Thursday, December 24, 2015

2015 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 2015 edition, concluding on Friday 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 The Santa Clause 3 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 3pm on Christmas Eve running all the way into Christmas night of many classics from Webster 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 9pm hour. It's a Christmas conundrum! COZI TV has its Holidozi marathon continues today and lasting through Christmas Day with shows like Knight Rider, Hart to Hart, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Baywatch. 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 The Facts of Life, Three's Company, Gilligan's Island, Bewitched and The Andy Griffith all on Christmas Day.

Some of the other stuff include WGN America's AFV marathon on Christmas Day from 9am-12am. IFC will give us a That '70s Show marathon on Christmas Day from 6am-6am. E! will give us a Keeping Up with the Kardashians marathon beginning at 8am today lasthing through Christmas Day. It's a Very A Betty White Christmas with a marathon of The Golden Girls on Logo on Christmas Eve from 6pm-2am! Centric has marathons on both Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day, with all-day Family Matters marathons starting at 9am. Sister network BET will turn it over to Ty;er Perry's House of Payne with marathons on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! 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 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. BBC America has a Doctor Who marathon that has already started and lasting all the way to 6am on Monday morning! Pivot will give us a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Christmas Day marathon starting at 10am. USA Network has a NCIS marathon on Christmas Eve starting at 7am lastthing trough Christmas Day. Universal HD will air a marathon of White Collar today beginning at 6am lasting 24-hours. Sister network Cloo has a Suits Christmas Eve marathon starting at 6am for 24 hours.

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 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 11:30am today. FXX will continue its The Four Days of Simps-mas Simpsons blocks today and tomorrow. GSN will present a marathon of Family Feud on Christmas Day beginning at 12 noon. Catch the The Andy Griffith Christmas Special at 8pm on Christmas Day on CBS! And on Christmas Eve, A Charlie Brown Christmas airs at 8pm on ABC!

Movie wise, for the 19th 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! On Christmas Eve on TBS beginning at 6am through 8pm will be holiday episodes of their series like Married with Children, New Girl, and 2 Broke Girls. FX is doing a movie marathon featuring movies like Kung Fu Panda 2 starting at 7am to 5am on Christmas Day. Syfy Channel has a snow monster marathon beginning at 9am on Xmas Eve with films like Ice Quake continuing through Xmas Day. Sundance Channel has a Xmas movie marathon on Christmas Day with classics like Miracle on 34th Street. FXX will air films from 8am-8pm on Xmas Day. Lifetime, LMN, ION, AMC, UP, Spike, ABC Family, THIS tv, Hallmark and Hallmark Movie Channel continue holiday movies marathons on Christmas Eve and Day.

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 (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, January 16

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin vs. the Dutch Elm" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Kevin tries to charm his neighbor into giving him permission to cut down one of her trees, he becomes intimidated by her imposing son, Rutger (retired MMA Fighter and UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten), and invites them over for a non-existent party.

Man with a Plan - "A Dinner Gone Wrong" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Andi and Marcy realize they were rivals in high school, Adam and Don are dragged into the feud and forced to take sides.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Stalking Dead" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Max and Caroline get their big break when they’re cast as zombie extras after they finally arrive at the movie set in Texas where Randy is working. Back at home, Han and Oleg try their hand at construction after they fire the contractor working on the dessert bar. Beth Littleford guest stars as Bonnie, the assistant director of the zombie movie.

The Odd Couple - "Batman vs. The Penguin" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Murph gets Oscar to agree to participate in a regular TV segment where he competes with a penguin at the zoo to predict the winners of hockey games. Also, Emily and Felix take their first steps to becoming just friends. Former professional hockey player Luc Robitaille guest stars as himself.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Monday, January 16

  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Watch Michael on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • B.J. Novak (The Office) - B.J. visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Hodgman (Married) - John is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) - Eugene appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo chats on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael talks about The Founder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.