Monday, December 24, 2012

2012 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day TV Marathons/Movies

Welcome to a special Christmas marathon style edition of the News Blog! That means we will recap all of the holiday episode stunts, marathons and holiday movie stunts on TV this holiday on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!
Some of the major TV stunts we mentioned already were ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas 2012 edition, concluding on Tuesday after 25 days. That is always a fan favorite pick of course! TV Land's 13th Annual Merrython starts tonight and runs into Christmas Day with classic holiday episodes of many TV series like Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens and Andy Griffith. However, our pick of the marathons is on Antenna TV! Starting today they have a Christmas episode marathon beginning today at 11am on Christmas Eve running all the way into Christmas night of many classics from Three's Company to All in the Family to WKRP to Father Knows Best! We just mentioned that new multicast network COZI TV has started a soft launch with holiday episodes running from Dec. 20-25, so you can check that out as well. MeTV Network will also have a holiday episodes of their series like Taxi and Brady Bunch in primetime tonight and continuing tomorrow on Christmas Day. The Hub will celebrate early on Christmas Day with holidays episodes of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch from 7-10am and The Hub will also launch Animaniacs with a marathon today starting at 4pm. And TV One will also celebrate the holidays with holiday episodes on Christmas Day starting at 6am with Christmas episodes of their sitcoms like The Jeffersons and Martin!

Some of the stuff we have not mentioned, include GSN's 50th anniversary of one of the most enduring and memorable classic shows in history... Match Game. GSN will air a marathon on Tuesday, December 25 from 8:00am ET to 5:00pm ET that includes two episodes that have never been seen on television! VH1 Classic will celebrate Christmas Bundy style, with a Christmas episode marathon of Married...with Children on Christmas Day from 2pm-8pm and some encores from 11:30pm-1:30am. WE tv will spend Christmas Eve with the Connors as the network airs a Roseanne Christmas Eve marathon from 10am-5am! Centric has holiday episodes of their sitcoms both today on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day with shows like Moesha, Cosby Show, Steve Harvey and Wayans Bros. Sister network BET will air a marathon of the classic mini-series Roots. Nick at Nite has Christmas episodes of their sitcoms on Christmas Eve starting at 8pm and also on Christmas Day starting at 8pm with regulars like Friends, George Lopez, The Nanny and Family Matters. Hey Hey Hey! Bounce TV will air the classic special Fat Albert Christmas on Christmas Eve (3pm) and Christmas Day (11pm). ReelzChannel TV will also showcase holiday episodes of their sitcoms starting at 7am on Christmas Eve and also on Christmas Day with Becker, Coach, Cheers Spin City, and Wings. USA Network has a NCIS marathon on Christmas Eve starting at 8am.

Hello Angels! Universal HD will air a marathon of Charlie's Angels today beginning at 5am lasting 24-hours! Cartoon Network continues to air holiday episodes and specials with airings such as Smurfs: A Christmas Carol and Tom & Jerry Nutcracker starting today at 6am. TLC has a Christmas Day marathon of Undercover Boss beginning at 12 noon, while style goes reality with a marathon of Tia & Tamera on Christmas Day starting at 6am. Science Channel will air a Firefly Christmas Eve marathon today starting at 7am and tomorrow they will air a Fringe Christmas Day marathon from 8am-2am.

Movie wise, for the 16th year in a row Turner will have its annual A Christmas Story (1983) 24-hour movie marathon on TBS from 8pm Christmas Eve through 8pm Christmas night! FX is doing a Holiday movie marathon featuring movies like Christmas with the Kranks & Deck the Halls starting at 8am to 4pm on Christmas Eve and then a movie marathon of How To Train Your Dragon on Christmas Day. G4 has a Karate Kid movie marathon on Christmas Day beginning at 9am. FEARnet goes for scary Christmas movies with a Killer Kringle marathon on Christmas Eve, while Encore Family goes for holiday movies for the family. AMC, Lifetime, LMN, ION, Hallmark and Hallmark Movie Channel continue holiday movies marathons on Christmas Eve and Day.
Check out a full holiday marathon list from our friends at TVTango.com, which even includes holiday episodes of series airing at their normal time.

Stay tuned this time next week for our annual look at marathons on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day! Join us then but of course keep coming back every day until then for news!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November/December)

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series Hot in Cleveland - Season Five Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - The Complete Series
Family Ties - The Complete Series Happy Days - The Sixth Season The Jeffersons - The Complete Series Mister Ed - The Complete Series Mork & Mindy - The Complete Series

10/07 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Christmas Episodes
10/07 - The Flying Nun - The Complete First and Second Seasons (Mill Creek)
10/07 - The Middle - The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Archive)
10/07 - The Office - The Complete Series
10/07 - The Wonders Years - Season One
10/10 - The Wonder Years - The Complete Series - Read Our Review / The Signature Edition / Seasons 1-3
10/14 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season
10/14 - Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season
10/21 - Married with Children - Seasons 5 and 6 (Mill Crek)
10/21 - The Soul Man - The Complete Second Season
10/21 - Square Pegs - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/28 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series / Read Our Review
11/04 - The Exes - Seasons 1 & 2
11/04 - Hot in Cleveland - Season Five
11/04 - Napoleon Dynamite - The Complete Animated Series
11/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Complete Series / Read Our Review
11/06 - Kenan & Kel - The Best of Seasons 3 & 4
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dharma & Greg - The Complete Season 2
11/11 - Family Ties - The Complete Series
11/11 - My Favorite Martian - Best of Collection
11/11 - Taxi - The Complete Series
11/11 - Wings - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/18 - King of the Hill - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Eighth Season
11/25 - Better Off Ted - The Complete Second Season
12/02 - Broad City - Season 1
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/02 - The Simpsons - The Seventeenth Season (Blu-ray)
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - Family Guy - Volume 13
12/09 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mister Ed - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mork & Mindy - The Fourth Season / The Complete Series
12/16 - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - The Final (Fourth) Season
12/23 - My Favorite Martian - Season Two - Collector's Edition
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 19

Last Man Standing - "War Games" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
hen Boyd gets sent home early from a birthday party for starting a game of “war,” Ryan insists Mike stop exposing his son to action movies and video games. Meanwhile, Vanessa hopes budding fashion designer, Mandy, can help her look awesome when she meets with her still hot-looking college roommates.

Cristela - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Cristela’s dream of becoming a lawyer is something her traditional Mexican-American family doesn't quite understand. She’s entering her sixth year of law school after juggling home obligations and working multiple jobs to pay her way. Cristela lives in cramped quarters with her sister Daniela, her long-suffering brother-in-law Felix and their two young kids. The senior member of this extended family, all living under one roof in Dallas, is Cristela’s old school mom, Natalia. After six years of setbacks, her mom Natalia worries that becoming a lawyer might not be in the cards for her and doesn't want Cristela to be hurt by a dream that might not come true. Then, Cristela’s life begins to look up. Lawyer Trent Culpepper, who is unapologetically politically incorrect about Latinos and just about everyone else, offers her an internship at his prestigious firm. She’ll be working – unpaid – with Culpepper’s pampered daughter Maddie and good-natured fellow intern Josh.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 15) (All times ET unless noted)

Friday, December 19

  • Jay Thomas (Cheers/Love & War/Murphy Brown) - Watch Jay on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Damon Wayans (Damon) - Damon appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Chris talks about raising two daughters and the controversy surrounding his SNL appearance on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Kevin dishes on behind the scenes antics on Celebrity Apprentice on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tom Arnold (Roseanne/Tom/The Tom Show) - Tom appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. (Freddie) - Freddie is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat/Veep/Supah Ninjas) - Randall talks about The Interview on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs) - Donald appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten is a guest on Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 9am.