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What to Watch on Thursday: ‘Christmas Story,’ ‘Charlie Brown’

The 1983 film “A Christmas Story” marathons every year starting Christmas Eve.
The 1983 film “A Christmas Story” marathons every year starting Christmas Eve. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

A Christmas Story (TNT, TBS) – This 1983 movie about little Ralphie Parker’s most memorable Christmas – and his quest for a Red Ryder BB gun – will marathon starting at 8 p.m. and throughout Christmas day.

Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers (8 p.m., UNC-TV) – A 2013 concert by the community handbell choir performing holiday songs.

It’s a Wonderful Life (8 p.m., NBC) – Another chance to watch the 1946 Frank Capra classic about a suicidal man (Jimmy Stewart) ruined by a miser on Christmas Eve but saved by his guardian angel.

A Charlie Brown Christmas (9 p.m., ABC) – Linus helps Charlie Brown discover what Christmas is all about.

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