1) “The Moodys,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., Fox, concluding Dec. 9-10. When the Fox people called this an “anti-holidays” mini-series, we expected a “Bad Santa” or “Kranks.” Instead, it’s something deeper. The Moody offspring, all adults, have troubles; one lives at home, the other two arrive for Christmas with secrets and messy lives. But they’re good-hearted people, in muddled lives. Dan (Francois Arnaud) and his new friend Cora (Maria Gabriela de Faria), shown here, are instantly likable. It’s a first-rate comedy-drama.
2) “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” 8-10 p.m., NBC. Somewhere near the end of this, a really big tree will be lit. First, however, we get lots of music. That includes Gwen Stevani, John Legend, Ne-Yo, Lea Michele and Chicago, plus Broadway’s Idina Menzel and country’s Brett Eldridge.
3) “Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas,” 9-11 p.m., Freeform. Here’s a common worry in the singles world: You have a pleasant date, but then you’re “ghosted:”; the other person won’t return your calls. In this case, Jess (Aisha Dee of “The Bold Type”) has a good excuse for her lapse: She was killed in a car crash. Now literally a ghost, she needs help from the only person who can see her.
4) “Modern Family,” 9 p.m., ABC. Next week, this show has what it calls its last Christmas episode. This one is merely pre-Christmas, with a crowded house: Dylan’s hippie mom is there; now Claire’s stepdad, lonely since the death of Claire’s mom, wants to visit.
5) “The Purple Rose of Cairo” (1985), 6:30 p.m., Turner Classic Movies. Back when Woody Allen and Mia Farrow got along fine, he created this great role for her. She plays a lonely woman whose hero (Jeff Daniels) walks out of the movie screen – really – and into her life. It’s a beautifully crafted film, albeit a tough ride emotionally. “Lassie Come Home” (1943) follows at 8.