Christmas Day TV: Doctor Who: The Snowmen, Leverage Series Finale & More

by Jason the TVaholic on December 25, 2012

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News & Notes

Get Leverage Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoOn cable tonight, BBC America has the Doctor Who: The Snowmen Christmas special and The Graham Norton Show special and TNT has the third season finale of Rizzoli & Isles and the series finale of Leverage.

Prime Picks

Raising Hope (FOX): Repeat. Last season’s Christmas episode, “The 23rd,” replays, where everyone attends Schmidt’s office holiday party.
Raising Hope (FOX): Repeat. This season’s Christmas episode, “Santa,” replays, where the whole gang attempts to attend many holiday parties in one night. A couple more first season episodes replay following these two episodes.

Doctor Who: The Snowmen (BBC America): New Christmas Special. The Doctor and his new companion take on a fight to save Christmas from the evil Dr. Simeon and his band of evil snowmen. Runs 80 minutes. Plays again later.

Leverage (TNT): Series Finale. Nate takes a job that relates to his son’s death and takes the team on a most dangerous scheme. Plays again later. TNT has decided not to renew the series, so this will be the final episode. The good news is that the people behind the show decided to end this season with the story they originally intended to be the series finale, just in case it was their final episode.

Solid Selections

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (The CW): Repeat. The animated holiday classic tale about the lonely and heartless Grinch who decides to dress up as Santa and steal everything about Christmas from the people of Whoville.

Rizzoli & Isles (TNT): Season Finale. Everyone is dealing with the collapse of a building when loved ones are trapped inside. Plays again later. Ten previous episodes replays right before.

Chopped (Food Network): New. Four celebrity chefs compete in the final round for a chance at $50,000 for their favorite charity. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has doubleheader NBA action after the early ESPN game.
  • ESPN has an early NBA game and doubleheader NBA action tonight.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball tonight.

Christmas Day TV Marathons

Check out the list of Christmas weekend TV marathons for the 4-day holiday weekend. Today’s best bets include: Burn Notice, Doctor Who, Fringed and TBS ends its 24 hours of A Christmas Story.

What will you watch on Christmas Day?

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