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TV This Week Dec. 15 - 21: 'I Love Lucy Christmas Special' on CBS

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SUNDAY

Had your fill of holiday movies? Too bad! Tricia Helfer stars in "Finding Christmas" and Melissa Sagemiller stars in "All I Want for Christmas." 8 p.m. Hallmark; 9 p.m. Ion

They deck the halls at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in "White House Christmas 2013." 8 p.m. HGTV

"Psych" presents "Psych: The Musical" with guest stars Barry Bostwick and Ally Sheedy. What's next? The kids on "Glee" start solving crimes? 9 p.m. USA

MONDAY

Playwrights … without them, actors would just be milling around on stage with nothing to say or do, and their craft is celebrated on a new "Independent Lens." 10 p.m. KOCE

"Robot Chicken" presents a "Born Again Virgin Christmas Special." If the children are nestled all snug in their beds, do NOT wake them for this one. Midnight Cartoon Network

TUESDAY

"Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913" recalls a protracted miners' strike in Michigan's Upper Peninsula that ended in tragedy but also resulted in a raft of new workplace-safety regulations. 8 p.m. KOCE

"The Voice" crowns its latest champion in a two-hour season finale. Carson Daly hosts. 9 p.m. NBC

It wasn't always "Elementary," as forensics experts explain in "How Sherlock Changed the World," an examination of the innovative crime-solving techniques employed by Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional sleuth. 9 p.m. KOCE

WEDNESDAY

Their hearts will go on: Touching stories of adoption are interspersed with musical performances in "A Home for the Holidays With Celine Dion." 8 p.m. CBS

We'll find out if Miley Cyrus is gonna be naughty or nice when she takes the stage at "The iHeartradio Jingle Ball 2013." Robin Thicke, Selena Gomez and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also perform. 8 p.m. KTLA

She recently entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the most televised stand-up specials, and she's back with another: "Kathy Griffin Record Breaker." 8 p.m. Bravo

What do NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the stars of "Duck Dynasty" and the aforementioned Ms. Cyrus have in common? They're all featured in "Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013." 9:30 p.m. ABC

"Michael Bublé's 3rd Annual Christmas Special" finds the Canadian-born crooner making merry with Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and "Sesame Street's" Cookie Monster. 10 p.m. NBC

THURSDAY

The Dickens you say! An evening of adaptations of "A Christmas Carol" kicks off with the 1970 musical "Scrooge" starring Albert Finney and Alec Guinness. 5 p.m. TCM

"The X Factor" crowns its latest champion in a two-hour season finale. Mario Lopez hosts. 8 p.m. Fox

Did we mention that "Reign" rules? Yes, we did, just last week in fact. But if you haven't seen it, here's a chance to catch an encore of this period drama's pilot episode. 9 p.m. KTLA

Au revoir, les zombies! The imported supernatural drama "The Returned" — France's more reserved answer to "The Walking Dead" — wraps its first season. 9 p.m. Sundance

FRIDAY

Two classic episodes of the mother of all sitcoms are colorized for your holiday viewing pleasure in the "I Love Lucy Christmas Special." Hey, Lucy was a redhead, who knew? 8 p.m. CBS

Laura McKenzie and "CHiPs'" Erik Estrada are the hosts, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin is the grand marshal and Santa Claus plays himself in a rebroadcast of "The Hollywood Christmas Parade." 8 p.m. KTLA

Hugh Jackman is your wolverine of ceremonies — sorry, "master" of ceremonies — for "Christmas in Washington 2013." Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow and "Pitch Perfect's" Anna Kendrick perform. 8 p.m. TNT

Peace on Earth, good will toward men? It happened on a World War I battlefield, a real-life Christmas miracle that gets the musical treatment in the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera "Silent Night." 9 p.m. KOCE

After 50 years, they've gathered some moss. But they can still kick out the jams, as seen in the concert doc "The Rolling Stones Sweet Summer Sun Hyde Park 2013." 9 p.m. Showtime

SATURDAY

We're off to see "The Wizard of Oz" and then we're off to see it again with back-to-back airings of the beloved 1939 musical fantasy starring Judy Garland. 7 and 9:15 p.m. TNT

Over 150 singers and musicians will make a joyful noise at the "Chapman University Wassail Holiday Special," the 50th edition of the school's annual Christmas concert. 8 p.m. KCET

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