Wednesday, December 24, 2014

2014 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 2014 edition, concluding on Thursday after 25 days. That is always a fan favorite pick of course! Some of the stuff that will air on Christmas Eve and Day on ABC Family include Home Alone and Christmas Vacation. However, our pick of the marathons is once again on Antenna TV! Starting today they have a Christmas episode marathon beginning today at 5am 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 Three's Company! The MeTV Network will also have holiday episodes of their series like M*A*S*H and The Donna Reed Show, as they have had all month in the 10pm hour. It's a Christmas conundrum! COZI TV has its Holidozi marathon beginning at 6am today and lasting through Christmas Day with shows like Highway to Heaven, Hart to Hart, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and movies like Scrooge. TV Land's will have holiday episodes of its series today and tomorrow, but it's not being called its annual Merrython though, but look for holiday episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, Gilligan's Island, Roseanne and Andy Griffith. And TV One will also celebrate the holidays with holiday episodes on Christmas Eve and Day starting at 6am today with Christmas episodes of their sitcoms like The Jeffersons, Everybody Hates Chris, What's Happening!! and Martin! If that's not all, the day after Christmas on Kwanza (Dec. 26), celebrate with Rerun and the gang with a What's Happening!! marathon from 10am-2am on TV One!

Some of the other stuff include WGN America's AFV marathons on Christmas Eve and Day. IFC will give us a Batman marathon on Christmas Eve from 6am-5pm, but wait there's more! Same bat time, same bat channel tomorrow for Christmas Day as well from 6am-5pm! Holy double the fun, Batman! E! will give us a Sex and the City marathon beginning at 12 noon today. It's a Very A Betty White Christmas with a marathon of The Golden Girls on Logo on Christmas Eve from 4pm-2am! Centric has marathons on both Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day, with an all-day Single Ladies marathon today (Christmas Eve) and a Roots marathon on Christmas Day. Steve Harvey Show gets its turn with a marathon on Kwanza. 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 How I Met Your Mother. BBC America has a Doctor Who marathon starting at 8am today lasting all the way to 9pm on Christmas night! Pivot will give us a Veronica Mars Christmas Eve marathon starting at 9am and a Friday Night Lights Christmas Day marathon tomorrow starting at 7am. USA Network has a Chrisley Knows Best marathon on Christmas Eve starting at midnight. Universal HD will air a marathon of White Collar today beginning at 6am lasting 24-hours. Sister network Cloo has a Monk farewell marathon beginning on Christmas Day, as the network will lose the series following this farewell marathon.

Cartoon Network and Boomerang continue to air holiday episodes and specials with airings such as Smurfs: A Christmas Carol, Christmas Flintstone 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. Comedy Central goes for laughs of course with the Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special marathon beginning at 1:45pm today. FXX will continue its The Four Days of Simps-mas Simpsons blocks today and tomorrow. GSN will present a marathon of The Chase on Christmas Eve. Chiller gets into the holiday spirit with...The X-Files? Catch a 24-hour marathon starting at 6am today. Catch the I Love Lucy Christmas Special tonight at 8 on CBS!

Movie wise, for the 18th 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 also air the stunt! FX is doing a movie marathon featuring movies like Kung Fu Panda starting at 7am to 1am on Christmas Day. Syfy Channel has a snow monster marathon beginning at 9am on Xmas Day with films like Ice Quake. Sundance Channel has a Princess Bride marathon running 1pm-2am on Christmas Day. It's A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, as FXX will air films from 12am-8pm on Xmas Day. Lifetime, LMN, ION, AMC, 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 (February/March)

227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season

02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbrekable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, March 29

The Goldbergs - "A Night to Remember" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s prom night, and all three Goldberg kids have big plans, which go awry.  Barry plans big romantic gestures for Lainey while Erica and Geoff try to go to prom together, but it doesn’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Adam is thrilled when a nerdy but cute junior asks him out, but he is horrified when Beverly gets involved.

Imaginary Mary - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A fiercely independent career woman, Alice has her life turned upside-down when she meets Ben, a divorced father with three children, and soon falls head-over-heals for him. This triggers more upheaval when the imaginary friend she created as a child, Mary, suddenly reappears as she is nervous to meet Ben’s kids for the first time.

Modern Family - "Five Minutes" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
So much can happen to the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan in five minutes! Mitch and Cam have five minutes to catch a new flight while fighting the effects of sleeping pills they took prematurely. Then at Rainer’s birthday dinner, Haley and Rainer are forced to reevaluate their entire relationship in the five minutes before the birthday cake arrives. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire pay a surprise visit to Alex and are given a five-minute surprise introduction to her new boyfriend. Finally, with only five minutes to catch a movie, Manny has to find the perfect parking space and endure Jay and Gloria’s backseat argument.

black-ish - "Richard Youngsta" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is excited about doing a campaign with a popular rap star but becomes conflicted when Bow and Ruby provide feedback suggesting it plays on stereotypes. Meanwhile, Bow is determined to get the family to stop eating so much take-out food, but realizes the family may be too accustomed to eating whatever they want.

Nobodies - "Mr. First Lady" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
After years toiling away writing on a kids cartoon, “The Fartlemans”, Groundlings Alums Larry, Rachel and Hugh finally get their big break: A chance to pitch their film script “Mr. First Lady” at Paramount.

Lopez - "Leaving Las Vegas" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George quits his Las Vegas residency, causing big problems. Manolo gets out of jail and introduces his roommate, Hector, to everyone.

Schitt's Creek - "Friends & Family" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Johnny and Moira look for a location for the family portrait; David hosts a soft launch for the new store.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 27)

Wednesday, March 29

  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Watch Andrew on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Emma Roberts (Scream Queens/Unfabulous) - Emma is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Paul F. Tompkins (DAG) - Paul is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Milana Vayntrub (Other Space) - Milana appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andy Daly (Review/Eastbound & Down) - Andy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brooklyn is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/George Lopez) - George discusses the second season of Lopez on the AOL Build Show at 5:30pm.