Although this list isn't all-inclusive and doesn't cover local programming specific to areas outside of NYC, here's what I found for this week:
Monday, November 27:
- 8 PM ET/PT - A Holiday to Remember (movie) on the cable station ABC Family.
- 9 PM ET/PT - Unwrapped "Holiday Treats" - the FOOD Network.
- QVC seems all holiday-themed, all around the clock.
Tuesday, November 28:
- 7 PM ET/PT - Elf (the movie) on the USA Network
- Get ready to do your Snoopy dance - A Charlie Brown Christmas airs on ABC at 8 PM ET/PT. For sentimental reasons, this has always been a favorite of mine.
- 8 PM ET/PT - Scrooged with Bill Murray on the ABC Family Network.
- 9 PM ET/PT - USA Network, The Great American Christmas - six diverse families discuss the meaning of the holiday.
- 9 PM ET/PT - Road Tasted "Gift Guide" - holiday food gifts on the FOOD Network.
- 10 PM ET/PT (repeated the next hour, too) - The Nip/Tuck holiday episode on FX Network.
Wednesday, November 29:
- The USA Network has holiday movies galore with Stealing Christmas at noon (ET/PT) and Elf at 2 PM ET/PT.
- Starting at 6 PM ET/PT, although not holiday-related, the SciFi Channel is having a Heroes marathon, beginning with the pilot episode. So, if you've missed Heroes, here's your chance to save the cheerleader, save the world.
- 7 PM ET, local NBC affiliate WNBC (NYC) - Christmas in Rockerfeller Center - the tree lighting ceremony. I could go, I guess. But it's a lot less crowded and hassle-free to watch it on TV.
- 8 PM ET/PT - Christmas in Rockerfeller Center - the national version of the above show with the glitz, glitter, and singing pop stars. NBC
- 8 PM ET/PT - Mr. St. Nick (movie) on ABC Family Network.
- 10:30 PM ET/PT - Ham on the Street, unique food gifts. FOOD Network.
Thursday, November 30:
- 8 PM ET/PT - Santa Claus: The Movie on the ABC Family channel.
- 9 PM ET/PT - Golf and Christmas? It's A Miracle on the 17th Green on the Lifetime cable channel.
- 10 PM ET/PT - Men in Trees - Thanksgiving-themed episode on ABC.
Friday, December 1:
- 12 PM ET/PT - I'll be Home For Christmas (movie), Lifetime cable channel.
- 2 PM ET/PT - Eve's Christmas (movie), also on Lifetime.
- 7 PM ET/PT - Frosty's Winter Wonderland, narrated by Andy Griffiths, on ABC Family cable network.
- 7:30 PM ET/PT - ABC Family Network kicks off a Harry Potter-infused weekend with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
- 8 PM ET/PT - The Polar Express on ABC TV, a welcome addition to the holiday line-up!
- 8 PM ET/PT - Emeril's Happy Happy Holidays on the FOOD Network. Hmmm, I've never had goose for the holiday.
- 9 PM ET/PT - Noel (movie) on the Lifetime cable channel.
Now, if I could just stay home and watch it all!