Watching TV during the holidays is mostly about comfort and nostalgia – hence lots of reruns of Elf and A Christmas Story or of bundling up on the couch, pouring a glass or three of wine and taking in a few hopelessly romantic Hallmark or Lifetime holiday movies.

This year, there are also celebrity specials from the likes of Ted Lasso’s Hannah Waddingham, Barry Manilow, Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson, and holiday takes on favorite series, such as Netflix’s The Great British Baking Show’s holiday edition and Fox’s The Masked Singer Holiday Sing-a-Long.

Month-long holiday programming events can be found on multiple cable networks, including Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas, Lifetime’s It’s a Wonderful Lifetime, Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas, AMC’s Best Christmas Ever, TNT and TBS’ Winter Break and Great American Family’s Great American Christmas. Streaming services – including Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, Netflix, BET Plus and more – also have been getting into the holiday act with original movies and specials of their own.

Here’s everything Brief is warming up to this holiday season:

Friday, November 17: Disney Plus’ Dashing Through the Snow

Wednesday, November 22: NBC’s A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special

Apple TV Plus’ Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas

Apple TV Plus’ The Velveteen Rabbit

Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving): NBC’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Sunday, November 26: ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration

ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight (season 11 premiere)

Wednesday, November 29: NBC’s Christmas at Rockefeller Center hosted by Kelly Clarkson

Friday, December 1: Prime Video’s Candy Cane Lane

Apple TV Plus’ ‘Spirited’ Sing-a-Long

Apple TV Plus’ Frog and Toad: Christmas Eve

Apple TV Plus’ The Snoopy Show Christmas Special

Apple TV Plus’ Shape Island: The Winter Blues

Thursday, December 7: NBC’s Christmas at the Opry

Friday, December 8: Disney Plus’ Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Christmas Cabin Fever

Prime Video’s Merry Little Batman

Saturday, December 9: NBC’s Trolls: Holidays in Harmony

Sunday, December 10: ABC’s Mickey Saves Christmas, ABC’s Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

Monday, December 11: CBS’ Big Brother: Reindeer Games

Monday, December 11: NBC’s Barry Manilow’s A Very Barry Christmas

Tuesday, December 12: Fox’s The Masked Singer Holiday Sing-a-Long, PBS’ Season of Light: Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir

Thursday, December 14: NBC’s A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special

Friday, December 15: CBS’ National Christmas Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 21: NBC’s Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas

Friday, December 22: CBS’ 25th Annual A Home for the Holidays, NBC’s Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love

Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day): ABC’s Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade, Disney Plus’ Doctor Who Holiday Special: The Church on Ruby Road

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