The Ellen DeGeneres Show

(3-4 p.m., NBC10) - Singer Cher; the Pussycat Dolls and Missy Elliott perform.

Oprah Winfrey

(4-5 p.m., 6ABC) - Actress Jennifer Aniston (

Marley & Me

); Beyonce performs.


(7-9:30 p.m., TNT) - Tobey Maguire stars as high schooler Peter Parker, who is bitten by a radioactive spider and acquires superpowers that indirectly cause a family tragedy. Repeats at 9:30 p.m.

The New Adventures of Old Christine

(8-8:30 p.m., CBS3) - A young, pretty waitress flirts with Mr. Harris, causing Christine to wonder if she'll lose him to a younger woman.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

(8-11 p.m., 6ABC) - Siblings who are sent to a country manor house to avoid air raids in London go exploring and find a magical wardrobe that allows them to enter the land of Narnia.

It's a Wonderful Life

(8-11 p.m., NBC10) - In this 1946 holiday classic, James Stewart is the financially ruined family man who wants to end it all - until an apprentice angel (Henry Travers) shows him how much worse off the world would be without him.


(8-9 p.m., Fox29) - The body of a white-bearded man dressed as Santa Claus is found in a sewer near a mall. But this was no ordinary mall Santa; his real name was Kristopher Kringle.

A Christmas Story

(8-10 p.m., TBS) - Peter Billingsley stars in this 1983 comedy, running nonstop for the next 24 hours on the cable channel, as the little boy who yearns to find a Red Ryder BB gun under the Christmas tree.

Bad Santa (11 p.m.-1 a.m., COM) - A mock Santa and his "elf" (Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox) plan to rip off the latest store that has hired them for Christmas duty, but a youngster (Brett Kelly) might alter their scheme.