Speaking of which, Christmas movies come tumbling out
tonight, including Daphne Zuniga as an overstressed mom who gives up trying to
ensure a perfect holiday and decides to leave the work one year to others in
“On Strike for Christmas” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.). That her hapless
husband and sons cannot quite equal her skills is believable; that her action
would cause a townwide movement, with picket signs, less so.
The politics is even more strident in the first holiday
movie from the former Gospel Music Channel, “Christmas with a C” (GMC, 7 and 9
p.m.), in which that other Baldwin brother, Daniel, fights with Ted McGinley
over whether their Alaskan town should put up a Nativity scene. It’s the war on
Christmas in Christmas movie form, based onÂ Christian rock song from Go Fish and a screed from
“Christian comic” Brad Stine that is performed twice.
Those who love left field satire, and the now ended “Tim
Eric, Awewsome Show, Great Job!” will need to turn into the one hour “Tim
Eric Awesome Crimbus Special” (Cartoon Network, midnight) in which they
lay out the rules for their new holiday (it happens at work, during lunch,
under that odd potted tree).
The new reality series “The Hasselhoffs” (AE, 10 p.m.)
featuring the former “Baywatch” star and his college-age daughters, doesn’t
have much to offer. The big acting role daughter Hayley is for a series that
has since ben canceled; the rock star dreams of Taylor-Ann seem mearely
misguided. And their dad is just trying to stay sober, making jokes about it as
he does because he has very little else to talk about.
“CSI: Miami” (CBS, 10 p.m.) reaches its 200th
NoNot sure how much help John Legend is going to be on the
construction site at “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (ABC, 8 p.m.).
It’s Steelers at Ravens in Sunday Night Football (NBC, 8:15
p.m.). Earlier, it’s Browns at Dolphins (CBS, 1 p.m.), Redskins at Giants (Fox,
1 p.m.) and Cowboys at Colts (Fox, 4 p.m.).
Plan your college football bowl season after the BCS Selection Show (ESPN, 8:15 p.m.).
It’s Sacred Heart at UConn women (CPTV, 1 p.m.) from the XL Center in Hartford. Also in
women’s college basketball today, Purdue at Notre Dame (ESPN2, 2 p.m.). In
men’s college hoops, it’s Oklahoma at Arizona (CSN, 4 p.m.), Virginia at
Virginia Tech (NESN, 6 p.m.) and Maryland vs. Temple (CSN, 8:30 p.m.).
NBA action includes Celtics at Nets (CSN, YES, 1 p.m.), Knicks at Raptors (MSG, 1 p.m. and Hornets at Spurs (NBA, 7 p.m.). In the NHL, it’s Senators at Rangers (MSG, 5 p.m.) and Flames at Blackhawks (NHL, 7 p.m.). In college hockey, it’s Union, N.Y., at Yale (ESPNU, 3 p.m.).
Two films based on F. Scott Fitzgerald stories run back to
back, “Tender is the Night” (TCM, 8 .m.) and “The Last Time I Saw Paris” (TCM,
“I Survived .. Beyond and Back” (Bio, 10 p.m.) returns for a
new set of harrowing stories.
“The action moves to the Korean peninsula in the penultimate
episode of “The Amazing Race” (CBS, 8 p.m.) this season, presumably shot before
the recent flare-up.
ABC: Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, Tammy Schultz, retired Lt.
Col. Bob Maginnis, Elaine Donnelly and R. Clarke Cooper. CBS: Sens. Dick
Durvin, Jon Kyl. NBC: Sens. Mitch McConnell and John Kerry. CNN: Sens. Dick
Lugar, Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden, author Jon Wiener. Fox News: Sen. Ken Conrad,
U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Newt Gingrich.