How the Grinch Stole Christmas will air twice this year: Monday, Nov. 28, on ABC, and again on Wednesday, Dec. 7, on the Cartoon Network. ABC will broadcast A Charlie Brown Christmas twice, on Monday, Dec. 5, and Thursday, Dec. 15. Rudolph shines on CBS this year, airing Tuesday, Nov. 29. On Friday, Dec. 9, Frosty comes to town on CBS. Jimmy Stewart reminds us, once again, that It’s a Wonderful Life on Saturday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 24 on NBC. Bing croons White Christmas on Monday, Dec. 12, airing on AMC. Miracle on 34th Street airs Christmas Eve on TCM while TBS broadcasts its annual marathon of A Christmas Story, also on Christmas Eve.
The most-surreal Christmas Eve broadcast can be found on the Sprout Network, which features programming tailored for infants. It’s the Snooze-a-thon, showing cartoon characters and puppets sleeping, presumably dreaming of sugarplums. It goes on for hours until the dawn of Christmas morning. It’s hilarious.