Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Classic Christmas TV Episodes Schedule (2015)

It's the most wonderful time of the year, isn't it? TV networks are loading down their schedules with holiday programming. My favorite of course are the classic Christmas TV episodes of the past.  Let me share several networks' line-ups so you'll know where to look too.




Once again, MeTV is airing a marathon--daily at 9pm(ET)--of Christmas episodes from their line up of classic TV series.  For the full Very Merry MeTV schedule, click HERE. Keep an eye on the daily MeTV schedule too because there are surprises in there. 2 things I'm most looking forward to watching are a couple of TV movies: one with McCloud (12/24) and A Dream for Christmas (12/25).

I've already written reviews and commentary for quite a few of the episodes in the marathon already. Here's a quick list with links to those essays again--with the dates this season for when these particular episodes are re-airing.

Thur 11/19 Doris Day Show
Fri 11/20  The Brady Bunch

Fri 11/27  The Donna Reed Show, Gunsmoke, ChiPs, M*A*S*H, The Andy Griffith Show
Sat 11/28  Rawhide, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Car 54 Where Are You?
Sun 11/29 Dobie Gillis, Welcome Back Kotter, Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch,
Laverne & Shirley (1978), The Odd Couple, The Honeymooners, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Thur 12/3 Welcome Back Kotter,

Thur 12/10 That Girl,
Fri 12/11 ChiPs,

Tue 12/15 Gilligan's Island,

Sat 12/19 Rawhide, Wanted: Dead or Alive, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, Car 54 Where Are You?,
Sun 12/20 Dobie Gillis, Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch,
Happy Days, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Mon 12/21 The Donna Reed Show,

Wed 12/23  Laverne & Shirley (1976),
Thur 12/24 The Honeymooners, The Odd Couple,
Fri 12/25 The Donna Reed Show, Gunsmoke, The Andy Griffith Show,


 
For more fun, check out the Classic TV Blog Association's blogathon on the MeTV holiday episodes.  Click HERE for the complete blogathon schedule.




AntennaTV is also planning a marathon of classic Christmas TV episodes on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. You can check their full schedule on their website HERE.  Below is a list of the Christmas episodes they are airing for which I've already written reviews and commentary.

Dennis the Menace
Sanford & Son
Mork & Mindy
Family Ties
Partridge Family
Bewitched (1964) Bewitched (1967) and Bewitched (1970)
Green Acres
McHales' Navy
Good Times
All in the Family
Three's Company




CoziTV is also airing classic Christmas TV episodes of series in their line-up.  Their holiday programming begins Friday Nov. 27th. Click HERE for their complete schedule. Special note: their schedule also includes Make Room for Daddy, Hart to Hart, Quantum Leap, and Simon & Simon holiday episodes. Below is a list of the Christmas episodes they are airing for which I've already written reviews and commentary.

The Dick Van Dyke Show
Starsky & Hutch
Murder She Wrote
Six Million Dollar Man
Knight Rider
Magnum PI




But I think I'm most excited about GetTV's holiday programming line-up. They are airing classic Christmas TV variety specials. Click HERE for the full schedule. Below is a list of the Christmas TV variety specials they are airing for which I've already written reviews and commentary.

The Judy Garland Show
Best of The Andy Williams Show Christmases
Christmas with the King Family (1967)

Happy viewing!




2 comments:

  1. Added a bunch to record on my DVR or in my calendar to remind me! Such a plethora of Christmas happiness!

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  2. i have been watching a lot of GET TV.....love it! i have watched not only the judy garland christmas special and the andy williams christmas special, but also the bing crosby one and the perry como one. they repeat, so if you miss it you can catch it again OR watch it for a second or third time. ;) joanna, thanks for all of the updates! thank goodness some of the nostalgia channels are stepping up their holiday game!

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