Not to sound like Scrooge, but here’s yet another reason—besides the freezing cold, short days, and epic lines at every store everywhere—why this is actually not “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Television is notoriously sucky the week of Christmas. But never fear, I have scoured the listings and come up with the TV happenings you won’t want to miss.
The Show: “16 And Pregnant”
Set Your DVR For: Tuesday, 10 p.m. (EST), MTV
Will Ashley be the new Caitlyn? In the 90-minute season finale of “16 and Pregnant,” a mom has to decide whether to give her baby up for adoption as planned or keep the baby.
The Show: “Skating with the Stars”
Set Your DVR For: Tuesday, 8 p.m. (EST), ABC
Woo hoo! Johnny Weir is performing tonight. Plus, we’ll get to see how our favorite, Bethenny Frankel, did.
The Show: “A Christmas Story”
Set Your DVR For: Thursday, 8 p.m. (EST), USA
Woo hoo! You will have a full 24 hours worth of chances to catch our favorite Christmas movie. You’ll shoot your eye out.
The Show: “Planet Earth”
Set Your DVR For: Friday, 12 p.m. (EST), Animal Planet
Another great marathon—all the episodes of this amazingly shot docu-series. Holler!