The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(3-4 p.m., NBC10) - Actress Carmen Electra; actress Anna Faris.
(4-5 p.m., 6ABC) - Author Marcus Buckingham explains his approach to achieving job satisfaction.
(8-9:40 p.m., TNT) - The box-office champ of 2001, this clever, Oscar-winning comedy-fantasy is the computer-animated saga of an ogre (voice of Mike Myers) who adores a princess (voice of Cameron Diaz). Together with a wisecracking donkey (voice of Eddie Murphy), they oppose a tyrannical ruler (voice of John Lithgow) who wants all fairy tales abolished, even one as fractured - and frequently funny - as this.
(9-11 p.m., LIFE) - Some purists may sniff that 1942's
, of which this 1954 musical is a partial remake, is a superior piece of work. The fact remains that this latter vehicle for Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen has become a compulsory part of the yuletide celebration for millions around the world. The classic title tune is just one of several memorable Irving Berlin melodies performed here with style, heart and panache.
Late Show With David Letterman
(11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Comic Jerry Seinfeld; Leona Lewis performs.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
(11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Actor James Franco; author Doris Kearns Goodwin; Melissa Etheridge performs.
Jimmy Kimmel Live
(12:05-1:05 a.m., 6ABC) - Actor Adam Sandler; actress Jaime King; Fall Out Boy performs.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
(12:35-1:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actor Jeffrey Tambor.
Late Night With Conan O'Brien
(12:35-1:35 a.m., NBC10) - Actress Jennifer Aniston.