2015 Christmas Day TV Schedule: Christmas Day Parade, NBA Games, Christmas Movie Marathons

When Christmas Day 2015 arrives, there will be so many people to see, presents to unwrap, and a lot of things to do. Still, there is always time to have the TV on, and watching some of the great shows that are coming on the big holiday. Here is your schedule for all the must-see programs on Christmas Day, including the Disney Parks’ parade, movie marathons, and NBA games.

One of the greatest things to see each and every Christmas Day is the Disney parade, and this year will be no different. This year’s theme is the “Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration,” and it’s going to be awesome.

2015 christmas day tv schedule Disney Parade [Image via Danny Cox]Yes, there were some unforgettable moments such as Ariana Grande being three hours late to the stage for her performance, taped back in November. Still, there was an audience member who rescued the day and may have made a big name for himself in the process.

You can catch the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on Christmas morning, as it will air on ABC beginning at 10 a.m. ET and run through noon. There will be some great performances from others including Seal, Jason Derulo, Reba McEntire, and more.

Now, if you’re looking for a bit more action, there is a huge schedule of NBA games for Christmas Day. Five big games are on the slate, and they’re going to pit some of the best, some of the most talented, and some of the most exciting players and teams in the league.

2015 christmas day tv schedule Disney Parade [Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images]Anthony Davis is going to lead the New Orleans Pelicans in the first game of the day as they try to come back from a bad start to the season. They will take on Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat, but that’s just the beginning of it all.

Here is the full NBA TV schedule for Christmas Day, per NBA.com.

  • New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat on ESPN – Noon ET
  • Chicago Bulls at Oklahoma City Thunder on ABC – 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors on ABC – 5 p.m. ET
  • San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets on ESPN – 8 p.m. ET
  • Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers on ESPN – 10:30 p.m. ET

While that final game may not be too intriguing considering the season the Lakers are having, the other match-ups look great. Yes, that is an NBA Finals rematch in the middle of the day between the Cavs and Warriors, which should be a great one.

For the two games on ABC, those with or without a cable TV subscription don’t need to miss out. You can watch those games streaming live online at WatchESPN.com, or better known as ESPN3, and it’s free.

Christmas Day 2015 TV schedule A Christmas Story marathon [Image via MGM]If you’re looking for a more traditional feel to Christmas, there will be plenty of other things on TV for you as well.

Beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Christmas Eve, TNT will start its annual 24-hour marathon of the famous movie, A Christmas Story. Whether you got that Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle when you were a kid or not, then this is for you.

For those that can’t get enough of it, TBA begins the same 24-hour marathon an hour later at 8 p.m. ET.

All throughout Christmas Day 2015, there will be different channels showing Christmas movies until you can’t take anymore. Tune into Lifetime, The Hallmark Channel, UP, and don’t forget that ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas is still going on.

The 2015 Christmas Day TV schedule is one that shouldn’t be enjoyed alone, but with the friends, family, and loved ones that you hold dear. Make sure to gather around the tree and watch the Disney parade, NBA action, and why take-out duck isn’t a bad Christmas dinner option.

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