Tonight on the Tube: NBA Basketball & Christmas Day TV Show Marathons

by Jason the TVaholic on December 25, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

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Watch The Office Episodes at Amazon Video On DemandMerry Christmas! For those of you not able to be with family, those of you wanting to get away from family or those of you that are just enjoying a Thursday off from work, check out the list of 35+ Christmas Day TV show marathons below. A couple that could keep you busy all day for sure are Versus playing five Rocky movies and Sci Fi playing Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes all day.

Prime Picks

Without a Trace (CBS): Repeat. “Claus and Effect” from season six has the team searching for a mall Santa Claus that has disappeared.

Supernatural (The CW): Repeat. In “A Very Supernatural Christmas” from season three, Dean wants an old style Christmas and they are investigating a rash of people being killed by being pulled up their chimneys.

The Office (NBC): Repeat. “Business Trip” from earlier this season has Michael taking an international business trip to Canada with Andy and Oscar.
The Office (NBC): Repeat. “Frame Toby” from earlier this season has a story revolving around a dirty microwave and the return of Toby.

Solid Selections

Smallville (CBS): Repeat. In “Committed” from earlier this season, Clark and Lois are posing as a couple to try and track down Chloe and Jimmy.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): Repeat. “Two and a Half Deaths” from season eight replays, where the team is investigating the murder of a TV star. The episode was written by the writers of Two and a Half Men. Runs 61 minutes.

Eleventh Hour (CBS): Repeat. In “Savant” from this season, Hood is trying to find out why autistic teens are disappearing and then reappearing with signs of being a savant. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Cable Choice

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeat. Alton deals with the “The Cookie Clause.” Plays again later.
Food Detectives (Food Network): Repeat. Food myths are investigated. Plays again later.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. Iron Chef Mario Batali battles chef Jamie Oliver. Plays again later.

Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special (Comedy Central): Repeat. The ventriloquist and his sidekicks give you some holiday themed cheer. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has doubleheader NBA action with the San Antonio Spurs at the Phoenix Suns followed by the Boston Celtics at the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • ESPN has NBA action with the New Orleans Hornets at the Orlando Magic early before the games on ABC today and later has SportsCenter 2008: The Greatest Year IN Sports special.
  • ESPN2 golf action with the 2008 Re/Max World Long Drive Championship.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Washington Wizards at the Cleveland Cavaliers followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Portland Trail Blazers. So, with the morning game on ESPN and the two games on ABC along with these two games, you could watch NBA games all day long. A very Merry Christmas for NBA fans.

Late Night

  • Monk (USA): Repeats. The holiday episodes, “Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa,” “Mr. Monks Meets His Dad,” “Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa,” and this season’s “Mr. Monk and the Miracle” all replay.
  • Psych (USA): Repeat. Last season’s Christmas episode, “Gus’s Dad May Have Killed an Old Guy,” replays.

TV Marathon

A&E has 12 episodes of Cold Case Files.
AMC has John Wayne movies all day.
BET has 22 episodes of Smart Guy.
Biography has six episodes of Ghostly Encounters.
Bravo has five episodes of Top Chef followed by eight episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Discovery Channel has 14 episodes of MythBusters.
Discovery Health has 16 episodes of 17 Kids and Counting.
DIY has 16 episodes of Haulin’ House.
Fine Living has five hours of Snowy Christmas Morning early.
FOX Reality has 10 episodes of The Academy.
FX plays Ice Age: Then Meltdown seven times today.
G4 has 14 episodes of Whacked Out Videos.
Golf Channel has 10 episodes of Big Break: Ka’anapali.
Green Channel has episodes of World’s Greenest Homes all morning and afternoon and then begins 24 hours of Stuff Happens episodes.
GSN has 18 episodes of Card Sharks.
Hallmark Channel has holiday themed TV movies all day.
History has five episodes of UFO Files that play twice.
History International has 12 episodes of Engineering an Empire followed by eight episodes of Modern Marvels.
Lifetime has Christmas themed TV movies all day.
Logo plays The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 10 times today.
MSNBC has People v. … episodes all day.
MTV has 10 episodes of Parental Control early.
MTV2 has Bam’s Unholy Union and Viva La Bam episodes all day.
NFL Network has six episodes of America’s Game very early.
Nickelodeon has Christmas themed episodes today.
Oxygen has Snapped episodes all day.
Science has 21 hours of How It’s Made episodes.
Sci Fi has 22 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Sleuth has Christmas themed episodes today.
Speed has 15 episodes of Monster Jam.
Spike has four James Bond movies.
Style has five episodes of Clean House very early.
TBS continues its 24 hours of A Christmas Story.
TLC has 26 episodes of Little People, Big World.
TNT has 15 episodes of Law & Order leading up to the NBA doubleheader tonight and another seven episodes after.
truTV has 18 episodes of Ski Patrol.
USA has 13 episodes of House.
Versus has Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV and Rocky V.
VH1 has the five-part I Love Toys countdown.

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1 Morjana December 25, 2008 at 10:16 am

Thank you, Jason! Wishing you and your family a very joyous holiday season!

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