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New Holiday Shows Christmas in Conway ABC, Dec. 1 Years ago, Duncan Mayor (Andy Garcia) proposed to his wife, Suzy (Mary-Louise Parker) on a Ferris wheel. Now Suzy is ailing, and Duncan wants to re-create that magical moment for her as a Christmas gift, so he arranges to build a Ferris wheel right in the couple’s backyard. Cheri Oteri, Mandy Moore and Riley Smith also star in this new Hallmark Hall of Fame drama.

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The Great Christmas Light Fight ABC, Dec. 9 No, this isn’t about people throwing Christmas lights at one another, although that could happen; you never know. Airing over three Mondays, it’s a holiday decorating competition. In each episode, four families have 21 days to give their homes an extreme transformation for the season in hopes of winning some big money. Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” – judge their efforts.

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Kelly Clarkson Christmas Special NBC, Dec. 11 The Grammy winner and Season 1 “American Idol” victor stars in a musical special loosely based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” in which she learns some lessons about the meaning of the holiday. Expect to see some special guest stars and hear songs from her sixth studio album and first Christmas release, “Wrapped in Red.”

Not for country music fans only, this two-hour special, hosted by Jennifer Nettles features holiday performances by Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars”), Darius Rucker and Willie Robertson. Yes, Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame, who brings some relatives along to take part in a fireside chat and promote the clan’s new album, “Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas.”

Santa Switch Hallmark Channel, Dec. 7 A variation on the “Santa Clause” theme, this new TV movie stars Ethan Erickson as Dan Ryebeck, a down-on-his-luck dad who loses his job as a mall Santa, then is tapped by the real Kriss Kringle (Donovan Scott), who wants a vacation, to fill in for him this year. Sean Astin plays Eddie the elf, who shows Dan the ropes of his new gig. Anne Dudek, Annie Thurman and Griffin Cleveland also star.

I Love Lucy Christmas Special Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays NBC, Dec. 18 He doesn’t just sing holiday songs, but the Canadian-born crooner has become an annual fixture on the peacock network the past few years, welcoming some of his favorite guest performers to join him in performing Christmas classics and new seasonal songs. Join him for more of the same in this new special.

CBS, Dec. 20 While decorating a Christmas tree, Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel (Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, William Frawley, Vivian Vance) reminisce about how their lives have changed since the birth of Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux) in this flashback-filled holiday episode of the beloved sitcom, which was thought to be lost until 1989. It’s paired here with the classic episode “Lucy’s Italian Movie.”

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HALL A Princess for Christmas An English duke 6:00 p.m. HALL The Christmas Ornament Kathy works tow reconnects with members of his family. toward a balance between the past and future. 11:00 p.m. ION My Santa A single mother falls for 6:30 p.m. W the son of Santa Claus. WCVE A Fiddler’s Holiday With the Jay Ungar & M Molly Mason Family Band A special holiDECEMBER 2 day conce concert features a collection of traditional and 8:00 a.m. HALL Gift of the Magi A financially original tu tunes with winter themes; with the Universtrapped couple make sacrifices for Christmas. 1:30 p.m. NICK The Fairly OddParents sity of Ma Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra. 9:00 a.m. BET What She Wants for Christmas AbiTimmy wants to share the wish wealth on Christ7:00 p.m. FAM Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole gail makes a secret wish for Christmas. mas, but the other children become greedy. Christmas A curmudgeon hates the Christmas11:00 a.m. LIFE Frasier Frasier vows revenge after 2:00 p.m. NICK iCarly When Carly, angry with Spenloving Whos of Whoville. Bulldog (Dan Butler) plays a prank on him; Daphcer, wishes she had a normal brother, a Christmas ION A Christmas Kiss A designer shares a kiss with ne’s mom (Millicent Martin) wages war against a angel named Mitch helps her see how her life the boyfriend of her new boss. scorned trick-or-treater in a practical joke grudge would be. 7:30 p.m. DISN Jessie Christina and Morgan Ross match. HALL Let It Snow An executive has a change of get caught in a snowstorm and may not make it 1:00 p.m. FOOD Unwrapped Holiday treats and heart. home for Christmas. traditions. 2:30 p.m. NICK Victorious The students at HolNICK SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob in2:00 p.m. HALL The Christmas Ornament Kathy lywood Arts compete to find perfect secret Santa advertently helps Plankton get all the citizens of works toward a balance between the past and gifts for each other. Bikini Bottom on Santa’s naughty list. future. 3:00 p.m. FAM Disney’s A Christmas Carol Ani8:00 p.m. WCVW Celtic Woman: Home for Christ4:00 p.m. HALL The Santa Suit Santa Claus transmas Celtic Woman performs with a 36-piece mated. Three ghosts give Ebenezer Scrooge a dose forms a corporate bigwig into his look-alike. orchestra and 40-member Philharmonic Choir at of holiday spirit. 6:00 p.m. FAM Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Dublin’s Helix Theatre. ION A Golden Christmas 2 Puppies play matchToo! Fearing that Santa may not get it in time, DISN Liv & Maddie Liv is asked to sing a duet at maker for a woman and her ex-boyfriend. Pooh carries his friends’ wish list to the North Pole. the town’s holiday spectacular; Pete and Maddie LIFE A Diva’s Christmas Carol Three spirits pay a Animated. are asked to decorate the town Christmas tree. holiday visit to a self-centered singer. LIFE On Strike for Christmas Neighborhood women LIFE Dear Secret Santa A woman receives a ChristNICK SpongeBob SquarePants When Santa band together during the holidays. mas card from a secret admirer. doesn’t show up on Christmas morning, everyone HALL A Princess for Christmas An English duke NICK A Fairly Odd Christmas Timmy Turner tries to in Bikini Bottom blames SpongeBob for getting reconnects with members of his family. restore children’s faith in Santa Claus. their hopes up. 6:30 p.m. FAM Mickey’s Christmas Carol Mickey TBS Four Christmases A couple must somehow fit 3:30 p.m. NICK SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeMouse is Bob Cratchit to Scrooge McDuck’s in four holiday visits with family. Bob inadvertently helps Plankton get all the citiScrooge in this version of “A Christmas Carol.” HALL The Christmas Spirit Charlotte’s spirit tries to zens of Bikini Bottom on Santa’s naughty list. 7:00 p.m. FAM Jack Frost The icy little fellow falls change a developer’s mind. 4:00 p.m. NICK A Fairly Odd Christmas Timmy Turnin love and seeks Father Winter’s advice; voices of 8:30 p.m. E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians The er tries to restore children’s faith in Santa Claus. Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse; animated. members of the Kardashian family shoot the anHALL A Boyfriend for Christmas A woman waits 20 DIY House Crashers Josh takes on the challenge of nual Christmas card photo and exchange gifts. years for a holiday wish to come true. creating the ultimate holiday entertaining mecca. 5:00 p.m. FAM The Polar Express Animated. A con- 9:00 p.m. WRIC Christmas in Conway A man con7:30 p.m. DIY Yard Crashers The neglected yard of structs a Ferris wheel for his wife for Christmas. ductor guides a boy to the North Pole. two music lovers is transformed into a space that’s ION Holiday Road Trip Two co-workers fall for each ION Golden Christmas 3 A woman and a naval ofperfect for the holidays and year-round entertainother while on a road trip. ficer fall in love during the holidays. ing. LIFE A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride A wedding 9:30 p.m. WCVW Libera: Angels Sing Christmas in 8:00 p.m. WCVE Celtic Woman: Home for ChristIreland The boy’s choir performs Christmas songs planner disapproves of her mother’s romance. mas Celtic Woman performs with a 36-piece at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh, Ireland. 5:15 p.m. TBS The Holiday Two women from differorchestra and 40-member Philharmonic Choir at FAM Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas A ent countries swap homes at Christmas. Dublin’s Helix Theatre. curmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of 5:30 p.m. NICK Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh WRIC A Charlie Brown Christmas Charlie Brown Whoville. Brothers promise to provide the best Christmas for wants to know what Christmas really means; 10:00 p.m. FOOD Chopped Teri Hatcher, Anthony a family. “Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales” accompanies Anderson, Dawn Wells and Antonio Sabato, Jr. EWTN Christ Comes in History, Mystery and Majthe holiday classic. compete in the Chopped Kitchen for a favorite esty: Reflections on Advent With his Eminence WUPV It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie charity. Timothy Cardinal Dolan. The Muppets must save their theater from an evil TBS Four Christmases A couple must somehow fit banker. in four holiday visits with family.

Holiday Programming DECEMBER 1 8:00 0 aa.m. m HALL Annie Claus Is Coming to Town An elf hires an actor to woo the daughter of Santa Claus. 8:30 a.m. FAM Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas Animated. Mickey and friends have holiday adventures. TMC A Grandpa for Christmas A grandfather cares for his granddaughter. 9:00 a.m. DISN Shake It Up! CeCe buys a purse for herself instead of a Christmas gift for her mom. 10:00 a.m. FAM Santa Buddies Talking puppies band together to save Christmas. 10:30 a.m. WCVW The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas Nick, Sally and the Cat help a lost reindeer get home before Christmas. 11:00 a.m. DISN Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year Austin, Ally, Trish and Dez travel to Times Square where Austin is booked to perform on New Year’s Eve. When they can’t get through New York City’s crowded streets, Jessie comes up with a plan to get them to the stage. ION Christmas Twister A scientist must find his children after tornadoes strike. LIFE Holly’s Holiday A woman finds Mr. Right when a mannequin comes to life. 12:00 p.m. NICK SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob inadvertently helps Plankton get all the citizens of Bikini Bottom on Santa’s naughty list. HALL Catch a Christmas Star A widower reconnects with his high school sweetheart. 12:30 p.m. NICK SpongeBob SquarePants When Santa doesn’t show up on Christmas morning, everyone in Bikini Bottom blames SpongeBob for getting their hopes up. 1:00 p.m. WRIC Community On Halloween, Pierce accidentally locks himself in his panic room, forcing the gang to search through his house to find the code that unlocks the door. ION A Golden Christmas A special dog helps a woman reunite with a childhood friend. LIFE Christmas in Paradise Bonds form among parents and their respective children. NICK The Fairly OddParents Timmy wishes for Christmas to be celebrated every day of the year, creating havoc for the entire world.

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Jennie Garth celebrates “Holidaze” in new ABC Family movie

Jennie Garth and holiday spirit are hardly strangers to each other. Besides Christmas-themed episodes of “Beverly Hills, 90210” in which the actress appeared as Kelly Taylor, she also has made the TV movies “Secret Santa” and “A Christmas Wedding Tail” … yes, “Tail,” as in “dog’s tail.” Now, Garth is back in seasonal mode by starring in “Holidaze,” ABC Family’s newest contribution to its “25 Days of Christmas” programming as it premieres Sunday, Dec. 8. The fllm merges many traditional elements, with Garth playing a workaholic who returns to her hometown on a mission that’s business, at least to begin with. A reunion with a former Mathison, a “Dancbeau (Cameron (C ing With Wit the Stars” alum as Garth is) and an accident that has her thinking a totally different life – as she’s living li the wife of the ex-boyfriend – change the trip, trip and the holiday, drastically for the woman. wo

DISN SN Liv & Maddie Liv is asked to sing a duet at E! Keeping Up With the Karda Kardashians The members ’ hholiday lid spectacular; t l PPete t andd M ddi th Kardashian K d hi family f il shoot h the annual Christthe ttown’s Maddie off the are asked to decorate the town Christmas tree. mas card photo and exchange gifts. FAM The Santa Clause An adman takes over for 10:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape fallen Santa. Clause Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the LIFE The Twelve Trees of Christmas A librarian orNorth Pole. ganizes a contest to decorate Christmas trees. LIFE Call Me Claus Santa Claus picks a cynical TV CMTV A Christmas Story 2 Teenage Ralphie wrecks producer to replace him. his dream car before Christmas. HALL The Christmas Card A soldier falls for a HALL Farewell Mr. Kringle A widowed magazine woman who wrote a well-wishing card. writer meets a Santa Claus impersonator. DECEMBER 3 8:30 p.m. DISN Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! 8:00 a.m. HALL A Christmas Wedding Tail When Members of a family get separated during the holitwo dogs fall in love, their owners find romance days. with each other. DIY Kitchen Crashers Alison transforms an historic 10:30 a.m. LIFE Frasier Frasier and Niles squabble Chicago firehouse’s kitchen. over who will host Christmas festivities; Roz devel9:00 p.m. WRIC CMA Country Christmas Country ops a crush on Santa Claus (Dean Cain). music stars share their favorite holiday traditions 12:00 p.m. CMTV A Christmas Story 2 Teenage Raland memories; Jennifer Nettles hosts. phie wrecks his dream car before Christmas. 9:30 p.m. WCVE Libera: Angels Sing Christmas in 2:00 p.m. HALL Love’s Christmas Journey A widow’s Ireland The boy’s choir performs Christmas songs nephew embarks on a perilous quest to find her at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh, Ireland. missing brother.

“This one was finally a good one,” the pleasant Garth says with a knowing laugh about tackling a Christmas story again. “I’ve done a couple that weren’t so good, but this one had good production values. We shot it in Toronto, and we had a great cast.” Mary Kay Place (“The Big Chill”) also is featured, and Garth notes she’s proud of the result. A big advantage was that “Holidaze” actually was filmed in winter, whereas many Christmas ventures for television are made in summer or early fall to meet holiday air dates. “It was real snow, and we were dealing with the real cold,” Garth confirms. “We did this last January, so the Christmas decorations were just left up a little longer.” And the result “works,” Garth maintains: “It’s a classic holiday tale of somebody finding their conscience, and I want to see that every year. It’s that Scrooge story, and this is just a

different perspective on it. And I think different people will relate to it.” Garth’s work for ABC Family is extending beyond “Holidaze”: She’s just filmed the pilot for “Mystery Girls,” a project that reunites her with her “90210”-mate and close friend Tori Spelling, with both of them also serving as executive producers. For now, Garth is looking forward to as much holiday time as she can spend with her three daughters. “This is totally a movie they can see,” she says in regard to “Holidaze.” “There’s one scene where there’s some kissing and whatever, abut it’s ‘PG’ (in tone), so it’s definitely a movie that I’m happy to show my girls. And they’re so excited that it’s on ABC Family, especially during this whole ’25 Days of Christmas’ run. That’s advertised so much, they go, ‘Oh! Look!’ ”

5:30 p.m. E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians The LIFE Christmas Angel A woman assists a man who members of the Kardashian family shoot the anhelps others during the holidays. nual Christmas card photo and exchange gifts. HALL Help for the Holidays Santa’s elf helps a CMTV Reba Reba convinces Barbra Jean her house family during Christmastime. is haunted by the previous owner, but the joke 8:30 p.m. WRLH Brooklyn Nine-Nine When Holt wears thin when Barbra Jean moves in with her. starts getting death threats, Jake takes charge of 6:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause An adman takes his security; Amy tries to get a precinct Christmas over for fallen Santa. photo; Terry gets his mojo back. LIFE An Accidental Christmas Two children scheme 9:30 p.m. WCVE Celtic Woman: Home for Christto reunite their estranged parents. mas Celtic Woman performs with a 36-piece HALL The Most Wonderful Time of the Year A snoworchestra and 40-member Philharmonic Choir at bound stranger brightens the holidays for a family. Dublin’s Helix Theatre. 8:00 p.m. WRLH Dads When Eli and Warner fire WRLH The Mindy Project Mindy plans a Christa designer, he takes revenge by inserting an mas party in order to spend more time with Cliff; inappropriate word into a Christmas game; Edna Brendan’s date steals Mindy’s thunder when she pushes David to get a job as a mall Santa. performs a sexy dance. DISN Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure Beethoven 10:00 p.m. WCVW A Fiddler’s Holiday With the Jay must recover Santa’s magic toy bag from thieves. Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band A special holiFAM Scrooged TV-network bigshot meets Christday concert features a collection of traditional and mas ghosts. original tunes with winter themes; with the UniverFOOD Chopped The chefs prepare holiday-themed sity of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra. dishes.

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FAM National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. FOOD Chopped Teri Hatcher, Anthony Anderson, Dawn Wells and Antonio Sabato, Jr. compete in the Chopped Kitchen for a favorite charity. LIFE A Christmas Wedding A stranded woman must get home in time for her wedding. HALL Hitched for the Holidays A man and a woman pose as a couple to fool their families. 10:31 p.m. HIST Pawn Stars Santa Claus makes an appearance at Christmastime; Revolutionary War-period currency possibly printed by Benjamin Franklin; battle-ax believed to be from the 15th century. 11:02 p.m. HIST The Real Story of Christmas Early versions of Santa Claus, Ebenezer Scrooge, George Bailey, the Grinch, and Rudolph accompany accounts of the origins of Christmas traditions. 11:30 p.m. DIY I Want That Holiday gifts and gadgets including a programmable coffee maker, a reel-bucket for holiday lights, and an aromatherapy spa kit for shower. DECEMBER 4 8:00 a.m. FAM That ’70s Show Eric uses Red’s money, which was intended for a Christmas tree, for a party; Laurie spikes the punch. HALL Once Upon a Christmas The daughter of Santa Claus must prove the spirit of Christmas. BBC Doctor Who The Doctor tries to save the lives of the passengers on an orbiting cruise ship called Titanic. 9:30 a.m. FX Ellen Paige (Joely Fisher) seeks revenge at a camp reunion; author Anne Rice (guest starring as herself) visits the bookstore. 10:30 a.m. E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians The members of the Kardashian family shoot the annual Christmas card photo and exchange gifts. 11:00 a.m. NICK Bubble Guppies The Guppies try to spread the joy of the holiday season to Mr. Grumpfish. 1:00 p.m. NICK Dora the Explorer On Christmas Eve, Dora and Boots head to the North Pole to deliver a present to Santa. 2:00 p.m. HALL The Most Wonderful Time of the Year A snowbound stranger brightens the holidays for a family. 2:30 p.m. EWTN Christ Comes in History, Mystery and Majesty: Reflections on Advent With his Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan. 4:00 p.m. HALL Hitched for the Holidays A man and a woman pose as a couple to fool their families.

6:00 p.m. FAM Scrooged TV-network bigshot meets 4:30 p.m. TBN God Came Near A celebration of the 5:00 p.m. EWTN Saints and Heroes Nicholas was Christmas ghosts. true meaning of Christmas. still a young boy when he discovered the love LIFE A Dad for Christmas A young man tries to 5:30 p.m. E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians The of Jesus and the gift of giving that changed the save his newborn from adoption. members of the Kardashian family shoot the anworld. HALL All I Want for Christmas A boy asks contest nual Christmas card photo and exchange gifts. 6:00 p.m. FAM Frosty’s Winter Wonderland The organizers to find his mother a husband. 6:00 p.m. FAM Rudolph’s Shiny New Year Rudolph magic snowman marries; Andy Griffith narrates the 7:00 p.m. SYFY Ghost Hunters The team returns the reindeer comes to the rescue when an evil bird animated story. to investigate the Mark Twain House in Hartford, kidnaps the New Year baby. Voices of Red SkelLIFE Merry In-Laws A woman becomes engaged to Conn. ton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam. the son of Santa Claus. 7:30 p.m. TBS Family Guy Lois sees a psychic after HALL Moonlight and Mistletoe Nick and his daughHALL The Christmas Spirit Charlotte’s spirit tries to Chris and Stewie get lost in the woods; Peter starts ter fight to keep their theme park open. change a developer’s mind. charging the neighbors for his extrasensory percep- 7:00 p.m. FAM The Polar Express Animated. A con- 6:30 p.m. DISN Jessie Christina and Morgan Ross tion; Chris finds a crush at school. ductor guides a boy to the North Pole. get caught in a snowstorm and may not make it 8:00 p.m. WWBT Christmas in Rockefeller Center 8:00 p.m. DISN The Santa Clause 3: The Escape home for Christmas. The 81st-annual tree-lighting ceremony in New Clause Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the FAM The Muppet Christmas Carol The miserly York; musical guests perform. North Pole. Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas. DISN Disney’s A Christmas Carol Animated. Three HALL Let It Snow An executive has a change of 8:00 p.m. WCVW Celtic Woman: Home for Christghosts give Ebenezer Scrooge a dose of holiday heart. mas Celtic Woman performs with a 36-piece spirit. 9:00 p.m. WRLH Glee The glee club members audiorchestra and 40-member Philharmonic Choir at FAM National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation A tion for parts in the Nativity scene; Rachel, Kurt Dublin’s Helix Theatre. traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic and Santana work as elves at a mall. WTVR Frosty the Snowman An animated adaptafashion. FAM The Muppet Christmas Carol The miserly tion of Romeo Muller’s story. Narrated by Jimmy LIFE Kristin’s Christmas Past A time-traveling Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas. Durante. woman tries to change her past. 10:00 p.m. HALL Window Wonderland Two store emDISN A.N.T. Farm Grundy tries to surprise the ANTs HALL Snow Bride A tabloid reporter falls for a poliployees find they have a lot in common. by dressing up as Santa Claus, but things take a tician’s son. turn when the backup computer locks the kids in DECEMBER 6 8:30 p.m. E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians The the school. 8:00 a.m. BET Family Matters Steve (Jaleel White) members of the Kardashian family shoot the anHGTV Celebrity Holiday Homes Christina Milian’s tries to put some holiday spirit into the Winslow nual Christmas card photo and exchange gifts. home becomes a winter wonderland; Joely Fisher’s family. Reginald VelJohnson co-stars. 10:00 p.m. FAM Deck the Halls Neighbors clash over floating Christmas tree; Lorenzo Lamas’ motorcycle HALL Santa Jr Santa’s fun-loving son learns the decoration glare. holiday; Toyland in Garcelle Beauvais’ home. true meaning of Christmas. LIFE All About Christmas Eve Evelyn lives out two LIFE Finding Mrs. Claus Santa Claus and his wife 8:30 a.m. DISN Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey possible futures in parallel. travel to Las Vegas. and friends must rescue Santa when his sleigh HALL Fir Crazy A Christmas-tree seller finds love TBS Four Christmases A couple must somehow fit breaks down. with a repeat customer. in four holiday visits with family. 11:00 a.m. FOOD Cupcake Wars A chance to serve 11:31 p.m. A&E Duck Dynasty The Robertsons host HALL The Three Gifts Three orphans temporarily cupcakes at a VIP party for the Magnificent Mile their church’s annual trick-or-treat event at the stay with a couple for the holidays. Lights Festival Parade in Chicago. Duck Commander warehouse; Miss Kay gets the 8:30 p.m. WTVR Yes, Virginia After being told by 12:00 p.m. DISN Octonauts The Octonauts travel to children to help decorate the house; Phil creates a friends that Santa Claus does not exist, 8-year-old Professor Inkling’s childhood home for Christmas, jack-o’-lantern with a twist. Virginia writes a letter to the editor of The New but they discover a rock slide has endangered all York Sun asking if the jolly man is real. DECEMBER 5 the creatures. FAM Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas A 11:00 a.m. FX Ellen Ellen (Ellen DeGeneres) rescues 2:00 p.m. HALL Meet the Santas A man, his fiancurmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of an abandoned dog at Christmastime but gets cee and her mother plan a wedding. Whoville. more than she bargained for. 3:00 p.m. E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians The 9:00 p.m. DISN Wander Over Yonder Wander and 12:00 p.m. FAM 8 Simple Rules Paul wants to relive members of the Kardashian family shoot the anSylvia befriend a tiny Watchdog cadet named the past with one last family camp-out in the old nual Christmas card photo and exchange gifts. Westley who has been accidentally left behind on treehouse for Halloween, but it might turn into a 4:00 p.m. TNT Castle Castle and Beckett go to a a planet. nightmare. graveyard after the body of a young man sporting 9:30 p.m. DISN Liv & Maddie Liv is asked to sing 2:00 p.m. HALL Karroll’s Christmas Holiday spirits vampire fangs is discovered with a wooden stake a duet at the town’s holiday spectacular; Pete and visit the wrong man on Christmas Eve. through his heart. Maddie are asked to decorate the town Christmas 4:00 p.m. HALL Twice Upon a Christmas Santa’s HALL Christmas Magic To gain entry to heaven, a tree. daughter becomes engaged to a widower with chilwoman must help a family. 10:00 p.m. LIFE The Real St. Nick A psychiatrist falls dren. for a charming man who claims to be Santa Claus.

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orchestra and 40-member Philharmonic Choir at TLC Four Houses: Deck the Halls Designer Marie Dublin’s Helix Theatre. matches her elegant holiday decorations against WWBT Christmas in Rockefeller Center The 81stthe Christmas light spectacular of retired firefighter annual tree-lighting ceremony in New York; musical Kevin; philanthropist Dhonna creates an over-theguests perform. top live holiday house; retail coordinator Jason LIFE Christmas in the City A woman brings the does a heartfelt family tribute. Christmas spirit back to her store. HALL Let It Snow An executive has a change of TLC My Crazy Obsession Inside the lives of people heart. who have taken holiday decorating to the max. 12:30 p.m. FAM All I Want for Christmas A girl asks HALL The Santa Switch A man takes over Christa store Santa to reunite her estranged parents. mas duties for Santa Claus. 1:00 p.m. FOOD Iron Chef America Three teams, 8:30 p.m. WTVR Mike & Molly Mike can’t contain Michael Symon and Ching-He Huang, Masaharu his frustration over the amount of money Molly has Morimoto and G. Garvin, and Jose Garces and spent on Christmas shopping; as Molly’s family Bobby Deen, must cook with the most feared inpartakes in holiday festivities at home, Mike and gredients from previous holiday battles. Molly spend Christmas Eve at a church with Mike’s 2:00 p.m. HALL The Christmas Spirit Charlotte’s mother and his boss. spirit tries to change a developer’s mind. 9:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape 2:30 p.m. FAM Disney’s A Christmas Carol AniClause Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the mated. Three ghosts give Ebenezer Scrooge a dose North Pole. of holiday spirit. USA Modern Family The family puts together a HGTV The High Low Project A mother receives a THE POLAR EXPRESS quick Christmas celebration when they realize they surprise living room makeover. December 1, ABC FAMILY won’t be together on the actual day. 3:00 p.m. E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians The 10:00 p.m. FOOD Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Guy members of the Kardashian family shoot the anAn animated movie unlike any other, directorr R Robert Zemeckis’ off obeert ert Ze er Z eme m ckkis i ’ inte iinterpretation in nteerp rpre preta tatition ta on no heads to North Pole, Alaska, to visit local estabnual Christmas card photo and exchange gifts. Chris Van Allsburg’s holiday story features Tom H Hanks k iin multiple l i l roles l through h h lishments. 4:00 p.m. LIFE Finding Mrs. Claus Santa Claus and a technique called “motion capture,” which creates a pseudoreal look. Hanks is LIFE Kristin’s Christmas Past A time-traveling his wife travel to Las Vegas. most recognizable as the conductor of a train that takes a youngster on a wild woman tries to change her past. HALL Window Wonderland Two store employees ride to the North Pole. Also in the voice cast is Peter Scolari. USA Modern Family Claire and Phil threaten find they have a lot in common. to take away Christmas when the kids get into 4:30 p.m. FAM Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole trouble; Cameron and Mitchell take Lily to have Christmas A curmudgeon hates the Christmasher first picture taken with Santa. loving Whos of Whoville. TBS Fred Claus Santa’s ne’er-do-well brother puts tellini skewers,and for a festive sweet treat, quick HALL Let It Snow An executive has a change of 6:00 p.m. LIFE Dear Secret Santa A woman reChristmas in jeopardy. and easy peppermint fudge. heart. ceives a Christmas card from a secret admirer. HALL Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus Santa’s heir HALL Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus Santa’s heir 11:00 p.m. FAM Deck the Halls Neighbors clash over TLC Invasion of the Christmas Lights A crisscrossromances a widowed advertising executive. romances a widowed advertising executive. decoration glare. ing of America chronicles elaborate home Christ10:30 a.m. DISN Wander Over Yonder Wander and DECEMBER 7 TLC My Crazy Obsession Inside the lives of people mas displays of lights and decorations. Sylvia befriend a tiny Watchdog cadet named 8:00 a.m. HALL Christmas Dance A man falls for who have taken holiday decorating to the max. HALL A Very Merry Mix-Up An engaged woman Westley who has been accidentally left behind on his dance instructor. TBN A Christmas Snow A bitter restaurateur learns spends the holiday with a caring family. a planet. 8:30 a.m. FAM Home Alone: The Holiday Heist An the true meaning of Christmas. 6:30 p.m. WCVE Libera: Angels Sing Christmas in FAM Prancer A troubled child nurses an injured 8-year-old boy engages in a battle of wits with Ireland The boy’s choir performs Christmas songs reindeer back to health. DECEMBER 8 some thieves. at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh, Ireland. FOOD Trisha’s Southern Kitchen Trisha invites the 8:00 a.m. FAM Christmas Cupid The ghost of a 9:30 a.m. WCVE Rick Steves’ European Christmas band to a holiday brunch featuring Cordelia’s roast 7:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause An adman takes famous starlet visits a Hollywood publicist. Rick Steves visits seven European cultures at over for fallen Santa. beef, asparagus casserole, cherry muffins, and a FOOD The Pioneer Woman Ree cooks up some Christmastime, including Wales, France, Norway, FOOD Cupcake Wars The best cupcakes presented gingerbread cocktail. canapes including beef tenderloin sandwiches, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. at the Hollywood Christmas Parade. 11:00 a.m. FOOD Barefoot Contessa Ina creates a holiday rollups, shrimp pineapple skewers, tor10:00 a.m. DISN Liv & Maddie Liv is asked to sing TLC More Crazy Christmas Lights A search for the menu for a student entertaining blog site. tellini skewers,and for a festive sweet treat, quick a duet at the town’s holiday spectacular; Pete and best Christmas-light displays spans the country. 11:30 a.m. FOOD Giada at Home Breakfast lasagna; and easy peppermint fudge. Maddie are asked to decorate the town Christmas 7:30 p.m. DISN A.N.T. Farm Grundy tries to surtriple ginger soufflé; Todd’s scramble; strawberry HALL A Season for Miracles A woman gives her tree. prise the ANTs by dressing up as Santa Claus, Santas. jailed sister’s children a real Christmas. FOOD The Pioneer Woman Ree cooks up some but things take a turn when the backup computer 12:00 p.m. HGTV Yard Crashers The neglected yard 8:30 a.m. FOOD Trisha’s Southern Kitchen Trisha canapes including beef tenderloin sandwiches, locks the kids in the school. of two music lovers is transformed into a space invites the band to a holiday brunch featuring holiday rollups, shrimp pineapple skewers, tor8:00 p.m. WCVE Celtic Woman: Home for Christthat’s perfect for the holidays and year-round enmas Celtic Woman performs with a 36-piece tertaining.

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DECEMBER 9 8:00 a.m. WCVE Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas The Man With the Yellow Hat and George are excited about Christmas, but neither can decide what to give the other for presents. TNT Charmed The sisters travel back in time to help a coven of witches in colonial Virginia and protect their own futures. EWTN Solemn Mass of the Immaculate Conception From Our Lady of the Angles Chapel in Irondale, Ala. HALL A Town Without Christmas A child’s letter to Santa unites a reporter and a novelist. 10:00 a.m. HGTV Celebrity Holiday Homes Three celebrities get their homes decorated for the holidays by three Design Star Winners. Meg Caswell decorates the home of Dee Snider, Emily Henderson gives Cheryl Burke some holiday style and Danielle Colding helps Bebe Winans ring in the season. 11:00 a.m. WCVW Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas The Man With the Yellow Hat and George are excited about Christmas, but neither can decide what to give the other for presents. HGTV Celebrity Holiday Homes Christina Milian’s home becomes a winter wonderland; Joely Fisher’s floating Christmas tree; Lorenzo Lamas’ motorcycle holiday; Toyland in Garcelle Beauvais’ home. LIFE Frasier Niles sets out to prove to his father that he has a wild side; Frasier finds his son’s appearance startling; Eddie stars in a promotion for Seattle; Roz dates a store Santa. 12:00 p.m. FAM 8 Simple Rules Paul searches for perfect Christmas gifts for his family; Cate’s church asks her to sing a solo at midnight Mass. EWTN Solemn Mass of the Immaculate Conception From the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. 12:10 p.m. MAX New Year’s Eve New Yorkers’ lives intertwine on New Year’s Eve. 1:30 p.m. WCVE Caillou Caillou goes out caroling for the first time; children bring seasonal objects for show-and-tell; Caillou wants to stay up to see Santa. 2:00 p.m. HALL Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas Holiday travel leads to cross-country romances. 3:00 p.m. E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians The members of the Kardashian family shoot the annual Christmas card photo and exchange gifts. 4:00 p.m. FOOD Barefoot Contessa Ina creates a menu for a student entertaining blog site. HALL Eve’s Christmas A woman gets a second chance to rethink a fateful decision.

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December 8, AMC Macaulay Culkin stars as a youngster who is mistakenly left home alone when his family leaves for Paris at Christmastime. When two burglars break in, the boy foils their attempts to rob the house by constructing elaborate traps. This 1990 comedy also stars Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Roberts Blossom, Catherine O’Hara and John Candy. Santa has whiskers, lives at the North Pole and brings presents once a year. Animated. 4:30 p.m. WCVW Caillou Caillou goes out FAM Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas A caroling for the first time; children bring seasonal curmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of objects for show-and-tell; Caillou wants to stay up Whoville. to see Santa. CMTV A Christmas Story 2 Teenage Ralphie wrecks FOOD Barefoot Contessa Ina creates a holiday his dream car before Christmas. basket for friends to enjoy throughout the holidays. HALL Naughty or Nice A woman uses a special 5:00 p.m. FOOD The Pioneer Woman Ree cooks book to expose those behaving badly. up some canapes including beef tenderloin sandwiches, holiday rollups, shrimp pineapple skewers, 8:30 p.m. WUPV Merry Madagascar Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria must deliver the presents to tortellini skewers,and for a festive sweet treat, save Christmas when Santa gets amnesia followquick and easy peppermint fudge. ing an accident on his sleigh. 6:00 p.m. FAM Holidaze A woman awakes in an E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians The members alternate universe, married to an old beau. of the Kardashian family shoot the annual ChristHALL Fir Crazy A Christmas-tree seller finds love mas card photo and exchange gifts. with a repeat customer. 9:30 p.m. DISN A.N.T. Farm Grundy tries to sur6:30 p.m. EWTN Solemn Mass of the Immaculate prise the ANTs by dressing up as Santa Claus, Conception From Our Lady of the Angles Chapel in but things take a turn when the backup computer Irondale, Ala. locks the kids in the school. 7:30 p.m. NICK AwesomenessTV Sketch-comedy 10:00 p.m. HALL Debbie Macomber’s Trading show. Christmas Holiday travel leads to cross-country 8:00 p.m. WRIC Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town A romances. mailman (the voice of Fred Astaire) explains why

DECEMBER 10 8:00 a.m. E! Saved by the Bell The students are shocked during the Christmas season to discover the new girl working in Mr. Moody’s store is homeless. FX Buffy the Vampire Slayer Buffy hopes for a quiet Christmas, but Angel is troubled by visions of his past and the ghost of Jenny Calendar. HALL Fir Crazy A Christmas-tree seller finds love with a repeat customer. 8:30 a.m. E! Saved by the Bell Zack’s family invites Laura and her father home for Christmas. 10:00 a.m. WCVW Arthur’s Perfect Christmas Arthur and his family prepare gifts and parties to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Baxter Day. FOOD Cooking for Real Spiral ham with pumpkin spice; string bean casserole salad; double chocolate bread pudding. 10:30 a.m. E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians The members of the Kardashian family shoot the annual Christmas card photo and exchange gifts. 12:00 p.m. CMTV A Christmas Story 2 Teenage Ralphie wrecks his dream car before Christmas. 2:00 p.m. HALL Baby’s First Christmas Feuding colleagues try to help their respective siblings. 4:00 p.m. HALL Naughty or Nice A woman uses a special book to expose those behaving badly. 5:30 p.m. FOOD Trisha’s Southern Kitchen Trisha invites the band to a holiday brunch featuring Cordelia’s roast beef, asparagus casserole, cherry muffins, and a gingerbread cocktail. 6:00 p.m. AMC Home Alone 4 Kevin tries to reunite his separated parents. FAM A Chipmunk Christmas Alvin and the Chipmunks are asked to perform at Carnegie Hall on Christmas. HALL Snow Bride A tabloid reporter falls for a politician’s son. 6:30 p.m. FAM Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas A curmudgeon hates the Christmasloving Whos of Whoville. 8:00 p.m. AMC Home Alone A left-behind boy battles two burglars in the house. HALL The Santa Switch A man takes over Christmas duties for Santa Claus. 9:00 p.m. WCVE Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s holiday celebration includes special guests tenor Alfie Boe, Gail Halvorsen and Tom Brokaw. DISN Liv & Maddie Liv is asked to sing a duet at the town’s holiday spectacular; Pete and Maddie are asked to decorate the town Christmas tree.

FAM The Year Without a Santa Claus Feeling sad and unwanted, Santa takes the day off before Christmas; voices: Mickey Rooney, Shirley Booth; animated. LIFE Dance Moms Holiday Special: ’Twas the Fight Before Christmas Abby is full of holiday surprises; the girls dance to Christmas songs; Abby and the mothers trade insults. 9:30 p.m. DISN Wander Over Yonder Wander and Sylvia befriend a tiny Watchdog cadet named Westley who has been accidentally left behind on a planet. 10:00 p.m. FAM Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town A mailman (the voice of Fred Astaire) explains why Santa has whiskers, lives at the North Pole and brings presents once a year. Animated. HALL A Christmas Wish The owner of a diner helps a homeless woman and her children. 10:31 p.m. AMC Home Alone A left-behind boy battles two burglars in the house. 11:00 p.m. USA Modern Family Jay and the family plan to celebrate New Year’s together at a hotel in Palm Springs, but the hotel doesn’t meet their expectations; Alex and Haley are faced with challenges as they try to watch the kids back at home. 11:01 p.m. LIFE Dance Moms Holiday Special: ’Twas the Fight Before Christmas Abby is full of holiday surprises; the girls dance to Christmas songs; Abby and the mothers trade insults. DECEMBER 11 8:00 a.m. E! Saved by the Bell The students are shocked during the Christmas season to discover the new girl working in Mr. Moody’s store is homeless. HALL The Santa Incident A family helps Santa Claus when his sleigh is shot down. 8:30 a.m. E! Saved by the Bell Zack’s family invites Laura and her father home for Christmas. 10:00 a.m. WCVE Elmo’s Christmas Countdown Elmo and Abby Cadabby must find 10 numbered boxes to restore the holiday countdown; Brad Paisley, Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow and Jennifer Hudson perform. 10:30 a.m. FOOD Hungry Girl Upside down pumpkin pie; apple and onion stuffing; “It’s Not” sweet potato casserole; green bean casserole. 12:00 p.m. LIFE How I Met Your Mother Ted finally reconnects with the girl in the pumpkin costume; Barney learns he has some Canadian in him; pregnancy takes over Lily’s brain. 1:00 p.m. WCVE Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Daniel is excited to play a snowflake in the Neighborhood’s Snowflake Day Show.

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WCVW Elmo’s Christmas Countdown Elmo and Abby Cadabby must find 10 numbered boxes to restore the holiday countdown; Brad Paisley, Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow and Jennifer Hudson perform. 2:00 p.m. WCVW Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Daniel is excited to play a snowflake in the Neighborhood’s Snowflake Day Show. HALL The Hollywood Christmas Parade The 82ndannual holiday parade features marching bands, live performances, giant character balloons and Hollywood celebrities. Buzz Aldrin serves as grand marshal. 2:30 p.m. EWTN Christ Comes in History, Mystery and Majesty: Reflections on Advent With his Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan. 3:30 p.m. E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians The members of the Kardashian family shoot the annual Christmas card photo and exchange gifts. 4:00 p.m. WCVW Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Daniel is excited to play a snowflake in the Neighborhood’s Snowflake Day Show. HALL A Christmas Wish The owner of a diner helps a homeless woman and her children. 4:30 p.m. EWTN Legend of the Christmas Flower A boy’s dream of a sombrero leads to the true meaning of Christmas. 6:00 p.m. FAM Holiday in Handcuffs A woman forces her kidnap victim to pretend to be her beau. HALL Matchmaker Santa A young baker discovers the magic of Christmas and love. 8:00 p.m. DISN Jessie Christina and Morgan Ross get caught in a snowstorm and may not make it home for Christmas. FAM Melissa & Joey Mel’s sister Meredith gets a furlough from prison and drops by to spend Christmas with Mel and the children. FOOD Restaurant: Impossible Restoring a boys and girls club in Joplin, Mo after a deadly tornado destroyed the original club. CMTV Larry the Cable Guy’s Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau Larry the Cable Guy’s holiday special featuring many comedic stars, sketches and musical performances. HALL The Christmas Spirit Charlotte’s spirit tries to change a developer’s mind. 8:30 p.m. DISN The Ultimate Christmas Present Two girls use a weather machine to make snow in Los Angeles. FAM Baby Daddy Ben’s quest to procure Emma the hottest toy of the Christmas season creates ill will; Tucker and Riley help Bonnie with holiday decorating. 9:00 p.m. A&E Duck Dynasty The Robertson family gears up for the holidays; Miss Kay creates a spe-

cial four-meat dish; Willie plays Santa at a church 7:00 p.m. FAM National Lampoon’s Christmas Vathey discover a rock slide has endangered all the event for children; Jase and the men attempt to cation A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in creatures. put up Christmas lights. comic fashion. 11:30 a.m. LIFE Frasier Frasier deals with depressing FAM National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation A 8:00 p.m. WCVW Christmas With the Mormon Tabcallers when he agrees to cover for the sportstraditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic ernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw caster on Christmas. fashion. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s holiday celebration 1:00 p.m. FOOD Semi-Homemade Cooking With 10:00 p.m. WWBT Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary includes special guests tenor Alfie Boe, Gail HalSandra Lee Building an edible snowman; gingerChristmas Music Tale A comedic musical take on a vorsen and Tom Brokaw. bread cookies. traditional holiday tale; special guests joining Kelly DISN Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure Beethoven 2:00 p.m. FOOD Cupcake Wars Four bakers comClarkson include Blake Shelton, Trisha Yearwood must recover Santa’s magic toy bag from thieves. pete to have their treats displayed at the New York and Reba. HALL Silver Bells A teenage runaway brings two City Ballet’s opening night party. A&E Duck Dynasty The Robertsons plan a live lonely souls together. HALL Cancel Christmas Santa has a month to performance of the Nativity for their church, but 9:00 p.m. WRLH Glee The glee club members face teach two selfish boys the importance of giving. rehearsals for the event get off to a bumpy start; a difficult decision when they are asked to perform 3:00 p.m. FOOD Cupcake Wars The best cupcakes Will and Jase seek the perfect Christmas gifts for in two different places at the same time. presented at the Hollywood Christmas Parade. their wives. A&E Duck Dynasty The Robertsons plan a live 4:00 p.m. FAM Winnie the Pooh and Christmas HALL Window Wonderland Two store employees performance of the Nativity for their church, but Too! Fearing that Santa may not get it in time, find they have a lot in common. rehearsals for the event get off to a bumpy start; Pooh carries his friends’ wish list to the North Pole. Will and Jase seek the perfect Christmas gifts for Animated. DECEMBER 12 their wives. HALL A Very Merry Mix-Up An engaged woman 8:00 a.m. WCVW Christmas With the Mormon TabFAM Scrooged TV-network bigshot meets Christspends the holiday with a caring family. ernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw mas ghosts. 5:00 p.m. FOOD Cupcake Wars A chance to serve The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s holiday celebration 10:00 p.m. TLC My Big Fat Gypsy Christmas Travelcupcakes at a VIP party for the Magnificent Mile includes special guests tenor Alfie Boe, Gail Halers celebrate Christmas, extravagant weddings and Lights Festival Parade in Chicago. vorsen and Tom Brokaw. First Communions. 5:30 p.m. E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians The HALL Matchmaker Santa A young baker discovers HALL The Christmas Ornament Kathy works toward members of the Kardashian family shoot the anthe magic of Christmas and love. a balance between the past and future. nual Christmas card photo and exchange gifts. 11:45 a.m. CMTV Unlikely Angel An emotionally 10:30 p.m. WCVW Community Idea Stations PresTBS The King of Queens Carrie drives Doug crazy troubled family is united by a kindly angel. ents A Richmond-based harp ensemble perform. when she takes a part-time job at IPS during the 1:00 p.m. E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians The holiday season; Arthur tries to bring everyone toDECEMBER 13 members of the Kardashian family shoot the angether for a Christmas portrait. 8:00 a.m. WCVE The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot nual Christmas card photo and exchange gifts. 6:00 p.m. LIFE A Diva’s Christmas Carol Three spirAbout Christmas Nick, Sally and the Cat help a FAM Reba Reba learns she will be spending its pay a holiday visit to a self-centered singer. lost reindeer get home before Christmas. Christmas Eve alone; Cheyenne and Van try to HALL Let It Snow An executive has a change of DISN Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey and friends start a holiday tradition, but their plan backfires. heart. must rescue Santa when his sleigh breaks down. 2:00 p.m. HALL Catch a Christmas Star A widower 7:00 p.m. AMC White Christmas Four entertainers FAM That ’70s Show Jackie invites the guys to her reconnects with his high school sweetheart. try to save an innkeeper from ruin. high-school dance; Kelso visits Brooke (Shannon 4:00 p.m. HALL Christmas Song Romance blos8:00 p.m. LIFE Dear Secret Santa A woman reElizabeth) at the library; Kitty casts Red as Santa soms between two music teachers. ceives a Christmas card from a secret admirer. Claus, sparking a rivalry between him and Bob. 4:30 p.m. TBN God Came Near A celebration of the TBS Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas HALL Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle A true meaning of Christmas. Boris Karloff narrates an animated tale about the new employee saves a store in trouble at Christ5:00 p.m. EWTN Christopher Closeup A lonely coblonely and heartless title character who decides to mas. bler finds new meaning in life. Narrated by Alexandress up as Santa and steal the Christmas decora9:00 a.m. DISN Octonauts The Vegimals’ plan a dra Tolstoy. tions, gifts and feast from the people of Whoville. Christmas feast. 6:00 p.m. FAM Baby Daddy Ben’s quest to procure 8:30 p.m. DISN Liv & Maddie Liv is asked to sing 9:30 a.m. FOOD Big Daddy’s House Spiral ham Emma the hottest toy of the Christmas season a duet at the town’s holiday spectacular; Pete and with chipotle-orange glaze; red bliss potato salad; creates ill will; Tucker and Riley help Bonnie with Maddie are asked to decorate the town Christmas yam gratin; collard greens. holiday decorating. tree. HALL A Boyfriend for Christmas A woman waits 20 11:00 a.m. WCVW The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot TBS Fred Claus Santa’s ne’er-do-well brother puts About Christmas Nick, Sally and the Cat help a years for a holiday wish to come true. Christmas in jeopardy. lost reindeer get home before Christmas. 6:30 p.m. FAM Melissa & Joey Mel’s sister MerDIY House Crashers Josh takes on the challenge of DISN Octonauts The Octonauts travel to Profesedith gets a furlough from prison and drops by to creating the ultimate holiday entertaining mecca. sor Inkling’s childhood home for Christmas, but spend Christmas with Mel and the children. 9:00 p.m. WCVE Silent Night Commissioned by the Minnesota Opera, this two-act production centers

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11:00 a.m. FOOD Barefoot Contessa Seafood gratin of lobster; halibut and shrimp in a golden saffron sauce; pumpkin mousse; spiced mulled wine. 11:30 a.m. FAM Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas Animated. Mickey and friends have holiday adventures. 12:00 p.m. FOOD Rachael Ray’s Easy Holiday Feast Soy and cider brined turkey on toast points with maple-soy gravy; orange and paprika sweet potatoes; barbecued corn succotash with peppers and edamame; roasted sugar snap peas with black pepper. HGTV Kitchen Crashers Alison transforms an historic Chicago firehouse’s kitchen. LIFE On Strike for Christmas Neighborhood women band together during the holidays. HALL The Santa Switch A man takes over Christmas duties for Santa Claus. 12:30 p.m. E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians The members of the Kardashian family shoot the anNATIONAL LAMPOON’S nual Christmas card photo and exchange gifts. CHRISTMAS VACATION TBS Fred Claus Santa’s ne’er-do-well brother puts December 11, ABC FAMILY Christmas in jeopardy. ug ghe hes the tthird hird hi d iinstallment nssta n stallllme m nt in th he Written by “Home Alone” filmmaker John H Hughes, the 1:00 p.m. FAM Mickey’s Christmas Carol Mickey Mouse is Bob Cratchit to Scrooge McDuck’s movie-comedy series was a major hit of the 1989 holiday season – and has beScrooge in this version of “A Christmas Carol.” come an annual viewing tradition since. Chevy Chase returns as Griswold family 2:00 p.m. LIFE Call Me Claus Santa Claus picks a patriarch Clark, who tries to ensure a traditional yuletide for his clan despite the cynical TV producer to replace him. considerable odds against it. Co-stars Beverly D’Angelo and Randy Quaid also 3:00 p.m. WRLH The Santa Clause 2 Santa must are back. Juliette Lewis plays one of the younger Griswolds. get married in order to keep his job. 4:00 p.m. LIFE A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride on French, German and Scottish soldiers who join 10:00 p.m. HALL The Christmas Card A soldier falls A wedding planner disapproves of her mother’s together on Dec. 24, 1914, to celebrate peace, for a woman who wrote a well-wishing card. romance. fellowship and humanity of the holiday season. 11:00 p.m. TLC Say Yes to the Dress Some brides HALL November Christmas A community works toWRLH Raising Hope Burt wants to be mayor so he choose romantic holiday-inspired weddings; Randy gether to bring an early Christmas to a sick girl. can plug in the town Christmas tree, but discovlooks back at holiday looks, counting down his 12 5:00 p.m. TBN A Christmas Wish The owner of a ers the job makes him a Grinch; Burt and Virginia favorite Christmas styles. diner helps a homeless woman and her children. work to expose a scandal that is killing Natesville’s 6:00 p.m. DISN Liv & Maddie Liv is asked to sing DECEMBER 14 bees. a duet at the town’s holiday spectacular; Pete and 9:30 a.m. WCVW Angelina Ballerina: The Next TLC Say Yes to the Dress Some brides choose Maddie are asked to decorate the town Christmas Steps Angelina and Marco indulge in too many romantic holiday-inspired weddings; Randy looks tree. sweets before the holiday showcase; “The Nutback at holiday looks, counting down his 12 favorLIFE Christmas in the City A woman brings the cracker.” ite Christmas styles. Christmas spirit back to her store. FAM Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too! Fearing DIY Kitchen Crashers Alison transforms an historic TLC Invasion of the Christmas Lights 2 A crissthat Santa may not get it in time, Pooh carries his Chicago firehouse’s kitchen. crossing of America chronicles elaborate home friends’ wish list to the North Pole. Animated. 9:30 p.m. DISN A.N.T. Farm Grundy tries to surdisplays of holiday lights and decorations. 10:00 a.m. WCVW Curious George: A Very Monkey prise the ANTs by dressing up as Santa Claus, HALL The Christmas Card A soldier falls for a Christmas The Man With the Yellow Hat and but things take a turn when the backup computer woman who wrote a well-wishing card. George are excited about Christmas, but neither locks the kids in the school. 7:00 p.m. AMC White Christmas Four entertainers can decide what to give the other for presents. DIY Yard Crashers The neglected yard of two music try to save an innkeeper from ruin. FAM Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas Animated. lovers is transformed into a space that’s perfect for FOOD Cupcake Wars The best cupcakes presented Mickey and friends tell three holiday tales. the holidays and year-round entertaining. at the Hollywood Christmas Parade. HALL Let It Snow An executive has a change of 9:45 p.m. AMC White Christmas Four entertainers TLC Crazy Christmas Lights Holiday decorating heart. try to save an innkeeper from ruin. taken to the next level.

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8:00 p.m. WTVR Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The reindeer with the incandescent nose guides Santa’s sleigh through a bad storm on Christmas Eve. Based on the song by Johnny Marks. WUPV Santa Claus: The Movie A wayward elf threatens to tarnish the Santa Claus legend. WWBT It’s a Wonderful Life A guardian angel strengthens a man ruined by a miser. DISN The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the North Pole. FOOD Cupcake Wars Four bakers compete to have their treats displayed at the New York City Ballet’s opening night party. LIFE Christmas on the Bayou A man tries to rekindle a romance with an executive. TLC Extreme Christmas Trees Christmas trees that are over the top. HALL Hats Off to Christmas! Mia does not like Nick until he helps her son. 9:00 p.m. WRIC CMA Country Christmas Country music stars share their favorite holiday traditions and memories; Jennifer Nettles hosts. WTVR Frosty the Snowman An animated adaptation of Romeo Muller’s story. Narrated by Jimmy Durante. FOOD Chopped Teri Hatcher, Anthony Anderson, Dawn Wells and Antonio Sabato, Jr. compete in the Chopped Kitchen for a favorite charity. TLC Holiday ER When a man dressed as Santa is near death, his wife asks the doctor for a special favor; a man has a live fish stuck in his throat; an elf is in distress, and a boy has a blue leg. 9:30 p.m. WTVR Frosty Returns A snow-removal spray threatens magic Frosty (voice of John Goodman); narrator Jonathan Winters. 9:45 p.m. AMC White Christmas Four entertainers try to save an innkeeper from ruin. 10:00 p.m. LIFE A Snow Globe Christmas A woman wakes up in a strange town, married to her exbeau. HALL Silver Bells A teenage runaway brings two lonely souls together. 11:00 p.m. TLC Extreme Christmas Trees Christmas trees that are over the top. CMTV Larry the Cable Guy’s Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau Larry the Cable Guy’s holiday special featuring many comedic stars, sketches and musical performances. TBN Love’s Christmas Journey A widow’s nephew embarks on a perilous quest to find her missing brother. 11:30 p.m. FAM The Muppet Christmas Carol The miserly Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas.

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DECEMBER 15 8:00 a.m. HALL Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus Santa’s heir romances a widowed advertising executive. 9:00 a.m. FAM Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas Animated. Mickey and friends have holiday adventures. FOOD Rachael Ray’s Easy Holiday Feast Soy and cider brined turkey on toast points with maple-soy gravy; orange and paprika sweet potatoes; barbecued corn succotash with peppers and edamame; roasted sugar snap peas with black pepper. WGN-A The Story of the First Noel Scholars trace the passage of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, the journey of the Magi and other events surrounding the birth of Christ; host Roger Moore. 10:00 a.m. E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians The members of the Kardashian family shoot the annual Christmas card photo and exchange gifts. HALL The Christmas Pageant An overbearing theater director takes a small-town gig. 10:30 a.m. FAM Disney Prep & Landing An elite unit of elves, Prep & Landing, ensures that homes around the world are properly prepared to be visited by Santa Claus each Christmas Eve. 11:00 a.m. DISN The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the North Pole. FAM Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice Lanny and Wayne race to recover classified North Pole technology that falls into the hands of a naughty kid. ION A Nanny for Christmas A career woman becomes a nanny during the holidays. 11:30 a.m. FAM Mickey’s Christmas Carol Mickey Mouse is Bob Cratchit to Scrooge McDuck’s Scrooge in this version of “A Christmas Carol.” 12:00 p.m. FAM All I Want for Christmas A girl asks a store Santa to reunite her estranged parents. HALL The Christmas Spirit Charlotte’s spirit tries to change a developer’s mind. 1:00 p.m. ION A Christmas Kiss A designer shares a kiss with the boyfriend of her new boss. 2:00 p.m. FAM I’ll Be Home for Christmas A student in a Santa suit tries to get home for Christmas. HALL Hats Off to Christmas! Mia does not like Nick until he helps her son. 3:00 p.m. ION Anything but Christmas A woman wonders why her new beau doesn’t care to celebrate Christmas. 4:00 p.m. FAM Deck the Halls Neighbors clash over decoration glare.

HALL Silver Bells A teenage runaway brings two lonely souls together. 4:15 p.m. AMC White Christmas Four entertainers try to save an innkeeper from ruin. 5:00 p.m. ION A Christmas Wedding Date A woman returns home to attend a Christmas Eve wedding. WGN-A The Santa Clause 2 Santa must get married in order to keep his job. 5:30 p.m. EWTN Christ Comes in History, Mystery and Majesty: Reflections on Advent With his Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan. 6:00 p.m. FAM The Muppet Christmas Carol The miserly Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas. TBS This Christmas A reunion at the holidays tests family ties. HALL A Princess for Christmas An English duke reconnects with members of his family. 7:00 p.m. AMC Jack Frost A deceased dad returns to life as a fun-loving snowman. ION Christmas Mail A mail carrier falls for a woman who answers letters to Santa Claus. 7:30 p.m. DISN Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year Austin, Ally, Trish and Dez travel to Times Square where Austin is booked to perform on New Year’s Eve. When they can’t get through New York City’s crowded streets, Jessie comes up with a plan to get them to the stage. 8:00 p.m. WRLH The Simpsons When a leak at the power plant causes snowfall in Springfield, tourists inundate the town; Marge takes on boarders to raise cash for the holidays. FAM National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. FOOD Guy’s Grocery Games The chefs are given a very small budget to create grilled cheese sandwiches for four; making desserts from the ingredients in the meat, seafood and dairy aisle. HALL Finding Christmas Sean and Owen swap homes and open their hearts to two women. 8:30 p.m. WRLH Bob’s Burgers The Belchers spend Christmas Eve running from a candy cane-shaped truck; Teddy gets stuck in the Santa trap. DISN Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! Members of a family get separated during the holidays. 9:00 p.m. WRLH Family Guy Peter fills Lois’ dad with holiday spirit; Stewie learns about confession. ION All I Want for Christmas A magic pin allows a woman to hear the thoughts of others. 9:30 p.m. AMC Jack Frost A deceased dad returns to life as a fun-loving snowman. 10:00 p.m. DISN Shake It Up! CeCe buys a purse for herself instead of a Christmas gift for her mom.

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FAM Scrooged TV-network bigshot meets Christmas ghosts. HALL Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus Santa’s heir romances a widowed advertising executive. TBN Jesus of Nazareth Director Franco Zeffirelli’s 1977 film about the life of Christ begins with the wedding of Mary and Joseph and continues through the Crucifixion and Resurrection. 10:30 p.m. DISN A.N.T. Farm Principal Skidmore is caught pulling a holiday scam. 11:00 p.m. ION Holiday Road Trip Two co-workers fall for each other while on a road trip. DECEMBER 16 8:00 a.m. DISN Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey and friends must rescue Santa when his sleigh breaks down. HALL Meet the Santas A man, his fiancee and her mother plan a wedding. 10:00 a.m. EWTN Mother Angelica Live Classics Mother Angelica explains the true Christmas spirit should come from the understanding that the eternal Father sent His only Son to us. 12:00 p.m. FOOD The Pioneer Woman Ree cooks up some canapes including beef tenderloin sandwiches, holiday rollups, shrimp pineapple skewers, tortellini skewers,and for a festive sweet treat, quick and easy peppermint fudge. 12:30 p.m. FOOD Barefoot Contessa Ina creates a menu for a student entertaining blog site. TBN The Christmas Star Recent research gives scientific support to the Christmas story and the phenomenon of the Star of Bethlehem. 1:30 p.m. FOOD 10 Dollar Dinners With Melissa D’Arabian Sausage and apple stuffed pork roast; salt roasted potatoes; green beans with grainy mustard; poached pears with chocolate sauce. 2:00 p.m. TBS American Dad An injunction prevents Langley Falls from lighting its annual Christmas tree. HALL Mistletoe Over Manhattan The wife of Santa Claus tries to help a divorcing couple. 3:00 p.m. FOOD Rachael Ray’s Easy Holiday Feast Soy and cider brined turkey on toast points with maple-soy gravy; orange and paprika sweet potatoes; barbecued corn succotash with peppers and edamame; roasted sugar snap peas with black pepper. 4:00 p.m. FOOD Barefoot Contessa Seafood gratin of lobster; halibut and shrimp in a golden saffron sauce; pumpkin mousse; spiced mulled wine. HALL Twice Upon a Christmas Santa’s daughter becomes engaged to a widower with children.

6:00 p.m. LIFE An Accidental Christmas Two children scheme to reunite their estranged parents. HALL Help for the Holidays Santa’s elf helps a family during Christmastime. 7:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause An adman takes over for fallen Santa. FOOD Guy’s Disney Holiday Guy explores the holiday-themed meals and treats at Disneyland. 8:00 p.m. WRIC Disney Prep & Landing An elite unit of elves, Prep & Landing, ensures that homes around the world are properly prepared to be visited by Santa Claus each Christmas Eve. WUPV Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer A youth embarks on a journey to find his missing grandmother and prove that Santa Claus is real. AMC Home Alone A left-behind boy battles two burglars in the house. DISN Jessie Christina and Morgan Ross get caught in a snowstorm and may not make it home for Christmas. FOOD Guy’s Grocery Games The chefs are given a very small budget to create grilled cheese sandwiches for four; making desserts from the ingredients in the meat, seafood and dairy aisle. LIFE Dear Secret Santa A woman receives a Christmas card from a secret admirer. HALL Window Wonderland Two store employees find they have a lot in common. 8:30 p.m. WRIC Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice Lanny and Wayne race to recover classified North Pole technology that falls into the hands of a naughty kid. 9:00 p.m. WRLH Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas When Manny convinces Sid that he is on the naughty list, Sid, Crash, Eddie and Peaches head to the North Pole to explain themselves to Santa Claus. FAM The Santa Clause 2 Santa must get married in order to keep his job. FOOD Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Guy heads to North Pole, Alaska, to visit local establishments. 10:00 p.m. A&E Duck Dynasty The Robertsons plan a live performance of the Nativity for their church, but rehearsals for the event get off to a bumpy start; Will and Jase seek the perfect Christmas gifts for their wives. FOOD Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives In Hendersonville, Tenn., a barbecue joint serves up a shoulder pull and a holiday ham; in Nashville, traditional Mexican tamales and quinoa sweet potato tacos. LIFE A Diva’s Christmas Carol Three spirits pay a holiday visit to a self-centered singer. HALL Farewell Mr. Kringle A widowed magazine writer meets a Santa Claus impersonator.

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Still merry after all these years TBN Christmas With a Capital C A lawyer and a mayor clash over a Nativity scene. 10:30 p.m. AMC Home Alone A left-behind boy battles two burglars in the house. 11:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the North Pole. 11:30 p.m. TBN A Christian Ebner Christmas Singer Christian Ebner performs holiday-themed selections. DECEMBER 17 8:00 a.m. HALL Help for the Holidays Santa’s elf helps a family during Christmastime. 9:00 a.m. TBS Tyler Perry’s House of Payne Family and friends share their own versions of the Nativity story when Jazmine fails to appreciate the real meaning of Christmas. 10:00 a.m. EWTN The Best of Mother Angelica Live Children ask questions about faith. 11:00 a.m. FAM Unlikely Angel An emotionally troubled family is united by a kindly angel. FOOD Sweet Genius Chef Ron has a host of holiday surprises for the competitors. 1:00 p.m. FAM Prancer A troubled child nurses an injured reindeer back to health.

Count up all the lords a-leaping, swans a-swimming, maids a-milking, geese a-laying and other goodies in a certain seasonal standard, and you still won’t come close to the number of adaptations of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” that have been produced. From classic films, TV movies and sitcom episodes to kidoriented specials starring the Muppets and Mr. Magoo, everyone has had a go at the story. Some, however, have stood the test of time, and that includes “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” which marks its 30th birthday this year. Clocking in at just under half an hour, the animated special is a charming introduction to the Dickens tale for the very young – although the images of death and hellfire in the Christmas Future segment may frighten the very youngest. Despite the title, Mickey Mouse does not play Scrooge. He is Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s put-upon clerk. The iconic Christmas-hating miser is – who else? – Scrooge McDuck, voiced by Alan Young (“Mister Ed ), who wh was raised in Scotland and gives the character the accent Ed”), ad of his adopted homeland. A pant pantheon of familiar and not-so-familiar Disney characters populate the story. Donald Duck is Scrooge’s nephew, Fred. Goofy populates Scr plays Scrooge’s late partner, Jacob Marley, as, well, goofy. Jiminy b Cricket, bumbling Willie the Giant and menacing Black Pete fill the roles of tthe Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, respec-

p m AMC Home Alone Alo 4 Kevin tries to reunite 2:00 p.m. his separated parents. HALL The Santa Suit Santa Claus transforms a corporate bigwig into his look-alike. 3:00 p.m. FAM I’ll Be Home for Christmas A student in a Santa suit tries to get home for Christmas. 4:00 p.m. HALL Window Wonderland Two store employees find they have a lot in common. 4:30 p.m.TBN Christmas With a Capital C A lawyer and a mayor clash over a Nativity scene. 5:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause An adman takes over for fallen Santa. 6:00 p.m. HALL The Christmas Spirit Charlotte’s spirit tries to change a developer’s mind. 7:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause 2 Santa must get married in order to keep his job. 8:00 p.m. DISN Santa Buddies Talking puppies band together to save Christmas. FOOD Chopped Teri Hatcher, Anthony Anderson, Dawn Wells and Antonio Sabato, Jr. compete in the Chopped Kitchen for a favorite charity. HALL A Bride for Christmas A man tries to convince a woman to marry him by Christmas.

tively. Daisy Duck is Isabelle, Scrooge’s lost love, and Minnie and Morty Mouse are Mrs. Cratchit and Tiny Tim – the latter so adorable that viewers of all ages will weep for (spoiler alert!) his death. There are also brief appearances by the Three Little Pigs as a trio of carolers and several characters from the now-forgotten Disney feature “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad” – Rat and Mole are the gentlemen who approach Scrooge seeking donations for the poor, and Mr. Toad appears as Fezzywig, young Scrooge’s amiable boss. In the interest of brevity and kid appeal, “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” takes some liberties with the source material. Scrooge’s “Bah! Humbug!” is here, but his tirade on how the poor belong in prisons, workhouses or the grave has been omitted. So has the Christmas Past scene in which his youthful self is retrieved from boarding school by his older sister. And pre-conversion Scrooge is a bit jollier than he’s been portrayed elsewhere, with his meanness tempered by joy in the riches he’s accumulated. The special contains enough slapstick to keep the youngest viewers entertained and enough tips of the top hat to Dickens’ original to appeal to adults. In an era when shows the whole family can enjoy are becoming fewer and farther between, this remains a classic worth viewing and re-viewing by all ages.

9:00 p.m. FAM The Polar Express Animated. A conductor guides a boy to the North Pole. 9:40 p.m. DISN A.N.T. Farm Principal Skidmore is caught pulling a holiday scam. 10:00 p.m. HALL Let It Snow An executive has a change of heart. TBN King of Kings Orson Welles narrates the story of Jesus. 11:00 p.m. EWTN The Word Is Born: Christmas With the Louisville Choir The Louisville Chorus celebrates the sounds of the holiday season from St. Martin of Tours Church. DECEMBER 18 8:00 a.m. HALL The Christmas Spirit Charlotte’s spirit tries to change a developer’s mind. 9:00 a.m. FAM Secret Santa A cynical reporter searches for a mysterious philanthropist. 10:00 a.m. FOOD 5 Ingredient Fix Four simple recipes for the holidays. 11:00 a.m. FAM The Mistle-Tones A talented singer challenges her rivals to a competition. SYFY Ghost Hunters The team returns to investigate the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Conn. 11:30 a.m. TBN Our First Christmas Two widowed people and their children gather for Christmas.

1:00 p.m. FAM Santa Baby A woman helps her father, Santa Claus, prepare for Christmas. FOOD Rachael Ray’s Easy Holiday Feast Soy and cider brined turkey on toast points with maple-soy gravy; orange and paprika sweet potatoes; barbecued corn succotash with peppers and edamame; roasted sugar snap peas with black pepper. EWTN Joyful Hour Actor Pat O’Brien and his family pray the rosary. 2:00 p.m. DISN Wander Over Yonder Wander and Sylvia befriend a tiny Watchdog cadet named Westley who has been accidentally left behind on a planet. HALL A Bride for Christmas A man tries to convince a woman to marry him by Christmas. 2:30 p.m. EWTN Christ Comes in History, Mystery and Majesty: Reflections on Advent With his Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan. 3:00 p.m. FAM Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe Santa’s daughter mulls over accepting her father’s job. 4:00 p.m. EWTN Michael the Visitor Actress Stockard Channing narrates the tale of a poor shoemaker who learns to treasure the gifts of love.

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9:00 a.m. BET What She Wants for Christmas AbiHALL Once Upon a Christmas The daughter of gail makes a secret wish for Christmas. Santa Claus must prove the spirit of Christmas. 4:30 p.m. EWTN We Are Catholic The mayor of the 12:00 p.m. FAM 12 Dates of Christmas A woman experiences Christmas Eve over and over again. town of Saint Claire wants a taller Christmas tree. 5:00 p.m. FAM The Polar Express Animated. A con- 2:00 p.m. FAM Holiday in Handcuffs A woman forces her kidnap victim to pretend to be her beau. ductor guides a boy to the North Pole. HALL Lucky Christmas A woman must retrieve a EWTN San Juan Children’s Choir Presents: Siempre winning lottery ticket from her stolen car. Navidad The joyful spirit of the holidays in Puerto 4:00 p.m. EWTN Legend of the Christmas Flower Rico. A boy’s dream of a sombrero leads to the true 6:00 p.m. LIFE A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride meaning of Christmas. A wedding planner disapproves of her mother’s HALL The Wishing Tree A widowed professor helps romance. a troubled teen during the holidays. HALL Christmas With Holly A woman falls in love 4:30 p.m. TBN God Came Near A celebration of the with a man who cares for his orphaned niece. true meaning of Christmas. 7:00 p.m. FAM Winnie the Pooh and Christmas 4:35 p.m. MAX New Year’s Eve New Yorkers’ lives Too! Fearing that Santa may not get it in time, intertwine on New Year’s Eve. Pooh carries his friends’ wish list to the North Pole. 5:00 p.m. EWTN The Donut Man A celebration of Animated. Jesus. 7:30 p.m. FAM Mickey’s Christmas Carol Mickey 5:15 p.m. AMC White Christmas Four entertainers Mouse is Bob Cratchit to Scrooge McDuck’s try to save an innkeeper from ruin. Scrooge in this version of “A Christmas Carol.” 6:00 p.m. EWTN We Celebrate Christmas: The 8:00 p.m. WTVR A Home for the Holidays With Birth of Jesus Short Christmas lesson, song, ballet Celine Dion Celebrities present inspirational stories dance and puppetry. of adoption; musical performers include Ne-Yo and HALL Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas HoliChris Young. day travel leads to cross-country romances. AMC Home Alone A left-behind boy battles two 7:00 p.m. FAM Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & burglars in the house. the Island of Misfit Toys The famous reindeer and LIFE Christmas on the Bayou A man tries to rehis friends must save Christmas when the evil Toy kindle a romance with an executive. Taker steals all of Santa’s toys. HALL Hats Off to Christmas! Mia does not like Nick 8:00 p.m. WRIC A Charlie Brown Christmas Charuntil he helps her son. lie Brown wants to know what Christmas really 8:30 p.m. DISN Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! means; “Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales” accomMembers of a family get separated during the holipanies the holiday classic. days. DISN Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year 9:00 p.m. A&E Duck Dynasty The Robertsons plan Austin, Ally, Trish and Dez travel to Times Square a live performance of the Nativity for their church, where Austin is booked to perform on New Year’s but rehearsals for the event get off to a bumpy Eve. When they can’t get through New York City’s start; Will and Jase seek the perfect Christmas crowded streets, Jessie comes up with a plan to gifts for their wives. get them to the stage. 10:00 p.m. WWBT Michael Bublé’s 3rd Annual HALL All I Want for Christmas A boy asks contest Christmas Special Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and organizers to find his mother a husband. Cookie Monster join the singer to perform Christ8:30 p.m. FAM Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole mas classics. Christmas A curmudgeon hates the ChristmasLIFE Love at the Christmas Table A man realizes loving Whos of Whoville. that his best friend is the woman that he loves. 9:00 p.m. HIST Pawn Stars Three generations of HALL The Santa Switch A man takes over Christmen run a family-owned pawn shop in Las Vegas. mas duties for Santa Claus. TBS The Big Bang Theory An attractive comic book 10:30 p.m. AMC Home Alone A left-behind boy artist tests Leonard and Priya’s relationship; Shelbattles two burglars in the house. don tries to scare his friends. DECEMBER 19 EWTN Life Is Worth Living The season of Christmas. 8:00 a.m. HALL A Season for Miracles A woman 9:30 p.m. FX Anger Management Charlie’s Christgives her jailed sister’s children a real Christmas. mas plans with Sasha are derailed when Ed steals the baby Jesus from a Latino church.

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10:00 p.m. HALL Finding Christmas Sean and Owen swap homes and open their hearts to two women. TBN The Greatest Story Ever Told A chronicle of the life and times of Jesus Christ. 11:00 p.m. EWTN A Christopher Classic Christmas A celebration of the Christmas season. DECEMBER 20 8:00 a.m. HALL Lucky Christmas A woman must retrieve a winning lottery ticket from her stolen car. 8:30 a.m. DISN Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey and friends must rescue Santa when his sleigh breaks down. 9:00 a.m. AMC Home Alone 4 Kevin tries to reunite his separated parents. FAM Chasing Christmas Holiday spirits visit a Christmas scrooge. 10:00 a.m. EWTN In Concert The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the German Brass and the Freiburg Cathedral Boys Choir perform works by Baroque composers including Bach, Handel and Mozart. 11:00 a.m. FAM Christmas Do-Over A man relives Christmas Day over and over again. 11:30 a.m. DISN Octonauts The Vegimals’ plan a Christmas feast. TBN Gospel According to Scrooge Members of the Jesus People Church of Minneapolis perform a unique version of “A Christmas Carol.” Narrator: Dean Jones. 12:00 p.m. FOOD Trisha’s Southern Kitchen Trisha invites the band to a holiday brunch featuring Cordelia’s roast beef, asparagus casserole, cherry muffins, and a gingerbread cocktail. 1:30 p.m. TBN My Christmas Soldier A young boy befriends a German POW. 2:00 p.m. DIY Kitchen Crashers Alison transforms an historic Chicago firehouse’s kitchen. HALL Annie Claus Is Coming to Town An elf hires an actor to woo the daughter of Santa Claus. 2:30 p.m. DIY House Crashers Josh takes on the challenge of creating the ultimate holiday entertaining mecca. 3:30 p.m. DIY Yard Crashers The neglected yard of two music lovers is transformed into a space that’s perfect for the holidays and year-round entertaining. 4:00 p.m. FAM Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys The famous reindeer and his friends must save Christmas when the evil Toy Taker steals all of Santa’s toys. EWTN The First Christmas Actor Christopher Plummer narrates the story of the birth of Jesus; animated.

HALL All I Want for Christmas A boy asks contest organizers to find his mother a husband. 4:30 p.m. EWTN Christopher Closeup A lonely cobbler finds new meaning in life. Narrated by Alexandra Tolstoy. 5:00 p.m. EWTN A Star Shall Rise Raymond Burr stars in a tale about the birth of Christ. 5:30 p.m. FAM Frosty’s Winter Wonderland The magic snowman marries; Andy Griffith narrates the animated story. 6:00 p.m. FAM A Chipmunk Christmas Alvin and the Chipmunks are asked to perform at Carnegie Hall on Christmas. FOOD Guy’s Grocery Games The chefs are given a very small budget to create grilled cheese sandwiches for four; making desserts from the ingredients in the meat, seafood and dairy aisle. LIFE All She Wants for Christmas A woman evaluates her hometown Christmas ornament company. HALL A Christmas Wish The owner of a diner helps a homeless woman and her children. 6:30 p.m. FAM Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas A curmudgeon hates the Christmasloving Whos of Whoville. 7:00 p.m. WUPV Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns Brown’s family quits the hospital’s Christmas show; Joaquin befriends a boy from the hospital. FOOD Guy’s Disney Holiday Guy explores the holiday-themed meals and treats at Disneyland. 7:30 p.m. WUPV Tyler Perry’s House of Payne Madea visits the Payne household to restore holiday cheer after Ella’s cancellation of a Hawaiian vacation turns Curtis into a scrooge. 8:00 p.m. WTVR I Love Lucy Christmas Special The Mertzes help the Ricardos decorate their Christmas tree; the Ricardos and Mertzes visit Rome. FOOD Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Guy heads to North Pole, Alaska, to visit local establishments. LIFE The March Sisters at Christmas Four sisters fight to save the family home during the holidays. TLC Say Yes to the Dress Some brides choose romantic holiday-inspired weddings; Randy looks back at holiday looks, counting down his 12 favorite Christmas styles. TNT Christmas in Washington 2013 Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow, Anna Kendrick, Janelle Monáe and Pat Monahan perform in the annual holiday concert at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. HALL The Christmas Ornament Kathy works toward a balance between the past and future. 9:00 p.m. FAM National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion.

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December 19, TCM Slammed by critics on its initial 1970 release, this off h musicall adaptation d Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has stood the test of time, thanks to the score by screenwriter-composer-lyricist Leslie Bricusse (“Thank You Very Much,” “I Like Life”) and the performance by Albert Finney in the title role. Alec Guinness and Dame Edith Evans co-star. FOOD Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives In Hendersonville, Tenn., a barbecue joint serves up a shoulder pull and a holiday ham; in Nashville, traditional Mexican tamales and quinoa sweet potato tacos. TNT A Christmas Carol Crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge experiences a holiday epiphany. 9:30 p.m. DISN Liv & Maddie Liv is asked to sing a duet at the town’s holiday spectacular; Pete and Maddie are asked to decorate the town Christmas tree. 10:00 p.m. WCVE Christmas at Belmont 2013 Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves hosts a musical presentation by 700 Belmont University students which includes traditional carols, classical pieces, world music and seasonal favorites. LIFE A Snow Globe Christmas A woman wakes up in a strange town, married to her ex-beau. HALL Moonlight and Mistletoe Nick and his daughter fight to keep their theme park open. 11:00 p.m. TNT Christmas in Washington 2013 Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow, Anna Kendrick, Janelle Monáe and Pat Monahan perform in the

annual holiday concert at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. DECEMBER 21 8:00 a.m. FAM Pinocchio’s Christmas Pinocchio joins a puppet show to earn money for Geppetto’s Christmas gift. Voices: Alan King, George S. Irving. Animated. FOOD Secrets of a Restaurant Chef Crown roast of pork; chestnut and pear stuffing; roasted kabocha squash and haricot verts; toffee pudding. HALL The Santa Incident A family helps Santa Claus when his sleigh is shot down. 9:00 a.m. FAM The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Immortals adopt a mortal baby, who later returns to Earth to make children happy. FOOD The Best Thing I Ever Ate Coconut gold bars; traditional fruit cake; Rose Petal Petit Fours; bacon. EWTN The Donut Man A celebration of Jesus. 9:30 a.m. EWTN San Juan Children’s Choir Presents: Siempre Navidad The joyful spirit of the holidays in Puerto Rico.

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10:00 a.m. FAM ’Twas the Night Before Christmas When Santa Claus removes the citizens of a small town from his delivery itinerary after an insulting letter in the newspaper, a clockmaker and his family endeavor to regain his favor. FOOD The Pioneer Woman Cinnamon rolls; prime rib with rosemary; Duchess potatoes; Burgundy mushrooms and whiskey cream sauce. HALL Moonlight and Mistletoe Nick and his daughter fight to keep their theme park open. 10:30 a.m. FAM Rudolph’s Shiny New Year Rudolph the reindeer comes to the rescue when an evil bird kidnaps the New Year baby. Voices of Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam. EWTN The First Christmas Actor Christopher Plummer narrates the story of the birth of Jesus; animated. 10:53 a.m. EWTN We Celebrate Christmas: The Birth of Jesus Short Christmas lesson, song, ballet dance and puppetry. 11:30 a.m. FAM Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July Animated. Santa must save snowman and red-nosed reindeer. FOOD Giada at Home Roasted prime rib with thyme and Marsala; mashed potatoes with kale, pistachio, and cherry and chocolate tart. 12:00 p.m. FOOD Restaurant: Impossible Restoring a boys and girls club in Joplin, Mo after a deadly tornado destroyed the original club. LIFE Christmas on Chestnut Street A storekeeper learns the true meaning of Christmas. HALL Hats Off to Christmas! Mia does not like Nick until he helps her son. 1:00 p.m. TNT Nothing Like the Holidays Members of a Chicago family reunite for Christmas. 1:30 p.m. FAM The Year Without a Santa Claus Feeling sad and unwanted, Santa takes the day off before Christmas; voices: Mickey Rooney, Shirley Booth; animated. 2:00 p.m. LIFE The Christmas Consultant A consultant helps a workaholic mother survive the holidays. HALL The Santa Switch A man takes over Christmas duties for Santa Claus. 2:30 p.m. FAM Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town A mailman (the voice of Fred Astaire) explains why Santa has whiskers, lives at the North Pole and brings presents once a year. Animated. EWTN The Fowler Sisters: Christmas Gift The singers perform holiday music; songs include “O Holy Night,” “Ave Maria” and “Away in a Manger.” 2:45 p.m. TNT Surviving Christmas A lonely man celebrates the holiday with strangers.

3:00 p.m. FOOD Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Guy heads to North Pole, Alaska, to visit local establishments. 3:30 p.m. FAM A Chipmunk Christmas Alvin and the Chipmunks are asked to perform at Carnegie Hall on Christmas. 4:00 p.m. FAM National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. LIFE Comfort and Joy A woman awakens to a changed life following a car accident. EWTN Dana: Our Family Christmas Traditional customs of an old-fashioned Christmas. HALL Finding Christmas Sean and Owen swap homes and open their hearts to two women. 4:30 p.m. TNT Fred Claus Santa’s ne’er-do-well brother puts Christmas in jeopardy. 5:00 p.m. FOOD Guy’s Grocery Games The chefs are given a very small budget to create grilled cheese sandwiches for four; making desserts from the ingredients in the meat, seafood and dairy aisle. TBN A Christmas Snow A bitter restaurateur learns the true meaning of Christmas. 6:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause An adman takes over for fallen Santa. TBS Everybody Loves Raymond Ray thinks a family portrait would be the perfect gift for his mother, until the family gets together. TLC Invasion of the Christmas Lights 3: Europe Extreme Christmas lights across Europe. DIY House Crashers Josh takes on the challenge of creating the ultimate holiday entertaining mecca. EWTN Life Is Worth Living The season of Christmas. HALL Fir Crazy A Christmas-tree seller finds love with a repeat customer. 6:30 p.m. TBS Everybody Loves Raymond A romantic Christmas morning ends when Ray’s family bursts in for eggs Florentine and unwrapping gifts. DIY Yard Crashers The neglected yard of two music lovers is transformed into a space that’s perfect for the holidays and year-round entertaining. 7:00 p.m. WCVE The Lawrence Welk Show A Christmas celebration from 1966 includes “Jingle Bells,” “Doll Dance,” “Star Carol,” “Frosty the Snowman” and “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus.” DISN A.N.T. Farm Grundy tries to surprise the ANTs by dressing up as Santa Claus, but things take a turn when the backup computer locks the kids in the school. FOOD Chopped The chefs prepare holiday-themed dishes.

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TBS Everybody Loves Raymond Marie and Frank devastate Ray by trading in their gift, a personally engraved toaster, for a coffee maker. TLC My Crazy Obsession Inside the lives of people who have taken holiday decorating to the max. DIY Kitchen Crashers Alison transforms an historic Chicago firehouse’s kitchen. EWTN Mother Angelica Live Classics Mother Angelica explains the true Christmas spirit should come from the understanding that the eternal Father sent His only Son to us. 7:30 p.m. DISN Jessie Christina and Morgan Ross get caught in a snowstorm and may not make it home for Christmas. TBS Everybody Loves Raymond A Christmas letter from Marie and Debra causes a family tiff. 8:00 p.m. WRIC I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! Lucy and Linus’ little brother, ReRun, turns to Snoopy and Spike for holiday cheer. AMC Jack Frost A deceased dad returns to life as a fun-loving snowman. DISN Disney’s A Christmas Carol Animated. Three ghosts give Ebenezer Scrooge a dose of holiday spirit. FAM The Santa Clause 2 Santa must get married in order to keep his job. FOOD Chopped It’s holiday time and the chefs open up different baskets to discover ingredients for their holiday-inspired dishes. LIFE The Twelve Trees of Christmas A librarian organizes a contest to decorate Christmas trees. HALL The Christmas Blessing A medical resident falls in love with a young teacher. 10:00 p.m. DISN Lab Rats The Lab Rats go on a rescue mission to save Dr. Evans and travel to Davenport’s secret facility in the frozen tundra. FAM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the North Pole. FOOD Chopped Gingerbread houses in the appetizer round; prized meat and vegetable in the entree dish; holiday classic in the dessert basket. LIFE Christmas on the Bayou A man tries to rekindle a romance with an executive. EWTN Theater of the Word Several one-act performances in the Christmas spirit presented by the Morning Star Players and other actors from the Theater of the Word. HALL The Most Wonderful Time of the Year A snowbound stranger brightens the holidays for a family. 10:30 p.m. AMC Jack Frost A deceased dad returns to life as a fun-loving snowman. TLC Cake Boss Buddy and the crew make a holiday-themed cake for drag queen Miss Richfield 1981; cousin Anthony and Stretch beg Buddy to

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let them deliver a cake to a party full of women, but the boss has a trick up his sleeve. 11:00 p.m. FOOD Iron Chef America Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Robert Irvine and Ted Allen go head to head against three chefs representing the Cooking Channel: Iron Chef Michael Symon, Nadia G and Ben Sargent. EWTN Christmas With Collin Raye Country music performer Collin Raye performs some of the most cherished songs of the Christmas season. With Andrea Thomas. 11:30 p.m. TNT Fred Claus Santa’s ne’er-do-well brother puts Christmas in jeopardy. DECEMBER 22 8:00 a.m. FAM Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town A mailman (the voice of Fred Astaire) explains why Santa has whiskers, lives at the North Pole and brings presents once a year. Animated. FOOD The Pioneer Woman Cinnamon rolls; prime rib with rosemary; Duchess potatoes; Burgundy mushrooms and whiskey cream sauce. HALL The Most Wonderful Time of the Year A snowbound stranger brightens the holidays for a family. 9:00 a.m. FAM I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus A boy believes Santa is trying to ruin his parents’ marriage. 10:00 a.m. DISN Shake It Up! CeCe buys a purse for herself instead of a Christmas gift for her mom. FOOD Giada’s Family Christmas Giada and her family have good cheer with amazing food; Italian struffoli, Italian pot roast, and french toast. EWTN EWTN’s Vatican Report: Christmas Special A visit to Rome at Christmas; preparations at St. Peter’s; touring markets and manger scenes around the world. HALL Fir Crazy A Christmas-tree seller finds love with a repeat customer. 10:30 a.m. DISN A.N.T. Farm Principal Skidmore is caught pulling a holiday scam. EWTN The Word Is Born: Christmas With the Louisville Choir The Louisville Chorus celebrates the sounds of the holiday season from St. Martin of Tours Church. 11:00 a.m. FAM Unaccompanied Minors A snowstorm strands youths in an airport during the holidays. ION Christmas Mail A mail carrier falls for a woman who answers letters to Santa Claus. 12:00 p.m. FOOD Guy’s Grocery Games The chefs are given a very small budget to create grilled cheese sandwiches for four; making desserts from the ingredients in the meat, seafood and dairy aisle.

living inside the unit, Linda invites Chet to stay at the restaurant. FAM Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas A curmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville. ION 12 Wishes of Christmas A woman must set things right when her wishes come true. 8:00 p.m. WRLH The Simpsons When Grampa is forced to move back in with the Simpsons, Homer throws his back out; as he recovers, Homer becomes addicted to a game. AMC Home Alone A left-behind boy battles two burglars in the house. DISN Liv & Maddie Liv is asked to sing a duet at the town’s holiday spectacular; Pete and Maddie are asked to decorate the town Christmas tree. TNT Four Christmases A couple must somehow fit in four holiday visits with family. HALL The Christmas Card A soldier falls for a woman who wrote a well-wishing card. 8:30 p.m. WRLH The Simpsons When a leak at the power plant causes snowfall in Springfield, tourists inundate the town; Marge takes on boarders to raise cash for the holidays. BET The Perfect Holiday Romance blooms between a single mother and a storefront Santa. 9:00 p.m. WRLH Family Guy Peter shares his version of the Nativity story. ION A Star for Christmas A businesswoman falls in love with a troubled actor. LIFE Christmas in the City A woman brings the Christmas spirit back to her store. EWTN Christmas With Collin Raye Country music performer Collin Raye performs some of the most cherished songs of the Christmas season. With Andrea Thomas. 9:30 p.m. FAM Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas A curmudgeon hates the Christmasloving Whos of Whoville. 10:00 p.m. DISN A.N.T. Farm Grundy tries to surprise the ANTs by dressing up as Santa Claus, but things take a turn when the backup computer locks the kids in the school. TNT Four Christmases A couple must somehow fit in four holiday visits with family. EWTN Joyful Hour Actor Pat O’Brien and his family pray the rosary. HALL Hitched for the Holidays A man and a woman pose as a couple to fool their families. TBN The Greatest Story Ever Told A chronicle of the life and times of Jesus Christ. 11:00 p.m. ION All I Want for Christmas A magic pin allows a woman to hear the thoughts of others.

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HALL Finding Christmas Sean and Owen swap homes and open their hearts to two women. 1:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause An adman takes over for fallen Santa. ION All I Want for Christmas A magic pin allows a woman to hear the thoughts of others. LIFE Call Me Claus Santa Claus picks a cynical TV producer to replace him. 2:00 p.m. HALL The Christmas Blessing A medical resident falls in love with a young teacher. 3:00 p.m. AMC Home Alone A left-behind boy battles two burglars in the house. FAM The Santa Clause 2 Santa must get married in order to keep his job. FOOD Chopped Teri Hatcher, Anthony Anderson, Dawn Wells and Antonio Sabato, Jr. compete in the Chopped Kitchen for a favorite charity. ION Christmas Belle A longtime suitor complicates a woman’s new relationship. LIFE The Real St. Nick A psychiatrist falls for a charming man who claims to be Santa Claus. DIY I Want That Holiday gifts and gadgets including a programmable coffee maker, a reel-bucket for holiday lights, and an aromatherapy spa kit for shower. 4:00 p.m. WRIC CMA Country Christmas Country music stars share their favorite holiday traditions and memories; Jennifer Nettles hosts. FOOD Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Guy heads to North Pole, Alaska, to visit local establishments. HALL Christmas Magic To gain entry to heaven, a woman must help a family. 5:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the North Pole. ION My Santa A single mother falls for the son of Santa Claus. LIFE A Snow Globe Christmas A woman wakes up in a strange town, married to her ex-beau. EWTN Savoring Our Faith Fr. Patrick Mary, MFVA presents a special Christmas family meal. 5:15 p.m. TNT The Holiday Two women from different countries swap homes at Christmas. 5:30 p.m. EWTN Christ Comes in History, Mystery and Majesty: Reflections on Advent With his Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan. 6:00 p.m. EWTN Mother Angelica Live Classics Mother Angelica offers an inspiring reflection on keeping Christ in Christmas. HALL Naughty or Nice A woman uses a special book to expose those behaving badly. 7:00 p.m. WRLH Bob’s Burgers The family has high hopes when Bob inherits a storage unit; when they learn a man named Chet (Zach Galifianakis) is

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Blitzen’s tzen’s Pick A CHRISTMAS STORY

December 25, TBS

“You’ll shoot your eye out!” Peter Billingsley stars in this 1983 comedy, airing nonstop for 24 hours, as the little boy who yearns to find a Red Ryder BB gun under the Christmas tree. Not just a Christmas story, it’s about parents, little brothers, bullies, decoder rings, double dog dares and most of all, the workings of a youthful mind. Jean Shepherd’s writing captures it all perfectly. Darren McGavin also stars. 11:02 p.m. HIST The Real Story of Christmas Early versions of Santa Claus, Ebenezer Scrooge, George Bailey, the Grinch, and Rudolph accompany accounts of the origins of Christmas traditions. DECEMBER 23 8:00 a.m. WCVW Christmas at Luther: Tidings of Comfort and Joy The choirs of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, present a Christmas celebration with holiday music, 500 choristers and a symphony orchestra. LIFE The Christmas Wish A man looks for a woman named in his late granddad’s diary. HALL The Christmas Card A soldier falls for a woman who wrote a well-wishing card. 9:00 a.m. AMC Home Alone A left-behind boy battles two burglars in the house. FAM A Dennis the Menace Christmas A mischievous boy shows his neighbor the holiday spirit. 9:30 a.m. FX Ellen The holidays are bittersweet for Ellen (Ellen DeGeneres) thanks to a new employee (Kate Hodge) and a new suitor (Eric Lutes). TBS The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will’s Christmas decorating annoys the neighbors, especially Evander Holyfield. 10:00 a.m. LIFE Holly’s Holiday A woman finds Mr. Right when a mannequin comes to life. TBS The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will (Will Smith) plays matchmaker for Hilary (Karyn Parsons), setting her up with his friend Dr. Duane (guest star Duane Martin). 11:00 a.m. FAM Home Alone: The Holiday Heist An 8-year-old boy engages in a battle of wits with some thieves. 12:00 p.m. ION Monk Monk shoots a man who is dressed as Santa. 12:30 p.m. FOOD Barefoot Contessa Seafood gratin of lobster; halibut and shrimp in a golden saffron sauce; pumpkin mousse; spiced mulled wine. 1:00 p.m. FAM Deck the Halls Neighbors clash over decoration glare.

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FOOD Sandra’s Money Saving Meals Short ribs; mushroom walnut tarts; ginger spice cake. ION Monk When three homeless men seek Monk’s services at the holidays, Natalie convinces him to investigate their friend’s death; Stottlemeyer’s faith reawakens when a visit to a monastery fountain rids him of crippling pain. 1:30 p.m. WCVE Caillou Caillou goes out caroling for the first time; children bring seasonal objects for show-and-tell; Caillou wants to stay up to see Santa. 2:00 p.m. AMC White Christmas Four entertainers try to save an innkeeper from ruin. FOOD Secrets of a Restaurant Chef Crown roast of pork; chestnut and pear stuffing; roasted kabocha squash and haricot verts; toffee pudding. LIFE All She Wants for Christmas A woman evaluates her hometown Christmas ornament company. HALL A Christmas Wedding Tail When two dogs fall in love, their owners find romance with each other. 3:00 p.m. FAM Disney’s A Christmas Carol Animated. Three ghosts give Ebenezer Scrooge a dose of holiday spirit. FOOD Giada’s Family Christmas Giada and her family have good cheer with amazing food; Italian struffoli, Italian pot roast, and french toast. ION Psych After helping a girl get a mall Santa out of jail in time for Christmas, Shawn and Gus realize their clients are con men with a big score planned; Gus’ sister (Faune Chambers), who has a past with Shawn, helps with the investigation. 4:00 p.m. FX How I Met Your Mother Harsh words between Ted and Lily nearly ruin the gang’s Christmas. LIFE Love at the Christmas Table A man realizes that his best friend is the woman that he loves. EWTN Saints and Heroes Nicholas was still a young boy when he discovered the love of Jesus and the gift of giving that changed the world. HALL A Princess for Christmas An English duke reconnects with members of his family.

4:30 p.m. WCVW Caillou Caillou goes out caroling for the first time; children bring seasonal objects for show-and-tell; Caillou wants to stay up to see Santa. EWTN Image of God The story of Christmas. 4:45 p.m. AMC Jack Frost A deceased dad returns to life as a fun-loving snowman. 5:00 p.m. FAM Jack Frost The icy little fellow falls in love and seeks Father Winter’s advice; voices of Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse; animated. FOOD The Pioneer Woman Cinnamon rolls; prime rib with rosemary; Duchess potatoes; Burgundy mushrooms and whiskey cream sauce. ION A Nanny for Christmas A career woman becomes a nanny during the holidays. EWTN We Are Catholic The mayor of the town of Saint Claire wants a taller Christmas tree. TBN Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith Based on Mary and Joseph’s marriage before Christ’s birth. 6:00 p.m. FAM Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town A mailman (the voice of Fred Astaire) explains why Santa has whiskers, lives at the North Pole and brings presents once a year. Animated. LIFE Dear Secret Santa A woman receives a Christmas card from a secret admirer. HALL Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle A single man hires a nanny for his 6-year-old twins. 6:30 p.m. DIY Kitchen Crashers Alison transforms an historic Chicago firehouse’s kitchen. EWTN Life Is Worth Living Archbishop Sheen reminds us of why we celebrate Christmas. 7:00 p.m. FAM The Year Without a Santa Claus Feeling sad and unwanted, Santa takes the day off before Christmas; voices: Mickey Rooney, Shirley Booth; animated. ION A Star for Christmas A businesswoman falls in love with a troubled actor. DIY Yard Crashers The neglected yard of two music lovers is transformed into a space that’s perfect for the holidays and year-round entertaining. 7:15 p.m. AMC Home Alone A left-behind boy battles two burglars in the house. 7:30 p.m. WUPV Tyler Perry’s House of Payne Family and friends share their own versions of the Nativity story when Jazmine fails to appreciate the real meaning of Christmas. DIY House Crashers Josh takes on the challenge of creating the ultimate holiday entertaining mecca. 8:00 p.m. WRIC Shrek the Halls The ogre’s plans for a cozy family Christmas go awry when Donkey, Puss in Boots and the rest of the fairy-tale gang try to join in the fun. DISN The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the North Pole. FAM The Muppet Christmas Carol The miserly Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas. LIFE Merry In-Laws A woman becomes engaged to the son of Santa Claus. HALL November Christmas A community works together to bring an early Christmas to a sick girl. 8:30 p.m. WRIC A Chipmunk Christmas Alvin and the Chipmunks are asked to perform at Carnegie Hall on Christmas. 9:00 p.m. WCVE Christmas in Norway With the St. Olaf Choir The St. Olaf Choir from St. Olaf College and the Norwegian girl choir Nidaros Jentekor perform Christmas music, gospel spirituals, Norwegian hymns and folk songs. ION A Christmas Kiss A designer shares a kiss with the boyfriend of her new boss.

EWTN Tajci: A Christmas Broadcast Special Tajci performs a unique made-for-television Christmas musical concert. 10:00 p.m. FAM The Polar Express Animated. A conductor guides a boy to the North Pole. LIFE The Real St. Nick A psychiatrist falls for a charming man who claims to be Santa Claus. HALL The Wishing Tree A widowed professor helps a troubled teen during the holidays. TBN Christmas With a Capital C A lawyer and a mayor clash over a Nativity scene. 10:31 p.m. HIST Pawn Stars The gang is surprised with a special holiday treat; the best and worst moments of the year; the fate of memorable items. 11:00 p.m. BET Roots: The Gift Fiddler and Kunta Kinte risk their lives to free slaves. ION 12 Wishes of Christmas A woman must set things right when her wishes come true. EWTN The Church and the Poor: Caribbean Christmas The Missionaries of the Poor celebrate the Birth of Christ with joyous melodies and presentations with a Caribbean Spirit. 11:02 p.m. HIST Pawn Stars Santa Claus makes an appearance at Christmastime; Revolutionary War-period currency possibly printed by Benjamin Franklin; battle-ax believed to be from the 15th century. DECEMBER 24 8:00 a.m. LIFE A Christmas Romance A young widow and a grouchy banker are snowed in together. SYFY Warehouse 13 The team prepares to celebrate the holidays in snowy South Dakota, Pete and Myka are called upon to hunt down a malevolent Santa Claus. HALL The Dog Who Saved Christmas A canine thwarts two bumbling thieves during the holidays. 8:30 a.m. WCVE The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas Nick, Sally and the Cat help a lost reindeer get home before Christmas. TBS Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns Brown’s family quits the hospital’s Christmas show; Joaquin befriends a boy from the hospital. 9:00 a.m. FAM ’Twas the Night Before Christmas When Santa Claus removes the citizens of a small town from his delivery itinerary after an insulting letter in the newspaper, a clockmaker and his family endeavor to regain his favor. TBS Tyler Perry’s House of Payne Madea visits the Payne household to restore holiday cheer after Ella’s cancellation of a Hawaiian vacation turns Curtis into a scrooge. 9:30 a.m. TBS The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air A ski resort reunion goes downhill for Will and the Bankses when their Christmas presents are stolen. 10:00 a.m. LIFE Holiday High School Reunion A woman develops an unexpected attraction to an old friend. TBS The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Five years into the future Uncle Phil (James Avery) tells Nicky about his Christmas christening. Guest stars Boyz II Men. EWTN The Best of Mother Angelica Live Children ask questions about faith. HALL Meet the Santas A man, his fiancee and her mother plan a wedding. 10:30 a.m. TBS Full House The family gets stuck in an airport in Colorado and has to spend Christmas there; Stephanie fears Santa won’t find her. 11:00 a.m. FAM Scrooged TV-network bigshot meets Christmas ghosts.

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ION A Christmas Wedding Date A woman returns home to attend a Christmas Eve wedding. TBS Full House Rebecca wishes for a white Christmas in San Francisco; D.J. wishes that Steve could attend college closer to home. 11:30 a.m. WCVW The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas Nick, Sally and the Cat help a lost reindeer get home before Christmas. TBN A Christmas Snow A bitter restaurateur learns the true meaning of Christmas. 12:00 p.m. DISN The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the North Pole. FOOD Giada’s Family Christmas Giada and her family have good cheer with amazing food; Italian struffoli, Italian pot roast, and french toast. LIFE Recipe for a Perfect Christmas A struggling chef agrees to date a food critic’s mother. HALL Finding Christmas Sean and Owen swap homes and open their hearts to two women. 12:30 p.m. TBS The Cleveland Show Cleveland pretends to be homeless when he discovers that the food served at a local shelter is better than it is at home; Roberta is hired to be a Christmas elf in a store owned by a man who makes Santa’s helpers wear sexy outfits. 1:00 p.m. FAM The Polar Express Animated. A conductor guides a boy to the North Pole. ION 12 Wishes of Christmas A woman must set things right when her wishes come true. TBS American Dad Stan is furious when he cannot get a good seat at church on Christmas Day; a moment of divine intervention occurs when Francine tries to ease her husband’s frustration; Francine is kidnapped. 2:00 p.m. TNT Bones Three days before Christmas the body of a bearded man in a tailor-made Santa outfit turns up in a sewer; Brennan visits her father in prison and plots a nontraditional holiday reunion. HALL Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle A single man hires a nanny for his 6-year-old twins. 3:00 p.m. FAM The Muppet Christmas Carol The miserly Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas. ION All I Want for Christmas A magic pin allows a woman to hear the thoughts of others. 3:30 p.m. TBS Friends Phoebe helps the Salvation Army and learns some truths about New Yorkers; Rachel gets a date with her neighbor who has a close relationship with his sexy sister; Joey tries to write a play in which he can be the star. 4:00 p.m. LIFE Christmas in the City A woman brings the Christmas spirit back to her store. HALL Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle A new employee saves a store in trouble at Christmas. 4:30 p.m. TBS Friends Ross’ attempts to introduce his son, Ben, to Hanukkah are thwarted by the tyke’s like of all things Christmas. TBN Jesus of Nazareth Director Franco Zeffirelli’s 1977 film about the life of Christ begins with the wedding of Mary and Joseph and continues through the Crucifixion and Resurrection. 5:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause An adman takes over for fallen Santa. ION Christmas Belle A longtime suitor complicates a woman’s new relationship. TBS The King of Queens Doug and Carrie (Kevin James, Leah Remini) have different ideas on how to spend his Christmas bonus. With Jerry Stiller.

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5:30 p.m. TBS The King of Queens Carrie drives Doug crazy when she takes a part-time job at IPS during the holiday season; Arthur tries to bring everyone together for a Christmas portrait. 6:00 p.m. HIST Modern Marvels Tree preparation at Rockefeller Center; holiday window decorations at Macy’s and Herald Square; Yule Tree Farms. LIFE The Twelve Trees of Christmas A librarian organizes a contest to decorate Christmas trees. EWTN The First Christmas Actor Christopher Plummer narrates the story of the birth of Jesus; animated. HALL Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus Santa’s heir romances a widowed advertising executive. 7:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause 2 Santa must get married in order to keep his job. ION Defending Santa Santa Claus stands trial for a crime that he did not commit. TBS Seinfeld George and his father celebrate an alternative holiday; Kramer goes back to work after a long bagel strike. BBC Doctor Who In order to save Amy and Rory, who are trapped on a crashing space liner, The Doctor must save the soul of a lonely miser. 7:30 p.m. TBS Family Guy The Griffins spend Christmas Eve at the mall after Peter accidentally gives away all of the family’s presents. 8:00 p.m. WRIC Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Boris Karloff narrates an animated tale about the lonely and heartless title character who decides to dress up as Santa and steal the Christmas decorations, gifts and feast from the people of Whoville. WRLH Dads When Eli and Warner fire a designer, he takes revenge by inserting an inappropriate word into a Christmas game; Edna pushes David to get a job as a mall Santa. WUPV The 12 Dogs of Christmas A girl plans a holiday pageant to help dogs. WWBT It’s a Wonderful Life A guardian angel strengthens a man ruined by a miser. DISN Liv & Maddie Liv is asked to sing a duet at the town’s holiday spectacular; Pete and Maddie are asked to decorate the town Christmas tree. LIFE Finding Mrs. Claus Santa Claus and his wife travel to Las Vegas. TBS A Christmas Story A boy tries to convince his parents to get him a BB gun. EWTN Time to Remember A boy witnesses a miracle. HALL Meet the Santas A man, his fiancee and her mother plan a wedding. 8:20 p.m. BBC Doctor Who After being evacuated to an old house in Dorset, a woman and her children encounter the Doctor. 8:30 p.m. WRIC Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas A curmudgeon hates the Christmasloving Whos of Whoville. WRLH Brooklyn Nine-Nine When Holt starts getting death threats, Jake takes charge of his security; Amy tries to get a precinct Christmas photo; Terry gets his mojo back. DISN Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! Members of a family get separated during the holidays. 9:00 p.m. WCVE Christmas at Belmont 2013 Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves hosts a musical presentation by 700 Belmont University students which includes traditional carols, classical pieces, world music and seasonal favorites. WRLH New Girl As the gang tries to attend multiple holiday parties in one night, Jess hopes to avoid regretful Sam; Nick struggles to keep up with his

sexually adventurous lover (Olivia Munn); Winston panics when a cranberry gets stuck in his ear. FAM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the North Pole. ION Christmas Twister A scientist must find his children after tornadoes strike. USA Modern Family Claire and Phil threaten to take away Christmas when the kids get into trouble; Cameron and Mitchell take Lily to have her first picture taken with Santa. 9:30 p.m. WRLH The Mindy Project When Mindy hosts the office Christmas party at her apartment, she is excited for her colleagues to finally meet her boyfriend; Jeremy handles the distribution of holiday bonuses. 10:00 p.m. WCVE Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s holiday celebration includes special guests tenor Alfie Boe, Gail Halvorsen and Tom Brokaw. TBS A Christmas Story A boy tries to convince his parents to get him a BB gun. HALL Hats Off to Christmas! Mia does not like Nick until he helps her son. TBN Jesus of Nazareth Director Franco Zeffirelli’s 1977 film about the life of Christ begins with the wedding of Mary and Joseph and continues through the Crucifixion and Resurrection. 10:30 p.m. USA Modern Family The family puts together a quick Christmas celebration when they realize they won’t be together on the actual day. 11:00 p.m. ION A Star for Christmas A businesswoman falls in love with a troubled actor. BBC Doctor Who In order to save Amy and Rory, who are trapped on a crashing space liner, The Doctor must save the soul of a lonely miser. 11:30 p.m. SYFY Warehouse 13 The team prepares to celebrate the holidays in snowy South Dakota, Pete and Myka are called upon to hunt down a malevolent Santa Claus. DECEMBER 25 8:00 a.m. WCVE Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas The Man With the Yellow Hat and George are excited about Christmas, but neither can decide what to give the other for presents. WCVW Christmas in Norway With the St. Olaf Choir The St. Olaf Choir from St. Olaf College and the Norwegian girl choir Nidaros Jentekor perform Christmas music, gospel spirituals, Norwegian hymns and folk songs. HIST In Search of Christmas Uncovering the historical truth about the birth of Jesus, the three wise men and why Joseph believed Mary’s story about divine impregnation. LIFE The March Sisters at Christmas Four sisters fight to save the family home during the holidays. TBS A Christmas Story A boy tries to convince his parents to get him a BB gun. 8:30 a.m. FAM Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town A mailman (the voice of Fred Astaire) explains why Santa has whiskers, lives at the North Pole and brings presents once a year. Animated. 9:00 a.m. DISN Wander Over Yonder Wander and Sylvia befriend a tiny Watchdog cadet named Westley who has been accidentally left behind on a planet. HALL Hats Off to Christmas! Mia does not like Nick until he helps her son. 10:00 a.m. WCVE Elmo’s Christmas Countdown Elmo and Abby Cadabby must find 10 numbered boxes to restore the holiday countdown; Brad Paisley,

Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow and Jennifer Hudson perform. WCVW Arthur’s Perfect Christmas Arthur and his family prepare gifts and parties to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Baxter Day. WRIC Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Disney characters on parade celebrate the holiday. DISN A.N.T. Farm Grundy tries to surprise the ANTs by dressing up as Santa Claus, but things take a turn when the backup computer locks the kids in the school. HIST The Real Story of Christmas Early versions of Santa Claus, Ebenezer Scrooge, George Bailey, the Grinch, and Rudolph accompany accounts of the origins of Christmas traditions. LIFE Merry In-Laws A woman becomes engaged to the son of Santa Claus. TBS A Christmas Story A boy tries to convince his parents to get him a BB gun. 10:30 a.m. DISN Jessie Christina and Morgan Ross get caught in a snowstorm and may not make it home for Christmas. HALL The Santa Switch A man takes over Christmas duties for Santa Claus. 11:00 a.m. WCVW Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas The Man With the Yellow Hat and George are excited about Christmas, but neither can decide what to give the other for presents. DISN Liv & Maddie Liv is asked to sing a duet at the town’s holiday spectacular; Pete and Maddie are asked to decorate the town Christmas tree. FAM The Muppet Christmas Carol The miserly Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas. ION Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas Mandie investigates a mystery at a boarding school. 11:30 a.m. TBN A Christian Ebner Christmas Singer Christian Ebner performs holiday-themed selections. 12:00 p.m. DISN Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! Members of a family get separated during the holidays. TBS A Christmas Story A boy tries to convince his parents to get him a BB gun. EWTN Solemn Mass of Christmas Day Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. HALL A Very Merry Mix-Up An engaged woman spends the holiday with a caring family. TBN Christmas With a Capital C A lawyer and a mayor clash over a Nativity scene. 1:00 p.m. WCVE Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Daniel is excited to play a snowflake in the Neighborhood’s Snowflake Day Show. WCVW Elmo’s Christmas Countdown Elmo and Abby Cadabby must find 10 numbered boxes to restore the holiday countdown; Brad Paisley, Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow and Jennifer Hudson perform. FAM National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. ION Christmas Mail A mail carrier falls for a woman who answers letters to Santa Claus. 1:30 p.m. WCVE Caillou Caillou goes out caroling for the first time; children bring seasonal objects for show-and-tell; Caillou wants to stay up to see Santa. HALL Catch a Christmas Star A widower reconnects with his high school sweetheart. 2:00 p.m. WCVW Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Daniel is excited to play a snowflake in the Neighborhood’s Snowflake Day Show. LIFE Dear Secret Santa A woman receives a Christmas card from a secret admirer.

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Celebrity Holiday Traditions LL Cool J

Whoopi Goldberg

“I like to be in New York for Christmas. I’ve lived a lot of places, and it’s great to be in Los Angeles ... but at Christmas time, I just like it to be cold outside. And I like a little snow on the ground, if possible.”

“I over decorate. There are Christmas trees, and menorahs and Kwanzaa bushes on the property, there are six or seven. I had a giant menorah from another house. It was like 5-feet tall. I didn’t think they would be ok with a 5-foot menorah. It is crazy.”

Tom Brokaw

Kellie Pickler

“I am the worst person to ask that to because I am not a traditionalist my husband and I are both last-minute holiday planners. Sometimes this is our only opportunity to get away so we might go on vacation over the holiday. In past years I have done USO tours or went overseas over for the holiday.”

TBS A Christmas Story A boy tries to convince his parents to get him a BB gun. 2:30 p.m. DISN Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year Austin, Ally, Trish and Dez travel to Times Square where Austin is booked to perform on New Year’s Eve. When they can’t get through New York City’s crowded streets, Jessie comes up with a plan to get them to the stage. EWTN Christ Comes in History, Mystery and Majesty: Reflections on Advent With his Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan. 3:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause An adman takes over for fallen Santa. ION A Christmas Kiss A designer shares a kiss with the boyfriend of her new boss. HALL Snow Bride A tabloid reporter falls for a politician’s son. 3:30 p.m. DISN Shake It Up! CeCe buys a purse for herself instead of a Christmas gift for her mom. 4:00 p.m. WCVW Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Daniel is excited to play a snowflake in the Neighborhood’s Snowflake Day Show. DISN A.N.T. Farm Principal Skidmore is caught pulling a holiday scam. LIFE Finding Mrs. Claus Santa Claus and his wife travel to Las Vegas. TBS A Christmas Story A boy tries to convince his parents to get him a BB gun. EWTN Legend of the Christmas Flower A boy’s dream of a sombrero leads to the true meaning of Christmas. 4:30 p.m. WCVW Caillou Caillou goes out caroling for the first time; children bring seasonal objects for show-and-tell; Caillou wants to stay up to see Santa. HALL Fir Crazy A Christmas-tree seller finds love with a repeat customer.

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“My wife Meredith’s birthday is Christmas Day, so we think the Hallelujah Chorus was written just for her! We have a Christmas Eve tradition that came out of South Dakota, curiously enough, of oyster stew. In those days, the railroads from Seattle to Chicago would come with trainloads of oysters ... and in small towns along the way, you could order oysters. Meredith’s grandfather would order a lot of them, and they’d have oyster stew on Christmas Eve. And that’s been going on in our family for a total of about 80 years.”

5:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause 2 Santa must get married in order to keep his job. ION A Golden Christmas A special dog helps a woman reunite with a childhood friend. TBN The Greatest Story Ever Told A chronicle of the life and times of Jesus Christ. 5:30 p.m. DISN Wander Over Yonder Wander and Sylvia befriend a tiny Watchdog cadet named Westley who has been accidentally left behind on a planet. 6:00 p.m. DISN Jessie Christina and Morgan Ross get caught in a snowstorm and may not make it home for Christmas. LIFE Christmas on the Bayou A man tries to rekindle a romance with an executive. TBS A Christmas Story A boy tries to convince his parents to get him a BB gun. EWTN Saints and Heroes Nicholas was still a young boy when he discovered the love of Jesus and the gift of giving that changed the world. HALL Window Wonderland Two store employees find they have a lot in common. 6:15 p.m. MAX New Year’s Eve New Yorkers’ lives intertwine on New Year’s Eve. 6:30 p.m. DISN A.N.T. Farm Grundy tries to surprise the ANTs by dressing up as Santa Claus, but things take a turn when the backup computer locks the kids in the school. EWTN A Star Shall Rise Raymond Burr stars in a tale about the birth of Christ. 7:00 p.m. A&E Duck Dynasty The Robertson family gears up for the holidays; Miss Kay creates a special four-meat dish; Willie plays Santa at a church event for children; Jase and the men attempt to put up Christmas lights. FAM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Jack Frost wants to freeze Santa out of the North Pole.

ION A Golden Christmas 2 Puppies play matchmaker for a woman and her ex-boyfriend. 7:30 p.m. HALL The Christmas Spirit Charlotte’s spirit tries to change a developer’s mind. 8:00 p.m. WRLH Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas When Manny convinces Sid that he is on the naughty list, Sid, Crash, Eddie and Peaches head to the North Pole to explain themselves to Santa Claus. WWBT Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale A comedic musical take on a traditional holiday tale; special guests joining Kelly Clarkson include Blake Shelton, Trisha Yearwood and Reba. LIFE Kristin’s Christmas Past A time-traveling woman tries to change her past. 8:30 p.m. WUPV Merry Madagascar Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria must deliver the presents to save Christmas when Santa gets amnesia following an accident on his sleigh. 9:00 p.m. WRLH Raising Hope Convinced that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, Virginia stocks up on supplies and makes her family train for the apocalypse; Jimmy tries to make Hope’s Christmas special. WWBT Michael Bublé’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and Cookie Monster join the singer to perform Christmas classics. DISN Liv & Maddie Liv is asked to sing a duet at the town’s holiday spectacular; Pete and Maddie are asked to decorate the town Christmas tree. FAM National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. ION Golden Christmas 3 A woman and a naval officer fall in love during the holidays. SYFY Snowmageddon A snow globe affects events in the real world.

Kirstie Alley

“I make everyone wear the exact same thing. There are corny, hideous Christmas pajamas, and everybody’s got them, and we all have to wear them on Christmas Eve. When my kids were little, they loved it; then as they got to be about 11, it was like, ‘OMG!’ And now that they’re almost 20, they’re back into it again. Last Christmas, we had sockmonkey pajamas. Those were good.”

Laurie Metcalf

“We have a place in Idaho, where we can go into the woods and cut down a tree and drag it home and decorate it. That’s pretty special. The kids have always liked that.”

HALL The Christmas Ornament Kathy works toward a balance between the past and future. 9:30 p.m. WRLH Raising Hope When Burt is forced to cancel the town’s annual festival, everyone blames him for ruining Christmas. 10:00 p.m. A&E Duck Dynasty The Robertsons plan a live performance of the Nativity for their church, but rehearsals for the event get off to a bumpy start; Will and Jase seek the perfect Christmas gifts for their wives. LIFE A Snow Globe Christmas A woman wakes up in a strange town, married to her ex-beau. EWTN Urbi Et Orbi: Message and Blessing Pope Francis gives his Christmas blessing to the city of Rome and the world. 10:30 p.m. HALL Let It Snow An executive has a change of heart. 11:00 p.m. WRLH Modern Family Claire and Phil threaten to take away Christmas when the kids get into trouble; Cameron and Mitchell take Lily to have her first picture taken with Santa. ION Holiday Road Trip Two co-workers fall for each other while on a road trip. EWTN Catholic University of America’s Christmas Concert Annual Christmas concert from Washington D.C. DECEMBER 26 8:00 a.m. A&E Dog the Bounty Hunter The Chapmans prepare for a family gathering to celebrate the holiday season and members of the posse reflect on their highlights from bounty hunting. HALL Window Wonderland Two store employees find they have a lot in common. 10:00 a.m. EWTN A Christopher Classic Christmas A celebration of the Christmas season. 10:30 a.m. EWTN Savoring Our Faith Fr. Patrick Mary, MFVA presents a special Christmas family meal.

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2:00 p.m. TBS American Dad Stan demands a EWTN The Donut Man A celebration of Jesus. grander Christmas and sets out tto find a bigger 5:30 p.m. EWTN The Church and the Poor: Caribtree in the forest, where he meets an untimely bean Christmas The Missionaries of the Poor celend; while in limbo, Stan fights th the forces of good ebrate the Birth of Christ with joyous melodies and and evil. presentations with a Caribbean Spirit. Ka works toward 6:00 p.m. EWTN Backstage Mary Anne LaHood HALL The Christmas Ornamentt Kathy a balance between the past and future. sings a variety of Christmas songs. 4:00 p.m. EWTN San Juan Childre Children’s Choir PresHALL The Christmas Blessing A medical resident ents: Siempre Navidad The joyful spirit of the holifalls in love with a young teacher. days in Puerto Rico. 7:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause 2 Santa must get HALL Let It Snow An executive has a change of married in order to keep his job. heart. 8:00 p.m. HALL Help for the Holidays Santa’s elf 6:00 p.m. HALL Twice Upon a Christmas Santa’s helps a family during Christmastime. daughter becomes engaged to a widower with chil- 9:00 p.m. WCVW Christmas in Norway With the St. dren. Olaf Choir The St. Olaf Choir from St. Olaf College TBN Christmas With a Capital C A lawyer and a and the Norwegian girl choir Nidaros Jentekor permayor clash over a Nativity scene. form Christmas music, gospel spirituals, Norwegian 6:30 p.m. EWTN Joy of Music Christmas music from hymns and folk songs. organs in Austria and Germany. FAM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Jack 7:00 p.m. FAM National Lampoon’s Christmas VaFrost wants to freeze Santa out of the North Pole. cation A traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in 10:00 p.m. TBS The Big Bang Theory The gang heads comic fashion. to Stuart’s comic book store to celebrate Hallow8:00 p.m. WRLH Glee The glee club members face een; Leonard uses science to seduce Penny. a difficult decision when they are asked to perform HALL Matchmaker Santa A young baker discovers in two different places at the same time. the magic of Christmas and love. A&E Duck Dynasty The Robertsons plan a live DECEMBER 28 performance of the Nativity for their church, but 8:00 a.m. HALL It’s Christmas, Carol! A ghost rehearsals for the event get off to a bumpy start; shows a ruthless CEO her past, present and future. Will and Jase seek the perfect Christmas gifts for 9:00 a.m. EWTN Image of God The story of Christtheir wives. mas. HALL A Town Without Christmas A child’s letter to 10:00 a.m. DISN Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Santa unites a reporter and a novelist. Year Austin, Ally, Trish and Dez travel to Times 9:00 p.m. A&E Duck Dynasty The Robertson family Square where Austin is booked to perform on New gears up for the holidays; Miss Kay creates a speYear’s Eve. When they can’t get through New York cial four-meat dish; Willie plays Santa at a church City’s crowded streets, Jessie comes up with a event for children; Jase and the men attempt to plan to get them to the stage. put up Christmas lights. EWTN Saints and Heroes Nicholas was still a FAM The Santa Clause An adman takes over for young boy when he discovered the love of Jesus fallen Santa. and the gift of giving that changed the world. 10:00 p.m. HALL The Christmas Blessing A medical HALL Help for the Holidays Santa’s elf helps a resident falls in love with a young teacher. family during Christmastime. TBN King of Kings Orson Welles narrates the story 12:00 p.m. HALL Silver Bells A teenage runaway of Jesus. brings two lonely souls together. 11:00 p.m. EWTN Theater of the Word Several one2:00 p.m. HALL Matchmaker Santa A young baker act performances in the Christmas spirit presented discovers the magic of Christmas and love. by the Morning Star Players and other actors from 4:00 p.m. HALL A Bride for Christmas A man tries the Theater of the Word. to convince a woman to marry him by Christmas. 11:30 p.m. SPIKE Cops When a man and a woman 6:00 p.m. EWTN Urbi Et Orbi: Message and Blessare caught engaging in lewd activity, a meth pipe ing Pope Francis gives his Christmas blessing to is also discovered; a prostitution sting is conductthe city of Rome and the world. ed at a hotel. HALL A Boyfriend for Christmas A woman waits 20 DECEMBER 27 years for a holiday wish to come true. 8:00 a.m. WCVW Christmas in Norway With the St. 7:00 p.m. WCVE The Lawrence Welk Show A saOlaf Choir The St. Olaf Choir from St. Olaf College lute to the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade features and the Norwegian girl choir Nidaros Jentekor per“Moonlight and Roses,” “Before the Parade Passes form Christmas music, gospel spirituals, Norwegian By,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “I Could hymns and folk songs. Have Danced All Night” and “Let’s Start the New HALL A Town Without Christmas A child’s letter to Year Right.” Santa unites a reporter and a novelist. 8:00 p.m. WCVW Christmas at Belmont 2013 2:00 p.m. EWTN Urbi Et Orbi: Message and BlessMezzo-soprano Denyce Graves hosts a musical ing Pope Francis gives his Christmas blessing to presentation by 700 Belmont University students the city of Rome and the world. which includes traditional carols, classical pieces, HALL Karroll’s Christmas Holiday spirits visit the world music and seasonal favorites. wrong man on Christmas Eve. HALL A Princess for Christmas An English duke 4:00 p.m. HALL The Santa Switch A man takes over reconnects with members of his family. Christmas duties for Santa Claus. 9:00 p.m. WCVW Christmas With the Mormon Tab4:30 p.m. EWTN We Celebrate Christmas: The ernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw Birth of Jesus Short Christmas lesson, song, ballet The Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s holiday celebration dance and puppetry. includes special guests tenor Alfie Boe, Gail Hal5:00 p.m. FAM The Santa Clause An adman takes vorsen and Tom Brokaw. over for fallen Santa.

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10:00 p.m. HALL Christmas With Holly A woman falls in love with a man who cares for his orphaned niece. 10:30 p.m. USA Modern Family Jay and the family plan to celebrate New Year’s together at a hotel in Palm Springs, but the hotel doesn’t meet their expectations; Alex and Haley are faced with challenges as they try to watch the kids back at home. DECEMBER 29 8:00 a.m. HALL Baby’s First Christmas Feuding colleagues try to help their respective siblings. 10:00 a.m. HALL A Princess for Christmas An English duke reconnects with members of his family. 12:00 p.m. HALL A Boyfriend for Christmas A woman waits 20 years for a holiday wish to come true. 1:30 p.m. EWTN Catholic University of America’s Christmas Concert Annual Christmas concert from Washington D.C. 2:00 p.m. HALL Christmas With Holly A woman falls in love with a man who cares for his orphaned niece. 4:00 p.m. HALL A Season for Miracles A woman gives her jailed sister’s children a real Christmas. 6:00 p.m. HALL All I Want for Christmas A boy asks contest organizers to find his mother a husband. 8:00 p.m. HALL A Christmas Wish The owner of a diner helps a homeless woman and her children. 10:00 p.m. HALL The Christmas Spirit Charlotte’s spirit tries to change a developer’s mind. DECEMBER 30 8:00 a.m. HALL Annie Claus Is Coming to Town An elf hires an actor to woo the daughter of Santa Claus. 10:00 a.m. LIFE Frasier Frantic to buy a Christmas gift for his son, Frasier ventures into a mall for the first time in his life. 2:00 p.m. HALL Christmas Dance A man falls for his dance instructor. 4:00 p.m. HALL Hats Off to Christmas! Mia does not like Nick until he helps her son. 6:00 p.m. HALL Farewell Mr. Kringle A widowed magazine writer meets a Santa Claus impersonator. 8:00 p.m. WRIC Happy New Year, Charlie Brown While other members of the Peanuts gang plan a holiday celebration, Charlie Brown struggles with “War and Peace”; a bonus cartoon is “She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown.” HALL Catch a Christmas Star A widower reconnects with his high school sweetheart. 9:00 p.m. WRIC Rudolph’s Shiny New Year Rudolph the reindeer comes to the rescue when an evil bird kidnaps the New Year baby. Voices of Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam. 10:00 p.m. HALL Christmas Song Romance blossoms between two music teachers. DECEMBER 31 8:00 a.m. HALL Catch a Christmas Star A widower reconnects with his high school sweetheart. 9:30 a.m. FX Ellen Ellen’s (Ellen DeGeneres) high spirits about Halloween seem to have no effect on her troubled friends. With Jeremy Piven. 11:00 a.m. BBC Doctor Who As the newly regenerated Doctor drifts in and out of consciousness, Christmas becomes a time of terror on planet Earth with the whole of mankind falling under the shadow of the sinister alien Sycorax. 12:00 p.m. BBC Doctor Who A bride mysteriously vanishes as she prepares to marry her boyfriend.

1:00 p.m. BBC Doctor Who The Doctor tries to save the lives of the passengers on an orbiting cruise ship called Titanic. 2:00 p.m. HALL Christmas Song Romance blossoms between two music teachers. BBC Doctor Who The Doctor meets a strange man in Victorian England called The Doctor. 4:00 p.m. DISN Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year Austin, Ally, Trish and Dez travel to Times Square where Austin is booked to perform on New Year’s Eve. When they can’t get through New York City’s crowded streets, Jessie comes up with a plan to get them to the stage. 4:30 p.m. TBN King of Kings Orson Welles narrates the story of Jesus. 6:00 p.m. HALL The Most Wonderful Time of the Year A snowbound stranger brightens the holidays for a family. 7:30 p.m. SPIKE Cops An undercover officer poses as a cab driver in Las Vegas to search for prostitutes; when officers approach a stopped car, they discover the driver and a woman in a compromising position; officers pose as prostitutes to arrest people for solicitation. 8:00 p.m. HALL Let It Snow An executive has a change of heart. 9:00 p.m. WCVE Live From Lincoln Center The New York Philharmonic’s opening gala concert features special guest cellist Yo-Yo Ma. 9:30 p.m. EWTN Urbi Et Orbi: Message and Blessing Pope Francis gives his Christmas blessing to the city of Rome and the world. 10:00 p.m. MAX New Year’s Eve New Yorkers’ lives intertwine on New Year’s Eve. HALL Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas Holiday travel leads to cross-country romances. 10:30 p.m. EWTN Catholic University of America’s Christmas Concert Annual Christmas concert from Washington D.C. 11:00 p.m. WRLH New Year’s Eve Live Counting down to 2014. 11:30 p.m. WRIC Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2014 A bicoastal celebration counts down to midnight. JANUARY 1 11:30 a.m. WWBT The 125th Tournament of Roses Parade The annual march takes place in Pasadena, Calif. 12:00 p.m. FAM Pretty Little Liars The ladies crash the Ravenswood Founders Day Celebration after learning that Ali may be alive; Caleb meets a kindred soul as he travels to Ravenswood to help the girls. 10:30 p.m. TBS The Big Bang Theory Leonard, Sheldon, Wolowitz and Koothrappali attend Penny’s Halloween party. 11:02 p.m. HIST The Real Story of Halloween Allhallows Eve remains a time for people to consider their own mortality, from its roots as a pagan holiday honoring departed souls to modern traditions of breaking rules, pushing boundaries and wearing disguises.

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