Your Guide to ‘Andy Griffith Show,’ ‘M*A*S*H,’ and Other TV Christmas Specials

Christmas specials are a time-honored tradition. Families gather and enjoy their festive favorites, including holiday episodes of nostalgic shows. MeTV has a huge lineup of holiday television for fans to enjoy.

Starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday, the network kicks off its marathon with two episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies. The first seeds the Clampetts going back to their hometown for Christmas, while another showcases the romantic exploits of Elly May and Granny.

On Sunday, the channel also has a stacked holiday lineup. At 9 a.m., audiences can watch the Saved By the Bell gang try to help a homeless man and his daughter in “Home for Christmas.” The two-part episode is also available to stream on Netflix, Hulu, and Peacock.

A few family classics round out the lineup. The Flintsones sees Fred coming face to face with Santa Claus in a department store at 10 a.m., while Carol loses her voice from too much choir practice on The Brady Bunch at 1:30. For family-friendly hilarity, tune in at 4 p.m. to watch Mama become a mall Santa on Mama’s Family, followed by another episode wherein the family adopts the Christmas goose. The Flintstones is available to stream on HBOMax, while The Brady Bunch is on Hulu and Paramount+.

Classic Christmas Episodes for Everyone

Additionally, The Love Boat airs an episode where Judy, Gopher and Isaac each hire a Santa at 5 p.m. Afterwards, audiences can watch Andy and Barney throw a jailhouse Christmas party on The Andy Griffith ShowM*A*S*H also gets festive, with Hawkeye’s Christmas letter to his dad and Father Mulcahy’s Christmas letter to his sister at 7. The Love Boat is streaming on Paramount +. The Andy Griffith Show is on Amazon Prime. M*A*S*H is available to stream on Hulu.

For fans looking for more serious Christmas fare, MeTV still has you covered. The network will also air two back-to-back episodes of Monk starting at 8 p.m. The first sees Monk solve a police officer’s poisoning by a secret Santa. In the second episode, Monk becomes the most hated man in the city after he’s accused of shooting Santa. All episodes of Monk are available on Peacock and Amazon Prime.

After primetime, the network shifts back to old-school Christmas classics. At 11 p.m., The Dick Van Dyke Show puts on the Alan Brady Show Christmas musical. Immediately after, The Honeymooners sees Ralph selling his beloved bowling ball to buy a gift for Alice. Closing out the Christmas marathon is The Twilight Zone. At 12:30, catch the 1960 episode in which Art Carney plays a Santa who fulfills wishes with a magical bag. The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Honeymooners are available to stream on Tube, while The Twilight Zone is on Paramount+.

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