What to Watch Today

Grinch, Guardians and Frosty, It's a Wonderful Life and More

  • Hulu, Peacock
    The Croods: Family Tree

    Season 5 premiere (all six episodes): After the Croods find a man frozen in a block of ice, they thaw him and discover he was an old flame of Gran’s!

  • Paramount+
    Fantasy Football

    Movie premiere: A teenager (played by black-ish‘s Marsai Martin) discovers she can control her pro football player dad (Power’s Omari Hardwick) on the field through [a name-brand video game]; Kelly Rowland and Rome Flynn (HTGAWM) co-star.

  • Disney+
    The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    The Guardians, on a mission to make Christmas unforgettable for Quill, send Mantis and Drax to Earth in search of the perfect gift. (Read preview.)

  • Prime Video
    The Peripheral

    In the penultimate Season 1 episode, Flynne, Burton and Conner meet with Lowbeer and are put to the test.

  • E!
    It's a Wonderful Life Marathon

    Through 3 am | Settle in with your loved ones for six consecutive airings of this 1946 classic, which stars Jimmy Stewart as a banker who learns what life would have been like without him.

  • Hallmark Channel
    #XMAS

    TV-movie premiere: Nashville‘s Clare Bowen plays a woman posing as a family influencer in hopes of winning a brand’s design contest.

  • Disney+
    The Hip Hop Nutcracker

    RUN DMC’s Rev Run presents a hip-hop reimagining of the iconic ballet; the special features marrieds Allison Holker and Stephen “tWitch” Boss.

  • GAC Family
    Christmas at the Drive-In

    TV-movie premiere: A property lawyer (The Wonder Years‘ Danica McKellar) is determined to keep her town’s drive-in theater opened.

  • CBS
    Frosty the Snowman

    In this 1969 cartoon, comedian Jackie Vernon voices the titular snowman, who sets off for the North Pole to keep from melting. (Frosty Returns follows at 8:30.)

  • The CW
    Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

    Based on the goofy holiday song, this animated special follows young Jake Spankenheimer’s adventure to find his missing g’ma and prove that Santa is real. (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You Now! follows at 8:30 pm.)

  • NBC
    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    The classic cartoon follows the title character (voiced by Boris Karloff) on his mission to steal Christmas customs from the people of Whoville. (Trolls Holiday in Harmony follows at 8:30 pm.)

  • Comedy Central
    Jeff Dunham: Me the People

    Dunham and his merry band of puppets return for his 11th stand-up comedy special.

  • Hallmark Channel
    A Royal Corgi Christmas

    TV-movie premiere: A prince hoping to win back his mother’s love with an adorable (but unruly) corgi falls for a dog trainer (played by Y&R‘s Hunter King).

  • Lifetime
    Steppin' Into the Holiday

    TV-movie premiere: Former Broadway star Billie Billy Holiday (Saved by the Bell‘s Mario Lopez) returns to his hometown and helps revive the annual Christmas Eve dance recital; Jana Kramer (One Tree Hill) co-stars.

  • PBS
    Josh Groban's Great Big Radio City Show

    The beloved baritone is joined at Radio City Music Hall by Cyndi Lauper, Denée Benton, Breland, ballet dancer Tiler Peck and artist David Garibaldi.

  • HBO
    We're Here

    Season 3 premiere: Bob, Eureka and Shangela head to Granbury, Texas.