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How To Watch Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town In 2023

🎶 "You better watch out, you better not cry. Better not pout, I'm telling you why. Santa Claus is comin' to town." 🎶

by Casey Suglia and JM Farkas
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The countdown to Christmas has officially begun. For many families that means cozy nights catching up on classic holiday films. And if watching Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town is a part of your family's holiday traditions, you’ll be glad to know you can catch it multiple times on TV throughout the month of December.

The 1970 iconic stop-motion film has been entertaining families for more than 50 years now, telling the story of how Kris Kringle came to be Santa Claus with kid-friendly messages and several catchy songs sung by Fred Astaire and Mickey Rooney. The movie’s runtime of less than an hour makes it perfect for children too young to sit through longer films.

In 2023, here’s how you can watch Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town and properly get into the holiday spirit.

Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town will air on TV in 2023.

ABC will air Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

If one viewing doesn’t satisfy your appetite for the Christmas classic, you can catch Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town throughout the month of December on Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas movie schedule. The film is currently scheduled to air several times:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 9:55 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Dec. 21 at 3:35 p.m. ET
  • Monday, Dec. 25 at 10:30 a.m. ET and 5 p.m. ET

You can also stream Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town on YouTube.

If you don't have a cable subscription, you can find Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town on YouTube, but you should be warned that the quality might not be as good as the TV broadcast.

Or you can purchase a digital copy.

If coordinating your schedule to watch something on TV seems impossible these days and your DVR is full, you’re not alone. Thankfully, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town is available to purchase online, so you can watch it whenever you please. You can buy a copy on Vudu for $7.99. You can also rent it on Amazon Prime Video for $3.79. If you would rather have a DVD of the film, you can purchase a copy from Amazon for around $10.

Now go forth, and watch!

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