TV Guide Network will air a 12-hour marathon of Dirty Dancing on Christmas Day.

The marathon kicks off at noon on Friday, Dec. 25, and will run through midnight.

Watch a clip from Dirty Dancing

A surprise hit in 1987, the beloved coming-of-age story about dance and love launched the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey to stardom. "Sometimes a movie encapsulates a period or a moment in all of our lives in such a way that it never dies. And I think Dirty Dancing did that," Swayze commented in an interview featured on the film's 20th Anniversary DVD release.

Patrick Swayze dies at 57

Swayze, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for his turn as dance instructor Johnny Castle, died in September at the age of 57 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.