Celebrate Christmas with TheWrap’s guide to movies, specials and marathons airing this weekend.
“The Santa Clause” (Saturday at 7:45 p.m., Sunday at 5:05 p.m., Monday at 8:55 p.m. and Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. on Freeform): The fine print of a contractual agreement means Tim Allen must become Santa Claus in this pun-inspired holiday film.
“Disney’s Prep & Landing” (Saturday at 2:25 p.m. on Freeform): These elves are ready for action.
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Saturday at 3:25 p.m. on Freeform): You’ll be singing the songs all night long.
“The Polar Express” (Saturday at 4 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Monday at 4 p.m., Tuesday at 1 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on AMC): All aboard this Tom Hanks animated Christmas tale!
“Elf” (Saturday at 6 p.m., Monday at 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. on AMC): Will Ferrell is Buddy the Elf in this 2004 holiday classic about spreading Christmas cheer.
“Home Alone” (Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 9:27 a.m. and Tuesday at 7 a.m., 10:48 a.m. and 2:35 p.m. ET. on Starz) & “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (Saturday at 9:45 p.m., Sunday at 11:12 a.m. and Tuesday at 8:45 a.m., 12:33 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. ET.): Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals.
“Christmas Vacation” (Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., Monday at 10:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. on AMC): Join Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and his family for a disastrously good Christmas vacation.
“Christmas With the Kranks” (Saturday at 11:55 p.m. on Freeform): Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis play a couple who decide to pass on the Christmas festivities for the year because their kids are out of town.
“Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure” (Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on Freeform): Everyone’s favorite St. Bernard returns for some holiday shenanigans.
“Love Actually” (Sunday at 5 p.m. and Tuesday at 9 p.m. on TNT, available for streaming on Netflix): We feel it in our fingers, we feel it in our toes.
“Christmas Made to Order” (Sunday at 8 p.m. on Hallmark): Catch one of Hallmark’s brand new holiday movies when it premieres on Christmas Eve Eve.
“Friends” Christmas episodes (Monday at 8 a.m. on TBS): Watch every “Friends” holiday episode in order, back-to-back.
“Disney’s A Christmas Carol” (2009) (Monday at 4:10 p.m. on Freeform): Bah humbug.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” (Monday at 8 p.m. on NBC, available for streaming now on Amazon’s Prime Video): Frank Capra’s Christmas classic starring Jimmy Stewart will be re-broadcast on NBC.
“Beauty and the Beast” (Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC): The 1991 classic animated film features an epic adventure with Belle, Beast and all the characters you love and the music you’ll never forget.
“A Christmas Story” marathon (Monday at 8 p.m. on TBS/TNT): Both TBS and TNT will air the holiday classic “A Christmas Story,” starring Peter Billingsley, for a full day, starting Monday night.
“Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” (Tuesday at 10 a.m. on ABC): Hosts Jordan Fisher and Sarah Hyland share this magical holiday tradition with families around the globe. The special features performances by Gwen Stefani, Brett Eldredge, Andrea Bocelli, Aloe Blacc and more.
“The Lion King” (Tuesday at 8:55 p.m. on Freeform): Can you feel the holiday love tonight?
“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale” (streaming now on Netflix): Merry Winter Solstice, witches.
“A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding” (streaming now on Netflix): The sequel to everyone’s favorite modern royal love story. (Sorry, Will and Kate.)
“The Christmas Chronicles” (streaming now on Netflix): If you aren’t a fan of Tim Allen’s Santa, try Kurt Russell’s.
“The Princess Switch” (streaming now on Netflix): Vanessa Hudgens stars in a Christmas tale of two identical strangers with a royal twist.
“Miracle on 34th Street” (streaming now on Hulu): This 1994 adaption may be even better than the original.