Wednesday TV: NBA Basketball, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Moodys Repeats & More

by Jason the TVaholic on December 25, 2019

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News & Notes

NBA Basketballs at AmazonTonight, PBS has a Call the Midwife: Holiday Special.

Over on cable, Hallmark Channel has a When Calls the Heart: Home for Christmas special.

On streaming, as of this morning, Acorn TV has the 13th season premiere of Murdock Mysteries.

Next Wednesday, BBC America has the 12th season premiere of Doctor Who and Netflix drops the complete first seasons of Messiah and Spinning Out.

Prime Picks

The Moodys (FOX): Repeats. The first two episodes of this six episode holiday series replay. This has been added to my list of future holiday watches I enjoyed it so much.

The Moodys (FOX): Repeats. The second two episodes of this six episode holiday series replay.

Friends (Nickelodeon): Repeat. The third season Christmas episode, “The One Where Rachel Quits,” replays.
Friends (Nickelodeon): Repeat. The seventh season Christmas episode, “The One With the Holiday Armadillo,” replays.

Solid Selections

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC): Repeat Special. The classic 1966 animated special replays. Runs 30 minutes.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC): 2018 Film. The animated feature film from 2018 plays. Runs two hours and 30 minutes.

Other Option

  • Dublin Murders (Starz Edge): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Episode 7,” replays. Starts two minutes before the hour and runs 62 minutes. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has tripleheader NBA action with the Milwaukee Bucks at the Philadelphia 76ers, the Houston Rockets at the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • ESPN has NBA action to start the day with the Boston Celtics at the Toronto Raptors and to close out the day with the New Orleans Pelicans at the Denver Nuggets tonight.

Wednesday TV Marathons

The Andy Griffith Show (TV Land): Has 14 episodes today.
Blue Bloods (ION): Has 12 episodes today into late night.
A Christmas Story (tbs, TNT): The 24 hour marathon continues into the evening on both cablers staggered by an hour so it is starting every hour.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO2): All nine season nine episodes.
Dexter (SHOX): Has all 12 season two episodes.
Die Hard (Paramount Network): The movie plays six times.
Die Hard/Die Hard 2: Die Harder (WGN America): The movies play back-to-back twice.
Doctor Who (BBC America): Has episodes all day today and every day through New Year’s Day leading up to the 12th season premiere.
Friends (Nickelodeon): Has 10 episodes tonight into late night.
Futurama (Syfy): Has 20 episodes tonight into late night.
Last Man Standing (CMT): Has 20 episodes tonight into late night.
Law & Order (SundanceTV): Eight episodes tonight into late night.
Mom (CMT): Has 12 episodes today.

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