Holiday Programming Guide: From Charlie Brown to Kelly Clarkson and (Nearly) Everything in Between

THR highlights some of the many holiday programs airing in December, ranging from a live broadcast of "The Sound of Music" to classics including "It's a Wonderful Life."
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"A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Now that it's December, the TV networks are celebrating the season with a surge of holiday programming. From old-time classics such as A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life to Lifetime and Hallmark movie premieres, The Hollywood Reporter has compiled some highlights from the extensive lineup of this month's holiday specials.

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Monday, Dec. 2
7 p.m. – Jack Frost (ABC Family)
8 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC)
9 p.m. – CMA Country Christmas (ABC)

Tuesday, Dec. 3
6 p.m. – The Santa Clause (ABC Family)
8 p.m. – Scrooged (ABC Family)
10 p.m. – National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (ABC Family)

Wednesday, Dec. 4
8 p.m. – Christmas in Rockefeller Center (NBC)
9 p.m. – Saturday Night Live Christmas Special (NBC)

Thursday, Dec. 5
8 p.m. – The Sound of Music Live! (NBC)
9 p.m. – The Muppet Christmas Carol (ABC Family)

Friday, Dec. 6
8 p.m. – Frosty the Snowman (CBS)

Saturday, Dec. 7
8 p.m. – Christmas in the City (Lifetime)
8 p.m. – Santa Switch (Hallmark)

Monday, Dec. 9
9 p.m. – The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC)

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Wednesday, Dec. 11
10 p.m. – Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale (NBC)

Saturday, Dec.14
8 p.m. – It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC)
8 p.m. – Christmas on the Bayou (Lifetime)
8 p.m. – Hats Off to Christmas (Hallmark)
10 p.m. – A Snow Globe Christmas (Lifetime)

Sunday, Dec. 15
8 p.m. – Finding Christmas (Hallmark)

Monday, Dec. 16
9 p.m. – Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (Fox)
9 p.m. – The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC)

Wednesday, Dec. 18
8 p.m. – The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 (The CW)
8 p.m. – Home for the Holidays with Celine Dion (CBS)
10 p.m. – Michael Buble Christmas (NBC)

Friday, Dec. 20
8 p.m. – Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (Fox)
8 p.m. – Christmas in Washington (TNT)

Saturday, Dec. 21
7:30 a.m. – The Little Drummer Boy (ABC Family)
8 p.m. – The Twelve Trees of Christmas (Lifetime)

Monday, Dec. 23
9 p.m. – The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC)

Tuesday, Dec. 24
7 a.m. – A Very Brady Christmas (ABC Family)
9 a.m. – ’Twas the Night Before Christmas (ABC Family)
5 p.m. – A Christmas Story (24-hour marathon on TBS)
8:30 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC)

Wednesday, Dec. 25
9 a.m. ET – Yule Log (PIX11 in New York)
10 a.m. – Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade (ABC)
9:30 a.m. – Merry Madagascar (The CW)

Monday, Dec. 30
8 p.m. – Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (ABC)
9 p.m. – Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (ABC)

Tuesday, Dec. 31
10 a.m. – Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest (ABC)
10 a.m. – New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly (ABC)
11 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Live (Fox)