More of 2021’s Best Holiday TV Favourites

From country queens to snarky Seuss villains, here are more of the best shows to watch this holiday season

From country queens to snarky Seuss villains, here are more of the best shows to watch this holiday season

1. iHeartRadio Jingle Ball — Wednesday, December 15, 8 p.m., The CW

The 90-minute mega-concert sings in the season with performances from the year’s biggest recording artists.

2. A Charlie Brown Christmas — Sunday, December 19, 4:30 p.m., WTVS; 7:30 p.m., KCTS

Depressed by the commercialization of the holiday season, Charlie Brown—with a little help from Linus—embarks on a quest to suss out the true meaning of Christmas, even as the rest of the Peanuts only seem to care about toys and decorations.

3. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! — Sunday, December 19, 6:30 p.m., CBC

The 1966 classic will make your heart grow three sizes, as horror icon Boris Karloff narrates the tale of that green grouch who pulled a Whoville heist.

4. The Sound of Music — Sunday, December 19, 7 p.m., ABC

Rediscover your love for Maria (Julie Andrews) and the kids to the dulcet tunes of “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and “The Lonely Goatherd” when this cinematic treasure once again pushes the holiday season into full swing.

5. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch — Wednesday, December 22, 8 p.m., NBC

This 2018 animated feature stars Sherlock alum Benedict Cumberbatch as the cantankerous holiday-hating antihero, who, while plotting to steal Christmas, has his heart warmed by a young girl’s irrepressible spirit.

6. A Holly Dolly Christmas — Friday, December 24, 8 p.m., CBS

Share your Christmas Eve with country music superstar Dolly Parton in this one-hour variety show.

7. Shrek the Halls — Friday, December 24, 8:30 p.m., ABC

Everyone’s favourite CGI ogre (Mike Myers) isn’t exactly the picture of yuletide joy, but for Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is all about.

8. Call the Midwife Holiday Special — Saturday, December 25, 6 p.m., WTVS; 9 p.m., KCTS

Christmas 1966 promises to be a memorable one, with Lucille and Cyril prepping for a winter wedding and Nonnatus House juggling one expectant mother after another, each with her own distinct challenges. Luckily, Mother Mildred is on hand to support her nurses/nuns.