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SEASON'S VIEWINGS

There's a holiday show or special on television almost every day this month. Check your local television listings for any additions or changes:

Tonight: Bill Murray is a TV executive confronting holiday ghosts in "Scrooged" (USA, 8 p.m.); Marlo Thomas wishes she was never born in "It Happened One Christmas" (Disney, 9:05 p.m.); "Christmas in Vienna" with Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras (PBS, 4 p.m.).

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Tomorrow: Chevy Chase tries to have the perfect family holiday in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (NBC, 9 p.m.); "Mickey's Nutcracker" reworks Tchaikovsky in rap, swing and country (Disney, 8:30 p.m.); "Scrooged" (USA, 1 p.m.).

Monday, Dec. 12: Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (TNT, 8 p.m.).

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Tuesday, Dec. 13: Santa is discovered in Australia in "The Christmas Visitor" (Disney, 1 p.m.); Dudley Moore is a bad elf in "Santa Claus: The Movie" (Cinemax, 10 a.m.).

Wednesday, Dec. 14: Bob and Dolores Hope welcome TV viewers to their home in Palm Springs for "Hopes For the Holidays" (NBC, 9 p.m.); Kathy Mattea, Anita Baker, Jon Secada and others perform in "Christmas in Washington" (NBC, 10 p.m.); a witch finds that her capacity for good can be put to use at Christmas in the cartoon "The Christmas Witch" (Showtime, 7:30 p.m.); Garfield goes to the country with Jon and Odie in "A Garfield Christmas Special" (CBS, 8 p.m.).

Thursday, Dec. 15: Geraldine Page is a lonely woman in "A Christmas Memory," based on a short story by Truman Capote (A&E;, 9 p.m.).

Friday, Dec. 16: "It Happened One Christmas" (Disney, 1 p.m.); a young boy's obsession with getting a BB gun for Christmas is the subject of the comedy, "A Christmas Story" (TBS, 1:05 p.m.); country music group Alabama celebrates "Christmas in Dixie" (TNN, 8 p.m.).

Dec. 17: "The Christmas Visitor" (Disney, 7 p.m.); celebrities prepare for the holidays in "Christmas at Home with the Stars" (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Dec. 18: A little girl gets her wish for a family in "A Mom For Christmas" (Disney, 7 p.m.); Fred and Barney save Christmas day in "A Flintstones Christmas" (TNT, 6:30 p.m.); comedian Louie Anderson recalls his childhood Christmas in "Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman" (Fox, 8:30 p.m.); the best of Bing Crosby's Christmas specials is compiled in "A Bing Crosby Christmas: Like the Ones We Used to Know" (Disney, 10 p.m.).

Dec. 19: The 1938 version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," starring Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart and Barry Mackay (TNT, midnight); "One Christmas," based on a story by Truman Capote, stars Henry Winkler and Swoosie Kurtz (NBC, 8 p.m.); A traveling musician tries to adopt an orphan in "The Kid Who Loved Christmas" (Lifetime, 4 p.m.); "Biography: Santa Claus" (A&E;, 8 p.m.).

Dec. 20: "Scrooged" (USA, 9 p.m.); Olivia Newton John is a widow who finds love in "A Christmas Romance" (CBS, 9 p.m.)

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Dec. 21: The ever-perky Kathie Lee Gifford lets us meet the family (and, naturally, sings) in "Christmastime with Kathie Lee Gifford" (CBS, 9 p.m.); Hans Christian Andersen's "The Tin Soldier" (Disney, 7 p.m.).

Dec. 22: The Bolshoi Ballet performs "The Nutcracker" (A&E;, 9 p.m.); enjoy a down-home feeling with Vince Gill, Clint Black and Trisha Yearwood in "Opryland's Country Christmas" (CBS, 9 p.m.); a clock maker, a family of mice and a sensitive Santa stir in " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" (CBS, 8:30 p.m.); "Mickey's Christmas Carol," a cartoon version of the classic (CBS, 8 p.m.).

Dec. 23: "It Happened One Christmas" (Disney, 10 p.m.); "The Christmas Visitor" (Disney, 8:05 p.m.); "The Kid Who Loved Christmas" (Lifetime, 9 p.m.).

Dec. 24: Bing Crosby sings "White Christmas" in "Holiday Inn" (AMC, 2:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.); the art of Norman Rockwell is highlighted in "A Norman Rockwell Christmas" (The Discovery Channel, 8 p.m.); live reports on Santa's activities on "Countdown to Christmas" (NBC, 8 p.m.); aliens kidnap Santa Claus in "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" (Sci-Fi, 2 p.m.); Robert Mitchum tries to woo a widow (Janet Leigh) in "A Holiday Affair" (TBS, 4:05 a.m.); Michael Caine and the muppets star in "A Muppet Christmas Carol" (Disney, 5:05 p.m.); "A Mom For Christmas" (Disney, 9 p.m.).

Dec. 25: The original "Christmas in Connecticut" starring Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan (Cinemax, noon); Aaron Neville, his musical brothers and Linda Ronstadt perform in "Aaron Neville's Christmas in New Orleans" (Family, 9 p.m.); "Holiday Inn" (AMC, 9 a.m. and midnight); Bing Crosby and Ingrid $H Bergman star in "The Bells of St. Mary's" (TNT, 2:45 a.m.); "The Kid Who Loved Christmas" (Lifetime, 4 p.m.).

Also on Christmas Day: For kids who get up early, "Santa and the Three Bears" (USA, 6 a.m.); the animated characters of "Tiny Toons" do their take on "It's a Wonderful Life" (Fox, 7 p.m.); Joan Lunden and Regis Philben are hosts of Disney World's "Very Merry Christmas Parade" (ABC, 10 a.m.).


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