Welcome to Turner’s 2018 holiday programming guide

Admit it, we all do it. Right around mid-November, we begin to inquire from our preferred search engine exactly when and where our favorite holiday specials will be airing.

Don’t worry, you won’t miss any of the festive holiday programming on your favorite Turner networks thanks to our handy-dandy guide! So, grab a cup of eggnog, be on the lookout for the Bumpus hounds, and see what Turner has in store this holiday season.

ADULT SWIM

Nothing says Happy Holidays like good old-fashioned, grown-up Adult Swim animation! Joy to the world, yo:

Dec. 17-20

12 a.m. ET
“Robot Chicken”
Christmas-themed episodes

Dec. 18-21

10 p.m. ET
“Bob’s Burgers”
Christmas-themed episodes


BOOMERANG (STREAMING SERVICE)

Up for some animated holiday fare? Boomerang’s streaming service lets you get in the holiday spirit any time you want.

 “Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz – Christmas in Oz” (2-part special)
What? No Christmas in Oz? Dorothy introduces Oz to Christmas, and of course Oz adds a few traditions of its own. Santa comes to deliver holiday cheer and presents to all, too bad the witches have a different plan for Santa!

“Wacky Races – Signed, Sealed and Wacky”
When evil penguins capture Santa Claus, the Racers are recruited by Mrs. Claus to save him.

“Bunnicula – The Gingerdread Man”
The pets visit a magical world where Harold is king.


CARTOON NETWORK

This month, Cartoon Network has premieres and specials that will make even the most evil of doer’s smile (we’re looking at you, Master Frown!):

Dec. 16

4 p.m. ET
The Powerpuff Girls “The Gift”

The girls must replace the Professor’s Christmas present on Christmas Eve.

4:15 p.m. ET
“OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes - Super Black Friday”

After being forced to work on a holiday, KO, Rad and Enid take a stand.

Dec. 17

7 p.m. ET
“We Bare Bears - Christmas Movies”

On Christmas Eve, the Baby Bears defend a video store from getting robbed.

Dec. 21

6:45 p.m. ET
“Unikitty - Top of the Naughty List”

It’s Christmas Eve, and Unikitty is determined to stop Master Frown from ruining any more Christmases.

All month long

“Elf Pets: Santa’s St. Bernards Save Christmas”
Jonah struggles to keep his business afloat while surrounded by townsfolk who have forgotten the true spirit of Christmas.


CNN

Dec. 9

8 p.m. ET
“CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute”

Ready for 10 stories that are guaranteed to move you this holiday season? Join Anderson Cooper as he hosts “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute.” This year's top 10 CNN Heroes include a doctor fighting to break the cycle of violence, a woman who helps the injured walk again and a teacher who uses the power of writing to lift up and heal the hopeless. Learn more about this special event here.


TBS

Sure, we all know TBS shows the classic holiday flick “A Christmas Story” on a loop on Christmas day. But there’s a sleigh full of other holiday classics (Festivus, anyone?) on TBS this month:

Dec. 6

8 p.m. ET
“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

8:30 p.m. ET
“Elf’s Story: The Elf on the Shelf”

Dec. 8

10 a.m. ET
“Fred Claus”

Dec. 9

5 p.m. ET
“Love Actually”

Dec. 19

10:30 p.m. ET
“Full Frontal Presents ‘Christmas on I.C.E.’”

Dec. 21

8 p.m. ET
“Love Actually”

Dec. 22

10 a.m. ET
“Love Actually”

Dec. 23

Christmas-themed episodes

Dec. 24

Christmas-themed episodes

8 p.m. ET
24-hour marathon of “A Christmas Story”

Dec. 25

24-hour marathon of “A Christmas Story” continues until 8 p.m. ET


TNT

Holiday classics take many forms, and TNT has them all covered:

Dec. 21

7 p.m. ET
“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

7:30 p.m. ET
“The Wizard of Oz”

9:45 p.m. ET
“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

10:15 p.m. ET
“A Christmas Carol”

Dec. 22

6 p.m. ET
“A Christmas Carol”

8 p.m. ET
“The Wizard of Oz”

10:15 p.m. ET
“Fred Claus”

Dec. 23

5 p.m. ET
“Love Actually”

Dec. 24

3:15 p.m. ET
“Fred Claus”

5:45 p.m. ET
“The Wizard of Oz”

8 p.m. ET
24-hour marathon of “A Christmas Story”

Dec. 25

24-hour marathon of “A Christmas Story” continues until 8 p.m. ET


truTV

The holidays are one big joke – on truTV this season. Peep these shenanigans:

Dec. 6

9:30 p.m. ET
“Impractical Jokers Staten Island Holiday Spectacular”

The guys celebrate with some unseasonable specials, followed by new toys you may not want under the tree. Then, gift wrapping goes awry, and tonight’s big loser has a close encounter with some hungry wildlife.

10:30 p.m. ET
“Impractical Jokers Staten Island Holiday Spectacular After Party”

It’s hosted by Joey Fatone, you guys!

Dec. 6 – Jan. 10

“Impractical Jokers Yule Log”
Check it out on VOD from Dec. 6 – Jan. 10.

Dec. 23

8 p.m. - 12 a.m. ET
“Impractical Jokers – Home for the Holidays”

This mini-marathon features episode that showcase the Jokers’ hometown of NYC.

In addition, all holiday episodes from past seasons of truTV originals such as “Adam Ruins Everything,” “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” and “The Carbonaro Effect” will be available on VOD and unlocked on the truTV site and apps.


TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES

You want holiday films, boy does TCM have holiday films! Holiday classics will be shown every Saturday and Sunday in December, including such iconic films as “The Shop Around the Corner” (1940) and “Meet Me in St. Louis” (1944). Check out the rest of the lineup:

Dec. 17

Solve a Christmas Crime...

8 p.m. ET
“Lady on a Train”
(1945)

10 p.m. ET
“Lady in the Lake”
 (1947)

Dec. 24

10 p.m. ET
“A Christmas Carol”
(1938)

11:30 p.m. ET
“In the Good Old Summertime”
 (1949).

Dec. 25

Comedies for Christmas (both on AFI’s® list of the 100 funniest movies of all time)...

8 p.m. ET
“Some Like It Hot”
 (1959)

10:15 p.m. ET
“Monkey Business”
 (1952)

Dec. 31

Ring in 2019 as all four TCM hosts – Ben Mankiewicz, Eddie Muller, Alicia Malone and Dave Karger – come together to host New Year’s Eve on TCM with the "That’s Entertainment!" series.

And, if you miss your favorite Christmas film on TCM, don’t worry! Binge-watch your favorite classics from the last seven days on the Watch TCM App.