Tonight on the Tube: It’s a Wonderful Life & Christmas Eve TV Marathons

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A Christmas Story Leg LampndMerry Christmas Eve!

In late night, truTV has the first season finale of Maui Chopper.

This week on the TV times Three podcast we talked about our favorite Christmas and holiday episodes and specials. You can listen to episode 12, “The One With the Holiday Something,” and then let us know your favorite holiday TV moments. We then recapped the last week in primetime, but mostly we had a lot of fun. It’s a laugh-a-minute. Well, one of the three of us was laughing every minute. We are taking a three-week hiatus and will be back with a new episode on January 19th, where we will be making some TV predictions for the New Year. Leave your predictions over at the TVtimesThree website and we’ll use them in the show.

Prime Pick

It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC): Released 1946. The holiday classic about a suicidal man that gets a chance to see what life would have been like for those around him if he had not been around. Runs three hours.

Solid Selections

Bones (FOX): Repeat. Last season’s Christmas episode, “The Santa in the Snow,” replays, where Booth and Brennan are investigating a man found in the sewer wearing a Santa suit. Followed by “The Man in the Mansion” from season two.

Criminal Minds (CBS): Repeat. In “The Crossing” from last season, Morgan, Prentiss, Reid and J.J. attempt to keep a stalker from getting at the object of their affection.

CSI: NY (CBS): Repeat. In “Taxi” from last season, the team is trying to figure out if the city is safe from the Cabbie Killer.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeat. Go “Behind the Eats” and see how the show is put together. Plays again later.

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): Repeats. Bobby competes in a “Deep Dish Pizza” battle and then in a “Pizza” battle. Both play again later.

Dinner: Impossible (Food Network): Repeat. Michael cooks for a “Block Part Blowout” and then Robert cooks for the “Secret Service.” Both play again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl with Hawaii vs. Notre Dame.

Christmas Eve TV Marathons

A&E has 25 episodes of Dog the Bounty Hunter.
ABC Family has Christmas and holiday specials and TV movies all day long.
BET has 18 episodes of One on One.
Bravo has 12 episodes of Top Chef.
Cartoon Network has Christmas and holiday themed episodes all day long.
Discovery Channel has 13 episodes of Man vs. Wild.
DIY has 26 episodes of Kitchen Renovations.
FOX Reality has 11 episodes of The Academy.
Golf Channel has six episodes of Big Break Ka’anapali that play twice.
Green Channel has 24 hours of World’s Greenest Homes beginning this afternoon.
GSN has 18 episodes of Family Feud.
Hallmark Channel has Christmas and holiday TV movies all day long.
MTV has 13 episodes of True Life.
MTV2 has 21 episodes of Run’s House.
National Geographic has 13 episodes of Dog Town.
Oxygen has eight episodes of The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.
Science has 14 episodes of Discovery Project Earth.
Sci Fi has 11 episodes of Scariest Places on Earth followed by 10 episodes of Ghost Hunters.
Speed has 13 episodes of SuperCars Exposed followed by 18 episodes of Pinks.
Spike has five James Bond movies.
Style has seven episodes of Clean House.
TBS begins its 24 hours of playing A Christmas Story tonight for a total of 12 times by Christmas night.
TLC has 12 episodes of 17 Kids and Counting tonight.
Travel Channel has 13 episodes of Food Paradise.
truTV has 12 episodes of Hot Pursuit early.
TV Guide Channel has Look-A-Like episodes all day.

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