The ‘Game of Thrones’ marathon, ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Fleabag’ ‘The Orville’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week



A Christmas Story marathon: Get your bunny costumes out of storage, it’s time. 7 p.m., TBS

It’s a Wonderful Life: What says Christmas better than suicide? 7 p.m., NBC

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: I mean, other than “Halloween?” 8 p.m., XD Disney


Die Hard marathon: Because it’s a Christmas movie. 3 p.m., IFC

Basketball. All the Basketball.: ABC is airing back-to-back games beginning at 2 if you have had enough of your family. 2 p.m., ABC

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade: Because who doesn’t want to watch a parade on TV instead of opening presents with their families?  9 a.m., ABC


Game of Thrones marathon: My very favorite marathon begins.  11 a.m., HBO2

The Kennedy Center Honors: Cher, Philip Glass, Reba McEntire, Wayne Shorter, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire are honored. 7 p.m., CBS

Fleabag: Watch this damn series. 10 p.m., IFC


I Feel Bad: It looks like NBC is burning off this family sitcom over the holidays when no one is paying attention. Goodbye, little show. You weren’t terrible — but you weren’t great, either. 7 p.m., NBC

The Godfather marathon: 4:30 p.m., AMC

Game of Thrones marathon: Here comes season two.  11 a.m., HBO2


Midnight, Texas: Season finale. 7 p.m., NBC

Z Nation: Season Series finale. 8 p.m., Syfy

Van Helsing: Season finale. 9 p.m., Syfy

Game of Thrones marathon: The Red Wedding, y’all.  11 a.m., HBO2


All of the College Football: Cotton Bowl, Peach Bowl, Orange Bowl. 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., ESPN

Life of the Party: Old School, but with Melissa McCarthy instead of Will Ferrell. 7 p.m., HBO

Game of Thrones marathon: All of season four.  11 a.m., HBO2


The Orville: I AM NOT BLOGGING THIS. Season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

Escape from Dannemora: I wanted to enjoy this — and the performances, especially Patricia Arquette’s, were terrific — but I just never got into it. Anyway, the season finale is upon us. 9 p.m., Showtime

Game of Thrones marathon: SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!.  11 a.m., HBO2

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