AMC Best Christmas Ever

AMC Best Christmas Ever

AMC had typically aired a rotating lineup of five to six Christmas movies during the holiday season. In 2018, the channel introduced a more extensive holiday lineup branded as “Best Christmas Ever” running from November 26th to December 25th, featuring a mix of popular Christmas and family films, along with other acquired specials.

AMC and AMC+ are set to once again celebrate the holiday season with the return of “Best Christmas Ever,” beginning November 29th running through December 25th. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation star Beverly D’Angelo will host this year’s “Best Christmas Ever,” offering helpful tips based on the hard-learned experiences found in this year’s film lineup. This season’s slate features over 55 titles and more than 575 hours of holiday programming in the days leading up to Christmas with AMC being the exclusive broadcast cable home in December to holiday favorites such as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express, Four Christmases and Fred Claus.

AMC’s Best Christmas Ever will begin in November 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Date/times are subject to change (all times shown in Eastern)
**Page last updated on 11/27/21

Check back in for schedule updates throughout the holidays

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Friday, December 3, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Monday, December 6, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

  • 12:30am – Scrooged
  • 2:30am – Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
  • 9:00am – The Legend of Frosty the Snowmen
  • 10:30am – All I Want for Christmas
  • 3:30pm – Fred Claus
  • 6:00pm – Four Christmases

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Friday, December 10, 2021

  • 2:30am – Santa Claus: The Movie
  • 5:00am – Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
  • 9:00am – Santa Claus: The Movie
  • 11:30am – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • 12:00pm – Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
  • 1:00pm- Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
  • 6:00pm – The Polar Express
  • 8:00pm – Four Christmases
  • 10:00pm – Four Christmases

Saturday, December 11, 2021

  • 3:45am – White Christmas
  • 6:30am – Pinocchio’s Christmas
  • 7:45am – The First Christmas: The Story Of The First Christmas Snow
  • 8:15am – Jack Frost
  • 9:30am – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • 10:00am – Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
  • 8:00pm – Scrooged

Sunday, December 12, 2021

  • 3:00am – Scrooged
  • 5:00am – Jack Frost
  • 6:15am – Jack Frost
  • 7:00pm -National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 9:15pm – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Monday, December 13, 2021

  • 9:00am – A Different Kind Of Christmas
  • 11:15am – A Dennis the Menace Christmas
  • 1:15pm – Fred Claus
  • 3:45pm – Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
  • 4:15pm – Rudolph And Frosty’s Christmas in July
  • 6:45 pm – The Year Without A Santa Claus
  • 8:00pm – The Polar Express
  • 10:00pm – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

  • 12:15am – Snow Day
  • 2:15am – Fred Claus
  • 4:45am – The Life And Adventures of Santa Claus
  • 11:15am – Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
  • 11:45am – Frostys Winter Wonderland
  • 12:15pm – Rudolph and Frostys Christmas In July
  • 2:45pm – The Year Without A Santa Claus
  • 4:00pm – Snow Day
  • 6:00pm – The Polar Express
  • 8:00pm – National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
  • 10:15pm – Scrooged

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

  • 2:15am – Surviving Christmas
  • 4:15am – Buster And Chaunceys Silent Night
  • 5:30am – Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
  • 9:00am – Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
  • 10:00am – Surviving Christmas
  • 12:00pm – Scrooged
  • 8:00pm – Four Christmases
  • 10:00pm – Fred Claus


What channel is AMC?

  • DirecTV – Channel 254
  • DISH Network – Channel 131
  • AT&T U-Verse – Channel 795

Available on most cable networks. Check with your local provider for channel.

(as of 23-02-2020 23:25:32 UTC - Details)
(as of 23-02-2020 23:25:32 UTC - Details)
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  • Anonymous says:

    Where’s Elf? You’re supposed to air that!

  • Chris says:

    Please, understand, people, that AMC does not actually run this website. The schedule is not physically typed out by AMC, then posted to this website. If you wish to make a complaint with how AMC schedules their annual ‘Best Ever Christmas’ holiday programming, you should email their website instead. I can see a lot of you are angry or upset about this year’s schedule so far, but I think you all should just be happy someone has created this website to allow you to track your favorite holiday movies, whether it’s on AMC, Freeform, or another network. Thank you!

  • Annie says:

    AMC Always does this. It is most frustrating and very disappointing. I once complained direct to AMC and they fixed it. We shouldn’t have to do this to enjoy programming. Not sure who schedules for AMC – but they need to pay attention. Unacceptable.

  • Naomi says:

    where is the Christmas schedule

  • Robin K says:

    Where can I just get a list of all the new Christmas movies this year (2021)? A printable list.

  • you guy’s show the best christmas movies every year

  • Sharon says:

    You should be able to watch movies like Home for Christmas, Ebby, Christmas Diva, Joy and Comfort, The Christmas List from 1997, A Carol Christmas. Why don’t you make a sequel to let it snow ⛄️!

    • Pat Lucas says:

      “Ebby” is one of my favorite Christmas movies! No one shows it but you can rent or buy for about $20!!!😱 So many good ones that have been put on some shelf in some back room! The ones you listed are great!

  • jli says:

    Some of my faves. don’t forget Bishops Wife

  • Lyin' Biden says:

    If you have internet spend $30 and get Roku. Plenty of free channels. Do a search on the search function for Miracle on 34th Street. It’s free on DDD channel.

  • Shelli says:

    Anyone looking for MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, its on FREEFORM December 20, 21st and 22nd in the morning. I believe FREEFORM is a free channel.
    They also have classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

  • Waste of movies says:

    Amc may as well just quit with this along with october fear fest because it is the same lame hand full of movies everyday. How many bloody times can you watch xmas vacation, scrooged and idiocy like gremlins and planes trains Automobiles?? And the last 2 are not even xmas movies ffs. I am well aware that there are legal reasons such as copyright and whatnot but hell there is more than just 6 or 8 movies out there.

  • Please play the movie Prancer with Sam Elliot and Cloris Leachman.I love
    that Christmas movie.

  • Allison Ford says:

    Where is the christmas story movie

  • Allison ford says:

    where is the movie called christmas story

  • Linda Curry says:

    Would love to see some of the old movies, like White Christmas (more than once0 Miracle on 34th street, Holiday Inn, Christmas in Connecticut, etc at decent hour – Daytime 10PM Please.

  • david says:

    Again this year AMC drops the Christmas spirit ball for so many by running White Christmas only 2 or 3 times at odd early morning hours, and yet such routine banal films available to see on other channels like Lampoons Christmas and Fred Claus are on AMC a dozen times. I will no longer be watching AMC and it’s now off my favorites list. I’ll buy WC. Good luck with your crap repeat programming.

  • Momsugi says:

    I stayed up to see White Christmas at 2:30 this morning, and it wasn’t on….Groundhog Day was!! That was very disappointing. Is it still going to be on the 13th??

  • Natalie Bosslady says:


  • Michael says:

    All of these wonderful Christmas movies, and every single one of you have commented something negative about what is or isn’t being broadcast. Networks can’t just show whatever movies they want. They have to have licenses, permission, etc. Just enjoy the movies and quit complaining. Merry Christmas!

  • My 98 year old mother loves to watch Miracle on 34th Street. I could not find it on your 2020 Christmas movie lineup. Please let me know when it is going to air. She doesn’t have that many Christmases left and she will not enjoy the Christmas season as much if she cant see this movie. She lives in an assisted living facility and has access to tv but not to a DVR. HELP!!

  • Ron Horensky says:

    I can’t fathom that the stations would forget about the movies that made CHRISTMAS, what it should be. Good will,
    Peace on Earth towards all. Let’s get with it stations and remember that good CHRISTMAS movies are out there. They don’t have to be the only ones that millenials remember. If you don’t play the classics, they will never know how good life can really be.

  • Trump Won says:

    Rudolph with Burl Ives

  • Highly disappointed AMC is not showing more Christmas classics such a shame in so many movies they just replay over and over the same stuff

  • so disappointed you can’t run white christmas at least once at 8:00. I like christmas vacation but you don’t have to run it at 8 and then again at 10. also what happened to scrooge with george c scott? These are such christmas classics.

  • Terry Allen says:

    Shame on AMC. Your programmer is losing touch with the classics.White Christmas with it’s amazing color, great story that starts the holiday season and you’ve lost sight of the fact that AMC USED to make it their Thanksgiving kick the holiday off movie.
    You are not giving me much reason to watch your channel at all. So sad that you over play some movies and have forgotten the classics that put you in the limelight. Too bad

    • I agree. I don’t know who is doing their Christmas programming these days but they are doing a terrible job!! The nasty Four Christmases over the classic White Christmas??? Give me a break!!! White Christmas use to be AMC’s “golden boy” of Christmas movies for the Christmas season. Now they hardly show it at all!! It’s the one that all their viewers clammer for yet they don’t show any more!! It is a real true classic!! A true staple for the Christmas Season!!! Why they have stopped showing it very much is far beyond me and they never show it in prime time any more!! I think Four Christmases is a about as gross a Christmas movie as they can show!!! Yet they show it all the time!! There are a few others they show as well that are not appropriate. And will someone tell me what in the heck Groundhog’s Day has to do with Christmas? – yuck!!! Another few spots that could be filled by White Christmas!!!

    • helen says:

      I REMEMBER when AMC Network played White Christmas, followed by miracle on 34th st all day, and night lobby . That was the good times because you see the movies when you got a chance to relax, and enjoy them.

  • When miracle on 34th st. 1947 edition on.

    • Christmas TV Admin says:

      The 1947 version is available on Disney+ if you have it. I do not see it on the AMC schedule for 2020. If that changes I will update above.

  • Will the movie Prancer air this year?

    • Joe Biden won says:

      I hope so it is a good flick. Id personally like to know where A Christmas Story and Home Alone are. Not sure why Gremlins and Planes Trains and Automobiles are constantly on. AMC needs to start thinking.

  • Santa Claus says:

    What does Gremlins and Wizard of OZ or Planes, Trains, and Automobiles…have to do with Christmas??
    Just because it was filmed with Christmas as a backdrop to the movie does not mean it’s an actual “Christmas” movie. If we are gonna go down that route we might as well include Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, The Nightmare before Christmas, and Krampus.

    Play some of the Good Ol’ Favorites that just make it feel like Christmas, it’s bad enough that they have taken Christmas music off the air we don’t need to lose the great movies too! HO,HO,HO!!!

  • Radiogirl says:

    Why do you run White Christmas in the middle of the night? We need to see that movie on the weekends during the day for those of us that still work. Love the Rankin and Bass shows, keep them coming!! No one plays them anymore but AMC. Best Christmas Carol is with George C. Scott! Please play that during daytime weekend hours too.

  • Gail Meigs says:

    When is WHITE CHRISTMAS going to be on? That movie puts me in the Christmas spirit every year. Also, CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES is the 2nd best movie. I would love to see that on too. Would they be advertised to be seen? I don’t want to miss either one. Please play both for an older senior citizen and the new generations.

  • Bev says:

    How about the original Miracle on 34th Street for us oldies?

  • Kevin Albers says:

    When is White Christmas going to be aired? I dont see it on the schedule.

  • Nick Boone says:

    Thumbs up if AMC Christmas is better than 25 Days of Christmas

  • Joe Biden won says:

    One thing I’d like to know is why A Christmas Story is hardly ever on. It’s one of the best classic Christmas movies ever. AMC is doing the same thing with this as they did with Fear Fest, showing the same crap over and over again.

  • Erica says:

    I’m so tired of all the stations playing the same movies on over and over. There is no variety. Does anyone remember Santa clause the movie? From the 80’s That is a true movie that would make any kid believe in Santa. All these stations follow the path that every other channel does. So sad. Not like when we were kids.

  • will the wizard of oz be on tv this year or on apple tv?

  • Chris says:

    Amc count down to 25 days of christmas

  • Mary Conte says:

    My friends and myself grew up watching an old movie entitled Junior Miss with Peggy Ann Garner, during the Christmas vacation. it would be nice for a new generation to see this movie. put some holiday movies on with limited commercials, that would be a nice treat


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