This year, there are certainly quite a few out there worth checking out — and we’re saying that beyond some of the traditional ones. To the surprise of no one, TBS and TNT are going to be running A Christmas Story starting Christmas Eve night through most of Christmas Day. We’re focusing here primarily on what’s going on with specific TV shows rather than movies.
Remember that all times listed here are Eastern, so adjust accordingly depending on where you are in the country.
Doctor Who – BBC America is airing the science-fiction classic for the entirety of the day — note that there is no formal Christmas Special this year, but this should still get you in the spirit.
Ridiculousness – This marathon is starting late Monday, and will go through 11:00 a.m. on Christmas morning.
Futurama – Like with Doctor Who, Syfy is giving you repeat episodes for the entirety of the day.
Below Deck – Starting at 6:00 a.m. on Christmas Day, Bravo is giving you the reality TV staple. It will run until 10:00 p.m. at night.
Impractical Jokers – This marathon is starting at 7:30 a.m. on Christmas Day, and it is actually going until early Wednesday morning!
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – Given that this is one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, it’s really hard to go wrong with it! It will be airing from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on VH1.
The Andy Griffith Show – Another iconic sitcom, though this one is airing from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on TV Land.
Monk – One of our favorite all-time crime shows will be airing starting at 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on WeTV.
Chopped – Just in case you want to see people cook with a ton of bizarre stuff on Christmas, you can! The marathon runs from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. December 26.
M*A*S*H – Finally, we close here with one more marathon on TV Land. This one begins right after The Andy Griffith Show at 4:00 p.m., and will take you to 8:00 p.m., the start of primetime … not that this matters as much on Christmas.
Clearly, there’s a lot going on as far as marathons go … hopefully, this does help to make up for the supreme lack of new episodes you’re going to be getting.
What are you planning to watch this Christmas Day? Be sure to share some of your thoughts right now in the attached comments. (Photo: BBC.)