There are 12 days until Thanksgiving and 43 days until Christmas. Here are tonight's  (Saturday, November 12th's) Prime Time Christmas Specials


  • 6 p.m. - Christmas Pen Pals - A woman signs up or an anonymous holiday pen pal service
  • 8 p.m. - Reindeer Games Homecoming - Sparks fly between a teacher and her high school crush.
  • 10 p.m. - Christmas on Mistletoe Lane - An interior designer renovates a boat for Christmas.

Food Network

  • 8 p.m.- Holiday Wars - Intergalactic Holidays
  • 9 p.m. - Holiday Wars - Holiday Sing-Along
  • 10 p.m. - Holiday Wars - Merry Grinchmas
  • 11 p.m. - Holiday Wars - Santa's New Ride


  • 6:30 p.m. - Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • 7 p.m. - The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • 8 p.m. - The Polar Express - A conductor (Tom Hanks) guides a boy to the North Pole
  • 10 p.m.  - The Polar Express - A conductor (Tom Hanks) guides a boy to the North Pole


  • 7 p.m. - Four Christmases - A couple must fit in 4 holiday visits with family
  • 9 p.m. - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion.

Great American Family

  • 6 p.m. - A Royal Christmas on Ice - A prince comes to the United States to start a business.
  • 8 p.m. - A Merry Christmas Wish - A NYC advertising executive organizes Winter Wonderland
  • 10 p.m. - Catering Christmas - Caterer Molly is hired for the Harrison Foundation's gala.

Hallmark Channel

  • 6 p.m. - In Merry Measure - A pop star finds herself coaching a high school choir.
  • 8 p.m. - The Royal Nanny - An undercover MI5 agent must resist the charms of a prince.
  • 10 pm. - Christmas Town - Lauren embarks on a new chapter in her life and career.

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

  • 6 p.m. - A Maple Valley Christmas - A rancher starts to question what she actually wants.
  • 8 p.m. - Time for Them to Come Home for Christmas - A woman with amnesia searches for her identity at Christmas.
  • 10 p.m.  - Our Italian Christmas Memories - Siblings try to re-create their grandmother's pasta sauce.
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