Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Viewers won't want to miss this Christmas-TV classic -- the animated story of the Grinch, who hates Christmas and tries to ruin it for the residents of Whoville. When his plan goes awry, he learns an important lesson. ABC, 7 p.m.
Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby
In his first holiday special, Rod the Mod applies his gravel-throated magic to some festive classics, and gets vocal support from guests Michael Bublé, Cee-Lo Green, Mary J. Blige and Ella Fitzgerald. PPTV, 7 p.m.
Misty May-Treanor guest stars as herself when the three-time Olympic gold medallist and volleyball champ invites Ryan to play a game with her friends. Meanwhile, George realizes he has lived longer than his doctors predicted. NBC, 8 p.m.
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David Letterman: Alec Baldwin, Dirty Projectors
George Stroumboulopoulos: Amanda Lang
Craig Ferguson: James Marsden, Daniela Ruah
Jimmy Fallon: Tom Hanks, Aimee Mann
The Daily Show: Warren Buffett
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