Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) The annual holiday books and movies show.
Museums 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) “This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s” at the Institute of Contemporary Art and more.
Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)
Carols for Dancing 7 p.m. Classical New England (99.5) The CNE-WGBH production of original arrangements by the Renaissonics.
NightSide With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Alex Brill of the American Enterprise Institute on the fiscal cliff.
CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12.
Good Morning America at
7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.
Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Michelle Obama.
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Brad Garrett.
The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Megan Fox.
Greater Boston at 7 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11.
Conan at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on TBS. Kyle Kinane.
Colbert Report at 11:32 p.m. and 1:33 a.m. on COM. Author Malcolm Gladwell.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Jamie Foxx; the winner of “The Voice” performs.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Seth Rogen.
Nightline at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6 and 9.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:36 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Ed Burns; Backstreet Boys perform.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Judd Apatow.
Last Call With Carson Daly at 1:36 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Elvis Mitchell; Wolf Gang perform.
All About Christmas Eve
8 p.m., midnight (LMN) A party planner is invited on a romantic holiday vacation, but her company’s top client needs her. NR (2012)
Green Lantern 8 p.m. (MAX) Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) receives superhuman powers after joining the Green Lantern Corps. PG-13 (2011)
Holiday Engagement 8 p.m. (HALMRK) A reporter (Bonnie Somerville) hires an actor (Jordan Bridges) to pose as her fiance. NR (2011)
Home by Christmas 8 p.m. (LIFE) A divorcee struggles to put her life back together after becoming nearly destitute. Linda Hamilton. NR (2006)
Noel 8 p.m. (56) Damaged strangers interconnect on Christmas Eve. Sentimental, plodding holiday fare. Susan Sarandon. PG (2004)
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 8 p.m., 9:45 p.m. (SUND) A devoted wife and mother (Robin Wright Penn) comes to terms with her past. R (2009)
The Hurt Locker 8 p.m.,
11 p.m. (FX) Jeremy Renner stars as one of three soldiers tasked with dismantling explosives in Baghdad. R (2008)
White Christmas 8 p.m.,
10:45 p.m. (AMC) Irving Berlin’s music and the singing and dancing of Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney. NR (1954)
Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! 8:30 p.m. (DISN) The Duncans embark on a Christmas vacation. NR (2011)
Disney’s A Christmas Carol
9 p.m. (FAM) Jim Carrey stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this adaptation of Dickens’ classic holiday tale. PG (2009)
Grumpier Old Men 9 p.m. (CMT) Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau are delightful in this otherwise tired sequel. PG-13 (1995)
Christmas Angel 10 p.m. (LIFE) An unemployed woman (Kari Hawker) goes to work for a secret Santa (Bruce Davison). PG (2009)
A Princess for Christmas
10 p.m. (HALMRK) A woman (Katie McGrath) and her niece and nephew spend Christmas with a wealthy duke (Roger Moore). NR (2011)