Tonight on the Tube: Saturday Night Live Christmas, Best of Chris Farley & D**k in a Box

Saturday Night Live Christmas on DVDTonight, CMT has the season finales of Billy Ray Cyrus… Home at Last and Trick My Trucker.

Prime Picks

Saturday Night Live Christmas (NBC): Repeat. A compilation of Christmas and holiday sketches plays. They include Adam Sandler singing his “Hanukkah Song,” Ana Gasteyer in “Martha Stewart’s Naked Christmas,” Alec Baldwin talking about his “Schwetty Balls” and many other classic bits. Runs 90 minutes.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (NBC): Repeat. If you don’t think these sketches are funny, you might as well be “living in a van, down by the river.” Classics like Farley vs. Patrick Swayze in a Chippendale’s audition dance off. Runs 90 minutes.

Solid Selections

Surviving Christmas (ABC): Released 2004. A man who is lonely returns to the house he grew up in and tries to celebrate Christmas with the family that now lives there. Runs two hours.

Women’s Murder Club (ABC): Repeat. Episode three, “Blind Dates and Bleeding Hearts,” replays, where Jill tries to help a teen whose mother was killed and Lindsay is starting to think about dating again.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): Repeat. Emeril whips up some tasty Christmas recipes. Plays again later.

Christmas in Paradise (Lifetime): Premiere. Two single parents decide to get away for Christmas and each take their two kids to Puerto Rico to start fresh. They meet and romantic dramedy ensues. Stars Colin Ferguson (Eureka) and Charlotte Ross (NYPD Blue). Runs two hours. Plays again on Tuesday.

Other Options

  • Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeat. The “Charm City Christmas” episode from earlier in the week replays, where Duff and the gang head to New York to meet with the Rockettes to design them a cake. Replays again later.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has college basketball with Louisville vs. Purdue in the Wooden Tradition from Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
  • ESPN has two college basketball games early followed by the NCAA Division III Tournament Final of college football.
  • ESPN2 has the NCAA Division II Final of college football early followed by three college basketball games.
  • NFL Network has the Cincinnati Bengals at the San Francisco 49ers.
  • NBC has the third round of the Target World Challenge golf tournament with Tiger Woods in the lead after the first two round.

Late Night

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): Repeat. The last new episode of the year from Thursday, “Senseless,” replays, where Logan and Falacci investigate the murders of four college students.
  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. Last year’s holiday themed episode replays.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. The Justin Timberlake hosted episode, where he was also the musical guest, replays. This is the “D**k in a Box” episode. Download this episode and other SNL shows at Amazon Unbox.

TV Marathons

A&E has six episodes of Flip This House tonight.
ABC Family has holiday and Christmas themed TV movies all day.
Disney Channel has 18 hours of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
Food Network has holiday themed episodes all day long.
FOX Reality has nine episodes of Beauty and the Geek early.
Hallmark Channel has six TV movies based on Janette Oke books: Love Comes Softly, Love’s Enduring Promise, Love’s Long Journey, Love’s Abiding Joy, Love’s Unending Legacy and Love’s Unfolding Dream.
Lifetime has holiday and Christmas themed TV movies all day.
MTV has 10 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.

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