Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas TV Movie Schedule for Kids

I found a blog recently that has all of the Christmas movies on TV for 2012. It is great- check it out if you want the grown up movies, too. But all I was really interested in was the kids' specials. So, I took that list and have compiled one with children in mind. Thought it might help you, too! Plan movie nights or set your DVR. This list has repeats because of different times and channels. Enjoy!


 Tuesday, November 27-
  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon) 8:00 pm ABC
  • Shrek the Halls 8:30 ABC
Wednesday, November 28-
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas 8:00 pm ABC (followed by Prep & Landing:Secret Santa- a 7 minute cartoon)
Thursday, November 29-
  • Mickey's Christmas Carol 6:00 pm ABC Family
Saturday, December 1-
  •  Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas 7:00 am ABC Family
Sunday, December 2-
  • Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas 7:00 am ABC Family
  • Jingle and Bell's Christmas Star 10:00 am ABC Family
  • Hoops & Yo-Yo Ruin Christmas 10:30 am ABC Family
  • Jingle All the Way (cartoon about a puppy) 11:00 am ABC Family
  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (full length feature film) 7:00 pm ABC Family
Monday, December 3-
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys 6:30 pm ABC Family
Tuesday, December 4-
  • Rudolph's Shiny New Year 4:30 pm ABC Family
  • Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas 5:00 pm Disney XD
  • Mickey's Christmas Carol 5:30 pm ABC Family
  • Winnie the Poo & Christmas Too 6:00 pm ABC Family
  • Jack Frost (Cartoon) 6:30 pm ABC Family
  • Frosty's Winter Wonderland 7:00 pm ABC Family
  • Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas 7:30 Disney XD
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 8:00 pm CBS
Wednesday, December 5-
  • The Polar Express 9:00 pm ABC Family
Thursday, December 6-
  • The Polar Express 6:00 pm ABC Family
Sunday, December 9-
  • Disney's Prep & Landing 8:00 pm ABC
  • Disney's Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice 8:30 pm ABC
 Monday, December 10-
  • Jack Frost (cartoon) 6:00 pm ABC Family
  • Frosty's Winter Wonderland 7:00 pm ABC Family
  • Mickey's Christmas Carol 7:30 pm ABC Family
 Tuesday, December 11-
  • Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 8:00 pm ABC
Friday, December 14-
  • The Polar Express 5:00 pm ABC Family
  • Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 8:00 pm ABC Family
  • Yes, Virginia 9:00 pm CBS
  • The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story 9:30 pm CBS
Saturday, December 15-
  • The Little Drummer Boy 8:00 am ABC Family
  • The Little Drummer Boy II 8:30 am ABC Family
  • Nestor the Long Eared Christmas Donkey 9:00 am ABC Family
  • Pinnochio's Christmas 9:30 am ABC Family
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas 12:00 noon ABC Family
  • Frosty's Winter Wonderland 12:30 pm ABC Family
  • Jack Frost (cartoon) 1:00 pm ABC Family
Monday, December 17-
  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (full length feature film) 7:00 pm ABC Family
 Tuesday, December 18-
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas and A Prep & Landing Short- 8:00 pm ABC
  • It's a Very Muppet Christmas 8:00 pm CW
Wednesday, December 19-
  • Jingle and Bell's Christmas Star 6:00 pm Hallmark Channel
  • Hoops and Yo-Yo Ruin Christmas 6:30 pm Hallmark Channel
  • Jingle All the Way (cartoon about a puppy) 7:00 pm Hallmark Channel
  • The Polar Express 7:00 pm ABC Family
Thursday, December 20-
  • I want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown 8:00 pm ABC
Saturday, December 22-
  • ABC Family is running Christmas specials all day. 
  • Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice 8:00 pm ABC
  • Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol 8:00 pm NBC
  • A Chipmunk Christmas 8:30 pm ABC
 Sunday, December 23-
  • The Polar Express 5:00 pm ABC Family
  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (full length feature film) 7:00 pm ABC Family
 Monday, December 24- 
  • Disney's Prep & Landing 8:00 pm ABC
  • Shrek the Halls 8:30 pm ABC
Tuesday, December 25
  • There are specials on all day on ABC Family, Hallmark, Hallmark Movie Channel.
  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon) 8:00 & 8:30 pm ABC
Thursday, December 27
  • Happy New Year, Charlie Brown & She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown 8:00 ABC

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tree of Thanks

We started this tradition last November and it was such a blessing that I wanted to share it on here in case any of you out there might be interested. We call it the Tree of Thanks. I hang a tree made out of brown butcher paper on our dining room wall and we have leaves of red, green, yellow and orange cut out on our dining room table. Every night at dinner during the month of November, we all name something we are thankful for, write it on a leaf and put our leaves on the tree. As I journeyed through Ann Voskamp's "1000 Gifts" last year, I became convicted that thankgiving is more than a day we celebrate once a year, but a lifestyle of worship. And so the Tree of Thanks was born. As soon as we take down the Tree of Thanks at the end of November we start our Jesse Tree, our journey to Christmas. (PS- More on the Jesse Tree later- I am working on updating it and formatting it to share with you!).