List of Christmas television specials

For a more in-depth description of made-for-television Christmas movies, see List of made-for-television and direct-to-video Christmas films.
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Christmas television specials (U.S.)

The following is a list of Christmas television specials and miniseries, as well as Christmas-themed episodes of regular television series.


Series Episode Year Channel Description
The Adventures of Blinky Bill Blinky Bill's White Christmas 2005 Seven Network
Kath & Kim Da Kath and Kim Code 2005 ABC Television
The Koala Brothers Outback Christmas 2005 ABC Television
McLeod's Daughters Silent Night 2007 Nine Network
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Murder Under the Mistletoe 2013 ABC Television
Mother and Son Christmas Drinks 1985 ABC Television
Round the Twist Santa Claws 1989 Seven Network
SheZow SheZon's Greetings 2013 Network Ten




Episode Year Channel Description
Deck the Mall 2004 Teletoon
In a Retail Wonderland 2005 Teletoon
Snow Job 2006 Teletoon
How the Rent-a-Cop Stole Christmas 2007 Teletoon

The Beachcombers

Episode Year Channel Description
Here Comes Santa Claus 1974 CBC
In the Still of the Night 1975 CBC
The Great Shaman of the North 1976 CBC
A Christmas Story 1980 CBC
A Family Christmas 1982 CBC
Without Words 1983 CBC
Stars of Wonder 1987 CBC
A Beachcombers Christmas - reunion movie 2004 CBC


Series Episode Year Channel Description
Degrassi Junior High Season's Greetings 1988 CBC
Degrassi: The Next Generation Holiday 2003 CTV


Episode Year Channel Description
FalconCast Christmas Special 2014
FalconCast Christmas Special 2015 2015

The Forest Rangers

Episode Year Channel Description
A Christmas Story 1963 CBC
Santa McLeod 1965 CBC

Hangin' In

Episode Year Channel Description
Christmas Wrapping 1982 CBC
Christmas Hotline 1984 CBC

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Episode Year Channel Description
Hearth's Warming Eve 2011 Hub Network
Hearthbreakers 2015 Discovery Family
A Hearth's Warming Tail 2016 Discovery Family

The Red Green Show

Episode Year Channel Description
It's a Wonderful Red Green Christmas 1998 CBC
A Very Merry Red Green Christmas 2000 CBC
A Lot Like Christmas 2002 CBC
The Butter Man 2004 CBC

Total Drama

Series Episode Year Channel Description
Total Drama World Tour Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better 2010 Teletoon
Total Drama World Tour Slap Slap Revolution 2010 Teletoon
Total Drama World Tour Sweden Sour 2010 Teletoon
Total Drama: Revenge of the Island Ice Ice Baby 2012 Teletoon

Other Canadian shows

Series Episode Year Channel Description
The Adventures of Chuck and Friends Boomer the Snowplow 2010 Treehouse TV
Big Wolf on Campus Anti-Claus Is Coming To Town 2001 YTV
Corner Gas Merry Gasmas 2005 CTV
Donkey Kong Country The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights 1999 Teletoon
Due South Gift of the Wheelman 1994 CTV
Kid vs. Kat Kid vs. Kat vs. Christmas Parts 1 & 2 2009 YTV
King of Kensington The Christmas Show 1975 CBC
The Latest Buzz The Happy Holidays Issue 2008 Family Channel
Life with Derek A Very Derekus Christmas 2007 Family Channel
Little Charmers Santa Sparkle 2015 Treehouse TV Santa visits CharmVille
Little Mosque on the Prairie Eid's a Wonderful Life 2007 CBC
Made in Canada The Christmas Show 1999 CBC
Mr. Young Mr. Claus 2012 YTV
Murdoch Mysteries A Merry Murdoch Christmas 2015 CBC
Naturally, Sadie A Very Sadie Christmas 2006 Family Channel
Pearlie Jingle Bell Park 2011 YTV
Pippi Longstocking Pippi's Christmas 1997 YTV
& Teletoon
Pound Puppies I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve 2012 YTV
Road to Avonlea Happy Christmas, Miss King 1998 CBC
Slings & Arrows Fallow Time 2005 The Movie Network
& Movie Central
Street Legal I'll Be Home for Christmas 1987 CBC
Student Bodies The Christmas Concert 1997 Global & YTV
Trailer Park Boys Dear Santa Claus Go F*ck Yourself 2004 Showcase
Wind at My Back A Wind at My Back Christmas 2001 CBC


Title Year Channel Description
Care Bears Nutcracker Suite 1988 Global
The Christmas Raccoons 1980 CBC A precursor TV special to the later series The Raccoons (1985–1991)
A Cosmic Christmas 1977 CBC
A Gift To Last 1976 CBC
Nilus the Sandman: The Boy Who Dreamed Christmas 1991 CTV A precursor TV special to the later series Nilus the Sandman (1996–1998)
A Russell Peters Christmas 2011 CTV



Meister Eder und sein Pumuckl

Episode Year Channel Description
Pumuckl und der Nikolaus 1982 Bayerisches Fernsehen
Das Weihnachtsgeschenk 1982 Bayerisches Fernsehen
Eders Weihnachtsgeschenk 1988 Bayerisches Fernsehen



Title Episode Year Channel Description
A nagy ho-ho-ho-horgász What Gift Did Santa Claus Brought To Us? 1984 M1
A nagy ho-ho-ho-horgász The Christmas Fish 1984 M1
Frakk, a macskák réme What Gift Will Santa Claus Bring to Us? 1972 M1
Pom Pom meséi Gombóc Arthur, the Santa Claus 1980 M1


Title Episode Year Channel Description
Mindenből egy van Merry Christmas! 2011 M1
Munkaügyek Christmas Partner Conference 2012 M1

Soap opera

Title Episode Year Channel Description
Barátok közt Christmas Special 2005 RTL Klub


Christmas calendar series (Jóladagatal Sjónvarpsins)

Title Year Channel Description
Á baðkari til Betlehem 1990
Stjörnustrákur 1991
Tveir á báti 1992
Jól á leið til jarðar 1994
Hvar er Völundur? 1996
Klængur sniðugi 1997
Töfrakúlan 2005
Jólaævintýri Dýrmundar 2008

Other Icelandic series

Title Episode Year Channel Description
LazyTown LazyTown's Surprise Santa 2004


The Podge and Rodge Show

Episode Year Channel Description
A Frightmare before Christmas 2006 RTÉ Two
Podge and Rodge's Christmas Craic 2008 RTÉ Two
Late Night Lock Inn 2009 RTÉ Two

Other Irish series

Title Episode Year Channel Description
Deal or No Deal Deal or No Deal Christmas special 2009 TV3
Father Ted A Christmassy Ted 1996 Channel 4
Hardy Bucks Hardy Bucks Christmas special 2010 RTÉ
Republic of Telly Republic of Telly Christmas special 2010 RTÉ Two




Note: All Rankin/Bass Christmas specials were written and designed in the United States, then animated in Japan, both in the stop-motion "Animagic" and traditional animation. Some of the holiday classics aired on television networks, and were also available on VHS tapes, LaserDiscs, DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs in Japan every Christmas season, like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which aired on the NHK network in 1967.


Christmas calendar series


TV 2




United Kingdom


Episode/Special Year Description
Busted: Christmas for Everyone 2003
The Girls Aloud Party 2008
S Club 7's L.A. 7: Christmas Special 2000



Episode/Special Year Notes
All-Star Record Breakers 1974-1982
Blue Peter 1958–present Annual Christmas show since 1958.
Going Live!: Scrooge - A Christmas Sarah 1990
The Pinky and Perky Show: It's Christmaaaas! 2008
Dani's House: Scrooge Tube 2009
Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas 2010
Shaun the Sheep: We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas 2010
Sam & Mark's TMI Friday: Christmas Special 2010
The Secret Show: Secret Santa 2007
12 Again: Christmas Special 2012
4 O'Clock Club: Christmas Special 2013
Diddy Movies: High Broom/A Christmas Christmas Movie 2013
Strange Hill High: A Strange Hill Christmas 2014
Our School: Christmas is Coming 2014
Sam & Mark's Sport Showdown: The Awesome Foursome v The Ultimates 2014
Eve: Christmas Eve 2015
Dani's Castle: It's A Wonderful Afterlife 2015
The Dog Ate My Homework: Christmas Special 2015
Danger Mouse: The Snowman Cometh 2015
Hank Zipzer's Christmas Catastrophe 2016
Top Class: Christmas Special 2016 [2]
Scream Street: The Grumpus 2016
Copycats: Christmas Special 2016 [3]

All at Sea

Episode/Special Year Notes
All At Sea: Murderer 2013
All At Sea: Santa 2015

The Basil Brush Show

Episode/Special Year Notes
The Basil Brush Show: Molly Christmas 2002
The Basil Brush Show: Basil's Christmas Turkey 2003
The Basil Brush Show: It's a Wonderful Brush 2004
The Basil Brush Show: Santa Brush 2005
The Basil Brush Show: There's No Business Like Snow Business 2006
The Basil Brush Show: Basil's Christmas Dinners 2007


Episode/Special Year Notes
ChuckleVision: Traditional Christmas 1987
ChuckleVision: Christmas Special 1988
ChuckleVision: Messy Xmas/Christmas 2002
ChuckleVision: The Mystery Of Little-Under-Standing 2008

Friday Download

Episode/Special Year Notes
Friday Download: Christmas Download 2011
Friday Download: Christmas Download (with Olly Murs) 2012
Friday Download: Christmas Download (with Little Mix and Bobby Lockwood 2013
Friday Download: Christmas Download (with Echosmith, Bars and Melody & The Vamps) 2014

Millie Inbetween

Episode/Special Year Notes
Millie Inbetween: A Different Christmas 2014
Millie Inbetween: Craig Come Home 2015
Millie Inbetween: Dream Christmas 2016 [4]

Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up

Episode/Special Year Notes
Sam & Mark's Big Christmas Wind-Up 2014–2016

The Slammer

Episode/Special Year Notes
The Slammer: A Slammer Christmas 2010
The Slammer: Slammer Claus 2013

United States

Other countries

See also


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