As is my tradition, I want to watch “White Christmas” at least once before Christmas.

I’m waiting for a “White Christmas.”

As is my tradition — if I don’t cry every year while I’m wrapping presents, I don’t feel happy about the holiday — I want to watch the well-known Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye film at least once before Christmas. We used to be able to catch it a dozen or more times before all our ribbon was tied and our gift tags were signed. But, when I scanned the television listings for a showing of “White Christmas” this week, snow was a little scarce in the TV forecast.

“White Christmas” was scheduled to be shown at 10:45 Sunday morning and a couple of times on Wednesday night on American Movie Classics.

AMC also was going to show “Miracle on 34th Street” — 11 times that I counted — so, despite the dearth of “White Christmas” opportunities, some holiday traditions apparently go on ... and on and on.

I also found that decades-old holiday favorite, “Deliverance,” on the TV schedule, which probably doesn’t help generate much Christmas spirit. But, there are plenty of other holiday films on the small screen during these final festive days.

Christmas Flicks

TV viewers can watch “A Christmas Carol” on AMC — not only the 1938 classic version with Reginald Owen, but also the 1984 one with George C. Scott, the 1999 film with Patrick Stewart, and the movie Jim Carrey made in 2009. And, there is “Scrooge” — the 1935 movie with Seymour Hicks — as well as “Scrooged” — the 1988 flick by Bill Murray.

If you’d like to make a TV movie about Ebeneezer, go ahead. It seems everyone can.

A holiday favorite, “A Christmas Story,” was only supposed to air a couple of times this week on TNT. But, don’t worry. It’s still scheduled to loop for 24 hours on Christmas on TBS. All Ralphie, all the time.

Saturday night is going to be all about Tim Allen’s Santa on ABC Family Channel. “The Santa Clause.” “The Santa Clause 2.”

“The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.” That trio is up against “Crazy for Christmas,” “Dear Santa,” “Merry In-Laws” and “Finding Mrs. Claus” on Lifetime. “A Christmas Wish,” “The Christmas Card,” “Christmas With Holly” and “All I Want for Christmas” will air at the same time on Hallmark Channel.

These indeed may be all the movies that some people might want for Christmas, but the list of holiday films goes on.

Some of the movies are pretty obscure. “A Nanny for Christmas.” “A Boyfriend for Christmas.” “Holiday Baggage.” “Lucky Christmas.” “A Very Cool Christmas,” “Farewell Mr. Kringle.” And “Single Santa Meets Mrs. Claus.”

Santa is working the personal ads. How sad.

Other holiday movies, however, are quite familiar to most television viewers. “Home Alone.” “The Polar Express.” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”

These are all good movies. I’ve watched those last three many times. I’ve watched “A Christmas Story” dozens of times — enough to recite a lot of the lines for you if you’d like. I didn’t think so.

Still Waiting

They’re just not my movie. My movie is “White Christmas.”

I don’t know why it’s not on television more often.

Even though it was made way back in 1954, “White Christmas” has got to be a better movie than “Naughty or Nice” and “Holiday in Handcuffs.”

Perhaps I should watch Dr. Seuss. Maybe the Grinch stole “White Christmas.”