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2017 Holiday TV & @Netflix shows! Spice up your holidays starting 11/17th! #Christmas2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, even on TV and Netflix starting Friday, November 17th! I absolutely LOVE watching Christmas shows, not just the movies, I like the cartoons and musicals too! I can’t wait to start watching some Holiday TV shows with my granddaughter, I’ve already set my DVR for some, like TROLLS!  Now I love Hallmark’s Christmas, but I have to say I am looking forward to the Christmas movies that aren’t all lovey dovey. 😉

Don’t forget to set your DVR’s so you won’t miss these  2017 Holiday TV and Netflix shows! Spice up your holidays starting November 17th!

Holiday TV Specials
Here’s a list of Holiday TV shows for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas shows for the whole family. Times are set in Central Time. Here’s a time converter to check for your local time. You can check for more information here. You can also check out another list with even more shows via HBO, and other channels here.

What are your favorite Holiday TV Shows?

Friday, Nov. 17
– “A Christmas Prince” (Netflix): In what sounds suspiciously like a Lifetime holiday movie (see sidebar), a journalist (Rose McIver, “iZombie”) is sent abroad to “get the scoop on a handsome prince who’s poised to be king.” I smell romance in the air …

Wednesday, Nov. 22
– “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” airs on ABC at 8 p.m.

– NBC’s “A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving” starts at 8 p.m.

– “Lights, Camera, Christmas! Inside Holiday Movie Classics” (9 p.m., ABC): A special episode of “20/20” that brings together stars from classic holiday movies — including “A Christmas Story’s” Ralphie, Peter Billingsley — and offers a behind-the-scenes look at memorable moments from the films.

Thursday, Nov. 23
– The Thanksgiving Day Parade CBS starts at 8 a.m., and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC at 9am.

Friday, Nov. 24
– All coming at you during the 7 o’clock hour: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on NBC, “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” on ABC and “Frosty the Snowman” and “Frosty Returns” on CBS

Holiday TV Specials

– “Trolls Holiday” (7:30 p.m., NBC): Poppy, Branch and Bridget get the TV treatment here. Now that the Bergens’ one holiday, Trollstice, is gone, Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick) makes it her mission to help them find a new one to celebrate. Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel and James Corden all return as well.

Saturday, Nov. 25
– “Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire” and “Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe” (7 and 7:30 p.m., CBS): This animated tale first was broadcast on the BBC in 1999, with British actors providing the voices. In 2002, a U.S. version aired on CBS for the first time, featuring Ben Stiller, James Woods, Jim Belushi, Britney Spears and Leah Remini. Stiller voices the titular character, son of Rudolph, who is competing to become part of Santa’s sleigh team.

– “The Story of Santa Claus” (8 p.m., CBS): A 1996 animated special about a toymaker (Ed Asner) who dreams of delivering a toy to every child on Christmas. Betty White and Tim Curry also voice characters.

Monday, Nov. 27
– “CMA Country Christmas” (7 p.m., ABC): Reba McEntire hosts the eighth annual concert, which was taped at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Performers include Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Darius Rucker and McEntire herself.

– “Angry Angel” (8 p.m., Freeform): An angel (Brenda Song) is stuck on Earth and “can’t seem to ring the right bells” to enter Heaven in this original movie that also stars Jason Biggs (“American Pie”).

– “A Very Pentatonix Christmas” (9 p.m., NBC): The Grammy Award-winning a cappella group headlines this special, which will include a duet with Jennifer Hudson.

Tuesday, Nov. 28
– “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (7 p.m., CBS): The classic 1964 movie, narrated by Burl Ives.

Wednesday, Nov. 29
– “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” (7 p.m., NBC): The annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center’s 75-foot tall, 50-foot wide tree will occur alongside performances by Pentatonix, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Nettles, Brett Eldredge and “Hamilton” Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr.

– “Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo” (9 p.m., CBS): The Grammy-winning singer performs at the Apollo Theater in New York City, kicking off the show with a performance atop the venue’s marquee. From there, according to CBS, he and his band “take to the streets, visiting, singing and entertaining locals in exciting, intimate, must-see moments.”

Thursday, Nov. 30
– “A Charlie Brown Christmas” airs on ABC at 7 p.m.

– “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” (8 p.m., ABC): Julianne Hough, Nick Lachey and Jesse Palmer host this primetime special, filmed at Walt Disney World and Disneyland and featuring performances by Ciara, Darius Rucker, Fifth Harmony, Fitz and the Tantrums, Jason Derulo, Lea Michele, and Telly Leung and Arielle Jacobs from Broadway’s “Aladdin.”

Friday, Dec. 1
– The CW is showing the one-hour special “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” at 7 p.m., to be followed at 9 p.m. by “Masters of Illusions: Christmas Magic.”

Sunday, Dec. 3
– “The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special” (7 p.m., CBS): Burnett reminisces on the show’s original sound stage about her favorite sketches, answers questions and welcomes special guests, including original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, as well as Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short.

Monday, Dec. 4
– “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (7 p.m., ABC): Now in its fifth season, the series finds families with over-the-top Christmas displays competing for prize money.

Wednesday, Dec. 6
– NBC’s “A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special” airs at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7
– ABC is airing “Shrek the Halls” at 7 p.m. and “Toy Story That Time Forgot” at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 9
–  It’s a Wonderful Life (7pm., NBC)  this is a beautiful movie that gives the absolute truth of the holiday we celebrate called Christmas.  It’s not about the gifts and the tree, it’s about that special feeling you get, it’s about the love you have.

Sunday, Dec. 10
– ABC will air “Frozen” at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12
– “Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2017” (7 p.m., The CW): “Entertainment Tonight’s” Kevin Frazier hosts this special, featuring the 12 best holiday commercials ever.

– “Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas” (8 p.m., NBC): Stefani presides over this one, which includes musical performances, holiday sketches, and appearances by fellow celebs Blake Shelton, Chelsea Handler, Seth MacFarlane, NE-YO and Ken Jeong.

Thursday, Dec. 14
– “iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball,” featuring a line-up that includes Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, The Chainsmokers, Demi Lovato, Logic, Kesha and Niall Horan, airs at 7 p.m. on The CW.

– “Taraji’s White Hot Holidays” (7 p.m., Fox): “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson hosts this special, featuring performances by Ciara, Faith Evans, Fergie, Jussie Smollett, Leslie Odom Jr. and Salt-N-Pepa.

– “Disney Prep & Landing” (7:30 p.m., ABC): An elite unit of elves, known as Prep & Landing, get homes ready for Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve in this animated special. A follow-up, “Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice” airs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19.

– “Showtime at the Apollo: Christmas” (8 p.m., Fox): Boyz II Men, Snoop Dogg, Fifth Harmony and DMX are among the performers in this holiday special, hosted by Steve Harvey.

Saturday, Dec. 16
– ABC is showing “I Want A Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown” at 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 17
– “A Christmas Story Live” (6 p.m., Fox): You’ll shoot your eye out! The live performance is inspired by the 1983 movie and the Tony-nominated “A Christmas Story: The Musical.” It stars Matthew Broderick as the grown-up Ralphie, who narrates the story, and Maya Rudolph as his mother. Jane Krakowski and Ana Gasteyer also star.

– ABC will air “The Sound of Music” at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20
– The CW airs “The Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time,” hosted by Dean Cain, at 8 p.m.

– “A Special Edition of 20/20: Christmas Cribs” (9 p.m., ABC): Celebrities reveal their holiday decor and favorite family traditions.

Friday, Dec. 22
– “I Love Lucy Christmas Special” (7 p.m., CBS): Back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic series, including “The Christmas Episode,” which finds Lucy and Ricky reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of their son, and “The Fashion Show,” during which Lucy spends too much money on a dress so she can participate in a fashion show.

– “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (8 p.m., CBS): Two newly colorized episodes, selected by creator Carl Reiner as two of Mary Tyler Moore’s best episodes.

Sunday, Dec. 24
– “How Murray Saved Christmas” (6:30 p.m., NBC): A cranky deli owner (Jerry Stiller) is forced to fill in for Santa Claus in this animated musical, which also features characters voiced by Jason Alexander, Sean Hayes, Dennis Haysbert and John Ratzenberger.

Encore Showing
–  It’s a Wonderful Life (7pm., NBC)  this is a beautiful movie that gives the absolute truth of the holiday we celebrate called Christmas.  It’s not about the gifts and the tree, it’s about that special feeling you get, it’s about the love you have.

– TBS begins its marathon airing of “A Christmas Story” at 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 25
– “Dr. Who Christmas Special” (BBC America): The episode, titled “Twice Upon a Time,” will feature Peter Capaldi’s swan song as the Doctor and introduce the character’s newest incarnation, to be played by Jodie Whittaker (“Broadchurch”).

Tuesday, Dec. 26
– “The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors” (8 p.m., CBS): Honorees include Gloria Estefan, Norman Lear, Lionel Richie, LL Cool J and Carmen de Lavallade.

– ABC will air “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown” at 7 p.m., followed by “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” at 9 p.m.

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2 thoughts on “2017 Holiday TV & @Netflix shows! Spice up your holidays starting 11/17th! #Christmas2017

  1. Thank you for posting this! I can’t wait to catch Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving with my kids on the 22nd!

    1. You’re very welcome Angela! I hope the kids enjoy it. I’m taping it to watch with my granddaughter hopefully on the day before Thanksgiving LOL

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