7:30 p.m. KOAT-7 AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE
When her father, Marty (guest star Patrick Duffy), surprises the Otto family with a Christmas visit, Katie (Katy Mixon) desperately tries to keep him away from her mother (guest star Wendie Malick) in the new yuletide-themed episode “Saving Christmas.” Elsewhere, Anna-Kat (Julia Butters) tries to help heartsick Trip (Peyton Meyer) woo back Taylor (Meg Donnelly), but Pierce (guest star Milo Manheim) isn’t inclined to bow out. Oliver (Daniel DiMaggio) unintentionally grabs attention in “The Nutcracker.”
8 p.m. KOAT-7 MODERN FAMILY
Logistical issues keep complicating Haley’s (Sarah Hyland) efforts to give the family an unforgettable Christmas gift in the new episode “Stuck in a Moment.” Meanwhile, Claire (Julie Bowen) is livid that Phil (Ty Burrell) has borrowed the painstakingly decorated Dunphy Christmas tree to dress up a house showing. Jay and Gloria (Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara) must deal with some unwelcome visitors over the holidays. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet also star.
9 p.m. KOAT-7 A MILLION LITTLE THINGS
With Christmas fast approaching, Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) struggles to figure out a way to tell her kids, Sophie and Danny (Lizzie Green, Chance Hurstfield), that she is pregnant in the midseason finale “christmas wishlist.” Although this holiday season feels strange and sobering owing to Jon’s (Ron Livingston) absence, the gang comes together in an earnest effort to help the rest of Jon’s family embrace the yuletide spirit. David Giuntoli, Allison Miller, James Roday and Christina Moses also star.