The holidays are almost upon us, and CBS has officially released its Christmas and holiday special schedule. The season kicks off with the Thanksgiving Day Parade, which airs on Thursday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET. Now in its 58th year, the parade will be hosted by “Entertainment Tonight” host Kevin Frazier and correspondent Keltie Knight.
The rest of the season on CBS is filled with a number of classics that have been beloved for years, including “Frosty the Snowman” on Nov. 23 and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” on Nov. 27. See the full schedule here. Many of the specials will also be available to stream live on CBS All Access.
New to the lineup this year is “Garth: Live at Notre Dame!” on Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. ET, which will feature country star Garth Brooks performing at the first live concert ever held at the Notre Dame Stadium at the University of Notre Dame.
On Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. ET, you can catch the “I Love Lucy Christmas Special,” featuring a colorized version of “The Christmas Episode” and newly colorized “Pioneer Women.”
On Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. ET, the “41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors” will honor Cher, Philip Glass, Reba McEntire, Wayne Shorter and “Hamilton” co-creators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankebuehler and Alex Lacamoire.
More Entertainment For The Holidays
In addition to the CBS specials, there’s plenty more holiday entertainment on TV this year. You can catch a number of holiday-themed movies this season, from classics like “A Christmas Story” to hilarious comedies like “Elf,” Lifetime original Christmas movies and Hallmark Christmas movies.
Streaming services Hulu and Netflix also offer lots of holiday fare, with the latter debuting four new original Christmas movies this year.
With all this content, it will be tough to fit in any holiday shopping! Which holiday specials and movies are you most excited for this year?