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Best week ever: Plan your week with our guide to what's new in local events, entertainment

MOVIES OPENING (subject to change)
Gulliver's Travels (Saturday)
The King's Speech (Saturday)
Little Fockers (Wednesday)
True Grit (Wednesday; left)

NOTABLE TV
Monday
8:00 - 'Million Dollar Money Drop' (Fox) series premiere
8:00 - 'The Sing-Off' (NBC) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'The Best Thing I Ever Ate' (Food) 4th season finale
9:00 - 'Secrets of the Hope Diamond' (National Geographic) special presentation
10:00 - 'World's Biggest Cave' (National Geographic) special presentation

Tuesday
8:00 - 'Inside Nature's Giants: Whale' (National Geographic Wild) special presentation
8:00 - 'Living in the Time of Jesus: Making a Living' (National Geographic) special presentation
8:00 - 'Skating with the Stars' (ABC) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'Inside Nature's Giants: Croc' (National Geographic Wild) special presentation
9:00 - 'Living in the Time of Jesus: Healing the Sick' (National Geographic) special presentation
9:00 - 'Saturday Night Live: A Very Gilly Christmas' (NBC) special re-presentation
10:00 - 'Auction Hunters' (Spike) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Christmas #2' (BBC America) special presentation
10:00 - 'E! True Hollywood Story: Sarah, Duchess of York' (E!) special presentation
10:00 - 'Inside Nature's Giants: Giraffe' (National Geographic Wild) special presentation
10:00 - 'Mantracker' (Science) 5th season finale

Wednesday
8:00 - 'The 12th Annual A Home for the Holidays' (CBS) special presentation
8:00 - 'Nazi Hunters: The Butcher of Lyon' (National Geographic) special presentation
10:00 - 'E! True Hollywood Story: Gwyneth Paltrow' (E!) special presentation
10:00 - 'Hookers: Saved on the Strip' (ID) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Psych' (USA) 5th season finale
10:00 - 'Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns' (TBS) 4th season finale
10:30 - 'Master of the Mix' (Centric) 1st season finale

Thursday

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8:00 - 'Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas' (ABC) special re-presentation

8:30 - 'Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas' (ABC) theatrical presentation

9:00 - 'American Ninja Warrior' (G4) 2nd season finale

11:00 - 'The Fairy Jobmother' (Lifetime) 1st season finale

Friday

8:00 - '24 Hours of 'A Christmas Story'' (TBS) marathon premiere (right)

8:00 - 'Are We Done Yet' (Fox) theatrical presentation

8:00 - 'Love Actually' (Lifetime) theatrical presentation

8:00 - 'It's a Wonderful Life' (NBC) special re-presentation


Saturday

8:00 - 'Transformers' (ABC) theatrical presentation

8:00 - 'TV's Funniest Holiday Moments: A Paley Center for Media Special' (Fox) special re-presentation

9:00 - 'A Diva's Christmas Carol' (Lifetime) special re-presentation

9:00 - 'Doctor Who: Christmas Special 2010' (BBC America) special presentation

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Sunday

7:00 - 'The Sound of Music' (ABC) theatrical presentation

8:00 - 'Lockdown: Officers Under Siege' (National Geographic) special presentation

9:00 - 'Lockdown: Chaos in California' (National Geographic) special presentation

9:00 - 'Underworld' (Syfy) theatrical presentation

DVDS RELEASED (Tuesday)

Devil

Easy A

Salt

Soul Kitchen

Step Up 3-D

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Family Guy: It’s a Trap!

Futurama: Volume Five

Laugh It Up Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy

Caprica: Season 1.5

Gene Simmons Family Jewels: Season 5

Billy the Exterminator: Season 1

Bob Ross: Joy of Painting — Barns Collection

Bob Ross: Joy of Painting — Waterfalls Collection

Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus

Left/Right

ALBUMS DROPPING (Tuesday, subject to change)

9th Wonder, 9th’s Opus: It’s a Wonderful World Music Group Volume 1

Avant, The Letter

David Banner & 9th Wonder, Death of a Pop Star

Keyshia Cole, Calling All Hearts

Jamie Foxx, Best Night of My Life

Ghostface Killah, The Apollo Kids

Hex Hector, Allura

Keri Hilson, No Boys Allowed (left)

LOCAL SHOWS

RAMS HEAD LIVE:

Wale (Wednesday)

RAMS HEAD ON STAGE:

O’Malley’s March (Thursday)

THE OTTOBAR:

Sam Silverman’s 2nd Annual Birthday Show (Monday); The Patrick Donovan Band Holiday Show (Wednesday); Otto Lotto Xmas Party (Thursday)

SONAR:

BBC Xmas Part 7: Holiday Road House (Thursday)

LOCAL EVENTS:

Ravens at Browns (Sunday, WJZ/CBS, 98 Rock)

Photo credits: "True Grit" (Paramount); "A Christmas Story" (MGM/UA); Keri Hilson (NBC)

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