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2018 Christmas TV Specials and Movies Schedule

As usual, the Christmas TV season begins much earlier than you would think. Date announcements for Christmas specials and movies are already coming out pretty regularly. Some 2018 Christmas programming already begins in October with the first preview special airing on October 14 and the first movie is scheduled for October 27. While it’ll be awhile before we begin our own Christmas coverage on Geeky Hobbies, the time has come for our yearly roundup of every 2018 Christmas TV special, TV series, and movie and the dates and times they are airing. Not everything has been announced just yet but this list will be updated as new air dates are released. If you notice I have missed something, feel free to let me know in the comments section (or contact us) and I will add it to the schedule.

The first time listed for each title is the time for the Eastern, Mountain, and Pacific time zones. The second time listed is for the Central time zone.

Last Updated: November 17, 2018

October 2018 Christmas TV Specials and Movies:

Sunday, October 14, 2018:

  • 11/10 PM: Miracles of Christmas Preview Special (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Special)

Saturday, October 20, 2018:

  • 10/9 PM: 2018 Countdown to Christmas Preview Special (Hallmark Channel, Special)

Saturday, October 27, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: Christmas at Pemberley Manor (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)

November 2018 Christmas TV Specials and Movies:

Thursday, November 1, 2018:

Friday, November 2, 2018:

  • 3/2 AM: The Holiday Calendar (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)

Saturday, November 3, 2018:

  • 7/6 PM: This Is Our Christmas (aka Beverly Hills Christmas II) (UP, Original Movie Premiere) (Watch It: Amazon Video)
  • 8/7 PM: Christmas Joy (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)

Sunday, November 4, 2018:

  • 7/6 PM: The Christmas Switch (UP, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Road to Christmas (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Marrying Father Christmas (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)

Monday, November 5, 2018:

  • 9/8 PM: Holiday Baking Championship (Food Network, Season 5 Premiere) (Watch It: Amazon Video)
  • 10/9 PM: Christmas Cookie Challenge (Food Network, Season 2 Premiere) (Watch It: Amazon Video)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018:

  • No Christmas specials or movies announced so far.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018:

  • No Christmas specials or movies announced so far.

Thursday, November 8, 2018:

  • No Christmas specials or movies announced so far.

Friday, November 9, 2018:

  • 10/9 PM: Holiday Cookie Builds (Cooking Channel, Series Premiere) (Watch It: Amazon Video)

Saturday, November 10, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: It’s Christmas, Eve (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere) (Watch It: Amazon Video)

Sunday, November 11, 2018:

  • 11:30/10:30 AM: Giada’s Holiday Handbook (Food Network, Special)
  • 7/6 PM: Chandler Christmas Getaway (UP, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Christmas in Love (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: A Veteran’s Christmas (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)

Monday, November 12, 2018:

  • 9/8 PM: Holiday Baking Championship (Food Network, New Episode) (Watch It: Amazon Video)
  • 10/9 PM: Christmas Cookie Challenge (Food Network, New Episode) (Watch It: Amazon Video)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018:

  • No Christmas specials or movies announced so far.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018:

  • No Christmas specials or movies announced so far.

Thursday, November 15, 2018:

  • No Christmas specials or movies announced so far.

Friday, November 16, 2018:

  • 3/2 AM: The Princess Switch (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Holiday Cookie Builds (Cooking Channel, New Episode) (Watch It: Amazon Video)

Saturday, November 17, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: Christmas at Graceland (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Return to Christmas Creek (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: It’s a Wonderful Lifetime Preview Special (Lifetime, Special)

Sunday, November 18, 2018:

  • 7/6 PM: Christmas on the Coast (UP, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: A Godwink Christmas (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)

Monday, November 19, 2018:

  • 9/8 PM: Last Vermont Christmas (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Holiday Baking Championship (Food Network, New Episode) (Watch It: Amazon Video)
  • 10/9 PM: Christmas Cookie Challenge (Food Network, New Episode) (Watch It: Amazon Video)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018:

  • 3/2 AM: Creative Galaxy: Arty’s Holiday Masterpiece (Amazon, Special)
  • 3/2 AM: Pete the Cat: A Very Groovy Christmas (Amazon, Special)
  • 9/8 PM: Hope at Christmas (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: My Christmas Inn (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Reunited at Christmas (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: A Christmas Arrangement (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)

Thursday, November 22, 2018:

  • 3/2 AM: The Christmas Chronicles (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Christmas at the Palace (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: The Christmas Contract (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: ‘Tis the Season: A One Tree Hill Cast Reunion (Lifetime, One-Hour Special)

Friday, November 23, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: Frosty the Snowman (CBS, Christmas Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (The CW, Christmas Special)
  • 8/7 PM: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (NBC, Christmas Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Poinsettias for Christmas (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (ABC, Christmas Special)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: Dreamworks Trolls Holiday (NBC, Christmas Special)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: Frosty Returns (CBS, Christmas Special)
  • 10/9 PM: Every Other Holiday (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Holiday Cookie Builds (Cooking Channel, New Episode) (Watch It: Amazon Video)

Saturday, November 24, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: Christmas Everlasting (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Every Day Is Christmas (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire (CBS, Christmas Special)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe (CBS, Christmas Special)
  • 9/8 PM: Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: The Story of Santa Claus (CBS, Christmas Special)
  • 10/9 PM: Christmas Harmony (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)

Sunday, November 25, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: Holiday Wars (Food Network, One-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Jingle Belle (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: A Shoe Addict’s Christmas (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Christmas Cupid’s Arrow (ION, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Holiday Gingerbread Showdown (Food Network, Series Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: A Stone Cold Christmas (Bounce TV, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: The Truth About Christmas (Freeform, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Christmas Perfection (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)

Monday, November 26, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC, Season 6 Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: 9-1-1 (FOX, Christmas Episode)
  • 9/8 PM: Holiday Baking Championship (Food Network, New Episode) (Watch It: Amazon Video)
  • 10/9 PM: Christmas Cookie Challenge (Food Network, New Episode) (Watch It: Amazon Video)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS, Christmas Special)
  • 9/8 PM: House Hunters: Home for the Holidays (HGTV, Series Premiere)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: 86th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center (NBC, Two-Hour Special)
  • 10/9 PM: A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy (NBC, One-Hour Special)

Thursday, November 29, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: The Wonderful World of Disney: Holiday Special (ABC, 30-Minute Special)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: Toy Story That Time Forgot (ABC, 30-Minute Special)
  • 9/8 PM: The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (ABC, Two-Hour Special)

Friday, November 30, 2018:

  • 3/2 AM: Angela’s Christmas (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: A Christmas Prince 2: Royal Wedding (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: A Very Nutty Christmas (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Holiday Cookie Builds (Cooking Channel, New Episode) (Watch It: Amazon Video)

December 2018 Christmas TV Specials and Movies:

Saturday, December 1, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: Disney Parks Presents a 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Party (Disney Channel, Half-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Mingle All the Way (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: A Twist of Christmas (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Christmas Wonderland (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Love for Christmas (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)

Sunday, December 2, 2018:

  • 7/6 PM: Christmas Catch (UP, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 7/6 PM: Merry Wishmas (TV One, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: The Christmas Pact (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: A Majestic Christmas (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Holiday Gingerbread Showdown (Food Network, New Episode)
  • 9/8 PM: Life-Size 2 (Freeform, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Once Upon a Christmas Miracle (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Shoelaces for Christmas (BYUtv, Christmas Movie)
  • 9/8 PM: A Wedding for Christmas (ION, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: 2018 National Christmas Tree Lighting (Ovation/Reelz, 90-Minute Special)
  • 10/9 PM: A Star for Christmas (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special (ABC, One-Hour Special)

Monday, December 3, 2018:

  • 9/8 PM: Holiday Baking Championship (Food Network, New Episode) (Watch It: Amazon Video)
  • 9:30/8:30 PM: Pop Up Santa Holiday Special (Freeform, 90-Minute Special)
  • 10/9 PM: Christmas Cookie Challenge (Food Network, New Episode) (Watch It: Amazon Video)
  • 10/9 PM: Deal or No Deal: Happy Howie Days (NBC, One-Hour Special)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018:

  • 9/8 PM: Lethal Weapon (FOX, Christmas Episode)
  • 9/8 PM: Saturday Night Live: Best of Christmas (NBC, Two-Hour Special)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018:

  • No Christmas specials or movies announced so far.

Thursday, December 6, 2018:

  • 9/8 PM: The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition (ABC, Season 4 Premiere)
  • 9:30/8:30 PM: Impractical Jokers: Staten Island Holiday Spectacular (truTV, Christmas Episode)

Friday, December 7, 2018:

  • 3/2 AM: Nailed It!: Holiday (Netflix, Special)
  • 3/2 AM: Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas (Netflix, Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Christmas Lost and Found (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular (VH1, One-Hour Special)

Saturday, December 8, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic (Freeform, One-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Homegrown Christmas (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Santa’s Boots (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Memories of Christmas (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Rent-an-Elf (ION, Original Movie Premiere)

Sunday, December 9, 2018:

  • 7/6 PM: Living By Design Holiday Special (TV One, Special)
  • 8/7 PM: A Christmas in Tennessee (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Christmas Under the Stars: Train (BYUtv, One-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Homicide for the Holidays (Oxygen, Season Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Welcome to Christmas (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Holiday Gingerbread Showdown (Food Network, New Episode)
  • 9/8 PM: A Snow White Christmas (ION, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)

Monday, December 10, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: CMA Country Christmas (ABC, Two-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Just Like Mom and Dad (BYUtv, Christmas Episode)
  • 9/8 PM: Holiday Baking Championship (Food Network, New Episode) (Watch It: Amazon Video)
  • 9/8 PM: No Sleep ’til Christmas (Freeform, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Studio C (BYUtv, Christmas Episode)
  • 10/9 PM: Christmas Cookie Challenge (Food Network, New Episode) (Watch It: Amazon Video)
  • 10/9 PM: The Great Christmas Light Fight: All Stars (ABC, One-Hour Special)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018:

  • 9/8 PM: Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas (NBC, One-Hour Special)
  • 10/9 PM: Hollywood Game Night (NBC, Christmas Episode)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018:

  • 3/2 AM: Ken Jeong Cracks Christmas (YouTube, 30-Minute Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC, Christmas Episode)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: American Housewife (ABC, Christmas Episode)
  • 9/8 PM: Little Big Shots (NBC, Christmas Episode)

Thursday, December 13, 2018:

  • 9/8 PM: Dr. Pimple Popper: The 12 Pops of Christmas (TLC, One-Hour Special)

Friday, December 14, 2018:

  • 3/2 AM: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale (Netflix, Christmas Episode)
  • 3/2 AM: Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle (Netflix, Christmas Special)
  • 8/7 PM: The 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (The CW, Two-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Christmas Around the Corner (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: I Love Lucy Christmas Special (CBS, One-Hour Special)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: Speechless (ABC, Christmas Episode)

Saturday, December 15, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: Christmas Pen Pals (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Entertaining Christmas (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Country Christmas Album (ION, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Northern Lights of Christmas (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)

Sunday, December 16, 2018:

  • 7/6 PM: Coins for Christmas (TV One, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Christmas Under the Stars: The Band Perry (BYUtv, Special)
  • 8/7 PM: A Gingerbread Romance (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Hometown Christmas (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2018 (The CW, 90-Minute Special)
  • 9/8 PM: Christmas at Grand Valley (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: A Christmas in Royal Fashion (ION, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Holiday Gingerbread Showdown (Food Network, Season 1 Finale)

Monday, December 17, 2018:

  • 9/8 PM: Holiday Baking Championship (Food Network, Season 5 Finale) (Watch It: Amazon Video)
  • 10/9 PM: America’s Got Talent (NBC, Christmas Episode)
  • 10/9 PM: Christmas Cookie Challenge (Food Network, Season 2 Finale) (Watch It: Amazon Video)

Tuesday, December 18, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2018 (The CW, One-Hour Special)
  • 9/8 PM: Greatest Holiday Video Countdown (The CW, One-Hour Special)

Wednesday, December 19, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (The CW, Christmas Special)
  • 10/9 PM: Schitt’s Creek Holiday Episode (POP, Christmas Episode)
  • 10:30/9:30 PM: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents Christmas on I.C.E. (TBS, Christmas Special)

Thursday, December 20, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (BYUtv)

Friday, December 21, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: A Christmas Kiss (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: A Home for the Holidays: The 20th Anniversary (CBS, One-Hour Special)

Saturday, December 22, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: Jingle Around the Clock (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Small Town Christmas (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)

Sunday, December 23, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: 3 Holiday Tails (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Christmas Made to Order (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic (The CW)
  • 9/8 PM: Christmas Bells Are Ringing (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Gingerbread Giants 2 (Food Network, One-Hour Special)

Monday, December 24, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC)
  • 9/8 PM: Holiday Baking Championship: Homecoming (Food Network, One-Hour Special)
  • 11:30/10:30 PM: Christmas Eve Mass (NBC, 90-Minute Special)

Tuesday, December 25, 2018:

  • 10/9 AM: Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade (ABC, Two-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: When Calls the Heart Two-Hour Christmas Special (Hallmark Channel, Christmas Episode)

Wednesday, December 26, 2018:

  • No Christmas specials or movies announced so far.

Thursday, December 27, 2018:

  • No Christmas specials or movies announced so far.

Friday, December 28, 2018:

  • No Christmas specials or movies announced so far.

Saturday, December 29, 2018:

  • 8/7 PM: A Midnight Kiss (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)

Sunday, December 30, 2018:

  • No Christmas specials or movies announced so far.

Monday, December 31, 2018:

  • No Christmas specials or movies announced so far.

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