Check Out The Freeform Holiday Lineup For 2019

Halloween may have just gone by, but it’s never too early to start preparing for Christmas. The best part of the holidays in my opinion is the holiday TV schedule. There’s just something about sitting down on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and watching a classic holiday program that makes me feel like a kid again.

Every year, more and more specials are released and it’s hard to keep up. Luckily, Freeform has already released their holiday schedule, so now we can plan our December viewings! What are you looking forward to the most?  

Sunday, December 1

Disney
  • 7am/6c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • 9:05am/8:05c Deck the Halls (2006)
  • 11:10am/10:10c Arthur Christmas
  • 1:15pm/12:15c The Simpsons Holiday-thon
  • 2:45pm/1:45c The Santa Clause
  • 4:50pm/3:50c The Santa Clause 2
  • 6:55pm/5:55c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 9pm/8c Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • 11:30pm/10:30c Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
  • 1:30am/12:30c The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

The Santa Clause has always been a classic in our house, and that’s the one I’m most looking forward to. Tim Allen is plays a perfect Santa!

Monday, December 2

Disney
  • 7am/6c The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
  • 7:30am/6:30c The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 11am/10c Wrap Battle
  • 12pm/11c Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
  • 2:05pm/1:05c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • 4:15pm/3:15c Deck the Halls (2006)
  • 6:20pm/5:20c Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

“After all, there’s only one more sleep ’til Christmaaaas!” The Muppet Christmas Carol puts a fun spin on an old tale, and definitely has some of the catchiest music of all Christmas specials.

Tuesday, December 3

20th Century Fox
  • 7:30am/6:30c Santa Baby
  • 11am/10c The Preacher’s Wife
  • 1:40pm/12:40c Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic
  • 2:40pm/1:40c Rise of the Guardians
  • 4:45pm/3:45c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
  • 5:50pm/4:50c Home Alone
  • 8:20pm/7:20c Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 12am/11c The Simpsons Holiday-thon

Seeing Macaulay Culkin take down those wannabe home intruders will never get old.

Wednesday, December 4

20th Century Fox
  • 7:30am/6:30c Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe
  • 11am/10c Rise of the Guardians
  • 1pm/12c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
  • 2pm/1c The Simpsons Holiday-thon
  • 4pm/3c Home Alone
  • 6:30pm/5:30c Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 9pm/8c Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas
  • 12am/11c Deck the Halls (2006)

I’ll have to set the DVR for this one, because there’s no way I’m staying up until midnight, but I’m excited to see this! I find that some of the more modern holiday movies aren’t as good, but this is an exception.

Thursday, December 5

Universal Studios
  • 7:30am/6:30c Holiday in Handcuffs
  • 11am/10c Wrap Battle
  • 12pm/11c Kung Fu Panda Holiday
  • 12:30pm/11:30c Unaccompanied Minors
  • 2:30pm/1:30c Deck the Halls (2006)
  • 4:35pm/3:35c Arthur Christmas
  • 6:40pm/5:40c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 8:20pm/7:20c Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • 12am/11c Unaccompanied Minors

Jim Carrey is a genius! It’s a bit frustrating when so many things get remade, especially since the Grinch is so iconic, but this remake is one that I’ll watch again and again.

Friday, December 6

Videocraft International
  • 7:30am/6:30c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • 11am/10c Kung Fu Panda Holiday
  • 11:30am/10:30c Home Alone 3
  • 1:35pm/12:35c Arthur Christmas
  • 3:40pm/2:40c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 5:20pm/4:20c Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • 8pm/7c Frosty the Snowman
  • 8:30pm/7:30c Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • 9:30pm/8:30c The Santa Clause
  • 11:30pm/10:30c The Santa Clause 2
  • 1:30am/12:30c The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

The first time I ever saw Rudolph I was mesmerized, and now I make sure to sit and watch it every year. There’s something so comforting about it, although the sound his nose makes can get a little grating!

Saturday, December 7

  • 7am/6c Cricket on the Hearth
  • 8am/7c Home Alone 3
  • 10am/9c Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House
  • 12pm/11c The Santa Clause
  • 2:05pm/1:05c The Santa Clause 2
  • 4:10pm/3:10c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 6:15pm/5:15c Frosty the Snowman
  • 6:45pm/5:45c Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • 7:50pm/6:50c Home Alone
  • 10:20pm/9:20c Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Another true classic. I much prefer the original Frosty to Frosty Returns. Do you think the song came first or the show?

Sunday, December 8

Disney
  • 7am/6c Wrap Battle
  • 8am/7c Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House
  • 10am/9c I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
  • 12pm/11c Prancer Returns
  • 2:05pm/1:05c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 4:10pm/3:10c Home Alone
  • 6:40pm/5:40c Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 9:20pm/8:20c Despicable Me 2
  • 11:25pm/10:25c Shrek
  • 1:30am/12:30c Kung Fu Panda Holiday

The Santa Clause is one of the few franchises that actually stayed good as they went on. The third one is just as great as the first.

Monday, December 9

Disney
  • 7:30am/6:30c I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
  • 11am/10c Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic
  • 12pm/11c Home Alone 3
  • 2:10pm/1:10c Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
  • 4:20pm/3:20c Kung Fu Panda Holiday
  • 4:50pm/3:50c Shrek
  • 6:55pm/5:55c Despicable Me 2

I’ll sit and watch ANYTHING about Disney, and this is no different,

Tuesday, December 10

Sony
  • 7:30am/6:30c Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
  • 11am/10c Wrap Battle
  • 12pm/11c The Mistle-Tones
  • 2:05pm/1:05c Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas
  • 4:10pm/3:10c Deck the Halls (2006)
  • 6:15pm/5:15c Arthur Christmas
  • 8:20pm/7:20c Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • 12am/11c The Simpsons Holiday-thon

This is a fun movie and a great way to spend a Tuesday. It’s a good one to watch with the kids, too!

Wednesday, December 11

Fox
  • 7:30am/6:30c 12 Dates of Christmas
  • 11am/10c Deck the Halls (2006)
  • 1:10pm/12:10c Arthur Christmas
  • 3:20pm/2:20c The Simpsons Holiday-thon
  • 5:20pm/4:20c Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • 8pm/7c Same Time, Next Christmas
  • 10pm/9c Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic
  • 12am/11c Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve

Nothing really screams out at me on this day, but that’s fine. I’m sure I’ll enjoy them still! Or I could take a day off…no one is forcing me to watch Christmas specials.

Thursday, December 12

Disney
  • 7am/6c The Preacher’s Wife
  • 11am/10c This Christmas
  • 1:35pm/12:35c The Perfect Holiday
  • 3:35pm/2:35c The Holiday
  • 6:50pm/5:50c The Santa Clause
  • 8:55pm/7:55c The Santa Clause 2
  • 12am/11c Snow

Again, one that I’ll have to set the DVR for, but I’ll be damned if I don’t catch all of these!

Friday, December 13

20th Century Fox
  • 7am/6c Love the Coopers
  • 12:30pm/11:30c The Santa Clause
  • 2:35pm/1:35c The Santa Clause 2
  • 4:40pm/3:40c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 6:45pm/5:45c Home Alone
  • 9:15pm/8:15c Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 11:55pm/10:55c Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

There’s a scene in this movie where Kevin sits in a limo and eats an entire cheese pizza. That’s all I want in life.

Saturday, December 14

  • 7am/6c Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
  • 9am/8c Arthur Christmas
  • 11am/10c The Simpsons Holiday-thon
  • 2pm/1c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 4:05pm/3:05c Home Alone
  • 6:35pm/5:35c Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 9:15pm/8:15c Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • 11:55pm/10:55c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

Again…the DVR will be set, but I love having a bank of movies and specials to pick from.

Sunday, December 15

Disney
  • 7am/6c Arthur Christmas
  • 9:05am/8:05c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • 11:10am/10:10c Unaccompanied Minors
  • 1:20pm/12:20c Deck the Halls (2006)
  • 3:25pm/2:25c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 5:05pm/4:05c Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • 7:45pm/6:45c The Santa Clause
  • 9:50pm/8:50c The Santa Clause 2
  • 11:55pm/10:55c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

I think a lot of people see this is a Halloween movie…but they’re WRONG! This movie is so quirky and fun, and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Monday, December 16

Disney
  • 7am/6c Deck the Halls (2006)
  • 9am/8c Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice
  • 11am/10c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 1:05pm/12:05c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 2:45pm/1:45c Rise of the Guardians
  • 4:50pm/3:50c The Santa Clause
  • 6:55pm/5:55c The Santa Clause 2

Very few of the new Christmas specials that have come out are re-watchable year after year, but Prep & Landing absolutely is.

Tuesday, December 17

Dreamworks
  • 7am/6c Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
  • 8:30am/7:30c Prancer Returns
  • 10:30am/9:30c Rise of the Guardians
  • 12:35pm/11:35c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • 2:40pm/1:40c The Holiday
  • 5:50pm/4:50c Home Alone
  • 8:20pm/7:20c Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 12am/11c The Simpsons Holiday-thon

This is a little more action-adventure based than your normal holiday movie, but there’s really nothing wrong with that.

Wednesday, December 18

Disney
  • 7am/6c Prancer Returns
  • 9am/8c I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
  • 11:05am/10:05c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • 1:10pm/12:10c The Simpsons Holiday-thon
  • 3:10pm/2:10c Home Alone
  • 5:40pm/4:40c Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 8:20pm/7:20c Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • 12am/11c Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas

Thursday, December 19

Disney
  • 7:30am/6:30c Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic
  • 8:30am/7:30c Snowglobe
  • 10:30am/9:30c 12 Dates of Christmas
  • 12:30pm/11:30c Deck the Halls (2006)
  • 2:35pm/1:35c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 4:40pm/3:40c Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • 7:20pm/6:20c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 9pm/8c Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story
  • 11pm/10c Rise of the Guardians
  • 1am/12c Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

Admittedly, this isn’t a Christmas movie, but I’ll never pass up the chance to watch Toy Story…

Friday, December 20

Disney
  • 7am/6c Snow
  • 9am/8c Snow 2: Brain Freeze
  • 11am/10c Deck the Halls (2006)
  • 1pm/12c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 3pm/2c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 4:40pm/3:40c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
  • 5:45pm/4:45c Frosty the Snowman
  • 6:15pm/5:15c Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • 7:20pm/6:20c Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story
  • 9:20pm/8:20c Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 2
  • 11:25pm/10:25c Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot
  • 11:55pm/10:55c Arthur Christmas

…or Toy Story 2 for that matter.

Saturday, December 21

Rankin/Bass Productions
  • 7am/6c The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
  • 7:30am/6:30c Prancer Returns
  • 9:40am/8:40c Arthur Christmas
  • 11:50am/10:50c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
  • 12:55pm/11:55c Frosty the Snowman
  • 1:25pm/12:25c Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • 2:30pm/1:30c Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 2
  • 4:35pm/3:35c Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot
  • 5:05pm/4:05c The Santa Clause
  • 7:10pm/6:10c The Santa Clause 2
  • 9:15pm/8:15c Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • 11:55pm/10:55c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

I can’t remember a Christmas season where my family didn’t watch The Little Drummer Boy, and I don’t plan on changing that any time soon.

Sunday, December 22

Columbia Pictures
  • 7am/6c The Holiday
  • 10:15am/9:15c The Santa Clause
  • 12:25pm/11:25c The Santa Clause 2
  • 2:35pm/1:35c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 4:40pm/3:40c Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • 7:20pm/6:20c Home Alone
  • 9:50pm/8:50c Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 12:30am/11:30c The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
  • 1am/12c Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

A good romantic comedy can warm up anyone on a cold Sunday morning!

Monday, December 23

Gypsy Films International, Inc
  • 7am/6c Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic
  • 8am/7c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • 10am/9c Deck the Halls (2006)
  • 12pm/11c Prancer Returns
  • 2:05pm/1:05c Arthur Christmas
  • 4:10pm/3:10c Home Alone
  • 6:40pm/5:40c Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 9:20pm/8:20c Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Tuesday, December 24

  • 7am/6c The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
  • 7:30am/6:30c Prancer Returns
  • 11am/10c Kung Fu Panda Holiday
  • 11:30am/10:30c Arthur Christmas
  • 1:30pm/12:30c The Santa Clause
  • 3:35pm/2:35c The Santa Clause 2
  • 5:40pm/4:40c Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • 8:20pm/7:20c Frosty the Snowman
  • 8:50pm/7:50c Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • 9:55pm/8:55c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
  • 12am/11c The Simpsons Holiday-thon

What better way to spend Christmas Eve than with a classic stop-motion program about Santa being on his way?

Wednesday, December 25

  • 7am/6c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • 9am/8c Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice
  • 11am/10c The Santa Clause
  • 1:05pm/12:05c The Santa Clause 2
  • 3:10pm/2:10c Frosty the Snowman
  • 3:40pm/2:40c Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • 4:45pm/3:45c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
  • 5:50pm/4:50c Home Alone
  • 8:20pm/7:20c Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 12am/11c Deck the Halls (2006)

On Christmas day, it’s nice to have some background noise, especially if there are kids around. Keeping the TV on with such a great lineup is a good way to fill the room.

Which show are you most excited to catch?