On TV this Christmas Day: The Doctor visits the Big Apple, The Librarians investigate the Bermuda Triangle and the Call the Midwife holiday special helps a hospital in need. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
Doctor Who Christmas, Librarians vs. Triangle and More
Repeats to Revisit: Gene, Tina and Louise deal with a grumpy mall Santa (voiced by Henry Winkler); Bob takes part in a gingerbread house competition. (View Fox midseason schedule.)
Call the Midwife Holiday Special
The Nonnatus House staff works to save an understaffed, underfunded mission hospital in South Africa facing possible closure. (Get renewal status.)
When Calls the Heart
In this standalone Christmas special, the townspeople come together to make sure recently displaced settlers have a joyous holiday.
Beauty and the Beast
Gather the kids and settle in for this beloved 1991 Disney pic, which became the first animated film to ever be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The team searches for the Eye of Ra to unravel the mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle; Flynn must endure a series of tests. (Get Major Crimes return date.)
I Love Lucy Christmas Special
Encore, colorized presentation: First up, the Ricardos and Mertzes decorate Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree. Later, Lucy gets a bit part in a major motion picture.
Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio
The Doctor partners with a masked vigilante (Orphan Black‘s Justin Chatwin) and an investigate journalist (The Player‘s Charity Wakefield) to save New York from an alien threat. (Watch trailer.)
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Now in Living Color!
Encore presentation: First, Rob and Laura recall the day Ritchie was born. Then, Laura reveals on TV that Alan wears a toupee. (View CBS midseason plans.)
Repeat to Revisit: The DiMeos’ van and all of their Christmas gifts are stolen; JJ crushes on the school’s new choir instructor (DWTS‘ Julianne Hough).
Repeat to Revisit: Dre invites Johan and Gigi over for Christmas; Bow recalls the difficulties of mothering a newborn. (Get ABC comedy return dates.)