ABC’s Christmas programming line-up will get you in the holiday spirit

ABC Television recently announced its programming schedule in celebration of the upcoming holiday season, and there’s something for everyone! So grab your hot beverage of choice and your comfiest blankets, jump in your jammies, sit back and relax as you take in some great holiday entertainment!

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The programming line-up is extensive and includes a variety of holiday classics, ABC holiday originals and of course, Disney shorts and the Disney Parks Christmas Parades on Christmas Day. The line-up begins with The Magic Maker on Thanksgiving night and ends with the 50th anniversary edition of Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest on December 31.

Holiday Programming from 11/25/21 to 12/31/21 (does not include sitcoms and soap operas):

Thursday, November 25 (Thanksgiving)

8:00-9:00 p.m. The Magic Maker (NEW)

Friday, November 26

8:00-9:01 p.m. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

Sunday, November 28

7:00-9:00 p.m. The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (NEW)

9:00-11:00 p.m. The Great Christmas Light Fight (Season Premiere)

Monday, November 29

8:00-9:00 p.m. CMA Country Christmas (NEW)

9:00-11:00 p.m. The Great Christmas Light Fight

Thursday, December 2

8:00-8:30 p.m. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

8:30-9:00 p.m. Toy Story That Time Forgot

9:00-11:00 p.m​​. The Great Christmas Light Fight (Season Finale)

Sunday, December 5

7:00-8:00 p.m. Something’s Coming: West Side Story – A Special Edition of 20/20 (NEW)

Monday, December 6

8:00-9:00 p.m. A Very Boy Band Holiday (NEW)

Sunday, December 19

7:00-11:00 p.m. The Sound of Music

Thursday, December 23

8:00-9:00 p.m. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

9:00-10:00 p.m. A Very Boy Band Holiday

10:00-11:00 p.m. CMA Country Christmas

Friday, December 24

8:00-8:30 p.m. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

8:30-9:00 p.m. Shrek the Halls

9:00-9:30 p.m. Disney’s Prep & Landing

9:30-10:00 p.m. Disney’s Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice

Saturday, December 25 (Christmas)

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. noon Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade


Monday, December 27

8:00-10:00 p.m. The Wonderful World of Disney: Frozen

Friday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)

8:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022









About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!