Few holidays bring out the movie fans like Christmas. (Halloween is probably a close second; Arbor Day comes in third.) Mostly everyone has time off to relax, but not enough time to really "watch" a movie -- and that's where your basic cable channels come in handy. You don't have to worry about raunchy words, the commercials are there to remind you that the cake needs to be iced, and let's face it: there are lots of great Christmas movies out there.
So here's who's showing what and when! Happy Holidays!
TBS begins its 24-hour 'A Christmas Story' marathon, which is very quaint and all if you need something in the background while you're basting a turkey -- but if you really want to appreciate Bob Clark's holiday classic, you should break out the DVD or blu-ray. The marathon ends with a screening of 'The Wizard of Oz' (yay) and 'Surviving Christmas' (boo).
TNT? On Christmas Eve they offer coal ('The Holiday') and and something called 'This Christmas,' which is one heck of a title. On Christmas Day they've got Peter Jackson's 'King Kong,' three consecutive chapters of 'The Librarian,' and random screenings of 'Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' and 'The Mummy Returns.'