Get Christmas started early with the best Christmas TV specials of November 2010. From classic Christmas TV specials that bring the holiday cheer year after year to Christmas movies and more, enjoy some of the best holiday TV of November 2010 before the holiday burnout sets in:
Mr. St. Nick – The Hallmark Channel – Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. ET – In one of the many upcoming made-for-TV Christmas movies about Santa, the jolly old elf’s son (Kelsey Grammer) has turned his back on the family biz for a little fun in the Florida sun. So will he trade the sand for snow, or will he refuse to ever utter a “Ho, ho, ho”? Check it out and see for yourself in one of the many, many Hallmark Channel Christmas TV specials coming your way during the holiday season.
Santa Baby – ABC Family – Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. ET – And if you were surprised to find out that Santa has a son, you might also want to meet his drop dead gorgeous daughter. Jenny McCarthy stars as a successful business executive who has to help her dad with the family business when he becomes ill at the most inopportune time. But will her nontraditional ways ruin the holidays? You won’t want to miss another of the upcoming Christmas TV specials about Santa’s wayward kids (I guess you’re bound to be spoiled growing up with the opportunity to have any toys you want).
How the Grinch Stole Christmas – TBS – Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. ET – It just wouldn’t be the holidays without Cindy Lou Who and the mean one hell-bent on ruining her holiday. So be sure to go green this Christmas by catching one of the best Christmas TV specials (and holiday rhymes) of all time.
Futurama: X-mas Story and A Tale of Two Santas – Comedy Central – Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET – And here are two of the best upcoming Christmas specials for those with the holiday blues; seeing a world where Santa is a murderous robot who brings fear instead of holiday cheer might make your own holiday seem a little less stressful.
Holiday in Handcuffs – ABC Family – Monday, November 22, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET – The holidays can make us do crazy things, as Melissa Joan Hart’s character finds out in one of the craziest made-for-TV Christmas movies you’ll ever see. Sure it seems drastic to kidnap Mario Lopez in order to make him her holiday date, but I’m betting there are probably a few women out there that can relate.
Bad Santa – Spike – Monday, November 22, 2010 at 11:00 p.m. ET – And if you thought Melissa Joan Hart’s holiday misdeeds were bad, check out the department store-robbing Santa played by Billy Bob Thornton in this crude (but creative) holiday comedy that’s quickly becoming a Christmas classic.
The Three Gifts – The Hallmark Channel – Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET – Dean Cain and Jean Louisa Kelly star as a couple temporarily taking in three orphaned boys for the holidays, a good deed that turns into a competition between the three when they begin to think the couple might adopt one of them. You’ll definitely want your kids to watch this one in order to make them realize just how lucky they are to have a family to spend Christmas after Christmas with.
The Perfect Holiday – BET – Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET – When a little girl decides to ask a department store Santa for a new husband for her single mom (Gabrielle Union), he decides to take on her challenge. So will she end up with the perfect family for the perfect holiday? (My crystal snow globe says “outlook good”.)
Merry Madagascar – NBC – Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET – The kids will love one of the newer upcoming animated Christmas specials, as the cast of the movie ‘Madagascar’ come across Santa Claus, who has crash-landed on their island and is suffering from amnesia. So it’s up to the animals save the day with Santa’s sleigh while also trying to make it home for the holidays in this cute new classic.
The Town Christmas Forgot – The Hallmark Channel – Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET – Be sure to celebrate Thanksgiving with one of the new upcoming Christmas TV specials on this list. When a technology-dependent family find themselves stuck in a small town during the holidays, they’re forced to change their ways and learn what it means to truly celebrate Christmas. So gather your teens texting and munching on cold turkey at the table and make them spend some quality time with you while maybe learning a thing or two.
TV’s Funniest Holiday Moments: A Paley Center for Media Special – Friday, November 26, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET – And here’s another of the new upcoming Christmas TV specials for 2010, as Jane Lynch counts down some of the greatest holiday moments on TV from ‘Family Guy’, ‘Friends’, ‘Cheers’, and more (so it’s kind of like the holiday TV special version of the ‘Glee’ mash up).
Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special – Friday, November 26, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET – This is another of the best upcoming Christmas TV specials for those looking to laugh the holiday blues away, as comedian Jeff Dunham’s puppet partners do their best to convince us that they’re just as real as Santa Claus.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Comedy Central – Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. ET – Don’t miss one of the best Christmas movies for truly capturing the spirit of the holidays: having the biggest Christmas tree, the fastest Christmas sled, the most Christmas lights, and the worst Christmas guests.
Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle and Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle – The Hallmark Channel – Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. ET – These back-to-back upcoming Christmas TV specials follow the adventures of “Mrs. Miracle” as she first plays nanny to two rambunctious kids and then helps make the holidays bright while working at a department store (the second of these movies is new for 2010). But of course the real Miracle here is finding time to watch these movies back-to-back during the holiday rush.
Genevieve’s Holiday Home – HGTV – Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET – In one of the best new upcoming Christmas TV specials for those looking to make their homes a little more festive for the holidays, perhaps jolly Genevieve can give you a few good ideas as she converts a small space into the perfect place for celebrating Christmas.
Undercover Christmas – Lifetime – November 27, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET – For those looking for holiday merriment under the mistletoe, Santa’s got just the Cinderella story for you. When a cocktail waitress ends up spending her holiday under the protection of an FBI agent and with his family, all isn’t merry and bright, but she could end up getting a very special gift on Christmas night.
Elf – USA – November 27, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET – And for those who want to feel their bellies shake like a bowlful of jelly, Will Ferrell is here to help as one of Santa’s not-so-little helpers. It’s another of the movies here that’s quickly becoming a holiday classic, so be sure to watch it with your best Buddy.
So from Christmas movies to classic Christmas TV specials, be sure to stuff your DVR stocking with some of the best upcoming holiday TV specials of November 2010.