Celebrate the holiday season with A Very Merry MeTV from November 11 through Christmas

See which Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes are on tap this season!

Fill your stocking with the gift of television, as MeTV brings joy and laughter to your family this holiday season while wishing everyone A Very Merry MeTV. It all begins this week! Celebrate the holidays with timeless and memorable television on Sundays from 5–8PM | 4–7PM C starting November 11 through December 25.

’Tis the season for holiday cheer. This year, A Very Merry MeTV includes selected sitcoms, the entertainment special Holiday Greetings from the Ed Sullivan Show (1992), and the two-hour made-for-television movies A Very Brady Christmas (1988) and Little House on the Prairie: Bless All the Dear Children (1984).

A Very Merry MeTV presents a variety of television comedies that are familiar to the MeTV audience, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, The Jeffersons, Diff’rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, WKRP in Cincinnati, M*A*S*H and The Love Boat. For extra fun, MeTV will present Holiday Greetings from The Ed Sullivan Show, featuring holiday performances presented on The Ed Sullivan Show that originally aired on CBS from 1948 to 1971. Bob Newhart introduces these classic Christmas moments from The Ed Sullivan Show, including guests Bing Crosby, Mel Brooks, the Three Stooges and Dick Van Dyke. Sing along to “White Christmas,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

In A Very Brady Christmas, the entire Brady family manages to get together again and overcome personal obstacles to spend a happy holiday together. The two-hour movie originally aired on CBS in 1988 when TV family reunions were all the rage. In Little House on the Prairie: Bless All the Dear Children, Christmas joy is threatened when a woman who recently lost her own child kidnaps baby Rose Wilder. Bless All the Dear Children was the third and last Little House on the Prairie post-series movie that aired during Christmastime on NBC in 1984.

The complete schedule for A Very Merry MeTV includes:

Sunday, November 11, 2018

5PM | 4C: The Jeffersons - “Father Christmas”

5:30PM | 4:30C: The Facts of Life - "It's a Wonderful Christmas"

6PM | 5C: Little House on the Prairie - "Bless All the Dear Children"


Sunday, November 18, 2018

5PM | 4C: Diff’rent Strokes - “Thanksgiving Crossover” (Pt.1)

5:30PM | 4:30C: Diff’rent Strokes - “Thanksgiving Crossover” (Pt.2)

6PM | 5C: The Love Boat - “Man of the Cloth/Her Own Two Feet/Tony’s Family”

7PM | 6C: M*A*S*H - “Yalu Brick Road”

7:30PM | 6:30C: WKRP in Cincinnati - “Turkeys Away”


Sunday, November 25, 2018 

5PM | 4C: The Jeffersons - “The Christmas Wedding”

5:30PM | 4:30C: The Jeffersons - “All I Want for Christmas”

6PM | 5C: The Ed Sullivan Show - “Holiday Greetings from the Ed Sullivan Show”


Sunday, December 2, 2018

5PM | 4C: The Jeffersons - “984 W 124th Street, Apartment 5C”

5:30PM | 4:30C: The Jeffersons - “George Finds a Father”

6PM | 5C: A Very Brady Christmas


Sunday, December 9, 2018

5PM | 4C: ALF - “ALF’s Special Christmas” (Pt.1)

5:30PM | 4:30C: ALF - “ALF’s Special Christmas” (Pt.2)

6PM | 5C: The Love Boat - “The Christmas Presence”

7PM | 6C: M*A*S*H - “Dear Sis”

7:30PM | 6:30C: M*A*S*H - “‘Twas the Day After Christmas”


Sunday, December 16, 2018

5PM | 4C: Happy Days - “Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas”

5:30PM | 4:30C: Happy Days - “Christmas Time”

6PM | 5C: The Love Boat - “The Christmas Cruise” (Pt.1)

7PM | 6C: The Love Boat – “The Christmas Cruise” (Pt.2)


Sunday, December 23, 2018 

5PM | 4C: Laverne & Shirley -“Christmas Eve at the Booby Hatch”

5:30PM | 4:30C: Laverne & Shirley - “Oh, Come All Ye Bums”

6PM | 5C: The Love Boat - “Santa, Santa, Santa/Another Dog Gone Christmas/Noel’s Christmas Carol”

7PM | 6C: M*A*S*H - “Dear Dad”

7:30PM | 6:30C: M*A*S*H - “Death Takes a Holiday


And there's more! Here are the goodies for you to feast on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Monday, December 24, 2018

6AM | 5C:  The Facts of Life - "Christmas in the Big House"

6:30AM | 5:30C:  Diff'rent Strokes - "Retrospective Part 1"

7AM | 6C:  The Beverly Hillbillies - "The Week Before Christmas"

9:30PM | 8:30C:  WKRP in Cincinnati - "Jennifer's Home for Christmas"


Tuesday, December 25, 2018

6AM | 5C:  The Facts of Life - "Christmas Baby"

6:30AM | 5:30C:  Diff'rent Strokes - "Retrospective Part 2"

7AM | 6C:  The Beverly Hillbillies - "Christmas in Hooterville"

10AM | 9C: Matlock - "Santa Claus"

11AM | 10C: Diagnosis: Murder - "Santa Claude"

12PM | 11C: In the Heat of the Night - "Blessings"

1PM | 12C: Gunsmoke - "Magnus"

2PM | 1C: Bonanza - "A Christmas Story"

4PM | 3C: Wagon Train - "The Mary Ellen Thomas Story:

6PM | 5C: Mama's Family - "Santa Mama"

6:30PM | 5:30C: The Jeffersons - "Father Christmas"

8PM | 7C: The Andy Griffith Show - "Christmas Story"

9:30PM | 8:30C: WKRP in Cincinnati - "Bah, Humbug"

11PM | 10C: Carol Burnett and Friends - "Mrs. Wiggins/Harry's Mirage & Grill"

12:30AM | 11:30C: The Twilight Zone - "Changing of the Guard"

1AM | 12C: Alfred Hitchcock Presents - "Santa Claus and the Tenth Avenue Kid"

1:30AM | 12:30C: Alfred Hitchcock Present - "Back for Christmas"


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Lucyneenah19701 5 days ago
MeTV forgot "The Brady Bunch" episode "The Voice of Christmas." Carol Brady sings "O Come All Ye Faithful" beautifully.
Sunflower 6 days ago
Is anyone playing the traditional Thanksgiving fare for the kiddos?

Squanto A Warrior’s Tale
The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't
Mouse on the Mayflower
Ben and Me
Mayflower Voyagers This Is America, Charlie Brown
RedSamRackham 7 days ago
Thank goodness I see no Bing Crosby & family or any of those Andy Williams with his ex wife pretending to still be a family Xmas specials.
Tampammm 7 days ago
I have a 50+ year-old tradition of watching The Honeymooners Christmas episode. So guess I will have to look elsewhere.
thedude1500 7 days ago
Turkeys Away is probably one of the funniest episodes of any show ever shown on television.
"With God as my witness, I swore turkeys could fly."
emjay5876 7 days ago
Thank you for this fantastic line-up of shows! Any chance of adding the Christmas episodes of the Partridge Family, Green Acres, and The Addams Family? Those are among my favorites. Thank you, and Happy Holidays!
scp 9 days ago
You're not showing the Twilight Zone episode The Night of the Meek?
Tampammm scp 7 days ago
They have a double-miss on Art Carney. They're not showing the Christmas standard Honeymooners episode either.
stephaniestavropoulos 10 days ago
I am very happy to see "Guess Who's Coming For Christmas" on the schedule. It's been ages since this episode has been on tv. for those who haven't seen it, {or those who have and have also hit up the ep. on You Tube-like I have, and will again.} this is "Must see tv!" The part where Howie and Richie get "mugged" by Santa, is hysterical, and has yet to cause me not to shed tears of laughter! It gets me everytime!
{Not a direct quote, but close:} Marion: "What are you doing Howie?" Howard: "What does it look like I'm doing, Marion.?" Marion: "Looks like you're getting mugged by Santa." Howard: "Very funny Marion."
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