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Your favorite TV Christmas specials — when and where to see them

The Elf on a Shelf balloon moves down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 24 in New York. The parade has been broadcast on NBC since 1948. NBC will televise another holiday tradition, ‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center,’ on Wednesday night.
The Elf on a Shelf balloon moves down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 24 in New York. The parade has been broadcast on NBC since 1948. NBC will televise another holiday tradition, ‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center,’ on Wednesday night. AP

The TV Christmas season is officially underway after the airing of Monday’s “CMA’s Country Christmas” on ABC.

Several more specials are scheduled to air this week, including a new Dolly Parton Christmas movie, the lighting of the tree at Rockefeller Center in New York and a beloved classic about a misunderstood reindeer.

Here’s your guide to holiday specials.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

7 p.m. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (CBS)

Wednesday, Nov. 30

7 p.m. “Christmas in Rockefeller Center“ (NBC)

8 p.m. “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” (NBC)

8 p.m. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (Freeform, formerly ABC Family)

Thursday, Dec. 1

5 p.m. “The Year Without a Santa Claus” (Freeform)

7 p.m. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (ABC)

11:55 p.m. “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” (Freeform)

Friday, Dec. 2

4:10 p.m. “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” (Freeform)

8:20 p.m. “The Polar Express” (Freeform)

Saturday, Dec. 3

5:40 p.m. “Elf” (Freeform)

Sunday, Dec. 4

3:30 p.m. “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”

Monday, Dec. 5

7 p.m. “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (ABC)

8 p.m. “Scrooged” (Freeform)

Thursday, Dec. 6

7 p.m. “Toy Story That Time Forgot” (ABC)

7: 30 p.m. “Shrek the Halls” (ABC)

Friday, Dec. 9

10:55 p.m. “Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July” (Freeform)

Saturday, Dec. 10

7 p.m. “It’s a Wonderful Life” (NBC)

Monday, Dec. 12

7 p.m. “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” (CW)

8 p.m. “The Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown” (CW)

Tuesday, Dec, 13

7 p.m. “iHeart Radio Jingle Ball 2016” (CW)

7:30 p.m. “Disney’s Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice” (ABC)

Friday, Dec. 16

7 p.m. “The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade” (CW)

Saturday, Dec. 17

7 p.m. “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown” (ABC)

Thursday, Dec. 22

7 p.m. “Terry Crews Saves Christmas” (CW)

Friday, Dec. 23

6 a.m. “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland” (Freeform)

Saturday, Dec. 24

7 p.m. “A Christmas Story” (TBS)

Sunday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day)

8 a.m. “The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration” (ABC)

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