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December is the Merriest Month of DISH. All month long, enjoy classic holiday movies, music, and more for the whole family.

December 1-31

The Merriest Month of DISH

We've put together some of the best movies and shows of the holiday season. Watch live, set your DVR, or check out our collection of On Demand movies available for free, rent, or purchase.

What's on in December

We’ve got all the best holiday TV highlighted in our calendar so you don’t miss any of your family’s TV traditions. Don't forget to set the DVR!

woman watching Christmas movie in her living room

Select a day to see what's playing:

Content availability varies based on package subscription. Download a printable calendar.

December 1, 2018

Jack Frost

2:15pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

5:25pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

Mingle All The Way

8pm ET on Hallmark Channel (channel 185)

Christmas in Wonderland

9pm ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (channel 187)

December 2, 2018

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

6pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

A Majestic Christmas

8pm ET on Hallmark Channel (channel 185)

Once Upon A Christmas Miracle

9pm ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (channel 187)

The National Christmas Tree Lighting

10pm ET on Reelz (channel 299)

December 3, 2018

Prancer

3:30pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

Jingle All the Way

6pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

The Santa Clause

7:25pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

Pop Up Santa Holiday Special

9:30pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

December 4, 2018

The Family Stone

2:05pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

This Christmas

4:10pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

The Polar Express

8pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

House Hunters: Home for the Holidays

9pm ET on HGTV (channel 112)

December 5, 2018

A Dennis the Menace Christmas

11:30am ET on AMC (channel 131)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

3:30pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

5:10pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

Christmas with the Kranks

8:55pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

December 6, 2018

Last Holiday

1:30pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

Elf

6pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

Disney Pixar's Toy Story

6:55pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

Disney Pixar's Toy Story 2

8:55pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

December 7, 2018

The Year Without a Santa Claus

5:45pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

Disney Pixar's Toy Story 3

7:20pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You

8pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

Christmas Lost and Found

8pm ET on Lifetime (channel 108)

December 8, 2018

Homegrown Christmas

8pm ET on Hallmark Channel (channel 185)

It's a Wonderful Life

8pm ET on USA (channel 105)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

9pm ET on CBS

Frosty the Snowman

9:30pm ET on CBS

December 9, 2018

Christmas with a Prince

7pm ET on UpTV (channel 188)

Welcome to Christmas

8pm ET on Hallmark Channel (channel 185)

Northern Lights of Christmas

9pm ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (channel 187)

Miracle

10:30pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

December 10, 2018

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

7pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

CMA Country Christmas

8pm ET on ABC

No Sleep 'Til Christmas

9pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

Holiday Baking Championship

9pm ET on Food Network (channel 110)

December 11, 2018

The Nightmare Before Christmas

2:40pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

Ice Age: Continental Drift

6:25pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

House Hunters: Home for the Holidays

9pm ET on HGTV (channel 112)

Mr Popper's Penguins

11pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

December 12, 2018

To Grandmother's House We Go

10am ET on AMC (channel 131)

Gremlins

12pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

1:30pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

3pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

December 13, 2018

The Sons of Mistletoe

5pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

The Holiday

5:45pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

Miracle on 34th Street

7pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

A Fairy Tale Christmas

8pm ET on UpTV (channel 188)

December 14, 2018

Ice Age: The Meltdown

5pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

8pm ET on CW

Christmas Around the Corner

8pm ET on Lifetime (channel 108)

The Family Stone

11:30pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

December 15, 2018

Prancer

11:30am ET on AMC (channel 131)

Entertaining Christmas

8pm ET on Hallmark Channel (channel 185)

Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas

9pm ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (channel 187)

Life-Size 2

11:55pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

December 16, 2018

A Gingerbread Romance

8pm ET on Hallmark Channel (channel 185)

Elf

8:15pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

Holiday Gingerbread Showdown

9pm ET on Food Network (channel 110)

Reunited at Christmas

9pm ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (channel 187)

December 17, 2018

Happy Feet

11am ET on AMC (channel 131)

Rudolph's Shiny New Year

3:30pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

A Christmas Switch

5pm ET on UpTV (channel 188)

Paddington

8:55pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

December 18, 2018

The Truth About Christmas

3:40pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

The Holiday

5:45pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown

8pm ET on CW

Jingle All the Way

11pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

December 19, 2018

12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue

10:15am ET on AMC (channel 131)

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

3pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

A Very Country Christmas

8pm ET on UpTV (channel 188)

Life-Size

11:55pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

December 20, 2018

White Christmas

9am ET on AMC (channel 131)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

4:30pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

5:35pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

Ice Age: Continental Drift

9:20pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

December 21, 2018

Christmas Music Concert Specials

All Day on DISH Studio (channel 102)

Jack Frost

2:15pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

The Polar Express

6pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

Chandler Christmas Getaway

11pm ET on UpTV (channel 188)

December 22, 2018

Christmas Music Concert Specials

All Day on DISH Studio (channel 102)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve

4:30pm ET on AXS TV (channel 167)

Dr Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas

5:05pm ET on Freeform (channel 180)

Christmas in Connecticut

10pm ET on TCM (channel 132)

December 23, 2018

Christmas Music Concert Specials

All Day on DISH Studio (channel 102)

The Santa Clause 2

5pm ET on AMC (channel 131)

Christmas Made to Order

8pm ET on Hallmark Channel (channel 185)

Gingerbread Giants

9pm ET on Food Network (channel 110)

December 24, 2018

Faith Hill: Joy to the World

12pm ET on AXS TV (channel 167)

A Christmas Story

8pm ET on TBS (channel 139)

Holiday Baking Championship

9pm ET on Food Network (channel 110)

A Christmas Carol

10pm ET on TCM (channel 132)

December 25, 2018

Yule Log

All Day on (channel 199)

A Christmas Story

All Day on TBS (channel 139)

Frosty's Winter Wonderland

8:15am ET on AMC (channel 131)

When Calls the Heart Christmas Special

8pm ET on Hallmark Channel (channel 185)

December 26, 2018

National Lampoon's Vacation Marathon

All Day on AMC (channel 131)

December 27, 2018

The Godfather Marathon

All Day on AMC (channel 131)

December 28, 2018

Facing the Giants

2:30pm ET on UPtv (channel 188)

Courageous

5pm ET on UPtv (channel 188)

December 29, 2018

A Midnight Kiss

8pm ET on Hallmark Channel (channel 185)

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Get Cozy with our Christmas Yule Logs

November 22 - January 2

TV showing fireplace in living room decorated for Christmas on channel 198
TV showing yule logs burning on channel 199

Sounds of the Season!

Hopper Channel SiriusXM Satellite Radio Non-Hopper Channel
99-88 SXM Hallmark Channel Radio 6070
99-89 SXM Holiday Soul 6049
99-90 SXM Country Christmas 6058
99-91 SXM Acoustic Christmas (launching 12/14) 6014
99-92 SXM Christmas Spirit (launching 12/21) 6063
99-93 SXM Holiday Pops (launching 12/24) 6076
Hopper Channel DISH CD Non-Hopper Channel
74 Ultra Hip Holiday 974
75 Holiday Instrumentals 927
76 Country Holiday 951
77 A Very Jazzy Holiday 967
78 Classical Holiday 972
79 Soulful Holiday 939
80 Viva La Navidad 891
97 Holiday Pop 949
98 Traditional Holidays 947

For SiriusXM, press the Guide button and navigate to channel 99. Press Select to expand to see all SiriusXM music channels.

Listen to the sounds of the season in style with a new Polk Audio Soundbar from Smart Home Services!

Say What You Want and It's On!

Let your Voice Remote do the work to find your favorite holiday movies and shows. Try saying these movie titles into your Voice Remote:

  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • A Christmas Story
  • Frozen
  • Scrooge
  • Gremlins
Voice remote requires internet-connected Hopper.

Happy Holidays From Our DISH Family to Yours

See how DISH gives you the best in entertainment this holiday season.

Narrator: On the first day of Christmas, came a cold winter's night.

DISH’s Merriest Month, helps bring sleigh fulls of goodies to light.

We have tons of holiday classics live and On Demand for Days.

We even have all your favorite holiday movies and shows that you crave.

In fact, two yule logs for any room to help set the scene!

Not to mention our music channels. Not one, but fifteen!

Security Guard: And let us continue spreading holiday cheer, with a…

Everyone: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Watch Live & Record

Catch our favorite Christmas movies live or record to watch them later!

Have a Voice Remote? Find your movie faster: Say, “Elf” and it’s on!

Learn more about the Voice Remote

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  1. Go to Settings in your Hopper menu
  2. Select Internet
  3. Connect to your Wi-Fi

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