Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (ABC Family; 6 p.m.)
The Gruffalo (ABC Family; 7 p.m.)
IMDB says, “A cunning mouse goes for a walk in the forest and outwits a succession of predators.” Maurice Sendak should sue. Watch it and you’ll see why.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (ABC Family; 8 p.m.)
Shrek the Halls (ABC; 8 p.m.)
Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz reprise their roles as America’s favorite ogre family in this fun-filled yuletide tale. Also featuring the voices of Eddie Murphy as Donkey and Antonio Banderas as Puss In Boots, this nouveau Christmas classic finds Shrek channeling the holiday spirit as only an ogre can. But as the putrid patriarch plans for a cozy family celebration, his friends make sure that it’s one he won’t easily forget.
The Santa Incident (Hallmark; 8 p.m.)
The Year Without Santa Claus (ABC Family; 9 p.m.)
Scrooge (1970) (TCM; 9:30 p.m.)
The Santa Clause 2 (ABC Family; 10 p.m.)
The Man Who Came to Dinner (TCM; 11:30 p.m.)
Jack Frost (ABC Family; 3 p.m.)
Sarah’s Holiday Party (HGTV; 4 p.m.)
During this one-hour special, designer Sarah Richardson will show viewers her time-tested methods for hosting a grand holiday party for family and friends. Sarah and her design assistant, Tommy, will demonstrate every detail – from planning and decorating to cooking and gift giving – as they pull together a memorable holiday soiree.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (TV Land; 5:30 p.m.)
The irony of this beloved comedy classic is that 20 years later Randy Quaid is now Cousin Eddie in real life. Poor Dennis.
An Old-Fashioned Christmas (Hallmark; 8 p.m.)
Frost the Snowman (CBS; 8 p.m.)
Jimmy Durante narrates this 1969 fave, in which a discarded silk top hat ignites a fight between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren after it magically brings a snowman (voiced by Jackie Vernon) to life.
Frosty Returns (CBS; 8:30 p.m.)
There’s still magic in that old silk hat as Frosty (voiced by John Goodman) continues his adventures and skates on the edge of danger in this 1992 animated musical special, narrated by Jonathan Winters.
Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (ABC Family; 9 p.m.)
Santa Baby (ABC Family; 2 p.m.)
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (ABC Family 4 p.m.)
Christmas Cupid (ABC Family; 8 p.m.)
Holiday in Handcuffs (ABC Family; 9 p.m.)
In this romantic comedy, Clarissa snaps and kidnaps A.C. Slater after a series of personal letdowns. At the very least, it’ll bring back fond memories of 1991. Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez star.
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You (ABC; 9 p.m.)
Hey, lady’s got a new album to promote – and, soon, another mouth to feed. Besides, nobody does Christmas carols better than this diva, daaahling.
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Grinches The Cat in the Hat (ABC Family; 7 p.m.)
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (ABC: 8 p.m.)
Blockhead takes the backseat in this Peanuts Christmas special, allowing the often-overlooked ReRun – younger brother of Linus and Lucy – to take center stage. When Snoopy can’t fit ReRun into his busy holiday schedule, he invites his brother Spike to help his human friend fill up on yuletide cheer.
Three Wise Women (Hallmark; 8 p.m.)
Disney Prep & Landing (ABC Family; 8 p.m.)
An animated special about two elves whose number one priority it is to prepare for Santa’s arrival at every house. But after they’re caught by little Timmy, the jig may be up.