TV picks: Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24-25
“Doctor Who: The Snowmen”
SPECIAL. No one in the “Doctor Who” universe is dreaming of a white Christmas in this year’s holida special, thanks to a mysterious Doctor Simeon, who has turned snowmen into his evil henchmen (OK, obviously he’s hoping for more snowflakes). It’s up to the good Doctor and his new companion, Clara, to ensure the holidays — and the universe — are saved.
Tuesday, 9 p.m., BBC America
‘A Christmas Story’
MOVIE. Better than a leg lamp: the annual Christmas marathon of this beloved holiday film. Just don’t shoot your eye out before 8 p.m.
Monday, 8 p.m., TBS
‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
MOVIE. The Jimmy Stewart classic about re-evaluating your worth still tugs at the heartstrings — unless you’re the kind of person who’s getting a lump of coal this year.
Monday, 8 p.m., NBC