What to Watch Christmas Weekend: TheWrap’s Holiday TV Viewing Guide

Whether you want to Scrooge out or binge on that famous BB-gun scene, there is something for everyone

Last Updated: December 22, 2017 @ 10:03 AM

Christmas weekend is upon us and that means it’s the one time a year you can binge holiday movies to your heart’s content. Yes, it’s the one time a year you can do it without annoying everyone around you. And to make sure you squeeze every last drop out of the holidays, TheWrap has compiled a TV viewing guide to help you on your journey through the weekend.

You know “Elf,” and “Christmas Vacation,” and “The Polar Express,” and “The Santa Clause” — and of course you recall that most famous holiday movie of all: “A Christmas Story.” Yes, the one that is on for 24 hours straight every year. Thank you, TBS.

But be forewarned, some of these movies will make you shake your belly like a bowl full of jelly and others will have you bawling your eyes out until New Year’s Eve. Just make sure you have some Christmas candy, tissues and a mug of hot cocoa ready to go before you dive into anything hardcore. (We’re looking at you, “It’s A Wonderful Life.”)

Find your holiday binging guide for Christmas weekend below.

Friday, Dec. 22
8 p.m.: “I Love Lucy Christmas” (CBS)
8 p.m.: “Christmas in Connecticut” (TCM)
9 p.m.: “The Dick Van Dyke Christmas Special” (CBS)
10 p.m.: “Remember the Night” (TCM)
11:50 p.m.: “Elf” (Freeform)

Saturday, Dec. 23
7:10 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (Freeform)
8 p.m.: “Christmas Getaway” (Hallmark)
9:20 p.m.: “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (Freeform)

Sunday, Dec. 24
2:15 p.m.: “The Polar Express” (Freeform)
4 p.m.: “Christmas in Connecticut” (TCM)
4:25 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (Freeform)
6:35 p.m.: “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (Freeform)
8 p.m.: “A Christmas Story” (24-hour marathon) (TBS)
8 p.m.: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (NBC)
8 p.m.: “The Bishop’s Wife” (TCM)
9:15 p.m.: “Elf” (Freeform)

Monday, Dec. 25
10 a.m.: “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration” (ABC)
10:30 a.m.: “Scrooge” (TCM)
11 a.m.: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Freeform)
4:45 p.m.: “The Santa Clause” (Freeform)
6 p.m.: “The Shop Around the Corner” (TCM)
6:45 p.m.: “Elf” (Freeform)
8 p.m.: “When the Heart Calls: The Christmas Wishing Tree” (Hallmark)
8:50 p.m.: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (Freeform)