It’s the most wonderful time of the year because CBS is back with its expansive slate of very merry holiday programming, which includes The Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York; the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington D.C.; the live New Year’s Eve bash in Nashville; and more holiday celebrations. Also, enjoy long-standing seasonal family traditions with animated friends Rudolph, Frosty, Robbie and the newest addition to the holiday crew, Blizz.
CBS Holiday Specials
Thursday, November 23rd – 9am ET/PT
THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS
The Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to Sixth Avenue. This year’s special will take viewers on a tour of the most popular balloons and floats, feature musical performances, and conclude with the iconic Santa Claus riding on his sleigh.
Friday, November 24th – 8pm ET/PT
THE GREATEST @HOMEVIDEOS
Cedric the Entertainer and his team of video-seeking “Elves” have been hard at work uncovering a sweet assortment of videos featuring awesome holiday cheer, not-to-be-believed creativity, and a “sled” full of hilarious moments from all parts of the globe. Cedric’s made his list… he’s checked it twice… and all of these videos are pure holiday nice.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday | December 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 18th
THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT CHRISTMAS WEEK
The #1 series in daytime returns to primetime with THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT CHRISTMAS WEEK featuring host Drew Carey in special holiday themed episodes, including OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY on Monday, Dec. 4, COLLEGE STUDENTS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS on Tuesday, Dec. 5, BLIND HOLIDATE on Thursday, Dec. 7, HOLIDAY HEROES on Friday, Dec, 8 and HOLIDAYS WITH THE FAMILY on Monday, Dec. 18.
Saturday, December 9, 2023 – 8pm ET/PT
BYRON ALLEN PRESENTS A MERRY SOULFUL CHRISTMAS
BYRON ALLEN PRESENTS A MERRY SOULFUL CHRISTMAS features music icons performing holiday music.
Friday, December 15, 2023 – 8pm ET/PT
NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Light up the holidays with this beloved American tradition presented by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation. Tune in to celebrate the official tree lighting on the Ellipse in President’s Park in Washington, D.C., and experience an all-star lineup of musical performances with the whole family from the comfort of your home.
Friday, December 22, 2023 – 8pm ET/PT
THE 25TH ANNUAL A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
The 25th anniversary of this entertainment special features uplifting stories of adoption from foster care and raises awareness of this important social issue. The inspirational stories of these American families are enhanced with performances by some of today’s top artists (to be announced shortly), performing from The Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.
Saturday, December 31, 2023 – 7:30pm ET/PT
NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH
Country music’s hottest superstars return to downtown Nashville to ring in the new year. The star-studded special will be packed with high-energy performances from Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Lainey Wilson and more.
Returning Holiday Classics, Movies, and Specials
Friday, November 24, 2023 – 9pm ET/PT
This favorite is a music story based on the popular song of the same name by Johnny Marks. It recounts the tale of a shy reindeer whose Christmas spirit is dampened because his shiny nose has made him the laughingstock of all of Christmasville.
Saturday, December 2, 2023 – 8pm ET/PT
Celebrate the holiday season with the return of the one-hour animated special filled with joy and magic for the whole family, REINDEER IN HERE(R). Based on the award-winning Christmas book and plush set created by acclaimed author Adam Reed and written for the screen by Greg Erb & Jason Oremland, REINDEER IN HERE(R) is the heartwarming story of how Blizzard (Blizz), a young reindeer living at the North Pole who has an unusual trait – one antler that is significantly smaller than the other – and his unique group of friends band together to save the future of Christmas. In doing so, they unknowingly create a magical holiday tradition like none other.
Saturday, December 2, 2023 – 9pm ET/PT
ROBBIE THE REINDEER
In this animated special, Robbie must train to compete in the Reindeer Races to become a part of the sleigh team for Santa.
Saturday, December 16, 2023 – 9pm ET/PT
Frosty, that “jolly, happy soul” whose old silk hat full of magic has turned him into a musical Christmas legend, once again demonstrates his unique showmanship.
Saturday, December 16, 2023 – 9:30pm ET/PT
The magic still in his old silk hat, the holiday season’s perennially popular original dancing snowman continues his adventures and skates on the edge of danger in this animated musical special.
Friday, December 22, 2023 – 9pm ET/PT
This is the holiday tale of Audrey (Amanda Kloots of THE TALK), an enthusiastic Christmas-obsessed fitness instructor teaching classes at her beloved, financially beleaguered community center in quaint Mistletoe, Mont. She begins a holiday romance with a charming, mysterious businessman (Paul Greene), complicating his plans to turn the center into a more financially profitable resort property. Kloots co-wrote the film story and serves as executive producer.
Sunday, December 24, 2023 – 9pm ET/PT
A headstrong music manager (Tyler Hilton) in desperate need of a hit song for his last remaining client finds himself falling for a gifted singer-songwriter (Karen David) with abandoned dreams of making it big, as he attempts to secure the rights to a Christmas song she wrote years ago. Features original music by Sheryl Crow, who also executive produces.
Monday, December 25, 2023 – 9pm ET/PT
MARIAH CAREY: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
MARIAH CAREY: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!, a two-hour primetime concert special from the Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey, returns to CBS. Filmed in New York City at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, the concert special features the singer-songwriter performing a repertoire of her festive holiday hits, including the chart-topping massive perennial favorite “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”
Friday, December 29, 2023 – 9pm ET/PT
A renowned romance novelist (Liza Lapira of THE EQUALIZER) famous for her Christmas-themed books finds herself snowbound in the charming town of Cranberry Falls. There, she unexpectedly becomes involved in a love triangle with her childhood crush (Nathan Witte) and a reporter (Neal Bledsoe) determined to interview her to save his dying magazine.
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