— You've got your pick of holiday cheer to choose from at 8 p.m. Eastern Tuesday. Keep it classic with It's A Wonderful Life on NBC. Or you could grow your heart three sizes with How the Grinch Stole Christmas on ABC. And what Christmas would be complete without A Christmas Story on TBS?
— Geeks bid adieu to the eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor, 9 p.m. Eastern on BBC America. Farewell, Matt Smith. (We hope this gives you more time for steamy makeout scenes with American Horror Story: Coven's Alexander Dreymon.)
— Bask in the real-life opulence that inspires Downton Abbey. On Thursday at 9 p.m. Eastern on ABC you'll learn all about the castle on 20/20's Mysteries of the Castle: Beyond Downton Abbey.
— American Masters honors composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch Friday at 9 p.m. on PBS in Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love. In addition to working with Lesley Gore, Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand, Hamlisch is one of only eleven EGOT winners.