2019 Holiday TV Specials: 25 Programs Sure to Make Your Days Merry and Bright (Photos)

Jennifer Maas

With Thanksgiving just one day away, you are now officially allowed to start listening to “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (if you haven’t been since Nov. 1, that is), baking cookies, shopping for presents and — most importantly — tuning into those holiday TV specials you look forward to throughout the less festive times of the year. TheWrap has rounded up all the new ones (and just a couple fan-favorite rebroadcasts) you can’t miss this season. Click through our gallery to check out the list of 2019’s holiday-themed TV givings.

Program: “Ellen’s Game of Games” Holiday Edition   Net: NBC  Date: Nov. 27    Time: 8 p.m.

Program: “Merry Happy Whatever” Season 1  Net: Netflix Date: Nov. 28

Program: “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”  Net: ABC  Date: Nov. 28   Time: 8 p.m.

Program: “Outrageous Holiday Houses”  Hosted by Lance Bass  Net: HGTV   Date: Nov. 28  Time: 11 p.m.

Program: “The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show”  Net: Amazon Prime Video  Date: Nov. 29

Program: “Sugar Rush Christmas”  Net: Netflix  Date: Nov. 29

Program: “The Great Christmas Light Fight”*  Net: ABC  Date: Premieres Dec. 2  Time: 8 p.m.

*Weekly series

Program: “Making It”*  Net: NBC  Date: Premieres Dec. 2  Time: 10 p.m.

*Weekly series

Program: “CMA Country Christmas”  Net: ABC  Date: Dec. 3  Time: 9 p.m.

Program: “The Moodys”*  Net: Fox  Date: Premieres Dec. 4  Time: 9 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

*New episodes air Dec. 9 at 9 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., Dec. 10 at 9 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Program: “87th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center”   Net: NBC
 Date: Dec. 4   Time:  8 p.m.

Program: “Same Time, Next Christmas”*   Net: ABC   Date: Dec. 5   Time: 9 p.m.

*TV movie

Program: “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways”*   Net: NBC  Date: Premieres 10   Time: 8 p.m.

*New episodes air Dec. 11 & Dec. 12.

Program: “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition”*  Net: ABC  Date: Premieres Dec. 12  Time: 9 p.m.

*Weekly series

Program: “A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy”*  Net: NBC  Date: Dec. 12   Time: 10 p.m.


Program: “Disney Channel Holiday Party @ Walt Disney World”   Net: Disney Channel   Date: Dec. 13   Time: 8 p.m.

Program: “Holidays with the Houghs”  Net: NBC   Date: Dec. 16   Time: 10 p.m.

Program: “Good Trouble” Holiday Special   Net: Freeform  Date: Dec. 16   Time: 9 p.m.

Program: “A Home for the Holidays With Idina Menzel”  Net: CBS  Date: Dec. 22   Time: 9 p.m.

Program: “Kids Say the Darndest Things” Holiday Special   Net: ABC  Date: Dec. 22  Time: 8 p.m.

Program: “A Christmas Story Live!”*   Net: Fox  Date: Dec. 24  Time: 8 p.m.


Program: “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade”  Net: ABC  Date: Dec. 25  Time:  10 a.m.

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