'Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale'

An encore of "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale" airs at 8 p.m. on NBC. (Justin Lubin / NBC / October 29, 2013)

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Doctor Who Matt Smith is saluted with a farewell special just before he takes his final turn as the Time Lord in the venerable British sci-fi series' annual Christmas offering. 8 and 9 p.m. BBC America

White Magic Illusionist Dan White is up to his old tricks, and some new ones, in this new series. 9 and 9:30 p.m. Travel

Bible Secrets Revealed Human sexuality and what the Scriptures have to say about it are explored in the series' season finale. 10 p.m. History

The Legend of Mick Dodge Get a sneak peek at this new documentary series, premiering in January, about a man who, a quarter-century ago, gave up civilization for life in a Pacific Northwest rain forest. 10:30 p.m. National Geographic


Yule Log Images of a blazing hearth are accompanied by Christmas music. 6 a.m. KTLA, KCAL

Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Neil Patrick Harris and Nick Cannon co-host this pre-recorded event, with musical guests including Mary J. Blige, Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo. 9 a.m. ABC

A Gospel Christmas Denise Williams is among the many performers taking part in this inspirational special. Noon KCAL

Mr. Stink "Downton Abbey's" Hugh Bonneville stars as a homeless man befriended by an English girl in this family-friendly fable. 7 p.m. KOCE

Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale The original "American Idol" is joined by a host of special guests in this encore holiday special. 8 p.m. NBC


A Christmas Story The annual 24-hour marathon of this nostalgic 1983 tale continues. 6, 8 and 8 a.m., noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. TBS


Basketball A full slate of Christmas matchups includes the Lakers hosting the Miami Heat and the Clippers visiting the Golden State Warriors. 2 p.m. ABC; 7:30 p.m. ESPN and FS Prime