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90th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center
NBC, 8pm Live
As it has for the past 25 years, NBC will again herald the arrival of the holiday season with this two-hour broadcast featuring the lighting of the famed Christmas tree at New York City’s Rockefeller Center. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will deliver a rare nationally televised duet of their holiday single “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.” Other performers include Jimmie Allen, Andrea Bocelli along with Matteo Bocelli and Virginia Bocelli, Alicia Keys, the Radio City Rockettes, The Muppets of Sesame Street and more. Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and Mario Lopez host the festivities.
This epic sword-and-sorcery fantasy adventure is set in the world of the 1988 Lucasfilm production of the same name, with Warwick Davis and Joanne Whalley reprising their respective movie roles as Willow Ufgood and Sorsha alongside a new cast of heroes and villains. Original director Ron Howard is an executive producer. Episodes are available Wednesdays beginning today.
Snack vs. Chef
Hosted by comedians Megan Stalter and Hari Kondabolu, this new food competition sees 12 chefs go head-to-head in the ultimate snack showdown. Not only must they re-create some of the world’s most iconic snacks, but they will also be challenged to invent their own original snacks inspired by beloved classics. Only one will prevail and claim the $50,000 prize.
Peacock and Netflix Australia are coproducing this fish-out-of-water drama that takes place and is filmed Down Under. It follows a criminal mediator (Colin Donnell) who flees the U.S. after a mediation gone wrong. He ends up in a small, remote and eccentric Australian town, where he assumes the identity of a reverend, trying to keep the locals fooled while desperately seeking an exit strategy before his past catches up to him. The cast also includes P.J. Byrne, Kylie Bracknell, Briallen Clarke and Tegan Stimson.
TNT, beginning at 7pm Live
The NHL closes out November with the Buffalo Sabres at the Detroit Red Wings and the Edmonton Oilers at the Chicago Blackhawks on TNT.
College Basketball: ACC/Big Ten Challenge
ESPN, ESPN2 & ESPNU, beginning at 7:15pm Live
The final six games of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge air today on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Highlights include Ohio State at Duke (ESPN), North Carolina at Indiana (ESPN) and Michigan State at Notre Dame (ESPN2).
The Conners: “Crumbs and Couch Surfers”
Darlene, Ben, Becky and Beverly Rose move into the new house, where Darlene implements a new set of rules. Meanwhile, Harris welcomes a guest at Dan and Louise’s.
DC’s Stargirl: “Frenemies — Chapter Twelve: The Last Will and Testament of Sylvester Pemberton”
The CW, 8pm
As the team devise a plan to deal with their latest threat, Sylvester (Joel McHale) takes matters into his own hands and leaves Courtney (Brec Bassinger), Pat (Luke Wilson) and the JSA fearing for what comes next.
The Masked Singer
Season 8 comes to a close in a two-hour finale with a look back at the best performances and moments from the season, followed by a final performance and the presentation of the Golden Mask Trophy to the winner.
TCM Spotlight: Royal Treatments: Fictional Royals
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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The fictional lovestruck aristocrats in these swoony films may not run a real country, but they sure are royally entertaining. First up, Audrey Hepburn won an Oscar — and the hearts of American audiences — as restless European princess Ann, who escapes her stifling duties for a bit of adventure in Roman Holiday (1953). When a comic mishap lands Ann in the company of American reporter Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), excitement and romance await. Peck himself was so taken with Hepburn’s performance that he insisted her name join his above the title in the film’s PR materials. Next, just before she became the real-life princess of Monaco, The Swan (1956) saw Grace Kelly play exiled Princess Alexandra, whose domineering mother presses her to marry Prince Albert (Sir Alec Guinness) and restore their noble status. But Alexandra’s heart may already be claimed. Pre-Code musical The Love Parade (1929) stars Jeanette MacDonald in her film debut as Queen Louise of Sylvania and Maurice Chevalier as rapscallion Count Alfred, who by turns charms and challenges his queen. Adapted from the 1924 operetta of the same name, The Student Prince (1954) sees stodgy Prince Karl (Edmund Purdom) of the small German kingdom Karlsburg shipped off to university to learn a more charming — and wife-winning — manner. But the plan backfires when young Karl discovers he enjoys student life over royal life and becomes smitten with winsome barmaid Kathie (Ann Blyth). Next up, Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) stars Hedy Lamarr as lovelorn widow Princess Veronica who travels to New York City to track down Paul MacMillan (Warner Anderson), the handsome American writer who captured her heart years before. Will a series of madcap events involving the hotel’s goodhearted if misguided bellboy lead to royal heartbreak — or a pair of storybook romances? And finally, past meets present (you, Harry and Meghan!) with Princess O’Rourke (1943), which sees Olivia de Havilland as another disenchanted royal who finds love American-style and must choose between her sovereign duties and the charismatic Californian she hopes to marry.
The Goldbergs: “Million Dollar Reward”
Adam forgoes his weekly Mama-Schmoo dinner date to hang out with his new colleagues, including a new special lady. Beverly, worried sick that Adam is running in too fast a crowd, pulls out the ultimate stop to end it all. Meanwhile, Barry faces the harsh reality that medical school is tougher than anticipated.
Abbott Elementary: “Sick Day”
Miss Teagues (Quinta Brunson) is out sick — and with no substitutes available, her second-graders get saddled with the worst authority figure ever: flighty principal Ava (Janelle James). Janine’s absence also means the teachers’ lounge is a quiet refuge, which doesn’t go unnoticed by other faculty!
Love Without Borders
With the help of a relationship expert, five single Americans fly to an undisclosed location on the other side of the globe to be matched up with partners who they’ve never seen or met.
Kung Fu: “Betrayal”
The CW, 9pm
Following an incident involving her parents, Nicky (Olivia Liang) stumbles upon a devastating secret. Elsewhere, Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) gets creative at the restaurant, and Bo (guest star Ben Levin) faces demons from his past.
Property Brothers: Forever Home: “The Next Multigeneration”
With a new set of twins and a small condo, Nick and Nina were bursting at the seams, so they’re moving into Nina’s spacious childhood home with her mom. Nina and her mother have their own great memories of the home, but to better set it up for multigenerational living, Jonathan and Drew Scott revamp the main living areas. The brothers create open sightlines and better functionality and make sure there’s plenty of wall space for the couple’s art collection. The result is a spectacular design that will make all three generations happy for years to come.
Home Economics: “Sunday New York Times, $6”
The success of Tom’s book sparks a change in the financial tides, and Marina encourages him to spend some money on himself. Meanwhile, Denise’s parents shake things up during their visit to town. With their reveal of some surprising news, an unexpected Hayworth comes to her rescue.
In each hourlong episode of this series, returning for its second season, business experts Kevin O’Leary and Bethenny Frankel weigh in on and resolve a wide range of high-stakes financial disputes commonly faced by many small and expanding business, and help chart a path forward.
Kelly Clarkson Presents When Christmas Comes Around
In this special that originally premiered in 2021, the pop star and daytime talk show host helps ring in the festive season with music performances, exciting duets and special guests while sharing her traditions and giving back to those in need.
Season 2 of the comedy concludes with “Murder at the Shrind,” an episode set back in the ’90s, when Sherman (Bashir Salahuddin) rebranded his show as The Shrind, and featuring old-school hip-hop, R&B … and murder.
Dr. Draya Logan (Joyful Drake) has built a successful practice discreetly catering to the between-the-sheets lives of her rich and famous clientele and publishing the definitive works on modern relationships and sexuality. With an A-list rolodex, this “relationship fixer” juggles midnight house calls for trysts gone wrong, destroys salacious content before it hits the gossip columns and hosts therapeutic couples’ retreats for those in dire straits. Dr. Logan is the gatekeeper of everyone’s secrets, but after she launches her “Penthouse Project,” the deadly secrets of three women threaten her career and her life when a dead body is found, and the police identify her as the primary suspect.
This series follows five Atlanta witches who push their supernatural powers to new heights after uncovering dark secrets and accidentally entering the world of the forbidden. Between their complicated personal lives, unearthed secrets of the past and attempting to defeat a powerful wraith, this coven is in for the most dangerous ride of their lives. Vanessa Bell Calloway, Taylor Polidore, Shaquita Smith, Mercedez McDowell, Chantal Maurice and Chanel Mack star.
In Season 2 of the reboot, it’s the second semester of junior year, and Gossip Girl is leaving no stone unturned in her effort to control the scandalous lives and spin the scandalous lies of Manhattan’s elite. She’s learned a thing or two from her first go-round — namely, what her audience wants, they shall get. It’s time for her to turn the heat up on what’s been simmering, as well as look at her own impact and how she can make it more catastrophic than it was before.
In this Norwegian action/adventure film, something gigantic awakens deep inside the mountain of Dovre after being trapped for a thousand years. Destroying everything in its path, the creature is fast approaching Oslo. But how can one stop something thought to only have existed in folklore?
In the broadcast premiere of the popular Disney sequel, Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) must leave Arendelle and travel into the great unknown to discover truths about their past.
Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
The CW, 8pm
The documentary about the Queen frontman’s last years and 1992 tribute concert encores on World AIDS Day.
Hell’s Kitchen: “Game On!”
The chefs step up to compete in an ingredient game show, in which the winners can either chose the fate of that ingredient or sabotage the other team in the new episode “Game On!”
Flip or Flop: The Final Flip
For nearly a decade, real estate experts Tarek El Moussa and Christina Hall have captivated fans on social media and television, with their HGTV megahit series. Now, in the hourlong special Flip or Flop: The Final Flip, Tarek and Christina will take on one last project, a large duplex in Sunset Beach that proves to be one of their most expensive and challenging flips ever. Simultaneously, they’ll take a fun look back at the important house-flipping lessons learned, the craziest issues encountered and the stunning Southern California renovations completed together over 10 uber-successful seasons.
Serving Up the Holidays
Scarlett (Britt Irvin) is an incredible chef, but her holiday dishes sell poorly due to their over-sophistication. After an investor threatens to sell his stake in her restaurant, which she co-owns with her best friend (Bethany Brown), Scarlett is sent on a holiday cooking getaway in order to improve the dwindling Christmastime business. At the beautiful villa, Scarlett attempts to revitalize her menu — and her life — by relearning how to cook the simple, popular holiday dishes customers prefer; along the way, she may even find love with a handsome rival chef (Zach Roerig).
Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas
Dolly Parton leads this modern-day movie musical about the making of a network TV special. It showcases the frenetic backstage story and delightful onstage results of her desire to share the unique mountain magic she has always found in and around Dollywood at Christmastime. Throughout the production numbers and rehearsal chaos, Dolly finds herself taking a private journey into her past, guided by her personal Three Wise Mountain Men. The film includes Dolly’s hits “9 to 5” and “I Will Always Love You,” as well as a new holiday melody and more. Among the musical guests are Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus.
Star of the Month: Ava Gardner: “Late ’40s Breakout Roles” & “Early ’40s Supporting Roles”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Legendary actress/bombshell Ava Lavinia Gardner would have turned 100 this Christmas Eve (she was born Dec. 24, 1922, and passed away Jan. 25, 1990, at age 67). To celebrate the centennial of this icon, Turner Classic Movies has made her its December Star of the Month. Each Thursday night (except Dec. 22, which falls during TCM’s weeklong marathon of Christmas movies), the network will feature several of Gardner’s films, ranging from her early appearances and breakout roles in the 1940s to her heyday as a box office star in the ’50s and more. Tonight’s initial lineup, which continues well into tomorrow morning, fittingly begins with The Killers (1946). This film noir finally gained Gardner notice after years of bit parts. She gives a memorably sultry performance as femme fatale Kitty Collins, who draws an ex-boxer (Burt Lancaster in his film debut) into the criminal underworld. Following that are three other late 1940s films that continued to propel the actress to stardom: The Hucksters (1947), a drama led by Clark Gable and Deborah Kerr in her American film debut; The Bribe (1949), a film noir also starring Robert Taylor, Charles Laughton and Vincent Price; and East Side, West Side (1949), director Mervyn LeRoy’s crime drama that also features Barbara Stanwyck and James Mason. The remaining five films are from the early to mid ’40s, with Gardner in pre-fame bit parts: We Were Dancing (1942), a Norma Shearer-led romantic comedy that included one of Gardner’s earliest appearances in a feature film, an uncredited walk-on; Ghosts on the Loose (1943), a comedy/horror entry in the East Side Kids franchise that finally gave Gardner her first screen billing; Maisie Goes to Reno (1944), the eighth film in the Maisie Ravier series of comedy/dramas with Ann Sothern as the title character; Three Men in White, a 1944 entry in the Dr. Kildare series; and the comedy She Went to the Races (1945).
Luxe for Less
People are always looking for ways to have high-end design, all while protecting their pocketbooks. Designer Michel Smith Boyd and his creative team help maximize his clients’ cash by repurposing furniture, purchasing easily repairable “scratch and dent” appliances, and employing savvy shopping techniques to bring upscale design within reach and deliver beautifully overhauled spaces.
Ghost Adventures: House Calls
Travel Channel, 9pm
In this Ghost Adventures spinoff that is making its linear cable premiere (all episodes can currently be streamed on discovery+), the team from that series — Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley — help frightened families who believe they are under paranormal attack. In the premiere, “Crisis in Long Beach,” Zak sends the crew to Southern California to help a young couple in a paranormal crisis. Reports are that a dark, oppressive force inside their home has attached itself to the husband.
Call Me Kat: “Call Me Fancy Puffenstuff”
Kat’s murder-mystery themed Friendsgiving dinner doesn’t go over well with her guests in the new episode “Call Me Fancy Puffenstuff.”
Chris Smith (100 Foot Wave) directs this expansive and intimate four-part documentary about billionaire entrepreneur and adventurer Richard Branson. The series explores how a dyslexic teenager started by creating a magazine and went on to build empires in the music, retail, airline and aerospace industries.
Nat Geo, 10pm
This Nat Geo production offers an immersive, on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by farmers and illegal settlers in the Brazilian Amazon. Partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau, the film relies on vérité footage captured over three years as the community risks their lives to set up their own news media team in the hopes of exposing the truth. The film will also stream on Disney+ beginning tomorrow.
The Wall: “Deck the Wall: A Holiday Spectacular”
Check out a special holiday-themed episode of this game show from executive producer and NBA superstar LeBron James, and hosted by fellow executive producer Chris Hardwick.
True Crime Story: Indefensible: “Concrete Ceiling”
Comedian Jena Friedman explores the subject of incarcerated women who fought back against their abusers. You’ll find her interview with a California DA squirmy in a good way or a bad way, depending on your perspective.
The Haunted Museum
Travel Channel, 10pm
The creepy collection of haunted artifacts housed inside Zak Bagans’ (Ghost Adventures) Haunted Museum in Las Vegas is getting the spotlight in this horror anthology series that is produced in collaboration with horror film master Eli Roth and is making its linear cable premiere (all episodes currently stream on discovery+). In the series, Bagans shares the secrets and stories behind a curated selection of his most prized haunted items by way of scripted shorts produced by Roth, with featured commentary from Bagans himself.
Hotel for the Holidays
Freevee’s first original holiday movie is this rom-com led by Madelaine Petsch and Mena Massoud. Petsch plays Georgia, the manager of New York City’s high-end Hotel Fontaine, which attracts an eclectic array of guests and their stories. Georgia’s own story gets complicated when her work and personal lives become entangled when she is caught between the hotel’s chef, Luke (Massoud), and Raymond (Max-Lloyd Jones), the sophisticated ex-prince staying at the hotel during the holidays.
Christmas With the Campbells
Feature Film Exclusive!
Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley are producers of this film that brings more of a real-life edge to the traditional holiday rom-com. When Jesse (Brittany Snow) gets dumped right before the holidays by her boyfriend, Shawn (Alex Moffat), his parents convince her to still spend Christmas with them and Shawn’s handsome cousin David (Justin Long) while Shawn is away. JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Julia Duffy and George Wendt costar. The film was directed by Clare Niederpruem, who helmed Hallmark original movies like A Royal Corgi Christmas, and written by Hallmark alum Barbara Kymlicka (You Light Up My Christmas), Vaughn and Dan Lagana.
Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales
Originally premiering in 2002, this Peanuts holiday special finds Snoopy (voice of Bill Melendez), Charlie Brown (Wesley Singerman), Linus (Corey Padnos), Lucy (Serena Berman) and Sally (Megan Taylor Harvey) starring in a collection of Christmastime stories based on Charles M. Schulz’s original comic strips.
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown
In this 2003 Peanuts holiday special, all Rerun (voice of Jimmy Bennett) wants from Santa is a dog, but his mother won’t let him have one. Spending time with Snoopy (Bill Melendez) provides the perfect pick-me-up, but when Snoopy gets too busy to play with Rerun, they call in a substitute — Snoopy’s brother, Spike (Melendez).
Interrupting Chicken: “A Chicken Carol”
In this special installment of the animated preschool series, Ebenezer Wolf decides to cancel the holidays, so Piper (voice of Juliet Donenfeld) teams up with the Three Little Pigs and some ghostly friends to change his mind.
Pretzel and the Puppies: “Merry Muttgomery!”
When a heavy snowfall jeopardizes the annual holiday festival, the pups find unique ways to celebrate with all the snowed-in dogs in the city.
In the six-episode second season of this darkly humorous espionage drama, long-buried Cold War secrets emerge that threaten to bring carnage to the streets of London. When a liaison with Russian villains takes a fatal turn, the hapless heroes must overcome their individual failings and raise their spy game in a race to prevent a catastrophic incident. Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas lead the cast. The first two episodes are available today; new episodes drop Fridays. The series has also been renewed for Seasons 3 and 4.
The Snoopy Show: “Happiness Is the Gift of Giving”
In this holiday collection from The Snoopy Show, Snoopy adapts a Christmas poem to help Sally sleep, Charlie Brown makes gifts for his pals, and Snoopy finds waiting to open his presents to be a challenge.
Rolling Into Christmas
Two childhood sweethearts (Rhyon Nicole Brown and Donny Carrington) who shared a passion for roller skating are reunited 15 years later during the holidays, forcing them to question their love and life choices.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
This animated film is based on the second entry in Jeff Kinney’s book series. The riotous antics of angst-ridden, disaster-prone middle school student Greg Heffley (voice of Brady Noon) continue, focusing this time on his complicated relationship with his older brother, lazy and undisciplined high school student Rodrick (Hunter Dillon). But while Rodrick loves to torment Greg, he ultimately has a deep affection for his younger sibling. The voice cast also features Ed Asner in one of his final roles, as an undisclosed character.
Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays
Superstar a cappella group Pentatonix is struggling to find inspiration for their annual holiday album, and the clock is ticking. To make matters worse, their well-intentioned but misguided manager (played by Nico Santos) mistakenly locks them in a mailroom. But with the help of some Disney magic, they are soon on a whirlwind tour across the globe, discovering holiday traditions and inspiration from Pentatonix fans everywhere.
Magnolia Network on discovery+
In this holiday episode, Hanukkah is extra special for Zoë this year because her mom is in town. Exploring new twists on Jewish holiday classics, Zoë makes cake doughnuts topped with a saffron glaze, crushed pistachios and rose petals, along with latkes and an array of toppings.
Waiting since February 2021 to find out what unthinkable betrayal broke up a 30-year friendship has been hard. We’ll finally get the answer this season, but first we return to find Kate (Sarah Chalke) grappling with the painful aftermath of Johnny’s (Ben Lawson) ill-fated trip to Iraq, while Tully (Katherine Heigl) faces a lawsuit after walking away from her talk show, and must start her career over from the bottom. In the ’80s, we see Kate and Johnny first fall in love, and Tully’s career rise as she spars (and flirts!) with a cocky sportscaster. While in the ’70s, teenage Kate and Tully struggle to keep their friendship together. All nine episodes of Season 2 Part 1 will be available today; the final seven episodes (Part 2) will premiere in 2023.
This dystopian drama from Turkey is set in a world shaken by an epidemic of madness that spreads through language and speech. Reclusive former linguist Murat Siyavus (Osman Sonant), having taken refuge at his mother’s home, is the only person mysteriously unaffected by this disease. Hunted by the ruthless Anti-Epidemic Institution, Murat is forced to leave the safe zone and flee within the flames and ruins of the streets of Istanbul, where he searches for the secret of his “hot skull” — a lasting mark of the disease.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Emma Corrin leads this adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s classic 1932 novel as Lady Constance Chatterley, a woman born to a life of wealth and privilege. Her marriage to Sir Clifford Chatterley (Matthew Duckett) gradually becomes an incarceration when he returns from war with injuries that have left him unable to walk. When Connie meets and falls for Oliver Mellors (Jack O’Connell), the gamekeeper on the Chatterley estate, their secret trysts lead her to a sensual, sexual awakening, and she must decide whether to follow her heart or return to her husband and endure what Edwardian society expects of her.
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday classic A Christmas Carol is reborn in this animated feature that includes reimagined songs from Oscar-winning composer Leslie Bricusse. Luke Evans leads the voice cast as Ebenezer Scrooge, with Olivia Colman as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Jonathan Pryce as Jacob Marley, Johnny Flynn as Bob Cratchit and more.
Chris Smith’s documentary looks at the life, career and last days of maverick filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., whose rebellious spirit infused decades of counterculture movie-making. The film widens the lens from Downey’s art to the life with which it was deeply intertwined, including an intimate examination of his relationship with son Robert Downey Jr. (who is also a producer of the documentary).
Black excellence, beauty and entrepreneurship are the focus of this high-stakes family drama from Abby Ajayi (How to Get Away With Murder). It follows the exploits of the stylish, privileged and super-successful Richards family. When Stephen Richards (Hugh Quarshie) dies suddenly, the family’s world comes crashing down. As his business hangs in the balance, his different sets of children are about to collide as they vie for control. Deborah Ayorinde and Sarah Niles also lead the cast. All six episodes are available today.
Louise Penny’s bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series of mystery novels is adapted in this eight-episode drama starring Alfred Molina (also an executive producer) as empathetic and astute Armand Gamache. Gamache and his team are tasked with solving a number of mysterious and perplexing murders in the strange-but-beguiling Quebec village of Three Pines. Despite a cool welcome from the villagers, the inspector can’t help but find himself oddly drawn to the unusual place and its eccentric residents. Two episodes are available Fridays beginning today.
The Great American Baking Show: Celebrity Holiday
The Roku Channel
Six celebrity bakers — Chloe Fineman, Nat Faxon, D’Arcy Carden, Liza Koshy, Marshawn Lynch and Joel Kim Booster — try to come up with tasty holiday treats to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. Ellie Kemper and Zach Cherry host.
Judy Garland Icon-a-thon
MOVIES!, beginning at 8:15am
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This morning and afternoon, enjoy a five-film lineup of Judy Garland at her musical best in Ziegfeld Follies (1945), a musical comedy also featuring many of MGM’s other legendary talents of the era, including Fred Astaire, Lena Horne, Gene Kelly and Esther Williams; The Harvey Girls (1946), in which Garland is one of the singers of the Oscar-winning tune “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe”; Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), which finds the star memorably introducing “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”; Easter Parade (1948), also featuring Astaire and several classic Irving Berlin tunes; and Summer Stock (1950), Garland’s last film for MGM and her last film appearance with Kelly.
Christmas in the Wilds
Buck (Victor Zinck Jr.) and Jessica’s (Kaitlyn Leeb) merry little Christmas together takes a dangerous turn when their journey through the wild becomes a battle for survival.
Daniel Lubetzky, founder of KIND and cofounder of SOMOS Foods, returns to the Tank. First into the Tank is a husband and wife from Loveland, Colorado, who present an exciting way to attract hummingbirds with their feeding tool. An entrepreneur from Burbank, California, oozes with excitement after sharing how he helps others ease anxiety and reduce stress with his entertaining product; while an entrepreneur from El Dorado Hills, California, empowers homeowners to own a fire-defense system in case of emergency with her tool. Last into the Tank is an athlete from Lynn, Massachusetts, who introduces his wearable and eco-friendly fitness design making it easier and faster to sweat.
A Big Fat Family Christmas
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Liv (Shannon Chan-Kent), an ambitious photojournalist, gets her dream assignment, shooting the annual Chang family holiday party for a cover story, along with an attractive coworker (Shannon Kook). The trouble is that the family she is documenting is her own. Should she confide in her dreamy coworker, at the expense of her big break?
Cloudy With a Chance of Christmas
Bridget (Valery Ortiz), a prominent national weather forecaster, has been sent to the magical, old-fashioned town of Leavenworth, Washington, to announce a special “snow-cast” at their annual Christmas Eve festival. Tensions begin to rise when a rival talk show host (Brandon Quinn) from her network arrives to cohost the broadcast, and the two find themselves falling for each other.
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder
When Diana learns she inherited an old house from her beloved aunt, she engages the help of Matt, the estate attorney and her former flame. Matt insists she stick around and sort out the details over Christmas break, as he tries to rekindle their old romance. But the longer Diana stays, the more she finds clues that suggest her aunt was murdered. Stars Cristine Prosperi, Elaine Partnow, Angelie Simone, Travis Burns and Erin Gray.
Lopez vs. Lopez: “Lopez vs. Birthdays”
On Chance’s (Brice Gonzalez) birthday, George (George Lopez) throws a party, and Rosie’s (Selenis Leyva) sisters throw shade.
Young Rock: “Night of the Chi-Chi’s”
Dwayne Johnson’s semiautobiographical comedy gives fans the bonding father-son moment they’ve been waiting for in this emotional half hour, inspired by a real night teenage Dewey (Bradley Constant) and his dad Rocky (Joseph Lee Anderson) spent locked inside a Chi-Chi’s in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In 1988, as Rocky’s once-splashy wrestling career is flopping, he’s offered a job — that ends up being to clean the restaurant. The showman, prone to stretching the truth, finally gets real with his son and opens up about his past. “Dewey faces that universal experience of realizing your parents aren’t superheroes — they’re real human beings with their own hopes and dreams and flaws and disappointments,” says exec producer Jeff Chiang. EP Nahnatchka Khan adds the night’s outcome is “miraculous.”
Fire Country: “Happy to Help”
In the new episode “Happy to Help,” Bode’s (Max Thieriot) crew is accused of stealing a designer watch from a fire mop up, and the crew responds to a high-stakes call about an extremely dangerous gas leak.
My Lottery Dream Home
In “Ain’t Nothin’ but a Corn Dog,” a Bosnian couple has been living the American dream for over 20 years, and their luck continues after scratching up a $100,000 win! Now, David Bromstad helps the couple upgrade their home by assisting with the search for a larger home for their multigenerational family in Grimes, Iowa.
Blue Bloods: “Heroes”
Frank’s (Tom Selleck) desire to discipline an off-duty cop for inaction during an armed robbery proves divisive. Also, Erin (Bridget Moynahan) and Anthony (Steve Schirripa) quarrel over a fatal shooting witnessed by his daughter.
The Last Cowboy: “Do You Have the Horse?”
Sixteen riders who’ve qualified for “The Run for a Million” tune up at the National Reining Breeders Cup as the docuseries from Yellowstone’s Taylor Sheridan continues its third round.
Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas?
Matt Rogers (I Love That for You) is on a mission to become the next Pop Prince of Christmas in the musical/comedy stage show filmed in front of a live audience in New York City. Special guests Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live) and the comedy duo of Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson help spread the holiday cheer.
Zombie House Flipping
A new season promises to be bigger than ever with the franchise expanding into three new cities and now featuring new house flippers in Tampa, Dallas and Fort Worth. The original Orlando team welcomes back Peter Duke. Each episode shows the inner workings of this high-stakes world full of unexpected disasters, hidden costs and quirky personalities.
A Very Merry MeTV Marathon
MeTV, beginning at 11am
Classic television network MeTV continues its holiday celebration, which began a few weeks ago, with another marathon of Christmas episodes from beloved TV shows. Today’s six-hour lineup features holiday installments of classic Westerns: Wagon Train, The Big Valley, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Rawhide, Have Gun — Will Travel and Wanted: Dead or Alive.
Triple Digit Flip
Some people make money flipping houses, but Jamil Damji, Pace Morby and their team have one goal: make a six-digit profit on every project. Each one-hour episode follows the team as they flip houses all over the Phoenix area.
Guy’s Ranch Kitchen: “International Christmas”
Food Network, 12pm
Holiday eats from around the world include Japanese fried chicken, Taiwanese dumplings and a Mumbai Manhattan!
The Music Man
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In this delightful Academy Award-winning 1962 film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, airing as part of TCM’s recently launched Musical Matinee series, a charismatic con man (Robert Preston) masquerades as a band instructor to swindle the locals into paying him to create a boys’ marching band. Shirley Jones costars as the town librarian and piano instructor who wins his heart and eventually convinces the townspeople to forgive him, after he is outed by a disgruntled salesman from an earlier con. Additional costars include Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford and Ron Howard.
Christmas on the Slopes
After a disappointing restaurant opening and an embarrassing breakup, a celebrity chef (Soma Chhaya) takes her first real Christmas vacation. When she wanders into the kitchen at a luxury resort and is mistaken for the sous chef by the handsome but grouchy head chef (Olivier Renaud), their chemistry sparks a holiday romance. But will everything blow up when he learns the truth about her?
Robbie the Reindeer
CBS airs two Robbie the Reindeer animated holiday specials tonight, beginning with “Hooves of Fire,” in which Robbie (voice of Ben Stiller) competes against Blitzen (voice of Hugh Grant) in the Reindeer Races for a position on Santa’s sleigh team. Then in “Legend of the Lost Tribe,” Robbie must stop Blitzen from creating a Reindeer World theme park.
Christmas on Candy Cane Lane
Great American Family, 8pm
Ivy (Andrea Barber) struggles with the long shadow cast by her late mother, Muriel, the darling of Icicle Falls, who was head of the Candy Cane Lane Lights Extravaganza, owner of The Christmas Haus and a TV star known adoringly as the “Christmas Maven.” This Christmas, a series of comical and mysterious events bring the town together in a masterstroke of perfection that only the Christmas Maven herself could appreciate. Dan Payne also stars in this film that features Barber’s former Full House costar Candace Cameron Bure as an executive producer.
A Fabled Holiday
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Talia (Brooke D’Orsay) and her childhood best friend (Ryan Paevey) unexpectedly reunite in a familiar-looking town full of restorative Christmas spirit.
A New Orleans Noel
Fiercely independent Grace (Keshia Knight Pulliam) and handsome bachelor Anthony (Brad James), alums of the same college, are both hired as architects by a New Orleans praline icon (Patti LaBelle). The two quickly find themselves butting heads over more than just the home they must collaborate on. When Anthony’s family learns Grace intends to spend Christmas alone, they invite her to spend the holiday with them. Sparks fly as Grace learns the importance of community and Anthony embraces the magic of Christmas.
The Story of Santa Claus
This animated musical holiday special features the voices of Ed Asner, Betty White and Tim Curry, and revolves around a gentle toymaker whose only wish is to deliver a toy to every child on Christmas.
Renovation Face-Off: “Best Retro Reno”
It’s Farmhouse Fixer vs. Unsellable Houses as Jonathan Knight goes head-to-head against twin sisters Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis in the ultimate renovation face-off. They’re competing for the best retro reno as Lyndsay and Leslie work on an old cottage, and Jonathan brings new life to a historical 1800s home.
The Great Holiday Bake War
You may want to eat before you watch this delectable film that sees two former pastry school rivals — Julian (Finesse Mitchell) and Brianna (LeToya Luckett) — meet up years later in a TV baking competition.
The Holiday Stocking
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10pm
RJ (Mykelti Williamson) is a new angel who is given the chance to address his one major regret — that he didn’t help his sisters reconcile when he was still alive — in this Hallmark Mahogany production. Returning to Earth as a stranger, he convinces his sisters to revive an old family tradition encouraging charity at Christmas. Also starring Tamala Jones, B.J. Britt, Karon Riley and Nadine Ellis.
“Sventoonie” Christmas Special: “It’s a Wonderful Loss of Life”
Following Svengoolie’s presentation of the 1935 Poe-inspired Bela Lugosi/Boris Karloff classic The Raven, which starts in the show’s usual time slot two hours earlier, this follow-up special holiday installment of spinoff series Sventoonie features the 1950 comedy film The Great Rupert, which stars Jimmy Durante alongside the titular animated squirrel.
Saturday Night Live: “Keke Palmer/SZA”
NBC, 11:30pm Live; also livestreams on Peacock
Actress Keke Palmer makes her SNL hosting debut, joined by R&B singer SZA, making her second appearance as musical guest.
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