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What to watch this week: ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ holiday specials and movies

You'd never know Thanksgiving was only a few days ago, with so many holiday specials and classic Christmas movies on TV.

This week sees a Pentatonix special, the tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City and the showstopping Christmas celebration from Walt Disney World in Orlando.

Then on Friday, Freeforms 25 Days of Christmas begins.

Holiday watch list: When to watch Rudolph, The Polar Express, A Christmas Story Live! and more

Monday

A Very Pentatonix Christmas Special, 10 p.m., NBC: The a capella group celebrate the holiday season by teaming up with Jennifer Hudson, Jay Leno and Darci Lynne Farmer as they perform their holiday favorites.

CMA Country Christmas, 8 p.m., ABC: Reba McEntire hosts and performs at the eighth annual event. Includes performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Alan Jackson and more.

Tuesday

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 8 p.m., CBS: The classic stop-motion animated film tells the story of the most famous reindeer of all and how he saved Christmas.

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, 10 p.m., CBS: Victoria's Secret showcases its lingerie on models in Shanghai, including Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Lily Aldridge and more.

Wednesday

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, midnight, Amazon: Rachel Brosnahan plays a young woman who goes from affluent Jewish housewife to raunchy standup comic after her husband leaves her.

Review: Meet Amazon's bawdy, opinionated Mrs. Maisel

Christmas in Rockefeller Center, 8 p.m., NBC: The massive tree in New York City's Rockefeller Center is lit at the 85th gala with performances by Jennifer Nettles, Leslie Odom Jr., Gwen Stefani and more.

Bruno Mars 24k Magic Live at The Apollo, 10 p.m., CBS: The Grammy Award-winning artist performs at New York's Apollo Theater with his band the Hooligans.

Thursday

A Charlie Brown Christmas, 8 p.m., ABC: Wise beyond his years, Charlie Brown bemoans Christmas commercialism while his friends organize a holiday pageant to get in the spirit.

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, 9 p.m., ABC: Julianne Hough, Nick Lachey and Jesse Palmer host a holiday celebration from Walt Disney World in Orlando with performances by Ciara, Darius Rucker, Fifth Harmony and more.

Contact Chelsea Tatham at [email protected] Follow @chelseatatham.

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