It’s almost time to deck the halls and NBC is already set with some great holiday programming to keep you entertained and hopefully get as all in the holiday spirit. It all starts with a special Thanksgiving episode of Biggest Loser. We’ve got NBC’s full line-up of holiday programming here so get your DVR’s fired up!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25
The Biggest Loser: Families (8-10 p.m. ET)
NFL superstars Jerry Rice and Steve Young star alongside celeb chef Rocco Dispirito in this special Thanksgiving episode.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26
Rosie Live (8-9 p.m.)
Roside O’Donnell’s big variety show! Expect musical acts, comedy skits, celebrity guests and lots of fine family Thanksgiving-eve fun. More Info Here.
Deal or No Deal (9-10 p.m.)
Who isn’t thankful for winning money? Especially when all you have to do for it is pick cases and hope the number inside is small.
Deal or No Deal (10-11 p.m.)
A California family and an Oregon War Hero try to win big money for the holiday season.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27
82nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (9 a.m. -12 p.m.)
Celebs including Miley Cyrus and David Archuleta perform at the big parade. - More Info Here.
The National Dog Show Presented By Purina (12 noon-2 p.m.)
It’s a Thanksgiving tradition (for some people, I’m guessing…)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3
Christmas in Rockefeller Center (8-9 p.m.)
The big tree-lighting commences -- More Info Here.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
Greatest Holiday Moments: TV & Film Countdown (8-9 p.m.)
Clips from the classics. You could look at this as an opportunity to cram all of your holiday-themed TV watching into one hour, highlight-reel-style.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10
Little Spirit: Christmas in New York (8-9 p.m.)
NEW ANIMATED CHRISTMAS SPECIAL – “An all-star cast includes Danny DeVito, Lucy Liu, Freddy Rodriguez, Brenda Song and NBC News' Brian Williams who lend their voices to a new animated holiday special that features original songs and music by Duncan Sheik, the Tony Award-winning writer and composer of Broadway's "Spring Awakening." The unique program stylistically blends the look of traditional painting with contemporary 3-D technology creating an aesthetic that is both classic and innovative.”
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11
My Name Is Earl (8-8:30 p.m.)
It’s Christmas in Camden County! Earl learns that Joy’s been continuing on with a holiday scam that they started years ago and he sets out to make amends with a man who was conned.
Kath & Kim (8:30-9 p.m.)
Kath and Phil host a Christmas party in an effort to find “couple friends.”
The Office (9-9:30 p.m.)
Phyllis throws a Moroccan-themed Christmas party but things go bad when Meredith’s hair catches fire and Michael’s left to deal with the accident.
30 Rock (9:30-10 p.m.)
After Liz’s parents ditch her during the holidays, she decides to participate in a charity program called “Letters to Santa.”
ER (10-11 p.m.)
"The High Holiday"
Morris receives an unwanted package from his father and Sam is anxious about getting Alex off the ventilator.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 Greatest Holiday Moments: Songs of the Season Countdown (8-9 p.m.)
MEDLEY OF CLASSIC CHRISTMAS SONGS – celebrating Christmas classics and modern day holiday hits.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13 (8-11 p.m.) and WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24 (8-11 p.m.)
It's a Wonderful Life
Sure some people probably roll their eyes at the thought of watching It’s a Wonderful Life around the holidays, because it is a bit cliché but this really is a fantastic movie. Imagine thinking your life didn’t amount to much and then getting the opportunity to see how things would be had you never been born. I love George Bailey.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (8-9 p.m.)
MUPPETS MUST GET LETTERS TO SANTA ON TIME “In A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, the Emmy and Grammy-Award winning Muppets deliver a new, one-hour special filled with songs, mayhem and heaps of holiday high spirits. On Christmas Eve, Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo and the rest of the gang mistakenly avert three letters from making their way to Santa Claus. Can they get the letters to Santa in time? Needless to say, nothing -- not even Miss Piggy's planned trip to the tropics -- can stand between the Muppets and a Merry Christmas. The special boasts songs by Paul Williams (songwriter for The Muppet Movie), an all-star cast including Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Griffiths, Jane Krakowski, Tony Sirico, Steve Schirripa, Uma Thurman, Petra Nemcova, Jesse L. Martin and Madison Pettis -- and a heartfelt message about the true meaning of the holiday season makes A Muppets Christmas destined to become a new holiday family classic.”
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20
WWE Tribute to the Troops (9-10 p.m.)
The WWE superstars entertain the troops on the front lines.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 22
Greatest Holiday Moments: Hilarious Home Video Countdown (8-9 p.m.)
Funny and entertaining holiday-themed home videos. I’m guessing there will be things like cats climbing up the Christmas tree or mom dropping the turkey on the floor.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31
NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly (10-11 p.m. and 11:35 p.m. - 12:35 a.m.)
LUDACRIS, 50 CENT AND KATY PERRY PERFORM AS CARSON DALY RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR -- Last Call host Carson Daly will be ringing in the New Year live from Times Square with NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly. - Carson Daly hosts the event from Times Square with Ludacris, 50 Cent and Katy Perry performing.