The 2018 Holiday Special Guide: When and Where to See Your Favorite Holiday TV Specials

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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The time has finally come. Thanksgiving is over, and now it's time to go shopping, bake cookies, listen to holiday music (finally), and watch all the best—and the most cheesy—holiday movies and TV specials we can find.

From the Rockefeller Center Tree lighting to ​the Jingle Ball music festival, below is the schedule for all the exciting specials this year.

November 27

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: 8 p.m. on CBS

November 28

Christmas in Rockefeller Center: 8 p.m. on NBC

A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy: 10 p.m. on NBC

November 29

Olaf's Frozen Adventure: 8 p.m. on ABC

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration: 9 p.m. on ABC

December 2

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special: 10 p.m. on ABC

December 4

Saturday Night Live Best of Christmas​: 9 p.m. on NBC

December 6​

A Charlie Brown Christmas: 8 p.m. on ABC

The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition: 9 p.m. on ABC

​December 7

RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular: 8 p.m. on VH1

December 8

The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition: 8 p.m. on ABC

December 10

CMA Country Christmas: 8 p.m. on ​ABC

December 12

A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy: 10 p.m. on NBC

december 13

Saturday Night Live Best of Christmas​: 9 p.m. on NBC

December 14

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale: on Netflix

I Love Lucy Christmas Special: 8 p.m. on CBS

​The 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade: 8 p.m. on the CW

December 16

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2018: 8 p.m. on the CW

December 19

Olaf's Frozen Adventure: 8 p.m. on ABC

Shrek the Halls: 8:30 p.m. on ABC

December 20

A Charlie Brown Christmas: 8 p.m. on ABC

December 21

​A Home for the Holidays: The 20th Anniversary: 8 p.m. on CBS

December 24

It's a Wonderful Life: 8 p.m. on NBC

December 25

​Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade: 10 a.m. on ABC

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1996): 8 p.m. on NBC

Target Has Launched a Harry Potter Line of Clothing, Accessories, and Home Goods

Target
Target

No more blending in with the mediocre Muggles—now wizards can decorate and accessorize like the magical creatures they are with Target's brand-new line of Harry Potter clothing and home goods.

Target shoppers will feel like they’ve stepped through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station as they wander the Harry Potter-stuffed aisles. Popsugar reports that Target will carry more than 500 Harry Potter-themed items, including socks, lanterns, pillows, dolls and much more.

You’ll be able to wake up in your Hogwarts sheets, have your morning coffee in a Slytherin mug, and take a ride on a foam Nimbus 2000 replica while rocking a Potter t-shirt. Not sure what house you’re in? No sweat! Target is even carrying a real-life sorting hat.

Whether you need a gift for the kiddos, or just want to treat your inner witch, Target is sure to have the perfect find in its Wizarding World line.

House Boasting a ‘Harry Potter Room’ Under the Stairs Hits the Market in San Diego

Cupboard under the stairs featured on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter in London.
Cupboard under the stairs featured on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter in London.
Matt Robinson, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

When Harry Potter fans dream of living like the boy wizard, they may picture Harry's cozy quarters in the Gryffindor dormitory at Hogwarts. One home owner in San Diego, California is trying to spin one of Harry's much less idyllic living situations as a magical feature. As The San Diego Union-Tribune reports, a listing of a three-bedroom house for sale in the city's Logan Heights neighborhood boasts a "Harry Potter room"—a.k.a storage room under the stairs.

In the Harry Potter books, the cupboard under the stairs of the Dursley residence served as Harry's bedroom before he enrolled in Hogwarts. Harry was eager to escape the cramped, dusty space, but thanks to the series' massive success, a similar feature in a real-world home may be a selling point for Harry Potter fans.

Kristin Rye, the seller of the San Diego house, told The Union-Tribune she would read Harry Potter books to her son, though she wouldn't describe herself as a super fan. As for why she characterized her closet as a “large ‘Harry Potter’ storage room underneath stairs" in her real estate listing, she said it was the most accurate description she could think of. “It’s just this closet under the stairs that goes back and is pretty much like a Harry Potter room. I don’t know how else to describe it," she told the newspaper.

Beyond the cupboard under the stairs, Rye's listing doesn't bear much resemblance to the cookie-cutter, suburban home of 4 Privet Drive. Nearly a century old, the San Diego house has the same cobwebs and a musty smells you might expect from the Hogwarts dungeons, the newspaper reports. But there are some perks, including a parking spot and backyard space for a garden or pull-up bar. The 1322-square-foot home is listed at $425,000—cheaper than the median price of $620,000 for a resale single-family home in the area.

If you want to live like a wizard, you don't necessarily need to start by moving under a staircase. In North Yorkshire, England, a cottage modeled after Hagrid's Hut is available to rent on a nightly basis.

[h/t The San Diego Union-Tribune]

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