The holidays have always been a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate the joys of the season, but somewhere along the line, television networks started to cash in. Each year, many networks broadcast hours upon hours of TV marathons, but not every offering is binge-worthy. So here are five ways you can fix the monotony of holiday TV marathons for good.
Nurse a New Year's Hangover with a Day of Scares (The Twilight Zone)
For many, Jan. 1 is dedicated to lounging on the couch after a night of celebrating New Year's Eve festivities. Luckily, SyFy has got you covered with a marathon of episodes from the original series of The Twilight Zone. Series creator and perennial narrator Rod Serling first pitched his idea for a science fiction anthology television series in the late 1950s, but it wasn't until October of 1959 that the first season of The Twilight Zone aired on CBS. With classic episodes like "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" starring William Shatner, "The Eye of the Beholder" starring Donna Douglas, and "To Serve Man" starring Lloyd Bochner, The Twilight Zone ran for five seasons, inspired several revival series and films, and became an all-time classic of sci-fi.