Christmas Movie Guide

What could be better than spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day all cozy with the family watching Christmas movie favorites? From the most popular channels available at your hotel to what’s playing at Desert Star Cinema, we have your complete Christmas Eve and Christmas Day movie guide.

ABC Family

Christmas Eve:

3 p.m. – The Polar Express

Join a young boy whose faith in Christmas is beginning to fade as he boards The Polar Express on a whirlwind adventure to The North Pole where his belief in Santa and the magic of Christmas is restored.

5 p.m. – The Santa Clause

What happens when an ordinary man becomes the new Santa Claus after putting on his magical red coat? Watch and find out!

7 p.m. – The Santa Clause 2

After 8 years as Santa Claus, the elves discover that Scott needs to be married in order to continue wearing the magical red coat. The hunt is on to find a Mrs. Claus!

9 p.m. – The Santa Clause 3

Jack Frost stirs up some trouble for Santa in The North Pole. Uh-oh!

Christmas Day:

11 a.m. – The Muppet Christmas Carol

Join the beloved Muppets as they sing and dance their way through their adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

3-7 p.m. – The Santa Clause movie trio returns!


Christmas Eve:

7 p.m. – Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

The original animated version of this Christmas favorite. Watch as the Grinch learns what Christmas is really about with the help of adorable Cindy Lou Who.


Christmas Eve:

4 p.m. – Christmas in the City

Hired at the city’s biggest department store, Wolman’s in an effort to save her father’s candy store. Wendy ends up working to bring the magic of Christmas back to Wolman’s.

6 p.m. – 12 Trees of Christmas

Cheri is torn between the opportunity to have true love and the chance to save her beloved public library amidst a neighborhood tree decorating contest.

Christmas Day:

6 p.m. – Christmas on the Bayou

Katherine’s successful big city career is costing her too much time away from her 8-year-old son so they head home to Louisiana for Christmas. There, Katherine rekindles an old flame and then struggles to choose between staying in Louisiana and heading back to NYC

8 p.m. – Kristen’s Christmas Past

All alone on Christmas Eve at age 34, Kristen wakes up Christmas Day to find she’s gone back 17 years to the last happy Christmas she had and is given the chance to change her future.


Christmas Eve:

4 p.m. –Call Me Mrs. Miracle

Emily is known for creating the most magical Christmases and is called upon to save Finley’s Department Store.

6 p.m. – Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Clause

Beth is on the hunt for the perfect Santa Claus for her advertising firm’s campaign. Meanwhile, Santa is passing his duties onto his son Nick who now needs to find a Mrs. Claus. Is it fate for Beth and Nick?

8 p.m. – Meet The Santas

The sequel to Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Clause


4:30 p.m. – Snow Bride

Reporter Greta Kane heads to Big Bear Resort to get her biggest story yet. However, when she ends up undercover in her subject’s inner family circle, she discovers how wonderful this family is and it may compromise her story.

6 p.m. – Window Wonderland

Sloan and Jake compete for a position opening at the department store they currently work for. To decide who gets the job, their manager challenges them to a window display competition for Christmas.

7:30 p.m. – A Very Merry Mix Up

Alice travels to meet her fiancés family for Christmas and gets caught up in a “merry mix-up” that might change her destiny.

9:00 p.m. – The Christmas Ornament

Recently widowed Kathy decides to forgo Christmas for the year but runs into tree shop owner Tim and their undeniable chemistry just might restore Kathy’s faith in the holidays.

Desert Star Cinema

Tyler Perry’s a Madea Christmas – Madea travels with a friend to visit her daughter for the holidays and ends up sharing her unique holiday spirit with the neighborhood.

White Reindeer – Christmas is looking perfect for Suzanne until an unexpected accident takes her husband Jeff away. She finds out right afterwards that there was another woman. In their grief, the unlikely pair becomes friends.

The Christmas Candle – Based on the novel by Max Lucado, this story is a heartwarming tale that tells of a legend that claims that every 25 years an angel visits the village candle maker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle gets a Christmas miracle.

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Christmas isn’t complete without a holiday movie or two! So snuggle in your hotel for Christmas favorites or brave the cold and head to Desert Star Cinema for the latest holiday flicks. Either way, these movies will inspire you as they fill the room with holiday cheer!