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For your binging pleasure: A list of Christmas Day TV marathons

The top television networks will be airing holiday marathons through Christmas Day, with something for fans of every genre.

If you’re looking for movies to snuggle up and watch on Christmas Day, you won’t need to search very far. In typical holiday fashion, television networks will air marathons of your favorite features throughout the 25th.

Entertainment Weekly and Elite Daily have comprehensive lists of all the networks that have marathons planned, but I’ll go through the most notable ones here. Luckily, there seems to be a marathon for every type of viewer.

Month-long marathons

Every year, television networks permeate their schedules with classic holiday films. It’s tradition. Freeform runs Christmas films throughout the month of December with its 25 Days of Christmas, as does Hallmark with its Countdown to ChristmasBoth of these will wrap up with non-stop holiday movies

Read more at: https://culturess.com/2017/12/25/binge-worthy-specials-a-list-of-tv-marathons-happening-on-christmas-day/

Binge-worthy specials: A list of TV marathons happening on Christmas Day

The top television networks will be airing holiday marathons through Christmas Day, with something for fans of every genre.

If you’re looking for movies to snuggle up and watch on Christmas Day, you won’t need to search very far. In typical holiday fashion, television networks will air marathons of your favorite features throughout the 25th.

Entertainment Weekly and Elite Daily have comprehensive lists of all the networks that have marathons planned, but I’ll go through the most notable ones here. Luckily, there seems to be a marathon for every type of viewer.

Month-long marathons

Every year, television networks permeate their schedules with classic holiday films. It’s tradition. Freeform runs Christmas films throughout the month of December with its 25 Days of Christmas, as does Hallmark with its Countdown to ChristmasBoth of these will wrap up with non-stop holiday movies

Read more at: https://culturess.com/2017/12/25/binge-worthy-specials-a-list-of-tv-marathons-happening-on-christmas-day/

TV Weekend: “Fuller House,” “Christmas Getaway,” “Ahmal and the Night Visitors” and more

“Fuller House” brings the Tanner gang back for a new batch of third-season episodes streaming on Netflix.

Also Airing:

• “The Last Post,” a British drama about Royal Military Police in Yemen during the 1960s, makes its U.S. debut on Friday, Dec. 22, streaming on Amazon.

• “Homicide For The Holidays” wraps its latest seasons with a bit of blood ’n’ guts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, on Oxygen.

• “Christmas Getaway” gives us a bit of romance stemming from travel snafus at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, on Hallmark.

• Singer-songwriter Tom Waits makes a rare TV appearance on “Austin City Limits” at 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, on Detroit Public TV (WTVS-Channel 56, or check local listings).

• A 2008 Motor City Lyric Opera production of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s seasonally appropriate opera “Ahmal and the Night Visitors” airs at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, on Detroit Public TV (WTVS-Channel 56, or check local listings).

Read more at: http://www.voicenews.com/life/tv-weekend-fuller-house-christmas-getaway-ahmal-and-the-night/article_d3d9caa9-49cf-51d7-b03c-1143972e0653.html

TV Weekend: “Fuller House,” “Christmas Getaway,” “Ahmal and the Night Visitors” and more



“Fuller House” brings the Tanner gang back for a new batch of third-season episodes streaming on Netflix.

Also Airing:

• “The Last Post,” a British drama about Royal Military Police in Yemen during the 1960s, makes its U.S. debut on Friday, Dec. 22, streaming on Amazon.

• “Homicide For The Holidays” wraps its latest seasons with a bit of blood ’n’ guts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, on Oxygen.

• “Christmas Getaway” gives us a bit of romance stemming from travel snafus at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23,

Read more at: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/20171222/tv-weekend-fuller-house-christmas-getaway-ahmal-and-the-night-visitors-and-more

TV Weekend: “Fuller House,” “Christmas Getaway,” “Ahmal and the …

“Fuller House” brings the Tanner gang back for a new batch of third-season episodes streaming on Netflix.

Also Airing:

• “The Last Post,” a British drama about Royal Military Police in Yemen during the 1960s, makes its U.S. debut on Friday, Dec. 22, streaming on Amazon.

• “Homicide For The Holidays” wraps its latest seasons with a bit of blood ’n’ guts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, on Oxygen.

• “Christmas Getaway” gives us a bit of romance stemming from travel snafus at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, on Hallmark.

• Singer-songwriter Tom Waits makes a rare TV appearance on “Austin City Limits” at 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, on Detroit Public TV (WTVS-Channel 56, or check local listings).

• A 2008 Motor City Lyric Opera production of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s seasonally appropriate opera “Ahmal and the Night Visitors” airs at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, on Detroit Public TV (WTVS-Channel 56, or check local listings).

Read more at: http://www.voicenews.com/life/tv-weekend-fuller-house-christmas-getaway-ahmal-and-the-night/article_d3d9caa9-49cf-51d7-b03c-1143972e0653.html

TV Weekend: “Fuller House,” “Christmas Getaway,” “Ahmal and the Night Visitors” and more



Fuller House brings the Tanner gang back for a new batch of third-season episodes streaming on Netflix.

Also Airing:

The Last Post, a British drama about Royal Military Police in Yemen during the 1960s, makes its U.S. debut on Friday, Dec. 22, streaming on Amazon.

Homicide For The Holidays wraps its latest seasons with a bit of blood n guts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, on Oxygen.

Christmas Getaway gives us a bit of romance stemming from travel snafus at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23,

Read more at: http://www.dailytribune.com/arts-and-entertainment/20171222/tv-weekend-fuller-house-christmas-getaway-ahmal-and-the-night-visitors-and-more

2017 Holiday Viewers’ Guide: TV Episodes, Specials, Marathons, Movies, and More

GWEN STEFANI: YOU MAKE IT FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS (Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

A holly, jolly holiday season kicks off now with our guide to the most festive TV coming in December. Read on to find out which network is airing those famous Rankin and Bass stop-motion television classics and where you can find all sorts of seasonal programming fare from Gwen Stefani to Bruno Mars to fragile leg lamps, the Grinch, and more.

(We will update this list with more holiday programming as new information becomes available.)


MARATHONS

The Nutcracker by The Royal Ballet (Tristram Kenton/Ovation TV)

Turner Christmas Classics — Set your DVRs for these lesser-known black-and-white seasonal options starting with 1947’s Bush Christmas. It’s a family adventure film about a group of children who set out across the Australian bush to get back their horses from thieves. Airs Friday, Dec. 1 at midnight

Read more at: https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/2017-guide-to-holiday-tv/

Youth Pastor Accused In Triple Homicide Of Family On Thanksgiving …

A youth pastor was arrested in Virginia on charges that he killed three family members on Thanksgiving night, The Washington Post reported.

Christopher R. Gattis, 58, was charged with three counts of murder after his wife, stepdaughter, and his stepdaughter’s boyfriend were found dead by police at 11 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  

Wife Jeannett L. Gattis, 58, and stepdaughter Candice L. Kunze, 30, were found fatally shot inside the home, while the boyfriend, Andrew E. Buthorn, 36, was reportedly found dead in the front yard.

Christopher Gattis was reportedly a youth pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, which released a statement about the deaths.

“Members of Grace Lutheran Church are deeply saddened by the loss of life Thursday night as a result of three individuals being shot in Chester and this tragedy included members of Grace Lutheran Church,” the statement read.

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/youth-pastor-accused-in-triple-homicide-of-family-on-thanksgiving

SC man on death row for parents’ double murder in 1997 still appeals

Twenty years ago, Terry and Earl Robertson were beaten and stabbed to death in their Rock Hill home. Their son, James Robertson was charged and convicted of the killings.

Robertson, known as “Jimmy,” has been on South Carolina’s death row for 18 years, since his 1999 conviction for double murder, armed robbery and credit card fraud.

Saturday, Nov. 25 is the 20th anniversary of the murders and subsequent arrest. The deaths, and the ensuing trial, captured the nation’s attention and continues to do so. This weekend, there will be a TV special focusing on the Rock Hill case.

Meanwhile, Robertson is not done with his appeals.

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On Dec. 1, he will have a hearing on his latest attempt to get a new trial or his sentence overturned. State prosecutors with the

Read more at: http://www.thestate.com/latest-news/article186578318.html

Holidays are murder on Oxygen – Quad

Oxygen introduces a second season of “Homicide for the Holidays” (6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, TV-14). The first episode, “Thanks-Killing,” examines the murder of a couple just before the holidays. Police can’t determine if it’s a robbery gone wrong, or the intentional act of someone near and dear.

Over the next four Saturdays, “Homicide” will examine: a house fire set to cover up a gruesome Christmastime execution (Dec. 2); a Christmas Eve double homicide (Dec. 9); a New Year’s double homicide (Dec. 16) and a Yuletide family massacre (Dec. 23).

You just can’t spell homicide without ho-ho-ho!

— History buffs and media junkies should not miss “The Lost Tapes: Patty Hearst” (9 p.m. Sunday, Smithsonian). This is the latest in “The Lost Tapes” series, which examines major historical events without voiceover narration or “talking head” experts explaining what happened or placing events in context.

Instead, the series treats events as breaking news, presenting

Read more at: http://www.qconline.com/lifestyles/holidays-are-murder-on-oxygen/article_1c02fbb9-9d2b-5c36-8a96-51a16e7491f9.html