Friday, December 23, 2022

2022 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day TV Marathons & Movies

Antenna TV Classic Christmas Collection

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 Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas 2022 edition, concluding on Christmas Day 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 Freeform include The Santa Clause and Home Alone. However, our pick of the marathons is once again on Antenna TV! Starting Christmas Eve they have a "Classic Christmas Collection" marathon beginning at 10am on Christmas Eve through 5am Christmas Day. Then they will have a "Christmas Through the Years" marathon on Christmas Day running from 10am-5am following The Yule Log. Shows airing during these two events include Father Knows Best to Bewitched to Designing Women to Three's Company! Sister network Rewind TV will have similar marathons on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with shows such as The Facts of Life, Diff'rent Strokes and The Drew Carey Show. The MeTV Network will also have holiday episodes of their series for their A Very Merry MeTV block but also The Ed Sullivan Show Christmas special on Christmas Day from 8pm-10pm. It's a Christmas conundrum! COZI TV has its A Very Cozi Christmas marathon on Christmas Day starting at 11am with holiday episodes of shows like Little House, Frasier, Gimme a Break!, Amen, and Roseanne through 11pm. VH1 has sitcoms on Christmas Day such as Martin, The Wayans Bros. and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Some of the other stuff includes Decades' annual A Christmas "Carol" binge of Carol Burnett and Friends starting Christmas Eve and running through the weekend. TV Land will have blocks of their sitcoms such as Roseanne, Mike & Molly, Mom, Old Christine, Two and a Half Men, The Golden Girls, The King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond all on Christmas Eve and Day. Marathons of Married...with Children, Mama's Family and Three's Company on Christmas Eve & Day are a few things you will see on Logo. BBC America has a Doctor Who marathon that starts Christmas Day at 2:30am and lasting til 2pm! Comedy Central goes for laughs of course with its 31 Days of Holiday Survival, with The Office on Christmas Eve and holiday episodes, movies and specials like Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special on Christmas Day. AMC has Rankin/Bass specials mixed in with movies. BUZZR has its annual Betty White Christmas stunt, see info here.

For the 26th straight year in a row Turner will have its annual A Christmas Story (1983) 24-hour movie marathon on TBS from 8pm Christmas through 8pm Christmas night! TNT will also the stunt from 9pm-9pm! TBS also has Friends and The Big Bang Theory Christmas episode blocks leading into the movie. E! will air a marathon of the classic film It's a Wonderful Life all Christmas day from 3am-3am. Who knew that E! aired sitcoms, catch some (Last Man Standing, Modern Family, and Saved by the Bell) this weekend. Tons of other movie/film marathons on other nets like Bad Santa franchise on MTV, Harry Potter franchise on USA, Friday on VH1, Cars on FX, and Indiana Jones on Paramount Network on Xmas Eve and their hit series Yellowstone on Xmas Day. And NYC! WPIX has its annual holiday line-up set with 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, March of the Wooden Soliders, The Yule Log and The Honeymooners on Christmas 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!

Antenna TV Christmas Through the Years


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, May 22

Abbott Elementary - "Party" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
It’s the last day of school! Ahead of summer vacation, Janine throws the perfect end-of-year party for her colleagues and friends, taking all their interests into consideration.

The Conners - "Less Money, More Problems" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Mark takes on odd jobs, determined to find a way to pay for school. Meanwhile, Darlene grapples with her emotions when she discovers her household is about to change dramatically.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Wednesday, May 22

  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Amy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous/Champaign ILL) - Jay appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Girls5eva/Vice Principals/Cougar Town/Love, Inc.) - Busy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andy Richter (Andy Barker, P.I./Quintuplets/Andy Richter Controls the Universe) and Aasif Mandvi (The Brink) - Andy and Aasif are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Blockbuster/The Millers/Bent/'Til Death) - JB appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) - Quinta is joining Drew for the whole show and we're celebrating her with all things Philadelphia on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings. She's also telling Drew about earning an honorary degree from Temple University, watching sitcoms growing up, and what kind of project she would like to write next.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke (Master of Me out in November) and her sister, Loreal Palmer (Keep Living), tell Sherri all about their new books on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris talks about Station 19 on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Casey Wilson (The Righteous Gemstones/Black Monday/The Hotwives/Marry Me/Happy Endings) and Jessica St. Clair (Space Force/Playing House/Best Friends Forever) - Casey and Jessica are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

Father Knows Best - The Complete Series Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series

12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One
03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One

The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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