Best Christmas Ever returns to AMC and AMC+ November 26th

Get the eggnog ready! AMC and AMC+ are celebrating the holiday season with the return of our annual “Best Christmas Ever” event beginning November 26th and running through December 26th.

With over 650 hours of holiday programming, AMC’s jolly lineup has something for everyone in the family including beloved classics such as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express and Elf, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

In honor of the milestone celebration, AMC has partnered with Warner Bros. Discovery for the official “Best Christmas Ever in NYC Sweepstakes,” launching on November 7th, where fans can enter to win an all-expenses paid four-day trip this December to New York City to walk in the footsteps of Buddy the Elf. Five winners and their guests will be treated to a fully curated experience including visits to iconic stops such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Macy’s, Central Park, and more.

AMC Best Christmas Ever Schedule Highlights

Settle in for holiday themed nights on AMC with the merriest movie lineups including:

View the full Best Christmas Ever Schedule here >>

Classic Christmas Marathon on November 27th

Featuring family favorites including Rankin- Bass specials (Jack Frost, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, The First Christmas Snow, Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland), White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street (1947) and March of the Wooden Soldiers.

Christmas Candy Marathon on November 28th

Celebrating some of John Candy’s greatest films including The Great Outdoors, Uncle Buck, National Lampoon’s Vacation and Stripes.

A Murray Christmas on November 29th

Featuring Bill Murray’s classic films Groundhog Day and Caddyshack.

Reese for the Holidays on December 1st

Featuring Reese Witherspoon favorites including Sweet Home Alabama and Four Christmases.

AMC Celebrates Elf 20th Anniversary on December 2nd

Merry ‘80s Marathon on December 9th

Go back in time, featuring National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Great Outdoors, The Princess Bride, Ghostbusters 1-2 and Big.

So Many Santas Marathon on December 10th

Includes Elf, Fred Claus, The Polar Express, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Miracle on 34th Street (1947) and Rankin-Bass specials (The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, The Year Without a Santa Claus).

Best Elf Marathon on December 16th

Features Elf, Fred Claus and The Polar Express

Holiday Hijinks Marathon on December 17th

Featuring National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Christmas with the Kranks, and The Great Outdoors.

Best Christmas Marathon from December 23rd through December 25th

Holiday favorites including Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Christmas with the Kranks, Fred Claus, Four Christmases, Rankin-Bass specials, and more.

Holiday Hangover recovery begins on December 26th

Including Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Four Christmases, Christmas with the Kranks.

Want more holiday programming?

View the full Best Christmas Ever Schedule here >>

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Shudder and AMC+ will also serve up holiday thrills as the exclusive streaming home to original film The Sacrifice Game, as well as a new special from The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, Joe Bob’s Creepy Christmas. AMC+ also invites viewers to get merry (and scary) with special collections, including “The Nice List” featuring Vince Vaughn’s holiday rom-com Christmas with the Campbells, starring Justin Long and Brittany Snow, and “The Naughty List” featuring IFC Films’ Silent Night starring Keira Knightley (Love Actually) and Shudder thriller The Apology starring Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad).

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