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What’s On TV? – Wednesday (12/25/19) – Merry Christmas!

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Animal Planet's Series "The Zoo"

The stockings have been stuffed, Santa left presents, carols have been sung. Christmas is officially here. Whether you’re enjoying a low-key day or with lots of family, there are plenty of films and unique shows airing tonight to relax by the fire. Try something new with the Animal Planet series “The Zoo.” Shot over an eight-month period, viewers get an inside look into the Bronx Zoo. While TV episodes are scarce tonight, there is no shortage of movies.

Pick of the Day

“iHeart Radio Jingle Ball” (CW) at 8:00 p.m. ET

Lizzo performing at the “2019 iHeart Radio Jingle Ball”

Each year, iHeart Radio puts together a jolly “Jingle Ball” where celebrities perform Christmas music to kick off Christmas week. Originally aired on Dec. 19, this jam-packed hour airs again tonight with guests such as the Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Camille Cabello, Katy Perry, and Lizzo. Stars performed their new Christmas music with the Jonas Brothers performing their new Christmas single “Like It’s Christmas,” Taylor Swift performing “Christmas Tree Farm” and Katy Perry performing “Cozy Little Christmas.” Other guests include Halsey, BTS, and Lewis Capaldi. No matter what music you like, this special certainly has something for you.

Movies on TV

“Die Hard” (Paramount) at 11:00 p.m. ET

Bruce Willis in “Die Hard”

The movie that started a million-dollar franchise, “Die Hard” is an action-packed Christmas movie to watch when one needs a break from all the Christmas love story films. Bruce Willis stars as an NYPD officer who attempts to save his family and others when German terrorists take hostages during a Christmas party. While the film came out in July of 1988, this film is a widely accepted Christmas classic. “Die Hard” is a true gem as not many Christmas movies can call themselves action films.

Other Movies on TV

  • “The Temptations” (VH1) at 5:30 p.m. ET
  • “Home Alone” (Freeform) at 5:50 p.m. ET
  • “It’s a Wonderful Life” (E!) at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • “Couples Retreat” (Bravo) at 6:30 p.m. ET
  • “Die Hard” (WGNA) at 6:30 p.m. ET
  • “A Christmas Carol” (FXM) at 6:40 p.m. ET
  • “Men In Black: International” (STARZ) at 6:40 p.m. ET
  • “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” (BET) at 7:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Ultimate Christmas Present” (DisneyXD) at 7:00 p.m. ET
  • “The LEGO Movie” (Toon) at 7:00 p.m. ET
  • “War of the Worlds” (HBOGSe) at 7:00 p.m. ET
  • “Tomb Raider” (MOMAX) at 7:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” (MTV)
  • “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (IFC) at 7:00 p.m. ET
  • “Office Christmas Party” (FX) at 7:15 p.m. ET
  • “Elf” (AMC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “A Daughter’s Plan to Kill” (Lifetime Movie) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Four Christmases” (WE) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” (HBO) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Christmas Hotel” (Lifetime) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Baking Christmas” (OWN) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Die Hard” (Paramount) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Mr. Deeds” (Pop) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Greenbook” (Showtime) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Thin Man” (TCM) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Ice Harvest” (HBO2) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Evan Almighty” (MC)at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Night at the Museum” (Comedy Central) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Airplane!” (FLIXe) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Skyscraper” (MAX) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Ice Age: The Meltdown” (STZEN) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York” (Freeform) at 8:20 p.m. ET
  • “A Christmas Carol” (FXM) at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (NBC) at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (STARZ) at 8:40 p.m. ET
  • “Dirty Dancing” (Bravo) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Adjustment Bureau” (MOMAX) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Wizard of Oz” (TNT) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Help” (Showtime) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Selena” (FUSE) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “It’s a Wonderful Life” (E!) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Aquaman” (HBOGSe) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Madea’s Family Reunion” (BET) at 9:30 p.m. ET
  • “Die Hard 2: Die Harder” (WGNA) at 9:30 p.m. ET
  • “The Night Before” (FX) at 9:30 p.m. ET
  • “She’s Having a Baby” (FLIXe) at 9:30 p.m. ET
  • “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” (MTV) at 9:30 p.m. ET
  • “The Good Dinosaur” (STZEN) at 9:30 p.m. ET
  • “Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2” (Hallmark) at 9:30 p.m. ET
  • “Meet the Fockers” (HBO2) at 9:30 p.m. ET
  • “The Whole Nine Yards” (TMC)at 9:40 p.m. ET
  • “Ready Player One” (MAX) at 9:45 p.m. ET
  • “Topper Takes a Trip” (TCM) at 9:45 p.m. ET
  • “Bad Santa” (Comedy Central) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Carole’s Christmas” (OWN) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” (IFC) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “You Light Up My Christmas” (Lifetime) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “My Daughter Was Stolen” (Lifetime Movie) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “A Bad Mom’s Christmas” (Showtime) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (USA) at 10:10 p.m. ET
  • “A Christmas Carol” 1951 (FXM) at 10:20 p.m. ET
  • “Love Actually” (HBO) at 10:30 p.m. ET
  • “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (Pop) at 10:30 p.m. ET
  • “The Intruder” (STARZ) at 10:40 p.m. ET
  • “Incarnate” (MOMAX) at 10:45 p.m. ET
  • “Dirty Dancing” (Bravo) at 11:00 p.m. ET
  • “America’s Badlands” (Smithsonian) at 11:00 p.m. ET
  • “Die Hard” (Paramount) at 11:00 p.m. ET
  • “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who” (STZEN) at 11:10 p.m. ET
  • “Bad Company” (FLIXe) at 11:15 p.m. ET
  • “Best In Show” (TCM) at 11:15 p.m. ET
  • “Maleficent” (TNT) at 11:15 p.m. ET
  • “I, Robot” (HBOGSe) at 11:25 p.m. ET
  • “Almost Christmas” (FX) at 11:30 p.m. ET
  • “Check Inn Christmas” (Hallmark) at 11:30 p.m. ET
  • “Mile 22” (TMC) at 11:30 p.m. ET
  • “Notting Hill” (HBO2) at 11:30 p.m. ET

New Episodes on TV

Many more new shows are on tonight.  Take a look!

  • “NBA Basketball: Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers” (ABC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (NBC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “iHeart Radio Jingle Ball 2019” (CW) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (FNC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “All Live With Chris Hayes” (msnbc) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “When Calls the Heart” (Hallmark) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “WWE Next” (USA) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Zoo From the Inside” (Animal) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Merry Scary Christmas” (Travel) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Alaskan Bush People” (Discover) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Zoo From the Inside” (Animal) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Rachel Maddow Show” (msnbc) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Hannity” (FNC) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Property Brothers: Forever Home” (HGTV) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Man vs Bear” (Discover) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Guy’s Grocery Games” (Food) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda” (ID) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Yuletide Yeti” (Travel) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Life Below Zero” (National Geographic Channel) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Ingraham Angle” (FNC) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Zoo From the Inside” (Animal) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “Tidings of Terror” (Travel) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “How It’s Made” (SCI) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell” (msnbc) at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Zoo Meet the Babies” (Animal) at 11:00 p.m. ET
  • “Fox News @ Night With Shannon Bream” (FNC) at 11:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central) at 11:00 p.m. ET
  • “The 11th Hour With Brian Williams” (msnbc) at 11:00 p.m. ET

 Will you be watching these episodes tonight? Or has something else caught your attention? Comment below and let us know what you’re watching!

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