Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

“The Sound of Music”
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“The Sound of Music”


By Sarah Rodman

The Sound of Music 7 p.m., Channel 5

’Twas the night before the night before Christmas and all through the houses, families were flipping through the stations to find something to distract them from all the regression happening around them. Voila! Something everyone can agree on as we hiss the Nazis, cheer those wily nuns, take it as a tip of the cap to Boston that “fa” is a long, long way to run, and choke up at “Edelweiss.” Soak in Ms. Andrews’s raindrops on roses now so you can properly compare them with Carrie Underwood’s when her version arrives next holiday season.

Oprah’s Next Chapter 9 p.m., OWN


Oprah thought Jamie Foxx was so nice she’s airing shows about him twice. In part two, the “Django Unchained” star talks about both his long, diverse career — from comedy to TV to film to music — and his personal life, including his views on marriage.

Christmas at Luther:

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

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8 p.m., Channel 2

We could all use some of that, right?

Eddie & the Cruisers 8 p.m., VH1 Classic

Ladies and gentlemen, Toby



The Next Iron Chef: Redemption 9 p.m., Food Network

The last “Next.”