How to Watch ‘A Christmas Story’ and Other Holly Jolly Films

by Maggie Schneider

Here’s how to watch your favorite Christmas movies this week. Grab some popcorn and check out this lengthy schedule.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, that’s right. We are officially 4 days away from Christmas! My favorite part of the holiday is all of the festive movies and television classics to watch with friends and family. Wanna know what’s on the schedule this week? Keep reading to find out!

Friday, December 24th

The Santa Clause – Watch the comedy classic at 5:10 p.m. on Freeform. Watch Tim Allen play a divorced dad who takes over the Santa suit.

The Santa Clause 2 – The sequel airs at 7:20 p.m. Friday on Freeform. To keep the suit, Santa needs to find a Mrs. Claus.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – The third and final installment of the classic series airs at 9:55 p.m. on Freeform. Jack Frost (played by Martin Short) tries to put an end to Christmas.

Elf – Will Ferrel is an elf who goes on a journey to New York City to meet his father. The family favorite airs at 8 p.m., 9:40 p.m.and 11:00 p.m. on Starz.

Saturday, December 25th

A Christmas Story – Airing at 7:30 p.m. on TNT, Ralphie wants a BB gun for Christmas. Comedy and chaos ensue.

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas – Jim Carrey plays The Grinch in this live-action retelling. It airs at 9:40 p.m. on Freeform.

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – The animated remake voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch airs at 7:30 p.m. on Freeform.

Sunday, December 26th

A Charlie Brown Christmas – Your favorite Peanuts characters find the meaning behind Christmas in the animated classic. It airs 7:30 p.m. on PBS, PBS Kids, and Apple TV+.

Frosty The Snowman – The lovable snowman story airs 6:10 p.m. on Freeform.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – The 1964 animation airs at 6:45 p.m. on Freeform. Watch the world’s favorite reindeer make his dreams come true.

The Holly & The Ivy – The 1952 film airs on 10:15 p.m. Starring Ralph Richardson and Celia Johnson, it is a a British drama about an English minister returning home for the holiday.

Home Alone – An eight-year old boy is home alone for Christmas and outsmarts thieves in this fun tale. The Macaulay Culkin film airs 7:50 p.m. on Freeform.

Christmas Takes Flight – This new movie airs at 8 p.m. on CBS. When an airline owner cuts a children’s charity from the budget, a female pilot does everything she can to save the event and give back.

The Sound of Music – Ah yes, we love a musical. The Julia Andrews staple airs at 7 p.m. on ABC.

Check your local listings for more Christmas movie favorites!