What to Watch Today

Doctor Who Christmas, Librarians vs. Triangle and More

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:

  • Fox
    Bob's Burgers

    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.)

  • PBS
    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.)

  • Hallmark
    When Calls the Heart

    In this standalone Christmas special, the townspeople come together to make sure recently displaced settlers have a joyous holiday.

  • ABC
    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.

  • TNT
    The Librarians

    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.)

  • CBS
    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.

  • BBC America
    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.)

  • CBS
    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.)

  • ABC

    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).

  • ABC

    Repeat to Revisit: Dre invites Johan and Gigi over for Christmas; Bow recalls the difficulties of mothering a newborn. (Get ABC comedy return dates.)