Dec. 24 TV Picks: ‘A Christmas Story’ marathon on TBS, TNT
TV picks for Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, include the 24-hour “A Christmas Story” marathon on TBS and TNT, “Nature” on KCTS and “Scorpion” on CBS.
Tonight in Prime Time
‘A Christmas Story’
Christmas films are all over the dial at this time of year, but this great 1983 comedy — based on the memoirs of Jean Shepherd — will be inescapable for the next couple of days. For the uninformed, it’s set in the 1940s, and young Ralphie is on a Christmas quest for a Red Ryder air rifle. (“You’ll shoot your eye out!”). 24-hour marathon starting at 8 p.m. on both TNT and TBS (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
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Also on Wednesday
“Christmas in Connecticut” (1945), 7 p.m. (TCM): The publisher of a women’s magazine has his best columnist play holiday host to a Navy hero.
“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.
“Nature,” 8 p.m. (KCTS): The diverse wildlife and habitats of the Himalayan mountain system.
“Bob’s Burgers,” 8 p.m. (Fox): The Belcher kids ditch their usual trick-or-treating route and head to a neighborhood known for distributing full-size candy bars; Linda and Bob go to Teddy’s “Black and Orange’’ party.
“Blackish,” 10 p.m. (ABC): Dre endeavors to take over the role of office Santa from the head of human resources; Bow gets sick of competing with Ruby over who cooks Christmas Eve dinner.
“Scorpion,” 10 p.m. (CBS): Walter and the team ask a troubled former associate for help when a nuclear reactor in Los Angeles is on the verge of a cataclysmic meltdown.
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