Tuesday, December 24, 2013

2013 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 2013 edition, concluding on Wednesday after 25 days. That is always a fan favorite pick of course! Some of the stuff that will air on Christmas Eve and Day include The Santa Clause movie trilogy. However, our pick of the marathons is once again 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 Diff'rent Strokes to All in the Family to WKRP to Father Knows Best! The MeTV Network will also have a holiday episodes of their series like M*A*S*H and The Donna Reed Show throughout the day today and continuing tomorrow on Christmas Day. One treat MeTV will give us will be two episodes of The Doris Day Show tonight at 10 & 10:30pm! COZI TV will have holiday episodes and movies beginning at 7am today and lasting through Christmas Day with shows like Beverly Hillbillies, McCloud, and movies like Scrooge. TV Land's 14th Annual Merrython starts tonight and runs into Christmas Day with classic holiday episodes of many TV series like Everybody Loves Raymond, The Brady Bunch, Roseanne and Andy Griffith. The Hub will have holidays episodes of its sitcoms like Step by Step, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, ALF and Family Ties in late night and over night both tonight and Christmas night. And TV One will also celebrate the holidays with holiday episodes on Christmas Day starting at 2pm with Christmas episodes of their sitcoms like The Jeffersons, Good Times, A Different World and Martin!

Some of the other stuff include WE tv spending Christmas Day with the Connors as the network airs a Roseanne Christmas Day marathon from 10am-1pm! Centric has marathons on both Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day, as we mentioned, with an all-day Wayans Bros. marathon today (Christmas Eve) and a Jamie Foxx Show marathon on Christmas Day. Sister network BET will air a marathon of the classic mini-series Roots once again on Christmas Eve. 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, Full House and original series Instant Mom. Hey Hey Hey! Bounce TV will air the classic special Fat Albert Christmas on Christmas Day at 6pm. USA Network has a Modern Family marathon on Christmas Eve starting at 8pm with Law & Order: SVU leading in from 4am-8pm. Universal HD will air a marathon of The Unit today beginning at 6am lasting 24-hours, while Monk will get a 24-hour marathon on Christmas Day. Sister network Cloo has a Monk marathon today on Christmas Eve, while a 24-hour marathon of White Collar will air on Cloo Christmas Day.

Cartoon Network and Boomerang continue to air holiday episodes and specials with airings such as Smurfs: A Christmas Carol, A Flintstone Family Christmas and Tom & Jerry Nutcracker starting today at 6am on CN and 7am on Boomerang. Both networks will air holiday episodes on Christmas Day as well. TLC has a Christmas Day marathon of Undercover Boss beginning at 12 noon, while Logo will air sitcoms! Logo will have a Living Single Christmas Eve marathon today starting at 10am and tomorrow they will air a Golden Girls Christmas Day marathon from 10:30am-6:30pm. WGN America will go for the laughs with an America's Funniest Home Videos Christmas Day marathon from 9am-2am. IFC will air a Malcolm in the Middle Christmas Eve marathon starting at 6am through 6pm.

Movie wise, for the 17th 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! TNT will air movies on Christmas Day beginning at 9am with Pirates of the Caribbean movies among the choices. FX is doing a movie marathon featuring movies like Kung Fu Panda starting at 7am to 1am on Christmas Day. Syfy Channel has a Christmas Day Movie Festival beginning at 9am on Xmas Day with films like Ice Quake. Sundance Channel has a "Oy! to the World: A Mel Brooks Christmas Marathon" running 24-hours on Christmas Day. Encore goes Tarantino with "A Very Quentin X-Mas" marathon on Christmas Day with films like Kill Bill. Even Bravo will go the movie route on Christmas Day with films like Burlesque. Spike TV will air movie classics like The Mummy and Forrest Gump. Lifetime, LMN, ION, UP, INSP, ABC Family, THIS tv, 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, 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 (April/May)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, May 25

The Goldbergs - "Agassi" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Adam feels like he’s losing his best friend, Chad, so he attempts to join the tennis team.  When Chad picks Dave Kim as his partner, Adam vows to take him down with Barry in a tennis match, channeling Andre Agassi.  Meanwhile, with the help of Beverly, Erica deals with her post-break up depression just in time for Valentine’s Day.

American Housewife - "The Club" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat develops a fear of water and stops bathing, her therapist suggests the Ottos get her to go swimming. But can Katie get over own her fear of wearing a bathing suit in public at the Westport Country Club so she can help her kid out? Meanwhile Oliver gives his dad a style makeover after students at the college give Greg a low “jalapeƱo” score.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Feeling empowered after his successful do-it-yourself  project, Phil convinces Jay to co-invest in a property he has always wanted to develop. Meanwhile, Claire’s new obsession with a TV chef and her new love of cooking Sunday dinners hasn’t been as tasty as she thinks. Haley is the family’s only hope to add a little spice to the situation. At the Pritchett-Tucker house, Cam and Mitchell see that the family is too reliant on technology, so they attempt to teach Lily the importance of hard work, which ends disastrously. Back at the Pritchett’s, Jay feels replaced when he sees Gloria has hired Coach Gary (Payton Manning) to coach Joe and serve as a handy man.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "Auntsgiving" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pops’ older sister Almaviligerais unexpectedly arrives for Thanksgiving, much to everyone’s delight except Ruby, who can’t stand her ex-sister-in-law. While Bow and Dre go on their last vacation before the baby arrives, the kids try to figure out why Ruby hates Almaviligerais so much.

Speechless - "D-I-- DING" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After leaving a note behind Maya’s back, Ray takes sides against the family when Maya dings a nearby car.  Following through on a promise, Jimmy and Dylan share a moment, as father and daughter are on a search in the back room at the local supermarket while JJ teaches a rude customer a lesson, and a moonlighting Kenneth hides his side job from the DiMeos.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Emotion Detection Automation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon beta-tests an MIT invention after hearing it can help him read people’s emotions. Also, Leonard can’t hide his feelings when Penny announces her brother is coming to town, and Raj invites his ex-girlfriends over to give him dating advice. Laura Spencer, Katie Micucci, Alessandra Torresani and Katie Leclerc return as Raj’s ex-girlfriends.

Superior Donuts - "What's the Big Idea?" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Franco’s creative new donut flavors become bestsellers, Arthur tries to prove he’s still relevant by coming up with a unique one of his own. Also, Fawz works to dream up an inventive password in order to keep Maya and James from stealing his store’s WiFi.

Mom - "Sword Fights and a Dominican Shortstop" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy considers giving up her dream of becoming a lawyer when Bonnie’s ex-girlfriend, Jeanine (Rosie O’Donnell), offers her a lucrative job in real estate. Also, Adam is very curious about Bonnie’s past with women.

Life in Pieces - "Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tim accidentally shaves off a huge chunk of eyebrow before an important photoshoot, he hopes Jen and Colleen’s grooming expertise can fix it. Also, when Gigi passes away, Greg makes an anonymous donation with the money she left him, but later realizes he wants to be recognized for it; John learns firsthand what Gigi’s life was like at the nursing home; and Joan honors her mother’s memory with unusual jewelry.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Thursday, May 25

  • Jada Pinkett-Smith (A Different World) - Catch Jada on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Big Bang Theory/The McCartyhs/Roseanne) - Laurie stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/The Office) - Zach visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda Large) - Wanda appears on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Whitney Cummings (whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani kicks off summer with recipes that are included in People's Summer Grilling special issue on People Now at 8:30am.