Tomorrow is Christmas and if you have no plans—or have plans and want to avoid them—we're here with a guide for how to sit in front of the TV from 10 a.m. to 10(-ish) p.m. If none of this is appealing to you, TV Line has a good list of all the specials airing this holiday.
10 a.m. Roll out of bed and make your way onto the couch. It's really too early for anything, but you can turn on the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on ABC. You decide, why not? Neil Patrick Harris and Nick Cannon are hosting and you decide to brush up on your knowledge of teen singing sensations.
11 a.m. Since you'll probably get bored after just an hour of the parade, you can jump to The Muppet Christmas Carol on ABC Family. It's arguably one of the most Christmas-y movies around.
1 p.m. Since you don't want to overload on Christmas too early, hop over to Sundance Channel for their Oy! To the World! Mel Brooks marathon. You could honestly spend the entire day watching Brooks movies, but you can start with just Young Frankenstein. (Make sure to stand up and do a dance along with "Puttin' on the Ritz.")
3:45 p.m. After Young Frankenstein is over, take a 15 minute break to pee or fix a snack or something, then tune into Encore, which happens to be holding A Very Quentin X-Mas, and watch Kill Bill: Vol. 1. Nothing like a little Uma Thurman revenge fantasy for your holiday. (Alternate programming if Quentin really isn't your thing: The Family Stone starts at 4 p.m. on Oxygen. Get your tissues handy!)
5:40 p.m. After all that violence, it's really time to go back to a more seasonally-appropriate mood. So! Jump right into Something's Gotta Give on Bravo. You'll have missed the first half hour, but you can catch up. Nothing like a little Nancy Meyers to wash away the Tarantino.
7:30 p.m. Watch the last half an hour of A Christmas Story on TBS, because you have to see at least some of that movie this year. Note: it's playing all day on TBS, so if you don't like any of the above options you can watch that.
8 p.m. Kelly Clarkson's holiday special—Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale—is replaying on NBC. TV Guide describes it as a "musical morality tale" featuring Kelly and celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner, and Ken Jeong. Must be seen to be believed.
9 p.m. You end your Christmas with a bit of sadness: by tuning into BBC America to say farewell to Matt Smith's Doctor in the Doctor Who Christmas special The Time of the Doctor. In the episode, the Doctor will regenerate to become Peter Capaldi.
10:25 p.m. Doctor Who is over! Go to bed!
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