On TV this Sunday: The hills are (as always) alive with The Sound of Music, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood host a live concert and Rachael Leigh Cook heads out on a Cross Country Christmas. Here are 13 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Sound of Music on ABC, a Garth and Trisha Holiday and More
The Sound of Music
Gather the kids and settle in for the Academy Award-winning 1965 musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. (Get ABC midseason dates.)
Ahead of Wonder Woman 1984‘s Christmas Day premiere on HBO Max, revisit the superhero’s origin story, as Diana (Justice League‘s Gal Gadot) leaves Themyscira to fight a rising global threat; Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Robin Wright (House of Cards) co-star. (Repeats at 10 pm.)
A Christmas Break
TV-movie premiere: A romance blooms when a single mom (Supernatural‘s Cindy Sampson) and a Hollywood actor (Shadowhunters‘ Steve Byers) work to stop a school from closing before Christmas. (View full “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” schedule.)
Cross Country Christmas
TV-movie premiere: Former classmates (She’s All That‘s Rachael Leigh Cook and Bitten‘s Greyston Holt) work together to get home after a snowstorm disrupts their holiday travel plans.
Power Book II: Ghost
Tariq feels left out as parents flood campus for Homecoming. (Fall behind? Read Episode 7 recap.)
Sunday Night Football
The Cleveland Browns visit the New York Giants, live from MetLife Stadium. (Get NBC midseason premiere dates.)
Garth and Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event
Marrieds Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood perform a one-hour concert of seasonal music, live from the couple’s home studio in Nashville, Tenn.
Gay Chorus Deep South
The documentary follows the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus as it embarks on a tour of the Deep South.
Talon searches for answers about her father, while Janzo exposes a fake cure scheme; Falista and Gwynn come to terms over Tobin. (Get CW midseason dates.)
Thomas seeks help from old foe Aleister Crowley; Alfred’s plans to go to America are put on hold. (Read Q&A with “Martha Kane.”)
Ian and Mickey hit a speed bump in their marriage; Lip and Tami help Brad and Cami with their baby; Frank and Franny have a day of adventure making weed runs.
A Home for the Holidays
Inspirational adoption stories are told alongside performances by Josh Groban, Miranda Lambert, Andrea Bocelli and others; Gayle King hosts.
Project Christmas Wish
TV-movie premiere: A community volunteer (Suits‘ Amanda Schull) tries to fulfill a little girl’s wish for a “Christmas like it used to be” with her mother.
♦ ON THIS DATE IN TV HISTORY ♦
On Dec. 20, 2000, The West Wing aired the Josh-centric episode “Noël,” which helped lead Bradley Whitford to a supporting actor Emmy win.