5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Week

By Zach Johnson

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin! Christmas is right around the corner, and we’ve got plenty of holiday-themed episodes and specials, including Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends on Disney Channel and Disney Junior and CMA Country Christmas, The Wonder Years, and The Great Christmas Light Fight on ABC. Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas kicks off December 1 and includes one of our favorite classic films: Home Alone.

Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends

Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends—Monday, November 29, at 9 a.m. ET on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
In “A Very Spidey Christmas,” Doc Ock (voiced by Kelly Ohanian) wants to steal everyone’s Christmas presents, and it threatens to ruin an important holiday event. Then, in “Gobby on Ice,” Green Goblin (voiced by JP Karliak) creates a giant snow monster, forcing the Spidey team (voiced by Jakari Fraser, Lily Sanfelippo, and Benjamin Valic) to put their fun on hold. 

CMA Country Christmas

CMA Country Christmas—Monday, November 29, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC
Enjoy festive performances from first-time hosts Gabby Barrett (“Silent Night”) and Carly Pearce (“O Holy Night”), who join forces for “Sleigh Ride” with two student musicians, supporting CMA’s longstanding commitment to supporting equity in music education.  Other must-see numbers include Jimmie Allen with Louis York and The Shindellas (“What Does Christmas Mean?”), BRELAND (“The Christmas Song”), Brett Eldredge (“Merry Christmas Baby”), Lady A (“Christmas Through Your Eyes”), Pistol Annies (“Snow Globe”), Carrie Underwood (“Mary, Did You Know?”), and Lainey Wilson (“Christmas Cookies”). 

The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years—Wednesday, December 1, at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC
In “Home for Christmas,” Dean (Elisha “EJ” Williams) can’t wait to spend Christmas with his older brother, Bruce (Spence Moore II), when he returns home from Vietnam. But adjusting to life back in Montgomery comes with unexpected challenges for Bruce, meaning the rest of the Williams family must rely on their holiday traditions to bring cheer.

Home Alone

Home Alone—Thursday, December 1, at 5:50 p.m. ET on Freeform
Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) becomes the man of the house… overnight! In this 1990 classic, Kevin is accidentally left behind when the rest of his family embarks on a Christmas vacation. So, he decks the house for the holidays—but not with holly and tinsel! It’s up to Kevin and Kevin alone to stop two bumbling burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) from breaking in. Can Kevin’s DIY booby traps protect his family’s home?

The Great Christmas Light Fight

The Great Christmas Light Fight—Thursday, December 2, at 9 p.m. ET on ABC
The holiday festivities conclude in the final two episodes of the season as Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak head to the most spectacular Christmas displays in America. In the back-to-back episodes, four families face off as they showcase their extravagant displays to compete for the coveted Light Fight trophy and $50,000 prize.