Christmas Festivities, Straight from the Screen!

Helping families count down the days to Christmas, ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas has all the must watch movies for the holiday season!

Helping families count down the days to Christmas, ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas has all the must watch movies for the holiday season!

Evelyn Chan, Photojournalist

Chances are, you already feel the spirit of Christmas coming on. Whether it’s from the cold weather, Christmas lights, or countdown to Christmas break, there’s no way to miss the fact that Christmas will be here soon.


So, how do we celebrate this joyous occasion? Well, here are a few options that are totally convenient, they’re right on your television screen – just a click away.


  • An ongoing Christmas celebration, ABC’s 25 Days of Christmas provides from 4 to 15 movies every day starting December 1st through Christmas itself! Movies such as Elf, Home Alone, and Fred Claus are scheduled to be on ABC, to see the full line-up for yourself, click here:
  • Also on ABC, the CMA Country Christmas will be airing on Saturday, December 20th. Hosted by Jennifer Nettles, country stars like Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and Hunter Hayes are coming together to perform the classic holiday songs that are sure to get anyone in the Christmas spirit. For all you country music fans, CMA Country Christmas will start at 5PM on December 20th on ABC.
  • For all of you who look forward to the food festivities more than anything else, Food Network has you covered. Imagine a thousand pound chocolate Santa Sculpture, or better yet, a life-size Christmas tree cake, or how about eight-feet tall handmade candy canes? Throw in the world’s biggest gingerbread village, and you have the Outrageous Christmas Special on Food Network. These massive food festivities will air twice, once at 5PM on December 12th and also at 3PM on December 14th, all on the Food Network.
  • A quick recap on NBC’S Christmas in Rockefeller Center which aired on December 3rd, the 82nd annual tree lighting was accompanied by performances from Mariah Carey, Idina Menzel, Cyndi Lauper, Idina Menzel, Pentatonix, and more. Hosted by  “Today” anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales, this year’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center surely did the  holiday tradition justice.
  • More performances were also seen on CBS’s A Very GRAMMY Christmas which aired December 5th to kick off the announcement of the nominations for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Stars such as Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, and Pharrell Williams performed at this extravaganza and also shared a few holiday memories of their own.

Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, it’s always a joy to see these festivities come alive on television! If you are interested in any of the extravaganzas listed above, there’s no harm in checking them out! Celebrations on television mean the party is all brought to you, whether you’re alone in bed snuggled up with a cup of hot chocolate, or if you’re like Chris Tang (12) whose favorite part about Christmas is, “[having] a family dinner and [spending] my Christmas with my extended family.”  No matter where you are or who you are with this holiday season, Christmas on television has you covered, from the food to the entertainment.