What to Watch on Christmas Eve: Doctor Who Special, It’s a Wonderful Life & More

by Jason the TVaholic on December 24, 2011

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News & Notes

Get It's a Wonderful Life on Blu-ray at AmazonOn cable tonight, BBC America has a Doctor Who: Best of the Christmas Specials and a The Nerdist: Year in Review special.

Prime Picks

Doctor Who: Best of the Christmas Specials (BBC America): New Special. Highlights and interviews segments regarding the Christmas specials. Plays again later.

The Nerdist: Year in Review (BBC America): New. Special. The top nerd moments of 2011 are counted down. Plays again later.

Psych (ION): Repeat. The second season Christmas episode, “Gus’ Dad May Have Killed an Old Guy,” replays. The third season Christmas episode, “Christmas Joy,” follows.

Solid Selection

It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC): Released 1946. The holiday classic replays. Runs three hours.

Other Option

  • Terra Nova (FOX): Repeat. The season finale episodes, “Nightfall; Proof,” replay. Runs two hours.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL action today.
  • ESPN college football action with the Hawaii Bowl with Nevada vs. Southern Mississippi tonight.
  • FOX has NFL action today.

TV Marathons

There are a bunch of holiday movies and marathons over the Christmas weekend and here are the best of today’s bunch:

BBC America has Christmas special episodes of Doctor Who all day.
Chiller has all 13 episodes of Harper’s Island.
Food Network has 10 episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.
TBS begins their 24 hours of A Christmas Story tonight.
USA Network has 16 episodes of NCIS.

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