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Spend Sunday With Old TV Friends

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One of my favorite days of the Christmas season comes Sunday, when you watch old holiday episodes of "Golden Girls," "Roseanne," Everybody Loves Raymond" and your other favorite shows on TV Land's annual MerryThon.

This year it's even better, thanks to the Christmas episodes on WLWT-TV's MeTV on over-the-air Channel 5.2 and cable.

So you can binge watch "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Golden Girls," "King of Queens," "Mister Ed," "Touched By An Angel," "How I Met Your Mother" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine " Sunday.

And if you unplug your dish and cable, you can see "Perry Como's Early American Christmas" in Williamsburg with John Wayne and Diana Canova at 10 p.m. Sunday on GET TV, a WSTR-TV digital subchannel on over-the-air Channel 64.4.

Download my 2016 Holiday Television Guide list if you don't want to miss Christmas episodes of "Friends," "Big Bang Theory," "M*A*S*H," "The Brady Bunch," "Happy Days," "Saturday Night Live," "Father Knows Best" and even "The Love Boat".... along with all the other traditional holiday specials.  

And GET TV will air Christmas specials starring Andy Williams, Perry Como, Johnny Cash, Judy Garland, Mac Davis, Danny Kaye and others.

Here's the Sunday lineup:

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"Mister Ed," the talking horse show, starred Alan Young and Connie Hines on CBS 1961-65.

Mister Ed (2 p.m., Channel 5.2 MeTV):  Mister Ed's Christmas list.

Touched By An Angel (2:30 p.m., Channel 5.2 MeTV):  Christmas episode.

Everybody Loves Raymond (8 p.m., TV Land):  TV Land's annual "MerryThon" (8 p.m.-6 a.m.) starts with Ray telling Ally the truth about Santa.

Everybody Loves Raymond (8:30 p.m., TV Land):  Ray's parents interrupt a romantic Christmas morning.

Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., TV Land): Frank and Marie exchange Ray's Christmas gift, an engraved toaster.

Everybody Loves Raymond (9:30 p.m., TV Land): Ray tries to organize a family Christmas photo.

Everybody Loves Raymond (10 p.m., TV Land): Marie's Christmas letter.

Perry Como's Early American Christmas (10 p.m., Channel 64.4 GET TV): Christmas in Williamsburg with John Wayne and Diana Canova.

Everybody Loves Raymond (10:30 p.m., TV Land): Frank tells everyone how Ray ruined his jazz records.

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Kevin James and Leah Remini premiered in CBS' "King of Queens" in 1998.

King of Queens (11 p.m., TV Land): Doug can't afford a new car.

King of Queens (11:30 p.m., TV Land): Doug's Christmas bonus.

King of Queens (midnight, TV Land): Doug's parents Christmas visit interfere with his plans.

King of Queens (12:30 a.m., TV Land): Doug claims a midget stole his wallet while Christmas shopping.

Everybody Loves Raymond (1 a.m., TV Land): Ray buys Debra an elaborate Christmas gift so he can go on a golf weekend.

Everybody Loves Raymond (1:30 a.m., TV Land): Ray takes credit for Debra's gift suggested by Robert and Amy.

The New Adventures of Old Christine (2 a.m., TV Land): Christine's unusual holiday traditions.

Golden Girls (2:30 a.m., TV Land): A lonely Santa takes the roommates hostage.

Golden Girls (3 a.m., TV Land):  The roommates volunteer at a soup kitchen on Christmas.

Roseanne (3:30 a.m., TV Land): Roseanne plays Santa at the mall.

Roseanne (4 a.m., TV Land): Roseanne meets Darlene's new friend while working as Santa.

Roseanne (4:30 a.m., TV Land): The Conners' tacky Christmas decorations.

How I Met Your Mother (5 a.m., TV Land): Lilly takes down her Christmas display.