Sunday, November 25, 2001

Tune into the holidays


A listing of holiday specials and shows

Tribune Media Services

        It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere on TV:

Today

       4 p.m. Willard Scott's Home & Garden Almanac. HGTV.

        5 All in Good Taste: Our Holiday Best. Holiday meals. HGTV.

        7 The Santa Clause. Tim Allen replaces Santa. Channel 9.

        8 Emeril Live. “Christmas, Emeril Style.” FOOD.

        8 Scrooged. Bill Murray's 1988 version of Dickens. TNT.

        10 Gaither Gospel Hour. Gospel music. TNN.

       

Monday

        6:30 p.m. Roseanne. Dan comes home Christmas. WTBS.

        10 Backstory. Making of Miracle on 34th Street. AMC.

       

Tuesday

        6:30 p.m. From Martha's Kitchen. Martha Stewart makes a wreath and centerpiece. FOOD.

        9 Room By Room For the Holidays. Decorating tips. HGTV.

Wednesday

        8 p.m. Christmas in Rockefeller Center. With Destiny's Child, Marc Anthony, Tony Bennett and Vanessa Williams. Channels 5, 22.

        9 Felicity. “The Last Thanksgiving.” Channel 64.

Thursday

        8:45 p.m. It Nearly Wasn't Christmas. An elf, con man and Santa help a girl see her father. DISN.

        9 Touched by an Angel. A violin maker ignores his son at Christmas. PAX.

        9:30 Three Sisters. Thanksgiving show. Channels 5, 22.

Friday

        8 p.m. Frosty the Snowman. Frosty comes to life. Channels 12, 7.

        8:30 Frosty Returns. A snow-removal spray threatens Frosty. Channels 12, 7.

Saturday

        Noon. A Christmas Carol. Whoopi Goldberg's 1997 animated version of Dickens. Channel 19.

        2 The Nutcracker. McCauley Culkin's 1993 film. Channel 19.

        2 Carol Duvall's Holiday Workshop. Christmas village. HGTV.

        2:30 'Twas The Night Before Christmas. With Joel Grey. FAM.

        3 Pinocchio's Christmas. FAM.

        4 Prancer. A girl thinks she finds Santa's reindeer. Channel 19.

        4 Life and Adventures of Santa. L. Frank Baum story. FAM.

        4 A Diva's Christmas Carol. Vanessa Williams' version of Dickens. VH1.

        5 First Christmas. The first Christmas snow. FAM.

        5 Two Fat Ladies Christmas Special. FOOD.

        5:30 p.m. Two Fat Ladies Caribbean Christmas. FOOD.

        5:30 Backstory. Making of Miracle on 34th Street. AMC.

        5:30 Little Drummer Boy: Book II. The animals find stolen silver bells. FAM.

        6 Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey. A donkey leads Mary to Bethlehem. FAM.

        6:30 The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold. FAM.

        7 Gaither Homecoming Hour. With the Easters, Martins and Hayes Family. PAX.

        7 Rudolph's Shiny New Year. Rudolph searches for the New Year baby. FAM.

        8 Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. With Fred Astaire. FAM.

        8 Rugrats. Tommy and Chuckie lay traps for Santa. Channels 12, 7.

        8:30 Rugrats Chanukkah. The babies save Grandpa. Channels 12, 7.

        9 Once Upon a Christmas. Santa's daughter (Kathy Ireland) helps a single father and his spoiled kids. PAX.

        9 The Year Without Santa. Santa takes the day off. FAM.

Dec. 2

        Noon The Christmas Wish. A businessman (Neil Patrick Harris) helps his grandmother (Debbie Reynolds). Channel 64.

        2 Richie Rich's Christmas Wish. Cousin Reggie wants to cancel Christmas. FAM.

        4 A Christmas Carol. The 1984 George C. Scott version. Channel 64.

        5 p.m. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. With Fred Astaire. FAM.

        5 Holiday Gardens. HGTV.

        5:30 Even Stevens. “Heck of a Hanukkah.” DISN.

        8 The Ultimate Christmas Present. Two girls plan to make it snow in Los Angeles. DISN.

        8 Call Me Claus. Santa asks a TV producer (Whoopi Goldberg) to replace him. TNT.

        9 Holidays Unwrapped. Candy canes. FOOD.

        9 Christmas: Behind the Traditions. HGTV.

        10 Miracle of 34th Street. The 1994 film with Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins. FAM.

        10 Call Me Claus. See 8 p.m. today.

Dec. 3

        6 p.m. Annabelle's Wish. A calf befriends a mute boy. FAM.

        7 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. TOON.

        8 Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire. Robbie wants to pull Santa's sleigh. FAM.

        8:30 'Twas The Night Before Christmas. With Joel Grey. FAM.

        8:30 SpongeBob Squarepants. Christmas in Bikini Bottom. NICK.

        9 Special Delivery. An adoption courier (Andy Dick) loses a Christmas baby. FAM.

        10:15 Scrooged. Bill Murray's 1988 version of Dickens. WTBS.

Dec. 4

        8 a.m. Arthur's Perfect Christmas. Arthur's holidays. Channel 48.

        3 p.m. Barney's Night Before Christmas. Barney tours Santa's workshop. Channel 48.

        6 Red Boots for Christmas. A shoemaker thinks Christmas is for greedy people. FAM.

        6:30 Frosty's Winter Wonderland. The snowman marries. FAM.

        7 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. TOON.

        7:30 First Christmas. The first Christmas snow. FAM.

        8 Home for the Holidays with Martha Stewart. With Isabella Rossellini. Channels 12, 7.

        8 Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. L. Frank Baum story. FAM.

        8:30 Wild Thornberrys. “Thornberry Christmas.” NICK.

        9 Unlikely Angel. A dead country singer (Dolly Parton) unites a troubled family. LIFE.

Dec. 5

        6 p.m. The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold. Cartoon. FAM.

        6:30 Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey. A donkey leads Mary to Bethlehem. FAM.

        7 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. TOON.

        7 It Nearly Wasn't Christmas. An elf, con man and Santa help a little girl see her father. DISN.

        7 Richie Rich's Christmas Wish. Cousin Reggie wants to cancel Christmas. FAM.

        8:30 Hey Arnold. “Arnold's Christmas.” NICK.

        9 The Christmas Path. An angel helps a grieving boy. FAM.

        9 Ebbie. The 1995 Susan Lucci version of Dickens. LIFE.

Dec. 6

        6 p.m. First Christmas. The first Christmas snow. FAM.

        6:30 Noel. An ornament comes to life. FAM.

        7 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. TOON.

        7 The Christmas Elves. Elves make magic shoes. FAM.

        8 A Charlie Brown Christmas. Charlie and Linus ponder the meaning of Christmas. Channels 9, 2.

        8 Annabelle's Wish. A calf befriends a mute boy. FAM.

        8:30 CatDog. “A Very CatDog Christmas.” NICK.

        9 The Christmas List. A clerk (Mimi Rogers) gets everything on her facetious wish list. FAM.

        9 Christmas In My Hometown. A man (Tim Matheson) falls in love while closing a factory. LIFE.

        10 Holiday Cookie Swap with Sara Moulton. FOOD.

        10 Cheers. Thanksgiving at Carla's. NICK.

        11:30 Family Ties. Alex plays Santa. NICK.

Dec. 7

        6 p.m. Roseanne. Roseanne works as a mall Santa. WTBS.

        6:30 Roseanne. A storm scatters the Conners. WTBS.

        7 Johnny Bravo Christmas. Johnny delivers his Christmas letter to the North Pole. TOON.

        7 The Proud Family. “Seven Days of Kwanzaa.” DISN.

        7 Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. With Fred Astaire. FAM.

        8 'Twas The Night Before Christmas. With Joel Grey. FAM.

        8 Must Be Santa. An angel recruits a new Santa. FAM.

        8:30 12 Tiny Christmas Tales. Wacky Christmas stories. TOON.

        9 I'll Be Home For Christmas. A mayor tries to convince a doctor to stay in town. LIFE.

        9:50 'Twas the Night. A man (Bryan Cranston) take a joy ride in Santa's sleigh. DISN.

Dec. 8

        10 a.m. The Flintstones Christmas. TOON.

        11 Martha Stewart in the Holiday Spirit. Channel 48.

        Noon Scrooge. The colorized 1951 Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol. Channel 64.

        1 p.m. Yogi's First Christmas. At Jellystone Lodge. TOON.

        2 Soul Train Christmas StarFest. Channel 25.

        2 A Christmas Romance. Snow strands a widow (Olivia Newton-John) with a banker. Channel 64.

        2 The Little Troll Prince. Animated. TOON.

        2 Babes in Toyland. Drew Barrymore saves Toyland from Barnaby (Richard Mulligan). FAM.

        2 Carol Duvall's Holiday Workshop. Gift wrap, cards. HGTV.

        2:30 Beverly Hillbillies. Thanksgiving show. TVLAND.

        3 'Tis The Season to be Smurfy. TOON.

        3:30 Smurfs Christmas Special. TOON.

        4 A Christmas Carol. The 1984 George C. Scott film. Channel 64.

        4 The Kid Who Loved Christmas. A jazz musician adopts a son. With Sammy Davis Jr. PAX.

        4 Holidays Unwrapped. Candy canes. FOOD.

        4 The Night Before Christmas. An boy's dreams come true. FAM.

        5 Your Holiday Home. Christmas in Minnesota. HGTV.

        6 ToonHeads Christmas Special. TOON.

        7 A Christmas Story. A boy (Peter Billingsley) wants a BB gun for Christmas. WTBS.

        7 Johnny Bravo Christmas. Johnny delivers his Christmas letter to the North Pole. TOON.

        7:30 12 Tiny Christmas Tales. Wacky Christmas stories TOON.

        7:30 MGM Parade. With George Murphy. TCM.

        8 A Flintstones Christmas Carol. The Bedrock version of Dickens. TOON.

        8 'Twas the Night. A man (Bryan Cranston) take a joy ride in Santa's sleigh. DISN.

        9 Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows. Channel 48.

        9:30 New Scooby-Doo Mysteries. “Nutcracker Scoob.” TOON.

        9:50 The Ultimate Christmas Present. Two girls plan to make it snow in Los Angeles. DISN.

        10:30: It's a Merry Red Green Christmas. Channel 48.

Dec. 9

        2 p.m. It Nearly Wasn't Christmas. An elf, con man and Santa help a girl see her father. DISN.

        2 Christmas in Connecticut. A newspaper columnist (Barbara Stanwyck) arranges a fake family for herself in 1945. TCM.

        4 Christmas Every Day. A 13-year-old must relive Christmas, day after day. FAM.

        5 I'll Be Home for Christmas. A college student (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) heads home. STARZ.

        5:30 Even Stevens. “Heck of a Hanukkah.” DISN.

        6 Miracle of 34th Street. The 1994 remake with Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins. FAM.

        7 Jingle All the Way. A father (Arnold Schwarzenegger) searches for a new toy. Channels 9, 2.

        8 'Twas the Night. A man (Bryan Cranston) take a joy ride in Santa's sleigh. DISN.

        8 Three Days. A widower gets three days with his deceased wife (Kristin Davis). FAM.

        8 Emeril's Christmas. FOOD.

        9 Brady Bunch. Carol loses her voice at Christmas. NICK.

        9:30 Peter, Paul & Mary Holiday Concert. Channel 48.

        9:30 Family Ties. The Alex Keaton version of Dickens. NICK.

        10 The Best of: Holiday Gifts. FOOD.

        10 Three's Company. Going to Christmas parties. NICK.

        11:30 The Jeffersons. “The Christmas Wedding.” NICK.

Dec. 10

        6 p.m. Pinocchio's Christmas. FAM.

        7 Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July. Santa saves the snowman and reindeer. FAM.

        8 Santa's Funniest Moments. Funny Christmas videos. PAX.

        8:30 p.m. As Told By Ginger. Ginger celebrates Hanukkah and Christmas. NICK.

        9 The Christmas Path. An angel helps a grieving boy. FAM.

Dec. 11

        6 p.m. The Cricket on the Hearth. Animated version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. FAM.

        7 Annabelle's Wish. A calf befriends a mute boy. FAM.

        8 The Year Without Santa. Santa takes the day off. FAM.

        9 The Christmas List. A clerk (Mimi Rogers) gets everything on her facetious wish list. FAM.

        11:30 Barney Miller. A Thanksgiving stabbing. TVLAND.

Dec. 12

        6 p.m. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas. With Joel Grey. FAM.

        6:30 Frosty's Winter Wonderland. The snowman marries. FAM.

        7 'Twas the Night. A man (Bryan Cranston) take a joy ride in Santa's sleigh. DISN.

        7 Donner. The reindeer saves Christmas. FAM.

        7:30 Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire. Robbie leads Santa's sleigh. FAM.

        8 Three Days. A widower has three days with his deceased wife (Kristin Davis). FAM.

        8 Candid Camera. “Candid Camera Christmas.” PAX.

        8 Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. With Fred Astaire. FAM.

        8 A Christmas Carol. The 1997 animated version of Dickens' tale. WGN.

        8:30 The Fairly Odd Parents. “Christmas Every Day.” NICK.

        10 Christmas Castles. HGTV.

Dec. 13

        6 p.m. Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. L. Frank Baum story. FAM.

        7 Richie Rich's Christmas Wish. Cousin Reggie tries to cancel Christmas. FAM.

        8 It's a Miracle. “Christmas Episode.” PAX.

        9 Touched by an Angel. The angels cheer up the lonely. PAX.

        9 Best of the Holidays. FOOD.

        9 Miracle of 34th Street. The 1994 remake with Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins. FAM.

        10 A Melting Pot Holiday. A Polish Christmas. FOOD.

Dec. 14

        6 p.m. Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July. Santa saves the snowman and reindeer. FAM.

        7 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Will's holiday decorations. WTBS.

        8 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. WB airs first network telecast of The Grinch in 14 years. Channel 64.

        8 The Christmas Secret. A scientist (Richard Thomas) tries to prove reindeer can fly. Channels 12, 7.

        8 The Santa Claus Brothers. Santa must decide which of his sons will replace him. DISN.

        9 Encounters of the Unexplained. “Is the Miracle of Christmas Really True?” PAX.

        9 Call Me Claus. Santa asks a TV producer (Whoopi Goldberg) to replace him. TNT.

        11 Jack Frost. A dead man (Michael Keaton) returns to his family as a snowman. TNT.

Dec. 15

        7:30 a.m. Red Boots for Christmas. A shoemaker dislikes Christmas. Channel 25.

        8 Puzzle Club Mysteries. Kids find a missing father. Channel 25.

        Noon Jack Frost. A dead man (Michael Keaton) returns to his family as a snowman. TNT.

        2 Holiday Cookie Swap with Sara Moulton. FOOD.

        2 The Forgotten Toys. Last year's Christmas toys. FAM.

        2 Carol Duvall's Christmas. Michigan crafts. HGTV.

        2 Rugrats. The Pickles' mountain cabin Christmas. NICK.

        2:30 Frosty's Winter Wonderland. The snowman marries. FAM.

        2:30 Hey Arnold. “Arnold's Christmas.” NICK.

        3 Emeril's Christmas. FOOD.

        3 O Christmas Tree. Animated. FAM.

        3 SpongeBob Squarepants. Christmas in Bikini Bottom. NICK.

        3:30 The Winter Gardner. Live Christmas trees. HGTV.

        3:30 The Wild Thornberrys. “Thornberrys Christmas.” NICK.

        4 Miracle of the First Christmas. The birth of Jesus. PAX.

        4 The Best of the Holidays. Christmas at the Von Trapp Family Inn in Vermont. FOOD.

        4 Annabelle's Wish. A calf befriends a mute boy. FAM.

        4 A Christmas Story. A boy (Peter Billingsley) wants a BB gun for Christmas. TCM.

        4:30 As Told By Ginger. Celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas. NICK.

        5 p.m. White Christmas. Christmas 1954 with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. Channel 19.

        5 A Bing Crosby Christmas: Like the Ones We Used to Know. Clips from Bing's shows. BRAVO.

        5 Like Father, Like Santa. A ruthless toy tycoon (Harry Hamlin) tries to shut down Santa. FAM.

        5 A Victorian Christmas. In Cape May, N.J. HGTV.

        5:30 Even Stevens. “Heck of a Hanukkah.” DISN.

        5:30 CatDog. “A Very CatDog Christmas.” NICK.

        6 The Three Tenors and Friends Sing Christmas. BRAVO.

        7 The Proud Family. “Seven Days of Kwanzaa.” DISN.

        7 Must Be Santa. An angel recuits a new Santa. FAM.

        8 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. A Griswold family Christmas. Channels 5, 22.

        8 The Story of Santa Claus. A North Pole couple starts the toy-giving tradition. Channels 12, 7.

        9 Holiday at Pops! Boston Pops holiday concert. A&E.

        9 Three Days. A widower gets three days with his deceased wife (Kristin Davis). FAM.

        10 It's a Miracle. “Christmas Episode.” PAX.

Dec. 16

        Noon The Three Tenors and Friends Sing Christmas. BRAVO.

        1 Two Fat Ladies Christmas Special II. FOOD.

        1 A Christmas Carol. Whoopi Goldberg's 1997 animated version of Dickens. WGN.

        1:30 p.m. Two Fat Ladies Caribbean Christmas. FOOD.

        2 Al Roker's Colonial Christmas. From Williamsburg. FOOD.

        2 The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas. A 1996 Transylvanian holiday. FAM.

        3 Santa Claus: The Movie. An elf (Dudley Moore) helps an evil toymaker (John Lithgow). WGN.

        4 A Melting Pot Holiday. Nuevo Latino Christmas; Kwanzaa; Indian New Year. FOOD.

        5 A Victorian Christmas. In Cape May, N.J. HGTV.

        5 Soul Train Christmas Starfest. WGN.

        6 Call Me Claus. Santa asks a TV producer (Whoopi Goldberg) to replace him. TNT.

        6 Three Days. A widower gets three days with his deceased wife (Kristin Davis). FAM.

        7 Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too! Pooh delivers a list to the North Pole. Channels 9, 2.

        8 A Charlie Brown Christmas. Charlie and Linus ponder the meaning of Christmas. Channels 9, 2.

        8 Doc. “'Tis the Season.” PAX.

        8 Emeril's All-Star Holiday Bash. FOOD.

        8 Christmas in Washington. With Reba McEntire, Tony Bennett, Charlotte Church, Mandy Moore. TNT.

        8:30 Malcolm in the Middle. Lois (Jane Kaczmarek) cancels Christmas. Channels 19, 45.

        9 A Town Without Christmas. An angel (Peter Falk) helps a TV reporter (Patricia Heaton) find a troubled boy. Channels 12, 7.

        9 A Christmas Carol. The 1999 Patrick Stewart version. TNT.

        10 Candid Camera. “Candid Camera Christmas.” PAX.

        10 Christmas Eve. A rich eccentric (Loretta Young) tries to reunite her family. FAM.

        10 Gaither Gospel Hour. “Christmas, A Time for Joy.” TNN.

        11 Christmas in Washington. See 8 p.m. today.

        11:30 NewsRadio. Christmas Eve plans. A&E.

Dec. 17

       

        6 p.m. thirtysomething. Thanksgiving show. BRAVO.

        7 Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas. Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck cartoons. DISN.

        7 p.m. The Christmas Path. An angel helps a grieving boy. FAM.

        7:30 'Twas the Night. Animation for holiday recordings. HBO.

        8 Santa Baby. New cartoon about a girl using her Christmas wish to help her grandfather (Gregory Hines). Channels 19, 45.

        8 Call Me Claus. Santa asks a TV producer (Whoopi Goldberg) to replace him. TNT.

        8 Prancer. A girl thinks she finds Santa's reindeer. USA.

        8:30 Rugrats. The Pickles' mountain cabin Christmas. NICK.

        9 The Greatest Christmas Moments of All Time. Clips from TV shows and movies. Channels 19, 45.

        9 Touched by an Angel. Monica comforts a man whose brother (Randy Travis) is lost. PAX.

        9 Miracle on 34th Street. The 1994 remake with Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins. FAM.

        11:30 Dave's World. “I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa.” (Part 1 of 2; concludes Tuesday). PAX.

Dec. 18

        6 Little Drummer Boy: Book II. Animals find stolen bells. FAM.

        7 The Three Tenors and Friends Sing Christmas. BRAVO.

        7:30 MGM Parade. With George Murphy. TCM.

        8 Doc. “'Tis the Season.” PAX.

        8 Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. With Fred Astaire. FAM.

        8:30 As Told by Ginger. Celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas. NICK.

        9 It Nearly Wasn't Christmas. An elf, con man and Santa help a little girl see her father. DISN.

        9 Christmas in Washington. With Reba McEntire, Tony Bennett, Charlotte Church, Mandy Moore. TNT.

        10 St. Olaf Christmas Festival. From St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Channel 48.

        10 The Year Without Santa. Santa takes the day off. FAM.

        11:30 Dave's World. “I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa.” (Part 2 of 2). PAX.

Dec. 19

        6 Annabelle's Wish. A calf befriends a mute boy. FAM.

        7 The Santa Claus Brothers. Santa must decide which of his sons will replace him. DISN.

        7 Like Father, Like Santa. A ruthless toy tycoon (Harry Hamlin) tries to shut down Santa. FAM.

        8 A Celebration of Christmas. With Jose Carreras, Natalie Cole and Placido Domingo. BRAVO.

        8 'Twas the Night. A man (Bryan Cranston) take a joy ride in Santa's sleigh. DISN.

        8:30 The Wild Thornberrys. “Thornberry Christmas.” NICK.

        9 The Sons of Misletoe. A rich woman (Roma Downey) inherits a boys'foster home. Channels 12, 7.

        9 Touched by an Angel. Monica comforts a man whose brother (Randy Travis) is lost. PAX.

        9 I'll Be Home for Christmas. A New England family (Hal Holbrook, Eva Marie Saint) gathers for Christmas. FAM.

        9 A Christmas Story. A boy (Peter Billingsley) wants a BB gun for Christmas.

        10 Christmas Castles. HGTV.

        10:30 Cheers. Sam buys a Christmas gift for Rebecca. NICK.

Dec. 20

        6 p.m. thirtysomething. The Steadmans debate celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah. BRAVO.

        6 Rudolph's Shiny New Year. Rudolph searches for the New Year baby. FAM.

        7 Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. L. Frank Baum story. FAM.

        7 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Christmas gifts are stolen. WTBS.

        8 Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire. Robbie leads Santa's sleigh. FAM.

        8 Scrooge. Musical 1970 verison of Dickens' with Albert Finney and Alec Guinness. WGN.

        8:30 'Twas The Night Before Christmas. With Joel Grey. FAM.

        8:30 Hey Arnold. “Arnold's Christmas.” NICK.

        10 A Bing Crosby Christmas: Like the Ones We Used to Know. Clips from Bing's shows. BRAVO.

Dec. 21

        6 p.m. The Proud Family. “Seven Days of Kwanzaa.” DISN.

        6 I'll Be Home for Christmas. A college student (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) goes home. STARZ.

        8:30 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. New WB cartoon based on Dr. Elmo Shropshire's novelty record. Channel 64.

        8 A Home for the Holidays. Stories of adoption with Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, Charlotte Church, Enrique Iglesias and Mandy Moore. Channels 12, 7.

        8 The Ultimate Christmas Present. Two girls plan to make it snow in Los Angeles. DISN.

        8 Miracle on 34th Street. The 1994 remake with Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins. FAM.

        8 SpongeBob Squarepants. Christmas in Bikini Bottom. NICK.

        8:30 The Fairly Odd Parents. “Christmas Every Day.” NICK.

        9 Holiday at Pops! Boston Pops holiday concert. A&E.

        9:30 'Twas the Night. A man (Bryan Cranston) take a joy ride in Santa's sleigh. DISN.

        10 Diagnosis Murder. Dr. Sloan's Christmas party barbershop quartet. PAX.

        Midnight: Keeping Up Appearances Christmas Special. Channel 48.

Dec. 22

        7:30 a.m. The Christmas Lamb. A crippled lamb helps Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. Channel 25.

        8 Jacob's Gift. Jacob learns an important lesson in Rabbi Simeon's workshop. Channel 25.

        Noon Neiman Marcus Adolphus Childrren's Parade. Channel 25.

        Noon Golden Girls. Santa takes the womenhostage. LIFE.

        Noon Barney Miller. A Christmas mugging. TVLAND.

        12:30 p.m. The Great Christmas Movies. Clips from Christmas films. AMC.

        12:30 Golden Girls. Christmas in a soup kitchen. LIFE.

        12:30 The Jeffersons. “The Christmas Wedding.” TVLAND.

        1 Gospel Music Christmas. Channel 25.

        1 All in the Family. No Christmas bonus for Archie. TVLAND.

        1:30 All in the Family. Edith discovers a lump in her breast on Christmas. TVLAND.

        2 Soul Train Christmas StarFest. Channel 25.

        2 Carol Duvall Show. Holiday gift wrap. HGTV.

        2 Scrooged. Bill Murray's 1988 version of Dickens. WTBS.

        2 Beverly Hillbillies. The Clampetts' Christmas. TVLAND.

        3 Emeril's All-Star Holiday Bash. FOOD.

        3 Father Knows Best. Christmas with a hermit. TVLAND.

        3:30 Father Knows Best. Country Christmas. TVLAND.

        4 Eight Is Enough. Christmas presents are stolen. PAX.

        4 Andy Griffith. Christmas party in the jail. TVLAND.

        5 Diff'rent Strokes. Recalling Christmases past. TVLAND.

        6 It's a Miracle. Helping the destitute at Christmas. PAX.

        6 Facts of Life. Blair's Christmas gift for Jo. TVLAND.

        6:30 Facts of Life. Christmas in jail. TVLAND.

        6:30 Friends. Thanksgiving with Monica's parents. WTBS.

        7 Lawrence Welk Christmas Show. Sandi Griffiths hosts this 1980 special. Channel 48.

        7 Santa's Funniest Moments. Funny Christmas videos. PAX.

        7 The Year Without Santa. Santa takes the day off. FAM.

        7 Dick Van Dyke Show. Alan Brady Christmas Show. TVLAND.

        7:30 Barney Miller. See noon today.

        8 All Dogs Christmas Carol. A bulldog ruins the holidays. Channel25.

        8 The Science of Christmas. Christmas traditions. DISC.

        8 Frosty's Winter Wonderland. The snowman marries. FAM.

        8:30 Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire. . FAM.

        9 All I Want for Christmas. Kids try to reunite their divorced parents. PAX.

        9 The Christmas Path. An angel helps a grieving boy. FAM.

        9 Beverly Hillbillies. The Clampetts' Christmas gifts. TVLAND.

        10 All in the Family. See 1 p.m. today.

        10:30 All in the Family. See 1:30 p.m. today.

        11 The Jeffersons. See 12:30 p.m. today.

        11:30 Andy Griffith. See 4 p.m. today.

Dec. 23

        Noon Christmas Lilies of the Field. A handyman (Billy Dee Williams) helps nuns. Channel 64.

        Noon All Dogs Christmas Carol. A bulldog ruins the holidays. Channel 25.

        1 p.m. Cincinnati Pops Holiday. With Mel Torme. Channel 48.

        1 Dennis the Menance. Mr. Wilson gets Dennis a big Christmas tree. TVLAND.

        1:30 Donna Reed. Buster Keaton plays Santa. TVLAND.

        2 Scrooge. The colorized 1951 Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol. Channel 64.

        2 Lawrence Welk Christmas Show. Sandi Griffiths hosts this 1980 special. Channel 48.

        3 Hazel. Hazel nabs a thief. TVLAND.

        3 Scrooge. Musical 1970 verison of Dickens' with Albert Finney and Alec Guinness. WGN.

        4 Santa Claus: The Movie. An elf (Dudley Moore) helps an evil toymaker (John Lithgow). Channel 64.

        4:30 Sing We Now of Christmas. Channel 48.

        4:30 The Snowman. David Bowie tells how a snowman came to life on Christmas Eve. FAM.

        4:30 The Jeffersons. George plays Santa for orphans. TVLAND.

        5 A Christmas Carol. The 1984 George C. Scott version. WGN.

        5:30 All in the Family. The Stivics' Christmas. TVLAND.

        6 p.m. Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July. FAM.

        7 Candid Camera. “Candid Camera Christmas.” PAX.

        7 The Proud Family. “Seven Days of Kwanzaa.” DISN.

        7 The Brady Bunch. Carol loses her voice. TVLAND.

        8 Nero Wolfe. “Christmas Party.” A&E.

        8 The Santa Claus Brothers. Santa must decide which of his sons will replace him. DISN.

        8 Miracle on 34th Street. The 1994 remake with Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins. FAM.

        9 I Love Lucy Christmas Special. The Ricardos' favorite Lucy moments. TVLAND.

        9 Al Roker's Colonial Christmas. From Williamsburg. FOOD.

        10 Holidays Unwrapped. Candy canes, Santa's image. FOOD.

        10 I'll Be Home for Christmas. A New England family (Hal Holbrook, Eva Marie Saint) gathers for Christmas. FAM.

        10:30 All in the Family. See 5:30 p.m. today.

        11 The Jeffersons. See 4:30 p.m. today.

Dec. 24

        11 a.m. Holiday Festival on Ice. Figure skating with Brian Orser and Kurt Browning. Channel 64

        Noon Holiday Christmas Parade. From Hollywood with Eden's Crush, All-4-One, Bear in the Big Blue House, Peter Fonda. Channel 64.

        Noon A Flintstones Christmas Carol. The Bedrock adaptation of Dickens. TOON.

        1:30 p.m. The Flintstones. “Christmas Flinstone.” TOON.

        2 The Flintstones Christmas. TOON.

        3 A Jetsons Christmas Carol. The Jetsons give Mr. Spacely the Dickens. TOON.

        3 Barney's Night Before Christmas. Barney tours Santa's workshop. Channel 48.

        3:30 The Town That Santa Forgot. Animated. TOON.

        4 Mysteries of the Bible. “Mary of Nazareth.” A&E.

        5 Mysteries of the Bible. “Jesus: Holy Child.” A&E.

        6 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. TOON.

        6 A Christmas Carol. The 1999 Patrick Stewart remake. TNT.

        6 The Proud Family. “Seven Days of Kwanzaa.” DISN.

        6 Pinocchio's Christmas. FAM.

        6 Christmas Castles. HGTV.

        6 On the Second Day of Christmas. A security guard nabs a pickpocket (Mary Stuart Masterson). LIFE.

        6 Roseanne. The Conners' tacky decorations. WTBS.

        6:05 Babes in Toyland. The 1961 musical with Ray Bolger and Tommy Sands. ENCORE.

        6:30 Roseanne. Roseanne plays a mall Santa. WTBS.

        6:30 A Christmas Carol. The 1938 Reginald Owen film. TCM.

        6:30 Johnny Bravo Christmas. Johnny delivers his Christmas letter to the North Pole. TOON.

        7 12 Tiny Christmas Tales. Wacky Christmas stories. TOON.

        7 'Twas the Night. A man (Bryan Cranston) take a joy ride in Santa's sleigh. DISN.

        7 Christmas: Behind the Traditions. HGTV.

        7 Prancer. A girl thinks she finds Santa's reindeer. USA.

        7:30 Friends. Rachel and Monica's Christmas party. WTBS.

        7:30 Smurfs Christmas Special. TOON.

        8 It's a Wonderful Life. A man (Jimmy Stewart) sees the world without him. Channels 5, 22.

        8 Arthur's Perfect Christmas. Arthur's holidays plans. Channel 48.

        8 'Tis The Season to beSmurfy. TOON.

        8 It's a Miracle. “The Best Christmas Present.” PAX.

        8 Miracle on 34th Street. The 1947 film about a mother (Maureen O'Hara) who doesn't believe in Santa. AMC.

        8 Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. With Fred Astaire. FAM.

        8 A Christmas Carol. The 1984 George C. Scott version. WGN.

        8 A Christmas Story. A boy (Peter Billingsley) wants a BB gun for Christmas. TNT.

        8:30 CatDog. “A Very CatDog Christmas.” NICK.

        8:30 New Scooby-Doo Mysteries. “Nutcracker Scoob.'' TOON.

        8:50 Babes in Toyland. Nursery-rhyme characters rescue a toy factory. Animated. DISN.

        9 Utah Symphony & Mormom Tabernacle Choir. Under the direction of Keith Lockhart. Ch. 48.

        9 The Year Without Santa. Santa takes the day off. FAM.

        9:45 Backstory. The making of Miracle on 34th Street. AMC.

        10 Christmas in Connecticut. A newspaper columnist (Barbara Stanwyck) arranges a fake family for herself in 1945. TCM.

        10:15 Miracle on 34th Street. Maureen O'Hara. AMC.

        10:15 A Smoky Mountain Christmas. A country singer (Dolly Parton) and a mountain man rescue runaway orphans. DISN.

        10:20 10 A Christmas Story. A boy (Peter Billingsley) wants a BB gun for Christmas. TNT.

        10:30 St. Olaf Christmas Festival. From St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Channel 48.

        11 A Bing Crosby Christmas: Like the Ones We Used to Know. Clips from Bing's shows. BRAVO.

        11 Christmas Across America. HGTV.

        11 Prancer. A girl thinks she finds Santa's reindeer.

        11 Scrooge. Albert Finney and Alec Guinness. WGN.

        11:35 Christmas Eve at Saint Peter's Basicala. Pope John Paul II celebrates Mass. Channels 5, 22.

Dec. 25

        7 a.m. The Flintstones. “Christmas Flinstone.” TOON.

        7:30 Jetsons Christmas Carol. The Jetsons give Mr. Spacely the Dickens. TOON.

        8 Arthur's Perfect Christmas. Arthur's holiday plans. Channel 48.

        8 Yogi's First Christmas. At Jellystone Lodge. (TOON)

        8 A Christmas Story.Peter Billingsley. TNT.

        10 A Christmas Story. See 8 a.m. today. TNT.

        10 Flintstones Christmas. TOON.

        11 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stbole Christmas. TOON.

        11:Johnny Bravo Christmas. Johnny delivers his Christmas letter to the North Pole. TOON.

        Noon A Christmas Story. See 8 a.m. today. TNT.

        2 A Christmas Story. See 8 a.m. today. TNT.

        4 A Christmas Story. See 8 a.m. today. TNT.

        5 p.m. Arthur's Perfect Christmas. See 8 a.m. today.

        6 p.m. Backstory. The making of Miracle on 34th Street. AMC.

        6 A Christmas Story. See 8 a.m. today. TNT.

        6 A Bing Crosby Christmas: Like the Ones We Used to Know. Clips from TV shows. BRAVO.

        6 Christmas Castles. HGTV.

        6:30 Miracle on 34th Street. Maureen O'Hara. AMC.

        6:30 Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire. FAM.

        6:30 Beverly Hillbillies. TheClampetts' Christmas. TVLAND.

        7 Nero Wolfe. “Christmas Party.” A&E.

        7 The Ultimate Christmas Present. Two girls plan to make it snow in Los Angeles. DISN.

        7 Miracle on 34th Street. The 1994 remake with Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins. FAM.

        7 Hey Arnold. “Arnold's Christmas.” NICK.

        7 Andy Griffith. Christmas party at the jail. TVLAND.

        8: Musical Christmas from the Vatican. With Sarah Brightman, Tom Jones, Dionne Warwick. Channel 48.

        8 Small Town Christmas. HGTV.

        8 Holiday Affair. David James Elliott pursues a widow (Cynthia Gibb). LIFE.

        8 SpongeBob Squarepants. Christmas in Bikini Bottom. NICK.

        8 Santa Claus: The Movie. An elf (Dudley Moore) helps an evil toymaker (John Lithgow). WGN.

        8:30 'Twas the Night. A man (Bryan Cranston) take a joy ride in Santa's sleigh. DISN.

        8:30 Rugrats. The Pickles' mountain cabin Christmas. NICK.

        9 Cincinnati Pops Holiday. With Mel Torme. Channel 48.

        9 I Love Lucy Christmas Special. The Ricardos' favorite Lucy moments. TVLAND.

        9 In Search of Christmas. Christmas fact and fiction. HIST.

        9 Brady Bunch. Carol loses her voice. NICK.

        9:30 Family Ties. The Alex Keaton version of Dickens. NICK.

        10 Three Tenors Christmas Concert. With Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti. Channel 48.

        10 Andy Griffith. See 7 p.m. today.

        10:15 p.m. The Bells of St. Mary's. Bing Crosby as a carefree priest. TCM.

        10:20 It Nearly Wasn't Christmas. An elf, con man and Santa help a girl see her father. DISN.

        11:30 The Jeffersons. “The Christmas Wedding.” NICK.

        11:30 Barney Miller. A Christmas mugging. TVLAND.

        For the first time in 14 years, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be on broadcast TV, when it airs on WB at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 (Channel 64). It also airs many times on the Cartoon Network.

       


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