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Many of us are just now coming down off a sugar-high. The combination of lots of Christmas cookies, and saccharine sweet holiday movies can eventually get to be just a bit too much.

I didn’t overindulge too much on the holiday movies (saying nothing about the cookies here). I did catch one viewing of The Holiday, and one of Love Actually. And of course I watched nearly all of one viewing of It’s a Wonderful Life. But that’s it. Plenty for me.

So, I was hoping for some good movie marathons on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day. I can remember in the past watching some fun Sherlock Holmes marathons. Instead, much to my chagrin, it appears that at least some of the channels are focusing on a New Year’s silly-thon.

On New Year’s Eve, Turner Classic Movies is doing a Marx Brothers festival. All day long, on January 1, AMC is showing the Three Stooges. What is there about New Year’s that screams out silly comedy?

I’m going to keep looking, but so far, neither of these seem like particularly appealing viewing options for me. What about a Fred Astaire marathon?