Monday TV Pick: ‘A Christmas Story’ marathon on TBS
TV picks for Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, include a marathon of the holiday film “A Christmas Story” on TBS, “Disney Prep & Landing” on ABC and “It’s a Wonderful Life” on NBC.
Tonight in Prime Time
‘A Christmas Story’
I triple-dog-dare you to watch the 24-hour marathon of the 1983 film based on Jean Shepherd’s book “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash.” Set in the 1940s, it follows young Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) as he goes on a quest for a Red Ryder air rifle and ... oh, you know the rest (“You’ll shoot your eye out”). Marathon begins at 8 p.m. on TBS (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Also on Monday
“Disney Prep & Landing,” 8 p.m. (ABC): An elite unit of elves, Prep & Landing, ensures that homes around the world are properly prepared to be visited by Santa Claus each Christmas Eve.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946), 8 p.m. (NBC): Ruined by a miser on Christmas Eve, a suicidal family man sees life anew thanks to his guardian angel.
“How to Train Your Dragon” (2010), 8 p.m. (FX): A misfit Viking teenager sees a chance to change the course of his clan’s future when he befriends an injured dragon. Animated. Based on the book by Cressida Cowell.
“A Christmas Celtic Sojourn Live,” 9 p.m. (KBTC): Musicians, singers and dancers perform traditional holiday music, dances, poetry and stories at Emerson College’s Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston.
“Christmas at Luther: Tidings of Comfort and Joy,” 10 p.m. (KCTS): The choirs of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, present a Christmas celebration with holiday music, 500 choristers and a symphony orchestra.
“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” 10 p.m. (Food): A basement joint serves waffles with their fried chicken; a Cuban joint serves salt-cured beef dish.
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