Tonight on the Tube: Festivus, Christmukkah and Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas

Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of UsTonight is Festivus on TBS. Well at least they are playing the Festivus episode along with three other holiday themed Seinfeld episodes. The Office doubles the Christmas fun with a one hour show tonight while it is Christmukkah over in The O.C. TLC has a show about Holiday Blunders while HGTV has a show about home owners who go overboard with their holiday light displays. Cartoon Network is bringing Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas to a new generation or all those who remember it fondly, that will watch it again. All in all it is shaping up to be a quite the night for holiday themed TV. Where will you be spending your holiday on the tube tonight?

Prime Picks

The Office (NBC): New. The party planning committee has trouble and the office ends up with two competing parties. Last season’s Christmas episode was one of the all time best. Will this one measure up? Runs 60 minutes.

Scrubs (NBC): New. J.D. and Kim find that they have a lot in common while Carla thinks about returning to work after the birth.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz finally dumps the Beeper King and heads out into the singles seen with Jenna by her side.

Men in Trees (ABC): Repeat. This is the episode where Jack and Marin first got together in the midst of a heat wave in Elmo.

Solid Selections

Ugly Betty (ABC): Repeat. “The Box and the Bunny” episode replays where Betty loses the proof and comedy ensues.

The O.C. (FOX): New. It is Chrismukkah in the O.C. and Ryan has a little accident while putting up some lights on the house.

Shark (CBS): Repeat. Shark goes after a surgeon who killed his wife. At least that is what Shark believes is the case.

Cable Choices

Essence of Emeril (Food Network): Repeat. Get some tips and ideas for a great Christmas morning breakfast.
Paula’s Home Cooking (Food Network): Repeat. Get some tips and ideas for throwing a down home holiday party.

Sleeper Cell: American Terror (Showtime): New. Part 5 of 6 plays tonight.

Holiday Blunders (TLC): New. See some outrageous and funny holiday bloopers.

Other Options

  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Repeat. The “What Am I” episode replays where Addison doubts what she can do and Meredith ends up needing surgery.
  • The Lost Room (Sci Fi): Repeat. Part 3 of 3 plays again tonight.
  • Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas (Cartoon Network): Repeat. Pee-Wee is joined by many a celebrity to celebrate the holiday season including Oprah, Joan Rivers, Magic Johnson, Frankie Avalon and Whoopi Goldberg.
  • Seinfeld (TBS): Repeats. A two-hour Festivus block of episodes tonight which kicks off with “The Strike” or the Festivus episode followed by “The Pick” where Elaine sends out more than just a holiday greeting, “The Mom and Pop Store” and then “The Red Dot.”

Sports Notes

  • TNT has an NBA doubleheader with the Orlando Magic at the Charlotte Bobcats followed by San Antonio Spurs at the New Orleans Hornets.

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