Tonight on the Tube: NBA, NFL and Christmas Day TV Marathons

by Jason the TVaholic on December 25, 2006

in Tonight on the Tube

Merry Christmas!!! Today is not a big day for TV watching unless you like sports or TV marathons. There are some good ones today, marathons that is. Some of the notable Christmas Day TV marathons are the continuation of the 24 hours of A Christmas Story on TBS, 14 hours of In Living Color on BET, MythBusters viewer’s choice on Discovery Channel and 11 hours of Arrested Development on G4. For more TV marathons on today see below. Need a last minute Christmas gift idea? Then check out the TVaholic Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide. Yes these are still gifts you can buy today for the TV fanatic on your list and either print out a gift certificate or have it sent via email. For a fun read check out ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas – 2006 or the TVaholic take on the 12 Days of Christmas.

Prime Picks

How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. The “Zip, Zip, Zip” episode from season one replays.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. The “Life Among the Gorillas” episode from season one replays where Marshall takes an internship at Barney’s company.

Two and a Half Men (CBS): Repeat. A woman Alan is seeing takes over the house for the holidays.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. The “Nothing Good Happens After 2AM” episode from season one replays.

CSI: Miami (CBS): Repeat. The “Driven” episode replays where Marisol witnesses a robbery and must be protected by Horatio.

Solid Selections

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (ABC): Released 2003. Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow who is a pirate who must rescue the daughter of the governor while trying to get his ship back. Runs three hour.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NBA action with the Los Angeles Lakers at the Miami Heat.
  • ESPN has Monday Night Football with the New York Jets at the Miami Dolphins.
  • NBC has NFL action with the Philadelphia Eagles at the Dallas Cowboys.

Christmas Day TV Marathons

A&E has 12 episodes of Crossing Jordan.
ABC Family has Christmas themed movies.
Animal Planet has 11 episodes of Growing Up …
BET has 28 episodes of In Living Color.
Bravo has eight episodes of Top Chef followed by eight episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Discovery Channel has 18 episodes of MythBusters.
Discovery Times has six episodes of Only in America.
Disney Channel has Christmas themed shows on all day and ends the day with The Santa Clause and The Santa Clause 2.
ESPN2 has replays of past years of the National Spelling Bee.
FX is playing the animated movie Ice Age seven times today.
G4 has 22 episodes of Arrested Development.
Hallmark Channel has made-for-TV Christmas movies most of the day.
Lifetime has Christmas TV movies most of the day.
MTV has 16 episodes of My Super Sweet 16.
National Geographic has 10 episodes of The Dog Whisperer.
Speed has 13 episodes of NASCAR Behind the Wheel followed by 11 episodes of Barrett-Jackson: Life on the Block.
Sprout has 12 episodes of The Hoobs.
Style has 21 episodes of Clean House.
TBS continues their 24 hours marathon of A Christmas Story.
TLC has 18 episodes of American Chopper.
TNT has 10 episodes of Law & Order.
TV Land has Christmas themed episodes all day long.
TV Guide Channel has seven episodes of Trapped in TV Guide.
Women’s Entertainment has 19 episodes of Hope & Faith.

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