With the holiday season upon us, now is the time that you can not expect too much in the way of new programming; and with TV guides making you look through pages and pages for you to figure out what’s actually new, we want to be there to lend a helping hand by sharing some of the great Christmas specials or marathons of your favorite show worth checking out.
Today, we’re focusing on the start of what we really feel to be Marathon Season: Sunday, December 22. There’s a ton of great stuff worth looking out for, whether it be some classics, some non-Christmas marathons to put on while you wrap gifts, or some classic movies that may now remind you of Carrie Underwood. (Note: All times are Eastern.)
7:00 a.m. – Starting here and running through the entire day, ABC Family will be running holiday movies that include multiple editions of “The Santa Clause,” “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and more. The marathon runs until 11:00 p.m..
8:00 a.m. – History Channel marathons begin. There are a ton of them taking place here, starting with “American Restoration” and then going into “Counting Cars” at noon, “Pawn Stars” at 3:00, and then two hours of “Ax Men” at 8:00.
12:00 p.m. – USA begins a marathon of “Law & Order: SVU” that runs all the way until 11:00 p.m. that evening.
5:00 p.m. – A&E begins a “Duck Dynasty” marathon that goes until 4:00 a.m., which is of course particularly ironic given everything that is going on there.
7:00 p.m. – “The Sound of Music” (the Julie Andrews one) airs on ABC. While this isn’t a holiday movie necessarily, it is one of those flicks that people love to watch this time of year.
The marathons are going to really start to push into full force come Monday and Tuesday, and if you follow this link, we’ll have more news about both what is on and what isn’t on for the weekend. Also, you can subscribe here to get news on holiday specials and other things TV delivered to your email every Sunday.