Thursday TV: A Christmas Story Marathon, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Charlie Brown Christmas & More

by Jason the TVaholic on December 24, 2015

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News & Notes

Get A Charlie Brown Christmas on DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, truTV has the first season finale of Santas in the Barn.

On streaming, Netflix drops the first season of the animated family comedy Dawn of the Croods this morning.

Listen to the latest episode of TV times Three: Ep.304, “Winter TV Preview” On this episode I am joined by @kyool and @TheTeleverse to talk some cancelation and renewal news and then preview the 2016 Winter TV Schedule. Plus, we discuss the second season of Fargo and a recent episode of Elementary and make some TV recommendations at the end.

Prime Picks

A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC): Repeat. The animated holiday classic that has Charlie complaining about the commercialization of Christmas.

It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown (ABC): Repeat. Celebration of the holiday classic is hosted by Kristen Bell and features music from Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison, Sarah McLachlan, Boyz II Men, Pentatonix, David Benoit, and the All-American Boys Chorus.

Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz Edge): Repeat. This past Saturday night’s episode, “Fire in the Hole,” replays. Runs 35 minutes. Plays again later.

Solid Selection

It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC): 1946. The classic holiday movie that has George Bailey finding out what life would have been like in his small-town had he never been born. Runs three hours.

Other Option

  • Homeland (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s fifth season finale episode, “A False Glimmer,” replays. Plays again later on SHO2.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has two college football games with the Bahamas Bowl with Middle Tennessee State vs. Western Michigan and later tonight the Hawaii Bowl with San Diego State vs. Cincinnati.
  • NFL Network has Thursday Night Football NFL action with the San Diego Chargers at the Oakland Raiders.

Thursday TV Marathons

A Christmas Story (TBS): The annual 24-hour marathon begins tonight.
Doctor Who (BBC America): Episodes all day everyday through next Monday.
Law & Order (SundanceTV): Has 11 episodes tonight into late night.
NCIS (USA Network): Has 16 episodes.
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (BET): Has episodes all day today and tomorrow.

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