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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – It’s a Wonderful Life

This classic embodies everything the holiday season is supposed to be about, just as much now as it did then. If you’re up to here with holiday planning, shopping, baking, wrapping, etc., take a load off tonight and watch this, and remember what it’s all about. 

1. College Football. North Carolina at Kentucky. 11:00 AM CT CBS

2. College Football. Conference USA Championship. Southern Mississippi at Houston. 11:00 AM CT ABC

3. College Football. Connecticut at Cincinnati. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

4. College Football. Syracuse at Pittsburgh. 11:00 AM CT ESPN2

5. Golf: Chevron World Challenge. Third round from Sherwood country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA. 2:00 PM CT NBC

6. College Football. Arkansas at Connecticut. 2:15 PM CT ESPN

7. College Football. Gonzaga at Illinois. 2:15 PM CT ESPN2

8. College Football. Texas at Baylor 2:30 PM CT ABC

9. College Football. SEC Championship. Georgia vs. LSU. 3:00 PM CT CBS

10. Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights. In trouble with the law, a party animal is sentenced to community service as a youth basketball league assistant referee during the holiday season. 5:10 PM CT HBO Comedy

11. Road to Perdition. Tom Hanks plays a mob hit man who goes hiding with his son and is betrayed by his boss. It was filmed in the Chicago suburbs here and was big doings at the time. 5:30 PM CT HBO2

12. College Football. BYU at Hawaii. 6:30 PM CT ESPN2

13. It’s a Wonderful Life. This is probably the one Christmas movie that has been spoofed and redone so many times it’s second only to A Christmas Carol. 7:00 PM CT NBC

14. College Football. Oklahoma at Oklahoma State. 7:00 PM CT ABC

15. College Football. Big Ten Championship. From Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Michigan State vs. Wisconsin. 7:00 PM CT Fox

16. A Princess for Christmas. Sir Roger Moore stars as Edward, Duke of Castlebury, a reclusive grandfather who lets go of years of hurt in order to welcome his grandchildren to their ancestral home at Christmas. After a tragic accident takes the lives of Edward’s oldest son and daughter-in-law, Edward hopes to reunite with his American grandchildren and invites them along with their aunt and legal guardian to spend the holidays at Castlebury Hall. 7:00 PM CT Hallmark

17. College Football. ACC Championship. Clemson vs. Virginia Tech. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

18. Invasion of the Christmas Lights 3: Europe. Extreme Christmas lights throughout Europe. 8:00 PM CT TLC

19. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s. Robbie gets a loan to begin construction on the restaurant of her dream, Charles makes plans for college, and the family throws a baby shower for Jenae. 8:00 PM CT OWN

20. Barney’s Version. Paula Giamatti stars as a man nearing the end of his life who reflects back on his life, including his three marriages, his children, his father’s advice, and his children. Dustin Hoffman costars. 8:00 PM CT Starz

21. Pit Bulls and Parolees. A rescue mission puts Tia behind schedule for Armando’s wedding. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

22. Saturday Night Live. Steve Buscemi is guest host, and The Black Keys perform. 10:30 PM CT NBC

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