Christmas TV Schedule 2013: Holiday Specials and Episodes

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It's that time of year again, when we round up the holiday fare for you. Christmas time means Christmas- and holiday-themed episodes, and 2013 has quite the schedule.

Whether you're naughty or nice, you're bound to find something that will help you get into the spirit of things, even if you're a big ol' Scrooge.

Find the showtimes of your favourite specials below -- as well as holiday-themed episodes coming up before the big day on December 25. (Please let us know in the comments if we've missed anything you're looking for -- but we're pretty confident we've included everything!)

Special Holiday-Themed Episodes

"Dads," "The Glitch That Stole Christmas"
Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. EST on Fox and City
Eli and Warner's ex-game designer seeks revenge by messing with their family-friendly Christmas game, while David works as a mall Santa to make money for Eli's gift.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Christmas"
Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 8:30 p.m. EST on Fox and City
Jake works as security for Capt Holt, who has been receiving death threats; Amy tries to get the precinct together for a Christmas photo.

"The Mindy Project," "Christmas Party Sex Trap"
Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 9:30 p.m. EST on Fox and City
Mindy plans an office Christmas party for the entire building in order to spend more time with Cliff, but things go awry when Brendan's date steals Mindy's thunder.

"Glee," "Previously Unaired Christmas"
Airs: Thursday, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. EST on Fox and Global
This is actually last year's holiday episode that didn't make it to air, in which Sam and Tina lead the New Directions into the school's classroom decorating contest and learn the true meaning of the holiday. Rachel, Kurt and Santa also get jobs as mall elves.

"The Great Christmas Light Fight"
Airs: Monday, Dec. 9, Monday, Dec. 16 and Monday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC
Twenty families across the U.S. compete in a Christmas decorating contest for a cash prize.

"The Goldbergs," "Kara-Te"
Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC and CTV
Barry signs up for the school's holiday talent show but is saddened when the school doesn't consider karate a talent.

Trophy Wife, "Twas the Night Before Christmas... Or Twas It?"
Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC and CTV
Pete, Kate, Diane and Jackie try to piece together what happened on Christmas Eve when they wake up on the big day hungover, with the house in shambles.

"This Hour Has 22 Minutes"
Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. EST (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC
Tune into the annual hour-long special, which promises to deliver the funny.

"Dragons' Den Holiday Special"
Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. EST/8:30 p.m. NT)
All things festive are pitched on this holiday special.

"The Middle," "The Christmas Tree"
Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC and City
Axl would rather spend time with his friends than his family while home from college. Sue is severely allergic to the family's Christmas tree, while it's discovered that Brick lied about his wrapping paper sales.

"Back in the Game," "I'll Slide Home for Christmas"
Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC and City
Terry tries to plan a special family Christmas, but The Cannon would rather spend the holiday with his old war buddies. Meanwhile, Danny works on getting the Angles to give his mom the best Christmas gift ever: their first win.

"Modern Family," "The Old Man & The Tree"
Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC and City
Jay and Manny go to cut down their own Christmas tree, Mitchell is forced to buy a proper gift for Lily and Cameron tries to teach their daughter the true meaning of Christmas. Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") directs.

"Super Fun Night," "Merry Super Fun Christmas"
Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC and City
Richard takes Kimmie, Marika and Helen-Alice to a remote cut-your-own Xmas tree lot upstate on Christmas Eve but problems arise when they get lost and run out of gas. Meanwhile, Kendall is stuck alone with her not-so-super-fun parents.

"CSI," "The Lost Reindeer"
Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 10 p.m. EST on CBS and CTV
The team investigates the death of a man at an over-the-top holiday party.

"Melissa & Joey," "A New Kind of Christmas"
Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC Spark
Melissa's sister, Meredith (Jaime Pressly), comes home from prison to celebrate with the family and doesn't care that Joe can't stand her.

"Baby Daddy," "Emma's First Christmas"
Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 8:30 p.m. EST
Ben and Danny do whatever it takes to find the perfect toy for Emma, while Riley and Tucker volunteer to help Bonnie pull off the perfect Christmas.

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"The Millers," "Carol's Parents Are Coming to Town"
Airs: Thursday, Dec. 12 at 8:30 p.m. EST on CBS and Global
Carol makes the family put on a happy front when her overbearing parents visit for the holidays.

"Two and a Half Men," "On Vodka, On Soda, On Blender, On Mixer!"
Airs: Thursday, Dec. 12 at 9:30 p.m. EST on CBS and CTV Two
Alan receives a Japanese delicacy from Jake for Christmas, and Walden's Malibu house is alive with questionable Christmas carol lyrics.

"Last Man Standing," "Elfie"
Airs: Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC
Mandy arranges a holiday surprise for Bianca, while Vanessa gives Boyd a "magical" elf doll.

"The Neighbors," "A Christmas Story"
Airs: Friday, Dec. 13 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC
Debbie accidentally ruins Larry's surprise Christmas gift for Dick, Larry goes over-the-top with gifts for Deb's kids and Reggie and Amber struggle to find one another the perfect gift.

"Shark Tank," "Episode 512"
Airs: Friday, Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC and CTV Two
A special holiday-themed episode.

"Grimm," "Twelve Days of Krampus"
Airs: Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. EST on CTV, 10 p.m. EST on NBC
An old tale of an evil Santa is linked to missing deliquent teens.

"Hollywood Game Night"
Airs: Monday, Dec. 23 at 10 p.m. EST on NBC and CTV Two
Ray Romano, Cheryl Hines, Gavin DeGraw, Rachel Bilson, Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker guest star in the special holiday episode. Join in on the fun as they face off in a series of hilarious party games.

"George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight"
Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 11:30 p.m. EST (12 midnight NT)
Celebrate with a one-hour Christmas music special including performances and appearances from Michael Bublé, Blue Rodeo and Chris Hadfield.

Musical Specials

"The Sound of Music Live!"
Airs: Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. EST on City and NBC
Grammy winner Carrie Underwood and a cast that includes Stephen Moyer ("True Blood"), Audra McDonald ("Private Practice"), Christian Borle ("Smash") and Laura Benanti ("Go On") bring the 1959 Broadway musical stage production to life on live TV from New York City.

"Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale"
Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 10 p.m. EST on NBC
The singer and some special guests celebrate the season with a comedic musical take on a traditional moral tale.

"CMA Country Christmas"
Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. EST
The two-hour special (which previous aired on ABC) is hosted by Jennifer Nettles and features performances from Trace Adkins, Kellie Pickler, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Jake Owen and Darius Rucker Oh, and "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson.

"A Home for the Holidays With Celine Dion"
Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS
Celebrating the holidays with the singer's 15th annual special.

"Michael Bublé's 3rd Annual Christmas Special"
Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 10 p.m. EST on NBC and CTV
The singer performs his most popular songs and song holiday classics with special guests who include Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige.

"iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013"
Airs: Wednesday, Dec 18 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW
Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Pitbull, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Austin Mahone are just many of the stars scheduled to perform at the concert hosted by Z100, New York's hit music station.

Comedy Specials

"SNL Christmas Special"
Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. EST on NBC and Global
A compilation of fan-favourite holiday sketches.

"A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All"
Airs: Friday, Dec. 6 at 11 p.m. EST/PST on Comedy
Spend the holidays trapped in a cabin with Stephen Colbert, Elvis Costello, Feist, Willie Nelson, and Toby Keith.

"Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special"
Airs: Friday, Dec. 13 at 11 p.m. EST on Comedy
Celebrate the holidays with the comedian and his signature characters.

"A Russell Peters Christmas"
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 14 at 11 p.m. EST on Comedy
It's a mix of stand-up, stop-motion animation, music and sketch-comedy mix featuring Michael Bublé, Pamela Anderson, Jon Lovitz and Scott Thompson.

For The (Food Network) Foodies

"Chopped: Celebrity Holiday Bash"
Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PT
Teri Hatcher, Anthony Anderson, Antonio Sabato, Jr. and Dawn Wells compete in the "Chopped" kitchen for their favourite charity.

"Gordon Ramsay's Christmas Cookalong Special"
Airs: Thursday, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST
Gordon invites families to cook together in a Christmas cook-along special featuring a three-course festive feast.

"Iron Chef America: Ghosts of Holiday Ingredients Past"
Airs: Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10 p.m. EST/PST
Three teams, featuring one Iron Chef and one chef from the Cooking Channel, compete in a first for Kitchen Stadium.

"Rachael Ray's Easy Holiday Feast"
Airs: Sunday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST
Can you make an entire holiday meal in under 60 minutes? Rachael thinks so.

"Trisha's Southern Kitchen: Holiday Cookie Party"
Airs: Monday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. EST/4:30 p.m. PST
The singer-cook prepares for her annual holiday cookie swap.

"Giada's Christmas Dinner"
Airs: Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST
Giada and her family celebrate the holidays with yummy food in Aspen.

"Sandwich King: Holiday Sandwiches"
Airs: Friday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. EST/4:30 p.m. PST
Forget the feast and dine on sandwiches with Jeff Mauro.

"Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Tennessee Holiday Traditions"
Airs: Friday, Dec. 20 at 10 p.m. EST/PST
Guy Fieri digs into the unique holiday traditions of Tennessee at a barbecue eatery and a tiny taco joint.

Holiday Classics (Which You've Likely Seen Countless Times Before)

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"
Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. EST on YTV

"A Christmas Carol"
Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 11:30 p.m. EST on CTV

"Elf"
Airs: Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. EST/PST on Family, Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. EST on YTV, Monday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. EST/8:30 p.m. NT on CBC

"Frosty the Snowman"
Airs: Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS, Saturday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. EST on YTV, Sunday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. EST on Treehouse

"Frosty Returns"
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 p.m. EST on CBS, Saturday, Dec.21 at 6:30 p.m. EST on YTV, Sunday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. EST on Treehouse

"Gremlins"
Airs: Friday, Dec. 13 at 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC Spark

"Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown"
Airs: Friday, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. EST on Fox

"Home Alone"
Airs: Friday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. EST/8:30 p.m. NT on CBC, Sunday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. EST on YTV

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
Airs: Monday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. EST/8:30 p.m. NT on CBC

"It's A Wonderful Life"
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. EST on CTV and NBC

"It's Christmastime, Charlie Brown"
Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. EST on YTV

"The Little Drummer Boy"
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m. EST on CTV, Friday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. EST on Treehouse

"Miracle on 34th Street (1994)"
Airs: Monday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC Spark

"The Muppet Christmas Carol"
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC Spark

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
Airs: Sunday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/ 8:30 p.m. NT

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS, Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. EST/7:30 p.m. NT on CBC

"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"
Airs: Monday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC and CTV Two, Monday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. EST on Treehouse

"The Santa Clause"
Airs: Monday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC Spark, Sunday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. EST/8:30 p.m. NT on CBC

"The Santa Clause 2"
Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC Spark

"The Sound of Music" Airs: Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. EST on CTV

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