Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade
(10 a.m.-noon, 6ABC) - It's a very Mickey Christmas! The mouse and his buddies greet fans at the Orlando, Fla., theme park and its California counterpart in this annual special, which has become a Christmas-morning tradition in many households. Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest host the show, which includes not only the parade but a huge
Dancing With the Stars
production number and musical performances by Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and more.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
(8-11 p.m., 6ABC) - Johnny Depp proves to be inspired casting as Jack Sparrow, a pirate enlisted by a young man (Orlando Bloom) whose true love (Keira Knightley) has been abducted by an accursed buccaneer (Geoffrey Rush). The special effects deserve equal billing with the actors.
Deal or No Deal
(8-10 p.m., NBC10) - A Los Angeles woman and a mother of sextuplets each play special 25-case games as they vie for the $1 million top prize, while trying to avoid cases filled with coal, egg nog and fruitcake.
(9-10 p.m., Fox29) - R. Lee Ermey - the ex-Marine best known as the drill sergeant in
Full Metal Jacket
- guest-stars as House's ex-Marine father, who arrives in town for a visit that House most definitely doesn't want. He's treating a patient with his own daddy issues.
(10-11 p.m., WHYY TV12) - Befitting the season, the episode "A World of Good" showcases people making a difference in their respective little corners of the world. They include a Mexican man who has revived an ancient pottery technique that's bringing prosperity to his village, and a microcredit operation improving the lives of Ugandans. You'll also learn how a piano competition can change young lives.
Late Show With David Letterman
(11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., CBS3) - For the last 21 years, Darlene Love has appeared on David Letterman's show to perform a roof-raising rendition of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." The writers strike has interrupted the streak, so CBS will rebroadcast the show from last year.