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TV Highlights



Rudolph’s Shiny New Year 9:30 a.m. AMC Duck the Halls: A Very Mickey Christmas 11:30 a.m. Disney Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebratio­n The 62nd celebratio­n returns live from the Music Center, honoring the dynamic, rich cultures of L.A. County. 3 and 10 p.m. KOCE The KTLA Yule Log 6 p.m. The CW Christmas in New York: Inside the Plaza 7 and 10 p.m. KCET A Holly Dolly Christmas Dolly Parton hosts this holiday special. 8 p.m. CBS 20 Years of Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir Brian Stokes Mitchell hosts. 8 p.m. KOCE Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around 10 p.m. E! Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town 10 p.m. Freeform Michael Bublé’s Christmas in the City 11 p.m. E! Christmas Eve Mass Pope Francis delivers his Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican’s St. Paul Basilica. 11:34 p.m. NBC


CBS Mornings (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Dan & Shay perform. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Lori Bergamotto; New York Holiday Choristers perform. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Washington Week

COVID-19; the Build Back Better Act; President Biden’s popularity: Yasmeen Abutaleb, Washington Post; Jacqueline Alemany, Washington Post; Jeremy W. Peters, New York Times; Ayesha Rascoe, NPR. (N) 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. KOCE Firing Line With Margaret Hoover John Lithgow. (N) 7:30 p.m. KOCE The Issue Is ... With Elex Michaelson (N) 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. KTTV Amanpour & Company (N) 11 p.m. KCET; 1 a.m. KLCS Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC


White Christmas Former Army buddies (Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye) put on a show with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) to save their former general’s (Dean Jagger) hotel in Vermont in this 1954 classic musical filled with memorable Irving Berlin songs. 11:15 a.m. AMC; 3, 5:45, 8:30 and 11:15 p.m. Sundance

It’s a Wonderful Life Smalltown guy George Bailey (James Stewart) defers one big dream after another to stay home, marry a local girl (Donna Reed) and run the family business. Facing financial ruin, he’s pulled from suicidal despair by his guardian angel Clarence (Henry Travers), who shows him what the world would have been like had he never lived. Lionel Barrymore also stars in director Frank Capra’s 1946 classic, which marks its 75th anniversar­y this year. 8 p.m. NBC Hot Chocolate Holiday A woman (Aubrey Reynolds) has customers lining up at her coffee shop every holiday season for her celebrated hot chocolate, made from a secret recipe her grandmothe­r passed down to her, but now a competitor (Jonny Swenson) starts stealing her customers with his own hot chocolate, which tastes suspicious­ly like hers, in this new Christmas romance. 8 p.m. Lifetime

A Christmas Story This holiday favorite from 1983 launches its annual marathon tonight on TBS and TNT. Peter Billingsle­y stars as Ralphie, the little boy who yearns to find a Red Ryder BB gun under the Christmas tree. Jean Shepherd narrates. Darren McGavin and Melinda Dillon also star. 8 and 10, p.m. TBS; 9 and 11 p.m. TNT

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TNT PETER BILLINGSLE­Y in “A Christmas Story.”

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