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    The Great Christmas Light Fight

    ABC, 8:00PM ET >> Description

    Holiday displays in Kokomo, Ind.; Weirsdale, Fla.; Grand Rivers, Ky.; Clifton, Ohio; Rockaway Beach, N.Y.; Windermere, Fla.; Fox River Grove, Ill.; and San Francisco.
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    Engineering Catastrophes

    SCIENCE, 9:00AM ET >> Description

    Looking at the world's biggest structural mistakes and the solutions used to solve them.
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    Antiques Roadshow

    PBS, 7:00PM ET >> Description

    The new fourth edition of the series' "Junk in the Trunk" episodes begins by surveying a number of items assessed in the cities that have formed the show's 18th season. One is a plush toy of a character featured in "Doctor Dolittle," the Pushmi-Pullyu. Appropriately, the figure has ties to PBS, since it was won at a network auction in the late 1960s. A work by legendary artist Pablo Picasso, found in a basement, also is put up for price evaluation.
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    We'll Meet Again

    PBS, 10:00PM ET >> Description

    Ann Curry hosts this new six-episode docu-series devoted to presenting moments in history as recounted by "ordinary" people whose stories have gone untold until now. Each episode also reunites the storyteller with those who were there to share the same moment. The series premiere introduces Reiko, a Japanese-American woman who as a child in 1942 was sent to an internment camp. More than 70 years later, she seeks a reunion with an American classmate who stood by her during this painful trauma.
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    Saturday Night Live

    NBC, 11:29PM ET >> Description

    Host Matt Damon; Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson perform.
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    Avatar

    MOMAX, 5:15PM ET >> Description

    On the lush alien world of Pandora live the Navi, beings who appear primitive but are highly evolved. Because the planets environment is poisonous, human/Navi hybrids, called Avatars, must link to human minds to allow for free movement on Pandora. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paralyzed former Marine, becomes mobile again through one such Avatar and falls in love with a Navi woman (Zoe Saldana). As a bond with her grows, he is drawn into a battle for the survival of her world.
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    Toy Story 3

    FREEFORM, 5:45PM ET >> Description

    With their beloved Andy preparing to leave for college, Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack), and the rest of the toys find themselves headed for the attic but mistakenly wind up on the curb with the trash. Woodys quick thinking saves the gang, but all but Woody end up being donated to a day-care center. Unfortunately, the uncontrollable kids do not play nice, so Woody and the gang make plans for a great escape.
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    The Post

    HBOSIG, 6:00PM ET >> Description

    Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper -- The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers -- and very freedom -- to help bring long-buried truths to light.
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    Pretty Woman

    E!, 6:00PM ET >> Description

    In this modern update on Cinderella, a prostitute and a wealthy businessman fall hard for one another, forming an unlikely pair. While on a business trip in L.A., Edward (Richard Gere), who makes a living buying and breaking up companies, picks up a hooker, Vivian (Julia Roberts), on a lark. After Edward hires Vivian to stay with him for the weekend, the two get closer, only to discover there are significant hurdles to overcome as they try to bridge the gap between their very different worlds.
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    Megamind

    HBOF, 6:00PM ET >> Description

    Though he is the most-brilliant supervillain the world has known, Megamind (Will Ferrell) is the least-successful. Thwarted time and again by heroic Metro Man (Brad Pitt), Megamind is more surprised than anyone when he actually manages to defeat his longtime enemy. But without Metro Man, Megamind has no purpose in life, so he creates a new opponent, who quickly decides that its more fun to be a bad guy than a hero.
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    All the Money in the World

    STZCI, 6:45PM ET >> Description

    In 1973, kidnappers demand $17 million from billionaire J. Paul Getty in exchange for his grandsons release. Getty refuses to pay the perpetrators a single penny despite the desperate pleas from his former daughter-in-law Gail and adviser Fletcher Chase. With nowhere else to turn, Gail and Fletcher soon become unlikely allies in a race against time to save the teens life.
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    The Town

    IFC, 7:00PM ET >> Description

    Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) leads a band of ruthless bank robbers and has no real attachments except for James (Jeremy Renner), who -- despite his dangerous temper -- is like a brother. Everything changes for Doug when James briefly takes a hostage, bank employee Claire Keesey. Learning that she lives in the gangs neighborhood, Doug seeks her out to discover what she knows, and he falls in love. As the romance deepens, he wants out of his criminal life, but that could threaten Claire.
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    The Night Before

    FXX, 7:00PM ET >> Description

    For the last 10 years, lifelong buddies Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have gathered on Christmas Eve to celebrate the holidays with a bang. As Isaac prepares to become a first-time father, the friends realize that their annual tradition is coming to a sad end. To make it as memorable as possible, they plan a night of debauchery and hilarity by searching for the Nutcracka Ball, the Holy Grail of Christmas parties in New York.
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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    AMC, 7:30PM ET >> Description

    As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly DAngelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clarks employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.
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    Gladiator

    ENCRA, 8:31PM ET >> Description

    Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas.
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    Ali

    ENCRBL, 9:00PM ET >> Description

    With wit and athletic genius, with defiant rage and inner grace, Muhammad Ali forever changed the American landscape. Fighting all comers, Ali took on the law, conventions, the status quo and the war -- as well as the fists in front of him. Ali both ignited and mirrored the conflicts of his time and ours to become one of the most admired fighters in the world. Forget, now, what you thought you knew.
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    Fury

    IFC, 10:00PM ET >> Description

    In April 1945, the Allies are making their final push in the European theater. A battle-hardened Army sergeant named Don "Wardaddy" Collier (Brad Pitt), leading a Sherman tank and a five-man crew, undertakes a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Hopelessly outnumbered, outgunned and saddled with an inexperienced soldier (Logan Lerman) in their midst, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds as they move to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
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    Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

    HBOC, 10:30PM ET >> Description

    Celebrity photographer Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey) lives life in the fast lane, committed to bachelorhood and simultaneous relationships with multiple women. On the eve of his brothers wedding, Connor receives a visit from the spirits of his jilted lovers, who take him on an odyssey through his many failed relationships to try to find out what made him such a cad -- and if there is any hope of Connor finding true love.
  • Auto racing
    7:30-A FS1 Round 1
    Basketball
    12:00-P FS1 SMU at Georgetown
    1:00-P ESPN Villanova at Kansas
    1:00-P ESPN2 Tennessee at Memphis
    12:00-P BIGTEN Bucknell at Ohio State
    1:30-P CBS Crossroads Classic: Notre Dame vs. Purdue
    2:00-P FS1 Rutgers at Seton Hall
    2:00-P BIGTEN Western Michigan at Michigan
    4:00-P CBS Crossroads Classic: Butler vs. Indiana
    4:00-P NBCSN College of Charleston at VCU
    4:00-P BIGTEN LSU at Rutgers
    6:00-P NBATV Utah Jazz vs. Orlando Magic
    5:00-P ESPN2 Utah at Kentucky
    8:00-P BIGTEN Iowa vs. Northern Iowa
    7:00-P ESPN2 Gonzaga at North Carolina
    8:00-P FS1 Eastern Kentucky at Xavier
    2:00-A (12/16) ESPN2 Baylor at Arizona
    Football
    12:00-P ABC Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl: North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State
    2:00-P ESPN New Mexico Bowl: North Texas vs. Utah State
    2:00-P ESPN2 NCAA FCS Championship Round: Maine at Eastern Washington
    3:30-P ABC Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl: Arizona State vs. Fresno State
    5:30-P ESPN Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern
    10:30-P NFLNET Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos
    9:00-P ESPN R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Appalachian State vs. Middle Tennessee State
    Golf
    4:30-A GOLF Alfred Dunhill Championship, Third Round
    11:00-A GOLF PNC Father/Son Challenge, Day 1
    2:00-P CW PNC Father/Son Challenge, Day 1
    10:00-P GOLF Indonesian Masters, Final Round
    Soccer
    7:25-A NBCSN Manchester City FC vs. Everton FC
    9:30-A FS1 Hannover 96 vs. FC Bayern Munich
    9:55-A NBCSN Tottenham Hotspur FC vs. Burnley FC
    12:30-P NBC Fulham FC vs. West Ham United FC