A Christmas Story Marathon
8 pm/ET TBS
Butter up plenty of popcorn, gather the family and settle in for lots of holiday yuks as this 1983 classic airs in 12 consecutive screenings. Directed by Bob Clark (this is great enough to forgive him for Porky's), and written and wonderfully narrated by humorist Jean Shepherd, the film tracks the misadventures of Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), a beamish lad in the 1940s who wants nothing else for Christmas but a Red Ryder BB gun. — Dean Maurer
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Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas
12 pm/ET Cartoon Network
Charles Dickens' fabled A Christmas Carol does a wonderful job of conveying the meaning of the holiday. And that message shines through even in this fun, kid-friendly adaptation, directed by Ivan Reitman, that features Daffy Duck as a Scrooge-like character running a department-store chain. He gets a few lessons from Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig's daughter and, of course, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, played by none other than Looney Tunes favorites Granny and Tweety, Yosemite Sam, and Taz.
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Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choice Featuring the King's Singers
8 pm/ET PBS
If you're out of sorts this holiday season, here's a show guaranteed to liven the spirits. The heavenly voiced Mormon Tabernacle Choir is joined by the King's Singers (a British vocal ensemble) for a concert of Christmas carols and songs, including such favorites as "The First Noel," "Little Drummer Boy," "O Holy Night," "One December, Bright and Clear" and "What Child Is This?" — Jeff Gemmill
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8 pm/ET Fox
In this repeat from November 2007, the Jeffersonian gang get into the holiday spirit the best way they know how — by investigating the murder of a mall Santa. Alright, alright, so it's not the jolliest approach, but there are enough twists and turns in this case to topple a sleigh. Meanwhile, Brennan decides Christmas is a time for family get-togethers, so she sets to work trying to arrange plans with her father and brother. Of course, assembling this fete will be a bit complicated, considering both men are behind bars.
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Toby Keith Classic Christmas
11 pm/ET CMT
No one doubts Toby Keith's conservative down-home values, but his musical tastes have always been closer to the honky-tonk than the hearth. Still, Keith released a Christmas CD in 1995, and later released another one, 2007's A Classic Christmas. In this program, which first aired in 2007, he treats an audience to songs from the holiday release, including "Winter Wonderland," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Little Drummer Boy" and "The First Noel." For "The Christmas Song" and "Go Tell It on the Mountain," Keith carols with sultry songstress Jewel.
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Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008
A Christmas Story Marathon