When the holiday season rolls around, people get love to relax and watch heart-warming Christmas content. Cable channels are constantly offering up new and classic content during the holiday season. If you order cable, then you can find a large selection of channels dedicated to holiday movies and shows.
Learn about the channels and what type of holiday content you will find.
Starting in late October each year, the Hallmark Channel goes all out with new holiday movie premieres every week. Along with the new movies, the channel airs reruns of past Christmas favorites. The morning talk show Home & Family also takes on many Christmas themes including recipes, crafts, and holiday shopping guides.
If you order Hallmark Channel, you can also subscribe to their Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel where they air even more holiday movies.
Similar to Hallmark, the Lifetime Channel airs a large collection of holiday films during the last three months of the year. The channel also features special holiday segments between the movies, including holiday bingo. In recent years, the network has expanded its line-up to include even more movies and shows based around Christmas.
Formerly known as ABC Family, the Freeform network is filled with a large collection of classic films that the cable channel airs as part of their "25 Days of Christmas" schedule. Movies like Home Alone, The Santa Clause, and Elf are often a part of the line-up. The network will also air original movies and animated classics like Frosty the Snowman.
Along with the packed schedule of shows, the Freeform streaming app gives some cable subscribers access to movies on-demand, so you can choose options based on your own schedule.
Learn how to cook elegant Christmas dinners with the programs found on the Cooking Channel. You can watch professional chefs teach you how to prepare main courses, classic holiday desserts, and new twists on the recipes. Along with the traditional cooking tutorials, the Cooking Channel also features Christmas cooking competitions.
You can watch competitors compete to bake cookies, make Christmas desserts, and try to win cash prizes. The fun game shows have a unique Christmas twist with each competition.
If you're looking for holiday shows for children, Discovery Family has a lot of options. Original animated shows like My Little Pony and Transformers each have multiple holiday specials. You can also watch Christmas-themed variety shows including funny Christmas clips or short documentaries on the history of Christmas.
Talk to a cable provider, such as A-1 Discount Satellites, that contains one or more of the channels listed to have a large array of options for Christmas viewing.