The Star Democrat
Tonight’s top picks
7 p.m. on NICK Movie: A Loud House Christmas
Based on an Emmy-winning animated series, this new live-action holiday TV movie follows Lincoln Loud (Wolfgang Schaeffer) as he prepares for the ultimate Christmas celebration, but his excitement is dashed when he discovers most of his sisters have other plans for the big day. Determined to preserve a long-standing family tradition, Lincoln sets out with best friend Clyde McBride (Jahzir Bruno) to remind his relatives that it’s important for all of them to spend Christmas together. The large cast also includes Brian Stepanek, Muretta Moss and Lexi DiBenedetto.
8 p.m. on WMAR WJLA WMDT Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
A lanky mailman with the voice of Fred Astaire explains Santa’s origins in this animated 1970 special, which sidesteps the St. Nicholas part. In this version, the future jolly old elf is a foundling adopted by the Kringles, a family of toymakers. He grows up with toys in his blood, so to speak, and feels called to give them away to the local youngsters — but mean old Burgermeister Meisterburger will have none of that.
8 p.m. on Frosty the Snowman
In this animated classic, Jackie Vernon provides the voice of Frosty, the legendary snowman with a corncob pipe and a button nose. Frosty comes to life when a magician’s hat lands on his head. With the help of children, he heads for the North Pole before he melts — but he’s pursued by the magician, who wants his hat back. Billy De Wolfe supplies the voice of the magician, and Jimmy Durante narrates the tale. The sequel “Frosty Returns” immediately follows.