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’s Best Christmas Ever will begin in November 2020

PLEASE NOTE: Date/times are subject to change (all times shown in Eastern)
**Page last updated on 2/23/20

Check back in for schedule updates later in the year


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  • Claudia Howard says:

    My husband & I like the original version of “Miracle on 3th Street” (1947) & “A Christmas Carol” with George C. Scott. Why is it so hard to find either one this year? We like all the classic favorites like “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “The Christmas Story”, & “White Christmas” also. Please play them more over the remainder of the Christmas holidays! Thanks!

  • jerm says:

    I am not able to find the original Miracle on 34th Street (1947) on your channel. Yet you play Lampoons Vacation and Kranks over and over. Probably not politicly correct enough for you, just like “Baby Its cold Outside.” Lets change the words so nobody feels offended!

  • Kerry says:

    Why haven’t more of the Rankin bass shows been played during the week? Not just on select weekends at weird times, and not even the full compliment available to AMC like last year.

  • Bonnie Brown says:

    I was watching a movie that these two people who kept running into each other, the women was having some physical peoblems, the couple had their first date, and the girl got a call from her doctor, who told her symptons maybe MS

  • Lee says:

    AMC does not have the original Miracle on 34th Street (1947) this year (2019). They only have the semi-lame 1994 remake. Disney Plus has the original now. They legit bought it when they bought Fox.

  • Joan Kelker says:

    Please show Holiday Inn! It is a wonderful movie! I can not believe that the Abraham Lincoln birthday celebration segment of the movie can have have such a significant impact on its viewers except that it is representational of our history. The available actors at the Inn were limited, so the two people who were playing the roles had to use black face….not an intentional insult to anyone, but a very short and entertaining segment. This whole RACISM thing is becoming absolutely ridiculous and I think we all know we have BHO to thank for the exquisite sensitivity that abounds! It is absurd….esp. when those of us viewers are being denied such excellent entertainment by not having “Holiday Inn” available for Christmastime viewing! The same people who are eliminating this movie based upon racial accents, are probably not wanting us to use the word Christmas either. To Hell with them!

    • Bonnie Brown says:

      I was watching a movie that these two people who kept running into each other, the women was having some physical peoblems, the couple had their first date, and the girl got a call from her doctor, who told her symptons maybe MS

    • Elaine Williams says:

      TMC shows this great movie intact. Their ads say all movies are originals

  • Maggie says:

    What about White Christmas, Christmas in Connecticut, Polar Express, Planes Trains & Automobiles?

    • Rob Bean says:


      It’s much harder this year to get a complete schedule on TV.I have had to piecemeal Hallmark movies to locate date and times of favorites. They push Godwink with Kathie Lee Gifford over and over.White Christmas will be on for sure.Wait till 25 days of Christmas comes out for details on Polar Express.

      • Joceline says:

        25 days of Christmas came out in October. Freeform lost rights to Elf and Polar Express when they changed their name from ABC Family to Freeform, I don’t know why. AMC plays Elf and Polar Express.

    • Joceline says:

      AMC does play Polar Express, the full schedule is not out yet and should be out next weekend since the Monday after starts AMC’s best Christmas ever!

    • Beth says:

      I’m with Maggie …. I thought that Christmas was being done away with, but didn’t think it would happen this quickly …..

      I wouldn’t be at all surprised if White Christmas wasn’t on any of the networks’ schedules ….

    • sonny reid says:

      Why Isn’t The Rankin/Bass Special Presentations of Santa Claus is Comin to Town 1969 & The Little Drummer 1968 with Greer Garson,Jose Ferrer are Not On The The 25 Days of Christmas AMC Schedule This Year for 2019 ?…

  • Katwoman says:

    Will you be airing A Christmas Carol starring George C. Scott in your 2019 Christmas movie line-up? I hope you do.

  • Amy says:

    What!!!! Not showing Home Alone! Do you guys not know it is the number one top pick for Christmas movies of all times. Boy you missed the boat again this year. As it seems did all the other networks

  • Brenda says:

    We missed and want to record for our grandbabies — Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas – when will it be back on again? Thank You~

  • dconway says:

    I was looking for Scrooged with Bill Murray and Karen Allen. Is it not playing this year?

    • Anonymous says:

      I haven’t seen Scrooged listed either, another move Santa Claus The Movie with Dudley moore and David huddleson , I don’t think that movie has been on since early 1990

  • Anonymous says:

    There are so many good Christmas movies, but this year it seems again like many of them will not be shown, a Christmas carol staring henry winkler, the waltons the homecoming a Christmas story, deck the halls with micky rooney ,and it isn’t Christmas with out white Christmas, holiday inn, sure many like a Christmas story with ralphie , ( that one is over played)This is what I am seeing mostly for Christmas movies, someone is having a hard time goes to another town and falls in love, bring back the classic Christmas movies ,please

  • James Butler says:

    Where is home alone this year I’m very upset it’s not apart of the 2017 line up

    • Chris says:

      Don’t worry it’s on A.B.C Family or Freeform every other weekend and pretty much at least once per week. It’s really to the point I’ve stopped watching the channel, but you enjoy and Happy Holidays 😉

    • John Osborne says:

      What happened to AChristmas Carol with Alistair Sim 1951, you always played it, very disappointed

  • James Gore says:

    I would like to see “It’s a wonderful life” with James Stewart in the Christmas lineup. I’m 41 yrs of age and watched it when I was younger.

  • Phyllis says:

    Have been disappointed in AMC for a long time! They should rename it because it is not classics!

    • Steve says:

      Dec 16 and Dec 17

    • Anonymous says:

      I totally agree. I loved this channel when they broadcast classics and liked the narrative stories told by movie experts. So disappointed, but am somewhat satisfied that at least they will broadcast several classic Christmas movies.

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree

    • Helen says:

      I agree about classics not being shown while a lot of inane garbage is shown again & again…yuk…”Ernest”…really??? Where is Holiday Inn, Christmas in Connecticut, Holiday Affair, Meet me in St Louis??? These are classic & classy. Get a grip TMC or you will lose your following. I didn’t think this was a comedy channel for kids.

  • JAY BENSON says:

    Where is White Christmas? Stupid decision to NOT include it. Classic for many reasons.

    Incredible movie. I can’t find it anywhere. My Sons 19 and 22, Love the one liners between Cosby and Kaye….

    Pretty disappointing….

  • rob bean says:

    For many of us who grew up in 50s and 60s White Christmas is a classic tradition of Christmas. To eliminate it from regular broadcasts is pathetic. We get bombarded with Home Alone, Bad Santa, The Grinch Who Stole
    Christmas, and many more. There ought to be a channel that broadcast strictly movies from 50s through 80s. Fred Astaire made several movies along with many other Hollywood stars. Just because many of us have aged
    should not mean the elimination of Christmas classics.. anyone at AMC hear us?

  • Karen says:

    Very disappointed in AMC Christmas Schedule-where is White Christmas for the “family” to watch, where is Miracle on 34th Street…. very upset, the present list of movies are the worse. Then you play White Christmas at 2:30 in the morning, seriously!

  • HH says:

    Agreed. The movie line up is not good. How does AMC determine the line up? I like new and old classics, like White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street along with things like Home Alone and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I am not 100% sure what Deck the Halls or Four Christmas’ are about or who’s in them and I’m a “milenial”. Hope next year is better!

  • Melissa Nava says:

    AMC, this year’s Christmas movie lineup is VERY DISAPPOINTING!
    Four Christmases is going to be shown several times, along with Home Alone 2, yet White Christmas (a traditional classic) is only shown a few times.
    Most disappointing of all…no Miracle on 34th Street nor It’s a Wonderful Life??????????? I am truly at a loss for words and dumbfounded on your choice to exclude those!!!!!!!!!!

    • Barbara Pearston says:

      I want to see Home Alone!! Not 2 or 3! Yes , Miracle on 34th St…..the original!! Christmas Carol, 1930 or 1950’s version!! C’mon AMC! Maybe TCM will do better!!

    • Anne says:

      I’m very upset. White Christmas shown at a rediculos time and no Miracle on 34th Street nor uts a wonderful life. All are classics that we and our children grew up with and those they choose to show are pure crap.

  • Chuck Campisi says:

    The only word that comes immediately to mind to describe AMC’s Christmas Movie Schedule for 2016 is “awful.”
    Actually, two words: “Truly awful.” The mediocrity and banality of the movie choices invites both disbelief and derision. Showing “Home Alone” repeatedly as if, somehow, that qualifies as a legitimate and appropriate movie to celebrate the holiday season insults (or should) the intelligence of the viewer. Is the movie vault at AMC so bereft of good Christmas movies that are classics that “Home Alone” becomes the standard for Christmas movies in place of at least a dozen authentic, quality Christmas movies from years past? Classic Christmas movies like the 1951 “A Christmas Carol” or “Miracle on 34th Street” or “Holiday Inn” or “The Gathering” or “A Christmas Story” — are these movies missing from the AMC vault? Having “Home Alone” represent what AMC considers its showcase or flagship Christmas movie for the season is an embarrassing admission as to how far AMC’s programming standards have fallen. AMC, regrettably, has lost much of its luster and reputation for quality since it began showing only a limited selection of movies and interrupting them with commercial breaks every 10 minutes.

  • Beck stewart says:

    There are so many wonderful movies out there, why do you continue to repeat the same ones. What about White Christmas…Meet me in Saint Louis…On Moonlight Bay…It’s a Wonderful Life…Miracle on 34th street…Holiday Inn??? So sad we are losing the traditions.

    • Santa's Helper says:

      AMC is doing an AWESOME job with your choices for Christmas 2016! KEEP the Home Alone 2….GREAT feeling movie especially for us FAMILIES! AMC is a very POSITIVE influence for families TODAY! THANK YOU

      • JollySanta says:

        I don’t care to see the same movie 15 times n a month. It’s gets old. There r hundreds of other Christmas movies they can show besides jus Home Alone 2. They could show a different Christmas movie everyday from Nov 25-Dec 25 & not see the same one twice in a wk.

    • Jeannie DeGaetano says:

      Hi Beck,

      TCM has all the holiday classics playing on 12/24. Beginning at 12:15 pm that day they are playing “It Happened on Fifth Avenue,” “Holiday Affair (2:15pm),” “Shop Around the Corner,” (4:00 pm), “Meet Me in St. Louis,” (6:00 pm) and “Christmas in Connecticut.” (8:00 pm). Unfortunately not AMC but alive and well on Turner Classic Movies.

    • Debbie Dona says:

      I so agree with you, I look forward to watching those movies with my mom.

    • Fred Vail says:

      You hit the Trifecta!! GREAT choice of the true Christmas classics!

  • Helen says:

    Were is white Christmas or mircle on 34 street? Home alone is so boring

  • Charly says:

    Where are the classics like White Christmas? Watching Home Alone once is like watching Dumb and Dumber. Once was too much. If this is your Christmas lineup for 2016, bah humbug to you and your theatres.

  • Drew says:

    Wonder what they will air on Thanksgiving week

  • What will AMC air for Christmas 2016?

  • Sue says:

    I too am so sad about White Christmas this year. AMC has in the past been the go to, feel good channel at Christmas.
    Please raise your standards and level of celebration back to what you have done in years past.

    • Donna Garcia says:

      I agree completely. It’s been a tradition in my family from the time it first aired. I have such happy memories watching it w my grandmother in the 1960s. I continued it with my children and grandchildren. How sad that you’re not broadcasting it. Instead you’ll show home alone lord knows how many times. Very sad sad sad!

  • tim mills says:

    countdown christmas show

  • Disappointed says:

    Why are you only playing White Christmas at 11:30 pm and 2:15 pm
    That is the most awful times ever, did you forget that some people do have to work, and i only see it listed twice on the schedule WHY????
    Look at how many times you are showing Home Alone
    so very disappointed with your schedule

  • Mary Porento says:

    I would like to see the old movies at Christmas also. Christmas in Connecticut, Little Women, Meet me in Saint Louis, etc. Please play these. Let’s not forget the great American movies that we all love.

  • Happy Holidays says:

    GREAT start AMC with your annual Christmas Movies. Home Alone is the perfect lead-off, traditional movie. Last season we had 3 families share an evening when Home Alone was showing. This year, we had 5 families that included: grandparents, parents, & 12 kids. We have a huge/open family room. All in attendance watched the movies & no major soda spills….lol Keep these AWESOME Christmas movies coming & AMC’s choices are ALWAYS the BEST! Best Wishes

  • Maryjo says:

    I am disappointed with AMC’s Christmas movie lineup this year. Why is White Christmas only on three times, with two of the showings late at night? Why is the George C. Scott version of “A Christmas Carol” not included at all? Why are there so many airings of Home Alone? I think AMC is being programmed by Scrooge who don’t like Christmas at all. They even forgot Holiday Inn and Christmas in Connecticut. Shame on AMC for their weak movie lineup this Christmas.

  • Lisa says:

    Stopping by to give a BIG thank you for the awesome Christmas Movies. The Home Alone series is a warm classic, very popular with the little ones and Dads & Moms. Super idea since A Christmas Story is run 24 hours straight on another channel.
    We really enjoyed your structure, and, next year please don’t change it. Christmas only comes once a year so watching the same movie for a couple weeks doesn’t get old. Thank You

  • Pat says:

    I am so disappointed in AMC with their lack of traditional Christmas movies.
    Where is It’s A wonderful Life on days close to Christmas, The Bishop’s wife with Loretta Young and Cary Grant ….it has been overkill with White Christmas. Meet Me in St. Louis should have been shown several times…these all should have been run and several times day and evening for all viewing audiences. I ws looking forward to the old movies a couple weeks before Christmas…..what a downer

  • Margie says:

    Where’s the movies about Jesus and his birth??
    I also agree with everyone else.. stop the over and over with Home Alone. All points made above are right on.

  • Megan says:

    This line up is terrible! I love Home Alone, but only the second movie is being played (over and over). Why is AMC playing The Santa Clause 2 so much? There are 2 more movies in that trilogy also! Please bring back A Christmas Carol for next year!

  • Gibson says:

    For future Holiday airings, will you consider showing the Waltons movie “The Homecoming”? If you can get the rights of course.

  • Dan says:

    Hi, I commented last year. Just like last year, the Christmas movie schedule is awful. I do believe it is getting better. You put on Miracle on 34th Street a lot more than last year which is good. Unfortunately that is the only good thing. You have the Santa Clause 2 on MULTIPLE times.Why? Why just the second one? There is a first one and a third one you know! You put on Home Alone again MULTIPLE times! Why? Just like I said last year, IT IS NOT A CHIRSTMAS MOVIE. It is especially not a Classic! All it’s about is a boy that gets left home alone in the winter, it has nothing to do with christmas! AMC stands for American Movie Classics, sooo play classics. You are not even playing A Christmas Carol with George C Scott or It’s a Wonderfull Life. They are two of the greatest christmas movies of all time. Just so you know, I’m 20 years old. I grew up watching Home Alone its okay to watch once, watching it multiple times is torcher! Please for the love of christmas,, stop playing home alone so much and start playing the older classics. Im 20 I like them, I liked them when I was younger too more than home alone. Parents know nothing about what kids want. you’d think parents would want to watch the classic too.

  • Joe says:

    Please keep the classics.

    Going My Way, Bells of St. Mary’s, Miracle on 34th Street, It’s A Wonderful Life, and of course a Christmas Carol with George C Scott. There also was one with Henry Winkler that was set during Depression that was very good. Come on AMC, you can do it, don’t let us down!

  • Ronbo says:

    Home Alone 1 & 2 are traditional holiday movies, and, since Christmas for most Americans are traditional, these movies are AWESOME. Most parents at my kids school would agree. GREAT JOB AMC ! Your 2014 schedule rocks. ty

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s the Christmas season we want Christmas shows to watch stop with all the repeats of the walking dead more enjoyable to get in holiday spirit with numerous holiday movies there are so many out there

  • Elizabeth says:

    Why so much of Home alone and Santa Claus? AMC can change the line up. Can’t you hear the cries of people? Bring on the classics. What about The Bishops Wife? The Belles of St. Mary’s?

  • ericvpasquez says:

    I What Home Alone 4 Home Alone 5 Films 11-17-2014

  • Mrs. Claus says:

    Hi Pete, AMC will be airing White Christmas this year starting on December 12th 🙂

  • Pete says:

    Why no White Christmas this year. I enjoying viewing this movie every Christmas season.

  • Anonymous says:

    Why play the same movie over and over again?
    Who does your programming? This seems like a very lazy movie schedule!

    What happened to George C. Scott in A Christmas Carol from 1986? It’s the best Christmas movie ever! What about Prancer?

    You did not do your customers justice by playing Home Alone over and over and over again! As an (already unhappy) Time Warner customer this may just push me over the edge!

  • Anonymous says:

    WTF is this line-up? Home Alone!?! Where is ‘Scrooged’, Any version of ‘A Christmas Carol’? Hell, you used to play action movies that had even the most subtle Christmas references (Die Hard, Batman). Just sad. I won’t be turning on AMC very much this season.

    • Spirit of the Holidays says:

      You’re the perfect Scrooge A_NOBODY_mouse. Using foul language proves it! Please leave this blog during the Holidays. Most of us are bored with your childish behavior & lack of True Christmas Spirit with Joy!

  • Joe says:

    This is a terrible line up. I can’t believe you are not showing a wider variety of movies.

  • armando says:

    this year list of Christmas movies is awful, where is a Christmas carol and miracle on 34th street and all the other that people have mention, who ever thought of this years line up should be fired or demoted at best for thinking that this year line up is some how decent.

  • Dan says:

    AMC’s Christmas lineup is absolutely terrible this year. They are showing hardly any christmas shows this year. I cannot believe there is no Miracle on 34th Street, its one of the greatest christmas movies of all time. Same with A Christmas Carol. AMC your airing list is awful. First of all The Home Alone Movies are not even Christmas movies, the time of year during the movies just happened to be winter. Put on the Classics please. All ages watch them trust me im 19 and i’ve been watching them for a long time and will continue to watch them. The month of December is when people expect Christmas movies to be on tv. So put them on, its the only time of year that they’re ever on tv. except for this year because of AMC’s terrible choice of Christmas movies. Trust me if you want more viewers during the christmas season put them on. Thanks!

  • ellen ack. says:

    where is “it’s a wonderful life????/

    • Mrs. Claus says:

      Hi Ellen, NBC owns exclusive rights to air It’s a Wonderful Life. No other network is able to play it. NBC will have it on December 20th and December 24th at 7pm ET.

  • vickie woolf says:

    I’m very disappointed in your programming this Christmas season. why must you focus on the same movies over and over, where is a Christmas carol, miracle on 34th street, holiday inn , come to the stable, the cheaters. just very sad that your station is so lazy that you have to do repeats

  • Mrs. Deveraux says:

    OMG! What happened to the “Miracle on 34th Street” marathon? I was so looking forward to that! I can’t believe AMC skipped this classic movie this year. Please bring it back!

  • Carl says:

    What the heck happened to “A Christmas Carol” with George C. Scott? You guys used to play that every year!!

  • Rok says:

    Where is Miracle on 34th Street, Holiday Inn and It’s a Wonderful Life? If these aren’t holiday movie classics then neither is Home Alone!! Bring back the true classics!!

  • Anonymous says:

    You are showing home alone way too much
    I like the movie, but you are over doing it.

  • Thank You AMC for playing these great Christmas Movies many people love to watch. Ive been watching the 1938 version Of A Christmas Carol for “Many” years. Happy Holidays to AMC.

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