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Saturday, December 26, 2009
Video: Disney Christmas parade 2009, movie marathons
Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Ripa and Nick Cannon host "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" (ABC at 10 a.m.), with performances from the Mouse House's stars such as the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato. Other singers include Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Anika Noni Rose and Kris Allen.
On Christmas, some networks run marathons; others favor Burn-Off Theater. Such as Fox, which runs four new episodes of the Brad Garrett/Joely Fisher sitcom " 'Til Death" starting at 8 p.m. In the first segment, Eddie and Joy decide to try to live a complaint-free life, while Kenny freaks out parents (but wows their kids) when he works as a mall Santa.
FX shows three movies in a row that prove how family can drive anyone mad, whether it's leaving you by yourself to fend off burglars ("Home Alone" at 7:30), decorating the house too brightly ("Deck the Halls" at 9:30) or hating the person you bring home for the holidays ("The Family Stone" at 11:30).
New series "Daycare Divas" (at 10) premieres on TLC, as best friends Leslie and Christine start a business in New York for a dozen rambunctious toddlers.
"Independent Lens" (WETA at 9) features "Between the Folds," which profiles various origami artists, including a former sculptor who makes caricatures, and one person who chose folding paper full time instead of pursuing a career in physics.
As for networks that go the marathon route this Christmas, here are some worth watching:
Repeated showings of Chevy Chase in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (at 6:30 a.m.) kick off the day on AMC.
Spike TV stays in the holiday spirit, sort of, by showing "Bad Santa" -- starring Billy Bob Thornton and Lauren Graham -- over and over, starting at 9 a.m.
Hear "Nobody puts Baby in a corner" repeatedly on "Dirty Dancing" (TV Guide), as the film airs from noon until midnight.
Booth and Brennan banter through eight hours of "Bones" (at noon), starting with six episodes from Season 2 and ending with the team investigating the murder of a mall Santa.
TLC spends the day with a few bridezillas on "Say Yes to the Dress" (at 5 p.m.), all of whom slowly but surely drive the shop owners crazy.