Holiday

2023 Holiday TV schedule: Your guide to CBC's programming this season

When to tune in to all the movies, specials and Christmas classics on CBC Television.

When to tune in to all the movies, specials and Christmas classics on CBC Television

Closeup on a stop-motion Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer standing in a snowy forest.
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Note: All times listed are local. (Half-hour later in Newfoundland and parts of Labrador)

Wednesday, November 15

Anne Murray: Full Circle - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 16

The Man Who Invented Christmas - 2:00 p.m.

Friday, November 17

Murdoch Mysteries: Home for the Holidays - 2:00 p.m.

Nadiya's Party Feast - 5:00

Sunday, November 19

Mr. Magoo - 3:00 p.m.

The First Snow of Winter - 4:00 p.m.

The Forgotten Toys - 4:30 p.m.

Frosty's Winter Wonderland - 5:00 p.m.

The Legend of Frosty the Snowman - 5:30 p.m.

Monday, November 20

Murdoch Mysteries: Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas - 2:00 p.m.

Call the Midwife Christmas Special, season 7 - 4:00 p.m.

The Great Canadian Baking Show Holiday Special, season 3 - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21

A Christmas Movie Christmas - 2:00 p.m.

Call the Midwife Christmas Special, season 7 - 4:00 p.m.

The Great Canadian Baking Show Holiday Special, season 5 - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 22

A Christmas Story 2 - 2:00 p.m.

The Great Canadian Baking Show Holiday Special, season 6 - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 23

Writing Around the Christmas Tree - 2:00 p.m.

Back in Time for Christmas (U.K.), episode 1 - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, November 24

12 Pups of Christmas - 2:00 p.m.

Back in Time for Christmas (U.K.), episode 2 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 26

The Curse of Clara: A Holiday Tale - 4:00 p.m.

The Great Northern Candy Drop - 4:30 p.m.

Jack Frost - 5:00 p.m.

The Great Canadian Baking Show Holiday Special, season 7 - 8:00 p.m.

Monday, November 27

Christmas Reservations - 2:00 p.m.

Call the Midwife Christmas Special, season 8 - 4:00 p.m.

The Great British Baking Show: The Great Christmas Baking Show, season 8 - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 28

The Holiday Fix-Up - 2:00 p.m.

Call the Midwife Christmas Special, season 8 - 4:00 p.m.

The Great British Baking Show: The Great Festive Baking Show, season 8 - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 29

A Christmas Family Reunion - 2:00 p.m.

The Great British Baking Show: The Great Festive Baking Show, season 9 - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 30

A Christmas Letter - 2:00 p.m.

The Great British Baking Show: The Great Festive Baking Show, season 9 - 5:00 p.m.

Dragon's Den Holiday Episode, season 13 - 9:00 p.m.

Friday, December 1

A Country Christmas Album - 2:00 p.m.

The Great British Baking Show: The Great Christmas Baking Show, season 10 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 3

Push (marathon) (International Day of Persons with Disabilities) - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Great British Baking Show: Holidays - 8:00 p.m. 

Mr. Bean: Merry Christmas - 9:30 p.m.

Monday, December 4

Writing Around the Christmas Tree - 2:00 p.m.

Call the Midwife Christmas Special, season 8 - 4:00 p.m.

The Great British Baking Show: The Great Festive Baking Show, season 10 - 5:00 p.m.

The Wizard of Oz - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 5

The Christmas Contract - 2:00 p.m.

Call the Midwife Christmas Special, season 8 - 4:00 p.m.

The Great British Baking Show: The Great Christmas Baking Show, season 11 - 5:00 p.m.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean - 8:30 p.m.

Schitt's Creek: Merry Christmas, Johnny Rose - 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6

Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colours: Circle of Love - 2:00 p.m.

The Great British Baking Show: The Great Christmas Baking Show, season 11 - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 7

Movie: A Very Nutty Christmas - 2:00 p.m.

The Great British Baking Show: The Great Christmas Baking Show, season 13 - 5:00 p.m.

Stars on Ice 2023 - 8:00 p.m.

Coronation Street: Barbara Knox My Big Birthday - 9:00 p.m.

Friday, December 8

A Christmas Family Reunion - 2:00 p.m.

The Great Canadian Baking Show Holiday Special, season 5 - 5:00 p.m.

Happiest Season - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 10

Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas - 1:00 p.m.

Merry Madagascar - 2:00 p.m.

Shrek the Halls - 2:30 p.m.

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas - 3:00 p.m.

Polar Express - 4:00 p.m.

Frosty the Snowman (1969) - 6:00 p.m.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas - 6:30 p.m.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - 7:00 p.m.

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie - 8:00 p.m.

Monday, December 11

A Christmas Movie Christmas - 2:00 p.m.

The Great Canadian Baking Show Holiday Special, season 6 - 5: 00 p.m.

Home Alone - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 12

The Holiday Fix-Up - 2:00 p.m.

Jamie's Night Before Christmas - 5:00 p.m.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 13

A Show-Stopping Christmas - 2:00 p.m.

Jamie's Cracking Christmas - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 14

Jingle Belle - 2:00

Jamie's Christmas with Bells On, part 1 - 5:00 p.m.

The Polar Express - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, December 15

A Christmas Winter Song - 2:00 p.m.

Jamie's Christmas with Bells On, part 2 - 5:00 p.m.

A Christmas Carol (1999) - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 17

Snowtime - 2:00 p.m.

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town - 4:00 p.m.

(Windsor: The Curse of Clara - 4:00 p.m. / Schitts Creek 4:30 p.m.)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - 5:00 p.m.

(Windsor: Mr. Magoos Christmas Carol - 5:00 p.m.)

The Santa Claus - 6:00 p.m.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) - 8:00 p.m.

Monday, December 18

The Christmas Checklist: Part One - 2:00 p.m.

Escape to the Chateau DIY Holiday Special - 4:00 p.m.

Jamie's Quick & Easy Christmas - 5:00 p.m.

A Christmas Story - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 19

The Christmas Checklist Part Two - 2:00 p.m.

Escape to the Chateau DIY Holiday Special - 4:00 p.m.

Jamie's Night Before Christmas - 5:00 p.m.

Home Alone - 8:00 p.m.

The Truth About Christmas - 12:30 a.m.

Wednesday, December 20

Country Christmas Album - 2:00 p.m.

Escape to the Chateau DIY Holiday Special - 4:00 p.m.

Jamie's Italian Christmas - 5:00 p.m.

The Santa Clause - 8:00 p.m.

A Christmas Fury - 12:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 21

A Christmas Letter - 2:00 p.m.

Escape to the Chateau DIY Holiday Special - 4:00 p.m.

Jamie's Festive Feast - 5:00 p.m.

A Christmas Carol (1951) - 8:00 p.m.

Bridget Jones's Diary - 12:30 a.m.

Friday, December 22

Coronation Street - 1:00 p.m.

Coronation Street - 1:30 p.m.

Christmas Reservations - 2:00 p.m.

Jamie & Jimmy's Festive Feast - 4:00 p.m.

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook - 5:00 p.m.

The Holiday - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 24

Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas (2021) - 1:00 p.m.

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town - 1:30 p.m.

(Windsor: The Curse of Clara - 1:30 p.m. / The Great Northern Candy Drop - 2:00 p.m.)

The Forgotten Toys - 2:30 p.m.

Frosty Returns - 3:00 p.m.

(Windsor: The Great Northern Candy Drop - 3:00 p.m.)

Frosty's Winter Wonderland - 3:30 p.m.

Frosty the Snowman (1969) - 4:00 p.m.

(Windsor: The First Snow of Winter - 4:00 p.m.)

Kung Fu Panda - 4:30 p.m.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas - 5:00 p.m.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) - 5:30 p.m.

White Christmas - 7:30 p.m.

When Calls the Heart: Greatest Christmas Blessing - 12:00 a.m.

Monday, December 25

Coronation Street: Barbara Knox My Big Birthday - 11:00 a.m.

The King's Christmas Message 2023 - 12:00 p.m.

Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs (season 9, episode 1: "Back in Business") - 12:15 p.m.

Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas (2021, season 9) - 12:30 p.m.

Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs (season 9, episode 2) - 1:00 p.m.

The Dogs Day of Christmas - 1:30 p.m.

White Christmas - 3:30 p.m.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - 7:30 p.m.

Murdoch Mysteries: A Merry Murdoch Christmas - 12:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 26

Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas (2021, season 9) - 1:00 p.m.

Adrienne Arsenault Reports: Princess Anne - 1:30 p.m.

Charles: The New King - 2:00 p.m.

Royal Variety Performance (2023) - 4:00 p.m.

Best in Miniature (season 3 marathon) - 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

A Very Royal Christmas: Secrets of Sandringham - 12:30 a.m.

The Queen Unseen - 1:30 a.m.

Wednesday, December 27

Bollywed (marathon) - 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Best in Miniature (season 3 marathon) - 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Man Who Invented Christmas - 12:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 28

Push (marathon) - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Stuff the British Stole (marathon) - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Best in Miniature (season 3 marathon) - 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday, December 29

The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo (marathon) - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On (marathon) - 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Best in Miniature (season 3 marathon) - 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 31

Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs - 12:00 p.m.

Coronation Street: Soapy Slip-Ups - 12:30 p.m.

Coronation Street: Happy Birthday Bill - 1:00 p.m

The Great Canadian Holiday Baking Show season 7 - 2:00 p.m. 

The Great British Baking Show: The Great New Year Baking Show, season 11 - 3:00 p.m.

The Great British Baking Show: The Great New Year Baking Show, season 12 - 4:30 p.m.

The Great British Baking Show: The Great New Year Baking Show, season 13 (new) - 6:00 p.m.

Death on the Nile - 7:30 p.m.

Just For Laughs gala - 11:00 p.m.

Comedy Night with Rick Mercer (marathon) - 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.

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