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Monday's TV highlights: 'Beauty and the Beast' on ABC

Monday's TV highlights: 'Beauty and the Beast' on ABC
Disney's animated version of the tale "Beauty and the Beast" will air on ABC. (Walt Disney Pictures)

SPECIALS

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59th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration Live from the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion this year’s edition features fresh faces including Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, Pasadena Girls’ Choir and Infinite Flow and returning favorites like Le Ballet Dembaya and Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea. Brian White and mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzmán cohost the festivities. 3 and 9 p.m. KOCE

Holiday Baking Championship The winners from all six seasons step back into the kitchen for a new competition judged by Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale. 9 p.m. Food Network

Christmas Eve Mass Pope Francis leads the Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. 11:34 p.m. NBC

108th Annual Christmas Carol Service Harvard University. 1 a.m. NBC

A Bold New Love: A Christmas Eve With Middle Collegiate Church Tituss Burgess conducts the Art & Soul Chorus in a performance of “Grateful” and “You’re My Joy,” two gospel songs he composed, during this one-hour celebration of Christmas Eve from Middle Collegiate Church. 11:35 p.m. CBS

MOVIES

White Christmas Former Army buddies (Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye) put on a show with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) to save their general’s (Dean Jagger) hotel in Vermont in this 1954 holiday classic featuring the Irving Berlin song. 8 and 10:45 a.m., 1:30, 4:15, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Sundance

A Christmas Carol Many people consider this 1938 version their favorite screen adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. June Lockhart (“Lost in Space”) made her film debut at age 12 as one of the children of Bob and Emily Cratchit, played by her real-life parents, Gene and Kathleen Lockhart. Reginald Owen stars as Christmas-hating curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge. 7 p.m. TCM

It's a Wonderful Life Small-town guy George Bailey (James Stewart) defers one big dream after another to stay home, marry a local girl (Donna Reed) and run the family business until, facing financial ruin on Christmas Eve, he’s pulled from suicidal despair by a guardian angel (Henry Travers), who shows him how the world would have been if he’d never lived. Lionel Barrymore also stars in director Frank Capra’s 1946 classic. 8 p.m. NBC

Beauty and the Beast One of the most beloved of modern Disney animated features, this 1991 fantasy puts its own spin on the story of a young woman (voice of Paige O’Hara) unexpectedly involved with a beastly creature (Robby Benson), who is a cursed prince who needs true love to return to his former self. Angela Lansbury and Jerry Orbach also supply voices. 8 p.m. ABC

A Christmas Story The annual 24-hour holiday marathon of this favorite from 1983 starring Peter Billingsley as Ralphie, the little boy who yearns to find a Red Ryder BB gun under the Christmas tree, begins. Showings air every two hours starting at 8 p.m. on TBS and 9 p.m on TNT

Elf This 2003 comedy stars Will Ferrell as a human who was adopted by elves as an infant and grows up thinking he’s just a large version of his adoptive father (Bob Newhart). James Caan also stars. 8:30 p.m. AMC

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TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Annie Bosko performs. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Ryan Seth MacFarlane; Martina McBride. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray Emeril Lagasse; Tony Danza. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé The winner of the All About Women & Girls Film Festival. (N) 6 p.m. KVCR

Amanpour and Company (N) 10 p.m. KVCR; midnight KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS

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

SPORTS

NFL Football The Denver Broncos visit the Oakland Raiders, 5:15 p.m. ESPN

For more sports on TV, see

the Sports section.

Customized TV listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes

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