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Holiday TV: Bing, 'Rudolph,' 'Elf'


"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Tuesday 8-9 p.m., CBS/2) gets its annual encore.


"It's a Wonderful Life" airs only Saturday (8-11 p.m., NBC/4) and Christmas Eve.

Also: Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire in "Holiday Inn" (Saturday 12:20 and 10:05 p.m., Encore Family); Will Ferrell's "Elf" (Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 p.m., ABC Family); Chevy Chase in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (Monday at 8 and 10 p.m., ABC Family); Vanessa Williams in "A Diva's Christmas Carol" (Monday at 8 p.m. and midnight, Lifetime).

New TV movies: "A Bride for Christmas" (Saturday at 8 p.m., Hallmark); "A Star for Christmas" and "A Christmas Wedding Date" (Sunday at 7 and 9 p.m., ion/31); "The Christmas Heart" (Sunday at 8 p.m., Hallmark); Mira Sorvino in "Finding Mrs. Claus" (Sunday at 9 p.m., Lifetime).


Relive '60s song-and-skate in "Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows" (Saturday at 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., WLIW/21; Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:30 p.m., WNET/13).

Also: "Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby" (Saturday at 10 p.m., Monday at 11:30 p.m., WLIW/21); new "Blake Shelton's Not-So-Family Christmas" (Monday at 10 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 8 p.m., NBC/4); "Pop-Up Video" (Dec. 7 at 8:30 a.m., VH1 Classic).


Prime-time faves -- "Castle" (Monday at 10 p.m., ABC/7); "Go On" and "The New Normal" (Tuesday at 9 and 9:30 p.m., NBC/4); "The Middle," "The Neighbors" and "Suburgatory" (Wednesday at 8, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m., ABC/7); "Duck Dynasty" (Wednesday at 10 p.m., A&E); "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation" (Dec. 6 at 9 and 9:30 p.m., NBC/4).

Kid stuff -- "Good Luck Charlie," "Dog With a Blog" and "Shake It Up" (Sunday at 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m., Disney); "Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja," "Pair of Kings" and "Kickin' It" (Monday at 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m., Disney XD); Hanukkah on "Shalom Sesame" (Tuesday at 11 a.m., Dec. 7 at 9:30 a.m., KidsThirteen).

Animation -- "Regular Show" and "Annoying Orange" (Monday at 8 and 8:30 p.m., Cartoon); "The Amazing World of Gumball" and "The Looney Tunes Show" (Tuesday at 7 and 7:30 p.m., Cartoon); "MAD" (Dec. 6 at 8 p.m., Cartoon).


"The Jeffersons" (Saturday 5-7 p.m., TV One); "Roseanne" (Sunday at 11:30 a.m., TV Land); "House" (Tuesday at noon and 8 p.m., Universal HD); "Lois & Clark" (Tuesday at 8-10 p.m., Hub); "Bewitched" (Wednesday at 10:30 p.m., Logo); "The Brady Bunch" (Dec. 6 at 5 p.m., INSP); "Wagon Train" (Dec. 7 at 3:20 p.m., Encore Westerns).

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