An Advent Entertainment Calendar for You and Your Family — Week One

rudolph-red-nosed-reindeerAdvent begins this Sunday, Nov. 27. For Catholics and many other Christians, it is the official start of the Christmas season, as we prepare for the birth of Jesus.

Of course, there are of many ways for families to observe this holy time with traditions like the Advent Wreath and keeping an Advent Calendar – we’d like to add some programming options to that calendar, so you and your kids can enjoy a little small-screen entertainment together throughout this next month.

So, week by week throughout the Advent season, we’ll be sharing a new calendar of family fun.

Take a look below and set your DVR or watch online…

November 27, First Sunday of Advent:

“The Snowy Day” on Amazon Prime – An animated special based on the award-winning children’s book about a little boy and his Christmas Eve walk to Grandma’s house.

“The Legend of Frosty the Snowman” on Netflix – Frosty the Snowman goes where he is needed most, and the town of Evergreen sure needs a visit.

November 29, First Tuesday of Advent:

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS – The navigational prowess of the most famous reindeer of all will save Christmas once again in this classic special.

November 30, First Wednesday of Advent:

“Christmas in Rockefeller Center” 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC – The big tree lights up the big city and celebrates the season with performances by Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Josh Groban and more.

December 1, First Thursday of Advent:

“The Year Without a Santa Claus” 6 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform and via the Freeform App (or below!) – When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC – A classic that never gets old, Charlie Brown complains about the materialism of the season and learns the true meaning of Christmas.

And here’s Linus’ famous speech about the true meaning of Christmas:

December 3, First Saturday of Advent:

“Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas” 7 a.m. ET/PT on Freeform and on Netflix (or below!) – an animated Christmas anthology film featuring all your kids’ favorite Disney characters.

“Arthur Christmas” 6:45 p.m. ET on Freeform and via the Freeform AppSanta’s father and his clumsy grandson, Arthur, are on a mission to give a misplaced present to a young girl in less than 2 hours.

Stay tuned for more as we count down to Christmas!

Click here for part two and here for part three.

Image: Courtesy CBS

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