A Complete TV Guide to the Holidays


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! December brings with it a time-honoured modern tradition of spending entire days inside over the holidays, flipping through channels to find the perfect festive movie to enjoy.  VMedia is bringing you the most comprehensive schedule of popular holiday programming. Bring together the entire family with some hot cocoa and enjoy all your festive favourites.

Holiday Specials

A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy
Stream Online

Everyone’s favourite celebrity couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen celebrate the season of joy and laughter alongside their family and celebrity friends. Stream for free.

A Russell Peters Christmas
Stream Online

Canadian comedy heavyweight, Russell Peters and his international friends along with a requisite frozen pond surrounded by Christmas trees come together for a Christmas special. Stream for free.

Michael Bublé’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special
Stream Online

Grammy Award winner and a holiday music stable, Michael Bublé delivers some of his most popular songs along with guest performers such as Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige. Stream for free.

Dr. Pimple Popper: The 12 Pops of Christmas
December 13 – 9 PM, TLC

Having pioneered the fastest growing medical fascination in decades, Dr. Sandra Lee presents The 12 Pops of Christmas, a one-hour pop-a-ganza. Patients look to remedy their skin issues before attending holiday parties, family dinners and endless photographs

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – A Midwinter’s Tale
December 14th – Netflix
Netflix’s breakout show surprised fans when they announced a holiday special. The Church of Night celebrates the Winter Solstice – the longest night of the year – when families gather around the Yule Fire to sing pagan carols and tell ghost stories.

The 4th Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Extravaganza
December 19, 8 PM, CTV
Hosted by Howie Mandel, the 4th Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Extravaganza features one-of-a-kind performances from some of the best stand-up comedians of today.

Timeless: Series Finale
December 20 – 8 PM, Global TV

Though not a festive episode, Christmas comes early for Timeless in the form of a two-hours series finale after the series was cancelled earlier this year, providing closure to not only the fans, but also the beloved characters.

The Beaverton Ruins Your Holiday Special
December 20, 9 PM, CTV
The Beaverton directs its trademark wit to all the traditions and customs of the holiday season in this special. Co-hosts Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas deliver a new one-hour special that dares to ask: do holiday specials suck?

In addition to these specials, you can find all the holiday favorites, all month long on CBC, with YTV’s MERRY EVERYTHING (currently on free preview!), Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas on W Network, Very Merry Movies on Citytv and even more holiday specials on Food Network Canada.

December 11
Ice Age: The Meltdown – 7 PM, YTV

December 12
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – 7 PM, YTV

December 13
Ice Age: Continental Drift – 7 PM, YTV

December 14
A Christmas for the Books – 7 PM, Citytv
Last Holiday – 8 PM, W Network
The Nightmare Before Christmas – 9:15 PM, YTV

December 15
Home Alone – 6 PM, YTV
The Sound of Music – 7 PM, CTV
Once Upon A Christmas Miracle – 7 PM, W Network
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – 8:30 PM, YTV
A Majestic Christmas – 9 PM, W Network

December 16
Santa Claus is Coming to Town – 5 PM, CBC
Elf – 6 PM, YTV
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation — 8 PM, CBC
Miracle on 34th Street – 8:30 PM, YTV

December 17
The Thundermans: Winter Thunderland – 6 PM, YTV
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) — 8 PM, CBC
A Shoe Addict’s Christmas – 8 PM, Citytv

December 18
Henry Danger: Christmas Danger – 6 PM, YTV
Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1996) — 8 PM, CBC
Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean – 8:30 PM, CBC

December 19
Frosty Returns – 7 PM, CBC

December 20

Santa Buddies – 7 PM, YTV

December 21
Mr. Popper’s Penguins – 7 PM, YTV
Welcome to Christmas – 7 PM, Citytv
Scrooge – 8 PM, CBC
Every Day is Christmas – 8 PM, CTV
Memories of Christmas – 9 PM, Citytv

December 22
A Gingerbread Romance – 7 PM, W Network
The Muppet Christmas Carol – 8 PM, YTV
Jingle Around the Clock – 9 PM, W Network

December 23
Home Alone – 3 PM, W Network
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – 5:30 PM, W Network
Santa Claus 3: The Escape Claus – 6 PM, YTV
Shrek the Halls – 7 PM, CBC
Marry Me At Christmas – 8 PM, CTV
Christmas Bells are Ringing – 8 PM, W Network
The Muppet Christmas Carol, YTV
A Year Without Santa Claus, YTV
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, YTV
Santa’s Apprentice, YTV

December 24
Penguins of Madagascar – 1 PM, YTV
White Christmas – 7:30 PM, CBC
It’s a Wonderful Life – 8 PM, CTV
A Christmas Carol – 8:30 PM, Citytv
Homegrown Christmas – 9 PM, Citytv
A Muppet’s Christmas: Letters to Santa, YTV
The Santa Claus Brothers, YTV
A Fairy Odd Christmas, YTV
Alpha & Omega A Holiday Adventure, YTV
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups, YTV
The Search for Santa Paws, YTV

December 25
Home Alone – 7 PM, YTV
Christmas at Grand Valley – 7 PM, Citytv
Christmas Bells Are Ringing – 8 PM, W Network
Time For Me to Come Home for Christmas – 9 PM, Citytv

December 27
Minions – 7 PM, YTV

December 28
Wall-E – 5 PM, YTV
Happy Feet – 8 PM, CBC

December 29
The Incredibles – 12 PM, YTV
A Midnight Kiss – 8 PM, W Network

December 30
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year – 12 PM, YTV

December 31
The Lion King – 5 PM, YTV
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest – 8 PM, Citytv

Food Network Specials
Holiday Baking Championship – Mondays 9 PM
Christmas Cookie Challenge – Mondays 10 PM
Holiday Cooking Builds – Fridays 9/9:30 PM
Giada’s Holiday Handbook – Saturdays 11 AM
Holiday Gingerbread Showdown – Sundays 9 PM

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This entry was posted in "General" on 2018.12.11