Who’s up for some Whos?

Seuss characters, Dr. Who among this week’s TV high­lights.

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dearth of new, postChrist­mas pro­gram­ming is giv­ing me sum­mer dol­drums flash­backs. You’ve had flash­backs, right? They’re kind of like re­runs. Speak­ing of re­runs, here’s what to watch and what to avoid on tele­vi­sion this week:

Mon­day: “It’s a Won­der­ful Life,” 7 p.m., NBC: Be­cause this is net­work TV, they’ll prob­a­bly cut the scene where Ge­orge Bai­ley gives Mary the moon.

“Home Alone” 8 p.m., ABC Fam­ily: If I re­mem­ber cor­rectly, this is a live-ac­tion adap­ta­tion of painter Ed­vard Munch’s “The Scream.”

Tues­day: “How the Grinch Stole Christ­mas,” 7 p.m., ABC: It’s Christ­mas, and the Whos are on first.

“Hor­ton Hears a Who,” 7 p.m., NBC: I guess they’re on sec­ond, too. Your kids should be too tuck­ered out to stay up much later, but if they do, this gen­tle, an­i­mated Seuss adap­ta­tion fea­tur­ing Jim Car­rey as the tit­u­lar elephant is de­light­ful.

“Doc­tor Who: The Snow­men,” 8 p.m., BBC Amer­ica: Woo-hoo! It’s an all­Who Christ­mas! A Who tri­fecta! The good Doc­tor and his new com­pan­ion try to stop the war on Christ­mas.

Wed­nes­day: “The 35th An­nual Kennedy Cen­ter Hon­ors,” 8 p.m., CBS: David Let­ter­man, Led Zep­pelin and oth­ers re­ceive plau­dits from the likes of Alec Baldwin and Mor­gan Free­man.

“Ghost Hunters,” 8 p.m., Syfy: Ex­pect a lot of bad, ethe­real plaid sport coats and ghostly wails of “take my wife” jokes as the team pokes around New York’s Fri­ars Club.

Thurs­day: “Happy New Year, Char­lie Brown,” 7 p.m., ABC: The Peanuts gang cel­e­brates the in­ac­cu­racy of the Mayan cal­en­dar.

“In­ter­view With the Vam­pire,” 8 p.m., Logo: This Anne Rice adap­ta­tion is much more in­ter­est­ing than the se­quel, “The Vam­pire Gets Hired and Fills Out Pa­per­work Down in Hu­man Re­sources.”

Fri­day: “HGTV Ur­ban Oa­sis Give­away 2012,” 7 p.m., HGTV: John Gid­ding re­veals the

win­ner of a Mi­ami con­do­minium. “C’mon, shake your body baby, do the condo ...”

Satur­day: “Harry Pot­ter and the Goblet of Fire,” 7 p.m., ABC: This might be the best film in the se­ries. It’s based on the book that was orig­i­nally ti­tled, in Eng­land, “Harry Pot­ter and the Siz­zle­pot of Whip­ply­bang.”

Sun­day: “United States of Ba­con,” 9 p.m., Desti- na­tion Amer­ica: I’ll bet the cit­i­zen­ship test for this coun­try is de­li­cious! Also, you’ve gotta love a show that has the ini­tials “U.S.o.B.” En­joy tonight’s se­ries pre­miere (in mod­er­a­tion).

“How the Grinch Stole Christ­mas” is on Tues­day.

Thomas Mitchell and Jimmy Ste­wart in the hol­i­day feel­good movie “It’s a Won­der­ful Life.”

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