So, you find yourself with some time off between Christmas Eve and New Years, do you? Well, if you’re anything like us and you’ve been running yourself ragged all month just to prepare for this glorious rest, you’ll want to make the most of it and veg out a little.
Of course that includes getting in some prime television watching while you’ve got the chance. Overwhelmed by all of the options? No worries, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s what to watch every day from now until the New Year.
The very best things on TV from now until the New Year
Dec. 24 – Family Blockbuster Marathon, BravoGot your holiday shopping done a little early? Snuggle in with the family for a day of calm before the madness thanks to these all-day family friendly titles. Kick off your morning with E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial before heading into Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Beetlejuice later on in the day. Universal
Dec. 25 – A Christmas Detour, CTVLooking for one last festive film to get you through the holidays? Settle in post dinner with the family at 9 p.m. for this magical tale starring none other than D.J. Tanner, a.k.a. Candace Cameron Bure. Hallmark Channel
Dec. 26 – Paddington, TMNIt may be another week before the final season of Downton Abbey premieres, but at least you can get your Hugh Bonneville on with the Canadian premiere of this film, based on the classic hat-wearing bear. Dimension Films
Dec. 27 – The Affair, CraveTVSo you’ve heard lots of great things about the Golden Globe nominated performances from this ensemble cast, but haven’t had a chance to check it out? Well you’re in luck, because both seasons are now available to stream on CraveTV. Showtime
Dec. 28 – Harry Potter Marathon, SpaceNow that the holidays are out of the way, grab some Butterbeer and snuggle in for a marathon of all eight Harry Potter films. It all kicks off on the 27th and runs straight through until Jan. 1, so be sure to set your Time Turners accordingly. Warner Bros.
Dec. 29 – The Comeback, HBO CanadaCalling all Friends fans. If you loved Lisa Kudrow’s antics on the long-running series, you’ll definitely want to revisit her follow up project, The Comeback. The 2005 series is marathoning all day on HBO, beginning at 1:20 p.m. ET. HBO
Dec. 30 – Teen Mom Marathon, MTVMiss the days of teenage pregnancy when you actually knew who the characters were? Well here’s your chance to revisit it all courtesy of this all-day marathon featuring the original Teen Mom crew. MTV
Dec. 31 – New Year, New Love Marathon, BravoIf you’re planning a snuggly night in, be sure to add this marathon to your roster. It’s a Julia Roberts-a-thon thanks to a double bill of Notting Hill and Pretty Woman.Universal Studios
Jan. 1 – Nicolas Cage-A-Thon 2: Cagier Than Ever, SpaceStart the New Year right with some of the legendary actor’s most memorable roles. On this marathon’s docket, that includes The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Rock, The Wicker Man and more. Runs until Jan. 3.Warner Bros.
Jan. 2 – The Royals Marathon, E!It’s been described as Gossip Girl meets Downton Abbey, but we call it sheer fun. Catch up on all the royal antics (and cure those leftover hangovers) with this all-day marathon.Bell Media
Jan. 3 – How to Change the World, CTVLooking for a little inspiration in the New Year? This documentary follows this ragtag team of journalists, photographers, musicians and scientists who set out to stop Richard Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Alaska, only to wind up making history themselves. HBO Canada