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New Specials
“Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh,” Nickelodeon, Dec. 5, 8 p.m.
“A Miser Brothers’ Christmas,” ABC Family, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. Repeating Dec. 24, 7 p.m.
“A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa” NBC, Dec. 17, 8 p.m. A new Muppets special
“Greatest Holiday Moments: Hilarious Home Video Countdown” NBC, Dec. 22, 8 p.m. From submitted home movies.

Perennial Specials
“Shrek the Halls,” ABC, Dec. 1 , 8 p.m. The youngest of the perennials. Also playing Dec. 22 at 8 p.m.
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” ABC, Dec. 1, 8:30 p.m. The 1966 cartoon. Repeating Dec. 21.
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” Dec. 3, 8 p.m. Burl Ives narrates the 1964 special, now nrely remastered.
“Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer,” The CW Dec. 5, 8 p.m.
“Frosty’s Winter Wonderland,” ABC Family, Dec. 5, 7 p.m.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas, ABC, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. Also showing Dec. 16, 8 p.m.
“Twas the Night Before Christmas” ABC, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.
“A Garfield Christmas,” ABC Family, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.
“Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” ABC Family, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.
“Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” ABC Family, Dec. 10, 8 p.m.
“Rudolph’s Shiny New Year,” ABC Family, Dec. 10, 9 p.m. Repeating Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
“I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown” ABC, Dec. 15, 8 p.m. Repeating Dec. 20.

New Movies
“Christmas on Mars,” the Flaming Lips sci-fi production. Sundance, Dec. 24, midnight.

Recurring Movies
“The Polar Express” ABC Family, Dec. 2, 6 and 8:30 p.m. With Tom Hanks in every computerized role. Replaying Dec. 22 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
“A Christmas Story” TNT, Dec. 3, 8 and 10 p.m. But also in its annual 24 hour marathon on TBS, starting Dec. 24 at 8 p.m.
“The Santa Clause,” TBS, Dec. 4, 8 p.m.
“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” ABC, Dec. 5, 9 p.m., with Jim Carrey as the green one.
“Prancer,” AMC, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.
“A Christmas Carol,” AMC, Dec. 7, 10:30 p.m.
“Jack Frost,” ABC Family, Dec. 10, 10 p.m.
“Surviving Christmas” ABC, Dec. 13, 9 p.m.
“Elf,” USA, Dec. 10, 10 p.m. Repeating Dec. 14 at 3 p.m.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” NBC, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. Repeating Dec. 24, 8 p.m.

Music Specials
“Christmas in Rockefelelr Center,” NBC, Dec. 3, 8 p.m. They flick a switch, yes, but otherwise there are musical performances from Beyonce, Tony Bennett, Miley Cyrus Neil Boyd, the Jonas Brothers, Harry Connick Jr., David Cook, Rosie O’Donnell and the Broadway Kids, Rascal Flats and Solange Knowles. Al Roker and Jane Krakowski co-host. And Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog and Stephen Colbert drop by.
“Christmas in Washington,” TNT, Dec. 17, 8 p.m. Kristin Chenoweth, Julianne Hough, Darius Rucker are among the performers in the annual concert hosted by Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw.
“The 10th Annual A Home for the Holidays,” CBS, Dec. 23, 8 p.m. with Faith Hill

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