Christmas TV Schedule 2016 Times And Dates: How to Watch ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas,’ ‘Frosty the Snowman,’ ‘ELF,’ And More This Holiday Season

The Christmas TV schedule for 2016 has been released. Christmas is one of, if not the most popular holiday celebrated all across the world, especially for children as the memories they will make with family and friends is invaluable.

While nothing will top opening the gifts that were left by Santa Claus himself on Christmas Eve, a lot more memories also come from sitting by the Christmas tree or fireplace with family and friends watching some of the great Christmas classics that have been on TV for decades.

It’s amazing how some timeless classics that have been out for decades like Frosty the Snowman, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer just never seem to fade away. In fact, they seem to come back stronger and more popular as the years go by.

According to an AOL.com report, all of the old favorite Christmas classics along with many new programs will air once again periodically during the month of December on different stations across the dial.

From ABC, CBS, NBC, Turner Classic Movies, to Freeform, (the channel formerly known as ABC Family) the upcoming holiday season will once again be full of Christmas programming all month long.

Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang have become a staple at Christmas time. [Image by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images]

Leading off the schedule on December 1 is A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Chuck and the gang once again return to their yearly hijinks as they try to discover the real meaning of Christmas. The loveable Peanuts characters have been entertaining children and adults since the 1950’s and are still as popular today as they were back then.

A Charlie Brown Christmas will air tomorrow night, December 1 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Another must see for kids is Frosty the Snowman.

Narrated by Jimmy Durante, Frosty The Snowman was an instant success from its first airing on CBS back in December of 1969. Since then, Frosty has been warming the hearts of children since he first came to life all those years ago, and he will continue to do so once again this holiday season.

Frosty the Snowman will air on December 10 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Now, if you need wall-to-wall Christmas shows from now until December 25, the Freeform channel has you covered. Once again Freeform will carry on the tradition ABC family started 20 years ago by running the ’25 days of Christmas’ specials. All of the holiday cheer will officially begin on December 1st and wrap up on Christmas Day as freeform transforms into the annual countdown to Christmas mode.

No matter how busy the holiday season gets, remember that this is the time of year to go that extra mile and spend some special time with family and friends. Now get to popping that popcorn, turn on those Christmas lights and spend some time with the family watching a Christmas classic or two!

Below is a complete list of Freeform’s holiday schedule for the 25 Days of Christmas.

Dec. 1

3:30 p.m.: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

6 p.m.: The Year Without a Santa Clause

7:05 p.m.: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

9:15 p.m.: The Santa Clause

11:20 p.m.: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12:55 a.m.: Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

Dec. 2

11 a.m.: Jack Frost

12 p.m.: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

2:30 p.m.: The Year Without a Santa Clause

3:35 p.m.: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

5:10 p.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol

7:15 p.m.: The Santa Clause

9:20 p.m.: The Polar Express

11:25 p.m.: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dec. 3

7 a.m.: Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

8:30 am: Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

10 a.m.: Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

12 p.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol

2:05 p.m.: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

4:40 p.m.: The Polar Express

6:45 p.m.: Arthur Christmas

8:50 p.m.: Elf

10:55 p.m.: The Holiday

Dec. 4

7 a.m.: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

7:30 a.m.: Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

8 a.m.: Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

10:05 a.m.: Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July

12:10 p.m.: I’ll Be Home for Christmas

2:20 p.m.: Arthur Christmas

4:30 p.m.: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

5:35 p.m.: The Year Without a Santa Claus

6:40 p.m.: Elf

8:45 p.m.: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

10:55 p.m.: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

The White House tree lighting is always a great symbol to start the holiday season.. [Image by Alex Wong/Getty Images]

Dec. 5

4 p.m.: The Year Without a Santa Claus

5 p.m.: Jingle All The Way

7 p.m.: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

9 p.m.: Scrooged

12 a.m.: Snowglobe

Dec. 6

5 p.m.: Scrooged

7 p.m.: The Polar Express

9 p.m.: The Santa Clause

12 a.m.: Snow

Dec. 7

5 p.m.: The Polar Express

7 p.m.: The Santa Clause

9 p.m.: Elf

12 a.m.: 12 Dates of Christmas

Dec. 8

3 p.m.: Holiday Joy

5 p.m.: Deck the Halls

7 p.m.: Elf

9 p.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol

12 a.m.: Holiday in Handcuffs

Dec. 9

11 a.m.: Frosty’s Winter Wonderland

11:30 a.m.: Holiday Joy

1:30 p.m.: Home Alone 3

3:35 p.m.: Santa Buddies: The Legends of Santa Paws

5:40 p.m.: The Search for Santa Paws

7:45 p.m.: Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

9:50 p.m.: Snow Buddies

11:55 p.m.: Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July

Dec. 10

7 a.m.: Mickey’s Christmas Carol

7:30 a.m.: Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws

9:30 a.m.: The Search for Santa Paws

11:35 a.m.: Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

1:40 p.m.: Snow Buddies

3:45 p.m.: Toy Story

5:45 p.m.: Toy Story 2

7:50 p.m.: Toy Story 3

10:20 p.m.: Toy Story That Time Forgot

10:50 p.m.: Arthur Christmas

12:55 a.m.: The Year Without a Santa Claus

Dec. 11

7 a.m.: The Little Drummer Boy

7:30 a.m.: Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

9:35 a.m.: A Dennis the Menace Christmas

11:40 a.m.: The Year Without a Santa Claus

12:45 p.m.: Arthur Christmas

2:50 p.m.: Toy Story

4:50 p.m.: Toy Story 2

6:55 p.m.: Toy Story 3

9:25 p.m.: Toy Story That Time Forgot

9:55 p.m.: Polar Express

Dec. 12

5:30 p.m.: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

7 p.m.: The Polar Express

9 p.m.: Elf

12 a.m.: Christmas Cupid

Dec. 13

3 p.m.: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

4:30 p.m.: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

7 p.m.: Elf

9 p.m.: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

12 a.m.: Three Days

Dec. 14

3 p.m.: Home Alone 3

5 p.m.: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

7 p.m.: Arthur Christmas

9 p.m.: The Santa Clause

12 a.m.: Santa Baby

Dec. 15

7: 30 a.m.: Holiday Joy

11 a.m.: Snow Buddies

1 p.m.: Home Alone 3

3 p.m.: A Dennis the Menace Christmas

5 p.m.: Arthur Christmas

7 p.m. The Santa Clause

9 p.m.: The Search for Santa Paws

12 a.m.: Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe

Dec. 16

7 a.m.: A Dennis the Menace Christmas

9:10 a.m.: Jack Frost

11:15 a.m.: The Search for Santa Paws

1:20 p.m.: Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

3:25 p.m.: Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

5:30 p.m.: Jingle All The Way

7:35 p.m.: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

9:45 p.m.: The Polar Express

11:55 p.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol

Dec. 17

7 a.m.: Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

8 a.m.: Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

8:30 a.m.: Jingle All The Way

10:30 a.m.: Happy Feet

1 p.m.: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

2:35 p.m.: The Polar Express

4:40 p.m. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

6:50 p.m.: Santa Clause

9 p.m.: Frozen

11:30 p.m.: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dec. 18

7 a.m.: Happy Feet

9:30 a.m.: Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

11:30 a.m.: Mickey’s Christmas Carol

12 p.m.: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

1:35 p.m.: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

4:10 p.m.: Prep & Landing

4:40 p.m.: Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice

5:10 p.m.: The Santa Clause

7:20 p.m.: Frozen

9:50 p.m.: Elf

Dec. 19

7 a.m.: Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

8:30 a.m.: A Dennis the Menace Christmas

10:30 a.m.: Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

12:35 p.m.: Home Alone 3

2:40 p.m.: The Search for Santa Paws

4:45 p.m.: Santa Paws: The Santa Pups

6:50 p.m.: Elf

8:55 p.m.: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

12 a.m.: Just Friends

Dec. 20

7 a.m.: The Search for Santa Paws

9:10 a.m.: Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

11:15 a.m.: Home Alone 3

1:25 p.m.: The Holiday

4:30 p.m.: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

5:35 p.m.: The Year Without a Santa Claus

6:40 p.m.: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

8:50 p.m.: The Santa Clause

12 a.m.: Holidaze

Dec. 21

7 a.m.: Snow Buddies

9 a.m.: Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws

11:05 a.m.: Happy Feet Two

1:10 p.m.: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

2:10 p.m.: The Year Without a Santa Claus

3:15 p.m.: The Polar Express

5:20 p.m: Prep & Landing

5:50 p.m.: Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice

6:20 p.m.: Toy Story That Time Forgot

6:50 p.m.: The Santa Clause

8:55 p.m.: Elf

12 a.m.: The Mistle-Tones

Dec. 22

7 a.m.: Happy Feet

9:30 a.m.: Happy Feet Two

11:30 a.m.: The Little Drummer Boy

12 p.m.: The Polar Express

2:05 p.m.: Jack Frost

4:10 p.m.: Frosty’s Winter Wonderland

4:40 p.m.: Toy Story That Time Forgot

5:10 p.m.: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

6:45 p.m.: Elf

8:55 p.m.: Jingle All The Way

12 a.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol

Dec. 23

7 a.m.: Frosty’s Winter Wonderland

7:30 a.m.: Jack Frost

11 a.m.: Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

1 p.m.: Jingle All The Way

3 p.m.: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

4:35 p.m.: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

5:40 p.m.: The Year Without a Santa Claus

6:45 p.m.: Disney’s A Christmas Carol

8:50 p.m.: The Santa Clause

12 a.m.: Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

Dec. 24

7 a.m.: Jack Frost

8:05 a.m.: Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

9:40 a.m.: Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

11:15 a.m.: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

12:20 p.m.: The Year Without a Santa Claus

1:25 p.m.: Arthur Christmas

3:30 p.m.: The Polar Express

5:35 p.m.: The Santa Clause

7:40 p.m.: Elf

9:45 p.m.: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

11:55 p.m.: Scrooged

Dec. 25

7 a.m.: The Search for Santa Paws

9:10 a.m.: Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws

11:20 a.m.: Arthur Christmas

1:25 p.m.: The Polar Express

3:30 p.m.: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

4:35 p.m.: The Year Without a Santa Claus

5:40 p.m.: Elf

7:45 p.m.: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

9:55 p.m.: Scrooged

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