Monday on Utah TV: Ho, ho, ho Christmas classics and a ho-hum gridiron showdown

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It's Christmas Eve, so here are a few of the top holiday choices ... and a football game.The Santa Clause marathon (4, 6, and 8 p.m., ABC Family): The original movie, followed by the two sequels.A Christmas Story marathon (4 p.m. Monday-4 p.m. Tuesday): The 24-hour marathon features 12 airings of the movie - one every two hours.College football (6 p.m., ESPN): Sheraton Hawaii Bowl - Fresno State vs. SMUIt's a Wonderful Life (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Classic 1946 film.Raising Hope (7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m., Fox/13): A four-episode mini-marathon of this sitcom - which, if you haven't seen it, is hilarious.Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (8 p.m., Ch. 7): This year's MoTab special -taped last year - features Jane Seymour and Nathan Gunn.