Holiday Programming, AMC, EL Rey and GODZILLA in A Kaiju Christmas?

by on December 1, 2014

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This upcoming 2014 Christmas holiday season has a lot of special or themed programming that airs. Among the various networks is some programming for AMC and El Rey cable networks.

Via press release:


First up is AMC, which is airing holiday TV marathons in December. Movies included in AMC’s line up include

  • Home Alone 2,
  • Miracle on 34th Street,
  • The Santa Clause 2,
  • White Christmas,

Below is the schedule for when these movies air:

AMC will also air special holiday marathons throughout December, including:

· AMC Celebrates: White Christmas 60th Anniversary – Friday, December 12 beginning at 7pm and featuring back-to-back airings of White Christmas

· AMC Celebrates: Miracle on 34th Street (1994) 20th Anniversary – Tuesday, December 16 beginning at 8pm and featuring back-to-back airings of Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

· Christmas Movie Marathon – Monday, December 22 beginning at 9am and continuing through Wednesday, December 24. Featuring Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Miracle on 34th Street (1994), White Christmas, The Nativity Story, The Santa Clause 2, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

· Christmas with the Duke – Wednesday, December 24 beginning at 7pm and continuing through Christmas Day (Thursday, December 25). Featuring films starring Academy Award-winner John Wayne, including Big Jake, Rio Bravo, Cahill US Marshall, Chisum, The Horse Soldiers, The Quiet Man, The Cowboys, True Grit, The Sons of Katie Elder, The Searchers


Over on El Rey network, they have some pretty cool plans for Christmas, if you love Kaiju and Godzilla! And have a solid 48 hours to hang out and watch!

Join El Rey Network for a “Kaiju Christmas” marathon that brings you over 48 hours of giant monster mania featuring the original King of the Monsters, Godzilla. El Rey Network is celebrating the iconic fire-breather with a mega marathon that befits this behemoth’s pop culture impact. The Godzilla marathon stomps into homes with the original film that started it all, “Gojira” on Wednesday, December 24th at 6 PM ET and culminates with “Godzilla VS. Biollante” on Saturday, December 27th at 3:45 AM ET.

The “Kaiju Christmas” Godzilla films will air in the following order:


“Gojira” at 6 PM ET

In the very first Godzilla film a 400-foot-tall mutant dinosaur called Gojira, awakened from the depths of the sea, becomes a rampaging nuclear nightmare, complete with glowing dorsal fins and fiery, radioactive breath. Crushing ships, villages, and buildings in his wake, Gojira marches toward Tokyo, bringing all of the country’s worst nightmares back until an evil more terrible bomb — capable of sucking all the oxygen from the sea — returns the monster to its watery grave.

“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” at 8:15PM ET

American reporter Steve Martin witnesses a 400-foot amphibious monster, brought back to life by underwater nuclear testing, go on a rampage through Tokyo. An eccentric scientist does his best to destroy the beast with his heretofore discredited invention, the Oxygen Destroyer.

“Rodan” at 10:30 PM ET

A giant pterodactyl whose wings create massive, destructive winds as it flies by makes its way to Japan.


“Ghidorrah: The Three Headed Monster “at 12:15 AM ET

The citizens of Tokyo are subjected to an ill-tempered atomic mutant: the triple-headed Ghidrah, who breathes electric volts in all directions. Coming to Tokyo’s rescue is Mothra, but Ghidrah proves too much for the outsized insect. Fortunately, Godzilla and Rodan stop fighting each other to help Mothra vanquish Ghidrah.

“Godzilla Raids Again” at 2:15 AM ET

Tsukioka and Kobayashi fly scout planes for a small fishing fleet, based in Osaka. A mechanical problem forces Kobayashi to set his plane down on remote Iwato island, and as he and Tsukioka are trying to make repairs, they are drawn to the sound of a horrendous conflagration and discover two enormous dinosaurs battling each other amid the snowy wastes of the island.

“Godzilla vs. Monster Zero” at 4:00 AM ET

Following discovery of the mysterious Planet X in our solar system, a joint U.S./Japanese space exploratory mission is organized. The explorers discover aliens who claim their planet has been under constant attack from the powerful Monster Zero. The aliens suggest a deal with the Earthlings: if they can “borrow” Godzilla and Rodan to help rid their planet of Ghidrah, they will cure all of humankind’s diseases in return. Of course, this is actually an elaborate ruse to rid the Earth of its monstrous defenders, leaving it vulnerable to invasion.

“Godzilla vs. Mothra” at 6:00 AM ET

A battle royale between two of Japan’s most dangerous threats.

“Godzilla’s Revenge “at 8:00 AM ET

A precocious little boy has real-life traumas including harassment by bullies and kidnapping by a gang of bank robbers. He escapes these dilemmas mainly by taking frequent naps, during which he dreams of journeys to Monster Island to partake in Godzilla’s exploits. He also befriends Godzilla’s son, Minya, offering him some advice on how to defeat the monsters which have been pushing him around. Apparently the boy draws some kind of inspiration from these dreams and finds the bravery to outwit the kidnappers and make peace with the bullies.

“Terror of Mechagodzilla” at 9:45 AM ET

A race of malevolent aliens bent on world domination unleash the ultimate weapon of destruction on mankind, leaving them with no hope for survival but the power of the mighty Godzilla.
“Godzilla vs. Biollante” at 11:30 AM ET

After rising from his volcanic grave, Godzilla is threatened by a mutated rosebush.

“Gojira” at 1:45 AM ET
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“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” at 4:00 PM ET
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“Rodan” at 6:30 PM ET
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“Ghidorrah: The Three Headed Monster” at 8:15 PM ET
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“Godzilla Raids Again” at 10:15 PM ET
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“Godzilla vs. Monster Zero” at 12:00 AM ET
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“Godzilla vs. Mothra” at 2:15 AM ET
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“Godzilla’s Revenge” at 4:15 AM ET
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“Terror of Mechagodzilla” at 6:00 AM ET
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“Godzilla vs. Biollante” at 7:45 AM ET
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“Gojira” at 10:00 AM ET
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“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” at 12:15 PM ET
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“Rodan” at 2:30 PM ET
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“Ghidorrah: The Three Headed Monster” at 4:15 PM ET
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“Godzilla Raids Again” at 6:15 PM ET
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“Godzilla vs. Monster Zero” at 8:00 PM ET
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“Godzilla vs. Mothra” at 10:15 PM ET
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“Godzillas Revenge” at 12:15 AM ET
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“Terror of Mechagodzilla” at 2:00 AM ET
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“Godzilla vs. Biollante” at 3:45 AM ET
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