The 2018 Christmas TV guide, from Rudolph to the Grinch and all the Hallmark movies

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," which debuted in 1964, is the longest-running holiday special in television history.CBS /Landov

We’re back with our 2018 guide to the most wonderful (TV) time of the year.

We’ll be updating this guide throughout December as more holiday specials populate the schedule. We’re sticking mostly to prime-time programming on broadcast networks and basic cable. We’ll alert you to the airings of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Grinch,” and movie classics like “Elf,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Also note that the Hallmark Channel and the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel are showing Christmas movies pretty much 24/7 now, and we’re also getting original Christmas movies from Lifetime, BET and ION. We’ll list new ones here, but not the repeats.

If you miss a broadcast network airing of something like “A Charlie Brown Christmas” or “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” don’t worry, because those will likely air multiple times in December.

Click here for the Christmas TV guide

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