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 (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, October 24

Kevin Can Wait - "Beat the Parents" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Kevin and Donna are thrilled when their son, Jack, makes friends with a boy from school, Grayden (Graydon Peter Yosowitz), however, when Donna and Kevin don’t hit it off with Grayden’s arrogant father, Vic (Ray Romano), and his pushy wife, Brandi (Lindsay Broad), they set out to sabotage the boys’ new friendship. Matt Romano guest stars as Vic’s second son, Braden.

Man with a Plan - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc stars as Adam, a contractor who starts spending more time with his three kids when his wife, Andi, goes back to work and discovers the truth all parents eventually realize—their little angels are maniacs.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Godmama Drama" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Oleg and Sophie’s plan to have Max and Caroline as Barbara’s godparents is derailed when Oleg’s domineering mother, Olga (Mercedes Ruehl), arrives from the Ukraine for the baby’s baptism and fires Max and Caroline from their godparent duties.

The Odd Couple - "Food Fight" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Oscar learns that his favorite hangout, Langford’s, is in financial trouble, he impulsively asks Felix to help save it, without considering the disastrous consequences. Also, Felix tries to make his mark on the restaurant when the owner, Fred Langford (Fred Willard), puts him in charge for a few days.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Monday, October 24

  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Watch Ricky on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/The Big Bang Theory) - Kate is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Chiklis (Daddio) - Michael drops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Aya Cash (You're the Worst) - Aya talks about You're the Worst on the AOL Build ShoW at 2pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 12:30pm.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Good Girls Revolt on People Now at 8:30am.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends) - Matt appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.