Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)
Holiday Lights 7 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) An hourlong live special from Boston Common.
Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)
NightSide With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Jeffrey Toobin, author of “The Oath.”
NEWS & TALK SHOWS
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. Paul Rudd; Rui Correia. Rod Stewart performs.
Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9;
10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Patricia Heaton; Scott Speedman.
Rachael Ray at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10. Sherri Shepherd.
Steve Harvey at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 64; 10 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9. Tips on how to take the perfect holiday photo; Steve’s inaugural “Harvey’s Hero” award is given to a homeless man; language specialist Jan Hargrave decodes body language.
The Jeff Probst Show at
10 a.m. on Ch. 38; 3 p.m. on Ch. 6. The stars of “Sister Wives.”
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Jim Belushi; Dave Annable.
The Doctors at 2 p.m. on
Ch. 7; 4 p.m. on Ch. 64.
The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Phil McGraw. Carnie Wilson is guest host.
Anderson Live at 3 p.m. on Chs. 12 and 25. Lisa Ling is guest host.
Katie at 3 p.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 4 p.m. on Ch. 6. Rod Stewart.
The Dr. Oz Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 10; 5 p.m. on Ch. 25.
The Ricki Lake Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 64; 4 p.m. on Ch. 25. Author Antwone Fisher and actress Victoria Rowell.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10.
Charlie Rose at 11 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11.
Conan at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on TBS. Jason Sudeikis; Dick Van Dyke. Nas performs.
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on COM.
Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on COM. Physicist Sean Carroll, author of “The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World.’’
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Newt Gingrich; Ron Shirley. Grouplove performs.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Tom Hanks. Tony Bennett performs.
Nightline at 11:35 p.m. on
Chs. 5, 6, and 9.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.
Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44; 12:30 a.m. on Chs. 2 and 11. Singer Bettye Lavette.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:36 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Robert Pattinson. Carrie Underwood performs.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Kristin Davis; Nat Faxon.
Airheads 7 p.m., 9 p.m. (FUSE) A band holds a radio station hostage. Brendan Fraser. PG-13 (1994)
North Dallas Forty 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. (VS) Nick Nolte and Mac Davis as pro footballers. R (1979)
Big Momma’s House 8 p.m. (FXM) An FBI agent (Martin Lawrence) goes undercover. PG-13 (2000)
The Deer Hunter 8 p.m. (FLIX) Oscar winner about Vietnam’s effect on a small town. Robert De Niro. R (1978)
Fargo 8 p.m. (AMC) The Coen brothers’ satiric tale of a bungled kidnapping scheme. Frances McDormand. R (1996)
Red Tails 9 p.m. (HBO2) African-American fighter pilots take flight over Europe during WWII. PG-13 (2012)
Safe House 9 p.m. (HBO) CIA operative (Ryan Reynolds) goes on the run with a former intelligence officer. R (2012)
Rosemary’s Baby 10 p.m. (SUND) Roman Polanski directed this chilling tale of Manhattan satanists. Mia Farrow. R (1968)
Comrade X 11:45 p.m. (TCM) A US reporter (Clark Gable) woos a Soviet (Hedy Lamarr). NR (1940)