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How To Watch Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town In 2021

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

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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.

This year, 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

Thanks to ABC, you can watch Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town just as soon as you’ve packed away the turkey from Thanksgiving. ABC will air the film at 5 p.m. EST on both Nov. 26 and Nov. 27, according to TV Guide.

If November seems too early to start watching Christmas films, 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 at least five times beginning on Dec. 4, here’s when...

  • 6:05 p.m. at Dec. 4
  • 3:55 p.m. on Dec. 5
  • 3:35 p.m. on Dec. 20
  • 1 p.m. on Dec. 21
  • 4 p.m. on Dec. 25

You Can Also Watch It Online

If you don't have a cable subscription, you might be able to find the movie 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, 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 $9.99, or buy it from the iTunes store, where it will automatically download to all of your Apple devices. 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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