2010 Christmas TV programming: Marathons, movies and specials

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After the presents are opened, the halls are decked and the roast beast is carved, a lot of folks are looking to hit the movie theater or settle in front of their favorite holiday movies or TV show marathons. Zap2it's got you covered for all your Christmas weekend TV programming.

Friday, Dec. 24

A&E: "Criminal Minds" marathon

ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys," "Mickey's Christmas Special," "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too," "Jack Frost," "Frosty's Winter Wonderland," "'Tas the Night Before Christmas," "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," "The Year Without Santa Claus" and "Rudolph's Shiny New Year.")
 
AMC: "Miracle on 34th Street," "White Christmas" marathon

Animal Planet: "Planet Earth" marathon

BBC America: "Doctor Who" marathon

Cartoon Network: Various cartoon holiday episodes

CMT: "A Smoky Mountain Christmas," "Larry the Cable Guy's Star-studded Christmas Extravaganza," "Larry the Cable Guy's Hula Palooza Christmas Luau."

Discovery: "Dirty Jobs" marathon

FX: "Horton Hears a Who" marathon
 
Hallmark: Countdown to Christmas ("Moonlight & Mistletoe, "Santa Jr.," "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "Pandora's Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice," "Battle of the Bulbs," "Eloise at Christmastime," "Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle," "Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle"

HGTV: "House Hunters International" marathon

History: "UFO Hunters," "American Pickers" marathon

Lifetime: "WIll & Grace," "Frasier," "How I Met Your Mother," "Reba" holiday episodes, holiday movie marathon ("Will You Merry Me?", "A Christmas Wedding," "Eve's Christmas," "A Boyfriend for Christmas")

Nat Geo Wild: "Swamp Men" marathon

NBC: "It's a Wonderful Life" in primetime

Spike TV: "Star Wars" movie marathon

Style: "Supernanny" marathon

Syfy: "Star Trek: The Next Generation" marathon, "Eureka," "Warehouse 13" holiday episodes

TBS: "A Christmas Story" marathon
 
TCM: Holiday movie marathon ("In the Good Old Summertime," "Scrooge," "The Bishop's Wife," "Make Way for Tomorrow," "Remember the Night," "Meet Me in ST. Louis," "Bell, Book & Candle.")

TLC: "Four Weddings," "The Lottery Changed My Life," "CHristmas Lights" marathon
 
TV Land: "All In the Family," "The Jeffersons," "Good Times," "Andy Griffith Show," "Sanford & Son," "Roseanne," "The Nanny," "Home Improvement," "Three's Company," "M*A*S*H" holiday episodes, "National Lampoon Christmas Vacation"

VH1: "Celebrity Rehab" marathon

WGN: "Beverly Hillbillies," "Matlock," "Walker, Texas Ranger," "Cheers," "How I Met Your Mother" holiday episodes, "Miracle on 34th Street," "A Diva's Christmas Carol," "The Man Who Saved Christmas," "Secret of Giving."


Saturday, Dec. 25

A&E: "Sell This House," "Storage Wars" marathon

ABC: Disney Parks Christmas Day parade

ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas ("A Flintstone Christmas," "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," "The Year Without Santa Claus," "Miracle on 34th Street," "Santa Buddies," "The Santa Clause," "Home Alone 2," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

AMC: "Scrooged" marathon

Animal Planet, "Cats," "Dogs," "Pets 101" marathon

BBC America: "Doctor Who" marathon

Bio: "Celebrity Ghost Stories" marathon

Bravo: "Real Housewives of New Jersey," "House" marathon

Cartoon Network: Various cartoon holiday episodes

Discovery: "Mythbusters" marathon

ESPN2: "30 for 30" marathon

FOX: "TV's Funniest Holiday Moments," a Paley Center for Media special

FX: "Horton Hears a Who" marathon

GSN: "The Newlywed Game" marathon

Hallmark: Countdown to Christmas ("Eloise at Christmastime, "Fallen Angel," "Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle," "Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle," "Battle of the Bulbs," "Silver Bells," "Fallen Angel," "The Christmas Card," "Moonlight & Mistletoe," "A Season for Miracles," "The Ultimate Gift," "One Christmas")

HGTV: "House Hunters" marathon

History: Bible marathon ("The Da Vinci Code," "Angels - Good or Evil," "Angels & Demons," "The Bible Code," "The Bible Code 2," "The Forbidden Bible," "Banned from the Bible 2," "God vs. Satan," "The Fact of Jesus,")

Lifetime: Holiday movies ("12 Men of Christmas," "The Christmas Hope," "Christmas Blessing," Comfort and Joy," "Undercover Christmas," "A Diva's Christmas Carol")
 
Logo: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Noah's Arc" marathon

MSNBC: "Lockup" marathon

MTV: "That '70s Show" marathon
 
Nat Geo: "Hooked" marathon

Nat Geo Wild: "Expedition Wild" marathon

NBC: Holiday parade

Spike TV: "Star Wars" movies marathon

Style: "Jerseylicious" marathon

Syfy: Ocean-based monster movies ("Sea Snakes, "Frankenfish," "Eye of the Beast," "Lake Placid 3," "Malibu Shark Attack," "Shark Swarm - Part I," "Shark Swarm - Part II," "Sea Beast," "Snakehead Terror," "Spring Break Shark Attack"

TBS: "A Christmas Story" maratho

TLC: "Christmas Lights," "Fabulous Cakes," "Cake Boss" marathon

Travel: "Man vs. Food" marathon
 
TV Land: Holiday episodes of "Roseanne," "The Nanny," "THree's Company," "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," "The Jeffersons," "Good Times," "Bewitched," "Andy Griffith Show," "Sanford & Son," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Home Improvement"

VH1: "I Love the New Millenium," best of "I Love The [Decade]" marathon

WE: "The Golden Girls" marathon

WGN: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" marathon

 

Sunday, Dec. 26

A&E: "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" marathon

ABC: "The Sound of Music"

Animal Planet: "Whale Wars" marathon

BBC America: "Law & Order: UK" marathon

Bravo: "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" marathon

Discovery: "American Choppers" marathon

E!: "Married to Rock" marathon

ESPN2: "Strongest Man 2010" marathon

FOX: Holiday episodes of "The Simpsons," "The Cleveland Show," "Family Guy"

Golf: "The Haney Project - Ray Romano" marathon

GSN: "High Stakes Poker" marathon

Hallmark: Holiday movies ("Finding John Christmas," "When Angels Come to Town," "The Christmas Card," "Three Wife Women," "Gift of the Magi," "Finding John Christmas," "When Angels Come to Town," "The Ultimate Gift," "The Christmas Choir," "Angel of Pennsylvania," "Pandora's Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice," "Gift of the Magi"
 
Hallmark Movie: "Jane Doe" marathon

History: "Modern Marvels" marathon

Lifetime
: Perfect movies ("Her Perfect Spouse," "The Perfect Assistant," "The Perfect Wife," "The Perfect Marriage," "The Perfect Nanny," "The Perfect Teacher"

MTV: "True Life" marathon

MTV2: "Run's House" marathon

Nat Geo: "Drugs, Inc." marathon

Nat Geo Wild: "My Dog Ate What?" marathon

Spike TV: "CSI" marathon

Style: "Jerseylicious" marathon

TLC: "Hard Evidence" marathon

TNT: "Law & Order" marathon

Travel: "Mysteries at the Museum," "When Vacations attack marathon

TV Land: "The Nanny," "Everybody Loves Raymond" marathon

USA: "NCIS" marathon



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