No need to check the list twice, the criminals featured on Investigation Discovery between Dec. 19 to Jan. 1, at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT), are terribly naughty. Those receiving coal in their stockings include wicked women, homicidal husbands, foolish fugitives and callous contract killers.
Nightly marathons of Investigation Discovery’s best series offer a wicked alternative to happy holiday programming:
DEADLY WOMEN (3×60)
Mon., Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)
Careful! A bad gift could lead to unexpected results. DEADLY WOMEN explores the psyche of female killers, showing what turns love affairs into fatal attractions or how twisted minds and dark secrets can send women on murdering rampages.
F2: FORENSIC FACTOR (3×60)
Tue., Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)
The Grinch doesn’t stand a chance against the F2: FORENSIC FACTOR team! The world’s best CSIs are armed with the latest investigative tools in the hunt to catch elusive criminals. Explore baffling cases that reveal the amazing science being used by North America’s top crime fighters.
HARDCOVER MYSTERIES (3×60)
Wed., Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)
Unwrap a good book by some of America’s most popular writers of thrillers and whodunits – David Baldacci, Sandra Brown and Joseph Wambaugh – with HARDCOVER MYSTERIES. Explore the crossover from fact to fiction, when the authors discuss the real-life cases that compelled their fascination and inspired their page-turners.
MARRIED TO A MURDERER (3×60)
Thurs., Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)
Careful who you kiss under the mistletoe – MARRIED TO A MURDERER looks at the spouses of Britain’s most notorious killers. From creeping suspicions to tell-tale signs – follow the transformation from an apparently normal, loving boyfriend or husband, to someone menacing, calculating and deadly.
Fri., Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)
What actually happened to Frosty? Track the unpredictable twists of missing person investigations with DISAPPEARED. From the moment an individual disappears to the sometimes tragic conclusion, learn how and why people can simply vanish.
Sat., Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)
Who really ate Santa’s cookies and milk? The police officers, FBI agents and prosecutors from SOLVED can offer tips to catching the culprit. Each episode unfolds a mysterious homicide case through first-hand accounts from the agents tasked with solving the crime.
PARANORMAL HOME INSPECTORS (6×30)
Sun., Dec. 25 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)
Haunted by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future? Call the PARANORMAL HOME INSPECTORS, who, with a team of a psychic and a home inspector, will uncover mysterious home happenings.
DEADLY INTENT (3×60)
Mon., Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)
These criminals are definitely on the naughty list – this original Canadian series chronicles some of history’s most intriguing crimes. Find out what occurred, meet the people involved, see the techniques used to solve the crime, and learn the final resolution of the case.
EXTREME FORENSICS (1×60)
Tues., Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 6 p.m. PT)
Analyze the tracks on the rooftop, the DNA on the glass of milk, and the finger prints on the chimney after watching EXTREME FORENSICS – a series where investigators hustle for witnesses and forensic experts search for clues.
LIFE WITH MURDER (1×120)
Tues., Dec. 27 at 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (6 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)
It was not a merry Christmas for the Jenkins family when Mason Jenkins was accused of murdering his sister Jennifer. The Emmy© award-winning documentary LIFE WTH MURDER follows the family over a 10-year period to reveals who really killed Jennifer.
WICKED ATTRACTION (3×60)
Wed., Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)
It could be worse than Mommy was kissing Santa Claus. WICKED ATTRACTION features forensic psychologists and criminal profilers who uncover horrifying clues and reveal the true stories of people driven by love to commit murder…together.
I WAS MURDERED (6×30)
Thurs., Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)
Do you hear what I hear? Haunting voices from beyond the grave narrate their own murder investigations, offering clues to solve their untimely deaths in I WAS MURDERED. Six episodes tell the story of a murder through the victim’s fictionalized narration.
I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT (3×60)
Fri., Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)
Deck the halls with crime and folly – the criminals from I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT try to evade justice by using their families, fake identification documents and violence. What the fugitives featured have in common is that they all eventually get caught.
NOTHING PERSONAL (3×60)
Sat., Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)
All I want for Christmas is a Hit Man. Steve Schirripa (THE SOPRANOS) hosts the original Canadian series that deals with contract killer conspiracies. Get to know the people who paid the contract killers, see how the hit men complete their assignments and find out why murder contracts were assigned against the victims.
ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN (3×60)
Sun., Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)
Did Grandma really get run over by a reindeer? Thirty-year news veteran and current CNN correspondent Paula Zahn investigates mysterious murders, suspicious accidents and sinister spouses in ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN.