THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24
8:00 NBC IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE—Movie
(1946) Jimmy Stewart freaks out after ingesting Baby Jesus' "Zuzu petals."
9:00 MTV JERSEY SHORE
Have the most Italian Xmas ever with this marathon of Jersey Shore episodes!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25
8:00 am TBS A CHRISTMAS STORY MARATHON
The 24-hour marathon featuring Ralphie shooting his eye out with a BB gun continues!
6:30 SYFY SERENITY—Movie
(2005) Joss Whedon's slam-bang sequel to his wildly underrated sci-fi show Firefly.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26
9:00 BBCA DOCTOR WHO: THE END OF TIME
The doctor gets a slightly uneasy feeling when a shadow falls across the entire universe.
9:30 IFC THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI—Movie
(1984) Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum, and more star in this cult classic about a musician/surgeon/superhero!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27
7:00 ABC THE SOUND OF MUSIC—Movie
(1965) Julie Andrews dispatches Nazis in a horribly cruel fashion in this prequel to Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.
8:00 TNT THE WIZARD OF OZ—Movie
(1939) Judy Garland dispatches witches in a horribly cruel fashion in this prequel to Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 28
8:00 NBC COMMUNITY MINI-MARATHON
Get caught up with four episodes of Joel McHale's hilarious sitcom about community college crackpots.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29
9:00 TLC ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY
Debut! A new reality show about a family of four who are morbidly obese (and weigh twice as much as Jon & Kate Plus Eight)!
11:00 IFC DINNER WITH THE BAND
Chef Sam Mason gives cooking lessons to Portland indie rockers YACHT.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30
10:00 MTV THE REAL WORLD
Season premiere! This time the kids move to Washington, DC (where it's okay to be drunk and promiscuous).
10:30 SPIKE MANSWERS
Tonight's question: "Can you fart so hard your balls explode?" Who says TV isn't educational?