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Let Holiday Season Commence: Here’s Your Guide to This Weekend’s Best TV Marathons

Get out your comfiest pants, snuggle under a cozy blanket and pour yourself a tall glass of wine — the holiday TV marathon season has begun! With a tumultuous year soon to be behind Us, we’ve rounded up some of the best showings of classic movies and shows to help you wind down and hold you over into 2017.

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From A Christmas Story to Criminal Minds, there’s a channel and a series for everyone to enjoy this holiday weekend. Or if The Golden Girls and Will & Grace are more your speed, there’s plenty of that too. (All times listed below are in ET.)

Peter Billingsley
Peter Billingsley in ‘A Christmas Story.’

Friday, December 23

Science Channel
Midnight to 5 a.m. on January 3: Mythbusters

Spike TV
6 p.m. to midnight on December 24: Cops

3:30 a.m.: Wake Me When It’s Over
6 a.m.: John Goldfarb, Please Come Home
7:40 a.m.: Way … Way Out
9:30 a.m.: The Pleasure Seekers
11:20 a.m.: A Flea in Her Ear
12:55 p.m.: Beloved Infidel

9 to 11 a.m.: Criminal Minds

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Will & Grace

8 a.m.: Holly’s Holiday
10 a.m.: The Santa Con
12 p.m.: Kristin’s Christmas Past
2 p.m.: A Snow Globe Christmas
4 p.m.: All I Want for Christmas
6 p.m.: All About Christmas Eve
8 p.m.: Last Chance for Christmas
10:02 p.m.: 12 Men of Christmas

3 to 10 p.m.: Snapped

2:04 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Law & Order

Related: PHOTOS: TV Shows Gone Too Soon!

Saturday, December 24


8 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 25: A Christmas Story

8:15 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Lethal Weapon (all four films)

10 a.m. to 11 p.m.: NCIS

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Shameless

3 a.m.: Weekend in Havana
4:25 a.m.: That Night in Rio
6 a.m.: Wintertime
7:25 a.m.: If I’m Lucky
8:45 a.m.: Weekend in Havana
10:10 a.m.: That Night in Rio
11:45 a.m.: The Gang’s All Here
1:30 p.m.: Something for the Boys

Tim Allen
Tim Allen in ‘The Santa Clause.’


7 a.m.: Jack Frost
8:05 a.m.: Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
9:40 a.m.: Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
11:15 a.m.: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
12:20 p.m.: The Year Without a Santa Claus
1:25 p.m.: Arthur Christmas
3:30 p.m.: The Polar Express
5:35 p.m.: The Santa Claus
7:40 p.m.: Elf
9:45 p.m.: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
11:55 p.m.: Scrooged

9 a.m.: Christmas Mail
11 a.m.: A Cinderella Christmas
1 p.m.: Christmas With the Andersons
3 p.m.: A Firehouse Christmas
5 p.m.: A Husband for Christmas
7 p.m.: A Christmas in Vermont
9 p.m.: A Golden Christmas
11 p.m.: A Golden Christmas 2

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The Getaway
5 to 10 p.m.: Knife Fight

6 a.m. to midnight: Ridiculousness

TV Land
3 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Roseanne
4 p.m. to 9 p.m.: The Golden Girls

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Will & Grace

Noon: On Strike for Christmas
2 p.m.: A Christmas Wedding Date
4 p.m.: Christmas on the Bayou
6 p.m.: Dear Secret Santa
8 p.m.: The Flight Before Christmas
10:02 p.m.: A Gift Wrapped Christmas

Related: The Best Holiday Movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and HBO Now

Sunday, December 25

3 p.m. to midnight: A Christmas Carol

Noon to 8 p.m.: Say Yes to the Dress

Noon: The Cowboys
3 p.m.: The Outlaw Josey Wales
6 p.m.: El Dorado
9 p.m.: Big Jake
11:30 p.m.: Rio Bravo

Will Ferrell Elf


9:10 a.m.: Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
11:20 a.m.: Arthur Christmas
1:25 p.m.: The Polar Express
3:30 p.m.: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
4:35 p.m.: The Year Without a Santa Claus
5:40 p.m.: Elf
7:45 p.m.: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
9:55 p.m.: Scrooged

1 to 6 p.m.: Leverage

8 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Beowulf

TV Land
8:24 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The Golden Girls

11 a.m.: Noel
1 p.m.: Finding Mrs. Claus
3 p.m.: The Christmas Gift
5 p.m.: Christmas in the City
7 p.m.: Dear Santa
9 p.m.: Christmas With the Kranks
11:02 p.m.: Dear Santa

WGN America
9 a.m. to 11 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos

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