On TV tonight
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 8 p.m., CBS A stop-motion reindeer with a pigment disorder is taunted and teased unmercifully by his peers, who come crawling back for his guidance when disaster strikes. Spoiler alert: He foolishly agrees.
The Real Story of Christmas, 8 p.m., History Want to know how all these Christmas personalities got made up? Sit back and listen, waiting in vain for a discussion about Krampus, the coolest of all holiday hooligans.
Christmas in Rockefeller Center, 8 p.m., NBC It's a giant tree, it gets lit up. Susan Boyle, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Jackie Evancho, Josh Groban, Annie Lennox, Kylie Minogue and Jessica Simpson all sing to you. It's officially egg nog time.
Shrek the Halls, 8:30 p.m., ABC In case you forgot about the big, green ogre franchise that's still simmering in an animation studio somewhere.
SERIES PREMIERE Strange Days With Bob Saget, 10 p.m., A&E Saget was always a filthy standup comedian, but still managed to make one of the most sickly sweet sitcoms ever. Now he's doing stuff like riding with a motorcycle gang for a reality show. Full House was likely funnier.
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, 10 p.m., CBS Ladies, when your boyfriend or husband watches this, remind him the potential gifts are the lingerie, not the models.
— Joshua Gillin firstname.lastname@example.org