Daily guide of TV movies and radio highlights


Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)


Holiday Lights 7 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) An hourlong special packed with sights and sounds of the season.


Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)


Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)

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Handel’s Messiah from Boston Baroque 7 p.m. Classical New England (99.5)

NightSide with Dan Rea 8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030)


Days of Our Lives Sonny asks Will to stay away from Gabi.

General Hospital Sabrina and Felix experience a hurdle in trying to enlist Lucy Coe in their plan to resurrect the Nurses Ball.


The Bold and the Beautiful Bill and Brooke discuss how close they’ve become.

The Young and the Restless Neil meets Leslie’s brother Tyler, while Victor learns the truth about Sharon.



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. Sunny Anderson.

Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9;
10 a.m. on Ch. 10. A Christmas Eve celebration; Aretha Franklin performs.

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.


The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Neve Campbell.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. “Twilight” stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner Kirstie Alley. .


Greater Boston at 7 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11; midnight on
Ch. 2.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Samuel L. Jackson; Ed Sheeran performs.


Christmas Is Here Again
8 p.m. (56) Animated misadventures of an orphan girl trying to recover Santa’s stolen magical toy sack. G (2008)

A Christmas Story 8 p.m.,
10 p.m., midnight (TBS) Jean Shepherd’s nostalgic charmer about a boy (Peter Billingsley) craving a BB gun. PG (1983)

The Decoy Bride 8 p.m. (TMC) A woman agrees to impersonate an engaged movie star whose celebrity status attracts paparazzi. PG (2011)

Disney’s A Christmas Carol
8 p.m. (DISN) Jim Carrey stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this adaptation of Dickens’ classic holiday tale. PG (2009)

Fantastic Four 8 p.m. (FXM) Comic book romp about astronauts who are transformed into superheroes. Ioan Gruffudd. PG-13 (2005)

Help for the Holidays 8 p.m. (HALMRK) An elf takes a job as a nanny in order to help a family revive their Christmas spirit. NR (2012)

It’s a Wonderful Life 8 p.m. (7) Holiday classic about a suicidal banker (James Stewart) who learns the ultimate life lesson. PG (1946)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 8 p.m. (HBO) Sean Anderson and his stepfather Hank (Dwayne Johnson) travel to a lost island with strange beasts. PG (2012)

The March Sisters at Christmas 8 p.m. (LIFE) A contemporary adaptation of “Little Women.” NR (2012)

I’ll Be Home for Christmas 8:30 p.m. (WAM) A college kid is lured home for Christmas by the promise of a car. Jonathan Taylor Thomas. PG (1998)

A Christmas Carol 9 p.m. (TNT) An adaptation of the Dickens classic, with Patrick Stewart as Scrooge. NR (1999)

A Christmas Wedding Date 9 p.m. (68) A woman who lost her job returns home to visit her mom and attend a friend’s Christmas Eve wedding. NR (2012)

Unlikely Angel 9 p.m. (CMT) Dolly Parton plays a hapless cherub on a mission of good will. NR (1996)

Holiday Inn 10 p.m. (WAM) Stylish Bing Crosby-Fred Astaire musical. NR (1942)

It’s Christmas, Carol! 10 p.m. (HALMRK) A domineering CEO observes her past, present, and future when the ghost of her former boss visits. NR (2012)

The Road to Christmas
10 p.m. (LIFE) A holiday romance starring Jennifer Grey as a determined bride-to-be. NR (2006)