The Syfy Channel Holiday Season Marathons & Movies Planned for Dec 2010

by on November 23, 2010

in Entertainment

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As we’ve always come to expect, the Syfy Channel has a few great TV series and movie marathons planned for us during the holiday /  Christmas season.

As mentioned previously, there’s a great (??) Saturday Original Christmas Movie called Ice Quake on December 11th.  But after that there are other movies in the month of December I think you will want to catch!  Movies planned for airing by the Syfy Channel include The Golden Compass with Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman; The Bourne Ultimatum with Matt Damon and Julia Stiles; The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian with Ben Barnes; The Cave with Piper Perabo; Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End with Johnny Depp.  Plus the oddly popular National Treasure starring Nicolas Cage & Christopher Plummer.

Syfy Channel Marathons

Every holiday weekend we’ve come to expect the standard fare of movie or series marathons from the Syfy Channel.  For Thanksgiving, we’re getting “Bond, James Bond” for the weekend.  Not my first choice but it is what it is.  But I think they make up for it with the other December marathons they have planned for the Christmas holiday time frame.

Ghost Hunters on the Syfy Channel

We have all day marathons of Ghost Hunters/Ghost Hunters International, Dinosaur movies, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Sea Creatures movies & Werewolf movies.  In addition, Twilight Zone returns for its classic marathon run on the Syfy Channel.  I miss having Twilight Zone marathons peppering throughout the year so we’ll take what we can get!

The Syfy Channel Holiday Movie Schedule:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (December 4)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (December 4)
  • The Golden Compass (December 5);
  • National Treasure (December 6)
  • Bourne Ultimatum (December 8);
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (December 12), and
  • The Cave (December 18),

But who could forget the movie marathons with sea creatures, werewolves and dinosaurs?

The Syfy Channel Holiday Marathon Schedule:

  • December 22, 8AM-12AM: Ghost Hunters/Ghost Hunters International
  • December 23, 9AM-3AM: Land Of the Dinosaurs movies
  • December 24, 8AM-5PM, 10PM-5AM: Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • December 25, 9AM-3AM: Sea Creatures movies
  • December 26, 9AM-3:30AM: Werewolf movies
  • Friday, December 31, 8Am-8PM: Twilight Zone marathon
  • Friday, December 31, 8PM-10PM:  Christmas edition of WWE SmackDown
  • Friday, December 31, 10PM through January 1st: Twilight Zone marathon

Syfy Press Release snippet:

NEW YORK – November 19, 2010 – Syfy will celebrate the season of giving with a month-long programming festival featuring its first annual Countdown to Christmas week (December 6-12). The week will spotlight stand-alone original holiday episodes from Warehouse 13 and Eureka (both December 7), Ghost Hunters, Hollywood Treasure (both December 8), Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (December 9) and WWE Friday Night SmackDown® (December 10), as well as the disaster-themed Saturday Original Christmas Movie Ice Quake (December 11).

Kay Jewelers — a long-time advertising partner of major Fourth Quarter Syfy programming events — will once again celebrate the holidays with Syfy, serving as the exclusive on-air and online sponsor of Countdown to Christmas. The sponsorship will include vignettes showcasing stars from Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Being Human discussing their favorite holiday memories.

Syfy will also present five end-of-the-year December marathons culminating in its 16th annual Twilight Zone New Year’s festival.

Original series finales in December include Ghost Hunters and Hollywood Treasure (both December 8), Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (December 9) and the mid-season conclusion of Sanctuary (December 17).

Starring Brendan Fehr (Bones) and Victor Garber (Glee), Ice Quake premieres Saturday, December 11, at 9PM (ET/PT). In the movie, the melting Alaskan permafrost creates underground rivers of volatile liquid methane, causing a succession of violent and destructive earthquakes. One family, separated by the disastrous events, must find each other during Christmas and together stop the deadly rivers before a catastrophic explosion threatens the entire planet. The movie is a production of Cinetel Films.

Other Syfy movie treats feature premieres of The Golden Compass (December 5); Bourne Ultimatum (December 8); The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (December 12), and The Cave (December 18), as well as favorites like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (both on December 4), and National Treasure (December 6).

During the week of December 22-26, Syfy will stuff viewers’ stockings with the following marathons:   Wednesday, December 22, 8AM-12AM: Ghost Hunters/Ghost Hunters International;  Thursday, December 23, 9AM-3AM: Land Of the Dinosaurs movies;  Friday, December 24, 8AM-5PM, 10PM-5AM: Star Trek: The Next Generation;
Saturday, December 25, 9AM-3AM: Sea Creatures movies; Sunday, December 26, 9AM-3:30AM: Werewolf movies

On Friday, December 31, the popular Twilight Zone marathon runs from 8AM-8PM, returning to its own dimension just in time for the Christmas edition of SmackDown at 8-10PM.  Following SmackDown, Twilight Zone resumes, ringing in the New Year and running throughout New Year’s Eve and January 1st.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

janenhesp February 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

I would like to watch Ghost Hunters as on Syfi channel..trying to sign up , but am never able to find on line source with conplete eposides

pat edwards December 26, 2010 at 1:25 pm

we watched prince caspian and I was wanting to buy that version on the dvd can you give me the info I need so I won’t buy the wrong version. It was on the 23rd of dec and dec 12 thankyou

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