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)

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197 thoughts on “TCM Classic Christmas Movies

  • November 29, 2021 at 1:30 PM
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    Why is White Christmas part of your December Christmas lineup? Very disappointed!!!

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  • November 28, 2021 at 2:59 PM
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    Robert Osborn would be so ashamed of what TCM has done with our Christmas Classics – where are they??? It’s pretty funny that NBC is playing It’s a Wonderful Life 2 times in the month of December at 8pm but TCM Can’t play it once! And seems to think we all want to watch Holiday Affair. Plus the times you have scheduled for A Christmas Carol 1938 are terrible (although I do at least have to say thank you for at least showing it) And I’m with everyone else – Where is the 1951 version with Alistair Sims? We have all year to watch everything else – Please give us back our Christmas Classics that we wait all year for!!!

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    • November 28, 2021 at 11:09 PM
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      I’d love to see Penny Arcade with Cary Grant. A sweet movie about adoption, loss,, adoption again with a beautiful Christmas ending.

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      • December 3, 2021 at 8:54 PM
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        Where is A Christmas Carol with Alistair Sims??? There’s so much taken out this year that’s normally on your December schedule in general. The “C” in TCM is “classic” but some of the best are missing!

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        • December 12, 2021 at 11:51 PM
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          A Christmas Carol (1951) will be airing December 24th at 2:30pm on FXM.

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          • December 13, 2021 at 8:23 PM
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            Thank you! My favorite Christmas movie of all. I have been looking for it.

    • November 30, 2021 at 10:30 AM
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      I agree whole heartedly and Robert Osborn must be, and has been turning in his grave ever since this new group has taken over. Every time I look for any of my favorite movies, holiday or not, I’m so disappointed I could spit nails. I should have seen it coming and started recording long ago. I will now, but they’ve not left us with much.

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    • December 11, 2021 at 12:19 AM
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      I’m with you! This Christmas movie lineup is a disgrace to the memory of Robert Osborne.

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  • November 28, 2021 at 11:28 AM
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    Turner Classic Movies…
    I’m 72 years old. I don’t know how many more Christmas’s I have and I’m tired of Christmas without 1951’s Christmas Carol with Alistar Sim and Miracle on 34th Street. I don’t know about this “woke” crap nor do I care at my age. I’m trying to live my life the best way I know how and you’ve managed to take away some of the things I look forward to and care about. How can you continue to call yourself “classic” when you’ve eliminated some of the most watched and loved holiday movies. That’s not caring about your viewers. It leaves us to have to pay to watch the movies elsewhere which some of us can’t afford, especially this year. Get off your selfish corporate butt and put these most requested movies back in circulation. It’s the right and caring thing to do.

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  • November 19, 2021 at 4:32 PM
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    What happened to Miracle on 34th Street? It would be perfect to show it on Thanksgiving Day or the day after. I agree about Holiday Inn and White Christmas, they need to be aired.

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    • November 20, 2021 at 10:16 AM
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      It’s all about money. Other networks have purchased the rights to these movies. You will have to pay for other channels to see it. Happening to classic Christmas movies too.

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    • November 22, 2021 at 4:36 PM
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      WHERE IS HOLIDAY INN, PLAY IT, ITS A CLASSIC, ROBERT OSBORNE PLAYED IT. HE WAS THE HEART AND SOUL OF TCM. DON’T LET POLITICAL CORRECTNESS RULE EVERYTHING WE SEE AND DO!

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      • November 28, 2021 at 8:55 AM
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        Amen,we NEED these movies to escape the political correctness!!!!!!!

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      • December 12, 2021 at 2:56 PM
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        I couldn’t agree with you more.

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    • November 22, 2021 at 8:41 PM
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      Tcm was wondering about the movie scrooge with Albert Finney when is it coming on

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      • November 24, 2021 at 4:11 PM
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        No “Remember the Night”??????????

        No Alistair Sim “A Christmas Carol”?????

        Going woke TCM you will lose your viewers.

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      • November 30, 2021 at 5:14 PM
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        The Albert Finney Scrooge is really fun to watch. I vote for it. How about the beautiful MGM musicals?
        This would make Christmas go with a swing.
        Thank you for all you do.

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    • November 27, 2021 at 7:53 AM
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      Miracle on 34th Street is on HBO Max now

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    • November 8, 2022 at 9:54 PM
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      I think the Newest employee who runs TCM has lost her mind. she has No idea of classic Movies. Since she has taken this job prices have gone up that is unaffordable to many . But most important she USA phonetic. Do your research for others ButGet Off of TCM. If you can’t know of classic Christmas Movies you are Low Life. It’s A Wonderful Life, Shop Around TheCorner, Good old Summertime, Christmas Story . ect!!! We’re do you see Meet me in St Louis, as Christmas. Your a fake !!

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  • December 25, 2020 at 6:51 PM
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    TCM should play classic Christmas movies all day long on Christmas Day. Are there not enough Christmas movies to play them all day? Yes, of course there are. Just because Hollywood is full of atheist woke liberals does not mean the rest of us should be without these treasures on Christmas Day. Seriously, TCM should consider their audience when making the schedule.

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  • December 25, 2020 at 2:07 PM
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    Instead of countless reruns of “Meet Me in St. Louis”, what about “Holiday Inn” – at least once? Love Robert Osborne intro of The Shop Around the Corner” but that is also being aired a few times. Sadly not seeing some that are perennial favorites in favor of multiple showings of the same flicks…who is programming this anyway?

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  • December 24, 2020 at 5:27 PM
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    I was so saddest to see that The Christmas Carol with Sims was not shown this year! The 1938 film is so inferior to the Sims film.! With the current lockdown I looked forward to Tge 1951 film! Where is Holiday Inn!!!I watched the Christmas carol and laughed no heart or depth of feeling! Get rid of it! Mr Barrymore could have saved it!

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    • November 14, 2021 at 8:43 PM
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      How about MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET?

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      • November 20, 2021 at 10:13 AM
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        All about money. You’ll have to pay for other channels to see it. Its also happening with the classic Christmas Cartoons

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  • December 21, 2020 at 9:41 AM
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    TCM, ROBERT OSBORNE WOULD BE SO DISAPPOINTED IF HE WITNESSED WHAT IS GOING ON AT TCM. THERE’S AN ENTIRE GENERATION MISSING “CLASSIC” CHRISTMAS MOVIES. WHAT HAPPENED TO TURNER “CLASSIC” MOVIES? DON’T YOU FEEL AN OBLIGATION TO LIVE UP TO YOUR NAME?
    I PAY AN EXTRA FEE FROM MY CABLE COMPANY FOR TCM, I’ M CANCELLING TURNER. IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO GET YOUR ATTENTION, IN YOUR GREEDY POCKET

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    • December 23, 2020 at 11:38 PM
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      The entire Baby Boomer generation grew up watching the 1951 Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol. All my old friends are complaining it’s not on TMC again this year. This film has been deemed the best and most authentic version yet it’s not on TMC but they continue to air the inferior 1938 film. Agree that TMC is no longer worth the extra money. There were so many movies that regularly aired in the 50’s and 60’s that are never on TMC either. No wonder so people are dumping cable and satellite then changing over to Amazon,Hulu,Disney and Netflix.

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      • November 2, 2021 at 6:56 PM
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        This is why I came on here as I just saw part of the Christmas schedule
        for 2021. Again, the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol. So disappointed
        again, in TCM. But have to say I’m seeing it in other Christmas TV schedules
        no oldies, just the new, sappy, broken record, shows that really have
        nothing to do with Christmas, just another “love story”. I’ll watch
        the soap operas if that’s what I want.

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      • November 22, 2021 at 12:33 AM
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        It’s possible that TCM no longer has the rights to the 1951 “A Christmas Carol.” I have seen it on FXM for the past few years. They may have the exclusive rights to it–at least recently.

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  • December 15, 2020 at 7:04 PM
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    Since I’m a deranged old lady, I love Bad Santa. Not the sequel though.

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  • December 15, 2020 at 10:59 AM
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    Where is Christmas Carol with Alistair Sim? You have repeats of an earlier version, but not showing this classic? Why? It is poor judgment and Robert Osborne would be ashamed of you.

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    • December 17, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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      Amazon is buying up all the content they can, that’s why.

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    • December 19, 2020 at 3:16 AM
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      A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim is on YouTube for free. The full version. In color.

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      • December 19, 2021 at 11:17 PM
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        colour?…..aaahhhhh!!! it’s no longer a classic if it is in colour

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    • December 19, 2020 at 3:19 AM
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      A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim is free on YouTube. It is in color also.

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