Christmas marathons: 'Duck Dynasty,' the yule log and more

2013-christmas-marathons-doctor-who-duck-dynasty-snow-beast.jpgChristmas Eve and Christmas Day are offering up a few gems this year in terms of marathons or specials. You've got everything from "Doctor Who" to a winter-themed marathon of Syfy monster movies to more Christmas movie marathons than you can shake a stick at. Plus, the Hub is offering four hours of the "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" yule log on Christmas morning, which we're intrigued by.

Don't forget to set your DVRs if you aren't able to watch live. All times Eastern.

Tuesday, Dec. 24

ABC: "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" animation, 8 p.m., Jim Carrey movie, 8:30 p.m.

ABC Family: Christmas movie marathon, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. ("Deck the Halls," "Prancer," "The Polar Express," "The Santa Clause," "The Santa Clause 2," "The Santa Clause 3") 

BBC America: "Doctor Who" marathon, 8 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

BET: "Roots" marathon, 8 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. the next day

Bravo: "Real Housewives of Atlanta" marathon, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Chiller: "Haven" marathon, 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. the next day

Cloo: "House" marathon, 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

ESPN: The Hawaii Bowl, NCAA football, Boise St. vs. Oregon St., 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Hallmark: Christmas movie marathon, 4 a.m. to 2 a.m. the next day ("Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus," "A Christmas Wedding Tail," "The Dog Who Saved Christmas," "Meet the Santas," "Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle," "Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle," "Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus," "Meet the Sants," "Finding Christmas," "Hats Off to Christmas!", "Fir Crazy")

Ion: Christmas movie marathon, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day ("A Christmas Wedding Date," "12 Wishes of Christmas," "All I Want for Christmas," "Christmas Belle," "Defending Santa," "Christmas Twister," "A Star for Christmas," "Anything But Christmas")

IFC: "Malcolm in the Middle" marathon, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

NBC: "It's a Wonderful Life," 8 p.m.

Starz: 24 hours of "Elf," starting at noon

Starz Comedy: 24 hours of "Bad Santa," staring at noon

Starz Kids: 24 hours of "Arthur Christmas," staring at noon

TBS: 24 hours of "A Christmas Story," 8 p.m. to 8 p.m. Christmas Day

USA: "Modern Family" marathon, 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 25

A&E: "Duck Dynasty" marathon, 3:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

ABC: Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, 10 a.m. to noon, NBA basketball 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Thunder at Knicks, Heat at Lakers)

ABC Family: Christmas movie marathon, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. ("Muppet Christmas Carol," "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," "The Santa Clause," "The Santa Clause 2," "The Santa Clause 3," National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation")

BBC America: "Doctor Who" marathon, 8 a.m. to  6 a.m. the next day, including "Farewell to Matt Smith" at 8 p.m. and "The Time of the Doctor" at 9 p.m.

Chiller: "Pushing Daisies" marathon, 8 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

Cloo: "White Collar" marathon, 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

Encore Spotlight: Quentin Tarantino "A Very Quentin X-Mas," 11:30 a.m. to midnight ("Reservoir Dogs," "Jackie Brown," "Kill Bill Vol 1," "Kill Bill Vol. 2," "Reservoir Dogs," "Jackie Brown")

ESPN: NBA basketball, Bulls at Nets, noon; Rockets at Spurs, 8 p.m.; Clippers at Warriors, 10:30 p.m.

ESPN 2: College basketball, Diamond Head Classic, consolation and finals, 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. (teams TBD)

Hallmark: Christmas movie marathon, 2 a.m. to 2 a.m. the next day ("The Santa Switch," "Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle," "The Thanksgiving House," "The Santa Switch," "Hats Off to Christmas!", "Catch a Christmas Star," "The Christmas Spirit," "Finding Christmas," "Fir Crazy," "Snow Bride," "Window Wonderland," "A Very Merry Mix-Up," "The Christmas Ornament," "Let It Snow," "Snow Bride")

The Hub: "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" yule log, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

IFC: National Lampoon movie marathon, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.    `

Ion: Christmas movie marathon, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next day ("Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas," "Christmas Mail," "A Christmas Kiss," "A Golden Christmas," "A Golden Christmas 2," "A Golden Christmas 3," "Holiday Road Trip")

Lifetime: Christmas movie marathon, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. the next day ("The March Sisters at Christmas," "Christmas in Paradise," "The Road to Christmas," "Christmas Angel," "Crazy for Christmas," "Home by Christmas," "A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride," "Comfort and Joy," "A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride")

Lifetime Movie Network: Christmas movie marathon, 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. the next day ("Holly's Holiday," "Christmas on Chestnut Street," "On Strike for Christmas," "12 Men of Christmas," "A Diva's Christmas Carol," "Holiday Switch," "Home for the Holidays," "A Country Christmas Story," "The Christmas Hope," "A Country Christmas Story")

Syfy: Winter monster/disaster movie marathon, 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day ("2012: Ice Age," "Ice Spiders," "Ice Road Terror," "Yeti," "Snow Beast," "Ice Quake," "Snowmageddon," "Ice Twisters," "Snowmageddon")

TBS: 24 hours of "A Christmas Story," airing until 8 p.m.

TLC: "Undercover Boss" marathon, noon to 3 a.m. the next day

Up!: The Yule Log, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., then "The Heart of Christmas," "Angel in the House," "Silver Bells"
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