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Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight


It’s a Wonderful Life  8 p.m., Channel 7

You’re probably going to have to watch a movie tonight. And it’s probably going to be a Christmas movie. And you’ll probably want to get a little teary and think about appreciating your life and the people in it. And you just know you want you some Jimmy Stewart. So accept your fate, and just do it.

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Miracle on 34th Street  7 and 9:15 p.m., AMC

BUT . . . if you decide that you absolutely must have a Santa vision, and that vision must be about a man who heals bitter commercial

rivals, creating a kind of metaphor for the fiscal cliff negotiations, but in the process raises questions about sanity and insanity, then this is for you. Added bonus: Edmund Gwenn, who won an Oscar for his turn as Kris Kringle.

Raising Hope marathon  8-10 p.m., Channel 25

Maw Maw, you’ve given me a Maw Maw.

Duck Dynasty marathon  8 p.m.-4 a.m., A&E

Whiskers? Or chia?

Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States 8 p.m., Showtime

Johnson, Nixon, Vietnam, is very good indeed.

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