List of United States Christmas television specials

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For a more in-depth description of made-for-television Christmas movies, see List of Christmas films.
For a list of Christmas-themed episodes of regular television series in the United States, see List of United States Christmas television episodes.
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Christmas television specials (U.S.)

The following is a list of Christmas television specials partly or completely originating in the U.S.

Christmas-related specials[edit]

Dates and networks shown correspond to the special's first telecast.

Franchises and groupings[edit]


Sequels not made by Rankin/Bass[edit]

Charlie Brown / Peanuts[edit]

Walt Disney[edit]

Mickey Mouse[edit]

Winnie the Pooh[edit]

Disney VHS[edit]



The Flintstones[edit]

Yogi Bear[edit]

Jim Henson / The Muppets / Sesame Street[edit]

Power Rangers[edit]

DreamWorks Animation[edit]

Looney Tunes[edit]

Davey and Goliath[edit]

  • Davey and Goliath: Christmas Lost and Found (1965)
  • Christmas Is... (1970) Produced by the same Lutheran Television as Davey and Goliath and starring the voices of Hans Conried, Don Messick and June Foray among others.
  • Davey and Goliath's Snowboard Christmas (2004)

Precious Moments, Inc.[edit]

  • Timmy's Gift (1991)

My Little Pony[edit]

Celebrity-hosted and variety shows[edit]

This list includes U.K. productions shown in the U.S.

The Carpenters[edit]

  • The Carpenters at Christmas (1977)
  • The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait (1978)

Kathie Lee Gifford[edit]

  • Kathie Lee Gifford: Looking for Christmas (1994)
  • Kathie Lee Gifford: Home for Christmas (1995)
  • Kathie Lee Gifford: Just in Time for Christmas (1996)
  • Kathie Lee Gifford: We Need a Little Christmas (1997)
  • Kathie Lee Gifford: Christmas Every Day (1998)

Jackie Gleason[edit]

  • Jackie Gleason's Honeymooners Christmas (1978)
  • The Honeymooners Christmas Special (1977)

The Osmonds[edit]

  • The Donny and Marie Christmas Special (1979)
  • The Osmond Family Christmas Special (1980)
  • Marie Osmond's Merry Christmas (1986)

Andy Williams[edit]

  • The Andy Williams Christmas Special (1973)
  • The Andy Williams Christmas Show (1974)
  • Andy Williams' Early New England Christmas (1982)
  • Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search for Santa (1985)
  • The Andy Williams Christmas Show (1994)
  • The Daily Show Andy Williams Christmas Special (1997)
  • Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Specials (2001)

Bob Hope[edit]

  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special (1953, 1968, 1970, 1980, 1981)
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Show (1965, 1985)
  • The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show (1966)
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special: Around the World with the USO (1969)
  • The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show (1971)
  • The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special (1977)
  • Bob Hope's USO Christmas in Beirut (1984)
  • Bob Hope Winterfest Christmas Show (1987)
  • Bob Hope's USO Christmas from the Persian Gulf: Around the World in Eight Days (1987)
  • Bob Hope's Jolly Christmas Show (1988)
  • Bob Hope's Christmas Special from Waikoloa, Hawaii (1989)
  • Bob Hope's Christmas Cheer from Saudi Arabia (1991)
  • Hope for the Holidays - A Bob Hope Christmas (1993)

Bing Crosby[edit]

  • Happy Holidays with Frank and Bing starring Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby (1957)
  • The Bing Crosby Christmas Show (1961, 1962, 1965)
  • The Hollywood Palace with Bing Crosby (1965, 1966, 1967, 1968)
  • Bing and Carol Together Again for the First Time (1969) Bing Crosby, with Carol Burnett
  • Goldilocks (1969) Bing Crosby with Kathryn Crosby, Mary Frances Crosby and Nathaniel Crosby along with Avery Schreiber and Paul Winchell
  • Bing Crosby's Christmas Show (1970)
  • Bing Crosby and the Sounds of Christmas (1971)
  • A Christmas with the Bing Crosbys (1972)
  • Bing Crosby's Sun Valley Christmas Show (1973)
  • A Christmas with the Bing Crosbys (1974)
  • Merry Christmas, Fred, from the Crosbys (1975) Bing Crosby, with Fred Astaire
  • The Bing Crosby White Christmas Special (1976)
  • Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas (1977) with David Bowie, Twiggy, and Ron Moody
  • The Christmas Years (1978) tribute program

Dean Martin[edit]

  • Dean Martin's California Christmas (1975)
  • Dean Martin's Christmas in California (1977, 1979)
  • Dean Martin Christmas Special (1980)
  • Dean Martin's Christmas at Sea World (1981)

Perry Como[edit]

This is only a partial list of Perry Como Christmas programs. He would always include a Christmas-themed program every year while his television series was on the air.

  • Perry Como's Christmas In New York (1959)
  • The Perry Como Holiday Special (1967)
  • Christmas At The Hollywood Palace (1969)
  • Perry Como's Winter Show (1971)
  • The Perry Como Winter Show (1972, 1973)
  • Perry Como's Christmas Show (1974)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In Mexico (1975)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In Austria (1976)
  • Perry Como's Olde Englishe Christmas (1977)
  • Perry Como's Early American Christmas (1978)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In New Mexico (1979)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In The Holy Land (1980)
  • Perry Como's French-Canadian Christmas (1981)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In Paris (1982)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In New York (1983)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In London (1984)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In Hawaii (1985)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In San Antonio (1986)
  • Perry Como's Irish Christmas (1994)

Television series-related[edit]

Specials based on a television series but which were not a regular time-slot episode.

See also[edit]