It is that time of year – there are sales at all of your favorite stores and decorations are going up the minute the clock strikes 12 the day after Thanksgiving. Although, that is not why we love the holly, jolly season.
Movies that bring back our childhood, or in some cases let us keep living it, fill the air through our laptops, iPads and flat-screen TVs. Here is a guide to help you find the perfect movie or TV show to get you into the holiday spirit.
1. ABC FAMILY’s “25 Days of Christmas”
This should be a given, the No. 1 marathon we all look forward to once December rolls around. Twenty-five days with a different holiday staple every day, what more can you ask for? From “The Grinch” to the “Santa Claus” series, there is something for everyone that will be sure to leave no stone unturned.
2. TCM’S Christmas Classics
From the “Nightmare Before Christmas” to “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” TCM has you covered with all of the classics that bring Christmas to life for everyone in the family.
The special begins Monday at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 4:30 a.m. the next morning. The special continues on Dec. 15 and goes from 8 p.m. to 3:45 a.m., and Dec. 22 until 2:45 a.m.
3. The CW’s “iHeart Radio Jingle Ball 2016”
With some of the biggest stars in music today, the “iHeart Radio Jingle Ball” is sure to be worth the watch. With Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor headlining the festival, it falls just short of the usual award show filled with star-studded talent. Catch the big show on the CW Dec. 15 at 8 p.m.
4. NBC’s Showing of “It’s A Wonderful Life”
NBC’s Christmas Eve airing of “It’s A Wonderful Life” is almost as iconic as the movie itself. For many, it’s a holiday tradition that has been the heart of their childhoods.
The dramatic story is the base for the perfect film to get you into the holiday spirit and remind us of what Christmas is really about.
5. TBS’s “A Christmas Story Marathon.”
The movie that taught us how to drop a hint to mom and dad about what we wanted for Christmas; “A Christmas Story” may be the most iconic Christmas film of our lifetime.
The line, “you’ll shoot your eye out kid!” is enough to get anybody into the mood for some family time with a side of cookies and milk. It will air Christmas Eve starting at 8 p.m.