What to Watch Tonight

Doctor Who's Last Christmas, Mean Girls-athon and More

  • TNT/TBS
    A Christmas Story Marathon

    Through 8 pm | The annual 24-hour marathon continues, for those who have yet to get their fill of leg lamps, bunny costumes and BB-gun advisories.

  • IFC
    Batman Marathon

    Through 5 pm | Today’s batch kicks off with a pair of King Tut capers, and closes with a double-pump of Clock King.

  • ABC
    Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration

    Performers for this pinnacle of corporate synergy include Ariana Grande (of course), Prince Royce, Gavin DeGraw, Austin & Ally‘s Laura Marano and Trey Songz.

  • WE tv
    Mean Girls Marathon

    Through 1 am | On Christmas Day, we wear red. Or green. (I’ve actually never seen this in its entirety, so maybe today is the day!..?)

  • ABC Family
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    I know, we’ve already watched it twice this month. (Or is that just me?) But the squirrel on Clark’s back never stops being funny.

  • PBS
    Call the Midwife Holiday Special

    Rehearsals for the Sunday School Christmas concert inconvenience the nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House; Chummy takes over York Lodge after an outbreak of chicken pox; and Dr. Turner treats two former residents of a now-closed mental hospital.

  • Fox
    Bones

    Repeat to Revisit: This is an encore of the season premiere, so… yeah. In case you care to “go there” again on this holly-jolly day.

  • NBC
    How Murray Saved Christmas

    TVLine readers gave this new holiday special a rather kosher grade of “B-“ when it bowed this month. (Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas encores at 8:30.)

  • ABC
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    Here is the Boris Karloff-narrated classic, as always presented without ribbons, tags, packages, boxes or bags. (Just keep the remote handy, because the bombastic Jim Carrey version follows at 8:30!)

  • BBC America
    Doctor Who: Last Christmas

    The Doctor and Clara face their last Christmas, trapped on an arctic base and under attack from terrifying creatures. Who you gonna call? Santa Claus, of course!

  • DirecTV Audience Network
    Black Mirror: White Christmas

    Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm stars in the 90-minute holiday installment of the sci-fi/anthology series, playing a man who makes his living coaching people in unorthodox (OK, disturbing) ways.

  • PBS
    Vicious Holiday Special

    Join Freddie and Stuart for a holiday soiree with neighbor Ash and feisty friend Violet.