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- At 8, ABC has a new Supernanny, followed by two new episodes of 20/20.
- CBS has a new Frosty the Snowman at 8, then Frosty Returns.
- FOX has two new episodes of Dollhouse at 8.
- PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, followed by new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
- MyNetwork TV has a new Smackdown! at 8.
- AMC has National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at 8.
- At 9, Travel Channel has two new episodes of Ghost Adventures.
- Lifetime has An Accidental Christmas at 9.
- Also at 9: BBC America has a new Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.
- At 10, NBC has a new Jay Leno Show.
- Syfy has a new Sanctuary at 10.
- Food Network has 24 Hour Restaurant Battle at 10.
- STARZ has a new Crash at 10.
Check your local TV listings for more.
After the jump, the late night talk shows.
Get out the popcorn and the hot chocolate, and snuggle up on the couch with a loved one or two -- and don't forget to check out the holiday programming on other channels with our complete holiday TV schedule.
- At 8, ABC has a new Wife Swap, followed by new episodes of Supernanny and 20/20.
- CBS has Frosty The Snowman at 8, then Frosty Returns and The Flight Before Christmas.
- NBC has the special Greatest Holiday Moments: Songs of the Season Countdown at 8, followed by new episodes of Lipstick Jungle and Dateline.
- There's a new Everybody Hates Chris on The CW at 8.
- PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, then new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
- Alton Brown makes eggnog on a repeat Good Eats, on Food Network at 8.
- Nickeloeon has a new Fairly Oddparents at 8.
- Also at 8: Disney has a new Suite Life on Deck.
- At 9, The CW has The Family Entertainment Awards.
- Discovery has a new Survivorman at 9.
- Lifetime has the movie Recipe For A Perfect Christmas at 9.
- Sci-Fi has a new Stargate Atlantis at 9, then a new Sanctuary.
- VH-1 has Best Year Ever at 9.
- Hallmark has the movie The Christmas Choir at 9.
- E! has a Clay Aiken True Hollywood Story at 9, followed by a new episode of The Soup.
- At 10, USA has the season finale of The Starter Wife.
Check your local TV listings for more.
After the jump, the late night talkj show listings.
I always get a little bummed out after Christmas and New Year's. The holiday buzz has died down, and the lights still up around town look a little sad and lonely. It doesn't help when the January weather is sunny and 63 degrees (that's just not right people). So forgive me if I post one more story about the holiday season.
TiVo got stats from 20,000 of their users and figured out what Christmas special was the most popular this year. It wasn't any show starring Charlie Brown or Frosty. It was that animal with the shiny nose that wasn't allowed to participate in any organized sports. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer was the most watched special with TiVo users, and that includes people who watched the show live and those who recorded it.
After the jump, the top 10.
- At 8, CBS has Frosty the Snowman, followed by Frosty Returns.
- NBC has a new Clash of the Choirs at 8, then season (series?) finale of Journeyman.
- ABC has a new Duel at 8.
- There's a new Crowned on The CW at 8, then a new Gossip Girl.
- PBS has a new Wired Science at 8.
- ABC Family has Year Without A Santa Claus at 8 (Heat Miser!), then Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys.
- Also at 8: Food Network has Rachael Ray's Holiday Entertaining in 60, then Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade Holiday.
- At 9, CBS has a new Criminal Minds, then a new CSI: NY.
- Hallmark has A Grandpa For Christmas at 9.
- At 10, ABC has A Holiday Celebration at Ford's Theater.
- TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne at 10.
- HBO has Inside the NFL at 10.
Check your local TV listings for more.
As I was watching all my favorite holiday specials this season, it became clear to me that there's a desperate need for some new offerings. Then I started thinking that if weekly shows can spinoff characters then why can't specials? With that in mind, here are my ideas for spinoffs to make your holidays more festive.
Out of the Box
Nobody wants a Charlie in the Box...except Charlie. After years of being not being delivered by Santa Claus, Charlie from the island of misfit toys decides it's time to make a change. Determined to find himself and discover what he was really made for, Charlie travels the country living on the road and meeting adventures head on. After living the life of Kerouac, Charlie returns to share his wisdom with the jelly squirting gun, ostrich riding cowboy and the doll with the unnamed condition.
- At 8, ABC has a new Men in Trees, followed by new episodes of Women's Murder Club and 20/20.
- CBS has Frosty The Snowman at 8, then Frosty Returns and the special Movies Rock!
- NBC has new episodes of Deal Or No Deal, Friday Night Lights, and Las Vegas.
- The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
- Disney has a new Hannah Montana at 8.
- There's a new NOW on PBS at 8, then a new Washington Week.
- Also at 8: Food Network has a Christmas episode of The Secret Life Of..., followed by a Christmas Paula's Southern Cooking and a Christmas Road Tasted.
- At 8:30, Cartoon Network has Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.
- At 9, USA has new Christmas episodes of Monk, then a new Psych.
- Lifetime has a new Eve's Christmas at 9.
- At 10, E! has a new episode of The Soup.
- Sci-Fi has a new Stargate Atlantis at 10.
For the past few weeks now, I've seen the Frosty the Snowman Christmas special about ... oh ... fifty-seven times. No, it's not because I'm a big sucker for holiday specials (though I am). And no, it's not because I have an unhealthy attraction to strange American-looking, anime-like holiday cartoons (I know that sounds weird). It's because I've gone and introduced this Christmas classic to my two-year old son, and now I've gone and done it.
My son Owen is now a Frosty junkie.
So, seeing as my son is becoming much more of an expert at the show than I am, I thought maybe he should review it for you, with some translation from me of course. Let's take it scene by scene, shall we?
Wait a second. December 8? Isn't that a little eary for a classic Christmas special? I know that every company starts to celebrate and advertise Christmas earlier and earlier every single year (this year all the stores in my area had Christmas decorations for sale right next to Halloween candy in October), but shouldn't shows this classic be aired closer to December 25, or at least repeated later in December after the December 8th airing?
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