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Look who's talking in daytime: Dec. 24 to Dec. 28

Christmas celebrations and New Year's prep

By TVDeeva Deanna Barnert Dec 24, 2012 12:44PM

With the holiday upon us, daytime kicks off the week of Dec. 24 with Christmas celebrations around the dial. After Monday and Tuesday, however, it's all about wrapping up the year and preparing for New Year's Eve. You'll find fresh episodes of "GMA" and "Today" all week, but most talk shows will re-air popular episodes. Matt Damon ("Promised Land"), Judd Apatow ("This Is 40") and Chris Pine and Kevin Costner ("Jack Ryan") are talking up their new movies, while stars from "The Real Housewives of Orange County," "Baby Daddy," "Couples Therapy" and "Down Home With the Neelys" are making the rounds. Catch performances from Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart and Colbie Callait, Scott McCreery, Il Volo, Katherine Jenkins, Andre Rieu and Broadway's "Annie" star Lilla Crawford. Other notables coming to daytime include Trisha Yearwood, Ryan Seacrest, Marlee Matlin and Neve Campbell. Plus, look for encore interviews with the "Twilight Saga," "The Hobbit" and "Parental Guidance" casts, Bradley Cooper, Taylor Swift, Judge Judy and more, along with some rocking encore performances.


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Soap opera fans can find the preemption schedules for Christmas and New Year's here. Plus, find your favorite holiday movies via MSN TV's holiday viewing guide


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Schedules are subject to change


Mon: Holiday special with co-host Gayle King; Pat & Gina Neely, a holiday surprise for family In need, ugly sweater contest

Tue: (repeat) Co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb; Ashley Greene

Wed: (repeat) Viewer Co-Host Challenge Winner; Cast of "The Hobbit"

Thurs: (repeat) Co-host Cyndi Lauper; Jon Cryer, CMT’s "Bayou Billionaires" cast

Fri: (repeat) Co-host Keke Palmer, Stephen Colbert, "My Shopping Addiction" cast


Mon: (repeat) Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, Kirstie Alley 

Tue: (repeat) Heidi Klum; Nikki Reed and Mackenzie Foy

Wed: (repeat) Julie Bowen; Youtube piano prodigy Andy Lee; Peter Faccinelli and Elizabeth Reaser

Thurs: (repeat) Taylor Swift talks and performs

Fri: (repeat) Miley Cyrus; Maggie Grace and Jackson Rathbone


"Good Morning America"

Mon: Beautiful gift wrapping, last minute gift ideas, Chef Gail Simmons; celebrities read their renditions of "Twas the Night Before Christmas"; Scott McCreery performs

Tue: Guest co-anchor Mario Batali; chef Rachel Willen and Mario Batali face-off in a gingerbread house challenge; Andre Rieu performs "Silent Night"; Katherine Jenkins performs

Wed: Judd Apatow, post-Christmas deals; chefs Marcus Samulesson and Tim Love holiday leftover solutions; Lilla Crawford performs

Thurs: Best and Worst of 2012, posh dog hotels, iron chef showdown, extreme eyebrow trends

Fri: Ryan Seacrest, teen secrets to getting the best deals, "GMA" fave 2012 moments; pet expert Dr. Marty Becker

"Jeff Probst Show"

Mon: (repeat) Pauley Perrette

Tue: (repeat) Jon Cryer

Wed: (repeat) people who've beaten the odds                  

Thurs: (repeat) Lord Robert Walters, Jodi Jill

Fri: (repeat) Gina Gershon, Jackson Galaxy



Mon: Katie’s Christmas Eve Spectacular: Rod Stewart and Colbie Callait perform;

Tue: (repeat) Original Annie's Andrea McArdle and Aileen Quinn celebrate Broadway's "Annie"

Wed: (repeat) Michael J. Fox     

Thurs: (repeat) Dr. Phil

Fri: (repeat) Judge Judy


"Live! With Kelly and Michael"

Mon: Christmas Eve Special, Matt Damon, Santa Claus; Aretha Franklin performs and shares her Ree Ree's Glazed Ham recipe

Tue: (repeat) Michael's "Elf" Broadway debut; BHS at The New York City Ballet's "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker"; New York’s holiday sights; "Live" holiday moments

Wed: (repeat) Ricky Martin, Bradley Cooper; Usher

Thurs: (repeat) Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart; BellyDance Superstars dance lessons

Fri: (repeat) Alec Baldwin, Nicki Minaj, Miranda Cosgrove; BHS at Michael's People magazine photo shoot



Mon: (repeat) Joey Lawrence, Chris “The Toy Guy” Byrne, Marley Majcher; Marie Osmond performs

Tue: TBA

Wed: Jeanne Cooper, oncologist Dr. Lawrence Piro

Thurs: Melissa Peterman, Heather DuBrow, Dr. Jenn Berman

Fri: (repeat) Vicki Lawrence and Tim Conway; Gail Dunn on car maintenance for women; Noel Fisher


"Rachael Ray Show"

Mon: Trisha Yearwood judges Battle of the Carolers

Tue: (repeat) Whitney Cummings, dressing your turkey

Wed: (repeat) co-host Regis Philbin

Thurs: (repeat) Rocco DiSpirito

Fri: (repeat) Jeff Probst


"Ricki Lake"

Mon: (repeat) pre-partum depression

Tue: (repeat) highs and lows of adoption

Wed: (repeat) Dita Von Teese, Cameron Silver, Beverly Johnson; The Apple Sisters perform

Thurs: (repeat) psychics Char Margolis and John Edward

Fri: TBA


"The Talk"

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Mon: Co-host Carnie Wilson; Neve Campbell, holiday cooking with chef Jacques Haeringer

Tue: (repeat) Aeason three makeup-free premiere with Jamie Lee Curtis, Melody Thomas Scott, Michelle Stafford and Katherine Kelly Lang

Wed: Marlee Matlin, money-saving tips; Il Volo performs

Thurs: (repeat) Halloween costume special with Jennifer Coolidge; Vicki Lawrence; Carnie and Wendy Wilson; chef Cat Cora

Fri: (repeat) Chandra Wilson; magician Jason Latimer; time saving tips for mothers; holiday entertaining tips and ideas



Mon: Dressing the Queen, last minute Christmas to-do list, Rosie the Riveter, letters to Santa, chef Sunny Anderson; Il Volo performs.

Tue: Christmas show, awkward animals situations, holiday music game, super-agers, Guinness World Records of 2012, Holiday Cocktails, Valerie Bertinelli, cooking with the Scotto family

Thurs: Viral sensations of 2012, crazy celeb beauty trends; Bow to Wow. 
Fri: Today Year-Ender, The Hobbit, 2012 Celebrity Yearbook, Mixologist tips

"The View"

Mon: (repeat) Bette Midler, Billy Crystal and Bailee Madison; dermatologist Dr. Doris Day

Tue: preempted

Wed: (repeat) Co-host Chris Cuomo, Naomi Watts and Maria Belon; Mario Cantone performs

Thurs: (repeat)  Co-host Derek Hough, Chris Tucker

Fri: (repeat) Ethan Hawke, Lewis Black; Jackie Evancho performs


"The Wendy Williams Show"

Mon: (repeat) Adam Lambert; Radio City Rockettes perform

Tue: (repeat) Wiz Khalifa, Dara Torres; Tamar Braxton performs

Wed: (repeat) Iman: "Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas" cast performs

Thurs: (repeat) Kevin Nealon

Fri: (repeat) Christina Milian, Mark Feuerstein