Christmas Day TV Schedule 2016: 38 holiday movies to watch for free on Dec. 25

Christmas Day TV Schedule 2016: 38 holiday movies to watch for free on Dec. 25

One of the joys of the holidays is spending the day at home, in pajamas, cuddling up with your family and friends and watching movies. Fortunately, on Christmas Day, Hallmark, Lifetime, Freeform and several other basic cable channels will air some of the best Christmas and holiday-themed films.  

Beginning at 6 a.m. Eastern on Dec. 25, over 30 movies across several channels will be playing. Make sure to check out the films and times below so you don't miss any of your favorites. All times are Eastern.

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6 a.m. — It's a Wonderful Life on USA

6 a.m. — A Christmas Story on TBS

6 a.m. — A Christmas Story on TNT

6 a.m. — The Fighting Temptations on Bravo

6 a.m. — Christmas in Homestead on Hallmark

7 a.m. — Two Mules for Sister Sara on AMC  

7 a.m. — While You Were Sleeping on E! 

7 a.m. — The Search for Santa Paws on Freeform

8 a.m. — Sleigh Bells Ring on Hallmark 

8 a.m. — A Christmas Story on TBS

8 a.m. — A Christmas Story on TNT

8:30 a.m. — Jingle All the Way 2 on Bravo

9:10 a.m. — Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws on Freeform

9:30 a.m. — My Christmas Love on Hallmark 

10 a.m. — A Christmas Story on TBS

10 a.m. — A Christmas Story on TNT

11 a.m. — Love Actually on E! 

11 a.m. — Looks Like Christmas on Hallmark

11 a.m. — Noel on Lifetime

11:20 a.m. — Arthur Christmas on Freeform

12 p.m. — A Christmas Story on TBS

12 p.m. — A Christmas Story on TNT

12:30 p.m. — A Perfect Christmas on Hallmark

12:30 p.m. — Santa Hunters on Nickelodeon 

1 p.m. — Finding Mrs. Claus on Lifetime

1:25 p.m. — The Polar Express on Freeform

2 p.m. — Stepmom on E!

2 p.m. — Christmas Cookies on Hallmark

2 p.m. — A Christmas Story on TBS

2 p.m. — A Christmas Story on TNT

2 p.m. — Alvin and the Chipmunks on Cartoon Network

3 p.m. — The Christmas Gift on Lifetime

3:30 p.m. — The Mistletoe Promise on Hallmark

4 p.m. — A Christmas Story on TBS

4 p.m. — A Christmas Story on TNT

4:30 p.m. — Stepmom on E!

5 p.m. — Christmas in the City on Lifetime

5:40 p.m. — Elf on Freeform

6 p.m. — A Christmas Story on TBS

6 p.m. — A Christmas Story on TNT

6 p.m. — Shrek on Cartoon Network

6:30 p.m. — A Heavenly Christmas on Hallmark

7 p.m. — Dear Santa on Lifetime

7 p.m. — Santa Hunters on Nickelodeon 

7:45 p.m. — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation on Freeform

8 p.m. — Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas on Disney

9 p.m. — Christmas With the Kranks on Lifetime

9 p.m. — Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas on USA

9:30 p.m. — Crown for Christmas on Hallmark

9:55 p.m. — Scrooged on Freeform 

10 p.m. — Mean Girls on MTV

11:02 p.m. — Dear Santa on Lifetime