MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
"ALIENS IN AMERICA" � (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Church" (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV)
CHRISTMAS AT THE TOLCHUCK'S � As Christmas approaches, Raja (Adhir Kalyan) mentions that the Tolchuck's trip to the local mega-store every Sunday seems to be their substitute for church. Franny (Amy Pietz) is horrified that Raja thinks the family is spiritually bankrupt and insists that they resume attending church, despite Gary's (Scott Patterson) lack of enthusiasm. When Claire (Lindsey Shaw) requests birth control pills for Christmas, Franny insists that she join the church's chastity group and take the role of Mary in the Christmas play. This plan backfires when Claire and the boy who plays Joseph are strongly attracted to one another. Meanwhile, when Justin (Dan Byrd) discovers that some of his prayers are being answered, he begins praying to have sex with a girl in his class. Unfortunately, his friend Dooley (Adam Rose) is praying for the same thing, causing a rift between the two boys. Michael Fresco directed the episode written by Rob Ulin (#110).