If you love Christmas TV specials and are looking forward to overdosing on holiday specials this December, you might be wondering how to watch US TV channels. US cable TV channels and streams are usually geo-restricted. This means that only people located in the US can watch them. However, there’s a way around those restrictions.
For television addicts who are desperate to have a glitzy, star-filled holiday season packed with US TV shows and holiday specials, there is a way! A Virtual Private Network (VPN) can allow you to pretend to be in a different country. This means that no matter where you currently live, you can pretend to be in the US and have an all-American Christmas.
Which US Christmas TV Shows to Watch Online
Every year, the US has a large number of holiday specials (Christmas TV specials). In fact, there’s no better way to get that holiday feeling than to feast your eyes on US cable TV. For anybody wondering what the best American TV holiday specials will be in 2017, here’s a quick guide!
Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas
This year NBC will have a nice early Xmas TV special to get you in the mood. It will be presented by the beautiful Gwen Stefani. The American pop star will present a star-packed extravaganza full of comedy, singing, dancing, and festive Yuletide cheer, complete with Stefani in a Mrs Santa Claus outfit. Who could ask for more?
Guest stars will include Chelsea Handler, Ken Jeong, Seth MacFarlane, and Ne-Yo.
The cheapest way to watch the NBC holiday special streaming online is to subscribe to Sling TV. What’s more, Sling TV has a seven-day free trial to allow you to test the service. To find out how a VPN can help, click here.
Gwen Stefani’s You Make it Feel Like Christmas will show on 12 December at 21:00 ET on NBC.
Taraji’s White Hot Holidays
If Christmas musical numbers are what you’re after, then this holiday special might be the show for you! This is especially true if you love R&B, with famous R&B singers belting out all the usual Christmas songs. Special guests will include Ciara, Chaka Khan, Faith Evans, Fergie, Leslie Odom Jr, Salt-N-Pepa and Jussie Smollett, plus DJ Khaled and Jay Pharoah. Taraji’s White Hot Holidays will air on 14 December at 20:00 ET on FOX.
The best way to watch this show online on FOX is to use the US-only streaming service, Sling TV. To find out how a VPN can help, click here.
Taylor Swift’s Jingle Ball 2017
The US loves Christmas songs, so it’s no wonder that Taylor Swift will also be hosting a holiday time special this year. The show will feature musical numbers by Ed Sheeran, Kesha, Sam Smith, Charlie Puth, Halsey, The Chainsmokers, Logic, and former One Direction members.
To watch Jingle Ball, you’ll need to tune into the CW Network on 14 December. The best way to watch it will be on the US Hulu service. That will cost you $11.99 for a one-month subscription. To find out how a VPN can help, click here.
A Christmas Story Live
If you want something a bit more traditional, you’re in luck! This year there will be a live holiday special of the 1983 American Christmas comedy film A Christmas Story, directed by Bob Clark. Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Ana Gasteyer, and Jane Krakowski will star in the special live version of the film. It will feature songs from the recent Broadway adaptation of the movie.
To enjoy the live holiday special, tune into FOX on 17 December at 19:00 ET. The best way to stream it online is on Sling TV. To find out how a VPN can help, click here.
A Very Pentatonix Christmas
This Christmas special originally aired on NBC in November. The star-packed show includes appearances from Jennifer Hudson and Jay Leno. It is now available to watch on Hulu. To find out how a VPN can help, click here.
How Murray Saved Christmas
If a classic Christmas movie is what you’re after, then How Murray Saved Christmas is perfect. It will show on NBC on Christmas Eve (24 December) at 19:30 ET. The best way to watch NBC online is using the online streaming service Sling TV. To find out how a VPN can help, click here.
When Is White Christmas on TV?
If classic Christmas TV shows and movies is what you want, then the Yuletide masterpiece White Christmas (1953, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye) is worth watching. It will be showing on Christmas Eve (24 December) at 14:45 ET on AMC. You can watch it online on Sling TV. To find out how a VPN can help, click here.
In the US, Christmas Day is dominated by movies. The best ones to watch are as follows:
- 08:00 ET – A Christmas Story (1983, Peter Billingsley). This will show on TBS on Sling TV.
- 14:35 ET – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, Chevy Chase). This will show on Freeform on Sling TV.
- 18:50 ET – Elf (2003, Will Ferrell). Elf will show on Freeform on Sling TV.
Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration
Other than Christmas day movies, we recommend Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration, which will be showing at 10:00 ET on ABC. ABC is also available streaming online on Sling TV. To find out how a VPN can help, click here.