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    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)

    Miracle on 34th Street 8 p.m., 10:15 p.m. (AMC) A department-store Santa insists he’s the real thing. Edmund Gwenn. NR (1947)

    The Mistle-Tones 8 p.m.,
    10 p.m. (FAM) A woman starts her own Christmas singing group and challenges the group that rejected her. NR (2012)


    The Town 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. (TNT) Boston bank robber Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) falls for a woman his gang took hostage. NR (2010)

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    WarGames 8 p.m. (SUND)

    A teen gains computer access to the US missile-warning system. Matthew Broderick. PG (1983)

    All About Christmas Eve 9 p.m. (LIFE) A party planner is invited on a romantic holiday vacation, but her company’s top client needs her. NR (2012)

    Cars 2 9 p.m. (STARZ) Race car Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) competes in the World Grand Prix. G (2011)


    Christmas Mail 9 p.m. (68) Postman Matt (A.J. Buckley) falls for coworker Kristi, who writes responses to letters for Santa. NR (2010)

    Christmas With Holly 9 p.m. (5) A coffee-shop owner is determined to connect with his orphaned niece in a Washington state hamlet. NR (2012)

    Arena 10 p.m. (G4) A young man (Kellan Lutz) is forced to fight in a modern gladiatorial arena. R (2011)

    A Friendship to Die For 10 p.m. (LMN) Standard suspense flick about a rich wife trying to frame her hubby with a pal’s help. R (2000)

    Matchmaker Santa 10 p.m. (HALMRK) A mysterious mall Santa arranges for a woman to be stranded with her boyfriend’s assistant. NR (2012)

    A Very Harold & Kumar


    Christmas 10 p.m. (MAX) Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) search for the perfect Christmas tree. R (2011)