The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(3-4 p.m., NBC10) - Actor Jimmy Smits (
); actor Jaden Smith (
The Day the Earth Stood Still
); Katy Perry performs.
(4-5 p.m., 6ABC) - Interior designer Nate Berkus reveals America's best decorating ideas; chef Giada De Laurentiis shares hassle-free holiday recipes.
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
(8-10 p.m., 6ABC) - A big, bloated, expensive adaptation of the rhyming storybook classic, with Jim Carrey (in a green rubber mask) as the Grinchy One, who descends on Whoville on Christmas Eve to make everybody's life miserable.
The Story of Santa Claus
(9-10 p.m., CW57) -
Mary Tyler Moore Show
costars Ed Asner and Betty White voice Santa and his Mrs. in this 1996 musical special, which spins a fanciful tale about Santa's roots. In this version, he's a poor toymaker shipwrecked at the North Pole. The resident elves offer to grant him a wish, and it's a doozy: to deliver toys to every child in the world.
Late Show With David Letterman
(11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Barack Obama; professional basketball player LeBron James.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
(11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Actress Cate Blanchett; actor Tom Dreesen; actor Tim Reid; Taylor Swift performs.
Jimmy Kimmel Live
(12:05-1:05 a.m., 6ABC) - Actor William Shatner; Ludacris performs.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
(12:35-1:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actor John Malkovich; Little Jackie performs.
Late Night With Conan O'Brien
(12:35-1:35 a.m., NBC10) - Psychologist Phil McGraw; actor Kevin Connolly; Adele performs.