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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Christmas in Washington 2011

It’s just a little over a week left until Christmas. Are you ready? I”m not. Washington is, though (how do you like that segue?), as they celebrate tonight on Christmas in Washington 2011 with performances by Justin Bieber and Cee Lo Green among others. Catch up on your other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links. 

1. Live! With Kelly. The guests today include Daniel Craig, and Michael Bublé cohosts. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead.. The babysitter in charge of watching a family of kids for the summer dies early on, and the kids for some reason find it in their best interest to keep it a secret and try to do things on their own without guardianship. 10:25 AM CT HBO Zone

3. The Talk. The guests today include Donald Trump, Archi Panjabi, and Paul Shaffer. 1:00 PM CT CBS

4. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Amy Poehler is among the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

5. The Polar Express. Tom Hanks voices the conductor in this holiday classic of a boy who is transported via some type of magical train directly to the North Pole. 4:00 PM CT Disney XD

6. College Football. NCAA Division III Championship, Mount Union at Wis.-Whitewater. 6:00 PM ESPN2

7. Chuck. Chuck and Sarah are up against the clock fighting a computer virus, Elli and Awesome’s date takes a dark turn, and Morgan needs to recover Chuck’s P.A.N.T.S. 7:00 PM CT NBC

8. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Part 1 and Part 2 of the team building a new home for the family of a woman with a brain tumor. 7:00 PM CT ABC

9. Happiness Is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown. The gang tries to help Linus give up his security blanket. 7:00 PM CT Fox

10. Christmas in Washington 2011 From the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Justin Bieber, Cee Lo Green, Jennifer Hudson, Victoria Justice, and The Band Perry perform. 7:00 PM CT Fox

11. College Football. NCAA Division I, First Semifinal, Montana at Sam Houston. 7:00 PM ESPN

12. Grimm. Nick and Hank follow a homicide to a cold missing persons case, and Nick asks Monroe to help a creature in remembering her humanity. 8:00 PM CT NBC

13. Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas. Manny has Sid believing his is on the naughty list, leaving Sid, Crash, Eddie, and Peaches to try to explain themselves to Santa Claus at the North Pole. 7:00 PM CT Fox

14. Say Yes to the Dress. In the first half hour, Candice and her mom shop for the wedding that is just 21 days away, and Jacy and her friends shop. In the second half hour, a plus-size Brianne wants a ball gown, and Jennelle is normally the center of attention. 8:00 PM CT TLC

15. Ghost Adventures. “Old Charleston Jail.” 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

16. Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys. Jared and Tenisha try to reconcile his loose attitude toward men and her worried jealousy. Brent is the source of yet another shocking turn of events as Olivia discovers he has been arrested for credit card fraud. Though she fears not only for their future as business partners but also for his physical and emotional health, will she actually bail him out? Jared wastes no time in gossiping about it all to Tenisha and Peter. Sherrie and Shane shoot a video for their Christmas duet, but between problems on set and Shane’s fight with his boyfriend, the whole project could be derailed. 8:00 PM CT Sundance

17. The Life & Times of Tim. Season premiere. Tim’s habit of befriending bizarre and unusual personalities in New York City continues to put him in dangerously funny circumstances. 8:00 PM CT HBO

18. The Take. It’s 1994 and Jimmy’s (Shaun Evans) busy running his business empire and sorting out a bad relationship with his Turkish drugs suppliers to seek any answers. As the deal goes sour, Freddie (Tom Hardy) is nowhere to be seen. Nobody is safe when Ozzy (Brian Cox)is attacked by a knifeman in prison. Suspicion falls on Freddie and his lover Patricia (Sara Stewart). 8:00 PM CT Encore

19. All On the Line with Joe Zee. Aysha Saeed is in a committed relationship…with her fashion line. After putting aside her dreams of getting married and having children, her biggest problem may be that she’s a little too focused. Her staff describes her as demanding and ambitious, and she has admittedly fired more people than she cares to remember. Although her line has been featured in In Style, Lucky and Women’s Wear Daily, it has not brought in enough revenue to cover her debt to credit cards, banks and family members. Aysha is no push-over, but will need to learn how to take un-welcome advice, when Joe Zee steps in to help her prepare for a meeting with major department store, Bloomingdale’s. 8:30 PM CT Sundance

20. 20/20. “The Million Moms Challenge on Maternal Health.” 9:00 PM CT ABC

21. Sanctuary. Will and Magnus find themselves trapped in a cave with a Michelle, a woman who has spent her life studying cryptozoology, and a dragon that she and her team have captured. Magnus demands to be released along with the dragon but Michelle refuses citing that the dragon is “too big of a prize” to let go. Magnus tries to make Michelle see the dangers in transporting a dragon but she refuses to listen claiming everything is under control. They begin the transportation process but as the old saying goes, “Never wake a sleeping dragon.” 9:00 PM CT Syfy

22. Remains. Based on the highly acclaimed IDW Publishing graphic novel written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and illustrated by Kieron Dwyer, Remains is set in a chilling post-apocalyptic Reno, Nevada, and follows the survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the world’s population to zombies. The group takes refuge in a vacant casino and fights a losing battle against the undead, who grow steadily stronger, smarter and more aggressive by the minute. Find out more in this Q&A with Niles. 9:00 PM CT Chiller

23. Brides of Beverly Hills. In the first half hour, an NFL cheerleader brings her law enforcement mother shopping. In the second half hour, a Penthouse Playmate is the focus. 9:00 PM CT TLC

24. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight are Rep. Ron Paul and Chris Cornell. 10:35 PM CT NBC

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