There are some Christmas TV traditions we have come to rely upon come December 25th: TBS will marathon A Christmas Story for 24 hours, The Yule Log will turn our television sets into a fireplace, and Hallmark will continue to run its seemingly infinite selection of Christmas movies. But if you're not in the mood to watch Ralphie ask for an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle for a whole day straight, there are other TV marathons airing on Christmas Day to keep you and your family satisfied after you've already opened your gifts.
In addition to the many holiday movies that will be playing all day Christmas Eve and Christmas, certain channels will be airing marathons of some of our favorite television shows to celebrate the holiday. From reality TV to sitcoms to game shows, whatever your preference, there's sure to be a marathon for you. Many of these episode chains will feature the show's Christmas specials during primetime hours, so you can still feel festive even if you're can't stomach watching The Santa Claus another time this season.
Here are some of the best marathons airing on Christmas day, so you and your family can spend the afternoon eating cookies and relaxing and binging on some seriously fun TV.