On TV this Monday: FXX spends Christmas in Springfield, Major Crimes tracks a murderous filmmaker, Light Fight comes to an icy finish and The Great Holiday Baking Show has a heated finale. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
Simpsons Christmases, Bolshoi Ballet, Slammys and More
The Simpsons Christmas Marathon
Through midnight | Homer & Co. tackle every time-honored holiday tradition: Tattoo removal, shoplifting, conversion to Buddhism, ice-skating brawls and more.
WWE Monday Night RAW
Superstars and Divas are awarded what’s allegedly being called the highest honor in sports entertainment: The Slammy. Will TV’s Arrow set his sights on one?
The Great Christmas Light Fight
Season 3 finale: Families showcase a number of unique displays featuring handmade plasma icicles, dancing trees and 16-foot snow slides. (Not yet renewed.)
The Year Without a Santa Claus
If you haven’t seen the classic Rankin/Bass cartoon about a sad and unwanted Santa Claus (voiced by Mickey Rooney), it’s not at all as depressing as it sounds.
Pilot encore: Jonah (Ben Feldman, Mad Men) makes a bad impression on big-box store manager Amy (America Ferrera, Ugly Betty). (Find premiere date.)
Pilot encore: A neurotic actress (Eva Longoria, Desperate Housewives) struggles when her ex gets cast on her soap opera. (Find premiere date.)
This documentary chronicles the history of Russia’s acclaimed Bolshoi Ballet and the 2013 attack on longtime artistic director Sergei Filin.
The Great Holiday Baking Show
Season 1 finale: The remaining trio compete in a series of three challenges. (Not yet renewed.)
Martin fears the worst for Kate; Gabi discovers a potential link between Blazek and Tamir; Alex questions Terrence’s tactics. (Just cancelled.)