Where, when to watch ‘Elf,’ ‘A Christmas Story,’ ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ and other Christmas movies

Elf -We know that Christmas is the sort of holiday with all sorts of traditions around it, but at the same time, it’s easy to forget to plan ahead for some of these traditions while you’re busy preparing for everything else that is going on with celebrations and the like. Therefore, who’s going to blame you if you don’t have a copy of “Elf” lying around?

We’re here to help! We’ve got for you below a list of dates as to when some of your favorite Christmas movies are coming on today, and rest assured that we’ll be back tomorrow with much of the same thing so you can spend your time doing what matters — and not cycling through the programming guide on your television. Note that all times are Eastern, so adjust for where you live.


“Four Christmases” – 1:30 p.m., AMC

“Deck the Halls” – 3:30 p.m., AMC

“The Polar Express” – 3:30 p.m., Freeform

“Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” – 5:30 p.m., AMC

“The Santa Clause” – 5:35 p.m., Freeform

“Elf” – 7:40 p.m., Freeform

“It’s a Wonderful Life” – 8:00 p.m., NBC

“A Christmas Story” – The annual 24-hour marathon starts on TNT / TBS at 8:00 p.m.

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” – 9:45 p.m., Freeform

Unfortunately, there aren’t any listings to report at the moment for “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” which is by far our own personal favorite Christmas carol just for the sort of magic, heart, and humor that it provides. We definitely recommend going out and seeking it out in the event that you haven’t seen it before now.

Just in case you aren’t someone who celebrates Christmas or simply has already seen all of these movies over the past couple of years, rest assured that we’ve got something for you over here — some of the notable marathons that you can check out over the course of the day. We really do think there is something for everyone out there today, provided that you know where to look for it. (Photo: New Line Cinema.)

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