Christmas Eve TV: It’s a Wonderful Life, Raising Hope Repeats & More

by Jason the TVaholic on December 24, 2012

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Get It’s a Wonderful Life on Blu-ray/DVD at AmazonWhat are your Christmas Eve traditions? Do you always watch a certain movie or show? Do you stay away from your TV altogether? Do you head out to the movies or other events or parties?

Prime Picks

Raising Hope (FOX): Repeat. Last’s season’s Christmas episode, “It’s a Hopeful Life,” replays, where Jimmy gets a look at what things might have been like had he not met Hope’s mother.
Raising Hope (FOX): Repeat. This season’s Christmas episode, “The Last Christmas,” replays, where Virginia has been stocking up on supplies for the apocalypse.

Raising Hope (FOX): Repeat. The “Throw Maw Maw From the House – Part One” episode replays, where a social worker thinks they’ve been treating Maw Maw badly.
Raising Hope (FOX): Repeat. The “Throw Maw Maw From the House – Part Two” episode replays, where the Chances attempt to get Maw Maw back home.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy checks out some places with some “Far Out” dishes. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later. Seven repeat episodes replay right before and one after.

Solid Selection

It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC): Repeat. The classic holiday movie about a suicidal businessman that gets a chance to see what life in his town would have been like without him. Runs three hours.

Other Options

  • Disney’s Prep & Landing (ABC): Repeat. An elite group of elves go out to prepare homes for Santa’s arrival.
  • Shrek the Halls (ABC): Repeat. Shrek’s plan for a cozy family holiday doesn’t go as planned when Donkey and other crash the festivities.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has college football action with the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl with SMU vs. Fresno State.

Christmas Eve TV Marathons

Check out the list of Christmas weekend TV marathons for the 4-day holiday weekend. Today’s best bets include: Dead Like Me, Firefly, Psych and TBS begins its 24 hours of A Christmas Story.

What will you watch on Christmas Eve TV?

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