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One of the best movies of the '80s airs on HBO tonight, just a week before the release of its sequel, already being ballyhooed as one of the best films of 1996.

"The Jeff Foxworthy Show" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Jeff and his buddy, Big Jim, take the kids out for a little Christmas tradition: chopping down a tree in the woods. Problem: the woods are part of the state park system, and the police take a dim view of guys getting their Christmas trees for free this way. Hoo-boy. NBC.

"Cosby" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Hilton has to pass a tough physical exam if he's going to receive any sort of health insurance, so he decides to get in shape. Among the desperate measures he tries: hitting the local gym, eating garlic cloves and listening to relaxation tapes hardly typical Hilton behavior. CBS.

"Dangerous Minds" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Is Blanca's new boyfriend really a narc, like everyone says? Super-teacher Louanne vows to scope out the truth. ABC.

"Stand Against Fear: A Moment of Truth Movie" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Sarah Chalke ("Roseanne") is a high-school cheerleader who accuses two star football players of raping her. Shanna Reed is her mother, as well as a counselor at the school, who finds her job is in trouble when she insists her daughter is telling the truth. NBC.

"Chicago Hope" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- If a Christmas episode worked once, why not see if it can work again? In this repeat from last year, Drs. Nyland and Hancock (Thomas Gibson and Vondie Curtis-Hall) are on their way out of town for the holidays when they get stuck in the middle of a gang war. Even worse: Hancock's dressed as Santa Claus, which doesn't exactly add to his credibility when the police arrive. CBS.


"Terms of Endearment" (5: 30 p.m.-8 p.m., HBO) -- Maybe it's time to re-acquaint yourself with one of the great Hollywood tearjerkers, particularly since its sequel, "Evening Star," will be hitting theaters later this month. Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson won well-deserved Oscars as the hardest-edged mom you'd ever want to meet (maybe you wouldn't want to meet her at all) and her ex-astronaut boyfriend (well, he's kind of a boyfriend). Debra Winger is equally effective as the daughter who somehow has to put up with, and even love, MacLaine's character.

"Kenny Rogers: The Gift" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., Family Channel) -- Kenny sings, as do various audience members, who improvise their own version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

Pub Date: 12/16/96

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