This yuletide season, enjoy beloved classics and new favorites all across the networks of Disney, including ABC, ESPN, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney+, ESPN, FX, FXM, Hulu, and Nat Geo WILD. Make some merry memories with loved ones as you watch holiday-themed episodes of original television series, as well as films, shorts, and specials.
Below, we present a comprehensive guide to your season’s screenings:
ABC and ESPN
ABC continues to deliver a lineup of cheer with festive holiday programming. Enjoy new holiday-themed episodes of your favorite shows throughout the rest of the month, including Shark Tank (Friday, December 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT), America’s Funniest Home Videos (Sunday, December 12, at 7 p.m. ET/PT), Supermarket Sweep (Sunday, December 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT), Station 19 (Thursday, December 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT), Grey’s Anatomy (Thursday, December 16, at 9 p.m. ET/PT), and General Hospital (Tuesday, December 21, Wednesday, December 22, at 2 p.m. ET/PT, and Thursday, December 30, at 2 p.m. ET/PT).
ABC will also rebroadcast beloved films and specials such as The Sound of Music (Sunday, December 19, at 7 p.m. ET/PT), Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (Thursday, December 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT), Olaf’s Frozen Adventure(Friday, December 24, at 8 p.m. ET/PT), Shrek the Halls (Friday, December 24, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT), Prep & Landing (Friday, December 24, at 9 p.m. ET/PT), Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice (Friday, December 24, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT), and The Wonderful World of Disney: Frozen (Monday, December 27, at 8 pm. ET/PT), as well as two original specials: A Very Boy Band Holiday (Thursday, December 23, at 9 p.m. ET/PT) and CMA Country Christmas (Thursday, December 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT).
Tune in to ABC for the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade on Saturday, December 25, at 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. PT, which will be hosted by Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, and Ariana DeBose! Afterward, ABC and ESPN will combine to nationally televise all five NBA Christmas Day games—spanning 13 consecutive hours of live event coverage!
The NBA Christmas Day schedule is as follows:
- 12 p.m. ET: Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks (ESPN, ESPN App)
- 2:30 p.m. ET: Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks (ABC, ESPN App)
- 5 p.m. ET: (Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns (ABC, ESPN App)
- 8 p.m. ET: Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (ABC, ESPN, ESPN App)
- 10:30 p.m. ET: Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz (ESPN, ESPN App)
Last but not least, toast to the end of 2021 and count down to 2022 with ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022 (Friday, December 31, at 8 p.m. ET/PT).
Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Enjoy rebroadcasts of the Disney Channel Original Movie Christmas… Again?!, starring Scarlett Estevez, and the Disney Junior special Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas, as well as a holiday-themed episode of Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends!
Other episodes, series, and specials are available in the DisneyNOW app, such as Disney Holiday Magic Quest, Holidays Unwrapped, and LEGO® Star Wars: Celebrate the Season.
Last month, we shared a rundown of new and beloved holiday films, shorts, and specials available to stream on Disney+, including Arendelle Castle Yule Log: Cut Paper Edition (premiering December 17), Babes in Toyland,Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special, Godmothered, High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Home Sweet Home Alone, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, LEGO® Star Wars Holiday Special, Noelle, Once Upon a Snowman, Puppy for Hanukkah, and TimBurton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas!
Enjoy more than a dozen Christmas-themed episodes of The Simpsons, as well as Christmas-, Hanukkah-, and Kwanza-themed episodes from beloved shows such as Even Stevens, Girl Meets World, K.C. Undercover, Kim Possible, Phineas and Ferb, The Proud Family, Sonny with a Chance, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and That’s So Raven.
Log in to Disney+ to see the entire Season’s Streamings collection.
The network’s 25 Days of Christmas is well underway—but there are still 17 more days to celebrate! Check out the complete schedule to find out when your favorite episodes, films, and specials—including Arthur Christmas, Black Nativity, Call Me Claus, Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic, Family Guy, Frosty the Snowman, Holiday in Handcuffs, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist, Jingle All the Way, Jingle All the Way 2, Love Actually, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, The Night Before, Office Christmas Party, Prancer Returns, The Preacher’s Wife, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Simpsons, Snowglobe, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Toy Story That Time Forgot, and Unaccompanied Minors—will air.
Huddle up around the fireplace and enjoy some eggnog! The holiday season is upon us, and FX is ready to spread the joy with FX’s 12 Days of Christmas. Check your local listings to find out when Abominable, Almost Christmas, Daddy’s Home, Daddy’s Home 2, Dr. Seuss’ the Grinch, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Krampus, The Lion King, Office Christmas Party, Sing, The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, The Secret Life of Pets, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Toy Story 4, and A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas air. Please note some titles may not be suitable for younger viewers.
Let the films of holidays past and present guide you through this year’s Christmas with FXM’s marathon of A Christmas Carol (1951) and FX’s: A Christmas Carol (2019), starting on Friday December 24, at 2:30 p.m. ET/PT and on Saturday, December 25, at 6 a.m. ET/PT.
Enjoy four episodes of Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi: Holiday Edition, which highlight unique traditions through the lens of a different immigrant culture and city, like Korean New Year in Los Angeles and Cuban Christmas in Miami. Hulu also debuted two animated holiday specials this year—A Very Solar Holiday Opposites Special (for adult viewers) and Madagascar: A Little Wild Holiday Goose Chase (for the whole family)—in addition to unwrapping an original unscripted limited series, Candified: Home for the Holidays, in which candy queen Jackie Sorkin and her team of candy artists design, glue, melt, and shape hundreds of thousands of sweet pieces to bring fun, festive fantasies to life.
Hulu is also home to some of the holiday specials and series that aired on ABC this year, from CMA Country Christmas and The Great Christmas Light Fight to A Very Boy Band Holiday. Of course, Hulu also has a vast library of merry movies to stream this holiday season, including Blippi and the Holiday Snow Globe, A Christmas Carol (1984), A Christmas Carol (2019), Cupid for Christmas, Dear Santa (2020), Happiest Season, The Holiday, Jingle All the Way, The Jinx & Dela Holiday Special, The Man Who Invented Christmas, Trolls Holiday in Harmony, and A Very Brady Christmas, among many others.
Nat Geo WILD
It’s the holiday season, which means spending time with loved ones, the exchanging of gifts—and Nat Geo WILD’s annual present to fans of The Incredible Dr. Pol! The “12 Days of Pol” marathon will premiere on Monday, December 20, and air through New Year’s Day.