Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
8 p.m. on WLTX
The beloved “Animagic” tale of the most famous reindeer of all offers a thoughtful lesson about discrimination. Young Rudolph is teased by the other reindeer and excluded from their games because his nose is different. His taunters sing a different tune, though, when Rudolph uses the trait to keep Christmas from being canceled. Burl Ives is the voice of Sam the Snowman, who narrates the story and renders the title tune (of course) plus “A Holly Jolly Christmas.”
This Is Us
9 p.m. on WIS
Kate (Chrissy Metz) begins to pursue a promising new opportunity, while Kevin (Justin Hartley) finally reaches the location where his father once served in a new episode called “The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning.” Meanwhile, Randall (Sterling K. Brown) participates in a debate with Councilman Solomon Brown (guest star Rob Morgan). A flashback scene finds Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) struggling to get through to his brother.
The Guest Book
10:30 p.m. on TBS
In the new episode “Tonight You Become a Man,” temporary tenants Anne and Scott (guest stars Nadine Velazquez and Steve Talley) impulsively leave their resourceful 6-yearold son, Sam (guest star Antonio Raul Corbo), to take care of himself for a few hours in the vacation home while they slip off to check out Beacharoo, the town’s lively music festival. Elsewhere, Nikki (Kimiko Glenn) decides to take Vivian (Carly Jibson) into her confidence. Parvesh Cheena also guest stars.