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Once You're Done Opening Presents, What's On TV This Christmas?

From a 24-hour 'A Christmas Story' marathon and a trio of 'The Santa Claus' movies, there's plenty to watch this Christmas.

It's Christmas, the coffe has been and the presents are unwrapped — now what do you do?

While you wait for the inlaws to arrive and Christmas dinner to finish cooking, flip one of these holiday classics to keep the kids, as well as the whole family, entertained.

Time Film Channel 1 a.m.-5 p.m. A Christmas Story TBS 7 a.m. Disney's A Christmas Carol ABC Family 7:30 a.m. Going My Way Turner Classic Movies 9 a.m. A Chipmunk Christmas ABC Family 10 a.m. Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade
ABC 11 a.m. The Santa Claus ABC Family 1 p.m. The Santa Claus 2 ABC Family 3 p.m. The Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause ABC Family 5 p.m. King of Kings TCM 7 p.m. Home Alone ABC Family 8 p.m.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated)
ABC 8:30 p.m. How the Grinch Stole Christmas ABC 9 p.m. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation ABC Family Midnight The Santa Clause 2 ABC Family
Ahmed Ismail December 25, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Possibly a title for a follow up article on this special day would be "You've opened up all of your Christmas presents--what will you do the rest of the day to share your blessings with others?"
Mark December 25, 2012 at 02:28 PM
I didn't know heathens celebrated Christmas
Ahmed Ismail December 25, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Mark--you don't have to be devout Christian to celebrate and observe what all of the great religions share as one of the tenets for living your life--share your blessings with others. Most all of us in this community have so much to be thankful for.
Jay Hackleman December 25, 2012 at 07:14 PM
As Tiny Tim prayed, "God bless us, every one!" Now, as we've all been blessed in so many ways. Yours is a good reminder to be a blessing to others.
Mark December 25, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Well that's just super! It wasn't until the third or fourth century that Aurelian chose the 25th as the festivalof the birth of the invincible sun. Then some years later Pope Julius decreed it Christ's birthday so really it's just the sentiments behind it that count.

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