As Christmas Day draws nearer, the networks have begun ramping up their holiday programming, dusting off old classics like "It's A Wonderful Life" and "How The Grinch Stole Christmas," along with newer festive fare like "Shrek the Halls."

Whether you're watching TV with your loved ones or trying to escape from them over the next few days, there are plenty of distractions available, with mini-marathons of some of your favorite Fox comedies and the "Doctor Who" Christmas special on tap for the big day itself.

Check out our picks for what to watch from Dec. 22-25 and tell us what you're most looking forward to in the comments!

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  • Saturday, December 22

    <strong>"Miracle On 34th Street (1947)" (AMC, 5:45 p.m. EST), followed by "Miracle On 34th Street (1994)" (AMC, 8 p.m. EST)</strong> First, you can watch the original version of six-year-old Susan's (Natalie) struggle to believe in Santa after her mother (Maureen O'Hara) raised her not to believe in fairytales and then, tune into John Hughes' version from nearly half a century later. In the remake, Mara Wilson (of "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Matilda" fame) plays Susan while her mom is played by Elizabeth Perkins.

  • Saturday, December 22

    <strong>"The Santa Clause" (ABC Family, 6 p.m. EST), followed by "The Santa Clause 2" (ABC Family, 8 p.m. EST) and "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" (ABC Family, 10 p.m. EST) </strong> If you want to spend six hours with Tim Allen as St. Nick this holiday, you're in luck. ABC Family is playing all three movies in the "Santa Clause" franchise that follows the adventures of Scott Calvin (Allen) who becomes Santa overnight, though nobody but his son Charlie believes him. Along the way, he's challenged to save Christmas and is faced with combating the evildoer Jack Frost (Martin Short).

  • Saturday, December 22

    <strong>"Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice" (ABC, 8 p.m. EST)</strong> The adventures of Christmas elves Lanny and Wayne continue this season. With the Big 2-5 fast approaching, Wayne and Lanny must race to recover classified North Pole technology that has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking Naughty Kid! Desperate to prevent Christmas from descending into chaos, Wayne seeks out the foremost Naughty Kid expert to aid in the mission, a bombastic member of the Coal Elf Brigade who also happens to be his estranged brother, Noel.

  • Saturday, December 22

    <strong>"WWE Tribute to the Troops" (NBC, 9 p.m. EST)</strong> This holiday special honoring the United States Armed Forces has become a holiday tradition, and this year it features performances by Kid Rock and Flo Rida, and WWE's biggest Superstars and Divas for thousands of military personnel and their families at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA. The show will also feature appearances by Disney's The Muppets, "Access Hollywood" and NBC Sports' Michelle Beadle and more.

  • Sunday, December 23

    <strong>"The Sound of Music" (ABC, 7 p.m. EST)</strong> The classic Julie Andrews musical. Prospective nun Maria, while waiting to take her vows, is sent to the home of the widowed and retired Navy Captain Georg von Trapp to care for his seven rambunctious children. Maria discovers the children, who have previously run off several governesses, are most in need of a little love -- and teaches them to sing.

  • Sunday, December 23

    <strong>"Christmas at Luther: Tidings of Comfort and Joy" (PBS, 8 p.m. EST)</strong> Celebrate the joy and traditions of Christmas with the renowned choirs of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa

  • Sunday, December 23

    <strong>"Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (Syfy, 9 p.m. EST)</strong> After years at war, the Federation and the Klingon empire prepare for a peace summit. But the prospect of intergalactic glasnost with sworn enemies is an alarming one to Admiral Kirk. When a Klingon ship is attacked and the Enterprise is held accountable, the dogs of war are unleashed again as both worlds brace for what may by their final deadly encounter.

  • Sunday, December 23

    <strong>"Family Guy" (Fox, 9 p.m. EST)</strong> Peter tells his own version of the Nativity story in the all-new "Jesus, Mary and Joseph!" Ryan Reynolds makes a guest-voice cameo. Followed by an all-new "American Dad."

  • Monday, December 24

    <strong>"The Polar Express" (ABC Family, 1 p.m. EST)</strong> Based on the book of the same name, this Christmas tale follows a young boy who doubts his belief in Santa. Late on Christmas Eve, he hears a steam engine roar and whistle blow outside his window. When he goes outside to investigate, the conductor (Tom Hanks) invites him to travel to the North Pole on the train full of kids in PJs. Will his faith be restored on the journey?

  • Monday, December 24

    <strong>"Raising Hope" (Fox, 8 p.m. EST)</strong> A mini-marathon of the family comedy airs from 8-10 p.m. EST, featuring four festive episodes including "It's a Hopeful Life" and "The Last Christmas."

  • Monday, December 24

    <strong>"It's a Wonderful Life" (NBC, 8 p.m. EST)</strong> The classic film follows the life of George Bailey from childhood to maturity in the town of Bedford Falls. On what might be his last Christmas Eve, a discouraged Bailey wants to throw his life away. Fortunately, Clarence, a second-class angel, is sent to show him the value of life. After Clarence gives Bailey a view of Bedford Falls without him, Bailey realizes how precious his life is and gets a second chance. He comes to learn that Clarence was right when he said, "No man is a failure who has friends."

  • Monday, December 24

    <strong>"Shrek the Halls" (ABC, 8:30 p.m. EST)</strong> It's Christmas Eve and everyone is filled with holiday cheer -- except for Shrek. He isn't exactly the picture of yuletide joy, but for the sake of Fiona and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is all about, so when Donkey, Puss In Boots, Gingerbread Man and the whole gang try to join in on the fun, Shrek's plans for a cozy family celebration end up spiraling into one truly unforgettable Christmas. Followed by "Shrek the Third."

  • Monday, December 24

    <strong>"Home Alone" (ABC Family, 9 p.m. EST)</strong> What starts off as a dream come true becomes a nightmare for eight-year-old Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) when his family accidentally forgets him at home when they leave for Paris for the holidays. He can eat all the ice cream and pizza he wants, but when Kevin discovers two burglars, Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern), are plotting to rob his house on Christmas Eve, he goes into defense mode. You have never again seen boobytraps like this.

  • Tuesday, December 25

    <strong>"Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" (ABC, 10 a.m. EST)</strong> The annual event from Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California continues. This year, Nick Cannon, Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos host and Lady Antebellum, the cast of "Newsies" and Backstreet boys will perform before Santa makes his appearance. And of course Mickey, Minnie and all their friends will be clad in their Christmas best for the big event.

  • Tuesday, December 25

    <strong>"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (ABC, 8 p.m. EST)</strong> The 1966 holiday story takes viewers inside a snowflake to Whoville, the magical land of the Whos. But high above this holiday-loving town resides the Grinch, a hateful creature with a heart three sizes too small, who despises Christmas and plots to steal it from the Whos.

  • Tuesday, December 25

    <strong>"New Girl" (Fox, 8 p.m. EST)</strong> A two-hour mini marathon of the Zooey Deschanel comedy, including Christmas episodes "The 23rd" and "Santa."

  • Tuesday, December 25

    <strong>"Doctor Who Christmas Special" (BBC America, 9 p.m. EST)</strong> Christmas Eve 1892 and a chilling menace threatens humankind -- but with the Doctor in mourning, it takes old friends and an unorthodox young governess to get him fighting to save the world again.

  • Tuesday, December 25

    <strong>"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (ABC Family, 9 p.m. EST)</strong> If you think your Christmas is crazy, check out Clark Griswold's (Chevy Chase): He causes a power outage in Chicago and played host to one of the worst Christmas Eve dinners in Hollywood history. So, it could always be worse.

  • Tuesday, December 25

    <strong>"Leverage" (TNT, 10 p.m. EST)</strong> In what <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/07/leverage-ending-season-5-series-finale_n_2255550.html">could be the show's final episode</a>, Nate takes on an intensely personal case connected to his son's death, leading the team into one of their riskiest cons yet. Follows the "Rizzoli & Isles" season finale.

  • Tuesday, December 25

    <strong>"Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas" (NBC, 10:30 p.m. EST)</strong> The award-winning artist is joined by special guest stars Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Larry the Cable Guy, Jay Leno and Reba. The star-studded NBC event features performances of holiday classics along with new music and a number of comedy bits.

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