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Tinsel TV: Holiday shows scheduled today

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"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (6 p.m., Cartoon) See Nov. 30.

"Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" (6:30 p.m., Cartoon) See Dec. 4.

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"Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas" (7 p.m., WLS-Channel 7) The singer celebrates in Chicago.

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (7 p.m., AMC) See Nov. 30.

"Straight No Chaser: Live in New York" (7:30 p.m., WTTW-Channel 11) See Nov. 29.

"Santa Claus: The Movie" (9:15 p.m., AMC) See Dec. 11.

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"The Christmas Shoes" (3 p.m., Lifetime Movie) Rob Lowe. A workaholic lawyer crosses paths with a boy on Christmas Eve. 2002

"Santa Baby" (5 p.m., ABC Family) When Santa falls ill, his efficiency-expert daughter takes over. Jenny McCarthy. 2006

"The Christmas Blessing" (5 p.m., Lifetime Movie) Neil Patrick Harris. School coach loses faith after his loved ones take ill. 2005

"Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe" (7 p.m., ABC Family) Mary's dilemma: Stay in New York or take the reins of Dad's reindeer? Repeats at 9 p.m. 2009

"White Christmas" (7 p.m., AMC) See Dec. 5.

"The Christmas Hope" (7 p.m., Lifetime Movie) Madeleine Stowe. A troubled couple takes in a foster child. 2009

"Chicago's Very Own Holidays" (8 p.m., WGN-Channel 9) Looking back at local lore, including the origin of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.

"A Golden Christmas" (8 p.m., WCPX-Channel 38) Andrea Roth. Childhood friends are reunited. 2009

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"Christmas at the White House" (9 p.m., WLS-Channel 7) Oprah Winfrey visits the president and first lady as they prepare for the holiday.

"Holiday Inn" (9:45 p.m., AMC) Bing Crosby. An entertainer's country inn is open only on special occasions. 1942

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"Pinocchio's Christmas" (7 a.m., ABC Family) Money for Geppetto's gift is stolen.

"Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey" (8 a.m., ABC Family) Nestor gets to carry the first gift to Bethlehem.

"The Story of the First Christmas Snow" (8:30 a.m., ABC Family) Nuns aid a shepherd boy blinded by lightning.

"Jack Frost" (9 a.m., ABC Family) See Dec. 7.

"Frosty's Winter Wonderland" (10 a.m., ABC Family) See Dec. 4.

"Cranberry Christmas" (10:30 a.m., ABC Family) See Dec. 7.

"Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July" (11 a.m., ABC Family) A wizard threatens to dim Rudolph and melt Frosty.

"A Christmas Carol" (11 a.m., TCM) See Dec. 3.

"Rudolph's Shiny New Year" (1 p.m., ABC Family) See Dec. 8.

"Adolphus Children's Parade" (2 p.m., WLS-Channel 7) Footage from Dallas' celebration on the street.

"The Year Without a Santa Claus" (2 p.m., ABC Family) See Dec. 1.

"The Spirit of Christmas" (3 p.m., WLS-Channel 7) Natalie Cole, Al Jarreau and Brian McKnight belt out songs of the season.

"Jingle All the Way" (3 p.m., WPWR-Channel 50) See Nov. 28.

"A Miser Brothers Christmas" (3 p.m., ABC Family) See Dec. 8.

"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (4 p.m., ABC Family) See Dec. 7.

"Magnificent Mile Lights Festival" (4 p.m., WLS-Channel 7) See Nov. 28.

"Babes in Toyland" (5 p.m., WPWR-Channel 50) Drew Barrymore. Little Lisa lands in Toyland on a fateful Christmas Eve. 1986

"The Santa Clause 2" (5 p.m., ABC Family) See Dec. 11.

"Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" (6:30 p.m., Cartoon) See Dec. 4.

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"It's a Wonderful Life" (7 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5) James Stewart. A banker is ready to throw his life away until an angel-to-be shows how much he's mattered. 1946

"The Polar Express" (7 p.m., WLS-Channel 7) See Dec. 3.

"Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" (7 p.m., ABC Family) See Dec. 2. Repeats at 9 p.m.

"Christmas in Canaan" (7 p.m., Hallmark) Billy Ray Cyrus. A wounded puppy makes friends out of rival boys. 2009

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"The Year Without a Santa Claus" (6 p.m., ABC Family) See Dec. 1.

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"Yes, Virginia" (7 p.m., WBBM-Channel 2) A skeptical girl asks a newspaper for the truth about Santa.

"The Flight Before Christmas" (7:30 p.m., WBBM-Channel 2) An ambitious young reindeer tries to find his missing father.

"The Santa Clause 2" (7 p.m., ABC Family) Tim Allen. Santa leaves the North Pole to get his son off the naughty list. 2002

"Prancer" (7 p.m., AMC) Sam Elliott. A girl hides an injured reindeer she thinks belongs to Santa. 1989

"Santa Claus: The Movie" (9 p.m., AMC) Dudley Moore. A wayward elf threatens to tarnish St. Nick's legend. 1985

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"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (6 p.m., ABC Family) See Dec. 7.

"Hollywood Christmas Parade" (7 p.m., WPWR-Channel 50) Susan Lucci is grand marshall of the California march.

"A Flintstone Christmas" (9 p.m., ABC Family) Fred fills in for the injured Santa.

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"Rudolph's Shiny New Year" (6 p.m., ABC Family) See Dec. 8.

"Shrek the Halls" (7 p.m., WLS-Channel 7) See Nov. 30.

"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (7 p.m., ABC Family) See Dec. 7.


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"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys" (8 p.m., ABC Family) In this computer-animated sequel, a thief swipes Santa's presents.

"The Santa Clause" (9 p.m., TNT) See Nov. 27.

" 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" (9:30 p.m., ABC Family) See Dec. 7.

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"Mickey's Christmas Carol" (6 p.m., ABC Family) Goofy, Scrooge McDuck and the title rodent replay Dickens.

"Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too!" (6:30 p.m., ABC Family) Pooh sets off to the North Pole to deliver his friends' lists.


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"The Year Without a Santa Claus" (7 p.m., ABC Family) See Dec. 1.

"National Christmas Tree Lighting" (8 p.m., WTTW-Channel 11) Sheryl Crow, Common and Ray LaMontagne perform as the switch goes on in Washington.

"A Miser Brothers Christmas" (8 p.m., ABC Family) Santa's a victim of the Snow Miser/Heat Miser feud.

"Rudolph's Shiny New Year" (9 p.m., ABC Family) It takes a glowing nose to find the lost Baby New Year.

"Larry the Cable Guy's Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau" (10 p.m., CMT) See Nov. 26.

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" 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" (6 p.m., ABC Family) Mice and men learn Santa may bypass their town.

"Cranberry Christmas" (6:30 p.m., ABC Family) A meanie wants to take away the Cranberryport skating bog.

"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (7 p.m., WLS-Channel 7) A ban on toys converts a young do-gooder into Santa.


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"Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special" (7 p.m., WFLD-Channel 32) The country star performs with Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley and David Cook.

"Jack Frost" (9 p.m., ABC Family) Icy Jack begs Father Winter to make him human.

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"Naughty or Nice" (9:30 a.m., ABC Family) George Lopez. A sick boy convinces a Chicago shock jock to be nice for one day. 2004

"The Santa Clause" (2:30 p.m., TBS) See Nov. 27.

"Home Alone" (4 p.m., FX) See Nov. 26.

"My Christmas" (7 p.m., WTTW-Channel 11) Producer David Foster and singer Andrea Bocelli share the stage.

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"Home Alone" (6 p.m., FX) See Nov. 26.


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"White Christmas" (7 p.m., AMC) Bing Crosby. Broadway dancers couple up with singing sisters. Repeats at 9:45. 1954

"12 Men of Christmas" (8 p.m., Lifetime) Kristin Chenoweth. A New Yorker skips town after a disastrous office party. 2009

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"Frosty's Winter Wonderland" (6 p.m., ABC Family) Magic hat brings a snowbride to life.

"A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa" (7 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5.) Kermit and company keep running into guest stars on their mission to the North Pole.


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"Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" (7 p.m., WGN-Channel 9) A boy must find his missing granny on Christmas Eve.

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (7 p.m., AMC) See Nov. 30. Repeats at 9:15 p.m.

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"The Polar Express" (5 p.m., ABC Family) Tom Hanks. A boy is invited along on a rail journey to the North Pole. Repeats at 7:30. 2004

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (7 p.m., AMC) See Nov. 30. Repeats at 9:15 p.m.

"A Christmas Carol" (7 p.m., AMC) Reginald Owen. A holiday-hating curmudgeon finally gets the spirit. 1938

"Larry the Cable Guy's Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau" (10 p.m., CMT) See Nov. 26.

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"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (7 p.m., WBBM-Channel 2) The glowing snout and dental dreams of a couple of misfits.

"Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (7 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5) Songs by Michael Buble, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Barry Manilow, the Roots and Shakira lead up to a tree lighting.

"Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" (7 p.m., ABC Family) Tim Allen. Jack Frost tries to wrest away Santa's holiday. Repeats at 9 p.m. 2006

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (7 p.m., AMC) See Nov. 30. Repeats at 9:15 p.m.

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