On TV tonight
Rudolph's Shiny New Year, 8 p.m., ABC This is that one where the Christmas fable helps the Baby New Year find its way to Dick Clark's house so he can have lunch with the guy who played the Joker on the old Batman TV series, or something like that.
The 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors, 9 p.m., CBS Mel Brooks, composer Dave Brubeck, mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry, Robert De Niro and Bruce Springsteen get the presidential treatment for being much more awesome than any reality show star will ever be.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 10 p.m., TCM Finally, a popular flick on the channel that really does deserve to be called a classic movie.
— Joshua Gillin [email protected]