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Off the Wall: Strategize your Sundays for a 'Mad Men' campaign

Off the Wall wallows in the weird, wild, wide world of Tubeland.

'MAD' MARATHON It's a three-martini breakfast! Revving up for the series' final episodes next spring, they're encoring in order every previous outing of "Mad Men" (Sunday at 6 and 7 a.m., AMC). Don Draper's 2007 debut kicks off the weekly Sunday morning run. More at

GIVING THANKS And giving amusement are new holiday episodes of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Sunday at 8:30 p.m., Fox/5), "Family Guy" (Sunday at 9 p.m., Fox/5), sleeper treat "Marry Me" (Tuesday at 9 p.m., NBC/4), "The Middle" (Wednesday at 8 p.m., ABC/7), "The Goldbergs" (Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., ABC/7), "Modern Family" (Wednesday at 9 p.m., ABC/7), and unscripted fave "Party Down South" (Wednesday at 9 p.m., CMT). Repeating past holidays are "Everybody Hates Chris" (Saturday at 5:30 p.m., MTV2), "The Cleveland Show" (Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., Cartoon), "A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion" (Tuesday night at 3 a.m., next Saturday at 9a.m., Hallmark Movies), "Friends" (Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., TV Land), and "Mike & Molly" (Thursday at 8:30 p.m., FX).

MAKING MERRY Ready to celebrate Christmas? TV sure is. It's debuting two movies this weekend -- "Northpole" (Saturday night at 8, Hallmark), with Robert Wagner and Jill St. John as Mr. and Mrs. Claus, plus Tiffani Thiessen and Josh Hopkins; then Jessalyn Gilsig's "Angels and Ornaments" (Sunday at 8 p.m., Hallmark). Other merry movies include various takes on Dickens' Scrooge story -- Kelsey Grammer's musical "A Christmas Carol" (Saturday at 9 a.m., Hallmark Movies), Alastair Sim's classic 1951 performance in "A Christmas Carol" (Thursday at 7 p.m., Hallmark Movies), and Vanessa Williams in "A Diva's Christmas Carol" (Friday at 6 a.m. and 2a.m., Hallmark).

MUSIC MAVENS Singer-songwriter Paul Williams talks with Oprah about addiction/ recovery on "Super Soul Sunday" (Sunday at 11a.m., OWN). Metallica makes some kind of monstrous stop on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Monday-Friday nights at 12:37 a.m., CBS/2), starting with Monday's sit-down interview and continuing through the week to jam. "Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued" (Friday at 9 p.m., Showtime) features new songs composed to long-lost lyrics by Bob Dylan. Among those collaborating: Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim James, Taylor Goldsmith, Rhiannon Giddens. Trailer, music videos at

SPORTS STARS IN STRANGE SPACES Mets/Yankees legend Darryl Strawberry updates his life in "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" (Sunday at 9 p.m., OWN). NBA star Yao Ming fights the poaching of elephants and rhinos in "Saving Africa's Giants" (Tuesday at 10 p.m., Animal Planet). Preview at

WHO NEEDS THE LIRR? Especially when you've got "Tricked Out Trains" (Sunday at 9 and 10 p.m., Travel). The first hour revisits private cars for the rich and famous during the 20th century's golden years of rail travel. The second marvels at historic rail cars restored to their former glory. Video at

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