5 items from 2013
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are offering up a few gems this year in terms of marathons or specials. You've got everything from "Doctor Who" to a winter-themed marathon of Syfy monster movies to more Christmas movie marathons than you can shake a stick at. Plus, the Hub is offering four hours of the "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" yule log on Christmas morning, which we're intrigued by.
Don't forget to set your DVRs if you aren't able to watch live. All times Eastern.
Tuesday, Dec. 24
BBC America: "Doctor Who" marathon, 8 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day
Bet: "Roots" marathon, 8 a. »
Your shows may be in reruns now, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to watch this Christmas week. If you look around, you’ll find marathons of TV shows past (Breaking Bad), classic holiday movies (A Christmas Story), new installments of (a few!) current faves and, lest we not forget, Nikita‘s very final mission. So while those chestnuts roast on the fire, relax on the couch with these Christmas picks.
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Monday, December 23
8 pm The Sing-Off (NBC »
Maybe you've already had your fill of holiday programming, but this is when it gets serious.
With Christmas coming at midweek this year, that still leaves several days for networks to offer signs of the season ... some of which have been shown already this year but still are hugely appropriate for viewing. And maybe even more so, the closer to the actual holiday it gets.
Zap2it has selected a sampling of some of the home-screen gifts being presented in the coming days.
"The Wizard of Oz" (Sunday, Dec. 22, TNT): It had a 3-D and IMAX retrofitting recently, but there's something comforting about going "Over the Rainbow" with the Judy Garland-starring 1939 classic at home.
Ready or not... the 2013 holiday season is upon us and along with the busy shopping, cold temperatures and festive decorations come a slew of new yuletide specials and classic favorites. We've compiled the following list to help with your holiday viewing schedule this year!
Monday December 2
Tuesday December 3
An Accidental Christmas - Lifetime 10:00 p.m.
Scrooged - ABC Family 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday December 4
Christmas in Rockefeller Center - NBC 8:00 p.m.
SNL Christmas - NBC 9:00 p.m.
Thursday December 5
The Sound of Music Live - NBC 8:00 p.m.
Friday December 6
Frosty the Snowman - CBS 8:00 p.m.
DeGeneres’ syndie yakker, a perennial Daytime Emmy darling, won a craft and technical awards as well as a nod for directing a talkshow or morning program, in a tie with NBC’s “Today.”
“Sesame Street” took the statuette for preschool program as well as writing and directing for a children’s program. Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who left the show last November after more than 20 years as the beloved Elmo character amid revelations about his sexual relations, won for performer in a children’s program. He also shared in the directing award for “Sesame Street” with three others: Ken Diego, Joey Mazzarino and Matt Vogel.
- Variety Staff
5 items from 2013