Updated on December 29:

We just wanted to bring this forward so everyone is sure about the schedule for their favorite soaps during the holiday season! Happy holidays from all of us at Soaps.com!

Previously reported on December 17:

By now we hope everyone is about finished with their holiday shopping and getting ready for the festivities themselves! As with every year, our favorite soaps will be taking a break as well, so please take note of this year’s holiday pre-emptions below!

Wednesday December 24 Christmas Eve:

ABC will show a repeat of all its soaps. All My Children (October 20, 2008 episode), General Hospital (December 24, 2007 episode), and One Life to Live (September 29, 2008 episode).

CBS will air a new episode of all its soaps today.

NBC will air a new episode of Days of Our Lives.

Thursday December 25 Christmas Day:

ABC’s All My Children will air a repeat of its October 21, 2008 episode. General Hospital and One Life to Live will be pre-empted.

CBS’s As The World Turns and The Bold and the Beautiful will not be seen today. While Guiding Light will air a repeat of Reva and Josh’s interrupted wedding in some areas, The Young and the Restless will replay a classic 1989 Christmas episode.

Great news, Days of Our Lives fans, NBC will show a new episode today!

Friday December 26:

ABC soaps will resume with new episodes today.

All CBS soaps will air new episodes today and The Young and the Restless will air a special stand-alone episode where Michael has a major epiphany!

NBC’s Days of Our Lives will also show a new episode today.


Wednesday December 31 New Year’s Eve:

ABC will show a repeat of all its soaps as follows, All My Children (October 22, 2008 episode), General Hospital (October 31, 2007 episode), and One Life to Live (October 1, 2008 episode).

CBS’ As The World Turns and Guiding Light will not be seen today. The Bold and the Beautiful will only be pre-empted on the West Coast (with a late night airing scheduled – check your local listings), while The Young and the Restless will be airing a new episode!

NBC’s Days of Our Lives will also air a new episode today.

Thursday January 1 New Year’s Day:

There will be a national pre-empt for all ABC, CBS and NBC soaps today.

Friday January 2:

All ABC, CBS and NBC soaps will return to regular programming with new episodes today!

Soaps.com wants to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!