Written by Jaretta Konneh
Christmas is the perfect time to gather the family around the TV to enjoy a festive movie or TV show. Not sure what to watch? Here's our viewing guide:
Movie: A Christmas Story
Synopsis: Nine-year-old Ralphie wants one thing for Christmas—a Red Ryder BB gun. He tries to persuade everyone this is the ultimate gift, but instead he receives disapproval from his parents, his teachers, and even Father Christmas himself!
When to Watch It: Dec. 24, 8 p.m., TBS
Movie: Disney Parks' Christmas Day Parade
Synopsis: Celebrate Christmas with Mickey Mouse and the gang at Magical Kingdom.
When to Watch It: Dec. 25, 10 a.m., ABC
Movie: The Year Without A Santa Claus
Synopsis: What would Christmas be without Santa? Mrs. Claus retells the story of when Santa and his reindeer took a vacation from Christmas.
When to Watch It: Dec. 22, 7 a.m. ABC Family
Movie: Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
Synopsis: Sid and his furry friends head to the North Pole to beg Santa to take him off the naughty list.
When to Watch It: Dec. 25, 8 p.m., FOX
Movie: Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Synopsis: This classic is about a creature’s scheme to steal Christmas in Whoville.
When to Watch It: Dec. 22, 7 p.m., ABC Family
Movie: Merry Madagascar
Synopsis: Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman decide to save Christmas when Santa and his reindeer crash into Madagascar.
When to Watch It: Dec. 25, 9:30 p.m., The CW
Movie: Jack Frost
Synopsis: Harmonica player Jack Frost spends too much time on his career and less on his family. After his untimely death, he is resurrected in the form of a snowman and teaches his son, Charlie, the invaluable life lessons he should've before he died.
When to Watch It: Dec. 23, 5 p.m., ABC Family
Movie: Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Synopsis: An affable mailman answers common questions about Santa and tells children of his origins.
When to Watch It: Dec. 23, 6 p.m., ABC Family
Movie: The Polar Express
Synopsis: Does Santa exist? This movie tells the story of a young boy who reaffirms his belief in Santa after he embarks on a magical train headed to the North Pole.
When to Watch It: Dec. 23, 10 p.m., ABC Family
Movie: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Synopsis: The Muppets tell their merry, musical version of the timeless story, A Christmas Carol.
When to Watch It: Dec. 24, 3 p.m., ABC Family