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 Ahh, yes…it’s that time of year again. Bells are jingling…you have papercuts from wrapping, and you turn on the TV to find endless re-runs of Elf, Christmas With the Kranks, or It’s A Wonderful Life.

Never fear fellow TV-oholics! January is not that far away, and with all the holiday food you will surely be consuming the next few days, you will be asleep anyway. So, as my gift to all you, my loyal MTR readers, I bring the dates of all your favorite show returns! (As an extra gem, all of my personal picks are in bold.)

January 2 – How I Met Your Mother (CBS) Pretty Little Liars (ABC FAM) 2 Broke Girls (CBS) Two and A Half Men (CBS) Mile & Molly (CBS) Hawaii-Five-O (CBS)

January 3 – Last Man Standing (ABC) The Biggest Loser (NBC) Celebrity Wife Swap (ABC) NCIS:LA (CBS) Body of Proof (ABC) Parenthood (NBC) Unforgettable (CBS)

January 4 – The Middle (ABC) Suburgatory (ABC) Modern Family (ABC) Happy Endings (ABC) Revenge (ABC)

January 5 – The Vampire Diaries (CW) Winter Wipeout (ABC) Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) The Secret Circle (CW) Jersey Shore (MTV)

January 6 – A Gifted Man (CBS Nikita (CW) CSI: NY (CBS) Merlin (SyFy) Supernatural (CW) Blue Bloods (CBS)

January 7 – SNL (NBC)

January 8 – Once Upon A Time (ABC) The Simpsons (FOX) The Cleveland Show (FOX) Shameless (SHOW) Family Guy (FOX) American Dad (FOX) House of Lies (SHOW) CSI:Miami(CBS) Californication (SHOW)

January 9 – Castle (ABC)

January 10 – The Game (BET)

January 11 – One Tree Hill (CW – Final Season) Whitney (NBC) Are You There Chelsea ?(NBC) Face Off (SyFy)

January 12 – Bones (FOX) 30 Rock (NBC) The Big Bang Theory (CBS) Parks and Recreation (NBC) Person of Interest (CBS) The Office (NBC) Up All Night (NBC)

January 13 – Fringe (FOX) Grimm (NBC)

January 15 – Napoleon Dynamite (FOX)

January 16 –Alcatraz (FOX – preview) Gossip Girl (CW) Being Human (SyFy) Lost Girl (SyFy)

January 17 – 90210 (CW) Glee (FOX) New Girl (FOX) Raising Hope (FOX) Justified (FX) Southland (TNT) White Collar (USA)

January 18 – Criminal Minds (CBS) CSI (CBS) Royal Pains (USA)

January 19 – Archer (FX)

January 23 –Alcatraz (FOX – regular time slot) House (FOX)

January 27 – Chuck (NBC – Series Finale) Spartacus: Vengeance (Starz)

January 31 – Ringer (CW)

Also, going a little further: February 12 – The Walking Dead (AMC)

Happy TV watching!!