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What's On Tonight: 'Prep & Landing,' 'Rudolph's Shiny New Year,' 'Miracle on 34th Street,' The Annual 'A Christmas Story' Marathon

by Rich Keller, posted Dec 24th 2010 12:35PM
Ralphie returns to TBS for the annual 'A Christmas Story' marathon, which begins at 8PM.Here's tonight's lineup of new shows and events (all times Eastern). Check your local TV listings for additional information.

* = Series/Season Premiere
** = Series/Season Finale
# = New Day/Time

With it being Christmas Eve and all, there is very little new on this evening. So, the schedule will reflect a number of primetime Christmas programs that will be airing from 8 to 11PM. And to add one more item: have a very merry holiday season!

Sprout: 'Good Night of Sweet Dreams' -- (12 hours) Hosts Nina and Star keep their young viewers company with holiday-themed shows as well as stories and crafts

8:00 to 9:00
ABC: 'Prep & Landing' and 'Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation'
NBC: 'It's a Wonderful Life' -- (180 minutes)
PBS: 'Washington Week With Gwen Ifill' and 'Need to Know'
ABC Family: 'Santa Claus is Comin' to Town'
AMC: 'Miracle on 34th Street' -- (135 minutes) The original version from 1947
BET: 'The Perfect Holiday' -- (120 minutes)
Cartoon Network: 'Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale'
Disney Channel: 'Santa Buddies' -- (100 minutes)
DisneyXD: 'The Ultimate Christmas Present) -- (105 minutes) 8:30 start time
DIY: 'Bathtastic!'
ESPN: 'Sheraton Hawaii Bowl' -- Hawaii vs. Tulsa
Hallmark Channel: 'Battle of the Bulbs' -- (120 minutes)
HUB: 'A Muppet Christmas Carol' -- (120 minutes)
Lifetime Movie Network: '12 Men of Christmas' -- (120 minutes)
Military Channel: 'World War II in Color'
Ovation: 'Nutcracker People's Choice' -- (150 minutes)
SyFy: 'WWE Friday Night SmackDown' -- (120 minutes)
TBS: 'A Christmas Story' Marathon' --Begins at 8PM and continues through Christmas day
TNT: 'The Holiday' -- (150 minutes)
TV Land: 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' -- (130 minutes)

The rest of the schedule and the late night talk shows after the jump.

9:00 to 10:00
ABC: 'The Santa Clause 2' -- (120 minutes)
ABC Family: 'The Year Without a Santa Claus
Cartoon Channel: 'Billy & Mandy Save Christmas'
CMT: 'A Smoky Mountain Christmas' -- (120 minutes)
Lifetime: 'A Boyfriend for Christmas' -- (120 minutes)

10:00 to 11:00
ABC Family: 'Rudolph's Shiny New Year'
Cooking Channel: Martha Stewart's Holiday Cookies'
Lifetime Movie Network: 'On Strike for Christmas' -- (120 minutes)
AMC: 'White Christmas' -- (165 minutes) 10:15 start time
Hallmark Channel: 'Eloise at Christmastime' -- (125 minutes)
Discovery: 'America's Sextuplets Turn 13'
E: 'The Soup' and 'Fashion Police'
MTV: 'Bad Santa' -- (120 minutes)
Sundance: 'A Christmas Tale' -- (155 minutes)
TNT: 'This Christmas' -- (150 minutes) 10:30 start time

And now the late night talk shows. Scheduled guests can change without notice.

Take note: most of the network talk shows are being pre-empted by televised midnight Christmas services.

'Charlie Rose' (PBS): Jay-Z (repeat)
'Chelsea Lately' (E!): Amy Adams (repeat)

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (ABC): Rachael Ray; actor Garrett Hedlund; performance by Darker My Love (repeat)
'Tavis Smiley' (PBS): Johnny Mathis; Lyle Lovett

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If you can't find humor and a good story in A Christmas Story, you have problems beyond wanting to watch a DICKens marathon.

December 25 2010 at 8:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John F.C. Taylor

A Christmas Story marathon is about the WORST idea ever for a holiday viewing tradition. If I didn't already hate the movie, this marathoon idea would certainly turn me against it. As an alternative, how about running a marathon of Dickens Christmas Carol? Over the years there've been enough version to fill a whole weekend if not 24 hours.

December 25 2010 at 8:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Check out this mega schedule- HOLIDAY TV VIEWING GUIDE: 2,270 Holiday Specials, Episodes, Movies & Marathons for December. http://www.tvtango.com/news/detail/id/281/

December 24 2010 at 8:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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