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Sunday
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to
Town
7 p.m. on > KDNL
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.
Christmas Town
7 p.m. on HALL
As the holidays loom,
elementary school teacher
Lauren Gabriel (Candace
Cameron Bure) decides it’s
time to make some major
life changes, leaving her
familiar job in Boston and
her relationship with careerobsessed boyfriend Eric
(Jason Cermak) in favor of
a fresh start in a quaint
but distant town. Her move
is complicated by travel

“Santa Claus Is
Comin’ to Town”
problems that briefly strand
her in a charming hamlet
nicknamed
“Christmastown,” where she meets a
handsome handyman (Tim
Rozon, “Wynonna Earp”).
When Eric turns up, though,
Lauren faces a big decision
in this 2019 romance.
You Light Up My Christmas
7 p.m. on LIFE
Kim Fields (“The Facts
of Life”) stars in this factbased 2019 romance as
Emma Simmons, a young
woman who returns home

to the town where her family’s Christmas light factory
has been a big part of the
community’s economy. This
year, however, Emma can’t
help noticing the local holidays feel somewhat dimmer, so she reconnects with
Ben (Adrian Holmes), an
old flame, to brighten spirits.
Fields’ former “Facts” costars Mindy Cohn and Lisa
Whelchel also are featured.

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Trisha Yearwood

Monday

The Great Christmas
Light Fight
7 p.m. on > KDNL
Lifestyle expert Carter
Oosterhouse and interior
designer Taniya Nayak return as celebrity judges for
Season 7 of this hit reality
competition series, which
launches tonight with a twohour premiere. As in previous seasons, these new
episodes showcase many
of the most extravagant and
even spectacular Christmas displays mounted by
households who are filled to
the brim with yuletide spirit.
In each one-hour episode,
four families compete to win
$50,000 and the Light Fight
trophy.
Garth Brooks: The Road
I’m On
8 p.m. on A&E
This two-part, four-hour
biography,
concluding
Tuesday night, chronicles
the life and incredibly prolific
career of the best-selling
solo recording artist of all
time. The documentary explores how country singer
Garth Brooks fills the demanding roles of musician,
father and husband, as
well as the unforgettable
moments on stage that
have defined his decadesspanning career. Interviews
include Brooks’ wife, Trisha Yearwood, friend and
original band mate Ty England, and colleagues Keith
Urban, George Strait and
James Taylor.

TueSday

CMA Country Christmas
8 p.m. on > KDNL
Country superstar Trisha
Yearwood is both host and
a performer in this 10th annual two-hour holiday special, which features a blend

of Christmas classics and
unexpected collaborations.
Among the diverse slate of
artists scheduled to perform
are Broadway star Kristin
Chenoweth, pop duo for
KING & COUNTRY, Chris
Janson, Tori Kelly, Lady
Antebellum, Rascal Flatts,
Runaway June, CeCe Winans, Brett Young and Chris
Young.
24/7: Kelly Slater
8 p.m. on HBO
This one-hour 2019
sports documentary takes a
revealing look inside the life
of the 11-time world champion surfer as he prepares
to compete in the Billabong
Pipe Masters in Oahu, Hawaii. The special also takes
fans inside Slater’s home
life in Hawaii, where he reflects on his career to date
and what lies ahead for
him as he competes in the
November Hawaiian Pro at
Haleiwa. Additionally, Slater has developed artificial
wave technology that powers the World Surf League’s
Surf Ranch in California.
Liev Schreiber is the narrator.

WedneSday

87th Annual Christmas in
Rockefeller Center
7 p.m. on % KSDK
“Today” anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb,
Craig Melvin and Al Roker host this annual special
built around the lighting of
the iconic Christmas tree in
Rockefeller Plaza, a tradition dating back to 1931
during the Great Depression. Before that breathtaking moment, however, the
program presents festive
holiday performances from
Chicago, Brett Eldredge,
Derek & Julianne Hough,

John Legend, Idina Menzel,
NE-YO, Gwen Stefani, Lea
Michele, Straight No Chaser
and, from NBC’s upcoming
midseason drama “Zoey’s
Extraordinary Playlist,” Skylar Astin and Alex Newell.
Vikings
8 p.m. on HIST
Season 5 of this hit historical drama climaxed with
a ferocious battle for Kattegat that ended with ruthless Ivar the Boneless (Alex
Hogh Andersen) fleeing
the field of combat, leaving
his brother Bjorn Ironside
(Alexander Ludwig) to be
crowned the rightful king by
his mother, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick). As the sixth
and final season opens
with a two-hour premiere,
Bjorn struggles to fill his late
father’s royal shoes while
wrestling with the nagging
suspicion that power inevitably overshadows moral
considerations.
The Moodys
8:01 p.m. on ^ KTVI
Adapted from an Australian sitcom, this new
Fox comedy about a dysfunctional Chicago family
launches a limited six-episode run tonight with two
back-to-back
episodes.
Denis Leary (“Rescue
Me”) and Elizabeth Perkins
(“Weeds”) star as Sean and
Ann Moody, whose joy at
having their three adult children home for the Christmas holidays is less than
boundless. Jay Baruchel,
François Arnaud and Chelsea Frei play Sean Jr., Dan
and Bridget, the younger
Moodys. The series continues next Monday and Tuesday, with two episodes each
night.

ThurSday

A Charlie Brown Christmas
7 p.m. on > KDNL
When Charlie Brown
complains about the materialism he sees during the
holidays, Lucy suggests he
direct the Christmas pageant. He accepts, but it
proves to be a frustrating
struggle. After his attempt
to restore the proper spirit
with a forlorn little fir tree
fails, he needs Linus’ help
to learn the real meaning

of Christmas. The animated
classic’s memorable music
score is by Vince Guaraldi.
This digitally remastered encore of the award-winning
1965 special also includes
“Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales,” another special based on the works of
Charles M. Schulz.
Same Time, Next Christmas
8 p.m. on > KDNL
Lea Michele (“Glee”) and
Charles Michael Davis (“The
Originals”) star in this 2019
holiday romance as a pair of
childhood sweethearts who
unexpectedly are reunited
in Hawaii during a Christmas family vacation. Much
to their frustration, however,
their timing still proves to
be a bit off, meaning another delay before they can
get their happily ever after.
Bryan Greenberg (“The Mindy Project”), Nia Vardalos,
George Newbern, Phil Morris and Dannah Lockett also
star.

Friday

The Blacklist
7 p.m. on % KSDK
A new episode finds Red
and Liz (James Spader,
Megan Boone) digging into
a clandestine organization
called Orion Relocation Services, which surreptitiously
arranges for criminals in
jeopardy to disappear, then
emerge from hiding once
their relocation has been
completed..
Elsewhere,
Katarina (guest star Laila
Robins) takes a deep dive
into the memories of an old
acquaintance, hoping to get
more information about the
Townsend Directive. Diego
Klattenhoff also stars.

Kristin
Chenoweth

The Wizard of Oz
7 p.m. on TNT
The memories! The colors! Toto, too! Almost every
child knows the story of
Dorothy and her faithful dog
blown by a twister to the
magical land of Oz. Judy
Garland stars as a more
mature version of Dorothy
in this 1939 classic adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s
book. She and Toto follow the yellow brick road,
making friends with an unlikely trio along the way.
Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack
Haley, Margaret Hamilton
and Frank Morgan co-star.

SaTurday

Long Shot
6:55 p.m. on HBO
Jonathan Levine’s 2019
romantic comedy requires a
hefty suspension of disbelief, but once you get there,
it mostly works, thanks
to — we’re not making
this up — some first-rate
chemistry between stars
Charlize Theron and Seth
Rogen. Many years ago,
she was his babysitter, but
now she’s the current U.S.
Secretary of State about
to launch a presidential
bid. She hires him as her
speech writer, and things
develop from here. Andy
Serkis, June Diane Raphael (“Grace and Frankie”),
Bob Odenkirk and Alexander Skarsgard also star.
A Christmas Love Story
7 p.m. on HALL
Broadway star turned
New York school choir
director Katherine Clark
(Kristin Chenoweth) faces
some serious last-minute
challenges as she prepares
her students for their annual Christmas Eve concert
when one of her main vocalists falls ill in this 2019
yuletide drama. Fortunately, Danny (Kevin Quinn), a
teenage volunteer on Katherine’s stage crew, turns
out to have a great voice
himself and is happy to fill
in. Less happily, however,
Danny’s widowed dad,
Greg (Scott Wolf), sees
such activities as a waste
of time. Jennifer Aspen costars.

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