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Friday's Highlights

'BAD SANTA': Spike presents a day-long marathon of this off-color 2003 holiday tale starring Billy Bob Thornton, left, and Bernie Mac, every two hours starting at 9 a.m.

December 25, 2009


Bill Moyers Journal: Choreographer Bill T. Jones discusses a new dance piece inspired by President Abraham Lincoln (9 p.m. KCET).

Daycare Divas: Two women attempt to run a successful business while wrangling a dozen toddlers in this new reality series (10 and 10:30 p.m. TLC).


Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade: Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and Kris Allen are scheduled to perform, with Kelly Ripa hosting from Orlando and Ryan Seacrest hosting from Anaheim (9 a.m. ABC).

Improv-Ice: Figure skating greats Brian Boitano and Kristi Yamaguchi host this exhibition (3 p.m. NBC).

E! News: The entertainment news show recaps some of 2009's biggest stories (7 p.m. E!).

Saturday Night Live Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas: NBC encores this special featuring classic SNL holiday sketches (8 p.m. NBC).

The Spirit of Christmas: Natalie Cole, James Ingram, Al Jarreau and Brian McKnight are among the performers in this encore special (8 p.m. KCAL).

Maxim Hometown Hotties 2009: The men's magazine searches far and wide to find the cutest girls-next-door in this new special (8 p.m. E!).

Forbes' Most Bankable Stars: The financial-news magazine counts down Hollywood's most reliable breadwinners in this new special (8:30 p.m. E!).

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer: A quirky Christmas song is the basis for this encore animated special (9 p.m. KTLA).

Holiday Festival on Ice: Kurt Browning, Jamie Salé and David Pelletier are among the figure skaters showing their stuff in this special (9 p.m. KCAL).


A Christmas Story: The annual 24-hour marathon of the nostalgic 1983 holiday classic starring Peter Billingsley and Darren McGavin continues (6, 8 and 10 a.m., noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. TBS).

The Hound of the Baskervilles: Turner Classic Movies counterprograms today's release of a new "Sherlock Holmes" movie with a marathon of films featuring the famed sleuth, beginning with this 1939 thriller starring Basil Rathbone (5 p.m. TCM).

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly return in this swashbuckling 2006 sequel (8 p.m. ABC).


Pro basketball: The Miami Heat meet the New York Knicks (9 a.m. ESPN); the Boston Celtics challenge the Orlando Magic (11:30 a.m. ABC); the Lakers welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers (2 p.m. ABC); the Clippers face the Phoenix Suns (5 p.m. ESPN, FS Prime); and the Denver Nuggets play the Portland Trail Blazers (7:30 p.m. ESPN).

College basketball: The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic consolation game (4:30 p.m. ESPN2) and final (7 p.m. ESPN2).

Pro football: The San Diego Chargers take on Tennessee Titans (4:30 p.m. NFL).

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