CBC Christmas Programming Schedule (2010)

Editors Note: This schedule is from 2010. Please check back over the weekend when I’ll post CBC’s 2011 Christmas programming schedule.

CBC has announced its Christmas programming schedule for this season. You can see it here. I’ll also be posting the schedules for the US nets and hopefully CTV and Global over the next couple weeks. Most times are local (i.e. the same in all time zones), some are eastern and are marked with an *.

Sunday November 28
5:00pm – The Legend of Frosty the Snowman
6:30pm – The Forgotton Toys
8:00pm – Happy Feet

Saturday December 4
2:00pm – HNIC: San Jose @ Montreal*
6:30pm – HNIC Hockey Tonight*
7:00pm – HNIC: Boston @ Toronto*
7:00pm – HNIC: Buffalo @ Ottawa (Ottawa only)*
10:00pm – HNIC: St. Louis @ Edmonton*

Sunday December 5
5:00pm – I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Monday December 6
9:00pm – Little Mosque on the Prairie: Christmas Special
9:30pm – Vinyl Cafe Christmas Pageant

Tuesday December 7
9:00pm – Stars on Ice

Wednesday December 8
8:00pm – Dragon’s Den Holiday Special

Friday December 10
7:00pm – HNIC: Montreal @ Detroit*

Saturday December 11
6:30pm – HNIC Hockey Tonight*
7:00pm – HNIC: Montreal @ Toronto*
10:00pm – HNIC: Tampa Bay @ Vancouver*

Sunday December 12
5:00pm – The Santa Clause
7:00pm – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
8:00pm – Heartland: Christmas Special

Monday December 13
8:00pm – How The Grinch Stole Christmas (animated)
9:00pm – Season of Song: Canadian Tenors & Friends (BTW this is “featuring Justin Bieber”, which is as good a reason as any for me to not watch it)

Tuesday December 14
9:00pm – Holiday Festival on Ice

Wednesday December 15
8:00pm – Frosty the Snowman
8:30pm – Mickey’s Christmas Carol
9:00pm – Being Erica: Christmas Special

Thursday December 16
7:00pm – HNIC: Montreal @ Boston*

Friday December 17
8:00pm – Home Alone

Saturday December 18
6:30pm – HNIC Hockey Tonight*
7:00pm – HNIC: Toronto @ Vancouver*
10:00pm – HNIC: Minnesota @ Calgary*

Sunday December 19
5:00pm – The Santa Clause 2
7:00pm – Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town
8:00pm – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (one of my personal favourites)

Monday December 20
8:00pm – Elf

Tuesday December 21
8:00pm – The Santa Clause 3

Wednesday December 22
8:00pm – The Polar Express

Thursday December 23
8:00pm – The Nativity (don’t ask what it is because I have no clue)

Christmas Eve
8:00pm – Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
11:05pm – George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight Holiday Special
Midnight – Handel’s Messiah

BTW, anyone else miss when CBC aired BBC World News on Christmas eve because they let their newspeople have the day off? One of those odd things I remember from years past.

Christmas Day
12:00pm – Disney Christmas Day Parade
2:00pm – Olive the Other Reindeer
3:00pm – Booky & The Secret Santa
5:00pm – Holiday Festival on Ice
6:30pm – Vinyl Cafe Christmas Pageant
7:00pm – Joy to the World: Holiday Concert
8:00pm – 9:00pm – Season of Song: Canadian Tenors & Friends (BTW this is “featuring Justin Bieber”, once again, I won’t be watching)
9:00pm – Heartland: Christmas Special
11:00pm – Miracle on 34th Street (1947) – easily my favourite Christmas movie ever, also on NBC on US Thanksgiving afternoon

BTW New Year’s Eve comedy lineup is
7:00pm – Just For Laughs 2010
8:00pm – Air Farce New Year’s Eve
9:00pm – Ron James Show New Year’s Eve
11:05pm – George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight NYE Special

And on New Year’s Day CBC has the Winter Classic from Heinz Field between Washington and Pittsburgh at 12:30pm ET, then an all-Canadian doubleheader in primetime with Toronto-Ottawa at 7pm and Calgary-Edmonton at 10pm. I know January 1 is a college football day, but it should be an amazing day of hockey too with 3 very good rivalry games.

21 thoughts on “CBC Christmas Programming Schedule (2010)

  1. Any chance that the Dec 13 Canadian Tenors & Friends show will also feature 10 y.o. soprano phenom Jackie Evancho? She’s taping something with them in Toronto today. If so, it might be worth watching even if Justin Bieber is present.

  2. I love Christmas Vacation, one my favourite Christmas movies, along with Home Alone and Elf.

  3. “9:00pm – Season of Song: Canadian Tenors & Friends (BTW this is “featuring Justin Bieber”, which is as good a reason as any for me to not watch it)”

    You might want to reconsider watching.

    One of the ‘special guests’ is Jackie Evancho.

  4. are you sure Bieber’s included in the Dec 13 Christmas Special? David Foster, Canadian Tenors, Charice, Jackie Evancho… then Justin Bieber o_0 (a bit out of place don’t u think?) =p

    and is it really called “Season of Song: Canadian Tenors & Friends”? these same artists toured North America in 2009 and Asia in 2010 and it was called “David Foster and Friends: 10 City Tour” and “David Foster and Friends: Asia Tour”. and there was a PBS Special called “Hitman: David Foster and Friends” in 2008 and “Hitman Returns: David Foster and Friends” this coming December.

    no matter what it’s called or who else is performing, i’m definitely watching this one because Charice is in it! =]

    if you haven’t heard of Charice yet, here is Charice performing at a taping for the upcoming PBS Special at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas:

    • I’m just going by the information that CBC released, and their exact title is “Season of Song: The Canadian Tenors & Friends (featuring Justin Bieber)”. The fact that they threw Justin Bieber’s name into the title is what bothers me. I’ll probably end up checking it out, but I’ll change the channel when Bieber is on. And yea he seems really out of place.

  5. Where is Mr. Bean in the Christmas Schedule? It isn’t Christmas until I see Rowan Atkinson with a turkey on his head!

  6. What about A Christmas Story?

  7. The Nativity is a movie that came out maybe two years ago. It is about the birth of Jesus.

  8. “The Nativity” (2010) is a new movie for television that focuses on the courtship and relationship between Mary and Joseph, leading up to birth of Jesus. Not to be confused with the film “The Nativity Story” (2006).

  9. So what the hell does a bunch of good ol boys sittin around guzzling beer and munching potato chips watching those endless HNIC games have to do with the holidays? HNIC is on every damn Saturday from Oct – July.

    • Where do I even start. First this is from last year, so really it is irrelevant right now. Second, this is a sports blog, so if you have a problem with sports-related issues, you came to the wrong place. Third, those broadcasts were part of the holiday schedule CBC sent me. Fourth, maybe you just have your profile of people who watch HNIC wrong. Ever think that families (who may not be together the rest of the year) like to sit down and watch a game together?

  10. Bad Christmas Day Programming Schedule, very disappointed again, no classic Christmas moves. Were is White Christmas, Christmas Story, Santa Clause

    • Hi William, this is CBC’s schedule for 2010. I’ll post the 2011 schedule sometime next week. If you want, I can send you an email with a link when I do. CBC will broadcast the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street on Christmas Day this year. They will also show The Santa Clause and A Christmas Story in the week before Christmas. It doesn’t look like they will show White Christmas though.

  11. where’s its an wonderful life??????

  12. ***Anyone else notice that the December dates aren’t relevant to the actual day, they are all off by one.*** CBC might want to fix that! Other than that, great Christmas movie lineup! Although I must agree, I’m disappointed that there will be no Mr. Bean Christmas special… definitely a classic in my books!

  13. Where is 2011 lineup it is already Dec 6

    • I will post it later this week. CBC showed Elf this past Sunday; they don’t have any more Christmas programming on Sunday afternoon.

      The main focus of this blog is sports broadcasting, and it has been a busy couple weeks in that area. But, yes, I will post Christmas TV schedules this week.

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