What to Watch Tonight

Christmas Story Marathon, A Wonderful Life and More

  • Netflix
    Dawn of the Croods

    Series premiere (all episodes): A continuation of the Dreamworks film finds Eep, Grug, Thunk, Ugga, Sandy and Gran discovering a number of firsts, from slumber parties to elections.

  • Starz
    Black Sails Marathon

    Through 10 pm | Captain Flint and John Silver’s seafaring adventures continue in all 10 Season 2 episodes. (Find return date.)

  • Spike
    Back to the Future Marathon

    Through 1:30 am | Nothing says “Christmas” quite like Libyan terrorists, time travel and countless commercial interruptions!

  • TBS
    A Christmas Story

    Through Friday at 8 pm | Ralphie may or may not grow up to be an advocate for gun control after nearly shooting his eye out. Watch him do it — 12 times in a row!

  • Stars Kids & Family
    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Marathon

    Through Friday at 8 pm | There must be someone out there who wants 13 consecutive airings of Jim Carrey’s live-action Grinch adaptation… right?

  • Encore
    Die Hard

    There will be no “yippee ki yay, Mister Falcons” during the premium cabler’s broadcast of this quintessential Christmas movie. (Die Hard 2 follows at 10:15 pm.)

  • NBC
    It's a Wonderful Life

    Settle in with your loved ones and re-re-re-relive the 1946 classic, which stars Jimmy Stewart as a banker who learns what life would have been like without him.

  • ABC
    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    A broadcast of the 1965 ‘toon is followed by an encore of the Kristen Bell-hosted retrospective with performances by Kristen Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison, Sarah McLachlan and Boyz II Men.

  • The CW
    Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

    TV’s first-ever animated holiday special is really just a Magoo’d take on the classic Charles Dickens tale. Basically, it’s A Christmas Carol if Ebenezer Scrooge was nearsighted.

  • CBS
    May Peace Prevail on Earth: An Interfaith Christmas Special

    Scripture readings, music and carols fill the hour-long interfaith service from St. Gregory’s of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco.