Tonight on the Tube: Christmas Day TV Show Marathons

by Jason the TVaholic on December 25, 2005

in Tonight on the Tube

You will find many TV show marathons on today all over cable today. Find out what they are below. Do you see anything there that you just have to see? A Betty White Christmas on the Game Show Network is probably the most creative. Given the selection of many repeats on the networks all your favorite TV shows on DVD that you got today will probably make for a better viewing option. Happy Viewing and Merry Christmas from TVaholic!

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): Repeat of Bonfire of the Manatees with guest voice Alec Baldwin.
The Simpsons (FOX): Repeat of Marge’s Son Poisoning. This was a very funny episode.

Finding John Christmas (CBS): Christmas movie starring Valerie Bertinelli as a nurse searching for her long lost brother. Runs two hours.

Solid Selections

Cold Case (CBS): Repeat of an episode where Lily reopens a case about a young woman who was killed in her lover’s apartment when the victim’s brother brings in new evidence giving the team new direction.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Repeat of the episode with Bree’s mother in law still visiting after the death of Rex. Runs 61 minutes

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Alex learns that the injuries suffered in an auto accident are not this family’s only problems in this repeat.

Other Options

The West Wing (NBC): Repeat of The Ticket.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Repeat from earlier this season where Det. Logan gets his first case at Major Case with his new partner.

Crossing Jordan (NBC): Jordan, Woody and Garret scramble to keep a convicted murderer behind bars in this repeat airing.

Cable Choices

Home Alone (TBS): The first and best of this series of movies where an 8 year old makes do on his own when his family leaves him home alone. He deals with two inept burglars, which is the best part of the movie. Runs two hours.

The Soup (E!): It is Clipdown ’05 where the best moments from the show are shown.

Sports Notes

NFL Football will be played in the afternoon on Fox and Sunday Night Football on ESPN will be the Vikings at the Ravens.

NBA Basketball will be played today on ABC. First the San Antonio Spurs against the Detroit Pistons followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at the Miami Heat.

Christmas Day TV Show Marathons

ESPN2 – Six showings of CodeBreakers.
History Channel – Jesus of Nazareth, the story of Jesus from birth through death.
TLC – Find 10 episodes of Tuckerville during the day followed by episodes of Moving Up into the night.
CNN – Will be showing Larry King Live interviews most of the day.
Court TV – There will be 13 episodes of Masterminds follow by Cops the rest of the night.
Oxygen – Figure Skating – 2005 Desjardins World Team Challenge is repeated all day.
FX – Daddy Day Care will play multiple times during the day.
TNT – Law & Order will play all day.
TBS – Plays A Christmas Story multiple times for most of the day.
Spike TV – Will be playing 13 episodes of The Three Stooges followed by four 007 James Bond movies.
Sci Fi Channel – You will find a day full of snake themed movies.
VH1 – Breaking Bonaduce in the early early morning. The 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders are counted down in the middle of the day and The 100 Greatest Kid Stars are counted down in the evening.
MTV – You will find consecutive episodes of Real World/Road Rules Challenge, Punk’d and Next through out the day.
MTV2 – Strings of Run’s House will play at different times today.
E! – Find The E! True Hollywood Story episodes on most of the day.
HGTV – Multiple episodes in a row of each of the following: Offbeat America, Cash in the Attic and House Hunters play today.
Discovery Kids – Find eight episodes of Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls in midday.
G4 – Find 14 consecutive episodes of X-Play.
Game Show Network – A Betty White Christmas starting with her first game show appearance in 1955 on What’s My Line followed by nine other game shows that she appears in.
TV Land – All shows today are Christmas themed episodes. Shows include MacGyver, All in the Family, Sanford & Son, Happy Days and many others.
Fine Living – Snowy Christmas Morning all Christmas morning.
Discovery Times – Off to War plays in the morning into the afternoon.
Discovery Science – How It’s Made plays eight times in the morning.
National Geographic – Find multiple episodes of The Dog Whisperer later in the day.
Military Channel – Bob Hope: Holidays Remembered plays four episodes. The three part Best Ranger competition shows twice in the evening.
Biography – Poirot plays most of the day.
History Channel – Find 10 episodes of History Traveler.

Note: Check you local listing for exact times in your area.

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