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Holiday TV Schedule 2012: When To Watch Your Favourite Classics

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If you're a sucker for holiday classics like "Rudolph," "Frosty" and "National Lampoons," starring those lovable Griswolds, then this truly is the most wonderful time of the year. The networks are running all of your festive faves in the days leading up to Christmas, so you'll be sure to get your holiday fill.

We know you're too busy hitting the malls and the endless parade of holiday parties to scour the TV listings to see when your favourite holiday movies and specials are on, so we've compiled this handy guide for you.

Whether you're partial to "A Christmas Story," "Bad Santa" or anything in between, we've got you covered.

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Wednesday, December 12
"Holiday Festival on Ice," CBC, 8 p.m. EST

Thursday, December 13
"Mickey's Christmas Carol," CBC, 8 p.m. EST
"Glee Christmas Special," Global, 9 p.m. EST/ PST

Friday, December 14
"Miracle on 34th Street," CBC, 8 p.m. EST
"Rudolph," CBS, 8 p.m. EST
"Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas," NBC, 8 p.m. EST

Saturday, December 15
"Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," CTV, 7 p.m. EST/ PST
"Elf," CBS, 8 p.m. EST/ PST

Sunday, December 16
"Rudolph," CBC, 7 p.m. EST
"A Michael Bublé Christmas," MuchMore, 7 p.m. EST
"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," CBC, 8 p.m.
"Rita MacNeil's Christmas Special," CTV Two, 8 p.m. EST/ PST

Monday, December 17
"The Santa Clause," CBC, 8 p.m. EST
"Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas," Fox, 8:30 p.m. EST/ PST
"Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown," Fox, 9 p.m. EST/ PST

Tuesday, December 18
"A Charlie Brown Christmas," ABC, 8 p.m. EST
"Snowbound," CTV Two, 8 p.m. EST/ PST
"The Santa Clause 2," CBC, 8 p.m. EST

Wednesday, December 19
"The Polar Express," Global, 8 p.m. EST/ PST
"The Santa Clause 3," CBC, 8 p.m. EST
"A Home for the Holidays With Rascal Flatts," CBS, 8 p.m. EST/ PST
"The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol," Global, 10 p.m. EST/ PST

Thursday, December 20
"Rudolph," CBC, 8 p.m. EST
"Muppets Christmas: Letter to Santa," Global, 8 p.m. EST/ PST
"I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!" ABC, 8 p.m. EST
"CCMA Holiday Special: I'll Be Home," CBC, 9 p.m. EST
"Disney's A Christmas Carol," Global, 9 p.m. EST/ PST

Friday, December 21
"Citytv Carol Sing," Citytv, 7 p.m. EST
"Christmas in Wonderland," Global, 8 p.m. EST/ PST
"A Christmas Story," CBC, 8 p.m. EST

Saturday, December 22
"The Man Who Saved Christmas," CTV Two, 7 p.m. EST/ PST
"Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol," Global, 8 p.m. EST/ PST
"Bad Santa," MuchMore, 8 p.m. EST
"A Chipmunk Christmas," ABC, 7:30 p.m. EST
"CMA Country Christmas," ABC, 9 p.m. EST

Sunday, December 23
"Frosty the Snowman," CBC, 7 p.m. EST
"The Sound of Music," CTV, 7 p.m. EST/ PST
"Deck the Halls," Global, 7 p.m. EST/ PST
"Frosty Returns," CBC, 7:30 p.m. EST
"Elf," CBC, 8 p.m. EST
"Candy Cane Lane," Global, 10 p.m. EST/ PST
"A Christmas Carol," CTV Two, 12 a.m. EST/ PST

Monday, December 24
"Disney's A Christmas Carol," Global, 8 p.m. EST/ PST
"Scrooge," CBC, 8 p.m. EST

Tuesday, December 25
"Frosty the Snowman," CBC, 11 a.m. EST
"Frosty Returns," CBC, 11:30 a.m. EST
"Queen's Message," CBC, 12 p.m. EST
"Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade," CBC, 12:05 p.m. EST
"Heartland Christmas," CBC, 4 p.m. EST
"Letter to Santa," Global, 7 p.m. EST/ PST
"The Polar Express," Global, 8 p.m. EST/ PST
"Miracle on 34th Street," CBC, 8 p.m. EST

Wednesday, December 26
"Christmas on Chestnut Street," Global, 8 p.m. EST/ PST

Friday, December 28
"Home for the Holidays," Global, 8 p.m. EST/ PST

Have a happy holiday, everyone!

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Filed by Chris Jancelewicz