Critic’s corner: What’s on TV this weekend

Holly’s Holiday.

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Holly’s Holiday.

Holly’s Holiday 8 p.m., Lifetime

So it’s the holidays and there’s this woman named Holly. And she’s an advertising executive, and she has a crush on the mannequin in the holiday window she passes every day on her way to work. Boom! She’s knocked unconscious by a falling icicle and the mannequin comes to life. Will he be the perfect man? Methinks a big fat life lesson has also fallen on our poor heroine. Claire Coffee (above) stars, with Ryan McPartlin.


The Mistle-Tones Sunday at 8 p.m., ABC Family

This one has two major draws. First, there’s the title. For a holiday movie to be really special, it must have a bad pun in the title. The second draw is Tori Spelling (left). For a holiday movie to be really, really special, it must have a former cast member from “Melrose Place” or “Beverly Hills 90210.” Tia Mowry plays a singer who loses a slot in a local Christmas singing group to Spelling, because Spelling is friends with the group’s leader. So not fair.

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Saturday Night Live 11:30 p.m., Channel 7

Will Jamie Foxx’s subtlety translate to the sketch show?

The Simpsons Sunday at 8 p.m., Channel 25


Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein get pickled in ’toon.

Homeland Sunday at 10 p.m., Showtime

Roya. Oh Boy-a.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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