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Winter Break

In November of 2004, TBS began running a special prime time airing of The Wizard of Oz with multiple showings around Thanksgiving each year. Since December of the same year, TBS has broadcast a 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story from Christmas Eve evening to Christmas Day evening.

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2023 TBS Christmas Programming News

TBS will kick off Winter Break with festive films and holiday-themed episodes throughout the months of November and December. Holiday programming begins on Saturday, November 4th with spirited movies “Jack Frost,” “Fred Claus,” “The Polar Express,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” and “Elf,” which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its theatrical release.

As part of annual tradition, TBS will host 24-hour marathons of “A Christmas Story,” “Elf,” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” Other classics airing throughout the season include “Four Christmases,” “Deck the Halls,” and “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966).” In addition, the broadcast premieres of “A Christmas Story Christmas” and “8-Bit Christmas” debut in November.


2023 TBS Christmas Movie Schedule

TBS is celebrating winter break early with holiday programming all season long.

PLEASE NOTE: Date/times are subject to change (all times shown in ET)
Airings below are based on a generic national schedule. Times/dates can vary by TV provider.
Schedule Updates Schedule last updated on 12/13/23

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Monday, December 11, 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023

  • 9:15pm – The Wizard of Oz

Saturday, December 16, 2023

  • 8:00am – How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
  • 8:30am – Friends Holiday Themed Episodes Marathon
  • 1:30pm – Modern Family Holiday Themed Episodes Marathon
  • 5:00pm – Big Bang Theory Holiday Themed Episodes Marathon
  • 8:00pm – The Wizard of Oz

Sunday, December 17, 2023

  • 2:15am – 8-BIT Christmas

Monday, December 18, 2023

  • 10:30pm – American Dad! Holiday Themed Episodes Marathon

Friday, December 22, 2023

Saturday, December 23, 2023

  • 1:00am – Office Party
  • 1:30pm – Arthur Christmas
  • 8:00pm – Deck the Halls (2006)
  • 10:07pm – Office Christmas Party

Sunday, December 24, 2023

  • 12:22am – Deck the Halls (2006)
  • 2:30am – Arthur Christmas
  • 6:00am – Family Matters Holiday Themed Episodes Marathon
  • 8:00am – Friends Holiday Themed Episodes Marathon
  • 1:30pm – Modern Family Holiday Themed Episodes Marathon
  • 5:00pm – Big Bang Theory Holiday Themed Episodes Marathon
  • 8:00pm – A Christmas Story 24-Hour Marathon begins

Monday, December 25, 2023

  • 24 Hour Marathon of A Christmas Story continues until 8pm
  • 8:00pm – The Wizard of Oz
  • 10:15pm – The Wizard of Oz

What channel is TBS (Turner Broadcasting System)?

  • DirecTV – Channel 247
  • DISH Network – Channel 139

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

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12 thoughts on “TBS

  • November 6, 2017 at 2:24 PM
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    we do NOT want to see home alone 3,4,5,6,7,etc…………..why cant stations just put on the originals…???????????????? home alone 1 and 2. instead of playing it all year round.. suzanne

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  • December 25, 2015 at 1:15 PM
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    Why is there a woman narrating Christmas Story on TBS this year??? It’s ruining it :// In addition the the regular narrator she’s describing each scene :(( Can I do anything to remove it on my TV?

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  • December 2, 2015 at 5:16 AM
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    When will This Christmas be on again?

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    • December 13, 2015 at 3:11 PM
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      Hi Patti – This Christmas will air again on December 19th and 20th on TBS 🙂

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      • December 16, 2015 at 12:08 AM
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        Will A Christmas story be showing 12/24/2015 or 12/25/2015?

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        • December 16, 2015 at 12:10 AM
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          IF so what time will it be on. I have searched for it and nothing is showing..

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        • December 16, 2015 at 3:20 PM
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          Hi Mary, Yes it will be airing for 24 hours starting at 8pm ET on Christmas Eve 🙂

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          • December 10, 2017 at 4:22 PM
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            Hello is the Christmas Carol going to be on I love a Christmas Carol. thankyou.

          • December 18, 2017 at 3:53 PM
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            Sweet!!

  • October 10, 2014 at 11:34 PM
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    I do wish you could put on A Christmas Story or A Miracle On 34th Street???????

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