WATCH THIS:

  • "It's a Wonderful Life" (8 p.m., NBC): Yes, again. But, c'mon, you know Bedford Falls is beautiful this time of year.

  • "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (8 p.m., ABC): His heart might be full of unwashed socks and his soul full of gunk, but he still makes for great TV. The vastly inferior Jim Carrey movie immediately follows.

  • "A Christmas Story" (8 p.m., TBS): We double-dog dare you to watch all 24 hours of this annual holiday marathon -- without the aid of spiked egg nog.

    Also Tuesday:

  • "Lincoln," 2012 movie (7:30 p.m., Showtime)

  • "The Nightmare Before Christmas," 1993 movie (8 p.m., MTV)

  • "Trading Places," 1983 movie (8:30 p.m., Comedy Central)

  • "Storage Wars Texas" (9 p.m., A&E)

  • "Boston's Finest" (9 p.m., TNT)

  • "The Bishop's Wife," 1947 movie (10:15 p.m., TCM)

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