There are a lot of signifiers for the start of the Christmas season: Starbucks鈥 red cups, obvs, getting your Christmas tree up and stocking the bar for all the festive Christmas cocktails you鈥檙e gonna be making.

We know you鈥檝e been watching the Hallmark channel鈥檚 lineup of Christmas originals since before Halloween (game recognize game!), and your Netflix queue game is strong, but Christmas is really all about traditions, and there鈥檚 nothing like filling the season with viewings of your all-time favorite festive flicks.

Here鈥檚 our time, date and network guide for some of the season鈥檚 best classic movies and TV shows.

Wednesday, December 7

9pm 鈥 Elf (Freeform): A modern classic, but a classic nonetheless. At this point, you can excitedly recite Will Ferrel as Buddy the Elf鈥檚 hilarious one-liners along with him.

Thursday, December 8

9pm 鈥 Disney鈥檚 A Christmas Carol (Freeform): While you really can鈥檛 compete with the Mickey Mouse version of this Charles Dickens adaptation, the 2009 animated version with Jim Carrey voicing a BUNCH of the story鈥檚 most memorable characters is a must-see this time of year.

Friday, December 9

12:45pm 鈥 Home Alone (HBO Family): It wouldn鈥檛 be Christmas without Home Alone. That鈥檚 all there is to it. How was there ever Christmas before Home Alone?! This one鈥檚 on in the daytime, so get that DVR going.

11:55pm 鈥 Rudolph & Frosty鈥檚 Christmas in July (Freeform): When you鈥檙e stumbling in the door from the office party, throw this animated classic on and be reminded of years and years of warm Christmas fuzzies.

Saturday, December 10

10:20am 鈥 Miracle on 34th Street (Starz Encore): A perfect Saturday morning movie. Did you know that the little girl from Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda starred in a 1994 remake of one of the all-time Christmas greats? She did. And it鈥檚 as lovely as the original.

8pm 鈥 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS): This 1964 stop-motion animated classic is the PERFECT Saturday night watch. Plug in the tree and bask in the season as you settle in for some MAJOR nostalgia vibes.

8pm 鈥 It鈥檚 a Wonderful Life (USA): Or, if you鈥檙e feeling something a little *darker,* another all-time holiday classic and truly a Christmas tradition is on another channel.

Sunday, December 11

9:55pm 鈥 The Polar Express (Freeform): Another modern classic a la Elf, this one is a fave because of the amazing Christmasy soundtrack.

Monday, December 12

5:30pm 鈥 Tim Burton鈥檚 The Nightmare Before Christmas (Freeform): Is it a Halloween movie? Is it a Christmas movie? Why can鈥檛 it be both?

9pm 鈥 The Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown (CW): Okay, this one is a bit of a cheat, but a HUGE part of watching Christmas classics on TV is seeing all of the memorable festive 鈥 and sometimes just plain hilarious 鈥 commercials. The CW gives you a look at some of the year鈥檚 best in this annual special.

Tuesday, December 13

9pm 鈥 National Lampoon鈥檚 Christmas Vacation (Freeform): It is literally not Christmas until National Lampoon鈥檚 Christmas Vacation has been watched at LEAST five times.

Wednesday, December 14

8pm 鈥 Dr. Seuss鈥 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (TNT): This one is a test: How much of the Grinch can you recite from memory?

8pm 鈥 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (AMC): The Grinch is only 30 minutes long, so you can tune into the Home Alone sequel for more familiar Christmas vibes right after.

Friday, December 16

5:30pm 鈥 Jingle All the Way (Freeform): Re-watching this one every year really highlights the toy-buying insanity that ensues around the holidays and, sadly, we kind of relish in it.

Saturday, December 17

8pm 鈥 I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (ABC): The Peanuts are the kings and queens of holiday specials, and the plot of this more recent 2003 one is ALL too familiar 鈥 a kid wanting a dog for Christmas, and learning the hard way what a handful they are.

10:30pm 鈥 White Christmas (AMC): The Saturday night the week before Christmas is the PERFECT time for this Bing Crosby classic.

Sunday, December 18

11:30am 鈥 Mickey鈥檚 Christmas Carol (Freeform): NOW we鈥檙e talking! At this point in the season you鈥檙e hopefully almost all ready and can spend a cozy Sunday morning at home watching Mickey and Co.

5:10pm 鈥 The Santa Clause (Freeform): The magic of this live-action 鈥90s flick never gets old.

Thursday, December 22

11:30pm 鈥 A Christmas Carol (TCM): You鈥檝e already taken in the Jim Carrey version and of course the Mickey Mouse classic, so now you鈥檝e got to do your Christmas duty and watch the 1951 original.

2:45am 鈥 Little Women (TCM): Since you鈥檙e staying up way too late watching A Christmas Carol, why not keep going?

Friday, December 23

12am 鈥 Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (Freeform): While this made-for-TV fifth installment in the series isn鈥檛 near as amazing as the original(s), we鈥檒l stick with the theme and check out yet another Home Alone as we barrel into the holiday weekend.

Saturday, December 24

10:15am 鈥 Scrooge (TCM): Okay, chances are you鈥檝e got a lot to get done on Christmas Eve. But that doesn鈥檛 mean you don鈥檛 have time to watch the 1970 musical version of Scrooge. Especially because鈥

11:55pm 鈥 Scrooged (Freeform): After you鈥檙e home and all your chores are done and you鈥檙e waiting for Santa, the 鈥80s Bill Murray version is on.

Sunday, December 25

6pm 鈥 A Christmas Story (TBS): Merry Christmas! The TV gods have saved one of the most best Christmas movies for the big day itself. Take a minute to spend some time with Ralphie and friends as you ease into your Christmas evening.

Monday, December 26

8pm 鈥 Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (ABC): You didn鈥檛 think we鈥檇 leave you high and dry on Boxing Day, did you? It might be a bit early for New Year鈥檚 celebrations, but Charlie Brown and co. will give you something to watch while you collapse from shopping sales all day.

8pm 鈥 iHeart Radio Jingle Ball 2016 (CW): And if you鈥檇 rather something a little lighter with familiar faces and festive music, check out iHeart Radio鈥檚 Jingle Ball.

What鈥檚 your favorite Christmas classic? Let us know over @BritandCo!

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