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[11/15/07 - 01:51 PM]
NBC Kicks Off the Season from Thanksgiving to the New Year with Original Holiday-Themed Shows, Traditional Specials and Classic Movie Favorites
The Peacock details its holiday-themed programming in the coming weeks.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC KICKS OFF THE SEASON FROM THANKSGIVING TO THE NEW YEAR WITH ORIGINAL HOLIDAY-THEMED SHOWS, TRADITIONAL SPECIALS AND CLASSIC MOVIE FAVORITES

Original Series Include Holiday-Themed Episodes of "Chuck," "30 Rock," "My Name Is Earl," "Journeyman," "Deal or No Deal," "Las Vegas," "Clash of the Choirs" and "Days of our Lives," Along with Annual Holiday Programming Events That Include "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street"

BURBANK - November 15, 2007 - NBC unwraps its holiday programming with themed episodes of "Chuck," "My Name Is Earl," "Journeyman," the 300th episode of "ER," "30 Rock," "Deal or No Deal," "Las Vegas," "Clash of the Choirs" and "Days of our Lives," along with the traditional favorites "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," "It's a Wonderful Life," and "Miracle on 34th Street" -- as well as the special "Radio City Christmas Spectacular," and recent feature films "The Incredibles" and "The Family Man."

The holiday season begins on November 21 with a special two-hour Thanksgiving-themed "Deal or No Deal," followed by the annual broadcast of the "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" on November 22, and continues through NBC's traditional coverage of "The Tournament of Roses Parade" on January 1.

Following are days, times (ET) and programming information.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

DEAL OR NO DEAL (9-11 p.m.)

SPECIAL TWO-HOUR THANKSGIVING EXTRAVAGANZA AS ONE CONTESTANT PLAYS FOR A $2 MILLION TOP PRIZE AND ANOTHER TRIES TO AVOID THE "TURKEY" CASE; VIEWERS AT HOME HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN $100,000 -- Celebrate Thanksgiving with a special two-hour episode with DaKenya McDuffy of Indianapolis, Indiana, who will play for the top prize of $1 million as she tries to avoid the "turkeys" as the five lowest cases have been replaced with gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pumpkin pie and a turkey! Also tonight, Jay Garrity of Medford, Massachusetts turns down record-breaking offers when he plays for the top prize of $2 million in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition. Viewers at home can also watch and play the "Play at Home Lucky Case Game" for a chance to win $100,000. Howie Mandel hosts.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE (9 a.m.-12 noon)

MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE CELEBRATES ITS 81ST ANNIVERSARY ON NBC WITH 'TODAY' HOSTS MEREDITH VIEIRA, MATT LAUER AND AL ROKER - America's favorite Thanksgiving Day parade features all the spectacular pageantry, fun and surprises that have made this annual New York City extravaganza a perennial favorite. Heralding the start of the Christmas season, this beloved holiday features colorful grand floats, lively marching bands, amazing character balloons and special performances by some of today's hottest stars and Broadway performers. This year's special guests include Ashley Tisdale, Bindi and Terri Irwin, Corbin Bleu, Dolly Parton, Good Charlotte, Grandma from the Big Apple Circus, Jonas Brothers, Jordin Sparks, Kay Hanley, Lifehouse, Menudo, Michael Feinstein, Miss U.S.A. 2007 - Rachel Smith, Ne-Yo, Nikki Blonsky, Sarah Brightman, and Wynonna Judd -- plus an appearance by Santa Claus. Brad Lachman is the executive producer of this live (in some time zones), three-hour special from NBC Entertainment.

NATIONAL PURINA DOG SHOW (12-2 p.m.)

CELEBRATE THE "BEST IN SHOW" WITH "THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA" --- John O' Hurley returns as host of "The National Dog Show Presented By Purina," a purebred canine competition that is part of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia's annual dog show. The show -- one of the oldest and most prestigious sporting events in North America -- is one of only six remaining "benched" dog shows where the public can interact with the show dogs. With expert commentary from David Frei, "the dean" of dog show commentators, the show is expected to feature more than 2,000 of the nation's leading canines in a wide array of more than 150 breeds and varieties, all vying for "Best in Show" honors. "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina" is a property of NBC and Carson International of Ketchum, Idaho.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (2-4 p.m.)

NBC PRESENTS ORIGINAL HOLIDAY 'MIRACLE' -- NBC continues its tradition of bringing home the holiday classics with this Academy Award-winning feature. Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn)--the real Santa Claus--is hired to play himself at Macy's Department Store in New York City. His gentle, joyous spirit and magical powers soon transform those around him including a little girl (Natalie Wood) and her cynical mother Doris Walker (Maureen O'Hara). However, Kris' attempts to spread the true meaning of Christmas in a cynical world land him in the psychology ward with only lawyer (John Payne) on his side.

NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK: "THE INCREDIBLES" (8-10:30 p.m. ET)

ITS NOT A JOB, IT'S A WAY OF LIFE--Bob Parr (formerly Mr. Incredible) lives in Metroville with his wife Helen (formerly Elastigirl) and their three children: Violet, Dashiell and Jack-Jack. Life has changed drastically for them since lawsuits in Metroville forced superheroes into retirement. Now, Bob works a mundane job as an insurance agent and Helen is doing all she can to make a "normal" life for the family- a family that is far from normal. The children, trying hard to hide their superhero characteristics, are working hard to fit in at school. However, things go topsy-turvy for the family when they are forced to use their powers to save their dad from a dangerous government mission he has been lured into.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

DAYS OF OUR LIVES (Check Local Listings)

THANKSGIVING WEDDING FOR BELLE & SHAWN - The families of Salem gather for Shawn (Brandon Beemer) and Belle's (Martha Madison) wedding on Thanksgiving at Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope's (Kristian Alfonso) house. In a touching moment of strength since she lost John (Drake Hogestyn), Marlena (Deirdre Hall) walks Belle down the aisle. Alison Sweeney, Mary Beth Evans, Bryan Dattilo, Stephen Nichols, Jay Johnson, Lauren Koslow, Joe Mascolo, Peggy McCay, Frank Parker, Julie Pinson, Josh Taylor, Suzanne Rogers, Rachel Melvin, Darin Brooks, Blake Berris, Jim Reynolds and Shelley Hennig also star.

NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK: "THE FAMILY MAN" (8-11 p.m. ET)

SECOND CHANCES--Thirteen years ago, Jack Campbell (Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage) left a devastated college girlfriend, Kate (Tea Leoni), to go after a business opportunity in London with a promise to return in a year, which never happened. Fast forward to Christmas Eve present day and Jack is high-powered businessman on New York's Wall Street, wants for nothing - or so he thinks. However, life is about to change for him when he wakes up on Christmas morning next to his old girlfriend, in a parallel universe, where he's been married for 12 years, has two children and works as a tire salesman. A glimpse of what might have been, had he made different choices, changes Jack's life forever and he is left to decide what truly makes him happy. Don Cheadle and Jeremy Piven also star.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

THE INCREDIBLES (8-10:30 p.m.)

ITS NOT A JOB, IT'S A WAY OF LIFE--Bob Parr (formerly Mr. Incredible) lives in Metroville with his wife Helen (formerly Elastigirl) and their three children: Violet, Dashiell and Jack-Jack. Life has changed drastically for them since lawsuits in Metroville forced superheroes into retirement. Now, Bob works a mundane job as an insurance agent and Helen is doing all she can to make a "normal" life for the family- a family that is far from normal. The children, trying hard to hide their superhero characteristics, are working hard to fit in at school. However, things go topsy-turvy for the family when they are forced to use their powers to save their dad from a dangerous government mission he has been lured into.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

CHUCK (8-9 p.m.)
"Chuck vs. The Nemesis"

HE'S BACK! MATTHEW BOMER GUEST-STARS- It's Thanksgiving and Chuck's (Zachary Levi) nemesis, Bryce Larkin (guest star Matthew Bomer), returns after being ruled dead earlier in Chuck's life. Secret internal committees trying to destroy the "intersect" -- now better known as Chuck's brain -- saved Bryce in hopes he would be able to help them locate it. Bryce needs Chuck to help prove to Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), Casey (Adam Baldwin) and the rest of the CIA that he is not a rogue agent. Upon seeing Bryce and Sarah back together, former lovers and partners, Chuck grows jealous and doubts any future with Sarah. Meanwhile, Buy More is prepping for the biggest shopping day of the year -- the day after Thanksgiving -- and Morgan (Joshua Gomez) is left in charge. Sarah Lancaster and Ryan McPartlin also star.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER (8-9 p.m.)

NBC HERALDS THE ARRIVAL OF THE HOLIDAYS WITH A DAZZLING DISPLAY OF MUSICAL TALENT AND THE LIGHTING OF THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS CHRISTMAS TREE DURING THE 10TH ANNUAL 'CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER TELECAST. Hosted by Al Roker ("Today"), the star-studded 75th annual tree lighting extravaganza will feature Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Taylor Swift, Ashley Tisdale and Carrie Underwood performing current hits and holiday classics from Rockefeller Center in New York City. Prior to the network special, WNBC NBC's New York flagship station, will broadcast an additional live hour of the special (7-8 p.m. ET). "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" is produced by NBC Universal Media Studios, and Bob Holmes is the executive producer.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR (8-9 p.m.)

THIS DECEMBER NBC BRINGS MORE HOLIDAY CHEER INTO VIEWERS HOMES WITH 'THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR' SPECIAL- For the first time ever, NBC will televise the 75th celebration of the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" in a one-hour exclusive special from the great stages at Radio City Music Hall. Hosted by Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira ("Today"), the show will feature brand new glamorous costumes, state-of-the-art special effects and new eye-popping numbers performed by the world-famous Radio City Rockettes, as well as traditional favorites including the famed "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers." This year's brand new and re-imagined production will be executive produced by legendary and veteran news producer Don Hewitt.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3

CHUCK (8-9 p.m.)
"Crown Vic"

A COUNTERFEIT CHRISTMAS--Still licking his wounds after realizing Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) continues to have feelings for Bryce, Chuck (Zachary Levi) must assume the cover of being Sarah's husband on a mission to foil a politically connected counterfeiter and yachtsman. Emotions and sea legs are tested when Chuck, Sarah and Casey (Adam Baldwin) have to head to the marina to scuttle a plot that also puts an unwitting Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and Anna (Julia Ling) squarely in the crosshairs. Meanwhile, It's time for the annual Buy More holiday party, but the party comes with lots of rules from Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence).

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6

ER (10-11 p.m.)
"300 Patients"

PATIENT OVERFLOW IN THE ER- SPECIAL 300th EPISODE-PETER FONDA ("3:10 to Yuma") AND REIKO AYLESWORTH ("24") GUEST STAR-Morris (Scott Grimes) makes a bet with the other doctors that the ER will have 300 patients pass through its doors before the nights end. Kovac (Goran Visnjic), Abby (Maura Tierney) and baby Joe quickly make plans to go to Croatia after Luka's father unexpectedly passes away. A husband (guest star Peter Fonda) rushes to the ER when he hears about his wife's car accident but is shocked to meet someone from his past. Meanwhile, Julia (guest star Reiko Aylesworth) decides to hold a service to bless the ER and the patients that have been lost. Mekhi Phifer, Parminder Nagra, Linda Cardellini and John Stamos also star.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

LAS VEGAS (10-11 p.m.)
"A Cannon Carol"

'TIS THE SEASON-The casino staffers are busy making holiday plans except for Mike (James Lesure), who begins to doubt his place in Vegas as well as in his friend's lives. A modern day Scrooge, Sam (Vanessa Marcil) invites a client to come to the casino for the holidays, but he decides to donate his money to a charity instead of gambling at the casino. Meanwhile, Delinda (Molly Sims) and Piper (Camille Guaty) host a "Hot Santa" contest to win the Vegas casino charity competition and Danny (Josh Duhamel) is pressured by Cooper (Tom Selleck) to fill a vacant retail space at the Montecito.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10

JOURNEYMAN (10-11 p.m.)
"Home by Another Way"

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS-JOHN ANISTON ("Days of Our Lives") GUEST STARS--Layoffs hit Dan's (Kevin McKidd) office on Christmas eve and he is forced to travel back in time to the newspaper's holiday party. Dan interferes with his past when he meets up with his father and tries to convince him to spend more time with the family. At home, Katie (Gretchen Egolf) trys to enjoy the holidays but struggles to get her traumatizing experience out of her head. While Dan is traveling he discovers a new secret about Livia (Moon Bloodgood). Meanwhile, Jack (Reed Diamond) and Theresa get some unexpected news. Brian Howe and Charles Henry Wyson also star.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

MY NAME IS EARL (8-8:30 p.m.)
"Bad Earl"

CHRISTMAS OF KARMA-ALYSSA MILANO AND GIOVANI RIBISI GUEST STAR- Newly released from prison, Earl is having a hard time adjusting back to normal life and continues to hold a grudge with karma. With no job, no home and no money, Earl decides that his good deeds are not getting him anywhere, so he reverts back to his bad old ways. Earl's path to trouble starts when he sees that Ralph (Giovani Ribisi) is living a lavish life after conning an elderly woman. Randy (Ethan Suplee) cannot handle Earl abandoning his belief in karma, so he turns to Joy (Jaime Pressly) and Earl's old friends to partake in an intervention on Christmas morning. Eddie Steeples and Nadine Velazquez also star.

30 ROCK (8:30-9 p.m.)

IT'S TIME AGAIN FOR THE OFFICE'S ANNUAL `LUDACHRISTMAS' PARTY, AND LIZ AND JACK'S FAMILIES COME TO VISIT; SPECIAL GUESTS ELAINE STRITCH, ANDY RICHTER, BUCK HENRY AND ANITA GILLETTE GUEST STAR - It's holiday time and the staff of "TGS with Tracy Jordan" is having their annual "Ludachristmas" party - complete with music, merriment, "The Human Table" and a Horny Santa. Unfortunately, Tracy (Tracy Morgan) can't participate due to his newly court mandated alcohol monitoring bracelet. Since holidays mean special family time, Liz's (Tina Fey) parents, Dick (Guest star Buck Henry) and Margaret (Guest star Anita Gillette) Lemon, and her 40-year-old brother Mitch (Guest star Andy Richter), who suffers from memory loss due to a skiing accident and thinks he is 17-year-old high school senior, come to gloat over their "beautiful genius" daughter. Jack's (Alec Baldwin) jaded mother, Colleen (Guest star Elaine Stritch), even shows up unexpectedly from Florida. The Lemons and the Donaghys go to dinner together, where Colleen spends the night trying to break the eternal optimism of the Lemon family. Meanwhile, in the spirit of Christmas cheer, Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) decides to teach the writing staff a lesson on gratitude by inviting a priest to the party. Also stars Jane Krakowski, Lonny Ross, Judah Friedlander, Scott Adsit, Katrina Bowden, and Maulik Pancholy. Special guest stars include Elaine Stritch, Andy Richter, Buck Henry and Anita Gillette.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (9:30-11 p.m.)

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE CHRISTMAS- 'Saturday Night Live' presents a compilation of holiday themed sketches from its over 30-year history. Hosted by Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey, highlights run the gamut from Dan Aykroyd's "Irwin Mainway" selling dangerous Christmas toys to Eddie Murphy's "Gumby Christmas Special" and Alec Baldwin's "Schweddy Balls" and much more star-studded holiday fun.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - (8-11 p.m.)

MOST 'WONDERFUL' HOLIDAY MOVIE IN FRANK CAPRA CLASSIC -- NBC marks a milestone for the nation's visually impaired as the network presents this exclusive and special telecast of Frank Capra's 1946 holiday classic, "It's a Wonderful Life," starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. Through a process of Descriptive TheatreVision, the special presentation will be described for the blind and visually impaired by former President George Bush. Bush's description will inform the viewer of what is occurring on the screen, filling the blanks where no dialogue or other sounds tell a visually impaired person what is happening during a television presentation. The film follows the life of George Bailey (Stewart) from childhood to maturity in the town of Bedford Falls. On what might be his last Christmas Eve, a discouraged Bailey wants to throw his life away. Fortunately, Clarence (Henry Travers), a second-class angel, is sent to show him the value of life. After Clarence gives Bailey a view of Bedford Falls without him, Bailey realizes how precious his life is and gets a second chance. He comes to learn that Clarence was right when he said, "No man is a failure who has friends." The film, which earned Oscar nominations for best picture, director, actor and film editing, was produced and directed by Capra.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

CLASH OF THE CHOIRS (8-10 p.m.)

'CLASH OF THE CHOIRS' JOINS THE NBC HOLIDAY LINEUP WITH A LIVE FOUR-NIGHT MUSICAL EVENT - In an exciting four-night event series, "Clash of the Choirs," has tapped five musical superstars -- Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey, Kelly Rowland and Blake Shelton to embark on a musical challenge as they return to their hometowns to assemble an amateur choir and prepare them to compete live in studio for the title of America's best choir. From December 17-20 the show will feature music genres ranging from current pop hits to holiday classics and the choir hopefuls will be judged each night by viewers watching at home. Jason Raff and Suzy Lamb will executive produce this BBC Worldwide Production based on a series format acquired from Scandinavian based Friday TV.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

CLASH OF THE CHOIRS (8-9 p.m.)

'CLASH OF THE CHOIRS' JOINS THE NBC HOLIDAY LINEUP WITH A LIVE FOUR-NIGHT MUSICAL EVENT - In an exciting four-night event series, "Clash of the Choirs," has tapped five musical superstars -- Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey, Kelly Rowland and Blake Shelton to embark on a musical challenge as they return to their hometowns to assemble an amateur choir and prepare them to compete live in studio for the title of America's best choir. From December 17-20 the show will feature music genres ranging from current pop hits to holiday classics and the choir hopefuls will be judged each night by viewers watching at home. Jason Raff and Suzy Lamb will executive produce this BBC Worldwide Production based on a series format acquired from Scandinavian based Friday TV.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

CLASH OF THE CHOIRS (8-10 p.m.)

'CLASH OF THE CHOIRS' JOINS THE NBC HOLIDAY LINEUP WITH A LIVE FOUR-NIGHT MUSICAL EVENT - In an exciting four-night event series, "Clash of the Choirs," has tapped five musical superstars -- Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey, Kelly Rowland and Blake Shelton to embark on a musical challenge as they return to their hometowns to assemble an amateur choir and prepare them to compete live in studio for the title of America's best choir. From December 17-20 the show will feature music genres ranging from current pop hits to holiday classics and the choir hopefuls will be judged each night by viewers watching at home. Jason Raff and Suzy Lamb will executive produce this BBC Worldwide Production based on a series format acquired from Scandinavian based Friday TV.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20

CLASH OF THE CHOIRS (8-9 p.m.)

'CLASH OF THE CHOIRS' JOINS THE NBC HOLIDAY LINEUP WITH A LIVE FOUR-NIGHT MUSICAL EVENT - In an exciting four-night event series, "Clash of the Choirs," has tapped five musical superstars -- Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey, Kelly Rowland and Blake Shelton to embark on a musical challenge as they return to their hometowns to assemble an amateur choir and prepare them to compete live in studio for the title of America's best choir. From December 17-20 the show will feature music genres ranging from current pop hits to holiday classics and the choir hopefuls will be judged each night by viewers watching at home. Jason Raff and Suzy Lamb will executive produce this BBC Worldwide Production based on a series format acquired from Scandinavian based Friday TV.

THE OFFICE (10-11 p.m.) (R) "A Benihana Christmas"

In a special one-hour holiday episode directed by Harold Ramis, strife on the party planning committee results in two competing Christmas parties, while Michael is dumped for the holidays. Michael (Golden Globe Winner Steve Carell) sends out an inappropriate photoshopped Christmas card and gets his heart broken for the holidays by girlfriend Carol (guest star Nancy Walls). Andy (guest star Ed Helms) takes Michael out drinking, with Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Jim (John Krasinski), while tensions on the party planning committee between Angela (Angela Kinsey), Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Karen (guest star Rashida Jones) cause rival parties to form. B.J. Novak, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nu´┐Żez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24

NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - (8-11 p.m.)

SPEND CHRISTMAS EVE WITH THE MOST 'WONDERFUL' HOLIDAY MOVIE IN FRANK CAPRA CLASSIC -- NBC marks a milestone for the nation's visually impaired as the network presents this exclusive and special telecast of Frank Capra's 1946 holiday classic, "It's a Wonderful Life," starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. Through a process of Descriptive TheatreVision, the special presentation will be described for the blind and visually impaired by former President George Bush. Bush's description will inform the viewer of what is occurring on the screen, filling the blanks where no dialogue or other sounds tell a visually impaired person what is happening during a television presentation. The film follows the life of George Bailey (Stewart) from childhood to maturity in the town of Bedford Falls. On what might be his last Christmas Eve, a discouraged Bailey wants to throw his life away. Fortunately, Clarence (Henry Travers), a second-class angel, is sent to show him the value of life. After Clarence gives Bailey a view of Bedford Falls without him, Bailey realizes how precious his life is and gets a second chance. He comes to learn that Clarence was right when he said, "No man is a failure who has friends." The film, which earned Oscar nominations for best picture, director, actor and film editing, was produced and directed by Capra.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25

DAYS OF OUR LIVES (Check Local Listings)

CHRISTMAS TIME IN SALEM - This year's Christmas in Salem is filled with family drama as usual. Sami (Alison Sweeney) wants to have Christmas with Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) and the twins but Lucas says he wants to be with their other son Will, who's in Switzerland. Belle (Martha Madison) tries to hide her awkwardness around Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) on Christmas since she knows they are aware that she, Belle, cheated on their son, Shawn (Brandon Beemer). Meanwhile, Bo and Hope celebrate their Christmas Eve Wedding Anniversary and at the Salem Hospital Max (Darin Brooks) dresses up as Santa and Nick (Blake Berris) dresses up as an elf for a reading with the children. Deidre Hall, Joe Mascolo, Frances Reid, Jim Reynolds, Mary Beth Evans, Stephen Nichols, James Scott, Jay Johnson, Lauren Koslow, Suzanne Rogers, Peggy McCay, Frank Parker, Julie Pinson, Rachel Melvin and Shelley Hennig also star.

DEAL OR NO DEAL (8-10 p.m.)

SPECIAL TWO-HOUR "DEAL OR NO DEAL" CHRISTMAS WITH SANTA CLAUS, 25 CASES AND GIFTS FOR THE AUDIENCE; VIEWERS AT HOME HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN $100,000 -- It's Christmastime at "Deal or No Deal" when the models appear in festive green and red fur-lined dresses and host Howie Mandel reveals that the audience will receive twelve gifts amazing gifts --which classically dressed Christmas carolers will sing to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." In tonight's episode, contestants will play a special 25 case game, trying to win the top prize of $1 million dollars while avoiding the cases that have been replaced with coal, egg nog and fruit cake. The first player is 71-year-old Harriet Cohen of Los Angeles, California, who is surprised by her firefighter husband when he arrives as Santa Claus on top of an old-fashioned fire truck with fellow firefighters to cheer her on. Also playing tonight is Jennifer Masche of Camp Verde, Arizona -- a mother of sextuplets celebrating their first Christmas together. Viewers at home can also watch and play the "Play At Home Lucky Ornament Game" for a chance to win $100,000.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26

DAYS OF OUR LIVES (Check Local Listings)

CHRISTMAS TIME IN SALEM - This year's Christmas in Salem is filled with family drama as usual. Sami (Alison Sweeney) wants to have Christmas with Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) and the twins but Lucas says he wants to be with their other son Will, who's in Switzerland. Belle (Martha Madison) tries to hide her awkwardness around Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) on Christmas since she knows they are aware that she, Belle, cheated on their son, Shawn (Brandon Beemer). Meanwhile, Bo and Hope celebrate their Christmas Eve Wedding Anniversary and at the Salem Hospital Max (Darin Brooks) dresses up as Santa and Nick (Blake Berris) dresses up as an elf for a reading with the children. Deidre Hall, Joe Mascolo, Frances Reid, Jim Reynolds, Mary Beth Evans, Stephen Nichols, James Scott, Jay Johnson, Lauren Koslow, Suzanne Rogers, Peggy McCay, Frank Parker, Julie Pinson, Rachel Melvin and Shelley Hennig also star.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31

NBC'S NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH CARSON DALY (11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.)

CARSON DALY RINGS IN 2008 -- Carson Daly will be on the east coast this holiday season when he and "Last Call" executive producer David Friedman produce "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" live from Times Square in New York City. Expanding on the success of last year's music-filled event, this year's celebration will begin at 11:35 pm (EST) and ring in 2008 with performances by Grammy winning artist Lenny Kravitz, among others.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 1

119TH TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

NBC's live, high-definition coverage of the "119th Tournament of Roses Parade" from Pasadena, California will feature celebrated chef Emeril Lagasse as the Grand Marshal for this year's parade. With a 2008 theme of "Passport to the World's Celebrations," the parade will feature all the lavish floral floats, spectacular marching bands and high-stepping equestrian teams that have made the New Year's Day event so popular. This year's Rose Queen and her court will also appear, along with special guests on spectacular floats, all paying tribute to festivities from around the globe. NBC has been broadcasting the New Year's Day parade for 81 years, beginning on radio in 1927 and then televising the event beginning in 1954. Arthur Forrest is the executive producer/director, Carol Kahl is the supervising producer and Stephanie Prescott is the coordinating producer for NBC Entertainment. Tom Patino is the line producer.





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· 24 (FOX)
· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· CHUCK (NBC)
· CLASH OF THE CHOIRS (NBC)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· ER (NBC)
· JOURNEYMAN (NBC)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)









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[11/26/14 - 08:07 AM]
New Survey from National Geographic Channel and Kelton Global Timed to the Premiere of "Sleepless in America" Finds That Most Americans Sleep Less Than Eight Hours a Night
What's more alarming is that our efforts to get more rest could actually be doing more harm than good.

[11/25/14 - 05:08 PM]
Remaining Episodes of "Selfie" Will Be Available Weekly Starting Today on Hulu with a Plus Subscription
The series previously aired Tuesday nights at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.

[11/25/14 - 01:52 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" Is the Most Watched Network Among Women 25-54 for 4th Consecutive Weekend
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 01:35 PM]
Video: Six New Videos for "Archer" Season Six
The electrifying new season of "Archer" premieres January 8 on FX.