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 (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

Friday, October 21

Last Man Standing - "Trick or Treat" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Halloween and the Baxter family is excited for their annual party, except for Mike who’s reluctantly tasked with choosing the theme. In hopes of turning everyone against the holiday, Mike decides that maybe if the whole family has to dress up like each other they’ll end up making fun of one another. Eve dresses up like Mandy and Mandy dresses down like Eve, Kristin and Ryan swap roles, and Mike shows up to the party as… Donald Trump!? The impersonating turns into bickering but in the end, the Baxters come together to support Vanessa as she learns that she’s being laid off.

Dr. Ken - "D.K.'s Korean Ghost Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
On Halloween, Allison is disappointed the holiday doesn’t seem to scare Dave anymore, meaning her little boy is growing up, perhaps too fast. But that might change after D.K. tells a scary Korean gwishin (ghost) story. The Park family, as well as the gang at Welltopia, bring the story to life playing the various gwishins.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Jack" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marcus deals with the loss of one of his former teammates.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 17)

Friday, October 21

  • Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Matthew on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends) - Matt is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah talks about Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1:15pm.
  • Lindsay Sloane (The Odd Couple/The Stones/Mr. Rhodes) - Lindsay visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Tom and Ron will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian talks about King Cobra on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Netflix's Good Girls Revolt on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jennifer Grey (Red Oaks/It's Like, You Know...) - Jennifer joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) and Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Thomas and Jason are guests on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marisa appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Paul Reiser (Red Oaks/Mad About You/The Paul Reiser Show) - Paul is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.