Friday’s TV Highlights: The new Hallmark Channel movie ‘Christmas List’ and more

Alicia Witt in “Christmas List”
Alicia Witt stars in the new holiday romance “Christmas List,” airing on Hallmark Channel.
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A Haunting This unscripted series about the paranormal is back with new episodes. 9 p.m. TLC

Truth Is Stranger Than Florida This new true-crime series explores the seamier side of the Sunshine State. 10 p.m. Investigation Discovery

Search Party This kooky mystery-comedy starring “Arrested Development’s” Alia Shawkat wraps its first season with a pair of new episodes. 11 and 11:30 p.m. TBS


Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas Tony winner Audra McDonald, Zosia Mamet (“Girls”) and comic Jim Gaffigan guest star in this family-friendly holiday fable. 7 p.m. HBO

Frosty the Snowman Jimmy Durante narrates this classic animated holiday special; followed by the special “Frosty Returns,” featuring the voices of John Goodman and Jonathan Winters. 8 and 8:30 p.m. CBS

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Boris Karloff narrates this animated tale from 1966 featuring the voice of Thurl Ravenscroft singing the classic “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” 8 p.m. NBC

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town Fred Astaire narrates the tale of how Kris Kringle got his start in this stop-motion animated classic. 8 p.m. ABC

Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration The stars of the Disney musical “Descendants” get in the spirit of the season in this new special. 8 p.m. Disney Channel

Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody The pianist celebrates the Big Apple through the music of Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Lou Reed, Alicia Keys and others in this new special. 9 p.m. KOCE


Christmas List Alicia Witt stars as a woman who has her heart set on experiencing a particular set of holiday traditions in this romantic new TV movie. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

How to Marry a Millionaire Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable star in this 1953 romantic comedy. 9 p.m. KCET


CBS This Morning Jennifer Hyman, CEO and co-founder of Rent the Runway. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Dolly Parton; Jessica Chastain; Daya performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA

Good Morning America Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali and filmmaker Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”); Black Friday deals; chef and author Dan Churchill. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day LA Former Rams players Vince Ferragamo and Jackie Slater; Beatles tribute band the Fab Four; Kirk Fogg (“Legends of the Hidden Temple”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

The Doctors Wacky health products; Instagram may be fueling infidelity; a training camp for service dogs. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Kathy Griffin. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Colin Farrell; Laverne Cox; John Legend performs. 3 p.m. KNBC

Charlie Rose (N) 7:30 p.m. KOCE

Washington Week (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Justin Timberlake; Tracey Ullman; Stanaj performs. 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Tiger Woods; Elijah Wood; journalist Jorge Ramos. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Casey Affleck; Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez; Garth Brooks performs. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Tavis Smiley (N) midnight KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 12:30 a.m. KOCE, 1 a.m. KLCS

The Late Late Show With James Corden Rob Lowe; JK Simmons; comic Eliza Skinner. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Billy Bob Thornton; Lily Collins; Sanjay Gupta. 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC

Last Call With Carson Daly Joy Reid; Holy Ghost performs; Michael Rosenbaum. 1:38 a.m. KNBC



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