What’s On Tonight, Christmas Eve Edition: Movie Marathons And That Yule Log Thing

A Christmas Story (TBS 8:00 p.m.) — A full 24 hours of shoot-yer-eye-out fun for the whole family kicks off on Christmas Eve. It’s a Christmas tradition as time-honored as getting a scarf from your aunt, again.

Die Hard Mini Marathon (Encore 8:00 p.m.) — ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. But over at the Nakatomi Plaza, a bunch of goateed European buttheads are holding dozens of hostages captive on the 30th floor. Die Hard and Die Hard 2 air back-to-back (twice!) to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus.

A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC 8:00 p.m.) — Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer …

It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC 8:00 p.m.) — No man is a failure who has friends. So, gather yours up and watch the classic Christmas movie to end all classic Christmas movies.

Elf (ABC Family 8:45 p.m.) — Brush up on your knowledge of the proper food groups for elves with this now-classic Will Ferrell film.

That Yule Log Thing (Check your local listings) — I’ve (unfortunately) got Comcast cable. The upside to that horrible existence is that the yule log channel and accompanying holiday elevator music is available On-Demand.