Christmas TV Marathons List for Dec. 23- 26, 2011

Looking for THE GRINCH? Maybe you'd rather watch A CHRISTMAS STORY? Do you prefer holiday-themed episodes of your fave series? Or maybe you just want to escape the holidays, and catch a marathon of all INDIANA JONES movies or series like DOCTOR WHO?

Well, we have you covered.

Tomorrow, Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), sees my favorites lining up:

Doctor Who (BBC America, 12 am – 8 pm) The British sci-fi series is topped off by Doctor Who: Best of the Christmas Specials at 8 pm.

Ridiculousness (MTV, 2 – 7:30 am) Rob Dyrdek fans eat it up, title says it all.

Harper’s Island (Chiller, 6 am – 7 pm)  A replay of the CBS horror-thriller delivers a nightmare before Christmas.

Oddities (Science Channel, 6 am – Sunday, 6 am)  Love this one, go to Obscura Antiques & Oddities, and you’ll be treated to a new episode, “Holiday Bizarre,” at 9 pm on Saturday.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo, 6 am – Sunday, 4 am)  Botox, filler and shadenfreude oh my! With some capicolla on the side.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network, 7 am – noon) Let's face it, everyone needs to be on a diet after the holidays, this is American food porn at it's best.

American Guns (Discovery, 9 am –4 pm)  Ammo and holiday cheer!

I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant (OWN, 9 am – 8 pm)  Nothing says Christmas like the birth of a baby...

Teen Mom 2 (MTV, 9:30 am – Sunday, 1:30 am)  which takes us to a life of poverty and regrets...

NCIS (USA Network, 10 am – Sunday, 2 am)  I have never been able to watch one episode, yet its been on a hundred years...

Strangers With Candy (Logo, noon – 4 pm)  I wish Amy Sedaris and David Sedaris were my neighbors...

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photo by April MacIntyre ©M&C


Dog the Bounty Hunter (A&E, 1 pm – Sunday, 4:02 am)  I interviewed the Dogs at the red carpet for Sheen's roast. Still have not recovered from the sun damaged man nips I spied...

Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide (TeenNick, 1 – 9 pm)  Kids take note

Sex and the City (Style Network, 1 – 7:30 pm) Is this the season where Carrie gets dumped by sticky note?

Sons of Guns (Discovery, 4 pm – Sunday, 2 am) For the paramilitarist in you

Swamp People (History, 4 pm – Sunday, 4:02 am) Don't flush alligators down the toilet please.

Snooze-a-Thon (Sprout, 6 pm – Sunday, 6 am) Kids take note


A Christmas Story (TBS, 8 pm – Sunday, 8 pm) The holy grail of American Christmas experience!! Ralphie! Scut Farkus! Yellow Eyes! (Bonus: The guy who portrayed Flick, who got his tongue stuck to the pipe did some porn) The Bumpuses Hound dogs! LOVE!

Bob’s Christmas Eve Picks (TCM, 8 pm – Sunday, 6 am) 

Classic movie time-wheee!

Christmas Crazy (Travel Channel, 8 – 9 pm)  Title says it all, the cuckoo birds do up Christmas

The Nerdist (BBC America, 9 – 10 pm)  Pop culture rewind

The Graham Norton Show (BBC America, 10 – 11 pm) I love him. Norton is the Irish equivalent of a dash of Wendy Williams and dollop of Greg Proops.

Christmas in Chelsea Square (CBS, 11:35 pm – Sunday, 12:35 am)  Live from New York City’s Chelsea district, will feature Scripture readings, choral works and musical performances.

Our site friends at have sent their mondo Christmas weekend list, so regardless of your viewing pleasure, you will find something on TV Tango's list of specials, episodes, movies and marathons during the long Christmas weekend -- from Thursday through Monday: LIST

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