The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(3-4 p.m., NBC10) - Actress Amanda Peet (
What Doesn't Kill You
); actor Jon Hamm (
The Day the Earth Stood Still
); Barry Manilow performs.
(4-5 p.m., 6ABC) - At home in Telluride, Colo., actor Tom Cruise discusses his family and future.
Frosty the Snowman
(8-8:30 p.m., CBS3) - Narrator Jimmy Durante, deadpan comedian Jackie Vernon as Frosty and musical-comedy veteran Billy De Wolfe as bad guy Professor Hinkle elevate this 1969 special to a higher plane. Be prepared to have the song stuck in your head for hours afterward. The sequel follows.
Greatest Holiday Moments: Songs of the Season Countdown
(8-9 p.m., NBC10) - This musical medley counts down the greatest performances of both classic and contemporary Christmas songs. They include Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" and Gene Autry's "Frosty the Snowman" as well as more modern fare such as Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You."
(9-10 p.m., 6ABC) - Pro basketball player Mike James is away a lot, leaving his wife in charge of the four kids. When he comes home, chaos ensues as the kids fight - literally - for his attention.
Late Show With David Letterman
(11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actress Meryl Streep; comic Jeff Altman.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
(11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Actor Jamie Foxx.
Jimmy Kimmel Live
(12:05-1:05 a.m., 6ABC) - Jet pack pilot Eric Scott; actress Amanda Peet; actor Freddy Rodriguez; Barry Manilow performs.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
(12:35-1:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actress Carrie Fisher; actress Julie Benz.
Late Night With Conan O'Brien
(12:35-1:35 a.m., NBC10) - Comic Don Rickles; trumpeter Erran Baron Cohen performs.