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Christmas Weekend Edition


We triple dog dare you to try to find something to watch this weekend! We've got podcasts and other choices below to entertain you.
Of course you could always turn on TBS's Christmas Story marathon [see above] tomorrow and you might have to because there aren't a lot of options until late in the afternoon and evening [see below]. If you are staying up late wrapping presents like me, you will want to turn on TCM for the classic film, The Bishop's Wife, and fix a martini while Cary Grant not-so-platonically woos Loretta Young. Saturday will feature a "Doctor Who" that highlights past Christmas episodes while Sunday an entirely new Christmas special "Doctor Who" airs on BBC America.
Please please please review our Top Ten TV Dramas and Top Ten TV Comedies of 2011 lists and contribute your own favorites for our Reader's Choice post next week!! Put your suggestions here or in the Comments of each respective post.
Please follow LAist and the TV Junkie on Twitter. If you're looking for stuff to listen to while you wrap, please consider subscribing to our Channel Zero podcast and downloading a few episodes. Also check out our suggested podcast episodes of the week in this post.
Happy Holidays to you - thank you for reading the TV Junkie this year!
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: Tonight - "Chuck," "The Life & Times of Tim," "Fashion Police," "Late Show With David Letterman," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." Saturday - Miracle on 34th Street, "Doctor Who," "The Graham Norton Show." Sunday -


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8:00pm Chuck NBC - Chuck Versus the Santa Suit Chuck and Sarah learn who is trying to destroy Carmichael Industries; Ellie's Christmas plans come undone

8:30pm SoCal Connected KCET - LA Tonight with Roy Firestone: David Foster

9:00pm The Life & Times of Tim HBO - Percey Davis Boulevard; Cool Uncle Stu Balls Tim's boss seeks his help; Stu feels rejected by his nephew.

9:00pm Murder, My Sweet TCM - (1944) The search for a missing person plunges detective Philip Marlowe into a deadly web of blackmail and murder.

10:00pm Victor Borge: Comedy in Music! PBS SoCal/KOCE - A collection of the pianist/comic's skits features footage from "The Andy Williams Show" and "The Perry Como Show," etc.

10:30pm Fashion Police E! - Wrap-Up Fashion's best of the year mixed with the worst of the year, including a funeral for the worst trends of the year.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Jay Thomas; actor David Hyde Pierce; Darlene Love performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Sportscaster Terry Bradshaw; actress Bailee Madison; Chris Isaak performs.

12:35amn The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Christmas emails.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Seth Meyers; actress Kim Wayans; The Muppets perform.

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All Day A Christmas Story TBS - The annual Christmas Story marathon

5:00pm Miracle on 34th Street TCM - (1947) An adwoman's (Maureen O'Hara) lawyer boyfriend (John Payne) tries to prove that Macy's Santa Claus (Edmund Gwenn) is the real thing.

8:00pm Doctor Who BBC America - Best of the Christmas Specials Highlights from the Christmas specials.

8:00pm 52nd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration KCET - Choirs, music ensembles and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of L.A. celebrate the season.

9:00pm The Nerdist: Year in Review BBC America - Chris Hardwick counts down the year's top nerd moments.

10:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - Season 10 Christmas Special Actor Matt Smith; comic Russell Kane; Military Wives Choir.

11:00pm A Christmas Concert From Norway KCET - Popular classical and traditional holiday music; with soprano Measha Brueggergosman, Mari and Hakon Samuelsen, members of the Oslo Philharmonic and more.

11:00pm Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghosts of Christmas Eve PBS SoCal/PBS - Ossie Davis and a young girl watch a Christmas story, with the accompaniment of performances by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

11:30pm The Bishop's Wife TCM - (1947) A suave angel (Cary Grant) saves a woman (Loretta Young) and her Episcopal husband (David Niven) from spiritual doubt and marital woe.


9:00pm Duck Soup TCM - (1933) Spies (Harpo Marx, Chico Marx) intervene when Freedonia's prime minister (Groucho Marx) declares war on nearby Sylvania.

9:00pm Doctor Who BBC America - The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe After being evacuated to an old house in Dorset, a woman and her children encounter The Doctor.

10:00pm The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2011 The CW - A holiday concert culminates with the lighting of the national Christmas tree in President's Park in Washington, D.C.; etc.