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'A Christmas Story,' 'Rudolph,' 'It's A Wonderful Life': When Your Favourite Christmas TV Specials Air

Are you on the couch with a food and/or alcohol hangover? Wrapping some last-minute gifts? Nothing goes hand-in-hand with holiday lazing quite like certain Christmas TV specials and movies.

In the days leading up to Christmas and the ensuing recovery time, one of the most beloved pastimes is curling up in a blanket and letting all the holiday stress slip away. Wondering what to watch, or when your favourite show is on? Here's a schedule of holiday classics and their broadcasting times. (Not interested in regular TV? There's always Netflix Canada!)

"It's A Wonderful Life"

Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. EST on CTV and NBC

"A Christmas Story"

Airs: Monday, Dec. 23 at 8:00 p.m. EST on CBC, and Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 12:00 a.m. EST on TBS (all-day marathon)

"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"

Airs: Monday, Dec. 23 at 6:00 p.m. EST on YTV, and 7:00 p.m. EST on CBC

"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"

Airs: Monday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. EST on Treehouse

"Miracle on 34th Street (1994)"

Airs: Monday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC Spark

"Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas"

Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC

"The Polar Express"

Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 8:00 p.m. EST on Global

"The Grinch"

Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 8:00 p.m. EST on Global

"Frosty The Snowman"

Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 8:00 a.m. EST on YTV, and 7:30 p.m. EST on CBC

"Frosty Returns"

Airs: Monday, Dec. 23 at 6:30 p.m. EST on CBC

"Scrooge" (1951)

Airs: Tuesday, Dec.24 at 8:00 p.m. EST on CBC

"Miracle On 34th Street" (1947)

Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 8:00 p.m. EST on CBC

"A Christmas Carol"

Airs: Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 11:30 p.m. EST on CTV

"It's Christmas Time, Charlie Brown!"

Airs: Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 3:30 p.m. EST on YTV

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