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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.

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2024 TCM Classic Christmas Schedule

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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 2/19/24

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Monday, February 19, 2024

Saturday, March 9, 2024

  • 8:00pm – Ben Hur (1959)

Sunday, March 31, 2024

  • 2:00pm – The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
  • 10:00pm – King of Kings (1961)

Monday, April 1, 2024

  • 6:00am – Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Monday, April 15, 2024

  • 11:45am – Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

  • 2:15am – Ben-Hur (1959)
  • 6:00am – A Carol for Another Christmas (1964)

Friday, April 26, 2024

  • 12:00am – Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

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  • DISH Network – Channel 132
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  • AT&T U-Verse – Channel 790
  • Xfinity – Channel 903

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Turner Classic Movies Christmas Schedule Archives


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226 thoughts on “TCM Turner Classic Movies

  • December 9, 2022 at 10:38 AM
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    What some of you fail to realize is that other channels buy the exclusive rights to play certain movies. That’s why you won’t find movies like A Christmas Story playing anywhere else on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day. If you want to see the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol is being played on competing classic station Movies! TV Network on Christmas Day. That same channel is playing a Shirley Temple marathon on Christmas Eve. Or you can do like I did and pay $10 for a DVD of the movie. As for the list not being very good, there are some movies being played before and after that should be included on this list. TCM will always have their Christmas Eve staples with The Bishops Wife, Shop Around the Corner, Christmas in Conn, Meet me in St. Louis, and It Happened on 5th Avenue.

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  • December 7, 2022 at 1:49 PM
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    The very best Carol version is the 1951 film with Alistair Sim. The 1938 version is OK but not nearly as good. Why is it that every year you leave out 1951at first anyway. I thought TCM owned all the old movies. It is surely about money somehow. You folks seem to be out of touch with the real TCM audience………Dana Franks

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    • December 10, 2022 at 12:27 AM
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      FXM (the Fox Movie Channel) has been running the 1951 A Christmas Carol AKA Scrooge for a few years now. They have generally run it several times in a row, much like A Christmas Story (but not 24 hours straight) on TBS.

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  • December 3, 2022 at 1:39 PM
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    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,

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    • December 3, 2022 at 6:20 PM
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      Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence is NOT a Christmas movie!! It is a war movie. It should NOT be listed with Christmas movies!!

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    • December 11, 2022 at 11:08 AM
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      You are right who’s picking out Christmas movies, a robot?

      Just be glad they don’t have In the good old summertime on Christmas Eve. Lol, which pops on prime time on other holidays.

      Bishops wife is stale, Its a wonderful life is way better!

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  • December 2, 2022 at 11:30 PM
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    No ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Alastair Sim again this year. Shameful….

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    • December 3, 2022 at 1:46 PM
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      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.

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    • December 9, 2022 at 6:10 PM
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      If you have Movies! TV, check their schedule, I think it is being shown @ noon on Christmas Day

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  • December 2, 2022 at 5:43 PM
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    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.

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    • December 3, 2022 at 10:20 AM
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      You took the rant right out of my mouth.

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    • December 7, 2022 at 5:27 PM
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      I agree. What happen to Miracle in 34th st, Bundle of Joy and It’s A Wonderful Life? TCM you cheated us this Christmas!

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  • December 2, 2022 at 4:41 PM
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    Where is Academy Award Murphwinning Miracle on 34th Street? Certainly one of the best Christmas movies ever.

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  • December 2, 2022 at 1:24 PM
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    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!!

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    • December 2, 2022 at 2:56 PM
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      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.

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  • December 1, 2022 at 2:46 PM
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    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…

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    • December 2, 2022 at 3:09 PM
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      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: https://www.countdownuntilchristmas.com/amc-best-christmas-ever/

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

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  • December 1, 2022 at 10:17 AM
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    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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