By Archana Ram
December 26, 2010 at 04:45 PM EST

With TV schedules being as bleak as they are right — seriously, who actually needs 24 hours of A Christmas Story? — it’s hard to find anything to watch when all you want to do is clock in some much-needed couch-potato time. But that’s why, when the holidays roll around, I turn to the warmth of reruns. Sure, I can predict the punchlines and I already know whodunnit, but there’s even in the abyss of next-to-nothing TV options, there are friendly, familiar faces a few channels away.

This holiday season, perhaps in an effort to gear up for its Jan. 20 premiere, I’ve looked to Parks and Recreation on my parent’s On Demand, and, let me just say, “The Beauty Pageant” episode is just as funny the second time around. And not to neglect an oldie but goodie, I’ve also turned to a perennial favorite, Friends — the era of “The Rachel” haircut and Tom Selleck, natch.

Which reruns have you guys been tuning into this weekend?

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