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2017 Christmas TV Specials and Movies Schedule

Like the holiday itself, Christmas TV programming is starting to air earlier and earlier each year. For 2017, it kicks off on October 21. Yes, now Christmas stuff is even starting to air before Halloween. The following is a schedule of all 2017 Christmas TV specials and movies that I know about. As more Christmas TV special and movie air dates are announced, they will be added to this list. If you notice I am missing a title, feel free to let me know in the comments section (or contact us) and I will add it to the list.

Saturday, October 21, 2017:

  • 10/9 PM: Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas Preview Show (Hallmark Movie Channel, One-Hour Christmas Special)

Sunday, October 22, 2017:

  • 10/9 PM: Countdown to Christmas Preview Show (Hallmark Channel, One-Hour Christmas Special)

Saturday, October 28, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Marry Me at Christmas (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)

Sunday, October 29, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Home for Christmas Day (Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Movie Premiere)

Saturday, November 4, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Christmas Festival of Ice (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Mr. Christmas (Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Movie Premiere)

Sunday, November 5, 2017:

  • 7/6 PM: Second Chance Christmas (UP, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Miss Christmas (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Christmas in the Air (Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Movie Premiere) (Watch It: Amazon Video)

Monday, November 6, 2017:

  • 9/8 PM: Holiday Baking Championship (Food Network, 4th Season Premiere) (Watch It: Amazon Video)
  • 10/9 PM: Christmas Cookie Challenge (Food Network, Series Premiere) (Watch It: Amazon Video)

Saturday, November 11, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: The Sweetest Christmas (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere) (Watch It: Amazon Video)
  • 9/8 PM: A Song for Christmas (Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Movie Premiere)

Sunday, November 12, 2017:

  • 7/6 PM: A Very Country Christmas (UP, TV Movie Premiere) (Watch It: DVD)
  • 8/7 PM: Enchanted Christmas (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Engaging Father Christmas (Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Movie Premiere)

Friday, November 17, 2017:

  • 3/2 AM: A Christmas Prince (Netflix, TV Movie Premiere)

Saturday, November 18, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Coming Home for Christmas (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Christmas Homecoming (Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Movie Premiere)

Sunday, November 19, 2017:

  • 7/6 PM: The Christmas Calendar (UP, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: A Gift to Remember (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: A Bramble House Christmas (Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Movie Premiere)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: With Love, Christmas (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: 20/20: Lights, Camera, Christmas! Inside Holiday Movie Classics (ABC, Christmas Special Premiere)

Thursday, November 23, 2017:

  • 9/8 AM: The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS (CBS)
  • 8/7 PM: The Mistletoe Inn (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)

Friday, November 24, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Finding Santa (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Frosty the Snowman (CBS, Christmas Special)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: Frosty Returns (CBS, Christmas Special)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: Trolls Holiday Special (NBC, Christmas Special Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Impractical Jokers: Humiliation for the Holidays (truTV)

Saturday, November 25, 2017:

  • 6/5 PM: Homicide for the Holidays (Oxygen, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: The Christmas Train (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire (CBS, Christmas Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Wrapped Up in Christmas (Lifetime, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe (CBS, Christmas Special)
  • 9/8 PM: The Story of Santa Claus (CBS, Christmas Special)
  • 10/9 PM: A Family for the Holidays (Lifetime, “Mini-Movie” Premiere)

Sunday, November 26, 2017:

  • 7/6 PM: Christmas Solo (UP, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Switched for Christmas (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: A Very Merry Toy Store (Lifetime, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: A Joyous Christmas (Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Snowmance (ION, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: The Christmas Snowman (Lifetime, “Mini-Movie” Premiere)

Monday, November 27, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: CMA Country Christmas (ABC, Two-Hour Christmas Special)
  • 9/8 PM: Angry Angel (Freeform, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: A Very Pentatonix Christmas Special (NBC, One-Hour Christmas Special)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS, Christmas Special)
  • 10/9 PM: Drunk History: Christmas Special (Comedy Central, Christmas Special Premiere)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: 85th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center (NBC, One-Hour Christmas Special)

Thursday, November 30, 2017:

  • 9/8 PM: The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (ABC, Two-Hour Christmas Special Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: I Came Up With Christmas: A President Show Christmas Hour-Long Holiday Special (Comedy Central, One-Hour Christmas Special Premiere)

Friday, December 1, 2017:

  • 3/2 AM: Ask the Storybots: A Storybots Christmas (Netflix, Christmas Special Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Dreamworks Home: For the Holidays (Netflix, Christmas Special Premiere)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: Disney Parks Presents A Disney Channel Holiday Celebration (Disney Channel, Christmas Special Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic (The CW, One-Hour Special)

Saturday, December 2, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Christmas in Evergreen (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Four Christmases and a Wedding (Lifetime, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Christmas in Angel Falls (Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: The Ugly Christmas Sweater (Lifetime, “Mini-Movie” Premiere)

Sunday, December 3, 2017:

  • 7/6 PM: 12 Days of Giving (UP, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 7/6 PM: Lip Sync Battle Shorties: Holiday Special (Nickelodeon, Christmas Special Premiere)
  • 7/6 PM: Miss Me This Christmas (TV One, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Christmas at Holly Lodge (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: My Christmas Prince (Lifetime, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Magical Christmas Ornaments (Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: The Spruces & The Pines (ION, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Delivering Christmas (Lifetime, “Mini-Movie” Premiere)

Monday, December 4, 2017:

  • 7/6 PM: 95th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting from President’s Park (Hallmark Channel, Special Presentation)
  • 8/7 PM: The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC, Two-Hour 5th Season Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: The Wall: Deck the Wall – A Holiday Spectacular (NBC, Christmas Episode)
  • 11:30/10:30 PM: Teeny Tiny Christmas (Food Network, Christmas Special Premiere)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Moonshiners XXXmas (Discovery Channel, Christmas Special Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Will & Grace: A Gay Olde Christmas (NBC, Christmas Episode)
  • 9:30/8:30 PM: Superstore: Christmas Eve (NBC, Christmas Episode)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Crazy Cookie Builds (Cooking Channel, Series Premiere)

Thursday, December 7, 2017:

  • 7/6 PM: Chrisley Knows Best: A Very Merry Chrisley (USA Network, One-Hour Christmas Special Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: A Very Discovery Christmas (Discovery Channel, One-Hour Christmas Special Premiere)

Friday, December 8, 2017:

  • 3/2 AM: El Camino Christmas (Netflix, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: The Great British Baking Show: Christmas Masterclass (PBS, One-Hour Special)

Saturday, December 9, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: The Christmas Cottage (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Christmas in Mississippi (Lifetime, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Christmas Encore (Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Runaway Christmas Bride (ION, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: The Christmas Trap (Lifetime, “Mini-Movie” Premiere)

Sunday, December 10, 2017:

  • 6/5 PM: White House Christmas 2017 (HGTV, One-Hour Christmas Special Premiere)
  • 7/6 PM: Christmas Princess (UP, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 7/6 PM: You Can’t Fight Christmas (TV One, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: A Christmas Reunion (Lifetime, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Sharing Christmas (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: Bob’s Burgers (FOX, One-Hour Christmas Episode)
  • 9/8 PM: Karen Kingsbury’s Maggie’s Miracle (Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: A Royal Christmas Ball (ION, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9:30/8:30 PM: Family Guy: Don’t Be a Dickens at Christmas (FOX, Christmas Episode)
  • 11:30/10:30 PM: Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition (Adult Swim, Christmas Special Premiere)

Monday, December 11, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic (Freeform, Christmas Special Premiere)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2017 (The CW, One-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Lethal Weapon: Wreck the Halls (FOX, Christmas Episode)
  • 9/8 PM: Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas (NBC, One-Hour Christmas Special)

Thursday, December 14, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 (The CW, 90-Minute Christmas Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Showtime at the Apollo: Christmas (FOX, Christmas Special Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: The Wonderful World of Disney: Holiday Special (ABC, Christmas Special Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Taraji’s White Hot Holidays (FOX, Christmas Special Premiere)

Friday, December 15, 2017:

  • 3/2 AM: Christmas Inheritance (Netflix, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (The CW, Two-Hour Christmas Special)

Saturday, December 16, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Christmas Next Door (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Snowed-Inn Christmas (Lifetime, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: A Christmas Cruise (ION, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Rocky Mountain Christmas (Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: My Christmas Grandpa (Lifetime, “Mini-Movie” Premiere)

Sunday, December 17, 2017:

  • 7/6 PM: A Christmas Story (FOX, Three-Hour Christmas Musical Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Last Tango in Halifax: Holiday Special, Part 1 (PBS, One-Hour Christmas Special)
  • 8/7 PM: A Perfect Christmas List (Lifetime, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Romance at Reindeer Lodge (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Christmas Connection (Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Movie Premiere)

Monday, December 18, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic (Freeform, Christmas Special Premiere)
  • 11/10 PM: Gingerbread Giants: Path to Victory (Food Network, Christmas Special Premiere)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: A Home for the Holidays with Josh Groban (CBS, Christmas Special)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017:

  • 10/9 PM: A Special Edition of 20/20: Christmas Cribs (ABC, Christmas Special Premiere)

Thursday, December 21, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Great News: A Christmas Carol Wendelson (NBC, Christmas Episode)

Friday, December 22, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: I Love Lucy Christmas Special (CBS, Christmas Episodes)
  • 9/8 PM: A Very Bring It! Holiday (Lifetime, Christmas Special)
  • 10/9 PM: The Rap Game: Holiday Remix (Lifetime, Christmas Special)

Saturday, December 23, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Christmas Getaway (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)

Sunday, December 24, 2017:

  • 8/7 PM: Last Tango in Halifax: Holiday Special, Part 2 (PBS, One-Hour Christmas Special)

Monday, December 25, 2017:

  • 7/6 PM: Winter Wedding (UP, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: When Calls the Heart Christmas (Hallmark Channel, TV Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Call the Midwife: Holiday Special (PBS, One-Hour Christmas Special)
  • 9/8 PM: Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time (BBC America, 90-Minute Christmas Special)
  • 9/8 PM: Holiday Baking Championship: Runners Up Redemption (Food Network, Christmas Special Premiere)

4 thoughts on “2017 Christmas TV Specials and Movies Schedule

  • October 25, 2017 at 4:04 pm
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    Sun 10/29 Home For Christmas Day

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    • October 25, 2017 at 4:25 pm
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      Thanks!

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  • December 24, 2017 at 8:17 am
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    Thanks so much for this extremely helpful list. Merry Christmas!

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  • January 3, 2019 at 8:11 am
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    I am trying to find the Michael Buble Christmas special that aired on TV in 2017. I had saved the show but it was deleted in error and I would love to have it back. If anyone could help me I would greatly appreciate it.

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