THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15
8:00 FOX THE O.C.
It's a very special Chrismukkah when Ryan gets Bar Mitz-vahkkahed to help the crippled Johnny.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 168:00 ABC A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMASCharlie Brown learns the true meaning of the holiday, and he's more depressed than ever.8:00 TOON HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMASYay! The cartoon version, not the stoopid movie starring ass-eater Jim Carrey.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 178:00 ABC THE SOUND OF MUSIC—Movie(1965) An Austrian widower avoids the Nazis and gets freaky deeky with the nanny. Oh yeah, and they sing.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 188:00 FOX THE SIMPSONSIt's a trilogy of Christmas-themed shorts, including "I Saw Grandpa Cussing Santa Claus."
9:00 PBS MASTERPIECE THEATRE
A terrific repeat of the Emmy Award winner for best mini-series, The Lost Prince.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 19
8:00 FOX ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
Lucille's facelift inspires a horror movie. By the way, I'm ready to sacrifice one of my pinky toes if Fox will keep this show on the air.
8:00 NBC DEAL OR NO DEAL
Debut! A rip-off of Let's Make a Deal starring Howie "Why Do People Keep Hiring Me?" Mandel.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20
9:00 ABC BARBARA WALTERS: HEAVEN
Heaven: Is it a city built on fluffy clouds and populated with goody-two-shoes, or a figment of an oppressive government's imagination? Barbara Walters investigates!
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21
10:00 TVLAND SITDOWN COMEDY
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