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|List of Christmas films|
|Christmas television specials (U. S.)|
The following is a list of Christmas television specials and miniseries, as well as Christmas-themed episodes of regular television series.
A miniseries is a television program that tells a story in a predetermined, limited number of episodes. The term "serial" is used in the United Kingdom and in other Commonwealth nations, though its meaning does not necessarily equate to "miniseries" in its usage.
|The Adventures of Blinky Bill||Blinky Bill's White Christmas||2005||Seven Network|
|Johnson and Friends||The Christmas Tree||1997||ABC Television|
|Johnson and Friends||Christmas Presents||1997||ABC Television|
|Kath & Kim||Da Kath and Kim Code||2005||ABC Television|
|The Koala Brothers||Outback Christmas||2005||ABC Television|
|McLeod's Daughters||Silent Night||2007||Nine Network|
|Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries||Murder Under the Mistletoe||2013||ABC Television|
|Mother and Son||Christmas Drinks||1985||ABC Television|
|Round the Twist||Santa Claws||1989||Seven Network|
|SheZow||SheZon's Greetings||2013||Network Ten|
|Skinner Boys: Guardians of the Lost Secrets||Drums of Doom||2014||9Go!|
|Swift and Shift Couriers||A Swifty Shifty Christmas||2008||SBS Television|
|Porta dos Fundos||The Last Hangover||2018||Netflix|
|Deck the Mall||2004||Teletoon|
|In a Retail Wonderland||2005||Teletoon|
|How the Rent-a-Cop Stole Christmas||2007||Teletoon|
|Here Comes Santa Claus||1974||CBC|
|In the Still of the Night||1975||CBC|
|The Great Shaman of the North||1976||CBC|
|A Christmas Story||1980||CBC|
|A Family Christmas||1982||CBC|
|Stars of Wonder||1987||CBC|
|A Beachcombers Christmas - reunion movie||2004||CBC|
|Degrassi Junior High||Season's Greetings||1988||CBC|
|Degrassi: The Next Generation||Holiday||2003||CTV|
|A Christmas Story||1963||CBC|
|Hearth's Warming Eve||2011||Hub Network|
|A Hearth's Warming Tail||2016||Discovery Family|
|The Hearth's Warming Club||2018||Discovery Family|
|It's a Wonderful Red Green Christmas||1998||CBC|
|A Very Merry Red Green Christmas||2000||CBC|
|A Lot Like Christmas||2002||CBC|
|The Butter Man||2004||CBC|
|Total Drama World Tour||Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better||2010||Teletoon|
|Total Drama World Tour||Slap Slap Revolution||2010||Teletoon|
|Total Drama World Tour||Sweden Sour||2010||Teletoon|
|Total Drama: Revenge of the Island||Ice Ice Baby||2012||Teletoon|
|Total DramaRama||Hic Hic Hooray||2018||Teletoon|
|The Adventures of Chuck and Friends||Boomer the Snowplow||2010||Treehouse TV|
|Big Wolf on Campus||Anti-Claus Is Coming To Town||2001||YTV|
|The Big Comfy Couch||Comfy and Joy||1995||YTV||This also aired in the U.S. on PBS.|
|Call Me Fitz||A Very Special Fitzmas||2013|| The Movie Network |
& Movie Central
|Corner Gas||Merry Gasmas||2005||CTV|
|Donkey Kong Country||The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights||1999||Teletoon|
|Due South||Gift of the Wheelman||1994||CTV|
|Kid vs. Kat||Kid vs. Kat vs. Christmas Parts 1 & 2||2009||YTV|
|King of Kensington||The Christmas Show||1975||CBC|
|The Latest Buzz||The Happy Holidays Issue||2008||Family Channel|
|Life with Derek||A Very Derekus Christmas||2007||Family Channel|
|Little Charmers||Santa Sparkle||2015||Treehouse TV||Santa visits CharmVille|
|Little Mosque on the Prairie||Eid's a Wonderful Life||2007||CBC|
|Made in Canada||The Christmas Show||1999||CBC|
|Mr. Young||Mr. Claus||2012||YTV|
|Murdoch Mysteries||A Merry Murdoch Christmas||2015||CBC|
|Naturally, Sadie||A Very Sadie Christmas||2006||Family Channel|
|Noddy||Anything Can Happen at Christmas||1998|| TVOKids |
|Pearlie||Jingle Bell Park||2011||YTV|
|Pippi Longstocking||Pippi's Christmas||1997|| YTV |
|Pound Puppies||I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve||2012||YTV|
|Road to Avonlea||Happy Christmas, Miss King||1998||CBC|
|Schitt's Creek||Merry Christmas, Johnny Rose||2018||CBC|
|Slings & Arrows||Fallow Time||2005|| The Movie Network |
& Movie Central
|Street Legal||I'll Be Home for Christmas||1987||CBC|
|Student Bodies||The Christmas Concert||1997||Global & YTV|
|Trailer Park Boys||Dear Santa Claus Go F*ck Yourself||2004||Showcase|
|Wind at My Back||A Wind at My Back Christmas||2001||CBC|
|Care Bears Nutcracker Suite||1988||Global|
|The Christmas Raccoons||1980||CBC||A precursor TV special to the later series The Raccoons (1985–1991)|
|A Cosmic Christmas||1977||CBC|
|A Gift To Last||1976||CBC|
|Nilus the Sandman: The Boy Who Dreamed Christmas||1991||CTV||A precursor TV special to the later series Nilus the Sandman (1996–1998)|
|The Tin Soldier||2011||Treehouse TV||TV pilot for The Toy Castle (2000-2008)|
|A Russell Peters Christmas||2011||CTV|
|Pumuckl und der Nikolaus||1982||Bayerisches Fernsehen|
|Das Weihnachtsgeschenk||1982||Bayerisches Fernsehen|
|Eders Weihnachtsgeschenk||1988||Bayerisches Fernsehen|
|A nagy ho-ho-ho-horgász||What Gift Did Santa Claus Brought To Us?||1984||M1|
|A nagy ho-ho-ho-horgász||The Christmas Fish||1984||M1|
|Frakk, a macskák réme||What Gift Will Santa Claus Bring to Us?||1972||M1|
|Pom Pom meséi||Gombóc Arthur, the Santa Claus||1980||M1|
|Mindenből egy van||Merry Christmas!||2011||M1|
|Munkaügyek||Christmas Partner Conference||2012||M1|
|Barátok közt||Christmas Special||2005||RTL Klub|
|Á baðkari til Betlehem||1990||RÚV||Rerun in 1995, 2004|
|Stjörnustrákur||1991||RÚV||Rerun in 1998, 2006|
|Tveir á báti||1992||RÚV||Rerun in 2000,|
|Jól á leið til jarðar||1994||RÚV||Rerun in 1999, 2007|
|Hvar er Völundur?||1996||RÚV||Rerun in 2002, 2012|
|Klængur sniðugi||1997||RÚV||Rerun in 2003, 2009,|
|Jólaævintýri Dýrmundar||2008||RÚV||Never rerun|
Notes: Prior to 1990, RÚV did not produce and air any Christmas calendar series. In 1994, 2010-2011, 2013-present RÚV only aired Scandinavian produced Christmas calendar series.
|LazyTown||LazyTown's Surprise Santa||2004|
|A Frightmare before Christmas||2006||RTÉ Two|
|Podge and Rodge's Christmas Craic||2008||RTÉ Two|
|Late Night Lock Inn||2009||RTÉ Two|
|Deal or No Deal||Deal or No Deal Christmas special||2009||TV3|
|Father Ted||A Christmassy Ted||1996||Channel 4|
|Hardy Bucks||Hardy Bucks Christmas special||2010||RTÉ|
|Republic of Telly||Republic of Telly Christmas special||2010||RTÉ Two|
|Aggretsuko||We Wish You a Metal Christmas||2017||Netflix|
|Astro Boy||The Light Ray Robot||1980||NTV|
|Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo||Let's Get Wiggy With It||2005||TV Asahi|
|Cyborg 009||Christmas Eve Mirage||2001||TV Tokyo|
|Flint the Time Detective||Cavemen's Christmas||1998|
|Hayate no Gotoku||In English, Unmei Means Destiny||2007|
|Jeanie with Light Brown Hair||Alone on Christmas Eve||1992|
|Kyouran Kazoku Nikki||Black Santa is Sleepless in the Night||2008|
|Love Hina||Love Hina Christmas Special - Silent Eve||2000|
|Magical Princess Minky Momo||Please Santa Claus||1982||TV Tokyo|
|Powerpuff Girls Z||All Ken Wants for Christmas||2006|
|Ranma ½||Tendo Family Christmas Scramble||1993||Fuji TV|
|Science Ninja Team Gatchaman||A Christmas Present of Death||1973||Fuji TV|
|Sgt. Frog||The Space Frog Who Stole Christmas!||2004|
|Toriko||Merry Feasttmas! Gourmet Santa's Present!||2012||Fuji TV|
|Yo-Kai Watch||A Very Christmas/|
The Koma-Santa Clause/
Yo-Kai Ol' Saint Trick
|A Christmas Present||2003|
|Battle on Christmas Eve||2004|
|A Wonderful Santa Claus||2001|
|The Mysterious Gift||2003|
|It's Santa, Merry Christmas!||2004|
|A Christmas Ride!||2005|
|In The World||2009|
|Academy Hetalia Christmas|
|Pikachu's Winter Vacations: Christmas Night||1999|
|Pikachu's Winter Vacations: Stantler's Little Helpers||2000|
|Pikachu's Winter Vacations: Delibird's Dilemma||2001|
|Pikachu's Winter Vacations: Snorlax Snowman|
|Futari wa Pretty Cure||I Couldn't Be Happier!? Nagisa's White Christmas||2004|
|Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart||A Skating Rink of Sweethearts? Slipping and Falling into Great Crisis||2005|
|Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star||Cake, Kazuya and Christmas||2006|
|Yes! PreCure 5||Nozomi and Coco's Christmas Vow||2007|
|Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!||Deliver Them! Everyone's Presents||2008|
|Digimon Adventure 02||A Very Digi Christmas||2000|
|Digimon Adventure 02||Dramon Power||2001|
|Digimon Adventure 02||Digimon World Tour (three-part episode)|
|Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters||Christmas Has Vanished!? Calendamon the Calendar Thief!||2016|
|Mercury Retrogrades at Christmas||2009|
|Under the Fir Tree|
|Christmas Eve Festival|
|People Who Say That Santa Doesn't Really Exist Actually Want to Believe in Him||2006|
|Santa Claus Red Is Blood Red||2010|
|Merry Merry Santa Comes to Town||2009|
|Ambassador Magma||A Christmas Present from the Devil||1966||Fuji TV|
|Enban Sensō Bankid||Aliens Aiming for HESO||1976||Nippon TV|
|The Return of Ultraman||Ultraman Dies at Sunset||1971||TBS Television|
|The Return of Ultraman||When the Ultra Star Shines||TBS Television|
|Ultraman Ace||Resurrection! The Father of Ultra||1972||TBS Television|
|Ultraman Taro||The Ultra Christmas Tree||1973||TBS Television|
|Ultraman Max||Elly of Christmas||2005||Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting|
|Kamen Rider||Monster Wolf Man's Huge Murder Party||1971||TV Asahi|
|Kamen Rider V3||Destron's Christmas Present||1971||TV Asahi|
|Kamen Rider (Skyrider)||Dark Santa Claus; Ah, Transformtion Impossible||1979||MBS|
|Kamen Rider Super-1||Danger!! The Demonic Christmas Present||1980||MBS|
|Kamen Rider Ryuki||The Twentieth Birthday & Tiger's a Hero||2002||TV Asahi|
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|Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer||1964|
|The Little Drummer Boy||1968|
|Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town||1970|
|The Year Without a Santa Claus||1974|
|The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow||1975|
|Rudolph's Shiny New Year||1975|
|The Little Drummer Boy, Book II||1976|
|Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey||1977|
|Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July||1979|
|The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold||1981|
|The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus||1985|
|Cricket on the Hearth||1967|
|Frosty the Snowman||N/A||1969|
|Festival of Family Classics||A Christmas Tree||1972|
|Twas the Night Before Christmas||1974|
|Frosty's Winter Wonderland||1976|
|The Stingiest Man in Town||1978|
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