The Family Man
(5-8 p.m., FAM) - A variation on the theme of
It's a Wonderful Life
- itself a riff on Dickens'
A Christmas Carol
- starring Nicolas Cage as a bachelor Wall Street tycoon who wakes up married to his college sweetheart in suburbia and learns that he's been a failure because he has no one to share his success with. With Tea Leoni.
(8-10 p.m., CBS3) - Will Ferrell stars as a foundling raised by elves at the North Pole who ventures to New York City to find his biological father. It's an enjoyably goofy Yuletide tale, with James Caan as the Scrooge-like father figure and Zooey Deschanel as a jaded New Yorker who falls for the towering innocent.
(8-9 p.m., NBC10) - Somebody check to make sure the nuts haven't gone bad, because an ecstatic Crusoe (Philip Winchester) is reunited with his beloved Susannah (Anna Walton). Somehow she has appeared on the island.