Five Things to Watch This Holiday Week

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Now that we past Thanksgiving, there is no arguing that the Christmas Season is here. That means that you’ll have to make some hard decisions on what to watch! Zach Johnson and D23 have made the following suggestions:

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin! Christmas is right around the corner, and we’ve got plenty of holiday-themed episodes and specials, including Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends on Disney Channel and Disney Junior and CMA Country Christmas, The Wonder Years, and The Great Christmas Light Fight on ABC. Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas kicks off December 1 and includes one of our favorite classic films: Home Alone.

Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends

Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends—Monday, November 29, at 9 a.m. ET on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
In “A Very Spidey Christmas,” Doc Ock (voiced by Kelly Ohanian) wants to steal everyone’s Christmas presents, and it threatens to ruin an important holiday event. Then, in “Gobby on Ice,” Green Goblin (voiced by JP Karliak) creates a giant snow monster, forcing the Spidey team (voiced by Jakari Fraser, Lily Sanfelippo, and Benjamin Valic) to put their fun on hold. 

CMA Country Christmas

CMA Country Christmas—Monday, November 29, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC
Enjoy festive performances from first-time hosts Gabby Barrett (“Silent Night”) and Carly Pearce (“O Holy Night”), who join forces for “Sleigh Ride” with two student musicians, supporting CMA’s longstanding commitment to supporting equity in music education.  Other must-see numbers include Jimmie Allen with Louis York and The Shindellas (“What Does Christmas Mean?”), BRELAND (“The Christmas Song”), Brett Eldredge (“Merry Christmas Baby”), Lady A (“Christmas Through Your Eyes”), Pistol Annies (“Snow Globe”), Carrie Underwood (“Mary, Did You Know?”), and Lainey Wilson (“Christmas Cookies”). 

The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years—Wednesday, December 1, at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC
In “Home for Christmas,” Dean (Elisha “EJ” Williams) can’t wait to spend Christmas with his older brother, Bruce (Spence Moore II), when he returns home from Vietnam. But adjusting to life back in Montgomery comes with unexpected challenges for Bruce, meaning the rest of the Williams family must rely on their holiday traditions to bring cheer.

Home Alone

Home Alone—Thursday, December 1, at 5:50 p.m. ET on Freeform
Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) becomes the man of the house… overnight! In this 1990 classic, Kevin is accidentally left behind when the rest of his family embarks on a Christmas vacation. So, he decks the house for the holidays—but not with holly and tinsel! It’s up to Kevin and Kevin alone to stop two bumbling burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) from breaking in. Can Kevin’s DIY booby traps protect his family’s home?

The Great Christmas Light Fight

The Great Christmas Light Fight—Thursday, December 2, at 9 p.m. ET on ABC
The holiday festivities conclude in the final two episodes of the season as Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak head to the most spectacular Christmas displays in America. In the back-to-back episodes, four families face off as they showcase their extravagant displays to compete for the coveted Light Fight trophy and $50,000 prize.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.