Marathons, Football, and New Year's Rockin' Eve

Most TV shows are on hiatus over the holidays, but that doesn't mean there isn't anything to watch. Here's what we'll be tuning into over the holidays; we'll be back on January 3 with our regular nightly picks.

(Psst! Be sure to check your local listings to find times and networks for all sporting events.)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24

Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Syfy
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, 6 p.m., COMEDY
It's A Wonderful Life, 8 p.m., NBC
A Christmas Story marathon, 8 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, TBS
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Hawaii Bowl: Tulsa v. Hawaii

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25

Doctor Who marathon, 12 a.m. to 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, BBC America (with a break for Matt Smith's appearance on The Graham Norton Show at 10:20 p.m.)
Freaks and Geeks marathon, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, IFC
House marathon, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, BRAVO
NBA Basketball: Bulls v. Knicks, Heat v. Lakers, Celtics v. Magic

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26

NCIS marathon, 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, USA
The Sound of Music, 7 p.m., ABC
Sarah Palin's Alaska, 9 p.m., TLC
Running Wilde, 9:30 p.m., FOX
NFL Footoball: Giants v. Packers, Vikings v. Eagles
Little Caesar's Bowl: Florida International v. Toldeo

MONDAY, DECEMBER 27

Keeping Up with Kardashians marathon, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., E!
Intervention, 9 p.m., A&E;
The Closer, 9 p.m., TNT
Hoarders, 10 p.m., A&E;
Men of a Certain Age, 10 p.m., TNT
NFL Football: Saints v. Falcons
NHL Hockey: Wild v. Blue Jackets
NCAA Men's Basketball: Connecticut v. Pittsburgh
Independence Bowl: Air Force v. Georgia Tech

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28

What Not to Wear, 8 p.m. & 9 p.m., TLC
Kennedy Center Honors, 9 p.m., CBS
NHL Hockey: Bruins v. Lightning
NCAA Men's Baskeball: Minnesota v. Wisconsin, Fairfield v. Florida, North Carolina v. Rutgers, Providence v. Syracuse, Long Beach State v. UC Santa Barbara
Champs Sports Bowl: West Virginia v. North Carolina State
Insight Bowl: Iowa v. Missouri

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29

Flipping Out marathon, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., BRAVO
Undercovers, 8 p.m., NBC
Dog the Bounty Hunter, 8 p.m., A&E;
NCAA Basketball: Georgetown v. Notre Dame, Duke v. North Carolina Greensboro, Marquette v. Vanderbilt, Texas Arlington v. Kansas, Mississippi State v. St. Mary's
Military Bowl: East Carolina v. Maryland
Texas Bowl: Baylor v. Illinois
Alamo Bowl: Arizona v. Oklahoma State

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30

The Real Housewives of Orange County marathon, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., BRAVO
Burn Notice marathon, 6 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, USA
NBA Basketball: Knicks v. Magic, Spurs v. Mavericks
NCAA Men's Basketball: Temple v. Villanova
NCAA Women's Basketball: Connecticut v. Stanford
Armed Forces Bowl: Army v. SMU
Pinstripe Bowl: Kansas State v. Syracuse
Music City Bowl: North Carolina State v. Tennessee
Holiday Bowl: Nebraska v. Washington

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31

Criminal Minds marathon, 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday, A&E;
The Twilight Zone marathon, 8 a.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, Syfy
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, 11:30 p.m., ABC
New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, 11:30 p.m., NBC
NBA Basketball: Nets v. Bulls
NHL Hockey: Coyotes v. Blues
NCAA Men's Basketball: Kentucky v. Louisville, Northwestern v. Purdue, College of Charleston v. Tennessee, Florida v. Xavier, Ohio State v. Indiana, South Florida v. Connecticut, Seton Hall v. Cincinnati, Hawaii v. Nevada, Oklahoma State v. Gonzaga
Meineke Car Care Bowl: Clemson v. South Florida
Sun Bowl: Miami v. Notre Dame
Liberty Bowl: Central Florida v. Georgia
Chick-Fil-A Bowl: Florida State v. South Carolina

SATURDAY, JANUARY 1

The Larry Sanders Show marathon, 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, IFC
Jersey Shore marathon, 8 a.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, MTV
Tournament of Roses Parade, 11 a.m., ABC
V marathon, 8 to 11 p.m., ABC
NHL Hockey: Capitals v. Penguins
NCAA Men's Basketball: West Virginia v. Marquette, Notre Dame v. Syracuse, Boston College v. South Carolina, Wichita State v. Bradley
Outback Bowl: Penn State v. Florida
Capital One Bowl: Alabama v. Michigan State
Gator Bowl: Michigan v. Mississippi State
Ticket City Bowl: Northwestern v. Texas Tech
Rose Bowl: Wisconsin v. TCU
Fiesta Bowl: Connecticut v. Oklahoma

SUNDAY, JANUARY 2

Mr. Show marathon, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., IFC
Law and Order: SVU marathon, 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, USA
Desperate Housewives, 9 p.m., ABC
Iron Chef America, 8 p.m., FOOD
Brothers and Sisters, 10 p.m., ABC
Top Gear, 10 p.m., HIST
NFL Football: Chargers v. Broncos
NCAA Men's Basketball: Rutgers v. Villanova

What will you be watching over the holidays?

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I've got my own marathons to watch. I'll be watching Space: 1999 Season 1 blu-ray, Lois And Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman, and the PBS Battlefield Vietnam Series. I will take a break and watch the Music City bowl from my hometown and the NFL games.
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Gotta watch the Rose Bowl parade on KTLA CH 5 in LA
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Primeval comes "Back from Extinction" this saturday on BBC America!!!!!
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Chuck marathon,.
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The Closer on Monday, Criminal Minds on Friday.
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The Soup this Friday (24th) and next Friday (31st) since it's a two part year end countdown thing.. Doctor Who Christmas special on Saturday (25th), Tower Prep and Glory Daze on Tuesday (28th), Undercovers and Blue Mountain State on Wednesday (29th). nothing else. at all.
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The Closer, Men of a Certain Age, Undercovers, Football and Basketball (Pros, not college).
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Sarah Palin and that's about it. :P
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The NHL Winter Classic, and lots more hockey.
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horrible, i hate marathons, i can do that any day, there is nothing new coming and that saddens me, its a horrible start to a new year....son of a *********
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The Closer and various marathons.
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I see the marathon being mentioned, but what about the all new Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol?
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guess im going to cinema then....
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So basically nothing to watch except for football and maybe men of a certain age..
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NFL, NCAA Football, NBA, etc
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