- ABC Family has announced their 2014 25 Days of Christmas Schedule on their Facebook page.
- Illumination Entertainment is working on an upcoming animated movie adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! that will be directed by Pete Candeland and is scheduled for release on November 27, 2017.
- A television special based on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever is planned to premiere on FOX late this year. FOX is also premiering another new Simpsons Christmas episode, titled "I Won't Be Home for Christmas".
- ABC has renewed The Great Christmas Light Fight for a second season, and they will also premiere Toy Story That Time Forgot, a half-hour Christmas special spun off from the Toy Story movie trilogy, on December 2nd.
- NBC is producing an animated Christmas special for this year titled How Murray Saved Christmas, based on the best-selling children's book of the same name by Mike Reiss.
- The Hallmark Channel is producing a dozen new Christmas movies. One of them, Northpole, will star American Idol winner Candace Glover and air in November. Other Hallmark movies coming this year include A Cowboy for Christmas, Angel on my Tree, The Christmas Shepherd, Mr. Miracle, A Royal Christmas, One Christmas Eve (premiering on ABC as a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie), The Nine Lives of Christmas, One Starry Christmas, A Cookie Cutter Christmas, Angels and Ornaments, Christmas Parade, Christmas Party, Christmas Under Wraps, Holiday Help, and a Christmas film based on Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
- Lifetime is premiering two new Christmas movies - The Christmas Pearls and Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever.
- Nickelodeon is working on another made-for-TV Christmas movie titled Santa Hunters.
- The Up TV network is premiering three original movies - Naughty & Nice, The Tree That Saved Christmas, and Paper Angels.
- James Garner, who played Red Stevens in The Ultimate Gift, died at the age of 86 on July 19th.
- Comedian Robin Williams, who played Charlie Boyd in Noel and George the Kiwi in A Wish For Wings That Work, and was best known as the original voice of Genie from Disney's Aladdin, was found dead on August 11th at the age of 63.
- Lauren Bacall, who played the grandmother in All I Want for Christmas, passed away at the age of 89 on August 12th.
- Richard Attenborough, the actor who played Santa Claus in the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street, died at the age of 90 on August 24th.
- Joan Rivers, who appeared in Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special, died on September 4th at the age of 81.
Upcoming Video Releases
- Warner Home Video has released a 2-disc Tom and Jerry DVD set featuring a brand-new Christmas special titled Tom and Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers, plus 29 additional Tom and Jerry shorts (including the 1941 short The Night Before Christmas and the Tom and Jerry Tales episode "Ho Ho Horrors").
- Warner Home Video has also released a new Cartoon Network Holiday Collection DVD, which contains Regular Show's "The Christmas Episode", Adventure Time's "Holly Jolly Secrets", and The Amazing World of Gumball's Christmas episode, plus bonus episodes of Clarence and Steven Universe.
- Image Entertainment has now released single-disc Classic Christmas Episodes DVDs of The Twilight Zone (which features the original version of "Night of the Meek") and The Dick Van Dyke Show (which features "The Alan Brady Show Presents").
- Christmas Grace and Christmas Bounty have been released on DVD.
- Holiday Inn and It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie have been released on Blu-ray.
- A Diamond Anniversary Edition Blu-ray of White Christmas is being released.
- Mill Creek Entertainment is releasing the TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Merriest Holiday Episodes DVD, which features select Christmas-themed episodes from classic television shows.
- The Christmas Ornament, Small Town Santa, A Snow Globe Christmas, and A Very Merry Mix Up are scheduled to be released on DVD.
- "On Vodka, on Soda, on Blender, on Mixer!" will be made available on the Two and a Half Men: The Complete 11th Season DVD set.
- VCI Entertainment is releasing a DVD featuring a colorized version of the Alastair Sims version of A Christmas Carol.
- Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special will be made available in HD as part of Shout! Factory's Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray set.
- Paul "ALF" Fusco's Santa's Magic Toy Bag is coming to DVD.
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is scheduled to receive a 50th Anniversary Edition DVD and Blu-ray release.
- A Garfield Christmas Special is being made available again (along with four more of the Garfield animated specials) on Anderson Digital's Garfield Holiday Collection DVD.
- Disney will release a 2-Movie Collection Blu-ray featuring Mickey's Once and Twice Upon a Christmas.
- The Christmas Candle will be released on DVD and Blu-ray.
- The Christmas Miracle and The Christmas Gift are to be released on DVD.
- Paramount will release a 2-Movie Collection DVD containing The Thanksgiving Treasure and The House Without a Christmas Tree.
- A DVD of Sofia the First: Holiday in Enchancia is scheduled for release.
- Yet another Christmas movie about a dog, this one titled A Belle for Christmas, is scheduled for DVD release.
- A direct-to-video film titled An Evergreen Christmas, starring Robert Loggia, is scheduled to be released.
- The 1938 adaptation of A Christmas Carol and Christmas in Connecticut will be made available on Blu-ray from Warner Home Video.
- The Power Rangers Megaforce episode "The Robo Knight Before Christmas" is getting its own DVD release.
- The Robot Chicken Christmas Specials DVD is planned for release.
- "Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane" will be made available on the King of the Hill: The Complete 8th Season DVD set.
- If you miss the premiere of Northpole on the Hallmark Channel, you'll be able to buy the DVD that comes out on this day.
- A Merry Friggin' Christmas, notably the final starring role of the late Robin Williams, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray.
- Warner Home Video is issuing a 50th Anniversary Edition DVD of A Charlie Brown Christmas (even though the special's 50th anniversary is actually next year).
- "Simpsons Christmas Stories" will be made available on The Simpsons: The Seventeenth Season DVD set.
- The Disney Movie Club's exclusive DVD of A Goof Troop Christmas: Have Yourself a Goofy Little Christmas, originally released in 2008, is scheduled to become available in retail outlets.
- Amazon.com is taking preorders for the Robot and Monster: The Complete Series manufacture-on-demand DVD set (which will contain "Baconmas").
- An individual DVD set of The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete 6th Season (which will contain "Twas the Pie Before Christmas") will be released on a currently unspecified date.
- The Glee: The Complete 5th Season DVD and Blu-ray sets, which will contain "Previously Unaired Christmas", will be released on a currently unspecified date.
- The Michael J. Fox Show: The Complete 1st Season, which will include the show's "Christmas" episode, is planned for release on an unspecified date.
- The Modern Family: The Complete 5th Season DVD and Blu-ray sets, which will include "The Old Man & the Tree", will be released on a currently unspecified date.
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