Dec. 4 (11p.m.)
It's all about ghoulish delights, frights and surprises for Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved Pumpkin King. But it's when he discovers Christmas and tries to make it his own that things get really out of hand.
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Holiday Affair (1949) TCM
Dec. 5 (12:30 p.m.)
Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh meet cute and fall in love in this Christmas-season romance about a young widow and a sales clerk who she gets fired.
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A Charlie Brown Christmas ABC
Dec. 7 (8 p.m.)
Frustration thy name is Charlie Brown directing the Christmas pageant. But it?s all worth it for that sad little Christmas tree.
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas (ABC Family)
Dec. 12 (7:30 a.m.)
We dare you not to believe in Santa after watching this Joel Grey-narrated animated special adapted from the famous poem by Clement Moore. It's all about how much you can believe as these townfolk worry that Santa will pass them by because an unsigned letter to the editor of the local paper called him a myth.
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The Bishop's Wife (1947) TCM
Dec. 12 (12 p.m.)
Watch as Lorretta Young, married to a prelate (David Niven) pines for his charming guardian angel (Cary Grant).
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Dec. 9 (8 p.m.)
Bill Murray's TV-network bigshot is the one to meet up with the Christmas ghosts in this 1988 update of the beloved original.
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It's A Wonderful Life (NBC)
Dec. 11 and Dec. 24 (8 p.m.)
Get ready to grab the Kleenex and watch George Bailey (James Stewart) find new meaning in life and love.
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Dec. 9 (8 p.m.)
Sing along to this Albert Finney musical version of the classic tale.
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A Christmas Story (24-hour marathon-TBS)
Dec. 24 (8 p.m.)
You know you want to see Ralphie pine for that BB gun and Flick get his tongue stuck on the flagpole again. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to catch it during the 24 hours it will be on.
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Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) TCM
Dec. 25 (2 a.m.)
The singing in Vincente Minnelli's nostalgic portrait of a turn-of-the-century family feels completely natural. Watch while you're finishing your wrapping... er, waiting up for Santa and ''Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.''
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A Christmas Carol (1938) TCM
Dec. 4, (9 a.m.) and Dec. 25 (11:45 a.m.)
It may feel like a visit from Ghosts of Christmas Past to rewatch this classic but don't be a Scrooge with your time and catch it again.