9 p.m.

Channel 29

"Merry Little Christmas" finds House (Hugh Laurie, right) reeling from Wilson's (Robert Sean Leonard) effort to spare him jail time by striking a deal behind his back. Don't worry; there's some comic relief in House's banter with a patient's mom (Meredith Eaton-Gilden) who can give as good as she gets in the repartee department.