On TV Tonight, Tuesday, 12/24/13: A Christmas Story Marathon, It’s A Wonderful Life and More

TV Equals Schedules Fall 2013 Tuesday

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A Christmas Story – 8pm TBS
There is absolutely no new programming on Christmas Eve (give or take a random reality show), but if you need some background noise for your last-minute Christmas wrapping give into TBS’ annual ode to A Christmas Story. No one knows why they decided to air the oddball Christmas comedy for 24 hours straight every year, but now it is as much a part of Christmas as egg nog, that virtual TV log and getting gift wrapped underwear from your grandma.

A Christmas Carol – 8pm Ovation
Alternatively, you could watch the 1999 one-man stage version of “A Christmas Carol” starring Patrick Stewart. Leave it to Ovation to class up the joint.

It’s A Wonderful Life – 8pm NBC
In another holiday tradition (and my personal favorite tradition), NBC is airing the 1946 holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life. It is a pain to watch a nearly three hour movie with commercial breaks; however, for sentimental reasons, I tune in every year– NBC was the first place I encountered the movie and I like to think others feel a similar attachment to the network’s annual airing.

(Please note: The image grid at the top is the default Fall 2013 schedule and might not always represent what is currently airing tonight. Please make sure to look at the list below to get the most up to date information.)