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 (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 23

The Goldbergs - "O Captain! My Captain!" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beverly substitutes for Barry’s chemistry class in hopes to inspire students in the same way as Mr. Keating from “Dead Poets Society,” much to Barry’s embarrassment. When Beverly refuses to give Barry special treatment, Murray pushes Barry to work hard and prove to her that he can get a good grade.

Speechless - "C-H-- CHEATER!" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Maya and Kenneth work together to hold JJ accountable for his academic future when he cheats on an exam at school. Meanwhile, Ray gets into a get-rich scheme; but when Jimmy bails him out and teaches him an important lesson, Ray’s motivation to make fast money is revealed.

Modern Family - "Pig Moon Rising" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During a quick workout session in the garage, Mitchell accidentally knocks over an urn filled with the ashes of Cam’s beloved pet pig Lilly. He quickly attempts to cover up his blunder and devises an appropriate cover-up. Hoping to catch Mitchell in his lie, Cam makes up a tall tale to trap him, but his own lie soon becomes a little too big to manage.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 10:00PM 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.

The Goldbergs - "Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After learning of Murray’s love of action movies, Adam uses the moment to garner the courage to ask his dad for money to film his own action film. But the production goes from bad to worse when Barry goes missing for playing the lead, and an unlikely replacement steps in. Meanwhile, Erica takes Beverly to go clothes shopping. When a situation at the hip store goes awry, Erica decides to make her own version of the popular outfit she wants –using Beverly’s own sweaters.

Marlon - "Boys Only Want One Thing" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) struggles to come to terms with his daughter bringing home a boy for the first time. Yvette (Bresha Webb) uses Stevie (Diallo Riddle) to get great seats to a Beyoncé concert.

Marlon - "Exes With Benefits" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) contemplate whether to have no strings attached 'ex-sex.'

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Porn actress Taylor Slow asks the guys to find her stalker; Sarah asks her father to check out her new boyfriend, Steve; Ingmar is sure he'll find some dirt on Steve; Axel infiltrates Jane McKinney's agency.

Younger - "The Incident at Pound Ridge" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sparks fly at the annual Empirical Publishing picnic. Liza finds herself caught between Josh and Charles.

Odd Mom Out - "Weber M.D." (Bravo, 9:30PM ET/PT)
By day, Jill shoots Brooke's new line of Von Weber wares, and by night, she and Vanessa investigate a rash of infections plaguing the Upper ``Yeast'' Side; Candace seeks answers for why she keeps getting called ``Candy Ass.''

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Wednesday, August 23

  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - Watch David on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jessica Capshaw (Odd Man Out) - Jessica guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon discusses his new NBC show Marlon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Goods Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John joins Clinton to create a classic carnival treat in the kitchen on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/Living with Fran/The Nanny) - Fran talks about reducing your cancer risk and see her own anti-cancer regimen on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh is a guest on a repet of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.