Tonight on the Tube: It’s a Wonderful Life & Saturday Night Live

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Get It's a Wonderful Life on DVD via AmazonOn cable tonight, Discovery Channel has a Finding Amelia special, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of An Old Fashioned Christmas, HGTV has a Design Inc. Holiday Special, Spike TV has Spike TV’s Video Game Awards 2010, Syfy has the TV movie premiere of Ice Quake, VH1 Classic has the third season finale of Behind the Music, and WE has the fifth season finale of The Locator.

Prime Pick

It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC): Repeat. The classic tale of a family man looking to end it all that gets a chance to see what life would be like without him by his guardian angel. Runs three hours.

Solid Selections

Frosty the Snowman (CBS): Repeat. The classic animated tale of the famous snowman. Narrated by Jimmy Durante.
Frosty Returns (CBS): Repeat. A snow removal spray is threatening Frosty, voiced by John Goodman. Narrated by Jonathan Winters.

The Flight Before Christmas (CBS): Repeat. A flying squirrel shows a young reindeer how to soar through the sky.

Unwrapped (Food Network): Repeat. See how some “Holiday Favorites” and traditions are made.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has college basketball action with St. Louis at Duke followed by college football action with Army vs. Navy.
  • EPSN has doubleheader college basketball action and later the Heisman Trophy Presentation.
  • EPSN2 has five college basketball games.

Late Night

  • Glory Daze (TBS & truTV): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “Papa Don’t Pre-Game,” replays.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Paul Rudd hosts with musical guest Paul McCartney.

TV Marathons

A&E has six episodes of The First 48.
ABC Family is playing The Santa Clause Trilogy.
Bravo has has six episodes of House.
Hallmark Channel has made for TV holiday themed movies all day.
History has six episodes of America the Story of Us.
Lifetime has made for TV holiday themed movies all day.
Oxygen has 11 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Spike TV has six episodes of The Deadliest Warrior.
USA has six episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit followed by Raider of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
WE has seven episodes of Ghost Whisperer followed by five episodes of Downsized.

What do you watch on Saturday nights?

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