Tonight on the Tube: It’s a Wonderful Life, Football and Christmas Eve TV Marathons

A Christmas Story Movie Official Table Leg Lamp at AmazonWell, TVaholic is back up and running after a week without power up here in the Seattle area. I just happened to live in one of the hardest hit areas of the windstorm that came through. We had hurricane force winds the night of December 14th. We got power back on the 21st. Those were some cold days in the dark without TV or Internet. While I sit here and type this at my own computer in an electrified house with heat, I have yet to have my cable connection restored. Comcast couldn’t start working in the area until the power company got the power restored. That meant they started on Friday and say they are working hard to get the connection restored by Christmas day. For the rest of you who have TV access there is plenty of stuff on this Christmas Eve. We have NFL and college football games, Christmas movie classics and many a TV marathon including TBS kicking off their 24 hours of A Christmas Story. Merry Christmas Eve!

Prime Picks

It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC): Released 1946. James Stewart as the down on his luck family man who gets a chance to see what life would be like if he was not around anymore. Runs three hours.

Solid Selections

Cold Case (CBS): Repeat. A ball player was found dead in 1945 after being bludgeoned. Lily and the rest of the squad investigate but must start over during the investigation to find what they missed and catch the doer.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Repeat. Susan and Ian have headed off for the country while Nora is trying to get between Tom and Lynette. Runs 61 minutes.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): Repeat. Kitty ends up proposing the idea of a double date that ends up being quite awkward while Nora has an awkward date of her own.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has the final nine holes of the Wendy’s Three-Tour Challenge golf event.
  • CBS has NFL games including the one I will be watching as the San Diego Chargers visit Qwest Field to take on the Seattle Seahawks.
  • ESPN has the RE/MAX Long Drive Championship early and later on has the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl with Arizona State vs. Hawaii.
  • FOX has NFL games with the game of the day being the New Orleans Saints at the New York Giants.

Christmas Eve TV Marathons

ABC Family has animated holiday classics including ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town most of the day.
AMC plays Miracle on 34th Street nine times.
Bravo has seven episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County followed by eight episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Cartoon Network has Christmas themed cartoons most of the day including Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.
Court TV has 17 episodes of Cops late.
Discovery Channel has 18 episodes of Dirty Jobs.
Discovery Health has six episodes of Plastic Surgery: Before and After.
Discovery Times has 17 episodes of Everest: Beyond the Limit.
Disney Channel has Christmas themed episodes of their shows all day.
ESPN2 has 10 hours of their coverage of the 2006 World Series of Poker.
G4 has 14 episodes of Icons.
Hallmark Channel has Christmas themed TV movies most of the day.
MTV has the nine episodes of season two of Beauty and the Geek.
National Geographic has six episodes of Explorer.
Science Channel has 36 episodes of How It’s Made.
Speed has 32 episodes of NASCAR Beyond the Wheel.
TBS begins its 24-hour A Christmas Story marathon tonight.
TLC has six episodes of Little People, Big World.
TNT has six Julia Roberts movies in a row today.
VH1 has eight episodes of World Series of Pop Culture.

Need some last minute Christmas gift ideas? Then check out the TVaholic Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide.

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