What to Watch Today

The Christmas Parade, Call the Midwife Special, Family Guy, It's a Wonderful Life-athon and More

Disney Christmas Parade ABC

On TV this Saturday: Kristin Chenoweth and Darren Criss perform in Disney’s Christmas Parade special, It’s a Wonderful Life runs marathon-style on E! and the classic Grinch cartoon and subsequent Jim Carrey film air back-to-back. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • E!
    It's a Wonderful Life Marathon

    Through midnight | Settle in with loved ones and relive this 1946 classic, which stars Jimmy Stewart as a banker who learns what life would be like without him. (TBS’ annual Christmas Story marathon, which began Friday night, also continues today.)

  • FXX
    Avoid Your Family 'Family Guy' Marathon

    Through Saturday, Jan. 2 at 2 am | Spend the holidays in bed with this week-plus marathon of the animated comedy’s first 19 seasons.

  • ABC
    Disney Parks Magical Christmas Parade

    Two hours: Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Gwen Stefani, Pentatonix and more perform; Derek and Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars), Trevor Jackson (grown-ish) and Sherry Cola (Good Trouble) host.

  • NBC
    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    The classic cartoon follows the title character (voiced by Boris Karloff) on his mission to steal Christmas customs from the people of Whoville. (The 2000 film starring Jim Carrey follows at 8:30 pm.)

  • Fox
    Premier Boxing Champions Special

    Welterweight prospect Vito Mielnicki Jr. faces off against Nicholas DeLomba in a 10-round bout.

  • Lifetime
    Writing Around the Christmas Tree

    TV-movie premiere: A romance novelist (The Equalizer‘s Krystal Joy Brown) learns that in order to write about love, she must first experience it. (How many of this year’s 140+ Christmas movies did you watch?)

  • TNT
    AEW Rampage

    Sammy Guevara takes on Cody Rhodes; Bear Bronson gets in the ring with Hook.

  • PBS
    Call the Midwife: Holiday Special

    93 minutes: It’s a busy Christmas Day at the Nonnatus House, as the maternity home fills with expectant moms and complicated cases.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Series vet Jason Sudeikis hosts this repeat from October; Brandi Carlile performs. (Watch Ted Lasso Christmas short!)