Christmas movies showing on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) channel in 2020…

PLEASE NOTE: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas will stream exclusively on Apple TV+ this year. They will NOT air on ABC in 2020.

*date/times are subject to change -all times shown in Eastern*
(Last updated on 11/01/20)

Thursday, November 26, 2020 (THANKSGIVING DAY)

  • 8:00pm – Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
  • 8:30pm – Toy Story That Time Forgot
  • 9:00pm – The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (NEW)

Friday, November 27, 2020

  • 8:00pm – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

Sunday, November 29, 2020

  • 7:00pm – Disney Prep & Landing
  • 7:30pm – Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice

Monday, November 30, 2020

  • 2:00pm – General Hospital (check local listings) (NEW Holiday-Themed Episode)
  • 8:00pm – The Disney Holiday Singalong (NEW)
  • 9:00pm – CMA Country Christmas (NEW)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

  • 8:00pm – The Goldbergs (NEW Holiday-Themed Episode)
  • 9:30pm – black-ish (NEW Holiday-Themed Episode)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

  • 8:00pm – The Great Christmas Light Fight (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

  • 8:00pm – The Great Christmas Light Fight

Friday, December 18, 2020

  • 8:30pm – Shrek the Halls

Sunday, December 20, 2020

  • 7:00pm – The Sound of Music

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

  • 2:00pm – General Hospital (check local listings) (NEW Holiday-Themed Episode)
  • 9:00pm – The Great Christmas Light Fight (Season Finale)

Thursday, December 24, 2020

  • 8:00pm – The Greatest Showman (Network Broadcast Premiere)

Friday, December 25, 2020

  • 10:00am – Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Celebration

Thursday, December 31, 2020

  • 8:00pm – Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin Eve with Ryan Seacrest


  • Margaret H says:

    Where are the movies that share about Jesus birthday which is the real meaning of Christmas. The first part of the word is Christ then mas which is the celebration of Jesus the Christ. I don’t care that I am not politically correct, these people are deliberately keeping the saviour out of Christmas because He is not politically correct. When are people going to stand up and fight for what is right?? So sad and pathetic.

  • C Adam says:

    It’s because they are trying to push people over to their liberal “Freeform” channel…get em hooked with Christmas shows, and then the liberal indoctrination marches on…sad!

  • Well, it is really sad. In the middle of a pandemic year, kids can’t leave the house,you decide to limit all the great Christmas classics for them. God bless your tiny little selfish hearts.It would be one thing if you actually came up with great programming to replace them. But, you have not. Greedy, selfish,and as usual,not looking out for the children and families in general.They need these programs that make them laugh and give a sense of security and hope. Please stop referring to yourselves as “the family channel” ie. “American housewife” is about as crass as you get. What a great role model to Mothers and their children. it would be a nice break to get away from your problems for a while, at least over the holidays,like TV used to. What a novel idea, right?

    • C Adam says:

      It’s because they are trying to push people over to their liberal “Freeform” channel…get em hooked with Christmas shows, and then the liberal indoctrination marches on…sad!

  • Me Me says:

    I think it’s sad that you’ll show crime shows all year but at Christmas time you hardly show anything for families to enjoy together like classic Christmas cartoons and movies

  • Nan L says:

    The gathering movie please !

  • H lowe says:

    How about a classic with Dolly Parton smokey mountain Christmas

  • Anonymous says:

    Could you please show a very Brady Christmas please?

  • Jullia says:

    Love “The Nightmare Before Christmas” 🙂

  • Nancy Urban says:


  • dee says:

    I am looking to see Scrooge – It was a western version.

  • Jean Talbot says:

    I would like to see Borrowed Hearts and A Season for Miracles. You show the same ones over and over again. Home Alone needs to be retired for a while.

  • joy harris says:

    Missinf A Christmas Card. It is a wonderful movie!!

  • Jg says:

    I wish yall would show more christmas shows.a.week than skipping weeks and put more christmas shows on there.

  • Alta Saint says:

    Please show One Special Night with James Garner & Julie

    Alta Saint

  • susieq says:

    Please! Please! play the Christmas list this 2014 season. can’t buy it and it is a favourite by everyone.

    • Barb Cody says:

      My husband and I dearly love The Christmas List with Mimi Rogers. We haven’t seen it for 2 years! why hasn’t it been on? it’s such a good movie! Please! Please! Show it this year!! Thanks! I agree with Susieq!

  • i love all the christmas specials i wish they had a christmas channel not just for the holiday season i have an old v c r j ust for t he old christmas movies and cartoons

  • Rose D says:

    Please someone play Borrowed Hearts and An American Christmas Carol. They are both excellent holiday movies!

  • Sharon d says:

    I would like to see Borrowed Hearts. This is such a great Christmas movie. Please air it before Christmas

  • Brandy Beal says:

    Why do the Christmas cartoons/movies stop on Dec 9th?! My children look forward to these shows & hot chocolate with whipped cream on top and roasting marshmellows in the fireplace and making smores. We do this 2-3 times a week during December while watching the shows on ABC. Very disappointed

  • Laurie H. says:

    I would like to request The Christmas Shoes

  • Maryann B. says:

    Looks like the Christmas movie schedule is basically about 6 to 8 movies shown over and over again! I would like to put in a request for “The Christmas List” – from 1997 I believe. That is one of the best Christmas movies. Please consider showing it in 2013. Appreciate it.

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