‘CMA Country Christmas’ Encore Presentation Airs Thursday, Dec. 23





‘CMA Country Christmas’ Encore Presentation Airs Thursday, Dec. 23, at 10/9c on ABC

CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
An encore presentation of “CMA Country Christmas,” hosted by Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce, airs Thursday, Dec. 23 at 10/9c on ABC.

Celebrate the joys of the season with an encore presentation of “CMA Country Christmas,” airing Thursday, Dec. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Featuring new and original songs, plus long-time Christmas favorites, this seasonal showcase rings in the holiday spirit with performances by first-time hosts Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce, plus Jimmie Allen with Louis York & The Shindellas, BRELAND, Brett Eldredge, Lady A, Pistol Annies, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson. Barrett and Pearce come together for the finale — a special collaboration featuring two student musicians supporting CMA’s longstanding commitment to supporting equity in music education.

Filmed in a cozy at-home setting reminiscent of TV specials from prior decades, viewers can experience the magic of the holidays anytime On Demand and by streaming on Hulu. The show will also be added to Disney+ on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Full performances can be viewed on CMA’s Vevo Channel.

“CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer and writer. Paul Miller is the director.

CMA partnered with Balsam Hill, stunningly realistic Christmas trees and beautifully designed holiday décor, to decorate the “CMA Country Christmas” stage again this year.

About “CMA Country Christmas”
Starting in 2010, “CMA Country Christmas” rings in the holiday season annually with a show full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances. The event is filmed in Nashville and airs each holiday season on ABC. ABC is the network home to the CMA Awards and CMA’s summer concert TV special “CMA Fest.”



CMA Country Christmas 12/23 (Rerun) on ABC





Enjoy the Holidays at Home With ‘CMA Country Christmas’
Holiday Favorites Performed by Hosts Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce, Jimmie Allen, Carrie Underwood, BRELAND, Lady A., Pistol Annies and More

“CMA Country Christmas,” hosted by Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce airs Monday, Nov. 29, at 8/7c on ABC.

The 12th annual “CMA Country Christmas” special airs THURSDAY, DEC. 23, at 10:00-11:00 p.m. EST on ABC – just in time to get into the yuletide spirit! The show blends holiday classics with several original songs performed in an intimate at-home setting that invites viewers to sit back, get cozy and celebrate the joys of the Christmas season. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/29/21)

Don’t miss show-stopping performances from first-time hosts Gabby Barrett (“Silent Night”) and Carly Pearce (“O Holy Night”), who join forces on a special collaboration of “Sleigh Ride” that will also feature two student musicians, supporting CMA’s longstanding commitment to supporting equity in music education. Truman Eltringham, 17, a student from Nashville School of the Arts, and Carter Hammonds, an 8-year-old student at FH Jenkins Preparatory School, join Barrett and Pearce for an unforgettable performance viewers won’t want to miss. Watch a special sneak peek of this performance here.

Other must-see numbers include Jimmie Allen with Louis York and The Shindellas (“What Does Christmas Mean?”), BRELAND (“The Christmas Song”), Brett Eldredge (“Merry Christmas Baby”), Lady A (“Christmas Through Your Eyes”), Pistol Annies (“Snow Globe”), Carrie Underwood (“Mary, Did You Know?”) and Lainey Wilson (“Christmas Cookies”).

“CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer and writer. Paul Miller is the director.

CMA partnered with Balsam Hill, stunningly realistic Christmas trees and beautifully designed holiday décor, to decorate the “CMA Country Christmas” stage again this year.

About “CMA Country Christmas”
Starting in 2010, “CMA Country Christmas” rings in the holiday season annually with a show full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances. The event is filmed in Nashville and airs each holiday season on ABC. ABC is the network home to the CMA Awards and CMA’s summer concert TV special “CMA Fest.”



Song List Revealed for ‘CMA Country Christmas,’ Airing Monday, Nov. 29, at 8/7c on ABC





Song List Revealed for ‘CMA Country Christmas,’ Airing Monday, Nov. 29, at 8/7c on ABC
Holiday Favorites Performed by Hosts Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce, Jimmie Allen, Carrie Underwood, BRELAND, Lady A., Pistol Annies and More

“CMA Country Christmas,” hosted by Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce airs Monday, Nov. 29, at 8/7c on ABC.

The 12th annual “CMA Country Christmas” special airs MONDAY, NOV. 29, at 8/7c on ABC – just in time to get into the yuletide spirit! The show blends holiday classics with several original songs performed in an intimate at-home setting that invites viewers to sit back, get cozy and celebrate the joys of the Christmas season.

Don’t miss show-stopping performances from first-time hosts Gabby Barrett (“Silent Night”) and Carly Pearce (“O Holy Night”), who join forces on a special collaboration of “Sleigh Ride” that will also feature two student musicians, supporting CMA’s longstanding commitment to supporting equity in music education. Truman Eltringham, 17, a student from Nashville School of the Arts, and Carter Hammonds, an 8-year-old student at FH Jenkins Preparatory School, join Barrett and Pearce for an unforgettable performance viewers won’t want to miss. Watch a special sneak peek of this performance here.

Other must-see numbers include Jimmie Allen with Louis York and The Shindellas (“What Does Christmas Mean?”), BRELAND (“The Christmas Song”), Brett Eldredge (“Merry Christmas Baby”), Lady A (“Christmas Through Your Eyes”), Pistol Annies (“Snow Globe”), Carrie Underwood (“Mary, Did You Know?”) and Lainey Wilson (“Christmas Cookies”).

“CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer and writer. Paul Miller is the director.

CMA partnered with Balsam Hill, stunningly realistic Christmas trees and beautifully designed holiday décor, to decorate the “CMA Country Christmas” stage again this year.

About “CMA Country Christmas”
Starting in 2010, “CMA Country Christmas” rings in the holiday season annually with a show full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances. The event is filmed in Nashville and airs each holiday season on ABC. ABC is the network home to the CMA Awards and CMA’s summer concert TV special “CMA Fest.”



Hosts Gabby Barrett & Carly Pearce To Perform on ‘CMA Country Christmas’





Hosts Gabby Barrett & Carly Pearce, Jimmie Allen With Louis York & the Shindellas, Breland, Brett Eldredge, Lady A, Pistol Annies, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson To Perform on ‘CMA Country Christmas’
12th Annual Holiday Special Airs Monday, Nov. 29 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) on ABC

Just in time for the holidays, the Country Music Association has revealed performers for its 12th annual holiday special, “CMA Country Christmas.” First-time hosts Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce will be joined by Jimmie Allen with Louis York & The Shindellas, BRELAND, Brett Eldredge, Lady A, Pistol Annies, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson for an intimate evening of holiday classics. “CMA Country Christmas” airs Monday, Nov. 29 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. For a sneak peek, watch the promo clip HERE.

CMA Country Christmas” brings the holidays home again, inviting viewers to sit back and enjoy the season in a warm and intimate home setting reminiscent of classic Christmas television specials of the past. Coming together for a night of festive performances and cozy holiday moments, “CMA Country Christmas” is sure to celebrate the magic of the Christmas season.

“CMA Country Christmas” will also feature two student musicians, supporting CMA’s longstanding commitment to support equity in music education. A student at Nashville School of the Arts, Truman Eltringham, 17, and Carter Hammonds, an 8-year-old student at FH Jenkins Preparatory School, joined hosts Barrett and Pearce for an unforgettable performance you won’t want to miss.

“CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer and Writer. Paul Miller is the Director.

CMA partnered with Balsam Hill, stunningly realistic Christmas trees and beautifully-designed holiday décor, to decorate the “CMA Country Christmas” stage again this year.

About “CMA Country Christmas”
Starting in 2010, “CMA Country Christmas” rings in the holiday season annually with a show full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances. The event is filmed in Nashville and airs each holiday season on ABC. ABC is the network home to the CMA Awards and CMA’s summer concert TV special “CMA Fest.”



ABC Delivers a Lineup of Joy and Cheer with Festive Holiday Programming





ABC Delivers a Lineup of Joy and Cheer with Festive Holiday Programming
A sparkling new season of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” also returns, along with news of a season 10 pickup for 2022.
[via press release from ABC]
ABC DELIVERS A LINEUP OF JOY AND CHEER WITH FESTIVE HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING

Illusionist Adam Trent Makes Wishes Come True on Thanksgiving Night With Original Special ‘The Magic Maker’

Boy Band Stars Gather for a Nostalgic Night of Merry Hits in ‘A Very Boy Band Holiday’ on Monday, Dec. 6

Additional Seasonal Programming Includes ‘CMA Country Christmas,’ ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,’ ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight,’ Special Holiday Episodes of ‘The Goldbergs,’ ‘Home Economics,’ ‘The Wonder Years’ and More

ABC today announced its holiday programming lineup, a festive slate that delivers new specials, seasonal favorites and beloved classics perfectly curated to celebrate the most wonderful time of year.

The network is unwrapping two new dazzling and delightful specials with the enchanting “The Magic Maker” and merrily melodic “A Very Boy Band Holiday.” Additional highlights include the November staple “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”; the exciting return of Disneyland’s Christmas parade on “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade”; “CMA Country Christmas” from Nashville; new holiday-themed episodes of ABC comedies and dramas; the previously announced “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022,” and all of the classic ho-ho-holiday favorites that families can curl up on the sofa with a warm cup of cocoa and enjoy. A sparkling new season of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” also returns, along with news of a season 10 pickup for 2022.

Additional movies, musicals and specials round out the holiday season on ABC. Airdates are as follows (all times listed are Eastern/Pacific).

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17
8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs” (new holiday-themed episode)
9:31-10:00 p.m. “Home Economics” (new holiday-themed episode)

THURSDAY, NOV. 18
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Station 19” (new holiday-themed episode)
9:00-10:01 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (new holiday-themed episode)

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24
2:00-3:00 p.m. “General Hospital” (check local listings) (new holiday-themed episode)

THURSDAY, NOV. 25 (THANKSGIVING)
8:00-9:00 p.m. “The Magic Maker” (new)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (rebroadcast of holiday-themed episode)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (rebroadcast of holiday-themed episode)

FRIDAY, NOV. 26
8:00-9:01 p.m. “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” (rebroadcast)

SUNDAY, NOV. 28
7:00-9:00 p.m. “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” (new)
9:00-11:00 p.m. “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (season premiere)

MONDAY, NOV. 29
2:00-3:00 p.m. “General Hospital” (check local listings) (new holiday-themed episode)
8:00-9:00 p.m. “CMA Country Christmas” (new)
9:00-11:00 p.m. “The Great Christmas Light Fight”

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1
8:30-9:00 p.m. “The Wonder Years” (new holiday-themed episode)
9:31-10:00 p.m. “Home Economics” (new holiday-themed episode)

THURSDAY, DEC. 2
8:00-8:30 p.m. “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” (rebroadcast)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Toy Story That Time Forgot” (rebroadcast)
9:00-11:00 p.m. “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (season finale)

SUNDAY, DEC. 5
7:00-8:00 p.m. “Something’s Coming: West Side Story – A Special Edition of 20/20” (new)

MONDAY, DEC. 6
8:00-9:00 p.m. “A Very Boy Band Holiday” (new)

FRIDAY, DEC. 10
8:00-9:01 p.m. “Shark Tank” (new holiday-themed episode)

SUNDAY, DEC. 12
7:00-8:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (new holiday-themed episode)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Supermarket Sweep” (new holiday-themed episode)

THURSDAY, DEC. 16
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Station 19” (new holiday-themed episode)
9:00-10:01 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (new holiday-themed episode)

SUNDAY, DEC. 19
7:00-11:00 p.m. “The Sound of Music” (rebroadcast)

TUESDAY, DEC. 21
2:00-3:00 p.m. “General Hospital” (check local listings) (new holiday-themed episode)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22
2:00-3:00 p.m. “General Hospital” (check local listings) (new holiday-themed episode)

THURSDAY, DEC. 23
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” (rebroadcast)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “A Very Boy Band Holiday” (rebroadcast)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “CMA Country Christmas” (rebroadcast)

FRIDAY, DEC. 24
8:00-8:30 p.m. “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” (rebroadcast)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Shrek the Halls” (rebroadcast)
9:00-9:30 p.m. “Disney Prep & Landing” (rebroadcast)
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice” (rebroadcast)

SATURDAY, DEC. 25
10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. ET/ 9:00-11:00 a.m. PT “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” (new)

MONDAY, DEC. 27
8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Wonderful World of Disney: Frozen” (rebroadcast)

THURSDAY, DEC. 30
2:00-3:00 p.m. “General Hospital” (check local listings) (new holiday-themed episode)

FRIDAY, DEC. 31
8:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022”

About ABC Holiday Programming

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17

“The Goldbergs” – “A Light Thanksgiving Nosh” – When Beverly learns that Linda Schwartz will host Thanksgiving this year, she becomes concerned that her role as family hostess – and more importantly as Erica’s mom – is threatened. Meanwhile, Pop-Pop surprises the family by showing up with a new “lady friend.” (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

“Home Economics” – “Two Thousand Pounds of Sand, $240” – Tom, Sarah and Connor are determined to prove that they can host a successful Thanksgiving dinner when they switch up their annual holiday tradition to gather at Connor’s place. Denise has some sibling drama of her own when her sister joins the Hayworth family celebration. (9:31-10:00 p.m.)

THURSDAY, NOV. 18

“Station 19” – “Little Girl Blue” – Station 19 and Station 23 each attempt to celebrate Thanksgiving following the fallout from the neighborhood explosion. The firefighters come together to cook, toast to loved ones they have lost and celebrate the families they have become. (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

“Grey’s Anatomy” – “Every Day Is a Holiday (With You)” – It’s Thanksgiving and while Meredith faces travel complications due to the weather, Nick steps in to help in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Richard and Bailey seek out emergency surgeries, and Amelia and Link reconnect. (9:00-10:01 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24

“General Hospital” – While some enjoy the Thanksgiving parade in Port Charles, others hope for the best at their respective family gatherings – knowing that past holidays have sometimes gone awry. Unexpected news and arrivals, awkward encounters and apologies make for an unpredictable holiday. (2:00-3:00 p.m., check local listings)

THURSDAY, NOV. 25 (THANKSGIVING)

“The Magic Maker” – This Thanksgiving, famed magician Adam Trent breaks the No. 1 rule of magic and puts magic in the hands of everyday people to help them with the biggest and most emotional moments of their lives. Whether it’s helping a U.S. soldier “magically” reappear to his family after serving overseas or teaching a nervous young man to “walk on water” for his marriage proposal, Adam Trent spends this holiday amazing and astonishing viewers while making dreams come true as “The Magic Maker.” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” celebrates Thanksgiving with segments including “Things that Rhyme with Thanksgiving” and “Things We’re Thankful For.” Catch a tribute to baseball that includes a little leaguer who moves the T-ball stand to slide into home base, and another who stops short of the base and is dragged to it by his coach. Plus, two girls excited about their first day of school miss their bus. (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” – It’s a Thanksgiving celebration on “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” including a woman who is grossed out by having to prepare a turkey for dinner and a little boy who is thankful for dinosaurs; plus, selfies gone wrong and people getting scared. (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

FRIDAY, NOV. 26

“Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” – In the perennial favorite created in 1970 by Rankin-Bass Productions (“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman”), Fred Astaire narrates this timeless tale of Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney), a young boy with an immense desire to do good things for others. The vocal cast features Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle; Keenan Wynn as Winter; Paul Frees as Burgermeister Meisterburger, Grimsby, the soldiers and the townsmen; Joan Gardner as Tanta Kringle; Robie Lester as Jessica and Andrea Sacino; Dina Lynn, Gary White and Greg Thomas as the children. (8:00-9:01 p.m.)

SUNDAY, NOV. 28

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” – Returning for its sixth year with a dazzling array of all-new musical performances, this ABC holiday season staple will also offer sneak peeks at new adventures to come at Disney Parks. The holiday special is executive produced by Disney Parks along with Endeavor Content’s 45 Live. (7:00-9:00 p.m.)

“The Great Christmas Light Fight” – Season Premiere – Ready, set, glow. The most wonderful time of the year is here as ABC’s hit decorating competition series, “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” returns for its ninth season with back-to-back episodes across the first week of the Christmas season. The next installment of the “lit” series showcases America’s brightest houses with the help of celebrity judges and Christmas décor aficionados – lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and famed interior designer Taniya Nayak. In each merry and bright episode, the Christmas classic takes viewers across the country to the most elaborate and awe-inspiring holiday displays in the nation as viewers will once again see four fantastic families face off in each one-hour episode and compete to win $50,000. “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” which also received a season 10 pickup, is produced by Fremantle. Brady Connell, Max Swedlow and Felicia Aaron White are executive producers for the series. (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, NOV. 29

“General Hospital” – Emotions run high, tempers run hot, and folks in Port Charles try to make sense of recent events at heartfelt gatherings with the ones they love, acknowledging all they have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. (2:00-3:00 p.m., check local listings)

“CMA Country Christmas” – “CMA Country Christmas” returns for its 12th year. Filmed in Nashville, the special features some of country music’s most beloved artists coming together for an intimate night full of holiday classics. Hosts and performers will be announced at a later date. “CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer and writer, and Paul Miller is the director. (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

“The Great Christmas Light Fight” – The lights don’t go out yet! The week continues to get a whole lot brighter as judges Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak take viewers to the biggest and brightest holiday displays across the country. In the back-to-back episodes, the competition heats up as four festive families show off their dazzling light displays for a chance to win $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy. (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1

“The Wonder Years” – “Home for Christmas” – Dean can’t wait to spend Christmas with his older brother, Bruce, when he returns home from Vietnam. But adjusting to life back in Montgomery comes with unexpected challenges for Bruce, and the rest of the Williams family rely on their favorite holiday traditions to bring cheer. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

“Home Economics” – “Secret Santa Gift, $25 Limit” – As Christmas approaches, Tom finally receives his first advance check from the Sofia Salazar book, leaving him and Marina to decide what to do with the money. Meanwhile, Sarah receives an extravagant gift from the parents at her new school and has a hard time parting with it. (9:31-10:00 p.m.)

THURSDAY, DEC. 2

“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” – In “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” Olaf teams up with Sven on a merry mission. It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened, and Anna and Elsa host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions and save Anna and Elsa’s “first Christmas in forever.” “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” features the original cast of Arendelle characters, including Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad (Broadway’s “Book of Mormon,” “Little Monsters”); Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell (“The Good Place,” “Veronica Mars”); Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel (Broadway’s “Rent” and “Wicked”; “Uncut Gems”); and Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff (Broadway’s “Spring Awakening” and “Hamilton,” “Mindhunter”). (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

“Toy Story That Time Forgot” – Pixar Animation Studios’ special for television “Toy Story That Time Forgot” features everyone’s favorite characters from the “Toy Story” films. During a post-Christmas play date, the “Toy Story” gang finds themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turns out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie the triceratops if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room in this “Toy Story That Time Forgot.” The cast includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Kevin McKidd as Reptillus Maximus, Wallace Shawn as Rex, Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Joan Cusack as Jessie. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

“The Great Christmas Light Fight” – The holiday festivities conclude in the final episodes of the season as Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak head to the most spectacular Christmas displays in America. In the back-to-back episodes, four families face off as they showcase their extravagant displays to compete for the coveted Light Fight trophy and $50,000. (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

SUNDAY, DEC. 5

“Something’s Coming: West Side Story – A Special Edition of 20/20” – ABC News presents a one-hour primetime event that steps inside the upcoming film “West Side Story,” from director Steven Spielberg. The special features interviews with Spielberg, Rita Moreno and other members of the cast and crew; discussions with Puerto Rican actors, artists and journalists on the role this story has had on their lives and the importance of authenticity and representation in film; and behind-the-scenes footage of the film. The special edition of “20/20” takes viewers into the world of “West Side Story” past and present as the iconic musical is adapted for the next generation. (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, DEC. 6

“A Very Boy Band Holiday” – “A Very Boy Band Holiday” brings together an all-star cast featuring members from your favorite boy bands to sing their holiday hits and celebrate the season. It’s a festive night to reminisce, harmonize and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year together. More details about performances to come and expect some special surprises to keep spirits bright! (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

FRIDAY, DEC. 10

“Shark Tank” – Holiday cheer heads into the Tank when four entrepreneurs try to glean some cash and make a deal with the Sharks with their slate of seasonally appropriate pitches and products. The Sharks in this episode are Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner and Daymond John. (8:00-9:01 p.m.)

SUNDAY, DEC. 12

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” – Don’t miss a special holiday episode of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” featuring kids having funny reactions to gifts, kids who don’t have the “Christmas spirit,” and a child who tries not to tell Dad what Mom got him for Christmas. (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

“Supermarket Sweep” – Three-time Emmy(R) nominee and comedienne Leslie Jones celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with shopping, games and ugly holiday sweaters. (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

THURSDAY, DEC. 16

“Station 19” – “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the firefighters have their hands full responding to a number of crises throughout Seattle. Putting aside their differences and personal drama, they come together to try and achieve a Christmas miracle. (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

“Grey’s Anatomy” – “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” – The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial celebrate the holidays; Hamilton and Meredith prepare for a milestone on their project; Link wants to spend the holiday with Amelia and Scout as a family, and Schmitt is faced with a difficult decision during surgery. (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

SUNDAY, DEC. 19

“The Sound of Music” – ABC airs the Rodgers & Hammerstein cinematic treasure “The Sound of Music.” Celebrate the Oscar(R)-winning classic with popular favorites “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “The Lonely Goatherd” and “The Sound of Music.” (7:00-11:00 p.m.)

TUESDAY, DEC. 21

“General Hospital” – As Santa Claus and his helpers bring Christmas cheer to General Hospital, the annual tree lighting fills the community with hope and promise. Meanwhile, Port Charles experiences a holiday that will not soon be forgotten when a long-awaited homecoming brings renewed faith to the community. (2:00-3:00 p.m., check local listings)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22

“General Hospital” – The full range of human emotions is on display this holiday as Port Charles families come together to both hold each other close as they face tragedy and celebrate joyfully as they look to the future. (2:00-3:00 p.m., check local listings)

FRIDAY, DEC. 24

“Shrek the Halls” – DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek the Halls,” a half-hour of entertainment starring America’s favorite ogre and his friends, features the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. Just when Shrek thought he could finally sit back, relax and enjoy his happily ever after with his new family, the most joyous of all holidays arrives. It’s Christmas Eve and everyone is filled with holiday cheer – except for Shrek. He isn’t exactly the picture of yuletide joy, but for the sake of Fiona and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is all about, so when Donkey, Puss In Boots, Gingerbread Man and the whole gang try to join in on the fun, Shrek’s plans for a cozy family celebration end up spiraling into one truly unforgettable Christmas. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

“Disney Prep & Landing” – Walt Disney Animation Studios brings you a half-hour holiday special tale of an elite unit of elves known as Prep & Landing. After working tirelessly on Prep & Landing for 227 years, an elf named Wayne is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion to be the Director of Naughty List Intelligence. Instead, Magee, the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center Coordinator (NPCECCC for short), partners Wayne with Lanny, an idealistic rookie who has an undying enthusiasm for Christmas. During their Christmas Eve mission, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits. Will the elves be able to guide Dasher, Dancer and the rest of the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh through a raging snowstorm to ensure a merry Christmas for all? (9:00-9:30 p.m.)

“Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice” – The yuletide adventures of Christmas elves Lanny and Wayne continue. With the Big 2-5 fast approaching, Wayne and Lanny must race to recover classified North Pole technology that has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking Naughty Kid! Desperate to prevent Christmas from descending into chaos, Wayne seeks out the foremost Naughty Kid expert to aid in the mission, a bombastic member of the Coal Elf Brigade who also happens to be his estranged brother, Noel. (9:30-10:00 p.m.)

SATURDAY, DEC. 25

“Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” – The parade is back! Disney’s annual Christmas celebration returns with heartwarming stories, dazzling celebrity performances and the first telecast Christmas day parade since 2019, Christmas morning on ABC. The holiday special is executive produced by Disney Parks along with Endeavor Content’s 45 Live. (10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, DEC. 27

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Frozen” – Why was Elsa born with magical powers? What truths about the past await Elsa as she ventures into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle? The answers are calling her but also threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll face a dangerous but remarkable journey. (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

THURSDAY, DEC. 30

“General Hospital” – New Year’s Eve plans shift and change, and although not everyone ends the night with a kiss, the celebratory atmosphere is undeniable and love is in the air as Port Charles rings in the new year. (2:00-3:00 p.m., check local listings)

FRIDAY, DEC. 31

“Dick Clark New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022” – In his 17th year, multihyphenate headlining host Ryan Seacrest will oversee New Year’s festivities in Times Square for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022.” This year marks the 50th anniversary of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” America’s go-to annual New Year’s tradition, which celebrates the year’s very best in music. The show sets the stage to ring in the new year with more than five and a half hours of dynamic performances airing until 2:00 a.m. EST and gives viewers a look at New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. Details around co-hosts, performers in Times Square and additional locations will be announced closer to show night.



‘CMA Country Christmas’ to re-air 12/21 on ABC





Enjoy the Holidays at Home With ‘CMA Country Christmas’
Dec. 7, 2020

ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS AT HOME WITH ‘CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS’

Eleventh Annual Holiday Music Special to Feature Performances From

Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line,

Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw,

Thomas Rhett, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling

Hosted by Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins

With an intimate, at-home setting that throws back to classic holiday specials of the past, “CMA Country Christmas” features performances of new and original songs as well as traditional Christmas favorites. Hosted by husband-and-wife team, country superstar Thomas Rhett and New York Times bestselling author Lauren Akins, the 11th annual musical special rebroadcasts MONDAY, DEC. 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/30/20)

“CMA Country Christmas” taps into the nostalgia and magic of the holiday season with performances from Kelsea Ballerini (“Santa Baby”), Gabby Barrett (“The First Noel”), Dan + Shay (“Christmas Isn’t Christmas”), Florida Georgia Line (“Lit This Year”), Lady A (“Wonderful Christmastime” and “Little Saint Nick”), Little Big Town (“Christmas Time Is Here”), Tim McGraw (“It Wasn’t His Child”), Thomas Rhett (“Christmas In The Country”), and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling (What Child Is This?”).

Filmed for the first time without a live audience this past September, “CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Deaton is the executive producer and writer. Paul Miller is the director.

CMA partnered with Balsam Hill, stunningly realistic Christmas trees and beautifully designed holiday décor, to decorate the “CMA Country Christmas” stage again this year.

About “CMA Country Christmas”

Starting in 2010, “CMA Country Christmas” rings in the holiday season annually with a show full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances. The event is filmed in Nashville and airs each holiday season on ABC. ABC is the network home to the CMA Awards and CMA’s summer concert TV special “CMA Fest.”



Enjoy the Holidays at Home With ‘CMA Country Christmas’ Airing Monday, Nov. 30, on ABC





Enjoy the Holidays at Home With ‘CMA Country Christmas’ Airing Monday, Nov. 30, on ABC

ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS AT HOME WITH ‘CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS’
MONDAY, NOV. 30 at 9/8c, ON ABC

Eleventh Annual Holiday Music Special to Feature Performances From

Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling

Hosted By Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins

There’s just one week to go until today’s hottest country stars take the stage for “CMA Country Christmas,” and more details have just been revealed about this year’s show. With an intimate, at-home setting that throws back to classic holiday specials of the past, “CMA Country Christmas” will feature performances of new and original songs as well as traditional Christmas favorites. Hosted by husband-and-wife team, country superstar Thomas Rhett and New York Times bestselling author Lauren Akins, the 11th annual musical special airs MONDAY, NOV. 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG)

“CMA Country Christmas” taps into the nostalgia and magic of the holiday season with performances from Kelsea Ballerini (“Santa Baby”), Gabby Barrett (“The First Noel”), Lady A (“Wonderful Christmastime” and “Little Saint Nick”), Little Big Town (“Christmas Time Is Here”), Tim McGraw (“It Wasn’t His Child”), and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling (What Child Is This?”). With a nod to the present, the special also includes three world television premieres from Dan + Shay (“Christmas Isn’t Christmas”), Florida Georgia Line (“Lit This Year”), and Thomas Rhett (“Christmas In The Country”).

Filmed for the first time without a live audience this past September, “CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer and writer. Paul Miller is the director.

CMA partnered with Balsam Hill, stunningly realistic Christmas trees and beautifully designed holiday décor, to decorate the “CMA Country Christmas” stage again this year.

About “CMA Country Christmas”

Starting in 2010, “CMA Country Christmas” rings in the holiday season annually with a show full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances. The event is filmed in Nashville and airs each holiday season on ABC. ABC is the network home to the CMA Awards and CMA’s summer concert TV special “CMA Fest.”



Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett & More to Perform during CMA Country Christmas





Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, And Darius Rucker With Lindsey Stirling To Perform During ‘CMA Country Christmas,’ Monday, Nov. 30
Nov. 16, 2020

KELSEA BALLERINI, GABBY BARRETT, DAN + SHAY, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LADY A, LITTLE BIG TOWN, TIM McGRAW, THOMAS RHETT,

AND DARIUS RUCKER WITH LINDSEY STIRLING

TO PERFORM DURING ‘CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS,’

MONDAY, NOV. 30

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins Host

11th Annual Holiday Music Special on ABC

With Christmas just around the corner, the Country Music Association has revealed performers for its annual holiday special, “CMA Country Christmas.” Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling will take the stage for a spirited night of festive classics.

Announced last week on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” husband and wife team Rhett and Lauren Akins, a New York Times bestselling author, will make their TV hosting debut together during the 11th annual music celebration. “CMA Country Christmas” airs MONDAY, NOV. 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET). (TV-PG)

“The idea for this year’s show was to do a throwback of the great Christmas specials of the 1960s and 1970s,” says Robert Deaton, executive producer, “CMA Country Christmas.” “Andy Williams, Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra all had classic Christmas specials where the viewer was invited into the homes of the host to celebrate the holiday like a best friend coming to visit. That was what we wanted to create for this year’s show. Instead of a big flashy production, we took a page from those iconic specials to say, ‘Come relax, and let’s celebrate the holiday together.’”

Filmed for the first time without a live audience this past September, “CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Deaton is the executive producer and writer. Paul Miller is the director.

CMA partnered with Balsam Hill, stunningly realistic Christmas trees and beautifully designed holiday décor, to decorate the “CMA Country Christmas” stage again this year.

About “CMA Country Christmas”

Starting in 2010, “CMA Country Christmas” rings in the holiday season annually with a show full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances. The event is filmed in Nashville and airs each holiday season on ABC. ABC is the network home to the CMA Awards and CMA’s summer concert TV special “CMA Fest.”



Holiday Cheer is Right Around the Corner as ABC Announces Its Seasonal Programming Lineup





Holiday Cheer is Right Around the Corner as ABC Announces Its Seasonal Programming Lineup
HOLIDAY CHEER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AS ABC ANNOUNCES

ITS SEASONAL PROGRAMMING LINEUP

ALL-NEW ITERATION OF ABC’S SMASH-HIT FRANCHISE,

‘THE DISNEY HOLIDAY SINGALONG,’ AIRS MONDAY, NOV. 30

Additional Festive Programming Includes ‘CMA Country Christmas,’ ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,’ ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight,’

Special Holiday Episodes of ‘The Goldbergs,’ ‘black-ish,’ ‘General Hospital’ and More

‘The Greatest Showman’ to Make Network Broadcast Premiere on Christmas Eve

ABC today announced its slate of holiday programming, inviting families everywhere to cozy up on the couch under a warm blanket and get into the yuletide spirit with beloved classics and new favorites.

The network is celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with its holiday slate including a new iteration of the ratings superstar “The Disney Family Singalong” franchise featuring a festive new special, “The Disney Holiday Singalong,” on MONDAY, NOV. 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m.). Earlier this year, ABC’s “The Disney Family Singalong” and “The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II” drew in a combined 22.3 million Total Viewers after 35 days of delayed viewing on linear and digital platforms.

Additional highlights include a special fifth anniversary of the Thanksgiving evening staple “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”; a reimagined “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Celebration”; “CMA Country Christmas” from Nashville; a bright new season of “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” which received a new season order as well; new holiday-themed episodes of ABC comedies and “General Hospital”; and the network broadcast premiere of “The Greatest Showman.” Top it all off with a sprinkling of classic holiday favorites and settle in, ABC is about to get fa-la-la-mazing.

Additional movies, musicals and specials round out the holiday season on ABC. Airdates are as follows (all times listed are Eastern/Pacific).

THURSDAY, NOV. 26 (THANKSGIVING)

8:00-8:30 p.m. “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”

8:30-9:00 p.m. “Toy Story That Time Forgot”

9:00-11:00 p.m. “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” – *new

FRIDAY, NOV. 27

8:00-9:01 p.m. “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”

SUNDAY, NOV. 29

7:00-7:30 p.m. “Disney Prep & Landing”

7:30-8:00 p.m. “Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice”

MONDAY, NOV. 30

2:00-3:00 p.m. “General Hospital” (check local listings) – *new holiday-themed episode

8:00-9:00 p.m. “The Disney Holiday Singalong” – *new

9:00-10:00 p.m. “CMA Country Christmas” – *new

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2

8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs” – *new holiday-themed episode

9:30-10:00 p.m. “black-ish” – *new holiday-themed episode

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9

8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Great Christmas Light Fight” – *season premiere

WEDNESDAY, DEC 16

8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Great Christmas Light Fight”

FRIDAY, DEC. 18

8:30-9:01 p.m. “Shrek the Halls”

SUNDAY, DEC. 20

7:00-11:00 p.m. “The Sound of Music”

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23

2:00-3:00 p.m. “General Hospital” (check local listings) – *new holiday-themed episode

9:00-11:00 p.m. “The Great Christmas Light Fight” – *season finale

THURSDAY, DEC. 24

8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Greatest Showman” – *network broadcast premiere

FRIDAY, DEC. 25

10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Celebration”

About ABC Holiday Programming

THURSDAY, NOV. 26 (THANKSGIVING)

“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” – In “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” Olaf teams up with Sven on a merry mission. It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna and Elsa host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions and save Anna and Elsa’s “first Christmas in forever.” “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” features the original cast of Arendelle characters, including Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad (“Marshall,” “Book of Mormon”); Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell (“Frozen,” “Bad Moms”); Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel (Broadway’s “Wicked,” “Rent” and “If/Then”; Fox’s “Glee”); and Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff (Broadway’s “Hamilton,” Netflix’s “Mindhunter”). (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

“Toy Story That Time Forgot” – Pixar Animation Studios’ special for television, “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” features everyone’s favorite characters from the “Toy Story” films. During a post-Christmas play date, the “Toy Story” gang finds themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie the triceratops if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room in this “Toy Story That Time Forgot.” The cast includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Kevin McKidd (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Reptillus Maximus, Wallace Shawn as Rex, Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Joan Cusack as Jessie. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” – Kicking off the holiday season on ABC for its fifth consecutive year, this magical celebration on Thanksgiving night features a look back on spectacular celebrity musical performances among a flurry of Disney holiday entertainment. The holiday special is a collaboration by Disney Parks, ABC and Endeavor Content’s Film 45. (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

FRIDAY, NOV. 27

“Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” – In the perennial favorite created in 1970 by Rankin-Bass Productions (“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman”), Fred Astaire narrates this timeless tale of Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney), a young boy with an immense desire to do good things for others. The vocal cast features Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle; Keenan Wynn as Winter; Paul Frees as Burgermeister Meisterburger, Grimsby, the soldiers and the townsmen; Joan Gardner as Tanta Kringle; Robie Lester as Jessica and Andrea Sacino; Dina Lynn, Gary White and Greg Thomas as the children. (8:00-9:01 p.m.)

SUNDAY, NOV. 29

“Disney Prep & Landing” – Walt Disney Animation Studios brings you a half-hour holiday special tale of an elite unit of elves known as Prep & Landing. After working tirelessly on Prep & Landing for 227 years, an elf named Wayne is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion to be the Director of Naughty List Intelligence. Instead, Magee, the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center Coordinator (NPCECCC for short), partners Wayne with Lanny, an idealistic rookie who has an undying enthusiasm for Christmas. During their Christmas Eve mission, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits. Will the elves be able to guide Dasher, Dancer and the rest of the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh through a raging snowstorm to ensure a merry Christmas for all? (7:00-7:30 p.m.)

“Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice” – The yuletide adventures of Christmas elves Lanny and Wayne continue. With the Big 2-5 fast approaching, Wayne and Lanny must race to recover classified North Pole technology that has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking Naughty Kid! Desperate to prevent Christmas from descending into chaos, Wayne seeks out the foremost Naughty Kid expert to aid in the mission, a bombastic member of the Coal Elf Brigade who also happens to be his estranged brother, Noel. (7:30-8:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, NOV. 30

“General Hospital” – Chasing tradition and relishing in the fact that she has unusually unfettered access to the Quartermaine kitchen, Olivia strives to create the perfect traditional Thanksgiving feast for the family and their guests. Meanwhile, Sam and Carly’s mutual contempt fades to an unlikely moment of friendship as they discuss the paths their lives have taken supporting those they love. Brando gives Sasha the support she needs, while Ava wonders if her aspirations of having a happy family can be salvaged. Monica reminds everyone just how much they have to be thankful for in the face of the challenges they’ve encountered, and the arrival of an unexpected guest proves to be the pleasant surprise everyone needs to experience the joy of the holiday. (2:00-3:00 p.m., check local listings)

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“The Disney Holiday Singalong” – Returning for a third iteration, “The Disney Holiday Singalong” will feature more music and magic just in time for the holidays. The one-hour festive musical event will feature star-studded performances, animated on-screen lyrics, more favorite Disney melodies and classic holiday songs. Earlier this year, ABC’s “The Disney Family Singalong” and “The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II” drew in a combined 22.3 million Total Viewers after 35 days of delayed viewing on linear and digital platforms. In its April debut, “The Disney Family Singalong” premiered as TV’s highest-rated show among Adults 18-49 (3.4/16) on any network on any night since ABC’s broadcast of “The Oscars®” in February. Performers and additional details will be announced at a later date. Executive producers include Done+Dusted’s Hamish Hamilton, Katy Mullan, Raj Kapoor, Patrizia Di Maria, Nick Florez and RJ Durell. (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

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“CMA Country Christmas” – “CMA Country Christmas” returns for its 11th year. Filmed in Nashville, the special features some of country music’s most beloved artists coming together for an intimate night full of holiday classics. Host and performers will be announced at a later date. Last December’s broadcast of ABC’s “CMA Country Christmas” was the most-watched show in the two-hour time period (5.9 million Total Viewers). “CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer and writer, and Paul Miller is the director. (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2

“The Goldbergs” – “Hanukkah On The Seas” – Pop-Pop surprises the family with an ill-advised winter cruise to Canada. Meanwhile, Erica stirs up holiday trouble at home on an all-new Hanukkah-themed episode. (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

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“black-ish” –“Compton Around the Christmas Tree” – Dre realizes he’s out of touch with his roots after Junior claims he’s turned into a “valley dad,” so he takes the family to his hometown of Compton. Meanwhile, Bow tries to teach Jack and Diane about the spirit of giving by having them volunteer in Compton for Christmas on “black-ish.” (9:30-10:00 p.m.)

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9

“The Great Christmas Light Fight” – Season Premiere – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as ABC’s tree-mendously popular decorating competition series, “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” takes over Wednesdays in December as it returns for its eighth season with back-to-back episodes. America’s brightest houses bring joy to the world with the help of celebrity judges – lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and famed interior designer Taniya Nayak. All isn’t always calm, but all is definitely bright as the Christmas classic takes viewers across the country to the most elaborate and awe-inspiring holiday displays in the nation. This holiday season, we will once again see four fantastic families face off in each one-hour episode and compete to win $50,000 should they “sleigh” the competition. Taking Christmas decorating to another level, the Heavyweights special will return for its third year featuring a first-ever parade of one-of-a-kind sparkling floats and a mile-long drive-through with over a million synchronized lights, to name a few, that viewers will never forget. “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” which also received a season nine pickup, is produced by Fremantle. Brady Connell, Max Swedlow, Felicia Aaron White and Jennifer Mullin are executive producers for the series. (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

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WEDNESDAY, DEC 16

“The Great Christmas Light Fight” (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

FRIDAY, DEC. 18

“Shrek the Halls” – DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek the Halls,” a half-hour of entertainment starring America’s favorite ogre and his friends, features the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. Just when Shrek thought he could finally sit back, relax and enjoy his happily ever after with his new family, the most joyous of all holidays arrives. It’s Christmas Eve and everyone is filled with holiday cheer – except for Shrek. He isn’t exactly the picture of yuletide joy, but for the sake of Fiona and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is all about, so when Donkey, Puss In Boots, Gingerbread Man and the whole gang try to join in on the fun, Shrek’s plans for a cozy family celebration end up spiraling into one truly unforgettable Christmas. (8:30-9:01 p.m.)

SUNDAY, DEC. 20

“The Sound of Music” – ABC will air the Rodgers & Hammerstein cinematic treasure “The Sound of Music.” Celebrate the Oscar®-winning classic with popular favorites “Edelweiss,” ”My Favorite Things,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “The Lonely Goatherd” and “The Sound of Music.” (7:00-11:00 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23

“General Hospital” – As holiday celebrations begin in Port Charles, Carly and Jason return to Sonny’s house to find that in her absence Michael and Joss have stepped up and added all the finishing traditional touches for a beautiful multigenerational family Christmas at home. The holidays make various losses felt in new ways, and Maxie looks to honor someone who can’t be with them. Consequences from past decisions are coming to bear – and several of our PC residents hope for the best but fear the worst. However, the holidays also provide opportunities for heart-to-heart talks, forgiveness, unexpected connections and long-awaited reunions. (2:00-3:00 p.m., check local listings)

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“The Great Christmas Light Fight” (9:00-11:00 p.m.) – Season Finale

THURSDAY, DEC. 24

“The Greatest Showman”– Network Broadcast Premiere – An original musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman. Barnum was a visionary who rose from nothing to create the “Greatest Show on Earth,” a spectacle and celebration of his larger-than-life imagination that captivated audiences around the globe. (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

FRIDAY, DEC. 25

“Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Celebration” –Disney’s annual Christmas celebration airs Christmas morning on ABC and features heartwarming stories and amazing celebrity performances. The holiday special is a collaboration by Disney Parks, ABC and Endeavor Content’s Film 45. (10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.)