Make the Season Yours with all your holiday favourites and more
Festive films and holiday-themed episodes available this month on CBC TV and CBC Gem
Holiday classics on CBC TV
What's your favourite holiday movie? Enjoy re-watching all of these festive classics on CBC TV this December.
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN (1969)
Sunday, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. (6:30 pm NT) on CBC TV
A group of children bring a snowman to life with a magic top hat. But a magician named Professor Hinkle wants his hat back, and the temperature is starting to rise. Can the children save Frosty from melting?
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (1964)
Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC TV
This stop-motion classic Christmas tale has everything. Rudolph the red-nose reindeer, an elf who dreams of becoming a dentist, misfit toys, an abominable snowman, and learning what makes you different can make you shine.
HOME ALONE (1990, comedy)
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. (4:30 NT) and Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC TV
Every kid's dream and every parent's nightmare! Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally left home alone when the family leaves for Paris. He must defend his home from two bumbling burglars (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) while his mother (Catherine O'Hara) frantically tries to get back home with the help of the "Polka King of the Midwest" (John Candy).
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989, comedy)
Monday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC TV
Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) is on a mission to have a perfect family Christmas, much to the dismay of his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children. Everything quickly spirals out of control when his cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) and his family show up uninvited.
A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983, comedy)
Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC TV
All Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) can think about is Christmas morning and opening his brand new Red Ryder Carbine-Action air rifle, even if everyone tells him it's a bad idea.
SCROOGE (1951, drama)
Thursday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and Friday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. (4:30 NT) on CBC TV
In this classic Charles Dickens tale, after spending his life as a penny-pinching recluse, Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) plans to ignore Christmas altogether. But after the three ghosts of Christmas visit him in the middle of the night, will Scrooge change his humbug ways?
Friday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. (1:30 NT) on CBC TV and CBC Gem
How would you spend your last holiday? When introvert Georgia Byrd (Queen Latifah) learns she has a terminal illness, she realizes she has been too cautious with her life. Georgia withdraws her life savings and jets off to Europe to start enjoying the time she has left, finding friendship and romance along the way.
New Holiday Movies on CBC TV and CBC Gem
Holiday romance is in the air with these new titles premiering exclusively in Canada on CBC TV and CBC Gem.
A CHRISTMAS FAMILY REUNION
Monday, Dec. 6 and Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. (2:30 NT) on CBC TV *Canadian Premiere*
When perfectionist event planner, Amy, takes on a rising pop star's ten year family reunion as her latest project, disagreements within the family threaten disaster unless she can make a plan to satisfy everyone, including handsome yet stubborn family member Calvin.
A CHRISTMAS LETTER
Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), Thursday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. (2:30 NT) and Friday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. (2:30 NT) on CBC TV *Canadian Premiere*
Leslie (Glenda Braganza) has done everything right in her life except find Mr. Right. That is... until the spirit of Christmas leads her there in an unusual way.
A CAPE COD CHRISTMAS
Now Streaming on CBC Gem *Canadian Premiere*
Boston children's book author Margot is heartbroken. She and her siblings have to sell their late parents' Cape Cod house. Every Christmas was spent there – and this last one will be so special, it might even prevent the sale! When Margot runs into Chris, her childhood sweetheart, she has an idea.
A SHOWSTOPPING CHRISTMAS
Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and Thursday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. (2:30 NT) on CBC TV *Canadian Premiere*
A successful jingle writer is coaxed into returning to her hometown to write a song for the 50th anniversary of the annual Christmas Eve concert.
THE HOLIDAY FIX UP
Monday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. (2:30 NT) on CBC TV *Canadian Premiere*
When Sam, an interior designer, returns home during the holidays to help renovate the Bell Harbor Inn, she gets paired with Coop as her contractor. The only problem - he's the guy who broke her heart and she's the one who got away.
Visit cbc.ca/life/holiday to learn more about CBC's exciting holiday schedule and read recipes, gift guides, and helpful holiday advice from CBC Life.