Christmas Day on the Tube: 49 TV Marathons & Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol

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Get Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol on DVD or Blu-ray at AmazonMerry Christmas!

On cable tonight, BBC America has a Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol special.

In late night, Lifetime has the first season finale of The Fairy Jobmother.

Prime Picks

Community (NBC): Repeat. “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas” replays, which is an instant classic, if there ever was such a thing.
30 Rock (NBC): Repeat. This season’s holiday episode, “Christmas Attack Zone,” replays.

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol (BBC America): New Special. The Doctor has to save an old miser, so he can save Amy and Rory, who just happened to be trapped on a space liner about to crash. This is the first time that a Doctor Who Christmas special has played concurrently here in the United States. Runs 80 minutes.

Other Option

  • TV’s Funniest Holiday Moments: A Paley for Media Special (FOX): Repeat. Jane Lynch hosts this compilation of the Top 30 TV holiday moments as selected by the Paley Center for Media. Runs two hours.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has doubleheader NBA action with the Boston Celtics at the Orlando Magic followed by the Miami Heat at the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • EPSN has an NBA game early with Chicago Bulls at the New York Knicks and then later after the doubleheader on ABC, there is another doubleheader here with the Denver Nuggets at the team that shall not be named followed by the Portland Trail Blazers at the Golden State Warriors for a total of five NBA games today.
  • EPSN2 has doubleheader college basketball action.
  • NFL Network has the Dallas Cowboys at the Arizona Cardinals.

Late Night

  • Glory Daze (TBS): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “I Ram So Far Away,” replays.
  • Psych (USA): Repeat. This past season’s Christmas episode, “The Polarizing Express,” replays following the season three Christmas episode, “Christmas Joy.”

Christmas Day TV Marathons

ABC Family has six Christmas movies today including Miracle on 34th Street and Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
AMC is playing Miracle on 34th Street followed by White Christmas four times.
Animal Planet has six episodes of Dogs 101.
BBC America has episodes of Doctor Who all day.
BET has 30 episodes of Girlfriends.
BIO has eight episodes of Celebrity Ghost Stories.
Bravo has nine episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey early and later six episodes of House, M.D. tonight.
Centric has 30 episodes of Proud Family.
Chiller has 24 hours of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes.
Discovery Channel has 13 episodes of MythBusters.
Discovery HD Theater has 36 episodes of Chasing Classic Cars.
Discovery Health has 15 episodes of Untold Stories of the E.R.
Disney Channel has Christmas/holiday themed episodes of their shows playing all day.
DIY has 10 episodes of Ask This Old House super early.
FX is playing Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who! four times today.
G4 has 20 episodes of American Ninja Warrior.
Green has 24 episodes of Oceans Blue.
GSN has 24 episodes of The Newlywed Game.
Hallmark Channel has Christmas themed TV movies all day.
Hallmark Movies has five McBride TV movie mysteries that play twice.
HGTV has 16 episodes of House Hunters.
LMN has Christmas themed TV movies all day.
ID has 27 episodes of I (Almost) Got Away With It.
IFC has 36 hours of Freaks and Geeks episodes that begin super early and play into the next day.
ION has five Christmas movies today.
Lifetime has six Christmas themed TV movies.
Logo has seven episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer early.
MSNBC has 24 episodes of Lockup…
MTV2 has five episodes of American Gladiators early and later 31 episodes of Rob & Big that run into tomorrow.
National Geographic has 10 episodes of Hooked early.
Nat Geo Wild has 15 episodes of Expedition Wild.
Science has 36 episodes of How It’s Made.
Spike TV is playing Star Wars: Episode IV, V & VI twice.
style has seven episodes of Jerseylicious.
Sundance has 12 episodes of Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys.
TBS is playing A Christmas Story all day.
TLC has seven episodes of Fabulous Cakes.
TNT has five episodes of Law & Order early and later is playing all three The Librarian TV movies.
Travel Channel has 26 episodes of Man v. Food.
truTV has five episodes of Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest Criminals tonight.
Universal HD has 13 episodes of Charlie’s Angels starting super early.
Versus is playing Rocky II, III & IV.
VH1 has eight episodes of I Love the New Millennium super early followed by six episodes of The Best of I Love the…
WE is playing the movie Big three times early followed by 14 episodes of The Golden Girls.

See what TV marathons are playing tomorrow.

What are your Christmas TV/movie viewing traditions?

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