Baby, it’s cold outside. So why not snuggle up with a cup of spiked nog, your favourite comfy PJs and a whole slew of wicked holiday programming?
From all-day marathons, classic Christmas movies, star-studded specials and new romantic flicks designed to tug at the heartstrings, this month has it all. Need a little guidance on what to watch?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our recommendations — one for every day from now until the New Year.
What to watch every day from now until New Years
Monday, Dec. 19 – Prep & Landing, 8:30 p.m., CTV TwoThe animated special is back for another year. Follow Wayne the Christmas elf as he and rookie Lanny prepare for the annual Prep & Landing holiday festivities, with plenty of potential disasters in store.ABC
Tuesday, Dec. 20 – Love You Like Christmas, 8 p.m., CTV TwoA marketing executive (Bonnie Somerville) finds her holidays derailed when car trouble lands her in Christmas Valley, a town that obviously loves Christmas and isn’t afraid to spread its cheer. Even to high-powered execs who are less than happy to be there. Hallmark
Thursday, Dec. 22 – eTalk Presents: Holiday Movie Guide, 7 p.m., CTVJoin the leading ladies as they sit down and dish about all of the year’s biggest stories, picking them apart with their usual witty banter and can’t-miss commentary.Bell Media
Thursday, Dec. 22 – eTalk Presents: Holiday Movie Guide, 7 p.m., CTVIf you find yourself with a little extra time off this holiday season, consider hitting up the movie theatres for a good-old fashioned date. But first, tune into this special to get all the details and some extra behind-the-scenes details.Bell Media
Friday, Dec 23 – A Christmas Carol, 8 p.m., CTV TwoEveryone knows the classic tale from Charles Dickens, but it’s practically a Christmas staple. Follow Scrooge along as he’s visited by the infamous ghosts, and remind yourself why you have all the Christmas spirit.Twentieth Television
Saturday, Dec. 24 – It’s a Wonderful Life, 8 p.m., CTVWhat better way to bring in the big day than with this classic 1946 flick? Snuggle in with your Christmas jammies and make it a family affair.Paramount
Sunday, Dec. 25 – Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio, 9 p.m., SpaceThe highly anticipated, annual Christmas special is back and completely under wraps, as per usual. When the good Doc heads to New York and teams up with an unlikely superhero, well let’s just say you’ll never look at the TARDIS team the same.YouTube
Monday, Dec. 26 – Star Trek Marathon Week, 6 a.m. onward, SpaceIn case you haven’t heard there’s a new Star Trek coming early next year. Get into the mood now with this week-long marathon featuring classic episodes and films.Bell Media
Tuesday, Dec. 27 – Letterkenny, CraveTVThe second season of this Canadian redneck romp is finally here and we all need some fruitcake to celebrate. Catch up with the skids, hockey players and brawlers as their adventures continue in the small town of Letterkenny.CraveTV
Wednesday, Dec. 28 – Project Runway Season 15 Marathon, 10 p.m., BravoNeed a little high fashion in your life? Settle in for a marathon of the long-running designer staple. All episodes from the 15th season air back-to-back beginning tonight.Lifetime
Thursday, Dec. 29 – True Detective, CraveTVBeen wondering what all the fuss is about? Thanks to the Canadian streaming service CraveTV you can now settle in and watch all episodes from the first and second season of the critically acclaimed drama.HBO
Friday, Dec. 30 – Murder, She Baked Marathon, 6 a.m., BravoAlison Sweeney fans will definitely want to tune into this delicious daylong marathon, featuring all of the Murder, She Baked movies. Be sure to have plenty of extra cookies on hand.Hallmark
Monday, Jan. 1 – Mariah’s World Catch-Up Marathon, 6 p.m., E! CanadaCure those hangovers with a does of diva. If you’ve been meaning to catch Mariah Carey’s glitzed out reality show, now’s the perfect time as all episodes to-date are rebroadcast for your viewing pleasure.E!
Saturday, Dec. 31 – Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest, Check Local ListingsWhat better way to ring in the New Year than with a dose of celebrities partying it up in New York City? Now hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the Dick Clark special has become a staple in households across North America.ABC