Saturday’s TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: ‘Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas’ on Hallmark

“Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas” on Hallmark

Mariah Carey stars in a new TV movie and new holiday special, both on Hallmark Channel.

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Saturday Night Live Former cast members Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return to cohost the sketch show’s Christmas episode, and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band perform. 11:29 p.m. NBC


Democratic Debate Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) meet in New Hampshire. 5 p.m. ABC


Oprah Goes to Broadway: The Color Purple This special offers a backstage look at the current revival of the musical based on the 1985 film. 7 and 10 p.m. OWN

Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert Peter Frampton, John Fogerty, Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow are among the performers taking part in this star-studded salute to the rock legend. 9 p.m. AMC

Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas Kelsey Grammer, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and “Mike & Molly’s” Billy Gardell join the diva for a tune-filled holiday special. 10 p.m. Hallmark Channel



A Christmas Melody Mariah Carey also directs and costars alongside Lacey Chabert in this new TV movie about a single mom (Chabert) who moves back to her hometown with her young daughter in tow. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

The Spirit of Christmas A lawyer has a supernatural romance in this made-for-cable holiday fable; with Jen Lilley and Thomas Beaudoin. 8 p.m. Lifetime



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

McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET


Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC


Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC

State of the Union Politics: Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Omnibus bill; politics: Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Panel: Former Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas); Neera Tanden; Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah); Bill Burton. (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

CBS News Sunday Morning Andrea Bocelli. (N) 6:30 a.m. KCBS

Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace Presidential election: Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. Terrorism: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank). Placing wreaths on graves of veterans: Morrill Worcester, Wreaths Across America. Panel: Brit Hume; Julie Pace; George Will; Juan Williams. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. FNC

Fareed Zakaria GPS Economic fight against ISIS; interest rates; presidential race and Donald Trump: Treasury Sec. Jack Lew; Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, U.K. Syria: Ribal al-Assad. Rising death rates for middle-aged white Americans; Donald Trump’s base of support: Angus Deaton. The Bush dynasty: Author Jon Meacham (“Destiny and Power”). (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.). Polling results: Anthony Salvanto. Panel: David Axelrod; Peggy Noonan; Dan Balz; Jeffrey Goldberg. (N) 8 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press Republican reaction to the budget deal; presidential election: House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). Presidential campaign; debate performance: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Saturday’s debate; Iowa and New Hampshire: John Podesta, Clinton campaign. Panel: José Díaz-Balart; Doris Kearns Goodwin; Maggie Haberman; Hugh Hewitt. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC and 11 a.m. MSNBC

This Week With George Stephanopoulos Presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton campaign. Panel: Donna Brazile; Matthew Dowd; Ana Navarro; Cokie Roberts. (N) 8 a.m. KABC


Reliable Sources Coverage of San Bernardino attack: David Zurawik; Eric Deggans; Jane Hall. How reporters found out Sheldon Adelson secretly bought their newspaper: James DeHaven, Howard Stutz and Jennifer Robison, Las Vegas Review-Journal. Reaction to Saturday’s Democratic debate: Joe McQuaid. The “Star Wars” phenomenom: A.O. Scott. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz Presidential election: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Coverage of the Republican presidential debate; recap of Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate on Saturday. Mercedes Schlapp; Betsy Woodruff; Molly Ball. (N) 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. FNC

60 Minutes Encryption; corporate taxes; manufacturing in China; new headquarters tour; design studio: Tim Cook, Apple. Michael Caine. (N) 7 p.m. KCBS


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