By Diane Werts
All kinds of TV episodes celebrate Christmas in all sorts of ways: a fantasy-football Hanukkah, a duck-call Christmas, a newly colorized Lucy and Ricky Ricardo.
And that's just on this season's linear television channels.
Turn to cable on-demand, DVD or online video, and you've got hundreds of celebratory options, anytime you want to watch.
Here are the music specials and TV episodes geared toward the holidays.
Tonight: "Lady Gaga & the Muppets Holiday Spectacular" (Elton John, RuPaul), 9:30 to 11 p.m., ABC.
Monday: "CMA Country Christmas," 9 p.m., ABC.
Wednesday: "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," 8 p.m., NBC.
Dec. 11: "Kelly Clarkson Christmas Special," 10 p.m., NBC.
Dec. 18: "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball" (Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Fall Out Boy), 8 p.m., CW/11; "Michael Buble Christmas Special," 10 p.m., NBC.
Dec. 20: "Christmas in Washington," 8 p.m., TNT.
New TV episodes
Dec. 9 to 23: "The Great Christmas Light Fight," 9 p.m., ABC.
Dec. 11: "Melissa & Joey" (8 p.m.) and "Baby Daddy" (8:30 p.m.), ABC Family.
Dec. 11: "Duck Dynasty," 10 p.m., A&E
Wednesday: "Saturday Night Live" Christmas, 10 p.m., NBC.
Dec. 20: "I Love Lucy" colorized, 8 p.m., CBS.
Dec. 24: "Father Knows Best" kicks off two days of various round-the-clock vintage holiday episodes, Antenna TV.
Dec. 25: "The Twilight Zone," 8 and 8:30 a.m., Syfy.
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