TCM Classic Christmas Movies

Classic Christmas Movies

Every November and December, Turner Classic Movies (also known as TCM) airs classic Christmas movies and other holiday related programs. Movies typically include older versions of “A Christmas Carol” along with black-and-white holiday favorites like The Bishop’s Wife, and Christmas in Connecticut.

Christmas movies showing on Turner Classic Movies in 2022

PLEASE NOTE: Date/times are subject to change (all times shown in Eastern)
**Page last updated on 12/05/22

Check back in for schedule updates throughout the holidays.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Monday, December 12, 2022

  • 12:00am – Christmas Past (1925)

Saturday, December 17, 2022

  • 2:00am – Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
  • 8:00am – The Captain’s Christmas (1938)
  • 10:00am – Mister and Mistletoe (1955)
  • 5:00pm – King of Kings (1961)
  • 8:00pm – The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Monday, December 19, 2022

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

  • 10:15pm – The Holly and the Ivy (1952)

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Thursday, December 22, 2022

  • 10:45am – Susan Slept Here (1954)
  • 5:30pm – The Lion in the Winter (1968)
  • 8:00pm – It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)
  • 10:15pm – The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

Friday, December 23, 2022

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Sunday, December 25, 2022

  • 6:00am – Star in the Night (1945)
  • 2:15pm – The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
  • 4:15pm – Holiday Affair (1949)


197 thoughts on “TCM Classic Christmas Movies

  • December 3, 2022 at 1:39 PM

    I think all the classic Christmas movies should be shown on tcm like, it’s a wonderful life, Scrooge, American Christmas carol, bishop wife, and a night of children shows like, peanuts, Rudolph, frosty,

    • December 3, 2022 at 6:20 PM

      Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence is NOT a Christmas movie!! It is a war movie. It should NOT be listed with Christmas movies!!

  • December 2, 2022 at 11:30 PM

    No ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Alastair Sim again this year. Shameful….

    • December 3, 2022 at 1:46 PM

      That is my FAVORITE Christmas movie of all time.I totally agree with you.I can’t believe TCM isn’t playing A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim.It’s very sad.

  • December 2, 2022 at 5:43 PM

    This is disgraceful — Where are the Christmas Classics — Prime station cant make enough money airing them? Where are the Christmas movies of love, kindness, faith and belief. The original Miracle on 34th Street should have been on right after the Macy’s Parade — the only movie that starts with Thanksgiving and ends on Christmas day! The 1951 version of A Christmas Carol is the best, should be schedule to broadcast on Christmas Eve! All others in between, The Bells of St. Mary’s, It’s a Wonderful life, Holiday Inn, and White Christmas, to name a few should be shown more than once during the holiday season. And what about the animated classics; Charlie Brown, Rudolph, Frosty, the year without a santa claus to name a few – they need to be on often and various stations too. The millennials controlling the programing are clueless. Enough of the violence, blood and guts, evil santas etc. DAMN IT – IT’S CHRISTMAS.

    • December 3, 2022 at 10:20 AM

      You took the rant right out of my mouth.

  • December 2, 2022 at 4:41 PM

    Where is Academy Award Murphwinning Miracle on 34th Street? Certainly one of the best Christmas movies ever.

  • December 2, 2022 at 1:24 PM

    Almost NO Christmas movies at all–not even the best movie ever made–the 1951 version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL with Alastair Sim. TCM has become a disgrace!!

    • December 2, 2022 at 2:56 PM

      1951 Christmas Carol is a must during the holidays. Numerous times would be nice. The same goes for all the classic Christmas movies. These movies are what turned my children, and now my grandchild, into TCM fans.

  • December 1, 2022 at 2:46 PM

    This listing pretty much sucks. I would love to see Holiday Inn, White Christmas, The Man Who Came To Dinner, Bachelor Mother and every version of A Christmas Carol…

    • December 2, 2022 at 3:09 PM

      Hi Patricia,

      We have updated the schedule and added a few more titles airing. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) will air on TCM tomorrow December 3rd, and also the 22nd and 25th.

      White Christmas is airing on AMC this year:

      Bachelor Mother is airing on TCM December 22nd at 2:30pm ET.

  • December 1, 2022 at 10:17 AM

    What they are allowed to show is all about lawyers, rights issues, and money. That’s what determines whether or not we can have a Merry TCM Christmas.


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